Your Jewish Neighborhood
A podcast from Temple Isaiah, a Reform synagogue in Lafayette, California

In this special series of podcasts, all falling under the umbrella of episode #238, we are proud to offer the four serllmons from Temple Isaiah's High Holy Days services.

This installment features the Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon by Rabbi Judy Shanks.

Please be sure to visit our official home on at the web at:
www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org 

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In this special series of podcasts, all falling under the umbrella of episode #238, we are proud to offer the four serllmons from Temple Isaiah's High Holy Days services.

This installment features the Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon by Rabbi Judy Shanks.

Please be sure to visit our official home on at the web at:
www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org 

Direct download: yjn-238-kn.mp3
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In this special series of podcasts, all falling under the umbrella of episode #238, are proud to offer the four serllmons from Temple Isaiah's High Holy Days services.

This installment features the Rosh Hashanah sermon by Rabbi Roberto Graetz.

Please be sure to visit our official home on at the web at:
www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

In this special series of podcasts, all falling under the umbrella of episode #238, we are proud to offer the four serllmons from Temple Isaiah's High Holy Days services.

This installment features the Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon by Rabbi Judy Shanks.

Please be sure to visit our official home on at the web at:
www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org

Direct download: yjn-238-erh.mp3
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This week's links:

Yizkor, the Memorial Service, from My Jewish Learning
Yizkor, from Jewish Virtual Library
Yizkor: Just the Basics, from My Kaddish
The Yizkor Book Project
Yizkor: Online Yahrzeit Reminder & Memorials, from ORT
Video: Yizkor for Martyrs, a memorial concert by David Chevan 

Direct download: YJN-237.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

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This week's links:

Havdalah, from the Jewish Virtual Library
Havdalah: Taking Leave of Shabbat, from My Jewish Learning
The Magic of Havdalah
Havdalah Blessings
The Havdalah Ceremony: Distinctions and origins
Making Havdalah Simply (video)

Direct download: yjn-236.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:45pm EST

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 This week's links:

The ABC's of the Total Physical Response
Wikipedia listing on TPR
Your TPR Source
TPR and Language Acquisition (Video)
Total Physical Response: A Short Introduction (PDF)

Direct download: yjn-235.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22pm EST

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Direct download: yjn-234.mp3
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This week's links:

Passover Music from TheHolidaySpot.com
Alan Eder and Friends
Debbie Friedman's website
Passover Music from Kosher4Passover.com
A downloadable PDF Passover Haggadah

Direct download: yjn-233.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:57pm EST

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This week's links:

Alternative Models for Jewish Education, from the Rejewvenate! blog
Outcome-based education, a description from Wikipedia
Jewish Educational Trends
Jewish Education Change Network
Temple Isaiah's Religious School

Direct download: yjn-232.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:05pm EST

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This week's links:

Hebrew Project Wiki
Hebrew Language, resources from the University of Texas at Austin
Hebrew Blackboard, Hebrew teaching resources
What Happened to 'Hebrew' in Hebrew School?
Expriment in Congregational Education
The Jewish Education Project

Direct download: yjn-231.mp3
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This week's links:

Anti-Defamation League
What is Anti-Semitism?, from the ADL
Anti-Semitic violence doubled in 2009, from the Jerusalem Post
The shocking statistics ab out anti-Semitism in America, YouTube video
FBI's 2010 hate crime statistics from ACoordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism
Public education Campaign to End Campus Anti-Semitism, from the US Commission on Civil Rights
Simon Wiesenthal Center

Direct download: yjn-229.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

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This week's links

Chanukah, from the Jewish Virtual Library
Rabbis shed light on Chanukah's importance, from the Palm Beach Daily News
The Meaning of Chanukah, from Being Jewish
Eight Days of Chanukah -- What's the Spiritual Significance, from aJudaica.com
Judaism 101: Chanukah
Chanukah, American Style, from the American Jewish Historical Society

Direct download: yjn-228.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

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This weeks links:

The URJ's Campaign for Youth Engagement
Jewish Parents: how to Get Teens to Keep Engaged After 13, from Radical parenting
Preventing Post B'nai Mitzvah Dropout-itis, from Reform Judaism Online
Study Finds 'Man Crisis' in Liberal Jewish Circles
Keeping Our Kids on the Derech, an Orthodox perspective

Direct download: yjn-227.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am EST

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This week's links:

