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Hezekiah’s Tunnel in Jerusalem

Hezekiah's Tunnel in Jerusalem

Hezekiah’s Tunnel in Jerusalem is one of the several tourist spots with historical significance. Considered as one of the excellent creation of water engineering in the pre-classical period, this tunnel goes below Ophel in Jerusalem.  The construction period is approximately in 701 BC under the supremacy of the King of Judah, Hezekiah.

In the City of David, which is outside the Old City walls of …

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Top 50 things to do in Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

… he is buried.

2.) Western Wailing Wall

The Western Wailing Wall is the most holiest place for Jews situated in the west side of the the Temple Mount in the center of Jerusalem. An open air- synagogue, a place of prayer, reading and teaching.

3.) Garden of Gethsemane

Situated on the western side of the foot of the Mount of Olives, with a soaring view from the lofty monument of the Church of all Nations, also known as the Basilica of the Agony. As stated by the Eastern Orthodox …

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Western Wall Tunnel in Jerusalem

The Western Wall Tunnel is a tunnel found underground revealing the whole view of the Western Wall.  It is situated under buildings of the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel and it is close to the Western Wall.  The external part of the wall is roughly 60 m long, while the greater part of it is hidden underground.

In the 19 th century, researchers from Jerusalem were trying to uncover the exact dimension of …

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I hate body wash

The first time I experienced body wash, I was stunned at the stupidity, what was wrong with a simple bar of soap – did they realize how hard it was to get lather up with liquid that was constantly being washing off and having to keep squeezing more out of the bottle? Body wash is like built in obsolecence for body cleaning – you buy a bottle and use a heck of a lot more quicker than with bar soap and it pisses me off. …

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Palin at Kotel tunnel: Israel too apologetic

Palin at Kotel tunnel: Israel too apologetic

Former American vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin expressed support for Jews praying openly on the Temple Mount on a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem on Sunday, officials who accompanied Palin said.

Palin and her husband Todd arrived for a two-day visit on Sunday afternoon and toured the Western Wall and its adjacent tunnels. They will visit the Old City again on Monday, tour Gesthsemane and the Mount of Olives, and have dinner with Prime Minister …

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Japan horror: Officials run out of coffins, body bags as 2,000 corpses are found on shoreline

… officials said.

Funeral homes and crematoriums were overwhelmed, and officials ran out of body bags and coffins.

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Sultan Yaqub Letter: “I Saw a Body on the Tank’s Catwalk”

… as missing in action from that date. Since then, their parents have searched ceaselessly for any information about their sons’ fate. Zachary’s father died without knowing what happened to his son.

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Lincoln Tunnel smashup: Motorcycle slams into 3 buses, dozens hurt, commute snarled

A chain-reaction wreck involving a motorcycle and three buses in the Lincoln Tunnel injured 53 people and snarled the Thursday morning commute.

The motorcyclist was critically injured when he was sandwiched between two of the buses, an NYPD source said.

The wreck happened in the Manhattan-bound lanes of the tunnel’s center tube shortly before 7:30 a.m., a Port Authority spokeswoman said.

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U.S. Jewry 2010: Estimates of the Size and Characteristics of the Population

… larger than previously estimated. In the presentation “U.S. Jewry 2010: Estimates of the Size and Characteristics of the Population,” given at the Association for Jewish Studies meeting in Boston on December 20th, Leonard Saxe (Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies) reported that rather than declining, the Jewish population has been increasing since 1990.

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

… governor of New Netherland, writes to the Dutch West India Company, rulers of the colony, asking for permission to expel them. In his letter he calls Jews a “deceitful race” who profess an “abominable religion.” Stuyvesant also wishes to exclude from his colony all Lutherans and Quakers

1655 The Dutch West India Company orders Governor Peter Stuyvesant to permit the Jewish refugees from Recife, Brazil (who had arrived the year before) to settle permanently in New Netherland. They …

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Vatican body asks UN to ‘end Israeli occupation’

… of meetings, the synod of bishops from the Middle East also said it hoped a two-state solution for peace between Israel and the Palestinians could be lifted from dream to reality and called for peaceful conditions that would stop a Christian exodus from the region.

