Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Rav Meir Meisels brings the S"A who says the Torah gave permission doctor heal.The Taz asks is this permission or a mitzvah?for the answer click here.
Please daven for a refuah shlema for a 21 yr old, Yael bas Esther, who just had her 42nd surgery. The next 48 hours are critical for the success of the surgery.Yael lived in Chicago for many years while receiving treatments, and is now living in Arizona. Please keep her in your tefillos. May she have a refuah shlema b'soch sha'ar cholei Yisroel
Derashot Ledorot: Exodus, A Commentary for the Ages is a selection of essays on the book of Exodus based on sermons given by Rabbi Norman Lamm during the years 1952 and 1976, while he served as a synagogue rabbi. These essays, culled from the files of the Lamm Archives of Yeshiva University, feature reflections on the weekly parasha, brilliantly illustrating Rabbi Lamm’s masterful pedagogy, deep intellectual rigor, and staunch commitment to the word of God. Today, almost half a century later, these essays remain as relevant and inspiring as ever. With foreword written by Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter.(from Koren) Order here.
Monday, December 30, 2013
The teleconference will be 8:30 Chicago Time. Tonight, at 9:30 p.m. there will be a Tehillim conference, led by Mrs. Esther Parnes, manhigah ruchanis of Bnos Ruach Chaim of Lakewood, as a zechus for Shulamis bas Sarah and Sarah Tziporah bas Miriam Rivkah, two girls who are in critical condition after a vehicle they were in was hit by a drunk driver. To join tonight’s teleconference, please call 401.694.1602 and enter pin code BRC (digits 272). Please mute your phone in order to avoid outside interference and do not announce yourself when prompted. ... the two 16-year-old cousins were hit in Old Bridge, NJ, late Motzoei Shabbos and taken to the hospital in critical condition. May Shulamis bas Sarah and Sarah Tziporah bas Miriam Rivkah merit a refuah shleimah b’karov.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Please daven for Yisroel Yitzchok ben Faigel. Arutz 7 US Hostage To Obama: 'Don't Abandon Me' Anonymous video shows Warren Weinstein, kidnapped 2 years ago by Al Qaeda in Pakistan, appealing Obama to negotiate his release. By Ari Yashar First Publish: 12/26/2013, 8:56 PM A video message from Warren Weinstein, an American hostage held by Al Qaeda, was sent anonymously to theWashington Post on Wednesday. In the video a bearded and dejected looking Weinstein appealed directly to US President Barack Obama to negotiate his release. Weinstein, now 72 and in poor health with a heart condition and acute asthma, was captured over two years ago while working as a consultant on US government programs in Pakistan. Pakistan is now in peace talks with its local Taliban, and has criticized US for drone strikes for endangering talks. "Nine years ago I came to Pakistan to help my government, and I did so at a time when most Americans would not come here," says Weinstein in the video. "Now when I need my government, it seems that I have been totally abandoned and forgotten." Obama's administration has said it will not negotiate with Al Qaeda for Weinstein's release. Weinstein then addressed US Secretary of State John Kerry, saying he had learned from his captors how Kerry has been busily seeking "peace and conflict resolution" in various parts of the globe. Weinstein asked Kerry to take action for Al Qaeda prisoners to maneuver his release. In requesting help from his government, Weinstein noted "for over 30 years I have served my country as a college professor, as a civil servant. I have served as peace corps country director in West Africa, and in the United States Agency for International Development USAID, and lastly as a consultant." Weinstein noted his particular suffering at being cut off from his family. Addressing his family, he said "I love them very much," urging them not to give up hope, and to raise a campaign to secure his release. "I continue to pray to G-d that one day you will be successful, and that the leaders of our government will come to realize that they owe it to themselves, and they owe it to us, to work to gain my freedom and for us to be reunited," said Weinstein. Previously Weinstein has appealed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "as one Jew to another" to help work for his release. Meanwhile it is noted that Jonathan Pollard is in his 29th year in a US cell. His ongoing imprisonment has been widely criticized given recentrevelations of US spying on Israeli leaders. Obama has no plans to release Pollard, according to the White House.
Introduction to Sefer Shoftim By A Journey Through Nach In Depth: Judges- An Introduction(audio)By By Rabbi Jeremy Wieder and Sefer Shoftim - The Book of Judges: An Introduction By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz(written summary) SO JOIN Rabbi Jack Abramowitz Rabbi Jeremy Wieder and Rabbi Bini Maryles for Shoftim today.
