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Foreign Ministry Upgrades Warnings to Israelis: Leave Egypt

… its warnings to citizens Sunday evening, telling Israelis to cancel any plans to travel to Egypt. Those who are already in the country should leave, said the ministry.

Israelis who continue to stay should monitor developments and comply with orders of the authorities. They should especially observe the curfew — from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez — and avoid being out in the open, the ministry said.

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Egypt Internet Shut Down by the Government

Egypt’s Internet services were shut down by the government of the country early on Friday. The Egypt Internet services were blocked at the country level apparently, and it wasn’t just due to overloaded server, or too many people trying to access websites.

Huffington Post reported it was about 12:30 a.m. in Egypt when it was confirmed that no Internet traffic was going into or out of

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Dvar Torah Parshas Bo: Divine Obstruction

Dvar Torah Parshas Bo: Divine Obstruction

The concept of the Ten Plagues is a difficult one to understand, and I refer here to the theological issue that arises from what is clearly stated in the early verses of Exodus — God promises to harden Pharaoh’s heart, thereby bringing about a greater destruction upon Egypt (Exodus 7:3).

How can we reconcile this with our claim that the God of Moses is an omniscient, benevolent God who is …

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Israeli red tape plagues ailing Holocaust survivor

Israeli red tape plagues ailing Holocaust survivor

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It was the sort of news that Laura Derfler had prayed would come. Throughout the past 20 years she’d usually heard the word “no,” and finally they were willing to recognize her, acknowledge that she was a Holocaust survivor and had rights to compensation. After all, at age 83, Laura needed every bit of help she could get.

Though the cancer found in her body two years earlier had been contained, she …

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Egypt aided Israel’s assassination of top Gaza militant

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Egypt assisted in the recent assassination of a high-ranking Gaza militant, Time Magazine reported on Thursday, saying Cairo was prompted to aid Israel as a result of its desire to damage Hezbollah’s efforts in the Sinai Peninsula.

Mohammed Nimnim, 37, a senior member of the Army of Islam, an extremist group that kidnapped British reporter Alan Johnston in March 2007, was killed …

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Richard Codor’s Joyous Haggadah

… Haggadah? YES!

A Family Haggadah? YES!

A Concise Haggadah? YES!

It’s chock full of cartoon drawings on its covers and on every page. There is a Moses cartoon strip, a map that shows how the Israelites got into Egypt and a double page Exodus spread that shows how they got out. The Four Children are instant classics as are the Frogs, Locusts, Vermin and all the other Plagues and there’s also the best Chad Gadya ever. And if that’s not enough, there are so many …

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Meir Enaim in Cairo, Egypt

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Meir Enaim

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Cairo

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Egypt

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–Unknown–

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55 No 13 Street

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Shaarei Hashamayim in Cairo, Egypt

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17 Adli Pasha Street

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Cairo

Location:

Egypt

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–Unknown–

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02-749-025

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Parshat Beshalach: Emancipation of the Mind and Heart

The Midrash writes, Hashem tells Israel, “Remember the day of Shabbat as you should remember the Exodus of Egypt.” Just as the seven days of creation culminate with Shabbat, so too the first and last of the seven days of Pesach are compared to Shabbat. How do we understand this? Additionally, we see that the redemption was accomplished by both Moshe and Aharon.

However, once the Jews left Egypt, only Moshe remained as the sole leader. …

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Turkish PM: Israel must remove foreign minister

Turkish PM: Israel must remove foreign minister

The prime minister of Turkey, whose ties with Israel have been badly strained over the past year, has called on the Jewish state to remove its hawkish foreign minister who he says poses an obstacle to Middle Easy peace.

Avigdor Lieberman is a polarizing figure in Israel and outside, with his outspoken skepticism about peace with the Palestinians and his questioning of the loyalty of Israel’s Arab minority. …

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

… recaptures Brazil and expels Jews and Protestants. While most Jews return to Holland, a boatload of twenty-three destitute Jews sails into New Amsterdam. Ten are adults. Thirteen are children of various ages. Peter Stuyvesant, governor of New Netherland, writes to the Dutch West India Company, rulers of the colony, asking for permission to expel them. In his letter he calls Jews a “deceitful race” who profess an “abominable religion.” Stuyvesant also wishes to exclude from his colony …

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Why on This Night?: A Passover Haggadah for Family Celebration

Why on This Night?: A Passover Haggadah for Family Celebration

The rich traditions of Passover come alive in this contemporary family haggadah. As children and adults gather at the seder dinner to remember the Israelites’ journey from slavery to freedom, this creative yet authentic haggadah will guide and engage them. It takes children beyond the Four Questions and the search for the afikoman, encouraging them to enjoy every step of the seder.

