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1,200-Year-Old Jewish Prayerbook on Display in Jerusalem

September 18, 2014, 11:10 pm
1,200-Year-Old Jewish Prayerbook on Display in Jerusalem

A Jewish prayer book believed to be the world’s oldest will be exhibited in Jerusalem for one month. The 1,200-year-old siddur was unveiled Thursday at a ceremony at the Bible Lands Museum. In a news release, the museum described it as the oldest Jewish prayer book. Read More »

Jewish Daily Forward »

A TGI poll shows that not only is the printed chareidi media in Israel continuing to drop, Radio appears to be on a downward trend too. In the chareidi print media, Yated continues to lead HaPeles and has overtaken HaMevaser. Read More »

Yeshiva World News »

Thessaloniki Association joins JCCV in remembering 50,000

The Thessaloniki Association and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) came together recently in the Victorian Parliament, to remember the 50,000 Jews of Thessaloniki deported by the Nazis to death camps destined to never return. The post Thessaloniki Association joins JCCV in remembering 50,000 appeared first on J-Wire . Read More »

J-Wire »

I delivered the following speech on Wednesday before some 100,000 people in Seoul’s Olympic Stadium. Halfway through the speech, a pro-Palestinian activist disrupted the speech with shouts of “What about Gaza?” I responded that I would not allow anti-Semitism to disrupt a global conference on peace, and continued with my speech. Read More »

Jerusalem Post »

holidays & spiritual

saturday/20 Havdallah bonfire and dance party. Service followed by a party with popcorn, drinks, dessert potluck and dancing. Wear warm clothes and bring a dessert to share. At Urban Adamah, 1050 Parker St., Berkeley. 7 to 10 p.m. $5 to $8, free for children under 13. http: //www.urbanadamah.org . “Yeashore Bonfire of Reflection. Read More »

J. Weekly »

Landmark Jerusalem Vote Whitewashes Illegal Arab Building From: Arutz Sheva TV Views: 7 0 ratings Time: 00: 26 More in People & Blogs Read More »

Arutz Sheva »

When Frank Mecklenburg and his wife were newlyweds, they went halfway around the world to the island of New Guinea, where they had no running water and didn’t know the language. They created a way of transcribing the language, translated the Bible, and stayed for 30 years. Read More »

Arutz Sheva »

Question: Is there any chance that a person who studies can succeed simply by the power of inertia ? He doesn’t leave because corporeal life doesn’t seem attractive either, but on the other hand, he sees that the wisdom of Kabbalah is too much for him and he cannot believe that he will ever reach the revelation of spirituality. Read More »

Laitman.com »

My son insists that it was an “operation” and not a war; I’m not sure of the difference. To me those 50 days of Tzuk Eitan , “Operation Protective Edge,” seemed pretty warlike, something I never experienced during my youth and early adult life in New York, or even during my first twenty-one years living in Israel. Read More »

The Blogs | The Times of Israel | The Marketplace of Ideas »

Social Media and Undermining

Read this and think of anti-Israel/Zionism propaganda: – Dr Mark Shephard, of Strathclyde University, has researched social media and the independence referendum. “We know from other elections – like the Irish presidential election in 2011 – that social media can have the power to agenda-set at core times ,” he said. Read More »

My Right Word »

Launching BreslovCampus.Org

New Website Is Launched BreslovCampus is a FREE online learning program for people like you who want to explore the life-changing wisdom of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Read More »

The Blog @ Breslov.org »

An expanded nine-justice panel of the Supreme Court on Wednesday 22 Elul rejected a petition seeking to compel chareidi schools to include secular studies. The petition was filed by a number of people including MK Elazar Stern, former Education Minister Prof. Amnon Rubinstein, Prof. Read More »

Yeshiva World News »

I Accept Who You Are, Not What You Do writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf

‘Accept me the way I am.’ The new pseudo-psychological ‘mantra’ that can excuse any kind of impoliteness and insensitivity. No worries. Just go right ahead. Be boorish, self-centred, and downright rude. The post I Accept Who You Are, Not What You Do writes Rabbi Laibl Wolf appeared first on J-Wire . Read More »

J-Wire »

A Moroccan female editor has accused the deputy head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) organization, Ziad al-Nakhaleh, of sexually assaulting her during a recent visit to Beirut. Read More »

