Sunday, November 29, 2015

American Roshei Yeshiva sign letter to stand strong and not compromise in giyus draft law

Rav Aaron Shechter, Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel, Rav Malkiel Kotler, Signed a letter , dated 14 Kislev 5776, adding to what they gedolim in Eretz Yisrael have ruled on the current draft law intended to draft Yeshiva Bochurim and kolell youngeleit. The letter calls refers to those who are behind the law as sonei hashem. It calls on the avreichim to stand strong as a fortified wall not allowing forein forces to penetrate, and not to fall victim to their temptations. The letter concludes In the merit of  standing u for Hashem and the Totah may we be protected as a nation in Eretz yisrael.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Litman Wedding Held Two Weeks After Terror Attack

 Hamodia - On Thursday night, the chasunah of Ariel Beigel and Sarah-Tehiya Litman was held at Binyanei Ha’Uma in Yerushalayim.

Photos of Rabbi Yaakov Litman, Hy”d, and Netanel Litman, Hy”d, the father and brother of, ybl”c, Sarah Litman, displayed at her chasunah on Thursday night in Binyanei Ha’Uma in Yerushalayim. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
The chasunah had been postponed by nine days due to the murder of the kallah’s father and brother, Rabbi Yaakov Litman and Netanel Litman, Hy”d, near Chevron two weeks ago Friday, just before what was to have been her Shabbos Kallah.

Tzipporah Unger, a”h, Niftar in Tragic Accident

 Hamodia NEW YORK - The community of Monsey was pained to hear of the petirah of Mrs. Tzipporah (Holly) Unger, a”h, 57, who was tragically niftar in a car accident. She was remembered for her outstanding dedication to her family and ehrlichkeit.

Rabbi Meshulen Nosson Spiegel of Beis Medrash Tefilah L’Moshe described the nifteres as a neshamah tehorah whose tznius and eidelkeit were examples to all that knew her.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving shiurim

Brooklyn- Agudah Flatbush Rabbi Reisman shul

Chicago- Khal Adas Yeshurun 3050 W. Touhy  Chicago
Thanksgiving Breakfast and Shiur - Rabbi Zushe Blech
Thursday, November 26, 2015 • 14 Kislev 5776
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
8 am Shacharis followed by Rabbi Zushe Blech shuir

1. Yeshiva Ner Boruch—PTI invites the Men & Women of the Passaic Clifton community to a LEGAL HOLIDAY YOM IYUN with HaRav Moshe Heinemann, Shlita Noted Posek, Star-K,
Morah D'asrah, Agudas Yisroel of Baltimore. "Understanding the Difference between Chumros, Halachos & Minhagim with Practical Applications"

Shlomo Rechnitz warms IDF soldiers for winter

 Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz visits IDF soldiers
Just days after Philanthropist  Reb Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz treated 400 US Marines to a hearty meal at an airport restaurant of their choosing, he did a similar feat for IDF soldiers in Israel. On the way to the airport on his return trip  he chanced upon a artillery regiment and met them for a half hour. He asked the soldiers what they were lacking and pledged a half a million NIS for winter gear. They will receive personal gear that will keep them warm  for winter which includes, brass coat , gloves , scarf , T-shirts , heating and a personal bag. In addition the use for an entire year food and drink vending machines at his own expense. The soldiers were very impressed with his visit and generosity. He left a strong everlasting impression on them.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Historic NYC Legislation Protecting Non-Public Schools

The Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition (FJCC) commends Mayor Bill DeBlasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Veverito, and Councilman David Greenfield and their colleagues for agreeing on historic legislation that will provide security guards for Yeshivas and non-public schools in New York City.
We encourage swift passage of the bill by the City Council and the Mayor signing the legislation into law.
Uniformed, trained, and licensed guards who will coordinate with the NYPD, will be a strong deterrent and provide safety for students in our community's schools.

Pollard Parole Restrictions Conflicts With Shemiras Shabbos

Hamodia-According to affidavits filed by attorneys for Jonathan Pollard, the conditions of his parole, which include requiring him to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet 24 hours a day and placing him under house arrest from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., “is guaranteed to deprive Mr. Pollard of his ability to observe the most basic tenets of his religion, Judaism.”

The GPS monitoring system consists of a non-removable transmitter, which is installed on Pollard’s  wrist, and a receiver that is plugged into an outlet in his  residence. Whenever he moves outside the range of the receiver, the transmitter — which is three inches long and two inches wide — acts as a GPS tracker and monitors his location.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Russians have crossed the Dardanelles

 It is said over in the name of Rav Chaim Volozhiner he had a kabbala, from the villna Gaon when the Russians will cross the Dardanelles river  it will be the start of events before mashiach comes. A Russian battleship passed through the Dardanelles en route to the Mediterranean, minutes after Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian fighter jet due to an airspace violation. The Dardanelles connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. It is a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara. 

