Saturday, February 25, 2017

Aneinu Please Daven Hit by car in Israel

A 16 yr old boy was hit by a vehicle in Yerushaliym. His mother flew from crown heights to be with him in the hospital. He is in critical condition . His name is Yisroel Aryeh Leib Ben Zahava.

Aneinu Tehillim Needed Critical

Please say Tehillim for the son-in-law of an Aneinu member, Rephael Naftali Hertz ben Chaya Miriam, Rabbi Naftali Soloff. His situation is very grave and he needs our tefillos.

Aneinu Tehillim Needed very Critical

Please say tehillim for Rabbi and Mrs. Chaim Raitzik's son in law Rephael Naftali Hertz ben Chaya Miriam, Rabbi Naftali Soloff.. His situation is very grave and he needs our tefillohs. --

Friday, February 24, 2017

Aneinu Please Daven Name added

Please daven for the refuah shlema of the brother of a Chicagoan, Yosef Chaim Mordechai ben Malya. A name was just added to his name.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Aneinu Please Daven Surgery Thursday

Please daven for Nechama bas Yael, a 20 year old girl (not Chicago) who is having surgery on Thursday, Feb. 23

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Aneinu Please Daven for Baby

Please daven for a premature baby, Tinok ben Esther, who is not doing well.

Aneinu Please Daven

From an Aneinu Member: Please daven for a lady by the name of Chana bas Etel Breindel from Silver Spring, Maryland who is currently in the hospital.  She is in her early seventies and has different medical issues. She is a very special lady and was actually a hidden child in Poland during the Holocaust.  

OU TORAH REALCLEARDAF BAVA BASRA Daf 28 What the Ox Taught Us By Rabbi Shmuel Wise

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Rubik's Cube on Shabbat + Competition in Halacha / SHC Weekly ~ Yitro 5777

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The idea of a multilayered judicial system is advanced in this week's Torah reading by Yitro, the father-in-law of Moshe. As it appears in the Torah, Moshe originally envisioned himself as being the sole judge of the Jewish people and that all matters, great and petty, should be brought before him for judgment and decision.


In a moment of extreme foolishness I recently attempted to pay a credit card bill online through my computer. People of my generation should avoid such risky and dangerous behavior. The computer arrogantly demanded a password in order to log into my account. It also condescendingly informed me that I already had a password and that I should really type it in to get started paying my bill.

OU TORAH YU TORAH and NAALEH.COM Riveting Reminders By Shira Smiles

Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein After all the miracles Hashem wrought for Bnei Yisroel in Egypt and after Hashem split the Sea to save Bnei Yisroel and drown the Egyptians, Yitro, Moshe’s father-in-law, hears of all these wonders, internalizes them, and goes to join up with Bnei Yisroel. He brings Moshe’s wife and two sons to reunite with Moshe. The Torah here mentions the names of the sons and again explains the reasoning behind each name: “The name of one was Gershom, for he had said, ‘I was a stranger in a strange land,’ and the name of one was Eliezer, for ‘the God of my father came to my aid and He saved me from the sword of Pharaoh.’ ”

YU TORAH Yitro By Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik

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CHABAD.ORG The Ten Commandments Life Lessons from Parshat Yitro By Yehoshua B. Gordon

The Torah we received at Sinai is the true cure for all that ails us. This is alluded to in the very first word of the Ten Commandments.

OU TORAH Yisro 5777 By Rabbi Shalom Rosner

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YU TORAH Toronto Torah: Yitro 5777

Toronto Torah for Yitro 5777 includes articles on the parshah, Keshet Giborim, Rabbi Yitzchak David Grossman, Rabbi David Kimchi (Radak) and more.

OU TORAH Parshat Yitro: Fathers-in-Law (Rabbi Weinreb) Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

Very much has been written about most family relationships. There are books about fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, and mothers and sons and daughters. Many volumes have been written about relationships, typically rivalrous, between siblings.

OU TORAH Justice or Peace? By Britain's Former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

The sedra of Yitro, which contains the account of the greatest Divine revelation in history, at Mount Sinai, begins on a note that is human, all too human. Yitro, priest of Midian, has come to see how his son-in-law Moses and the people he leads are faring. It begins by telling us what Yitro heard (the details of the exodus and its attendant miracles). It goes on to describe what Yitro saw, and this gave him cause for concern.

