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Rashi Shul in Paris, France

Name:

Rashi Shul

Address1:

6, rue Ambroise Thomas

Address2:

9eme arrondissement

City:

Paris

Location:

France

Zipcode:

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

01 48 24 86 94

Fax:

Services:

Daily Services, Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays

Website:

http://synagogue.rashi.free.fr/

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Labor History Landmark: No. 11 The Lower East Side Tenement Museum

… of the Triangle Waist Factory fire. Learn more about the series here, or check out JWA’s online walking tour.

The final site of the Top 11 Labor History Landmarks in New York City is the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

Located at 97 Orchard Street, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum has meticulously recreated the homes of the real-life immigrant families who once lived in the building between 1863 and 1935.

Read More: @ jwablog.jwa.org

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Japan’s Nuclear Rescuers: ‘Inevitable Some of Them May Die Within Weeks’

… to dangerously high radioactive levels as they attempt to bring vital cooling systems back online.

Read More: @ foxnews.com

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Jewish author Philip Roth nominated for Man Booker International Prize

Jewish author Philip Roth nominated for Man Booker International Prize

… authors whose works of fiction are either originally in English or generally available in English translation are eligible.

It honors a writer’s body of work as opposed to the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction which is awarded for a single book.

Read More: @ haaretz.com

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Labor History Landmark: No. 7 Jefferson Market Courthouse

… of the Triangle Waist Factory fire. Learn more about the series here, or check out JWA’s online walking tour.

The 7th of the Top 11 Labor History Landmarks in New York City is the Jefferson Market Courthouse.

Though this impressive red brick and white granite building is today part of the New York City Public Library, Jefferson Market was once a busy district courthouse.

Read More: @ jwablog.jwa.org

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Norwegian lawmaker under fire for denying the Holocaust

… ever happened and calling anyone who can prove him wrong to step up and challenge him, Norwegian online news agency Ice reported Wednesday.

“There is no evidence the gas chambers or mass graves existed. Even reputable Holocaust historians have admitted it cannot be established,” Mathisen told the Finnmarken newspaper, while challenging readers to prove that his views are inaccurate.

Read More: @ haaretz.com

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The New Maxwell House Haggadah Has a Teaneck Connection

… professors, engineers, businesspersons and more.

One of our neighbors has written a new translation for the most classic Haggadah of all time – the Maxwell House haggadah.

The Jewish Week has covered this new edition with a lovely feature story.

Read More: @ tzvee.blogspot.com

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US museum seeks to identify Shoah kids

… by relief agencies.

The museum is posting the pictures, which are part of its collections, online and plans to publish many of the images in newspapers and online forums.

The museum’s “Remember Me” project seeks the public’s help in identifying 1,100 children among tens of thousands who were uprooted by the war.

Read More: @ ynetnews.com

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Labor History Landmark: No. 5 Asch Building/Brown Building (Triangle Factory)

… of the Triangle Waist Factory fire. Learn more about the series here, or check out JWA’s online walking tour.

The first of the Top 11 Labor History Landmarks in New York City is the Asch Building/Brown Building (the former Triangle Factory).

Read More: @ jwablog.jwa.org

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The Flower Power Hour Is Upon Us

… “Azaleashock” in the Savannah Morning News !

(Here’s the original version below—the online version had some typos…)

The Flower Power Hour Is Upon Us

By Jessica Leigh Lebos

Spring has sprung forward and I’m waiting in my front yard. The air holds a vague promise of the months of warmth to come, but this morning it still stings cold, and I tuck my cheeks into the collar of my jacket.

Read More: @ yoyenta.com

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A Mitzvah in Yentaland

… sharp objects out of his way and not rolling my eyes every time he pretends to know how to use online bill pay.

Tell me, wives: If you’ve ever had to work for your husband, even temporarily, how do you manage to not stab him in the face with the plastic spork that came with the takeout lunch you brought to him without being asked and then he complained there wasn’t enough mayo? Deep breaths, yes…

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Gadhafi’s Son Warns of Civil War in Libya

Gadhafi's Son Warns of Civil War in Libya

… backed by the army and leading the battle against those seeking to destroy Libya.

Read More: @ online.wsj.com

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Parshat Ki Tisa: Bound to Our Creator

… but My face you shall not see.” What was the back of Hashem that Moshe was privileged to see? Rashi explains that it was the knot of Hashem’s tefilin.

The Shem Mishmuel explores this puzzling passage. He notes that tefilin refer to thinking.

Read More: @ naalehupdate.wordpress.com

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Good Bye Best Buy

Good Bye Best Buy

… in the midst of the strong currents of change in electronics sales buffeted on one side by the online mail order Amazons et al and on the other by the brick and mortar Walmart and the like.

Read More: @ tvzee.blogspot.com

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Optimal Environment: Appreciating Eretz Yisrael

… in the Torah is, “ Bereishet bara Elokim. In the beginning, Hashem created heaven and earth.” Rashi explains bereishit to mean, bishvil reishit. The purpose of creation was Torah and KlalYisrael, who are reishit. He further adds that Hashem specifically began with the story of creation rather than with the first mitzva of kiddush hachodesh to emphasize that Hashem is Master of the world and that the Jews have full rights to Eretz Yisrael.

The Torah immediately explores our …

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Teaching Civil Rights to Jews

Teaching Civil Rights to Jews

… you’re in luck!

The Jewish Women’s Archive recently launched Living the Legacy, a new online curriculum on Jews and the Civil Rights Movement, featuring stories of women and men fighting for social justice.

