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



16 Jul 2018

The tefillin app

Need tefillin? There’s an app for that.

When Tisha B’Av Falls on Shabbos

DC Police: Author Of Anti-Semitic Flyers Won't Be Charged

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.

9 Jul 2018

A New Picture

Mind-blowing 1,600-year-old biblical mosaics paint new picture of Galilean life

סיבות לרעידות אדמה // הרב שלמה בניזרי

Parshat Matot Masei

FUNDAMENTALLY FREUND: MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING

British Education Regulators Get Creepy With Jewish Girls

The pasuk (Bamidbar 33:17) lists as one of Bnei Yisroel’s travels, “VaYis’u MiKivros HaTaava, VaYachanu BaChatzeiros”. The Chasam Sofer says that we see a Remez from these words that if you overcome your indulgence, you become more Kadosh and closer to Hashem.

"VaYis’u MiKivros HaTaava", translates to, “they traveled from burying their desires.” VaYachanu BaChatzeiros, they encamped in the “courtyard”. The courtyard, he says, refers to Olam HaZeh. Like it says in Pirkei Avos (4:21), “Hasken Atzmicha B’Prosdor KDei SheDikaneis L’Traklin.” Once we bury our desires we then enter the courtyard to perform Mitzvos and Ma’asim Tovim to prepare ourselves for our entrance to the palace, Olam Habah.
http://revach.net/parshas-hashavua/quick-vort/Parshas-Masei-Chasam-Sofer-Straight-From-the-Burial-To-The-Courtyard/2562