Sunday, August 31, 2014
Moadei Hashanah — Elul and Rosh Hashanah The Awesome Power of a New Beginning by Rabbi Shimshon Dovid Pincus IS AT KESHER STAM
Moadei Hashanah — Elul and Rosh Hashanah is based on eloquent lectures delivered by Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus in which he brings out the deeper meaning and proper approach to these vital days. This is the seventh of his many Hebrew books to be made available to the English-speaking public. A world-renowned speaker, Rav Pincus educated and influenced audiences across the Jewish spectrum. Torah Jews throughout Israel and the Diaspora flocked to hear him speak because he had the ability to impart to them new worlds of understanding in Torah and mitzvos. He touched their hearts and changed their lives in an unparalleled way. In this volume, Rav Pincus shows us the awesome power of these special days on which we, and indeed the whole world, stand in judgment and are created anew. He opens our eyes to the infinite outpouring of Divine mercy that flows down to us at this time. In practical terms, he explains how to utilize all this in order to effect a profound and lasting change in our lives. Rav Pincus’ greatest insights into Elul and Rosh Hashanah are concentrated in this fundamental work. This appealing translation will delight both scholars and laymen alike with its genius and wit, along with its heartfelt messages.(From Feldheim)
A comprehensive guide to the special laws of the shemittah year. Covers gardening and care of flowerpots, buying produce in Eretz Yisroel, preserving the sanctity of shemittah produce, and related topics. Essential consumer know-how for people visiting from chutz la'aretz and for those buying Israeli products in chutz la'aretz.(FROM AMAZON)
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Project Refuah proudly presents CONCERT EVENT IN CHICAGO HARAV LAU (shlita) & MBD An Event of Music, Inspiration & Reflection Music by Freilach Choir by Shira Motzai Shabbos September 13th, 2014 – 9:30pm Cong. K.I.N.S. of West Rogers Park 2800 W North Shore Ave. Chicago, Il 60645 RSVP: 773-897-5763 – firstname.lastname@example.org
“Home” is a deceptively complex topic; it means something different for each and every one of us. Perhaps this is why so many poets, songwriters, and artists have attempted to describe and define it. Due to recent events, what was originally conceived as an expression of the variety of these interpretations was distilled into a singular and powerful theme: though the Maccabeats reside in the West (New York), our hearts, thoughts and prayers are in the East (Israel). Filmed in Jerusalem and New York City, Home is about combining the twelve melodies and themes of the works which comprise our medley into a coherent whole. Most importantly, the Maccabeats continue to hope and pray for a lasting solution to the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. We pray that each and every person there will find his or her safe and peaceful and home. Don’t forget to grab this track on iTunes or CDBaby! Video by Uri Westrich Uri@driveinproductions.com
Friday, August 29, 2014
Special for the Month of Elul Naftali Kalfa featuring Aaron Razel in a new single “Achim Anachnu – We Are Brothers.” A unique & special collaboration with a message of unity & strength for the Jewish Nation. The song is from Naftali Kalfa’s new upcoming project. Composed by: Naftali Kalfa & Aaron Razel Lyrics: Aaron Razel Vocals : Naftali Kalfa & Aaron Razel Drums: Avi Avidani Bass: Arie Volinez Guitars: Shlomi Cohen Piano & Keyboards: Achiya Asher Produced & Mixed by: Amit Golan At Superonicstudios.net
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
In Depth: Ezekiel – Overview By Rabbi Menachem Leibtag From Yirmiyahu to Yechezkel - What's so special about 'Year Five' By Rabbi Menachem Leibtag Introduction to Sefer Yechezkel By A Journey Through Nach So join Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein Rabbi Jack Abramowitz and Rabbi Menachem Leibtag for Yechezkel today.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Aharon Sofer (Aharon ben Chulda) is our first cousin, he was last seen on Friday in the Jerusalem Forest. R' Chaim Kanievsky says that he is alive in an arab village and now we need to daven and men should learn mesachas shviis. R' Dovid Abuchatzeirah says now is the time to daven. The family has set up numbers for people to call for people to take perakim of tehillim so we can try to finish sefer tehillim 1,000 times. Anyone interested can call 058-320-4859 or 058-320-4860, 917-809-5145 or 917-809-5146. These numbers all ring to an Israeli cell phone so between 11 pm and 8 am Israel time, please text 443-929-6549 and we will respond with perakim to say. May we hear besuros tovos bekorov! Batsheva Sofer (Oratz)
Please daven for Yedayah ben Orna. "A resident of the southern Hevron Hills is in serious condition from injuries to the skull after an Arab rock-throwing terrorist hit him in the head shortly after midnight Saturday, forcing his car to overturn. "The victim’s wife and baby, who were traveling in the car on their way home, were not hurt. "The terrorist struck between Al Aroob and Carmei Tzur, immediately south of Gush Etzion and one of the favorite launching areas for Arab attacks on Jewish drivers. The IDF routinely stations jeeps in the area, but restraints on dealing with rock-throwers have hampered deterrence. "The victim was rushed to Hadassah Hospital and is undergoing surgery Sunday morning for internal bleeding and skull fractures.
