יום ראשון ד' בניסן תש"פ 29/03/2020
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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 Jews of Persia – Iran

    Motty Meringer 03/12/2009 15:14

    The origins of Iranian-Persian Jewry are rooted deep in the past, going back to the time of the exile of the Ten Tribes during the Bayis Rishon period. From then and until the present day, the Jewish community of Iran has been a continual presence in that country, numbering at the peak of its prosperity close to a quarter of a million souls.

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  • Rabi Shlomo Luria (the Maharshal)

    David Sofer 02/12/2009 08:00

    Rabi Shlomo Luria was one of the greatest Torah sages of Poland at the beginning of the fourth century five thousand years after Creation.

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  • Harav Yaakov Moshe Charlap ztz”l

    Avi Lazar 01/12/2009 17:17

    Harav Yaakov Moshe Charlap was the rav of the Shaarei Chesed neighbourhood in Yerushalayim. He was one of the most prominent talmidim of Harav Avraham Yitzchak haKohen Kook and served as the Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivat Mercaz Harav in Yerushalayim.

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  • 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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  • Raising the Torch of Torah: Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer zt’l

    29/11/2009 09:59

    Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer was one of the giants of the previous generation; a beloved Rosh Yeshiva to thousands of Talmidim and author of the Sefer ‘Even ha’Ezel’ on the Rambam

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  • Yeshivat Porat Yosef

    Motty Meringer 26/11/2009 13:13

    The flagship yeshivah of the Sephardi Torah world is the Porat Yosef Yeshivah, located in the holy city of Yerushalayim. Former talmidim of the yeshivah today number among the most respected rabbanim and poskim around the world.

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  • Hamevaser

    The Bostoner Chassidus

    Motty Meringer 25/11/2009 11:06

    The Bostoner chassidus is a relatively young dynasty in comparison to those of other chassidic courts – yet even during the short period of its existence, the Admorim of Boston have succeeded in making remarkable achievements in Yiddishkeit in the United States of America.

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  • Harav Chaim Michel Dov Weissmandel ztz”l

    David Sofer 24/11/2009 10:08

    Harav Chaim Michel Dov Weissmandel was the chareidi rav of the kehillah of Nitra in Slovakia. During the period of Churban Europa, he dedicated himself to efforts to save what he could of European Jewry. To his great sorrow, he was not given the assistance he hoped for from the Jews of the free world, which possibly could have stalled or halted the extermination of the Jews of Hungary and Czechoslovakia.

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  • Rav Shmuel Eliezer Eidels – The Maharsha

    David Sofer 23/11/2009 11:26

    Rav Shmuel Eliezer Eidels was one of the greatest commentators of all time. His works are printed at the end of the Gemara and many of the Acharonim (later commentators) toiled extensively to understand his teachings

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  • Trailblazer in the Desert: Rav Aharon Kotler zt’l

    Avi Lazar 19/11/2009 09:00

    Rav Aharon Kotler was the founder of the Torah world in America, and the undisputed leader of American religious Jewry

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