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YAHRZEITS — AUGUST, 2015

RAM’S HORN POLICY FOR LISTING YAHRZEIT MEMORIALS:!
Yahrzeit memorials are listed by consecutive Gregorian month, date, and year, if known, or at the beginning of the list for one calendar year following the date of passing.

Compiled by Aitz Chaim over many years, this Yahrzeit list is maintained by the Ram’s Horn. Please send any corrections or additions to editor@aitzchaim.com

May the source of peace send peace to all who mourn, and comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of
Deceased
English Date of Passing Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Congregant
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Astrin Jan 29, 2015 17 Sh’vat, 5775
Rose Gran Oct 14, 2014 20 Tishrei, 5775
Sidney Dunaeff Aug 7, 1976 25 Av, 5736 Uncle of Meriam Nagel
Walter Greenspan Aug 13, 2012 23 Av, 5772
Anne Nagel-Harris Aug 19, 1995 23 Av, 5755 Aunt of Meriam Nagel
Harriet Marion Barrett Aug 21, 2005 16 Av, 5765 Mother of Nadyne Weissman

AN INTERESTING ODDITY

Judaica said to date to the times of the Spanish Inquisition.


The complete teapot.


Remove the top…


It’s a hidden dreidel.


Remove the next layer‘


A perfume/spice holder.


Opened


The Hebrew word on the bottom says בשמים (basmim), “spices or perfumes.”


The next layer is…


An havdala flame.


The Front View – The inscription reads, “The light of God is man’s soul.”


But there’s another secret:


A complete Megilla Esther for Purim.


The main body is designed to hold an etrog for Sukkot.


The words say “pri etz hadar” (the fruit of the majestic tree), a biblical reference to the etrog.


Inside


Candlesticks for Shabbat and Holy Days


Close up of candlesticks


Remove the flowered tray, and under the candlesticks is…


A Seder plate.


But there’s one more thing.


A hannukiah.


With the shammash (“servant”), the 9th light of the menorah used to light the other 8 candles.

ISRAELI CONSUL GENERAL TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Join us for a special evening with Dr. Andy David, Israel’s Consul General to the Pacific Northwest.

August 4 – 7:00 PM – The Shul of Bozeman
RSVP by CLICKING HERE or by calling 585-8770

http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/66060/israels-new-man-in-san-francisco-inspired-by-rabin/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consulate_General_of_Israel_to_the_Pacific_Northwest_Region

Additional Israeli Consul General Presentation:
MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015, MISSOULA

Laurie Franklin
Spiritual Leader and Rabbinic Intern
Har Shalom/Missoula, MT
email: laurief@har-shalom.org
cell: (406) 546-9368

Har Shalom mailing address: PO Box 3715/Missoula, MT 59806
street address: 3035 South Russell St/Missoula, MT
Phone: 406 549-9595

SPECIAL PROGRAM at Har Shalom
Monday Aug 3 5:30 to 6:30 pm
3035 S. Russell St/Missoula, MT

“Israel and the Iran Nuclear Agreement”
• Why is Israel so concerned about this agreement?
• What about American guarantees and help to Israel to offset any additional risks?
• Has the agreement affected relations between Israel and her traditional opponents among the Sunnis Arab states?
• Would Iran actually use a bomb even if they had one?”

Dr. Andy David
Israel Consul General to the Pacific Northwest

Dr. David’s Biography:
http://embassies.gov.il/san-francisco/AboutTheEmbassy/Pages/The-Consul-General.aspx

TORAH STUDY INVITATION

Rabbi Yanai: “whoever learns Torah from [only] one Rabbi will never find blessing in his study” (b. Avodah Zarah 19).

Rabbi Yannai (or Rabbi Jannai; Hebrew: רבי ינאי‎) was a Jewish sage, living during the first half of the 3rd century, and of the first generation of the Amora sages of the Land of Israel. He was a disciple of R. Judah haNasi – the sealer of the Mishnah. R. Yannai founded a Beth Midrash that was located near Safed in the Upper Galile, where he taught the Torah, and at the same time served as a dayan, religious judge, in the Beth Din, rabbinical court for the Sepphoris community.

His name is mentioned in the Babylonian Talmud 176 times, and in the Jerusalem Talmud 254 times.
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REMEMBERING SIR NICHOLAS WINTON

Remembering the humble hero who saved hundreds of Czech children from WWII atrocities

Web site: http://www.nicholaswinton.com

AN ADDRESS BY DR. DAN SCHUEFTAN

Dr. Dan Schueftan is the Director of the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa, and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Political Sciences there, as well as at the Israel Defense Force’s National Defense College. For the 2012-13 academic year he was a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC. For the last four decades he has been a consultant to Israeli decision makers and to the top echelon of Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office, Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry and The National Security Council. He is a regular source and interviewee for radio and television programs on the Middle East in Israel, the Arab world, Europe and North America.

