Monday, August 31, 2015

[Aneinu] Please Daven - Procedure Tuesday

Please daven for Brocha bas Ita, a very special woman, an elderly Chicagoan who is having a difficult procedure tomorrow, Tuesday.

[Aneinu] Please Daven - Surgery Sept. 7

Please daven for Chaim Gavriel Dovid ben Ella, who will be having surgery on Sept. 7.

OU TORAH Nazir Daf 8(7): The Correct Time To Say Tefilas Haderech By Bais Havaad Halacha Center

Rav Grunwald says parsah 72 minute travel away from city say tefillas haderech not follow this opinion go by distance not time.Poskim tefillas haderech because of danger of traveling but today safe drive 3:00am.Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach no obligation tefillas haderech.Danger of car accident but Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach Chazal not enact this not enough sham HASHEM say during shomia tefilla.Other Poskim are worried for this. Look at road traveling on.Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach no tefillas haderech for going Bnei Brak to Yerushaliem but Rav Shach disagrees . Brooklyn to Monsey no tefillas haderech.Rav Shternbauch say it at begining of travel avoid problem Rashi already traveled a parsah.Chazonish can say tefillas haderech safek car accidents.Tefillah add in save from accidents.Click here for the rest of the shiur.

[Aneinu] Please say Tehillim - Surgery NOW!

chaya roiza bas malka From an Aneinu member: My aunt in NY is having a heart surgery at 2:00 pm. Please send out a request for tehillim.

OU TORAH MISHNA BERURA YOMI (DIRSHU) MB 62a: Mishnas Sofrim Shiur 2 By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD

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OU TORAH MISHNA BERURA YOMI (DIRSHU) MB 61b: Mishnas Sofrim Shiur 1 By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD

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OU TORAH HaShoneh Halachos 2: Mishneh Torah By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

53. Healthy Habits

OU TORAH HaShoneh Halachos 2: Mishneh Torah By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

52. Healthy Intentions

OU TORAH HaShoneh Halachos 2: Mishneh Torah By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

51. Self-Deprivation

Aneinu Please say Tehillim ICU

Please say tehillim for Yosef Zelig ben Pauline who is unresponsive in the icu.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

[Aneinu] Please Daven - Surgery Tonight

Please daven for the son of an Aneinu member, Aharon Boruch ben Chana Royza, who will be having surgery tonight at midnight, Chicago time, which is 8 AM Monday morning in Eretz Yisroel. Please daven taht his hospitalization, surgery and recovery should be with haztlacha and without complications.Thank you and Tizku L'mitzvos.


So join Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb and Rabbi Jack Abramowitz and learn Megillas Esther in a non preschool way. Brand new for this cycle. Or join Rabbi Etshalom for his shiurs on Esther.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

[Aneinu] Please Daven for Newborn

Please daven for the grandchild of an Aneinu member, Tinok Ben Chaya Mushka.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

OU TORAH MISHNA BERURA YOMI (DIRSHU) MB 60a How Many Lines In The Tefillin Parshiyos (35:1-36:1) By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD

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OU TORAH MISHNA BERURA YOMI (DIRSHU) MB 59a: Rashi and Rabbeinu Tam Tefillin (34:2) By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD

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OU TORAH HaShoneh Halachos 2: Mishneh Torah By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

48. A Corrupted Moral Compass

OU TORAH HaShoneh Halachos 2: Mishneh Torah By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

47. The Path of God

OU TORAH HaShoneh Halachos 2: Mishneh Torah By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

46. Wisdom vs. Piety

OU TORAH HaShoneh Halachos 2: Mishneh Torah By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

45. Moderation

OU TORAH HaShoneh Halachos 2: Mishneh Torah By Rabbi Jack Abramowitz

44. Character Traits

[Aneinu] Update on Rav Zev Leff & Requests for Tefillos fromEretz Yisroel

Correction: Yaakov Shlomo ben Gittel BS"D Dear Daveners: We have to put the "pedal to the metal" ASAP for: 1. Doniel ben Ilana a fifteen year old boy who has contracted a virus or bacteria which has attacked most of his vital organs, R"L, please keep him in your tefillos and recite as many perakim of tehillim for a refua for him. 2. Shlomo Ben Gittel (a friend of mine's husband) who had been doing very well, but the pancreatic cancer has returned, and he needs a refua/yeshua (please daven and say tehillim for him for the next 4 months). 3. Henna Rasha bat Yitta Ratza (Reb. Machlis) is in dire need of a refua/yeshua. (Please daven and say tehillim for her for the next 4 months). Update on Rav Leff Schlita: Rec'd from third party: ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Hazen >; D at e: 2015-08-26 12:16 GMT+03:00 Subject: upd at e on Rav Leff To: Moshav list <> I was just at the hospital and was able to go in to see the Rav together with the Rebbetzin for a few minutes. He recognizes everyone around him, was able to hold my hand and to signal or try to spell with his hand certain short messages. He remains on a respirator in the ICU while continuing to show small amounts of improvement. There will be an at zeres teffilla tonight at the Kotel (see Meir Migdal's email). We will try to organize transport at ion if it is needed, therefore please call Meira (054-6720306 or 9144737) by 2pm. If you are in need or are able to provide transportation. Eli Please daven for Zev Yaakov Moshe ben Chaya

