Friday, October 30, 2015

OU TORAH Daf Sugya with Rabbi Elefant Sotah Daf 2 - Stira vs Yichud

Rabbi Elefant brings the Minchas Yitzchak who says by an elevator we are not concerned about yichud.The Klausenberger Rebbe says stira and yichud don't go together.for the rest of the shiur cick here.

[Aneinu] Please Daven for Reb. Schustal

Please daven for Rebbetzin Sarah Schustal, who suffered a stroke and is currently unconscious at Jersey Shore Medical Center

[Aneinu] Please Daven - Surgery Friday

Request from an Aneinu member: My father is having surgery tomorrow scheduled for 9:30 am. Please daven for Shalom Yechezkel Ben Shaina Gittel. Thank you so much.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

OU TORAH The Daf in Halacha Sotah Daf 2: The Sotah and Her Keynui By Bais Havaad Halacha Center

Rav Yaffe says don't tell your wife nowadays not to close the door with you and the plumber b/c it could be a shila of sotah.If we know you meant yichud then its not a problem.Click here for therest of the shiur.

{Be'er Mayim Chaim} Tehillim for Tahel bas Sigal, and for Sigal bas Miriam

Unfortunately, Shirel Sofer's family members were victims of a terrorist attack two weeks ago in Israel. A Molotov cocktail was thrown into their car and landed on Shirel's three year old sister Tahel. Shirel's mother and one of her other sisters sustained burns on their arms trying to get the flaming bottle off of the three year old. Tahel sustained burns from head to toe and is in "moderate" condition. They are in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. Please say Tehillim for Tahel bas Sigal, and for Sigal bas Miriam. We pray for a speedy refuah shleimah.

[Aneinu] Please be alert!

To: frontdesk Subject: Community Alert] Community Alert Community Alert I am writing to let you know that last evening, a man tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl walking home from school. The teen was walking at 3:15 p.m. in the 5900 block of West Bryn Mawr Avenue when a man got out of a newer model black pickup and tried to hug her, police said. When the girl broke free, the man pulled the teen's shoulder but she was able to break away and run away, police said. The man drove away southbound on Milwaukee Avenue, police said. The man was described as between 35 and 45 years old, between 5-foot-7-inches tall and 5-foot-10-inches tall. He has a large bump on the bridge of his nose, was unshaven and had acne along his jawline, police said. The man wore a green jacket, brown knit cap and blue jeans. He spoke in European-accented English, police said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call detectives at 312-744-8261. I encourage all of our parents to talk with their children about following standard safety techniques. Some of these are listed on the following Chicago Police Website: Mark Grishaber Principal, Head of School William Howard Taft High School An IB World School 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60631 773-534-1000 Main Office 773-534-1027 Fax

[Aneinu] Updated List of Wounded - Davening Request forTerror Victim

From Debby in Israel: BS"D Dear Daveners: The email contains the request to daven and say tehillim for Nirit Chana Bat Nitza. Below the perakim of tehillim is a beautiful article which I adapted (with the author's permission) from an article as written by Sherri Mandell (mother of Koby Mandell HY"D)in the Times of Israel the day after Dalia Lemkus HY"D's death. Please remember her on her yartzheit, tomorrow, Yud Zion Cheshvan. She was murdered on November 10, 2014. Also I forgot, but there is nice news as to one of those wounded, Meir Yitzhak ben Sarah, see the updated list after the piece about Dalia. Please daven and say tehillim for Nirit Chana Bat Nitza who was stabbed yesterday outside the Rami Levi store in the Gush. Here's is today's report from Arutz Sheva Gush Etzion attack victim shows signs of improvement A spokesperson for Shaarei Zedek Hospital announced on Thursday morning that the victim of the Gush Etzion stabbing attack continues to show signs of improvement. The victim successfully underwent surgery to remove the knife lodged in her spinal column and is now recovering in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. The four soldiers still being treated at the hospital have also showed signs of improvement.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Aneinu Please Daven

From an Aneinu member: My mom had a 6 hour surgery. Can you please say tehillim for a speedy recovery? Her name is Chanina Chana b-t Leah Lulu. Tizki lmitzvot.


