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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Whats in an apple?

Rabbi Avigdor Miller: Apples

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Month of Elul - Opportunity to achieve closeness with G-d

Rabbi Pinson gives insight into the month of Elul, the month leading up to the High Holidays. Amazing.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

In Israel, everyone is family

If you are Jewish and you don't live here yet... we miss you. Come home already (:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cholent Weekly

Here are some inspiring, insightful, interesting, shocking stories seen on the web this past week...

1. Hareidi boy goes missing in north Israel - brought to safety, this one is about unity.

2. All dressed in green shirts around 50 anti-semites walk into a supermarket in France and empty its shelves of "products from Israel" in an attempt to boycott Israel. No police around? Very disturbing video.

4. Don't let life pass you by - learn from it. The School of life. Lori Almost Live (Video)

5. Obama Let My People Grow! That's artwork


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

THE END OF DAYS - Just when you thought you have heard it all.

An amazing, clear, and short explanation of the end of days. 6000 years corresponding to the 6 days of creation, what happened on the 10th hour on the 6 day of creation and what is time is it now? How long will the ressurection of the dead take? How much time does that leave for the ultimate redemption?
Thanks to Rabbi Pinchas Winston, YOU WILL ENJOY THIS!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Prayer for Gilad Shalit at the Western Wall - August 12 2009

Prayer for Gilad Shalit at the Western Wall -
August 12 2009 7:00PM

Monday, August 10, 2009

Book Review: "Amot Shel Halacha" by:Rabbi Ari Enkin Shlita

A New book "Amot Shel Halacha" is available. Amot Shel Halacha discusses over 100 contemporary halachic issues.
What I really like about this book is that there is an amazing choice of day to day topics all in one book. Amazing insights are brought down from such a broad spectrum of halachic sources. Rabbi Ari Enkin manages to capture the core of each topic and give it over in just a few pages for each, making it a smooth and enjoyable read.
Some of the topics you will find in this book are:1)Hachnasat Orchim (Hospitality) 2)Asher Yatzar (Blessing after going to the bathroom) 3)Kosher Soap 4)Moshiach 5)Non Jewish names 6)Living in Egypt, and many more interesting topics...
Hardcover / 250 pp. ONLY $25 USD (slightly lower in Israel)

It's been called "simply an experience and education in Halacha like no other".
A limited number of copies of Rabbi Ari Enkin's first sefer, "Dalet Amot", are still available as well.

HaRav Benayahu - When will the Geulah come?

This video was uploaded to youtube apprx 2 years ago. The Rav was talking about how close the redemption is. Now after 2 years have passed, ALL THE MORE SO!
Watch this video and send it to your friends.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Did the term "Average Joe" originate from the Gemara - apprx 2000 yrs ago?

The Gemara (Talmud) written apprx 2000 years ago covers a very wide spectrum of topics. Here is something you probably never noticed.

In Gemara Pesachim 68b it says,
when the Holiday of Shavuot arrived (Holiday in which Israel receives the Torah) Rav Yosef said "Make for me a special animal" a third calf. What's a 3rd calf? Rashi explains that the 3rd calf that comes out of the Mother is the very best meat. Implying that Rav Yosef ate a very special meal on this occasion. So why was Rav Yosef eating such a lavish meal on this Holiday?
Rav Yosef said "If it wasn't for this day of Shavuot" and had we not received the Holy Torah, How would I be able to learn Torah and become a wise scholar? Without, the Torah, "I would have been like every other Yoseph in the street "
(i.e., Had it not been for the Torah, I would have been an average Joe)
Joseph/Joe is the english form of Yosef

Could it be that the term "Average Joe" evolved from this Talmudic source from apprx 2000 years ago?

But let's also learn an important lesson from Rav Yosef z"l
How fortunate we are to have been given the Torah!
A Jew is indeed no average Joe and don't you forget it.

ATA KADOSH - You are holy!

Here is a song that I love. From the soundtrack of the Israeli movie "Ushpizin" . Song by: Adi Ran
Here it is, HAVE FUN!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Messianic Period

Rabbi Benjamin Blech speaks about the Messianic Period.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Aliya 2009! Jews are coming home to the holy land

Jews making aliya to Israel - August 2009- Av 5769

Credit to Nick Lees of the JEWISH WORLDWIDE NETWORK