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Iranian Jewish history on show at Beit Hatefutsoth

Iranian Jewish history on show at Beit Hatefutsoth

… and both secular and religious music. The exhibition also includes contemporary artworks by Iranian Jewish artists now living in Israel, Europe and the United States.

“We are deeply honored and excited that Beit Hatefutsoth will be the first to expose the fascinating life of Persian Jewry, which to date has not received the full attention it deserves,” said Irina Nevzlin Kogan, president of the NADAV Foundation, Beit Hatefutsoth’s major benefactor.

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Iranian Jewry’s fascinating story

An unprecedented exhibition devoted to the history, culture and contemporary life of Iranian Jewry will open at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv on Thursday, December 30.

This exhibition is the first to present a comprehensive, in-depth portrait of Iranian Jewry and introduce visitors to the fascinating world of an ancient community and its cultural, social, economic and political life.

The intriguing story unfolds over more than 2,700 years, beginning with the first Jews …

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The Light of German Jewry

The Light of German Jewry

This has been a whirlwind week for me in Berlin, where I’ve spent long days touring with other young Conservative rabbis. We have learned first hand about how Germans have confronted their past and are looking to their future. We have seen the German Jewish community rebuilding itself with a sense of pride and renewal.

This Shabbat, in the Torah portion Tetzaveh, we learn about the …

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U.S. Jewry 2010: Estimates of the Size and Characteristics of the Population

… the United States is significantly larger than previously estimated. In the presentation “U.S. Jewry 2010: Estimates of the Size and Characteristics of the Population,” given at the Association for Jewish Studies meeting in Boston on December 20th, Leonard Saxe (Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies) reported that rather than declining, the Jewish population has been increasing since 1990.

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World Jewry to raise funds to help victims of Carmel fire

World Jewry to raise funds to help victims of Carmel fire

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As flames continued to consume large parts of the Carmel mountain range in northern Israel, causing the evacuation of tens of thousands of local residents, Jewish organizations and communities around the world began mobilizing over the weekend to provide relief for those in need.

Shortly after the calamity began, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and American …

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The Dynamics of American Jewish History: Jacob Rader Marcus’s Essays on American Jewry

… College (HUC) students, Dr. Marcus remains a very significant figure in the history of American Jewry during the twentieth century.

Marcus, raised in West Virginia, was the child of East European immigrants. At the age of 15, he moved to Cincinnati to matriculate at HUC, America’s oldest rabbinical seminary. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War I, Marcus became a member of the HUC faculty upon his rabbinical ordination in 1920. He subsequently moved to Europe to pursue …

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Wedding Song: Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman

Wedding Song: Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman

… childhood, her extended family, and the lives of the women in her community in Shiraz, a southern Iranian city. Her memoir details her parents’ “courtship” (her father selected her mother from a group of adolescent girls), her mother’s lonely life as a child-bride, and Goldin’s childhood home which was presided over by her paternal grandmother.

Goldin’s memoir conveys not just the personal trauma of growing up in a family fraught with discord but also the …

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Iranian Jewish Center in Great Neck, New York

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Iranian Jewish Center

Address1:

160 Steamboat Rd

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City:

Great Neck

Location:

New York

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Sephardi

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516 482-8080

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EASTERN JEWRY COMMUNITY in London, England

Name:

EASTERN JEWRY COMMUNITY

Address1:

Newbury Park Station

Address2:

Newbury Park

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London

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England

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SEPHARDI

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020 8809 4387

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Council of Indian Jewry in Bombay, India

Name:

Council of Indian Jewry

Address1:

Jeroo Bldg

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137 M.G. Road

City:

Bombay

Location:

India

Zipcode:

90210

Type:

Reform

Tel:

91 22 270 461

Fax:

91 22 274 129

Services:

High Holidays, Tourist Visits

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Jewish Graves Desecrated in Iran

Jewish Graves Desecrated in Iran

… While Jews in Iran are free to practice Judaism, there is an undercurrent of fear. After the Iranian Revolution in 1979, an official distinction was made in favor of Jews as opposed to “Zionists,” but in 2000, ten Iranian Jews, including a minor, were sentenced to prison for allegedly spying for the United States and Israel.

