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March 2011

Adar II 5771

Cheep Daily Deals

Everybody likes a bargain and we're no different. There's been a proliferation of "deal of the day" sites, and while we loved the idea at first, it has become overwhelming to pour through the 15+ Montreal daily deals. With that in mind, we (the guys who run built, a web service that tells you about all the daily deals in one spot, rather than having to look through every single offer to make sure you got the best ones. We were so excited about, that we want to tell Montreal Jews about our site! We hope you enjoy saving money as much as we do.

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Purim is one of the happiest days in the Jewish calendar. It commemorates the time of the Jews living in Persia, who were saved from extermination.

Purim is celebrated on the 14th day of Adar. The 13th of Adar was chosen as the day to exterminate Jews, and when the Jews prevailed, they celebrated the following day. This year, Purim begins at sundown of Saturday, March 19 and continues through to the day of the 20th.

For more information on Purim please visit Chabad or My Jewish Learning.

This Month's Cool Jewish Site - MyJewishLearning

Want a short tidbit of Jewish learning every day? We highly recommend the Jewniverse newsletter from The newsletter profiles an interesting Jewish website daily - recent mailings have featured a write-up about a unique version of Megillat Esther, interesting historical books with Jewish themes (Daniel Deronda), interesting Jewish musicians (Sway Machinery) and modern interpretations of Jewish holidays (in this case, Purim. It's always a good quick, funny read. Sign up to the newsletter today.

To see the content on the website, visit My Jewish Learning.

This Day in Jewish History

597 BCE: The first conquest of Jerusalem by Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar occurred. In the Bible, the event is recorded in 2 Kings 24:1ff. and in 2 Chronicles 36:5-8.
1722: The new "Aeltesten-reglement" (Constitution of the Jewish Community) was issued today in Prussia.
1751: Birthdate of James Madison author of the Federalist Papers and 4th President of the United States. Madison was also the President during the War of 1812. He was the first President to appoint a Jew to a diplomatic post (Mordecai Manuel Noah)/
1860: A Jew, Dr. Gabriel Reisser, is chosen a chief magistrate in Hamburg, Germany, next in station to the highest dignity in that Republic. Mr. Riesser was the first Jewish judge in Germany and an advocate of the emancipation of the Jews in Germany.
1906: Birthdate of Henny Youngman. Born in London, England, this comedian was known for his signature line, 'Take my wife, please.'
1926: Birthdate of Jerry Lewis. Born Joseph Levitch, in Newark NJ, Lewis teamed with Dean Martin to form one of the most popular comedy duos of the post-war period.
2005: In yet another exchange of land for a promise of peace, Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control

Jewish Events in the City

Our calendar is always full of Jewish Events happening in Montreal. This month, it's all Purim events! Here are some upcoming events to look out for...

Upcoming March Events | Submit an Event

Montreal Jewish Volunteering

Are you looking to do some Jewish Volunteering? Sign up the the Montreal Jewish Volunteering list and find out about Jewish volunteering activities in the city, whatever your volunteering interests are!

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Montreal Jewish Singles Events

Single and between 18 and 75? Are you interested in finding out about Montreal Jewish Singles events? We want to help Jewish singles find each other - so we want to let you know about Jewish singles events around Montreal.

Sign up to our Jewish Singles Events mailing list and get notified about singles events in your area.

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JNF Gifts

Over the past 107 years, JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader by planting an incredible 240 million trees, building over 200 reservoirs and dams, developing over 250,000 acres of land, creating more than 1,000 parks, providing the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities, bringing life to the Negev Desert and educating students around the world about Israel and the environment.

To support the JNF, please consider planting a tree in Israel or supporting them via a donation. You can do so by clicking here.

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