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March 05 Kosherpages launches 

December 05 - KP goes national.

June 06 - KP launches business networking events

January 07 - 1st B2B tradeshow

January 08 - 1st Kosher Lifestyle Show

August 08 - Parent & child networking event at the Odeon Manchester

September 08
- Launch of new film review section

September 08 - KP announces The Fed as chosen charity for this year

November 08 - Launch of new Medical Blog By Dr. Martin Harris

March 09 - Kosher Lifestyle Show Manchester

March 09 - Launch of The Kosher Brochure

May 10 - New Owners of KosherPages

June 10 - New look KosherPages

July 10 - KosherPages expands to include Jewish communities nation wide

July 10 - Pick of the Week is introduced to KosherPages - A joke, a quote, a Dvar Torah and more

August 10 - KosherPages now has a Facebook group - come and join us!

November 10 - Your health matters is added to KosherPages

November 10 - New addition to KosherPages - Kosher Fitness column

January 11 - KosherPages introduces "Your Pix" to Pick of the Week

July 11 - Safety First section is added to KosherPages

November 11 - The KosherPages Facebook group reaches 1,000 members

November 11 - KosherPages introduces the monthly competition

March 12 - KosherPages introduces new style "Shabbos Times & More" email. Click here to subscribe.

 

 

 

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His Dream on the Line

Thursday, 26th January 2017

With His Dream on the Line

An Israeli soldier faces a moral dilemma
that threatens his dream of getting into an elite combat unit.

 

Click here to watch this video and hear this inspirational story

Antiques Roadshow - Holocaust Special

Thursday, 19th January 2017

 

Antiques Roadshow (BBC) 15th January 2017

As preparations begin to mark Holocaust Memorial Day later this month, Fiona Bruce and a small team of experts meet a remarkable group of British survivors whose lives were shattered by the events of World War II. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office hosts a special gathering as Jewish families come together to talk - many for the first time on television - about life under Hitler's tyranny. Precious objects that help tell their stories include family silver hidden from the Nazis, a pair of striped trousers worn in Auschwitz and a gold coin used by a family as vital currency when fleeing over the Pyrenees. In a rare break from tradition, the items screened will not be valued due to their priceless nature and historical importance.

Click the image below to watch this inspirational programme on YouTube

 

First Hasidic woman judge sworn in with Yiddish song

Friday, 13th January 2017

 

First Hasidic woman judge sworn in with Yiddish song

Lipa Schmeltzer honors Rachel Freier with ‘God Bless America’ in mammeloshen - Click the image below to read the story and scroll down the page to watch the video.

 

The Jewish Song That You Can’t Stop Listening To

Thursday, 5th January 2017

This catchy video was produced by two Lubavitch Hassidim, Levi Druin and Mendel Blesofsky, as a response to world anti-semitism. As Jewish people around the world think about trying to hide who they are, the two tell Jews to hold their heads high and show pride in the Jewish People and in being Jewish.

The video includes plenty of great dancing, footage of all kinds of Jewish events and sites, as well as well-known Jewish personalities such as Ed Koch, Eli Wiesel, Michael Bloomberg, Alan Dershowitz, Steven Spielberg, Elena Kagan, Sandy Koufax and Avraham Fried.

This captivating video has a very important message.  

Click the image below to watch the video.

 

Fighting the Darkness with Light

Thursday, 29th December 2016

 

Hanukkah: Fighting the Darkness with Light

The Hanukkah battle isn’t over. We fight with light

by Charlie Harari

Click here to watch the video

An extraordinary teacher ...

Thursday, 22nd December 2016

Chen Miller is an extraordinary teacher in Israel,
click the image below to watch an inspirational video about her.

 

Mark Halawa - his journey from Kuwaiti Arab to Jerusalemite Jew

Wednesday, 14th December 2016

 

My Journey from Kuwaiti Arab to Jerusalemite Jew

By Mark Halawa

Click the image below to watch the video and read more.

 

Only in Israel

Thursday, 8th December 2016

 

“In our area, the fires were just over the hill. They were so close that we could feel the heat, cough from the soot and ash, and hear the sirens... a lot. It was all anyone talked about. Some were packing and all that. Many parents didn’t let the kids out to avoid inhaling whatever chemicals may be in the air. Everyone cursed the Arab-arsonists with all their heart. 

