Home » Search in archive Search results for: “jewish family tree”

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein’s Detroit Roots

I’ve been following Rabbi Yonah Bookstein for several years now. He’s a little more than 6 years my senior and I suppose I’ve looked up to him as a social media guru in the virtual Jewish community of the Web. I knew about his Detroit roots from a blog post he published back in September [...]

| | Read More »

Up All Night: A Glimpse of Shavuot Eve in Tel Aviv

It’s 6:30 P.M. on Saturday night, erev Shavuot, and the doors of Fishka on Eilat Street are already open. A young couple is tangoing across the inner courtyard. A cluster is forming around the cheese and wine. Someone is doing a sound check for the microphones being set up in the library.  Raz. Dvah. Tri. [...]

| | Read More »

Internet Asifa Organizer Allegedly Beat his Own Yeshiva Students

Failed Messiah has a story about Rabbi Gottlieb, one of the main organizers of the Asifa, being involved in child abuse at a yeshiva he used to work for in Lakewood. While the charges are alleged, I’m sure someone with a sick mind like  the guy behind Failed Messiah will blow it out of proportion [...]

| | Read More »

Israeli MKs Arrive in U.S. to Hold Dialogue with Local Jews

The second annual MK delegation of Ruderman Fellows, including Ofir Akunis, (Likud), Ilan Gilon (Meretz), Fainia Kirshenbaum, (Yisrael Beitenu), Raleb Majadele, (Labor), and Lia Shemtov (Yisrael Beitenu) arrived in the United States on Sunday for a week of meetings across the spectrum of the American Jewish community. Sponsored by the Ruderman Family Foundation in partnership [...]

| | Read More »

Years After Raid, Postville Poorer and Less Stable

A group of Jewish boys in yarmulkes and winter coats walked past the “Taste of Mexico” restaurant on Lawler Street last week on their way home from school. Minutes later, a Somali man wearing a keffiyeh scarf around his neck passed by, perhaps on his way to the town’s makeshift mosque on Main Street. This [...]

| | Read More »

Anne Frank flat to open to public for 1 day

Paying guests are to be given a one-off chance to view the apartment where Jewish diarist Anne Frank lived with her family before they went into hiding from the Nazis during World War II, the housing corporation that owns it said last week. Ymere corporation said in a statement that a maximum of 300 people [...]

| | Read More »

New Torah Occupies Wall Street

Only a stone’s throw from Zuccotti Park where protestors clashed with police last Wednesday evening, scores of Wall Street businesspeople and residents took to dancing in the rain at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Battery Place. The occasion was the dedication of a newly completed Torah Scroll by Chabad of Wall Street. Area residents, [...]

| | Read More »

Ben-Ari: Change Name of Rabin Street to Protect His Dignity

A leftist resident of Ashkelon has filed a complaint against MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) for “disrespecting the memory of Yitzchak Rabin.” According to the complaint, filed with Knesset speaker Reuven Rivlin, Ben-Ari sought to change the name of Rabin Street in Ashkelon, renaming it in honor of Moshe Ami, an Ashkelon resident who was [...]

| | Read More »

Top 10 Things to do in Tel Aviv, Israel

1.) Hilton Beach The Hilton Beach is located in Tel Aviv, Israel. It was named after the nearby famous Hilton Hotel in the area. Dogs, which are usually not allowed in beaches, are allowed to enjoy the Hilton Beach on the northern part. Many pet lovers prefer bringing their pets to the beach instead of [...]

| | Read More »

Firefighters Honored by Congregation Yetev Lev Satmar for Saving Torahs in Synagogue Fire

Brooklyn firefighters received a big thank you from the Conregation Yetev Lev Satmar on Oct. 27, for saving four Torahs from a synagogue just four days earlier. “You are like family to us,” Rabbi Abe Friedman said. “It’s an honor that you came here today.” A fire at the synagogue on South 8th Street in [...]

| | Read More »

Hayarkon Park

The Hayarkon Park is located at Rokach Blvd in Tel Aviv, Israel. It is a good and refreshing green venue to spend the weekends with the family and friends. The vast 1,000 acres of green land boasts of its ponds, gardens, trees, sports fields and recreational areas. Visitors can enjoy bike rentals and pony rides [...]

| | Read More »

The Luna Park - Tel Aviv

The Luna Park is located in the Ganai HaTaarucha in Tel Aviv, Israel. It is the most famous amusement theme park in all of Israel. It has a wide 12 acres of green soil, palm and eucalyptus trees. The park has a lot of rides in store for all ages and all the members of  [...]

| | Read More »

Florida Chabad House Grows with a Torah

Approximately 100 congregants marched the streets by singing, dancing and celebrating Chabad of Pembroke Pines’ first owned Torah. This procession in the streets of Pembroke Pines recently was an emotional celebration for the synagogue’s founder, Rabbi Mordechai Andrusier, as the Torah was dedicated in the memory of his grandmother Chana and nephew Yonatan. “Some people [...]

