Sunday, August 2, 2015

Its not only the frum areas that covers the magazines

Two retailers will soon place issues of a popular magazine behind blinders. Rite Aid and Food Lion plan on shielding minors from  content featured on the covers of these magazines read more in the NYT HERE.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Video: More on the viral Peom by a frum teen

Video: Over 100 matzeivos Toppled at Historic Jewish Adas Jeshurun Cemetery in Philadelphia

Three years since the Siyum Hashas and start of 13th machzor of Daf Yomi at Metlife stadium.

This Shabbos, Shabbos  Nachamu, 15 Av 5775 August 1,2015 will  mark the Third year anniversary 
Rabbi Yissochor Frand at the siyum hashas
since the 12th Siyum Hashas of Daf  Hayomi at Metlife stadium.It was exactly three years ago in 2012 were many celebrated the Siyum and 3 years since many have joined the machzor for the first time. Its hard to believe that 3 years flew by, but for those learning the Daf, they are about to complete seder moed finishing masechtos Brachos, Shabbos, Eruvin, Pesachim, Shekalim, Yoma, Succah, Beitzah, Rosh Hashanah, Taanis, Megilah, Moed Katan, Chagiga, Yevamos, Kesuvos, Nedarim. The words of Rabbi Frand echo in our ears "Whats beyond your reach is within your grasp". Hopefully all those who started Brachos are still going strong. We can still join in the cycle. Here is the full video for those who want to relive the siyum experience. To see photos and video of the 2012 Siyum Hashas click HERE.

Video: Abie Rottenberg at Camp Hasc- Who am I?

Shidduchim, segulos tefilos, websites, general information, Lists of Shadchanim and places to go.

Tu B'Av 5775- In response to the so called shidduch crisis we present general shidduch information that can be helpful for both parents and singles currently in the parsha. While most of the yeshiviah world and torah community deal with the parsha the old fashion way with a shadchan and a telephone, there are resources available online that can save time and make the process easier.  Many new  indirect shidduch websites have been developed and geared especially for the yeshiva community with backing of Rabbonim.

Shidduch shadchan site
Shidduch website   
Shidduch dating website
General shidduch info
List of shidduch age boys
References for boys- rebbeim in yeshivo
List of shadchanim 
Places to go on shidduch dates

Segulos and Tefillos for Shidduchim

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boat with frum passengers near Seagate capsizes b''h all rescued

Tehillim for 14 year old camper who was pulled from pool R"L

Parksville, NY – A fourteen-year-old camper at the Hebrew Academy for Special Children, the renowned Camp HASC, is in serious condition after being extricated from a pool at the camp on Parksville Road in Parksville, NY, following an apparent drowning.

Catskills Hatzolah responded and ordered the patient airlifted. All are asked to daven for Menachem Zev ben Raizel Shulamis, who was flown to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, shortly after being pulled from the water at about 3:15 p.m. today.

Gedolei Poskim in Eretz Yisrael Declare Some Tefillin Straps Pasul

BORO PARK Hamodia - A recent discovery has revealed that many retzuos — leather straps used for tefillin — currently on the market are pasul and cannot be used to fulfill the mitzvah of tefillin. The unfortunate discovery has affected sofrim and producers of tefillin throughout the world, as well as thousands of Jews who have purchased them in recent years.

“It’s a real scandal,” Rabbi Dovid Leib Greenfield, founder and director of the Boro Park-based Vaad Mishmeres Stam, told Hamodia. “Many experts in the field suspected this problem for some time, but now that it has been proven and brought out in the open, we can work on correcting it.”

According to halachah l’Moshe miSinai, laws that were told to Moshe Rabbeinu at Har Sinai, tefillin straps must be black. The accepted way of producing this result is to paint and sponge a type of dye directly onto the animal hide from which the strap is made.

Agudath Israel of America Welcomes Pollard release announcement

With much joy and gratitude to Hashem, Agudath Israel of America warmly welcomes the announcement that Jonathan Pollard will be released on parole November 21, 2015. Agudath Israel has advocated over the course of decades for Mr. Pollard’s release, both on legal and humanitarian grounds. His freedom is long overdue. We understand that Mr. Pollard wishes to move to Israel and establish residence there. We respectfully call upon President Obama to take whatever executive actions may be necessary to allow for this to happen.
May Yehonasan ben Malka’s health improve, and may he live and thrive for many productive years to come.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

City To Probe 39 Brooklyn Yeshivas

 Did they not hear the news of the Satmar guy who was bought out by Microsoft. This is not about education but an attack on yeshivos and Torah. The haters of Torah will not last.

 Jewish week- City officials have confirmed they will investigate a complaint alleging that dozens of Brooklyn yeshivas are violating state law by giving their students a sub-par education in English, math and other secular subjects.
Fifty-two yeshiva parents, graduates and former teachers signed a letter, sent on Monday to education officials, alleging that there are 39 yeshivas where boys over the age of 13 get no secular education at all. Boys aged 7 through 13 get an average of only 90 minutes of English and math instruction per day, and none at all on Fridays. Other secular subjects, such as science and history are not taught, the letter says.

Chassidus inspires Brooklyn Girl's Viral ‘Worst Day Ever’ Poem

 A Brooklyn girl’s poem is taking over the Internet. cbsny
Chanie Gorkin, a 17-year-old about to enter the 12th grade at the Lubavitch high school Beth Rivkah, originally wrote the poem entitled “Worst Day Ever?” for an assignment at school.
“I don’t think there is such a thing as the worst day ever,” Gorkin told 1010 WINS in an exclusive interview Monday. “I wanted to show how your day is really based on how you look at things.”

Monday, July 27, 2015

MK Litzman: Medical marijuana to be distributed at Israeli pharmacies

Medical marijuana to be distributed at Israeli pharmacies
Deputy health minister announces changes to medical cannabis industry that will allow more doctors to prescribe marijuana as medicine.

Israel took a major leap on Monday when Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman announced that more doctors will be able to prescribe medical marijuana to their patients, and that it will be made available at pharmacies, pending a Supreme Court decision on the issue.

Camp Aguda Midwest spray painted with hate graffiti

The following is a letter sent from the camp to the parents of the campers:

Dear Parents,
This morning in Camp Agudah Midwest, it was discovered that swastikas were painted on exterior areas of camp last night. The safety of our campers is our number one priority, and we want to let you know that your children are B”H safe.

Upon discovering the graffiti, camp management was immediately in touch with the police. Officers were dispatched to camp to investigate and met with our camp leadership. The graffiti was cleaned and there are currently no markings in camp.