Thursday, July 2, 2015

VIDEO: Para Adumah "Red Heifer" near Lakewood becomes Pasul after giving birth to a calf

Many were hopeful the Para Aduma near Lakewood HERE would be a Kosher Para Aduma but it turns out it became pasul after giving birth to a baby calf Wednesday morning.


Yated Ne'eman finds innovative way to save money for mosdos with mazel tov ad

When a  Supporter and Tomech tzedaka of many worthy causes  makes a simcha the yeshivos and mosdos ,would put in full page or even double page mazal tov ads for the simcha in the newspapers. A nice gesture and kavod for a gvir who supports Torah and chesed. However the pressure on mosdos to put in these ads, costs money too. Recently a well know baal tzedaka of many yeshivos and tzedaka organizations made a simcha, the Yated came up with a great way to make it affordable for the organizations while at the same time giving proper kavod and honor to the supporters of Torah. There is only one ad in the centerfold were all yeshivos and mosdos put their logos or small mazel tov messages. Hopefully this will make it easier for the organizations to show their hakoras hatov without spending too much money.

Video: Message from Rav Shmuel kaminetzky for husbands thatare away during summer vacation

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Threat of Mixed Gender Busing In Lakewood Funding Standoff

In a statement that shocked Lakewood residents, state monitor, Michael Azzera announced the cessation of several district provided busing services including guaranteed separate buses for boys and girls. The move came in response to the rejection of several terms offered by the state by leaders of the town’s mosdos which they said would be detrimental to their operation.

“The district will not provide courtesy busing to either public or non-public schools,” said Azzera at a school board meeting held Tuesday night. “We must do everything in our authority to save enough money to do mandatory busing.”

Gedolim in Eretz Yisrael Issue Kol Korei Regarding Cellular and Computer Technology

Hamodia The Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Agudas Yisrael  in Eretz Yisrael convened in Yerushalayim Tuesday evening and issued a clear list of directives regarding the protection of frum homes from modern technology. This includes cellular phones, computers and the internet, which pose a spiritual risk to those who use it.
Other issues addressed at the meeting included taking a firm stance on the preservation of Shabbos and the campaign against Shabbos desecration in Ashdod. The Gedolim reached clear, binding decisions in order to protect Klal Yisrael from these dangers. At the end of the meeting, the Moetzes published a Krias Kodesh, as well as a detailed list of rules.

Video: Interview with Bostoner Rebbe in Boston

Teleconference Summer shiurim from Agudah Torah projects

Husbands in divorce battles fight back

Sadly the divorce process in the frum communities has been tarnished by feminist rabbis and botei din that dont give a fair shot to the husband. Sometimes its the other way around were money influence and other factors play in. Recently husbands who were at the receiving end of  these unfair rulings where the case was not approached in a fair and just manner decided to take action. They confronted a rav in middle of his shiur asking tough questions on particular cases where there was no proper shmoa bein acheichem. They are asking to level the playing field and not let psak halacha be determined by feminist leaning Rabbis or other interests.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

RCA protest on same gender marriage ruling

Jun 26, 2015 -- The Rabbinical Council of America expresses deep concern over today's ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States regarding same-sex marriage.

While recognizing the civil rights of all who live in a democratic country as well as the diversity of religious and political opinions in a multireligious society, the RCA rejects the Court's redefinition of marriage. Marriage is an institution defined by the Bible and subsequent religious codes and it is upon the foundation of traditional family life that our society has been built for millennia.

Siman Tov Umazal Tov

"Kol Sasson v'Kol Simcha"


With shevach to the Ribono shel Olam we extend huge  Mazel Tov wishes to our wonderful Tomchim and devoted friends

R' Shlomo Yehuda & Tamar Rechnitz

upon the engagement of their daughter
Zevi Goldstein
son of
Rabbi Dr. & Mrs. Shmuel Goldstein 
(Cleveland, Ohio)

Mazel Tov to the Grandparents of the Kallah
our revered Rosh Hayeshiva
Moreinu Horav Chaim Yisroel Halevi Belsky shlit"a
and the Rebbitzen tlit"a

and to
Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov Rechnitz (Los Angeles)

Mazel Tov to the grandparents of the chosson
our devoted alumnus and good friends
Rabbi & Mrs. Mordechai Kriger
Mrs. Goldstein

May the young couple build a Bayis Ne'eman b'Yisrael and be a source of great nachas to their entire families as they continue in the beautiful derech of their parents.

