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The Tragedy of the Four SEED Boys

Four SEED boys came to Orchard Beach this summer. And the results were not good. They were Shimon, Akiva, Elisha, and another Shimon; students from a small yeshiva in Monsey who were sent to spread Torah “out of town” over the summer. The first Shimon started at the swirly blue marble countertops at the home […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 81 - June 19, 2013

Five years ago, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky and Rabbi Yerachmiel Benjaminson joined forces and Chayolei Tzivos Hashem, a thoughtfully designed educational and motivational system geared specifically for Lubavitcher children. Chayolei Tzivos Hashem has become a household word for its 4,832 members spanning 232 cities in 29 countries. Building on that success, Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch and Tzivos Hashem have […]

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What, No Jewish Father Jokes?

We Jewish mothers have always suffered this maligned stereotype: That we’re neurotic, we’re overprotective, we’re kvetchers … Nevermind, I’ll just sit shivah in the corner until you apologize. Hence all the jokes. (Here’s my current favorite: Non-Jewish mother: My child is tired and thirsty, he needs some juice! Jewish mother: My child is tired and […]

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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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Senior Haredi Rabbis: Voting a ‘Holy Duty’

Prominent ultra-Orthodox rabbis have declared that voting in the Knesset elections taking place Tuesday is a “holy duty” from which no one can be exempt. Senior Lithuanian leader, Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman, instructed a yeshiva student to exercise his right to vote although it is his wedding day, and the same ruling was issued by […]

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Obama to Nominate Jack Lew, an Orthodox Jew, as Next U.S. Treasury Secretary

U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate White House chief of staff Jack Lew as his next Treasury Secretary on Thursday, replacing Timothy Geithner, according to a source familiar with the matter. Lew had been widely expected to be tapped for the role. He has served as budget director for Obama and for former President Bill […]

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Chanuka Parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Chanukah in Yeshivas Lubavitch S. Paulo starts weeks before the date on the Calendar comes around. The Talmidim HaShluchim put together an unbelievable week of Chanukah Mivtzoim to spread the light of Chanukah throughout the city. This kicked off with a grand Parade throughout the city together with Beit Chabad Central the local Chabad House. […]

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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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Lakewood Isn’t What it Used to Be

It’s been a while since we last talked; I hope you’re doing well in Eretz Yisroel now. It’s been years since you’ve moved away from Lakewood and I wanted to let you know; you’re not missing anything. This whole town is overrun by baalebatim and machers who did not come here for BMG. People don’t […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 38 - July 11, 2012

The Simon Wiesenthal Center a human rights organization and the only Jewish organization accredited to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, proposed that  the Argentinian Jewish settlement of Moises Ville for inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since Moises Ville is a successful example of immigrant absorption. The Tal Law, which was passed in 2002 […]

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Jewish Groups Get 97% of Federal Security Funds

Chabad houses, yeshivas, organizational headquarters and even a mikveh in the New York area are among the beneficiaries of $9.7 million in funds allocated by the Department of Homeland Security for Jewish organizations and facilities considered vulnerable to terrorist attacks. That sum is 97 percent of the $10 million budgeted in the nonprofit Security Grant […]

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The Business of Haredi Weddings

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) there are 135,000 households that see themselves as part of the haredi sector, and with an average of six members in each haredi family, roughly one million people belong to the haredi sector in society. This means that nearly every haredi family has a family member undergoing […]

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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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Student to Market Shabbat Elevator Tracker

If observant Jewish residents of towering hotels and apartment buildings feel that waiting for the automatic Shabbat elevator is like awaiting the Messiah, there will soon be a solution. A 24-year-old Jerusalem inventor and biomedical engineering student will soon market the first tracking device that informs would-be elevator users in their rooms or apartments when […]

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Cyber Threat Might Surpass Terror Threat

Today, FBI Director Robert Mueller told the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that he believes “the cyber threat will equal or surpass the threat from counter terrorism in the foreseeable future.” He elaborated on the breadth of the threat, saying “there is very little we do in this day and age that is […]

