Number 209 - 2013/16 April 22, 2013 Iyar 12, 5773
(Iraqi Jews Song)
Daoud Al Kuweiti
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Jose Miller, leader of Cuba's Jewish Community (Wikipedia)
HELP US DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ON THESE OPPORTUNITIES FOR JEWISH INVOLVEMENT IN DUTCHESS COUNTY
Sunday, April 21
Monday, April 22
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Thursday, April 25
Sunday, April 28
MEDICAL LENDING SERVICE
We are currently in need ofshower chairs and wheelchairs. If you have one you don't use please bring it to the office.
If you wish a receipt for your donation, we'll be happy to provide it.
Mitzvah Day, May 5th, is coming up soon and it promises to be an exciting day of effective action -- helping our neighbors throughout Dutchess County, and beyond. We need extra help this year because of two special projects we have taken on. So please, tell your friends and neighbors about Mitzvah Day and invite them to join in the fun and satisfaction of doing good deeds in the Hudson Valley. Even if you don't have time to be a regular volunteer, here is your chance to just show up and help.
Please know that we have two special projects in the Poughkeepsie area that can utilize more than 10 volunteers each. At the River Haven Youth Shelter, on Thompson Street, in Poughkeepsie we will be painting a very large outdoor fence (weather permitting), and can use many hands to help out. At the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie, on Fulton St., we will be planting shrubs, raking and spreading mulch, planting, and many other tasks. This project can absorb more than 30 or 40 volunteers, so the more, the merrier.
This is a wonderful opportunity for members of the local Jewish community, together with their friends of all faiths, to make a real difference. We will help the many non-profits in the area that serve the hungry, the homeless, children in foster care/residential treatment, preserve our streams, comfort older adults who reside in nursing homes...We have projects indoors and out, projects for those who prefer sedentary work and those who like to work out of doors, projects for 4 year olds and for 94 year olds. To learn more about the opportunities for Mitzvah Day, click on the following link, and register for an activity:
Or go to www.jewishdutchess.org and click on the Mitzvah Day badge.
And make a difference.
BLOGGING JEWISH IN DUTCHESS
This past week two bombs exploded in Boston near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. As of today, April 19, two individuals of Chechen origin have been identified as perpetrators, one has been killed by security forces and one is on the run. But what does the bombing itself mean? What does it say about where we, as Americans – and more important, as Human Beings- are headed?
Traditional terrorism used to focus, for the most part, on military targets. As the XX Century progressed, that definition started loosing coherence, and by the first decade of the XXI Century it became meaningless. Terrorists are targeting increasingly plain civilians in civilian occupations. While Israelis have been living with that reality for well over 80 years, since before the declaration of independence, this phenomenon is perceived as relatively new in the West.
ISRAEL IS REAL
SunDwater uses the sun to purify poluted water (Israel 21c)
Israel ranks second on "most educated countries" (Israel 21c)
Sweden to Jerusalem, on foot (Israel 21c)
Israeli ecologists find plant thought to be extinct (Israel 21c)
Tiny electric car pilot to debut in Israeli town (No Camels)
Israel-trained medical team responded to Boston attack(Times of Israel)
Arab league condemns display of Balfour declaration in Tel-Aviv (Egypt Independent)
Al-Qaeda affiliates targeted Eilat (Jerusalem Post)
University of Manitoba Students' Union bans Israel Appartheid Week (Winnipeg Jewish Review)
Israel Navy's first unmanned vehicle (HaAretz)
Lewis Yelland Andrews: the Jews' forgotten friend (Israel HaYom)
Stop using misleading term "two-state solution" (Jerusalem Post)
Behind the rocket attacks from Sinai (YNet News)
Dissent within Hezbollah over involvement in Syria(Jerusalem Post)
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