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Friday, January 29, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rav Noah Weinberg zt"l - 1 year

In honor of the yartzeit of Rabbi Noah Z"L.
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lightning over at around 1:30 min

Awesome works of HaKadosh Baruch Hu captured on video by SassVideo.

There are special blessings that we recite when we hear thunder and/or see lightning.
When hearing thunder we say: Boruch attah ado-nai elo-heinu melech haolam, shekocho u’gevurato malei olam.
[Blessed are You, Lord our G-d, King of the Universe, Whose strength and might fills the world].
Upon seeing lightning: Boruch attah ado-nai elo-heinu melech haolam oseh maaseh bereishit.
[Blessed are You, Lord our G-d, King of the Universe, Who makes the Work of Creation].
These two blessings are recited only if you first see the lightning and then hear the thunder, or vice versa. If, however, you simultaneously see lightning and hear thunder, you just say one of the blessings, which ever one you wish, and that covers both.
One blessing suffices for all the thunder heard and/or lightning seen as long as the clouds have not cleared. If the skies clear and a new storm approaches, you have to recite the blessings anew.
These laws regarding these blessings were found here at AskMoses

The Sefardi custom according to the siddur of HaRav Mordechai Eliyahu Shlita "Kol Eliyahu" is that these blessings are said without the mention of the Ineffable Name (Hashems Name), so one would say: "Baruch oseh maaseh bereishit" for the lightning, and "Baruch shekocho u’gevurato malei olam" when one hears thunder.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tefillin Scare on flight ....

Interesting what Rabbi Eliezer the Great Said over apprx 2000 years ago [...'All the nations of the world will see that the People of Israel are called by G-d's Name and THEY WILL BE IN AWE OF YOU' (Deuteronomy 28:10). Rav Eliezer the Great taught: this verse refers specifically to the tefillin worn on the head..]
(excerpt from HaSofer)

Monday, January 4, 2010

David's Shield

[excerpt from the original article] ...Regardless of one’s religious or political affiliations, there is one sign which is universally accepted as a Jewish symbol ~ the Magen David, Star (or Shield) of David. Jews the world over, wear this emblem on a chain close to their hearts. As well, many Jewish items proudly display this logo of old. On the surface, this symbol is simply a representation of the shield that King David used in battle. But when one delves deeper into its significance, the results are very profound...
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