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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue #54 - October 31, 2012

Bike 4 Friendship is an annual 3,500-mile, cross-country bike ride to raise funds for Friendship Circle International, an organization that serves children with special needs and their families, with chapters all over the globe. The organization connects children with special needs with teenage volunteers who offer friendship and run social events and programs. 13,000 people […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 53 - October 24, 2012

Preparations are underway in securing the visit of more than 120,000 worshippers at Rachel’s Tomb on October 25 to 28,marking the anniversary of her death. On Wednesday morning parliamentarians Yisrael Eichler and Uri Maklev (UTJ), Yulia Shamolov Berkovich (Kadima) and David Azoulay (Shas) traveled to the tomb, which is located in the outskirts of the […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 52 - October 17, 2012

Orthodox Jewish groups is suing New York City on Thursday to block a new rule which requires parental consent for a circumcision ritual in which the circumciser uses his mouth to draw blood from the baby’s penis. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, says the regulation is unconstitutional and violates religious freedom by targeting […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 51 - October 11, 2012

The past couple of months of baseball in Israel have been exciting. However, in the short term, the World Baseball Qualifying round was a build up to another Israeli let down. Instead it was the outcome of Team Israel’s failed attempt to qualify for the 2013 World Baseball Classic in Jupiter, Florida. The Jerusalem Police […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 51 - October 11, 2012

The past couple of months of baseball in Israel have been exciting. However, in the short term, the World Baseball Qualifying round was a build up to another Israeli let down. Instead it was the outcome of Team Israel’s failed attempt to qualify for the 2013 World Baseball Classic in Jupiter, Florida. The Jerusalem Police […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 50 - October 03, 2012

A unique Jewish burial was held for pages of Torah scrolls and the remains of other holy books that survived the Holocaust almost 70 years ago. The ancient scrolls were kept in the Holy Ark of a synagogue in east Romania, which was bombed and completely destroyed by the Nazis. Before the Nazis led them […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 49 - September 26, 2012

Dozens of parents whose daughters study in state-religious schools appealed to Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar  in hopes to end to the gender discrimination in Oral Law studies. According to the parents, that boys begin studying the Talmud in the fifth grade, while girls must settle for Mishna studies which infringes on the right to equality. […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 48 September 19, 2012

Chicago White Sox Jewish third baseman Kevin Youkilis, said he was pleased with the time change for the Sept. 25 game to accommodate Yom Kippur. The game against the Cleveland Indians was moved to 1:10 P.M. from 7:10 P.M. The White Sox club said a number of White Sox fans had contacted the club over […]

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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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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 46 - September 5, 2012

Dozens of haredi schools this year will be introduced  to the digital revolution that has taken over the education system in Israel. The Ma’ayan HaChinuch HaTorani and the Shuvo education networks which operate some 200 haredi schools in Israel, have agreed to take part in an initial project which will incorporate digital teaching methods to […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 45 - August 29, 2012

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 45 - August 29, 2012

Two Torah scrolls, one complete and one incomplete, were found in Poland’s Sokolow Podlaski district. The scrolls found are believed to have belonged to a synagogue in nearby Wegrow. Local policeman brought the scrolls to the municipal offices in Sokolow and gave them to Marcin Pasik, head of the Sokolow Commune. A Facebook page is […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 44 - August 22, 2012

The European Union released an updated list of Israeli communities behind the Green Line. Areas viewed in the West Bank and areas that do not enjoy duty free status for their goods being imported into EU countries. Amazingly, the updated list, which is based on community zip codes, includes 71724, 71728 and 71799, communities that […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 43 - August 15, 2012

Pro-Israel education and advocacy group StandWithUs launched a new program aimed at training teenagers from around the United States to become leaders on their future college campuses. Founded in 2001, StandWithUs has been working with high school students and the new StandWithUs-MZ Teens Internship Program will break new ground by taking an individualized approach. Jewish-American […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 42 - August 8, 2012

Exclusion of women reaches another level. A local shopper at a Tel Aviv pharmacy was surprised to discover that a simple Oral B toothbrush with pictures of women on the package was covered up with stickers. The stickers were not mistakenly placed on the box, but was intentionally put on the package in order to […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 41 - August 1, 2012

Rabbi Yisroel Rubin introduced futuristic Halachic research on Digital communications at Albany’s communal Siyum. Even suggesting that Digital fluidity may be the ideal medium to expand and broadcast Oral Torah.The new concept on digital communications reflects Albany’s Maimonides School emphasis on integrating Torah with Technology. 20,000 people in various venues in London attended the Minute […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 40 - July 25, 2012

Where do Israelis find community? They can find it among their extended family, their friends from childhood and the army, their various clubs, sports or hobbies, or their kids’ school activities. The question is whether rabbis should be encouraging Israelis to also find community in synagogue life. Rav Yosef Shalom ben Chaya Musha Elyashiv, the […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 39 - July 18, 2012

