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



27 May 2018

One Giant Step

Gabbai Of Elad Shul Takes A Giant Step To Silencing Cellphones In Shul

A Time to Act

Weekly Kvetch: Great Expectations

26 May 2018

A long career

HOENLEIN WRAPS UP A CAREER AIMED AT HELPING THE JEWISH PEOPLE SURVIVE

'I Hate My Mom's Phone & I Wish She Never Had One': 2nd-Grader's Essay Goes Viral

23 May 2018

The first

The American Mainstream Media’s Pro-Terrorist Anti-Israel Bias

Dutch public broadcasting channel: ''Toy' parody is not anti-Semitic'

This morning I came across a twitter feed with comments about the Eurovision contest which included a tweet, "No place for a country intent on genocide and racial discrimination in Eurovision."
Another person tweeted, "Who did Israel pay? Their pockets are deep, the money lenders of old! They were this first real loan sharks as religion wouldn’t allow money lending."
When she was called out for her tweet, she responded, "I’m not against Jews in the slightest just against what Israel are doing to the Palestinians and the rest of the Middle East. This is the trouble as soon as you criticise Israel you are called anti Semitic!"

Excuse me, but wasn't she the one to insert religion into her tweet?

The pasuk says (7:12) “VaYehi HaMakriv B’Yom Rishon Es Korbonoi Nachshon Ben Aminadav”; the one to sacrifice the Korban on the first day was Nachshon Ben Aminadav. The gemara in Megila (10b) tells us that “VaYehi” can mean sadness. Why was Nachshon so sad on this great day of Chanukas HaMishkan where he was rightfully honored to be the first Nasi to bring his Korban?

Rav Pinchos MiKoritz says that his modesty and humility caused him great pain when receiving this honor. Why him first? Why was he so special? This is why the pasuk says “Es Korbonoi Nachshon”; Nachshon himself was sacrificed when he was honored to bring the Korban. (Iturei Torah)
http://revach.net/article.php?id=2314

21 May 2018

The umbrella kindness

When Teen Sees Senior Sitting Outside in Hot Sun, He Grabs an Umbrella and Runs to Help

הגאון הבני ברקי שנודע בעולם בזכות ברכותיו

The Mishna says in Brachos that the Chazan should not say Amein after Birchas Kohanim because he will become disoriented. The SHaarei Tefila beings that Rav Bentzion Bruk asked the question we all wondered about, why will answering Amein confuse the Chazan?

He answers that we see from here what Amein really is. It is not just a chant at the end of a bracha. In order for Amein to bring the bracha it must be said with such deep kavana that it will make you become disoriented when you land back in your place.
http://revach.net/tefilah/tefila/Parshas-Naso-Rav-Bentzion-Bruk-A-Mind-Blowing-Amein/5079

Muslim Professor at Kent State Fired, Pleads Guilty to Lying to the FBI