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Ultra-Orthodox Woman Sues Lancome Over 24-hour Makeup

Ultra-Orthodox Woman Sues Lancome Over 24-hour Makeup

An ultra-Orthodox woman is suing the Lancome cosmetics firm, claiming that its 24-hour makeup does not last as long as advertised and thus prevents her from looking good all Shabbat. Rorie Weisberg of Monsey, N.Y., in her lawsuit said Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation does not last 24 hours and that the company is […]

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Community Invited to Attend Shluchims’ Son’s Bar Mitzvah

Community Invited to Attend Shluchims’ Son’s Bar Mitzvah

Isru Chag will mark the 13th birthday of Eli Chaim Hurwitz, son of Yitzy and Dina Hurwitz who are Shluchim in Temecula, California. This isn’t and ordinary celebration, it is extra special and carries even more meaning to this family, after their father was diagnosed with ALS. Dina Hurwitz wrote the following on her personal […]

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111 Orphans Celebrate Special Bar Mitzvah

111 Orphans Celebrate Special Bar Mitzvah

111 boys who have reached the age of Bar-Mitzvah (13) celebrated their Bar-Mitzvah in a unique event organized by Colel Chabad in Israel. All of the boys are orphaned by one or both parents, and Colel Chabad produced a full program in honor of their important birthday, which included an event at the Jerusalem Convention Center (Binyanei Hauma) […]

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The Power of the Bat Mitzvah

The Power of the Bat Mitzvah

When I was brought on board at the Lev LaLev Fund in May 2011, I was asked if I could run the bat mitzvah project program. I thought, sure, how hard could it be? I was once a bat mitzvah girl too after all. Yet, a year later, as I was writing about the 15th anniversary […]

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80 Year Old ‘Bar Mitzvah Boy’ Twins With Disabled Israeli

80 Year Old 'Bar Mitzvah Boy' Twins With Disabled Israeli

Sixty-seven years after his 13th birthday, Larry Feinstein decided that it was finally time to have a Bar Mitzvah.  It was an e-mail from ALEH, Israel’s largest network of residential facilities for children with severe physical and cognitive disabilities, that inspired 80-year old Feinstein to go through with the transformative Jewish ritual. The e-mail he […]

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99-Year-Old Celebrates His Bar Mitzvah

99-Year-Old Celebrates His Bar Mitzvah

99-yr-old Isaac Volinsky was ready to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah last week in his room at a Woollahra care home. He had his tall it. He had his tefillin…but there was no kiddush cup and no kosher wine. The Emanuel Synagogue came to his rescue. Chabad Rabbi Eli Schlanger was all set to perform the ceremony when he realised […]

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David Arquette’s Bar Mitzvah Was a Scream

David Arquette's Bar Mitzvah Was a Scream

Jewish celebs having bar mitzvah celebrations seems to be a trend in Hollywood these days. Most recently, Drake celebrated a second bar mitzvah during the filming of a music video in Miami. Actor Kirk Douglas famously celebrated his second bar mitzvah in December 1999 at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles on the occasion of his […]

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Finding Jewish Life in Eastern Europe

Finding Jewish life in Eastern Europe

Pavel Fried was born in the village of Třebíč, Czechoslovakia, in 1930. Fried lived a middle-class Jewish life; he was in the midst of preparations for his bar mitzvah when his family was deported to Terezin. In the camp, he told interviewers from the Vienna-based oral history project Centropa, he had a secret ceremony. Pavel […]

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New Siddur a ‘Ner Tamid’ for Brazil’s Jews

New Siddur a 'Ner Tamid' for Brazil's Jews

A new daily siddur (prayer book) has just been published for Brazil’s Jews by the Shavei Israel organization. Included in the “Ner Tamid” (“Eternal Flame”) siddur are the original Hebrew prayers with a phonetic translation into Portuguese. In addition, the siddur features a Portuguese-language translation to enhance comprehension by those who do not understand Hebrew. […]

