Monday, September 24, 2012

יום י"ג מדות בחצה"ק סיגעט בזמן ה"ייטב לב" זצ"ל

Reb Shaul Brach of קאשוי tells what this day before Erev Yom Kippur looked like in Sighet in the shul of the Yetev Lev. It wasn't just a trip to the bay to say Tashlich. All you can say is "wow."

your donations at work ------

Rosh Hashonoh report coming soon.

Your donations were not for naught. We asked and you responded as best you could. A full report is in the works and will be up on the blog within the next few days. Hopefully. If he gets to work writing and finishes what he started, that is.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

?מה לנו ולחב"ד

A new Yishuv in Israel is being planned for the "charedi" ציבור - the Chassidishe Tzibur, that is. It's in Yishuv Charish, between Natanya and Chadera. It seems like ONE Chassidus has been left out. uninvited. Chabad. Lubavitch. And some in Lubavitch are not happy about it. They too suffer from "מצוקת הדיור" and need apartments, they too are "חסידים" - so why are they not invited to take part in this, they ask. I've been in this "business" long enough to know what's coming as far as your comments as to why they don't want Lubavitch, but I'll run this story anyway.... The unofficial Chabad website Shturem has been open and bold enough to publish a back-and-forth about this subject that makes all of see the other side. Only איין באשעפער knows what will become of this. Just to be fair, Lubavitch is pretty big in Beitar, which I think is the same type of place, unless they're trying to avoid that?

?מה לנו ולהם

?מיהו חרדי

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

!!אוי, וויפיל אמת ליגט אין רבי מאטל'ס ווערטער

Reb Mottel Zilber is the leader of Khal Stutchin in Boro Park and a son-in-law of the Mashgiach, Reb Moshe Wolfson. How true and sweet are his words! There is a similar "vort" that is repeated in Chabad circles, where a misnaged once told a chossid that he doesn't believe in G-d, r"l. The Chossid responded: "you're right, the G-d that you believe in I don't believe in." As you can see these words were said during a Mesilas Yeshorim shiur, which Chabadniks would find very ironic... RMZ is known to be עוסק in תורת חב"ד and encourages his talmidim to do the same.

Click here for the whole קונטרס

Thursday, September 13, 2012

דעת קדשו של כ"ק אדמו"ר מליובאוויטש זצוקללה"ה נבג"ם זי"ע בענין דבר העומד על הפרק

Written in 1949, before accepting the leadership of Lubavitch, this letter is so visionary, so ahead of its time, and so to the point that it behooves all Rabbonim from the Hisachdus hoRabbonim with their meetings to read this and memorize it. It's respectful and mindful of his position, but it makes the point, nevertheless. No apologies for out traditions either, no matter how archaic or outdated it may seem. It'll come to good use when they need to argue their case. It seems like countries like France were afraid of Muslims even back then, but Jewish doctors were a thorn in their side too! [ The corrections in french to the book are classic]9 elul 5709 p1 9 elul 5709 p2 9 elul 5709 p3 9 elul 5709 p4

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

an Erev Rosh Hashana appeal

Dear Friends: I do not like to bother my readers, but sometimes I cannot say no. I do not do this for myself, only to help others. I screen requests for help and make sure that no money is spent on "overhead" or "director's salaries." Every penny you'll give will go to help buy food and pay for other amenities, such as Machzorim and Talleisim. Paypal takes a few percent, but I cannot help or avoid that. Collect זכותים before the יום הדין by helping Hashem's children return. Having said that - please read the email that I received today and respond generously. In this z'chus may the Holy One, blessed be he, bless you with a good year and fulfill all your heart's desires.


"Dear Hirshel: We are arranging a Rosh Hashana for about 20 people who are not affiliated with any shul. We are renting them a home to stay in and food for the duration of yomtov; a house with 10 Bedrooms and dining and living rooms which we will use as the shul. These are holy yidelach who for various reasons have left the fold and will reconnect with your help. I am a simple Jew doing this and it has already cost me $1,000 but will need at least another $2,000 which I can hardly afford. I know that your readers have been kind and generous before and ask that you kindly post this on your choshuv'e blog so that other Yidden may have the z'chus as well.

 A ziese gebenchte yur, a ksive vechasima toiveh, nur gits far alle Yiddelach."