Who Reads Synagogue Newsletters?
Marketing the Shul: What's Working and What Needs to Work
U.S. Synagoges Lag in Use of Web and Social Media Technologies
Temple Isaiah's Facebook page
Rabbi Judy Shanks on Twitter

Direct download: yjn-226.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

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This week's links:

Questions and answers about Selichot from the Orthodox Union
Selichot: Prayers of Repetence, from MyJewishLearning.com
Selicot at the Western Wall, from YouTube
When do we begin saying Selichot and why?, from AskMoses.com
Music of Selichot and the High Holy Days from Sinai Temple, Springfield, MA
Selichot for iPhone and iPad, from The Jewish iPhone Magazine

Direct download: yjn-225.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:59pm EST

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Hebrew Numbers
Numbers in Hebrew
Video Lesson: Hebrew 101 - Numbers & Days
The Confusion of Hebrew Numbers
Kabbalah: Meaning of Numbers
Symbolism of "Chai", 18

Direct download: yjn-224.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

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This week's links:

Arab Spring spells uncertainty for Israel, from BBC
Israel's Arab Spring?, from The Huffington Post
Israel must not ignore the Arab Spring, from Haaretz.com
Israeli Summer is no Arab Spring, from USA Today
What the Arab Spring Means for Israel and Palestine, from NPR
Has the Arab Spring arrived in Israel?, from Al Jazeera English

Direct download: yjn-223.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EST

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This week's links:

The apocalypse in Judaism from Jewish Encyclopedia
Apocalypse Then, from Reform Judaism magazine
Revelation/Apocalypse vs. Torah Prophesies? Apocalyptic Literature in the Old Testament and Early Judaism, a bibliography Apocalypses and the Apocalypse, from Messianic Jewish Musings
Jewish End of Days, a blog dedicated to "a Jewish perspective on the end times and the coming of the Messiah" Judaism section of the Wikipedia listing for "End Time"
Mashiach: The Messiah listing from Judaism 101

Direct download: yjn-222.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

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This week's links:

The Castle on Hester Street on Amazon.com
Reviews and discussions of The Castle on Hester Street
Linda Heller's Website

Direct download: yjn-221.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

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This week's links:

Satan from JewishEnyclopedia.com
Jews believe in The Satan, and not in the devil, from WhatJewsBelieve.org
Do Jews Believe in Satan? from About.com
Does Judaism Believe in Satan? from BeingJewish.com

Direct download: yjn-220.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:23pm EST

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This week's links

How to Make Shabbat More Meaningful
Top Ten Ways to Make Shabbat a Fun Family Celebration
"Get Off the Internet, It's Shabbat!"
Is it considered Melacha to use the internet on Shabbat?
Shabbat in the Community
Reimagining Shabbat, by Rabbi Eric H. Yoffe

Direct download: yjn-219.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

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This week's links:

Relgious Action Center
RAC Facebook page
Temple Isaiah's Confirmation program

Direct download: yjn218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52pm EST

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This week's links:

Passover tunes (the source for this week's music)
Jewish music, including Sephardic tunes 
Passover songs and music
Music for Passover
Passover Music (from Holiday Spot)

Direct download: yjn-217.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm EST

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Preparing For A Rabbinic Sabbatical From The Perspective Of The Congregational Leadership, from the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation
Sabbatical Preparations, from Rabbi Adam Morris of Denver, Colorado's Temple Micah
Rabbinic Sabbatical Overview (PDF)
Official Bhutan website
Bhutan Travel Information and Travel Guide from Lonely Planet

Direct download: yjn-216.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:33pm EST

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This week's links:

Saving Israel, by Daniel Gordis (from the right)
Saving Israel on Amazon.com
Reviews of "Saving Israel
The Holocaust is Over, by Avraham Burg (from the left)
The Independent's feature story on "The Holocaust is Over"
The Holocaust is Over on Amazon.com

Direct download: yjn-215.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:38pm EST

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This week's links:

What I Wish My Christian Friends Knew About Judaism
A Yahoo Answers contribution
Jewish Answers to Christian Questions
Our Christan Friends

Direct download: yjn-214.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

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This week's links:

American Cantors to Perform at Vatican, from The Jewish Week
Cantor Sally Neff's Vatican Audition (video)
20 Jewish cantors walk into a church -- it's no joke, from JTA
American Conference of Cantors