Clich here for Rabbi Elefant or Rabbi Rosner shiur if there halacha lmisa they will find it.Also here is The Bais Havaad Daf in Halacha.Click here for a 5 minute review of the daf by Dafhachaim.Are you looking for outlines charts and more on the daf then the Kollel Iyun Hadaf is for you click here.Click here for the Daf Digest which features the very nice halacha highlight.Welcome to our Daf Yomi site. Studying the Daf Yomi takes on new meaning when you utilize our clear and concise daily Daf Notes. 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! YU TORAH also has very nice daf shiurs like Rabbi Eisentein and more. MESIVTA DARCHEI NOAM Gemaras Also available as a pdf which is good for tablets.Buy it here. and KINDLE FIRE the new 2015 edition and so now you can have the Artscroll app on a $50.00 tablet.(Only the gemaras work for this tablet)Don't forget the Yated Neman Tales and Teachings From the Daf



Rabbi Elefant says Talmid Chacam get out of machlokes make shalom with 1 another. Learn Even Hazer Choshen Mishpat wont have problems bring shalom to the world. Gra 4 masechta boniach Brachos Nazir Yevamos and Krisus Aruch Lanear explains 4 types of shalom Brachos krias Shema bein adam lmakom Yevamos brothertake care of wife passed away bein adam lecavaro Nazir husband and wife shalom bayis and Krisus guf neshama act properly and there will be shalom between his guf and neshema. Rav Chezkel Abramsky not job Talmdei Chacamim go on peace missions Sit learn finish masechta bring shalom himself and everybody and to the whole world. Rabbi Rosner says By defenition a Talmid Chacam has to bring Peace to the world. Why masechta called masechta maseches means Tosfos Yom Tov days mixed in.Sefer Chasidim Shimshon tie hair weaving tool masacha woven together build on that go back stronger beged so to says sefer Vyihei Bracha chazara makes it stronger.

THE BAIS HAVAAD HALACHA JOURNAL: Volume 5776 Issue III Parshas Lech-Lecha His and Hers: Whose Tzedaka Money is it? Can a Wife Give Tzedaka From Her Own Funds, Without Her Husband’s Knowledge? By Rav Shlomo Cohen, Dayan, Beis Din Ahavas Sholom of Yerushalayim, Author of Pure Money

Mr. and Mrs. Stein* had been married for decades. Mrs. Stein survived the Holocaust as a young girl and she had applied for retribution from the German government years earlier. As Mr. Stein grew old and infirm, Mrs. Stein took over the running of the house hold and managing the family finances. She was pleasantly surprised when the German government eventually sent her a large check, as payment for the damages she suffered during the Holocaust. The elderly couple did not have children, and Mrs. Stein decided to give a large portion of the money to tzedaka. The shaila presented to Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l, was the following: May Mrs. Stein give a few thousand dollars to charity without consulting her husband? If not, was the tzedaka fund obligated to give the money back to the husband? Rav Moshe’s teshuva is based on Bava Basra, Daf 52.

THE BAIS HAVAAD HALACHA JOURNAL: Volume 5776 Issue III Parshas Lech-Lecha Shooting To Kill Vs. Shooting To Stop “Excessive Force” Against Knife-Wielding Palestinians By Rabbi Yitzchak Grossman

Recently, as Israeli security forces have often responded to knife-wielding Palestinian attackers by shooting them dead, they have been criticized, not just by Arabs and Palestinians, but even by U.S. government officials and international and even Israeli humanitarian organizations for utilizing “excessive force”.1 Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon considers this preposterous: "We are using excessive force? If someone is wielding a knife and killing people, [then our response is considered] excessive force? What are we talking about here? This is nonsense."2 In this article, we consider halachah's perspective on the use of lethal force to counter a lethal threat where non-lethal action would be sufficient to neutralize the threat.

