Please pray for Bracha Elisheva bat Kaila, a young mother who has cancer and is having brain surgery
Hmmm . . . Will the Jacksons (& Buds Sharpton, Jackson & Farrakhan) Teach Michael's Kids About Their Jewish Heritage? By Debbie Schlussel
On one Friday night father and son went out to the Beit Kennesset (synagogue). Suddenly a strong wind blew followed by heavy rains. As they were passing by one of the houses, the house collapsed and fell on the little boy. His father cried and cried but despite his great pain on the death of his son, he continued his way to the Beit Kennesset to pray. When he came home he told his wife that the boy went to his rabbi’s house to learn and he will sleep there tonight. When his20wife heard this she told her husband to take their Shabbat meal to their son the Rav listened and took the food. He took the food to one of the poor people’s house and he did the same the next day.
When shabbat was over, he told his wife the bitter truth. When his wife heard she screamed and cried bitterly. Her cries were heard by all her neighbors and they all came. Together they all went to the place where the tragedy happened and they started to remove all the stones and debris so they can find the boy. To their great shock they saw the boy sitting between two pillars!! When the boy saw his parents he ran to hug and kiss them.
The boy explained that he saw an elderly man removing all the debris and stones that were on top of him! Excited everyone picked the boy up and started singing and dancing with him till they reached his house and there they made a meal thanking Hashem for his infinite kindness.
From here we learn the great reward that a person gets for keeping the Shabbat, and preventing himself from feeling pain. Just like the father stopped himself from doing something natural- crying for his son's death. So too Hashem sees this and pays him back measure for measure and He changes the nature and the natural occurrences of the world.
In this week’s portion of the Torah (Behar) we are told to observe we are commanded to observe a much extended Sha bbat. Which is Shabbat of the land called Shemita. Where the farmer leaves his farm untouched with no activity the whole year. And G-d promises in his Torah that on the 6th year you will have three times as much produce. And we have been witnessing this miracle for thousands of years because the
Shabbat Shalom, Binyamin Jadidi
Later on during the day the store owner went to his house to find out why his baby was crying. And as he enters the room he sees his baby has his tefilin on his head and hand???!!!20Shocked he asked the baby sitter to explain herself. She said
“I have noticed when you put on tefillin everyday you fall asleep. I understood from this that tefillin must be a wonderful remedy to fall asleep. So I tried it with the baby and the remedy worked…….”
Tefillin is two little black boxes made from skins of animal with holy scripts placed in it. It is extremely holy and if it G-d forbid falls down on the floor one must fast. Tefillin should be put on every morning except Shabbat and festivals. So we can energize our self and regulate our system with holiness. It is forbidden to fall asleep and talk about worldly matters when you have tefillin on.
The state of
Just like tefillin. ישראל היא שלי תפילין Binyamin Jadidi
Drunk, the husband turned to his wife and said “look around the house and take whatever is dearest to you to your father’s house”. H earing this, his wife waited till her husband fell asleep and told her servants to carry her husband to her father’s house. At midnight her husband woke up and asked his wife “where am I?”
she said “in my father’s house”, he asked her “why, I cannot be here we are divorced?”
She said “didn’t you tell me to take whatever is dear to me to my father’s house? I don’t have anything more dearly to me in the world than you”. The couple went back to Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai prayed for them and gave them a blessing and she had a baby boy next year. The question we should ask is how come Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai did not give them the blessing to have children in the first place?
And the answer is: as long there wasn’t enough love and respect between these two people Rabbi Shimon Bar Yona’s blessing would not had any affect. He only gave them a blessing when he realized that there was enough love between this husband and wife. Let’s all learn this beautiful lesson and love and respect one another so we will be merited with lots of blessing from Heaven. Amen, Binyamin Jadidi
There was a story of a woman who hated her daughter-in-law ever since she entered her house. They would never stop arguing with each other. This mother-in-law’s deep hatred was because she had a beautiful daughter that was extremely dear to her but fifteen years ago died. The mother never stopped mourning and thinking about her. When her daughter -in-law first came to her house she noticed the resemblance …not only in appearance but also in character. She hated her because she thought, instead of her daughter being in her house; it was her daughter- in-law.
