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Time Elevator Jerusalem

Time Elevator in Jerusalem

The Time Elevator Jerusalem is a 25-minute multi-media presentation that tells us about the fascinating story of the City of Jerusalem. With an exhilarating original film written by historians and archeologists, featuring special effects, it is absolutely a one-of-a kind interactive experience as one goes back through Jerusalem’s long, chaotic and unforgettable history 3,000 years ago. Chaim …

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Second Time In A Month Swastikas Found In Williamsburg Building

… building with swastikas. 

Officials say several swastikas were found on the walls of an elevator at 222 Penn St. Residents say it’s disturbing to find the swastikas in a predominantly Jewish building.

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Outrage at screening of dying Princess Diana photo: Cannes documentary to show graphic picture for first time

A shocking paparazzi photograph of a dying Princess Diana is to be screened for the first time in a documentary about her fatal crash.

Unlawful Killing, which will be shown at Cannes this week, is backed by the actor Keith Allen and Mohammed Fayed, whose son Dodi died with Diana.

The 90-minute film will include a graphic black and white close-up of Diana taken moments after the Mercedes carrying the couple crashed in a Paris underpass.

Read More: @ dailymail.co.uk

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Top 50 things to do in Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

… 62-acre zoo has wonderful scenery as it is encircled by green hills and new neighborhoods.

32.) Time Elevator

The Time Elevator Jerusalem is a 25-minute multi-media presentation that tells us about the fascinating story of the City of Jerusalem. With an exhilarating original film written by historians and archeologists, featuring special effects, it is absolutely a one-of-a kind interactive experience as one goes back through Jerusalem’s long, chaotic and unforgettable history 3,000 …

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Baptist Minister Mohler Comments on the Time Magazine Rob Bell Cover Story

Baptist Minister Mohler Comments on the Time Magazine Rob Bell Cover Story

… discourse on theological topics.

For those who want to know what is a hot topic, just check out Time Magazine. Baptist Minister Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary — the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention, comments at length on the Time Magazine Rob Bell cover story, “ Is Hell Dead ” by Jon Meacham. The Time article starts with a quote from the Bell book about whether Gandhi is in Hell because he was not a Christian. Meacham opines, …

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On Time Magazine: A Tiger Woods Swing Midrash

One of Time Magazine’s top stories this week during the Master’s Golf Tournament is the saga of  “Golf: Why Tiger Woods’ Swing Overhaul May Hurt His Game.”

The gist of the account is that top golfers don’t understand why the great athlete Woods is renovating his swing for a third time.

It’s no great midrash to interpret what is going on with this golfer.

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Iron Dome successfully intercepts Gaza rocket for first time

The Iron Dome missile defense system on Thursday successfully intercepted for the first time a Grad rocket that was fired at the Israeli city of Ashkelon from the Gaza Strip.

Iron Dome’s success Thursday marks the first time in history a short-range rocket was ever intercepted.

According to reports from the area, the interception could be seen in Israeli towns near northern Gaza. The second Iron Dome battery was positioned in the area of Ashkelon over the weekend, in addition …

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Israel can’t have peace and settlements at same time

Israel can't have peace and settlements at same time

Jordanian Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit said Wednesday that the construction of Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank contradicted the search for peace.

“Israel should realize that the continuation of the two processes is impossible,” Bakhit said during a meeting with the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, according to a …

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Ex-Borough President Gets No Jail Time after Plea

… once-prominent New York City politician can serve 500 hours of community service rather than jail time for a misdemeanor tax charge conviction.

Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis imposed the sentence Tuesday after former New York City Council President Andrew Stein apologized and said he’ll live with the pain of his misdeeds for the rest of his life. Ellis said he had planned to sentence Stein to prison but changed his mind after he listened to arguments on Stein’s behalf.


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‘Holiday Bandit’ Marat Mikhaylich, the FBI’s most wanted bank robber, strikes for seventh time

The city’s most wanted bank robber struck again on Wednesday – for the seventh time!

“Holiday Bandit” Marat Mikhaylich walked into the Investors Savings Bank in Astoria, Queens, about 1 p.m. armed with a gun and a note demanding cash, the FBI said.

The brazen Mikhaylich, who stands out in a crowd at 6-feet-5, has knocked over two banks this week, authorities said, stoking fears his crime spree is fueled by a raging drug habit.

