Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nachum Welcomes Rabbi Shlomo Gertzulin to Discuss the August 1 Siyum HaShas

Nachum and the listeners got the latest information and details about the upcoming celebration. Excitement is in the air as the Jewish world gets ready for the 12th Annual Siyum HaShas taking place on Wednesday, August 1 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Nachum welcomed Rabbi Shlomo Gertzulin, Chief Operating Officer of the Siyum HaShas to the studio during this morning's JM in the AM to discuss several of the Siyum details, as well as to share some perspective on how this event affects everyone, even those not directly involved in the Daf Yomi cycle. Click the link to listen and find out how to take part in all the incredible festivities.

JI A. A. Stern Recruits The Best Singers To Honor The Daf Yomi

Congratulations on the occasion of the imminent Siyum Hashas. In honor of this momentous event a new project came into being from A. A. Stern. This is the first single from a unique new album which will feature ten new compositions on the Torah, prayer and faith in the specific rates of hastening the redemption mercy. These songs were composed for the occasion of the upcoming Siyum Hashas and the beginning of the new cycle Daf Yomi. The siyum fall out on yud gimel Av – August 1st, 2012. Five songs are well known hits that we all know, but newly arranged and they sound quite different while the other five are all new compositions. Twelve of the top chassidic singers from all ethnic groups and circles marked by unity and love for Israel and for the Daf Yomi participated in this production; Yehuda Dym, Efraim Mendelson, Shmuel Krischer, Siani Modah, Amit Liani, Elyokum Binnstok, Avi Hilson, Chagai Yemini, Chaim Meir Steimtz, Shimon Steinberg, Avraham Hirsch and Avi Heller Houminer. Lyrics and Composition: AA Stern Arrangements: Jeff Horvitch Musical production: Yehuda Dym

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven

From: shaindy kappel To: undisclosed-recipients:; Sent: Wed, Jun 27, 2012 3:31 pm Subject: please daven Our Aneinu teleconference shiur tonight is being sponsored by an aneinu member l'refuah shelaima her 14 month old great niece, Rivka Bas Chaya Brocha – 14 month old baby who suffered a Head Injury today and is now in Westchester Hospital in Valhalla

[chicago-aneinu] Urgent! Kavod Ha'mes

I work in a senior home where a Jewish woman passed away this week. The funeral is tomorrow. There are much needed funds for this proper Jewish burial as there is no family who can pay for it. I need to raise $2,000 to help with the chesed shel emes of this mitzvah. If you can help please write a check to "Chicago Jewish Funerals" and mail it or drop it off to Sandra Kost 2722 W. Estes Chicago, Illinois 60645 773-465-4708 Thank you so much, Sandra


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

JI AND JMR Gad Elbaz – Sipur Shel Halev

Gad Elbaz is back with a all NEW single, showing that even though its been a while since he release a album, he fulfills the great promise of the big star. “להיפגע להירגע לזכור את כל מי שנגע, להשתנות להיבנות להישען על אמונות, לחבק את הבדידות לשוב אל הילדות, לדמיין שטוב יותר ואז לחזור למציאות, להחיות את מה שמת לחפש את האמת, לתכנן את הבריחה לשקר לעצמך לנצח את החושך ללחוץ יד לאושר לחשוב שזה הסוף ואז לקום לבד בבוקר”. Lyrics: Noam Horev Music: Tomer Haddai. Arrangements and production: Uri Avni.

YWN [chicago-aneinu]Tefilos Requested for the Shomrei Emunim Rebbe Shlita

Due to a deterioration in the Shomrei Emunim Rebbe’s Shlita condition, the rebbe will be undergoing a medical procedure today, 6 Tammuz 5772. The rebbe collapsed after Shavuos at home and was admitted to Bikur Cholim Hospital, making a miraculous recovery after being in cardiac arrest. The rebbe was transferred from Bikur Cholim to Tel Hashomer Hospital and he is scheduled to undergo a complicated procedure at 11:30 IL. A special message has been released to chassidim around the world to be mispallel for the rebbe. The tzibur is urged to be mispallel for Rav Avrohom Chaim ben Sima b’soch kol cholei am yisrael. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

[chicago-aneinu] Community Alert!

Please be aware that there have been cases of child luring in the WRP area. The kidnappers try to entice the children with candy in order to get them in the car. Parents and caregivers should be extremely vigilant of their children. If anyone attempts to lure your child, please call 911 IMMEDIATELY with as many descriptive details as possible. Anything could be helpful: make/model of car, height, race, gender, clothes, hair/eye color, noticeable details such at tattoos or earrings, etc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We have received reports that nefarious pamphlets are being delivered to members of our community. Please be advised the pamphlet is produced by missionaries and promulgates Christianity. Please toss it in the garbage, where it belongs.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

chicago-aneinu] Please Daven

Please daven for Esther Zissel bas Chaya Basha, one of our members who is having a biopsy next week, Tuesday 6/26, in the morning. Please daven that she should have menuchas hanefesh, as she is very nervous, and that the results of her biopsy should be totally fine

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

JI AND JMR “Kids of Courage” New York Boys Choir feat. Dovid Moskovits Music Video

