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

  • 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 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 Jewish community of Salonika

    Motty Meringer 18/09/2009 10:00

    The city of Salonika is one of the major and most ancient cities in Greece. It is a port city, situated on the coast of the Aegean Sea, and is one of the most important ports in Greece and indeed in the whole of Europe. For many years the city had a distinctly Jewish feel to it, in the merit of the glorious Jewish community residing there, whose roots stretched back over two millennia.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pillar of Greatness: The Maharal of Prague

    Barak Sarig 08/09/2009 10:15

    The Maharal of Prague, the great teacher Rabbi Lowey was born in the year 5272 and passed away 97 years later. Even though he was known as the Maharal of Prague it's said that it's more correct to call Prague, 'Prague of the Maharal'.

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