יום חמישי ד' בתשרי תשפ"ג 29/09/2022
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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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  • 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 Admor Rabi Osher zy”a of Stolin (the first)

    Motty Meringer 15/10/2009 12:22

    The Admor Rabi Osher zy”a of Stolin was the son of the founder of the Karliner chassidic dynasty which originated with Rabi Aharon HaGadol zy”a of Karlin. He was, however, the third Rebbe in the dynasty, since the second was Rabi Shlomo Karliner zy”a, the most prominent talmid of Rabi Aharon HaGadol, who also raised Rabi Osher from his early childhood.

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  • Rabi Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev ztz”l

    David Sofer 14/10/2009 10:26

    Rabi Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev was one of the greatest tzaddikim and rebbes in Poland. He was also known as the ‘Defender of Yisrael’ due to his unrelenting efforts in judging his fellow Jews favourably.

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  • Rabi Yaakov Yosef Katz ztz”l of Polnoa – the baal ‘HaToldos’

    Motti Meringer 13/10/2009 13:29

    Rabi Yaakov Yosef Katz ztz”l of Polnoa was one of the great chassidishe leaders and one of the founders of chassidus. In his sefer ‘Toldos Yaakov Yosef’ he brings almost three hundred sayings from the holy Baal Shem Tov – he is the main source we have for the Torah of the Baal Shem Tov.

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  • The Kozhnitzer Maggid

    Barak Sarig 02/10/2009 09:00

    Just as Lublin rose to fame as a result of its connection with the ‘Chozeh’, so too did the little town of Kozhnitz become a centre of kedushah through its association with the Maggid – and from there, his Torah spread to all parts of Poland. The Maggid of Kozhnitz is considered to be the father of Polish chassidus, along with his close friend and contemporary, the Chozeh of Lublin.

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  • The Shpoler Zaide

    Motty Meringer 24/09/2009 09:00

    The exceptional figure of the Shpoler Zaide graces the history of Chassidus with his deeds of chessed and mesirus nefesh for each and every Jew – he dedicated his whole life to helping any Jew in need of assistance.

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  • First King of Israel: Shaul haMelech

    21/09/2009 10:00

    The prophet Shmuel appoints the first King of Israel, Shaul.

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  • the Minchas Chinuch

    Avi Lazer 15/09/2009 13:06

    A Master of Torah Thought: The ‘Minchas Chinuch’
    In Yeshivos and study halls around the world, Torah students toil over the words of the saintly Rabbi Yosef Babad zt’l, in his famous Sefer: ‘Minchas Chinuch’

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  • Rabi Yisrael Meir HaKohen of Radin

    Avi Lazar 14/09/2009 17:30

    Rabban shel kol bnei haGolah – the Torah leader of the entire Jewish people in his day – the Chofetz Chaim fought unceasingly for the glory of Torah and the strengthening of Yiddishkeit – named the Chofetz Chaim for his work of that name – also the author of the Mishnah Berurah which has become a definitive work of halachah.

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  • A Vision of Greatness: Rabbi Yonason Eibeshitz

    Avi Lazer 13/09/2009 18:13

    Rabbi Yonason Eibeshitz was born in the year 1690 (5450) to Rabbi Nosson Nota, descendent of the ‘Megaleh Amukos’ and Rav of the city of Eibeschitz. The precocious young boy was recognized at an early age to be a future luminary of Israel. He was blessed with a phenomenal memory and sharp wit.

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  • Harav Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman – the Ponovezher Rav

    Avi Lazar 09/09/2009 10:36

    The Rav of the town of Ponovezh in Lithuania, who founded a Torah empire in the Holy Land after the Churban of European Jewry – Harav Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman was born in the town of Kuhel in Lithuania. He learned in the Telz yeshiva, and later in Novardok and Radin. He married the daughter of the Moidzer Rav, and was appointed as rav of that town when his father-in-law was appointed as rav of the town of Vilkomir.

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