Friday, April 29, 2011
At a superficial glance, the Torah's commandment that we love our neighbor as we love ourselves seems peculiar and virtually impossible. How can a Jew from Yemen be expected to love a Jew from Belgium, when the two have so completely different customs, mentalities, and attitudes? How can a "Chossid" love a "Litvak" when the two have been arguing for centuries already about the proper way to serve HaShem? How can a religious Jew love a secular Jew when the two differ on so many basic issues?
BAIS HAVAAD ON THE PARSHA PARSHAS KEDOSHIMEmbezzlement: From a Penny to a Ponzi/SEFIRAS HAOMER PROJECT
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This week's Parsha discusses many mitzvos which govern the relationship between man and his fellow man. One of these mitzvos is the prohibition of stealing.Issues relating to theft and stealing arise frequently in the mitzvos between man and his fellow man
S"A SIMAN 83 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 5
Then/ it is permitted to read / Kerias Shema/ even next to it, since it does not /serve/ specifically for the lavatory only.
MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 1
Q:CAN YOU SAY DIVARIM SHEBIKDUSHA BY A SINK FOR WASHING HANDS FACE AND FEET BY A BAS HAKISA
A:THE MINCHAS YITZCHAK SAYS ITS DIFFICULT TO HAVE A HETER HERE EVEN IF ITS NOT SET ASIDE FOR THE BAS HAKISA.(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 15)
Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Three of Week 2: Tiferet of Gevurah 10th Day of the Omer THURSDAY NIGHT/FRIDAY
Does my discipline have this element of compassion?
Exercise for the day: Be compassionate to someone you have reproached.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Please daven for my granddaughter Daphna Yael bas Rivka, a 2 1/2 year old who will be having a biopsy Sunday morning (Israeli time) as it looks like they think they have found cancer. We are asking please, please if The Community would Daven for Daphna Yael bas Rivka, among all the other patients of Israel. We won't know anything for certain until after the biopsy. May Hashem bring us besoros tovos.
MY 1ST JEWISH MUSIC TAPE WAS Dveykus AND NOW THERE Dveykus FOR SEFIRA Aderet Music presents Songs composed by Chaim Banet, Pitssburg & Nidvurna with vocals by Shloime Taussig, Yisroel Werdyger, Shaya Illowitz and Mendy Ornstein. Choir by Dovi Tessler, Sruly Weinberger, Mendy Ornstein, Yakov S. Steiner, Shua Shachar, Tzvi Blumenfeld and Shulem Lemmer, vocals arranged by Dovi Tessler and Sruly Weinberger. Accompanied by Chilu Pozen & The Hamzamrim Choir, Choir Recorded at Neuman’s Studio and Mixed and Mastered by Ruli Ezrachi.
Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day Two of Week 2: Gevurah of Gevurah 9th Day of the Omer WENSDAY NIGHT/THURDAY
Exercise for the day: Make a detailed plan for spending your day and at the end of the day see if you've lived up to it.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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JI AND JMR PREVIEW OF SIX13 4 ZMANIM
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Spiritual Guide to the Omer Day One of Week 2: Chesed of Gevurah 8th Day of the Omer TUESDAY NIGHT/WENSDAY
If love (chesed) is the bedrock of human expression, discipline (gevurah) is the channels through which we express love. It gives our life and love direction and focus. Take a laser beam: Its potency lies in the focus and concentration of light in one direction rather than fragmented light beams dispersed in all different directions.
Gevurah - discipline and measure - concentrates and directs our efforts, our love in the proper directions. Another aspect of gevurah is - respect and awe. Healthy love requires respect for the one you love.
Exercise for the day: Highlight an aspect in your love that has bolstered your spirit and enriched your life - and celebrate.
Exercise for the day: Start building something constructive together with a loved one.
MARROR BITTERSWEET DARKNESS
RAV NACHMAN OF BRESLOV SAYS THE KNOWLEDGE THAT HASHEM IS ALWAYS WITH US AND HE WILL NEVER FORSAKE US.EVEN BITTERNESS IS WITHIN DIVINE MERCY.WE WILL UNDERSTAND THIS WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM GAMATRIA. MAROR GAMATRIA IS MAVET(446), BUT HASHEM GIVES US A TASTE OF THAT BITTERNESS.HE GIVES US CHASA(ROMAIN LETTUCE) WHOSE GAMATRIA IS 69 SAME AS CHAYIM WHOSE GAMATRIA IS 68(WITH 1 BEING ADDED FOR THE WORD)AND THROUGH THIS ,WE COME TO YEARN FOR THE REDEMPTION.
