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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

(Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama’s plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants. Read More »

front lines »

Amid a cavalcade of police, including a helicopter and officers on horseback, a relatively diminished number of gay and transgendered men and women marched through the streets of the capital Thursday night during the annual Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade. Read More »

Jerusalem Post »

We chat with two top Toronto lawyers about how they stave off an “extra winter coat” and strive for that endorphin rush as Canadian weather slides into single digits Read More »

ShalomLife »

art

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friday/19 “Focus on Design: Modernist Judaica.” Designer and architect Stanley Saitowitz discusses modernist Judaica in exhibit “Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism.” At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 12: 30 p.m. Included with admission. http: //www.thecjm.org . sunday/21 All you knead to know. Read More »

J. Weekly »

Berlin — Adolf Hitler’s utopian plans to rebuild Berlin on a monumental scale were never realized, but the preparations that got under way involved demolitions and the use of slave labor – the victims mainly Jewish, as a new exhibition shows. Read More »

Jewish Daily Forward »

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman met on Wednesday evening 21 Elul in Washington D.C. with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Minister Lieberman told Secretary Kerry that Israel deeply appreciates America’s support during Operation Protective Edge and that the Israeli leadership and people know that the United States is Israel’s greatest friend. Read More »

Yeshiva World News »

ISIS Just Attacked Iran Jassem Al Salami on Jun 22, 2014 Via Medium dot Com (Happened back in June, but interesting to note that Iran got ‘slapped in the face’ by ISIS.-LS) On June 19, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria attacked Iranian border guards near Iran’s border city of Qasre Shirin, according to Iranian social media. Read More »

A Sclerotic goes to War »

Last week’s gala opening of the Jerusalem Payis Arena in the capital’s Malha neighborhood was a sight to behold. The impressive structure was filled to its 11,600 basketball-seating capacity for a theme show thanking the soldiers for their efforts during Operation Protective Edge. Read More »

Jerusalem Post »

Veteran military and diplomatic officials urged the US administration on Thursday to keep all options on the table to fight Islamic militants, warning it will be a long, hard battle. Read More »

The Times of Israel »

Ethel and Gary Kirschner celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 31 with a joyous dinner cruise aboard the Merlot with their family and friends — sailing on the bay on a clear and sunny day while eating and enjoying the music of the acoustic trio Ain’t Misbehavin’. Read More »

J. Weekly »

Photo Caption: Sderot mayor Alon Davidi (left), with Eddie Azran, JFC-UIA Canada Representative in Sderot, outside UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s headquarters at the Lipa Green Centre Photo Credit: UJA Federation of Greater Toronto Alon Davidi, Read More »

ShalomLife »

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to New York next week will be a welcome relief for the Iranian leader. Finally, he’ll be somewhere where he’s appreciated, even loved. Ahead of his trip to America, the US media continued its practice of presenting Rouhani as a moderate, and a natural ally for the US. Read More »

Jerusalem Post »

Pope gets honey cake ahead of Rosh Hashanah

Pope Francis has received a delegation of 40 international Jewish leaders at his residence in Rome ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins next week. The post Pope gets honey cake ahead of Rosh Hashanah appeared first on J-Wire . Read More »

J-Wire »

Armed rebels take new part of Yemen’s capital Houthi fighters have infiltrated another area near the capital city, according to officials. The Shiite rebel group has staged mass demonstrations for months, demanding the resignation of the government. Houthi fighters have reached a suburb of Yemen’s capital Sanaa, according to security officials. Read More »

A Sclerotic goes to War »

Dr. Eugene Shatkin celebrated his 90th birthday on Aug. 4. A resident of Marin County for more than 50 years, Eugene now lives in Charlottesville, Va., with his wife, Joyce. Read More »

J. Weekly »

What if Moses had made a right turn? According to the old joke, if Moses had turned right when he led the Jews out of the Sinai Desert after 40 years of wandering, perhaps the Jewish people, rather than the Saudi Arabians, would be sitting on large oil reserves. But an American oil company is convinced that Moses may not have been wrong after all. Read More »

The Times of Israel »

Syria opposition official visits Sieff Hospital in Safed Israel. Photo: Sieff Hospital. An exiled Syrian rebel leader visited countrymen wounded in fighting being treated at an Israeli hospital this week, in a first-ever such visit by a senior Syrian official, Israel’s NRG News reported Thursday. Read More »

Algemeiner.com »

TORONTO — (JTA) — On the fourth floor of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visitors will find a gallery called “Examining the Holocaust,” which is devoted entirely to the story and lessons of the Shoah. Read More »

Jewish Daily Forward »

Published on Sep 18, 2014 Subscribe: Islamic State fighters encircled a Kurdish city in northern Syria near the border with Turkey on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault that prompted a commander to appeal for military aid from other Kurds in the region. Mana Rabiee reports. . Read More »

A Sclerotic goes to War »

Zoe Cruse Daughter of Jodi and Energy Cruse, Saturday, Sept. 20 at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo. Jacob Gardner Son of Marla and Todd Gardner, Saturday, Sept. 20 at Congregation B’nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek. Colette Jenkins Daughter of Rita and Creighton Jenkins, Saturday, Sept. 20 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco. Read More »

J. Weekly »

Hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, queer and straight Jeruslamites marched through the streets of the capital Thursday during the city’s 13th annual Gay Pride parade, which was postponed twice in light of the IDF’s 50-day offensive in the Gaza Strip. Read More »

The Times of Israel »

It worked for Democrats when they were underdogs in America during the last decade, and now some believe it can work for beleaguered liberals in Israel. Read More »

Jewish Daily Forward »

PARIS (AFP) — President Francois Hollande announced Thursday that France has decided to conduct air strikes in Iraq, where militants from the Islamic State group have terrorized large parts of the population. Read More »

The Times of Israel »

Boycott bigots…writes Michael Kuttner

A common thread binds those who advocate boycotting Israeli made products and companies. The post Boycott bigots…writes Michael Kuttner appeared first on J-Wire . Read More »

J-Wire »