Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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Take a look at the latest crop of music videos and parodies honoring the Festival of Lights.
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The six episodes of Bruce Feiler's latest project explore not only what compels so many people to go on spiritual pilgrimages each year, but what has happened to make each destination into a religious locus.
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Ron Kampeas, JTA
The island nation’s Jewish organizations can be much more in the open with the historic deal that freed Alan Gross and reopened U.S. ties to Cuba.
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Ron Kampeas, JTA
What happens to U.S. pro-Israel advocacy if the Labor Party leader, the man who blames Benjamin Netanyahu for degrading relations with the United States, is elected?
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JTA
“Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard,” the novelist said Tuesday on Twitter, responding to a query as to whether there were Jews at Hogwarts, the wizard school.


The Calendar

Thu. Dec 18
Temple Beth Sholom
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Thu. Dec 18
4:30 PM-8:00 PM
Fri. Dec 19
Klein Jewish Community Center
8:30 AM

Community

Alan Gross imprisoned trying to connect Cubas Jewish community to the world. Deal that got him released may do that! http://t.co/vAkH8boqox
1 hour 55 min ago
Released from Cuban prison, Alan Gross thanked his wife & lawyer, the Jewish community & Obama. Freedom secured! http://t.co/XVBqj5CqTb
3 hours 2 min ago
Is too much made of a holiday that Judaism ranks as a minor festival? http://t.co/IrlihiQXeA
15 hours 29 min ago
European Parliament passed resolution supporting recognition of Palestinian state as part of peace talks with Israel. http://t.co/rqtmoEylC3
17 hours 29 min ago
Executive Editor Lisa Hostein just took this picture at the Whitehouse Chanukah party. http://t.co/ECWsI9NAK5
19 hours 28 min ago
A European Union court annulled Hamas’ listing as a terrorist group. http://t.co/idK8kONnNy
19 hours 29 min ago
The dreidel spinners of @TECherryHill came up short in their effort to set a new world record. http://t.co/8eOWJfFBM1
20 hours 59 min ago
May be another capital opposing Israeli settlement expansion: Jerusalem. What happens then to US pro-Israel advocacy? http://t.co/wWcEpSiNn5
22 hours 49 min ago
US secured release of Alan Gross as part of a prisoner swap & wider effort to improve bilateral relations with Cuba. http://t.co/BGVOfrFgVu
1 day 1 hour ago
Take a look at the latest crop of music videos and parodies honoring the Festival of Lights. http://t.co/8tdMMgGiMw
1 day 4 hours ago
Female spiritual leaders are breaking congregational molds and discussing ways they can support each other. http://t.co/72yzcSu6br
1 day 15 hours ago
Dozens of writers & editors departed The New Republic. How will this impact its engagement with Jewish life? http://t.co/tXPlXq21cn
1 day 17 hours ago
Happy Chanukah: Special Exponent Newsletter Edition - http://t.co/c8Ic0lqVYn
1 day 18 hours ago
JTA, MyJewishLearning & Kveller imagined novelties for each of the 8 nights of Hanukkah. ‘Motel at the Kotel’? http://t.co/dsvlPIM8Mg
1 day 19 hours ago
After a drop in visitors to Israel this summer, Uzi Landau turned to Philly's Jewish community in search of a lift. http://t.co/xOHpVAoAAc
1 day 21 hours ago
How to enjoy Xmas decorations & celebrations with young Jewish kids without making them feel like theyre missing out. http://t.co/kP2wHtBr1b
1 day 22 hours ago
US bars sending weapons/combat equipment to foreign armies. IDF not a charity. Sending US Jewish aid to IDF is tricky http://t.co/Jraev5jFef
2 days 27 min ago
An octet of salad dressing & sauce recipes, one for each night of Chanukah, that can be jarred & given as gifts. http://t.co/LxYGRFZM1c
2 days 2 hours ago
Coverage surrounding sexual assault on college campuses reminded me about teaching my sons not to violate women. http://t.co/IMuM77u4Pc
2 days 15 hours ago
Zuhdi Jasser, Muslim who staunchly supports democracy, spoke at a StandWithUs luncheon about combatting radical Islam http://t.co/zQI7u3FcY1
2 days 17 hours ago
Chanukah is the prototype holiday for the “They tried to destroy us; we won; let’s eat” gag — and fress we will. http://t.co/RuvLYje9y4
2 days 18 hours ago
Recently deposed justice minister Livni, joining 4th political party in 9 years by aligning with the Israeli left. http://t.co/VT2aboXIX7
2 days 20 hours ago
Congregation Beth Ahavah, an LGBT synagogue, is expected to merge with Congregation Rodeph Shalom sometime in spring. http://t.co/KcuiYeIcq7
2 days 22 hours ago
Miracle of Hanukkah updated! http://t.co/pZ2H5vxCmM
3 days 24 min ago
A mom noticed a friend's son often waiting around for his nanny to pick him up. Should she tell his parents? http://t.co/fasgmWvzCO
3 days 1 hour ago