בס׳ד

"Where does it say that you have a contract with G-d to have an easy life?"

the Lubavitcher Rebbe



"Failure is not the enemy of success; it is its prerequisite."

Rabbi Nosson Scherman



20 Jan 2018

The Verdict

Rabbi Moshe Hauer: INTECHIGENCE - The Verdict on the Shul Ban

Anti-Israel activists attempt to hijack Women’s March – again

Jewish Labour leader criticizes party for inaction on anti-Semitism

18 Jan 2018

In the merit of

Watch: Shadchan Tzadok Katz on Zchusim for finding a Shidduch

Tehilim Needed for Soldier Critically Injured in Operation Killing Murderer of Rabbi Raziel Shevach

Monsey: How to cut down fire risks in the Jewish community

Parshas Bo: Pesach Instruction - A Remez for Our Future Redemption

In Gratitude for his Life

Man who suffered near-fatal cardiac arrest donates defibrillator to Jewish community

Can you pass Donald Trump's cognitive test? Give it a go here

Parashat Bo: The Greatest Miracle of the Exodus

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely was interviewd by the BBC regarding UNWRA.

She said, “What is really counterproductive is the role of UNRWA in perpetuating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Think about it, back in the 50s, there were 750,000 Palestinians registered as ‘refugees’. Now, almost 70 years after the war, we’ve been talking about five million peoples who are registered as ‘refugees’. This is a major failure of the organization which was supposed to resettle those people that lost a war that they started – of course, we’re speaking about their grand grand grandparents that started the Independence War which they lost.”

The BBC interviewer broke in at this point, claiming, "Different versions of history.Different versions of history, of course." Ms. Hotovely responded, "No, no, no. There is only one version for history. They started a war after not accepting the idea of the UN Partition lan.You need to remember that."

Watch the full exchange over here.

Belgium allocates $23 million to UNRWA

UNRWA was documented storing Hamas rockets and weapons "designed to kill Israeli citizens" in its schools, a fact which the UNRWA chief admitted himself.
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/240822

‘Vision, Chutzpah and Some Testosterone’

16 Jan 2018

The Wellspring

6 Skills to Learn Before Marriage

The Torah Wellspring of Harav Pinchas Hirschprung, Zt”l, Chief Rabbi of Montreal

Tehilim Perek 43

"הסבתא בווידוי מצמרר: "השם, תודה שקיבלת קורבן ממני

Leil Shimurim

Can a Jew Love France?

As Attacks on Jews Rise in Europe, Antisemitism Is the New Cool

The night of Yetzias Mitzrayim is called Leil Shimurim from the pasuk (Bo 12:42), "Leil Shimurin Hu Lashem L'Hotzium MeiEretz Mitzrayim." The Chida says that this pasuk is a remez to a person in this world. Leil is gematria 70, which represents the 70 year life span of a person on this world. Shimurin Hu Lashem, they must be watched for Hashem.

L'Hotzium MeiEretz Mitzrayim, to take your life out of the land of Mitzrayim. Mitzrayim is from Meitzar which means tight and distressed. Living a life chasing the pleasures of Olam HaZeh causes constant pressure. By spending our lives for Hashem, we will not be strangled in this world. We will open up vistas for ourselves in this world and the next.
http://www.revach.net/parshas-hashavua/numbers-letters/Parshas-Bo-Chida-A-Leil-Shimurim-That-Lasts-A-Lifetime/4903

15 Jan 2018

Peaceful hate crimes

An opinion piece by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Codepink, had to be amended to remove the term “peaceful” from the reference to the human rights activism of Ahed Tamimi, who is facing Israeli charges of assaulting a soldier.
How was the word "peaceful" in the article in the first place?

'I felt really scared:' Toronto girl says man tried to cut off her hijab as she walked to school
Police are now characterizing the attack as a hate crime
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/police-school-hijab-1.4484501

Reported hijab attack on 11-year-old girl 'did not happen,'
Toronto police say Police previously said they were treating case as a possible hate crime
CBC News is not naming the 11-year-old because she is a minor.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/scarborough-hijab-attack-1.4487716

In the first article, she is named.

A story and a song

WATCH: Rabbi Yoel Gold Shares An Incredible Story

Holocaust Survivor Inspires Song

After Wrong Turn into Mexico, Israeli DACA Child Spends 5 Nights in Immigration Detention

14 Jan 2018

From his bed

Netanyahu trip highlights India’s tiny Jewish community

"Vayakam Paroh Laila," at midnight of Yetzias Mitzrayim. Paroh got up to the screams across the entire nation (Bo 12:30). Rashi on these words says one word, "MiMitaso; fom his bed." What big Chiddush is Rashi telling us here?

The Kotzker Rebbe says (Emes MiKotzk Titzmach 576) that the Maskilim of his day were not really apikursim. In a time of need you find them hiding somewhere with a Tehilim in their hand. They are big talkers, but they really believe, although they don't admit it.

If you want to see a real Apikores, look at Paroh. Hashem wreaked havoc and destruction on Mitzrayim through nine incredible Makos. Moshe warned Paroh of each one and every word came true. Now Moshe told Paroh that the Bechorim will die at midnight.

A normal person would not go to sleep. Certainly, not the King, especially since he himself was a Bechor. He would nervously wait up until midnight to see what happens. Not Paroh. He got into his pajamas and went to sleep as if it was an ordinary night. Says the Kotzker Rebbe, "He was an authentic blue blooded apikores.".

It cost him dearly, as over 3000 years later all the kids still sing about Paroh in his pajamas in middle of the night!
http://www.revach.net/parshas-hashavua/rashi/Parshas-Bo-Kotzker-Rebbe-The-Unbelievable-Chutzpah-Of-A-Pajama-Clad-Apikores/4317


"תלמידי הישיבות ישתתפו בהלוויית הרב יהושע מאמאן זצ"ל"