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Eruv row turns ugly in UK town. A small town outside London has seen angry accusations of a Jewish takeover over the town’s approval of an eruv. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! The eruv is a Jewish ritual boundary, often a wire tied between utility polls, that delineates a location for the purposes of Jewish law.

For example, on the Sabbath one is allowed to carry objects within a location, but not between them. So communities establish an eruv that demarcates their entire community as a single place in order to be able to carry items throughout the area on the Sabbath. But the English town of Bushey has seen stiff resistance from some residents to the Jewish community’s efforts to establish such an eruv. The letter, reprinted on Tuesday on the website of the Jewish News newspaper, is titled “Bushey synagogue will regret eruv.” Wartime mystery on display with new portrait trove of Dutch Jews. In November 2012 Jacqueline Shelton-Miller of San Francisco received an email from Holland asking if she was prepared to look at a photo that was believed to be of her father in Amsterdam in 1943. She knew that her father, a German Jew who survived the Holocaust, had been in Amsterdam at some point during WW II, but he had never mentioned sitting for a portrait.

Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Shelton-Miller agreed to look at the photograph, and indeed, it was of her father, then a handsome, sandy-haired young man with a yellow star on his suit jacket. The daughter learned that the portrait had been taken by a photographer named Annemie Wolff (also known as Annemie Wolff-Koller), and that it was one of hundreds that had been discovered stashed away among belongings left behind after her death in 1994. “It’s not just about my father and me. “For those who lived, this photo is a moment in time. Curator Simon B. Bernice Tannenbaum, longtime Hadassah leader, dies aged 101.

Bernice Tannenbaum, a former national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, who earned the group’s highest honor for her legacy of contributions, has died. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Tannenbaum, a former JTA vice president and national secretary, died Monday. She was 101. She joined Hadassah in 1944 and became its national president in 1976, serving until 1980. Tannenbaum initiated the organization’s practice of periodically holding its annual convention in Israel, convening the first such Jerusalem gathering in 1978. She served as chair of the Hadassah Medical Organization from 1980 to 1984.

As chair of the American Section of the World Zionist Organization, Tannenbaum spearheaded the US campaign for repudiation of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379, equating Zionism with racism, which came to a successful conclusion with its repeal in 1991. A suitcase unpacked – New exhibit at Yale reconstructs a Jewish family’s migration to America - Jewish Ledger. The Exodus. As the security situation of the Jews inside the Russian Empire worsened, they began to emigrate to other countries in record numbers. Pobedonostsev, one of the major protagonists of anti-Jewish sentiment in Russia at the time, is said to have proposed that the solution to the Jewish problem was for a third to emigrate, a third to assimilate and a third to die (Wheatcroft).

Naturally, most opted for the former. According to Prof. Ronald Stockton of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, who posted an essay on the Internet entitled “The Jewish Situation and Jewish Nationalism” (dated November, 1993), from 1830 to 1870 between 1,000 and 4,000 Jews per year left Eastern Europe. From 1871 to 1880 between 8,000 and 10,000 fled annually, mostly from the Russian Empire. Jewish Russian immigrant arrives in the U.S. Prof. Shipload of immigrants arrives in New York In addition, another 200,000 Jews went to Great Britain, 100,000 to Canada, 40,000 to South Africa and several thousand to Palestine.

SEDER OLAM REVISITED - Chronology of the Jewish History. Isaac Halevy Rabinowitz was born in 1847 in Belarus from a rabbinical family. He studied at the Volozhin Yeshiva. In his most known six volumes work, Dorot Harishonim (meaning "The First Generations"), published in 1906, he covered Jewish history from the end of the Mishna period (1st and 2nd century CE) until the end of the Gaonim period (ca. 1040 CE), which offers a continuity with the Seder Olam Zuttah. He died in Hamburg in 1914. Rabbi Isaac Halevy Rabinowitz (source: Reichel, O. Asher, "Isaac Halevy (1847–1914): Spokesman and Historian of Jewish Tradition", New York ,1969) Year 5673 – 1913 CE – Joseph Hertz, the war-time Chief Rabbi for the British Empire Hermann Adler served as Chief Rabbi for 20 years until his death in 1911.

Hertz was a strong advocate for Sionism in the 1920-1930 and his position antagonised the opinion of influential British Jews. During the German Blitz over London, the Great Synagogue was destroyed on 10 May 1941, Shabbat 13 Iyyar 5701. Arthur Balfour The St. Korolenko Describes the Kishinev Pogrom of 1903.

