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Is Israeli Writer-Director Joseph Cedar Jewish?

Is Israeli Writer-Director Joseph Cedar Jewish?

Yes, Israeli writer-director Joseph Cedar is a Jew.

According to the LA Times, he is a Sabbath-observant Jew whose family made aliyah from New York City when he was a child.

Writing about how he had to wait until late Saturday night to interview Cedar, Kenneth Turan, the Los Angeles Times Film Critic said,

It is somehow appropriate that Cedar’s Sabbath observance played a part in the interview situation, because …

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Save 88% on the Kindle Jewish Book Bargain of the Week: Avodah - Ancient Poems for Yom Kippur edited by Michael D. Swartz and Joseph Yahalom

Save 88% on the Kindle Jewish Book Bargain of the Week: Avodah - Ancient Poems for Yom Kippur edited by Michael D. Swartz and Joseph Yahalom

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Save $57.96. The dead tree edition of the book is $65.95 at Amazon but… the Kindle edition is $7.99.

Now that is some real Jewish book news! Be still my beating heart!

Seriously, the rich and informative introduction is worth the price of the book. And if you are teaching a course on the “Liturgy of the Days of Awe,” then you must have this book.

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Reflections of the Rav: Man of Faith in the Modern World Adapted from the Lectures of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Vol. 2

… Besdin

The second volume of lectures of one of the great Jewish theologians of our time, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik – often referred to as “the Rav”.

Available in hardcover

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Reflections of the Rav: Lessons in Jewish Thought Adapted from the Lectures of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Vol. 1

Rabbi Abraham Besdin

Lessons in Jewish thought adapted from the lectures of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.

Available in hardcover

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Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik on Pesack, Sefirat Ha-Omer and Shavu’ot

… Publication Society

Comprises in-depth studies of Passover time from Rabbi Soloveitchik. Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik was the leading Judaic philosopher and rabbinic teacher for modern and traditional Orthodox Judaism in the United States during the latter half of the 20th century.

Rabbi David Shapiro was the Principal of Maimonides School in Brookline, Massachusetts and was a student of Rabbi Soloveitchik for many years.

Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter is Dean of the Rabbi Joseph B. …

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Haggadah for Passover with Commentary Based on the Shiurim of Rabbi Joseph B. Slove

Rabbi Yosef Adler

Publisher: Urim Publications

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, ztâ€l, known as “The Rav,†exemplified the value of studying in anticipation of Jewish holidays (chagim) through his lectures and study sessions. Every year, several weeks before Pesach, the Rav learned the laws of Pesach and the Haggadah text with his students at Yeshiva University and with the general public at Congregation Moriah in Manhattan.

This …

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The Rav: The World of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

… Publisher: Ktav

This is a 2-volume work by the distinguished Rabbi and former student of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik in which he presents an in-depth overview of his writing and teachings. A must for any student of Jewish thought.

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Love and Terror in the God Encounter: The Theological Legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

… one can develop an authentic religious personality.” –David Hartman (from Chapter 6)

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (1903­1993) profoundly influenced modern Orthodox Judaism in the United States–and Judaism as a whole–by opening up a discourse between the tradition of Torah study and Western philosophical thought. The future of both religious Zionism in Israel and of Orthodoxy in America hangs to a great extent on how we interpret his intellectual legacy.

Dr. David Hartman’s …

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Memories of a Giant: Eulogies in Memory of Rabbi Dr. Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt”l

… J. Schacter (editor)

Publisher: Urim Publications

Memories of a Giant is a work about Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.

Edited with great care and devotion, it seeks to depict “the Rav” to the thoughtful layperson through the very human and personal perspectives of members of his family, as well as devoted disciples.

In addition to being a man of deep learning and powerful intellect, Rabbi Soloveitchik is presented here as a man of great chesed, profound personal piety and …

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The Emergence of Ethical Man: Answers by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Joseph Dov Soloveitchik, Michael Berger (editor)

Publisher: Ktav

For thousands of years, philosophers have pondered the question what it means to be human. Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, known universally as “the Rav” –the rabbi par excellence– answers the question in The Emergence of Ethical Man, edited by Michael Berger. Relying on both scientific research and classical Jewish …

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Derashot Harav: Selected Lectures of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Arnold Lustiger (editor)

Publisher: Ohr Publishing

Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (“the Rav”) has left a formidable legacy of public lectures, or derashot. These discourses combined profound halakhic depth with emotional power, completely mesmerizing his audience. The Rav would weave halakhah and homiletics so compellingly that the line between them blurred and often …

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Temple Beth Joseph in Herkimer, New York

Name:

Temple Beth Joseph

Address1:

327 North Prospect Street

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City:

Herkimer

Location:

New York

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Conservative

Tel:

(315)866-4270

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http://www.bethjoseph.org/

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Temple Adath Joseph in St Joseph, Missouri

Name:

Temple Adath Joseph

Address1:

17th and Felix St.

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City:

St Joseph

Location:

Missouri

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Type:

Reform

Tel:

(816) 279-3179

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(816) 364-2972

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Website:

http://uahc.org/congs/mo/mo006/

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Brothers of Joseph Congregation in Norwich, Connecticut

Name:

Brothers of Joseph Congregation

Address1:

2 Broad Street

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Norwich

Location:

Connecticut

Zipcode:

6360

Type:

Modern Orthodox

Tel:

(860) 887-3777

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Daily Services, Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

Website:

http://www.geocities.com/brofjo/

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Kahal Joseph in Los Angeles, California

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Kahal Joseph

Address1:

10505 Santa Monica Blvd

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Los Angeles

Location:

California

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Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

310-474-0559

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310-441-4059

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Website:

http://www.ou.org/network/new/ca-la-kahaljos.htm

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Beth Joseph Congregation in Phoenix, Arizona

Name:

Beth Joseph Congregation

Address1:

515 East Bethany Home Road

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City:

Phoenix

Location:

Arizona

Zipcode:

85012

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

602-277-8858

Fax:

602-274-0713

Services:

Daily Services, Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

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Beth Joseph in ONTARIO, Canada

Name:

Beth Joseph

Address1:

44 Edinburgh Drive

Address2:

Toronto

City:

ONTARIO

Location:

Canada

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Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

1-416-636-3451

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Website:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/do_a_mitzvah/

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Is Bel Kaufman Jewish?

