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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 70 - March 6, 2013

The Besht Center held its first ever event for women of the community. Over 60 women attended the event which was on the topic of communication within marriage. Mrs. Bronya Shaffer gave an inspiring speech covering many different aspects of how couples relate and passed on some tips to enhance the communication we already have [...]

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For Chabad Misfits, a Place to Call Home

On a freezing Friday night in Brooklyn, a group of 18 Crown Heights residents scurry through the crowds of Jews leaving synagogue and make their way to a second-story apartment on Rogers Avenue for Shabbat dinner. Inside, hippie art and vintage John Lennon photos share wall space with drawings of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the [...]

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European Rabbis: Hope Next Pope Will Fight Hate, Too

The European Rabbinical Council said Monday that it hoped that Pope Benedict XVI’s replacement would continue to fight anti-Semitism, as Benedict himself had continued from his predecessor. In the wake of Benedict’s announcement that he planned to resign at the end of the month, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, head of the group, said that Benedict had [...]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 62 - January 9, 2013

A cache of 1,000-year-old documents written by the Jewish community in Afghanistan and unveiled in Jerusalem provides unprecedented insight into medieval Jewish community in central Asia. The collection was reportedly discovered by chance in a cave inhabited by foxes two years ago in northern Afghanistan. The dry climate of the cave preserved the papers, keeping [...]

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In Wake of Sandy Disaster, Jewish Volunteers Step Up

Just before Shelly Fine went to sleep Tuesday night, he posted his contact information and an appeal seeking volunteers for the Hurricane Sandy relief effort on a popular Upper West Side blog. When the 63-year-old woke up the next morning, he had 163 responses. Together with other volunteers, Fine is helping to orchestrate a grassroots [...]

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Shluchim to Establish Home Inside New Chabad House

Changes have once again been made to the plan for the Aspen, Colorado Chabad Jewish Community Center, which now includes a 3,500-square-foot home on the Main Street property. The plan once called for a 4,500-square-foot social hall next to a 10,550-square-foot building that will house a synagogue and preschool classrooms. But that has been changed, [...]

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Later, 5772…Welcome, 5773

Tonight’s sunset brings Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and according to the Torah, the “birthday of the world.” I don’t know if it’s all the new school years or if it’s just embedded in my DNA, but fall indeed always feels to me like the switch-up in the cycle. Every Rosh Hashanah (literally, “head [...]

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Military Engineer Infuses Workplace with Jewish Ideals

Greg Spurlock knows Naomi Zirkind as a woman who stays true to Jewish traditions and values while still being part of their group of military engineers. Her friends from synagogue, however, know her as a quiet and modest figure who inspires others with her wisdom and Jewish insight. Zirkind, a mother of eight and electrical [...]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 32 - May 30, 2012

Two bronze sculptures created by artist Sigalit Landau have been stolen from the yard of an art collector in Herzliya. The two statues, “Vomitus-Narcisus,” created in 2007, and “Stranded on a Watermelon in the Dead Sea,” from 2009, were both placed in the collector’s yard during the past year. Each of the sculptures, which were [...]

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Egged Bus Company Returns To Mea She’arim – With Police Aboard

Bus service was restored last week to Jerusalem’s Mea She’arim after a hiatus of nearly two years, in which there was no public transportation within the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood. The Egged bus cooperative had halted service due to ongoing sabotage and violence by a group of religious extremists known as the Sicarii; they threw rocks and [...]

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Rabbi busts trio of thieves stealing copper memorials from historic synagogue

Three punks were charged with breaking into a historic Lower East Side synagogue after a rabbi spotted them trying to steal copper memorials from a wall. Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum was checking on Beth Hamedrash Hagadol on Sunday when he saw the men stacking the plates inside the Norfolk Street landmark, which has been closed for [...]

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Brooklyn Hasid charged with felony hate crime after attacking Arabs living next door

Brooklyn Hasid charged with felony hate crime after attacking Arabs living next door

A boozy Brooklyn man was hit with hate crime charges Sunday for pouring beer on a newlywed neighbor, calling her an “Arab terrorist” and pummeling her husband, police sources said. Following the seemingly unprovoked attack Saturday night in Mill Basin, Simchon Schwartz, 46, hid in a local synagogue and tried to fight off cops when [...]

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Top 50 things to do in Israel

1.) Western Wailing Wall Western Wailing Wall is situated at the foot of the western side of the temple of mount in the old city of Jerusalem. Considered as the most holiest place for Jews wherein thousands of Jewish worshiper believes that the presence of God’s spirit is always in the holy temple for thousands of years. 2.) Old City of Jerusalem [...]

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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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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 [...]

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No Entrance!

No Entrance!