Please daven, learn, say Tehillim, and/or do another mitzvah in the zechut of a young girl who is in very very critical condition who is waiting for a heart transplant., Chaya Basia Rivkah bas Entel ( correct spelling) May she have a complete and speedy recovery with Hashem's help, bli ayin hara.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Givati Brigade Sgt. Yehuda Yitzchak HaYisraeli, 23,was wounded in the battle in which Major Benaya Sarel, First Sgt. Liel Gidoni, and Lt. Hadar Goldin HY”D were killed, on erev Shabbos 5 Menachem Av. A piece of shrapnel pierced his head and the family has been at his side waiting for good news. Yehuda Yitzchak has been in a medically induced coma in Soroka Medical Center for the past three weeks. Until the weekend, his wife Rivkah was at his side. TRivkah had to leave for she went into labor, delivering a boy. Rivkah, who is a daughter of a Tel Aviv area rav, explains “we need ongoing tefilos”, calling on Am Yisrael to be mispallel for her husband. Please daven for Yehuda Yitzchak ben Iris (pronounced EE'REES) bsoch kol cholei Am Yisrael.
Please daven for Aaron ben Chuldah, a resident of Lakewood, who is currently learning by Rav Tzvi Kaplan in Yerushalayim. Volunteers searched for 23-year-old talmid yeshiva Aaron Sofer the entire Shabbos. The tzibur at large is called upon on motzei Shabbos to assist in the search. He was walking with a friend but the two lost sight of one another going down an incline. Zaka and Ichud Hatzalah assisted police in the search over Shabbos. The friend notified police at 6 PM and police phoned Zaka at 1:45 Friday night. He was last seen at noon on erev Shabbos in the Jerusalem Forest. Anyone with any information is urged to contact 02-539-1520 or 100.
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Rav Francis says one should not tear a leaf off a tree on Chol Hamoed.Turning on an incandescent bulb on Chol Hamoed some are makil but some are machmir.Turning off the incandescent bulb though we are makil.Calling a repair man on Chol Hamoed to repair something after yom tov Rav Yaakov Kamentzky says one can be makil b/c there no tircha.for the rest of the shiur click here.
Please learn this as a zechus for Eretz Yisrael and our injured and fallen soldiers. 1.WHAT HALACHA SAFAK DAVAR HAVAD RASHI MACHMIR ASUR DIURISSA BUT TOSFOS ITS DIRABANAN SO WE CAN BE MAKIL AND YOU CAN DO IT ON CHOL HAMOED. 2.Aruch Hashulchan do we say the harachman of yom tov on chol hamoed?Rashi would say yes but Tosfos would say no. 3.When writing divrei Torah on Chol Hamoed Rav Ovadia Yosef and Rav Wosner say type it on a computer b/c that's not kesivah.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
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No more singles about war!!! A song of hope and unity – “Am Israel Chai” Inspired by our soldiers during the operation “Protective Edge“, highly motivated crowd without fear and trust in God to protect the people, the single singer Itzik Orlev releases a new single which is sure to make the departure of IDF soldiers with joy and courage and unity among the people caused as a result of the operation. Lyrics by Tamar Sarbit (Asnfi) Composed by: Chen Harrari and the rhythmic musical production which will make you dance and jump created Snir Marcus.
