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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 Talmud Bavli

    Motty Meringer 01/12/2009 11:01

    Unprecedented in its magnitude, the ‘Babylonian Talmud’ was written by the Amora’im of Bavel over a span of seven generations during which they sat before their teachers and plumbed the depths of the Mishnah, until they reached Halachic conclusions by which we conduct our lives until this day

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  • Michal Fattal

    Megillas Taanis

    Motty Meringer 15/11/2009 07:37

    Once upon a time it was the custom among the Jewish people that on the day that a miracle occurred, that day was established as a Yom Tov, upon which it was forbidden to fast. These days were recorded in Megillas Taanis in order that they should be remembered for all times. In the darkness of golus, due to the many sufferings of our people, the festive nature of these days was abolished, and only the days of Purim and Chanukah have been retained as Yomim Tovim d’Rabbanan.

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  • Almog

    The Tale behind ‘Mishkenot Sheananim’

    05/11/2009 08:04

    The very first settlement to be built outside the walls of the Old City, Mishkenot Sheanim was founded by the benevolent Sir Moses Montefiore – and paved the way for the expansion of Yerushalayim beyond its walls

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  • Oive Utne

    The Burning of the Talmud

    Motty Meringer 02/11/2009 10:37

    In the course of history, many of the enemies of the Jews have attempted to harm our holy Torah, through the method of burning our holy books. Their attempts have, however, not met with success, since the kol Torah, the voices of Jews raised in learning, continues to reverberate throughout the ages and indeed only strengthens itself in the face of hostility and opposition.

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  • The First Temple

    Motty Meringer 19/10/2009 11:53

    The First Temple was built on Mount Moriah by King Solomon in the year 2935. It stood for four hundred and ten years until it was destroyed on the 9th of the month of Av in the year 3345 by king Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.

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  • Minhagei Ashkenaz

    Avi Lazar 11/09/2009 10:30

    The meticulousness with which the Jews of Ashkenazic descent have adhered to their traditions has allowed their customs to be preserved with exactitude from the times of the destruction of the second Beis Hamikdash until today.

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  • Nati Shohat

    The Holiday of Sukkoth

    Motty Meringer 07/09/2009 11:01

    The holiday of Sukkoth is full of mitzvahs: the mitzvah of Sukkah, the mitzvah of the Four Species and the mitzvah of rejoicing in the holiday. This holiday is extremely cherished by the Jewish People, who do not hesitate to spend even large sums of money to fulfill all the mitzvahs in the best way possible.

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  • the Fast of the First-born

    Motty Meringer 07/04/2009 10:00

    The fast of the first born is in remembrance of Hashem's mercy on the Jews during the 10th plague of skipping over their houses and therefore sparing their first borns.

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  • the Jerusalem Talmud – Yahrtzeit of the "Korban Ha'eidah"

    Motty Meringer 05/04/2009 17:10

    Aside from the authoring of the Babylonian Talmud by the Emora'im in Babylon, the Jerusalem Talmud written in Israel has language which is harsher and more difficult to understand.

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