New York Boys Choir, one of the freshest sounds on the Jewish music scene, under the guidance of renowned producer Yitzy Bald, join forces with Kids of Courage, the famed volunteer organization that turns the dreams of children with serious medical conditions into reality by providing them with medically supervised trips, weekends and other events. The song, Kids of Courage, is an all new composition written by Yitzy Bald for this project and depicts the solidarity between the boys of NYBC with the amazing youngsters that are the Kids of Courage. A Sparks Next production directed by Danny Finkelman and sponsored by Shaul Greenwald of Riverside Abstract, this inspiring video, shot in numerous landmark Manhattan locations including Times Square, Rockefeller Plaza, Central Park and the Empire State Building, includes both NYBC, its star soloist, Jewish Star winner Dovid Moskovits, and Shlomo Skolnik, joined by several of the Kids of Courage and features choreography by the Zvika Bornstein of the Hamsa Boys. “There are no words that could possibly express the importance of what this organization does,” said Yitzy Bald. “New York Boys Choir is thrilled to play even a small part in helping Kids of Courage, by letting the world know the amazing things this organization does for these kids, giving them hope and helping them recapture the essence of what it means to be a kid . We hope that our fans will join us and do whatever they can to help Kids of Courage in their all important work.” For more information on the New York Boys Choir visit their website at For information on Kids of courage, visit

NOW IS THE TIME Let My Nation Ascend AND Let My Nation Wander


YWN HaGaon HaRav Greinman Hospitalized

HaGaon HaRav Chaim Greinman was transported to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer on Tuesday afternoon. According to Chadrei Chareidim, an ambulance was summoned at 14:40 after the rav lost consciousness. Ichud Hatzalah EMTs were first on the scene and began appropriate treatment until the paramedic unit arrived. The rav was transported in the MDA paramedic unit accompanied by his personal physician, Dr. Gonen. The rav’s condition appears to have deteriorated after he was reportedly doing better earlier in the week and he was even mesader kedushin at the chasnah of a grandchild. Advertise On YWN » The tzibur is asked to be mispallel for Rav Chaim Shaul ben Tzviya b’soch kol cholei am yisrael. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

CCHF Request for tehillim

Please tehillim for Fruma Rochel bas Basha – severely injured by hit and run driver Please say tehillim for Dov Ber ben Chaika – on respirator Please say tehillim for Gital Bas Tziporah – mother of 3 with stage 4 cancer Please continue to say tehillim for Perel Sarah bas Chaya Malka – a mother of a newborn who is very ill Please continue saying tehillim for Devora Chiyena bas Eliyitta, a mother of five, with stage 4 cancer Please continue to say tehillim for Shmuel Shomron ben Dvora–still recovering from bone marrow transplant Please continue to say tehillim for Gittel bas Devorah Sora – still recovering from bone marrow transplant

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven - Surgery Today

Please daven now for CHAYA ARIELLA bas LEAH YOCHEVED, a Chicagoan, who is having major surgery today.

Monday, June 18, 2012

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven for Reb. Altusky

From one of the teachers at Reb. Altusky's seminary: Tehillim mechulak l'refuas Fruma Rochel Bas Basha We are gathering together in a joint effort to daven for a Refuah Sh'leima for Rebetzin Altusky, Fruma Rochel Bas Basha. She was hit by a car last week and is dealing with multiple injuries, a collapsed lung, and is on a respirator. Tonight's Tehillim conference call went very well, b'h. It should be a zchus for a refuah shleima for Rebetzin Altusky, our tefillos should be answered . Tomorrow night iyh and until further notice, we will be holding a tehillim conference call at the same time. 10:00 pm Israel time, 3:00 pm NY time. It went for 15 minutes, but we plan to go a bit longer tomorrow night. We had close to 50 people tonight, on very short notice, and hope to have more tomorrow iyh. Additionally, several people called in too late, we had already finished. As I said, we'll go a little longer tomorrow iyh, we didn't know how much we'd have time for and didn't want to overshoot. The number for the call is 401-694-1602, the pin number is 9303. When you join, please press 6 to mute your phone, and if you hang up before it's over, exit the call first by pressing 3. We have created a google spreadsheet that will allow you to sign up for perakim to say daily for the refuah sheleima of Rebbetzin Altusky. The spreadsheet is divided by individual perakim, but you can certainly sign up for multiple perakim. However, please only sign up for as many perakim as you feel you can say. If for whatever reason you realize you cannot commit to saying the perakim you have signed up for, please remove your name and those slots will become available for someone else to take. We would like to finish sefer Tehillim as many times as possible, so please only sign up in the open slots that are part of a started column. As each column is completed, we can start subsequent ones. (at the top of the column, it will state the percentage of how full it is ). The spreadsheet is cloud-based so any and all changes you make are automatically saved and everyone can see. As such, please refrain from making any formatting changes. We are making a commitment at this time until shiva asar b'tamuz, (July 7) , iy'h we hope that Reb Altusky will have a complete refuah by then, but we will check in at that time, and renew our commitments if necessary. Thank you to Bracha Berman and Atara Weiss for organizing and administrating this effort. Any questions or comments should please be directed to Bracha at and to Atara at They are also responsible to add columns as needed. Click on the link to join. Tehillim mechulak l'refuas Fruma Rochel Bas Basha --

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven

Please daven for Sema bas Leah, a Chicagoan.

