Friday, August 26, 2016

The death of the frum news websites and blogs

The frum  news Blogs and websites have become a bigger joke than they already are. Anonymous editors giving their two cents on things they have absolutely no understanding about. There is no substantive articles or any tochen anymore. The news you see is the latest viral videos making its round on social media. The competition with social media and with other websites has forced the blogs to sink even lower in getting more hits. Yeshiva world news is yeshiva in name only it does not represent the yeshiva world at large or its hashkafos. It has become a chasiddish bashing site with shocking headlines looking to get more hits. The comments are full of hate and lashon hora on any hashkafos that are foreign to the anonymous editors. VIN is a has been site that most ehrlich people stay away from. Matzav the better of the bunch has become a frum TV station posting silly videos and the latest hock on wattsapp. Every post is a video. Only simchas and Simcha spot have joined in with mudding the news waters with inappropriate pictures and content. As always these anonymous sites should not and can not be taken seriously. However its about time there should be a online  voice of Torah true hashkafos with Rabbonim publicly supporting it. The way it is now, yiddishkeit is misrepresented by amateurs, bloggers, and haters of Torah.

Found!! safe and sound: Two bochurim missing from Camp Stolin missing in Bear mountain state park in NY

9:30 am Updated: The boys were found safe and sound after spending the night in the forest. They are doing well in good health. B''H
Earlier report:
Please daven for Moshe Tzvi Ben Esther and Yosef Yitzchok Ben Rina, the 2 bochrim missing in Bear Mountain Park.
 From NBC News: Two teenagers from Brooklyn hiking with a summer camp group in the 5,025-acre Bear Mountain Park on the west side of the Hudson River in Rockland County were reported missing Thursday, according to police and published reports.
The boys broke away from the group to take a shortcut down the mountain during a trip with about two dozen other hikers from Stoliner Camp in Highland, but never reconnected, according to Volunteers from the boys' Brooklyn community turned out in force to search for them Thursday night, the website reported, but State Police held them at bay until daylight for safety reasons. Authorities canvassed the area overnight, and the search was continuing Friday.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

BD"H Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis A''H

THE LEVAYA WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY MORNING AT 11:00 AM AT THE
AGUDATH ISRAEL OF LONG ISLAND 1121 SAGE STREET FAR ROCKAWAY, NEW YORK
NAFLA ATERES ROSHEINU

With deep pain and anguish we are saddened to report the petirah moments ago of Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis a”h founder of HINENI and pioneer in the world of Kiruv.  With the Rebbetzin’s petirah K’lal Yisroel has suffered an irreplaceable loss. The Rebbetzin was a trailblazer, for over a half century, crisscrossing the globe with her message of loving-kindness and hope.  She was a teacher of Torah to millions of Jews from every walk of life. She spent her life showing the beauty of Yiddishkeit to Jews across the globe bringing countless neshomos back to their roots.

Mishpacha magazine ad has pictures of women, oversight or new trend?

Social media and bloggers were busy pointing out an ad in last weeks Mishpacha magazine. The Jewish Mothers of  Laniado Hospital Cook-Off ad on page 33 of the Family First section had pictures of ladies faces.  it's against their policy, and most ppl imagine it was an oversight, and expect to see a notice in next week's edition apologizing for the error. In the same issue they had a tribue article to Rebbetzin Shoshana Schechter A'H but printed no photo of her, only a picture of her husband the Rosh yeshiva shlita.



Isadore (Itchy) and Helen Adelson, z”l, Among 6 Dead in Tragic LI Crash

Hamodia- Six people were killed — including two members of the Westhampton Beach kehillah and a former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo — and five others injured in a multi-car crash on the Long Island Expressway Sunday morning.
Funeral Services Announced for Helen and Isidore Adelson, Who Died After Tragic LIE Crash
According to Suffolk County Police, at approximately 9:35 a.m., Carmelo Pinales, 26, was driving a Subaru Outback eastbound on the LIE, when it seems that he lost control of the car. The vehicle “crossed over the grassy median, went airborne and struck two vehicles, a BMW and a Honda, that were travelling westbound near Exit 68,” according to the police statement.

Carmelo Pinales and his sister Patricia Pinales, 27, were pronounced dead at the scene. Carmelo’s 10-year-old son Christopher was brought to Stony Brook University Hospital in a police helicopter but later died of his wounds. Two others in the vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Chaveirim, A flat tire isn’t a problem if there are other Jews around.

Yisroel Besser Mishpacha magazine
Sunday night, Motzaei Visiting Day, on Route 17 East.

We were exhausted, yet happily so. It had been an enjoyable day, nachas-filled, baruch Hashem, but draining — financially, for sure (when did they start suggesting a tip for camp drivers and lice-checkers?). We’d schlepped flats of water bottles up steep hills and waited in pizza shop lines that looked like those pictures you see of border checkpoints in a third-world country.