Direct download: yjn213.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

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This week's links:

How can I explain death to my Jewish grandchild? from "Ask the Reform Rabbi"
Life, Death and Mourning, from Judaism 101
A Time to Grieve, A Time to Teach, from The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
The Jewish Bereavement Project
How to Talk to Your Kids about Death, from the Jewish Journal
Jewish Beliefs on the Afterlife, from Religion Facts

Direct download: yjn-212.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm EST

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This week's links:

What does Judaism say about bullying? from Moment magazine
Bullying is Antithetical to Judaism from JewishWeek
Behind Bullying, from Reform Judaism
Bullies Among Us, from Jewish Journal
Help Stop Bulling, a Jewish Federation initiative focused on LGBT bullying
There's No Place for Bullying in God's World, from Jewish Exponent

Direct download: yjn211.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11pm EST

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This week's links:

Wikipedia listing for the Maccabees
Behaving like Maccabees, Beliefnet article in acting more like Maccabees than ancient Greeks
Hanukkah Lessons for Today, from Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center
Maccabees re-establish independence in the land of Israel, from Jewish Agency for Israel
Christmas-izing of Chanukah, from Jewish Journal

Direct download: yjn-210.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:44pm EST

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This week's links:

By Fire, By Water, by Mitchell James Kaplan, at Amazon.com
Video promo for By Fire, By Water
Angels in Judaism, an overview by Judy Silver
Index of Wikipedia listings for Angels in Judaism
Angels in Jewish Tradition, by Rabbi David Wolpe, on BeliefNet

Direct download: yjn209.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:23pm EST

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This week's links:

A Definition of Zionism from the Jewish Virtual Library
Zionism on the Web
A definition and history of Zionism from MideastWeb.org
Jews Against Zionism, an alternative point of view
Theodor Herzl, founder of political Zionism, from Wikipedia

Direct download: yjn-207.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

 

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This week's links:

Decorate Your Sukkah, from Simply Manischewitz
Decorating the Sukkah, from Sukkot.com
Easy and Inspiring Sukkah Decorations
Need some ideas for Skukkah Decorations?
Homemade Sukkah Decoration Crafts for Sukkot

Direct download: yjn206.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

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This week's links:

Temple Isaiah's music programs for kids and teens
Places to study Jewish music
Milken Archive of Jewish Music Jewis
h Music that Doesn't Kid Around
, article from The Jewish Week
Wikipedia listing for cantillation

Direct download: yjn-205.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:21pm EST

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This week's links:

Divorce, from the Jewish Virtual Library
The Jewish Divorce
Getting a Get, from Ask the Rabbi
Jewish Divorce Law from WomensLaw.org
How to Get a Jewish Divorce from eHow

Direct download: yjn-204.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:36pm EST

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This week's links:

Wikipedia listing for Tu B'Av
A Day of Love from My Jewish Learning
Jewish Valentine's Day
Tu B'Av Still Eludes Definition, 1997 article from J Weekly
The Great Tu B'Av Project

Direct download: yjn-203.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

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This week's links:

Kosher Prague
Wikipedia Listing for The Old-New Synagogue in Prague
The Spanish Synagogue in Prague Prague's Old Jewish Cemetery
Prague Jewish Museum
Tour Guide Lenka Martinkova's Website

Direct download: yjn-202.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:55pm EST

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This week's links:

Tour guide Lenka Martinkova's website
Virtual Jewish History tour of Prague
Jewish Magazine article, Prague and the Jews
Contemporary Jewish Culture in Prague
Judaism listing in the Portal of Prague

Direct download: yjn-201.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:11pm EST

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This week's links:

Cantor Korn chants the V'Ahavta; transliteration included
V'Ahavta lessons, from Torah Focus
Mi Chamoca, chanted by former Temple Isaiah Cantor Chanin Becker, with transliteration included
Fusion: Tradition and Change in Synagogue Music, from the United Synagogue Review

Direct download: yjn-200.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:02pm EST

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This week's links:

Wikipedia listing for Sandalphon 
Archaeon Sandalphon from Inner Light-Workers 
Sandalphon, the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 
Sandalphon: Facts, Discusion Forum and Encyclopedia Article 
The Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in its entirety, from Google Books

Direct download: yjn-199.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11pm EST

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This week's links:

History of the Jews in Latin America, from Wikipedia Progressive Judaism on the Map in Argentina The Virtual Jewish History Tour: Brazil The Virtual Jewish History Tour: Argentina Are the Jews of Argentina Disappearing?

