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Enhance Your Tisha B'Av With This Powerful New Film!
 
Pillar of Truth  is the dynamic new film on the life and legacy of Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt"l, who made Torah accessible to Jews from ALL backgrounds. Find out why his brother Rav Noach Weinberg zt"l viewed him as his rebbe and the rebbe of Klal Yisroel. 

Click Here to watch the trailer, view the film, and listen to insightful audio shiurim on Tisha B'Av.  Email  TorahLegacy@gmail.com  to share this inspiring film with your community.
Rabbi Mordechai Becher Presents New Torah Safari Tour!
 
Rabbi Becher's new Torah Safari is now available. He accompanies groups on a Torah tour of a zoo or aquarium, speaking about halachic, philosophical and historical aspects of the animals that are on exhibit, some general remarks about nature, ecology, zoos and animal trivia. He can do the tour at any zoo or aquarium for various size groups, for beginner or advanced crowds. Rabbi Becher is also available for regular scholar in residence, shabbatons and lectures. The tour is inspirational, educational and fun - and is not your classic classroom/lecture type of learning.  
Please contact him at  mordechaibecher@yahoo.com for more information and availability. 
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The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles  (The Foundation) has announced $2 million in grants to seven innovative, local initiatives focused on transforming Jewish Los Angeles.  Continue Reading
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William Daroff was named as CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.  Continue Reading

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The Jews of Detroit, which hosted this week's Democratic presidential debates, are proud of their role in the recovery of their city.  Continue Reading

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George Soros has donated $5.1 million to a new super PAC ahead of the 2020 presidential election - over twice as much as he had spent at this point in the campaign leading up to the 2016 election,Politico reported Wednesday.    Continue Reading

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The American Israel Education Foundation, a charity affiliated with AIPAC, is sponsoring two groups of U.S. legislators from the House of Representatives on visits to Israel.  Continue Reading
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An Article from Haaretz

Immigration to Israel rose by more than a quarter in the first half of 2019, fueled almost entirely by a continued surge in aliyah from Russia, according to internal Jewish Agency figures.  Continue Reading


Israel's upcoming elections in September - just five months after the last ones in April - are essentially a do-over.   Continue Reading
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A 14-year-old chess prodigy from Israel turned down free trips to India and Slovakia and compete in chess championships these because they are scheduled to take place on Jewish days of rest and mourning. 
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An Article from The Times of Israel

Half of Israeli voters want to see a unity government between the Likud and Blue and White parties that does not include ultra-Orthodox factions after the upcoming elections, according to a television poll aired Thursday.
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An Article from JTA
 
A record number of nearly 900 anti-Semitic incidents have been recorded in the United Kingdom for the first six months of 2019.   Continue Reading


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Anti-Semitic graffiti was painted on the door of a school in Minneapolis, the 17thincident reported by the Jewish community so far this year. 




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Don't move to Waterbury if you're expecting an assortment of 40 dips to choose from for Shabbos.  Continue Reading



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A Jewish group in Glasgow, Scotland is criticizing the BBC for making a documentary about a YouTube celebrity who taught his girlfriend's dog to perform the Nazi salute.   Continue Reading

An Article from Tablet

In a world in which military power is heavily concentrated in Western states, there is a belief that the cries of the suffering can rise through the apparatus built on that consciousness. Continue Reading


Ancestry has digitized millions of Holocaust records to make them searchable online for the first time ever.  Continue Reading
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