Why the Jews? Seminar

An Exploration into the Why of Anti-Semitism I. The Jewish Contribution to Civilization In 1808, John Adams, the second President of the United States, marveled at the unique Contribution of the Jewish People: 1.”In spite of Bolingbroke and Voltaire, I will insist that the Hebrews have done more

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More Information, Please

By Jonathan RosenblumMishpachaJanuary 30, 2008 I recently had an opportunity to speak at length with someone who has a broad familiarity with most of the institutions created in Israel to deal with chareidi kids who are outside of any regular educational format. In the course of the conversation, I mentioned

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Islamic Nobel Winners vs Jewish Nobel Winners

ARAB / ISLAMIC NOBEL WINNERS From a pool of 1.4 BILLION Muslims 20% of World’s Population(2 out of every 10 people)Literature1988 – Najib Mahfooz   Peace1978 – Anwar El-Sadat1994 – Yasser Arafat2003 – Shirin Ebadi Chemistry 1999 – Ahmed ZewailPhysicsAbdus Salam…….. Norwegian, Kaare Kristiansen was a member of the Nobel Committee. He resigned in 1994 to protest

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Our World: The new Guardians of Israel

Author: Caroline Glick THE JERUSALEM POST Mar. 24, 2008 Moshav Tzipori, in the Lower Galilee, is a microcosm of the history of the Land of Israel. A regional capital under King Herod, Tzipori was the seat of Jewish learning and the preservation of the Torah through some of the most tumultuous periods

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Kibbutz Conversation

Tisha B’Av – which falls this year on July 24 – always brings back the personal memory of a conversation between two teen-aged cousins more than thirty years ago. It took place on the outskirts of a non-religious kibbutz in the Galilee, on a hill overlooking a

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The Spanish Inquisition

Author: Rabbi Yosef Eisen INNERNET MAGAZINEhttp://innernet.org.ilJune 2007 *    *    * “THE SPANISH INQUISITION” by Rabbi Yosef Eisen *    *    * In the middle of the twelfth century, fanatical Almohad Muslims overran Southern Spain, causing a massive Jewish exodus to the Christian North. At first, the Christians proved

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Avraham and Yishmael: Why the Arabs

Breishit 14  Avraham and Yishmael: Why the Arabs Today’s section deals with the birth of Yishmael, recognized by both the Jews and the Arabs as the ancestor of the Arab people. Ask: Is it a good thing that the Arab people came into existence? (People might be shocked at the

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Jewish History Is Really World History

Author: Avraham Goldhar and Kurt Stein 1. Introduction: Jewish History is Really World History Welcome to Aish HaTorah’s Crash Course in Jewish History. You may be surprised to know that studying Jewish history is actually something Judaism obligates us to do. “Zechor yemos olam,” says the Torah. “Remember the

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Is Your Dog Jewish

Questions for Discussion Is your dog Jewish? Can one person be more Jewish than another? What is Judaism –religion, race, nationality? What do we stand for? Name a Jewish celebrity – ask yourselves why you know that. Will your children be Jewish? Will your Grandchildren be Jewish?

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Crash Course in Jewish History

Introduction: Jewish History is Really World HistoryWelcome to Aish HaTorah’s Crash Course in Jewish History.The study of Jewish History is actually something Judaism obligates us to do. “Zechor yemos olam,” says the Torah. “Remember the days of history,” Binu shenos dor vador. * “Understand the years of

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Our World: The new Guardians of Israel

Author: Caroline Glick THE JERUSALEM POST Mar. 24, 2008 Moshav Tzipori, in the Lower Galilee, is a microcosm of the history of the Land of Israel. A regional capital under King Herod, Tzipori was the seat of Jewish learning and the preservation of the Torah through some of the most tumultuous periods

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No. We’re Sorry. Not Jerusalem

This morning I counted.  There were at least ten times the Hebrew name of Jerusalem, or its synonym Zion, passed my lips.  Before breakfast. There was “Jerusalem, praise G-d,” “May You shine a new light on Zion,”  “the Builder of Jerusalem,” and many more throughout the Jewish

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Are We Crazy for Visiting Israel?

Q:We are planning a trip to Israel and many of our friends and family have said that we are crazy for doing so.  Do they have a point?  How should we respond? Unfortunately, your situation is more the rule than the exception. Based on sensationalized media coverage, many perceive Israel as a perpetual

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