Direct download: yjn-198.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

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This week's links:

Congregation Tzur Hadassah, Temple Isaiah's twinning partner
YJN #141, our first discussion on synagogue twinning
URJ page on twinning

Direct download: yjn-197.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:44pm EST

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This week's links:

History of Reform Judaism's position on homosexuality, from ReligiousTolerance.org
Gays & Lesbians Under the Chupah, from Reform Judaism Magazine
Judaism and Same-sex Marriage, from MyJewishLearning.com
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism page on LGBT rights
The REform Movement on LGBT Issues, from Jewish Mosaic, the National Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity

Direct download: yjn-196.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12pm EST

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This week's links:

The Jewish response to natural disasters
On Judaism: When disaster strikes, from the Jerusalem Post
Is God in Haiti?, from Reform Judaism blog
The Jewish way of responding to natural disasters

Direct download: yjn-195.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

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This week's links:

Detailed information about Tefillin from Judaica Guide
Video tutorial on putting on Tefillin from YouTube
The Mitzvah of Tefillin from BeingJewish.com
Prayers for putting on Tefillin from Judaism 101
Meditation for Tefillin from "The Torah: A Women's Commentary"

Direct download: yjn-194.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:50pm EST

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This week's links:

Judaism 101's entry on Tu B'Shevat
a Tu B'Shevat rap from the JNF on YouTube
A Tu B'Shevat seder (downloadable PDF)
Another Tu B'Shevat seder
Tu B'Shevat recipe index

Direct download: yjn-193.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:45pm EST

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This week's links:


P'tach Libeynu, Temple Isaiah's mental illness support program
Overcoming the stigma of mental illness, from The Mayo Clinic
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness
Judaism and Mental Illness, from My Jewish Learning
Direct download: yjn-192.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

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This week's links:

Resilience of the Soul, from URJ Books
How to begin a Resilience of the Soul Program, from the URJ
The Jewish Publication Society
Direct download: yjn-191.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

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This week's links:

Rosh Chodesh explained by Judaism 101
Wikipedia listing for Rosh Chodesh
Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing
Moving Traditions
Rosh Chodesh at Temple Isaiah

Direct download: yjn-190.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56am EST

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In this episode, Rabbi Alissa Forrest talks about how Temple Isaiah addresses teens who resist having a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

This week's links:

But mom, I don't want a Bar Mitzvah, from the Jewish Journal
What to do when the kid just says "no!", from the Jewish Journal
Bar and Bat Mitzvah, from Wikipedia
Resources on Reform Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Direct download: yjn-189.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11pm EST

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This week's links:

WRJ Biennial site with videos and daily newsletters
Women of Reform Judaism
URJ Biennial site
Direct download: yjn-188.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:28pm EST

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This week's links:

Jeanette Gross's Sacred Hebrew Chant site
Healing Circles
Chanting and healing circles at Temple Isaiah
Jewish Healing and Programs from the National Center for Jewish Healing
Direct download: yjn-187.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:24pm EST

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This week's links:

URJ on synagogue use of online technology
Eleven Tips for a Great Synagogue Website (PDF download)
Judaism 2.0: A New Generation of Synagogue Websites, from PRWeb
Ten Things to Include on Your Synagogue Website
Synagogue websites can attract visitors by adding value, from The Rebbetzin's Husband blog
Finally, Shul Web Sites Coming of Age, from New York's The Jewish Week
Direct download: yjn-186.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

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This week's links:

Wikipedia listing for the shofar
Sounding the Shofar, with audio
The Shofar, with audio
Video presentation of how a shofar is made
Video of shofar sounds
Sounding the Shofar, from My Jewish Learning
Shofar, from Jewish Virtual Library
Shofar sounds for the iPhone and iTouch
Direct download: yjn-185.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:03pm EST

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This week's links:

Songs from Sinai, from The Jewish Magazine
In approaching the High Holy Days, it Pays to Take Time to Prepare, from the Jewish Journal
Entering the High Holy Days: A Complete Guide to the History, Prayers and Themes&, a complete book on Google Books
American Conference of Cantors
Direct download: yjn-184.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:39am EST

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This week's links:

