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Haredi Groom Gets Cold Feet, Flees Wedding

A young couple from the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem canceled its wedding recently on the eve of the event, after the groom escaped from the banquet hall just moments before the marriage ceremony. The unusual event in the haredi society spread by word of mouth, reaching social networks in recent days. The […]

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NBA Star Amar’e Stoudemire Seeking Israeli Citizenship

Amar’e Stoudemire, the New York Knicks star who claims Hebrew roots and is currently touring Israel, is seeking Israeli citizenship. Stoudemire’s agent, Happy Walters, told New York magazine that the Knicks’ power forward is in the process of becoming an Israeli. “He’s getting citizenship,” Walters said. ”He applied, and he’s there now.” Stoudemire went to […]

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Between the Lines of the Ketubah

A recent item in Haaretz reported that 20,000 Israeli’s spurn the rabbinate and marry abroad annually. A source in the article suggests that 40 percent of those couples were eligible for marriage by the chief rabbinate and chose otherwise. Also quoted in that article was a representative of the trend: “We have nothing against religion… […]

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Bill proposed to stop state rabbis accepting wedding fees

Bill proposed to stop state rabbis accepting wedding fees

Following the storm that erupted two weeks ago surrounding the issue of wedding licenses for rabbis, MK Uri Orbach (Habayit Hayehudi) proposed a new bill to address one of the core complaints in the controversy. Orbach’s bill, submitted last week, would make it illegal for a rabbi employed by a local religious council to accept […]

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Rav Ovadia: Shalit’s Return Illustrative of the Resurrection

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said Wednesday that this year’s Hohsana Rabba is infused with the special joy of redemption and gives hints at the joy of the resurrection of the dead due to the return of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped by Hamas and held captive for 1,941 days. “What great joy there is […]

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Restrictions on rabbis from conducting weddings removed

The religious-Zionist rabbinical group Tzohar, which provides rabbis free of charge to perform weddings, announced on Tuesday that it has succeeded in gaining approval from the Council of the Chief Rabbinate to conduct wedding ceremonies. Executive Vice-President of Tzohar, Nachman Rosenberg, said that Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar in particular was critical to advancing the […]

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Palestine flag outside haredi wedding

One of the most talked about weddings in the ultra-Orthodox sector was held last weekend under a veil of secrecy. Chaya Sara Nehama, 19, granddaughter of the late leader of the extreme Neturei Karta faction, Moshe Hirsch, married 16-year-old Menachem Mendel Reuven.The family became known for its ties with the Palestinian Authority leadership: The father […]

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Happy Yom Yerushalayim

44 years ago in the Six Day War the IDF took the Old City in a fierce battle and united Jerusalem under a single government. From our point of view as a young Orthodox Yeshiva student at the time, this accomplishment was a great miracle. The old city of Jerusalem under Jewish control meant that […]

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Israeli Orthodox Rabbi: Lower Marriage Age To 15

The Lobby for Jewish Values and Director of Jerusalem-based Kol HaNa’ar Rabbi Asher Idan has presented a new initiative to lower the marriage age allowed by law. In the past few days, Chairman of the Lobby for Jewish Values Ofer Cohen has approached several members of Knesset from religious factions in order to garner support […]

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Weddings in Israel

Israel is a country made up of a salient variety of landscapes, dozens of historical landmarks juxtapose with oscillating cities, breath taking white sand beaches and outstanding desert landscapes, and a myriad of both wildlife and human cultures. Aloft the great city of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are some of the most arresting and artistic […]

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Jewish Marriages

Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.’ So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would […]

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Traditional Jewish ceremonies

Baby naming ceremonies Every individual is born different. They say that no two individuals are alike, twins may look identical, but not everything about them is the same. But what’s special and unique about each and every one of us, is our names. One of the most exciting times for a parent is naming their […]

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Jewish Marriage Tradition: The Seven Blessings

A traditional Jewish wedding includes the recitation of the Sheva Brachot. This is also known as birkot Nesium which are seven blessings for the couple as part of nissuin. These blessings are recited by a Hazzan or Rabbi or the wedding guests. This is said over a cup of wine which is passed to the […]

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Jewish Music

Jewish Religious Music Just as Judaism is a beautiful religion, its music is colorful and diverse. Jewish music is mostly religious in nature though modern Jewish music, although some still religious vary from classical, romantic, and folk music. Religious Jewish music is synagogal and cantorial. The earliest Jewish music was patterned from the one used […]

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The 7 Jewish wedding blessing

These Blessings are very important part of a traditional Jewish wedding celebration. The 7 blessings were taken and adapted from ancient rabbinic teachings, it starts with the blessing said with a goblet of wine, and ending with the traditional breaking of a glass to remember that even during the happiest moments of  their life, they […]

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Jewish Wedding Traditions: Breaking the Glass

Breaking the glass is part of Jewish wedding ceremonies. This ritual often concludes the wedding ceremony. The groom stomps on a glass with his foot and the guests shout “Mazel Tov.” Several meanings are associated with the smashing of the glass during a Jewish wedding. Some believe that this symbolizes the fragility of marriage, while others believe […]

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Wedding Kiddush Cup – A Kiddush Cup for a Very Special Day

Kiddush cups are a very important piece of the Jewish religion.  They are used to honor the mitzvah and the reciting of the Kiddush is important in every Jewish home.  But a day like a wedding deserves a remarkable wedding Kiddush cup, not just your ordinary one that you use at home.  It’s important to […]

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Silk Tallit – Give a Precious Gift That Will Be Remembered Forever!

