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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 31 - May 23, 2012

Temple Jacob in Hancock, Michigan will mark its centennial anniversary with a 3 day celebration August 9–12, 2012. Preparations are under way for this once in a lifetime weekend of festivities to honor Temple Jacob’s 100 year history and launch its second century. A Centennial Campaign has been organized to ensure the financial stability of [...]

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19-Year-Old Bochur Completes Shas in Three Years

Devoting hours of intense study every day to his regular course load, a 19-year-old boy from Toronto has accomplished in the astonishing time of three years what most adults spend their whole lives attempting. But ask Chabad-Lubavitch yeshiva student Shaya Zirkind what secret allowed him to learn the entire Talmud and he’s surprisingly down to [...]

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The Purpose of Sitting Shiva

Shiva is the Jewish period of mourning observed the first week after the funeral of a parent, spouse, sibling, or child. From the time of death until the conclusion of the funeral, the primary focus and concern is on the care of the deceased and the burial preparations. Once shiva begins, the focus shifts to [...]

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The Jewish Way of Mourning

The Jewish way of mourning provides us a way to face our grief while at the same time help those who are grieving. The Jewish mourning tradition is based on two principles: Kavod Hamet (paying respect to the deceased) and Nichum Avelim (giving comfort to the mourners). The body of the deceased should be treated [...]

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A Time to Mourn, A Time to Comfort 2nd Edition

A Guide to Jewish Bereavementby Dr. Ron Wolfson A guide to meeting the needs of those who mourn and those who seek to provide comfort in times of sadness. Includes the specifics for funeral preparations and practical guidance for preparing the home and family to sit shiva. Advice is given for attending a Jewish funeral, [...]

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When a Jew Dies

The Ethnography of a Bereaved Sonby Smuel C. Heilman An eloquent account of the traditional customs that are put into practice when a Jewish person dies that provides both an informative perspective on Jewish rites of mourning and a moving chronicle of the loss of a father. This unique narrative covers and recovers the boundary [...]

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Dining In

From simple to splendid… enjoyed in your home!by Ladies Auxiliary of Yeshiva Masoras Avos Indulge in Dining In, the new cookbook with a choice selection of delectable dishes, from classic to gourmet. Over 500 tasty and easy-to-prepare recipes conveniently featuring familiar ingredients include a tempting variety for the enthusiastic novice as well as the more [...]

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Traditions and Celebrations for the Bat Mitzvah

Ora Wiskind Elper (editor) Publisher: Urim Publications Since the Bat-Mitzvah celebration is not founded in ancient tradition, much confusion surrounds it. In this volume, Rabbis and Rabbaniyot, male and female educators, come together to deal with the milestone of the Bat-Mitzvah from a halakhic, philosophical and educational perspective. Elements that are paid special attention are [...]

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Moadim Lesimcha: Explorations into the Jewish Holidays

Publisher: Urim Publications It shouldn’t take more than a day to clean the whole house, including the kitchen. Anything more than that is a stringency. If we are not capable of dealing with the extra workload we decide to take on, we deplete our energy and take out our exhaustion on our families. Not only [...]

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Time To Mourn, a Time To Comfort, 2nd Edition: A Guide to Jewish Bereavement

Dr. Ron Wolfson Publisher: Jewish Lights A Step-by-Step Guide for Honoring the Dead and Empowering the Living When someone dies, there are so many questions—from what to do in the moment of grief, to dealing with the practical details of the funeral, to spiritual concerns about the meaning of life and death. This indispensable guide [...]

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Dining In

Publisher: Judaica Press From simple to splendid… enjoyed in your home! Indulge in Dining In, the new cookbook with a choice selection of delectable dishes, from classic to gourmet. Over 500 tasty and easy-to-prepare recipes conveniently featuring familiar ingredients include a tempting variety for the enthusiastic novice as well as the more sophisticated connoisseur. Dining [...]

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Kosher Palette II: Coming Home

Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School Publisher: FRP Kosher Palette II has a fresh look and focus. Additional features include a mini-table of contents on each chapter opener, highlighting recipes to indicate cooking ease or appeal such as “child-friendliness.” A theme page in each section will has simple entertaining suggestions and additional recipes. [...]

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When a Jew Dies: The Ethnography of a Bereaved Son

Publisher: University of California Press Samuel Heilman’s eloquent account of the traditional customs that are put into practice when a Jewish person dies provides both an informative anthropological perspective on Jewish rites of mourning and a moving chronicle of the loss of his own father. This unique narrative crosses and recrosses the boundary between the [...]

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