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Sabbath-observant Jew named Obama’s new White House chief of staff

A Sabbath-observant Jew was named on Monday as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, one of the most pivotal jobs in U.S. politics. Jacob (Jack) Lew, who last served as the White House budget director, will be replacing William Daley, who resigned just one year into the job. The change will take effect at the […]

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Two Chabad Chanukah Parties Make CBS List

Looking for something to do for Chanukah? CBS’ flagship station rated what it called the top eight holiday celebrations in New York City, and two of the parties featured by reporter Carly Sitzer are among the largest bashes hosted by local Chabad-Lubavitch centers. Chabad of the West Side’s Chanukah on Ice party, which will mark […]

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My First Car Wreck

I got the idea for this post from my friend Brainrants’ (who runs a super-funny blog over here) first run-in with a tree. -Btw, two links to the same blog in one sentence means check it out. You’ll like it. Back to the story though: I was in 1st year Bais Medrash in an “out-of-town” […]

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New York’s Newest Congressman Visits Misaskim

In what he termed an “eye-opening experience,” United States Congressman Bob Turner toured Misaskim’s headquarters on Tuesday, November 8th, and met with members of Misaskim’s board. Turner, newly elected as congressman in New York’s 9th Congressional district, is already considered a rising star on the House Committee on Homeland Security.  Turner was visibly impressed as […]

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Selling shiurim with sex works

A few weeks back someone posted the following ad for a shiur on Facebook and now I would love to attend this shiur, though I’m sure one of you learned folks will give me the answer, I found it interesting that frum folks were started to use talmudic sex to market their wares – then […]

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‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters Have Amassed $230,000 & Supplies

The Wall Street protesters have amassed a $230,000 war chest and a warehouse full of supplies for their long-haul campaign. And the money continues to pour in — through online donations, money orders and about $1,000 a day dropped in a plastic jug and paint buckets in Zuccotti Park. Occupy Wall Street has also been […]

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Rubashkin Petition: ‘We The People’ Needs 25,000 Signatures To Get White House Response

The petition site at the White House named “We the People” changed its policy this afternoon: An issue will need 25,000 signatures in order to get an official response from the White House policy team, up from the 5,000 signatures needed when the site was made available to the public two weeks ago. The petition […]

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Chabad Shluchim Prepare For Yomtov Amid Terror Alerts

Chabad Shaliach to Katmandu Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz was summoned to address Mossad agents who will be responsible for providing security for Chabad houses around the world, COL reports. The meeting will be held at an undisclosed location in Israel, with the participation of senior Mossad officials who wish to understand how the Chabad shluchim operate […]

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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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Visit to 1,000-year-old yeshiva

About 40 years ago, archaeologists were surprised to discover under the building a historic structure dating back to 1100. Even today, those who happen to reach the criminal ward, and not as one of the workers, can at least enjoy a colorful Renaissance ceiling. The courthouse of the French city of Rouen is an impressive […]

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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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Obama Meets With The Conference Of Presidents Of Major American Jewish Organizati​ons

Leaders of the Conference of Presidents and its member organizations met today with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss U.S.-Israel relations, ongoing changes in the Middle East and other issues. The 50-person delegation, led by Conference of Presidents Chairman Alan Solow and Executive Vice Chairman Malcolm Hoenlein, also met with David S. […]

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Greenfield Disappointed By Massive Child Care Cuts In City’s Budget

In light of Mayor Bloomberg’s massive proposed cuts to child care programs in his preliminary Fiscal Year 2012 budget, Councilman David Greenfield sent a letter to yeshiva administrators on Sunday explaining what these cuts will mean for their yeshivas and child care programs. Greenfield explained that, in order to close the city’s projected $4.58 billion […]

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‘Holy dove’ drives yeshiva wild

“It’s a real wonder,” one of the students at the haredi Kamenitz Yeshiva says about his new classmate – a white dove. “This holy bird just listens to full lessons.”The following days, the bird would arrive at the yeshiva and stand in the corner for the entire lesson – prompting the excited yeshiva students to […]

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