Jerusalem Post »

benefits & social events

sunday/21 Tikkun Loving Care concert. Annual charity fundraiser featuring music by local jazz and blues musicians, with hors d’oeuvres, pastries and sweets during the concert. All proceeds benefit Tikkun Loving Care, providing assistance to families unable to afford medical care. At Congregation B’nai Israel, 1256 Nebraska St., Vallejo. Read More »

J. Weekly »

The best pre-Rosh HaShana reading possible

Phil Chernofsky is the educational director of the Orthodox Union’s OU Israel Center in Jerusalem and editor of the Torah Tidbits parsha pamphlet. Since 1998, he has hosted Torah Tidbits Audio, a shiur on the weekly parsha with witty insights. It airs every Thursday from 7: 00 p.m. to 8: 00 p.m. Read More »

Arutz Sheva »

While Iranian President Rouhani pledged to usher in a new era of human rights for Iranians, the person held out as a “moderate” has presided over a regime that continues to engage in massive repression. As nuclear negotiations continue, so does the systematic and widespread violation of human rights in Iran. Read More »

The Blogs | The Times of Israel | The Marketplace of Ideas »

Tipsy Honey Cake Rosh Hashana means honey cake. To start the new year off with a sweet bite, traditionally we serve and eat honey itself or items made with honey. In my family, we’ve always made a version of this boozy honey cake. The finished cake doesn’t taste overly alcoholic, but it does add to the overall flavour of the cake. Read More »

Pam's Kitchen »

The story of “blood libel” is as old as time, or, technically, as old as biblical texts. In explaining the notion of blood libel, the Anti-Defamation League said, “The blood libel dates back to the Middle Ages and has persisted despite Jewish denials and official repudiations by the Catholic Church and many secular authorities. Read More »

ShalomLife »

Canadian PM Stephen Harper Flash 90 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to support Israel “through fire and water” on Monday, during a speech at the Ottowa Convention Center. Read More »

Arutz Sheva »

Sweeteners may not be so sweet after all

Israel’s Weizmann Institute has released findings showing that sugar substitutes may produce more harm than good. The post Sweeteners may not be so sweet after all appeared first on J-Wire . Read More »

J-Wire »

Southfield, Michigan (CNN) — For 12 years, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg worked at a camp for children battling cancer.He often witnessed the pain and discomfort many of them endured while undergoing medical procedures. “It’s really indescribable, what it’s like … Read More »

CNN »

It has taken the Islamic State militia to bring about something not achieved by Syria, Libya, Iran or even al-Qaida: a state of panic in both the American and British governments about the threat to the West from Islamic extremism. Read More »

Jerusalem Post »

friday/19 “From the Holocaust to Darfur: The Story of Refugees from Genocide.” Led by HIAS, formerly the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Speakers include Ahmed Adam, Sudan adviser at Columbia University. At Stanford University, Ziff Center, 565 Mayfield Ave., Stanford. 12 p.m. Free. http: //www.tinyurl.com/holocaust2darfur . Read More »

J. Weekly »

You got that backwards

“So he has dyslexia.” This is what I had surmised after an hour-long staffing of a bunch of big words and adjectives being thrown around in an effort to explain why our bright child was struggling so much with reading in school. Read More »

OyChicago! »

Since series inception, “American Horror Story” has redefined the horror genre by delivering bold, original stories filled with countless numbers of rich, complex, terrifying and utterly original characters. Read More »

Examiner »

V’ahavta l’re’eicha kamocha

Who holds that the commandment to love one’s neighbour as oneself applies to non-Jews as well as Jews? When are these authorities from? Read More »

Jewish Life and Learning – Stack Exchange »

This story is from Reb Shulem Brander in ספר תכין לבם page 77כידוע how in Belz everything was אויסגעהאלטען ע”פ הלכהbut what do we do little mentshelech understand? Read More »

Circus Tent »

In the latest episode of OMGWTFBIBLE, host David Tuchman and guest Mordechai Levovitz of Jewish Queer Youth reach the end of Parshat Shmot and try to draw a lesson from it all. For David, this chapter is the start of the Bible describing something bigger than that one little family God anointed as his favorites. Read More »

