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Montreal, Quebec - Jewish Canadian Man Found Frozen To Death

Montreal, Quebec - Jewish Canadian Man Found Frozen To Death

Montreal, Quebec – The body of Matthew Besner, a 27 year old insurance company employee who had been missing since he stepped out of a Montreal restaurant for a few moments early Sunday morning, was found at 8:15 this morning on the shores of the frozen Lachine Canal fifteen blocks west of the restaurant.  Footprints on the north side of the canal and broken ice on the chanal showed that …

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The Sway Machinery Play Michael Jackson

The Sway Machinery Play Michael Jackson

The Sway Machinery’s new album House of Friendly Ghosts, Vol. 1 won’t be out for another few weeks (who are they? check out our interview with the band) but this is too good not to share. The band, who recently returned from recording their new album in Africa, plays “Billie Jean” live in Mali.

It’s everything we’ve come to expect from the band — intense, dark, fiercely …

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Graphic Details: Interview with co-curator, Michael Kaminer

… Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women is the first exhibit to explore what co-curator Michael Kaminer calls a “unique and prolific niche of graphic storytelling” by Jewish women. The exhibit features the work of 18 Jewish women artists, some of which is being seen by the public for the first time.

We at JWA were taken with this project. We spoke with Michael Kaminer, co-curator and author of “Graphic Confessions of Jewish Women,” the Forward article that started it …

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Montreal Jewish leader: Vandalism not always made public

Montreal Jewish leader: Vandalism not always made public

Not all recent acts of vandalism against the Montreal Jewish community have been made public, the head of the Montreal Jewish Federation Combined Jewish Appeal’s security coordinating committee has disclosed.

Recent media reports have focused on anti-Semitic incidents directed at five synagogues and a school on January 16. However, the head of the committee, Rabbi Reuven Poupko, told The Jerusalem Post that there were other acts …

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Light Menorah in Brooklyn

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On Wednesday evening, Dec. 1 at 5:30 PM, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will join Rabbi Shimon Hecht of Chabad in Brooklyn to light the first candle of Brooklyn’s largest Menorah.

Standing at 32 feet tall, the Menorah proclaims the miraculous holiday to thousands of passerby at the entrance of Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.

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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

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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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Michael Oren urges U.S. Jews to defend Israel against aggressors

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NEW ORLEANS – Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, urged America’s Jewry to stand up for Israel on Monday during a panel on Israeli-U.S. relations as part of the Jewish Federations General Assembly.

“I think it is fair for Israel to expect the American Jewish community to uphold our right to self-defense,” Oren said. “Israel expects American Jews to fight the Goldstone report which limits our ability to defend ourselves by …

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Bethlehem Road Murder: A Michael Ohayon Mystery

Bethlehem Road Murder: A Michael Ohayon Mystery

… astute mysteries set in Israel and for the brooding and attractive Chief Superintendent Michael Ohayon they feature. In her latest novel, the body of a young woman is discovered in the attic of a Bethlehem Road house, in a neighborhood of Jerusalem known for its impenetrability to outsiders. Chief Superintendent Ohayon is called to the scene of the crime, where, beyond the usual horror, an old love and an unfinished romance await him.}}In the style that has made Batya Gur an author …

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Murder in Jerusalem: A Michael Ohayon Mystery

… woman’s body is discovered in the wardrobe warehouses of Israel Television, Chief Superintendent Michael Ohayon embarks on a tangled and bloody trail of detection through the corridors and studios of Israel’s official television station, and through the fears, loves, and contradictions of the people who work there. It is an eye-opening journey that brings into question the very ideals upon which Ohayon—and indeed the entire nation—was raised, ideals that may have led to terrible …

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Young Israel of Montreal in QUEBEC, Canada

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Young Israel of Montreal

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6235 Hillsdale Road

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Montreal

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QUEBEC

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Canada

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Young Israel

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(514)334-4610

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(514)737-5488

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Havurah Har Kodesh Montreal in QUEBEC, Canada

