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Dr. Amos Timna, 1948-2013

Savannah’s Jewish community lost a good one last week. Dr. Amos Timna, born in Israel and adored in Savannah for his constant commitment to social and community causes, died last Friday after he fell trimming a tree. He was 64. He was a mensch and by the accounts of his patients, a kind and gentle […]

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Soldiers, Yeshiva Students Work Together to Help Needy

Dozens of yeshiva students and IDF soldiers worked side-by-side this week to make Passover happy for needy families. The groups packed boxes of food for the holiday at the Merkaz Maor Leaniyim, a food distribution project run by the Shuva Yisrael network. The organization aims to give out food to tens of thousands of families […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 66 - February 6, 21013

An enthusiastic crowd of families celebrated the completion of a new Hewlett Sefer Torah at the Chabad of Hewlett last Sunday. Beginning a little after noon, music, food and drink, dancing, and expressions of  mazel tov set the scene for the happy occasion. We always talk about the ‘joy of Torah’, but last Sunday we […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 59 - December 5, 2012

After the successful restoration of the Hurva Synagogue, the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue will be restored next by the Jerusalem Municipality. The Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem Ltd. has undertaken to rebuild the synagogue, which was destroyed by Arabs during the 1948 War of Independence. […]

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30 Course Tasting Menu with 15 Wines: Gluttony or Kedusha?

Every once in a while you hear complaints about materialism in the frum media, it usually has to do with lavish yeshiva fundraising banquets, expensive pesach hotels in Hawaii and those marble columns that your neighbor in Monsey decided to adorn their ugly house with. These complaints usually have to do with “how can someone […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 58 - November 28, 2012

New York yeshiva students received $9 million in state grants during the first half of 2012, thanks to a change in state law that made them eligible for the first time for a state-funded financial aid program. The students previously barred from receiving funds offered by New York State’s Tuition Assistance Program, also claimed $17.2 […]

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Sandy Doesn’t Faze Lubavitch Yeshiva of Monsey

Despite losing electrical power due to Hurricane Sandy, it did not faze the Bochurim in Lubavitch Yeshiva of Monsey. With electricity and water being shut off for 3 days, the Yeshiva Davened and learned by the sunlight from the windows. This past week was a bit busy with the storm happening around, however every precaution […]

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If Judaism Makes No Sense to You, Why Don’t You Go Off the Derech?

It seems that I rubbed some people the wrong way when I stated in a post last week that Judaism made no sense to me. It also seems that some folks mistook that for meaning that I am not a kosher witness or good enough to handle kosher food. I guess that anyone who feels […]

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Chabad Man Named One of Ten Jewish Chicagoans of the Year

A Chabad man from Chicago was named this week one of ten Jewish Chicagoans of the year. The man, Rabbi Yaakov Yarmove, is known by the nickname “King of Kosher” in Chicago, since he runs the kosher departments at 1,300 supermarkets across the United States. In recent months he has also been behind the importing […]

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Lubavitcher Named Jewish Chicagoan of the Year

Yakov Yarmove once had his career path laid out, then went down a different road. Kosher consumers can be happy he did. Yarmove’s official title is corporate business manager for ethnic and specialty foods for SuperValu, the parent company of Jewel-Osco grocery stores and 15 other supermarket chains throughout the country. In that capacity, he […]

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Cleaning for Pesach; from Rav Chaim Scheinberg

Rabbi Scheinberg has recently fallen ill and needs a Refuah Shleimah. We hope that learning his halachos regarding cleaning for Pesach will be a merit for him. These notes are based on the responsa of Moreinu v’Rabbeinu HaGaon HaRav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva Torah Ore, to questions posed by women attending his regular […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 16 February 08, 2012

A cache of ancient Jewish scrolls from northern Afghanistan has recently come to light is creating a storm among scholars who say the landmark find could reveal an undiscovered side of medieval Jewry. The 150 or more documents, date back from the 11th century, were found in Afghanistan’s Samangan province and most likely smuggled out […]

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Making Shivah Easier Using Technology

When Sharon Rosen’s mother passed away in July 2009 she had the same eye-opening realization that many survivors do during the week of shivah: The death of a loved one can be a stressful, anxiety-ridden time. Overwhelmed with sadness and the reality of her loss, Rosen experienced planning a funeral and coordination of shivah in […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue #8 December 14, 2011

Over the past two months three new Jewish dating websites were set up in the U.S. plus ten more are slated to launch in the coming years as part of a Chabad network that hopes to go global. JDallas.org, JBoston.org, and JMiami.org were launched in their respective cities, following the success of Rabbi Yisroel Bernath’s […]

