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Rabbi Eli Monsour, Description: Parashat Hayeh-Sara- Heavenly Matches
Parashat Hayeh-Sara tells the story of Eliezer, Abraham Abinu’s trusted servant whom Abraham sent to find a wife for Yishak. Abraham made Eliezer take an oath that he would not bring for Yishak a woman from the local population, and would instead find a wife from Abraham’s homeland. In imposing this oath upon Eliezer, Abraham said, “I will make you swear by Hashem, G-d of the heavens and G-d of the earth” (24:3).
Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra (Spain, 1089-1167) explains why Abraham emphasized in this context that Hashem is “G-d of the heavens and G-d of the earth.” He writes: “Because [the designation] of the daughter of so-and-so for so-and-so on earth is from the heavens.” The matches that are made here on earth are decided up in the heavens, and so as Abraham sends his servant to find a spouse for his son, Yishak,..
Haaretz Hatovah - Real Life Stories and Experiences of Yidden Settling in Eretz Yisroel.
Our family made “aliyah” from the U.S. to Ramat Beit Shemesh about six years ago. I was born in Highland Park, NJ but I grew up in Baltimore, whereas my wife originates from Maryland. Moving to Eretz Hakodesh has given us a tremendous opportunity, both physically and spiritually. We were making regular yearly visits to Israel for a while, as my wife’s mother is buried here. On one such occasion, we decided to jump in and just stay here for good!
One of the main reasons we took “the plunge” to move was due to the clear rising signs of anti Semitism in America and the world at large. There is much worry about what the future will bring. It is clearly a hundred percent the yad Hashem Who controls every aspect of the political scene and we hope and daven that it will continue to be positive for Eretz Yisroel…
Rabbi Yitzi Ross on Younger kids Davening
Rabbi Ross. You mentioned that the responsibility of a mother is to work on Davening with their kids at home. What should I be doing with them, and how do I combine all the ages? Rachel Ehrenberg
I truly enjoyed last week’s column, especially since my father says the same thing. “Why has Davening become longer if it’s harder for us to focus?” One part that stood out was regarding the mother being in charge of Davening at home with the kids. Is there anything in particular I should be doing? Yael G.
Hi, thank you always for your interesting and thought-provoking articles! I was wondering exactly what you meant by the tone for davening is set by the mother. I would love a longer explanation on this if possible. Thank you, Shira Kramer..
Roughly One Quarter Of Europeans Are Anti-Semites, New ADL Poll Shows
Approximately one in four Europeans holds anti-Semitic views, according to a global 2019 poll released by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Thursday.
The results were particularly alarming with regard to Eastern and Central Europe, where the study found a significant increase in anti-Semitic beliefs linked to old tropes such as Jews controlling business and finance and having “dual loyalty.” In Western Europe, levels of anti-Semitism have remained more consistent, according to the study.
In a statement released with the study, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt called the findings a “powerful wake-up call.”
“It is deeply concerning that approximately one in four Europeans harbor the types of anti-Semitic beliefs that have endured since before the Holocaust,” said Greenblatt…
Bernie Sanders Gets Applause At Debate For Call For Treating Palestinians With Dignity
Suspect Arrested in Assault on 10th Avenue
Boropark24 Reports: A suspect was arrested after a brief pursuit in the assault of a passerby walking on 10th Avenue.
The incident, which happened near 39th Street, started Tuesday afternoon when a man struck a pedestrian before fleeing. Police officers responding to the scene gave chase and caught the attacker.
The victim was treated at the scene by EMS technicians for minor injuries to the left hand. He is listed in stable condition.
Israel to Host Largest Event Ever Focused on Anti-Semitism
Israeli officials announced Wednesday that dozens of world leaders will arrive in Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on combatting anti-Semitism amid a global spike in violence against Jews.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the fifth World Holocaust Forum in January will coincide with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and the presidents of Germany, Italy and Austria are among the more than 30 heads of state who have already confirmed their participation.
Rivlin called it a “one of a kind” gathering devoted to battling anti-Semitism and passing Holocaust remembrance on to “generations who will live in a world without survivors.”..
TEHILLIM – Jewish Man Stabbed While Walking To Shul In Monsey; Victim In Critical Condition
These Manhattan synagogues want to become condominiums
One of the most active times of day at the West Side Jewish Center begins precisely at 1:40 p.m., when 60 or so middle-aged men trudge in, mutter through the afternoon prayer service with their coats on, maybe throw a couple dollars of charity into a metal cup and walk back to their jobs. The whole thing is over in about 15 minutes.
