29 October 2009

Ninet Tayeb, Hi Yoda'at – She Knows

Singer Ninet Tayeb
Hi Yoda'at - She knows (use Google Translator for your language)

Hi yoda'at, Anashim tamid Omrim lah - She knows, people always say to her
Anashim mit'arvim lah rak - people always interfere with your
lil'bosh mah, mah le'echol - what to wear, what to eat
nachon mah, mah nachon it - what is right and what is not right

Melach'shim mah hem choshvim - they whisper what they think
meshat'fim mah hem rotzim - take part in how they want
eich asur, kamah mutate - How is prohibited, as is allowed
hi im efshar efshar - it is possible or not

Ta'asi vetel'chi, til'medi - You must go and do, learn
vetir'i eich berega, - and you'll see in a moment,
berega kov'shim ta'olam - in a brief moment of world conquest
titz'rechi, tish'teki - scream out loud, be quiet,
rak tavo'i, bo'i chizri elai - just come, come back to me

Ken, hi yoda'at - Yes, she knows
shehu tamid mak'shiv lah - he always hears you
shehu zeh shemar'eh lah - it is what it is showing
mar'eh et ha'emet, mah mah lakachat latet - showing you the truth, which have, to give
ve'im atah atah shome'a ulai yode'a - and if you're listening, maybe you know
eich mam'shichim mikan - how to go from here

Ta'asi vetel'chi, tilmadi ... - You must go and do, learn ...

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Vision For Israel - Humanitarian Aid Center in Jerusalem

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Vision For Israel
Barry and Batya Segal are the founding directors of a humanitarian aid center in Jerusalem. Their longing to help build and restore Israel inspired them to pioneer the non-profit, charity organization, Vision for Israel & The Joseph Storehouse in 1994. The work currently functions as an international humanitarian aid center operating in the Judean Hills just outside of Jerusalem (Click here to see the show of photos of the relief work and take time to listen to music very loving and beautiful).

As a multi-faceted work, The Joseph Storehouse freely provides aid to the poor and needy people, both Jewish and Arab, living in the nation of Israel today. Many of them a are struggling as orphans and widows, homeless and handicapped, senior citizens and geriatric patients as well as new immigrants and finally, victims of terrorism and their families. Through the relief and assistance from Vision for Israel & The Joseph Storehouse; food, clothing, toiletries, kitchen and household items, blankets, towels, linens, and toys are some of the materials we distribute.

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26 October 2009

The history and discovery of Falashas

See the story of a Jewish refugee Ethiopian Mr. Shlomo Mula
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The history of discovery
In 1860, British missionaries who were traveling in Ethiopia were the first Westerners to find the tribe of the Falashas, being surprised to see the faces burned with Semitic features and practicing Judaism. The members of the community observed the Sabbath, kept strict ritual laws the way they were described in the Torah.

Shortly after, the Jewish scholar Joseph Halevy decided to meet them in person. Could it be that these Jews were part of one of the tribes of Israel, lost long ago, at large of the First or Second Temple?

Halevy was received with curiosity and suspicion by the natives, who asked him: Sir, Jew? How can a Jew? You're white!

But when Halevy mentioned the word Jerusalem, all were convinced. The Falashas had been separated from other Jews for thousands of years. None of them had never been outside their village. However, all cherished a great dream, coming from generations past: back to Jerusalem. The Jews of Ethiopia suffered the same discrimination as others, in the diaspora.

In early 1970, there was an organized group of Beta Israel who wanted to emigrate to Israel, although its members still are not considered Jewish and therefore not entitled to make aliyah. One hundred Falashas already living in Israel, where he started a movement led by a Yemeni Jew born in Ethiopia, Ovadia d 'Tzahal, who made aliyah in 1930 and had relatives among the Falashas. So he pushed them to emigrate to Israel.