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Haven’t we learned anything from Rubashkin

I am speaking to you today about a dangerous ailment that effects the frum community each year around Succos time. As we all know, our dear gadol Harav Shalom Rubashkin shlita has been ruined by an anti-Semitic decree against because people allegedly knew of him breaking child labor laws, there is no proof and most […]

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Wake Up and Smell the Bacon

It was my first visit back to my parents’ house since I became frum. Over a year had passed, a year without the king-size bed in their guest room, without central heating, without 24/7 access to a fully stocked fridge and cupboard. My mother had, most graciously, stocked up on every kind of O-U foodstuff […]

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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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El Gaucho Restaurant in Jerusalem

The El Gaucho Restaurant in Jerusalem set inside an old stone house is situated in the downtown Nahalat Shiva vicinity.  The stone building has arches inside, a flagstone floor with wooden tables and ceiling beams. It is created to resemble a South American lodge. The food, charcoal and all the decorations imports everything from Argentina. […]

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Preparing Your Home for Sitting Shiva

Shiva is observed by Jewish mourners for seven days after the burial of an immediate family member- a father, mother, brother, sister, spouse or child. Some families decide to “sit shiva” for a shorter period of time.  Shiva takes place in the home of the deceased or in the home of a principal mourner. This list can […]

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The Purpose of Sitting Shiva

Shiva is the Jewish period of mourning observed the first week after the funeral of a parent, spouse, sibling, or child. From the time of death until the conclusion of the funeral, the primary focus and concern is on the care of the deceased and the burial preparations. Once shiva begins, the focus shifts to […]

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New Website to Help Jewish Mourners Sit Shiva

ShivaConnect.com is a complimentary service for Jewish mourners and those wishing to express their condolences at a time of loss. After a year of intricate web design and programming, a mourner or caring friend can now create a Shiva Registry. It includes memorial service/funeral and shiva details (with interactive directions), mourners’ contact information, food notes, […]

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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 […]

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How to pay a Shiva call

We are not alone. This message of Judaism conveys about death and bereavement, were every law and every custom of Jewish mourning and has at its core the overwhelming motivation to surround the dying and the grieving with a supportive community. Some may say that facing death and grief elevates a person’s feeling of aloneness, […]

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The Jewish Way of Mourning

The Jewish way of mourning provides us a way to face our grief while at the same time help those who are grieving. The Jewish mourning tradition is based on two principles: Kavod Hamet (paying respect to the deceased) and Nichum Avelim (giving comfort to the mourners). The body of the deceased should be treated […]

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Jewish Memorial Gifts

Jewish funerals are unique in a way that it involves honoring the deceased while at the same time offering comfort to the mourners. Offering memorial gifts during this time is a great way to show the mourners your support and and to pay respect to the deceased. Jewish customs discourage sending flowers to the mourners. […]

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Making a Shiva Call

It is considered mitzvah to pay a home visit to the mourners or pay a shiva call. The focus of paying a shiva call is to give comfort and show compassion to the family of the deceased. Plan your visit. Listen for announcement during the funeral service for the mourner’s  schedule of receiving guests. Ideally, […]

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Rules in Sitting Shiva

Sitting Shiva is a week-long period of mourning after a Jewish relative has passed away.  The goal of sitting shiva is to comfort the bereaved and to honor the deceased. Mourners are considered Nihum Avelim (comforting mourners) after returning from the funeral. A shiva should be done in the house of the deceased. If possible, […]

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Dining In

From simple to splendid… enjoyed in your home!by Ladies Auxiliary of Yeshiva Masoras Avos Indulge in Dining In, the new cookbook with a choice selection of delectable dishes, from classic to gourmet. Over 500 tasty and easy-to-prepare recipes conveniently featuring familiar ingredients include a tempting variety for the enthusiastic novice as well as the more […]

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Of Thyme & Taste

A project of Yeshiva Tifereth Torah (Lakewood, NJ) This special cookbook combines great-tasting recipes with homespun practicality. Youll find everything from exotic dishes to quick & easy meals over 200 tried-and-true recipes, designed with todays Jewish homemaker in mind. Features: Complete index according to food categories Durable loose leaf binder Nutrition facts for low-fat / […]

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

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Publisher: Jewish Lights Around the Family Table is a practical and inspiring book of devotion and prayer for the Jewish home. Many uplifting and ancient Jewish traditions are rooted in the home and celebrated with the family. This book of prayer and celebration is intended to serve as a guide for meaningful […]

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