Saturday 16 December 2017

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What is an Upsherin?

Traditional Jews often wait until a boy’s third birthday before cutting his hair. This is called “Upsherin” – a Yiddish word meaning to “cut off.” The custom is first mentioned in “Sha’ar HaKavonot” by Rabbi Chaim Vital, the student of […]

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How do you translate the word Chesed?

The Hebrew word “chesed” does not have a precise English equivalent, but is probably closest to loving-kindness. In the Jewish  tradition, chesed is


Kazimierz – the Jewish District of Krakow

In 1335, Casimir the Great established the town of Kazimierz specifically for Jews. His benevolence towards the Jews was based supposedly on his

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What is Klezmer Music?

 Klezmer is the Hebrew word for musical instruments. It  is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazic Jews of Eastern Europe. Played by professional


Chesed – Loving Kindness

Jewish tradition elevates deeds of loving kindness (chesed) to the highest possible ranking among soul-traits. Only some problems have solutions, but all are alleviated by the loving response

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Playmobil Passover Story: The Exodus The Sages in the Gemara already knew 2000 years ago that the best way to educate is to have

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Having an Open Mind – A Not Exclusively Jewish Lesson for All

book review by Michal Hoschander Malen This is a gentle yet powerful story of a boy growing up in a small Israeli village who takes a trip to

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Enjoying the Sounds of Shabbat

Enjoy listening to the classic Shabbat song, sung at every Shabbat table around the world. Come Friday night, the mother lights the Shabbat

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Learning about the 1948 War Myth of Deir Yassin

Deir Yassin is the most infamous episode of Israel’s War of Independence. A basic founding myth in Palestinian Arab culture, it serves as grounds for the claim that

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Imagination Unleashed by the Magic of Childrens Books

It is not that often that a book we publish gets incorporated into a play! The Klezmer Bunch is a fascinating childrens book that has been selected by

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