The Israeli government, seeing the imminence of the murder of thousands of them in the Ethiopian war took one of the most important recent history of our people; was time to rescue as many as possible would be bringing them to Israel, giving them home, education, health, employment, finally, offering the dignity deserved by every citizen of Israel.

25 October 2009

How was Operation Solomon

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In 1990, while rebel forces advanced against the Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam (the butcher of Addis), it became clear that the Falash be exterminated, unless they could leave the country. Asher Naim, excellent facilitator, worked in several fields simultaneously. Negotiating with Mengistu, coordinated logistics and strategies with the Israeli military and collect donations, frantically through contacts in the United States.

On May 23, 1991, decided that the time had come to call the Israeli Air Force: Operation Solomon was to begin immediately. The dictator Mengistu had accepted the conditions, pay in kind and imposing strict confidentiality.

Before the Israeli embassy, thousands of Falashas jostled, ready to go. The first Israeli planes landed at the airport in Addis Ababa and a team of well trained commanders positioned itself to protect the mission at any cost.

In total, 14,200 immigrants were taken to the city's Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. Thirty-five military and civil aircraft made 41 flights. At one point, there were 28 planes in the air. * One of the Jumbos, which normally could take 500 passengers, carried at one time 1087 people, a feat noted in the Guinness book of records.

To Asher Naim, the rescue of Ethiopian Jews was of vital importance. He wanted to liberate their brothers in a dictator tyrant and thereby ensure the survival of that tribe. Helping Falashas to return to Jerusalem, Naim has reached a new and deeper understanding of the true meaning of faith, identity and the struggle to overcome adversity. In his book, cites a phrase from Bernard Raskas: Gd does not want us to do extraordinary things. He wants us to do ordinary things, extraordinarily ...

In Israel, the adjustment of immigrants has also been difficult. Most were very young and without any culture, suffering rejection because of their color. Several programs of American and Jewish institutions have developed special projects for intensive education for children, for example, the school Beth Zipora in southern Israel. The program was implemented by Elie Wiesel and courses in English and computers. The dream of the Ethiopian Jews is to train leaders, doctors, engineers and even generals (now in 2009 it has already been realized). The Israeli government has campaigned to raise funds for its absorption and survival, in order not to let them return to the same cycle of poverty, despair and bitterness of his past in Africa. Currently more than 100,000 Jews of Ethiopian origin living in Israel.

The Jews of Ethiopia - Operation Solomon

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For nearly 3,000 years, the black Jews of Ethiopia, known as Falashas and call themselves Beta Israel maintained their faith and identity struggle against hunger, drought and tribal wars. It is believed that they were part of one of the ten lost tribes, their ancestors dating back to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Saba).

In May 1991, the Falash staged a miraculous exodus. With Ethiopia involved in deep and brutal civil war, 14,200 members of this community were flown to Jerusalem for the Defense Forces Israel. The operation lasted 25 hours.

The hero who conceived and organized the incredible rescue was then Israel's ambassador to Ethiopia, Asher Naim. The epic has been narrated in the book Saving the Lost Tribe, in which Naim relates with humor and knowledge of the action that became known as Operation Solomon.
In the fall of 1990, when he was appointed by the Israeli government for the post of ambassador in Addis Ababa, its identification with the Ethiopian Jews was immediate. He wanted to continue "Operation Moses, established in 1985 by the Israeli secret service, Mossad, in conjunction with the American agency CIA for three years, tried to take the country 14 thousand Falashas through the Sudan, bringing them boat to Israel. The success of that operation was on, because at the time, only eight thousand people managed to escape and the rest fell ill on the trip and many returned to Ethiopia. Many families were thus separated. - To be continued ....

21 October 2009

Musician of Heliópolis was chosen by Zubin Mehta

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Musician of Heliopólis, a very poor district of Sao Paulo in Brazil, was chosen by Maestro Zubin Mehta and shipped to Israel
The young bassist Institute Baccarelli travels toward Tel Aviv

Young, Adriano Costa Chaves, embarks on 22 August to Tel Aviv, where he will join the Academy of the Israel Philharmonic. Student of the Baccarelli Institute, Adriano is a student of bass and was recognized by the great maestro Zubin Mehta for a little over a year in their own community.

