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Jewish-Druze celebration planned

A unique religious event will be held in northern Israel next week: A joint Jewish-Druze celebration.

Such an event has likely not taken place for decades or even centuries. It will be held in the Druze town of Sajur in the Galilee region, in honor of the anniversary of the death of Rabbi Ishmael ben Elisha, who was considered a righteous man both among the Druze and the Jews.

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MK Kara: Druze are Descended from Jews

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For centuries, practitioners of the Druze religion took care not to reveal any information about the nature of their beliefs, rituals, and traditions. Under penalty of communal ostracism, or worse, members of Druze communities have refrained from telling any outsider more than basic details about their religion.

But now, the secret is out. Druze MK Ayoub Kara …

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Jewish heroine of Hanukkah

Jewish heroine of Hanukkah

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Aside from the story of Judah Maccabees, the rededication of the temple and the miracle of the oil, a lesser known story tell of charming and beautiful widow, Judith. She was the daughter of Yochanan the High Priest, father of the Hasmonean family who saved her village town of Bethulia, in the land of Judea when it was under siege by the Syrians and their mighty …

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The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time

The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time

Debby Flancbaum

Publisher: Urim Publications

The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time is a collection of absorbing essays about contemporary Jewish women – some known throughout the world, others known only in their own communities – who engage in extraordinary acts of kindness.

Although the women featured in this book come from all walks of …

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Celebration Jewish Congregation in Celebration, Florida

Name:

Celebration Jewish Congregation

Address1:

P.O. Box 470531

Address2:

City:

Celebration

Location:

Florida

Zipcode:

34747

Type:

Reconstructionist

Tel:

407-566-9792

Fax:

407-566-0773

Services:

Website:

http://www.JewishCelebration.org/

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Elijah’s Cave

Elijah’s Cave in Haifa, Israel is located at the base of Cape Carmel in Haifa, just beneath the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery and Lighthouse, it’s stairways to the cave is at the Allenby Street in lower Haifa. An religious shrine important to many Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Druze, all of whom venerate the prophet Elijah, the Hebrew prophet, city’s most famous early inhabitant, …

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Only Jewish museum in Arab world

Only Jewish museum in Arab world

“To be frank, I didn’t even know there were Jews of Moroccan origin,” said high school student Sidi Ahmed, who visited the Museum of Moroccan Judaism of Casablanca with his class from the Western Sahara town of Dakhla. A white building tucked into a residential neighbourhood of this cosmopolitan city holds a treasure trove few here know about: The Arab region’s only Jewish museum.

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Top 50 things to do in Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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 Calvary wherein Christ was crucified and the tomb …

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Eating Jewish: Mufleta - Breaking Passover the Moroccan way

The way in which people choose to break Passover varies enormously and that first taste of chametz can be the non-traditional, but ever popular sushi, or something more rooted in Jewish culinary history like bagels. However, the Moroccan Jewish community ends Passover with a distinctive celebration known as the Mimouna.

This is a tradition that developed in Morocco, where on the afternoon …

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Eating Jewish: Charoset medley

Although most, if not all, Jewish holiday meals use certain foods and dishes to symbolize various elements of the celebration, the seder meal does so in a way that is integral to the ritual of the meal itself. From the  maror to the zeroah , each has its place in the structure of the seder. Of all these symbolic foods, charoset is definitely my favorite and I have to agree with Gil Marks …

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New Website to Help Jewish Mourners Sit Shiva

New Website to Help Jewish Mourners Sit Shiva

ShivaConnect.com is a complimentary service for Jewish mourners and those wishing to express their condolences at a time of loss.

After a year of intricate web design and programming, a mourner or caring friend can now create a Shiva Registry . It includes memorial service/funeral and shiva details (with interactive directions), mourners’ contact information, food notes, synagogue …

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Judge Kimba Wood Responds to Imbalanced Simchas for Jewish Babies

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In my second year of rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary, I took a year-long seminar that focused on Jewish life-cycle observances. Of course, we covered all the basics like the bris , the Jewish wedding and the Jewish funeral. But we spent more time discussing life-cycle events that traditionally had been given short shrift. In fact, we devoted a great …

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The Hanukkah Bush and Jewish Traditions

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Modern Jewish families have included Hanukkah bush in their holiday decorations. A Hanukkah bush is basically a tree adorned and displayed in some Jewish homes during Hanukkah.  Often identified as a variation of the Christmas tree, the significance of displaying the Hanukkah bush has often been the subject of debates.

Displaying Hanukkah bushes are generally …

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Hanukkah: Remembering the Past

Hanukkah: Remembering the Past

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The annual festival of the Jewish people Hanukkah, also known as the festival of lights, is one of the most awaited and popular events in the Jewish culture. The festival is celebrated for eight straight days in December or late November as per the Gregorian calendar which begins on 25th of the month of Kislev, third month of the Jewish calendar.

