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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 43 - August 15, 2012

Pro-Israel education and advocacy group StandWithUs launched a new program aimed at training teenagers from around the United States to become leaders on their future college campuses. Founded in 2001, StandWithUs has been working with high school students and the new StandWithUs-MZ Teens Internship Program will break new ground by taking an individualized approach. Jewish-American [...]

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Meeting the New Matisyahu

After posting a photo [below] with Matisyahu backstage at his recent Detroit concert, the questions began. Friends wanted to know if he was wearing a kippah (yarmulke) or tzitzit (ritual fringes), whether he was eating kosher, and if I asked him if he was still frum (religious). For the record, he still keeps kosher and mostly eats [...]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 35 - June 20, 2012

New York City health officials proposed that Orthodox Jewish parents must sign a consent waiver before they can take part in a circumcision ritual. Introduced at a Board of Health meeting, the proposal represents an escalation of the city’s efforts to curtail the ancient Jewish procedure of metzitzah b’peh. London is all ready to host [...]

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Young Innovators Convene in Jerusalem

It’s Sunday evening, and dozens of 20- and 30-year-olds are trundling into the lobby of Jerusalem’s Crowne Plaza Hotel. Some have rugsacks on with sneakers dangling down. Others are pulling Tumi designer rolling bags. Some have tzitzit hanging out or kippot on their heads. Others are in skimpy summer dresses. At least two have mohawks. [...]

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Variant Readings of a Bruno Mars Marry You Lyric

We like the popular music of Bruno Mars. It is mostly happy and upbeat. Even the unrequited love theme in “Grenade” comes out as a positive lyric in some strange ways. The blog Jewlicious recently pointed us to a music video that wonderfully draws on a Bruno Mars song, “Marry You.” Dancing Jews, um, Juice: [...]

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Yeshiva Graduates Among Israel’s Best Soldiers

Yeshiva Graduates Among Israel’s Best Soldiers

Two members of the Chabad-Lubavitch community in Israel were among the 120 soldiers who received this year’s Presidential Award for Excellence during a nationally-televised ceremony Thursday morning in Jerusalem. According to a statement from Israeli President Shimon Peres’ office, the class of Israel Defense Force honorees included two wounded soldiers, 40 women, 17 new immigrants, [...]

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Fighting my Way to the Western Wall

Getting to the Western Wall on the blisteringly sunny second day of Hol Hamoed, the intermediate days of Passover, was no easy task. All the way from the Safra Square light rail station, visitors clogged the sidewalks of Jaffa Road – even blocking the doors of the train itself – en route to the Old [...]

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Marking Half a Century of Jewish Service in Minnesota

Before he became a U.S. senator, Rudy Boschwitz moved to Minnesota and opened a family business in 1963. By that time, Rabbi Moshe and Mindy Feller were already there. Their first interactions happened by chance. Boschwitz, who would go on to serve two terms in Washington, noticed a man in his home improvement store sporting [...]

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Tamir Goodman’s Sports Tzitzit

Tamir Goodman's Sports Tzitzit

Tamir Goodman, known as “The Jewish Jordan,” made national headlines in the late 1990s when he decided not to play for the University of Maryland because they wouldn’t adjust their schedule to meet his Sabbath observance. Sports Illustrated even reported on Tamir’s decision to play for Towson State in 1999. However, a few years later [...]

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Special Mission

Our friend Logan is a college student in New Jersey. Hello Reb Lazer, I wanted to tell you something that happened to me a couple weeks ago. I go to a secular college in New Jersey and there is very little Jewish presence on campus. I am the only one I’ve ever seen on campus with a [...]

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Guide to Buying Tzitzit

At the end of last week’s Parsha the Torah instructs us to wear tzitzit “in order to remember and fulfill all of [the] mitzvahs” (Bamidbar 15:40). To explain the mitzvah, the Midrash brings an analogy of a ship passenger who fell into the water. The captain throws him a line, shouting, “Hold onto the rope [...]

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The Shema Yisrael

Shema Yisrael or Shema are parts of the section of the Torah and are highlighted in the morning and evening Jewish prayer services. “Hear, O Israel, the Lord of our God, the Lord is one.” (Deuteronomy 6:4) Shema is considered as the most important prayer by many observant Jews. The Shema is an expression of [...]

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How to Make Your Own Tallit

How to Make Your Own Tallit

A tallit is a shawl worn during prayer. Construction of a tallit is very easy and requires only minimal sewing. A tallit is traditionally made of wool or silk. There are no rules in choosing the right fabric for tallit. Make sure though that your tallit is not made of fabric combining wool and linen [...]

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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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Purple Tallit – Accessories for Your Tallit

A tallit is a very personal holy item that holds deep religious meaning to Jews. It plays an important part in daily rituals and serves as a reminder of their divine relationship with God. The tallit comes in a variety of fabrics, designs and colors, such as a purple tallit in cotton. Although in the [...]

