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Harold Grinspoon Invests in Jewish Families Through PJ Library

Jewish philanthropists of the “mega” variety are always looking for the best ways to use their fortune to benefit the Jewish community. Many of them have set up philanthropic foundations and have paid professionals advising them how to realize the best return on investment for their substantial donations. In the past two decades, billionaire donors [...]

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Netanyahu Tops JPost’s Annual List of Most Influential Jews

Even during their long sojourn in exile, the Jews left an indelible imprint on the world. From Maimonides to Spinoza, Freud to Marx, Salk to Einstein, Jews have influenced every aspect of life. But it took Zionism and the birth of the State of Israel to thrust the Jew back onto the world stage not [...]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 11 January 4, 2012

Bad news for Jewish day school advocates during the month of December. According to the Avi Chai Foundation, day school enrollment saw a “modest decline” of about 1.4% in the 2011-12 school year, compared with the year before. The sharpest decline was reported among the Solomon Schechter schools of Conservative Judaism, which experienced a 3.8% [...]

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Youngest US State Legislator Explores Jewish Roots in Israel

Kesha Ram, who at the age of 25 is the youngest woman currently serving as a state legislator in the United States, was born to a Jewish mother and Hindu father. Ram, who applied to the Taglit-Birthright free Israel trip, said in her application, “In Jewish culture, my understanding is that if your mother is [...]

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Young U.S. Jews aim ‘occupy’ movement at Birthright Israel

As the various “occupy” movements spread across the United States, headed by the massive Occupy Wall Street events, a group of young Jewish Americans is taking the notion of the “99%” against the ruling “1%” to debunk what they see as the hypocritical U.S. Jewish leadership. In a mission statement titled “Occupy the Occupiers: A [...]

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Could Jews become a minority in Israel? Higher Palestinian birth rates could lead to power shift in one-state solution

Jews could become a minority in Israel if Palestinians are given the vote in a single-state solution, it has been claimed. Israel, a country of 7.7million people, is traditionally a majority Jewish country with the ethnic split is roughly 75 per cent Jewish and 20 per cent Palestinian. However, if the disputed territories of Gaza [...]

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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 life in Poland

1098 Information about the Jews in Poland has began to be publicize in Polish chronicles 1170 Warsaw Jews administered the Polish mint. Many coins had Hebrew inscriptions. 1203 Jews were granted freedom to have their own land in Galicia. 1264 The General Charter of Jewish Liberties known as the Statute of Kalisz was issued by [...]

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Kever Rachel

There is a certain mysterious aura about Kever Rachel. What is the magnetic pull that draws so many Jews to pray there? Why was Rachel not interred in Me’arat Hamachpeila? According to Rashi, she was buried on the way so that the Jews being led to exile could pray at her grave. In Parshat Vayeitzei, [...]

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‘Happy Holocaust’ sprayed on Jewish school in Kiev

'Happy Holocaust' sprayed on Jewish school in Kiev

A Star of David hanging on gallows, and the words “happy Holocaust,” “Death to the Jews,” “Death to Israel,” swastikas and a range of cruses against the Jewish people and the State of Israel were sprayed on a Jewish public school in Kiev on the eve of Independence Day. It seems as though the perpetrators [...]

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Palestinian PM to Haaretz: We will have a state next year

RAMALLAH - Next year, “the birth of a Palestinian state will be celebrated as a day of joy by the entire community of nations,” says Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in an exclusive interview to Haaretz. Relaying Passover greetings to the Jewish community, Fayyad hopes Israelis will also participate in the celebrations for the [...]

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Pillar of Fire

A Television History of Israel’s Rebirth A seven part documentary series on 3 DVDs. It encompasses: The Jewish people’s return to the Promised LandThe Arab national awakeningThe Jewish-Arab struggle for PalestinePersecution of Jews in EuropeThe War of IndependenceThe creation of the state of IsraelPillar of Fire relates the drama of the Jewish people’s return to [...]

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One Palestine, Complete

Jews & Arabs Under the British Mandateby Tom SegevTranslated by: Haim Watzman One Palestine, Complete explores the tumultuous era of the British Mandate (1917 to 1948). Drawing on untapped archival materials, the internationally acclaimed historian Tom Segev reconstructs the period before the creation of the state of Israel a time of limitless possibilities and tragic [...]

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One Palestine, Complete

Jews & Arabs Under the British Mandateby Tom SegevTranslated by: Haim Watzman One Palestine, Complete explores the tumultuous era of the British Mandate (1917 to 1948). Drawing on untapped archival materials, the internationally acclaimed historian Tom Segev reconstructs the period before the creation of the state of Israel a time of limitless possibilities and tragic [...]

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Heart of Many Rooms

Celebrating the Many Voices Within Judaismby David Hartman From the perspective of traditional Judaism, how can we understand the varieties of 20th Century Jewish practice? How should believing Jews relate to people of other faiths? Hartman argues for a covenantal appreciation of the rebirth of the State of Israel which allows all people of different [...]

