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"How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you."

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Lessons from the latest tragedy

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Baruch Mizrachi, z”l and family

Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi

It is incredible what political simpletons Jews are. They shut their eyes to one of the most elementary rules of life, that you must not “meet halfway” those who do not want to meet you. — Ze’ev Jabotinsky

It is too painful…

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This is such an important yet underrated scene.

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Kol ha-o-lam ku-lo gesher tzar me’od
V’ha-i-kar lo l’fached klal—

The whole entire world is a very narrow bridge. The most important thing is not to fear.

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- Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (via quotes-of-allkinds)

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"You are born a Jew, you will die a Jew, and the path you take in life may not be that of a Jew, but a zebra doesn’t lose its stripes."

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"Women are strong, powerful, and capable, that’s not feminism that’s obvious."

- Rabbi Katz  (via because-i-got-chai)

mommunist:

the-spookiest:

*russian voice*

he go through zhe star

to buy candy bar 

he is boy with zhe taste for eenvention

what

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Jews have never been entirely happy about the idea of philo-Semitism. The volume’s [Philosemitism in History, a collection of essays] introduction begins with a Jewish joke: “Q: Which is preferable—the antisemite or the philosemite? A: The antisemite—at least he isn’t lying.” This may be too cynical; closer to the bone is the saying that “a philo-Semite is an anti-Semite who loves Jews.” That formulation helps to capture the sense that philo- and anti- share an unhealthy interest in Jews and an unreal notion of who and what Jews are. Both deal not with Jewishness but with “Semitism,” as if being a Jew were the same as embracing a political ideology such as communism or conservatism.

[… ] what about the painfully earnest documentaries aired on West German TV in the 1970s, discussed by Wulf Kansteiner, in which “self-pity and appropriation of Jewish culture went hand in hand with awkward silences”? Or the Jewish kitsch on sale in many Eastern European cities, which Ruth Ellen Gruber writes about? Lodz, in Poland, was once a great Jewish metropolis, and then one of the most lethal Nazi ghettoes. Today it is home to a restaurant called Anatevka, after the shtetl in Fiddler on the Roof, where you can be served matzoh by a “waiter dressed up in Hasidic costume, including a black hat and ritual fringes.” Gruber is rather indulgent toward this kind of thing, seeing it as a byproduct or precursor of a genuine rebirth of Jewish life in Eastern Europe.
Seen in a colder light, this Jewish kitsch, like many of the phenomena on display in Philosemitism in History, might seem to call for a paraphrase of Oscar Wilde: Not “each man kills the thing he loves,” but each man loves the thing he killed.
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- Adam Kirsch, “Frenemies: an anthology on the concept of philo-Semitism shows that ‘Jew lovers’ have often been just a shade better than anti-Semites—and sometimes no better at all,” published in Tablet magazine, 2011. (via libhobn)

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ANTWERP: THE LAST SHTETL IN EUROPE

A walk through Antwerp’s traditional Jewish quarter, just across from the central train station, is like a visit to Europe’s last shtetl.  About 20,000 Jews live in the Belgian port city, most of them Hasidic or quite orthodox.  Yiddish is often the language of choice. Long-bearded men with distinctive fur hats and black overcoats exchange greetings, while children ride bikes in front of jewelry shops, their long sidelocks swaying cheerfully.

To view the whole slide show, please check it out here! 

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Ha I know most of these people LOL xD

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Stunning Images Of Skylines Captured With Time Lapse Photography

by Dan Marker-Moore

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