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The Jewish Body

Melvin Konner

Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers

A history of the Jewish people from bris to burial, from “muscle Jews” to nose jobs.

Melvin Konner, a renowned doctor and anthropologist, takes the measure of the “Jewish body,” considering sex, circumcision, menstruation, and even those most elusive and controversial of microscopic markers–Jewish genes. But this is not only a book that examines the human body

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Anatomy of the Soul

… Research Institute

Since man was created in the “image of God,” each organ of the

human body has a spiritual as well as a physical meaning. Rebbe

Nachman said that his teachings discuss every limb of the body.

This work draws on them to heighten our awareness of the awesome

spiritual power we have at our fingertips and our other limbs.

Size: 6″ x 9.” 364 pages. Appendices.

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A History of the Jews in the Modern World

A History of the Jews in the Modern World

… distinguished historian and experienced teacher has created a vibrant, highly readable text for students and general readers alike.” –Jehuda Reinharz, President, Brandeis University

“This is the work of a lifetime, a magisterial study….a book that all future histories of modern Jewry will be judged by.” –Jonathan Sarna, Chairman, School of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, Brandeis University

EXCERPT

The Jew as Non-European

A Tremulous Minority In the …

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Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices - Body

… and encourage us to consider our moral choices in a new light.

Jewish Choices Jewish Voices: Body

What are our obligations and rights to our own bodies? What does Judaism say about tattoos? Piercings? About our obligations to exercise and eat properly? What about smoking? Alcohol? Recreational drugs? Who owns our organs? What about our eggs and sperm? If resources are limited, whose body comes first and how do we decide? Why do so many young Jews suffer from eating disorders?

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Yad Avraham Mishnah Series: Seder Moed - Personal Size slipcased 11 Volume Set

… chachamim and laymen since it first appeared.

Now it is available in a soft-cover, pocket-size edition — the only difference is that you can take it with you, in a pocket, a briefcase, or even to keep in your desk drawer for those precious minutes when you can bring Torah study into a hectic day.

Now, for the first time, an entire Seder is available in this convenient, economical size. Seder Moed is waiting for you — and the other sedarim are in preparation.

Add Mishnah to …

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Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli - Daf Yomi Size English (7″ x 10″) Hardcover

… bold type * Each translation page faces Gemara page of the classic Vilna Shas * 9″ x 12″ page size * Acid-free paper * Magnificent specially sculpted cover * Reinforced deluxe library binding for long use * Ribbon-marker

Available in:

Daf Yomi 73 Volume Set

Daf Yomi Size English (7″ x 10″) Hardcover

English Full-Size Hardcover – 73 Volume Set

Full -Size English (9″ x 12″) Hardcover

Hebrew Edition (8.75 x 12″) Hardcover

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Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli - English Full-Size Hardcover - 73 Volume Set

… bold type * Each translation page faces Gemara page of the classic Vilna Shas * 9″ x 12″ page size * Acid-free paper * Magnificent specially sculpted cover * Reinforced deluxe library binding for long use * Ribbon-marker

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Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli - Full-Size English (9″ x 12″) Hardcover

… bold type * Each translation page faces Gemara page of the classic Vilna Shas * 9″ x 12″ page size * Acid-free paper * Magnificent specially sculpted cover * Reinforced deluxe library binding for long use * Ribbon-marker

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Can US Offer Final Proof Of Osama’s Death?

… But photographs of Bin Laden after his reported death have not been released.

The fact his body was buried at sea has so far only added to the speculation, although as a Muslim, he had to be laid to rest as quickly as possible.

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Bain Hazmanim Tragedy In Israel: Yeshiva Bochur Drowns In Nachal Yehudia

… off, but R”L drowned.

Search and rescue personnel from police, ZAKA, and others ended with the body being retrieved by the IAF’s Elite  669 Unit.