[Extracted from "Kishineff: The Medieval Outbreak Against the Jews" in The Great Events by Famous Historians, vol. 20 (n.p.: The National Alumni, 1914), pp. 35-49] I arrived at Kishineff two months after the massacres had taken place, when the echo of those horrors was still freshly thrilling and reverberating throughout the whole of Russia. The Kishineff police had taken the most drastic measures, but in spite of their zeal it was difficult to efface all traces of the deeds of blood.

Even in the principal streets broken doors and windows were still to be seen; while in the outskirts of the town there were still more traces of the same sort. At St. Petersburg a Jew, Daschefsky, struck M. It was while things were in this condition that I arrived at Kishineff. One must do justice to the Kishineff police. " Grienschpoun was killed on this spot," said a strange, hollow voice from behind us. -face had not disappeared. "The -lazier, did you say?

" Some of the Jews made a rush for the garret. ^ Spring and Slaughter ^ Kishinev 1903: The Birth of a Century. Reconsidering the 49 Deaths That Galvanized a Generation and Changed Jewish History. by: J.J. Goldberg The Forward, April 4, 2003 One hundred years ago, on April 6, 1903, the Jewish community of Kishinev in what was then czarist Russia suffered two days of mob violence that shocked the world and changed the course of Jewish history.

Provoked by a medieval blood libel, flashed around the globe by modern communications, Kishinev was the last pogrom of the Middle Ages and the first atrocity of the 20th century. Much of that, curiously, resulted from a misreading of events at the time. Kishinev, the capital of the czarist province of Bessarabia, today's Republic of Moldova, was a town of some 125,000 residents, nearly half of them Jewish. The rioting began on Easter Sunday, after rumors spread through town that a Christian had been killed by Jews in a ritual murder. The brutality sent shock waves across Russia and around the world. Shochat Family. Surviving Passover in the Siberian Gulag - Passover. Foleh Kahan was serving a three-year sentence for the crime of "harmful acts against the State. " This, however, was a libel. The truth was that he was a religious Jew who had committed the "crime" of keeping his Judaism in every possible way he could, and encouraging other Jews to practice it.

When this was discovered, he was sent to a "Correctional Labor Camp" in Siberia, to be reeducated in the company of political offenders. He later wrote an account of his experiences. It was Passover in the year 1943, the third of his sentence. "A few weeks before Passover, I received a letter from my home, telling me they were sending a package with matzos and other Passover products as in previous years. I gave my letter to David, a friend of mine, who was the manager of the Food Department in the camp. One day, the woman who was the head of the "political division" of the labor camp came to see me. I explained it all to her, then she asked: "When is Passover? " "And if you don't get potatoes? " Sara Offenberg | Bar-Ilan University - The Judaica Collection. The Judaica Collection in the National Library consists mainly of manuscripts and printed materials in Hebrew and Yiddish, and to a lesser extent of materials in Ladino, Judaeo-Arabic and other Jewish languages.

The collection covers primarily religion, history, culture and languages in their broadest sense. In addition, the collection also includes a smaller collection of pre-1950 publications (books and periodicals) in Western languages. All the collections are kept in closed stacks and pre-1950 publications can only be ordered for reading room use. Publications in Danish and the remaining post-1950 publications in Western languages belong in other collections within the library. All items in the Judaica Collection (Apr. 2010: app. 36,000 catalogue records) are registered in The Royal Library online cataloge REX, and are to be searched for and requested for use electronically.

All items kan be searched for in transcription. Shemittah at Sinai - Iran militia chief: Destroying Israel is 'nonnegotiable' The commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said that “erasing Israel off the map” is “nonnegotiable,” according to an Israel Radio report Tuesday. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Militia chief Mohammad Reza Naqdi also threatened Saudi Arabia, saying that the offensive it is leading in Yemen “will have a fate like the fate of Saddam Hussein.”

Naqdi’s comments were made public as Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue nuclear negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June. In 2014, Naqdi said Iran was stepping up efforts to arm West Bank Palestinians for battle against Israel, adding the move would lead to Israel’s annihilation, Iran’s Fars news agency reported. “Arming the West Bank has started and weapons will be supplied to the people of this region,” Naqdi said.

Jonathan Beck and AFP contributed to this report. From a walled compound in Sana'a, one of Yemen's last Jews confides his fears. In June 2012, Yahya Zandani’s father, Aharon, was stabbed to death at the main market in Sana’a. His body was brought to Israel for burial. Nevertheless, Yahya returned to Yemen, where his wife’s father and three brothers still live. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Today, the family are among Yemen’s last 60 Jews — 40 of whom are huddled in a gated government compound in the heart of what is now the rebel-controlled capital, Sana’a. Speaking by phone to The Times of Israel on Tuesday, Zandani, 31, said that despite their avowedly anti-Semitic credo, the Houthi rebels who captured Sana’a last September and have moved south to the port city of Aden, are not threatening the Jews, at least not yet.