Friday, December 27, 2013
RABBI ELEFANT ASKS SHOULD YOU LEARN TORAH IN THE MORNING 1ST OR EAT BREAKFAST 1ST.IT DEPENDS IF YOU ARE DOING A SHORT LEARNING SESSION LEARN 1ST BUT IF YOU ARE DOING A LONG ONE EAT BREAKFAST 1ST.TAKE LESSONS FROM WHAT YOU LEARNED FOR YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE.TORAH HAS TO BE LEARNED WITH SIMCHA.THE S"A HARAV SAYS WHEN LEARNING TORAH SHE BAL PEH YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR LEARNING TO BE YOTZA BUT IN OLAM HAZE YOU WILL UNDERSTAND IT(TODAY IS THE ALTER REBBE YORTZEIT)ZECUS TO UNDERSTAND YOUR LEARNING HOW TO AVOID A NEDER IN YOUR LEARNING THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING BETWEEN MINCHA AND MARRIV CLICK HERE FOR THE ANSWERS.A PERSON DOES NOT HAVE TIME TO LEARN ITS NOT EASY TO LEARN BUT HE DOES IT ANWAY WILL HAVE TREMENDOUS SECHAR.
RABBI ELEFANT BRINGS THE CHOFETZ CHAIM WHO SAYS ON LEARNING TORAH THERE IS NO SPENDING LIMIT.RAV ELYASHIV SAYS OBLIGATION TO LEARN LIKE PIDYON HABEN NO EXCUSES.ONLY THROUGH LEARNING OF TORAH WAS YOSEF ABLE TO OVERCOME HIS CHALLENGES.THE POSKIM AND THE BIKURA YOSEF ASK WHEN IS A REBBI OR DYAN JOB CONSIDERED LEARNING TIME?WHEN THEY ARE NOT GETTING PAID ITS LEARNING TIME AND WHEN THEY ARE GETTING PAID ITS NOT LEARNING TIME.FOR THE REST OF THE SHIUR CLICK HERE.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Nachum Welcomed LIPA Schmeltzer to JM in the AM to Celebrate the Release of “Dus Pintele – The Hidden Spark” and to Preview LIPA on Broadway!
Excitement was in the air this morning as one of the biggest names in Jewish music & entertainment, LIPA Schmeltzer joined Nachum on the air, live via telephone. Nachum put the spotlight on LIPA’s upcoming “LIPA on Broadway” celebration and his latest CD “Dus Pintele – The Hidden Spark” that is getting rave reviews around the Jewish world. They played and discussed a few tracks on the new CD and spoke at length about LIPA’s amazing projects.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
Rav Elyashiv was renowned the world over, and his holiness was attested to by one and all. He was accepted in our generation as the transmitter of Torah as it was given on Har Sinai, and the most complex of all Klal Yisroel’s questions were brought before him to decide. This is more than a biography. Sarah Leon, the author of “The Rebbetzin Loved Me”, takes us into Rav Elyashiv’s world, a world of dedication to, and love of, Hashem and His Torah. We read the stories and we are inspired. When we look at Rav Elyashiv’s path in life and see the heights he reached, it can encourage us in our own lives. Though we might not reach his level of perfection, we can decide to do a little bit more, to learn from the way he acted and to try to be like him as best we can.
Money in Halachah A Comprehensive Guide to Business and Domestic Money-related Halachos by Rabbi Yitzchok Silver IS AT KESHER STAM
A wide-ranging work on the laws relating to money matters. Written in a clear, articulate language, and sprinkled with stories demonstrating practical halachic challenges, as well as practical advice, this important work will help increase their knowledge of this important topic. The author is a Dayan and a Moreh Horaah for students in the Mirrer Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He is the author of Code of Jewish Conduct.(FROM FELDHEIM)
Friday, December 20, 2013
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Bereishit ends on a sublime note of reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers. His brothers were afraid that he had not really forgiven them for selling him into slavery. They suspected that he was merely delaying his revenge until their father died. So after Jacob’s death they express their fear. Joseph however insisted: “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them. (Gen. 50: 19-21) This is the second time he had said something like this to them. Earlier he had spoken similarly when he first disclosed that he – the man they thought was an Egyptian viceroy called Zophenat Paneakh – was in fact their brother Joseph: “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no ploughing and reaping. But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God.” (Gen. 45: 3-8) This is a crucial moment in the history of faith. It marks the birth of forgiveness,
Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the fast day of the Tenth of Tevet, as well as Parshat Vayechi. This class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod formats. and their a summary.