One night, her late husband came to her in a dream and asked her, “How much are you fighting with your daughter in law? Don’t you know who she is? If you only knew, you would love her and wouldn’t stop hugging and kissing her!” She asked, “Who is she?” and her husband replied, “This is your daughter who died fifteen years ago. On the day she died your daughter-in-law was born. They are very similar because she is your own daughter. It was decreed in heaven that your son will take her as a wife, she is returned to you and the whole day you are bothering and fighting with her! You are making your own dear daughter suffer so much!
When she heard this, she started shaking and crying for all that she did to her daughter- in- law. She got up, it was still night time, she went to her daughter in law, kissing and hugging her, and she apologized20for every unkind thing she did to her. And from then on, her behavior changed towards her. (Ben Ish Hai) Am
It’s interesting, you have better manners towards strangers and behave more politely; you’re able to control your anger much better with strangers. You are able to give more respect to those who you can derive benefit from. But with members of your family, unfortunately it is not so.
But why is that? Because they are always available, we do not see the value in them. The fast of 17th of Tammuz would not have happened, if Aharon was designated instead of Moshe. But they thought of him as someone who is always there, always helping, and creating peace wherever he goes. He is one of us, he cannot be our leader. However, if the opportunity was given to Aharon, the golden calf would not have been built and the Tablets would not have been broken.
The strong message is: The mission in this world could be for only one person. But we don’t know who that person is. It could be the person whom you like or you don’t like, or even the person could like you or dislike you. No matter what, you should give a chance to everyone! You never know who the designated one is!
That is how you can save the tablets. Binyamin Jadidi
Nahman stared at the mound of logs, the only thing separating him from death. He would finish moving them to the other end of the field and then he would die. It was as simple as that. Slowly the pile diminished and Nahman drew closer to his end.
Twenty logs remained.
And then he came to the final one.
He bent down and although his back was sore and his fingers were bleeding, a bizarre tranquility permeated him. As he was moving in slow motion he pictures the faces of his children who were killed by the Nazis. I’ll be with you soon, children. His feet stumbled over one another but he moved onward. Step by step. Closer. But he no longer cared. Because if no one else did, then why should he? Finally he bent down and placed the last log on the ground. But as he straightened up he leaned forward to get a closer look at something he saw- something impossible. Nahman squinted as he tried to make out the words. What he saw would save his life.
Neszah Yisrael Lo Yeshaker- The Eternal One of
A whirlwind of emotions erupted within Nahman’s mind, heart and soul. Why should have someone carved this, if not with the hope that some lost soul would see it and gain encouragement? The thought struck Nahman: Someone does care. He looked up and saw the German guard’s face contorted into a sick, twisted grimace. I can’t let them win. I must fight on. My children will have to wait a little bit longer. Nahman glanced around. Another man had stumbled and needed help getting up. Nahman, now determined to live stood up, walked over and helped his sick, weak friend. He did not know his name but that did not matter.
On the 17th of Tammuz, a wicked king named Afostomos burned the sefer torah and placed an idol in the ark. His intention was to shatter our belief by destroying what protects Am Israel, and that is the Torah the command of Hashem. This is what the Babylonians, Greeks, Hitler tried to do and that is what the new Hitler, Ahmadinejad wants to do may their names be erased.
But never forget Neszah Yisrael Lo Yeshaker- The Eternal One of
Because Hashem always protects us.
May all these fasts turn to days of happiness soon, Amen
A short message that I sent a non-Jewish seventeen year old but it is appropriate for all: Young Lady as an old and wise man. if you want a long lasting real and true love relationship with C. - keep it as platonic as you can. Once both of you mature you will see where you stand and how to build something to last 50 to 60 years. Otherwise the hormones rule ove r the head, and passion of the moment is confused for love. – The reply from her was delightful. You have no idea how much your advice really means to me. I've needed to hear that...he's young and so very infatuated. He says he loves me; however, I feel as though that is much too soon to say. I don't want to hurt him, but maybe if he were to slow down on that talk of deep commitment...it might contribute to a healthier relationship. I agree with what you're saying completely, and I appreciate you :)
- Moshe Rabbeinu broke the Luchot - the tablets - upon seeing the Golden Calf being worshiped
- The daily Tamid sacrifice was suspended in the first Bet Hamikdash as a result of the siege
- At the time of the 2nd Bet Hamikdash the walls of Jerusalem were breached by the enemy, three weeks before the destruction
- Apostumus the wicked [Roman] burned a Sefer Torah
- An idol was placed in the Bet Hamikdash
The fast starts at dawn and ends at nightfall. On every fast day there is Krias HaTorah (Torah
Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 122:6, 5 - Danny
Joseph Katzman wrote: Near his death Albert Einstein was asked what he would do differently if he could live life all over again? Einstein's response: "I would study the Talmud."