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Tallit for Women – Blessing of the Tallit

In Judaism, the blessing of holy objects falls to the individual who possesses them rather than a specific religious leader or teacher. This differs from other religions, like Catholicism, which has a priest or other congregation leaders bless items for ritual practice. It is the responsibility of each worshipper to bless their own garments and [...]

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Tallit Set – How to Care for Your Holy Objects

Although the tallit are holy objects they do not miraculously stay clean all by themselves. Practicing Jews are required to keep the tallit clean and in good repair at all times. However, many worshippers are reluctant to wash their garments. Some seem to like that their tallit shows its age and use. Others are perhaps [...]

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Womens Tallit – The Proper Way to Wear a Tallit

Few women wore tallit in the early times but the practice of wearing the prayer shawl gained in popularity among female Jews as the years went by. Womens tallit comes in a variety of colors and designs that appeal to an array of feminine styles. Many women receive their first tallit at their bat mitzvah [...]

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Eretz Tallit – Are Fashionable Tallit Kosher?

Eretz Tallit are tallitot created by Efrat Schwartz, an artist and designer. He founded his company Eretz in 1992 and has been producing Judaica products that lend a fashionable edge to its more traditional counterparts. Based in Israel, one of the company’s hottest products has been its line of contemporary tallit sets he designs for [...]

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Wool Tallit – How to Make Your Own Tallit

Tallit are an important part of Jewish rituals. Although the tallit itself has no religious significance, the tzitzit attached to them fulfills God’s commandment to wear tassels on the four corners of your clothing. The tzitzit represent the 613 commandments Jews are expected to obey and serve as a reminder of your commitment to keeping [...]

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Blue Tallit – The Significance of the Blue Threads

In order for tallitot to considered Kosher, they must be made to strict specifications. It cannot be made of a mix of wool and linen. It should be created out of one type of fabric, for example all wool or all cotton. It must have four corners from which to hang the tzitzit and it [...]

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Bar Mitzvah Tallit – The First Tallit

A bar mitzvah is a momentous occasion in a boy’s life marking the passage from childhood into adulthood. At age 13, a boy becomes responsible for his actions and is expected to keep the commandments of the Jewish faith. The term Bar Mitzvah is often mistakenly used to describe the ceremony and celebration surrounding the [...]

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Messages Season 3

‘Messages’ is a weekly TV show featuring the ideas and ideals of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. In its third season the program, subtitled ‘farbring’, aired in Toronto. Each half hour show includes a short segment of the Rebbe speaking (with English subtitles) followed by discussion and commentary by Chabad Rabbis and Rebbetzins from the Toronto area. [...]

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Tzitzit Cake Pan

Bake a cake in the shape of Tzizit. This nonstick cake pan is great for cakes, jello, chocolate, and ice cream. Takes two boxes of cake mix; yields 18 portions. Makes a wonderful cake of bris, shalom zachor, or upshernish parties. 12′x14′x0.50′

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Alef Bet Blocks Tzitzit

What a great pair of tzitzit for a young boy to start wearing at his upshernish! The colorful illustration will appeal to his sense of fun. Just the right size for a 3 year old! Size 2 - 10′ wide x apx. 11.5′ length from shoulder. Full length, kosher tzitzit.

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Alef Bet Train Tzitzit

What a great pair of tzitzit for a young boy to start wearing at his upshernish! The colorful illustration will appeal to his sense of fun. Just the right size for a 3 year old! Size 2 - 10′ wide x apx. 11.5′ length from shoulder. Full length, kosher tzitzit.

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Perftzit - Cotton

T-Shirt Style Tee shirt style tzitzit with stitched down sides. Very comfortable. 100% Cotton. Wears like an undershirt. Sizes are based on the width of the front panel in inches. Since it will shrink slightly after a few washings, you will want to get a size that will fit comfortably after washing. Figure one half [...]

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Tekhelet Tzitzit Avodas Yad Regular

Set of tzitzit strings, avodas yad, white and tekhelet (blue), for tying your own. Each set has 4 tzitzit strings (1 to add to each corner), as needed for one tallit or tallit katan.. Made in B’nei Barak, Israel under the supervision of Rabbi Mardzin

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NeaTzit - Cotton

Snap-side COMFORT AND NEATNESS ALL IN ONE GARMENT Pre-shrunk 100% cotton T-shirt fabric for winter and summer comfortCombed White Jersey Cotton talit katan, 100% first-quality virgin fabric. Durable double-stitched binding in the v-neck opeing for economical long wear and reinforced eyelet stitched holes. Patented Invisible high-quality stainless-steel side snaps guarantee neatness Machine made strings, 100% [...]

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Tzitzit Cotton - Lubavitch tied - Cotton

Round neck talit katan, adult sizes are all cotton. Childrens sizes 2-18 are polyester and cotton combination. All measurments are in inches. Sizes 2 - 6 are Meyuchad. The wearing of tzitzit is a positive commandment from the Torah: Numbers (15:37-41) The Lord said to Moses: Speak to the Israelite people and instruct them to [...]

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