Amongst the anti-Israel sentiment that surrounds modern pop culture and what feels like most artists; the delusion of Israeli occupation, misguidance, and outright lies, rap artist Nissim seeks to bring a message of tachles, purpose and tikvah, hope with his release of “Yerushalayim”. Suitably named to encourage listeners to recall the ultimate goal of the nation of Israel, to bring the Jewish Messiah, usher in the messianic and rebuilt “Spiritual” Jerusalem. Nissim believes that as a Jewish artist that appeals to the secular world, its his responsibility is to stand up against the Israeli opposition and the anti-Semitic movements, which are rising daily. His hope is that he can reach those with an open ear and mind. While so many other popular Jewish artists have chosen to remain silent with regards to the current social climate, Nissim has teamed up with Baltimore’s Eric Gerstenfeld to capture music rich in heart and full of substance, attacking the mindset of anti-Semitism.
BAIS HAVAAD PARSHA PERSPECTIVES Parshas V’eschanan: Your Mitzvah With His Money: A Questionable Combination By: Rabbi Tzvi Price
Please learn this for Eretz Yisrael and our injured and fallen soldiers. The following scenario would probably qualify as one of the worst nightmares of any shul-goer. You wake up late, and after a mad rush, you are out the door. Huffing and puffing, you make it just in time for davening. However, the entire time you have been having a funny feeling that something just does not seem right. Then you finally realize what your subconscious has known all along. You have forgotten your talis and tefillin at home.
OU TORAH and YU TORAH Va’etchanan (5774)The Fewest of all Peoples Britain's Former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Please learn this as a zechus for Eretz Yisrael and our injured and fallen soldiers. Buried inconspicuously in this week’s parsha is a short sentence with explosive potential, causing us to think again about the nature of Jewish history and the Jewish task in the present. Moses had been reminding the new generation, the children of those who left Egypt, of the extraordinary story of which they are the heirs: Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created human beings on the earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of?
Please learn this as a zechus Eretz Yisrael annd our fallen soldiers. One of the most profound disagreements in Judaism is that between Moses Maimonides and Judah Halevi on the meaning of the first of the Ten Commandments. For Maimonides (1135-1204), the first command is to believe in God, creator of heaven and earth: The basic principle of all basic principles and the pillar of all sciences is to realise that there is a First Being who brought every existing thing into being. If it could be supposed that He did not exist, it would follow that nothing else could possibly exist. If however it were supposed that all other beings were non-existent, He alone would still exist . . . To acknowledge this truth is a positive command, as it is said: “I am the Lord your God” (Ex. 20:2, Deut 5:7). (Yesodei ha-Torah, 1: 1-5) Judah Halevi (c. 1080-c.1145) disagreed. The greatest of medieval Hebrew poets, Halevi also wrote one of Judaism’s philosophical masterpieces, The Kuzari. It is framed as a dialogue between a rabbi and the King of the Khazars. Historically, the Khazars were a Turkish people who, between the seventh and eleventh centuries, ruled a considerable area between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, including southern Russia, northern Caucasus, eastern Ukraine, Western Kazakhstan, and northwestern Uzbekistan.
