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    New Shluchim to Jamaica

    The ninth Caribbean island will have its own full-time Chabad presence with the arrival of Rabbi Yaakov and Mushkee Raskin (nee Wilhelm) to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Full Story

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    Markovits from australia
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    Markovits from australia

    Hatslocho rabbo
    May you bring lots of Nachas to the Rebbe,your parents and grand parents
    Kesiva vachasima tova
    Devorah Shmouel zvi and the kids

    how beautiful and rare
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    how beautiful and rare

    a grandfather makes a request in his last days and the grandchildren follow through….rare in today’s day and age..

    Hazlacha to the young couple whom i don’t know, but can tell from this article that they will succeed….

    help them out!!!
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    help them out!!!

    To donate please go on http://www.jewishjamaica.com

    Yasher Koach!
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    Yasher Koach!

    Yasher Koach to Yankel and Mushkee Raskin. I am sure they are going to bring much chassidische light to the Jamaican community and the jewish tourist that will visit the country. May they follow in the footsteps of their parents who have being wonderful shluchim. HATZALCHA RABBA!

    wow wow wow
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    wow wow wow

    much hatzalcha!!!!! vive le Montreal

    Mesiras Nefesh
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    Mesiras Nefesh

    Ya MON Go MUSHKEE and Yankel.
    We are so proud of you

    Yankel, keep em comin. C ya man:)
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    Yankel, keep em comin. C ya man:)

    In the desert there are no office buildings or factories. So if you lived in the desert, chances are you wouldn’t have a job. There’d be no boss bossing you, and no underlings under you. In the desert there are no towns or neighborhoods–you’d be neither on the right nor on the wrong side of the tracks. There aren’t any department stores or grocery stores–you’d eat manna from heaven and wear the same pair of shoes for forty years. Which is why, says our sages, G-d gave us the Torah in the desert. Had He given it to us on… Read more »

    wow
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    wow

    hatzlacha! an asherkocha on thebeutiful beutiful article!

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!
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    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Mushkee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good luck on your new milestone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    — a friend!

    FINALLY!!!
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    FINALLY!!!

    So much Jewish History on that island it’s about time BH. When I visited I was puzzled as to why there was no Chabad with over 500 thousand people with Jewish blood on the island figure ten percent are real Jews I thought what are they waiting for!

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    to#10

    Where do you get those numbers?

    Keep it up Yankel
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    Keep it up Yankel

    Zeide in himel is watching and shepping nachas keep up the good work
    -your cousin

    Impressive logo!
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    Impressive logo!

    Wow MAZEL tov!! Impressive logo on the donate page! Very well appropriate and Just perfect for this crowd! Would love to know who made it?!

    To impressive logo:
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    To impressive logo:

    I think it was Levi Weingarten who made the logo

    Go Mushkee and Yankel !!!!!!!!!!
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    Go Mushkee and Yankel !!!!!!!!!!
    wow
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    wow

    she was the absolute best math teacher

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    My wife is Jamaican. I’ve been there with her 3 times. When we are there we go to the shul on 92 Duke Street in Kingston. The population of Jamaica is approximately 2,500,000. I don’t believe that 20% of the population of Jamaica have “Jewish blood.” That is, of course, unless you count the Rastafarians, who claim to be one lf the lost tribes. The bottom line is that I don’t believe your figures are correct.

    tons of jews in jamaica
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    tons of jews in jamaica

    It was formerly believed that only 200 people were religiously practising Jews in Jamaica and that most Jews had migrated out of Jamaica. A recent study has now estimated that nearly 424,000 Jamaicans are descendants of Jewish (Sephardic) immigrants to Jamaica from Portugal and Spain from 1494 to the present, either by birth or ancestry. Jewish documents, gravestones written in Hebrew and recent DNA testing have proven this. While many are non-practising of Judaism, it is recorded that over 20,000 Jamaicans religiously identify as Jews. Common Jewish surnames in Jamaica are: Abrahams, Isaacs, Levy, Marish, Lindo, Sangster, Da Silva, Cohen,… Read more »

    Finally dig up every bit, check the history in that area
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    Finally dig up every bit, check the history in that area

    While you are in the area check out Falmouth Jewish Cemetery, mainly Portuguese Jewish Descendants.

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