Friday, June 15, 2012

[chicago-aneinu] Update on Rebbetzin Altusky

I received the this update on Rebbetzin Altusky from an Aneinu friend in Eretz Yisroel: Yesterday, Rebbetzin Altusky, the daughter of the late Rav Sheinberg ztl, was hit by a car near Center One in Jerusalem and was unfortunately badly hurt. There were a lot of rumors flying, but this update I just directly heard from a close talmid here in Mattesdorf: Her ankle was very badly crushed, the surgery is over and she is in a lot pain so sedated [but NOT on respirator, not, not, not c"v] but needs tefillos, because they are not sure if they succeeded in saving her foot...So please daven for Fruma Rochel bas Basha le'refua shleima b'soch sh'or cholei Yisroel. May we have only good news to share. Gut Shabbos.

[chicago-aneinu] Critical - Tefillos Needed for Rav Kleiman

Please continue to daven for Rav Yitzchok Kleiman, Yitzchok Menachem Mendel ben Haddasah, previously the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva of St. Louis. After undergoing brain surgery on Tuesday he still has bleeding and is in extremely critical condition.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven

From an Aneinu member: Please daven for my mother, Bracha bas Zelda Brina who is in intensive care. We need everyones tefillos.

Nachum Segal Presents Yerachmiel Begun, Rabbi Paysach Krohn, and Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser to Debut ''When the Siyum Calls''

The Siyum HaShas is coming up on August 1, the new Miami double CD is a tribute to that incredible event. It was a very special JM in the AM morning as Nachum Segal hosted Yerachmiel Begun, Rabbi Paysach Krohn, and Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser live in the studio to discuss the Siyum HaShas and the new Miami Boys Choir double CD entitled "When the Siyum Calls." Composed & arranged by Yerachmiel Begun, a project of, this 18 song and 4 divrei Torah double CD, as well as an accompanying video, was created in honor of the upcoming 12th Siyum HaShas, taking place on August 1, 2012. The expected attendance at this monumental occassion is approximately 100,000 people from all communities of Torah Jewry. Nachum and guests discussed the importance of this once in seven years event and what a great impact it will have on the Jewish world. They also spoke about Shirainu whose goal is to promote Jewish music with Torah values. It was another classic JM in the AM morning presented by Nachum Segal. Click the link to listen.

YWN A Daughter of Rav Sheinberg ZT”L in Need of Tefilos

A daughter of HaGaon HaRav Chaim Pinchos Sheinberg ZT”L was injured in a vehicular accident and sustained a number of fractures. Rebitzen Altusky was transported to a hospital, apparently from an accident that occurred on Wednesday, 23 Sivan 5772. The tzibur is requested to be mispallel for Fruma Rochel bas Basha b’soch kol cholei am yisrael. Advertise On YWN » (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven for Jonathan Pollard

From: "" In the next day or two, Israeli President Shimon Peres is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Obama. Peres says that he will ask Obama to grant a pardon for Jonathan Pollard on humanitarian grounds. I had the pleasure of meeting briefly with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Richard Stone this past Sunday. (A bit of name dropping). He spoke at a graduation and I asked him afterwards about Pollard. He replied that it is a very big week. For some reason, Pollard's pleas have not been positively received for over 26 years! What better way to break down the hardened hearts of those who reject Pollard's plea than to say some additional Tehillim these next couple days. Just think about it - over 26 years in harsh conditions. Wouldn't you want it be done for you! Please daven for Yehonaton ben Malka.

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven


LIVE MUSIC ALERT! Nachum Segal Hosts Yehuda Green Live at JM in the AM

Hear the new songs and the live performance inside. It was a great morning of live music on JM in the AM as Nachum welcomed Yehuda Green to the studio to celebrate his third CD release "Peace in My Heart." The new CD features 12 songs, some composed by Yehuda, and some composed by the great R' Shlomo Carlebach ob"m. Nachum and Yehuda discussed the new CD, took calls from the listeners, and Yehuda played several songs live in the studio. Click the link to listen.

JI AND JMR Coming Soon: OHEL – The Music We Love CD/DVD

By: Sandy Eller Shrouded in mystery from its earliest moments, OHEL 5772 – The Music We Love, was one of the most highly anticipated concerts of the year. The Music we Love was music at its best as an energetic lineup of performers delivered one electric performance after another, featuring performances by some of the freshest faces in Jewish music, including 8th Day, Benny Friedman, Shloime Gertner, Eitan Katz, Michoel Pruzansky and Shalsheles Jr. The concert also featured international superstar Yishai Lapidot and an unforgettable performance by Rivie Schwebel with his sons, Eli and Avrumi, The Music We Love surpassed all expectations, earning a spot in the annals of Jewish music history as the concert of a lifetime. Shot in multi-angle, true HD footage, and recorded live in high quality audio format, the stunning quality of the production offers an entirely new perspective on live concert DVD’s. With the upcoming release of the concert CD and DVD, audiences worldwide will be able to enjoy the unique experience that was The Music We Love. OHEL 5772 continues to make music history with the upcoming release of the live concert, to be released as a double CD/DVD combination pack, for the unprecedented price of $19.99. “We are offering consumers a really great deal by including both the double CD and the DVD in one package at an unbelievabe price, in keeping with the recent approach of attempting to make Jewish music as accessible as possible for consumers of all ages,” explained Sruly Meyer, director of marketing at Aderet Music. Leveraging the most current techniques in audio and visual post production, Sheer Productions was able to deliver a first rate product for all to enjoy. Early insider reviews are calling this production “the best concert CD/DVD to ever hit the shelves”, quite a statement considering some of the stellar products that are already on the market. The CD/DVD package is due to debut simultaneously in Israel and America on June 20th. The Music We Love will be distributed by Aderet Music and will also be available for audio download at

