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Posts Tagged ‘Succos’

Together on One Stage: Fried, Shwekey to Star in United Hatzalah Benefit Concert

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015


In an historic event, internationally acclaimed performers Avraham Fried and Yaakov Shwekey will appear together on stage as they headline this year’s annual United Hatzalah of Israel benefit concert on Oct. 1, during Chol Hamoed Succos. Due to increasing demand, this sensational concert will be held at the ICC Jerusalem – International Convention Center.

Proceeds from concert will directly support the volunteers of United Hatzalah of Israel. The organization’s lifesaving community emergency medical response service is offered at no cost across Israel. Using a unique community-based and technology-enabled model, the organization’s network of 3,000 volunteers responds to emergencies nationwide in an average of three minutes or less.

“This is by far the biggest concert we’ve hosted yet,” said Eli Beer, president and founder of United Hatzalah of Israel. “We moved to a bigger venue and added more seats this year, hoping to raise more funds for our incredible volunteers, who work tirelessly all year long to treat and stabilize victims. The proceeds from the evening will go toward purchasing medical equipment so that our volunteers will continue to be fully stocked when they go out to serve Israelis in times of crisis and emergency.”

United Hatzalah of Israel, which unites all of Israel in lifesaving, has brought together Shwekey and Fried because of their support to the organization and its important mission. The event also will honor world-renowned philanthropist Leonardo Farkas, of Chile, who will be dedicating a wall in the Great Synagogue in honor of United Hatzalah of Israel volunteers in the same week. Opening for Fried and Shwekey is the Moetzet by Yishay Lapidot.

The show begins at 7:15 pm.

Sponsorships and tickets are available here.

Daniela Berkowitz

Moving on to Sukkos

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Not everyone wants to wait until after Yom Kippur to start building their Sukkah.

This Sukkah is being built in Kfar Etzion.

Chag Sameach.

Photo of the Day

Birkat Cohanim

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

On Sunday morning, the traditional Birkat Cohanim, Blessing of the Priests, was held in the Kotel plaza. The Kotel was packed.

.Birkat Cohanim




.Shacharit on Sukkot at the Kotel




.Priestly Blessing at the Kotel


Next year on the Temple Mount.

Shalom Bear

Tax Authorities Raid Lulav and Etrog Street Vendors

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Israeli tax official surprised hundreds of Lulav and Etrog vendors around the country on Monday when they began a secret operation to determine if the sellers were reporting their sales, providing receipts, and paying taxes on revenues from their booths.

Vendors report that they don’t remember a raid like this ever happening before.

Lulav and Etrog sales are primarily a cash business, and they are sold by vendors, often teenagers, who set up tables and booths on streets throughout Israel before the Sukkot holiday. The business itself is more complicated with a group importers and distribution centers providing the majority of the temporary street vendors with their products.

Sukkot’s Lulav and Etrog sales is a multi-millions dollar industry.

Jewish Press News Briefs

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