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If you blow-dry your hair, you have a Jewish woman to thank – St. Louis Jewish Light

| November 14, 2021

Im patiently waiting to go to brunch. Im waiting because my wife Leigh is blow-drying her hair

When just a few dozen people are a threat to the purity of the Jewish people – Haaretz

| November 14, 2021

Theres something amusing about the demographic sting operation conducted by Ethiopian Israeli Saraka Siom that brought in 61 new immigrants from Ethiopia, most of whom lack any trace of Jewish ancestry. But the Population and Immigration Authority didnt find it so funny, deeming the operation a planned conspiracy that exploited the system

Jews need to be united on a united Jerusalem – The Jerusalem Post

| November 14, 2021

The World Jewish Congresss esteemed president, Ronald Lauder, spoke about the need for unity among the Jewish people at WJCs Theodor Herzl Awards Gala on Tuesday at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Meet the Jewish founder of the worlds only bobblehead museum – The Jerusalem Post

| November 14, 2021

A crochet museum in Joshua Tree, California features countless crochet animals that appear in airport ads worldwide.

Jewish communities worldwide to host ‘Hanukkah Homecoming Weekend’ – The Jerusalem Post

| November 14, 2021

Hundreds of congregations, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Federations, schools, camps, independent minyanim and Jewish organizations around the world plan to celebrate Hanukkah Homecoming Weekend, from December 3 to December 5 to welcome Hanukkah the Jewish Festival of Lights. A wide variety of gatherings from celebrations, services, rituals, meals, festivals, community art projects, concerts, and candle lighting are available to jews in their local regions. Both in-person and online gatherings will be offered.

Altercation: All Israel and the Jews Edition – The American Prospect

| November 14, 2021

I admit I have not read Martin Indyks 688-page love letter to Henry Kissinger, Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy. I sort of feel like I have though, as the book has now scored excerpts in The Forward, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as reviews and/or interviews in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Haaretz, The Forward, The Guardian, Jewish Insider, The Jerusalem Post, and CNN.com.

Austin Jewish Film Festival kicks off with hopes to ‘break down hatred’ – austin360

| November 14, 2021

The 19th annual Austin Jewish Film Festival starts this week and will include both in-person and virtual events. Last year, the festival was mostly virtual, with a couple of drive-in movies,because of the coronavirus pandemic. But with coronavirus vaccines available and Austin-Travis County in Stage 3 of Austin Public Healths coronavirus risk-based guidelines, attendees can meet up in person this year, if theyre comfortable.

Pharisee | Definition, History, & Legacy | Britannica

| November 14, 2021

Pharisee, member of a Jewish religious party that flourished in Palestine during the latter part of the Second Temple period (515 bce70 ce). The Pharisees insistence on the binding force of oral tradition (the unwritten Torah) remains a basic tenet of Jewish theological thought.

The Jewish Calendar

| November 14, 2021

A few years ago, I was in a synagogue, and I overheard one man ask another, "When is Channukah this year?" The other man smiled slyly and replied, "Same as always: the 25th of Kislev." This humorous comment makes an important point: the date of Jewish holidays does not change from year to year. Holidays are celebrated on the same day of the Jewish calendar every year, but the Jewish year is not the same length as a solar year on the Gregorian calendar used by most of the western world, so the date shifts on the Gregorian calendar. The Jewish calendar is primarily lunar, with each month beginning on the new moon, when the first sliver of moon becomes visible after the dark of the moon.

The Hebrew Alphabet (Aleph-Bet) – Jewish Virtual Library

| November 14, 2021

Hebrew (and Yiddish) uses a different alphabet than English. The picture to the right illustrates the Hebrew alphabet, in Hebrew alphabetical order


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