KikarHashabat has a story about a soldier who entered the army with a beard and tzitzit but forsook his religious lifestyle after serving in the army for a number of years.
Tomorrow, the 11th of Nisan, is the yarzheit of Rav Elchonon Yosef Hertzman, who the Yeshivaworld described upon his passing 5 years ago, as "a prominent alter Mirrer, baal mussar, and mechaber of seforim, including Neis Hatzoloh on the Mirrer Yeshivas miraculous escape during the WWII period, who was close to the Mirrer mashgiach Rav Yeruchem Levovitz zt'l."
Chadrei Chareidim writes about the request in his will in which the Rav states that people should learn for an elevation of his soul, as he didn't leave any children.
I am going the way of all humans if Mashiach doesn't come speedily. Those who toiled for Shabbat will eat on Shabbat - this refers to the next world.
Unfortunately, didn't serve even a small percentage of what I owed to the
Creator, especially for all the favors that were granted to me, having surviced the great fire of war.
...The Rav requested that one should give charity
in memory of his neshama, Elhanan Yosef ben Shmuel and Tzipporah. Those who say 10 perakim of Tehillim, ט"ז, ל"ב, מ"א, מ"ב, נ"ט, ע"ז, צ', ק"ה, קל"ז, ק"נ
at his grave or anywhere, or learn mishnayit, he will try to help them with what they need.
Since his passing, many can bear witness to being helped after heeding his words and gedolei Yisrael are advising people to go to his grave. The Rav is buried in Bnei Brak.
Incidentally, don't use the translation tool on this article because, just seeing from the headline, it may come up with strange results.
Lois Lerner and Elijah Cummings may need help, but probably not.
Legal Insurrection writes about the vote at Cornell regarding divestment from Israeli companies which is scheduled to take place over the Passover holiday.
Jewish and pro-Israel groups are organizing, and have started a Facebook Page and Petition to the Assembly against the Resolution (the Petition is open to “members and friends of the Cornell University community” — that would include not only students, but family, alumni and anyone else).
Read more: http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/04/cornell-anti-israel-divestment-group-doubles-down-on-passover-strategy/
A new and viciously anti-Israel ad is running on Washington, DC buses, reading “We’re Sweating April 15 So Israelis Don’t Have To! Stop US Aid to Israel’s Occupation” and featuring a grim-looking Uncle Sam waving an Israeli flag.
- See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2014/04/pamela-geller-breitbart-american-muslims-palestine-anti-israel-ads-run-dc-buses.html/#sthash.mi7K1bBT.dpuf