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Representatives Speak Out at New York Yom Hashoah Vigil

Despite torrential rain, hundreds of New Yorkers turned out for a Yom Hashoah vigil at the Iranian UN Mission, on Sunday April 22, to express their concerns over Iran’s nuclear weapons program and its sponsorship of global terror. They were joined by three members of the US House of Representatives and three members of the [...]

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Israel’s Conservative Seminary Accepts Gays and Lesbians on Yom Hashoah

The Schechter Institute in Jerusalem is the Israeli affiliate of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). It has publicly been holding out on changing its policy concerning the admission of gays and lesbians into its rabbinical ordination program (the only such program for the Conservative movement in Israel). That policy has caused much tension for rabbinical [...]

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Testifying for the Holocaust

Last week, Deborah Lipstadt wrote about eerie anniversaries and Hannah Arendt. Her posts have been appearing as a part of Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning’s Author Blog series. HaShoah.  It is also the time of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.  I am reminded of a small article which appeared on the front page [upper half] of the New York Times on [...]

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Yom Hazikaron - Israeli Memorial Day

Some days, such as Yom HaShoah, are Jewish holidays that pertain to the Jewish culture, but not to the Jewish religion. Yom HaShoah, of course, is the Holocaust Memorial Day that was declared by the Knesset, which is the Israeli Parliament. Another holiday declared by the Knesset is Yom Hazikaron, which is a Memorial Day [...]

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Yom HaShoah - In Remembrance of the Holocaust

Not all Jewish holidays are days of religious observance. One very important day is meaningful to all Jewish people. This day is Yom HaShoah and it occurs in either April or May. In the Hebrew calendar, this day is in the month of Nisan. It occurs one week after the seventh day of Passover and [...]

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Every Person’s Guide to Judaism

A Guide to Reform Judaismby Stephen J. Einstein and Lydia Kukoff This guide provides a straightforward introduction to Reform Judaism, by explaining the wide range of customs and ceremonies currently existing within the Reform Jewish community. Sections include the Cycle of the Year, with chapters on the Jewish calendar, the Sabbath, and the festivals, including [...]

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Flag of Israel

Show your support and display the flag of Israel. Great gift in the spring for Yom Ha’atzmaut or Yom HaShoah. Flag Dimensions - 2.5’ x 3.5’

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Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Tanakh Companion: The Book of Samuel

Nathaniel Helfgot (editor) Publisher: Ben Yehuda Press Bible study in the spirit of modern and open Orthodox Judaism. About the Authors The Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School develops professional, knowledgeable, empathetic, and visionary rabbinic leaders for the modern world. Founded in 1999, YCT cultivates a love of Torah, a passion for leadership, and a philosophy [...]

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