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U.S. Jewish Community Cautious as Syria Attack Looms Large

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America’s organized Jewish community has long been united in its abhorrence of the dictatorship ruling Syria. Yet it has been notably hesitant and, at times, muted in reacting to the large-scale chemical weapons attack allegedly carried out by loyalists of Syria’s president, Bashar Assad. Despite the community’s strong opposition to any use of nonconventional weapons, […]

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Proud, Yet Ambivalent: Immigration Reform, Pride and the LGBT Community

The very first Pride Parade took place on June 28th, 1970 in commemoration of the first anniversary of the Stonewall raid in New York City. The parade, almost a year in the making, was an opportunity for gay men and women to step out of the proverbial closet and respond as a community to the […]

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Female Rabbi Joins US Air Force

Finally, after more than four decades of women serving as military chaplains, the United States Air Force has a female rabbi as part of its team. Captain Sarah Schechter was recently named as the Jewish chaplain of the 11th Wing at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, according to the American military website, military.com. And it […]

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Terror Victim’s Purim Message: Despair is Just a Mask

Hundreds of eleventh-grade girls involved in the Maagalim movement gathered this week for a day in the Yarkon park in Tel Aviv. The girls took part in sports and leadership challenges, with an emphasis on overcoming difficulties. Terror survivor Asael Shabo was there to give the group a first-hand account of overcoming disability. Shabo, who […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 51 - October 11, 2012

The past couple of months of baseball in Israel have been exciting. However, in the short term, the World Baseball Qualifying round was a build up to another Israeli let down. Instead it was the outcome of Team Israel’s failed attempt to qualify for the 2013 World Baseball Classic in Jupiter, Florida. The Jerusalem Police […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 51 - October 11, 2012

The past couple of months of baseball in Israel have been exciting. However, in the short term, the World Baseball Qualifying round was a build up to another Israeli let down. Instead it was the outcome of Team Israel’s failed attempt to qualify for the 2013 World Baseball Classic in Jupiter, Florida. The Jerusalem Police […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 49 - September 26, 2012

Dozens of parents whose daughters study in state-religious schools appealed to Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar  in hopes to end to the gender discrimination in Oral Law studies. According to the parents, that boys begin studying the Talmud in the fifth grade, while girls must settle for Mishna studies which infringes on the right to equality. […]

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Haredi Women Attack ‘Immodest’ Women

It’s 10 am on a weekday at Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda Market. Dozens of people gather next to a vegetable booth selling second-rate tomatoes for rock bottom prices. The crowd includes four ultra-Orthodox women in their 50s. The temperature outside has reached 32 degrees centigrade, but they don’t mind. They’re here on a mission. One of […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 37 - July 04, 2012

Jewish and Muslim leaders in Germany unite last Wednesday in their condemnation of a German court’s decision to outlaw the circumcision of boys. The representatives of the two religious communities called the ruling insensitive and discriminatory, and an attack on centuries of religious tradition. A Russian ice cream company produced a special kosher line of […]

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Ultra-Orthodox Correct About Internet Dangers

When I first heard that a rally was planned for Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jews to protest the Internet, I didn’t think it would attract much attention. After all, the Internet has long been under attack in Haredi communities and their rabbinic leaders have forbidden it in the past. The event on May 20 at Citi Field […]

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The Jewish Community Needs to Step Up and Speak Out for Abortion Rights

There are many reasons that Sarah Tuttle-Singer’s piece, “My Jewish Abortion,” in Tuesday’s Kveller, was so gratifying to read. (It’s probably better to avoid reading the comments, which are a combination of affirmation and praise and slut shaming, which is what happens when women say their truths.) It’s not the idea of a Jewish woman […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 22 March 21, 2012

Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hager, the admor (rabbinic leader ) of Vizhnitz and head of Agudath Israel’s Council of Torah Sages, died Tuesday night at the age of 95 after a lengthy battle with various illnesses. He was laid to rest in Bnei Brak after 40 years at the sect’s helm. Tens of thousands of people […]

