Just a reminder for those celebrating Sukkot outside Israel to make an eruv tavshilin in preparation of the three day Yom Tov and Shabbos.
Collive reports the sad news that "Mendel Cotlar, the 13-year-old who inspired many to say
Tehillim and do a Mitzvah, passed away from GSD disease."
I had a post about him titled The Tehillim advocate a little while ago. I am reposting the video in which he speaks about Tehillim at the end of this post. In his short life, he inspired many individuals. May he be a meilitz yosher for us and let's recite a perek Tehillim for someone in need.
Rabbi Avraham Kohan gives a 5 minute Torah thought about not complaining on Sukkot, particularly since the Sukkot remind us of the ananei hakavod, the clouds of glory, which protected the people of Israel during their sojourn in the desert. They never complained about the way Hashem protected them with the ananei hakavod.
Particularly after I read reports that there is a 25% chance of rain in Israel the first day and it has gotten colder in the area where I live, let us remember not to complain but to be besimcha!!!!
Dad Claims Superintendent Told Daughter She Could Not Pray Before School Lunch…
Click here to watch Harvard Students Say America Poses Bigger Threat To World Peace Than Islamic State.
Seth Mandel writes about Roger Cohen, the “Nakba,” and the Falsification of History regarding an article at the New York Times.
In the NYT article, Roger Cohen ends with the words, "The words of Leviticus are worth repeating for any Jew in or concerned by Israel today: Treat the stranger as yourself, for “you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
I just love when people use the Scripture to justify their positions while disregarding many other verses which are antithetical to their way of thinking. I noticed this the other day when I read about a Conservative rabbi who came out and wrote a letter to his congregation.
A text I’ve sat with for years is from the Babylonian Talmud (Yoma 72b) and states, “Rabbah said, any scholar whose inside does not match his outside is no scholar. Abaye, and some say Ravah bar Ulah, said [one whose inside does not match his outside] is called an abomination.”
Don't use a quote from Scripture when I can also quote you another one.