Read More: @ nydailynews.com

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Whitesnake, Tunisia, and My Top Ten Favorite Jews of All Time

Michael David Lukas’ first book, The Oracle of Stamboul , is now available. He will be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning Author Blog.

I’ve been thinking a lot these past few months about the year I spent in Tunisia. It was 2003, I had just graduated college and was living on the outskirts of Tunis. Officially, I was there as a Rotary Ambassadorial …

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords speaks for first time since shooting

Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spoke for the first time since she was shot in the forehead, her spokesman said Wednesday, yet another significant milestone in her recovery from a traumatic brain injury.

Giffords first spoke within the past few days and is speaking “more and more,” spokesman C.J. Karamargin said Wednesday. He didn’t know what her first words were, but said at breakfast one morning she asked for toast.

“She’s …

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My All Time Jewish Basketball Team

… able to create their own starting lineup among the best Jewish-American Basketball players of all time. Tablet teamed up with FreeDarko, “the amazing five-year-old collective of basketball writers known for its wit, one-of-a-kind drawings, and revealing focus on unorthodox statistics, to let you select your top all-time Jewish-American starting five, plus a Jewish coach.”

I’m glad I didn’t have to choose a Jewish American team owner because that would be a difficult choice with so …

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Hanukkah is family time!

Hanukkah is family time!

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Hanukkah is one of the widely celebrated Jewish holidays in the world. Hanukkah is a time to spend time with the family. This Jewish holiday is also a time to share your blessings and to show generosity. Hanukkah is a great time to show people you love the most how important they are to you.  Here are some tips how.

Light the Hanukkah Menorah together as one family. Say the blessings together and do Hanukkah activities together. Your time with your family is very valuable …

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The Gift Shop (at the synagogue) — Just in Time for Hanukkah!

The Gift Shop (at the synagogue) -- Just in Time for Hanukkah!

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OK, there aren’t any mysteries.  Synagogue gifts shops carry everything from bouncing dreidels to honey containers for Rosh Hashana and beyond.  Buying Hanukkah candles at The Gift Shop is infinitely better for getting in the Hanukkah spirit than throwing a box in your cart at Randalls.  Probably because you end up walking out with  gold mesh bags of …

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Auschwitz or Masada: Is it time to choose again?

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On a hot October day in 2010, my wife and I stood atop Masada during a tour of the Holy Land. While our guide told us that most dramatic story of the 960 Jewish Zealots, tears ran down my cheeks. We had just come from the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem where we witnessed the horrific images of Jews put to death in unspeakable ways in Hitler’s death camps—most …

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Hebrew University’s Sarcasm Detector One of Year’s Best Inventions (Time Magazine)

Hebrew University's Sarcasm Detector One of Year's Best Inventions (Time Magazine)

… the ability for computers to detect sarcastic speech has been developed in the Jewish homeland.

Time Magazine’s recent issue devoted to technology ranked the year’s best fifty inventions and included an application developed at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University.

Read More: @ blog.rabbijason.com

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Tosher Rebbe Will Appear In Shul For The First Time Since He Left The Hospital

… awaiting with excitement the appearence of the Rebbe, who will apear in shul today for the first time since he left the hospital where he was in critical condition for a few weeks.

“Yidden all around the world were mispallel for this great tzadik, Hashem listend to them and Boruch Hashem its a miracle that the Rebbe is here” one chasid told Yiddishnayes.

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Ashkenazi in US: Still time for Iran sanctions to work

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There’s still time for sanctions against Iran to work, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said Wednesday, backing the American approach days after the prime minister called for a more aggressive approach.

Ashkenazi declined to offer a time frame for how long Israel was willing to give the sanctions, saying only, “We have some time to watch and see what will be the final outcome.” He …

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Intermarriage rates among Diaspora Jews at all-time high

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A new study revealed by the Knesset Information and Research Center shows high rates of intermarriage among Jewish communities in the Diaspora.

During the past 50 years the rate of intermarriage among Diaspora Jews increased by over 200%, the study suggests, pointing to a weak Jewish identity as one of the main factors.

