Friday, May 22, 2015

Segulah to ask for a Refuah during leining first day of Shavuos

In the name of Rav Elyashiv zatzal it is said that on Shavuos there is a segulah to daven for a Refuah. Just like during matan Torah Hashem healed all the sick, so too on every Yom Tov of Shavuos there is a  hashpaah from har sinai. When asked when is the best time to daven for a Refuah, Rav Elyashiv replied one should do so during the krias haTorah of the Aseres hadibros which is read on the first day of Yom Tov.

Video: Shavuos flowers go up at KAJ Breuer's

Hilchos uminhagei Shavuos- Yizkor on Monday 25th of May

906. On Shavuos at night the minhag is to wait until it is night (Tzeis Hakochavim) to daven Maariv in order to have 49 complete days. Shulchan Aruch w/Mishnah Brurah 494:1
 
907. Likewise, it is preferable for women to wait until it is night to light candles and say Shehechiyanu on Shavuos night. Luach R' Yechiel Michel Tukatchinsky, Piskei Tshuvos 494:2
 
908. There is a minhag (brought in The Zohar) to stay up the night of Shavuos and learn Torah. This is based on the Midrash which says that Klal Yisroel overslept the night before Matan Torah and Hashem had to awaken them to receive the Torah. Therefore we stay up all night to rectify their oversight. Shulchan Aruch with Mishnah Brurah 494:1

Thursday, May 21, 2015

CHOLOV YISROEL: UNRAVELING THE MYSTERIES

by Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer, RC Dairy
 “There is no purpose in drinking cholov yisroel today, as the government inspects the dairies and makes sure that all the milk is kosher.” “Isn’t all milk with a hechsher considered cholov yisroel?” The topic of cholov yisroel is fraught with confusion and misunderstanding. Let’s try to clarify and demystify things. The halacha Chazal decreed that milk is only permitted when the actual milking was supervised by an on-site Yisroel, serving as the mashgiach. (Avodah Zarah 35b, Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 115:1) This gezeirah is due to the concern that milk from non-kosher animal species may be mixed into the otherwise kosher milk. In modern times,

More on the Red heifer near Lakewood, NJ

Rosh Yeshiva of MTJ Hagaon Harav Dovid Feinstein inspects the Para Aduma (red heifer) in lakewood

Lekovod Shavuos-Niggun kad yasvin as sung by the Siyum hashas 2012 and other versions.


 The stirring song is sung on several occasions in the jewish calender most prominntely on Shavuos and Simchas Torah there is great debate on who composed the niggun and where the lyrics come from some attribute it to the Chazon Ish, Rav Meir Shapira, others say the vilna gaon, click HERE for more. Article in Mishpacha Magazine HERE the story behind the song. Watch video below for a different niggun sung by Benny Frieman to the words of Kad Yasvun. Listen to kad yasvin HERE sung by the Werdyger mishpacha in 1969

כד יתבין ישראל ועסקין בשמחת התורה, קודשא בריך הוא אומר לפמליא דיליה חזו בני חביבי דמשכחין לצערא דילהון ועסקין בחדוותא דילי

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A great Way To Help Support Our Struggling Mosdos- Target giving away $6 million

Target is giving $6 million to schools as long as you thank a teacher. For every thank you they will donate $25  to the teacher’s school with the opportunity for each school to receive up to $25,000. But here’s the best part: Target won’t stop until it’s given away a grand total of $5 million.   Click HERE

OU KOSHER Presents FAQ’S on Cheese in honor of Shavuos…

How is cheese made kosher? from  OU KOSHER.org
As with any food, all of the ingredients in the cheese as well as the equipment used during the manufacturing process must be kosher. However, a special prohibition makes kosher certification of cheese a bit more challenging: the ban on gevinat Akum (“non-Jewish cheese”), which means that cheese made by non-Jewish companies and/or individuals is not kosher.
What is the source for gevinat Akum?
The Talmud (Avodah Zarah 29b, 35a-35b) states that the sages of the Mishnaic period forbade eating cheese manufactured by non-Jews. Although the Talmud offers various reasons

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Video: Oorahthon- Who will get the Rosh yeshiva's money

Photos: Gedolei Eretz Yisrael said tefilas Hashela and Tehillim for those spiritually affected by the internet.



