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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 48 September 19, 2012

Chicago White Sox Jewish third baseman Kevin Youkilis, said he was pleased with the time change for the Sept. 25 game to accommodate Yom Kippur. The game against the Cleveland Indians was moved to 1:10 P.M. from 7:10 P.M. The White Sox club said a number of White Sox fans had contacted the club over […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 10 December 28, 2011

1,500 Jews attended a candle-lighting ceremony at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, to commemorate the first of eight nights of Hanukkah, according to the Chabad Movement they stood together singing the Hanukkah hymn “Maoz Tzur”, the Jewish residents, tourists and VIPs of Berlin celebrated the victory of light over darkness in a country that, tried to annihilate […]

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Thanksgiving is Part of the Jewish Experience

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is certainly my favorite secular holiday. I love waking up on Thanksgiving morning knowing that it will be a relaxing day spent with family and friends. I will contemplate all the things for which I am thankful, including being an American. This week one of my children asked […]

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Chabad Opens Jewish School in Lenin’s Birthplace

Excitement filled the air as approximately 60 enthusiastic children, parents, grandparents and teachers celebrated the grand opening of the first Jewish childhood education center in Vladimir Lenin’s birthplace of Ulyanovsk, Russia. Aptly named the “School of Dreams,” the Chabad-Lubavitch run institution is open three days a week for children between the ages of six and […]

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Loneliness on the High Holidays

One of my family’s traditions has always been to make sure to invite new people to our holiday meals every year. Just as there are many lonely people around the time of Thanksgiving and New Years, there are many lonely Jewish people around the time of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The High Holidays come […]

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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 […]

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Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah is a great Jewish religious event and it gets a lot of attention, especially because of its timing around Christmas season. Hard to believe, even with its popularity, Hanukkah is one of the less important holidays in the Jewish calendar, but nonetheless, it’s still a significant time of year, where it is associated with […]

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Make a Family Tradition for Chanukah

Just like other Jewish holidays, Chanukah is a holiday which is full of traditions. Most of these traditions like lighting the Chanukah menorah and saying Jewish blessings are based on religious history while some traditions were created to add fun to the celebration of Chanukah. Create your own Chanukah family tradition which you will pass […]

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How to Live Jewish in a Non-Jewish Community

Judaism is a way of life. Being situated in an area where your chance to practice your Jewish orientation is limited should not stop you from upholding your Jewish upbringing. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your Jewish identity. Continue to practice family traditions and customs. Being away from your Jewish roots […]

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Living Jewish

Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world. Many refer to Judaism as a way of life of Jewish people. Incorporating Judaism in your daily life is a major step. Visit places that are significant to the Jewish religion. Consider visiting Jerusalem and Israel as well as the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington […]

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Tips on Hosting a Great Hanukkah Party

Hanukkah is the perfect time to host a party for your family and friends.  People gather during this time of the year to enjoy the festive meal, exchange gifts, recite blessings and to light the Hanukkah Menorah. Hosting a Hanukkah party is as easy as 1..2..3.. with these party planning tips. Hanukkah is a celebration […]

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Yom HaShoah - In Remembrance of the Holocaust

Not all Jewish holidays are days of religious observance. One very important day is meaningful to all Jewish people. This day is Yom HaShoah and it occurs in either April or May. In the Hebrew calendar, this day is in the month of Nisan. It occurs one week after the seventh day of Passover and […]

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Sukkot - A Joyous Seven-Day Festival

One of the most uplifting of the Jewish holidays is a festival called Sukkot. This holiday lasts for seven days and occurs after Yom Kippur. The purpose of the holiday is to rejoice. Jews observing this special festival are not allowed to work on the first and second day, though they are allowed to work […]

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Hanukkah (Chanukah)

When most people think of Jewish holidays, Hanukkah (Chanukah) is the first holiday that comes to mind. In reality, this holiday is not religious and is probably one of the least important Jewish celebrations. Its popularity, no doubt, comes from being so close to the Christian celebration of Christmas on the calendar. Regardless, many Jewish […]

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The Israel Museum Cycles of Jewish Life

CD-Rom Windows & Mac Ages 12 & up Experience Jewish Holidays and Life Events as they have been experienced throughout time and throughout the world, with this elegant CD-ROM set containing much of the rich collection of Judaica and Jewish ethnography from The Israel Museum of Jerusalem. Starting with the museum’s curator cards and authoritative […]

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What is a Jew

A Guide to the Beliefs, Traditions, and Practices of Judaismby Rabbi Morris N. KertzerEdited by Rabbi Lawrence A Hoffman First published twenty years ago, What is a Jew? is an established classic, providing straightforward, accessible answers to all questions concerning Jewish life, history, and traditions. Now completely revised and reorganized by the author’s nephew, an […]