RAV YITZCHAK GROSSMAN ASKS IS EAVESDROPPING VIOLATE THE CHAREM OF RABAINU GERSHOM ABOUT READING OTHER PEOPLE MAIL? SOME POSKIM SAY YES IT DOES BUT OTHER POSKIM SAY NO IT DOES NOT BUT THEIR ARE ALOT OF OTHER ISSUR DIURISSA INVOLVED LIKE GINAVAS DAS AHAVAS YISRAEL AND MACHLOKES.FOR THE REST OF THE SHIUR CLICK HERE.
RAV YITZCHAK GROSSSMAN ASKS AN INTERESTING QUESTION IS TECHNOLOGICAL EAVESDROPPING HACKING ASUR THE POSKIM SAY ITS ASUR AND RAV ZILBERSTEIN SAYS ITS ASUR TO SELL EAVESDROPPING DEVICES THERE IS AN ISSUR OF HEZEK REIA/SHEMIA.FOR THE REST OF THE SHIUR CLICK HERE.
RAV GREENWALD SAYS ANINUS IS A FEELING BUT AVELUS IS ABOUT ACTION ON SHABBOS NO ACT OF AVEILUS OUTSIDE B/C THEIR HANHAGOS OF SIMCHA BUT YOM TOV ALL ABOUT SIMCHA SO NO AVALUS AT ALL.ON YOM TOV NO ANNUS FOR A PERSON OF YOM TOV BUT SHABBOS YOU HAVE HANHAGOS OF SIMCHA AN INTERNAL STATE SO THE PERSON STAYS AN ONAN.FOR THE REST OF THE SHIUR CLICK HERE.
RABBI ELEFANT ASKS DOES YOUR BUNGALOW REQUIRE A MEXUZA?A BUNGALOW THAT A PERSON GOES EVERY SUMMER SHOULD REQUIRE A MEZUZA BUT 1 POSEK BRING A BIG CHIDUSH WHICH IS RENTING IS CONSIDERED BEING THEIR AGAINST YOUR WILL SO YOU WOULD PATUR FROM MEZUZA.FOR THE OF THE SHIUR CLICK HERE.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The all new album from Lipa Schmeltzer is here! The LIPA we have all grown to know and love is back with an all new album. This is the comeback we have all been waiting for. The new album titled Dus Pintele – The Hidden Spark features thirteen stunning track in the style of A Poshiter Yid, yet with updated sounds and arrangements which are sure to launch LIPA to the top of stardom. Already being hailed a hit song is the track “Yid Boord” is one of the pumping tracks on this album. (MOSTLY MUSIC)PRINT DISCOUNT HERE.
Monday, December 16, 2013
S"A SIMAN 135 MISHNA BERURA PESICHA The Rambam writes in Hilchos Tefillah12/:1/: “Our teacher Mosheh (Moses) ordained that Israel should read from the Torah in public on Shabbos and on Monday and on Thursday at the Shacharis /service/, so that they should not abide three days without hearing Torah. MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 2 Q:CAN A BEN E"Y IN C"L ON YOM TOV SHENEI ON MONDAY OR THURSDAY CIEV TO HEAR THE KRIA OF YOM TOV SHENEI TO FULFILL HIS CIUV OF MONDAY OR THURSDAY? A:RAV SHLOMO ZALMAN AURBACH PASKINS NO(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 3).
S"A SIMAN 132 SIF 2 MISHNA BERURA SIF KAN 5 For since the world /continues to/ exist because of /the saying of this Kedushah/, one must avoid being irreverent towards it. MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 2 Q:IF YOU ARE STILL SAYING UVA LTZION IN A MINYAN THAT RETURNS THE SEFER TORAH TO THE ARON AFTER UVA LTZION SHOULD YOU INTERUPT TO SAY THE PESUKIM THAT ARE SAID WHILE THE SEFER TORAH GOES BACK TO THE ARON? A:THE S"T SHEVET HALEVEI SAYS NO YOU SHOULD NOT B/C THAT IS A MINHAG BUT SAYING UVA LTZION IS A DIN(SEE NOTE 9).
