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What Is Wrong With The EU? [Video]

June 24, 2016
What Is Wrong With The EU? [Video]

The European Union has been toxic to democracy in Europe. The people of Britain have seen their fundamental rights eroded and abrogated by the European Union bureaucracy. The following documentary explains what drove Vritish voters to quit the EU.

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Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Behalotecha 5776

June 24, 2016
Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Behalotecha 5776

This week, parshat Behalotecha will be ushered in Brooklyn at 8:13 PM with candle lighting, which is 18 minutes before sunset. On the Chabad.org web site, you can look up the time Shabbat begins in your city. You can also look up the time Shabbat ends (after nightfall )on Saturday night. There are also worthwhile […]

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A Joyous Shavuot To My Dear Readers 5776

June 10, 2016
A Joyous Shavuot To My Dear Readers 5776

                    The following is an adaptation of an article that appeared last year before Shavuot. Candle lighting, which is 18 minutes before sunset, marks the onset of Shabbat parshat Bamidbar tonight at 8:08 PM in Brooklyn,N.Y. Chabad.org has a page on their web site which has […]

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Music From Illapu [Videos]

June 10, 2016
Music From Illapu [Videos]

Illapu is a musical group from Chile that performs Andean Indian style music. They were founded in the early 1970’s and were part of the Cancion Nueva movement, which laced indigenous musical forms with a nationalistic, leftist political message. Following are some songs by Illapu.

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Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Bechukotai 5776

June 3, 2016
Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Bechukotai 5776

    This week, Parshat Bechukotai, will in New York City be ushered in by candle lighting at 8:04 PM, which is 18 minutes before the actual start of Shabbat at sunset. Candle lighting in other cities can be found on the section of Chabad.org devoted to candle lighting times. When you are on that […]

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Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Behar 5776

May 27, 2016
Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Behar 5776

The following is an adapted version of an article that appeared on Globe Tribune.Info in 2011. This week, Parshat Behar, candles are lit in New York City at 7:41 PM, 18 minutes before sunset, when Shabbat begins.Of course, this time varies according to your location. Chabad.org offers a page on their site where you can […]

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Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers, Parshat Emor 5776

May 20, 2016
Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers, Parshat Emor 5776

  Candle lighting this week is at 7:53 PM in New York City. Candles lighting time is 18 minutes before sunset, which marks the start of Shabbat. To find the local candle lighting time in your location, Chabad.org has a section of their site for this purpose. Another good web site is Aish.com. One of […]

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Syrian Refugee Women Live In Fear In Refugee Camps [Video]

May 20, 2016
Syrian Refugee Women Live In Fear In Refugee Camps [Video]

The civil war in Syria has displaced tens of thousands of people. Sadly enough, even in the refugee camps, Syrian women still live in fear of exploitation by men who swarm the camps looking to exploit desperate women and girls.  

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A Sefira Music Video

May 20, 2016
A Sefira Music Video

Between Passover and Shavuot is a time when it is customary for Jews to refrain from listening to instrumental music. Many Jews return to listening to music around Lag B’Omer. Chabad.org explains these customs on their web site. Aish.com also gives a thorough explanation of Sefirat HaOmer restrictions. Following is an a cappella song that […]

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An Arab Reports On His Visit To Israel

May 13, 2016
An Arab Reports On His Visit To Israel

With all of the portrayal of Israel as an outlaw “apartheid” state, the following report might be considered surprising.

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Rep. Mia Love Calls For One Subject Limit To Congressional Bills

May 13, 2016
Rep. Mia Love Calls For One Subject Limit To Congressional Bills

    Controversial laws are often buried deep in budget bills and other “boring” bills making their way through Congress. Rep. Mia Love (R)Utah wants to change  that with a law that would limit legislation to one simple subject. This common-sense bill is meeting with opposition, proving that common sense is not so common.

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A Documentary About Israel’s Founding

May 6, 2016
A Documentary About Israel’s Founding

Following is a documentary about the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. It is a friendly treatment ff Israel that is increasingly hard to find in our times.  

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Russian Cartoons Based on Folk Tales [Videos]

April 28, 2016
Russian Cartoons Based on Folk Tales [Videos]

Russian cartoons often draw on traditional folk tales, using a graphic style that evokes memories of folk paintings set on a rural landscape. It is possible for a parent and child to sit together watching such entertainment and to appreciate it in very different ways. Perhaps this is the difference between a simple cartoon and […]

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Best Wishes, Dear Readers On the Last Two Days of Passover 5776

April 28, 2016
Best Wishes, Dear Readers On the Last Two Days of Passover 5776

  In observance of Passover, we will not be posting any articles on the last two days of Pesach, which start tonight,Thursday night, marked by candle lighting at 7:31PM, 18 minutes before sunset. We expect to resume posting on Saturday night after nightfall. Chabad.org has a section of their site where you can look up […]

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Donald Trump and Israel [Video]

April 22, 2016
Donald Trump and Israel [Video]

Donald Trump has a disturbing level of support in the Jewish community. Not everyone is so enthused about Trump becoming President. Here are some reasons why.

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