"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

28 Sept 2017

Two messages before Yom Kippur

Slovie Jungreis Wolff talks about the secret to achieve happiness.

The Hebrew word for happiness is שמחה - simcha, but, if you change the nekudot, it can be read as שמחה - shemacha - to erase, to make peace and forgive by not holding on to grudges.

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise talks about what transpired to him as he returns to the House floor. Watch him in the second video below.

And it starts with G-d. When I was laying out on the ball field, the first thing I did when I was down and couldn't move anymore, was pray. It gave me an unbelievable sense of calm, knowing that at that point it was in G-d's hands.... It gives you that renewed faith in understanding that the power of prayer is something you cannot underestimate.


A pure soul

'The Jewish People lost a pure soul'

His father, Shimon, said: "Today the IDF lost one of its best soldiers, a commander in the Israel Defense Forces. Today, the Jewish People lost a pure soul, between [Rosh Hashanah and] Yom Kippur. For 22 years, we received a gift, and we need to return it - and we have returned it. It hurts, it hurts, it hurts. But we accept it. "

"Everyone here, if they can do something small for the smooth passage of his soul, another drop of mitzvah, another drop of tefillin, one Shabbat, two Shabbatot. And whoever is secular - it doesn’t matter, take something upon yourself. I think he would be very happy."

Protecting the Children

Watch: 'Son of Hamas' stuns PA delegation at UNHCR

Kol Nidre: When the melody meets the moment

20 Sept 2017

Rosh Hashana תשע"ח

Who By Water

Rabbi Moshe Hauer Encourages Your Participation - INTECHIGENCE: Intelligent Use of Technology

Parshas Ha'azinu: A Dose of Inspiration - Why Jews Sing So Much

Keith Ellison Compares Illegal Immigrants To Jews Under Nazi Control [VIDEO]

Below are some acronyms for Shenat תשע"ח
תהא שנת עולם חדש
תהא שנת עשיית חסד
תהיו שלמים עם חייכם
תגיד שלום עם חיוך
תשובה שוברת עול חטא
תהא שנה עמוסת חתונות
תגיע שעת חירות עולמים
Read more over here.

May we do our part to increase Chesed, redt shidduchim and do teshuva so that this year will be one of תקיעת שופר על חמור בעז"ה

Shana Tova!!

15 Sept 2017

Who are they calling fascist?

Parshas Nitzavim/VaYeilech - Where Do You Stand

Just watched a few minutes of the Ben Shapiro Protest @ UC Berkeley and I already heard him being called a fascist, as well as all Republicans and the entire state of Israel.

Harboring a Grudge

11 Sept 2017


Ingredients of Jewish Leadership – Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech

Cheder Hears of 9/11 Miracles

First to return

Palestinian Authority honors terrorists

טיפ וסגולה ליום מוצלח // כ' באלול

"ViShav Hashem Elokecha Es Shvuscha ViRechamecha Vishav Vikibetzcha Mikal HoAmim" - "Then Hashem WILL RETURN your captivity and have mercy upon you, and he WILL RETURN and gather you from your exile among the nations." Why does the Pasuk say that Hashem "WILL RETURN" those in captivity twice? Meshech Chochmah answers, that there will be two shifts of people who are returning from exile. The first group will be those who were yearning for the holiness of Eretz Yisroel all the years in Galus. They will be the first to return. The second group will be the ones who became comfortable in the Galus. They did not miss the Kedusha of Eretz Yisroel, and will only return at a later time.

Berkeley to offer counseling to snowflakes triggered by Shapiro visit

8 Sept 2017

Gratitude is the attitude

New York Times Likens Israel to North Korea

NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) said that the treatment of a Hasidic rabbi and his family from Boro Park by a Vermont State Trooper is being investigated by the Internal Affairs Department of the Vermont State Police.