RAV KOOK ON Yitro Part 2: Breaking Bread with Scholars

A Meal Before God When Moses’ father-in-law Jethro met the Israelites in the desert, he rejoiced when he heard about the rescue of the Jewish people from Pharaoh’s hand, and he brought offerings to God. “And Aaron and all the elders of Israel came to share the meal with Moses’ father-in-law before God.” (Ex. 18:12) The expression “before God” appears out of place here. In what way was this particular feast in God’s presence? The Talmudic sage Rabbi Avin explained: “To partake of a meal where a Torah scholar is present is like enjoying the splendor of God’s Divine Presence. After all, did Jethro, Aaron, and the elders of Israel eat before God? They ate before Moses! Rather, this verse teaches us that sharing a meal with a scholar [such as Moses] is like enjoying the splendor of God’s Presence.” (Berachot 64a) Rabbi Avin’s statement needs to be clarified. What is so wonderful about eating with a Torah scholar? Wouldn’t studying Torah with him be a much greater spiritual experience? And in what way is such a meal similar to “enjoying the splendor of God’s Presence"?

RAV KOOK ON Yitro Part 1: Serving the Community

“Moses sat to judge the people. They stood around Moses from morning to evening.” (Ex. 18:13) From the account in the Torah, it would seem that Moses spent all his time judging the people. Yet, it was clear to the Sages that this could not be the case.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Nachum and JNF’s Yoel Rosby Discussed Ammunition Hill and Jerusalem at 50

In anticipation of the 50th Anniversary of the reunification of the Holy City of Jerusalem, Nachum welcomed Yoel Rosby, JNF Ammunition Hill Liaison to this mornings JM in the AM to discuss Ammunition Hill and the significant roll it played in the reunification. After discussing its past, Nachum and Yoel discussed the incredible efforts that JNF has been spearheading to create a museum that can emphasize the importance of this national memorial site.

Aneinu Tefillos Needed

Please daven for a refuah shlema for a Chicagoan, husband of an Aneinu member, Yosef Shlomo Refoel ben Sara who is in the hospital with a serious infection.

Aneinu Please Daven Surgery Today Teusday

Please daven for a Chicagoan, Eliezer Boruch ben Chaya Leah, who is having a delicate surgery today (Tuesday). Please daven that everything goes well.

Aneinu Tefillos Needed

Please daven for Yaakov ben Miriam, HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Edelstein Shlita, Mora D’asra of Ramat HaSharon who is hospitalized in Laniado Hospital in Netanya and in need of tefilos. Rosh Yeshivas Ponevezh HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein Shlita, the Rav’s brother,  has been calling for tefilos on his behalf.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Aneinu Urgent Prayers.Needed for Baby

URGENT  need prayers A 2 MONTH OLD BABY avigail bat leah Lilian!!! her baby is not waking up. NOW!!!! Pray please say one perek of Tehllim

Aneinu Please Daven Surgery Tommorow

From an Aneinu member:  My sister, who lives in Brazil, will have surgery tomorrow to remove her thyroid. Please daven for Jussara bat Yosefa. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017 Aneinu Urgent Tehillim for Young Shlucha

All Anash are urgently requested to Daven, give tzedaka and take a hachlata l'zchus a young Shlucha, Rochel Devorah bas Leah, and her newborn baby, Rach Hanolad ben Rochel Devorah, for complete good health.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Aneinu Please Daven for Baby Surgery Friday

An 18 month old Chicago baby, Ora Bracha bas Yedida Yaffa, is having surgery tomorrow morning, Friday at 10 AM for a few hours. Please try to be mispallel during that time - lets storm the shamayim and ask for a refuah shelama for Ora Bracha bas Yedida Yaffa tizku l'mitzvos Click here to sign up for tehillim

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Aneinu Please Daven Icu

Please daven for one of our cholim, Minna bat Henrietta, who is in ICU now with pneumonia.

OU TORAH REALCLEARDAF BAVA BASRA Daf 2 The Fight Over The Wall By Rabbi Shmuel Wise

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"Free" Download + Freedom of Religion, Lehem Mishne / SHC Weekly ~ Beshalah 5777

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OU TORAH YU TORAH and NAALEH.COM Silencing the Supplicant By Shira Smiles

Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein Parshat Beshalach continues the saga of Bnei Yisroel’s escape from Egypt. After Bnei Yisroel left, the Egyptians chased after them, eventually trapping Bnei Yisroel between the Egyptian forces behind them and the Red Sea blocking their advance in front of them. As they had done before, and as they would do many more times in the desert, Bnei Yisroel, fearing imminent death, called out to Moshe. In response, Moshe joined in their prayers and reassured them of Hashem’s salvation. Hashem’s response to these prayers is enigmatic. Instead of replying, “I am listening to your prayers,” Hashem cuts Moshe off abruptly, replying instead, “Why do you cry out to Me? Speak to the children of Israel and let them journey forth! And you lift up your staff and stretch out your arm over the sea and split it; and Bnei Yisroel shall come into the midst of the sea on dry land…” Considering that Hashem heard the cries of Bnei Yisroel and was moved to redeem them, it is puzzling that Hashem now stops Moshe and Bnei Yisroel from crying out to Him. How are we to understand this seeming change in protocol, this silencing of our supplications, especially since, as the Ner Uziel notes, prayer is appropriate in every situation especially in times of distress?