S"A SIMAN 131 SIF 2 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 11 7 with reference to the war of Ay (Ai), “and he fell on his face... before the Ark of the Lord.” If there is no Torah Scroll there, but only other /holy/ books, the E.R. and the D.Hach. are of the opinion that one should not fall on his face, but should just say the psalm /of supplication/ without falling on his face. There are /authorities/ who dispute this. SIF 4 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 23 Since is a mitzvah to rejoice with /the bridegroom/, the rejoicing extends to all those who accompany him. [Acharonim] MISHNA ERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 2 Q:IF YOU ARE TRYING TO MICHANACH CHILDREN ABOUT TACHANUN DO YOU NEED A SEFER TORAH IN THE ROOM AND DOES A KALAH IN THE EZRAS NASHIM EXEMPT THE MINYAN FROM TACHANUN? A:RAV MOSHE IN IGROS MOSHE SAYS AND RAV CHAIM KINEVSKI SAY THAT IN THIS CASE SIFREI KODESH ARE FINE(SEE NOTE 9).S"T SHEVET HALEVEI SAYS A KALAH IN THE EZEAS NASHIM DOES NOT EXEMPT THE MINYAN FROM TACHANUN BUT IF THEY ARE IN THE HOUSE OF THE KALAH TO HONOR HER THERE THEN THEY ARE EXEMPT FROM TACHANUN(SEE NOTE 20).
S"A SIMAN 131 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 6 Nevertheless, even according to him, if one prays in a Beys Ha-Midrash where the people act in accordance with /the opinion of/ the Rema, it is at any rate forbidden to deviate /from their custom/, because of /the prohibition/, “You shall not form factions.” MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 2 Q:DOES THIS APPLY NOWADAYS? A:NO B/C THERE ARE ALOT OF MINHAGIM OUT THERE NOWDAYS(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 5).
S"A SIMAN 129 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 1 I.e., on all four 2 fast /days/ and the fast of Esteyr. MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 2 Q:CAN A KOHEN WHO DID NOT FAST DOTO ONAS DUCHAN ON A FAST DAY? A:THE KAF HACHAIM SAYS NO BUT S"T GINAS VIRADIM SAYS YES AND RAV TURCHINSKY SAYS YES IF THEIR NO OTHER KOHEN AND RAV SHLOMO ZALMAN AURBACH ALSO SAY YES(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 3).
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Sunday, December 15, 2013
For Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Torah is at once the oldest and the most contemporary document directing human lives. In this highly acclaimed, five-volume parashat hashavua series, Rabbi Riskin helps each reader extract deeply personal, contemporary lessons from the traditional biblical accounts. As Rabbi Riskin writes in the introduction to Torah Lights, the struggle with Torah reflects the struggle with life itself. The ability of the Torah to speak to every generation and every individual at the same time is the greatest testimony to its divinity.(FROM KOREN). HEAR NACHUM SEGAL INTERVIEW OF RABBI RISKIN ON BY THE BOOK HERE.
Rav Elyashiv was renowned the world over, and his holiness was attested to by one and all. He was accepted in our generation as the transmitter of Torah as it was given on Har Sinai, and the most complex of all Klal Yisroel’s questions were brought before him to decide. This is more than a biography. Sarah Leon, the author of “The Rebbetzin Loved Me”, takes us into Rav Elyashiv’s world, a world of dedication to, and love of, Hashem and His Torah. We read the stories and we are inspired. When we look at Rav Elyashiv’s path in life and see the heights he reached, it can encourage us in our own lives. Though we might not reach his level of perfection, we can decide to do a little bit more, to learn from the way he acted and to try to be like him as best we can.(FROM FELDHEIM).
Money in Halachah A Comprehensive Guide to Business and Domestic Money-related Halachos by Rabbi Yitzchok Silver COMING SOON
A wide-ranging work on the laws relating to money matters. Written in a clear, articulate language, and sprinkled with stories demonstrating practical halachic challenges, as well as practical advice, this important work will help increase their knowledge of this important topic. The author is a Dayan and a Moreh Horaah for students in the Mirrer Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He is the author of Code of Jewish Conduct.(FROM FELDHEIM).