When your local tough guy on the block and his two cohorts gang up on you then you have two choices. The decision is up to you either run for your life or hit the bastard so hard that he doesn’t know that the Kike with the yellow streak running down his back can wallop the day lights out of the two toughest guys and the third one will take them over. I am talking about the
Report: Saudis to overlook Israeli jets headed to Iran Sunday Times says Saudi officials have agreed in secret talks with Mossad chief to turn blind eye to Israeli planes flying over kingdom during any future raid on Iranian nuclear sites. According to report, PM briefed on matter.
: Reports unfounded Israel
"We Likud MKs are turning to you due to reports that you would agree to freeze settlement growth temporarily in parts of Judea and Samaria, despite our promise to the voters to continue building in the settlements," the MKs wrote in the letter."
As the whole world knows all too well, burning oil of Arab deserts without building oases of peace only brings more aggression and war - so we all have to thank her. That is great; only mistake perhaps: Jews are not settlers, Jews are CIVILIZATORs, letting women be20respected by men and kids loved by their parents - as even the Mapai politician Golda Meir defined as the basis for peace:
Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.
Without Judaism, men have a hard time to respect women and both a hard time to respect kids - so Jewish civilizators at least can present a great example for nonJews on the long path towards civilization.
Tzipi Hotovely als MK also is supported by great helps, as u can see at TZIPI Hotovelys FB page
Today I testified at a Senate hearing about the persistent and deadly risk posed by the prevalence of the Burmese python in Florida.
Invasive species like the Burmese python are wreaking havoc in our most treasured environments. Some estimate there are upwards of more than one hundred thousand of these deadly pythons in the
And last week the unthinkable happened.
An eight-foot Burmese python escaped from its container in a home northwest of
And this is not an isolated case. Over the last ten years, at least 17 people have been the victim of an attack. Seven have died.
I filed a bill in February (S. 373) which would declare pythons as injurious animals and halt the importation and interstate commerce of these deadly snakes.
The state of
Good Shabbos Everyone. In this week's portion Balak, we read about the attempts of the evil Bilaam to curse the Jewish people. When Bilaam opens his mouth intending to curse the Jew ish people, Hashem causes Bilaam instead to utter praises of the Jewish people. In Bilaam's first "blessing" he says about the nation of Yisroel, "Behold! It is a nation that will dwell in solitude and not be reckoned among the nations." (Bamidbar 23,9) When the verse states that the Jewish nation will "not be reckoned among the nations," it means that we are different and special; i.e., Hashem does not treat us as He treats the other nations. From here we see that the Jewish people receives special supervision from Hashem.
By examining history, we can clearly see that the Jewish nation has had a special fate among the nations. The continued existence of the Jewish people, against all odds, in the face of persecution, demonstrates that we are truly a exceptional nation, a nation which will "not be reckoned among the nations."
One of the most difficult periods in recent history was the Jewish experience in World War II. While we do not know for certain why such tragedies befell our people, one thing we know for certain: stories of amazing Divine Intervention during the darkest periods of history demonstrate that Hashem did not abandon His People. The following amazing true story is one such story which illustrates a ray of light from Hashem during the darkest night.
It was World War II, in Cracow, Poland. Reb Yitzchok20 Isaac Klingberg's apartment had been commandeered by the invading Germans who then set up their headquarters in the building. Amazingly, the Germans allowed R' Yitzchok to remain living in the hallway. It was a precarious existence for R' Yitzchok, but he was thankful to be alive.
"Zhid!" The German commandant's officer awakened R' Yitzchok from a fitful sleep. "Get into the office!" he commanded. "The commandant wants to see you." R' Yitzchok scrambled to obey the man's orders. He followed the German officer into the office and stood at attention, while the drunken commandant managed to stumble around his desk and sprawl into his chair.
R' Yitzchok's eyes widened in terror as the commandant pulled his gun out of his belt and flung it on the desk between them. "You see this gun?" he barked at his shivering victim. "I'm going to ask you a question. If you don't answer me truthfully, I'll kill you."
R' Yitzchok managed to nod, but his heart sank. The commandant was so drunk that he would probably shoot R' Yitzchok with the slightest provocation—even if he did speak the truth.
