The Jewish Pilgrimage Book Review

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The Jewish Pilgrimage – An Exploration of Reality, Mainly in Verse The Jewish Pilgrimage by Geoffrey Hoffman is clearly written to inspire philosophical discussion. This book depicts the author’s personal journey to find some form of understanding about man, our various versions of God and how this effects society and the use of its knowledge. […]


Cracow S Hot June Festivals

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There is a quite interesting list of things to do, see and live while you’re there. In June there are some interesting events that can be worth a visit to the city of Krakow (Cracow). The Jewish population of Poland was cruelly squashed by the holocaust, however Jewish culture is still rich and flourishing. The […]


Book Review Through The Eyes Of A Survivor

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“I have told this story to Colette for many reasons. I want people to understand what happened during World War II, to know what was done to us Jews for no reason at all, other than that we happened to be Jewish. I also want young people to learn from the things I did in […]


Sitting Shiva Sympathy Gift The Jewish Tradition Of Mourning

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Strength in numbers Sitting Shiva is the tradition of mourning in the Jewish religion. Gathering together as a community is at the core of sitting Shiva, just as it is at the core of many Jewish traditions. The strength and support of friends, family and neighbors, during sitting Shiva, plays a key role in helping […]


Rosh Hashanah And How To Celebrate The Jewish New Year

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Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and is considered to be one of the most important Jewish holidays. All over the world Jewish followers celebrate Rosh Hashanah. They do this by gathering in synagogues for the celebration of the creation of Adam and Khavah (Eve), which they believe were the first humans here on […]


Bar Mitzvah Invitations Mazel Tov

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Bat Mitzvahs and Bar Mitzvahs are a very important time in a teenager’s life. It is a time when Jewish teenagers transition from childhood innocence to adult responsibility. They are huge celebrations for all the family and friends of the young boy or girl, and call for all the necessities that make for a wonderful […]


Learn To Be Wisely Frugal But Selectively Extravagant

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Have you ever wondered why so many solid businessman drive cruddy, old cars from a dingy, run down offices to their palatial homes in the suburbs? Warren Buffet, perhaps the greatest investor alive is known for this. The reason they live this life style is not because they are cheap misers but because they have […]


What To Do With A Day In Tel Aviv

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Enjoy starting the day with a relaxing breakfast by the sea, at the newly restored Tel-Aviv Port, which is now celebrating its 70th year. It is located at the meeting point between the Yarkon River and the sea- creating a beautiful view of the river flowing into the sea. In honor of the 70-year festivities, […]


The Columbus American History Never Knew

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Since 1892, when President Benjamin Harrison issued a proclamation urging the nation to mark the day when Chistopher Columbus is recorded to have discovered America, the United States has enthusiastically organized school programs, plays, parades, and community-wide festivities across the country. We now celebrate Columbus Day as a day of rest and relaxation. American History, […]


A Dialog About Anti Semitism And The Fate Of The State Of Israel

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Rabid anti-Semitism, coupled with inane and outlandish conspiracy theories of world dominion, is easy to counter and dispel. It is the more “reasoned”, subtle, and stealthy variety that it pernicious. “No smoke without fire,” – say people – “there must be something to it!”. In this dialog I try to deconstruct a “mild” anti-Semitic text. […]


The Uganda Scheme

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Theodore Herzl, the visionary who founded Zionism, was an assimilated Jew, who did not consider Palestine the optimal choice for a resurgent Jewish nationalism. When the British offered to him a homeland in East Africa (today’s Uganda), he accepted and proposed it to the Sixth Zionist Congress in Basle in 1903. After bitter recriminations, the […]


Colleges And Universities In Baltimore Maryland Part I

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Trying to decide where to go to college is one of the most challenging decisions you and/or your parents will face. The State of Maryland is home to many exciting, historic and state-of-the-art colleges and universities. There are more than 350,000 full time students working toward degrees in Maryland. Maryland is the home of nationally […]


Hello From Toronto Exploring Chinatown And Kensington Part Ii

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Captivated by the colourful and unusual variety of stores we walked through narrow streets filled with a jumble of vintage clothing stores, bakeries, restaurants, shops selling anything from fish, cheese and meat to dry goods and assorted merchandise. At about 7:30 pm most of the stores had closed or were in the process of closing, […]


Buying Jewish Paintings

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I have a family that has commissioned me to find all of the Jewish paintings I can find. He has given me no budget constraints. I’m not sure why he doesn’t have guidelines set up for me to follow; he just wants to amass a collection quickly. I found an oil on canvas that was […]


Old Reference Works Revived

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There is no source of reference remotely as authoritative as the Encyclopaedia Britannica. There is no brand as venerable and as veteran as this mammoth labour of knowledge and ideas established in 1768. It numbered the likes of Einstein and Freud among its authors. Dozens of classic articles written by such luminaries are available on […]


A Look At Jewish Dating Traditions

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Jewish dating traditions range from the rigid rules and regulations formulated in Biblical times to the modern, no holds barred attitude of today’s youth. In the olden days, men and women were pretty much kept apart until the matchmaker made an arrangement, introduced the two young people, talked with both sets of parents and set […]


An Introduction To Jewish Dating

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What makes Jewish dating different from any other type of dating? Jewish singles, by nature, tend to seek out other Jewish singles even if they aren’t particularly religious. There’s something about being Jewish, either genetically or as a society, that keeps Jews together as a group. Not completely, of course, as there are many Jewish […]


Jewish Dating

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There are several Jewish Dating sites on the internet now with the specific purpose of presenting people with Jewish heritage the opportunity to find and interact with people of the same traditional background. The biggest of these Jewish dating sites is JDate. Members are charged a small fee to join and are able to attend […]