יום שישי ט' בניסן תש"פ 03/04/2020
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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

  • Rav Itzele Peterburg

    Avi Lazar 01/08/2009 20:40

    Rav Yitzchak Blazer (known as Rav Itzele Peterburg) was one of the giants of mussar and a devoted talmid of Rav Yisrael Salanter.

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  • Jewish Argentina

    Motty Meringer 31/07/2009 09:00

    Argentina, South America – a name symbolic as a haven for countless Jewish refugees escaping persecution the world over; whether from the dreaded Inquisition in Spain or the fierce pogroms in Russia and Poland, here was a place they could rest their weary souls

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  • מרים אלסטר

    Babylonian Exile

    Motty Meringer 28/07/2009 14:43

    From the time of the Babylonian Exile and the destruction of the first Temple, the Shechinah left its place of dwelling in the Beis haMikdash and went into a period of obscurity. Despite the many calamities that continued to befall the Jewish people in all their exiles, they never ceased to turn their eyes towards their Father in Heaven, in hope and in prayer.

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  • רבי שלמה יצחקי, רש``י

    A Fire from the West – Rashi haKadosh

    Motty Meringer 21/07/2009 16:05

    ‘Teacher of Israel’ – this was Rabbenu Shlomo Yitzchaki, the holy Rashi whose commentary encompasses the entire Tanach and a large share of the Talmud, granting him generations of ‘sons’ who study his Torah

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  • Crowning Glory of 19th Century Hungary

    Avi Lazer 20/07/2009 17:40

    Rav Shlomo Ganzfried – ambassador of the Hungarian community and sentinel at the guard-post of Torah and Judaism; his famous works illuminate the study of Halacha until this day

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  • Kobi Gidon

    Bein Hameitzarim

    Avi Lazer 17/07/2009 11:05

    “All her Pursuers overtook her between the Narrow Straits”
    The Three Weeks. Days of physical danger, days that were replete with suffering throughout our turbulent history. And paradoxically, these are also days of spiritual preparation to meet the upcoming Days of Awe

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  • ארכיון יד ושם

    Libyan Jewry

    Motty Meringer 16/07/2009 16:00

    Close to three thousand years of Jewish history are absorbed in the Sahara Deserts and the dangerous shores of Libya. All about the ancient Jewish community and its rich heritage, its prominent rabbis and its Torah giants whose teachings we still live by today

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  • סמטה בצפת, אתרוג

    Rav Moshe Cordovero – the Ramak

    Barak Sarig 15/07/2009 11:39

    The Ari haKadosh testified that the Ramak never tasted sin his entire life; he died with a pure and untainted soul. In his 48 years he became the greatest master of the mystical world of Kabbalah

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  • The Pogroms of the year 5151

    Motty Meringer 23/06/2009 08:00

    These pogroms were against the Spanish Jews and caused many conversions to take place.

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  • ארכיון אתרוג

    Rav Shlomo Kluger, the Maggid of Brody

    Motty Meringer 22/06/2009 11:09

    A determination to preserve the customs of his ancestors permeated the halachic rulings of the great Gaon Rav Shlomo Kluger ztz”l, also known as the ‘Maggid of Brody’.

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