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Berlin Hotel Bars Infamous British Holocaust Denier

Berlin Hotel Bars Infamous British Holocaust Denier

Berlin’s hotel and restaurant association has announced that it will not host infamous British Holocaust denier David Irving, who is planning to visit the German capital in September. Irving, who was banned from entering Germany until last March, is set to address guests at a Sept. 10 dinner event with a $120 cover charge, according to reports. […]

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Rabbi Yosef’s Critics Under ‘SMS Attack’

Rabbi Yosef's Critics Under 'SMS Attack'

Last week, after Yosef Rabbi David Stav, the national-religious Ashkenazi chief rabbi candidate, the activists launched an attack against anyone who dared criticize their leader. The first person affected by the young Shasniks’ activity was ultra-Orthodox journalist Mendy Gruzman, who slammed Rabbi Yosef’s style on Facebook: “The truth should be told: We are talking about Jewish […]

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Two Kids Show What Friendship’s All About

Two Kids Show What Friendship’s All About

Pamela Spadino, of Highland Park, Ill., never thought her son Chase would be able to be called to the Torah for his bar mitzvah—let alone be tutored in Hebrew by a fellow 12-year-old. Due to excessive bleeding in his brain at birth, Chase became cognitively impaired and has limited control over his right side. In […]

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Jackie Hoffman Doesn’t Care If You Find The Feminist Message

Jackie Hoffman Doesn't Care If You Find The Feminist Message

Throughout March, Baruch College Performing Arts Center has been presenting a series of Jewish comediennes in partnership with the Jewish Women’s Archive and Baruch’s Jewish Studies Center called “Solo in the City: Jewish Women, Jewish Stars”. With a mix of well-known names and up-and-comers in the lineup, the series defies the temptation to draw generalizations […]

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The Final Countdown…

The Final Countdown…

Here we go into the last Shabbos before what has become known around these parts as “The Big B.M.” Yes, total blasphemy to mix the sacred with the scatalogical, but the Yenta family has always met overwhelming circumstances with poopy humor. Sue us. I love this painting by Yemen-born, Boca Raton-based Chaim Parchi because it […]

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10 Things I Hate Most About Modern Orthodox Shuls

10 Things I Hate Most About Modern Orthodox Shuls

There’s really so much to hate about davening in Modern Orthodox shuls, once you get past the joys of the super low mechitza and interesting reading materials in the library, the sad truths hit you all at once. The low mechitza doesn’t allow for open ball scratching and it doesn’t make checking out the ladies […]

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Jewish lt. Governor to Replace Hawaii Senator

Jewish lt. Governor to Replace Hawaii Senator

Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz was named on Wednesday to fill the US Senate seat left vacant by the death of fellow Democrat Daniel Inouye. Schatz, 40, was appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie, also a Democrat, to succeed Inouye for the two years remaining in the term. Because Schatz and Inouye are from the same […]

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Mourning Under Glass – a Review

Mourning Under Glass – a Review

You will not enjoy reading Mourning Under Glass, which is exactly why you should read it. It is not meant to be enjoyed, but to drag you in to where you really do not want to go. You will feel pain, be moved to tears, and have to think the “what if it would have […]

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Simcha Overload

Simcha Overload

Weddings! Bar mitvahs! Chopped liver! ‘Tis a season of most joy in Yentaland these days as we recover from yesterday’s Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival and prepare for my Brother the Doctor’s wedding this week, along with the continued and possibly never-ending planning of Yenta Boy’s impending ritual of manhood. Yes, simchas are all about […]

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A Woman Taught Me to Lay Tefillin

A Woman Taught Me to Lay Tefillin

The event was called a “Jewish BLT: Bagel, Lox and Tefillin.” I stood there holding the newly purchased and never used tefillin in my hand as I unfolded the instructions ready to tackle this ancient ritual. It turned out the instructions looked as though they had been written after an office party. Baffled, I held […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 47 – September 12, 2012

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 47 - September 12, 2012

Chabad of Jupiter in Florida created a Shofar Factory for kids and families to make ram’s horns shofars to take home for the upcoming Jewish New Year holidays, which begins at sundown on Sept. 16.  At the event, students made, drilled, carved and sanded and tested their horns. The Habayit Hayehudi ended up with more […]

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Habayit Hayehudi Predicts 30,000 New Members

Habayit Hayehudi Predicts 30,000 New Members

Habayit Hayehudi will end up with more than 30,000 members after its registration drive that ends on Sunday night, the party’s election committee chairman, Rabbi Daniel Tropper, said in an interview at his Jerusalem office on Wednesday. Tropper has been legally barred from revealing how many people have already submitted paper forms to join the […]

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Group Calls on Dutch Rightists to Support ‘Shechita’

Group Calls on Dutch Rightists to Support ‘Shechita’

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has urged a rightist party in the Netherlands to oppose the passing of a bill that would ban shechita (Jewish ritual slaughter), in that country, it emerged on Tuesday Rabbi Abraham Cooper sent a letter to Geert Wilders, the head of the Party for Freedom – known for its opposition to […]

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Radio Host Fired After Calling Religious Zionism ‘Cancer’

Radio Host Fired After Calling Religious Zionism 'Cancer'

Haredi radio station Kol Barama has decided to fire a radio talk show host after he offended leaders of the religious Zionist movement. In his radio show, focusing on Jewish faith and national issues,” anchor Avraham Tamir said that religious Zionism is “‘a cancer at the body of the Jewish faith,” and that “its rabbis […]

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Blessing for Aunt on Auntie’s Day