Other than that and two shifts of morning prayers, the building is mostly empty during the day. On a recent weekday afternoon, two men studied Jewish texts in Yiddish in a wide room at the front of the building. Long curtains obscured boards bearing the names of generations of congregants who have died. Hot water boiled in a machine that looked like straight out of a 1980s diner.
The overall impression of mustiness belies what is, in fact, an active congregation with good prospects. Not many synagogues can boast more than 100 people praying on a daily basis. The congregation, established by immigrants in 1890, recently renamed itself the Hudson Yards Synagogue to better attract residents…
UPDATE: Fatal crash today on peninsula blvd
UPDATE, 4:30 P.M.: Police say that one person is dead and another is in serious condition after a crash in Woodmere this morning.
According to police, a man was driving a 1995 Mitsubishi utility truck south on Peninsula Boulevard at 12:48 p.m. when he lost control and drove into a tree.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, a 47-year-old man, was taken to a hospital by helicopter for treatment of upper body trauma. He is still in serious condition.
A crash has closed all lanes of Peninsula Boulevard in Woodmere, Nassau County Police say.
Police say that the road is closed in both directions at Franklin Avenue in the crash, which occurred around 1 p.m.
Sources say that at least two people were pinned and one person may be dead. (Patch)
LI Bagel Shop Manager Drives 185 Miles To Return Customer's Keys
Long Island bagel shop manager Vincent Proscia’s act of kindness Saturday night spanned 185 miles. Diana Chong stopped by Bagels 101 on Middle Country Road in Middle Island Saturday morning. The Ridge woman was grabbing a coffee before heading to Pennsylvania for a “Friendsgiving.” Her husband, two children and dog waited in the running car.
The family made it to their destination in Honesdale, Penn. That’s when Chong realized there was a big problem. She had left her car key fob inside the bagel shop. “Vinny was going to overnight the keys, but no mail carrier delivers on Sundays and we all have work on Monday,” Chong’s sister, Gina Sulrzycki wrote in a Facebook post Saturday night that has been shared thousands of times. “No dealerships out here were able to make her a new key, nor are open tomorrow. They also wouldn’t give her a rental!” Chong was lucky, though. It turns out Vinny Proscia has a huge heart. “He said, ‘I’ll drive them to you,'” Chong, of Ridge, told ABC 7 of Proscia. “No hesitation at all.” It took Proscia six hours to get to Pennsylvania because of heavy traffic, Newsday reported. But the Ronkonkoma man never second-guessed his decision to make the trip.
“It’s just the right thing to do,” he said, according to the ABC report. “If it happened to my wife, I would want someone else to do it for her.”
Trump administration eases US stance toward Israeli settlements in West Bank
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. government will ease its stance on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, in the latest move by the Trump administration to bolster Israel’s position and undermine Palestinian claims regarding land sought for a future state.
Pompeo essentially rejected a 1978 State Department legal opinion holding that civilian settlements in the occupied territories are “inconsistent with international law.” He also said the White House was reversing an Obama administration directive that allowed the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution declaring the settlements a “flagrant violation” of international law.
“The Trump administration is reversing the Obama administration’s opposition to Israeli settlements in the West Bank,” Pompeo said. “The establishment of Israeli settlements in the West Bank is not inconsistent with international law.”..
WhatsApp Purges large jewish News Accounts
A significant number of WhatsApp accounts that share news updates with the heimishe community discovered this morning that their accounts had been shut down without warning. Emails to WhatsApp Support demanding an explanation for the account closures received a response that claimed that the accounts had violated the app’s Terms of Services and that WhatsApp was responding to a large number of complaints about the accounts.
WhatsApp did not specify the nature of the violations, and said it could not disclose details about the complaints for privacy reasons. Some are questioning the timing of the purge and the appearance that there is some sort of concerted targeting campaign against the heimishe accounts. But a search of social media and other news sources suggests that the takedowns are part of a wider phenomenon affecting large numbers of accounts beyond the frum community.
