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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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  • 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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Ketones Passim

Ketones Passim- a Striped Garb

19/08/2009 09:00
The 'ketones passim' which our forefather Jacob sewed for his son, Joseph, has turned into a term that expresses jealousy-arousing uniqueness. From the teachings of our Sages it is understood that Joseph's name is in itself something that arouses jealousy. Therefore, if a scholar senses that he is the object of jealousy he is most probably either a descendant of Joseph or himself named Joseph.

In his book 'Medaber Kedamos' the Chida – Rabbi Chaim Yosef David ben Yitzchak Zechariah Azoulay (1724-1806) – quotes Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Dalmadigo that a person named Joseph attracts jealousy more than other people: "Thus wrote Rabbi Meshulam, our teacher Rabbi Yashar of Canadia in his book that whoever is named Joseph – attracts jealousy, and the name in Hebrew equals 'jealousy (kana) in Gimatriya (numerical value), and it could be due to what Joseph said to his brothers – 'I am Joseph your brother whom you have sold to slavery'".

The Chida mentions the fact that the name Joseph attracts jealousy in several of his books, and in one of the hand-written Torah commentaries of a Yemeni scholar, Rabbi Yosef ben Masoud, it is written: "…And he said to me: I was told that the people of your country are jealous of you and of your teachings. But you should not be aggravated; continue with your work and your teachings, because the scholars from the Holy City have taught us that whoever teaches Jewish Law and his peers are jealous of him – is certainly a descendant of Joseph, and even more so if his own name is Joseph…"