Wikipedia listing for Culture of Israel
About.com listing for Israeli Culture
Israel Symphony Orchestra
Israel Food and Dining from iExplore.com
Israel Science and Technology
Article on Israeli wine from Wine News
Direct download: yjn-183.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:55pm EST

This week's links:


Israel Wonders, Israel's official tourism site
55 reasons to visit Israel from AISH.com
Why American Jews should visit Israel NOW
Israel listing from CIA World Factbook
Actor Zach Braff: All Jews should visit Israel. from JewTastic
Direct download: yjn-182.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46am EST

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This week's links:

Amazon listing for A Prayer for the Earth
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso's page on Amazon
Naamah from JewishEncyclopedia.com
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso on Answers.com

Direct download: yjn-181.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:58am EST

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This week's links:

Wikipedia article on interfaith marriage in Judaism
Jewish View of Intermarriage from About.com
Challenges Facing Interfaith Couples Before & After Marriage, from My Jewish Learning
Interfaith Family, "Encouraging Jewish Choices & a Welcoming Jewish Community"
"Outreach: The Next Generation" discussion and study guide, from Reform Judaism magazine
Direct download: yjn-180.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05pm EST

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This week's links:

Women of the Wall
Women of the Wall blog
The Women of the Wall, Twenty Years On, from Jewcy
Wikipedia listing for Women of the Wall
Women of the Wall coverage by Israel Religious Action Center
Direct download: yjn-179.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

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This week's links


Jewish Music Blog from Hebrew College
New Jewish Education music archive
The Milken Archive of American Jewish Music
Teruah Jewish Music blog
Direct download: yjn-178.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:08am EST

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URJ Q&A on Talking to Children About Death
How to Talk to Your Kids About Death, from the Jewish Journal
Helping Children of Different Ages Cope with Death, from My Jewish Learning
When children experience dath, from Mishpacha (a virtual community for Jewish families)
From "Ask the Reform Rabbi," How can I explain death to my Jewish grandhcild?
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

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This week's links:

URJ Q&A on Talking to Children About Death
How to Talk to Your Kids About Death, from the Jewish Journal
Helping Children of Different Ages Cope with Death, from My Jewish Learning
When children experience dath, from Mishpacha (a virtual community for Jewish families)
From "Ask the Reform Rabbi," How can I explain death to my Jewish grandhcild?
Direct download: yjn-177.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

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This week's links:
The rules of Torah reading
Judaism 101's Torah listing
The Written Law, from the Jewish Virtual Library
Writing the Torah, from the aish.com "Jewish Literacy" site
Direct download: yjn-176.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

This week's links:

From My Jewish Learning, Eco-Kashrut: Environmental Standards for What and How We Eat
Eco-kashrut: A new way of eating Jewishly
Self-Sufficiency Sundays, progressive Judaism blog posts to inspire eco-kashrut behaviors
Eco-kashrut category from The Jew & The Carrot
Eco-Kashrut: You Are What You Eat, from Virtual Talmud
Direct download: yjn-175.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am EST

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This week's links: Klezmerica website
Download free music from Klezmerica
Klezmerica on MySpace
A review of Klezmerica
Klezmer listing from Wikipedia
The Mighty Kleztones, Temple Isaiah's youth klezmer band
Direct download: yjn-174.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05am EST

Be sure to visit the home of Your Jewish Neighborhood, where you'll find more detailed show notes. This week's links: Wikipedia's List of Jewish Prayers and Blessings
Prayers and Blessings from Judaism 101
Daily Blessings from Siddur.org
Sitting Shivah, from the Judaica Guide
Havdalah, from the Virtual Jewish Library
Direct download: yjn-173.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14am EST

This week's links:

URJ's Rabbi Eric Yoffe on the current economy crisis
From URJ: Synagogues, Rabbis and the Financial Crisis: Comments to the Union Board
Financial Crisis: What Would the Talmud Do?" from Time Magazine
Direct download: yjn-172.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:14pm EST

This week's links:


NFTY, National Federation of Temple Youth
NFTY on Facebook
Jewish youth organizations from About.com
LAFTY, Lafayette (California) Temple Youth
Temple Isaiah's Camp Kefli
Simcha, Temple Isiaah's 5-6th grade group
Anachnu, Temple Isaiah's 7-8th grade group
Noar Night, Temple Isaiah's Teen School
Direct download: yjn-171.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05pm EST

Be sure to visit the official home of "Your Jewish Neighborhood at www.yourjewishneighborhood.org!


