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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

  • מצות, צילום:נתי שוחט

    Pesach Sheni

    Motty Meringer 08/05/2009 10:00

    The 14th of Iyar is celebrated as ‘Pesach Sheni’, a day when those who were ritually impure or in a distant land on Pesach itself had the opportunity to sacrifice the Korban Pesach (Pascal sacrifice)

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  • מארק סייקס

    The Sikes-Pico Accord

    Motty Meringer 07/05/2009 10:00

    Towards the end of the First World War, when it became clear to both warring sides that the end of the Ottoman Empire was near, the British and French governments began to discuss the distribution of the spoils. The pact that was born of those debates was called the ‘Sikes-Pico Accord’.

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  • מדבר סהרה במרוקו

    Tafilalet

    Motty Meringer 06/05/2009 10:00

    The area of Tafilalet in Morocco has become known and famous in the merit of the dynasty of rabbonim of the Abichatzeira family, who served there as rabbonim, spreading their light out to the whole Jewish world of the east.

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  • ארכיון: עולם התורה

    ‘The sharp one of the Jews’

    Motty Meringer 05/05/2009 10:00

    Rav Naftoli Tzvi Horovitz of Ropshitz merited the title ‘the sharp one of the Jews’ due to his exceptional wisdom and the sharpness of his mind. All his words were carefully measured and calculated, concealing within them kernels of wisdom that few were able to adequately perceive and appreciate.

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  • מנורה

    The Sanctuary in Shiloh

    Motty Meringer 04/05/2009 10:00

    It is brought in maseches Zevochim; “When Rav Dimi came [to the yeshiva] Rebbi said ‘the Shechina rested upon bnei Yisrael in three places; in Shiloh, in Nov, and in Givon, and [then] in the Beis haMikdash’”

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  • Prague; a thousand years of Jewish history

    Motty Meringer 03/05/2009 10:00

    Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, can boast of more than a thousand years of glorious Jewish history. Many great rabbanim and gedolei hador have graced the annals of the pages of Prague’s history and enlightened the Jewish world in their time and forever more.

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  • Rabbeinu Levi ben Gershom – the Ralbag

    Motty Meringer 30/04/2009 11:36

    Rabbeinu Levi ben Gershom, the Ralbag, was one of the greatest commentators and Jewish philosophers during the Middle Ages. Aside from his brilliant compositions in Jewish thought, the Ralbag also contributed much in the fields of astronomy and mathematics.

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  • ישיבת כנסת חזקיהו

    Yeshivas 'Knesses Chezkiyahu'

    Motty Meringer 29/04/2009 10:00

    One of the first Lithuanian Yeshivas to be founded immediately after the establishment of the state of Israel was Yeshivas 'Knesses Chezkiyahu', and it was one of the first Torah institutions in the north of the country to spread the light of Torah to the whole region.

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  • The Beis Halevi

    Motty Meringer 28/04/2009 10:00

    The method of Brisk, which is followed by most of the Lithuanian Yeshivas today, began its journey under the guidance of Rabbi Yosef Dov Halevi Soloveitchik, founder of the Brisk dynasty, who passed away on the 4th of Iyar, 5652.

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  • The Chassidic Master Rabbi Yeshayah Steiner Kerstirer, of blessed memory

    27/04/2009 10:00

    Rabbi Yeshayahle Kerstirer, founder of the Kerstir dynasty, passed away on the 3rd of Iyar. Rabbi Yeshayahle was a great wonder maker, and his picture is used to scare off mice.

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