"If" The Lubavitcher Rebbe were alive he'd be active on social media

NJJN Bureau Chief/Middlesex
If the Lubavitcher Rebbe were alive today, said Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, he’d be active on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other forms of social media. Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who died in 1994, was so tech savvy for his time, reported Krinsky, his longtime secretary, that he had a car phone installed as soon as the technology became available.
Krinsky spoke June 18 at Chabad of Western Monmouth County in Manalapan commemorating the 21st yahrtzeit of the leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch hasidic movement.

Monday, June 29, 2015

VIDEO: Rav Aaron Leib Shteinman Learning in his home today


Reb Gavriel Sassoon delivers words of chizuk at Misameach cruise

The day started out with a steady drizzle and overcast skies, but that didn’t put a damper on the spirits exuberant men, women and children boarding the majestic ship for Misameach’s one-of-a-kind Annual Cruise. The singing could be heard from down the block, getting louder and louder as we approached the ship standing ready and waiting at the Liberty state Marina.

Mrs. Gayle Sassoon released from the hospital

Brooklyn, NY – Mrs. Gayle Sassoon has been released from the hospital, three months after a fire that claimed the lives of seven of her children.

The Sassoon children, Eliane, Rivkah, Sara, Dovid, Yehoshua, Moshe and Yaakov, ages 5 to 16, passed away in a March 21 blaze that consumed their Midwood home. Tziporah Sassoon was the lone child to survive.

Mrs. Sassoon was brought to her mother-in-law’s on Erev Shabbos Parshas Chukas. Reb Gavriel, while discussing his wife’s strength and perseverance, told the Israeli Kol Berama station that she will continue receiving treatment at home, where she will be convalescing.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Photos: Rav Chaim kanievsky learning today

Rav Chaim kanievsky learning today at his house following a brief hospital stay last week. Reports are he went for a checkup there was b'h no serious health issue.

Do frum Orthodox Jews have reason to worry after gay marriage ruling?

The supreme court ruling on same gender marriage has Orthodox Jews worried. So claims an article in Haaretz.
 “May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell in this land continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other inhabitants — while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree and there shall be none to make him afraid.”

Those are the words with which George Washington, newly elected president of the United States, welcomed the Jews to America. I have been thinking about this sentence in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that the constitution grants same-sex couples the right to be married and prohibits states from declining to license or recognize such unions.

Video: Shabbos In The Shtetl '15 with The Traveling Chassidim

A shabbaton in Monsey, NY with the traveling chasidim.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Agudah publicly rejects Jewish groups claim that Toeiva marriage is compatible with Jewish law

Thirteen Jewish groups celebrated Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage nationwide R'L. Agudah in their statement had strong words to set the facts straight.
We reiterate that we remain firm and steadfast in our own religious beliefs, and reject the voices of those in the heterodox Jewish community who claim that same-sex marriage is compatible with Jewish law and tradition. The issue here is not whether all human beings are created in the Divine Image, or whether they have inherent human dignity. Of course they are, of course they do. The issue is whether the Torah sanctions homosexual conduct or recognizes same gender unions. It does not.
"The truths of Torah are eternal, and stand as our beacon even in the face of shifting social mores".

Statement from Agudath Israel of America on today's Supreme Court ruling regarding same gender marriage

Agudath Israel of America issued the following statement in reaction to today's 5-4 Supreme Court ruling that states are constitutionally required to permit and recognize marriages between members of the same gender:

"As we have repeatedly stated, including in the amicus curiae brief we submitted in today's case, we oppose the redefinition of the bedrock relationship of the human family. The Torah, which forbids homosexual activity, sanctions only the union of a man and a woman in matrimony. While we do not seek to impose our religious principles on others, it is our sincere conviction that discarding the historical definition of marriage is not a positive step for civilized society.

"Moreover, we are deeply concerned that, as a result of today's ruling, and as the dissenting Justices have pointed out, members and institutions of traditional communities like the Orthodox Jewish community we represent may incur moral opprobrium and risk tangible negative consequence if they refuse to transgress their beliefs, and even if they simply teach and express their religious views publicly. That prospect is chilling, and should be unacceptable to all people of good will on both sides of this debate.