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How Do You Feel About the Shoah?

The Craigslist ad below has some perfectly reasonable questions in the grand scheme of things. If you’re about to have a craigslist shabbat meal you’re bound to get some pretty strange and animated responses. Everyone has an opinion on hairy backs, the two state solution (or final solution depending on your political leanings) and your [...]

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Ways to Tell You’re in a Really Frum Shul

I walked into the shul in San Jose the other day and felt inclined to wash off all the ruach ra’ah and tumah of the internet from my hands before davening. Suddenly I started wondering about how you can calculate a shuls level of frumness just by the fact that they had sinks devoted to [...]

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Road Tripping with Edgar Bronfman

Tuesday night is Tu Bishvat, the New Year of the Trees. To celebrate it, our great friend and supporter Edgar Bronfman wrote about road-tripping with his brother Charles. Just the idea of the two of them on a let’s-discover-America campaign is brilliant and otherworldly, like an Easy Rider of Robin Hood-type do-gooders instead of druggies, but [...]

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Jewish Living: Sabbath

The word Sabbath derives from the Hebrew Shabbat which means to cease or stop. It was derived first in the Biblical entries of Genesis, telling the story of the seven days of Creation. Sabbath is observed as the seventh day of the week, on which we are required to rest, in remembrance of the creation [...]

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The Ritual of Urechatz During Passover

Jews usually perform the ritual of hand washing before eating a holiday meal and a blessing is recited after the ritual. During Passover Seder, this ritual is called Urechatz and no blessing is recited. Urechatz is done in preparation for eating Karpas, a vegetable dipped in salt water. Prepare a pitcher of water, basin and [...]

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How to Honor Miriam at the Passover Seder

A Miriam’s Cup is a Jewish ritual object that is placed on the seder table. It is said to symbolize Miriam’s well that provided water for the Israelites in the desert. Instead of wine, it is filled with water and is placed beside the cup of Elijah. Prepare for a goblet and put it beside [...]

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Netilat Yadayim - The Jewish Ceremonial Washing of the Hands

Netilat Yadayim is a traditional washing of the hands with a cup. This practice is commonly observed in Orthodox Judaism. Netilat Yadayim is usually done upon rising in the morning and before eating challah. Netilat Yadayim is a ceremonial cleansing. Your hands should already be clean before doing this ritual. Fill a large cup with [...]

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Obama: world safer after Washington nuke summit

President Barack Obama declared the world safer Tuesday after a 47-nation summit agreed to a four-year deadline to lock down loose nuclear materials to prevent them from falling into militant hands. “Because of the steps we’ve taken the American people will be safer and the world will be more secure,” Obama said at the end [...]

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‘Israel won’t be our focus’

Some key Muslim states attending US President Barack Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, which began Monday, do not intend to focus on Israel’s alleged nuclear capabilities at the conference, despite Israeli concerns to the contrary. The US administration has indicated it hoped the conference would focus on the issue of preventing nuclear materials from ending up in the hands of terrorists. But Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu canceled his participation in the meeting at the last minute, with government sources citing fears that Muslim countries would turn Israel into the issue at the conference if he attended.

Some key Muslim states attending US President Barack Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, which began Monday, do not intend to focus on Israel’s alleged nuclear capabilities at the conference, despite Israeli concerns to the contrary. Read More: @ jpost.com

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Devil in the Details

Scenes from an obsessive girlhood.by Jennifer Traig When her father found the washing machine crammed with everything from her sneakers to her barrettes, 12-year-old Jennifer Traig had a simple explanation: they’d been tainted by the pork fumes emanating from the kitchen and had to be cleansed. The same fumes compelled Jennifer to meticulously wash her [...]

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Laws of Daily Living Vol. 1

A comprehensive halachic guide.by Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen A comprehensive halachic guide: Morning Routines, Preparations for Prayers, Tallis, Tefillin, The Berachos, Amen, Pesukei Dezimrah. The word for Jewish law is halachah, which also means ‘walking.’ Halachah guides the Jew wherever he or she goes. And Rabbi Cohen’s clear, user-friendly presentation is the perfect guide to [...]

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Laws of Daily Living Vol. 1

A comprehensive halachic guide.by Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen A comprehensive halachic guide: Morning Routines, Preparations for Prayers, Tallis, Tefillin, The Berachos, Amen, Pesukei Dezimrah. The word for Jewish law is halachah, which also means ‘walking.’ Halachah guides the Jew wherever he or she goes. And Rabbi Cohen’s clear, user-friendly presentation is the perfect guide to [...]

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Al Natilas Yadaim Towels

Set of 2 - colors vary Plush 100% cotton towels made in Israel. Embroidered in Hebrew with the ending words from the Brochah for washing the hands before meals. Great for use at the Seder and year round too! Colors vary, sorry no choice, or 2 white. 12′x20′

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Jerusalem Scene Washing Cup - Stoneware

by Artist Renee Vichinsky A scene of Jerusalem is incised on this double handled washing cup. Hebrew words ‘.. regarding washing the hands’. Glazed in blue, honey-brown, and other colors, with blue stripes on a cream-white background. Each item is individually hand-crafted, using a fine white stoneware clay and glazed. Glaze varies with and within [...]

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Al Natilas Yadaim Towels

Set of 2 - colors vary Plush 100% cotton towels made in Israel. Embroidered in Hebrew with the ending words from the Brochah for washing the hands before meals. Great for use at the Seder and year round too! Colors vary, sorry no choice, or 2 white. 12′x20′

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Jerusalem Scene Washing Cup - Stoneware

by Artist Renee Vichinsky A scene of Jerusalem is incised on this double handled washing cup. Hebrew words ‘.. regarding washing the hands’. Glazed in blue, honey-brown, and other colors, with blue stripes on a cream-white background. Each item is individually hand-crafted, using a fine white stoneware clay and glazed. Glaze varies with and within [...]

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Netilat Yadayim

Hand painted Armenian style ceramic hand washing cup for the religious act of ‘Netilat Yadayim’. The diameter of this cup is 4′ (10cm) and its height is 6-2/5′ (16cm).The word ‘Netilat Yadayim’ in Hebrew is painted on the front side of the cup. What is Netilat Yadayim, and when should you perform the act?Netilat Yadayim [...]

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Laws of Daily Living - Volume 1

Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen Publisher: Artscroll Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen’s classic books on the Laws of Shabbos and Yom Tov have made complex halachos understandable and practical to laymen and scholars alike. Rabbi Cohen now turns his attention to the laws that apply to the routines of daily life. The word for Jewish law is [...]

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