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Blaze Shatters a Heart of New York Jewish Life

The fire that severely damaged Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on Monday night sent ripples of distress across the Modern Orthodox community of Manhattan’s East Side and among Jews around New York familiar with Ramaz, its affiliated school. The synagogue was where generations of congregants gathered to pray — and schmooze — on the Sabbath, the place [...]

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Understanding Jewish Family Laws

The basic laws pertaining to Jewish families are primarily based on the teachings of the Torah. Judaism acknowledges the family as the basic building block of society. Jewish traditions emphasize the importance of the parents’ roles in guiding their children through their religious, emotional, educational and material needs. Orthodox Judaism follows more strict family guidelines [...]

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Breakdown of a Southern Simcha

When I was a kid, a bat mitzvah consisted of reading a Torah portion followed by a nice nosh in the temple social hall where people slipped envelopes into your pocket. Maybe your grandparents flew in from Miami and your very best friend from camp got to take a plane by herself from L.A., but [...]

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Bar Mitzvah in Israel – A Most Unique and Special Celebration

Bar Mitzvahs are one of the most important events in your child’s life, which is why the planning should not be taken lightly. Many parents struggle with conveying the importance of the event to their child. They often are more interested in whom they will invite to the reception than the actual ceremony itself. This [...]

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Bar Mitzvah Bouncers – Stress Relievers for the Parents

There is a lot that goes into planning a Bar Mitzvah. One aspect of the event that can help many families out often is not used. This is Bar Mitzvah bouncers. They are not used a lot simply because people do not know they exist. They are a professional chaperone service that will watch over [...]

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Basics

A Practical Family Guide to Coming of Age Together Second Editionby Helen Leneman This practical guide gives families the how-to information they need-not only how to navigate the bar/bat mitzvah process, but how to grow as a family through this coming-of-age experience. All who are directly involved in bar and bat mitzvah offer their practical [...]

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The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planner

Everything You Need to Organize and Plan a Meaningful Ceremony and a Joyous Celebrationby Gabrielle Kaplan-MayerIllustrated by: Carol Ross The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planner presents in a task-by-task fashion, the elements every parent or family member needs to know in order to throw a fabulous event that not only honors the solemnity of this sacred right [...]

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Seif Edition Transliterated Tehillim(Psalms)

‘ASHRAY.’ If you can read this, you can say Tehilim in Hebrew. For thousands of years, Jews have been reciting Tehillim (Psalms). The majestic words of King David punctuate liturgy and prayers. In times of joy, Jews express their gladness and thanks to the Almighty through its soaring prose; in times of distress, they pour [...]

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Seif Edition Transliterated Tehillim(Psalms)

‘ASHRAY.’ If you can read this, you can say Tehilim in Hebrew. For thousands of years, Jews have been reciting Tehillim (Psalms). The majestic words of King David punctuate liturgy and prayers. In times of joy, Jews express their gladness and thanks to the Almighty through its soaring prose; in times of distress, they pour [...]

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Seif Edition Transliterated Tehillim / Psalms

Publisher: Artscroll “ASHRAY.” If you can read this, you can pray in Hebrew. For thousands of years, Jews have been reciting Tehillim (Psalms). The majestic words of King David punctuate liturgy and prayers. In times of joy, Jews express their gladness and thanks to the Almighty through its soaring prose; in times of distress, they [...]

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