Through stories, songs, …

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Passover Splendor: Cherished Objects for the Seder Table

… Stewart Tabori & Chang

“Why is this night different from all other nights? The festival of Passover, which commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, is the most widely observed home holiday in the Jewish calendar. The central event of this week-long celebration is the seder feast, held at a table laid with beautiful ritual objects. Crafted especially for festival use, these splendid wine goblets, plates, cloths, and haggadahs offer compelling testimony to …

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Cultures of the Jews - Series

David Biale (editor)

Publisher: Schocken Books

Culture of the Jews: A New History –

This insightful collection of essays by today’s leading Judaica scholars (such as Ilana Pardes and Isaiah Gafni) transports the reader from the nascent Jewish nation first emerging from bondage in Egypt through both its cultural and religious decline and efflorescence in the Middle Ages to modern-day Israeli and American Jewish culture. Divided into three …

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Eyewitness to Jewish History

… history, Judaism and Jewish culture have enriched the entire world with revolutionary conceptions of God, justice, freedom, learning, and, indeed, the very meaning of history. Eyewitness to Jewish History brings you face-to-face with the people, places, and events that have shaped and been shaped by the Jewish experience, from ancient times to the modern day.

This unique chronicle transports you into the past through the vivid and passionate accounts of people who witnessed and took part in …

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The Rescue of Jerusalem: The Alliance Between Hebrews and Africans in 701 B.C.

Henry Trocme Aubin

Publisher: Soho Press, Inc.

In the summer of 701 B.C. Jerusalem faced a siege from Assyrian forces that had razed countless walled cities, pillaging and looting them, dispersing the defeated populations to distant places, and torturing the leaders to death. Had the city perished, the small and fragile Hebrew society would have been severely damaged and the world denied its seminal influence. Judaism’s principal offshoots, Christianity …

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Walking The Bible

… author Bruce Feller set out on a perilous, ten-thousand-mile journey, retracing the Five Books of Moses through the desert. Traveling through three continents, five countries, and four war zones, Feller is the first person to complete such a historic expedition. He crosses the Red Sea, climbs Mount Sinai, and interviews bedouin and pilgrims alike, as he attempts to answer the question: Is the Bible just an abstraction or is it a living, breathing entity?

Along with renowned archaeologist …

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Dear Rabbi, Dear Doctor

If you could spend a day with Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski M.D., and ask about every problem that plagues you, your friends, or your family – wouldn’t you take that opportunity? It wouldn’t matter if your questions were about “small” things that fray your nerves daily or about larger, life-changing struggles. He would listen patiently, carefully consider your situation, and help you build a bridge over your predicament. Even better — how to make your predicament disappear!

That …

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A Journey Towards Freedom: A Haggadah for Women Who have Experienced Domestic Violence

A Journey Towards Freedom: A Haggadah for Women Who have Experienced Domestic Violence

… the traditional Passover Seder into a special service that addresses the oppression and liberation of women journeying from abuse to safety. An ideal resource for congregations, community groups and domestic violence organizations, and as a supplement to any Passover Haggadah.

From the Author:

Shhh! Don’t say that. Domestic abuse doesn’t happen in respectable Jewish homes. There must be some misunderstanding. Don’t read into things. If he didn’t hit her, how is that abuse? Jewish …

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Light of Redemption; A Passover Haggadah Based on the Writings of Rav Kook

Light of Redemption; A Passover Haggadah Based on the Writings of Rav Kook

Gideon Weitzman

Publisher: Grow Publishers

This Passover Haggadah presents the ideas of the great Israeli rabbi and thinker, Rabbi Kook, on the Haggadah and on Passover in general, making them available to the English speaking public for the first time.

The full text of the Passover Haggadah appears in the original Hebrew with English translation. The commentary is in English.

