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Poster calling to boycott stores where Arabs work with Jewish women spotted in Jerusalem

Poster calling to boycott stores where Arabs work with Jewish women spotted in Jerusalem

“Do you want your grandson to be named Ahmed ben Sarah?” a street poster slapped on the walls of Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods inquires, in a not-so-subtle dig at the Yesh retail chain.

The problem the authors of the broadside (pashkevil, in Hebrew ) have is that Yesh, the Haredi arm of the Super-Sol supermarket chain, allows Arab men to work alongside Jewish women.

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Jewish WikiLeaks’ goes live in Jerusalem

… the institution’s project to scan and upload to the Internet hundreds of thousands of pages from Jewish newspapers from the 19th century to the present.

Historical Jewish Press, whose official launch was on Monday, is a joint initiative of the national library and Tel Aviv University “that will give researchers, teachers, students and the general public rapid, easy and unprecedented access to periodicals,” Weinberg said.

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The Jewish World: 365 Days - From the Collections of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Jewish World: 365 Days - From the Collections of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum

Publisher: Harry N Abrams

A celebration of Jewish life through the ages, this new addition to Abrams’ highly successful 365 Days series features art and artifacts from around the world. In addition to archaeological finds, ancient manuscripts, artworks, and traditional and ceremonial objects, the book includes images that evoke everyday life in Jewish communities throughout history: jewelry, costumes, toys, household items, folk art, …

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Eyaht Women’s College of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, Israel

Name:

Eyaht Women's College of Jewish Studies

Address1:

22 Imrei Bina

Address2:

Kiryat Sanz

City:

Jerusalem

Location:

Israel

Zipcode:

Type:

Aish Hatorah

Tel:

(02) 538-2522

Fax:

(02) 537-8487

Services:

High Holidays, Tourist Visits

Website:

http://www.eyaht.org/

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Top 50 things to do in Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

… 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 where 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 …

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Mamilla in Jerusalem

Mamilla was an early neighborhood built outside the old city of Jerusalem, which is west from the Jaffa Gate.  It was initially built in 1890 as a central business district by the Jewish and Arab. In 1920, it was practically occupied by the Jews. At that time, Mamilla neighborhood was regarded as a significant commercial area, place of the municipal buildings and outside the Old City walls was the first post office.  The Arab-Israeli war in 1948 resulted …

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Christ Church in Jerusalem

Christ Church in Jerusalem

Christ Church is found in Jerusalem’s Old City. It is the oldest Protestant church in the Middle East. Christ Church is considered as the heart of prayer and worship for all people.  Religious people and pilgrims come to this place to encounter the kingdom of Heaven.  Three architects are responsible for the design of the church.  The 1 st one was William Curry Hillier in August 1840, followed by James Wood …

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Wolfson Museum in Jerusalem

Wolfson Museum in Jerusalem

The Wolfson Museum in Jerusalem is a place of a wide collection of marvelous antique and rare artifacts, all with Jewish significance.  Approximately 5,000 items are on display in the museum.  Each item has a story to tell as it represents a Jewish history thousands of years ago. Anyone who is fascinated with candlestick holders and Chanukah menorahs are more than delighted to visit the place. Five rooms with an …

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Zion Gate in Jerusalem

The Zion Gate in Jerusalem, which is also known as David’s Gate, acquired its name from the belief that King David’s tomb is on Mt. Zion.  The gate is found along the southern wall of the old city in front of Mount Zion and Hebron. In 1540 AD, the Ottomans built the gate.   In the gate, you would come across a stone plate honoring the person who designed it by the name of Sultan Suleyman Iben Salim.  …

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Russian Billionaire wants Jewish al-Jazeera

Russian billionaire Alexander Mashkevich plans to establish a Jewish version of al-Jazeera to combat the negative image of Israel portrayed in the media.

“Every day and every hour people get negative information about Israel. Therefore, the most important thing is to represent Israel on an international level, with real information,” The Jerusalem Post quoted Mashkevich saying at a conference of the United Israel Appeal in Washington.

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Mount of Olives in Jerusalem

Mount of Olives

… grew on it’s hillside during historic times. Became the most holiest cemetery, believed by the Jewish tradition that Messiah will bring the dead back to life.  It’s across the Kidron Creek  where the entire hill sides  is covered by thousands of grave stones facing the old city of Jerusalem. The hill is 100 meters above the the old city and 830 meters above sea level. In the North of the hill is the headquarters of the Romans during the time of obstruction in Jerusalem.

