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Chabad Teen Time Gets Double Boost – Atlanta Jewish Times

| August 16, 2017

To foster a stronger connection between youths and their identity within the Jewish community, Chabad of Cobb welcomed Rabbi Gedalya Hertz and his wife, Ruthy, as the congregations new youth directors July 1. The Hertzes look forward to increasing engagement among teens in public schools and Jewish day schools in North Fulton and East Cobb to facilitate a greater appreciation for their heritage. The couple met after Rabbi Hertzs sister introduced them while Ruthy was living with her in Israel



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Why the Talmud Is the Most Important Text in Judaism – Algemeiner

| August 11, 2017

Email a copy of “Why the Talmud Is the Most Important Text in Judaism” to a friend A Talmud from Vienna, dating back to 1793. Photo: National Archives and Records Administration. It is always assumed that the most important text of Judaism is the Torah.



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Alan Grabinsky – Tablet Magazine

| August 11, 2017

As a child, Haim Casas would walk the streets of the Jewish Quarter in Cordoba with his grandfather, talking about the citys past. He planted a seed in me, Casas told me via Skype from San Roque, a Spanish town close to Gibraltar



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First Read For Aug 11 – Jewish Week

| August 11, 2017

Glen Campbell, Messianic Jew, has died at 81 Glen Campbell, the country music star who died this week at 81 from Alzheimers disease, was a Messianic Jew for the last two decades of his life, JTA reports. He and his wife Kim attended services at a synagogue near their home in Malibu, and they celebrated major Jewish holidays, such as Passover, Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah. Messianic Judaism combines Jewish traditions with the idea that Jesus Christ is the coming Messiah.



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A factual fictional look inside Brooklyn’s Hasidic community – The Boston Globe

| August 11, 2017

Menashe Lusting (left) with Menashe director Joshua Weinstein. Its hard to make a documentary when your subjects wont talk to you



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Brandeis course fields competition between Team Latke and Team Hamentashn – Brandeis University

| August 11, 2017

Are you Team Latke or Team Hamentashn? By Julian Cardillo 14 and Caroline CataldoAug. 10, 2017 Deciding which of these two Jewish culinary staples is the most quintessentially Jewish would be much easier if there was a cook-off, tasting and debate pitting one against the other.



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Cooking with Color: New recipe book samples Judaism’s many flavors – Jewish United Fund

| August 10, 2017

Berbere Beet and Carrot Latkes. Scallion Pancake Challah. Pineapple Tart Ruggelach



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The Meaning of Some Common Sephardic Last Names – Aish

| August 6, 2017

Whereas most Ashkenazi surnames are of relatively recent origin, Spanish Jews have used family names since medieval times and are used by their descendants to this very day. Although Sephardi and Ashkenazi names are distinctly different, many times they mean the same thing. For instance, the Italian surname of Montefiore is identical in meaning to the German surname Bloomberg, both of which mean mountain of flowers



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Italy’s ambassador to Israel is one of the world’s righteous – Arutz Sheva

| August 4, 2017

Italian Ambassador to Israel Francesco Maria Talo with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz Shefa Organization Outgoing Italian Ambassador to Israel Francesco Maria Talo on Thursday night took live of Rabbi Adin Even-Yisrael Steinsaltz.



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Holocaust education in Moldova is about to get (slightly) better – The Times of Israel

| August 4, 2017

CHISINAU, Moldova In a Moldovan secondary school history textbook, seven pages are devoted to the crimes of communist leader Joseph Stalin an entire chapter with numerous photos illustrating the horrors of the gulag.



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