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Israelis not Allowed to Name Daughter ‘Jerusalem’

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An Israeli couple was told this week by the Brussels Municipality that they could not name their newborn daughter ‘Jerusalem’ since the name is not on the list of valid names permitted by Belgium, claimed the Daily News. Elinadav and Hagar Hyman are both Jerusalemites and decided to name their first born, Alma Jerusalem, after the city […]

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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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A Family’s Medical Challenge Becomes Aliyah Necessity

A Family’s Medical Challenge Becomes Aliyah Necessity

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

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World’s Oldest Jew Dies at 113

World’s Oldest Jew Dies at 113

The world’s oldest Jew has passed away in New York at the age of 113. Evelyn Kozak, whose Hebrew name was Chava Rivka, was born in New York on August 14, 1899. Kozak had five children. She outlived two of them. She is survived by three children, 10 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. She was recognized […]

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‘Ari and Jeremy’ Get Jobs Serving the Jewish People

‘Ari and Jeremy’ Get Jobs Serving the Jewish People

American-born former Knesset candidates Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel did not end up making it into the parliament, but they will both be serving Israel and the Jewish people in new jobs. The Atlanta-born Gimpel and the Texan Abramowitz made a name for themselves through their Israel advocacy via their website thelandofisrael.com, one of the […]

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Health of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Deteriorates

Health of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Deteriorates

There has been a recent deterioration in the medical condition of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, son of Shas’s spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Rabbi Yosef, who has made his own name as a Torah scholar and religious leader, has been suffering from cancer for about a year and a half, and has been hospitalized several times in […]

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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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Survivor who Defied Nazis Dies before Holocaust Day

Survivor who Defied Nazis Dies before Holocaust Day

This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day will focus on the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, which took place 70 years ago. The uprising was the largest single revolt by Jews during the Holocaust. Among those who were to be honored with lighting one of six memorial flames at the official state ceremony was Peretz Hochman, who fought in the […]

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HOL HAMOED PESSAH: Different Stripes

HOL HAMOED PESSAH: Different Stripes

While the Passover Seder is on our minds and taste buds, allow me to suggest an important lesson likely to be overlooked. Fascinatingly enough, alongside Moses, who is not really mentioned in the Haggada, there is another great biblical personality who plays a major role, but is likewise overlooked. This personality is Joseph, firstborn of […]

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British Peer Apologizes For Jewish Conspiracy Remarks

British Peer Apologizes For Jewish Conspiracy Remarks

A British Muslim peer, who caused outrage after blaming a Jewish conspiracy for his imprisonment over a fatal car crash, apologized on Thursday for his “unacceptable” remarks, the AFP news agency reported. Pakistan-born Nazir Ahmed was suspended from the opposition Labor party when the comments, made to a Pakistani television station, were published in The […]

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Pesach (Passover) Holiday to Begin Monday Eve

Pesach (Passover) Holiday to Begin Monday Eve

Passover (Pesach) will take place this year between sunset on Monday, March 25, and sunset on Monday, April 1. The first and seventh days are marked as Sabbath-like holy days (Yom Tov) in which work is forbidden. Jews outside of Israel, and those visiting Israel only for the holiday, observe an additional day in both the beginning […]

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British MP Suspended Over ‘Jewish Conspiracy’ Comments

British MP Suspended Over 'Jewish Conspiracy' Comments

Britain’s Labor Party suspended Pakistan-born Muslim peer Nazir Ahmed on Thursday over reports that he blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his imprisonment over a fatal car crash. Ahmed, who was imprisoned for dangerous driving after sending multiple text messages shortly before the accident, had blamed his jail sentence on pressure placed on British courts by […]

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Retired Justice Menachem Elon Dies at 90

Retired Justice Menachem Elon Dies at 90

Rabbi and former Supreme Court justice Menachem Elon passed away Tuesday night at the age of 90. He will be buried at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Jerusalem’s Har Hamenuchot cemetery. Elon was an Israel prize winner, a renowned expert on the subject of the applicability of Jewish Civil Law in the Jewish State, termed Mishpat Ivri in Hebrew, and was among […]

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Finland Gets New Israeli-Born Chief Rabbi

Finland Gets New Israeli-Born Chief Rabbi

An Israeli-born rabbi has been named chief rabbi of Finland. Simon Livson, 30, the Israeli-born son of Finnish immigrants, was officially installed as chief rabbi on January 13, taking over from Rabbi Moshe Edelman. Livson, who describes himself as Modern Orthodox, immigrated to Finland in 1989 when his parents returned to their country of origin. […]

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Puah Institute Holds 13th Conference

Puah Institute Holds 13th Conference

The 13th Conference of the Puah Institute for Halakhah and Medicine took place Wednesday at Yeshurun Synagogue in Jerusalem. Unlike last year’s conference, this one did not involve boycotts and threats from other groups, the way last year’s conference did. Participants included senior rabbis and physicians, including  Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau,  who is Chief Rabbi of […]

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Hungarian Minister: ‘I Am Jewish Whether You Like It Or Not’

Hungarian Minister: 'I Am Jewish Whether You Like It Or Not'

In a direct and valiant attempt to confront the recent anti-Semitic events that have plagued the Hungarian parliament, State Secretary of the Development Ministry Janos Fonagy revealed to politicians: “My mother and father were Jewish, and so am I, whether you like it or not.” The minster’s remarks came in response to last month’s calls […]

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Hungary’s Jews Face Down New Anti-Semitism, Embrace Heritage