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Havurah Har Kodesh Montreal

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QUEBEC

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Canada

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Jewish Renewal

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514-489-0686

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Fri Evening Services, High Holidays

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http://geocities.com/harkodesh2004/har_kodesh.html

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Montreal Torah Center in QUEBEC, Canada

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Montreal Torah Center

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28 Cleve Road

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Hampstead, Montreal

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QUEBEC

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Canada

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Chabad Lubavitch

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514- 739-0770

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514-739-5925

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

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http://www.themtc.com/

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The trouble with nice Jewish boys and girls

The trouble with nice Jewish boys and girls

… mensch for every month of the calendar year. Meet Brian, whose favorite movie is Annie Hall, and Michael who doesn’t look Jewish, but is.

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Crazy Facebook Profiles

… (or outside?) of the poster for the movie Being John Malkovitch ). Others feature him as a Michael Jackson album, Harry Potter, and even Charles Manson.

Read More: @ myjewishlearning.com

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Canada synagogues, school vandalized

According to the Canadian newspaper, the vandals smashed the windows of the Jewish institutions and caused thousands of dollars worth in damages. The institutions which were hit include: Beth Rambam, Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem and Beth Zion synagogues in Côte St. Luc and Dorshei Emet synagogue in Hampstead. The Yavne School was also vandalized.

Four Synagogues and a Jewish school in Montreal were defaced by anonymous vandals Sunday night, the Montreal Daily Gazette reported.

According to the Canadian newspaper, the vandals smashed the windows of the Jewish institutions and caused thousands of dollars worth in damages. The institutions which were hit include: Beth Rambam, Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem and Beth Zion synagogues in Côte St. Luc and Dorshei Emet …

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Eating Jewish: Moroccan chicken with olives and lemons

Eating Jewish: Moroccan chicken with olives and lemons

… dish my inspiration came from my own academic work concerning the Moroccan Jewish community of Montreal.

My research focuses on the food of Passover within this community in order to understand the ways in which these foods and the practices surrounding them influence the identity of Moroccan Jews in Montreal. Through a series of interviews, I will examine the ways in which these practices have both changed and remained the same after having been transplanted to this new …

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Frum, fashion, and feminism

… famous names like Zac Posen, Isaac Mizrahi, Max Azria, Kenneth Cole, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ralph Lauren are all members of the tribe. A few years ago, Slate even published a story called “The Rise of Schmatte Chic”, which chronicled the fleeting trend of Orthodox Jewish influence in runway fashion.

Still, high fashion is notoriously synonymous with scant bodily coverage, as evidenced by the vast majority of photos that come out of New York …

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Mayor Rejects Appeal To Restore Prority 7 Vouchers

Mayor Rejects Appeal To Restore Prority 7 Vouchers

… of Council Members leading the fight to restore Priority 7 vouchers had a rare meeting with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and several of his top aides to discuss the fate of the Priority 7 program.  Priority 7 is a lifeline for thousands of this city’s neediest families, ensuring that children are provided safe, professional childcare.

And, since April of this year, Council Members David Greenfield, Lew Fidler, Letitia James, Brad Lander and Stephen Levin have advocated vociferously, …

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City Moves to Close All Priority 7 Voucher Cases

… school year.

A coalition of City Council members from Brooklyn is furious and has asked Mayor Michael Bloomberg for a meeting to get the painful decision reversed. Two members of the coalition, Councilmen David Greenfield and Steven Levin, recently staved off a City Hall attempt to end the program Nov. 26, a move that would have defied a the mayor’s prior commitment to fund the program at least through the end of 2010.

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

… students, travel to Mississippi to register African-American voters. Young Jewish New Yorkers Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, along with an African-American, Mississippian James Chaney, are brutally murdered by Klu Klux Klansmen.

1965 An Immigration and Nationality Act is passed. The quota system is revised, but the admission of immigrants is still rigorously limited.