The Oral Law of Sinai: An Illustrated History of the Mishnah by Berel Wein is on sale at BarnesandNoble.com
Written by historian Rabbi Berel Wein,The Oral Law of Sinai is an extraordinary and beautifully illustrated book that explores the Talmud?a law book that is a faithful transmission of the Oral Law of Sinai. As Rabbi Wein explains, the Talmud is two separate books comprising the Oral Law. This work offers an explanation of the first book of the Talmud, the Mishnah. Rabbi Wein guides the reader through the mysteries of the Mishnah that detail ethical principles and moral values. It is also filled with legends and stories of psychological and historical observations. The Mishnah discusses medicine, pharmacology, dreams, botany, astronomy and mathematics, as well as human and animal biology. There is nothing about human existence, nothing about life, humans, nature, spirituality or physicality that is a taboo subject. All is Torah; all is holiness. The Oral Law of Sinai is replete with humor, irony, pathos, soaring optimism and cold hearted realism, its drama emerges from the give and take of intensive scholarly debate and unending questioning, problem solving, and hypotheses.(from Koren). HEAR NACHUM SEGAL INTERVIEW OF RABBI WEIN ON LAST WEEK BY THE BOOK HERE.
In Vision & Valor, Rabbi Berel Wein traces the development of the Talmud, the record of the Oral Law of Sinai as refined, debated, and discussed over four centuries in the great Torah academies of the Land of Israel and Babylonia.This beautifully illustrated, footnoted, oversized volume is a necessity for every Jewish home interested in the soul of Judaism, its rituals, values and practices.(from Koren). HEAR THE NACHUM SEGAL INTERVIEW OF RABBI WEIN ON LAST WEE BY THE BOOK HERE.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Please daven for a refuah shalama for 12 yr. old Yehuda David ben Bracha From Sheila Segall: This (sign-up sheet) is for my nephew, to bli neder, say tehilim for this Tuesday and Wednesday Dec 17 &18, he is a 12 yo boy with severe PANDAS undergoing a medical procedure over these two days. sign up here.
Friday, December 13, 2013
From KEY: please daven that people throughout klal yisrael have heat light and food for shabbos!! Many parts of Yerushalayim without power due to snow. from news reports Officials in the Israel Electric Company are instructing residents of areas that are snow covered and without electricity to plan for a Shabbos without electricity. Officials report that while crew are out working, it is most unlikely that all areas will be back up and running by candle lighting time. Repair crews will continue working since it is pikuach nefesh due to the bitter cold. The utility company advises families with small children and the elderly to turn to the city’s emergency dispatcher for assistance since power crews are unable to keep the pace with downed power lines. The main problem facing repairs crews is inaccessibility to areas without power. IEC officials warn the public not to come close to or attempt to touch or move any downed lines under any circumstances. To report an outage one may phone Israel Electric at 103 or the Jerusalem dispatcher at 106. Some of the areas of the capital without power at this point include; Givat Masua, Bayit Vegan, Kiryat Yovel, Givat Shaul, Beit HaKerem, Pisgat Ze’ev, Ir Ganim, Reches Shlomo, Rechavia, Kiryat Moshe, Shaare Chessed, Ramot and areas of the city center. In Yehuda and Shomron outages were reported in many yishuvim. In the center of the country, outages were reported earlier in Bnei Brak, Herzliya, Ramat Gan and portions of Tel Aviv.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Nachum & Company We’re Live at the C.R.I.B. Efrat Heaquarters in Jerusalem for Another Awesome JM in the AM Holy Land Broadcast
Nachum continued his incredible week in Israel with a broadcast from the headquarters of C.R.I.B. Efrat in Jerusalem. “Since 1977 Efrat saved the lives of over 35,000 Jewish children in Israel! Efrat’s approach has proven to be successful. Women who register for an abortion are asked why they want to terminate their pregnancy. If they cite financial reasons, they are given Efrat’s phone number and told to call. Efrat has over 3,000 volunteers throughout the country who also refer cases to the organization.” Nachum welcomed the spoke with Dr Eli Schussheim, Director of C.R.I.B. Efrat as well as Ruth Tidhar, Liat Weiser, Perle Rine, and even Rabbi Simcha Hacohen Kook who called in to discuss Efrat’s vital, life-saving work.
Nachum had the pleasure of broadcasting this morning’s JM in the AM from one of his favorite places on earth, the Holy City of Hebron. Nachum, Miriam L. Wallach, ZK, and several special guests were live at The Gutnick Center in Hebron to feature the incredible work of The Hebron Fund as well as Emunah. The guest list included: Debbie Siman-Tov with Moriah Daniel, David Wilder, Rabbi David Debow with Suri & Elisheva, Noam Arnon with Shelly Karzan, Gershon Goldman, Uri Karzen with Yoni Bleichbard, Ellen Toby Kaufman, Rabbi Simcha Hochbaum, Yehuda Kohn and Rabbi Daniel Rosenstein.
