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Posts Tagged ‘Shabbat’

GE Appliances Introduces ‘Shabbos Keeper’ Refrigeration Solution

The New Shabbos Keeper Makes Your Shabbat Easier After years of development, GE Appliances recently launched the first 100 percent compliant refrigeration solution for the hundreds of thousands of Orthodox Jews who follow Jewish laws pertaining to Shabbos. Powered by ZMAN Technologies and closely supervised and endorsed by leading rabbinic authorities, including the Orthodox Union…

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Joseph, son of Jacob, had eleven brothers. The brothers resented him for being Jacob’s favorite. Jacob had given Joseph a coat of many colors. That angered the brothers. Joseph had two dreams. In each he was lifted high above the brothers. That made them angry. They sold him into slavery and told their father he was dead. Joseph ended up in the house of Potiphar. He was successful and honored in that house until Potiphar’s wife tried to persuade him to have an inappropriate relationship. He refused and she falsely accused him. Joseph landed in jail. He was there until Pharaoh had a dream and needed someone to interpret it. He called for Joseph. Joseph told him famine was coming to Egypt and what needed to be done to prepare. Again Joseph gained success and prominence in Egypt. His brothers came to buy grain. Joseph told them to return and bring back the youngest brother. He demanded one brother stay behind. He tested his brothers by hiding money in their grain bags. They returned the money. They did as instructed, brought back Benjamin. Again Joseph tested his brothers by hiding a goblet in Benjamin’s bag. When found, he insisted Benjamin stay behind. The brothers begged for mercy for their father’s sake. Joseph knew they had changed. He revealed his identity and was reunited with his brothers and father, Jacob.

Weekly Torah Portion – Relationships Re-examined

Parshat Mikketz: Genesis 41:1-44:17; Numbers 28:9-15; 7:42-47. (Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukah) Rabbi Ariana Silverman Jacob’s sons could recognize that a pervasive famine meant their families were on the brink of starvation. They knew there was food in Egypt, and that they could buy food from the one very powerful man who was in charge of…

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GVSU students participate in a Pink Shabbat, with proceeds going to Sharsheret, an organization that supports Jewish women with breast cancer and their families.

Jewish@edu – Pink Shabbat

GVSU dinner benefits a nonprofit aiding Jewish women with breast cancer. Samantha Byck } jewish@edu writer At Grand Valley State University, our Jewish population is growing, with more and more Jewish students attending the university and coming to Hillel events. I am the Nefesh intern for Hillel, which means I am the women’s empowerment and…

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Graduate students: Edward Drizik, Josh Morof and Elana Folbe, all WSU medical students and Jewish Medical Student Association members; Mitchell Shecter, MSU DO; Mara Steintz and Molly Levine, WSU law student and Jewish Law Student Association member.

Jewish@edu – New Friends

Detroit-based grad students form a new association. Josh Morof } jewish@edu writer Throughout the stressful process of applying to medical school, it did not cross my mind to consider the school’s Jewish community on campus. Fortunately, Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, where I am currently a second-year student, has a larger and more active…

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Temple Israel women’s mission participants at the gates of Auschwitz.

On Redemption

Temple Israel women’s mission to Eastern Europe spurs reflections, connection. Rabbis Jen Kaluzny and Jen Lader Special to the Jewish News Several weeks ago, we stood at the waters of Birkenau and said Kaddish next to a pond where the ashes of a half-million of our people were cast away. Then we found redemption in…

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star of David next to Hebrew texts in a synagogue showing Jewish living and Jewish life

Guest Column: Are We Giving Our Children a Religion of Fear?

Aaron Starr Recently, synagogue sanctuaries around the community and across the country were full as a response to the horrible tragedy that occurred in Pittsburgh. It was the right response to the shooting that injured us all. It was an appropriate reaction to the murders of our brothers and sisters, to the shattering of Tree…

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A recent Coalition Shabbat dinner

For Openers: Building Alliances Over Dinner

It’s 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, and the dinner party called for 7 p.m. has just reached enough critical mass to get started. Jokes are made about “Jewish time,” “black time” and the fact that we never would have begun on time. Twenty-five young professionals and creatives are piled into an event room in the…

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Holy Happy Hour. Solidarity Edition

This Holy Happy Hour will take place in honor and in solidarity with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh and around the world who mourn the deaths of the eleven people who died at the Tree of Life synagogue shooting. According to the Facebook event page, the event will be an opportunity for everyone to “#praytogether…

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Israeli cuisine - falafel in a pita with some veggies on the side.

Young Adult Shabbat Experience

Take a Jewish culinary journey unlike any other 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, as Flavors of Coexistence — with support from OneTable, The Well and NEXTGen Detroit — sponsor Ta’im Detroit at Frame in Hazel Park. You’ll explore how immigration from all around the world has impacted Israeli cuisine through a 10-course meal (with wine…

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Rabbis Herbert, Yoskowitz, Rachel Shere and Aaron Bergman and Canton Daniel Gross

Diamond Anniversary

Adat Shalom Synagogue celebrates 75 years. Above: Rabbis Herbert, Yoskowitz, Rachel Shere and Aaron Bergman and Cantor Daniel Gross In the beginning, most of Detroit’s Orthodox and Conservative congregations developed along ethnic lines. There were Polish shuls, Hungarian shuls, Lithuanian shuls. Then a small group of men broke the mold, organizing a congregation to serve all Jews…

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