Is Bel Kaufman Jewish?

… book on the hardships and joys of teaching in New York City, celebrated her 100th birthday.

By JOSEPH BERGER

At 100 years old, Ms. Kaufman is still shpritzing jokes, Jewish and otherwise, which is in her genes. Her grandfather was the great Yiddish storyteller Sholem Aleichem, a writer who was able to squeeze heartbreaking humor out of the most threadbare deprivation and wove the bittersweet Tevye stories that became the source for “Fiddler on the Roof.”

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Top 50 things to do in Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

… of Jerusalem, also known as Gordon’s Cavalry and which others believed was the Garden of Joseph of Arimathea. It is neighboring Golgotha, described in the bible as the place of skulls and famously ascribed to the crucifixion of Christ.

11.) Herod’s Gate

Herod’s Gate in Jerusalem, Israel is situated in East end of the north wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is also known as the Flower gate in Arabic as well as the Gate of the Little Field, and Sha’ar Prachim in …

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Israelis arrested at Joseph’s Tomb

… last month.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the group was arrested near the contested Joseph’s Tomb site by the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

“We arrested more than a dozen Jewish worshippers who were at Joseph’s Tomb without authorisation,” Rosenfeld told AFP.

The group appeared to be extremists who arrived at the tomb shortly after an authorised group of around 200 Jewish worshippers prayed there.

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Rabbi: Coordinate Joseph’s Tomb visits

Rabbi: Coordinate Joseph's Tomb visits

… Levanon called on rabbis and religious leaders this week not to send their students to pray at Joseph’s Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus, without coordinating the visit with the Israel Defense Forces.

Speaking following Sunday’s  shooting incident at the holy site, which left one Jewish worshipper dead and several injured, the rabbi condemned religious leaders encouraging their followers to pray there.

Read more : @ ynetnews.com

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Are these the nails used to crucify Jesus?

Are these the nails used to crucify Jesus

… On one of the ossuaries is inscribed the name Caiaphas (in Hebrew  Kayafa ) and on the second Joseph son of Caiaphas.

Read More : @ haaretz.com

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Garden Tomb

Garden Tomb

… of Jerusalem, also known as Gordon’s Cavalry and which others believed was the Garden of Joseph of Arimathea. It rest outside the city walls and within a short distance from the Gates of Damascus. It is part of the Rock-cut tombs in Ancient Israel with elaborate facades and manifold of burial chambers where it is believed and considered as to where Jesus died,was buried, and rose from the dead. It is neighboring Golgotha, described in the bible as the place of skulls and famously …

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Was Gandhi Jewish?

Was Gandhi Jewish?

… book described in a review in the WSJ (Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi And His Struggle With India, by Joseph Lelyveld ) reports that Gandhi had a longtime lover who was a Jew and a Zionist.

WSJ: Among the Hagiographers

Early on Gandhi was dubbed a ‘mortal demi-god’—and he has been regarded that way ever since.

Read More: @ tzvee.blogspot.com

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

… carvings where the traditional place of the cross is set. First century tombs, called the Tomb of Joseph of Arimathea are preserved inside the church, these burial stabs are the evidence that the tomb of Jesus was in this area and most likely the true location of the Christ’s death and burial.

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Sami Rohr Prize in Fiction

… The Invisible Bridge (Knopf)

* Austin Ratner – The Jump Artist (Bellevue Literary Press)

* Joseph Skibell – A Curable Romantic (Algonquin Books)

Read More: @ myjewishlearning.com

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New Book: Rabbi Soloveitchik in the New World

The Van Leer Institute and Magnes Press have published a new academic book on Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s impact on Judaism.

The exciting new (Hebrew) book is based on a conference that was held in Jerusalem several years ago.

Rabbi in the New World  The Influence of Rabbi J. B. Soloveitchik on Culture, Education and Jewish Thought Edited By Avinoam …

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Prof. Weiss: Perhaps PM was never a Jew

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“Netanyahu is the head of the ghetto; Netanyahu is selling Joseph,” Bar-Ilan University Professor Hillel Weiss said Sunday night in a scathing attack on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following his plan to renew the West Bank settlement construction freeze.In an interview to Ynet held on the sidelines of an emergency meeting called by settler leaders, Weiss said, “I can say to Netanyahu quietly – you have forgotten what it means to be Jewish, …

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History timeline of Jewish life in Poland

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… stirs up anti-Semitism (Stalinization: Totalitarian communism based on the political methods of Joseph Stalin. Power is exclusively in the hands of the Communist Party, which is organized on rigidly hierarchical lines. The leader is presented, by state propaganda, as the selfless and benevolent parent of the nation. Economic policy is based on enforced industrialization and the collectivization of agriculture. The general population is controlled by a vast bureaucracy and all opposition and …

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

… Hebrew Congregation

1877 New Hampshire is the last state to offer Jews political equality.

Joseph Seligman, a prominent New York banker, is barred as a Jew from registering at the Grand Union Hotel in Saratoga, New York, marking the growth of social anti-Semitism in America

1879 A group of mostly American-born young Jews from New York and Philadelphia begin publishing “The American Hebrew,” an intellectually-oriented Jewish newspaper aimed at elevating the spirit of Judaism and …

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