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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 76 - May 1, 2013

Poland’s prime minister said his government has drafted new regulations that would reduce the suffering of animals during slaughter, including for the needs of religious groups like Jews and Muslims. Poland is covered by European Union laws allowing for ritual slaughter, but the country’s own regulations say that an animal must be stunned before slaughter, […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 69 - February 27, 2013

Many Jewish college students, Chabad organizations found on campuses around the world provide a home away from home. There are Chabad centers on more than 140 campuses worldwide, and Lehigh’s campus is no exception. The alumni, faculty and students suggested to the Chabad of Lehigh Valley that there was a need for another Jewish outlet […]

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Review of Laura Lieber’s Yannai on Genesis

There’s a glowing review at H-Judaic of a new book on Jewish prayer by Laura S. Lieber.Yannai on Genesis: An Invitation to Piyyut.Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press. The review is by Debra Blank (Brandeis University). Published on H-Judaic (April, 2011). In praising this book in many ways, Blank includes this specific assessment, “The volume’s raison d’être is the k’dushta’ot (poetic versions of […]

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

1630 Holland captures Pernambuco, Brazil from the Portuguese and invites Jewish settlement. A significant Jewish community develops in Recife.  (Recife is the 4th largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 4,136,506 inhabitants. 1649 Solomon Franco was a merchant, who was granted a weekly stipend by the Puritan authorities on the condition that he leave on the […]

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Traditional Jewish ceremonies

Baby naming ceremonies Every individual is born different. They say that no two individuals are alike, twins may look identical, but not everything about them is the same. But what’s special and unique about each and every one of us, is our names. One of the most exciting times for a parent is naming their […]

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The Way Into Jewish Prayer

Introduction to Jewish Prayerby Rabbi Lawrence A. HoffmanPart of the ‘The Way Into . . .’ series. An invitation and a roadmap to becoming a prayerful person.Guided by Lawrence A. Hoffman, this volume helps us explore the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer. It covers why, where and how we pray. Here is […]

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Gates of Prayer: Shaarei Tefila

The New Union Prayerbook for Weekdays, Sabbaths and Festivals (Reform)Edited by Chaim Stern Standard liturgical work of the Reform Movement. Contains a variety of services for weekdays, Shabbat, and festivals, as well as Israel Independence Day, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and Tisha B’Av. Also contains special readings, meditations, and 40 pages of songs complete with transliterations.All […]

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Gates of Prayer: Shaarei Tefila Large Print - Large Print

Shabbat, Festivals & WeekdaysEdited by Chaim Stern Large Print Edition: The New Union Prayerbook for Weekdays, Sabbaths and Festivals Profoundly rooted in Jewish tradition, yet expressing that tradition within the context of Reform Judaism, this prayerbook has become the standard liturgical work of the Reform Movement. It contains a variety of services for weekdays, Shabbat […]

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Gates of Repentance: Shaarei Teshuva

The New Union Prayerbook for the Days of AweEdited by Chaim Stern Gates of Repentance with services, readings, meditations and songs for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, now contains contemporary, gender-inclusive language throughout and will replace the existing edition as the High Holy Day prayerbook of the Reform Movement. This newly revised edition has been […]

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Talking to God: Prayers for Times of Joy, Sadness, Struggle, and Celebration

After the publication of her best-selling book To Begin Again, Naomi Levy received a flood of feedback from readers telling her how much the prayers in it had helped and moved them. Many urged her to publish a collection of her prayers;and now she has. In a time when we all need inspiration, comfort, and […]

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Gates of Prayer: The New Union Prayerbook for Weekdays, Sabbaths and Festivals

Chaim Stern (editor) Publisher: CCAR Press Profoundly rooted in Jewish tradition, Gates of Prayer has become the standard liturgical work for the Reform Movement.

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Gates of Repentance: The New Union Prayerbook for the Days of Awe

Shaarei Teshuva The New Union Prayerbook for the Days of Awe - Gender-Inclusive Edition Edited by Chaim Stern Gates of Repentance with services, readings, meditations and songs for Rosh Hashana and yom Kippur, now contains contemporary, gender-inclusive language throughout and now replaces the existing edition as the High Holiday prayerbook of the Reform Movement. This […]

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In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language

Joel M. Hoffman Publisher: NYU Press Joel Hoffman lectures and teaches classes on biblical and rabbinic Hebrew and translation at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He is the head translator for Jewish Lights’ seven-volume prayerbook and commentary series, My People’s Prayerbook. He lives in the NYC area. Hebrew as a language is just over […]

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A History of the Jews in the Modern World

Howard M. Sachar Publisher: Vintage Books “A rich and balanced account. . . . There is no other book that attempts, as this one does, to recount the history of the Jews in modern times in all its geographical variation and breathtaking disparity.” – Washington Post Book World “Magisterial . . . Sachar situates Jews […]

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