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Living Jewish

Values, Practices and Traditionsby Rabbi Berel Wein Rabbi Berel Wein once again exhibits his admirable talent for clear, lucid explanation in this highly informative work. Though each chapter is brief, the sweep of the book is broad exploring life-cycle events from birth through death, the Jewish view of family life and values, character refinement, Sabbath, […]

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A Jewish Woman’s Prayer Book

Edited by Aliza LavieTranslated by: Kaeren Fish A beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the cycle of life, including: Special prayers for the Sabbath, holidays, and important dates of the Jewish year Prayers to mark celebratory milestones, […]

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A Jewish Woman’s Prayer Book

Edited by Aliza LavieTranslated by: Kaeren Fish A beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the cycle of life, including: Special prayers for the Sabbath, holidays, and important dates of the Jewish year Prayers to mark celebratory milestones, […]

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Jewish Holiday & Sabbath Journal

by Edward HoffmanIllustrated by: Jeffery Fisher The Jewish Holiday & Sabbath Journal describes the historic origins and religious traditions behind the Sabbath, Rosh Hodesh, and each major Jewish holiday, suggests activities to incorporate traditions into present day celebrations, and provides lots of blank space to record thoughts, feelings, notes and memories that the holidays evoke. […]

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The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays

by Malka DruckerIllustrated by: Nancy Patz Ages 8-11 Celebrate the Jewish holidays with this rich compendium of facts, activities, and stories from around the world. Intended for the entire family, this informative and entertaining volume brings to life the most important celebrations of a religion rich in tradition and history. Read-aloud selections by such favorite […]

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Joan Nathan’s Jewish Holiday Cookbook

by Joan Nathan This collection, the culmination of Joan Nathan’s decades of gathering Jewish recipes from around the world, is a tour through the Jewish holidays as told in food. For each holiday, Nathan presents menus from different cuisines — Moroccan, Russian, German, and contemporary American are just a few — that show how the […]

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The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays

by Malka DruckerIllustrated by: Nancy Patz Ages 8-11 Celebrate the Jewish holidays with this rich compendium of facts, activities, and stories from around the world. Intended for the entire family, this informative and entertaining volume brings to life the most important celebrations of a religion rich in tradition and history. Read-aloud selections by such favorite […]

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60 Days

A Spiritual Guide to the High Holidaysby Rabbi Simon Jacobson This item will be back in stock and ship by September 10. 60 Days offers practical and spiritual tools to revitalize and invigorate the experience of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. For the non-affiliated and the affiliated. For the initiated and the uninitiated. 60 Days […]

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Best of the Celebrate Series

by Various Celebrate Jewish holidays and traditions with this 2 Disc, 33 song treasure of award-winning music. From Hanukkah to Passover, Shabbat to Yiddish, Klezmer to Rock ‘N Roll, this is indeed the best of the Celebrate Series. Label: Craig ‘n Co, 2006

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How to Keep Kosher

A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Jewish Dietary Lawsby Lise Stern Whether you are thinking about adopting a kosher lifestyle or already have a kosher home and just want to understand what it is all about, Lise Stern’s How to Keep Kosher is essential reading. You will learn about the biblical and historical origins of keeping […]

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Joan Nathan’s Jewish Holiday Cookbook

by Joan Nathan This collection, the culmination of Joan Nathan’s decades of gathering Jewish recipes from around the world, is a tour through the Jewish holidays as told in food. For each holiday, Nathan presents menus from different cuisines — Moroccan, Russian, German, and contemporary American are just a few — that show how the […]

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Mark Stark’s Amazing Jewish Cookbook

For the Entire Familyby Mark Stark Ages 6 & up This little cookbook is a collection of secret family recipes. It is a celebration of the Jewish holidays and traditions. The easy to follow directions are illustrations for each step of each recipe. All recipes are coded parve, dairy and meat. A description of each […]

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A Jewish Woman’s Prayer Book

Edited by Aliza LavieTranslated by: Kaeren Fish A beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the cycle of life, including: Special prayers for the Sabbath, holidays, and important dates of the Jewish year Prayers to mark celebratory milestones, […]

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Abayudaya The Jews of Uganda

with annotated music CDby Richard SobolIllustrated by: Richard Sobol Told with captivating images, an evocative text, and haunting music on a CD, here is the remarkable story of a courageous group of rural African people who converted to Judaism over eighty years ago and, despite ensuing hardships, have stuck by their faith. The six hundred […]

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