The sign on the entrance to the main sanctuary of a synagogue in the USA where I spoke several months ago really made me laugh. Some people mean well, but they flub it when they try to get their message across. The directors of the synagogue probably wanted to convey to the congregants that it’s [...]

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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 [...]

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Hoshana Rabbah : Conclusion of Sukkot

Hoshana Rabbah is the seventh day of Sukkot. This day is observed with a synagogue service. Hoshana Rabbah is a day of praise and worship. Hoshana Rabbah is the time when God sets the Book of Life. It is part of Jewish custom to greet your friends and loved ones with “piska tava” (a good [...]

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The Mikveh Search

A Mikveh is a ritual bath symbolizing the transition from a person’s old identity and his new one as Jew. It is also a ritual done by Jewish women before marriage. Many synagogues have their own mikveh. Communities having a high percentage of Jewish population also have mikvehs. The nearest mikveh bath you can possibly [...]

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The Jewish Women: Inside the Synagogue

The Talmud states that women are generally exempted from doing Jewish religious activities. Orthodox Judaism stresses its importance especially that women have family obligations. There are a number of rules for Jewish women in the synagogues – some observed strictly by the Orthodox sect while other Jewish sects are more lenient about it (Conservative and [...]

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How to Become Tzniut

Tzniut is a Hebrew term which means modesty and humility. This trait is very important and refers to modesty both in dress and behavior. The Talmud tells us that humility is an important characteristic of Jewish people. Choose your words carefully. Avoid swearing and saying words of sexual context. In Orthodox Judaism, unmarried men and women are forbidden [...]

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How to Behave Inside the Jewish Synagogue

Learning how to behave properly when inside the Jewish house of prayer and worship is very essential especially if it is your first time inside the synagogue. Dressing for a prayer service in the synagogue is the same as dressing up for other churches. Wear a nice formal dress. Men should wear their yarmulke (skullcap). Married women [...]

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How to Put On the Yarmulke Properly

A yarmulke (skullcap), also known as kippah is a piece of cloth worn by observant Jews, often by men. Yarmulke is worn during prayer as a sign of respect to God. The yarmulke is one of the most important symbols of the Jewsih faith, thus, should be worn properly. Yarmulke should be worn during Shabbat [...]

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What You Will See Inside a Synagogue

by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman and Dr. Ron WolfsonIllustrated by: Bill Aron Ages 6 & up An illustrated book designed to show children ages 6 and up the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of a traditional synagogue, Jewish celebrations, and rituals. Visual and informative, What You Will See Inside a Synagogue features full [...]

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DavkaWriter Dimensions II

DavkaWriter Dimensions II ? Jewish Texts for Hebrew/English Word Processing DavkaWriter Dimensions II is a collection of ready-to-use Hebrew texts in DavkaWriter Platinum 5/6 word processing format. In addition to the Hebrew texts listed below, it also includes two texts with English translation as well - the Haggadah and the Tanach. This compilation is perfect [...]

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Kids’ Catalog of Passover

Barbara Rush Inside this book is more than just matzah! JPS does it again with another wondrous kids’ catalog, this time featuring the holiday of Passover. This is not a haggadah but rather a companion to the ceremony, which can be used again and again for many years. Here are hundreds of new ways to [...]

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Spirituality of Welcoming: How to Transform Your Congregation Into a Sacred Community

Ron Wolfson, PhD Publisher: Jewish Lights A practical guide for envisioning—and transforming—your synagogue into a powerful new congregation of welcoming, learning and healing. “The new synagogue we envision is a spiritual center for all those who set foot inside it. It is a kehillah kedoshah, a sacred community, where relationships are paramount, where worship is [...]

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Jewish Holiday Cooking: A Food Lovers Treasury of Classics and Improvisations

Jayne Cohen Publisher: Wiley In Jewish Holiday Cooking, Jayne Cohen shares a wide-ranging collection of traditional Jewish recipes, as well as inventive new creations and contemporary variations on the classic dishes. For home cooks, drawing from the rich traditions of Jewish history when cooking for the holidays can be a daunting task. Jewish Holiday Cooking [...]

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A History of the Jews in the Modern World

Howard M. Sachar Publisher: Vintage Books “A rich and balanced account. . . . There is no other book that attempts, as this one does, to recount the history of the Jews in modern times in all its geographical variation and breathtaking disparity.” – Washington Post Book World “Magisterial . . . Sachar situates Jews [...]

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Gonzo Judaism: A Bold Path for Renewing an Ancient Faith

Niles Goldstein Publisher: St. Martin’s Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson transformed his field with an audacity that did not always sit well with his publishers. Gonzo Judaism embraces that same spirit, challenging today’s Jews to reclaim their rebel roots, even if the consequences of their actions are disquieting to the leaders of a largely complacent [...]

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