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 Jul 2018

A Paid Day Off

Daniel Greenfield has written an article titled KEITH ELLISON DEMANDS AMAZON CENSOR THE DAVID HOROWITZ FREEDOM CENTER

הגר"ד לאו: האינטרנט כמו אש, צריך להיזהר

Senior Hamas member calls for ridding ‘Palestine of filth of the Jews’

תוכנית המחאה הגאה: שורת הפגנות ששיאן בעצרת בכיכר רבין ביום ראשון בערב

I have a question for those companies permitting their employees to take a paid day off on Sunday to join the strike and protest for same rights for the LGBT community. If I wish to take a paid day off to mourn the destruction of the two Temples and to fast on Tisha B'Av, will I be extended the same right?

17 Jul 2018

Tefila helps

'We should say 'Shehecheyanu'

The young people of Bnei Yisroel who were about to go into Eretz Yisroel. Moshe Rabbeinu in his last address to them retold the story of their parents' mistakes in the Midbar. When retelling the Cheit of the Meraglim, Moshe says that they were punished and routed by the Emori in their effort to go to Eretz Yisroel without permission. After this defeat they came back to the Machaneh and began to cry. The pasuk says (1:45) "V'Lo Shama Hashem B'Kolchem", Hashem did not listen to them. The next pasuk says that they stayed in Kadeish many years. Rashi says that they stayed there for 19 years without wandering around.

The Netziv says that we see from here that even when Hashem does not listen to our tefilos and does not grant our request, the tefila still helps. While their tefilos did not repeal the gezeira of staying in the Midbar for 40 years, it helped that they settled in one place did not need to wander for 19 years. We can't always get what we want but we always get something!
http://revach.net/tefilah/tefila/Parshas-Devarim-Netziv-Even-An-Unanswered-Tefila-Helps/3949

Never too late

Mashiach through the eyes of science




UPDATE: The New York Times article by Associated Press which I wrote about has had the headline changed to "Israel Places New Limitations on Cargo Crossing Into Gaza." It still appears in the previous version at Business Insider over here.

Additionally, whereas previously the article stated, "It appeared to be the first case of Gaza militant using animals to attack Israel," it now reads, "It appeared to be the first case of Gaza militants using birds to attack Israel."
Even though the original article contained the sentence, "Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel will cease transferring gas and fuel through the Kerem Shalom crossing until next Sunday but will allow food and essential medication to cross," various media sies had no problem publishing the headline that Israel shut down the cargo crossing.

The New York Times has published an article titled Israel Shuts Down Cargo Crossing Into Gaza to Punish Hamas.
Is it really to punish Hamas or to keep Israel safe?

The Associated Press reported in the article, "On Sunday, Israel says it discovered a falcon to which Gaza militant tied an incendiary device meant to set fires. It appeared to be the first case of Gaza militant using animals to attack Israel."

The Associated Press describes itself as being comprised of outstanding journalists. How come it took me, not an outstanding journalist, the total of 15 seconds to find this 2014 article?
Hamas deploys donkey strapped with explosives as Iron Dome defense system protects Israelis

And this article?

Donkey suicide bomb stopped by Israeli troops in Gaza

It’s never too late for a bar mitzvah

WATCH: R’ Shaya Levin Speaking At A Shidduch Meeting For 10kBatayYisroel.org

KIN'S PAIN & SEARCH GO ON - 1997 article about a search for a long lost brother taken from a Polish hospital to a convent still is relevant today as the family searches for his wherabouts to this day.

14 Jul 2018

Sitting in the living room

When My Son’s Car Broke Down Outside Kiryat Joel

'We sat in the living room, suddenly we were filled with blood'

Will the above article with the accompanying picture make its way to the J Street website?
Looking at the homepage, I found an article titled, "Tell Trump: Restore Aid for Palestinian Refugees," and a link to an article which begins with the words "J Street is outraged by the Israeli government’s dispatch of bulldozers today to prepare for the imminent demolition of the West Bank Palestinian community of Khan al-Ahmar." Additionally, there is an article by Suzanne Singer linking the daughters of Zelophehad who courageously asked to inherit a portion in the land of Israel to the just distribution of Israeli land for the Bedouins.