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Hiddur is in the Eye of the Beholder

Olivewood is beautiful. It reminds me of Eretz Yisrael and little carved camels; it has a delicate, calming hue. And silver, well, it is pure and shiny and smooth, and brings sefer Torah ornaments to mind. The esrog boxes made of ornately carved olivewood and elegant, glimmering silver are most fitting containers for holding an […]

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Best To Get Rid of ‘Modern Haman’ Ahmadinejad Without War

“All of us would prefer to get rid of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the modern Haman, without war,” President Shimon Peres told former Chief Sephardi Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in his Sukkah in Tuesday. Peres also put in a plug for the Obama administration. Haman was the second in command to the king of Persia – […]

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The B-and-G Sukkah at Beth Elohim in Park Slope

The Brooklyn Paper has a report on a cool sukkah in Park Slope, Brooklyn, “…when the annual harvest festival begins on Wednesday night, the Garfield Place temple will do its outdoor praying in a sleek, modern shelter created by the award-winning architecture firm B-an-G Studio…more…” Hat tip to Barak for sending this to us. Read […]

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iPhone apps for Israel

There is no better place in the world to spend Jewish holidays than Israel. In no other place the spirit of the holidays can be felt more intense. The shopping fever, house preparations, talks over where to spend it and with whom. You can feel that in every corner of  Israel. Ubiquitous  vibrating voice of […]

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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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Mishneh Torah Volume 13: Hilchot Shofar, Sukkah and Lulav

Volume 13: Hilchot Shofar, Sukkah and Lulavby MaimonidesEdited by Rabbi Eliyahu TougerPart of the ‘Mishneh Torah 29 Vls Set’ series. Vowelized Hebrew text with modern English translation and a commentary that presents a digest of the centuries of Torah scholarship which have been devoted to the study of the Mishneh Torah. Publisher: Moznaim

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