THE BAIS HAVAAD HALACHA JOURNAL: Volume 5776 Issue III Parshas Lech-Lecha May a Bris After the Eighth Day be Performed on Thursday or Friday? Avoiding Potential Chillul Shabbos by: HaRav Chaim Weg Shlit"a, Rosh Kollel at the Bais HaVaad Kollel for Dayanus

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NAALEH.COM and YU TORAH Luck Of Life By: Mrs. Shira Smiles

From time immemorial, mankind has been fascinated by the stars, so much so that idol worship, or worshipping strange gods, is called aku”m, avodat kochavim umazalot, worshipping stars and the zodiac. While we may consider this kind of worship foolish, the Torah and our commentators understand that there is an intelligent albeit a misguided basis to such worship. If such worship were totally foolish, the Torah would not have gone to such lengths to constantly prohibit and warn us against this practice. Click here for Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein.

NAALEH.COM Parshat Lech Lecha: Man's Search for Meaning By: Rabbi Hershel Reichman

In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman explains the underlying motives of Avraham's quest to find G-d. Based on the Shem MiShmuel, Rabbi Reichman demonstrates that Avraham's journey is symbolic of all mankind's search for meaning in life. This Torah class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod video formats.

NAALEH.COM Parshat Lech Lecha: Relationship of Heaven and Earth By: Rabbi Hershel Reichman

In this class on Parshat Lech Lecha, Rabbi Herschel Reichman discusses how earth's desire to reach the heavens, and heaven's force in holding her back, is a spiritual reality that applies to our own lives as well. This Torah class is available online in streaming video and download in mp3 and video ipod format.

YU TORAH Toronto Torah: Lech Lecha 5776

Description: Toronto Torah for Lech Lecha 5776 includes articles on the parshah, Ir haNidachat, Rabbi Hayyim Angel's "Through an Opaque Lens", Rabbi Ephraim Greenblatt on the time and place of rabbinic sermons, and Theodor Herzl's meeting with Kaiser Wilhelm II

OU TORAH Lech Lecha 5776 By Rabbi Shalom Rosner

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OU TORAH Journey of the Generations By Britain's Former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Mark Twain said it most pithily. “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” Whether Freud was right or wrong about the Oedipus complex, there is surely this much truth to it, that the power and pain of adolescence is that we seek to define ourselves as different, individuated, someone other than our parents. When we were young they were the sustaining presence in our lives, our security, our stability, our source of groundedness in the world.


The patternf or the life of our father Abraham and our mother Sarah is set in the opening word's of this week's Torah reading. They, the progenitors of the Jewish people and the parents of all nations are destined to be travelers for all of their lives. The truth is that all of us are travelers on the journey of our lives. The difference is whether we have a clear idea of our destination and even more importantly what path to take in order to arrive there.


Mistakes, large and small, national and personal are all part of human existence. Nevertheless, all of us know that mistakes have a tendency to rise up and bite us at a later date. The current wave of terror, lone wolf as it may be, that has beset Israeli society, is pretty much directly traceable to a number of major mistakes made by well-meaning leaders of Israel. All of these mistakes were made with good intent and since no one possesses the gift of prophesy, the resulting troubles may not have been apparent initially. But that in no way changes the consequences of those mistakes and the fact that we now have to deal with them.

RAV KOOK ON Lech Lecha Part 3: Father of Many Nations

Notarikon in the Torah Abbreviations and acronyms are common in rabbinic writings, but they are rare in the text of the Torah itself. Nonetheless, the Sages observed that a few acronyms — notarikon in Aramaic — may be found in the Torah. The first and clearest example is the new name that God gave to Abraham: “No longer shall you be called ‘Abram.’ Your name will be ‘Abraham,’ for I have made you the father of many nations.” (Gen. 17:5) God changed Abram’s name to Abraham, explaining that this new name indicates his new identity and mission. The name Avraham is short for “av hamon goyim,” ‘the father of many nations.’ The Talmud (Shabbat 105a), however, was not satisfied with this interpretation of the name. While the Torah explains “Avraham” to be a syllabic abbreviation of the words av hamon, the Sages converted it into a full-blown acronym. They wrote that each of the six Hebrew letters of av hamon (אב המון) indicates a different aspect of Abraham’s standing and influence in the world. • Aleph — I have made you a father (Av) to the nations; • Bet — I have made you chosen (Bachur) among the nations; • Hei — I have made you beloved (Haviv) among the nations; • Mem — I have you a king (Melech) for the nations; • Vav — I have made you exemplary (Vatik) among the nations; • Nun — I have made you faithful (Ne'eman) among the nations. Of all the names in the Torah, why is Abraham’s name an abbreviation? Why did the Sages further expand this abbreviation, letter by letter?