Managers of the popular accounts that had hundreds or thousands of followers are currently scrambling to identify what violations WhatsApp may have identified and whether there is any hope for having their accounts reopened.BoroPark24’s WhatsApp account has not been affected so far and is still providing news updates around the clock about breaking news in Boro Park and more. (Boropark24.com)
IDF Launches Surprise War Simulation in Northern Israel
Kosher Food Drive Violates “Will of the Membership,” Student Union Suggests
A Toronto student union has refused to support a drive to make kosher food accessible on campus because its backers are “pro-Israel.” Last week, a Jewish student wrote to the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (GSU), asking it to consider supporting an ongoing campaign by Hillel to secure kosher food access on campus. In response, the student was told: “I doubt the Executive Committee will be comfortable recommending this motion given that the organisation hosting it (Hillel) is openly pro-Israel.”
The response email added that any move to support the kosher food campaign could be contrary to “the will of the membership,” an apparent reference to the GSU’s adoption of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement targeting the Jewish State in 2012. Late Friday, the GSU stated via Facebook that any member of its Board can submit a motion regarding kosher food, but gave no indication that the Executive was backing away from its previous stance on the issue…
Naava Kodesh Weekly – The Modzitzer Rebbe
Chareidi Mother Of 5 Marathon-Winner Sets Her Sights On Olympics
When Beatie Deutsch sets her mind to something, she does it. This has been empirically proven over her meteoric career as a marathon runner. Just four years ago she had never even run as a hobby, let alone essayed to complete marathons. Yet she has not just regularly completed marathons since then, she has actually won them in style, making her one of the top three marathon runners in Israel at present. This would be a remarkable statistic in any circumstance, but Deutsch is even more unique because she is a mother of five (even running a marathon while she was pregnant with her fifth child!) and because as a Chareidi woman she runs in a knee-length skirt, leggings, a shirt with sleeves past her elbows and her hair covered.
In Michael and Beatie Deutsch’s home, her name has even become a figure of speech. “It’s a verb — to ‘Beatie’ something means to just force it until it goes,” Michael says. “Beatie sets her mind to something, and she does it.” Whether she is tackling training runs in full clothing in 90-degree heat or entertaining her children — ages 9, 8, 6, 4 and 2…
NYAW Drills Transmission Main Improves Service for Atlantic Beach
New York American Water is investing $2 million to install a new 20-inch HDPE transmission water main underneath Reynolds Channel to improve delivery of water to Atlantic Beach customers during high water use periods. The project, scheduled to begin November 14, will replace 2,500-feet of 16-inch main installed in the 1970s with new HDPE main drilled 25-feet below the Reynolds Channel seabed.
The replacement project will be achieved through directional drilling from the Cedarhurst Yacht Club in Lawrence, under the Channel, to Vernon Ave in Atlantic Beach. Installing a wider-diameter main will enhance redundancy in case of an emergency and will also allow for more efficient operations.
“Delivery of water to our Atlantic Beach customers is limited by the size of the current water main that runs under Reynolds Channel, connecting water mains in Lawrence to our Atlantic Beach system,”..
Report: Trump Frustrated with Israel’s Netanyahu
Swastikas Found at a Miami Beach Home
Police are investigating after several swastikas were found drawn on a mailbox in front of a Miami Beach home. 7News cameras captured Miami Beach Police officers working to erase the symbols at the home along Pine Tree Drive, Thursday.
Neighbors said the family who lives at the home had recently moved in, and the finding has left residents like Melinda Marcuse unsettled. “On my block! This is not right,” she said. “I am profoundly disturbed about the insurgence of anti-Semitism. I am horrified and shaken to the bone.”
Those inside the home were too shaken to be interviewed but said off camera, the Nazi symbol was drawn several times in gold marker and discovered after 5 p.m…
Tehillim Needed: Rav Nissan Kaplans wife in need of rachamei shamayim
Bais Din - Should they allow Toanim?
Are they needed representation or do they enable corruption?
– Rabbi Herschel Shachter – Rosh Yeshivah, YU
– Rabbi Zalam Graus – Renowned Toen & Dayan, Mechaber Seforim
– Rabbi Avrohom Kahn – Dayan & Founder Bais Din Vaad Hadin V’horaah, Rav of Congregation Khal New City
Leonid Meteor Shower Peak: Viewing Tips On Long Island
Sit back, relax and enjoy a Leonid Meteor shower! It will be visible over Long Island Overnight Sunday and Monday. Even under a moonlit sky, some of the brightest Leonid meteors should be visible. In typical years, they fly at a rate of about 10 or 15 an hour.