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O Jerusalem Original Music

From the Film by Elie Chouraqui Soundtrack from the movie O Jerusalem. Based on the classic book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, the movie O Jerusalem tells the spellbinding events of the birth of Israel in 1948. A brilliant tapestry of shattered hopes, fierce pride, and breathtaking daringness occurs as Arabs, Jews, and British [...]

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Israel: Birth of a Nation

A prestige film production of the History Channel. Israel declared its sovereignty on May 14, 1948. One day later, armies from Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan, Egypt and Iraq invaded. With only 600,000 people in the infant nation, the odds seemed overwhelming. Yet they not only survived, they triumphed, and by 1949 armistice negotiations began that would [...]

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Scroll of Independence

Show your support and hang this reproduction in your home, office and classroom. On May 14, 1948, on the day in which the British Mandate over a Palestine expired, the Jewish People’s Council gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum, and approved this proclamation, declaring the establishment of the State of Israel. The new state was [...]

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Israel: Birth of a Nation

A prestige film production of the History Channel. Israel declared its sovereignty on May 14, 1948. One day later, armies from Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan, Egypt and Iraq invaded. With only 600,000 people in the infant nation, the odds seemed overwhelming. Yet they not only survived, they triumphed, and by 1949 armistice negotiations began that would [...]

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Chagall Kiddush Cup

The Chagall Kiddush Cup is a unique artistic masterpiece, reflecting the creative genius of Marc Chagall in an elegant, traditional and functional work of art appropriate for every Jewish home. The solid .975 sterling silver goblet, measuring 21.50cm by 10cm, rests on a hexagonal base, each of whose six faces bears a different 17-color serigraph [...]

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Red Tent, The

Anita Diamant Publisher: Picador Midrashim, interpretive teachings often written in the form of legends, fill in gaps or expand on the biblical narrative. As the most terse and abbreviated biblical stories are often about women, many contemporary women writers have turned to the art of midrash-making to cast new light on figures such as Lilith [...]

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For the Love of Israel and the Jewish People: Essays and Studies on Israel, Jews and Judaism

Nathan Lopes Cardozo Publisher: Urim Publications The Land of Israel and the Jewish people are bound together in mysterious ways that go beyond convention. Here is a nation that has “too much history and too little geography,” as Sir Isaiah Berlin said. Yet even in their exile, the Jews never truly left the land of [...]

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Cultures of the Jews - Series

David Biale (editor) Publisher: Schocken Books Culture of the Jews: A New History - This insightful collection of essays by today’s leading Judaica scholars (such as Ilana Pardes and Isaiah Gafni) transports the reader from the nascent Jewish nation first emerging from bondage in Egypt through both its cultural and religious decline and efflorescence in [...]

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Eyewitness to Jewish History

Rabbi Benjamin Blech Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Throughout history, Judaism and Jewish culture have enriched the entire world with revolutionary conceptions of God, justice, freedom, learning, and, indeed, the very meaning of history. Eyewitness to Jewish History brings you face-to-face with the people, places, and events that have shaped and been shaped by the [...]

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The Story of the Jews: A 4,000-Year Adventure

Stan Mack Publisher: Villard Press A Fresh Look at 4,000 Years of Jewish History-Authoritative, Complete…Funny Through witty, illustrated narrative, celebrated artist Stan Mack will take you on a rewarding pictorial journey through 4,000 years of ups and downs in Jewish history. The first “graphic history book” of its kind, The Story of the Jews celebrates [...]

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The Phases Of Jewish History

Philip Ginsbury, Raphael Cutler Publisher: Devora Publishing Just as the moon waxes and wanes, so too civilizations pass through stages of birth, growth, and decline. But only the Jewish nation has continued this cycle from generation to generation, mimicking the eternal cycles of the moon. This fact-filled volume explores the history of the Jewish people [...]

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Gold From the Land of Israel: A New Light on the Weekly Torah Portion From the Writings of Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaKohen Kook

Gold From the Land of Israel: A New Light on the Weekly Torah Portion From the Writings of Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaKohen Kook

Rabbi Chanan Morrison Publisher: Urim Publications Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935), the celebrated first Chief Rabbi of pre-state Israel, is recognized as being among the most important Jewish thinkers of all times. His writings reflect the mystic’s search for underlying unity in all aspects of life and the world, and his unique personality similarly united [...]

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Jews: The Essence and Character of a People

Arthur Hertzberg and Aron Hirt-Manheimer Publisher: Harper Collins Midrashim, interpretive teachings often written in the form of legends, fill in gaps or expand on the biblical narrative. As the most terse and abbreviated biblical stories are often about women, many contemporary women writers have turned to the art of midrash-making to cast new light on [...]

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The Book of Exodus - Sam Fink

Sam Fink (illustrator) Publisher: Welcome Books The Book of Exodus was originally conceived by artist Sam Fink as a gift to his family, now living in Israel, a vast ocean away from his home in New York City. The Book of Exodus details the Jews’ enslavement in Egypt, their harrowing journey with Moses out of [...]

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