At the time, at the invitation of the Votorantim Institute and the Center of Jewish Culture, Zubin Mehta, one of the greatest rulers of the world, went to the largest slum in Latin America to meet the Baccarelli Institute, recommended as a reference for music education people in situations of social vulnerability. Even without knowing what level of music would encounter, Mehta attended the choir presentations of children, beginning students in violin, and finally, the Heliópolis Symphony, conducted by maestro Roberto Tibiriçá.

At the time the orchestra performed the 5th. Symphony of Beethoven, Zubin Mehta stood amazed and then took off his jacket to take the baton of the group. In later testimony, the conductor admitted he was so nervous and excited as the first time was in charge of an orchestra.

Soon after this time apotheosis for each of the young musicians, the direction of the Institute decided to submit the Zubin Mehta one student in particular, a talented bass player, Adriano. Tense, but safe, Adriano ran a solo part of the Concerto for Double Bass by Domenico Dragonetti. With only 17 years old, surprised the maestro Mehta with his performance and it received a scholarship at the Academy's Symphony Orchestra in Israel.

Thereafter, was prepared, in a year, embarking on a new country, a new continent, with a culture quite different from Brazil. The Center of Jewish Culture was responsible for promoting travel and offer all the structure to adapt to Adriano, who received lessons in Jewish culture, Hebrew, and also have a follow-up in Tel Aviv.

Baccarelli Institute also took steps to reinforce the lessons bass student who daily studied at 6 to 8 hours a day focused on your goal. Adriano Costa Chaves became a living model of hope for all students who study music at the Institute. The certainty that you can encounter a talent in a community so devoid of basic resources necessary for human development, has permeated the lives of each child and youth in the region to participate in cultural activities. That first plane trip is just the first of many that will be part of Hadrian's life world.

19 October 2009

Pelé, The King's School

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Pele's Dream is reality
Fruit of the partnership and friendship between entrepreneurs Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele, Pepe and Altstut, P & P takes action sports and social events aimed at spreading the practice of football - the passion of King Pele
Pele says:''I always wanted to build a kindergarten, a soccer team and a college for the sport, through serious projects, forming good citizens. "This dream is a reality in the city of Santos, in Sao Paulo .

With the creation of P & P works in the neighborhood of Boqueirão King's School, a project of responsibility, which reveals new talent and promotes football as a factor for social inclusion.
The successful partnership between Pelé and Pepe Altstut - another big sports fan - also made possible the creation of the Coast Football Club (LFC). In addition to introducing young talent in professional football, LFC expands its space in the sports scenario, with the formation of a competitive team, whose soul force in the spirit of football.

"The biggest concern of the King is the project with the most disadvantaged children and be with Pele as part of his greatest dream is a great honor and satisfaction," said the chairman Denys Altstut.

Council King
"My father always told me that God gave me the gift of playing football. This was a gift, but that was not enough to just be a great player, I would have to be also a great man, so that nothing could defeat me. This is My message to all who pass by this school.
*Pelé - *Edson Arantes do Nacimento

18 October 2009

World Bicycle Relief

The Work

People in underdeveloped regions of the world are suffering every day due to lack of access to health care, education and economic development opportunities. Bicycles are simple, sustainable and appropriate technology to support people in developing nations and disaster recovery.

The mission of World Bicycle Relief is to provide access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles. Go to Four Ways to Donate

Founded by SRAM Corporation and Trek Bicycles in 2005 and supported by many individuals, foundations and corporations, World Bicycle Relief specializes in large-scale, comprehensive bicycle programs by providing supply chain management, technical knowledge and logistics expertise to poverty relief and disaster assistance initiatives.