RAV KOOK ON Lech Lecha Part 2: The Inner Will of the Universe

Abraham, the Sages noted, was the first person in history to address God as “My Master” (Gen. 15:8). What makes this event so noteworthy?

RAV KOOK ON Lech Lecha Part 1: "Be Complete!"

When Abraham was 99 years old, God appeared to him, announcing the mitzvah of brit milah (circumcision). “I am God Almighty. Walk before Me and be complete. I will make a covenant (brit) between Me and you.” (Gen. 17:1-2) What was Abraham’s immediate reaction? He literally fell on his face. The Talmud (Nedarim 32b) writes that when Abraham heard God command him, “walk before Me and be complete,” his entire body began to shake. Abraham was confused and mortified. ‘Perhaps there is something improper in my actions?’ But Abraham calmed down when God began to command him to circumcise himself and his household. Why was Abraham comforted to hear that God was referring to brit milah?

OU TORAH Shmuel Bais 12 By Rabbi Shalom Rosner

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OU TORAH Shmuel Bais 11 By Rabbi Shalom Rosner

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OU TORAH MISHNA BERURA YOMI (DIRSHU) MB 83a: Requirements to be Chazan (53 Seif 16-19)By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD

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OU TORAH MISHNA BERURA YOMI (DIRSHU) MB 82b: Requirements to be Chazan (53 Seif 11-15) By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD

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

111. Standing for the Elderly

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

110. Standing for Roshei Yeshiva

OU TORAH The Daf in Halacha Nazir Daf 66(Last Daf): Tumah During the Seven Clean Days By Bais Havaad Halacha Center

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

OU TORAH The Daf in Halacha Nazir Daf 63: Human Bone in the Dental Office - Part I By Bais Havaad Halacha Center

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Schottenstein Talmud Yerushalmi - English Edition [#31] - Tractate Kesubos vol 1 IS AT KESHER STAM

For five generations of the Talmudic era, the great Sages of the Land of Israel flourished in the Galil. There, like the Sages of Babylonia, they debated, expounded, and applied the laws and principles of the Mishnah that were received at Sinai .The sacred learning of those years was gathered in the Talmud Yerushalmi ù The Jerusalem Tamud. They lived with Roman pogroms and persecution ù but the flame of Torah burned bright despite it all. Until about 350 C. E., when brutal Roman anti-Semitism decimated the Holy LandÆs yeshivos and silenced its voice of Torah. But the SagesÆ teachings live on in the Talmud Yerushalmi, just as the teachings of Babylonia live one in the Talmud Bavli ù The Babylonian Talmud. But while the Sages of Babylonia had another 150 years to redact, clarify and organize the text of the Babylonian Talmud, Roman persecution in the Holy Land made that impossible. Thus, the Jerusalem Talmud is exceedingly difficult, and ù despite its great significance û it has been a closed book to all but select, elite scholars. Now, thanks to the outstanding scholars who produced the classic Schottenstein Edition of Talmud Bavli, the lock is being removed on yet another treasure-house of Torah ShebÆal Peh, the Oral Law. This project has been enthusiastically welcomed and endorsed by Torah leaders in Israel and America.

OU TORAH B’inyan HaNoitel Kedeiras Chaveiro Mei’al Gabei H’aish B’ Shabbos B’ein Daaito lachzor, V’oid inyanei Shabbos By Rabbi Yaakov Moishe Shurkin

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OU TORAH Shmuel Bais 9 By Rabbi Shalom Rosner

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