Monday, September 10, 2012

?חסידות ע"פ חסידות

מעולם לא שמעתי אז מ'איז מבאר חסידות ע"פ חסידות. זעהט אויס אז לויטער תניא איז שווער צו פארשטיין, אדער מ'וויל עס פארשטיין אויף א "חסידישער'ער" אופן... דאס הייסט אז די משלים וואס מ'גיבט זאל זיין אלץ וועגן "נסיונות" וואס א בחור האט. אזוי ארום איז איז עס מער "חסיד'יש". אויך די פרקים וואס מ'האט דא אויסדערוויילט זענען די "חסידי'שע" פרקים - די אנדערע פרקים און חלקים זענען צו חב"ד.... און פארוואס איז שפת אמת עפעס א יוצא מן הכלל? שפת אמת איז נישט קיין חסידישע ספר?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

בת קדושים ואמה של מלכות

Haaretz: Rebbetzin Malka Brayer, ע"ה mother of the Boyaner Rebbe and daughter of Reb Mordechai Shlomo of Boyan, זצ"ל, passes away in Jerusalem at the age of 89.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

נייע ליטווישע מנהגים - מ'פארט אויף קברי צדיקים

See here for more pictures and information.


to daven for the nadvonim to Kupat ha'Ir...

השטתחות" אזוי ווי ביי קברי האדמו"רים"

 מ'לייענט די קוויטלעך - הרב ר' רפאל ב"ר חיים שמואלעוויץ ראש ישיבת מיר י-ם

הרב ר' ברוך מרדכי אזרחי  ר"י עטרת ישראל - יעדער ראש ישיבה מיט א משב"ק

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Making of a Gadol - the Movie (עברית)

 RNK keeps on keeping on. ער האלט זיך ביי זיינס. And he said this on ז' אב! He's pretty confident that what he's doing is good and noble.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

?"פארוואס ציהט עס טאקע "אהין

קודם כל גלייב איך נישט אז ער האט עס געזאגט, ווייל כידוע האט מען - און עד היום איז אזוי - געלערענט אסאך תניא אין סאטמארע ישיבות. זיי האבען אפילו געדרוקט א "כשר'ע" תניא - אהן די ליובאוויטשע הוספות. אבער לו יצוייר אז ס'איז אמת, פארוואס ציהט עס אהין? קען דען נישט יעדער בר-בי-רב דחד יומא גלייך זעהן אז "היינטיגע ליובאוויטש האט גארנישט מיט'ן תניא" אזוי ווי די סאטמורים זאגען? ליובאוויטש היינט איז דאך נאר ציוניזם מיט לייגן תפלין אויף גויים - און אפשר נאך ארגער, וועלכע בהמה וואלט געמיינט אז דארט אין "סעווען סעוונטי" פירט מען זיך ווי אין תניא שטייט? האט דער רב געהאדעוועט אזעלכע בהמות ביי זיך אין שט - ישיבה? איז פון דעם געדרינגען..... כ'ווייס נישט וואס מ'דרינגט ארויס פון דעם שטיקל פאפיער. איין זאך איז זיכער אז היינט קען מען דרוקען סיי וואס מ'וויל, און דער עולם קויפט עס. און דער מלקט וועט באלד הייסן "בעמח"ס עמד ושתלן" און וועט טוהן "שיינע שידוכים" נאך אויך. כ'פארגין עס אים, ער האט שווער געארבעט דערויף. באקען מעשיות און שרייבן ביכלעך נעמט צייט און אסאך מיה. ער האט עס ערליך פארדינט

!מזל טוב

Monday, September 3, 2012

Yeshiva Torah Vodaas Graduation - 1949 (famous names here!)

Rabbi Moshe Wolfson and Rabbi Sholom Rivkin, to name a few. The Rav HaRoshi, HaRav Herzog spoke at the חג הסמיכה, as did Rav Gedalia Schorr, The Novominsker Rebbe, great-uncle of the current Rebbe, as well as Rav Moshe D Rivkin, Rav Ruven Grozovsky, Rav Yaakov Kamenecki and Rav Nissan Telushkin. Mind you, this is the Brooklyn Eagle, not the Yated, which shows us that showing the general world what we do in Yeshivos was important even back then. It isn't something new that some "מתחדשים" came up with. Letters from Pres. Truman (!) and then-Mayor O'Dwyer were read! They went all out.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

החסיד Reb Fishel Weingarten, ע"ה

A chossid of Chassidus and of the Rebbe to his last and dying breath, Reb Fishel was לוחם מלחמת השם of the Baal Shem Tov and those who carried his degel. After some searching he discovered Chassidus Chabad and Rabbeinu m'Lubavitch.  He made it his life's mission to share this discovery with whomever he came into contact with. He was זוכה to be מקרב many בחורים and יונגעלייט to חסידות and to the Rebbe, זצוקללה"ה. He suffered terribly from a horrible מחלה these last few years and passed away last week. The following pages are from the כפר חב"ד magazine, last week's issue.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

!הרב "מזמור-שיר" טוט סטרייקן

(Corbis Images)

Man Eating Lunch While Picketing.

 Original caption: A unique development in the picket line at Wilson & Co. this morning (January 16th 1946) were the rabbis who are employed in the kosher department of the company. Here, Rabbi Mizmir Shir takes time out from picketing to eat his lunch The four major companies were tied up by the strike which started today.