Compared to walking, bicycles represent an enormous leap in productivity and access to healthcare, education and economic development opportunities. The simple, sustainable nature of bicycles empowers individuals, their families and their communities.

Here are examples of what a bicycle can do to leverage human ability:

Bicycles increase carrying capacity, five times as much as compared to walking;
Bicycles increase the distance a person can travel by four times compared to walking;
Bicycles save time, approximately three hours for every ten miles traveled compared to walking
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17 October 2009

Produtos da Fórmula 1 em prol da Rocinha*

F1 lovers can not lose. Before Felipe Massa (pictured) to the checkered flag for the Brazil GP at Interlagos, he autographed sneakers from Puma Ferrari collection, customized by famous designers, tomorrow at the Shopping Mall. The sale of sporting goods will go to the Copa Roca, ong of seamstresses of Rocinha slum in Rio Mario Queiroz, Adriana Barra and Geová Roberts, fashion designer who has Parana studio in New York, among others, have the personal touch and also the T-shirts other objects related to F1. Hussein Mourad, owner of the store MiCasa, for example, came up with a helmet covered with shirts. The best soccer player in the world, Martha, also gave its contribution customizing an item. All objects will be on sale from Friday at the site social gap.
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14 October 2009

Barbra Streisand will auction off personal items

The actress Barbra Streisand has put personal items on auction on behalf of his charity, the Streisand Foundation. The auction, organized by Julien's Auctions, will happen on the 17th and October 18th at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.
More than 400 pieces from the personal collection of paintings, furniture and decorative pieces of the actress. Besides costumes used in films Funny Lady (1968), On a Clear Day Of Summer (1970), Want Me Go Crazy (1987), The Prince of Tides (1991), among others.
The actress also put on auction a dress that used in the Timeless tour in 2000, and an overall she appeared on the Concert tour in 1994.

13 October 2009

Jewelry to Benefit Children in Malawi

Introducing Lori Leavitt’s Panthera collection, a jewelry line that’s making a world of difference.
Jewelry is a luxury that all too often we feel guilty about purchasing. But now, with Lori Leavitt’s new Panthera collection, not only can you treat yourself, you can also provide much-needed aid for children in Africa. Over one million children in Malawi live without a parent, home, or education. In an effort to generate funds and awareness for these children, Lori Leavitt partnered with the H.E.L.P. (Hope, Educate, Love, Protect) Malawi Foundation to design a collection that can be worn as a symbol of your support.

100% of the profits go directly toward helping these children as they battle poverty and illness, primarily HIV/AIDS.

The collection, composed of bracelets, rings, and cuff links, uses the lion as inspiration for its design, representative of the courage and strength the Malawi children demonstrate on a day-to-day basis as they continue to struggle against insurmountable odds. With the introduction of the Panthera collection, jewelry can be so much more than just an indulgence — it can be opportunity, change, and hope.
- Inquiries to: info@lorileavitt.com -

11 October 2009

Sale & Purchase

/ One path // Two hands

Some promotions have two good things - buy and donate.

We buy and know that we pay all or part of value is going to the charity.

I particularly think very interesting these promotions. Stimulates consumption and we donate at the same time. We must always be careful that the institution be honest, for which the target is safe.

06 October 2009


Charity is a fundamental part of the Jewish way of life.
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Traditional Jews give at least ten percent of their income to charity. Traditional Jewish homes commonly have a pushke, a box for collecting coins for the poor, and coins are routinely placed in the box. Jewish youths are continually going from door to door collecting for various worthy causes. A standard mourner's prayer includes a statement that the mourner will make a donation to charity in memory of the deceased. In many ways, charitable donation has taken the place of animal sacrifice in Jewish life: giving to charity is an almost instinctive Jewish response to express thanks to G-d, to ask forgiveness from G-d, or to request a favor from G-d. According to Jewish tradition, the spiritual benefit of giving to the poor is so great that a beggar actually does the giver a favor by giving a person the opportunity to perform tzedakah.