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Mitzvah Invitations – Planning in Advance

Mitzvah Invitations – Planning in Advance

According to traditional Jewish traditions, the thirteen year old child who is still a fan of Saturday morning cartoons and is not even considering dating or driving anytime soon, is old enough to become a full fledged member of the Jewish congregation. Preparation for this mitzvah ceremony and celebration begins long before the child in […]

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Discount Bat Mitzvah Invitations – Pretty Yet Affordable

Discount Bat Mitzvah Invitations – Pretty Yet Affordable

There comes a time in every Jewish girl’s life where it is time she comes of age according to Jewish tradition. This tradition includes a ceremony in the synagogue or temple with a fun party to follow. Including all family and friends in the celebration makes the day a truly special one for the young […]

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Traditional Jewish ceremonies

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Baby naming ceremonies Every individual is born different. They say that no two individuals are alike, twins may look identical, but not everything about them is the same. But what’s special and unique about each and every one of us, is our names. One of the most exciting times for a parent is naming their […]

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Bar mitzvah hit by stray wedding shots

Bar mitzvah hit by stray wedding shots

Gunfire shocked guests of a bar mitzvah in Kfar Tavor on Thursday, as two bullets apparently fired at a wedding taking place in the neighboring village of Shibli flew into the backyard hosting the celebration. The bullets hit the backyard tables and, miraculously, there were no injuries among Daniel Goldstein’s 90 guests. Read More: @ […]

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Jewish Traditions and the Bar Mitzvah

Jewish Traditions and the Bar Mitzvah

In Judaism, the Bar Mitzvah is an important time in a Jewish man’s life when he is given his own Jewish identity and his coming of age is celebrated. During this important time in a Jewish boy’s life, it is important to consolidate Jewish traditions into the Bar Mitzvah. Give the boy a tallit or […]

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Jewish Music

Jewish Music

Jewish Religious Music Just as Judaism is a beautiful religion, its music is colorful and diverse. Jewish music is mostly religious in nature though modern Jewish music, although some still religious vary from classical, romantic, and folk music. Religious Jewish music is synagogal and cantorial. The earliest Jewish music was patterned from the one used […]

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Discount Bar Mitzvah Invitations – Cutting Costs Not Quality

Discount Bar Mitzvah Invitations – Cutting Costs Not Quality

The Jewish boy grows up knowing that his thirteenth year is the coming of age year according to the Jewish tradition. This milestone, called a bar mitzvah, is marked with a meaningful ceremony and a great celebration to follow. Typically all family members and friends are invited to celebrate this occasion with the child and […]

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Bat Mitzvah Invites – When to Send

Bat Mitzvah Invites – When to Send

The bat mitzvah celebration is a monumental occasion in the Jewish girl’s life that should be a memorable, precious experience for her and her family. When sending out bat mitzvah invites, it is important that all family and close friends are included in the celebration of the special girl’s coming-of-age. As with all milestone ceremonies […]

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Bat Mitzvah Invitations Wording – Where to Begin

Bat Mitzvah Invitations Wording – Where to Begin

Choosing the invitations for a Jewish girl’s bat mitzvah is a fun yet important part of the list of things to do for the ceremony and party that follows. It is important that the bat mitzvah invitations wording not only gives all the pertinent details and necessary information, but that the desired tone is achieved […]

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Bat Mitzvah Invitations – Details and Notes

Bat Mitzvah Invitations – Details and Notes

Bat Mitzvah ceremonies and parties are huge milestones for both the girl coming of age and her family. From the bat mitzvah invitations to the ceremony specifics to the party details, there is so much to consider in the months before the actual event. When planning, it is important to realize that the invitation sent […]

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Bat Mitzvah Invitation – Memorable and Affordable

Bat Mitzvah Invitation – Memorable and Affordable

A bat mitzvah ceremony and subsequent celebration is a significant rite of passage for every young Jewish girl. A touching and significant ceremony should be followed by a memorable party honoring the young lady. As with any party, a mitzvah can get expensive quickly, so it is important to start by making a firm budget […]