Hungary's Jews Face Down New Anti-Semitism, Embrace Heritage

A week after a leader of Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party called for lists of prominent Jews to be drawn up to protect national security, Janos Fonagy stepped forward. “My mother and father were Jewish, and so am I, whether you like it or not,” the state secretary of the Development Ministry told parliament, explaining he […]

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National Religious Pioneer Rabbanit Rachel Neriya Passes Away

National Religious Pioneer Rabbanit Rachel Neriya Passes Away

Rabbanit (Rebbetzin in Yiddish) Rachel Neriya z”tl, the widow of Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Neriya z”tl, passed away Thursday. She was 91, and passed away on 21 Kislev, almost 17 years to the day of the passing of Rabbi Neriya. Together with her husband, Rabbanit Neriya was one of the most influential figures in the Mizrachi […]

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100-Year-Old Hadassah Convention in Jerusalem

100-Year-Old Hadassah Convention in Jerusalem

Two thousand Hadassah members from around the world are arriving in Israel to celebrate the organization’s centennial and will stage a festive parade through Jerusalem on Tuesday, followed by the dedication of the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, a 19-story state-of-the-art medical facility at the Hadassah  Medical Center at Ein Kerem. Hadassah’s highest award, […]

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112-Year-Old Man Shares Secret to Long Life

112-Year-Old Man Shares Secret to Long Life

Torah scholar Zechariya Brashi was born in 1900, and recently celebrated his 112th birthday. He spoke to Arutz Sheva about health, diplomacy, and his hopes for the future. The secret to long life, Brashi said, is proper eating. “Eating just enough,” he said. “One should wake up early and eat a slice of bread with […]

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Eli Zborowski, Founder of American Society for Yad Vashem, Dies

Eli Zborowski, Founder of American Society for Yad Vashem, Dies

Eli Zborowski, a Holocaust survivor who founded and served as the chairman of the American Society for Yad Vashem, has died. Zborowski, who founded the society in 1981and served as its chairman until his death, died Monday in New York. He was 87. Zborowski was born in Zarki, Poland. He was able to leave the […]

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Jewish Star Winner Releases Hebrew Cover

Jewish Star Winner Releases Hebrew Cover

Jewish Star 2012 winner Dovid Moskovits has released a new song, Sa’eni Nah (“Lift Me Up” in Hebrew). Written by Zvika Bornstein with music by Rolf Lovland, Moskovits’ song marks the first time that the song “You Raise Me Up” has been covered in Hebrew. The touching lyrics transcend language and culture, speaking words of […]

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Giving Slain Israelis Just One Minute, Without the Olympic Committee

Giving Slain Israelis Just One Minute, Without the Olympic Committee

I have to admit I normally ignore the various calls to action that fly around the Jewish blogosphere. Every few weeks I am asked to change my status, share a video or sign a petition about some plight to someone somewhere. Yet over the past few months there has been one campaign that has caught […]

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ADL Denounces Anti-Abortion Kotel ‘Memorial’

ADL Denounces Anti-Abortion Kotel 'Memorial'

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today denounced an effort led by two pastors to build an international pro-life “memorial” in Wichita, Kansas, in what is being described as an exact replica of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, calling it “an outrageous affront to the Jewish people” and a perversion of Judaism’s holiest site. Wichita-based Pastors Rob […]

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Jewish Woman Rescued from Arab Village – after 28 Years

Jewish Woman Rescued from Arab Village – after 28 Years

A dramatic rescue takes a Jewish woman and her two young children out of the clutches of a brutal Palestinian Authority Arab husband with whom she lived for 28 years. The anti-missionary Yad L’Achim organization, which also works on behalf of Jewish women trapped in relationships with Arabs, revealed the extraordinary story, after “Dinah, the […]

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L.A. Kings Capture Chabad Rabbi’s Heart

L.A. Kings Capture Chabad Rabbi’s Heart

On Monday, June 11, ’12, history was made as the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings became champions. Wait a minute! What does a Chabad Chasidic Rabbi know about hockey? Actually, not a lot (but I am teachable). The Los Angeles Kings were born a mere couple of years after Yours Truly, and in the […]

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Chabad Man Named One of Ten Jewish Chicagoans of the Year

Chabad Man Named One of Ten Jewish Chicagoans of the Year

A Chabad man from Chicago was named this week one of ten Jewish Chicagoans of the year. The man, Rabbi Yaakov Yarmove, is known by the nickname “King of Kosher” in Chicago, since he runs the kosher departments at 1,300 supermarkets across the United States. In recent months he has also been behind the importing […]

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The Fine Line Between Culture and Politics at Olympic Festival

The Fine Line Between Culture and Politics at Olympic Festival

Israeli and ‘Palestinian’ poets will be participating in an upcoming international poetry festival as part of the Cultural Olympiad, scheduled to take place at the Southbank Centre in London from June 26 to July 1, the Jewish Chronicle (JC) reported. The week-long celebrations, which aim at showcasing the talent of poets and artists from Olympic […]

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The Living History of the Holocaust is Dying

The Living History of the Holocaust is Dying

History soon will be the only memory of the Holocaust, without live witnesses, as survivors die at the rate of nearly one an hour, according to a report by the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel. The report was published two days before Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins Wednesday night. Approximately 12,000 […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 23 March 28, 2012

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 23 March 28, 2012

More children are suffering accidents from poisoning to drowning during the two weeks before Passover than during any other fortnight in the year. The dangers are even greater during the week before the Festival of Freedom, when children are on school holiday and parents are involved in intensive cleaning preparations. Parents are told to protect […]

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