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Qaddafi Crushed the Graves in the Jewish Cemetery

Qaddafi Crushed the Graves in the Jewish Cemetery

As the violent protests in Libya continue, Israel National News TV visited the Libyan Jewry Heritage Center in Israel to hear the feelings of those Jews who came from Libya.

“My feeling is not good,” said Meir Kachlon, Chairman of the World Organization of Libyan Jews. “The people that I knew are ruled by a cruel leader who supposedly does everything to help them but really hurts them, and the proof of that is in the fact that he hired mercenaries to kill them. …

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ADL lauds German scholar for study on anti-Semitism

ADL lauds German scholar for study on anti-Semitism

… Anti-Defamation League for his work exposing the interplay between Nazi ideology and modern Iranian anti-Semitism.

“In his writing on the anti- Semitism of the Iranian regime, which he terms the ‘stepchild of German National Socialism,’ Dr. Küntzel lays bare the genocidal intent of those who are striving for nuclear weapons,” Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director, said while presenting the ADL Paul Ehrlich-Gunther K. Schwerin Human Rights Award to Küntzel at the ADL …

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Iran’s Hanging Spree Averages to 1 Person Every 8 Hours

Iranian authorities have unleashed an “execution binge” with an average rate of one person hanged every eight hours since the beginning of the year, a rights group monitoring the Islamic Republic said yesterday.

A statement by the New York-based group International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said at least 47 prisoners have been hanged since Jan. 1, including a reported Kurdish …

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WikiLeaks dispatch: Iran’s Khamenei has terminal cancer

WikiLeaks dispatch: Iran's Khamenei has terminal cancer

… Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has terminal cancer, French daily Le Monde reported.

The source, a non-Iranian businessman based in Central Asia and travelling often to Tehran, “has learned from one of his contacts that (former president Ali Akbar) Rafsanjani told him Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has terminal stage leukaemia and could die in a few months”, according to an August 2009 cable.

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2nd Star of David ‘uncovered’ in Tehran

2nd Star of David 'uncovered' in Tehran

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Iranian authorities once again ‘hit’ by past friendly relations with Israel : Images published Saturday by Iranian media outlets show a Star of David on the roof of the main national airline’s building at the Tehran airport.

The satellite image was taken from the Google Earth service. According to the Iranian report, the Iran Air building was “built by Israeli engineers,” …

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Michael Oren urges U.S. Jews to defend Israel against aggressors

… NEW ORLEANS – Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, urged America’s Jewry to stand up for Israel on Monday during a panel on Israeli-U.S. relations as part of the Jewish Federations General Assembly.

“I think it is fair for Israel to expect the American Jewish community to uphold our right to self-defense,” Oren said. “Israel expects American Jews to fight the Goldstone report which limits our ability to defend ourselves by branding us as war criminals, …

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

… aid society in the United States was established by the community in Philadelphia

1784 Jewry in Charleston, South Carolina, establishes its first social welfare organization.

1787 The Northwest Territory Act offers Jews equality in all future territories and states.

1788 Jews are granted full rights and permitted to hold federal office in the United States.

1789 Gershom Mendes Seixas, is invited to Washington’s inaugural prayer (Gershom Mendes Seixas was the leader of …

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The Septembers of Shiraz

Dalia Sofer

Publisher: Harper Collins

In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare-gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. Terrified by his disappear-ance, his family must reconcile a new world of cruelty and chaos with the collapse of everything they have known.

As Isaac navigates the tedium and terrors of prison, forging tenuous trusts, his wife feverishly searches for him, suspecting, all the while, that their …

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Feathers (Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry)

A classic of modern Israeli literature in English for the first time.}}When first published in 1979, Haim Beメerメs Feathers was a critical and commercial success, ushering in a period of great productivity and expansiveness in modern Hebrew literature. Now considered a classic in Israeli fiction the book is finally available to English readers worldwide. In this, his first novel, Beメer …

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The Sabbath: A Guide to Its Understanding and Observance

… revised and expanded edition of a classic work which will fill a great need among English-speaking Jewry. Read it, and may your Shabbos experience be transformed. 112 pp.