| | Read More »

Devarim - The Importance of Hebrew

As a child, one of my favorite songs was a silly song that taught new Hebrew words using English puns (“Etz a nice tree! How do you say ‘tree’ in Hebrew? Etz!). The refrain is “Ivrit, Ivrit, Ivrit Daber Ivrit” (Hebrew, Hebrew, Speak Hebrew). This song was a staple at Family Camp during my youth [...]

| | Read More »

Misaskim volunteers do another sweep at the Aron home on E 2nd

On Tuesday, July 26th, the NYPD was getting ready to wrap up its nearly two-week-long investigation at the Levi Aaron house on East 2nd Street. Before they prepared to return the house to its owners, members of the NYPD reached out to Misaskim’s Disaster and Recovery team to come down to the house  for another [...]

| | Read More »

Elijah’s Cave

Elijah's Cave

Elijah’s Cave in Haifa, Israel is located at the base of Cape Carmel in Haifa, just beneath the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery and Lighthouse, it’s stairways to the cave is at the Allenby Street in lower Haifa. An religious shrine important to many Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Druze, all of whom venerate the prophet Elijah, [...]

| | Read More »

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 [...]

| | Read More »

Antique and Collectors Weekly Market

The Antique and Collectors Weekly Market in Netanya, Israel is a new flea market with colorful, attractive and well-arranged stores. On each store, you can find assorted antiques, souvenirs, collectables, assorted crafts, Judaica and a lot more. The great flea market opens every Thursday from 15:00 until 21:00, tentatively during the summer months. This market [...]

| | Read More »

Museum of the Jewish Diaspora

The Museum of the Jewish Diaspora is believed to be one of the largest museums in the whole world containing a bountiful of information about the history of the Jews over the last 2,500 years. The Museum is situated on the campus of Tel Aviv’s University. The Museum has a lot to offer to the [...]

| | Read More »

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 [...]

| | Read More »

Tisch Family Zoological Garden in Jerusalem

The Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem, publicly recognized as the Tisch Family Zoological Gardens was formerly founded in 1928 by the late Prof. Aharon Shuloy, one of the pioneers in the field of zoology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  It started out as a small children’s zoo located at Harav Kook Street in central Jerusalem. [...]

| | Read More »

Buy a Tee, Plant a Tree

Dear AllJewishLinks.com readers - Tu B’Shevat is coming and Judaism.com has partnered with Proud to Be to release a lineup of Eco Friendly T-shirts. THEY WILL PLANT A TREE IN ISRAEL FOR EVERY T-SHIRT THAT YOU BUY! Support the replanting of the forests from the devastating fires in Israel, or just show your pride about [...]

| | Read More »

Tracing Your Jewish Genealogy

Tracing your Jewish genealogy can be a complicated task but it always feels good to know where you came from and to learn about your family’s history. Because of many years of Jewish migration, most Jews nowadays do not know where to begin their search. Start your search within your family. Talk to your parents [...]

| | Read More »

Let’s Ham It Up On Hanukkah (Again!)

Let's Ham It Up On Hanukkah (Again!)

Just like the return of the clothing fashion styles of yesteryear, many things on the Web tend to make a comeback too. It seems like every few years the same hoaxes, urban legends, videos, jokes and funny photos get recycled around Cyberspace. I noticed that this is the case with a photo of ham — [...]

| | Read More »

Have a Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!

Hanukkah is celebrated by Jews. Christmas is celebrated by Christians. But what about interfaith families? Combining holiday traditions is a fun way to celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas. This is a good way to unite family members of different religious traditions. Decorate both for Christmas and Hanukkah. Prepare the Hanukkah menorah and light it during the [...]

| | Read More »

The Hanukkah Bush and Jewish Traditions

Modern Jewish families have included Hanukkah bush in their holiday decorations. A Hanukkah bush is basically a tree adorned and displayed in some Jewish homes during Hanukkah.  Often identified as a variation of the Christmas tree, the significance of displaying the Hanukkah bush has often been the subject of debates. Displaying Hanukkah bushes are generally [...]

| | Read More »

Hanukkah Traditional Foods

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights is a special holiday to many Jews around the world. It is a festive holiday celebrated with a sumptuous family dinner. Foods prepared during Hanukkah are usually fried to commemorate the miracle of the oil lamp that burned for eight days in the Temple when it had [...]

| | Read More »

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

1630 Holland captures Pernambuco, Brazil from the Portuguese and invites Jewish settlement. A significant Jewish community develops in Recife.  (Recife is the 4th 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 [...]

| | Read More »

Grover or Telly: Who’s More Jewish?

When asked who is the biggest Jewish celebrity on Sesame Street, most people immediately respond “Mr. Hooper.” And that’s not a bad answer since both Mr. Hooper and his alter-ego Will Lee were Jewish. However, there are two Muppets who are competing over the award for the biggest Yid. And if you guessed Elmo, you’re [...]

| | Read More »

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 [...]

| | Read More »