Blessing for Aunt on Auntie's Day

This Sunday is Auntie’s Day. I only know this because I’ve become “Cyberspace Friends” with Melanie Notkin, the founder of SavvyAuntie.com. Melanie let me know that Auntie’s Day was approaching and asked if I’d contribute my third article for her blog. I decided that a blessing for aunts was in order… I have wonderful memories […]

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Obama Envoy Meets with Shliach in Anti-Semitic City

Obama Envoy Meets with Shliach in Anti-Semitic City

Hannah Rosenthal, Barack Obama’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, has travelled to Malmö, Sweden, for a closed-doors meeting with the city’s mayor who has been accused of fomenting hatred of Jews. Ilmar Reepalu recently told Swedish magazine Neo that the far-right Sweden Democrat party has “infiltrated the Jewish community in order to push […]

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Monster Ketchup For The Ten Plagues

Monster Ketchup For The Ten Plagues

Here is it, the simplest monster party idea ever, monster ketchup, and right now it’s all about monster ketchup for the Passover Seder, you know for the plague of dam (blood)! Most of us don’t have time for more than a ten minute craft at this point, so this one’s perfect, and if you buy […]

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Chuck Schumer Had Leon Panetta Say Shema

Chuck Schumer Had Leon Panetta Say Shema

All of the speeches at the AIPAC Policy Conference during the past few days went according to script. Every U.S. politician who addressed the 13,000 in attendance weighed in on the threat of a nuclear Iran, enumerated their party’s accomplishments in defending Israel, and reiterated their commitment to the U.S.-Israel relationship. But there was one […]

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Florida Jews Concerned about Economy

Florida Jews Concerned about Economy

Newt Gingrich describes the Palestinians as an invented people and seeks covert action against Iran, while Mitt Romney accuses President Barack Obama of throwing Israel under a bus. But the Republican presidential candidates’ tough talk on the Middle East in Florida before Tuesday’s primary is doing little to sway the state’s large Jewish population from […]

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It’s time to accept that Obama will be a two-term President

It’s time to accept that Obama will be a two-term President

Look, I don’t want Obama as President of the USA. He coddles the criminals who brought us to the brink of a depression, he does a poor job of running this economy, his foreign policy has to be one of the worst to ever be conducted by any administration and he has made many mistakes […]

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Obama marks Hanukka early at White House party

Obama marks Hanukka early at White House party

US President Barack Obama held a Hannuka reception at the White House on Thursday, 12 days before the holiday actually begins. Obama is scheduled to be on vacation in Hawaii on December 20 when Hannukah begins, prompting the early White House celebration. “We’re jumping the gun just a little bit. The way I see it, […]

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Roseanne for President 2012?

Roseanne for President 2012?

Last Thursday on “The Tonight Show,” Roseanne Barr announced her candidacy for President in 2012. Inspired by Sarah Palin (who she claims is stealing her act), Roseanne plans to run as a member of the “Green Tea Party” on the platform of “no taxes, the forgiveness of student loans and all debts and the use […]

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Paper Accordion Rosette Flowers

Paper Accordion Rosette Flowers

Paper accordion rosettes, and paper accordion flowers are all the rage in DIY wedding and party decor, and for good reason! They’re so simple to make and look amazing in groups. I’ve shared these accordion flowers with you before, as a fun accordion medallion bouquet centerpiece, and as festive Succah decorations, and as elegant golden […]

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Haim Saban hints: No more donations to Obama

Haim Saban hints: No more donations to Obama

Media mogul Haim Saban, who has donated millions to the Democratic Party – especially during its 2008 campaign, led by President Barack Obama – has hinted that he will not continue to donate in 2012. In an interview with CNBC Tuesday, Saban expressed his dissatisfaction with the public disagreements voiced by Obama and Prime Minister […]

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2am Knishes on Broughton? Oh HELLS yeah

2am Knishes on Broughton? Oh HELLS yeah

Here in Slowvannah party people have a problem: Bars are open as late as you can hang, but there’s nothing to eat north of Victory after 10pm but ick pizza that looks and tastes suspiciously like snot on cardboard. It’s an entrepreneurial no-brainer, really: Drunk people need food. Make something cheap, easy and utensil-unnecessary and […]

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Shas rabbi: Woman’s voice allowed on radio

Shas rabbi: Woman's voice allowed on radio

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of the Shas party, has ruled that a woman’s voice can be heard on the radio. The rabbi was asked to address the issue following complaints filed against haredi Sephardic radio station Kol Barama for refusing to have women present programs or call in as listeners. According to a […]

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Top 50 things to do in Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

1.) Church of the Holy Sepulchre The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is also called as the Church of the Resurrection to Eastern Orthodox Christians, located in the Old city of Jerusalem, far famed as the Christians holiest site and has been an significant pilgrimage since the 4th century. A monumental landmark respected as the Golgotha or […]

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Israel’s recycled politicians

Israel’s recycled politicians

While Arab nations rise up to demand change, Israel seems inexplicably content with recycling the same disproven group of incompetent politicians. Unfortunately, the news didn’t overly shock me: Amir Peretz recently announced his intent to run for the Labor party premiership after the departure of Ehud Barak. The same man who proved himself an absolute failure […]

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Haoman17 in Jerusalem

Haoman 17 in Jerusalem

Haoman 17 in Jerusalem has been regarded as one of the top nightclubs in the world. Famous DJs from around the world spin house music, techno, trip-hop and acid jazz electronic music. This fashionable dance club has two dance floors that could accommodate just about 200 party animals. It is chicly decorated with a high-tech […]

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Masks and Flasks, Love and Light

Masks and Flasks, Love and Light

This commentary is provided by special arrangement with American Jewish World Service. To learn more, visit www.ajws.org. When I finally got back to my Upper West Side apartment at the end of the day the planes hit the World Trade Center and the world changed forever, there was a raging party at the Underground, a […]

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