A Jewish tallit, or prayer shawl, can be a beautiful expression of the Jewish faith, and a wonderful reminder of a special time or gift. Tradition strongly influences not only when one begins wearing a tallit to prayers, but how the tallit is made, how it is kept, and where one may wear it in […]

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Souls in Harmony

Non-stop Wedding Dance Musicby Simply Tsfat Simply Tsfat recorded live at a wedding Jerusalem, one hour of NON-STOP dance music - NO BREAKS between tracks! Your feet will not stop moving and the smile on your face will hurt!!! This is not a ‘relaxing’ CD, but it will make you VERY happy Label: Sameach Music, […]

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I Will Wake the Dawn

Illuminated Psalmsby Debra BandIllustrated by: Debra BandTranslated by: Jewish Publication Society An extraordinary art book infused with the awe and inspiration of the biblical Psalms This breathtakingly beautiful book fuses the artist Debra Band’s stunning illuminated interpretation of selected psalms with the scholar Arnold Band’s insightful analysis of the text. In shimmering gold and brilliant […]

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O Jerusalem Original Music

From the Film by Elie Chouraqui Soundtrack from the movie O Jerusalem. Based on the classic book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, the movie O Jerusalem tells the spellbinding events of the birth of Israel in 1948. A brilliant tapestry of shattered hopes, fierce pride, and breathtaking daringness occurs as Arabs, Jews, and British […]

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Ketubbot Notecards

Perfect for mazel tov greetings or wedding thank you notes. This selection of colorful illuminated ketubbot that were originally handwritten on parchment or paper. The ketubbot come from different communities and date from the 18th and 19th centuries. From the collection at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 8 greeting cards, blank inside. Envelopes included. Click on […]

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Ahava Paperweight - Goldplated Brass

Adapted from Robert Indiana’s 1978 steel sculpture at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. This work, using the four letters of the Hebrew word ahava (love), is based on his well-known word-sculpture ‘LOVE’. Use as a paperweight or display to commemorate your wedding or anniversary. Made in Israel. 3.25′x3.25′

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Ahava Bookends - Stainless Steel

Adapted from Robert Indiana’s 1978 steel sculpture at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. This work, using the four letters of the Hebrew word ahava (love), is based on his well-known word-sculpture ‘LOVE’. Great gift for a wedding or anniversary. Laser-cut stainless steel. Made in Israel. 3.75′H x 3.75′W x 4.5′L

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Jerusalem Thank You Cards

by Artist Mickie Caspi These beautiful thank you cards are appropriate for any gift - bar or bat mitzvah, birthday, wedding, and much more. Verse on the cover: ‘The end result of wisdom is good deeds’ - the Talmud. Inside: Thank you very much in English and Hebrew (click on ‘view larger image’ to see). […]

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I Will Wake the Dawn

Illuminated Psalmsby Debra BandIllustrated by: Debra BandTranslated by: Jewish Publication Society An extraordinary art book infused with the awe and inspiration of the biblical Psalms This breathtakingly beautiful book fuses the artist Debra Band’s stunning illuminated interpretation of selected psalms with the scholar Arnold Band’s insightful analysis of the text. In shimmering gold and brilliant […]

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Ahava Keyring - Goldplated Brass

Adapted from Robert Indiana’s 1978 steel sculpture at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. This work, using the four letters of the Hebrew word ahava (love), is based on his well-known word-sculpture ‘LOVE’. Great gift for wedding party members. Goldplated brass. Made in Israel. 1.25′x1.25′

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Groom’s Glass

To Break Under the Chuppahby Artist Sara Beames Delicate handmade, blown glass ‘teardrops’ to break under the chuppa in remembrance of Jerusalem. Comes with a velvet bag to break the glass in. Size is approximate. Please specify the date of the wedding so we can make sure to get the glass to you in time. […]

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Jerusalem Wedding Cup - Glass

by Artist Steve Resnick An artistically rendered scene of Jerusalem and a heartfelt sentiment. Designed and hand crafted, etched glass by artist Steve Resnick. Please allow 3 to 4 days before this item ships. Steve Resnick is the world’s preeminent Judaic glass artist. His glass carving is characterized by its wonderful textural quality utilizing intricate […]

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Four Holy Cities

by Artist Rebecca Shore Beautiful colors, and gold embossing illumine this lovely scene, from Safed in the North, to Hebron in the South, with Tiberias and Jerusalem, the stirring words from Genesis add a glow to this wonderful depiction. ‘Raise now your eyes and look from where you are, Northward, Southward, Eastward, and Westward, for […]

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