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Turning Passion into Action: Jewish Innovators in S. Africa

The first South African Jewish Innovators Gathering will be held February 11-12, in Johannesburg. The initiative, in cooperation with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and South Africa’s Sasfin Bank Limited, seeks to empower young Jews, “enabling them to turn their passion into action.” The Schusterman Family Foundation is a philanthropic organization that establishes [...]

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Top 50 things to do in Israel

1.) Western Wailing Wall Western Wailing Wall is situated at the foot of the western side of the temple of mount in the old city of Jerusalem. Considered as the most holiest place for Jews wherein thousands of Jewish worshiper believes that the presence of God’s spirit is always in the holy temple for thousands of years. 2.) Old City of Jerusalem [...]

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Top 50 things to do in Jerusalem

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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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

1630 Holland captures Pernambuco, Brazil from the Portuguese and invites Jewish settlement. A significant Jewish community develops in Recife.  (Recife is the 4th largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 4,136,506 inhabitants. 1649 Solomon Franco was a merchant, who was granted a weekly stipend by the Puritan authorities on the condition that he leave on the [...]

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Jewish Parenting in the 21st Century

Raising your children in the 21st century can be hard. In this modern world, most parents are busy all the time with their own careers and sometimes neglect the importance of guiding kids and imposing discipline when necessary. Discipline is an important part of child rearing. We set limits on our children’s behavior. We impose [...]

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When is Chanukah?

Chanukah (Hanukkah) was founded in commemoration of the fight against assimilation that dates back 22 centuries ago. It is also in honour of the Jewish resistance against Antiochus IV, a Syrian-Greek monarchs who rein the Northern division of Alexander the Great’s fallen empire. Unlike Alexander the Great who had been respectful of the monotheistic religion [...]

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The Enemy Within

Confronting Your Challengers in the 21st Centuryby Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski In The Enemy Within Rabbi Twerski delineates how the tactics of the yetzer hara (evil inclination) are carefully tailored to each individual and how tenaciously it attempts to hold us in its grip. He assures us, we each have the ability to triumph [...]

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The Rabbi of 84th Street

The Extraordinary Life of Haskel Besserby Warren Kozak Hasidic rabbi on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Rabbi Haskel Besser is a powerful and unique presence: a deeply religious man who is at home in the secular world. With an easy smile, Rabbi Besser spreads joy wherever he goes, enriching the lives of his many friends and [...]

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The Cross by Day, The Mezuzzah by Night

by Deborah Spector Siegel Ages 12+ Seville, 1492: A cruel edict orders the expulsion of all Jews from Spain and young Isabel Caruso de Carvallo has just discovered she is a Marrano, a secret Jew! The thrilling story of a Marrano girl and her family in 15th century Spain. It captures the horrors of the [...]

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The Cross by Day, The Mezuzzah by Night

by Deborah Spector Siegel Ages 12+ Seville, 1492: A cruel edict orders the expulsion of all Jews from Spain and young Isabel Caruso de Carvallo has just discovered she is a Marrano, a secret Jew! The thrilling story of a Marrano girl and her family in 15th century Spain. It captures the horrors of the [...]

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Visions of a Compassionate World

Menachem Ekstein, Yehoshua Starrett (translator) Publisher: Urim Publications Foreword by: David Zeller Visions of a Compassionate World is a practical guide for spiritual development that addresses the whole person: Mind, body and soul. In an age of self-discovery and search for self-awareness, this dynamic work from half a century ago brings clarity through meditation, guided [...]

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Nutrilicious - Food for Thought and Whole Health

Edith Rothschild Publisher: Feldheim Nutrilicious is a real potpourri: -Timely but not time-consuming -Humorous but not funny -Inspirational but not preachy -Serious but not sad -Educational but not boring -A wake-up call but not threatening “This book literally contains the ingredients for living healthy. I commend the author for sharing her soul and her experiences, [...]

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A History of the Jews in the Modern World

Howard M. Sachar Publisher: Vintage Books “A rich and balanced account. . . . There is no other book that attempts, as this one does, to recount the history of the Jews in modern times in all its geographical variation and breathtaking disparity.” – Washington Post Book World “Magisterial . . . Sachar situates Jews [...]

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Shtick Shift: Jewish Humor in the 21st Century

Simcha Weinstein Publisher: Barricade Books Today’s Jewish comics are being themselves, and the understated Jewish flavor of Seinfeld has been replaced by a matter-of-factness that would make earlier Jewish comics cringe. Author Simcha Weinstein calls this new comic sensibility the shtick shift. These comedians offer fresh perspectives on familiar themes in Jewish humor: money, family, [...]

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The Five Books Of Moses: An Easy To Read Torah Translation

Sol Scharfstein (editor) Publisher: Ktav Sol Scharfstein’s new translation of the Torah is truly a first in the field of Jewish education and publishing. Written with a sense of piety and awe for the majesty and sanctity of the biblical text, it conveys the content of the Five Book of Moses in language that is [...]

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