American Gedolim gather for the preservation of Har Hazeisim

Brooklyn, NY – An overflow crowd of more than 600 people heard pleas from members of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah and other notables to secure the violence-plagued Har Hazeisim at a special Asifa on Sunday at the  Agudah of Avenue L convened by the Internal Committee for the Preservation of Har Hazeisim (ICPHH). Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Executive Vice President of Agudath Israel of America, opened the Asifa by saying that “while many of us were skeptical five years ago when the effort first started that any changes could be made on the troubled Har Hazeisim, the Committee proved that

Monday, May 18, 2015

3 years since the internet Asifa at Citifield new challenges arise TV is back!

Today was the third year anniversary of the famed Internet Asifa at Citifield the mass Asifa "kinus klal yisrael" by Ichud hakehilos. Rabbanim are continuing with follow up asifos to the constant battle of the dangers of technology. The battle today is not the same battle as it was 3 years ago. Awareness was made regarding filtering devices and securing it from children. The asifa took place in 2012 now its 2015. WhatsApp was not around back then today it is used by many in the frum circles. Social media has now taken over the internet. The content of videos and jokes passed around daily has dulled our sensitivities and lowered the tznius bar. Frum websites showing pictures of newly engaged chasanim and kallas has become a norm. The Frum news websites now post secular news stories that would have been censored a few years back. The lines between frum and secular have been blurred or breached. Shmiras einayim is somehow only associated with shmutz websites anything else seems to have gotten a pass. The battle over TV was won years ago, now the TV has returned but in a more sophisticated and sneaky way.

FJJ: Rav Gabi Sassoon with weekly tribute to one of his 7 children A'H


The Jewish Origins of Kentucky Bourbon

There’s a fine art to creating a liquor brand. It involves convincing people to buy booze with stories crafted around popular notions of heritage and legacy. Today’s drinkers are familiar with the classic formulas: Rum is named for pirates or tropical islands (think Mount Gay or Captain Morgan); scotch brands enshrine beautiful but unpronounceable places in Scotland (Laphroaig, Bruichladdich, Auchentoshan); and gin brands conjure pictures of the British empire sending adventurous young men to India clad in jodhpurs and pith helmets (Bombay Sapphire, Old Raj). American whiskey brands often celebrate individuals who represent idealized values—independence, pragmatism, guts—of the American frontier. It’s a patriotic formula that markets well, even though many of the stories behind the brands are false. For instance, Elijah Craig is sometimes credited with inventing bourbon and Evan Williams is often called Kentucky’s “first” distiller, even though historians have long dismissed the claims.

Gov. Cuomo visits Brooklyn Yeshiva Promises All-Out Campaign On ‘Watershed’ Effort

Hamodia BROOKLYN - Punctuated by boisterous cheering and waving placards, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday repeated his assertion at a Flatbush yeshivah that helping parents with the tuition burden is a matter of “justice,” even urging Jewish students and yeshivah heads to tell their legislator
they should pass a bill he proposed or risk getting fired.

Coming to the Orthodox stronghold in Brooklyn for only the second time since taking office a half-decade ago, the Democratic governor launched a concerted campaign to get his bill passed by the end of the legislative session on June 17.

“[The] largest investment in public schools in history has been this year, over $20 billion,” said Cuomo,

Remember to recite Tefilas HaShela today Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5775 תפילת השל"ה

The Shela HaKadosh says that Today Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan is a special day to daven for your children's spiritual and material needs as well as those of their future spouses. He composed a special tefila for this. Tefila can be found  HERE for English translation HERE

   

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Video: Justin Zemser A''H Amtrak victim remembered by his Torah mate on the Oorah Auction radiothon

Its Dinner time!

Besides for football, baseball or other sporting events, Sundays, host fundraising dinners for Yeshivos and Mosdos. Please come and show your support to the following Yeshivos and Mosdos.
 wondering where? when?   what time is the dinner?  see below.

Sunday May 17, 2015 - 28 Iyar - 5775

Yeshiva Bais Binyomin Stamford
Ocean Terrace 1200 Ocean Parkway Brooklyn, NY
Reception 6 pm Dinner 6:45 pm Bentching 9 pm

Friday, May 15, 2015

Watch live Oorah-thon this Motzei Shabbos 2015

Oorah auction 2015 list of winners HERE
oorahthon on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free

Donate Here to the Oorah auction.
Listen in on the hotline 718-557-0555

Matzav.com gets a facelift

Matzav.com one of the Frum websites that deliver news has changed its look and upgraded to a more modern look. There was no mention of the switch over on the website.