If we leave by five o’clock, we’ll beat the traffic back, we said at four. At five, we said we’d leave by six and it would be fine. At nine thirty (what kind of parents drop off their children early on Visiting Day?) we finally left. (An idea. Maybe fathers — those who consider “you saw him/her two weeks ago and camp ends in a week and a half” a legitimate claim and who value clear highways — can end Visiting Day at four, while mothers, intent on squeezing every last moment out of the day, can stay until it’s dark and do a carpool back to the city?)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

BD'E Rav Yaakov Zelinger Z''TL

Matzav- It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Yaakov Zelinger zt”l, founder and rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Toras Emes Kamenitz. He was in his 60s.
הגאון רבי יעקב יצחק זלינגר זצ
Rav Zelinger was a noted marbitz Torah, who led his outstanding yeshiva for decades, first in Boro Park, on 56th Street between 16th and 17th Avenues, and then after it moved to Flatbush to its current building at the corner of Avenue N and East 19th Street.

For years, Rav Zelinger resided on Locust Hollow Drive in Monsey, NY, where he was among the founders of Cong. Bais Eliyahu, which is named after his son, Eliyahu z”l, who was a talmid of Yeshiva Ohl Torah when he passed away in a tragic car accident on Purim in Monsey. Rav Zelinger later moved to Brooklyn, NY.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Video- Rabbi Wallerstein explains his comments

A 3 minute video clip of Rabbi Wallerstein was taken out of a 56 minute speech The Rabbi says you gotta watch the whole video and not take a few lines out of context.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Haaretz on Yated Hillary pic: ultra-Orthodox Newspaper Gets Creative to Show Clinton

Yated Ne’eman earns praise and scorn for publishing a photograph of the Democratic presidential candidate, or at least, of her arm. Haaretz
A haredi Orthodox newspaper that bans photographs of women on its pages earned praise and scorn for publishing a photograph of Hillary Clinton — or at least her arm.
Yated Ne’eman, a newspaper based in Monsey, New York, that serves the area’s large fervently Orthodox community, published a picture of the Democratic presidential nominee taken at a Florida campaign rally.
Clinton’s face, however, was completely covered by her podium.

“History is made as Yated Ne’eman publishes a picture of Hillary Clinton, a woman! Well almost,” wrote OnlySimchas.com, an Orthodox dating website, in an item widely shared on Facebook.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Halachos of Tisha B'av 5776 on Shabbos and Erev Shabbos Chazon, Motzei Tisha Ba'v Havdalah.

Halachos of Tisha B'av 5776 on Shabbos and Erev Shabbos Chazon, Motzei Tisha Ba'v Havdalah.
EREV SHABBOS CHAZON  5776- 2016

This year 5776 Tisha Bav is a Nidcha since it falls out on Shabbos. The fast will be on Sunday.

 Erev Shabbos Chazon one may Cut their Nails for Shabbos since it is not shavua shechal bo.

One may polish their shoes only with liquid polish.

Showering is a machlokes if you are allowed kol gufo the minhag is to be meikel but to use warm water.

Children may eat meat before Shabbos up to 2 hours before the zman according to Igros Moshe, others hold they may start even from Chatzos.

If one makes an early Shabbos on Erev Shabbos Chazon he may eat Meat after the Plag.

  Laws of  Tisha B'av that falls on Shabbos 2016
The Seudos of Shabbos can be eaten as on a regular Shabbos with no restraints or restrictions.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

BDE: Hagaon Harav Aryeh Finkel, zt”l, Rosh Yeshivah of Mir-Brachfeld

Rav Aryeh Finkel zt"l
MODI’IN ILLIT - (Hamodia)The Torah world mourned the loss of a beloved Torah giant with the petirah of the Rosh Yeshivah of Mir-Brachfeld, Hagaon Harav Aryeh Finkel, zt”l.
The Rosh Yeshivah, a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Degel HaTorah and of the Nesius of Mifal Hashas, among the greatest disseminators of Torah in our generation with thousands of students, was niftar late Tuesday night at his home in the Brachfeld neighborhood of Modi’in Illit. He was 85 years old.
The Rosh Yeshivah was a member of the legendary Finkel family of Mirrer Roshei Yeshivah. Born in Eretz Yisrael on 14 Av 5691/July 28, 1931, he was the son of Harav Chaim Zev Finkel, zt”l, who

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Headlines show gets permission from Rabbonim to broadcast interview with Open Orthodoxy YCT head

 David Lichtenstein's headlines radio show featured Asher Lopatin of chovevei torah, open Orthodoxy head with permission to air it from, Rav Dovid Cohen and the Novominsker Rebbe. Lichtenstein said he would be non judgmental and let the listeners make their own decisions. On the show Lopitan claimed Open orthodoxy is just like Modern orthodoxy with the idea of not being afraid of challenges around us and welcome contemporary challenges and thrive with them and embrace them. Lichtenstein brought up concerns  the orthodox world has with open orthodoxy regarding changes in halacha, Lopitan spun it and and said its only issues of aesthetics. He was than asked about statements made by open orthodoxy leader Zev Farber (afra lepumei) who claimed the Avos are not our forefathers, the 12 shevatim didnt exist, yetzias mitzrayim didn't exist according to historical facts. Lopitan dosent defend farbers claims but then spins and says you should sit down and talk and its good to have these questions. While Lichtenstein's intentions may have been to show how far this movement has gone, its questionable if even giving them a platform is the smart thing since they spin and justify the very remarks they were quoted on. Lopitan also defended remarks from Yisachar Katz "Biblical fiction it is a record of gods conversation with fictionalized characters" saying  the Torah is not a book of history its much more significant. Not that its not true but it has a deeper message. To give some balance Lichtenstein also interviewed Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer who writes frequently criticizing the open orthodox movement.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