THE BAIS HAVAAD HALACHA JOURNAL: Volume 5775 Issue XXXVIII Parshas ShoftimHalachic Perspectives on Democracy The Propriety of a Nation Rebelling Against the King Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman

This week’s parsha contains many mitzvos. One of these mitzvos is the mitzvah of appointing a king. As the Torah states: “when you will say I will appoint upon myself (singular tense) a king…you shall appoint upon yourself a king.” One might wonder why the Torah mentions this mitzvah in singular tense when appointing a king always involves the population at large. In fact, in the times of Shmuel Hanavi, when the Jews said that they wanted a king, the passuk says “…let us appoint upon ourselves (in plural tense!) a king.” (Shmuel 8:5)

THE BAIS HAVAAD HALACHA JOURNAL: Volume 5775 Issue XXXVIII Parshas Shoftim Appointing Judges in Contemporary Society Do Judges Derive Their Legitimacy Only From Rabbinic Ordinance? Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman

In this week’s parsha, the Torah commands us to appoint judges to enforce all the mitzvos of the Torah. The Chinuch (491) explains that this is a necessity for our religion because the only way to properly ensure that the people observe the Torah is through fear of a judicial system. He adds that although the ultimate goal is for the people to serve Hashem out of love, very often such a goal must begin with force. Some only manage to serve Hashem out of fear of the judicial system, but over time, it becomes natural for them to serve Hashem. Once it becomes natural a person will continue to do so out of love.

THE BAIS HAVAAD HALACHA JOURNAL: Volume 5775 Issue XXXVIII Parshas Shoftim Halachos and Minhagim of Elul A Special Opportunity to Become Closer to Hashem by: HaRav Chaim Weg Shlit"a, Rosh Kollel at the Bais HaVaad Kollel for Dayanus

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NAALEH.COM Parshat Shoftim: Shema Yisrael By: Rabbi Hershel Reichman

This week's Parsha, Parshat Shoftim, discusses the Torah concept and details of war. Rashi writes that the merit of Shema Yisrael will protect Jewish soldiers. Rabbi Reichman explains this idea, based on the Shem MiShmuel, in terms of the connection between the mind and the heart of every Jew.

YU TORAH Environmental Responsibility By Britain's Former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Some commands in the Torah were understood so narrowly by the sages that they were rendered almost inapplicable. One example is the ir ha-nidachat, the city led astray into idolatry, about which the Torah states that “you must kill all the inhabitants of the city by the sword” (Deut. 13: 16). Another is the ben sorer umoreh, the stubborn and rebellious child, brought by his parents to the court and if found guilty, put to death. (Deut. 21: 18-21). In both these cases, some sages interpreted the law so restrictively that they said “there never was and never will” be a case in which the law was applied.[1] As for the condemned city, Rabbi Eliezer said that if it contained a single mezuzah, the law was not enforced.[2] In the case of the rebellious child, R. Judah taught that if the mother and father did not sound or look alike, the law did not apply.[3] According to these interpretations, the two laws were never meant to be put into practice, but were written solely “so that we should expound them and receive reward.”[4] They had only an educational, not a legal function.


Unlike other faiths, Judaism does not foresee this world to be one of perfection of the entire human condition. Thus in this week’s Torah reading we are told to create a system of legal justice and means of enforcement of law and order. Society cannot simply rely on the good will and innate good nature of people; this leads to anarchy and chaos. To this end, judges and police are part of the matrix of any civilized society


One of the hallmarks of the story of the Jewish people over the millennia of our existence has been the fact that Jews, no matter what their political persuasion or level of religious belief and observance, always seem to care for one another. Though there always were divergent interests and different agendas present in the Jewish world, nevertheless when Jews were in mortal danger the Jewish world somehow rose to attempt to help and defend our brethren who were so threatened.

RAV KOOK ON Shoftim Part 2: The High Court in Jerusalem

The Jurisdiction of the Sanhedrin What happens if a local court is unable to decide a case? In such situations, the Torah gives ultimate authority to the Sanhedrin, the High Court of 71 elders in Jerusalem: “If you are unable to reach a decision in a case... then you should set out and ascend to the place that God will choose. You must approach the Levitical priest and the judge... and you must do as they tell you. You must keep the Torah as they interpret it for you, and follow the laws that they legislate for you.” (Deut. 17:8-11) In what areas did the High Court have jurisdiction? Was it only in legal/Halachic matters, or also in matters of faith? In other words: does Judaism permit intellectual freedom in thought and beliefs, as long as one follows the codes of Halachic conduct? Or are there principles of faith which all must accept?

