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

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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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Your Jewish Neighborhood

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