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Parshat Va’era: Free Choice and Divine Presence

‘Therefore, say to the children of Israel: “I am the Lord, and I shall remove you from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will save you from their labor, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. And I will take you to Me as a people and […]

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The Lesson of Abraham’s Wealth

In this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Lech Lecha, we are told of the divine command given to Abraham to leave the land and travel to a new land which God will show him. We are then told about Abraham’s financial status. V’Avram Kaved Meod. And Abram was very rich. Rich in cattle, in silver, and […]

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240 ‘Accessible’ Services to be Held on Yom Kippur

A joint project of Tzohar, the Ba’yachad bridge-building organization, the Israel Association for Community Centers and the Ministry for Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, will see more than 240 “accessible” prayer services held across the country on Yom Kippur. The motivation behind what is now an annual campaign is to create a welcoming experience for […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 43 - August 15, 2012

Pro-Israel education and advocacy group StandWithUs launched a new program aimed at training teenagers from around the United States to become leaders on their future college campuses. Founded in 2001, StandWithUs has been working with high school students and the new StandWithUs-MZ Teens Internship Program will break new ground by taking an individualized approach. Jewish-American […]

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Renewing the Mezuzah Ritual

Two student rabbis have been visiting San Antonio Jewish homes this past week, inspecting their mezuzahs — a ritual item posted on doorways — and offering to upgrade them for free. Many Jews take part in the mezuzah custom as a way to make visible their religious identity, while also inviting divine protection. A mezuzah […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 35 - June 20, 2012

New York City health officials proposed that Orthodox Jewish parents must sign a consent waiver before they can take part in a circumcision ritual. Introduced at a Board of Health meeting, the proposal represents an escalation of the city’s efforts to curtail the ancient Jewish procedure of metzitzah b’peh. London is all ready to host […]

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Jewish And Kabbalah Jewelry

Jewish jewelry has a great look and a powerful spiritual value, built in technology of healing, protection, success and positive energy. It offers the oldest wisdom on earth, tracking back more then 4000 years. Using the universe laws, Kabbalah jewelry items will provide you the wisdom to solve your real life issues. Jewish jewelry represents […]

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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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Kidron Valley in Jerusalem

Kidron valley is the valley on the eastern side of the Old City of Jerusalem that characterize significantly in the bible. Considered one of Jerusalem’s sacred place for it is located at the middle of Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives, wherein many important biblical and historical events occurred in this valley. Mount Olives […]

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One Day You Will Call Me High Priestess Yenta

One Day You Will Call Me High Priestess Yenta

Last week on Tablet, Jeremy Gillick wrote a piece about the kohanot, or Hebrew Priestess movement: Kohenet is part of a growing, grassroots Jewish movement to reclaim the divine feminine—female aspects of God represented in Jewish texts—and reintroduce earth-based traditions to Jewish spiritual seekers. Read More: @ yoyenta.com

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The Path of Blessing

Experiencing the Energy and Abundance of the Divineby Rabbi Marcia Prager In The Path of Blessing, Marcia Prager gives voice to the urgings of the feminine aspect of God. She guides us through the opening words of a Hebrew blessing- six words which embody the depth of Jewish spirituality- revealing how the letters and words […]

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The Song of Songs

The Honeybee In the Gardenby Debra BandIllustrated by: Debra BandTranslated by: David Band and Jewish Publication Society Exquisite illuminated Song of Songs The Song of Songs has provided generations with some of the most passionate and most lasting love poetry ever recorded. And because of that passion, it has also been a source of lasting […]

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Between the Lines of the Bible Volume One

A study from the New School of Orthodox Torah Commentaryby Yitzchak Etshalom Yitzchak Etshalom initiates readers into the world of the New School of Orthodox Torah commentary in a series of compelling studies of Genesis. Over the past few decades, Orthodox Jewish scholars have carefully embraced many of the methodologies of modern Bible study. History, […]

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Etymological Dictionary of Biblical Hebrew

Based on the Commentaries of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirschby Rabbi Matityahu Clark This dictionary, based on the commentaries of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, is a monumental work and guide to understanding the Biblical commentary of Rabbi Hirsch. This work analyzes the deep concepts inherent in Hebrew, the Divine language, revealing how every word’s root contains […]

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In the Shadow of the Ladder

Introductions to Kabbalahby Rabbi Yehudah Lev AshlagTranslated by: Mark Cohen, PhD and Yedidah Cohen Rabbi Ashlag starts off his Introductions to the Kabbalah by considering what the full potential of a human being really is. We have both soul and body, but they come to us via very different paths. How do they complement each […]

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The Kabbalah

The Religious Philosophy of the Hebrewsby Adolphe Franck This book, originally written in France in the 1800s, explains the unique importance of the Kabbalah. The origin of man, his destiny and his relations with a Divine Being are the key positive doctrines. Man is the divine presence on earth. Kabbalah fully grasps the nature of […]

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Minding the Temple of the Soul

