Monday, June 25, 2007

One long year has passed since IDF soldiers Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser, and Eldad Regev were kidnapped by Hamas and Hezbollah.Show the world we have not forgotten and will not forget them.Join us in demanding their immediate and unconditional release.Monday, July 16th, 200712:00 noon / Rain or ShineDag Hammarskjold Plaza (1st Ave. and 47th St.)Please urge your friend's and synagogue's members to attend.Sponsored by the:Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish OrganizationsandJewish Community Relations Council of New YorkIn cooperation with the United Jewish Communities, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, UJA-Federation of New York, and American Zionist MovementFor more information contact: Conference of Presidents at 212-318-6111 or info@conferenceofpresidents.orgJCRC at 212-983-4800 x 151

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Every Sunday at 5:30 PM Israel time (10:30 EDT)(9:30 Chicago). Kollel Iyun Hadaf broadcasts weekly lectures delivered by accomplished Torah scholars who delve into a topic related to the week's Dafyomi study. View the Shiur live at

Thursday, June 14, 2007

daf insights for yesterdays daf from Rabbi Elefant(daf41)

  1. Rav Elchonon Rav looks at moment of death Shimuel at anypoint she is permenitly disqulified according to Shimuel shes peminently disqulified but according to Rav has some lamdus yibum has asei doce lo sase once thats removed heter comes back
  2. some rishonim say in this case there is a mitzvah of yibum and some say there isnt Rashba says he should marry her but no yibum Stiepler you have a case shimon and levi are brothers levi mikadesh rachel yivama sister Laa died Rav says marry rachel but no yibum according to the Rashba Lavei marry her Shimon has zika choice of marry her or zika zika goes 1st

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

daf insights for yesterdays daf from Rabbi Elefant(daf40)

  1. Beis Halevi explains Tosfos if you eat a korban w/o intent your mkiam a mitzvah Sheim Mishmuel says same thing when you eat shabbos food b/c its good your mikiam a mitzvah
  2. Tishuvas Vyivarech David if you dont like whisky dont make a biracha you need to enjoy it to make biracha otherwise its like acila gasa Ben Ish Cai make shahakol on candy then drink whisky(daf yomi digest halacha highlight)

smp 36 is now online

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

to lhafrid es habiskit(hebrew) on shabbos is it muter or assur click here for answer

Monday, June 11, 2007

daf insights for yesterdays daf from Rabbi Elefant(daf38)

  1. how to explain Rashi Shimon gets everything 1 Aruch Laner claim son 50% claim son also on other half this claim is 1 and the same not a split claim 2 Rav Chaim Brisker someone leaves yorshim each yorash entitled to entire estate but others block it(our case Shimon is certin yoresh safek is a safek absence vadi vadi yoresh gets entire estate
  2. poskim shitar amud ligvos kigavui dami(shitar is considered if its already collected) is only by shitar chov but a shitar matana is like cash Kitzos only say shitar is considered as if it was already collected if it has karka on it

Sunday, June 10, 2007

IDF Foils Kidnapping Attempt Near Gaza
by Ze'ev Orenstein - Arutz-7
( The IDF foiled a kidnapping attempt by a group of terrorists early Saturday afternoon near the Kissufim crossing, just outside southern Gaza.
The four terrorists, who drove an armored jeep labeled “TV,” blew a hole in the security fence surrounding Gaza and approached an IDF position posing as journalists.
The terror cell rammed an IDF command jeep and, using RPG’s, grenades and other weapons, opened fire on soldiers in the area. In the ensuing battle, IDF forces managed to kill one of the four terrorists - 19-year-old Mohammed Jaabari - who became separated from the terror cell and attempted to hide in the surrounding area. Jaabari’s location was discovered through the help of the IDF’s canine unit after he shot dead the dog that had spotted him.
The other three terrorists escaped back into Gaza.
Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was carried out jointly with the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. "The aim of the operation was to withdraw with the soldier in captivity," Abu Ahmed, a spokesman for Islamic Jihad, said. "But the participation of Israeli helicopters prevented that."
An IDF spokesman said there were no reports of missing soldiers or injuries, and denied early claims by the terror group that a soldier was captured in the raid.
Saturday’s attack represented the first time that Arab terrorists had breached the Gaza security fence since the kidnapping of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit last June.
"Proper readiness by the IDF forces of the Gaza Division and the right actions in the field foiled the attack, apparently a kidnapping attempt," IDF southern region commander, Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant said.

770 Eastern Parkway: Yes Choson? No Choson? New system will let Mispalelim know when there's a Choson in Shul
Anyone whose been to 770 knows the routine. After Chazaras HaShatz the #1 question is, "is there a Choson?". An affirmative answer and he Minyan skips Tachnun. Sometimes a Minyan will skip Tachnun based on a "Choson sighting" when in fact the Choson had already left Shul or it was a Yungerman wearing a Kapota and mistaken for a Choson!
Now, if things go as planned there will be no need to run around and look for the Choson.. All you'll have to do is look at the Umud in front of 770 and see if the special light on top is illuminated. If it is you know there's a Choson present.
Chasanim who Daven in 770 during their Sheva Brochos are kindly asked to walk up to the Umud and choose the amount of time they will be in Shul either 10 minute, 20, 30 or 60 and the light will remain illuminated for that amount of time. If they leave earlier they can shut it off.
The system was donated by the Michael Goldhirsch of Melbourne Australia, with the design and installation by Sholom Ber Goldstein.
Helicopters rescue 3 Bochurim and teacher from Bear Mountain
STONY POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- A (SNS ED. Ocean parkway ULY Hamesivta) teacher and three 16-year-old yeshiva students wandered off a Bear Mountain climbing trail and had to be plucked from a 200-foot-high ledge by rappelling rescuers while hovering police helicopters lit the face of the cliff.
The climbers "felt they couldn't go up safely and they couldn't go down safely once they realized where they were," Lt. David Herrick of the New York state park police said Friday. "Basically they froze and didn't want to move."
They were stuck on the rocky outcropping for more than five hours on Thursday night and early Friday.
A tactical rope rescue unit, comprising specially trained members of various volunteer fire departments, rappelled the 400-foot cliff to the rocky ledge, put each of the four hikers into harnesses, then lowered them to the bottom, Herrick said.