Q HAD HE NOT LET US PASS THROUGH IT ON DRY LAND AND NOT SUNK OR FOES IN IT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH FOR US(DAYANU) THE ABARBANEL ASKS WERE THE EGYPTIANS CRAZY WHY WOULD THEY CHASE AFTER THE JEWS WHEN THE SEA IS SPLITTING AND THIS IS REALLY DIFFICULT IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THEY SUFFERED 10 MAKOS BUT THE JEWS WERE SPARED.
A HE ANSWERS THE TORAH SAYS AN ANGEL OF HASHEM MADE A CLOUD BETWEEN THE EGYPTIANS AND JEWS SO THE EGYPTIANS COULD NOT SEE THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE ON DRY LAND AND BY THE TIME THEY REALIZED THEIR MISTAKE IT WAS TO LATE TO ESCAPE.
FOR IT WAS NOT ONE ALONE WHO STOOD AGAINST US TO ANNIHILATE US
RAV AVRAHAM SAYS WE HAVE SAID ABOVE BLESSED IS HE WHO KEEPS HIS PROMISE TO ISRAEL,IN THE PRESENT TENSE.HAD THE HAGGADAH USED KEPT, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN REFERRING ONLY TO THE REDEMPTION IN EGYPT.KEEPS IMPLIES THE ONGOING FULFILLMENT OF THE COVENANT, AS ADVERSARIES CONSTANTLY RISE AGAINST US THROUGHOUT HISTORY.IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT AT THIS POINT THE HAGGADAH MENTIONS PHARAOH WAS NOT ARE ONLY ADVERSARY.
ISRAEL, HIS DOMINION
THE RAMBAN SAYS MANKIND WAS CREATED TO RECOGNIZE THEIR CREATOR AND PROCLAIM THEIR GRATITUDE TO HIM.THE EARLY GENERATIONS SINNED BUT KLAL YISRAEL BY BEING SHOWN WONDERS WERE CHOSEN AS LIVING WITNESSES TO PUBLICIZE THE THE ETERNAL TRUTH TO ALL NATIONS.SHOULD THEY DISAPPEAR AND MEMORIES LOST ALL HIS MIRACLES WOULD BE FORGOTTEN AND EVEN IF THEY RECALLED THESE EVENTS THEY WOULD ATTRIBUTE IT TO OTHER CAUSES.THE PURPOSE OF MAN CREATION WOULD BE THWARTED.KLAL YISRAEL WAS WORTHY OF HASHEM LOVE BY GOING THROUGH ALL THE SUFFERING WILLINGLY DECLARING EITHER WE REMAIN LOYAL TO JUDAISM OR NAILED TO A STAKE!.KLAL YISRAEL ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE STARS AND WITCHCRAFT CANT HARM THEM.HASHEM ALONE IS THEIR SOURCE OF REWARD AND PUNISHMENT.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN WOULD HAVE REMAINED SUBSERVIENT TO PHARAOH IN EGYPT
THE HAGGADAH HASHIR VEHASHEVACH WRITES BOTH OUR BODIES AND SOULS WERE ENSLAVED IN EGYPT WHEN HASHEM REMOVED US PHYSICALLY FROM MITZRAYIM HE ENSURED OUR SOULS WOULD BE FREE FROM CAPTIVITY AS WELL WE THEREFORE CONCLUDE BY SAYING THAT HAD HASHEM NOT TAKEN US OUT OF MITZRAIM IN A WAY THAT DEFIED NATURE RATHER WE WOULD HAVE REBELLED AND ESCAPED WE WOULD STILL BE IN SPIRITUAL SLAVERY B/C OUR SOULS WOULD HAVE REMAINED IN THE IMPURE AND IDOLATROUS WAYS OF THE EGYPTIANS
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Exercise for the day: Do something that takes fight for a loved one.
THE SON WHO DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO ASK
Reb Moshe says the son who does not know how to ask does not lack the intellect to ask, but the interest to ask. Therefore, you open up the conversation with him, explaining the profound significance of the mitzvos which he regards with such indifference. Let him know that it is fact because of the mitzvos that G-d took us out of Egypt.
Friday, April 22, 2011
THE PASUK SAYS IN BERASHIS (46:84) I WILL GO DOWN WITH YOU TO EGYPT AND I WILL SURELY BRING YOU UP AGAIN FROM HERE RAV PAM SAYS THE PASUK IN YECHEZKEL(36:24) SAYS I WILL TAKE YOU FROM AMONG NATIONS ,GATHER YOU FROM AMONG ALL COUNTRIES ,WILL BRING YOU INTO YOUR OWN LAND ...AND CAUSE YOU TO FOLLOOW MY STATUES.THERE WE FIND AN EXTRODINARY STATEMENT OF HASHEM LOVE FOR KLAL YISRAEL.IN THE FUTURE THE GATHERING OF KLAL YISRAEL WILL TAKE PLACE PRIOR TO THE NATION FOLLOWING THE PROPER PATH.