The National Weather Service is calling for mostly cloudy and rainy skies on Long Island during the meteor shower’s peak Sunday and Monday, respectively. Stargazers might have a better chance Friday night and Saturday night because skies will be clear to mostly clear. And here’s some good news as you’re bemoaning the waning gibbous moon: the bright sky won’t cause you to miss a rare and spectacular meteor storm. The Leonids are known for producing some of the most amazing meteor storms in history, but no such event is expected this year, according to meteor experts.
The best viewing times for the Leonid meteor shower are after midnight and before dawn. They radiate outward from the stars that make up the lion’s mane in the constellation Leo, but Bill Cooke, NASA’s meteor expert, told Space.com that skywatchers who stare directly at the radiant point may miss meteors that have longer tails.
Rabbi Ephraim Polakoff - Parshas Vayeira
Our Exclusive video this week on the Parsha by Rabbi Ephraim Polakoff , Rav Congregation Bais Tefilah of Woodmere.
This is part of the 5TC Weekly Parsha Series from Rabbanim arround the Community as an initiative to connect the community together through Torah.
Rabbi Eli Monsour, Description: Parashat Vayera- Life’s Tests and “Ayin Toba”
The Mishna in Pirkeh Abot (5:3) tells that Abraham Abinu was tested ten times, and succeeded in each and every one. The most famous of Abraham’s tests, of course, was the test of Akedat Yishak, when he was told to sacrifice his beloved son, Yishak, and he prepared to slaughter Yishak until, at the last moment, G-d told him to desist.
Rav Haim of Volozhin (Lithuania, 1749-1821) noted a subtle contrast between this Mishna, and the immediately preceding Mishna, which states, “There were ten generations from Noah until Abraham…
Israel Says It Has Completed Gaza Strikes After Rocket Fire
Israel said early Friday it has completed a series of airstrikes on targets linked to the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza after overnight rocket fire that rattled a day-old truce.
The Palestinian territory’s Hamas rulers, who kept to the sidelines of this week’s fighting, cancelled the weekly protests they organize along the perimeter fence without explanation — apparently in an effort to preserve the calm.
Israel reiterated that it was willing to abide by the cease-fire if there are no additional rocket attacks. The army said in a statement that it struck a military compound, a rocket-manufacturing site and a militant headquarters in the town of Khan Younis overnight.
The airstrikes came after a barrage of rockets late Thursday. There were no immediate reports of casualties on either side. The situation was calm on Friday…
Coca-Cola launches its biggest new drink in 10 years
Finally, Coca-Cola (KO) is getting serious about fizz without the sugar. Aka, seltzer. Aka sparkling water. And in doing so, it could bring a much needed jolt to Coke’s overall water business.
Coca-Cola said Thursday it will launch a new seltzer brand dubbed “AHA” in March 2020, which the beverage giant claims is its biggest new product release in a decade. AHA will come in eight flavors, including two (Citrus Green Tea and Black Cherry + Coffee) with 30 mg of caffeine that take early aim at popular caffeinated seltzer Hi-Ball from Anheuser Busch. The line will also look to gain market share from PepsiCo’s surging Bubly line — a brand it too started from scratch back in 2018. AHA will replace Coke’s Dasani sparkling water.
“As the largest and fastest growing part of the category, mainstream flavored sparkling water is a segment we know we must double-down on,” said Celina Li, vice president of water category at Coca-Cola North America. “AHA is our big-bet brand in this big-bet category.”..
MIRACULOUS VIDEO: Two more rockets fired from Gaza hours after 'cease-fire' declaration; Israel responds by striking Islamic Jihad 'terror' targets
Rockets continue to be launched from Gaza into southern Israel, hours after a cease-fire was declared between Israel and Gaza’s militant Islamic Jihad group early Thursday, according to Israel Defense Forces (IDF), which added that the Israeli military is responding by striking “terror” targets.
IDF tweeted Thursday night: “2 rockets were just launched from Gaza at towns & cities in southern Israel. Thankfully, the Iron Dome Aerial Defense System intercepted both rockets.”
B’Chasdei Hashem these cars on the highway miraculously drove right through the missile! Check out this beyond incredible video below!
Man Robbed Nassau Gas Station At Gunpoint: Police
Nassau Police are searching for a man who robbed a Hempstead gas station at gunpoint in the early morning hours of Nov. 2.
According to police, the man entered the Valero station at 404 Clinton St. at 2:56 a.m. He pointed a black handgun at a 26-year-old man working in the store and demanded cash from the register. The employee gave him cash, and the robber fled in an unknown direction on foot. No one was injured.