JI AND JMR The Miami Boys Choir – When The Siyum Calls

Yerachmiel Begun and Miami Boys Choir Present “When The Siyum Calls” in honor of the upcoming 12th Siyum Hashas, August 1, 2012 at Metlife Stadium in NJ. IYH this monumental celebratory event will be attended by aprox. 100,000 people from all corners of Torah Jewry. This title song is from The New – single priced – Double CD Tribute Album. This product is the first of its kind. It is a unique combination of Torah inspiration and Miami music, centered on the theme of the Siyum and Torah. CD1 – Inspiring Divrai Torah by 4 world renowned Rabbinic speakers. Rabbi Paysach Krohn, Rabbi Noach Isaac Oelbaum, Rabbi Dovid Weinberger, Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser. CD2 – 18 uplifting MIAMI songs dedicated to the Siyum. Also included is an HD version music video of the song – ‘When the Siyum Calls‘. This album is a project of Shirainu. Shirainu is a 501(c)(3) non – for – profit organization dedicated to promoting Jewish music with Torah values. For more information/purchase or download of this album, please go to Also available on &

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

[chicago-aneinu] Rav Elyashiv shlita in Critical Condition

Officials in Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim report that they have succeeded in stabilizing the condition of Maran Posek HaDor HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Shlita, who remains in critical condition in an intensive care unit. Please daven for Yosef Sholom ben Chaya Musha b’soch sh’ar cholei yisrael.

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven for Rosh Yeshiva

The St. Louis Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yitzchok Kleiman, just had an emergency operation. Please daven for Yitzchok Menachem Mendel Ben Haddassah.

Nachum Segal Welcomes Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz with Rabbi Dr Tzvi Hersh Weinreb to Discuss the New Koren Shas

It was an exciting morning at JM in the AM as Nachum welcomed Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz and Rabbi Dr Tzvi Hersh Weinreb to discuss the amazing new Koren Shas (Talmud) project whose first edition, masechet (tractate) Berakhot is available now. The New Koren English Talmud will provide another option for English speaking students of the Talmud. The translation is adapted from Rabbi Steinsaltz's translation into modern Hebrew and the commentary is his. But in keeping with tradition, the New English Talmud stays true to the canonized pagination of the Talmud. Nachum and the Rabbis discussed how this new Shas promises easier access to, and a deeper understanding of our timeless texts. Click the link to listen.

YWN Update on Maran Rav Elyashiv Shlita (12:01 IL – 05:01 EST)

Prof. Yonatan Halevi, the medical director of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim describes Maran Posek HaDor HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv’s Shlita condition as “critical and life-threatening”. The posek hador’s family was summoned in the middle of the night as his condition took a sharp turn for the worse, apparently due to an aggressive systemic infection. The rav, who is 102, has been in an intensive care unit for the past months. The tzibur is requested to continue being mispallel for Rav Yosef Sholom ben Chaya Musha b’soch kol cholei am yisrael. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

YWN TEHILLIM – Condition Of Rav Elyashiv Critical; Family Rushed To Bedside

he condition of the Posek HaDor Maran Hagon HaRav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv Shlita, has become extremely critical, and close family members have been rushed to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital. Reb Aryeh Elyashiv, the Posek HaDor’s longtime Mashbak and grandson, has asked YWN to please request that everyone be Mispallel for Yosef Shalom ben Chaya Musha. Besuroa Tovos. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

Monday, June 11, 2012

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven

From an Aneinu member: Please daven for Basyah bas Genesha who is in the hospital.

Fwd: [chicago-aneinu] Tefillos Requested - Rav Brevda Surgery Today

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Please daven for Rav Brevda, Shlomo Leib ben Miriam, who will be undergoing surgery at 11:00 AM Chicago time.

Psalms Chapter 6 תְּהִלִּים

א לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינוֹת, עַל-הַשְּׁמִינִית; מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד.
1 For the Leader; with string-music; on the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
ב יְהוָה, אַל-בְּאַפְּךָ תוֹכִיחֵנִי; וְאַל-בַּחֲמָתְךָ תְיַסְּרֵנִי.
2 O LORD, rebuke me not in Thine anger, neither chasten me in Thy wrath.
ג חָנֵּנִי יְהוָה, כִּי אֻמְלַל-אָנִי: רְפָאֵנִי יְהוָה--כִּי נִבְהֲלוּ עֲצָמָי.
3 Be gracious unto me, O LORD, for I languish away; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are affrighted.
ד וְנַפְשִׁי, נִבְהֲלָה מְאֹד; ואת (וְאַתָּה) יְהוָה, עַד-מָתָי.
4 My soul also is sore affrighted; and Thou, O LORD, how long?
ה שׁוּבָה יְהוָה, חַלְּצָה נַפְשִׁי; הוֹשִׁיעֵנִי, לְמַעַן חַסְדֶּךָ.
5 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul; save me for Thy mercy's sake.
ו כִּי אֵין בַּמָּוֶת זִכְרֶךָ; בִּשְׁאוֹל, מִי יוֹדֶה-לָּךְ.
6 For in death there is no remembrance of Thee; in the nether-world who will give Thee thanks?
ז יָגַעְתִּי, בְּאַנְחָתִי--אַשְׂחֶה בְכָל-לַיְלָה, מִטָּתִי; בְּדִמְעָתִי, עַרְשִׂי אַמְסֶה.
7 I am weary with my groaning; every night make I my bed to swim; I melt away my couch with my tears.
ח עָשְׁשָׁה מִכַּעַס עֵינִי; עָתְקָה, בְּכָל-צוֹרְרָי.
8 Mine eye is dimmed because of vexation; it waxeth old because of all mine adversaries.
ט סוּרוּ מִמֶּנִּי, כָּל-פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן: כִּי-שָׁמַע יְהוָה, קוֹל בִּכְיִי.
9 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
י שָׁמַע יְהוָה, תְּחִנָּתִי; יְהוָה, תְּפִלָּתִי יִקָּח.
10 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD receiveth my prayer.
יא יֵבֹשׁוּ, וְיִבָּהֲלוּ מְאֹד--כָּל-אֹיְבָי; יָשֻׁבוּ, יֵבֹשׁוּ רָגַע.
11 All mine enemies shall be ashamed and sore affrighted; they shall turn back, they shall be ashamed suddenly.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