OU TORAH and CHABAD.ORG Va’etchanan (5772) Why Is the Jewish People So Small? By Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Please learn this as a zechus for Eretz Yisrael our injured and fallen soldiers. Near the end of Va’etchanan, so inconspicuously that we can sometimes miss it, is a statement with such far-reaching implications that it challenges the impression that has prevailed thus far in the Torah, giving an entirely new complexion to the biblical image of the people of Israel: The L‑rd did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you are the fewest of all peoples.1
Please learn this as a zechus for Eretz Yisrael our injured and fallen soldiers. In this week's parsha the Torah records for us the revelation at Sinai and a restatement of the Ten Commandments. The text of the Ten Commandments as recorded in this week's parsha differs somewhat from the text of the Ten Commandments as they appear in parshat Yitro. These differences are commented upon and explained to us in the Talmud, Midrash and in the later commentaries to the Torah.
Please learn this as a zechus for Eretz Yisrael oor injured and fallen soldiers. I have been present in Israel for a number of wars that this small, grave country has been forced to endure. Even before I made Aliyah, I was present here during the first Gulf War when Saddam Hussein rained SCUDs on a then defenseless population here in Israel. Since then I have lived here as an Israeli resident and citizen during the first and second intifada, the second Lebanon war, the reassertion of Israeli security in the West Bank, and the two previous Gaza conflicts.
Please learn this as a zechus for Eretz Yisrael and our injured and fallen soldiers. Moses' Prayer The Torah records Moses' pleas to be allowed to enter into the Land of Israel: "O God, Eternal! You have begun to show me Your greatness and power. What force is there in heaven or earth that can perform deeds and mighty acts as You can? Please, let me cross [the Jordan River] and see the good land...." (Deut. 3:24-25) Rabbi Simlai analyzed Moses' prayer, breaking it up into two components: Praise — "You have begun to show me Your greatness...." The actual request — "Please let me cross...." This, Rabbi Simlai explained, is a model for all prayers. One should begin by praising God, and only afterwards present one's requests. We need to understand this model. Is it simply a matter of flattering God, just as one might 'butter up' a mortal king before making a request? Or is there a deeper significance to this protocol for prayer?
Please learn this as a zechus for Eretz Yisrael and our injured and fallen soldiers. "You, who remained attached to the Lord your God, are all alive today." (Deut. 4:4) What does it mean 'to be attached to God'? As the Talmud (Sotah 14a) asks, is it possible to cleave to the Shechinah, God's Divine Presence, which the Torah (Deut. 4:24) describes as a "consuming fire"?
Please learn this as a zechus for Eretz Yisrael our injured and fallen soldiers. "Shema — Listen Israel! The Eternal is our God, the Eternal is one." (Deut. 6:4) By reciting the Shema, the central message of the Jewish people, one accepts ohl malchut shamayim, God's kingship and authority. We are instructed to recite the Shema twice a day — "when you lie down and when you rise up" (6:7). Why isn't once a day sufficient?
Please learn this as a zechus for Eretz Yisrael and our injured and fallen soldiers. 1.Give hagbah to children show how important chinuch is. 2.The Chasam Sofer says chacamim need to talk to each other to get thev right pisak. 3.The Mharsha asks why is Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur not mentioned at the end of our masechta?Those yamim tovim deal with hilchos teshuvaand that we should learn every day. 4.Poskim one place Pesach 30 days b/4 but here it says on Pesach learn halachos?It means all days leading up to yom tov.The Beis Yosef answers there is a difference between Pesach and other yomim tovim.Pesach has alot of halachos that are relevant b/4 Pesach and so we need to learn them b/4 Pesach but other yomim tovim dont have this.2 people ask a question b/4 Pesach 1 on Pesach 1 not the Pesach shilacomes 1st. 5.Last Rashi of Masechta Megillah Moshe taught them the halachos of every yom tov during their time learning this they got sechar and their children got sechar in this world and the Olam Haba HASHEM should give us such a beracha.
YU TORAH Halacha from the Daily Daf: Megilllah 32--Halachos of Brachos When Receiving an Aliyah LaTorah By Rabbi Chaim Eisenstein
Please learn this as a zechus for Eretz Yisrael and our injured and fallen soldiers. Rabbi Eisenstein brings Rema brings Mordechi paskin like Rebbi Yehudah but I can fulfill Rebbi Meir concern by looking away A”H look at bal kore.This is debate Bach problem turn away close your eyes instead.for the rest of the shiur click here.