RAV KOOK ON Shoftim Part 1: Food for Thought

Gifts of Meat One of the lesser-known ways that the Torah provides for the support of the kohanim in their holy activities is through gifts of certain cuts of meat: “This shall be the kohen’s due from the people: when an ox or sheep is slaughtered for food, they shall give the kohen the foreleg, the jaw, and the maw [the last of a cow’s four stomachs].” (Deut. 18:3) Rav Hisda’s Offer While this gift belongs to the kohanim, they do not have to eat it themselves. The Talmud (Shabbat 10b) recounts that Rabbi Hisda, fourth-century Babylonian scholar and a kohen, found an original use for his gifts of meat. Rabbi Hisda held up two portions of priestly gifts and announced, “I will give this beef to whoever will come and teach me a new dictum of Rav.” (The great Talmudic scholar and leader of Babylonian Jewry, Abba Aricha (160-248 CE) was known simply as ‘Rav’ (‘the Master’) due to his stature as the preeminent scholar of his generation.) The scholar who won the prize was Rava bar Mahsia, who quoted Rav’s statement that one should inform his neighbor when giving him a gift. Why does the Torah reward the kohanim with gifts of meat? And is there some connection between the prize offered by Rabbi Hisda and the dictum quoted by Rava bar Mahsia?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Aneinu Please Daven Rabbi Leff Critical

Please daven and say Tehillim for Rabbi Leff, Zeav Yaakov Moshe ben Chaya, In critical condition at Tel Hashomer Hospital. He was taken to the hospital on Friday night with a sore throat, difficulty breathing and eating. His throat was swollen from infection. The infection spread to the Lungs and kidneys. 

Aneinu Please Daven

Please daven for Sarah Adina Bracha bas Rochel, daughter of Doug and Rebecca Bassman of West Rogers Park who just went into surgery. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

OU TORAH Nazir Daf 2: Introduction to Maseches Nazir By Bais Havaad Halacha Center

Rav Greenwald brings the Zohar who says the nazir is rectifying the sin of Adam Harishon.He is in a different relm.That's the connextion of parshas Naso to nazirus Shimshon.Click here for the rest of the shiur.


1.Krias shema in any language you need to understand what your saying but in lashon hakodesh you dont have to understand what you are saying.The B"H says it needs to be in the lasnguage of the land.The Poskim say you need to be careful withe name of HASHEM in lashon hakodesh or in a foreign language.The Pnei Yehoshua asks what should you if your not sure if you said the wrong bracha say it again in aramiac but the Chasam Sofer and RA"E disagree. 2.Why gemara Sotah not b/4 Nazir?1 answer is gemara Nedarim and Nazir are Similar.The Imrei Emes answers stop doing avairos then do mitzvos unfortunately that doesn't happen don't wait to stop doing avaros to do mitzvos 1st do mitzvos and then you will no0t do avara of sotah. 3.The Chasam Sofer says our gemara says Torah she bal pe is more beloved is why we teach our children Torah she bal pe b/4 Torah she biksav.


Join Rabbi Elefnt shiur where you will always find something halacha limisa.Click here for Rabbi Rosner shiur where you will also find alot of insights read from there original sources.Click here for The Bais Havaads's The Daf in Halacha.If you are looking for a shiur that's a little shorter and you can hear people davening at the Kosel then the YU Torah shiur of Rabbi Eisenstein is for you.Click here for Rabbi Elefant Daf Sugya shiur.The Kollel Iyun Hadaf has daf outlines and much more. Are you looking for a 5 minute summary of the daf then Dafhachaim is for you.Whether you use our English Commentary (translation) or enjoy reading our Daf Insights, you can learn and review the Daf Yomi in under 20 minutes a day!Click here for the Daf Digest which features the very nice halacha highlight.Learn the daf like never b/4 with the Artscroll app. Join Rosenblooms Koren gemara club and get 25% off your Koren gemaras.Also avaiable in digital form for your smartphone or tablet Don't forget to pick up every week the Yated Neman Tales and Teachings from the Daf every week.

YU TORAH "For the Love of Torah" - Siyum on Masechet Nedarim By Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

YU TORAH Rav Eisenstein last daf Nedarim Daf 91 insight

The end of the mssechta teaches us the importance of hilchos yichud.

OU TORAH Nedarim Daf 91: The Wife Who States I am Prohibited to You Part 2 By Bais Havaad Halacha Center

Rav Gfeenwald brings the S"A who says the wife is not believed but she loses her kesuvah.for the rest of the shiur click here.

OU TORAH Nedarim Daf 90: The Wife Who States I am Prohibited to You Part 1 By Bais Havaad Halacha Center

Rav Greenwald says this mishna is the finale of masechta Nedarim back and forth of husband and wife.for the rest of the shiur click here.


1.Rabbi Elefant brings the Poskim who say a get is given with no strings attached under all circumstances. 2.The end of the gemara brings the pasuk Stolen waters which are sweet.Rabbi Elefant and Rabbi Rosner both bring the Chasam Sofer who says the pasuk can be interpreted stealing time to learn that brings gishmak or is the sweetest Torah. 3.Rabbi Elefant ended the shiur with this we all should be in the category of knowing what to say and then HASHEM will listen to what we pray for.