Police say the robber was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, a face mask and sneakers.
BREAKING: Suspect in Egging Attacks Taken Into Custody
Boropark24 Reports: A member of the group who carried out multiple attacks on Jews in Boro Park, pelting their targets with eggs, has been taken into custody.
The string of incidents were perpetrated by a gang of youths who focused on Jewish targets over the past weekend on Dahill Road and surrounding streets in the area near the Kensington neighborhood.
After a launching an investigation, and with the help of Boro Park Shomrim, the Hate Crimes Task Force was successfully able to identify and arrest one of the perpetrators responsible.
Shas Illuminated Prepares to Hold Grand Siyum Hashas in Lakewood NJ
Shas Illuminated was conceived and founded besiyata dishmaya by Rabbi Yaakov Metz, a member of the kollel of Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel of Waterbury. The objective of this groundbreaking project was to enable those who learn Daf Yomi – and the members of the olam haTorah at large – many of whom often don’t have time to peruse mefarshim on the day’s daf due to time contraints, to explore the daf more in depth.
Reb Yaakov’s father who resides in Far Rockaway, attends the Daf Yomi shiur delivered by Harav Moshe Brown…
Is There Really A Way to Upgrade Your Marriage?
Sary’s imaginary husband was very warm and affectionate. He always greeted her with a huge smile and kind words. He bought her the perfect gifts and was so thoughtful. Esther’s imaginary husband always knew just the way to comfort her when she was down. He would say “ I’m so sorry you are feeling this way, what can I do to make you feel better…?”
Leah’s imaginary husband always offered to clean the kitchen after supper and never left a mess. He replaced light bulbs and fixed broken parts as soon as she asked him or even before she asked him. Devorah’s imaginary husband was so punctual and always accompanied her to events arriving perfectly on time. He took great care in his appearance too. Atarah’s imaginary husband has that perfect balance of a gentle loving father and an authoritative figure…
New Gaza Rockets Disrupt Israel, Islamic Jihad Cease-fire
Gaza militants fired a barrage of rockets into Israel on Thursday, hours after a cease-fire was declared to end two days of intense fighting between Israel and the Islamic Jihad group, the heaviest escalation in months that killed at least 34 Palestinians, including three women and eight children, and paralyzed parts of Israel.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the new wave of rockets and it wasn’t clear how this would affect the fate of the cease-fire.
Israel had hailed the Gaza operation as a victory, defending its policy of targeting militants in their homes despite civilian deaths and vowed to continue the tactic. Islamic Jihad said it had succeeded in getting Israel to agree to a cease-fire based on several demands, including a halt to Israeli targeted killings of the group’s leaders.
Islamic Jihad spokesman Musab al-Berim said the Egyptian-brokered deal went into effect at 5:30 a.m. An Israeli military spokesman tweeted that the Gaza operation “is over.” Some restrictions were lifted on residents of southern Israel and traffic returned to the streets of the Palestinian coastal territory…
Smoking Age in New York Goes Up From 18 to 21
The legal age for purchasing tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, in New York has now gone up to 21 from 18, as of Wednesday.
The law was passed back in July and signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo who has been actively trying to take steps to combat electronic cigarettes whose popularity has shot up among young people.
“New York is taking aggressive action to stamp out smoking among teens and children,” Gov. Cuomo said in a statement released at the time in July, “but tobacco and e-cigarette use still persists thanks to irresponsible corporate marketing campaigns targeting young people.
“By raising the smoking age from 18 to 21, we can stop cigarettes and e-cigarettes from getting into the hands of young people in the first place and prevent an entire generation of New Yorkers from forming costly and potentially deadly addictions.”..
Bernie Sanders Is Losing The Jewish Vote — And Maybe Everyone Else’s
Jews haven’t been enthusiastic about Bernie Sanders, and other voters appear to be feeling the same way.
Sanders’ campaign has been without an Iowa political director since the late summer, and the numbers in the state reflect the struggle, The Washington Post reported. He is polling in third place at 11%, behind Elizabeth Warren (22%) and former vice president Joe Biden (20%). During the 2016 primaries, he had been neck-and-neck with Hillary Clinton in Iowa.