Please learn this as a zechus for Eretz Yisrael and our injured and fallen soldier. Rav Koster brings the S"A Y"D who brings the Rosh who says we mikiem the mitzva of buying a sefer Torah through buying sefarim.That is a kulah but its also a chumrah b/c it would be asur to sell sefarim but we do sell them?A bar mitzva bachur has 10 copies of hagas Aryeh he can exhchane it thats not problem.What about a regular person?The Pischei Teshuva says many people are not makpid about this and he brings the Tifers Limoshe who says a yachid can sell his sefarim.The M"A and the M"B do not bring this Tifers Limoshe though.So to be maqkil we have 1 shita in the S"A and the Tiferes Lomoshe.for the rest of the shiur which includes a teshuva from Rav Moshe on this click here.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
A man was critically injured while riding an ATV this past Friday, and the family has added a name for Tehillim. The accident happened on Friday afternoon at Evergreen Estates in Loch Sheldrake, NY. The man’s daughter was on the ATV at the time of the crash. It appears the ATV overturned, ejecting both of them from the vehicle. Catskills Hatzolah had a medevac respond and the man was airlifted with a serious brain injury to a trauma center. The daughter is reportedly in stable condition, but the father remains in a coma R”L. Click Here! Please say Tehillim for Tzvi Hersh Chaim be Guttel, bsoch sha’r cholei yisroel. (Chaim Shapiro – YWN)
Monday, August 11, 2014
R’ Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz a long time philanthropist, has always had a love for music. Over the years he has formed a tight bond with many of Jewish music’s biggest stars, and as a result a few of his compositions have been featured on albums. With the fast approaching Shemitta year where farmers in Eretz Yisroel will NOT be working and loosing income, Mr. Rechnitz came up with an amazing idea as to how to help our brethren in Israel, while sharing his music with the world. Producers Yossi Rubin & David Fadida came together to present, 1 amazing composer, Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz and 18 of his compositions on one stellar album entitled “SHIR.” This new album features the creme de la creme of Jewish/Chassidic music from across the globe, including vocals by MBD, Avraham Fried, Benny Friedman, Itzik Dadya, Lipa, Ohad, Shloime Daskal, Kinderlach, Levy Falkowitz, Yoeli Greenfeld, Moishe Mendlowitz, Motty Steinmetz, Uzia Tzadok and the Shira Choir. ALL of the proceeds from “SHIR” will be going to the Keren Hashviis fund. No singer accepted financial compensation for recording this album, only this important mitzvah l’shma. The album will be distributed in the US by Mostly Music and will be available in stores and online for download shortly!
Sunday, August 10, 2014
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Saturday, August 9, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Pray for officer Hagai ben (son of) Hana who is in extremely severe condition, fighting for his life. Pass this on to at least 5 people. Don't disrupt the chain! The wounded was brought to Beilinson Hospital by helicopter while efforts to keep him alive were being made. He suffers from a severe head wound. (rough translation)
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Throughout our history, Jews have supported each other in times of tragedy. More recently, Jews all over the world were inextricably united in our search for our abducted teenagers Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrah z”l. In the days that followed their passing, the Jewish people stayed strong and again united in our global efforts to learn and daven in the memory of these kedoshim. Baltimore singer Gobbie Cohn, like many of us, felt a deep connection during these times to other Jews outside of his community. This experience prompted Gobbie to compose the song “Umi K’amcha Yisroel“. Teaming up with producer Hillel Kapnick, Gobbie showcases his powerful voice while spreading the positive, inspiring message that there is no one in the world quite like our nation. Although many slow, mournful tunes have been composed over the years in response to tragedy, Gobbie’s hope is that this song, which is intentionally upbeat, will be an uplifting vehicle to strengthen the bond of achdus experienced during these trying times. Our nation is special, our nation is one, and we have to feel that we are getting progressively closer to the ultimate geula bimheira v’yameinu.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.
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