JI AND JMR Naftali Kalfa ft. Shlomo Katz – Tzion

Naftali Kalfa is a businessman and singer/composer who was born in Toronto, Canada on February 22nd, 1981. He is the eldest of eleven brothers and sisters. Naftali is happily married to Tamar kalfa and is the father to four amazing children, who serve as his strength and inspiration. Music has always had a deep place in Naftali’s life; from a young age he would sing and lead performances and prayer in shuls, school choirs and at events. Naftali attributes his love of music to his mother who is a very talented singer and musician. Naftali appreciates quality music from many genres and his musical influences are diverse, and span from Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach to Hasidic and rock music. Naftali’s first musical production was a collaboration with the Piamenta Brothers , on an album titled “Yihiyu Leratzon“. He is currently finishing a new album project which features guest artists such as Shlomo Katz, Gad Elbaz, rapper Shyne, and Yossi Piamenta. The song “Zion” is the first single released from the new album and features Shlomo Katz, an artist who deeply identifies with Carlebach music. Shlomo Katz is a singer whose musical talent is deeply rooted; his father Avshalom is a well-known musician and chazzan, and his brother Eitan Katz is a famous singer/composer. Stemming from the warmth and love of music installed in him throughout his childhood by his father, Shlomo began to delve into the world of music at the age of 14, immediately after the passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, of blessed memory. Shlomo was ordained a rabbi after years of study in Yeshivat Hamivtar. He combines the world of music with the world of Torah through his performances and classes, given around the world. Over the years Shlomo has released six albums, two with his brother Eitan and three solo albums: “VeHakohanim“, “Malei Olam“, “Live in Melbourne” and an album of rare Carlebach melodies with Chaim Dovid and Aaron Razel. Shlomo is best known for his original melodies of ‘Niggun Nevo‘ and ‘Shabbos Kodesh‘.

JI Shalsheles/Shalsheles Junior Now Available on iTunes + New Shalsheles Project

This week former Shalsheles Junior alum Edan Pinchot performed on America’s Got Talent and won the hearts of the judges and America with his voice and talent. Edan was passed through to the next round which takes place in Las Vegas. The kippah-clad 13-year-old, who’s been called the “Jewish Justin Bieber”, won praise from the judges, with Howard Stern saying he was gifted and Howie Mandel calling his performance unexpected. SEE VIDEO HERE Speaking about Shalsheles, for the first time EVER you can now purchase ALL of the Shalsheles/Shalsheles Junior albums on iTunes. That’s right. Have a favorite song? Now you can download what you like when you like. You can listen to songs like Hema one of the many songs Edan is featured on from the previous Shalsheles Junior album. To purchase Shalsheles/Shalsheles Junior albums on iTunes click HERE or just search Shalsheles on iTunes. An little exclusive for you Shalsheles fans is that there is a ALL NEW Shalsheles project in the works to be released this coming fall. Stay tuned here for more updates as we get them.



[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven for Rachmastrivke Rebbe

Please daven for Chai Yitzchok ben Esther Rivka. Tefillos for the Rachmastrivke Rebbe Sunday June 10, 2012 7:01 PM The Rachmastrivke Rebbe of America was taken to the hospital today after feeling unwell. Just two weeks ago, the Rebbe was admitted to the hospital where he underwent surgery to remove a tumor from the stomach. Last Wednesday, the Rebbe was released from the Manhattan hospital and returned home, and he in fact attended his grandson’s wedding that night. However, today, at noon, the Rebbe felt extremely weak and sick, and was immediately taken to the hospital in Manhattan. The Rebbe, Rav Chai Yitzchok Twersky, is a son of Rav Yochanan Twerski of Rachmastrivke and a son-in-law of Rav Yaakov Yosef Twersky of Skver. His nephew, Rav Dovid Twersky, is the Rachmastrivke Rebbe of Yerushalayim. All are asked to say Tehillim for Rav Chai Yitzchok ben Esther Rivka. {Casriel Newscenter}

Friday, June 8, 2012

CCHF [chicago-aneinu] Request for Tehillim

From MIchael Rothschild at Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation: I have a good friend, Yisrael Landsman, who is extremely sick with a violent and deadly form of cancer. (He lost a daughter to cancer a year ago and another child to crib death). He is, in my opinion, one of the Lamed Vav tzadikim (the 36 Hidden Tzadikim) of our generation. His Ahavas Yisrael is on just about the highest level I’ve ever seen in a person. He is in NYU Hospital and is in desperate, desperate need of a Yeshua. I would greatly appreciate if you could say Tehilim for him and place his name on any Tehilim lists you can. Yisroel Refoel ben Sara Nesha May Hasehm send Yisrael, his family and all families a Refuah Sheleima besoch shear cholei Yisrael.