Read More: @ myjewishlearning.com

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NY Jews criticize kosher inspector cuts

NY Jews criticize kosher inspector cuts

… cuts.The Orthodox Union’s Rabbi Menachem Genack told The Wall Street Journal in Sunday’s online edition that there is a need to protect the kosher consumer from potential fraud.

The division’s eight inspectors and an assistant were laid-off January 1. The cuts were implemented under former Governor David Paterson. Only the division’s director is still employed.

Read More: @ ynetnews.com

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He Who Has Sinned Can Teach

… (Ecclesiastes 7:5). Twerski writes that Rabbi Bunim of Pschis’che pointed out that this translation of the verse is inaccurate. Instead Rabbi Bunim says that it should be read: “It is better to hear the rebuke of a wise man who has heard the song of simpletons.

Read More: @ beyondbt.com

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New Website to Help Jewish Mourners Sit Shiva

New Website to Help Jewish Mourners Sit Shiva

… Sharon thought, “there must be a better way!” and conceived the idea of an all- inclusive online resource to conveniently provide information, assistance and coordination of the bereavement period.

ShivaConnect.com has begun to list a wide range of helpful resources locally and is starting to expand throughout the United States. Resources include: hospices, funeral homes, bereavement groups, Independent and assisted senior living facilities, nursing homes, geriatric care …

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Twitter Gets $200M Investment To Stay Private

Twitter Gets $200M Investment To Stay Private

… Don’t expect Twitter to be tweeting about an initial public offering any time soon. The popular online communications service has raised another $200 million so it can keep growing without Wall Street’s help.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s best-known venture capital firms, is leading the investment announced Wednesday. Twitter also added two successful entrepreneurs, Mike McCue and David Rosenblatt, to its board of directors.

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The Tenth of Teves – A Fast for Torah

The Tenth of Teves – A Fast for Torah

… of Ezra years later, the distance from the proper method of Torah study increased. With the translation of the Torah into Greek, we fell to a new low: not only were we in exile, but we were faced with the new challenge a translation presented.

Read More: @ beyondbt.com

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How to Choose a Jewish College

How to Choose a Jewish College

… of Jewish colleges and check on the courses they offer. You can also get information from Jewish online communities and by searching through local Jewish papers. You can also get information from your local community.

Visit Jewish schools and observe the environment. Talk to students and instructors.

Seek for testimonials from alumni of the university you’re interested with.

List down your needs and expectations from a Jewish college. This way, you’ll have a clear idea of what to …

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Real Live Learning Opportunities: Yeshivat Hadar and Limmud NY

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Lots of things are great to do online. I love paying my bills online (well, maybe love is an overstatement), managing my writing online (baruch hashem for google docs), chatting with my friends online, and even doing much of my Jewish learning online. But the internet does have limits, and if you’re craving some more interactive learning, I can highly recommend both of the following:

Yeshivat Hadar–I was a fellow at …

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Tommy Hilfiger: I’m not an anti-Semite

Tommy Hilfiger: I'm not an anti-Semite

… is the popular rumor started years ago about the successful American fashion designer. It began online and quickly leaked to the press.

Over the years the rumor grew bigger and bigger, causing many people around the world to believe it as the absolute truth. It has been said the racist remark was made during Hilfiger’s appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and that the African American host threw him out of her studio. It has also been rumored that Hilfiger added Jews and …

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Flowers for Hanukkah

Flowers for Hanukkah

… Determine how much you are willing to spend for a flower arrangement. If you are to order flowers online, you will also have to pay for its shipping fees.

Choose a theme for your flower arrangement. You may choose a blue and white bouquet or opt for your host’s favorite flowers.

Choose flowers that can last for days. Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days so if possible choose flowers that will not wither till the eighth day.

To make your gift more special, add scented candles since …

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WikiLeaks dispatch: Iran’s Khamenei has terminal cancer

WikiLeaks dispatch: Iran's Khamenei has terminal cancer

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U.S. diplomatic cables released by online whistle-blower WikiLeaks include remarks from an Iran source in 2009 saying Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has terminal cancer, French daily Le Monde reported.

The source, a non-Iranian businessman based in Central Asia and travelling often to Tehran, “has learned from one of his contacts that (former president Ali Akbar) Rafsanjani told him Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has …

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Pick Out Songs for Hanukkah!

Pick Out Songs for Hanukkah!

… for good songs in Judaica stores. You can also find good Hanukkah albums through Amazon and other online shops.

You also have lots of options for Jewish songs in big music stores. Invest on a good Hanukkah children’s album for your kids.

Another great option is to purchase songs through the iTunes store. iTunes offer a hundred of song choices for Hanukkah songs.

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Greet Your Loved Ones by Sending Hanukkah Cards

… If you want to send quick greetings to your loved one, you can choose to send them greeting cards online.

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Chanukah Contest: This Means Chocolate!

Chanukah Contest: This Means Chocolate!

… Purim when the meshuggenehs at Oh Nuts! helped the Yenta host a supersweet giveaway at their online store? Well, mah friends, since a game of dreidel is pretty lame without chocolate coins, it is ON again for Chanukah!

All you need to do win $25 to spend on serious nom noms is this:

Go to the Oh Nuts! Chanukah page. Find the tasty item that incites the most drooling.

Read More: @ yoyenta.com

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Bar Mitzvah Lessons in Cyberspace

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Why shlepp your kid to the synagogue for her bat mitzvah lessons when she can dial in virtually?

A recent article in the New York Times shows how the tech savvy bar mitzvah tutors have taken to the Web to make the process more convenient for them and their students.

If dating, shopping and watching TV can be revolutionized by the Internet, why should …

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