Dutch Jewish author Berthe Meijer, whose life intersected with Anne Frank’s, died of cancer July 10. Before the war, Meijer lived on the same Amsterdam street in a Jewish neighborhood where Frank attended a Montessori school. Both were imprisoned in Bergen-Belsen at the same time. Naomi Zirkind, a mother of eight and electrical engineer who […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 38 - July 11, 2012

The Simon Wiesenthal Center a human rights organization and the only Jewish organization accredited to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, proposed that  the Argentinian Jewish settlement of Moises Ville for inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since Moises Ville is a successful example of immigrant absorption. The Tal Law, which was passed in 2002 […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 37 - July 04, 2012

Jewish and Muslim leaders in Germany unite last Wednesday in their condemnation of a German court’s decision to outlaw the circumcision of boys. The representatives of the two religious communities called the ruling insensitive and discriminatory, and an attack on centuries of religious tradition. A Russian ice cream company produced a special kosher line of […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 36 - June 27, 2012

Forty years ago this past week, Rabbi Sally Priesand was ordained as a Reform rabbi,thus making her the first woman rabbi to be ordained after the Holocaust. And in the years that followed, the Conservative movement continued to ordaining women, Recently Modern Orthodoxy has given women new leadership roles. While the government tries to find […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 35 - June 20, 2012

New York City health officials proposed that Orthodox Jewish parents must sign a consent waiver before they can take part in a circumcision ritual. Introduced at a Board of Health meeting, the proposal represents an escalation of the city’s efforts to curtail the ancient Jewish procedure of metzitzah b’peh. London is all ready to host […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 34 - June 13, 2012

At least for one day, all ethnic tensions played second-fiddle to  Harmony Day, at Hamilton-Metz Park. As the summer is nearly upon us in its official capacity, we soon will mark the legal-age since the infamous 1991 Crown Heights riot. The day’s activities commenced with a march down Empire Boulevard in the morning, and ended […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 33 - June 6, 2012

One of the oldest operating synagogues in California the Wilshire Boulevard Synagogue, is set to receive a Hollywood makeover after a 10 pound piece of plaster fell from the ceiling which damaged the building. The congregants, whom many are Hollywood executives, have helped spearhead a $150 million renovation, which is set to be completed in […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 32 - May 30, 2012

Two bronze sculptures created by artist Sigalit Landau have been stolen from the yard of an art collector in Herzliya. The two statues, “Vomitus-Narcisus,” created in 2007, and “Stranded on a Watermelon in the Dead Sea,” from 2009, were both placed in the collector’s yard during the past year. Each of the sculptures, which were […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 31 - May 23, 2012

Temple Jacob in Hancock, Michigan will mark its centennial anniversary with a 3 day celebration August 9–12, 2012. Preparations are under way for this once in a lifetime weekend of festivities to honor Temple Jacob’s 100 year history and launch its second century. A Centennial Campaign has been organized to ensure the financial stability of […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 30 May 16, 2012

Crown Heights is becoming the Hasidic SoHo. The neighborhood  has a spanking-new gallery of Jewish art with $175,000 paintings. There’s a female rock band whose members are frum (religiously observant) and a kosher pizzeria that’s a hangout for chic moms carrying Louis Vuitton handbags. The nabe, is now a place where Hasidic business owners say […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 29 - May 9, 2012

The UJA-Federation of New York have set a Guinness World Record by making  1,660 sandwiches in one hour to be donated to feed the hungry. After recording the event for Guinness World Record certification, the sandwiches were donated to the Queens Jewish Community Council in Forest Hills and to the Long Island-based Interfaith Nutrition Network.The […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 28 May 2, 2012

The 49thInternational Bible Quiz for Jewish youth is one of Israel’s Independence Day’s noble traditions, was held on Thursday morning at the Jerusalem Theater.  Elehanan Bloch a student from the Yeshiva High School of Yeruhuam was this year’s winner. Elhanan’s parents, Ido and Orit, came to Yeruham within the Bnei Akiva movement and are aiding […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 27 April 25, 2012

Yisroel Amar has grown up looking for ways to reach and inspire more people, and at the age of 13 and gifted with an angelic voice he use it to channel Jewish teachings and uplift audience in South Florida. At eight years old his father would give him and his brothers pieces of the services […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 26 April 18, 2012

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 26 April 18, 2012

A Connecticut condominium association has reversed their decision to ban the display of mezuzahs on the doorposts of residents’ apartments. One resident was instructed to remove her mezuzah from her doorpost or face a $50 fine per-day. Once she learned that the decision was changed. she will be permitted to display the religious artifact. Last […]

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