[chicago-aneinu] Update on Yaakov Yosef ben Raizel's status

To all of Klal Yisroel, There have been many rumors going around recently and many have been asking, "What's with Yaakov Yosef?" To all our dear brothers and sisters: Yaakov Yosef is still sitting all alone in Japan. He waits each and every day to be reunited with his loving family. It has been a very, very long time! PLEASE keep Yaakov Yosef ben Raizel in your tefillos (prayers). Don't forget our dear brother! Speak with your family, friends, neighbors and shuls- Yaakov Yosef awaits our tefillos to bring him home!! Below is an update we received from the askonim involved: I just want to clarify the situation after many rumours regarding the transfer of Yakov Yosef and after a day of non stop enquires from all over the world. The situation is unfortunately pretty the same as of before Pesach but with one movement that triggered the recent rumours. The Ministry of Justice in Japan have still not sent their final approval. Just to make it clear: All permits from both sides have been obtained and completed last September and then we had the many enquires for many months until a few days before Pesach. The recent messages/reports etc... are based on a form that was given to Yakov Yosef to sign last week. This form is a standard form that is given to prisoners who are awaiting to be transferred and this is probably a sign that the Japanese will send their final approval shortly. The final approval is a letter that states that "they give their final consent for the transfer to be expedited" and they "request the Israelis to make arrangements with their office for the Israeli police to come to Japan to collect Yakov Yosef - The Israelis would in turn agree a date with the Japanese, book flights for their pre selected wardens who would fly out a few days before the agreed day so that they can rest after their long haul flight. On the day of transfer Yakov Yosef would be brought to the airport and handed over to the two Israeli police who would be waiting by the entrance of the plane together with a batch of documents, and then its all over! We do very much hope and daven that last week's event is a signal that the Japanese have decided to send their final approval very shortly. Please continue to daven for Yakov Yosef ben Raizel that he returns home very soon.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

YWN Yaakov Yosef Signs Paper To Come From Japan To Israel

The last bachur imprisoned in Japan, Yakov Yosef ben Reisel has just signed a document for Japanese authorities that should clear the way for his transport from Japan to Israel. Last week, Yaakov Yosef signed a document for Japanese officials permitting his transfer to an Israeli prison. Askanim dealing with hi case explain the signing was a necessary formality before his actual transfer. Israeli officials have been waiting to hear from their Japanese counterparts of a date for Yaakov Yosef’s transfer. While there were high expectations before Pesach, this did not occur and now, after Shavuos, there are efforts taking place Due to the complexities of the case and dealing with the Japanese government, his arrival is not likely to be announced ahead of time but rather it will be announced after the fact to avoid chas v’sholom doing anything that might prevent the transfer. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

LIVE MUSIC ALERT!! Nachum Segal Hosts Mike Sojcher and Mark Fineberg of Neshoma Orchestra

Nachum and his guests from Neshoma Orchestra, Mike Sojcher and Mark Fineberg had a great morning on JM in the AM focusing on Mark's Jewish music productions/projects and the latest production in the Neshoma Orchestra Youtube video series. The video, for a song entitled Henay, features Mark Fineberg, Ari Boiangiu and Aryeh Kunstler and is the third in the new series by Neshoma aimed at revamping the way Jewish music is presented to the listening and viewing public. Mark played several selections live on the air as well. click the link to listen.

YWN Shomrei Emunim Rebbe Being Moved for Rehab

The Shomrei Emunim Rebbe Shlita was moved from Bikur Cholim Hospital in Yerushalayim to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer for rehabilitation. According to Dr. Rafael Pollack, Bikur Cholim’s medical director, the rebbe’s recovery is truly miraculous. The rebbe was brought in after suffering cardiac arrest. Dr. Pollack reports the rebbe invited him to his home in Bnei Brak and when the rebbe was leaving the hospital, he thanked the medical team for the excellent care. Chadrei Chareidim reports that medical askan Rav Yitzchok Stern; a Vishnitzer chossid oversaw the rebbe’s treatment. He was also responsible for the medical care of the Yehoshuas Moshe ZT”L, the previous Vishnitzer rebbe. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