This blessed and joyful …

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History timeline of Jewish life in Poland

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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 the Duke of …

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UAHC Significant Jewish Book Package

UAHC Significant Jewish Book Package

Books also sold separately on site)}}When I Lived in Modern Times}Written by Linda Grant}}Tel Aviv–called “the white city” because of its many Bauhaus buildings–is the setting of Linda Grant’s novel about Palestine under the British Mandate. Evelyn Sert, a twenty-year-old Jewish girl from England, comes to Palestine in 1946 to be part of the great project of building a Jewish …

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Murder Is No Mitzvah: Short Mysteries about Jewish Occasions

Abigail Browning (editor)

Publisher: St. Martin’s

A collection of mystery short stories, all published initially in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and all dealing with Jewish holidays or other days of celebration. Along with the official holidays, like Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) Rosh Hashonah (the Jewish New Year), and more, as well as the private occasions like Bar Mitzvahs, …

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A Handbook for the Jewish Home

A Handbook for the Jewish Home

Rabbi Alfred J. Kolatch, celebrated author of The Jewish Books of Why, has helped a generation understand the reasons behind Jewish law, custom, and ritual. Now, in A Handbook for the Jewish Home, he provides us with a practical guide that explains precisely and concisely how to conduct ourselves both in our homes and when interacting with the Jewish community at large.}}Without …

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Make Your Own Jewish Wedding: How to Design a Personal Ritual That Expresses Your True Selves

Make Your Own Jewish Wedding: How to Design a Personal Ritual That Expresses Your True Selves

Ana Schwartzman, Zoe Francesca

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Planning your Jewish wedding? Here is your wise, warm, practical, and invaluable guide to all the personal choices that will express you and your partner’s unique qualities and deepest feelings about this wonderful celebration. Most importantly, through tips and stories, this guide to modern Jewish weddings helps you to …

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The Jews and Their Future: A Conversation on Judaism and Jewish Identities

Esther Benbassa and Jean-Christophe Attias pose a number of controversial questions that challenge prevailing myths and attitudes about Judaism, upsetting conformist discourses and received ideas. What if the Jews were not the “descendants” of the Hebrews? What if the Jewish Book was more the Talmud than the Bible? What if medieval judeophobia could not be identified with modern …

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The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Wisdom And Wit in the Wild West

The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Wisdom And Wit in the Wild West

Steve Sheinkin

Publisher: Jewish Lights

A fresh look at Jewish folktales—wise, witty, hilarious

After finishing school in New York, Rabbi Harvey traveled west in search of adventure and, hopefully, work as a rabbi. His journey took him to Elk Spring, Colorado, a small town in the Rocky Mountains. When he managed to outwit the ruthless gang that had been ruling Elk Spring, the people …

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The Jewish Lights Book of Fun Classroom Activities: Simple and Seasonal Projects for Teachers and Students

The Jewish Lights Book of Fun Classroom Activities: Simple and Seasonal Projects for Teachers and Students

This celebration of Jewish life is the ideal guide for teachers who want to put a new spin on classroom holiday celebrations, lessons on Jewish traditions, and everyday activities. The Jewish Lights Book of Fun Classroom Activities is full of crafts, recipes, games, and history that will captivate your class and help your students connect with Judaism in fun, creative ways.

With over eighty …

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Inviting God In: Celebrating the Soul-Meaning of the Jewish Holy Days

Rabbi David Aaron

Publisher: Trumpeter

This warm, inspiring look at the Jewish holidays—by one of the most dynamic and accessible teachers of Jewish thought today—shows us how each holy day empowers us to recognize God’s loving presence in our life everyday.

There are many books that discuss how to celebrate the holidays; Inviting God In explains why we should celebrate. Using …

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The Jewish Family Fun Book

The Jewish Family Fun Book

Roni Sarig, Danielle Dardashti, Avi Katz (illustrator)

The essential guide to Jewish family life and fun activities at home and on the road!

Want to put a new spin on dreidel games? Or a new twist on making challah? Well then roll up your sleeves, put on your dancin’ shoes, and get out your thinking caps, because The Jewish Family Fun Book will help you find something fun in everything …

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Celebrate! Stories of the Jewish Holidays

This collection focuses on the eight major holidays in the Jewish year, starting with the weekly celebration of Shabbat and ending with Shavout, the festival that marks the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses. Each section begins with a lively retelling of the Bible story connected to the featured holiday, followed by an explanation of how the holiday is celebrated, and closing with …

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Hanukkah, 2nd Edition: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration

Dr. Ron Wolfson

Publisher: Jewish Lights

Create a meaningful and happy Hanukkah in your home—with story, celebration, food and song . . .

This newly-designed, easy-to-use edition of a classic spiritual sourcebook offers updated information, more family ideas, and new resources for every aspect of your holiday celebration.

Information on every aspect of Hanukkah is covered, …

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How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household

A Day Full of Mitzvos

Blu Greenberg

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Filled with practical advice as well as history, Blu Greenberg’s book is a comprehensive guide to the joys and complexities of running a modern Jewish home. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household is a modern, comprehensive guide covering virtually every aspect of Jewish home life. It provides practical advice on how to manage a Jewish …

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Essential Jewish Cookbook: A Celebration of a Rich and Diverse Cuisine

Judy Jackson

Publisher: Lorenz Books

Jewish cookery is a marvellous mosaic of dishes. In this new book, regional recipes have been adapted to conform to religious rules and new foods have been incorporated into traditional dishes. …

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Jewish Holiday Treats: Recipes and Crafts for the Whole Family

Jewish Holiday Treats: Recipes and Crafts for the Whole Family

Joan Zoloth, Lisa Hubbard

Publisher: Chronicle Books

From Chanukah, Purim, Passover, and Shavuot to Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot, Jewish Holiday Treats serves up the traditional with clever twists. Welcome the festivities with tempting treats like Chanukah Star Cookies and Amazing Honey Cake. Tots and grandparents alike will take pleasure in constructing simple toys and decorations such as a …

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1,000 Jewish Recipes

1,000 Jewish Recipes

Faye Levy

Publisher: IDG Books Worldwide

A celebration of Jewish kosher cooking and tradition, this expert cookbook offers all the recipes and information any cook needs to celebrate Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and many other Jewish holidays.

Excerpted from 1,000 Jewish Recipes by Faye Levy. Copyright � 2000. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved

Recipes, p.88 Smoked …

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