Hardcover

ISBN:1583306072

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Around the Family Table: A Comprehensive “Bencher” and Companion for Shabbat and Festival Meals and other Family Occasions

Around the Family Table: A Comprehensive "Bencher" and Companion for Shabbat and Festival Meals and other Family Occasions

… girls

–Dedication of a new home

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s contributions to Israel and world Jewry over the course of the past 35 years have been instrumental in shaping today’s Modern Orthodox society. His vision of an authentic Judaism which is inclusive of every Jew and appreciative of universal human concerns has made him an outstanding figure and leading voice in today’s Jewish world.

The founding rabbi of the famed Lincoln Square Synagogue of Manhattan, Rabbi Riskin is …

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A History of Zionism: From the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of Israel

… Walter Laqueur traces the Zionist movement from its beginnings–with the emancipation of European Jewry from the ghettos in the wake of the French Revolution–to 1948, when the Zionist dream became a reality. He describes the contributions of such notable figures as Benjamin Disraeli, Moses Hess, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, and Sir Herbert Samuel, and he analyzes the seminal achievements of Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weitzmann, and David ben Gurion. Laqueur outlines the differences between the …

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The Zionist Ideology (Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series)

Gideon Shimoni

Publisher: Brandeis University Press

The definitive study of the origins and evolution of Jewish nationalist ideology.

Winner of the Arnold Wiznitzer Prize, Hebrew University.

This superb and highly nuanced study traces the development and ramifications of the ideology of Zionism from its roots in Europe to its full flowering in the establishment of the State of …

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The Holocaust on Trial

… starting with the author’s denial of Hitler’s responsibility for the extermination of European Jewry and ending with his claim that the Holocaust never happened. Deborah Lipstadt, an American academic, blew the whistle on Irving. Her book, Denying the Holocaust, describes him as a right-wing extremist who denigrated the memory of Hitler’s victims. Irving sued for libel in England, where libel laws are famously biased in favor of the plaintiff. It was up to Lipstadt to prove the truth of …

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Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust

… Hitler’s Willing Executioners provides conclusive evidence that the extermination of European Jewry engaged the energies and enthusiasm of tens of thousands of ordinary Germans. Goldhagen reconstructs the climate of “eliminationist anti-Semitism” that made Hitler’s pursuit of his genocidal goals possible and the radical persecution of the Jews during the 1930s popular. Drawing on a wealth of unused archival materials, principally the testimony of the killers themselves, Goldhagen …

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Echoes Of Glory: The Story of the Jews in the Classical Era

… times. Just as important, he tells it from the perspective of the Jews, not through the eyes of Jewry’s enemies and conquerors, as history books commonly do.

The author has a voracious appetite for history and even the places where it happened. When he tours the world, he sees it as the locale of Jewish eternity, the settings where our nation took shape, the building blocks of today. His broad experience lets him paint the picture of yesterday with the broad strokes of scholarly …

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Jewish People, Jewish Thought

Jewish People, Jewish Thought

… spiritual climate have shaped, sometimes subtly and sometimes conspicuously, the Jewish condition. Jewry has responded selectively and according to its own criteria of meaning and value to events affecting non-Jews as well; Judaism, at the same time, has exerted a reciprocal influence, direct or indirect, on the general course of historical development. It is always necessary to adjust the usual rubrics of history, such as ancient, medieval, and modern, to the particular contours of Jewish …

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DNA & Tradition: The Genetic Link to The Ancient Hebrews

DNA & Tradition: The Genetic Link to The Ancient Hebrews

… of the “Cohen Geneâ€

–DNA Tests of Tradition

-Confirming the Origin of World Jewry

–Discovering the Genetic Matriarchs

–Abraham’s Chromosome Signature

Rabbi Yaakov Kleiman is director of The Center for Kohanim (Jews of Priestly origin), which is dedicated to raising awareness and preparedness among today’s Kohanim. The Center, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, maintains the website: www.Cohen-Levi.org. Sparked by the discovery of the …

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Aleppo - City of Scholars

Rabbi David Sutton

Publisher: Artscroll

The vibrant heritage of Syrian Jewry comes alive in this magnificent history of Aleppo and its sages. Known since Biblical times as Aram Soba, the city was a scholarly and spiritual center for thousands of years. Hated, persecuted, and finally driven out of its ancestral home, this community still lives. From its seeds grow thriving communities in Israel, America, Mexico, and worldwide, including the great Yeshivah Porat Yosef …

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