Balancing Body, Mind, and Spirit through Traditional Jewish Prayer, Movement, and Meditationby Dr. Tamar Frankiel and Judy Greenfield Frankiel and Greenfeld, a dancer/choreographer and the founder of a personal fitness training company, have collaborated on this handbook of prayer and meditation based firmly on Jewish tradition and belief. Each chapter explores the meaning of a […]

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Seek My Face

A Jewish Mystical Theologyby Rabbi Arthur Green Rabbi Arthur Green leads us on a journey of discovery to seek God, the world, and ourselves. One of the most influential Jewish thinkers of our time, Green has created a roadmap of meaning for our lives in the light of Jewish mysticism, using the Hebrew letters that […]

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The Knowing Heart

Daath Tevunothby Rabbi Moshe Chaim LuzzattoTranslated by: Rabbi Shraga Silverstein Vowelized Hebrew text with English translation on facing pages. Focusing on the profundity of meaning that lies in the unique oneness of G-d, Rabbi Luzzatto brings the reader a new awareness of the transcendental significance of the teaching that man was created in the Divine […]

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The Jewish Book of Days

A companion for All Seasonsby Jill Hammer Discover the divine every day, through study of sacred text and awareness of the natural world. Throughout the ages, Jews have connected legends to particular days of the Hebrew calendar. Abraham’s birth, the death of Rachel, and the creation of light are all tales that are linked to […]

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Rinas Chaim

Understanding the Tefilof of the Yamim Noraimby Rabbi Chaim FriedlanderEdited by Rabbi Naftoli Elzas and Rabbi David KahnTranslated by: Rabbi Boruch Kalinsky The mashgiach of the Ponevezh Yeshiva, left behind a precious legacy of writings and teachings, published in Hebrew as Sifsei Chaim. Now, for the first time in translation, the Mashgiachs collected shiurim on […]

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Rinas Chaim

Understanding the Tefilof of the Yamim Noraimby Rabbi Chaim FriedlanderEdited by Rabbi Naftoli Elzas and Rabbi David KahnTranslated by: Rabbi Boruch Kalinsky The mashgiach of the Ponevezh Yeshiva, left behind a precious legacy of writings and teachings, published in Hebrew as Sifsei Chaim. Now, for the first time in translation, the Mashgiachs collected shiurim on […]

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The Book of Ruth

ArtScroll Tanach Seriesby Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz and Rabbi Nosson SchermanPart of the ‘Artscroll Tanach Series The Five Megillos’ series. The Book of Ruth is a story of loyalty and kindness, but it is much more. Beneath the story of the Moabitess who sought refuge under the Wings of the Divine Presence, the mother-in-law who nurtured […]

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The Song of Songs

The Honeybee In the Gardenby Debra BandIllustrated by: Debra BandTranslated by: David Band and Jewish Publication Society Exquisite illuminated Song of Songs The Song of Songs has provided generations with some of the most passionate and most lasting love poetry ever recorded. And because of that passion, it has also been a source of lasting […]

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Letters of Fire

Mystical Insights into the Hebrew Languageby Rabbi Matityahu GlazersonTranslated by: S. Fuchs This intriguing study explores the wondrous world of hidden meanings in the letters and words of the Sacred Tongue. The ‘fire’ which burns in these ancient letters is the Divine creative force through which Hashem reveals Himself to man.Rabbi Glazerson opens a window […]

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The Path of Blessing

Experiencing the Energy and Abundance of the Divineby Rabbi Marcia Prager In The Path of Blessing, Marcia Prager gives voice to the urgings of the feminine aspect of God. She guides us through the opening words of a Hebrew blessing- six words which embody the depth of Jewish spirituality- revealing how the letters and words […]

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The Jewish Prophet

Visionary Words from Moses & Miriam to Henrietta Szold & A.J. Heschelby Rabbi Dr. Michael J. Shire This illustrated collection of Jewish prophecy features the lives and teachings of thirty men and women. Throughout the ages, they bravely stood up to speak God’s message and made a lasting contribution to our understanding of both the […]

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Artscroll Tanach Daniel

ArtScroll Tanach Seriesby Rabbi Hersh GoldwurmPart of the ‘ArtScroll Tanach Series Prophets & Writings’ series. As the dark clouds of destruction closed round the doomed Jerusalem, King Nebuchadnezzar took its finest youths to Babylon to be trained as his ministers and servants. The Divine Hand was preparing the way for Exile — for Daniel was […]

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The Contemporary Torah

A Gender-Sensitive Adaptation of the JPS TranslationEdited by David E.S. SteinPart of the ‘JPS Translation Tanakh & Bible’ series. Offers readers new perspectives on the role gender plays in Bible translation This adaptation of the JPS translation of the Torah (1962) will appeal to readers who are interested in a historically based picture of social […]

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The Concise Book of Mitzvoth

The Commandments Which Can Be Observed Todayby Chofetz ChaimTranslated by: Charles Wengrov Vowelized Hebrew text with English translation on facing pages. The Jewish People are enjoined to observe the 613 divine commandments inscribed in the Torah. Included in this volume are only those of the mitzvot which are applicable today. Also includes a special section […]

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