Voters who were once in Sanders’ corner are now looking toward Warren, who has advocated for similar policies, including Medicare-for-all, but who is providing a new, warmer delivery and is also a little younger. Many of the people who supported him in 2016 have shifted to her camp, especially those under 35, according to the Post…
Rav Avigdor Miller on Missile Attacks in Eretz Yisroel
Q: What should have been the proper reaction of the Jews in Tel-Aviv to the missile attacks this week?
A: They should have huddled in their rooms in fear of Hashem, no question about it. It was a time to make an accounting. When a scud missle fell on Tel-Aviv, so the mayor of Tel-Aviv should have thought about what he said in defiance of the Orthodox Jews. The Orthodox Jews wanted to make a law that all places of amusement should be closed on Shabbos…
In BDS victory, top European Court rules settlement products must be labeled
Israeli goods produced over the pre-1967 line must be marked as settlement products, the European Union’s top court said Tuesday in a landmark ruling that mandates such labeling in all 28 EU member states for the first time. The ruling will codify into law labeling of settler products, which had previously been only an advisory by the EU and was left to the individual purview of its member states.
Andrew Pollack Tweet: The European Union’s top court has issued a mandate to label Jewish goods. This is the equivalent of putting a yellow star on every Jewish-made product.
Anti-semitism has no place in the world and the E.U. should be ashamed!
Yaakov Katz Tweet: European Court decides all products made by Israelis over the Green Line require labeling.
This is great timing. As Israelis are holed up in bomb shelters across the country, Europe reminds us how it consistently stands on the wrong side of history.
BREAKING: Hate crime and attempted robbery in far rockaway
Another Hate Crime in NYC Attempted robbery of a Jewish male in Far Rockaway. The victim was stabbed but is in stable condition. NYPD Shomrim and Hatzolah were on scene — Police are now looking for 3 female blacks.
5TC will continue to bring updates on this story as it unfolds.
Rep. Peter King, R-NY, will not seek reelection in 2020
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., the powerful 14-term congressman who once chaired the House Committee on Homeland Security, announced Monday he will not seek reelection in 2020.
King, in a statement Monday, said his “prime reason” for retiring “was that after 28 years of spending four days a week in Washington, D.C., it is time to end the weekly commute and be home in Seaford.”
“This was not an easy decision. But there is a season for everything and Rosemary and I decided that, especially since we are both in good health, it is time to have the flexibility to spend more time with our children and grandchildren,” he said. “My daughter’s recent move to North Carolina certainly accelerated my thinking.”..
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Rabbi Eli Monsour, Description: Parashat Noah - Following the Example of Noah and Yosef
Parashat Noah tells the famous story of Noah, the lone righteous person in a corrupt, sinful generation, and who was thus saved by the flood which G-d brought upon the earth by constructing an ark as G-d had commanded him.
Rav Menahem Azarya of Fano (Italy, 1548-1620) writes that Noah’s soul later resided within the person of Yosef. This is why both Noah and Yosef are given the title “Sadik” (“righteous person”). Noah is described as an “Ish Sadik” in the first verse of Parashat Noah, and throughout the ages, Yosef has always been referred to as “Yosef Ha’sadik.”..
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RNSP helps with the fire in elmont
RNSP: “We are always ready to assist as needed. Our units did a great job assisting with traffic control as Elmont FD handled a building fire on a busy stretch of roadway”.
The 5 Towns Community as always thanks RNSP for their constant help!
Rav Avigdor Miller on America Ruined Our Ellul
Q: Why is it that in Europe, in the yeshivos and even among the balabatim, there was a real sensation of eimas ha’din, the fear of the upcoming judgement, during Elul, while here in America we don’t see that type of feeling? Aren’t we frum just like they were in Europe?
A: Let me explain something to you. In the ancient times – and by ancient, I mean a hundred years ago – when they bentched Rosh Chodesh Elul there was a trembling, a tziternish. Yes. As soon as they mentioned Elul there was a tziternish. And that’s because in those days people lived with emunah…
Rabbi Eli Monsour - Parashat Matot-Mase: The Repentance of Reuben and Gad
Parashat Matot tells the story of the tribes of Reuben and Gad, who approached Moshe and requested permission to permanently settle in the region east of the Jordan River, instead of settling in Eretz Yisrael along with the rest of the nation.
Moshe initially reacted very angrily, censuring these tribes for choosing not…
Major Accident at the corner of broadway and columbia ave
This accident is backing up Broadway and Central in both directions.
5TC suggests using Rock Hall Rd. into Kenridge or West Broadway. Police & Hatzalah are on scene. Besuros Tovos iyh!
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