Jewcy »

Joan Rivers’ doctor took a selfie as he prepared to perform an unauthorized biopsy on her throat before she died of a cardiac arrest, CNN quoted an anonymous source familiar with the Jewish actress’s death investigation as saying. Rivers, 81, died earlier this month after suffering a heart attack during an endoscopy at a New York City clinic. Read More »

The Times of Israel »

Yeshiva-Beth Rivka helps with the school fees

Melbourne’s Yeshivah-Beth Rivkah Colleges have launched YBRCAPS, an innovative revamp to their fee structure that makes school fees both more affordable and more accessible. The post Yeshiva-Beth Rivka helps with the school fees appeared first on J-Wire . Read More »

J-Wire »

Jewish Home members Flash 90 A possible split within Jewish Home is brewing, sources told Arutz Sheva on Thursday, after dissidents from within the party met to discuss the “harmful effects” they say the new constitution will have on the Religious Zionist community. Read More »

Arutz Sheva »

For almost two weeks before the Yom Kippur War, Maj.-Gen.Yitzhak Hofi, who died this Monday at 87, was the only member of the IDF General Staff who believed that the Arabs were preparing to attack. Read More »

Jerusalem Post »

monday / 22 “Not Fade Away.” Author Rebecca Alexander will discuss her memoir about losing her hearing and sight. At Book Passage Marin, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera. 7 p.m. Also Sept. 29 , 7 p.m. at Head-Royce School, 4315 Lincoln Ave., Oakland and Sept. 30, 7 p.m. at Books Inc., 1760 4th St., Berkeley. Free. http: //www.rebalexander.com . Read More »

J. Weekly »

Photo Caption: Meir Kalmanson high-fiving a clueless New Yorker Photo Credit: YouTube screenshot This is surely the best thing you’ll see all day. A Jewish New York-based actor/director that goes by the name Meir Kalmanson has taken it upon himself to brighten up the day of busy New Yorkers trying to hail a cab on the city’s busiest streets. Read More »

ShalomLife »

A Lesson on Inspired Leadership: LSSM CEO Mark Stutrud Departs

Today I had lunch under a tent in the parking lot outside Lutheran Social Services of Michigan. The occasion: a fond farewell to LSSM CEO Mark Stutrud, who leaves to become CEO of LSS Illinois after this month. Read More »

Lynne Meredith Golodner »

The Emuna Tattoo Rav Wallerstein tells the story of three Jewish boys drinking beers in an Alabama bar meeting a redneck with an emuna tattoo. Read More »

EretzYisrael »

In the Torah, there are two divergent formulations of the Ten Commandments—one in Exodus and another in Deuteronomy. Read More »

The Blogs | The Times of Israel | The Marketplace of Ideas »

Think Eating Apples Dipped In Honey On Rosh Hashana An Ancient Jewish Custom? Think Again.

It turns out most of those ‘ancient’ Jewish customs most of practice on Rosh Hashana aren’t really all that ancient. Here’s a brief breakdown of the top few, including when they were first started and what they morphed into. Think… Read More »

FailedMessiah.com »

evelation: Anti-Israel envoy Martin Indyk took $18.5 m.from pro-Hamas Qatar

On Thursday, September 18, 2014 Denis V., wrote: An amazing revelation, indeed, from Zalmi U Denis The New York Times recently published a long investigative report by Eric Lipton, Brooke Williams, and Nicholas Confessore on how foreign countries buy political influence through Washington think tanks. Read More »

A Full Circle »

Some Sh’mitta Guidelines

Guest Blogger, Rav Reuven Tradburks * * * * *Rav Schachter gave a shiur on Sh’mitta last week and discussed the heter mechira and the objections to it. However, he also spoke about whether the consumer may eat the produce from farmers who have used the heter mechira. Read More »

NishmaBlog »

Polish and Israeli Holocaust researchers say they have discovered the exact location of the building that housed gas chambers at Sobibor, one of the death camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland. Read More »

Yeshiva World News »

Jewish community in support of Christian community

Sydney’s Jewish community has voiced support to the Maronite community in the city’s west whose church was targeted with death threats from a passing car flying the Islamic State flag. The post Jewish community in support of Christian community appeared first on J-Wire . Read More »

