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56% of Israelis Say Chametz Law Necessary

Passover is considered to be an especially difficult holiday, yet a new survey reveals – even Israel’s secular population does not want to give it up. A Ynet-Gesher survey indicated that a clear majority of Israel’s Jewish population, from every sector of society, are meticulous in not eating chametz on the seven days of Passover. [...]

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Gilad’s Special Passover

Gilad's Special Passover

For five years, the Shalit family was forced to celebrate Passover without Gilad, but this year the former Hamas captive will finally be marking the holiday at home. The previous Passover was marked by the Shalit family in a tent and on the sidewalk near the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem. “We have no holidays,” [...]

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Top 10 things to do in Eilat, Israel

1.)  Botanical Garden of Eilat The Botanical Garden of Eilat is an oasis. Located on a shackle of wonderful, natural desert hills, lies one of the most amazing sceneries that you can find in the town of Eilat. The Botanical Garden welcomes you to a different world where you could experience peace and tranquility, while [...]

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Hai Bar National Biblical Wildlife Reserve

The Hai Bar National Biblical Wildlife Reserve introduces a 3,000-acre (12 km2) area, located on the suburbs of Eilat in Southern Israel. It’s purpose is for protection, re-acclimation and reproduction of the locally extinct and rare animals that are indicated in the Bible. Moreover, there are also some endangered desert animals, which are not from Israel. One [...]

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Aqua Beach

Aqua Beach, considered as the best site for snorkeling and diving in Eilat, Israel is a haven for the locals and foreigners, especially the scuba divers.  If you are the type of person who enjoys fun under the heat of the sun, Aqua beach would be the perfect destination for you. In this beach, you [...]

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Tel Aviv Dance Festival

The Tel Aviv Dance Festival is the most awaited and anticipated yearly dance event in Israel where the most talented dance performers from around the world perform in its brimming dance calendar. The dance festival is an outcome of the growth of the former Dance Europa Festival for four years after its beginning. From October [...]

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Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a remarkable architectural structure and is considered one of the largest museums in Israel of contemporary art. It also possesses a broad variety of works and has exciting representation of Israeli art and culture. The Museum was founded in the year 1932. It functioned as one of the major [...]

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Why Koreans study Talmud

Almost every house in South Korea has a translated Talmud. Moreover, the South Koreans have made the collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish civil and religious law part of their school curriculum’s compulsory literature.But unlike Israel, even Korean mothers study it and read from it to their children. Yes in a country if almost [...]

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The Purim paradigm

One of the strangest books of our Holy Scriptures is the Scroll (Megilla) of Esther, which seems antithetical to some of the major ideas and ideals of the other biblical writings. First of all, the major “persona” in the Bible’s history of Israel is God Almighty, who directs all the significant events in Israel’s development [...]

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Is Benjamin Millepied Jewish?

Is Benjamin Millepied Jewish?

Is Benjamin Millepied Jewish? That seems to be the question of the day. Natalie Portman, who starred in “Black Swan” along with three other Jewish actresses all playing ballerinas (Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder and Barbara Hershey), will marry Benjamin Millepied and have his baby. Perez Hilton broke the news earlier today that not only is [...]

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The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros

ShemosEdited by Rabbi Yissachar Dov RubinTranslated by: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef ReinmanPart of the ‘The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros’ series. A modern classic, this volume occupies a place of honor on thousands of Shabbos tables and has become the indispensable companion of rabbis and speakers. Now this masterwork has been adapted into English making [...]

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The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros

DevarimEdited by Rabbi Yissachar Dov RubinTranslated by: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef ReinmanPart of the ‘The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros’ series. A modern classic, this volume occupies a place of honor on thousands of Shabbos tables and has become the indispensable companion of rabbis and speakers. Now this masterwork has been adapted into English making [...]

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Talelei Oros - Eichah

A collection of insights and commentaries and the complete Megillas Eichah.Edited by Rabbi Yissachar Dov RubinPart of the ‘Talelei Oros’ series. Megillas Eichah of the masterful Hebrew Sefer Talelei Oros anthology has been adapted into English as a part of The Megillah Anthology series, making it even more accessible to the general public. A veritable [...]

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Talelei Oros - Eichah

A collection of insights and commentaries and the complete Megillas Eichah.Edited by Rabbi Yissachar Dov RubinPart of the ‘Talelei Oros’ series. Megillas Eichah of the masterful Hebrew Sefer Talelei Oros anthology has been adapted into English as a part of The Megillah Anthology series, making it even more accessible to the general public. A veritable [...]

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Eyes Upon the Land

The Territorial Integrity of Israel: A Life Threatening Concernby Rabbi Elyahu Touger Updated, revised second edition. This booklet presents a different approach to the issues, one rooted in the principles of Jewish heritage, yet starkly realistic in its appreciation of what is happening on the ground in and around Israel today. Fundamental principles based on [...]

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The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros

Bereishis - GenesisEdited by Rabbi Yissachar Dov RubinTranslated by: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef ReinmanPart of the ‘The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros’ series. A modern classic, this volume occupies a place of honor on thousands of Shabbos tables and has become the indispensable companion of rabbis and speakers. Now this masterwork has been adapted into [...]

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The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros

BamidbarEdited by Rabbi Yissachar Dov RubinTranslated by: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef ReinmanPart of the ‘The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros’ series. A modern classic, this volume occupies a place of honor on thousands of Shabbos tables and has become the indispensable companion of rabbis and speakers. Now this masterwork has been adapted into English making [...]

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Etz Hazayit Olive Oil

‘Etz Hazayit’ brand Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil. This olive oil is good for all purposes: cooking, dressing and frying. It is a combination of refined olive oil and virgin olive oil. This combination gives the oil special and delicate taste and makes it suitable for frying. Moreover, the Etz Hazayit olive oil is [...]

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Jewish People, Jewish Thought

Dr. Robert Seltzer Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Like every distinctive heritage, Judaism must be understood as a creative response to ultimate issues of human concern by members of a group that has faced a unique concatenation of political, economic, and geographical circumstances. And the Jewish historical experience is more unusual than [...]

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The Changing Face of Anti-Semitism: From Ancient Times to the Present Day

Walter Laqueur Publisher: Oxford University Press For thirty years the director of the Wiener Library in London, the leading institute for the study of anti-Semitism, Walter Laqueur here offers both a comprehensive history of anti-Semitism as well as an illuminating look at the newest wave of this phenomenon. Laqueur begins with an invaluable historical account [...]

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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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