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Is Gene Simmons Jewish?

Is Gene Simmons Jewish?

Yes rock superstar Gene Simmons is a Jew.

The Jerusalem Post reports that he is visiting Israel: “Kiss rocker Gene Simmons back in Israel after 51 years,” by David Brinn.

The Israeli-born superstar calls boycotting artists “idiots,” says “there ain’t no place like Israel on Earth.”

52 years after leaving Israel as the impoverished nine-year-old son of a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp, Chaim Witz returned to his …

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Desecration, attacks at ancient Jewish cemetery

Desecration, attacks at ancient Jewish cemetery

A wide patch of steep hillside overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City holds row after row of graves. Biblical prophets, revered rabbis and a prime minister are buried there. Yet many of the tombstones have been smashed, litter is strewn around and tethered donkeys defecate on top of graves.

The ancient cemetery is just one point of contention in the struggle for control of Jerusalem, an explosive issue in decades of Israeli-Palestinian …

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German Jewish leader calls boycotts anti-semitic

… Central Council of Jews, on Tuesday issued a blistering attack on German peace activists who are promoting a boycott of Israeli fruit and cosmetic products.

“To me, the calls for a boycott – as I have said before in the matter in North Rhine- Westphalia – naturally are anti-Semitic in character,” Graumann told The Jerusalem Post. What else would they be?” Graumann added that “This time, the initiators think they’re being especially clever by saying themselves that it …

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Huckabee: Israelis should be able to live anywhere in Jewish state

Huckabee: Israelis should be able to live anywhere in Jewish state

… Huckabee said Monday during a visit to the Mount of Olives for a cornerstone-laying ceremony in a Jewish east Jerusalem neighborhood.

“It is inconceivable in many ways that we would have to even argue and debate whether or not Israelis could live in Israel, not just in parts of Israel but anywhere in Israel they wished to live,” said Huckabee, who is expected to run against US President Barack Obama in the 2012 elections on behalf of the Republican Party.

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Montreal Jewish leader: Vandalism not always made public

Montreal Jewish leader: Vandalism not always made public

Not all recent acts of vandalism against the Montreal Jewish community have been made public, the head of the Montreal Jewish Federation Combined Jewish Appeal’s security coordinating committee has disclosed.

Recent media reports have focused on anti-Semitic incidents directed at five synagogues and a school on January 16. However, the head of the committee, Rabbi Reuven Poupko, told The Jerusalem Post that there were other acts of …

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Israel ‘Shocked, Insulted’ as EU Calls Jerusalem a Settlement

Israel 'Shocked, Insulted' as EU Calls Jerusalem a Settlement

Israel is shocked by international criticism of the demolition of a Jewish-owned property in Jerusalem.

“Calling Jerusalem a settlement is a misinterpretation, an insult to the history of the city,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told the French news agency AFP. “It is incomprehensible that they are mixing questions of private rights, international law and politics,” he added.

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Barak’s vision of dividing Jerusalem is not Israeli policy, says Netanyahu

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday distanced himself from Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s expressed support for partitioning Jerusalem along Jewish and Arab lines, according to an initiative presented by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in 2000.

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Fayyad inaugurates east Jerusalem school

… Salam Fayyad on Tuesday morning arrived for the inauguration of a new wing at school in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Dahiyat al-Barid, despite an Israeli ban on Palestinian evens in Jerusalem’s municipal area. However, Fayyad called off his plan to inaugurate a road in Shuafat and visit a school in Sheikh Jarrah.

Dahiyat al-Barid is located north of the Jewish neighborhood of Neve Yaakov, on the Palestinian side of the separation fence, but at least part of it is considered …

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

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1630 Holland captures Pernambuco, Brazil from the Portuguese and invites Jewish settlement. A significant Jewish community develops in Recife.  (Recife is the 4 th largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 4,136,506 inhabitants.

1649 Solomon Franco was a merchant, who was granted a weekly stipend by the Puritan authorities on the condition that he leave on the next available passage to Holland.