J-Wire »

Arab neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem Flash 90 The Jerusalem Municipality’s Planning Committee approved a building project giving 2,200 new housing units to Arab residents of the Al-Sawahira Al-Gharbiyya neighborhood, located near the East Talpiyot, in a decision critics warn will have a disastrous effect on the capital. Read More »

Arutz Sheva »

We often discuss Am Yisrael, the Jewish nation, emphasizing different points of view, such as its relationship with G-d, its uniqueness, and its devotion. Read More »

Jerusalem Post »

film, tv & radio

saturday/20 “This Is Where I Leave You.” Screening of the new movie starring Jane Fonda, Tina Fey and Jason Bateman, co-sponsored by and benefiting the Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival. At Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol. 7: 30 p.m. $7.50-$10. (707) 526-5538. Read More »

J. Weekly »

Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) – Hamas will keep trying to join the Palestine Liberation Organization even though it would be required to honor the PLO’s recognition of Israel , a lawmaker representing the militant Islamist group said. Read More »

Bloomberg - Business, Financial & Economic News, Stock Quotes »

Photo Caption: Robert Randsell Campaign Sign Photo Credit: YouTube Screenshot Having a catchy slogan can sometimes make or break a candidate running for office. As a candidate, you want something that will stay in people’s minds, something’s that relatable, something that screams “vote for me.” For U.S. Read More »

ShalomLife »

Why the Palestinian Arabs Lack Civil Rights, Truth Provider, 09/18/2014

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, Truth Provider wrote: Dear friends, I hope you have noticed the longer than usual hiatus of my bulletins. The reason has been due to happy family circumstances and a wonderful five weeks in Israel that is gradually returning to its amazing self. Read More »

A Full Circle »

This Day In History: Famous Controversial Rabbi Dies

Rabbi Jonathan Eybeschutz fought against the rampant rabbinic corruption of his time, including the sale of rabbinical positions to the highest bidder, and at the same time, he also fought against the Enlightenment, which was taking ever increasing numbers of… Read More »

FailedMessiah.com »

UEFA lifts ban on international soccer games in Israel

Jerusalem holds annual Gay Pride Parade after multiple delays Makeshift blockade, female guard replace separation wall at Beit Shemesh school Energy Ministry to allocate NIS 122m. Read More »

Jerusalem Post »

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sunday/21 “Hungarian Rhapsody.” Preview of the Jewish Music and Poetry Project’s fall tour of Hungary. Music by Jewish composers Sàndor Vàndor and György Justus. At First Congregational Church, 1300 Polk St., S.F. 2 p.m. $15-$30. (510) 928-6525. monday/22 “Klezmer Monday.” Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Band. At Saul’s Deli, 1475 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. Read More »

J. Weekly »

Photo Caption: Torah app for iPad I have always been fascinated by large Jewish gatherings and Israel’s national events. Yom Haatzmaut ceremonies, the mass Birkat Kohanim (Blessing of the priests) at the Kotel, the Celebrate Israel Parade in New York, and numerous other such events leave me awestruck. Read More »

ShalomLife »

The Washington Post’s report on hardships and arrests of family members of Muhammad Abu Khieder, the Palestinian Arab teenager slain in Jerusalem following the murder of three Jewish youths (“Slayings, protests, arrests vex Palestinian clan with strong U.S. ties”, Sept. 2, 2014) withheld until near its conclusion key information. Read More »

CAMERA Snapshots »

Lead singer of rock band Muse, Matthew Bellamy left a pretty cryptic reply to a fan’s question, “What do you think about all that “ISIS” stuff?” He answered with a video from a 1990 C-SPAN interview with Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman, discussing their book about Israeli espionage. Read More »

Israellycool »

Remembering Jan Karski, the Pole who told FDR to his face about the Holocaust, and still wondered if he’d done enough. By Joshua Muravchik | September 9, 2014 A portrait of Jan Karski at Georgetown University. Photo by Carol Harrison, copyright and courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Read More »

A Full Circle »

They were supposed to have verifiably gotten rid of all their chemical weapons. But apparently they have not. Secretary of State John Kerry telling Congress that Syria has continued to use chlorine gas in attacks in northern Syria. Read More »

The Jewish Reporter »