YU TORAH Beshalach Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik

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CHABAD.ORG How to Move Forward Despite Adversity Life Lessons from Parshat Beshalach By Yehoshua B. Gordon

Shortly after leaving Egypt, the children of Israel found themselves in an impossible situation, stuck between the sea in front of them and the Egyptian army chasing them from behind. The proper response contains a powerful lesson in surmounting seemingly impossible challenges.

OU TORAH Beshalach 5777 By Rabbi Shalom Rosner

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YU TORAH Toronto Torah: Beshalach 5777

Toronto Torah for Parshat Beshalach 5777 features articles on the parshah, Musar for Moderns, Rabbi Tzefaniah Drori, Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, electricity on Shabbat and more.

Someone else’s material needs are my spiritual responsibility(RABBI SACKS TU BISHVAT)

One of my favourite Jewish sayings is, “Many people worry about their own stomachs and the state of other people’s souls. The real task is to do the opposite: to worry about other people’s stomachs and the state of your own soul.” Or as Rabbi Israel Salanter (1810-1883) used to put it: “Someone else’s material needs are my spiritual responsibility.” I was reminded of these sentiments by the massive campaign, Enough Food for Everyone iF, currently being mounted by NGOs and religious groups, among them several from the Jewish community, to campaign for stronger action on the part of the nations of the world to address the still acute need for food in many countries.


This week’s Torah reading mentions the eternal problem that all fundraisers for institutions face – namely, that though one may have been successful in raising great sums of money for buildings, it is much more difficult to raise funds for the necessary daily maintenance of the institution and for the salaries of those who are involved with it on a daily basis. The Jewish people truly appreciated and sang God’s praises for extricating them from Egyptian bondage and splitting the sea to allow their exodus to be complete. But they found themselves in the midst of a trackless desert without visible supplies of food, water and shelter. In short, the building has been built but the question of how it would be maintained was still a problem? The Lord’s answer, so to speak, to this fundamental issue is intriguing and instructive. Just as the entire process of the Exodus from Egypt was wholly miraculous, unexpected and beyond mere human comprehension, so too was the sustenance of the Jewish people as they wandered in the desert of Sinai for forty years. It was miraculous, unexpected, unpredictable and also beyond human comprehension.


OU TORAH of the Sea By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

Teaching young children has always been a joy for me. One of teaching’s special advantages is the clarity that emerges from conversation with people under the age of ten. A cute and oft-told story describes the reaction of one fourth grader to the lesson in which he first learned the difference between poetry and prose. He remarked, “Wow! I have been writing prose all of my life and didn’t even know it!” I guess it was in the fourth grade when I first learned the distinction between prose and poetry, and when I became aware not only that I was writing prose, but that much of what I was studying in Jewish day school was prose, not poetry.

OU TORAH The Power of Ruach By Britain's Former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

In September 2010, BBC, Reuters and other news agencies reported on a sensational scientific discovery. Researchers at US National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University of Colorado have shown through computer simulation how the division of the red sea may have taken place. Using sophisticated modelling, they demonstrated how a strong east wind, blowing overnight, could have pushed water back at a bend where an ancient river is believed to have merged with a coastal lagoon. The water would have been guided into the two waterways, and a land bridge would have opened at the bend, allowing people to walk across the exposed mud flats. As soon as the wind died down, the waters would have rushed back in. As the leader of the project said when the report was published: “The simulations match fairly closely with the account in Exodus.”

RAV KOOK ON Tu Bishvat: Planting a Tree in Magdiel

“At every possible occasion,” wrote Rabbi Ze'ev Gold, “I tell the story of the remarkable lesson I was privileged to learn from our great master, the gaon and holy Rav Kook, may the memory of the righteous be a blessing.” Rabbi Gold (1889-1956), a leader of the religious-Zionist Mizrahi movement, once accompanied the Chief Rabbi to the community of Magdiel1 in the Sharon area. The rabbis were invited to plant saplings in an official ceremony to inaugurate a new forest.