THE TORAH SPEAKS OF 4 CHILDREN
WHEN PHARAOHS DAUGHTER DREW MOSHE FRO THE NILE HE WOULDNT NURSE FROM A NON JEW.SO MIRIAM ARANGED FOR YOCHEVED TO NURSE MOSHE.RASHI SAYS SINCE MOSHE WAS GOING TO SPEAK WITH THE SHECINA HE WOULD NOT NURSE FROM A NON JEW.REMA TELLS US A CHILD SHOULD NOT NURSE FROM A NON JEW B/C IT CLOGS THE HEART AND INGRAINS UNDESIRABLE MIDOS WITHIN HIM.THE GRA SAYS THE REMA SOURCE IS FROM A RASHBA WHO BRINGS OUR STORY WITH MOSHE.RAV YAAKOV KAMENETZKY ASKS THAT WAS MOSHE HOW IS IT A SOURCE?HE ANSWERS WE SEE SOMTHING VERY IMPORTANT EVERY CHILD CAN BECOME A MOSHE AND WE HAVE TO SAFEGUARD THAT.
WHAT WAS THE NATURE OF OUR PERSPECTIVE OF OUR ENSLAVEMENT WHILE IN EGYPT? THE IZBITZEH REBBE ZT"L EXPLAINS WHEN CHAZAL SAY NOBODY ESCAPED FROM EGYPT IT DOSNT HAVE TO DO WITH PHYSICAL OR LOGISTICAL ABILITIES BUT PHYSIOLOGICAL ITS IN THEIR MINDS THEY THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD THEY DIDNT WANT TO ESCAPE. IN A SIMILAR VEIN THE CHIDUSHEI HARIM EXPLAINS THE WORD SIVLOS(BURDEN) NOT BURDEN BUT TOLERANCE AND SO THE PASUK READS I HAVE TAKEN YOU OUT OF THE TOLERANCE OF EGYPT.HASHEM SENT MOSHE TO PLANT WITHIN BNEI YISRAEL THE 1ST TASTE OF FREEDOM.RAV GEDALLIAH SCHOR TEELS US OUR TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS HAVE A DIVINE PURPOSE AS WELL THE GOAL IS TO DEVELOP WITHIN US A TRUE FREEDOM THAT HASHEM AND HIS TORAH AND LAND CAN OFFER.
THE GEMARA IN PESACHIM(116A) SAYS RAV NACHMAN ASKED HIS SLAVE DARU WHAT WOULD A SLAVE DO IF HIS MASTER GAVE HIM GOLD AND SILVER? DARU ANSWERED HE SHOULD BE COMPELLED TO PRAISE AND THANK HIM.RAV NACHMAN SAID WE NO LONGER NEED MA NISHTANA OUR CIUV IS FULFILLED AND BEGAN RECITING AVADIM HAYINU RAV FAIN SAYS WE SEE FROM HERE CHAZAL REQUIRE VERY LITTLE FOR US TO SENSE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A SLAVE AND EXPERIENCE FREEDOM.RAV NACHMAN SLAVE HELPED HIM EXPERIENCE THE MINDSET OF A SLAVE SAVORING FREEDOM WITH VERY LIITLE.IN OUR DAYS THIS IS HARD TO DO WHATS THE SECRET.THE ANSWER IS WHAT WAS THE EXODUS TO HELP US CONNECT TO HASHEM WHICH LED TO GETING THE TORAH AND TO BECOMING COMPLETELY BOUND TO HASHEM.
This year a new album is coming out. It’s beauty lies in its pure vocals harmonizing the songs that have been inspiring the Jewish nation for decades. This sefira, prepare to be inspired by “A Kumzitz in the Rain.” The album name plays on the Yiddish word for “pure:” Rain. The name also evokes the inspiration found in real kumzitzin sung in the darkest hours of am yisroel’s existence.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Exercise for the day: Offer a helping hand to a stranger.
The Haggadah says," Come let us act cunningly with the people." There was a non-Jew who knocked at the door of Noda bYehuda. Rabbi you probably you don't remember me. My father owned a bakery when I was a child and he was an angry man. He went to sell bread and he lost the money he earned.You Rabbi saw my plight and gave me the exact amount of money I lost. Now I own the bakery and I'm here to tell you a plot of the non-Jewish bakers. Since all the Jews go to the bakery after Pesach, the non-Jews put arsonic poison in their bread.Noda Byehuda made an announcement in the shul, we made a mistake today is the 7th day of Pesach not the 8th. The non-Jewish bakers went to jail all because of Noda Byehuda thoughtful gesture and saved the entire kehilla of Prague.
