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  • The Mission Continues

    As in the past so it remains today - we were and still are under the selfsame commitment to adhere to the directions of the Gedolei Yisrael, who stand guard against breaches of purity threatening our camp. When we were required to ask – we asked. When we were instructed to depart – we left. The moment we are summoned back to raise the flag, every other consideration is pushed to the side and we answer: We are ready!

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בראי היום

  • Harav Yisrael Friedman zy”a, the Rebbe of Husyatin

    מוטי, ויקיפדיה העברית

    The ancestral chain of Harav Yisrael Friedman, the founder of the Husyatin chassidic court, originates with the holy Baal Shem Tov. The Husyatin chassidus has its roots in Galicia and eventually came to Tel Aviv, during the turbulent years between the two World Wars.

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Place

  • Maccabi'im Gravesite

    In honour of Chanukah, we will discuss a fascinating, ongoing investigation attempting to establish the place of burial of Mattisyahu Kohen Gadol and his family.

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Reflections

  • The Mabul – the Great Flood

    David Sofer 04/11/2009 08:00

    On the 17th of the month of Marcheshvan in the year 1656 the waters of the great flood began to cover the earth, during the lifetime of Noach. Tremendous streams of water – torrential rainfall together with the wellsprings of the waters from the deeps – submerged the earth in a way that seemed to defy nature, and the entire world was destroyed.

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  •  Serge Attal

    Jewish Settlement in Yerushalayim

    20/10/2009 09:00

    The tale of Jewish settlement in Yerushalayim; a history beginning from the times of Dovid haMelech and spanning up until the present day. During almost all of the intervening years there was a constant Jewish presence in the holy city, a presence more constant than in any other centre of Jewish residence.

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  • Valley of Death: Babi Yar

    Motty Meringer 29/09/2009 11:39

    One of the most notorious locations used by the Germans for their mass executions was the ‘Babi Yar’ valley near the city of Kiev, Ukraine. Here, the Nazis shot over fifty thousand holy Jews into a communal grave. May Hashem avenge their deaths.

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  • The Second World War

    Motty Meringer 06/09/2009 16:01

    The Second World War brought immense destruction to the whole world. The forces of evil were set loose, and the effects of the years of battle, especially on the Jewish people, can be felt even up until the present day.

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  • The Black Death

    Motti Meringer 28/08/2009 08:00

    The name ‘Black Death’ was given to the plague of pestilence that ravaged Europe seven hundred years ago. The collective suffering of Europe became the personal misfortune of the Jews, as they became the target of anti Semitic libels and pogroms which killed thousands of Jews

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  • Reflections on the Chevron Massacre

    Avi Lazer 07/08/2009 10:00

    It was a long and bitter Shabbos for the Jews of Chevron. Hours filled with fear, horror and dread as death ran amok outside; leaving behind not a trace of Jewish Chevron as it once was.

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  • מרים אלסטר

    Babylonian Exile

    Motty Meringer 28/07/2009 14:43

    From the time of the Babylonian Exile and the destruction of the first Temple, the Shechinah left its place of dwelling in the Beis haMikdash and went into a period of obscurity. Despite the many calamities that continued to befall the Jewish people in all their exiles, they never ceased to turn their eyes towards their Father in Heaven, in hope and in prayer.

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  • Kobi Gidon

    Bein Hameitzarim

    Avi Lazer 17/07/2009 11:05

    “All her Pursuers overtook her between the Narrow Straits”
    The Three Weeks. Days of physical danger, days that were replete with suffering throughout our turbulent history. And paradoxically, these are also days of spiritual preparation to meet the upcoming Days of Awe

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  • ארכיון יד ושם

    Libyan Jewry

    Motty Meringer 16/07/2009 16:00

    Close to three thousand years of Jewish history are absorbed in the Sahara Deserts and the dangerous shores of Libya. All about the ancient Jewish community and its rich heritage, its prominent rabbis and its Torah giants whose teachings we still live by today

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  • The Pogroms of the year 5151

    Motty Meringer 23/06/2009 08:00

    These pogroms were against the Spanish Jews and caused many conversions to take place.

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