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Macy’s and Israel

At the turn of the twentieth century, two of the wealthiest and most famous men in America were a pair of Jewish  brothers named Nathan and Isidor Straus. Owners of R.H. Macy ‘s Department Store and founders of the A&S(Abraham & Straus) chain, the brothers were multimillionaires, renowned for their philanthropy and social activism. In 1912, the [...]

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Preparing Your Home for Sitting Shiva

Shiva is observed by Jewish mourners for seven days after the burial of an immediate family member- a father, mother, brother, sister, spouse or child. Some families decide to “sit shiva” for a shorter period of time.  Shiva takes place in the home of the deceased or in the home of a principal mourner. This list can [...]

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New Website to Help Jewish Mourners Sit Shiva

ShivaConnect.com is a complimentary service for Jewish mourners and those wishing to express their condolences at a time of loss. After a year of intricate web design and programming, a mourner or caring friend can now create a Shiva Registry. It includes memorial service/funeral and shiva details (with interactive directions), mourners’ contact information, food notes, [...]

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How to pay a Shiva call

We are not alone. This message of Judaism conveys about death and bereavement, were every law and every custom of Jewish mourning and has at its core the overwhelming motivation to surround the dying and the grieving with a supportive community. Some may say that facing death and grief elevates a person’s feeling of aloneness, [...]

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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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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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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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