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Bar Mitzvah Invitations – Planning and Announcing

Bar Mitzvah Invitations – Planning and Announcing

Planning the bar mitzvah for a coming of age Jewish boy is a big deal. This is both a religious and a maturity milestone for the boy in question. Bar mitzvah invitations for the ceremony and the accompanying parties or receptions are important to ensure the news is out and folks will come to celebrate. […]

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Bar Mitzvah Cards – Memorable Keepsakes

Bar Mitzvah Cards – Memorable Keepsakes

In every Jewish boy’s life, the coming of age ceremony when he turns 13 years old is a huge milestone. The bar mitzvah is celebrated with a moving ceremony where the boy becomes a full member of the Jewish congregation followed by a party to commemorate the occasion. Inviting all family and friends is the […]

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Bar and Bat Mitzvah Gift Giving Ideas

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Gift Giving Ideas

Like birthdays and other celebrations, a Bar ot Bat Mitzvah is an occasion to give gifts. Religious books, gift certificates or money are some of the most common gifts given to the celebrant.  Choose gifts that are appropriate for a 13 year old boy or a 12 year old girl. Giving money to the celebrant as a […]

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How to Observe Brit Milah

How to Observe Brit Milah

Brit Milah is a Jewish ceremony performed on a baby boy eight days after he is born. Also known as Covenant of Circumcision, this ritual is done as a covenant between God and the children of Israel as written in the book of Genesis 17:1-14 and Leviticus 12:3.  The circumcision is done by cutting the foreskin of […]

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Steps to Dancing the Horah

Steps to Dancing the Horah

Horah is a traditional dance in Jewish weddings, bat mitzvahs, and bar mitzvahs. Many Jews refer to it as the unofficial king of the Israeli folk dances. The Hora is originally a Romanian folk dance and was brought from Eastern Europe by Jewish immigrants. In the past Hora was danced in the Kibbutzim and small […]

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Bar Mitzvah in Israel – A Most Unique and Special Celebration

Bar Mitzvah in Israel

Bar Mitzvahs are one of the most important events in your child’s life, which is why the planning should not be taken lightly. Many parents struggle with conveying the importance of the event to their child. They often are more interested in whom they will invite to the reception than the actual ceremony itself. This […]

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Tallit Sets – The Perfect Gift for Major Life Milestones

Tallit set

The tallit have a long rich history in the Jewish religion. Directed by the bible to attach tassels to the corners of clothing as a way of remembering God’s commandments, the tallit was developed soon after to help believers keep the law. Tallit sets are great gifts to give to commemorate those special milestones Jewish […]

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Bat Mitzvah Tallit – Girls Coming of Age

Bat Mitzvah Tallit

A bat mitzvah is a Jewish coming of age ceremony for a girl that symbolizes she is now responsible for her actions, good and bad, and for keeping the commandments of G-d. Like bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah actually describes the new status of the child in the Jewish community. Bat in Hebrew means “daughter” and […]

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Bar Mitzvah Tallit – The First Tallit

Bar Mitzvah Tallit

A bar mitzvah is a momentous occasion in a boy’s life marking the passage from childhood into adulthood. At age 13, a boy becomes responsible for his actions and is expected to keep the commandments of the Jewish faith. The term Bar Mitzvah is often mistakenly used to describe the ceremony and celebration surrounding the […]

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Uncle Moishy: Our Bar Mitzvah Celebration Vol. 13

Uncle Moishy: Our Bar Mitzvah Celebration Vol. 13

Uncle Moishy & the Mitzvah Men Mazel Tov! This recording features 10 great new kids’ songs highlighting Middos and Derech Eretz. Uncle Moishy and the Mitzvah Men are proud to celebrate out Bar Mitzvah edition with all our friends around the world! As we continue to do Mitzvos and learn Torah, our celebration never ends! […]

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