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Maryland County May Dump Beit Shemesh as ‘Sister City’

Montgomery County, Maryland, is apparently seeking to get out of a “sister city” deal with Beit Shemesh – in protest over the protests by Hareidi Jews against the Orot School in the city and Hareidi attacks on several women, along with attempts to exclude women from public spaces,  and the apparent failure of the city […]

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Netanyahu Says Israel Will Go After Those Who Harass Women In Public; Says Majority Of Charedim Respect Law

Israel will act against anyone who harasses women in the public sphere, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, one day after a massive protest against gender segregation took place in the central Israel town of Beit Shemesh. Referring to rising tensions over gender segregation in Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community, Netanyahu said at the Knesset on […]

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Third Intifada App Removed from Apple ‘App Store’

A computer application called “The 3rd Intifada” has been removed by the giant Apple computer firm from its App Store for iPads and iPhones. Israel’s Minister for Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, Yuli Edelstein, had sent a letter to Apple, pointing out that the application called for an Arab uprising against the State of Israel […]

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Jewish heroine of Hanukkah

Aside from the story of Judah Maccabees, the rededication of the temple and the miracle of the oil, a lesser known story tell of charming and beautiful widow, Judith. She was the daughter of Yochanan the High Priest, father of the Hasmonean family who saved her village town of Bethulia, in the land of Judea […]

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History timeline of Jewish life in Poland

1098 Information about the Jews in Poland has began to be publicize in Polish chronicles 1170 Warsaw Jews administered the Polish mint. Many coins had Hebrew inscriptions. 1203 Jews were granted freedom to have their own land in Galicia. 1264 The General Charter of Jewish Liberties known as the Statute of Kalisz was issued by […]

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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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Hezbollah calls for boycott of UN tribunal

The leader of Hezbollah called Thursday on all Lebanese to boycott the U.N. tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of a former prime minister, saying all information gathered by the team was being sent to Israel. Sheik Hassan Nasrallah spoke Thursday, a day after a crowd of women attacked two U.N. investigators and a Lebanese interpreter […]

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A Jewish Woman’s Prayer Book

Edited by Aliza LavieTranslated by: Kaeren Fish A beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the cycle of life, including: Special prayers for the Sabbath, holidays, and important dates of the Jewish year Prayers to mark celebratory milestones, […]

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A Jewish Woman’s Prayer Book

Edited by Aliza LavieTranslated by: Kaeren Fish A beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the cycle of life, including: Special prayers for the Sabbath, holidays, and important dates of the Jewish year Prayers to mark celebratory milestones, […]

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A Jewish Woman’s Prayer Book

Edited by Aliza LavieTranslated by: Kaeren Fish A beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the cycle of life, including: Special prayers for the Sabbath, holidays, and important dates of the Jewish year Prayers to mark celebratory milestones, […]

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A Jewish Woman’s Prayer Book

Aliza Lavie (editor) Publisher: Random House A beautiful and moving one-of-a-kind collection that draws from a variety of Jewish traditions, through the ages, to commemorate every occasion and every passage in the cycle of life, including: -Special prayers for the Sabbath, holidays, and important dates of the Jewish year -Prayers to mark celebratory milestones, such […]

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The Eve of Destruction

Howard Blum Publisher: Harper Collins Thirty years ago, October 6, 1973, on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, the Arabworld launched a bold and ingeniously conceived surprise attack against Israel. After three days of intense, bloody combat, an unprepared Israel was fighting for survival, while the Arabs, with massive forces closing in […]

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The Women’s Minyan

Naomi Ragen Publisher: Toby Press Her many fans will welcome the publication of Naomi Ragen’s first play, which premiered in July 2002 at Habima National Theater in Tel Aviv. It is based on a true story: a Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) woman, wife of a rabbi, mother of 12, leaves her home and stays with a friend. […]

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