He was a resident of Beit Vegan in Yerushalayim, and the Levaya is scheduled for thie (Monday) evening.

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Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem

… the guests and visitors.  With a wonderful ambiance that brings comfort to your body and soul, experience a different way to pamper yourself.  Be ready to be mesmerized by the world-class facilities of the hotel. Unique restaurants and bars, special rooms, splendid views of the rooftop outdoor lounge and restaurant, professional staffs that provides excellent service and a lot more absolutely makes Mamilla Hotel enter in a new era of supreme lifestyle hospitality.

With …

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Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem

… accommodations to the guests and visitors.  With a wonderful ambience that brings comfort to your body and soul, experience a new way to pamper yourself.  Be ready to be mesmerized by the world-class facilities of the hotel.  Unique restaurants and bars, special rooms, splendid views of the rooftop outdoor lounge and restaurant, excellent service, and a lot more absolutely makes Mamilla Hotel enter in a new era of supreme lifestyle hospitality.

With its outstanding reviews and positive …

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Israel’s 10 plagues

… the room started to nod, as smiles spread across their faces.

The win-win situation is the basis for America’s entire business world. Instead of wasting our time attempting to defeat each other, let’s find a way that will make both of us gain and go home satisfied. In Israel it doesn’t work, because the only meaning of victory is seeing your rival’s body lying trampled on the floor. We may have learned this in the army, or maybe it’s part of the Jewish character, but victory …

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The Knesset

… 14, 1949. Days after its first assembly, the parliamentary voted to diversify the name of the body to the Knesset which means great assembly or Great Synagogue, it is known today as the First Knesset. The Knesset is the legislative branch of the Israeli government which passes all laws, elects officers and important positions and supervises the work of the government through its agencies. The legislative body possesses indefinite powers involving important task and decision makings …

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No More Chains

Shabbat HaGadol

… minds subdue a person much more than the heaviest iron chains can. Why? Iron chains can restrict a body but ideological and mythical chains restrict the mind.

The worst form of slavery is slavery of the mind, when a person’s mind is subjugated and he loses his G-d given freedom of choice.

Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Sabbath, is the Sabbath that precedes Passover. Shabbat HaGadol symbolizes the breaking of slavery’s chains that enables us to walk forth in complete freedom on Passover. …

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Not 2 Be Missed | Presidential dream: long walk in the park

… that he is not a golf addict.

He spends so much time unwinding on the links because security restrictions mean he can’t go out for long walks or go to the carwash or the grocery store.

The president’s comments came during a session with editors and publishers from Hearst Magazines in which he described life behind the scenes in the White House.

The president said he loves his life in the White House but doesn’t enjoy some of the ways of Washington, such as the “kabuki …

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Via Dolorosa

Via Dolorosa is a Latin word for Way of suffering or Way of grief. It is one of the most famous architectural monuments in the old city of Jerusalem. Far famed as the path where Jesus suffered and walked carrying the crucifixion cross that led to his demise. It starts from the place where he was tried, condemned, and his bereavement.

The way of the Via Dolorosa starts at the eastern side of  the Lion’s Gate in the Old …

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Jewish author Philip Roth nominated for Man Booker International Prize

Jewish author Philip Roth nominated for Man Booker International Prize

American Jewish author Philip Roth is among the 13 authors shortlisted for the biennial Man Booker International Prize which will be awarded on May 18 in Sydney.

The prize is worth 60,000 pounds ($96,000) to the winner, and living authors whose works of fiction are either originally in English or generally available in English translation are eligible.

It honors a writer’s body of work as opposed to the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction which is awarded …

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Group petitions court to halt vote on Jerusalem chief rabbi

… is asking the High Court of Justice to put a freeze on the process of electing a chief rabbi for Jerusalem until the regulations governing the process are altered to better represent the public and prevent political deals.

Ne’emanei Torah Ve’avoda on Monday filed a petition asking the court to basically reduce the weight of the religious services minister in the process.

In a city like Jerusalem, the rabbis are elected by a body composed of 48 people – 24 representatives …

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