תהילים פרק ל – Psalm 30

December 6, 2018

Psalm 30

מזמור שיר־חנכת הבית לדוד


CHag CHanucka SameaCH

December 2, 2018

To all friends and members a happy and healthy Chag Chanucka

חג חנוכה שמח לכולם

Buch: Praktische Einführung in die hebräische Schrift

May 22, 2018

NEU

Praktische Einführung in die hebräische Schrift

Schnell Hebräisch lesen und schreiben lernen anhand geläufiger, schon vor dem Sprachstudium bekannter Namen und Vokabeln mit Tabellen und Erläuterungen zum Hebräischen und Jiddischen

Paperback – 56 Seiten – 6.00 €uro

ISBN: 9783752860153

 

Viele Lernwillige verlieren oft bereits nach wenigen Lernstunden ihr Interesse am Erlernen der hebräischen Sprache, setzen Kurse doch gewöhnlich relativ schnell eine recht gute Beherrschung der Schrift voraus.
Da mit dem Erlernen einer neuen Sprache neben fremden Vokabular und Grammatik auch noch unbekannte Buchstaben erlernt werden sollen, sind selbst viele akademische Lernwillige schnell überfordert und entmutigt.
Durch den Rückgriff auf allgemein geläufige Wörter und Namen ist es nun aber ebenso schnell und leicht möglich, sich zunächst ohne zusätzlichen Ballast mit dem Lesen und Schreiben des Hebräischen vertraut zu machen schnell spürbare Lernerfolge zu erzielen.
Die Praktische Einführung in die hebräische Schrift kann zur Voraussetzung wie auch zur Begleitung vorhandener Lehrbücher als ein einfaches und effektives Hilfsmittel zur Seite gegeben werden, um einen schnellen Zugang auf dann doch nicht so gänzlich fremdes Terrain zu ermöglichen.


Zion and Jerusalem

May 11, 2018

For Jerusalem Day: Thoughts on the centrality of Zion and Jerusalem from the first Chief Rabbi of Israel.

The sages in Eretz Yisrael were furious. True, Hananiah was a great scholar, among the greatest of his generation. But even after he left for Babylon, Hananiah continued to set the Jewish calendar, deciding whether to add a leap month and determining the first day of the month.

The sages dispatched two messengers to Hananiah with the following warning: “If you insist on setting the calendar outside of Israel, then go build your own altar and publicly declare that you and your community in Babylon have left the Jewish people and no longer belong to the God of Israel.” The Babylonian Jews were stunned to hear this message, wailing, “Heaven forbid! We are still part of the Jewish people!”

 

Read more: https://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/22138

HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts”l

First Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, revered and famed Torah sage, philosopher, writer, poet, iconic and beloved leader of religious Zionism and the return to Zion (1865-1935).


US Ambassador lights Hanukkah menorah at Western Wall

December 13, 2017

שגריר ארה”ב

הדליק נרות חנוכה

בכותל


חג חנוכה שמח

December 12, 2017

לחברינו ולכל היהודים בעולם

חג חנוכה שמח


Bar Kochba – Son of Star

November 15, 2017

Bar Kochba – the ancient star of Israel (short instructive video)

 

Bar Kochba followed the same strategy that the Jews had followed in the first rebellion against Rome. He first reconquered the Galilee to cut the Romans off from the sea. Then he surrounded Jerusalem and forced them out. He had active support of most of the rabbis – in contradistinction to the first two revolts against Rome. In those instances the rabbis were at best neutral. In this war, the most influential rabbi lent his name to the cause, was Akiva ben Joseph. It was Rabbi Akiva who ascribed to Shimon bar Kochba the famous messianic verse: “A star will shoot forth from Jacob” (Numbers 24:17). That is how he got the name “Kochba,” which means “star.” In essence, Rabbi Akiva crowned him the Messiah. Rabbi Akiva was so widely respected among the people that if he saw in Shimon messianic qualities then the people immediately elevated him to the level of the Messiah.

See also:

  • ISBN: 978-3739238159
  • 304 Seiten, 18 Euro (3 mal 6)
  • Yehuda Shenef – 666, die Zahl des Menschen:  Das Mysterium der Apokalypse im Spiegel jüdischer Geschichte

כלוב קיץ

November 7, 2017

Am heutigen Abend referierte Rabbiner Julian-Chaim Soussan aus Frankfurt am Main im Festsaal der Augsburger Synagoge kurz und kurzweilig im kleinen Kreis über den biblischen „Prophet Amos, seine Sozialkritik aus klassischer jüdischer Sicht und deren Aktualität“. Zu Beginn sind die beiden etwas unscharfen Schnappschüsse entstanden.

Rabbi Julian Chaim Soussan / Frankfurt am Main

 


Augsburg gegen Antisemitismus

August 20, 2017

filmed by Yehuda Shenef, August 8, 2014 Synagoge Augsburg, Innenhof

Mayor Kurt Gribl, Rabbi Dr. Henry Brandt, Israeli consul general Dan Shaham, head of Jewish community Alexander Mazo


Israel – The Neighborhood Bully (Bob Dylan song)

May 16, 2017

Well, the neighborhood bully, he’s just one man

His enemies say he’s on their land

They got him outnumbered about a million to one

He got no place to escape to, no place to run

He’s the neighborhood bully.

The neighborhood bully he just lives to survive

He’s criticized and condemned for being alive

He’s not supposed to fight back, he’s supposed to have thick skin

He’s supposed to lay down and die when his door is kicked in

He’s the neighborhood bully.

The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land

He’s wandered the earth an exiled man

Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn

He’s always on trial for just being born

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized

Old women condemned him, said he could apologize

Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad

The bombs were meant for him. He was supposed to feel bad

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Well, the chances are against it, and the odds are slim

That he’ll live by the rules that the world makes for him

‘Cause there’s a noose at his neck and a gun at his back

And a licence to kill him is given out to every maniac

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Well, he got no allies to really speak of

What he gets he must pay for, he don’t get it out of love

He buys obsolete weapons and he won’t be denied

But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Well, he’s surrounded by pacifists who all want peace

They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease

Now, they wouldn’t hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep

They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep

He’s the neighborhood bully.

Every empire that’s enslaved him is gone

Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon

He’s made a garden of paradise in the desert sand

In bed with nobody, under no one’s command

He’s the neighborhood bully.