YWN Another Update on Rav Elyashiv Shlita

The following update is from Chadrei Chareidim. Shaare Zedek Hospital officials report that Maran Posek HaDor HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Shlita is improving and is now in better condition than he has been during recent months during his stay in the intensive care unit. Last shabbos, the rav was taken out on the balcony for 20 minutes, and while he tried speaking, his words were not understood. On Sunday, at the behest of medical askan R’ Elimelech Fuehrer, a procedure was performed to close the opening made by the tracheostomy, and the rav’s voice was once again audible. Advertise On YWN » Yesterday (15 Sivan 5772), the rav spoke with family members and with R’ Fuehrer, with the latter inquiring as to his condition. Today, rabbonim close to the rav, including HaGaon HaRav Yosef Efrati and HaGaon HaRav Kook visited. During recent days, the rav has been davening from a siddur. This afternoon, mincha was held with a minyan in his room and he wore his hat and jacket. The rav has also begun eating regularly, by mouth, and in an exceptional move, the hospital has permitted certain cooked foods to be brought in since the rav does not eat food prepared out of his home. The tzibur is requested to continue being mispallel for Rav Yosef Sholom ben Chaya Musha b’soch kol cholei am yisrael. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


JMR Edan Pinchot makes the cut on America's Got Talent


JI Neshoma presents: Henay featuring Mark Fineberg, Ari Boiangiu and Aryeh Kunstler

This is the third video of the Neshoma Orchestra video series. Henay: Composed by Rabbi Moshe Shur. Arranged by Mark Fineberg. Engineered, mixed & mastered by Shy Clyman. Video production & editing Jason Aron and Brian Berkowitz for Jerry Meyer Studios. Photography Jason Meyer Jerry Meyer Studios. Filmed at Sephardic Temple Cedarhurst, NY. For more of Neshoma’s videos check out their Youtube channelHERE

JI AND JMR New York Boys Choir Performs An Awesome “Yehudi Lo Megaresh Yehudi!” @ The Israel Day Concert

The New York Boys Choir, under the leadership of the legendary producer Yitzy Bald, presents their Israel Day Concert performance of Yehudi Lo Megaresh Yehudi, a powerful song composed to protest the opinion that giving away land for peace will actually work and one Jew forcing another Jew out of his land is wrong!

JI AND JMR Dirshu Presents- Hoyu Nechonim featuring: Isaac Honig, Shloimy Daskal, Yermiah Damen & Eli Laufer

When Rav Dovid Hofstedter of Toronto founded Dirshu 14 years ago, no one could have foreseen the success of how big it would grow. Today over 100,000 yungerleit on 6 continents, have learned millions of blatt Gemara over tens of millions of hours – and have been successfully tested on all of it. By undertaking the monthly bechinos on Daf Yomi, Daf HaYomi B’Halacha, Mishnayos and Mishna Berurah, they have shown that diligent Torah learning is their highest priority in life. This summer Dirshu program participants from across the globe will iy”h gather at the various locations for the Dirshu World Siyum and offer heartfelt shevach v’hoda’a to Hashem for their historical chelek in Torah. This glorious kesser Torah will illuminate the world. Torah is their life’s joy, fulfillment and toil. In honor of the grand events, Dirshu is honored to present to program participants, their families – and all of Klal Yisroel – songs of simcha and hisorerus that reflect the heartfelt emotions that engulf us. Several months ago, the organization reached out to a number of composers, and asked them to create compositions in honor of this momentous event. Many composers rose to the challenge and created spectacular songs. However at the end of the day Dirshu chose two of Moshe Laufer’s stellar compositions to be anthems of their upcoming siyum hashas. The other two songs were written by Rav Dovid Hofstedter, Nasi of “Dirshu” Worldwide. While Moshe Laufer was just contacted for the compositions, he was so impressed with the work of this amazing organization and what they are doing for Klal Yisroel, that he wanted a bigger role in this production. Moshe then decided to arrange and conducted ALL of the music for this unique project. With songs like these gems it was important to get singers who could really give over their meaning and simcha to the listeners. It was then that chassidic superstars Reb Isaac Honig, Reb Shloimy Daskal and Reb Yermiah Damen were approached to sing on this album, which they happily agreed to do. The fourth song on the album features Eli Laufer and yeled hapella Efraim Manat. All of the choirs were arranged by Eli Laufer. Hoyu Nechonim will be sent to all members to Dirshu and is being distributed by Sameach Music to stores worldwide. It is also available on Sameach Music’s website Hoyu Nechonim is being sold at a special price, JUST $2.99.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

[chicago-aneinu] Please Daven - Surgery Thursday

My son, Yitzi, is having a very important eye surgery on Thursday Morning..LA time. If u go to shul, ( in Israel to the Kotel ) pls make a Mi Shebayrach or if you daven n say Tehillim .. Please keep " Chaim Yitzchak Ben Miriam Mira Esther " in mind fr a SUCCESSFUL surgery! May Hashem answer all of yr tefilos as you daven for him! Thank u, Margie

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

CCHF Request for tehillim - correctd names

Please tehillim for Eliyahu Yosef ben Freidel Rochel – who has serious heart problems Please say tehillim for Mina Sora Merril bas Esther Hazel – who has lung cancer and a stroke Please say tehillim for Akiva Yosef ben Miriam Rochel – who is in the ICU Please say tehillim for Perel Sarah bas Chaya Malka – a mother of a newborn who is very ill Please say tehillim for Rivka bat Shulamit Miriam – a ten year old Please continue saying tehillim for Devora Chiyena bas Eliyitta, a mother of five, with stage 4 cancer Please continue to say tehillim for Shmuel Shomron ben Dvora–still recovering from bone marrow transplant Please continue to say tehillim for Gittel bas Devorah Sora – still recovering from bone marrow transplant

Monday, June 4, 2012

Schottenstein Ed Talmud - English iPad/IOS Edition [#01] - Berachos Vol 1 (2a-30 Chapters 1 - 4)COMING SOON

