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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 85 July 17, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 85 July 17, 2013

For 15 years now, Chabad of the East Valley in Arizona, one of the fastest-growing states in America has been searching for a permanent home. They have based operations in such varied locations as a rented apartment, hotel rooms, boardrooms, the living room of a house, a local storefront, and the nearby Jewish Community Center and […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 84 – July 10, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 84 - July 10, 2013

Most people immigrate to Israel for spiritual, religious or familial reasons, and medical care doesn’t usually factor into the equation. In the case of Iris Kowen’s family, that was not the case. Living in the Holy Land was always the ideal, but it was the issue of medial necessity, and special needs potential that prompted […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 83 – July 4, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 83 - July 4, 2013

A Dutch court on ordered one Anne Frank charity to give the Frank family archive back to another charity in Switzerland, following an uncomfortable public dispute over the Jewish teenager’s legacy. The Amsterdam District Court ruled the Anne Frank Foundation in Amsterdam must give the archive back to the Anne Frank Fund in Basel, Switzerland. […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 82 – June 26, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 82 - June 26, 2013

Catherine Afarian calls herself a “love child of the ‘70s.” Her mother discovered that she was pregnant after she had broken off a relationship of less than a year. Afarian has never met her biological father, but her mother always said he came from a big Italian family. In late 2010, though, Afarian learned that a […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 81 – June 19, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 81 - June 19, 2013

Five years ago, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky and Rabbi Yerachmiel Benjaminson joined forces and Chayolei Tzivos Hashem, a thoughtfully designed educational and motivational system geared specifically for Lubavitcher children. Chayolei Tzivos Hashem has become a household word for its 4,832 members spanning 232 cities in 29 countries. Building on that success, Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch and Tzivos Hashem have […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 80 – June 12, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 80 - June 12, 2013

Shoppers have been outraged over the discovery of an Amazon seller’s newest line of baby apparel: Jewish baby bibs. The bibs may be in possible violation of the online giant’s policy prohibiting products that glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual or religious intolerance. Following the criticism, Amazon pulled several variations of the products. Two years since […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 79 – May 29, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 79 - May 29, 2013

25,000 people of all ages are expected to attend the upcoming 20th Annual Israel Day Concert in Central Park. The Carl Freyer z”l Tribute and Dr. Manfred Lehmann Memorial event will be held at Central Park’s Bandshell  on Sunday, June 2nd, the 46th anniversary of the miracle of the Six Day War and the reunification […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 78 – May 23, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 78 - May 23, 2013

Polish officials have honored Irena Sendler, a Polish woman credited for saving 2,500 Jewish children from the Holocaust, by naming a walkway in a symbolically important spot after her. The walkway is in the former Warsaw Ghetto between a monument to the Jews who fought in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising and the new Museum […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 77 – May 15, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 77 - May 15, 2013

A Jewish burial plot in the island state of Cape Verde was rededicated with help from the king of Morocco.  About 100 people attended the rededication ceremony last week. The support of King Mohammed VI to this project is representative of Morocco’s attachment to the preservation of its patrimony  whether Arab, Jewish or Berber, Andre Azoulay, […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 76 – May 1, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 76 - May 1, 2013

Poland’s prime minister said his government has drafted new regulations that would reduce the suffering of animals during slaughter, including for the needs of religious groups like Jews and Muslims. Poland is covered by European Union laws allowing for ritual slaughter, but the country’s own regulations say that an animal must be stunned before slaughter, […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 75 – April 21, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 75 - April 21, 2013

An Israeli college has established a journalism center named for a Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and killed in Pakistan. The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya launched the Daniel Pearl International Journalism Institute. Pearl was on his way to an interview in Pakistan in 2002 when he was abducted and later beheaded. His last words […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 74 – April 10, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 74 - April 10, 2013

The Jewish Historical Institute in Poland has opened a contest for a design to commemorate the Great Synagogue of Warsaw, which was considered to be the pinnacle of 19th century architecture, that was blown up by the Nazis after the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in May 1943. A representative from the institute said that no one […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 72 – March 27, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 72 - March 27, 2013

A Jewish student group announced Wednesday that it will be taking further legal action against Twitter over the global networking site’s failure to comply with to a French court order on individuals responsible for posting anti-Semitic tweets. Twitter is playing the indifference card in not respecting the decision of a Paris civil court gave the […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 72 – March 21, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 72 - March 21, 2013

Pope Francis reaches out to Rome’s Jewish community at the very start of his pontificate, pledging to continue to strengthen the increasingly close ties between Catholics and Jews. Just hours after he was elected the first Latin American pope in history, Francis sent a letter to Rome’s chief Rabbi Riccardo di Segni, saying he hoped […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 71 – March 14, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 71 - March 14, 2013

Park Slope has not been home to a kosher restaurant, that changed when owners of a popular authentic French Bistro decided to make changes. Along with a new name, a French chef and Kosher certification. Formerly known as Belleville, is now called Chagall and according to the owners Dan and Sonia Halimi the inspiration for […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 70 – March 6, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 70 - March 6, 2013