This week's links: Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Wikipedia listing for Rabbi David Saperstein
RAC blog
Rabbi Saperstein's recent Huffington Post column, "Our Rights in Peril: The Future of the Courts"
Direct download: yjn-170.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:46pm EST

Be sure to visit the official "Your Jewish Neighborhood" site!

This week's links:


Jewish delicatessens, the Wikipedia listing
Everything you always wanted to know about Jewish delis, from Kosmix.com
10 great places to nosh on authentic Jewish deli food, 2006 article from USA Today
Save the Deli, a site dedicated to the preservation of Jewish delis
Brent's Delicatessen & Restaurant in Los Angeles
Stage Delicatessen, New York
Carnegie Deli, New York
Katz's Delicatessen, New York
2nd Ave. Deli, New York
Direct download: yjn-169.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28pm EST

This week's links:

Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner discusses becoming a Rabbi on About.com
Hebrew Union College, the Reform movement seminary
How to Become a Rabbi, from eHow.com
Rabbi: Teacher, Preacher, Judge -- But Not Priest, from MyJewishLearning.com
Direct download: yjn-168.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:26pm EST

This week's links:


Prayer upon waking, from Wikipedia
Chesed explained, from aish.com
Various prayers for eating
A Book of Life, from Amazon.com
Direct download: yjn-167.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:44am EST

This week's links: Kosher Dietary Laws from Judaism 101
The world's best known Kosher trademark
Kosher database
Kashrut.com, "the premier Kosher information source on the Internet
Kosher Cooking (recipes)
Direct download: yjn166.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22am EST

This week's links:

Mi Sheberakh: May the One Who Blessed, from MyJewishLearning.com
Jewish Healing, "Your place for healing on the Internet," from JewishLink
Jewish Healing Prayer on YouTube from Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg Healing Prayers, Poems, and Meditations, Chapter IV from "The Mitzvah of Healing" by Hara Person
Download a free copy of MiShebeirach by Debbie Friedman (click the "healing work" link)
Direct download: yjn-165.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm EST

This week's links:

A Conversation with Arthur A. Levine
Reviews of "All the Lights in the Night"
Amazon.com listing for "All the Lights in the Night
All Arthur E. Levine books from Amazon.com
Direct download: yjn-164.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36pm EST

This week's links:


Let's Schmooze about Davening
Jewish Liturgy from Judaism 101, including a section on bowing
Rite and Reason passage on standing on your toes for "Kadosh" (a Google book search result)
AskMoses.com answers a question about motions during "Oseh Shalom"
Direct download: yjn-163.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

This week's links:

Jewish Community Free Clinic
2002 J article on Jewish Community Free Clinic
MetroActive article on the clinic
KCBS coverage of the clinic
Direct download: yjn-162.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31am EST

This week's links:


Official site of Women's Torah Commentary
Why a women's Torah commentary? from the Jerusalem Post
Review of Women's Torah Commentary from United Jewish Communities
Reform Voices of Torah, weekly online Torah commentary from URJ
Rabbinic literature from Wikipedia
Direct download: yjn-161.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23am EST

This week's links:

Progressive Judaism, Wikipedia listing
World Union for Progressive Judaism
Virtual Jewish History Tour of Latin America
Union of Jewish Congregations in Latin America and the Caribbean
Direct download: yjn-160.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

Note: This is a repeat of episode #111, which features two musical selections for Yom Kippur.

This week's links:

 

Alexander Skwortsow
Phish
Free downloadable Skworstow recordings
Avinu Maleinu from HebrewSongs.com
MyJewishLearning.com on Avinu Malkeinu
Kol Nidre from JewishEncyclopedia.com
Kol Nidre from HebrewSongs.com
Cantor Leigh Korn discusses Kol Nidre in YJN episode #57 from about this time last year
Direct download: yjn-159.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:03pm EST

This week's links:


Prophet, Priest or Pastor: The Rabbi on the High Holy Days, 2004 article by Rabbi Barry H. Block
For Rabbis, the High Holy Days Demand Sermons That Soar, 1999 New York Times article
A Different Kind of Kosher Sermon, from New York's "The Jewish Week"
What will your rabbi be talking about?, 2007 article from the Jewish Journal
Do-it-yourself High Holy Days sermon, a MadLibs-like approach to sermons from the Jewish Journal
Direct download: yjn-158.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54pm EST