But he confided deep fears of what may lie in store. Zandani said that Jews, like other Yemenis, are experiencing nightly aerial bombings by the Saudi-led coalition, but are not being singled out for their religion. “I liked it here. Chad Gadya - Vilna Gaon Interpretation | Nissim Franco. One little goat, one little goat that my father bought for two coins One little goat, one little goat Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! The following paragraph is a different interpretation as to what the first stanza is referring to. (The goat is the firstborn that Yaakov bought from Esav with bread and lentils, which correlates to “my father bought for two coins”, and then gave it over to Yosef. In fact, the small numerical value of Bechora is the same as the numerical value of Gedi [goat].

Subsequently, when the brothers sold Yosef, he was 17, which is the same numerical value as Gedi. All the good that Hashem bestows upon us is simply inherited from our forefathers. Yaakov then proceeded to give these blessings over to Yosef. Along came a cat and ate the goat Along came a dog and bit the cat that ate the goat Along came a stick and beat the dog Along came a fire and burnt the stick Along came an ox and drank the water. Rambam for Wednesday, 8 Elul, 5727 - September 13, 1967. Jewish calendar 1967.

Hayom-Yom for Tuesday, 14 Elul, 5727 - September 19, 1967. Hebrew Calendar. Jewish Calendar September 1967 | Hebcal Jewish Calendar. - Personalized Tools and Features. Ki Tavo. Ki Tavo, Ki Thavo, Ki Tabo, Ki Thabo, or Ki Savo (כִּי-תָבוֹא — Hebrew for “when you enter,” the second and third words, and the first distinctive words, in the parashah) is the 50th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the seventh in the book of Deuteronomy. It constitutes Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8. The parashah is made up of 2,575 Hebrew letters, 657 Hebrew words, and 40 verses, and can occupy about 87 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה, Sefer Torah).[1] Jews generally read it in September or, rarely, in late August.[2] The parashah tells of the ceremony of the first fruits (בִּכּוּרִים, bikkurim), tithes, and the blessings from observance and curses from violation of the law.

Offering of the First Fruits (בִּכּוּרִים, bikkurim) (illustration from a Bible card published between 1896 and 1913 by the Providence Lithograph Company) Readings[edit] First reading — Deuteronomy 26:1–11[edit] Second reading — Deuteronomy 26:12–15[edit] Deuteronomy 26. Antisemitism | Seismic Shock. Meet Dr Jim West, Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at the Quartz Hill School of Theology and Pastor of Petros Baptist Church, Petros, Tennessee: He is supportive of the Christ at the Checkpoint 2012 conference, which is likely to be full of antisemitism, racism and replacement theology.

He is also a fan of Stephen Sizer. Christ at the Checkpoint 2012 will be hosted by Bethlehem Bible College. Raed Salah supporters Stephen Sizer and Ben White are due to speak there. Sizer is listed as an organiser. Bethlehem Bible College has a worrying track record on antisemitism. Christ at the Checkpoint 2012 has a Facebook page and a Twitter page.

Here is what CATC tweeted recently: A blog post from @drjewest on why he’s supporting the Christ at the Checkpoint 2012 conference Christ at the Checkpoint 2012 also issues a request for its supporters to follow Dr West on Twitter. Dr West’s blog post accuses Christian Zionists of being heretics. He writes: Let’s be fair for a moment. The Nation’s Mandate to Perform Three Duties - Judaism - Arutz Sheva. The last chapters in the book of Shoftim (Judges) relate two incidents which occurred between the time of Yehoshua Bin Nun’s (Joshua) passing away and the appearance of Samuel as the reigning prophet; a period of approximately 400 years. 1- Pesel Micha (the idol of Micha). A man named Micha, established a sanctuary for idol worship, avoda zara, in the town of Gerev, in the tribal area of Binyamin.

However, not being versed in its ceremonies, he required the services of a "talmid chacham", scholar, in avoda zara. While searching for the "right" man, a Levite passed his door. One thing led to another, and Micha offered him a handsome salary if he would serve as the priest for the avoda zara. The Levite’s name was Yehonatan ben Gershom ben Menashe. The letter "nun" in Menashe is enlarged in order to hide his true identity. 2- Pilegesh B’Givah (the concubine in the city of Givah). These two incidences, as ugly as they were, were not exceptions in the history of our people at that time. Now: Polemical Language: Hebrew and Latin in Medieval and Early Modern Jewish-Christian Debate. Rubio: Obama sent operatives to Israel to defeat Netanyahu. Anti-Semitism Roundup 2014-2015 - What Does It Mean To Be Jewish Today? - A 10-Lesson Free Online Course. Esther Kreitman: The first Jewish feminist? | Yaakov Wise.

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