BD'E Rebbetzin Sarah Schustal A''H

 Rebbetzin Sarah Schustal a”h, was the wife of Rav Simcha Schustal zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Bais Binyomin of Stamford, and a daughter of the Mattersdorfer Rov zt”l. was nifteres last night. She is survived by a family of leading gedolei Torah, including her sons, Rav Shlomo Feivel Schustal, rosh yeshiva of Yeshova Naos Yaakov, Rav Dovid Schustal, rosh yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha, and Rav Tovia Schustal, rosh yeshiva at Yeshivat Ateret Torah, as well as her daughters,  Rebbetzin Miriam Ungarischer, wife of Rav Yerachmiel Ungarischer, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Nachlas Yisroel of Lakewood; Rebbetzin Reva Halpern, wife of  Rav Binyomin Zev Halpern, rov of Khal Bais Halevi of Lakewood; Rebbetzin Zeilberger, wife of  Rav Yeruchem Zeilberger, rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva Bais Hatalmud; and Rebbetzin Bender, wife of Rav Michoel Bender, R”M at Yeshiva Bais Binyomin of Stamford.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Jonathan Pollard Spends First Shabbos on Parole

Hamodia-NEW YORK - After serving an unprecedented 30 years in prison for passing classified information to an ally, Israel, Jonathan Pollard was released on Parole early Friday and spent Shabbos in the company of his wife —who has selflessly dedicated her life to lead the battle for his release — in the New York area.

Pollard checked in at a federal probation office in New York City on Friday morning, hours after being released from the medium -security federal correctional institute in Butner, North Carolina. He was accompanied by his wife, Esther, and Rabbi Pesach Lerner, who has ceaselessly championed Pollard’s cause for more than two decades. There he was met by his extraordinarily devoted pro-bono attorneys, Jacques Semmelman and Eliot Lauer.

White House 'deeply saddened' by American teen Ezra Schwartz's murder

Jpost  It took a few days but White House said it was 'deeply saddened' by American teen Ezra Schwartz's murder.

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has sent condolences to the families of victims of a terrorist attack on Thursday in Israel that claimed the life of Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old American citizen.

"We were deeply saddened to learn about the death of Ezra Schwartz, an American citizen from Massachusetts who was murdered in a terrorist attack," National Security Council spokesperson Ned Price told The Jerusalem Post. "We extend our deepest condolences to the victim's family, friends and community as well as the family and friends of the four other people killed in yesterday's tragic events."

Price said the White House also remains concerned about the five other American citizens who were injured in the attack, perpetrated by a Palestinian man.

"We continue to condemn in the strongest possible terms these outrageous terrorist attacks," he said. "These tragic incidents underscore the importance of taking affirmative steps to restore calm, reduce tensions and bring an immediate end to the violence."

Sunday, November 22, 2015

19 Kedoshim of arab terror HY''D

Sign the petition for Ezra Schwartz H''YD

Sign the petition HERE  publicly acknowledge Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year old American citizen from Sharon, MA, was murdered by a terrorist.
On November 19, 2015, Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year old American citizen from Sharon, MA, was murdered by a terrorist while on his way to do volunteer charity work. The government of the United States of America has failed to publicly acknowledge Ezra's murder and has taken no action to condemn the terror attack that took three lives.

We respectfully request that President Obama publicly acknowledge the senseless killing of Ezra Schwartz, condemn the attack and rebuke the Palestinian Authority for claiming that the third victim of this attack, an Israeli Arab, was killed by Israeli forces, when not a single shot was fired by Israeli military or law enforcement and the terrorist was taken into custody unharmed. Such lies are irresponsible and incite further terrorism.

Levaya of Ezra Schwartz HY''D live stream broadcast

Levaya will begin at 12:00 pm

Levaya of Ezra Schwartz HY''D

The levayah of Ezra Schwartz Hy”d, whose young life was tragically cut down while returning with friends to yeshiva after a day that included distributing food to Israeli soldiers in Gush Etzion and a visit to a memorial for the three Israeli teens who were killed in 2014, will take place today at noon at Temple Sinai, located at 25 Canton Street in Sharon, Massachusettes.  Following the levayah, the aron will be carried in a procession for kevurah at Sharon Memorial Park. The levayah will be streamed online HERE.

Letter from CRC hisachdus on haafkoas kiddushin

Friday, November 20, 2015

Agudah Urges Jewish Community to Push for Increased Security Funding

Amid the recent wave of terror attacks and threats, Agudath Israel has asked the Jewish community to contact their congressional representatives and urge them to increase funding for security.

“The Jewish community has a particular stake in this issue as it is no secret that we are a vulnerable and high-risk target,” the organization said in a press release.

In particular, the Agudah is now focusing on the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), which funds security equipment — such as cameras, concrete barriers and  reinforced doors — for non-profit institutions, in certain cities, that are at high risk of terrorist attacks.

Free: Jonathan Pollard released from prison after 30 years

Jonathan Pollard a free man

Terror returns 5 killed hy'd

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) - Five people were killed in terror attacks in Tel Aviv and Gush Etzion on Thursday, including three Israelis, a yeshivah  student from the United States and a Palestinian.

The first was a stabbing attack during Minchah at a minyan in the Panorama building on Ben Tzvi Street in southern Tel Aviv. Two people were killed and another wounded in the stabbings. The injured man, in his 50s, was taken to Ichilov hospital in moderate condition.

One man, Aharon Yasiev, 32, Hy”d, was pronounced dead on the scene after efforts to resuscitate him failed. A second victim, Reuven Aviram, Hy”d, succumbed to his wounds later at Ichiliv hospital.