BD''E petira of Rebbetzin Shoshna Shechter a'h wife of Rav Aaron Shechter shlita R'Y of Yeshivas Chaim Berlin

Rebbetzin Shoshana Schechter a''h was the wife of Rav Aharon Moshe Schechter,Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva and Mesivta Rebbeinu Chaim Berlin in Brooklyn. The Levya will take place today in the Chaim Berlin Yeshiva Dining room at 2:15. The aron will than proceed at 3:15 to Beth David Cemetery in Elmont NY.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

BD'"H Harav Moshe Chodosh ZT"L Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Ohr Elchanan

Hamodia- YERUSHALAYIM - The Torah world was plunged into mourning early Wednesday afternoon,
Harav Moshe Chadash ZTL (Flash 90}
upon learning of the petirah of Hagaon Harav Moshe Mordechai Chadash, zt”l, Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Ohr Elchanan in the Hadasah Ein Karem hospital in Yerushalayim. Harav Chadash, 75, was niftar after a several month illness. The Rosh Yeshivah was hospitalized over the last months. The name of the Rosh Yeshivah, Harav Moshe Mordechai ben Tziviah Leah, was on the lips of his many talmidim ever since he was hospitalized, but, alas, the gezeirah was sealed. When the news reached the yeshivah, the paroches was pulled aside, as a sign of mourning. Harav Moshe Mordechai was born in Kislev 5701/1940, in Yerushalayim. His father was the noted Mashgiach, Harav Meir Chadash, zt”l, who served as Mashgiach in Yeshivas Chevron. His mother,

Monday, August 1, 2016

An Amazing story took place Sunday at the Kever of Rav Yaakov Yosef

There’s a girl Raquel Martone from the five towns. She has twin girls who are 4 and decided to finally take a vacation basically for the first time since they were born. She never wanted to leave them. While in Miami the first week of June, she suddenly fainted one afternoon with no forewarning and then went into a coma. Her husband and family were beside themselves! The doctors were baffled and couldn’t understand what had made it all happen. After a week of sitting with her in the Miami hospital they transferred her to New York so they could all do round the clock rotation closer to home. Weeks and weeks went by. Nothing changed except that her condition deteriorated bit by bit. Her in laws Katz from Baltimore had the girls. And her parents sat by her all the time. This week they decided that 40 women would go together to the Queens cemetery that has R Yaakov Kaminetsky, R Henoch Lebowitz, R Yaakov Yosef, R Reuven Grozofsky Etc a lot of great gedolim and they would daven there together. They asked R Paysach Krohn to come and lead them in Tefillah. Today was the day!!! And much more than 40 women showed. R Krohn spoke a few minutes and then led them in Tehillim And they started davening with real intensity and fervor. It was emotional for everyone

Will you get into Ponovez?

Will u get into Ponovez? Rabbonim at the acceptance meeting making tough decisions. Out of 650 applicants, 200 will get in to the famed yeshiva.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Rav Moshe Sternbuch asked about who to vote for in US presidential elections

Hagaon Rav Moshe Sternbuch, Raavad of the Eda Chareidis, answers questions about the United States presidential election during a question and answer session that was broadcast live at a Lakewood, New Jersey charity event. The Rav was asked about voting for Donald Trump: “Is one permitted to vote in the US elections for a person whose personal opinions about marriage and the like are against the Torah?”
The Rav answered, “We are uninterested in his private behavior, and in any case, we consider all non-Jews to be in this category. We are only interested in how he acts toward the Jews.” The Rav was also asked if a Jew is permitted to use his non-Jewish name. He answered, “While it is beneficial to use one’s Jewish name, and as the Gemara says, ‘They did not change their names,” it is not forbidden.”

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Chacham Yom Tov Yedid, Zt”l, Eldest Syrian Rav in America

Hamodia- Chacham Yom Tov Yedid, zt”l, the former Rav of Aleppo, Syria, was niftar Wednesday night in New York at the age of 93.
Harav Yom Tov Yedid served as Rav of Aleppo, Syria, in its prime when the shuls and communities were full, before the members of the community moved to New York. He was noted for his particularity in halachic psak, never wavering before any trial to dictate the minhagim and halachos in the community. Despite his firmness, he was beloved by the community, until his passing.
Since his move to New York in the 1980s, Harav Yedid was noted for his hasmadah, totally devoting himself to limmud haTorah, sitting and learning in the Achiezer beis medrash. He refused to undertake a public position in New York. Hagaon Harav Ovadiah Yosef, zt”l, only knew Harav Yedid through his sefarim,