RAV KOOK ON Beshalach Part 2 : The Inner Song of the Soul

[Aneinu] Chicago Baby Needs Tefillos - Please Sign Up

Please help us daven by signing up on our Google Doc for a Chicago baby that needs our tefilos. Ora Bracha bas Yedida Yaffa אורה ברכה בת ידידה יפה chavi cherrick has invited you to edit the following spreadsheet: tehilim template Open in Sheets If you are not able to open the Google Doc, you can text Ellie Cherrick at 773-569-5706, or call her at (773-463-2069) or email, and she will add you to the list. Please help us daven by signing up on our Google Doc for a Chicago baby that needs our tefilos. Ora Bracha bas Yedida Yaffa אורה ברכה בת ידידה יפה

RAV KOOK ON Beshalach Part 1: Innate and Acquired Holiness

Crossing the Jordan River On the banks of the Red Sea, with Egyptian slavery behind them, the Israelites triumphantly sang Shirat HaYam. This beautiful ‘Song of the Sea’ concludes with a vision of a future crossing into freedom and independence — across the Jordan River, to enter the Land of Israel. “Until Your people have crossed, O God; until the people that You acquired have crossed over.” (Ex. 15:16) Why the repetition — “until Your people have crossed", “until the people... have crossed over"? The Talmud (Berachot 4a) explains that the Jewish people crossed the Jordan River twice. The first crossing occurred in the time of Joshua, as the Israelites conquered the Land of Israel from the Canaanite nations. This event marked the beginning of the First Temple period. The second crossing took place centuries later, when Ezra led the return from Babylonian exile, inaugurating the Second Temple period. The verse refers to both crossings. In what way does each phrase relate to its specific historical context?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Aneinu Please Daven

Please daven for Art Gordon, Aharon HaLevi Ben Gittel, who has been re-hospitalized for a bout of cellulitis.  This is a real setback for him. PLEASE increase tefillos and tehillim for him. 

Aneinu Please Daven for Baby

Please daven for a Chicago baby, Ora Bracha bas Yedida Yaffa, who was just taken to the hospital, .

Monday, February 13, 2017

Aneinu Tefillos Needed Icu

Please daven for a Chicagoan, mother-in-law of an Aneinu member, Sara bas Raizel Bracha, who is back in the ICU. Psalms

Nachum Hosted Rabbi Doron Peretz for a World Mizrachi YY50 Update

Nachum welcomed Rabbi Doron Peretz, Director General World Mizrachi back to JM in the AM for an update on World Mizrachi’s “MEGA-MISSION OF A LIFETIME” that will be taking place over Yom Yerushalayim, May 22-25, 2017. Visit the World Mizrachi website HERE.

Aneinu Cchf Urgent Tehillim Now!

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Aneinu Please Daven Tests Wensday

Please daven for Aneinu member Sara Bas Teela, who will be undergoing tests this Wednesday February 15, at 8:30 AM.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Serious Head Injuries + Immigration Ban / SHC Weekly ~ Bo 5777

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OU TORAH YU TORAH NAALEH.COM Darkness Deciphered By Shira Smiles

Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein Parshat Bo relates the last three plagues that Hashem brought upon the Egyptians. One of the most enigmatic of all the plagues was the plague of darkness. The Torah tells us that the darkness “will be tangible/ vayamesh. As properly understood, the plague lasted a total of six days, three days of a thick darkness and three additional days during which the darkness was so “tangible” that no one could move from whatever position he was in. This was indeed a strange plague whose purpose needs to be examined.

CHABAD.ORG The Four Sons Life Lessons from Parshat Bo By Yehoshua B. Gordon

We’re all familiar with the four sons at the Seder, which are enumerated in the Passover Haggadah. Interestingly, there seems to be special attention given to the wicked or rebellious son, which begs the question why?

YU TORAH Bo By Rabbi Moshe Soloveichik

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OU TORAH Bo 5777 By Rabbi Shalom Rosner

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YYU TORAH Toronto Torah: Bo 5777

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As the story of the sojourn and enslavement of the Jewish people in Egypt comes to its final climax in this week's Torah reading, there are many questions that are left unanswered. What was the actual length of time that this Egyptian story encompassed? There seems to be contradictory dates that appear in the Torah. And why does it appear from Talmud and Midrash that the vast majority of the Jews who were in Egypt never left with Moshe to travel into the desert of Sinai and from there to the promised land of Israel?


Jewish history has a relatively simple test to determine the survival of movements, ideas and agendas that constantly crop up in Jewish society. That test is one of generational implications. Will those movements, ideas and agendas produce grandchildren and great-grandchildren that will be loyal to those movements and perpetuate them in the future?