Time to Put Limits on Homework

Gratitude — A Key Torah Principle

6 Sept 2017

Say It

Teach Children to Love and Respect, Not to Hate and Kill

Tiferes Devorah L'Kallah

More on Smartphones

Don’t Think It—Say It

The blessings

Hamas Refuses Red Cross Request to See Israeli Captives

In the brachos it says (28:2) "U'Va'u Olecha Kol HaBrachos HaEileh V'Hisigucha"; The brachos will come on you and it will reach you. The Chasam Sofer asks, if the brachos come on you of course they reached you? He answers that Hashem gives us much bracha in our lives. What do we do with the riches he sends our way? Do we blow it on nonsense? Are the things we purchase transferable to the next world? When Hashem sends us bracha it must help us reach our goals or else it is not a bracha. Hashem promises that if we serve him with happiness we receive his material rewards we will spend it wisely making it a true bracha.

The Peril of Partisanship

3 Sept 2017

The reopening

Soviets Shut This Yeshivah 82 Years Ago. Now It’s Reopening

Bringing Together Jewish Students from Around the World

The two mountains

Beloved Jewish Assemblyman Dies Of Cancer

When, How to Pay a Shadchan?

Touching Photo Stirs Hearts Amid Texas Devastation

"It will be when you will go over the Yarden, you will set up these 12 stones at Har Aivol, and you will build a Mizbayach and bring Korbonos and be happy there" R' Moshe Feinstein asks, why were the Mizbayach and all the festivities taking place at Har Aivol? Har Aivol was the mountain that the Levim faced when they said the curses (Rashi 27:12). It would have been more appropriate to have these festivities on Har Grizim - the mountain they faced when the Brachos were said?

R' Moshe answers, although the promise of Blessings can cause a person to head in the right direction, the Yetzer HaRa can still convince a person that the pleasure of sin will be greater than the pleasure of these blessings - causing the person to sin. This is not so concerning a curse. The power of threatening one to be cursed with terrible suffering if he sins, will overcome his desire to sin. It is therefore more appropriate to celebrate on Har Avol than Har Grizim, because the curses at Har Aivol had a greater effect on Klal Yisroel.

2 Sept 2017

Day of Prayer

British Jewish centenarians celebrate 83rd wedding anniversary.
Husband says the secret to a happy marriage is to 'always agree with your wife.'

UC-Irvine Places Students for Justice in Palestine on Two-Year Probation for Protest

Cleveland Father Of Girls Critically Wounded In Crash Updates On Improvement In Their Condition

Upon coming to the Bais HaMikdash with Bikurim, we tell the Kohen (Ki Savo 26:3), "Higaditi Hayom Lashem Elokecha Ki Basi El HaAretz", I affirm today before Hashem, that I have arrived in the land. The Ponevezher Rov once asked when addressing a large crowd, "Is it only new immigrants who are commanded to bring Bikurim and not native born sons?"

He answered that we see from here that even people born and bred in Eretz Yisroel, or those that have been here for a very long time, must have the same excitement as a person who has newly arrived home from the galus. The feeling of coming home to Hashem's land must not dull over time. I myself, said the Ponevezher Rov, every time I return to Eretz Yisroel from abroad, it is brand new to me as if I have never been here before. (Shalal Rov)

For those of us to have made our way home, keep appreciating it and don't take it for granted. Wake up every morning and look outside and say, "Wow, I can't believe I am lucky enough to live here!"

1 Sept 2017

Birds of a feather

United with Israel has written an article questioning the impartiality of HRW director Kenneth Roth.

The executive director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), one of the world’s leading human rights organizations, has posted a tweet linking to an article written by a Palestinian writer that equates Zionism with White Supremacy, calling them “birds of a feather.”

On August 22 Mr. Roth tweeted, "US says UN outing businesses complicit w/ " Israel's illegal settlement won't advance peace." He links to an article which you can read over here. No where in the article is the word "illegal" mentioned,

Former FBI director James Comey began drafting a statement clearing Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing in the bureau’s probe of her mishandling of classified material months before he met with the former Secretary and other key witnesses in the case.
Read more: http://100percentfedup.com/bombshell-fbis-comey-drafted-conclusion-clinton-email-probe-fbi-interviews-key-witnesses/

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