Nachum Was Live at the OU Israel Center this Morning to Kick Off a Great Week of Broadcasts from Israel
Nachum kicked off a great week of programming in Israel this week with a broadcast from the OU Israel Center in Jerusalem. General Manager Miriam L. Wallach and Engineer extraordinaire ZK were on hand to make sure the proceedings ran smoothly as Nachum spoke with a number of special guests including Rabbi Avi Berman, Executive Director of the OU Israel Center, Mayer Fertig, OU staffer Gavriel Kalish, Yirmi Elkus, Rivka Segal, Rivka Abbe and Yael Tamari. Nachum spent the program exploring how OU Israel helps Israeli society, and about the many programs in Israel that originate at OU headquarters in New York. Nachum and his guests discussed how OU Israel teaches responsibility and empowers 35,000 youth in Israel. OU Israel programs also connect an estimated 50,000 English speakers through shiurim, tiyulim, Torah Tidbits and special events.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Four soldiers were injured in the Golan on Tuesday afternoon in what appears to have been a training accident. Their injuries were reportedly caused by an explosion in a tank during a drill. Two of the injured were evacuated to hospital in serious condition, and the other two are reportedly in moderate condition. Please say Tehillim for Elon ben Naveh who was just moved to the plastic surgery ward after sustaining burns all over his body.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
From an Aneinu member: Please continue to daven for Rabbi Goldzweig, Chaim Tzvi ben Malka. The procedure's success is crucial within the next 5 days. I'm thinking that it is good to take on Chps 20 & 6 or Chps 20, 30, 121, 130 & 142 each day. And/or put extra Tzedeka in the pushkas. Take on an additional mitzvah in his merit for a Refuah Shleima..
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
S"A SIMAN 671 SIF 5 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 21 This is required/ because of /the need to/ publicize the miracle. MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 6 Q:IF THE OPEING OF YOUR HOUSE WILL NOT BE SEEN BY MANY PEOPLE BUT YOUR WINDOW THATS BY A RESHUS HARABIM WILL BE SEEN BY MANY PEOPLE WERE SHOULD YOU LIGHT YOUR MENORAH? A:RAV CHAIM KIENEVSKI SAYS THE WINDOW AND THAT WAS THE MINHAG OF THE CHAZONISH(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 43). (CHECK OUT ALL THE NOTES FROM MISHNA BERURA YOMI MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU NOVEMBER 26 27 HILCHOS CHANUKA THERE A TON OF GOOD STUFF IN THERE)
S"A SIMAN 670 SIF 1 MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 1 It is the custom for the poor to go about on Chanukah from door to door. There is reason for this. MISHNA BERURA SIF KATAN 3 Only women /refrain from performing Shabbos labor then/, because the miracle was performed through them. MISHNA BERURA DIRSHU CHELEK 6 Q:WHAT THE REASON TO GIVE KIDS CHANUKA GELT ON CHANUKA AND CAN A WOMAN DO LAUNDRY IN USING A LAUNDRY MACHINE WHILE THE CHANUKA CANDLES ARE BURNING? A:RAV KONMENBROUGHT IN SIFSEI CHAIM SAYS THE REASON FOR GIVING KIDS CHANUKA GELT IS THE GREEKS FORBADE THE LEARNING OF TORAH SO BY KIDS LEARNING SHELO LISHMA THEY WILL COME TO LEARN LISHMA(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 11).RAV ELYASHIV SAYS ITS ASUR FOR A WOMEN TO DO LAUNDRY USING A LAUNDRY MACHINE WHILE THE CHANUKA CANDLES ARE BURNING(FOR MORE SEE NOTE 15).
The OU’s Nach Yomi Cycle Begins Again on Thursday, December 5. Nachum & Rabbi Jack Abramowitz Discussed All the Details.
Nachum welcomed Rabbi Jack Abramowitz, Ou Torah Editor to the studio this morning to discuss the OU's Nach Yomi program and how the cycle of learning Nach begins again tomorrow. Nachum and Rabbi Abramowitz discussed the impetus for this program and how it is getting more and more popular all the time. By learning one chapter a day, one can learn Nach in just over two years.