Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boat with frum passengers near Seagate capsizes b''h all rescued

Tehillim for 14 year old camper who drowned R"L

Parksville, NY – A fourteen-year-old camper at the Hebrew Academy for Special Children, the renowned Camp HASC, is in serious condition after being extricated from a pool at the camp on Parksville Road in Parksville, NY, following an apparent drowning.

Catskills Hatzolah responded and ordered the patient airlifted. All are asked to daven for Menachem Zev ben Raizel Shulamis, who was flown to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, shortly after being pulled from the water at about 3:15 p.m. today.

Gedolei Poskim in Eretz Yisrael Declare Some Tefillin Straps Pasul

BORO PARK Hamodia - A recent discovery has revealed that many retzuos — leather straps used for tefillin — currently on the market are pasul and cannot be used to fulfill the mitzvah of tefillin. The unfortunate discovery has affected sofrim and producers of tefillin throughout the world, as well as thousands of Jews who have purchased them in recent years.

“It’s a real scandal,” Rabbi Dovid Leib Greenfield, founder and director of the Boro Park-based Vaad Mishmeres Stam, told Hamodia. “Many experts in the field suspected this problem for some time, but now that it has been proven and brought out in the open, we can work on correcting it.”

According to halachah l’Moshe miSinai, laws that were told to Moshe Rabbeinu at Har Sinai, tefillin straps must be black. The accepted way of producing this result is to paint and sponge a type of dye directly onto the animal hide from which the strap is made.

Agudath Israel of America Welcomes Pollard release announcement

With much joy and gratitude to Hashem, Agudath Israel of America warmly welcomes the announcement that Jonathan Pollard will be released on parole November 21, 2015. Agudath Israel has advocated over the course of decades for Mr. Pollard’s release, both on legal and humanitarian grounds. His freedom is long overdue. We understand that Mr. Pollard wishes to move to Israel and establish residence there. We respectfully call upon President Obama to take whatever executive actions may be necessary to allow for this to happen.
May Yehonasan ben Malka’s health improve, and may he live and thrive for many productive years to come.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

City To Probe 39 Brooklyn Yeshivas

 Did they not hear the news of the Satmar guy who was bought out by Microsoft. This is not about education but an attack on yeshivos and Torah. The haters of Torah will not last.

 Jewish week- City officials have confirmed they will investigate a complaint alleging that dozens of Brooklyn yeshivas are violating state law by giving their students a sub-par education in English, math and other secular subjects.
Fifty-two yeshiva parents, graduates and former teachers signed a letter, sent on Monday to education officials, alleging that there are 39 yeshivas where boys over the age of 13 get no secular education at all. Boys aged 7 through 13 get an average of only 90 minutes of English and math instruction per day, and none at all on Fridays. Other secular subjects, such as science and history are not taught, the letter says.

Chassidus inspires Brooklyn Girl's Viral ‘Worst Day Ever’ Poem

 A Brooklyn girl’s poem is taking over the Internet. cbsny
Chanie Gorkin, a 17-year-old about to enter the 12th grade at the Lubavitch high school Beth Rivkah, originally wrote the poem entitled “Worst Day Ever?” for an assignment at school.
“I don’t think there is such a thing as the worst day ever,” Gorkin told 1010 WINS in an exclusive interview Monday. “I wanted to show how your day is really based on how you look at things.”

Monday, July 27, 2015

MK Litzman: Medical marijuana to be distributed at Israeli pharmacies

Medical marijuana to be distributed at Israeli pharmacies
Deputy health minister announces changes to medical cannabis industry that will allow more doctors to prescribe marijuana as medicine.

Israel took a major leap on Monday when Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman announced that more doctors will be able to prescribe medical marijuana to their patients, and that it will be made available at pharmacies, pending a Supreme Court decision on the issue.

Camp Aguda Midwest spray painted with hate graffiti

The following is a letter sent from the camp to the parents of the campers:

Dear Parents,
This morning in Camp Agudah Midwest, it was discovered that swastikas were painted on exterior areas of camp last night. The safety of our campers is our number one priority, and we want to let you know that your children are B”H safe.

Upon discovering the graffiti, camp management was immediately in touch with the police. Officers were dispatched to camp to investigate and met with our camp leadership. The graffiti was cleaned and there are currently no markings in camp.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tisha B'Av Torah connection Live program

Video: preview of Tisha B'av 5775 Chofetz Chaim Heritage event

US to Release Jonathan Pollard

ציון הלא תשאלי לשלום אסיריך

WSJ The Obama administration is preparing to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, according to U.S. officials, some of whom hope the move will smooth relations with Israel in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal.
Such a move would end a decades long fight over Mr. Pollard, who was arrested on charges of spying for Israel in 1985 and later sentenced to life in prison. The case has long been a source of tension between the U.S. and Israel, which has argued that a life sentence for spying on behalf of a close U.S. partner is too harsh. For decades, Israel has sought Mr. Pollard’s early release only to be rejected by the U.S.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Do these ads help solve the shidduch crisis?

Video: NJ Governor & Presidential Candidate Chris Christie at Kotler Shivah in Lakewood

Sign at Ikea Israel

Well meaning, but they dont know the halachos of Tisha B'av that falls on shabbos.

Halachos of Tisha B'av 5775 on Shabbos and Erev Shabbos Chazon, Motzei Tisha Ba'v Havdalah.


This year 5775 Tisha Bav is a Nidcha since it falls out on Shabbos. The fast will be on Sunday.

 Erev Shabbos Chazon one may Cut their Nails for Shabbos since it is not shavua shechal bo.

One may polish their shoes only with liquid polish.

Showering is a machlokes if you are allowed kol gufo the minhag is to be meikel but to use warm water.

Children may eat meat before Shabbos up to 2 hours before the zman according to Igros Moshe, others hold they may start even from Chatzos.

If one makes an early Shabbos on Erev Shabbos Chazon he may eat Meat after the Plag.

  Laws of  Tisha B'av that falls on Shabbos 2015