Jakubowski died Sunday at the age of 68 after a long illness, according to the Jewish Council of Stockholm.
The Nine Days begin on the first day of the Hebrew month of Av, nine days before the fast of Tisha Be'av (the ninth day of Av).
Poland and Hungary: Prewar Jewish experiences
They were joined by family members, residents of the community of Ofra and representatives of the organization Israel365 to plant 300 trees in the mountains of Samaria on Friday.
Although Jewish burial customs have changed over the centuries, they have always been based on two basic concepts that may at first seem contradictory.
A Moroccan renaissance of culture, economic development and diplomatic outreach is bringing about a revival in the history of shared Jewish and Muslim culture and activities.
And lastly – Don’t forget to appreciate the solemnity of the day. We wish you an easy and meaningful Yom Kippur.
The ways of our Torah are pleasant. They are not supposed to cause us pain or discomfort, physically or emotionally. This is especially important to remember on Passover.
Changing such an ingrained culture as that which surrounds kashrut supervision will not be easy.
“Hundreds of families every year were suffering and feeling alienated from Jewish tradition when this didn’t need to be the case, because customs can change over time"