Friday, February 21, 2014

In the coffeeroom Dan lkaf zchus dosent seem to exist.

We have posted  here previously on the forums in the frum sites. there are no Rabbonim moderating or approving of these discussions. In a recent  obnoxious and disgusting post here it calls to publicly list addresses of houses in Flatbush that have not shoveled the snow on the sidewalk in front of the house.

It is outrageous that there are homes in Flatbush who STILL have not shoveled, from the very first snow storm. It is a chutzpah beyond belief, and the community needs to start exposing them. Enough is enough! How many people need to slip and break their legs? What is wrong with people? And don't give me any excuses that they may be elderly people, or the worst excuse is that they are away on vacation. ENOUGH! EXPOSE THEM HERE! here are two corner of East 2.......
Have they have no busha?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Senior American Roshei Yeshiva attend Rechnitz- Kornfeld wedding in Los Angeles.

Rechnitz wedding Music CD
  Here 4 pictures  See more wedding pictures HERE.
The Torah and yeshiva world joined in the simcha at the wedding of the daughter of  noted philanthropist and  Tomech Torah, Reb Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz of  Los Angeles. The Choson is Shmuel Yissochar Kornfeld of Montreal.
Rechnitz wedding

The Chasunah took place last night Feb 19th,2014 in LA, in attendance were ziknei Roshei yeshiva and mashgichim, many Roshei yeshiva, from the largest yeshivos in both  America and EY.  Many Roshei Mosdos also came from out of town to participate in the simcha. 

They all came to wish Mazel Tov give hakaros hatov to Reb Shlomo yehuda who in the past few years has been a major supporter of  Torah institutions and yeshivos all over the world. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

American Roshei Yeshiva and Gedolim call for Atzeres tefillah in response to Shaked committee decision on Giyus bnei yeshivos.

Atzeres in Lower Manhattan March 9th  HERE
Following the call of Harav Aaron Leib Shteinman in Eretz Yisrael  for an atzeres tefilla, the Torah world in America will unite as well  in response to the Shaked Committee decision. The committee is moving ahead with criminal sanctions in the new draft law, declaring anyone who fails to comply with the draft law will be classified as a criminal for his determination to continue learning.

Ther Satmar Rebbe who is currently in Eretz yisrael said the its time for all  Charedi factions to unite and declare war on the draft law. We will go out with a milchemes hakodesh said the Rebbe. Plans are to hold events that will coincide with the Million man Atzeres/ hafganah in Eretz yisrael. It will not be in form of a protest but more of a gathering for Tefillah.

Stop attacking Satmar for their own hanhagos

Satmar Rebbe Rav Aaron Teitelbaum
 The Satmar Rebbe reportedly  spoke recently, about an uptick in cases of cancer among women R"L in the Satmar community. His remarks were delivered in Yiddish which was translated to Hebrew and than back to English by various Frum news websites. The Rebbe said over from his father that we must check what was breached in recent years, adding it might be the breach that girls and women started wearing makeup in a way that is contrary to Halacha. “We have found in recent years this breach to wear makeup in a forbidden manner is by those profiting from it, even convincing young girls to start wearing makeup in a fashion that is prohibited by all. Therefore it has been decided that a special vaad has been created to address this.

 Naturally It did not take long for the haters to jump at this latest news. The Bloggers and commentors were all over this one spewing their hate and venom against the Satmar Kehilla. Others wrote articles with halachic based sources criticizing the satmar Rebbe.

What business do they have  meddling in  the Satmar kehillah when they admit the article is alleged and not verified. Secondly,  the previous Satmar Rebbe Rav Yoel  Teitelbaum established  hanhagos for his chassidim to follow. They were adopted and kept by Satmar Chasidim only for their community. They did not impose their lifestyle on others. These are hanhagos that were accepted just for their community.  They are not forcing, that it be accepted or applicable by other communities.

The Rebbe can call on his chassidim and followers to be mechazek in long standing takanos within satmar. No where in the articles did it say that the rebbe's message was for the broader tzibbur. His remarks were targeted for his chasidim.

Everyone else should butt out!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Who will Stop the Shidduch crisis?

Well intentioned , however, using fear and scare tactics does not help or make any single Bnos yisrael in shidduchim feel any better. This was advertised in a local frum paper. To make such statements you would think there would be Rabbonim backing this, but on the ad there is no name or  a Rabbinical board approving. Why would a paper print such an ad in the first place?
Leave it up to the Roshei Yeshiva in the US to make these decisions.
Stopping the shidduch crisis

Sunday, February 16, 2014

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Frum newspapers not always reporting the news any more

This weeks issue of  AMI Magazine touched on the current situation in Eretz Yisrael with the Giyus Bnei hayeshivos. There were many protest last week throughout the country following the arrest of a yeshiva bochur for failing to report to the induction center. The Yated Neeman ignored the entire issue only briefly mentioning it in the Charedi news section. AMI on the other hand not only reported it but had an interview with Harav Shmuel Auerbach shlita as well as a confidant of Rav Aaron leib Shteinman shlita presenting both views on how to best deal with the crisis.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Internet is the Posek Acharon

Its a sad statement but unfortunately its the reality, "The internet is the posek acharon"  as it appears, the internet is what sets the narrative. It has become the place where the conversations and dialogues take place and  frum organizations and Rabbonim react to it accordingly. The internet is where people come to do get a feeling and a pulse of what the public opinion is on a subject.

Dont get me wrong. The Rabbonim will not pasken a Halacha based on what is written on the web, but unfortunately it has become a barometer to set the agenda and have a feel on where and what the issues are. It forced the Gedolim to play Defense instead of Offense.
Sometimes there is a positive side to it but mostly the stories and issues debated are of negative nature, forcing Rabbonim to then counter and issue a statement on the so called topic.

B"h there was an ending to the Weiss-Dodelsohn Get saga

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Agudath Israel voices concern on Pentagon's decision to cancel Kosher rations.

                            Updated: Feb 5th, 2014 pentagon clarification  HERE
Observant Jews in the Armed Forces will likely be facing renewed hardship as a result of the Pentagon's recent decision to cancel the procurement of kosher field rations, commonly known as Meals Ready to Eat (MRE). In April 2013, a solicitation for bids was issued by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for the production of kosher and halal MREs for 5 years but in early January the agency decided to amend the solicitation and eliminate the kosher part of the order.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Book of Ruth ???

UPDATED: Dr. Ruth will not be part of this Program. yasher Koach to the organizers for making the move.

Is this a Purim shpiel ? a Frum weekend will be featuring Dr Ruth and the famed Magid Rabbi Peysach Krohn will be sharing his Mike with a so called menuveles ?

 They are even proud of having her