Business Week's 2006 list of The 50 Most Generous Philanthropists includes at least 15 Jews. In other words, Jews, who are only about 2% of the American population, are 30% of America's most generous donors. Similarly, a 2003 study (reported in the Jewish Journal) found that 24.5% of all "mega-donors" (people who donate more than $10 million a year to charity) are Jewish. Nor is Jewish generosity limited to Jewish causes: while a few of the Jews in BW's "Top 50" list Jewish causes among their primary charitable targets, most don't. Indeed, the Jewish Journal article laments the fact that the overwhelming majority of those Jewish mega-donations aren't going to specifically Jewish causes.

05 October 2009

The Sager Family Traveling Foundation

Donna Karan is co-hosting the launch party of “The Power of the Invisible Sun,” by Bobby Sager. The Urban Zen New York City store joins the celebration with an exhibition of his photographs. The exhibition showcases powerful photographs of children taken in war-torn areas of Afghanistan, Rwanda, Iraq, Pakistan, and Palestine. Over the past decade, Bobby Sager has been traveling the world – donating to causes he believes in. Practicing what he called “eyeball to eyeball philanthropy,” he established The Sager Family Traveling Foundation. The vision was to experience communities and cultures first hand while simultaneously creating programs for assistance, with the ultimate goal of transforming these programs into self- sustaining entities. Bobby found himself drawn to the stories in the faces of the children he met, and started photographing them. “The hope in their eyes is their gift to us – a light to ignite our optimism, perhaps even our action.” Read more about Bobby Sager at www.teamsager.org.
Urban Zen NYC store 705 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10014

04 October 2009

Scholarship Fund for Ethiopian Jews

The Scholarship Fund for Ethiopian Jews (SFEJ) is an American non-profit and tax-exempt charity.

SFEJ is dedicated to the development of a pool of talented, well-educated and highly motivated Ethiopian Israelis, who are committed to serving their own community, as well that of all Israel.
We strive to promote the emergence of leaders who will ultimately enable the community to become fully integrated into Israeli society.

The rescue of Ethiopian Jews began in the 1980s, and reached its peak in 1991 in the dramatic airlift (“Operation Solomon”) of more than 14,000 in the course of a single day.

More than 100,000 Ethiopian Jews have now been brought to Israel. Not unexpectedly, their integration into Israeli society has been fraught with problems. Coming from a largely agrarian, pre-industrial society, the Ethiopian Jews were plunged into a modern, industrial society, without the resources needed to cope with the transition.
Much has been written about Israel's "security fence,” a device designed to separate Israelis from their Palestinian neighbors. Israel's Ethiopian Jewish community has been separated from its neighbors not by a physical fence, but by a virtual fence of prejudice against, and discomfort with those who appear different. SFEJ seeks to break down this virtual fence by helping to create a core of Israeli professionals who will serve as role-models for younger Israelis, Ethiopian and non-Ethiopian alike. Our mission is to keep the promise that was made to our brothers. It is not enough to change their address; we are obligated to help them become a vital part of Israeli society.

In the belief that education is the single most effective tool for the integration of the Ethiopian community into Israeli society, SFEJ was founded to raise funds for the promotion of post-secondary education among Ethiopian Israelis. To date, funds provided by SFEJ have assisted more than 2000 Ethiopian Israelis to achieve the education required for successful integration into the economic and social reality that is modern-day Israel.

Use our convenient online contribution form.
Or mail a check payable to "Scholarship Fund for Ethiopian Jews" to the following address:

Scholarship Fund for Ethiopian Jews
19202 Black Mangrove Court
Boca Raton, FL 33498

You may use your tax-deductible contribution to honor a loved one.
CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) number 12374

For further information, email: sfejgorman@aol.com

03 October 2009

The Sabbath

"Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant".
(Exodus 31:16)