COMING TO YOUR IOS DEVICE July 15, 2012 CLICK HERE to watch a preview of the new ArtScroll Talmud App which will be part of the ArtScroll Digital Library. This video demonstrates over 20 of the new features that will be available in Version 1.0




Kleinman Edition Midrash Rabbah: Megillas Eichah COMING SOON

The Kleinman Edition Midrash Rabbah features: * The Hebrew text, newly typeset, on pages facing the English translation and commentary * Many classic Hebrew commentaries, including Rashi, Matnos Kehunah, Eitz Yosef, and Maharzu, plus the out-of-print classic Eshed HaNechalim -- All newly typeset on the Hebrew page * ArtScroll/Mesorah's acclaimed phrase-by-phrase translation and elucidation of the Midrash text, created by an international team of Torah scholars for optimum understanding of the Midrash * Explanatory footnotes to help clarify difficult passages and concepts * A special "Insights" section that amplifies or complements our elucidated text and notes and at times brings a contemporary focus to the timeless words of the Midrash "Insights": Midrashic teachings enriching our contemporary understanding The Midrash has been the source of Jewish ethical and spiritual teachings for millennia, and has been mined for its treasures particularly by the masters of Mussar and Chassidic thought. In the unique "Insights" feature, we see the Midrash through the eyes of classic early authorities as well as more contemporary giants of Torah thought such as Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, the Sefas Emes, and Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler, and many others.


The Taryag Companion is Rabbi Jack Abramowitz’ most ambitious project to date. Not only does it include thorough and incisive explanations of all 613 mitzvos (according to the list of Maimonides) in a surprisingly readable fashion, the supplemental materials will enlighten readers on a broad array of related topics, from the 13 foundations of the Jewish faith to the 19 blessings of Shemoneh Esrei and from the 24 Books of the Jewish Bible to the 63 tractates of the Oral Law. Never before has so comprehensive an overview been so concise.





CCHF Request for tehillim

Please tehillim for Eliyahu Yosef ben Freidel Rochel – who has serious heart problems Please say tehillim for Mina Dora Merril bas Esther Hazel – who has lung cancer and a stroke Please say tehillim for Akiva Tosef ben Miriam Rochel – who is in the ICU Please say tehillim for Perel Sarah bas Chaya Malka – a mother of a newborn who is very ill Please say tehillim for Rivka bat Shulamit Miriam – a ten year old Please continue saying tehillim for Devora Chiyena bas Eliyitta, a mother of five, with stage 4 cancer Please continue to say tehillim for Gittel bas Devorah Sora – still recovering from bone marrow transplant

[chicago-aneinu] URGENT! Please Daven for Yaakov Ostreicher

Please daven for Yaakov Yehuda ben Shaindel, Yaakov Ostreicher in prison in Bolivia. Yanky Ostreicher to Be Penalized for Talking to the Media Monday June 4, 2012 10:37 AM Yanky Ostreicher has been served a notification that he will be penalized for 15 days for talking to the media in Bolivian and the media in the United States, has been told. The notification states that he mentioned drug use and other activities in the Nightline interview, and Bolivian authorities claim that this will cause a riot in the prison. It should be noted, however, that Yanky never mentioned any of this during the interview with Nightline. The mention of drug use and other information was actually taken from the ABC archives. Yanky’s interview was strictly about his suffering and his family’s suffering, and he was featured in that ABC News report for just a few seconds. The notification by the Bolivian prison authorities does not state what the penalty will be or when it will be implemented. Standard procedure in Bolivia is to penalize prisoners by sending them to Chonchocorito. “In Chonchocorito, you kill or you get killed. The government obviously wants Jacob out of the way,” a source told More from the source: “Years ago, Palmasola Prison was run by 300 prisoners who would call the prisoners’ families, and, while they were on the phone, would beat every prisoner senseless until the family gave up all of their possessions. Many prisoners died as a result of these beatings. Families would sell their homes, cars and anything else they owned to make the beatings stop. 4 years ago, the prisoners rioted and murdered 10 of these gangsters. The government removed the 290 gangsters and put them in a separate prison called Chonchocorito.” {Noam Newscenter}

Sunday, June 3, 2012

[chicago-aneinu] Update on Boy in Lag B'Omer Fire

Chasdei Hashem! Update on Avraham Abba ben Beruriah, the boy burned in the Lag B'Omer fire. I just wanted to let you know that Avremi is doing GREAT. He had an appointment today with the plastic surgeon and he was amazed at how well his burns are healing. He only has one arm bandaged and the back of his knee. His face is smooth and has no scarring and his arms and legs will be OK. He is very determined. Last week he worked hard to get his left hand to move and to bend all his fingers and wrist. The occupational therapist couldn’t believe that this was the same kid she saw a week earlier. Then she ordered a special splint for his arm and wrist and when she saw him she said he didn’t need it. He is a special little boy.

Friday, June 1, 2012

[chicago-aneinu] Challah - Please Daven

There is a yeshiva bochur in Israel that very much needs our tefillos for a refuah shleima. If you are yet to make the blessing over the Challa dough, please daven for Amitai Yaakov ben Brocha for a Refuah shleima and let me know. If you are not baking today, please daven for him when you light Shabbas candles. or via text 240-CHALLAH (2425524)