1966 Elie Wiesel publishes “The Jews of Silence,” an eyewitness report of the persecution of Jews in the …

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Conspirators

… of country estates and the secret high councils of the ailing thousand-year-old Habsburg Empire, Michael Andr� Bernstein’s compelling first novel evokes a densely believable world on the edge of collapse, full of the haunting suggestiveness of a fable or nightmare, and the erotic, mystical, and apocalyptic passions of an age.

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Double Homicide

… solving crimes in different cities. In the Land of the Giants has Boston homicide detectives Michael MacCain and Doris Sylvestor investigating the suspicious death of a college basketball star. And in Still Life, the co-worker of a Santa Fe art gallery is murdered, forcing detectives Darryl Two Moons and Steve Katz to put aside holiday celebrations and set things right.

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Becoming Like God

In his continuing work to demystify and teach the ancient, esoteric texts of Kabbalah, Michael Berg suggests that the time is right for people to break free of “ego nature” and achieve total joy and immortality: in other words, to “become like God.” Advising ruthless honesty about human life – its pain, suffering, and death – and then providing an escape plan based on those truths, Berg uses the tools of Kabbalah – such as the Zohar, the key text of the discipline – …

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The Adventure of Micah Mushmelon, Boy Talmudist

Michael Wex

Publisher: Quattro Books

Heir to the Hipster line of rabbinical leaders and sages, eleven year old Micah Mushmelon enlists Shraga Potasznik, the comic-book-addicted protagonist of this novella to make good of all things worthwhile in this world. An heir to the rich modern Yiddish literary tradition, Michael Wex paints a vivid, hilarious picture of the hasidic demimonde. His is a …

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Shlepping the Exile

Michael Wex

Publisher: St. Martin’s

Updated edition.

Shlepping the Exile, the rollickingly dyspeptic adventures of Yoine Levkes, boy hasid of the Canadian Prairies, is an inside portrait of orthodox, post-Holocaust Judaism in a place that it never expected to be.

Svelte and supple as unleavened bread, Shlepping rends the shmaltz from Jewish fiction and replaces it with a pound of real …

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The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary

Michael Strassfeld

Publisher: Harper Collins

A comprehensive guide to the practice and meaning of the holidays throughout the year.

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What I Saw: Reports from Berlin, 1920-1933

Joseph Roth, Michael Bienert, Michael Hofmann (translator)

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company

Finally available in English, the dizzying world of 1920s Berlin as seen by one of its greatest journalistic eyewitnesses.

In 1920, Joseph Roth, the most renowned German correspondent of his age, arrived in Berlin, the capital of the Weimar Republic. He produced a series of impressionistic and political …

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The County of Birches: Stories

… Budapest with her family in 1956, Dana Weisz finds herself first in London and then in a suburb of Montreal. Her parents, Sari and Gabor, both indelibly marked by the Holocaust that claimed most of their relatives, invoke a past that both enchants and terrifies their two children. Indeed, while many of the stories here are told directly from Dana’s point of view, many others belong to Dana’s mother and father, and are about a golden age before the war. Searching for her identity as a child …

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The Jewish Political Tradition: Volume II: Membership

Kazik Simha Rotem, Barbara Harshav, Ari Ackerman, Michael Walzer (editor), Menachem Lorberbaum (editor), Noam J. Zohar (editor)

Publisher: Yale University Press

“The Jewish Political Tradition is remarkable for both what it does and how it does it. It is a splendid achievement. When Jews call themselves the people of the book, this is the sort of book they have, or at least ought to have, in mind.‖Noah J. Efron, Boston Book …

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Classic Yiddish Stories of S.Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I.L. Peretz

Ken Frieden (editor), Ted Gorelick (editor), Michael Wex (editor)

Two novellas by S. Y. Abramovitsh open this anthology, the first comprehensive overview of works by the three classic Yiddish authors. They describe Jewish life in Eastern Europe during the nineteenth century and introduce the reader to Abramovitsh’ alter ego, Mendele the Book Peddler, who narrates both The Little Man and Fishke the Lame. Here he presents a diverse cast …

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