When the Jews left Egypt they achieved more than just physical freedom. They were now able to …

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The Jewish World Family Haggadah: With Photographs by Zion Ozeri

… from India to Iran. He has traveled the world collecting these priceless cultural portraits of a people united by tradition. To illuminate the Haggadah, the annual retelling of the Jewish people’s escape from Egypt, Ozeri’s photographs are paired with modern text by noted Jewish scholar and Hagaddah expert, Shoshana Silberman, whose A Family Haggadah I and II (Karben) are widely used in Reform and Conservative Jewish family celebrations of Passover. This handsome, affordably priced …

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The Bird’s Head Pop-Up Haggadah of Passover

This unique haggadah is inspired by the original Bird’s-head Haggada, one of the oldest Haggadot, first published in North Germany, at the end of the 13th century C.E. The original was illustrated with ink and tempera on parchment and resides in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. It got the name from the figures drawn with birds’ heads and prominent beaks. Other images bear animal heads or protuberant noses. Some appear to have been deliberately defaced, or covered with a …

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A Passover Haggadah: As Commented Upon by Elie Wiesel

A Passover Haggadah: As Commented Upon by Elie Wiesel

… his friend Mark Podwal invite you to join them for the Passover Seder — the most festive event of the Jewish calendar. Read each year at the Seder table, the Haggadah recounts the miraculous tale of the liberation of the Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, with a celebration of prayer, ritual, and song. Wiesel and Podwal guide you through the Haggadah and share their understanding and faith in a special illustrated edition that will be treasured for years to come.

Accompanying the …

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Studies on the Haggadah: From the Teachings of Nechama Leibowitz

Yitshak Reiner

Publisher: Urim Publications

The essence of the educational approach reflected in the Pesach Haggadah is the question and answer method. Studies on the Haggadah is based on the teachings of one of the outstanding Torah teachers of our generation, Nechama Leibowitz, presenting over 100 analytical questions relating to the Seder and the Exodus from Egypt. Questions extracted from Nechama’s renowned weekly Torah study sheets (Gilyonot) …

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A Different Night: The Family Participation Haggadah

Noam Zion

Publisher: Shalom Hartman Institute

This Haggadah offers a rich feast of story and insight for anyone’s Seder Table. It can be used year after year and remain fresh. I look forward to using it with my family” – Rabbi Harold Kushner (Conservative) Author, When Bad Things Happen to Good People

This is not just “another” Haggadah. It is itself a rich, joyful, and immensely informative celebration that will help transform the Pesach Seder. It is a book that …

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A Passover Ritual for Students of A Course in Miracles

A Passover Ritual for Students of A Course in Miracles

… This Haggadah reminds us that the Holy Spirit can use anything, even the historic enslavement in Egypt, for God’s purposes. This ritual is built around Course themes of recognizing that all oppression is projection and letting go of the past in favor of focusing on the present. This ritual includes stories from Holocaust survivors who studied A Course in Miracles with Gerald Jampolsky at the Center for Attitudinal Healing.

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Haggadah From Bondage To Freedom

Rabbi Abraham Twerski, Rabbi Abraham Twerski, M.D. (editor)

The story of the Passover Haggadah is so familiar that nearly everyone who takes part in the Seder can recite it without a hitch. But, like all the Torah, the nuances of the Seder speak to different people in different ways.

Passover is the story of freedom from the lash and chain and the exalted rise of a nation to the pinnacle of human achievement: the knowledge that the Divine Hand controls nature and …

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Haggadah Anthology (Gift Edition)

Rabbi Nosson Scherman

The theme of the Haggadah and its rituals is to keep alive the memory of the Exodus — not as a celebration of a seminal event in Jewish history, not as a remembrance of the glories of the past, and not even as a harbinger of the future redemption, but as constant reality. In the words of the Haggadah, �In every generation, one is obliged to regard himself as though he himself had actually gone out …

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A Night to Remember - The Haggadah of Contemporary Voices

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Table Talk. Bring this haggadah to the table and turn your Seder into a lively exchange of ideas. Full of triggers for reflection and discussion.

A Seder with a Smile. Enjoy the clever illustrations by internationally acclaimed Israeli artist Michel Kichka.

Stories for all Ages. The Exodus is retold in art, activities and games that capture the imagination of children, teens and adults and lead them on a spiritual journey.

Inclusive Language and Content. Insights come from Jews …

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The Holistic Haggadah: How Will You Be Different This Passover Night

… journey that the Passover Seder evening offers us. It is a daring commentary that challenges each of us to go down into our self-imposed Mitzraim (Egypt) and face our attachments and the false gods that confine us. It then beckons us forth to true freedom and a more meaningful relationship between ourselves and God. Besides the ritual question – “How is this night different from all other nights?” – the most common question asked at the Seder table is probably, “When is the food …

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