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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

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    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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Jenin: The Location Where Joseph Was Sold into Slavery

Jenin: The Location Where Joseph Was Sold into Slavery

Our forefather Jacob sent his son Joseph to a place north of Jenin, near Dotan (Dotina), where he was later sold into slavery by his brothers. What does that place look like today?

Yechiel Braun 11/12/2009 12:20
In this week's Torah portion, Parshat Vayeshev, our forefather Jacob sends his son Joseph to check upon his brothers and the sheep. Come with us on the journey Joseph took from Hebron to Shechem to Dotan (near Jenin). In Dotan, on the northern side of the mountains of Samaria where the mountains of the Golboa begin – Joseph met with his brothers.
If you stand on the Gilboa Mountain and look eastward, you can see mount Gilad, and if you look southward – you can see Mount Gerizim and Mount Eival, which rise over Shechem.
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A map of the site where the brothers sold Joseph [צלם]

"And here the delegation of the Ishmaels comes from Gilad…towards Egypt". You can clearly see Mount Gilad which slopes toward Jordan and from there – to the Samaria mountains..
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Mount Gilad from the desert  [צלם]
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Mount Gilad from the desert  [צלם]
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A herd of camels

 

And what does the verse mean when it says: "Throw him into this pit which is in the desert"? When the Torah says "desert", it actually means a place of pasture. The mountains are full of grass; however it is almost impossible to work the land as it is full of stones and rocks. What we refer to today as a desert is called 'Yeshimon' in the Torah.
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מדבר[צלם]'Yeshimon' – mountains
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'Yeshimon' – mountains  [צלם]
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'Yeshimon' – mountains  [צלם]
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The Machpela cave in Hebron [צלם]
 
Rashi in this week's Torah portion says that bread bakers lay their merchandise on 'baskets with holes' – here's an example:
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Basket with holes
[צלם]