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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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The Halachot of Raising Children in our Upcoming Fall Semester

Rabbi Dovid Fink will be teaching a new course in our upcoming fall semester on Chinuch – Educating the Young in Mitzvot. The commandments of the Torah do not apply to children under the age of Bar/Bat Mitzva. But we are obligated to educate them in mitzvot and train them to perform the mitzvot correctly. [...]

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The Shema Yisrael

Shema Yisrael or Shema are parts of the section of the Torah and are highlighted in the morning and evening Jewish prayer services. “Hear, O Israel, the Lord of our God, the Lord is one.” (Deuteronomy 6:4) Shema is considered as the most important prayer by many observant Jews. The Shema is an expression of [...]

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Parshat Ki Tavo: Parsha Journeys

Parshat Ki Tavo: Parsha Journeys

Parshat Ki Tavo discusses the blessings that were given on Har Grizim and the curses that were given on Har Avel. While both mountains were situated near each other and enjoyed the exact same climatic conditions, Har Grizim was lush and verdant while Har Avel remained barren. Rav Hirsch explains that this is a timeless [...]

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Mitzvot, Mitzvot, Everyday!

by Morah Leah Morah Leah guides your child through a Jewish day and on into Shabbos, beginning with the rooster crowing and ending with the bedtime Shema. Combining original melodies and English lyrics with traditional Hebrew prayers and blessings, Morah Leah teaches Jewish values and practical lessons. Although designed for very young children, older children [...]

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Encyclopedia of Taryag Mitzvoth: The Ten Commandments

Edited by Rabbi Dovid Wax A comprehensive, in-depth presentation of the Ten Commandments, featuring essential principles, Laws and ispirational insights. The inaugural volume of the groundbreaking new Taryag Mitzvoth Encyclopedia! This first volume of the Encyclopedia of the Taryag Mitzvoth covers the Aseres Hadibros, the Ten Commandments, which are the foundation of the entire Torah. [...]

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Mitzvot: My Favorite Coloring Book Set

Illustrated by: Shepsil Scheinberg Ages 2-5 Great set of coloring books dealing with various mitzvot. Includes Getting Ready for Shabbos; Let’s Learn Our Berachos, and Honor Your Parents. A fun way to teach young children to these various mitzvot. Short English phrases explain the action on each page. Many pages have accompanying Hebrew phrases to [...]

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Guess-The-Ending Mitzvah Book

by Ruth FinkelsteinIllustrated by: Sara Lazewnik Ages 4-7 Children need to know that mitzvot come in all sizes and for all sizes, including small children. It isn’t only the big projects, like distributing leftover food from caterers, that are considered mitzvot. The small, considerate things that we do for each other in our everyday lives, [...]

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Hershel’s Houseboat

by Michoel MuchnikIllustrated by: Michoel Muchnik Ages 4-7 Hershel the housebuilder is building a special house on the water, a house boat. Hershel and the children take a trip in the boat trying to do as many mitzvot (good deeds) as they can. A joyous tale teaching the concept of making this world into a [...]

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Children’s Blessing for Boy

Personalized Lithographby Artist Deborah Rolnik Raichman A perfect gift for a baby, a bris, a child’s birthday, or a bar mitzvah. Deborah Rojnik Raichman has created a watercolor lithograph of the ancient blessing recited through the centuries each Friday night by a father or grandfather. Images relating to men’s mitzvot are done in a stained [...]

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Children’s Blessing for Girl

Personalizedby Artist Deborah Rolnik Raichman A perfect gift for a baby, a naming, a child’s birthday, or a bat mitzvah. Images relating to women’s mitzvot are done in a stained glass style surrounded by a blue and green cloudlike background. FramedIt can be personalized with up to 2 names in either English or Hebrew. Deborah [...]

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Mitzvah Train

by Artist Rebecca Shore A cheerful engine chugs along, carrying a baker’s dozen worth of mitzvot (good deeds),including giving tzedakah (charity), feeding the hungry, and visiting the sick. This print has a mat and a wooden frame that highlight the colors of the artwork. Rebecca Shore lives with her husband and children in the Old [...]

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Children’s Blessing for Girl

Personalizedby Artist Deborah Rolnik Raichman A perfect gift for a baby, a naming, a child’s birthday, or a bat mitzvah. Images relating to women’s mitzvot are done in a stained glass style surrounded by a blue and green cloudlike background. FramedIt can be personalized with up to 2 names in either English or Hebrew. Deborah [...]

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Children’s Blessing for Boy

Personalized Lithographby Artist Deborah Rolnik Raichman A perfect gift for a baby, a bris, a child’s birthday, or a bar mitzvah. Deborah Rojnik Raichman has created a watercolor lithograph of the ancient blessing recited through the centuries each Friday night by a father or grandfather. Images relating to men’s mitzvot are done in a stained [...]

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The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time

Debby Flancbaum Publisher: Urim Publications The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time is a collection of absorbing essays about contemporary Jewish women – some known throughout the world, others known only in their own communities – who engage in extraordinary acts of kindness. Although the women featured in this [...]

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Rejoice in Your Festivals: Penetrating Insights into Pesach, Shavuot & Sukkot

Rabbi Zvi Dov Kanotopsky, David A. Zomick (editor) Publisher: Urim Publications Rejoice in Your Festivals is a valuable addition to the libraries of those who enjoy the infinite revelations in Torah study. Containing thirty eight previously unpublished derashot of Rabbi Zvi Dov Kanotopsky, zt”l, this book adds new dimensions to our understanding and enjoyment of [...]

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Taryag Mitzvoth Encyclopedia: The Ten Commandments (Volume 1)

Publisher: The Taryag Mitzvah Project The inaugural volume of the groundbreaking new Taryag Mitzvoth Encyclopedia Join one of the greatest Torah breakthroughs in history, the Taryag Mitzvah Project, and gain a world of benefits in just minutes of your time. -Enhance your mitzvah performance -Expand your knowledge -Experience a panoramic view of the entire Torah [...]

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