The Besht Center held its first ever event for women of the community. Over 60 women attended the event which was on the topic of communication within marriage. Mrs. Bronya Shaffer gave an inspiring speech covering many different aspects of how couples relate and passed on some tips to enhance the communication we already have […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 69 – February 27, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 69 - February 27, 2013

Many Jewish college students, Chabad organizations found on campuses around the world provide a home away from home. There are Chabad centers on more than 140 campuses worldwide, and Lehigh’s campus is no exception. The alumni, faculty and students suggested to the Chabad of Lehigh Valley that there was a need for another Jewish outlet […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 68 – February 21, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 68 - February 21, 2013

Two women who exemplify the inner and outer beauty of the Jewish Queen Esther were honored during Chabad of Western Monmouth County’s 25th annual Jewish Women’s Day program. The annual event held in memory of Rebbitzen Chaya Mouska Schneerson OBM, was highlighted by Proclamations issued by Marlboro Township Mayor Jonathan Hornik and Manalapan Township Mayor […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue #67 – February 14, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue #67 - February 14, 2013

Hasidim have hoodies too. Though theirs are intended for winter Sabbaths. Many New Yorkers have wondered how Hasidic fashion changes with the seasons, given their seemingly year-round custom of having men wear three-piece dark suits and women calf-length skirts, long-sleeved blouses and thick stockings. Several observers have figured out that except for lighter fabrics Hasidic […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 66 – February 6, 21013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 66 - February 6, 21013

An enthusiastic crowd of families celebrated the completion of a new Hewlett Sefer Torah at the Chabad of Hewlett last Sunday. Beginning a little after noon, music, food and drink, dancing, and expressions of  mazel tov set the scene for the happy occasion. We always talk about the ‘joy of Torah’, but last Sunday we […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 64 – January 23, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 64 - January 23, 2013

What does a veteran and a yeshiva student from New York City all have in common? They were all participants in last year’s Bike 4 Friendship cross-country bike trip. The grueling 3,500-mile bike ride is held annually to help raise much-needed funds and create awareness about the important global activities of Friendship Circle International an […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 63 – January 16, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 63 - January 16, 2013

High winds, heavy rain and the prospect of snow were no obstacle to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s annual gathering of Jewish outreach workers. Around five hundred Chabad emissaries met in Nir Etzion hotel on Tuesday despite the Frankenstorm lashing the country. Those present at the meeting are usually spread from Metula to Eilat in Israel’s 294 […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 62 – January 9, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 62 - January 9, 2013

A cache of 1,000-year-old documents written by the Jewish community in Afghanistan and unveiled in Jerusalem provides unprecedented insight into medieval Jewish community in central Asia. The collection was reportedly discovered by chance in a cave inhabited by foxes two years ago in northern Afghanistan. The dry climate of the cave preserved the papers, keeping […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 61 – January 03, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 61 - January 03, 2013

The Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a travel advisory for Denmark last week in wake of warnings by Israel’s ambassador advising Jews and Israelis to refrain from wearing kippot, religious symbols, and speaking Hebrew on the streets of Copenhagen. It is intolerable that any Jew should have to hide his or her identity on the streets […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 60 – December 12, 2012

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 60 - December 12, 2012

A Jewish cultural and religious center will be opened in the city of Trancoso the first of its kind in Portugal in more than 500 years. The Isaac Cardoso Center for Jewish Interpretation will include an exhibition about the Jewish history of Portugal and the renewal of Jewish life in the region in recent years. […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 59 – December 5, 2012

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 59 - December 5, 2012

After the successful restoration of the Hurva Synagogue, the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue will be restored next by the Jerusalem Municipality. The Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem Ltd. has undertaken to rebuild the synagogue, which was destroyed by Arabs during the 1948 War of Independence. […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 58 – November 28, 2012

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 58 - November 28, 2012

New York yeshiva students received $9 million in state grants during the first half of 2012, thanks to a change in state law that made them eligible for the first time for a state-funded financial aid program. The students previously barred from receiving funds offered by New York State’s Tuition Assistance Program, also claimed $17.2 […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 57 – November 21, 2012

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 57 - November 21, 2012

Despite reports that raised questions about whether Jews can feel at home in Germany, Chabad will be opening additional centers in two North Rhine-Westphalian cities. There are some 3- 4000 Jews living in Dortmund, a major city near Dusseldorf, and about 1,000 in Essen. The Chabad goal is to work together with the community and […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 56 – November 14, 2012

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 56 - November 14, 2012

The  Zeta Beta Tau fraternity of the University of Illinois’ partnered with Illini Chabad and The Friendship Circle to host the sixth annual Alley Oop for Autism fundraiser for children with special needs. Zeta Beta Tau started hosting Alley Oop for Autism five years ago as a charity basketball event for children with autism. The […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 55 – November 7, 2012

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 55 - November 7, 2012

Volunteers from the Rabbinical College of America Chabad Headquarters of New Jersey together with its new division Rutgers Jewish Outreach headed into the evacuated and powerless city of New Brunswick and handed out free self heating Kosher meals to all the students stuck without electricity or food. Previous commentaries have queried which of the two […]

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