DUE TO THE BAD WEATHER I missed the Polsky seders so like last year I will summarize a few divar torahs here
LEARNING NOAM ELIMELECH IS A SEGULAH FOR PARNASA SO OUR 1ST DIVAR TORAH WILL BE A NOAM ELIMELECH.
ON PESACH WHEN WE TELL OVER THE STORY OF YETZIAS MITZRAIM THE MIRACLE COMES TO LIFE ONCE AGAIN IN THIS WAY WE HOPE TO AWAKEN THE SAME DIVINE MERCY IN OUR TIME AS WAS PREVALENT AT THE TIME WE LEFT EGYPT
Iwould like to ask The Community to please daven for my 2-1/2 year old Granddaughter in Israel who tomorrow (Friday) at 1:00 am our time will be having an MRI as she has something growing in her head behind her right eye that is closing her eye. Please if The Community would daven for besoros tovos for DAPHNA YAEL BAS RIVKA.
Thank you so much.
Menucha was just brought into surgery at 11:30 a.m. Thursday instead of during Yomtov.
May we hear besoros tovos, may Hashem guide the hands of all who are working with her today and in the future, and may all our tefilos for her refuah shlema speedily reach Shomayim and be accepted.
The Duo from the smash hit “Yallili” composed this song to promote The Great Parade 5771 that will take place in Crown Heights on May 22.
Featured Performers: MBD, Benny Friedman, Shmuli Marcus, Sholime Gertner, Sparks Choir and Uncle Moishe.
Love is the single most powerful and necessary component in life. Love is the origin and foundation of all human interactions. It is both giving and receiving. It allows us to reach above and beyond ourselves. To experience another person and to allow that person to experience us. It is the tool by which we learn to experience the highest reality - G-d. In a single word: love is transcendence.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Aside from the prohibition against consuming or having pleasure from Chametz on Pesach, the Torah prohibits us from even owning the Chametz during this holiday. In addition, in order to strengthen this prohibition, the Rabbis instituted a law that any Chametz that is owned by a Jew over Pesach may not be enjoyed after Pesach. This opens up a myriad of Halachic concerns to the average Jewish consumer. Are we then not allowed to purchase Chametz items from companies which are Jewish but do not observe the laws of Pesach? How about a publically traded company? Does the ownership of minority shareholders constitute Halachic ownership? If I own stock in Nabisco or General Mills, Must I sell those shares prior to Pesach? How about Ribbis
concerns or the fact that a company is open on Shabbos?
This week's journal will focus on the Halachic status of a corporation and other legal entities.
Chag Kasher V'Sameach,
Friday, April 15, 2011
A precondition of freedom is to break the chains that enslave us. Oftentimes, the ideological and mythical chains that bind our minds subdue a person much more than the heaviest iron chains can. Why? Iron chains can restrict a body but ideological and mythical chains restrict the mind.
The worst form of slavery is slavery of the mind, when a person’s mind is subjugated and he loses his G-d given freedom of choice.
Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Sabbath, is the Sabbath that precedes Passover. Shabbat HaGadol symbolizes the breaking of slavery’s chains that enables us to walk forth in complete freedom on Passover.
The task of the "designated man" is tremendously important, namely, to lead the scapegoat to the desert. The entire atonement of the people of Israel is dependant on the "designated man" doing his job properly. Yet, the designated man is an unsung hero, a simple Jew, and not necessarily a Cohen. There is no record anywhere in Jewish historical or holy texts of a scapegoat escaping from the designated man, or of a designated man not doing his job properly.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Date: Apr 14, 2011 2:22 PM
Subject: [chicago-aneinu] Tehillim for Terror Victim
This is the teenager who was severely injured in last week's terror attack on a school bus in Israel. He is in extremely critical condition.
|From:||shoshana Schaeffer <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||[BS/RBS list] sign up for tehillim for Daniel Viflic|
|Date:||Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:59:45 +0300|
A forty day tehillim is being set up for Rephael Daniel Aryeh ben Tamar, please sign up for as many perakim as you are able to say. Please feel free to send this out to any other shul list you may know of or people who may want to join in. Thanks and tizku lemitzvot. -- http://tehillim.mamash.com/?signup_id=17 <http://tehillim.mamash.com/?signup_id=17>
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