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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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  • 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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What did the Gift of Our Forefather Jacob Look Like?

What did the Gift of Our Forefather Jacob Look Like?

Thousands of years ago, our forefather Jacob gave an abundant gift to his brother, Esau. Just what was that gift? See the photo gallery

Yechiel Braun 03/12/2009 12:03
Online Weekly Torah Portion: "Two hundred goats and twenty Billy goats and two hundred lambs and twenty rams" (Vayishlach, 32:15)

A thousands years ago, Jacob granted his brother Esau an abundant gift. Our photographer hereby presents us with pictures of what that gift might had looked like:


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 Rams and cows [צלם]
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Rams [צלם]
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Rams and cows 
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Billy goats [צלם]
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Billy goats [צלם]
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Lambs [צלם]
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Lambs [צלם]
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 Goats צלם]

And for the math wiz: just calculate how much cuts from these animals cost today, and you'll see how much this gift would be worth today…