The findings, deduced from a study …

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One Baby Step at a Time: Seven Secrets of Jewish Motherhood

Chana (Jenny) Weisberg

Publisher: Urim Publications

One Baby Step at a Time is a collection of eye-opening personal essays, inspirational readings, and refreshingly honest interviews that will uplift, validate, and provide practical suggestions to improve the life of every Jewish mother. In this sequel to her critically-acclaimed book Expecting Miracles, author Chana (Jenny) Weisberg describes the seven ancient Jewish secrets that have enabled Jewish women …

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A Time To Speak Out: Independent Jewish Voices On Israel, Zionism, and Jewish Identity

… at every turn, to deliver a bold and richly nuanced exploration of Israel and Zionism today. A Time To Speak Out covers the Holocaust, varieties of Zionism, self-hatred, the multiplicity of Jewish identities, human rights and anti-Zionist traditions. In doing so, it reflects the background and the complexities of the situation, as well as the range of voices, outside and within Israel, which are so rarely articulated in the mainstream media. At once sober and radical, A Time To Speak Out …

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The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time

The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time

… Publisher: Urim Publications

The Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time is a collection of absorbing essays about contemporary Jewish women – some known throughout the world, others known only in their own communities – who engage in extraordinary acts of kindness.

Although the women featured in this book come from all walks of Jewish life – religious, secular and everything in between – they are all linked together by a common …

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Torah Through Time: Understanding Bible Commentary, from The Rabbinic Period to Modern Times

… between the text itself and the reader’s interpretation is the subject of Torah Through Time. Shai Cherry traces the development of Jewish Bible commentary through three pivotal periods in Jewish history: the rabbinic, medieval, and modern periods. The result is a fascinating and accessible guide to how some of the world’s leading Jewish commentators read the Bible.

Torah Through Time focuses on specific narrative sections of the Torah: the creation of humanity, the rivalry …

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Sefirat Haomer-Part II-Joyful Anticipation

The period of sefirat haomer leading up to Shavuot is an opportune time for self-rectification. The Zohar writes that we must purify our hearts to receive the Torah. In Sifsei Chaim, Rav Friedlander notes that success in Torah is not so much dependent on the ability of the mind, but rather on the heart. We ask Hashem, “ Hu yiftach libeinu..” open our hearts to know your Torah. The heart is the seat of man’s desires. Yearning to grow in Torah stems …

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Albert Einstein’s Immigration Papers Turn Up 80 Years After He Fled To Britain From Nazi Germany

… of immigration papers belonging to German-born scientist Albert Einstein that go back to the time he escaped dramatically from Nazi Germany almost 80 years ago.

The landing card marks the legendary scientist’s arrival in the United Kingdom.

Einstein was Jewish and escaped to England with a bounty on his head as an enemy of Adolf Hitler’s regime, the Daily Mail reports.

Read More: @ theyeshivaworld.com

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Our Teaneck Neighbor’s Zayat Stables’ Nehro Places at Kentucky Derby

… belonging to our Teaneck neighbor, Mr. Zayat, has placed (second) at the race. It’s the second time that a Zayat horse has come in second. That is a darned good record.

Here are some things that the Daily Racing Form have said just now about Zayat in a biographical background article, “Kentucky Derby: Zayat knows the ups and downs”:

Read More: @ tzvee.blogspot.com

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Another Altered Photo in Jewish Newspaper

… other examples of these ultra-Orthodox newspapers editing photographs to suit their purpose.

TIME Magazine reported on a poorly doctored photo of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet from 2009 in the Israeli newspaper Yated Neeman. In the photo, two female Cabinet members, Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver, are replaced with men’s faces.

The faces belong to ministers Ariel Atias and Moshe Kachlon, who in the original photograph can be seen toward the periphery of the group …

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I’ve broken my personal omer record

I cannot honestly remember the last time I actually made it this far in the omer counting, like most post yeshiva types who don’t attend shul too often – I’m usually on top of the counting until Pesach ends at which point I stop being reminded by the Rabbi to count and usually remember on some random Friday night that I am supposed to be counting.

Yes, I know, it sounds pretty pathetic of me to forget that we are in a …

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CUNY to rescind decision withholding honor from Kushner over anti-Israel views

… Tony Kushner over his views on Israel, the New York Times reported.

The New York Time report quoted CUNY board chairman Benno C. Schmidt Jr. as saying that he believed that the board had “made a mistake of principle, and not merely of policy” in the decision to withhold the degree.

According to the report, a meeting of the board’s executive committee, which has the power to change board decisions, has been scheduled for Monday.

Read More: @ haaretz.com …

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