During the height of the action, I went to the local makolet and stood in with my items. The line, as you can imagine, is long. People are buying cleaners of all sorts because everything is covered in soot. “Slicha! Excuse me!” a guy shouts, “But I must go to the front of the line!” He is holding a box of toothbrushes and a lot of toothpaste. He said that he only had a half hour off work, and since there was a lot of traffic, we had to let him through quickly.

Geez! A man wants a bunch of tooth brushes to stock up for the next ten years! Urgent, you know? Well, one lady told him off, “Look! We are all on edge! Did you inhale Carbon Monoxide or whatever? No? Then stand in line! Here, we have no idea whether we will have a home tonight. Even if we have a house, between the planes and helicopters, and the sirens, and the smoke, who can sleep? And you need toothbrushes?” Turning from him, she said to no one in particular, “I guess everyone goes crazy in different ways!”

I must say that the man was big, very big. If he had wanted to, he could have pushed her (and everyone else) out of line. Instead, he blushed and somehow drooped his shoulders. He softly replied, “I am taking these to the shelter. There are people who only have their purses and a few diapers. Who remembers a toothbrush when you only have five minutes to evacuate? Food, drink, and clothes, they are getting. But no one thinks about toothbrushes, so I thought I’d take a half hour and get some... to make lives more bearable. You know?”

The line got very quiet and cleared a path for him. As he approached the cashier, the woman who yelled at him came running with all the pacifiers that were on the shelf. “Take!” she commanded. “There are babies, maybe not everyone has pacifiers! I’ll pay for them!” Immediately, all the customers abandoned the line and began sweeping items off the shelves - Toothpicks! Lighters! Even cloths to clean glasses! They dropped everything in the man’s basket! “Do you have room for more in your car?” One person asked, as people continued bringing miscellaneous things. 

Meanwhile, the man just stood there, smiling like a birthday boy who just got a huge surprise! Now I've got this unbearable burning in my nose... And I think to myself, “I was in a war. I know what it’s like. Besides, I'm grown, married and all that.” But I can’t help it. I am just about to cry—my soul was wide open! We are all one. The man tries to pay something but the store owner turns him down. “My grandfather was a Rabbi,’ he explains, adding “My Zaide would turn over in his grave if I took your money! Go! Go!” 

I mean, who could imagine. But that’s not the end! In the back of the store stood a "Russian.” He was as non-Jewish as you can get. He was standing with a carton of milk and a bun in his hand. With trembling lips and a tear on his cheek, he cried out in a thick accent, “You people!! I want to be like you!! I want be a JEW! Take me please!” 

Breaking a record with over 3,000 Rabbis!

Thursday, 1st December 2016

Over 3,000 Rabbis from around the world came together and took a photo breaking the record of the amount of Rabbis taking a photo together. This took place over a weekend at Chabad - Lubavitch Headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY. It was truly an amazing site to see so many people together, singing and dancing while their photo was taken.

 

Click the image below to watch the video and see the action!

 

Small details ...

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016

Dear Rabbi,

Why does the Jewish religion seem to obsess over insignificant details?

How much matza do we have to eat, which spoon did I use for milk and which for meat, what is the right way to tie my shoelaces?

It seems to me that this misses the bigger picture by focusing on minutiae. Is this nitpicking what Jews call spirituality?  

(I actually already sent you this question over a week ago and didn’t receive a reply. Could it be that you have finally been asked a question that you can't answer?!)

Sol
 
 

Dear Sol,

 

I never claimed to have all the answers. There are many questions that are beyond me. But it happens to be that I did answer your question, and you did get the answer. I sent a reply immediately. The fact that you didn't receive it is itself the answer to your question.
You see, I sent you a reply, but I wrote your email address leaving out the "dot" before the "com". I figured that you should still receive the email, because after all, it is only one little dot missing. I mean come on, it's not as if I wrote the wrong name or something drastic like that! 
Would anyone be so nitpicky as to differentiate between "yahoocom" and "yahoo.com "? Isn't it a bit ridiculous that you didn't get my email just because of a little dot?
No, it's not ridiculous. Because the dot is not just a dot. It represents something. That dot has meaning far beyond the pixels on the screen that form it. To me it may seem insignificant, but that is simply due to my ignorance of the ways of the web. All I know is that with the dot, the message gets to the right destination; without it, the message is lost to oblivion.

Jewish practices have infinite depth. Each nuance and detail contains a world of symbolism. And every dot counts. When they are performed with precision, a spiritual vibration is emailed throughout the universe, all the way to G-d's inbox.

If you want to understand the symbolism of the dot, study I.T.
If you want to understand the symbolism of Judaism, study it.

 

All the best,
Rabbi

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