This week's links:

Wikipedia listing for Talmud Talmud listing from Encyclopaedia Britannica Jewish Encyclopedia listing for Talmud Talmud, from Jewish Virtual Library
Direct download: yjn-157.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19am EST

This week's links:


Jewish Bedtime Prayers for Children from About.com
Spiritual and Practical: A New Approach to Teaching Prayer, from the blog "New Jewish Education"
My Jewish Learning: Early Childhood
Jewish Routines for Children, from MyJewishLearning.com
Direct download: yjn-156.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:14pm EST

A warm welcome to Rabbi Nicki Greninger, Temple Isaiah's new education director!

This week's links:


Making Shabbat More Fun for Young Children at Home and in Synagogue, a PDF checklist
Top Ten Ways to Make Shabbat a Fun Family Celebration, from About.com
Temple Isaiah's Kindergarten page
Direct download: yjn-155.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

This week's links:

Tattooing in Jewish Law, from MyJewishLearning.com
New York Times article on Jewish tattooing
Jews with Tattoos, from the Boston Globe
Ask the Rabbi: Jews and Tattoos
Alternative view: Is Getting a Tatto a Sin?

Direct download: yjn-154.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42pm EST

This week's links:

Download Schiller's songs for yourself
Schiller's day job, copywriter
Why are blogs like country music?, an article by Schiller
Direct download: yjn-153.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

This week's links:

Birthright Israel
Birthright Israel listing in Wikipedia
Birthright Israel's YouTube channel
Let's Go Israel East Bay teen Israel trip
Direct download: yjn-152.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:28pm EST

This week's links:

Temple Isaiah's Confirmation Class
Top 10 Jewish sites for teens, from About.com
RJ Teen, the portal to Reform Jewish teen life
JVibe, a magazine and online community for Jewish teens
Confirmation, from JewishEncyclopedia.com

Direct download: yjn-151.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

This week's links:


D'var Torah Do's and Don'ts from MyJewishLearning.com
Wikipedia listing on Torah Study
Torah commentary archives from the Union for Reform Judaism
Study Torah Online, a listing of online Torah study resources from About.com
Direct download: yjn-150.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54pm EST

This week's links:


Jewish News Weekly poll on whether rabbis should mix sermons and politics
New York Times article on the challenge of writing High Holy Days sermons
Jewish Exponent article on mixing politics and the pulpit
A Place for Politics in the Pulpit, a Belief.net article by author David Klinghoffer.
Direct download: yjn-149.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:44pm EST

This week's links:

The Bachelor and the Bean" at Amazon.com
Reviews of "The Bachelor and the Bean"
About Shelley Fowles
Other books by Shelley Fowles
Direct download: yjn-148.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:16pm EST

This week's links:

National Religious Coalition Against Torture
Banners Across America
Rabbis for Human Rights - North America
Rabbis for Human Rights on Banner Project
Direct download: yjn-147.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:03pm EST

Rabbi Graetz offers some guidance on staying connected to your Judaism during the busy summer months.

This week's links:


Jewish summer camps
How Jewish is Summer Camp? from the New Jersey Jewish Standard URJ Adult Summer Retreat
Summer Reading with a Jewish Slant, from Jewish Women International
Hot Vacation Spots for Jewish Travelers
Direct download: yjn-146.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42pm EST

This week's links:

Official site of Mishkan T'filah
URJ answers questions about Mishkan T'filah
Choosing a Siddur, from My Jewish Learning
Direct download: yjn-145.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10pm EST

This week's links:

Special Needs Bar Mitzvah, special needs consultant's answer to a Hebrew teacher's question
YouTube video of a special needs Bar Mitzvah
When a Child Has Special Needs, from My Jewish Learning
Bar Mitzvah Special Needs Guide, from England's United Synagogue
Direct download: yjn-144.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:25pm EST

This week's links:

Second Life's First Jewish City
Virtual Judaism: Finding Second Life in Online Community
Judaism in Second Life
Second Life's virtual Judaism gains a new congregation
Direct download: yjn-143.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:42pm EST

This week's links:

The Josh Nelson Project website
The Josh Nelson Project on MySpace
MP3 downloads of The Josh Nelson Project
The Josh Nelson Project's "Lift" CD from CDUniverse
Direct download: yjn-142.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33pm EST