"Vaas es das Rema—who was the Rema?" the commandant demanded. R' Yitzchok stared, speechless. What sort of question was this? Why would a German commandant want to know about the Rema, and acronym for R< /u>abbi Moshe Isserles? (died 1572) The sixteenth century Torah leader was a towering figure whose works are among the foundations of Torah law. Rabbi Yosef Karo wrote the Shulchan Aruch, the guide to our daily lives, and the Rema added the Ashkenazic viewpoint on various customs and rulings wherever they differed. He was prepared to write the entire guide on his own, but he humbly abstained when he heard Rabbi Karo had already begun his work.
The commandant abruptly stood from his chair. "We were commanded to destroy the cemetery here in Cracow!" he shouted. "But then they sent us a telegram, telling us not to touch the Rema's shul, or his grave."
R' Yitzchok blinked in surprise. Could this really be true? "Vaas es das Rema—who was the Rema?" the commandant asked again, with drunken urgency. R' Yitzchok didn't know where to begin. Should he talk about the Rema's life, or simply mention his great written contributions to Torah Jewry? But before R' Yitzchok's could say a word, the commandant suddenly swayed—and then slid to the floor, passing out right at R' Yitzchok's feet. R' Yitzchok let out his breath with words of thanks to Hashem before beating a hasty retreat from the commandant's office.
R' Shimon Spira, R' Yitzchok's cousin, had a similar experience. After the war, R' Shimon Spira walked slowly through the20 streets of his hometown of Cracow, Poland. It was so different now than it had been had been before the war! Where were the-sixty thousand Jews who had made Cracow their home before World War II? R' Shimon was among the paltry two thousand survivors who had managed to escape the hands of the Nazis. After the war, it was natural for him to return to the city where he had spent his entire life. But there was not much left to see in postwar Cracow.
As his feet led him through the deserted streets, his recollections were interrupted by a tap on his shoulder. "Excuse me, sir." R' Shimon turned to see a shabbily dressed young man, accompanied by two friends of about the same age. "We're looking for the grave of the Rema. Could you show us the way?"
R' Shimon raised his eyebrows in surprise as the sound of the holy Rema's name passed through this young man's lips. He himself had visited the burial site many times before the war. But what interest would three non-Jewish men have in the Rema's grave?
"Why do you want to go there?" R' Shimon asked. "I understand why you're asking us that," the leader of the group said ruefully. "But despite the way we look, we really are Jewish. We were pretty young when the Nazis took over, and we were forced to work for them. Our assignment was to knock down the tombstones in all=2 0the Jewish cemeteries across town." The man's voice grew hushed. "When we reached the Rema's stone and prepared to knock it down, the sirens went off, and we ran to take shelter from the air raid. When the all-clear sounded, we went to try again—and again the sirens went off It kept on happening. Every time we went back to knock down the gravestone, the sirens would go off, and we had to run away."
"We finally gave up," the second man added. "But we did manage to chip off a small chunk from the gravestone,' "Now we want to go back there to ask forgiveness,' the leader concluded. With the world completely shattered by war, three secular young men sought atonement for chipping a stone. Tears sprang to R' Shimon's eyes.
"I can show you where to go. "R' Shimon reassured the three men. He beckoned them to follow him toward the shut and the adjoining cemetery.
"Your tale does not surprise me,' R' Shimon remarked as they walked. "It is only fitting for this great tzaddik, the Rema, Rabbi Moshe Isserles." R' Shimon stopped suddenly. "See that beautiful building?" R' Shimon gestured to the high archway that marked the entrance to the old shul. "The Rema's father built it in his honor, four hundred years ago. The Isserles family was very prominent, very wealthy and very supportive of Torah learning."
&nb sp; R' Shimon fell silent for a moment. "On the Rema's yahrtzeit," he continued quietly, "so many Jews came to daven here. Every year—on Lag B'Omer." R' Shimon's final words, while unspoken, reverberated through the quiet streets. "No more ...no more..."
"I showed them the grave," said R' Shimon as he finished telling his story. "Just like they said, the Rema's gravestone was still standing tall and straight. They asked the Rema for forgiveness—and then they vowed to change their way of life. All in the merit of the Rema." (Reb Yosef Weiss, p. 138 Visions of Greatness.)
History demonstrates that we are a nation which will "not be reckoned among the nations." We may not always understand Hashem's ways, but we clearly see that Hashem guides us with extra special Divine Providence. Good Shabbos Everyone.
Be well and have a great Shabbos,