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Surfside Welcomes New Commissioner Sheldon Lisbon

Sheldon “Shelly” Lisbon was sworn in recently as a new commissioner in the town of Surfside, Florida.

Photo Essay: Passover Preparations in Israel

As Israel and the Jewish world prepare for the 5772/2012 Pesach holiday and pilgrimage, JewishPress.com is proud to present a photo essay illustrating the colorful season of Passover in Israel.

Pascal Sacrifice ‘Exercise’ Yields Majestic Street Theater in Preparation for Passover, Redemption

The air at the event in Jerusalem was rife with the kind of excitement one finds in rock concerts. The thick crowd pushed, shoved, pressed, retreated temporarily, then pushed as relentlessly and eagerly as before. If the core idea of the entire event was to urge our Redemption from above by starting it down below, then this one had to have cut through a whole bunch of "klipot."

Tzadik Plastic Surgeon to Shadchanim: Free Nose Job for Your Clients Who Need But...

Board-certified Miami plastic surgeon and Nose Job Specialist Michael Salzhauer surprised me. He forced me—an instinctive objector to vain mutilation for the sake of some notion of exterior beauty—to reconsider my views on this issue. And he's not cynical, that was another huge surprise. I walked away convinced he means every word he says.

The No-Potato Passover: A Journey of Food, Travel & Color

Most of the No-Potato Passover recipes are as casual as the title’s spelling: some include only six ingredients and limited prep time - half to one full hour. They’re good for heart health and waistlines, too.

Photos: Toulouse Shooting Victims Funeral in Jerusalem

Images from the Burial of Rabbi Yonatan Sandler, his sons Aryeh and Gavriel, and Miriam Monsonego

NCSY Philanthropy

Over the past three months seven groups of NCSY teen leaders researched non-profit organizations, meeting with and learning from these organizations’ representatives about the Jewish perspective regarding philanthropy.

Leftist Campaign Against Purim Hits the Web

The internet pamphlet plays on a popular Purim greeting, 'sameach u'mevadech' [happy and humorous], and asks rhetorically if people really know what Purim is about.

Yori’s Jewish NuzeKlips, Feb 29/12

On the menu this morning: A Yiddishe Robbery … The Birds, The Bees, And The Jews … Latter Day This … Albert Brooks? Try Albert Speer! … and Human Rights Watch Guy Gets Watched Back. We're weird, we're borderline freaky, we're Jewish – get used to it. Or don't, we get paid either way.

Simple Home Cooking

Welcome back to Simple Home Cooking. Last time we focused on making a large pot of chicken soup. This week, as promised, we will discuss how to use all the cooked vegetables from the soup to create many dishes.

An American Odyssey (Part 5)

Is it true that creatures from outer space visited New Mexico and that the U.S. government suppressed the story to avoid worldwide panic?

Israel Celebrates Tu B’Shevat

School children and families across Israel celebrated the holiday of Tu B’Shevat on Wednesday, planting trees and eating fruits native to the Land of Israel in honor of the New Year of the Trees.

Arab Theater: An Old Lie – New Revelations

A photograph that has made the rounds on the internet, supposedly depicting an IDF soldier stomping on a Palestinian girl, is exposed as a complete fabrication.

An American Odyssey (Part 4)

“Remember the Alamo” was an important lesson in history class when I was a child and this was our first visit. It was a bit unimpressive but we enjoyed the History Channel movie about the Alamo in one of the rooms.

Build A Bear

My son can never get enough of his cozy teddy bears. So, for his birthday party last year we created an "in house" build-a-bear factory.

An American Odyssey (Part 2)

After arriving in Boca Raton, Florida, and spending a lovely Shabbat with the Century Village friends of my brother and sister-in-law, we started our American Odyssey of 10,000 miles across America. We spent our first days in the Deep South going through Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. In each state we visited one or two attractions that the AAA website listed as the best.

Winkler Reappointed

Los Angeles County Commissioner Howard Winkler was unanimously reappointed by the L. A. County Board of Supervisors to the Los Angeles County Commission on Alcohol & Other Drugs (CCAOD) for a term that extends to the end of 2014.

Multiple explosions in Iran

Large explosions rock yet another Iranian city with nuclear ties. Israel Channel 10 news says one explosion occurred at ballistic missile facility.

Rain In Biblical Art

One of the most iconic works of art I have ever seen is Japanese painter and printmaker Katsushika Hokusai’s c. 1831-1834 Cresting Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa.

That Infamous Photo

Ten years ago on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, which fell on Friday, Sept. 29, something occurred in Jerusalem that would reverberate far beyond the Middle East and the usual hours-long news cycle.

Forward-Looking Photographs

The smile is as unmistakable as the pointed white beard, long flowing side curls, black hat, robe and thick white socks.

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