Dr. Schueftan has been briefing and consulting with members of the US Senate, House of Representatives and their staff, as well as top professionals and key political appointees in the executive branch since 1977. He has been briefing ministers, parliamentarians, political leaders, senior officers, defense and intelligence officials and government advisors in Europe since 1975. He has regularly lectured at universities and research centers in the United States and Europe since the mid 1970s.

Dr. Schueftan has published extensively on contemporary Middle Eastern history, with emphasis on Arab-Israeli relations, Inter-Arab politics and American policy in the Middle East. His books cover a wide variety of topics: A Jordanian Option – Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians (1986); Attrition: Egypt’s Post War Political Strategy 1967-1970 (1989); Disengagement – Israel and the Palestinian Entity (1999). This last book, advocating disengagement, had a considerable effect on Israeli policy makers. Dr. Schueftan most recent book (2011) is Palestinians in Israel – the Arab Minority and the Jewish State.

At a benefit dinner on February 24, 2015, Dr. Dan Schueftan gave a keynote address to the Centre for Jewish Life in London on the current challenges facing Israel and the Jewish people. Although the speech is a bit long, thirty minutes or so, the speaker is not only entertaining but profound. Worth a listen.

Submitted by Helen Cherry

RABBI QUITS N.J. PULPIT; FINDS GOD AND COMMUNITY IN MONTANA

Rabbi Francine Green Roston and her family fell in love with Whitefish, Montana, on their first visit in 2010.

READ MORE HERE

YAHRZEITS — JULY, 2015

RAM’S HORN POLICY FOR LISTING YAHRZEIT MEMORIALS:!

Yahrzeit memorials are listed by consecutive Gregorian month, date, and year, if known, or at the beginning of the list for one calendar year following the date of passing.

Compiled by Aitz Chaim over many years, this Yahrzeit list is maintained by the Ram’s Horn. Please send any corrections or additions to editor@aitzchaim.com

May the source of peace send peace to all who mourn, and comfort to all who are bereaved.

Name of
Deceased
English Date of Passing Hebrew Date of Passing Deceased Relationship to
Congregant
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Astrin Jan 29, 2015 17 Sh’vat, 5775
Rose Gran Oct 14, 2014 20 Tishrei, 5775
Irving Langsam Jul 3, 1991 21 Tammuz, 5751 Father of Helen Cherry
Alvin Magalnick Jul 3, 2010 21 Tammuz, 5770 Brother of Elliot Magalnick
Natalee Holly Kelman Jul 10, 2013 3 Av, 5773 Daughter of Evelyn Kelman
Beverly Espelin Jul 12, 2007 26 Tammuz, 5767 Mother of Dawn Schandelson
Hilda Schandelson Jul 17, 1962 15 Tammuz, 5722 Mother of Arnold Schandelson
Miriam Fischer Jul 20, 1953 8 Av, 5713 Mother of Robert Fischer
Elsie Cook Mother of Helen Auch
Maurice Jacoby Jul 27, 1976 29 Tammuz, 5736

NEW BEN AND JERRY’S ICE CREAM FLAVORS NOW AVAILABLE IN ISRAEL!

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is now available in Israel … in the following flavors:

  • Western Walnut
  • Moish mellow
  • Mazel Toffee
  • Chazalnut
  • Oy Ge-malt
  • Mi Ka-mocha
  • Soda & Gamorra
  • Bernard Malamint
  • Berry Pr’i Hagafen
  • Choc-Eilat Chip
  • and finally
    (drum roll, please)

  • Simchas T’oreo

It should also be noted that all these flavors come in a Cohen.

Submitted by Elliott Magalnick

GREEN EGGS AND WHAT?

The National Education Association is celebrating “Read Across America ” by encouraging adults to read to children. Of course, Green Eggs and Ham is one of the most popular Dr. Seuss books. And, there’s the dilemma. How can Jewish kids celebrate with green Eggs and HAM? So, in honor of (and with apologies to the estate of Dr. Seuss) here’s a new ending for the story:

Will you never see?
They are not KOSHER, So let me be!
I will not eat green eggs and ham.
I will not eat them, Sam-I-am

But I’ll eat green eggs with a biscuit!
Or I will try them with some brisket.
I’ll eat green eggs in a box.
If you serve them with some lox.

And those green eggs are worth a try
Scrambled up in matzo brie!
And in a boat upon the river,
I’ll eat green eggs with chopped liver!

So if you’re a Jewish Dr. Seuss fan,
But troubled by green eggs and ham,
Let your friends in on the scoop:
Green eggs taste best with chicken soup!

Contributed by Elliott Magalnick

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