Thursday, March 26, 2009


THANK YOU YOSEF SKOLNICK FOR THE IDEA and help making this blog

Today: Bless Blooming Trees

A special mitzvah, which can be fulfilled only once a year, is to recite the berachah ("blessing" or prayer) made upon seeing a fruit tree in bloom:

Blessed are you G-d our G-d, king of the universe, who left nothing lacking in His world, and created within it good creatures and good trees with which He gives pleasure to people.

Today is the first opportunity to make this blessing, but it can be done anytime during the month of Nissan (referred to by the Torah as "the month of spring" ).

Many visit botanical gardens during this time, so as to avail themselves of an opportunity to observe this beautiful mitzvah.

Nachum Welcomes Susie Fishbein Back to JM in the AM


Nachum Hosts Eitan Katz for Live Music and the Official Debut of ‘Baruch Hu’



Sunday, March 22, 2009


Please pray for HaGaon Rav Zelig Epstein, Shlita, Aron Zelig ben Mayta, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Shaar HaTorah, Queens, NY.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


The Power of Purim -- SPECIAL MESSAGE

Dear friends: below is a message from Chofetz Chaim Heritage foundation. If you want the original poster with this message, to post in your community or home, please email me directly at as I can't send the attachment through our yahoo group. When I get your email with subject line: Purim - chofetz chaim poster -- I will send you the poster in return, as an attachment.

“On Purim....Whatever prayers are sent to Hashem by Klal Yisrael are accepted.” –Divrei Yechezkel, P. 31

This Purim it is urgent that each and every Jew use the unique powers of the day to daven for Klal Yisrael and ourselves. Chazak tell us that just as Hashem rescued us on that first Purim, so He stands by ready to rescue us every Purim. We beseech, and He answers, no matter what our merits, no matter what our flaws.
Chazal explain why: “The law of tzedakah is that one is supposed to check the worthiness
of the recipient. But on Purim, the law of tzedakah bids us not to scrutinize the worthiness of the recipient but to give to whomever asks.”

So too with Hashem and our tefillos. Just as we give tzedakah on Purim to all who ask, without regard to their worthiness so too Hashem answers us without scrutinizing our worthiness.(Nidvas Pi, P8) With so much power in our prayers, this Purim there’s so much we must accomplish. Klal Yisrael faces a range of dangers and tragedies that is unprecedented in recent times. Our prayers can alleviate
the suffering and danger in Eretz Yisrael and America. We can daven for the many families suffering the heartbreak of illness, the strain of financial troubles, and the horrific loss of life from terrorist attacks in Eretz Yisrael. Every word we daven, especially on behalf of Klal Yisrael, carries special weight on this day. (Toras
Emes p. 73)