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TSA Issued Lulav Alert for Sukkot This Year

On this blog I’ve written about past incidents on airplanes concerning presumed breaches of airline security when Jewish passengers began to put on tefillin (black leather straps and black boxes known as phylacteries). Like many others I criticized the airlines and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for not educating flight crews that these were necessary parts [...]

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11 Injured in Violent Eviction Near Shilo; Police Car Burnt

A large combined police-army force carried out what witnesses said was a “particularly violent” eviction at a Jewish outpost neighborhood this morning. The  site is Alei Ayin, near Shilo in the northern Binyamin bloc, some 30 kilometers north of Jerusalem. The forces threw a gas grenade into a home, hurled rocks at residents, and razed [...]

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The Best Entertainers on Earth

This blog post is a contribution by Cobby, an occasional Writer of Blogs/articles on various websites regarding Entertainment. Jewish people might be out numbered by people belonging to other religion but they can’t be outnumbered by the contribution towards countless fields that we live in. Whether its in the line of  science, literature, medicine, and [...]

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“License to Kvell,” New Blog from Author Joel Samberg, Stirs Up a Little Wit, Sarcasm & Introspection

Hartford, CT, USA, January 19, 2011—Journalist and author Joel Samberg, whose last book was called “Grandpa Had a Long One,” is the writer behind “License to Kvell,” a one-month-old humor/commentary blog with a Jewish twist. The blog, which appears most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at http://LicenseToKvell.blogspot.com, has been called ‘a kosher breath of fresh air’ [...]

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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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Oy Baby!

Ages 6 monthsto 5 yrs OyBaby is a first-of its-kind video and CD that combines stimulating imagery with beautiful and fun Hebrew songs to create a rich Jewish experience for babies age six months and up. The imagery is a colorful mix of Judaica, toys, puppets, nature, and children. Each song on the video has [...]

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Smoke and Ashes

The Story of the Holocaustby Barbara Rogasky Ages 12+ The Holocaust is a defining event of World War II indeed, of modern history. the nazis labeled Jews less than human, a disease to be wiped from the earth. By the war’s end, six million had been killed as a result of the organized plans to [...]

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Poems for Jewish Holidays

by Myra C. Livingston Ages 4-7 This is a collection of sixteen especially commissioned poems by twelve contemporary poets, including: Richard J. Margolis, Ruth Whitman, Barbara Juster Esbensen, and others. This anthology covers twelve holidays in the Jewish seasonal cycle, from Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur to Tishah B’Av, and Shabbos.(32 Pages) ‘Most welcome厀onderful, brilliant’- [...]

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Poems for Jewish Holidays

by Myra C. Livingston Ages 4-7 This is a collection of sixteen especially commissioned poems by twelve contemporary poets, including: Richard J. Margolis, Ruth Whitman, Barbara Juster Esbensen, and others. This anthology covers twelve holidays in the Jewish seasonal cycle, from Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur to Tishah B’Av, and Shabbos.(32 Pages) ‘Most welcomewonderful, brilliant’- [...]

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Smoke and Ashes

The Story of the Holocaustby Barbara Rogasky Ages 12+ The Holocaust is a defining event of World War II indeed, of modern history. the nazis labeled Jews less than human, a disease to be wiped from the earth. By the war’s end, six million had been killed as a result of the organized plans to [...]

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Mickey Katz Greatest Shticks

Oy, have we got a record for you! Mickey Katz was a borscht belt legend whose combination of driving Klezmer and biting song parodies is responsible for the recent popularity of Klezmer music. Katz has influenced many of today’s Klezmer bands and is the subject of an album by Don Byron. This 16 song collection [...]

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OyBaby!

OyBaby is an exciting new concept in children’s Judaica-a first of its kind video and CD that combines stimulating imagery with beautiful and fun Hebrew songs to create a rich Jewish experience for babies ages six months and up. However, the visuals are only half of the magic in OyBaby. The music is a captivating [...]

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Winter Passing

Cindy McCormick Martinusen Publisher: Tyndale House Publishing Darby Evans stands before her grandmother’s bed, wondering why the dying older woman calls the name of a stranger-Tatianna. A young woman searches for clues to her grandmother’s love and legacy lost during World War II. A beautiful story of ultimate love and the passing of a sixty-year-old [...]

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Inge: A Girl’s Journey Through Nazi Europe

In early 1939, after Kristallnacht, young Inge Josephs family in Germany is broken apart, and her desperate mother sends her alone to Brussels to live with wealthy relatives. But she soon finds herself one of a hundred Jewish children fleeing for their lives following Hitlers invasions of Belgium and France.}}For a time, in 1941 and [...]

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Louisa

Simone Zelitch Publisher: Putnam “I smoked my first cigarette when I was six years old…. Now where the hell can I get a cigarette?” The year is 1949 and Nora, a prickly, strong-willed survivor of the Holocaust, has just walked off the boat in Haifa with her German daughter-in-law, Louisa. Nora expects to be met [...]

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Echoes Of Glory: The Story of the Jews in the Classical Era

Echoes Of Glory: The Story of the Jews in the Classical Era

Rabbi Berel Wein Publisher: Artscroll RABBI BEREL WEIN has become a household word on six continents, as a foremost rosh yeshivah, rabbi, lecturer and historian. His scintillating presentations of Jewish history have won him a host of admirers — and deservedly so. Perceptively, wittily, wisely and accurately, he presents an ancient story as if it [...]

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A History of the Jews in the Modern World

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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