Post 293: Events for April: Sunday, April 10th starting 8 am TOUR: TO BEDOUIN VILLAGE OF KHAWALED, BOOK LAUNCH: BDS FOR IDIOTS Barry Shaw speaks on his new book. He is a consultant on delegitimization Issues, founder of the Netanya Terror Victims organisation.,Monday, April 11th at 7.30 pm TALK: PEACE EDUCATION: The Alternative To The New PA / UNRWA War Curriculum Guest speaker David Bedein, Director of The Israel Resource News Agency, Center for Near East Policy Research

Purim leftovers and extra chometz

Chasdei Nomi  will pick up extra Purim leftovers

and extra chometz. There will be a box at 26 Shaulzon, Apt 8, (Har Nof few steps down) to deposit food items. Please only leave things that are sealed and
do not require refrigeration or they will be thrown away. Can leave things
till Rosh Chodesh Nisan.

There are many tempting events and venues in this post to distract us from Passover preparation. They are not in any particular order. Many are far afield, criss-crossing the country; One originates in Ra’anana (April 10th), another is a book-talk in Natanya (April 10th) another in Jerusalem on Palestinian school curriculum (April 11th). Tours, Classes, and Convention Sunday, 24th April from 2 pm to 5.30 pm כנס פסח של תנועת לאור CONVENTION PESACH LAOR The Bi-annual Convention of the Laor Movement.

 details follow

Don’t miss the Sounds of the Old City Festival this week, March 28-31


Sunday, April 10th starting 8 am


Khawaled is in Lower Galilee, the home village of Ishmael Khaldi, Israel’s first Bedouin Diplomat, recently returned from tour of duty at Israel Embassy in London. Tour includes chat and refreshments with Ishmael Khaldi’s family.

Hear background explanation about the village and a walking tour around the village. Organized by Esra, Ramat Aviv. The outing will include quite a bit of walking and is suitable only for participants who do not need assistance.

Pick Up points:

Ramat Aviv, in the parking lot off Tagor Street (behind Supersol) at 8 am.

Ra’anana, opposite Ahuzat Bayit at 8.45. Prior registration required, phone 09-7482957. Price: 130.00 shekels (members 110.00 shekels).

Lunch: bring your own, or pre-order (vegetarian lunch of hummus, pita and salads @ 35 shekels to be paid on the bus.)

In English.

Sunday, April 10th at 10 am


Barry Shaw speaks on his new book. He is a consultant on delegitimization Issues, founder of the Netanya Terror Victims organization. Also author of Israel Reclaiming the Narrative and Fighting Hamas, BDS and Anti-Semitism.

Also quiz and chance to win a copy of this important book. At AACI Netanya, 28 Shmuel HaNatziv Street, Netanya. In English.

Monday, April 11th at 7.30 pm

TALK: PEACE EDUCATION: The Alternative To The New PA / UNRWA War Curriculum

Guest speaker David Bedein, Director of The Israel Resource News Agency, Center for Near East Policy Research speaks on an enormously important issue. Is there an alternative? Bedein’s center has recently commissioned the translations of the new PA /

UNRWA school books and presented the results to the US Congress.

Part of the Monday Evening Forum series at the United Synagogue Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center, 8 Agron St, Jerusalem.

Coordinator: Elyse Kruger. Admission 20 shekels. In English

Sunday, 24th April from 2 pm to 5.30 pm

כנס פסח של תנועת לאור CONVENTION PESACH LAOR

The Bi-annual Convention of the Laor Movement.

Discussions on current political events and developments, with the aim of finding answers to

Israel’s social, economic and security problems. Laor’s name )ר”לאו — חדשה ורוח אחד לב )from

Ezekiel 11:19, is an ideological movement founded in 1979, in reaction to the post Yom Kippur War, when the general public became increasingly aware of declining norms of society and government. Founded by retired paratroop colonel Yaakov Hisdai, lawyer and historian, it attracted many of the country’s finest thinkers and formulated a framework for setting Israel on a path to a better future.

Undoubtedly one of the most serious ideological groups in the country that warrants much

more attention and support from the public and active participation of anyone who truly cares about Israel.

Laor has no connection with any political party. For more information on Laor see website (in Hebrew – it does have an English section) or contact Yaakov Waiman: (in Hebrew). Admission free. In Hebrew. Have no details about where the conference will be held.

                         During the Napoleonic Wars an argument between  three leaders of the Hasidim, occured: Who should we pray for victory? Napoleon’s victory carried with it freedom and equality to the Jews, or the victory Magid “Koznitz and “hhozh” Lublin supported Napoleon – if he wins would be good for the Jews.

III – Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, Chabad dynasty father called to pray for victory Russians – if they win would be bad for the Jews, but good for Judaism.

It seems that the principle coined by Rabbi Shneur Zalman pretty well right: What is good is not  always good  for the religious and Judaism too.

  ( “Jews in trouble,” Yaakov Hasdai, I Tishrei Tsn”z, 22.09.1996,  in the book “on the verge of Jubilee”) .

Wednesday, April 27th


Guide: Eve Harow. Route and schedule: Ma’ale Shomron – meet with Dani Dayan, former chairman of Judea and Samaria (Yesha) Council, appointed as ambassador; visit ruins of Israelite houses of the 1st Temple Era; Karnei Shomron and their cutting edge security system – meet with community leaders; Kedumim — bring your own kosher l’Pesach lunch for picnic; Gba’ot Winery near Shilo.

Organized by the One Israel Fund. Leaves from Liberty Bell Park (behind the Sonol Gas Station) at 8.15 am. Returns about 6.30 pm Subject to change depending on security and weather. More details:
pesach-2016/ Cost $65 )$55 for students and children) includes armoured transportation, entrance fees, water. For reservations and additional information email or call Ayala Waltuch English.

Social Media
by: Shari Pilo

 Thursday, April 7th 09:30-12:45

Basic social media: What do I post? Where do I post? When do I post?
Social media strategy, web marketing use of social media,
learning the techniques to create your web presence and determining the
kind of site your business needs.
Your questions answered!
This workshop will provide you with the information to understand
the secrets of social media platforms.

מט”י ירושלים | | ירושלים | רח’ האומן 9, תלפיות | 9152101 | Israel | 02-6794242

להסרה מרשימת התפוצה | דווח כספאם

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

29 Pierre Koenig Street, Talpiot, Jerusalem , Israel

Torat Hayim A Living Torah: The Thoughts of Rabbi Professor Eliezer Berkovits z”l.

In this 6-part lecture series, Rahel Berkovits looks at the thoughts of her grandfather, Rabbi Professor Eliezer Berkovits z”l. What is the interplay between Torah and real life situations? How do ancient texts apply to modern times? The philosophy of R. Berkovits will be examined through the lens of his writings on women and Jewish law, conversion and the unity of the Jewish people, the problem of Agunot, a sexual ethic in modern time, and the challenges of Prayer.

This week: A Jewish Sexual Ethic. Berkovits’ felt that in the modern era people needed a guiding religious principle in which to maneuver the many message regarding sex they were receiving in secular culture. How does one’s relationship with God affect one’s sexual encounters? What do traditional rabbinic texts have to say to us on this important issue?

“To personalize the impersonal sexual instinct is thus a twofold responsibility towards God and towards one’s partner in the bio-psychic encounter of the sexual union. However, on the level of the interpersonal encounter, responsibility stems from the biblical commandment: ‘And thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,’ which in the area of the God-man encounter receives the formulation, ‘Thou shalt love the Eternal, thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy might.” (Crisis and Faith p.60).

40 NIS per lecture

30 NIS online booking

20 NIS students

A Series offered for the community





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