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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 32 - May 30, 2012

Two bronze sculptures created by artist Sigalit Landau have been stolen from the yard of an art collector in Herzliya. The two statues, “Vomitus-Narcisus,” created in 2007, and “Stranded on a Watermelon in the Dead Sea,” from 2009, were both placed in the collector’s yard during the past year. Each of the sculptures, which were [...]

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Masorti Groups to Avoid Hotels Denying Torahs

The Rabbinical Assembly, an international association of Conservative rabbis, announced last week at its annual conference in Atlanta that it would be advising all Conservative and Masorti Jewish groups to patronize only those hotels that make their Torah scrolls available for them to use. Masorti is the name given to the Conservative movement outside of [...]

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Miracle in Tzfat: Boys Find Stolen Torah Scrolls

Three grade school boys accidentally found six stolen Torah scrolls in an abandoned building where they wanted to establish a clubhouse. The incredible story unfolded Sunday afternoon when nine-year-old Ariel Chaim Erdstein and three friends entered the ruins of a building and were shocked to discover the Torah scrolls, worth more than $250,000. Thieves stole [...]

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Know Before Whom You Stand: Learning from Everyone

These words are displayed over the ark containing the Torah scrolls in many synagogues: Da Lifnei Mi Atah Omed (“Know Before Whom You Stand”). Thousands of Jewish people see this reminder in front of them while sitting in synagogue. Of course, the phrase reminds us to keep in mind that we stand before God while we pray [...]

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Revised USCJ Luach

Revised USCJ Luach

Today is the second day of Rosh Chodesh Tevet, the beginning of the new Jewish month. It is also the seventh day of Hanukkah. That means that the past two mornings have been long, complicated prayer services with Torah readings from two separate Torah scrolls, Hallel (songs of praise for both Hanukkah and Rosh Chodesh), [...]

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Israeli police arrest 4 in Italy synagogue theft

Israeli police have arrested four men in the theft of religious items valued at more than $1 million from a synagogue in Italy, a police spokesman said Monday. The four suspects - Israelis in their 20s - were arrested Saturday, spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. They are accused of stealing the items from Milan’s central synagogue [...]

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Synagogue torched in Tunisia: Jewish leader

Arsonists set fire to a synagogue in the southern Gabes region of Tunisia, a leader of the local Jewish community said Tuesday. “Someone set fire to the synagogue on Monday night and the Torah scrolls were burned,” Trabelsi Perez told AFP, criticising the lack of action by the security services to stop the attack. “What [...]

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How to Participate in the Celebration of Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah is a Jewish holiday celebrating the conclusion of the annual reading of Torah. Simchat Torah is a Hebrew term which means “Rejoicing of the Torah.” Services for Simchat Torah begins with the Ma’ariv service or evening service. Torah scrolls are removed from the ark. Members of the congregation march around the synagogue in a ceremony called [...]

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Simchat Torah

After Yom Kippur, Jewish people celebrate a seven-day festival and holiday that is called Sukkot. Sukkot is a time of great rejoicing in which people build outside dwellings called “sukkahs,” which they festively decorate and eat meals in. After Sukkot, there is a two day festival. In Israel, this two-day festival is called Shemini Atzeret. [...]

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Artscroll Stone Chumash CDRom

Best Selling Torah CDRom, Windows & MacPart of the ‘The Artscroll Chumash Stone Edition’ series. Entire Chumash with hypertext commentaries, all complete on one CD-ROM. Includes selected insights by over 200 commentators such as: Chazon Ish, Chasam Sofer, Chiddushei Ha Rim, Chofetz Chaim, Dubno Maggid, R Moshe Feinstein, Haemek Davar, R Samson Raphael Hirsch, Imrei [...]

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Artscroll Stone Chumash plus English Rashi CDRom

Best Selling Torah CDRomPart of the ‘The Artscroll Chumash Stone Edition’ series. Entire Chumash with hypertext commentaries, all complete on one CD-ROM. Includes selected insights by over 200 commentators such as: Chazon Ish, Chasam Sofer, Chiddushei Ha Rim, Chofetz Chaim, Dubno Maggid, R Moshe Feinstein, Haemek Davar, R Samson Raphael Hirsch, Imrei Emes R Shlomo [...]

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I am a Holocaust Torah

The story of the saving of 1,564 Torahs stolen by the Nazisby Rabbi Alex J. GoldmanIllustrated by: Susanne Berger Ages 4-7, 8-11 The story of I am a Holocaust Torah begins in Czechoslovakia over 50 years ago. The Nazis storm through Moravia, Bohemia and Slovakia like a tornado, destroying synagogues and lives in their path. [...]

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Jewish Art

by Grace Cohen Grossman Superbly illustrated, Jewish Art presents a sweeping panorama of three thousand years of artistic creativity accompanied by informative and thought-provoking text. More than 300 stunning full-color reproductions map an extraordinary odyssey that has traversed the globe. Jewish Art’s richly detailed text provides historical, social, and religious background that places these remarkable [...]

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Artscroll Stone Chumash CDRom

Best Selling Torah CDRom, Windows & MacPart of the ‘The Artscroll Chumash Stone Edition’ series. Entire Chumash with hypertext commentaries, all complete on one CD-ROM. Includes selected insights by over 200 commentators such as: Chazon Ish, Chasam Sofer, Chiddushei Ha Rim, Chofetz Chaim, Dubno Maggid, R Moshe Feinstein, Haemek Davar, R Samson Raphael Hirsch, Imrei [...]

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Artscroll Stone Chumash plus English Rashi CDRom

Best Selling Torah CDRomPart of the ‘The Artscroll Chumash Stone Edition’ series. Entire Chumash with hypertext commentaries, all complete on one CD-ROM. Includes selected insights by over 200 commentators such as: Chazon Ish, Chasam Sofer, Chiddushei Ha Rim, Chofetz Chaim, Dubno Maggid, R Moshe Feinstein, Haemek Davar, R Samson Raphael Hirsch, Imrei Emes R Shlomo [...]

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I am a Holocaust Torah

The story of the saving of 1,564 Torahs stolen by the Nazisby Rabbi Alex J. GoldmanIllustrated by: Susanne Berger Ages 4-7, 8-11 The story of I am a Holocaust Torah begins in Czechoslovakia over 50 years ago. The Nazis storm through Moravia, Bohemia and Slovakia like a tornado, destroying synagogues and lives in their path. [...]

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Jewish Art

by Grace Cohen Grossman Superbly illustrated, Jewish Art presents a sweeping panorama of three thousand years of artistic creativity accompanied by informative and thought-provoking text. More than 300 stunning full-color reproductions map an extraordinary odyssey that has traversed the globe. Jewish Art’s richly detailed text provides historical, social, and religious background that places these remarkable [...]

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