1654 Portugal recaptures Brazil …

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Jewish Marriages

Jewish Marriages

… took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said, This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called Woman, for out of Man this one was taken.’ Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh.(Genesis 2:18-24)

They say that “I am” is reportedly the shortest sentence in …

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A Lifetime Companion to the Laws of Jewish Family Life

A Lifetime Companion to the Laws of Jewish Family Life

… Urim Publications

Foreword by Rabbi Yehuda Henkin

A Lifetime Companion to the Laws of Jewish Family Life was written to help married — or about to be married — couples of all ages learn the halachot of taharat hamishpachah, the laws of Jewish marital life. In addition, particular emphasis was placed on achieving an understanding of the interplay between Jewish law and women’s health issues throughout the life cycle.

Deena R. Zimmerman MD MPH IBCLC is a physician with …

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The Jewish Ethicist: Everyday Ethics in Business and Life

… Association)

“Combines up-to-the-minute knowledge of his field with thousands of years of Jewish tradition” – Rivka Blau, Jewish Press

“This tome was a delight to read and provided tachlis modern application to principles of halacha.” David Rosenthal, shamash.org.

The book discusses scores of actual questions on ethical dilemmas in business as well as everyday life. The author, Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir, not only gives answers but also provides a lucid and inspiring …

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The Jewish Political Tradition: Volume II: Membership

… Lorberbaum (editor), Noam J. Zohar (editor)

Publisher: Yale University Press

“The Jewish Political Tradition is remarkable for both what it does and how it does it. It is a splendid achievement. When Jews call themselves the people of the book, this is the sort of book they have, or at least ought to have, in mind.‖Noah J. Efron, Boston Book Review

“This work is the most comprehensive attempt that has ever been undertaken to present a thematic compilation of the …

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A History of the Jewish People

… ambitious history by six Hebrew University scholars seeks to encompass the full range of the Jewish experience in nationhood and exile. It is an impressive work…considering the necessary compression–5,000 years and a scattering of settings virtually worldwide covered in just over 1,100 pages–the work is an achievement of consequence.”

–Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

“Offering a full panorama of Jewish existence from the dim origins of the 2nd millennium B.C.E. to the …

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Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust - 3 Volume Set

… places this remarkable resource in its historical and cultural context.

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust reclaims the distinctive culture of thousands of Jewish communities lost during the Holocaust. It chronicles the people, habits and customs of more than 6,500 thriving Jewish communities. It traces the development of Jewish life—from large urban centers to small shtetls—throughout their history. Stories and numerous photographs share small …

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One Baby Step at a Time: Seven Secrets of Jewish Motherhood

… that will uplift, validate, and provide practical suggestions to improve the life of every Jewish mother. In this sequel to her critically-acclaimed book Expecting Miracles, author Chana (Jenny) Weisberg describes the seven ancient Jewish secrets that have enabled Jewish women throughout the millennia to infuse their mothering lives with more happiness, fulfillment, and spirituality.

About the Author:

Chana (Jenny) Weisberg is the author of Expecting Miracles: Finding Meaning and …

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Bread and Fire: Jewish Women Find God in the Everyday

… Rosenberg (editor)

Publisher: Urim Publications

Bread and Fire is about the everyday lives of Jewish women and the struggles and aspirations, failings and triumphs of their spiritual endeavors.

This book asks: What does it mean to be a Jewish woman today? What does Jewish tradition offer to modern women who are looking for practical ways to bring spirituality and meaning to their lives and the lives of their loved ones?

The women whose writings appear in this book span a wide range of …

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The Jerusalem Syndrome: A Religious Experience

… according to Maron: a spiritual memoir of your average hyperintelligent, ultraneurotic, superhip Jewish standup comedian and seeker.

The Jerusalem Syndrome is a genuine psychological phenomenon that often strikes visitors to the Holy Land with the delusion that they are suddenly direct vessels for the voice of God. Marc Maron seems to have a distinctly American version of the Jerusalem Syndrome, which has led him on a lifelong quest for religious significance and revelation in the most …

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Ascending Jacob’s Ladder - Essays on the Fundamental’s of Jewish Life - Shabbat, Festivals, Prayer, Teshuvah, Torah Study, The Jewish Home and Wisdom of Kabbalah

Rabbi Yaakov Hillel

Publisher: Artscroll

From the venerated Jerusalem Torah scholar and Kabbalist Rabbi Yaakov Hillel comes an extraordinary new book. Drawing from Torah, Midrash, Mussar, and Kabbalah sources, he guides us through our Jewish spiritual journey – through this world and into the next.

Like Jacob’s ladder, which was firmly planted on earth but reached the heavens, these essays show us how living a truly Jewish life …

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