Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rand Paul’s Top Pro-Israel Backer Goes All in for Walker

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) most prominent pro-Israel backer, who funded the senator’s 2013 visit to Israel, is throwing his support fully behind Gov. Scott Walker’s prospective presidential campaign, he told the Washington Free Beacon.

Rich Roberts, a major Republican donor from New Jersey, has been central to Paul’s Jewish outreach efforts. The former pharmaceutical executive, who has been described in the press as one of Paul’s “ambassadors to the Jewish community,” has hosted private receptions for the senator over the past few years, assisted as an informal adviser, and sponsored his highly-publicized Israel trip.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rav Shteinman: No bracha is made when u see the video of the Chofetz Chaim

Rav Aaron Leib shteinman commented on the famous Chofetz Chaim video which surfaced a few months ago. Asked if you make the bracha of  שחלק מחכמתו ליראיו upon seeing the chofetz chaim, Rav shteinman answered that you dont say it on a tzadik after he died. Secondly, Rav Shteinman said you dont make a bracha even on a live person in a video even if its a live broadcast since the bracha is on the Chochom himself, not on the image in the video which is not him. The Rav than quipped the gemara says that the malachim danced at the wedding of Adam and Chava, had someone taken a video it would sell for thousands of dollars.

Video: The Passover Matzah that foiled a Hamas Tunnel Plot

Do you remember this story heres the video

Agudah Files Brief in Historic Supreme Court Case

Hamodia As the Supreme Court prepared to hear oral argument in a case that could radically alter the moral fiber of the nation’s legal code, Agudath Israel of America submitted an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief urging the High Court to preserve the traditional understanding of the issue.
“The guidance that we have received from the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah is that when there is an issue of the distortion of the position of the Torah that is promulgated by non-Orthodox groups in a public forum that we must speak up and set the record straight,” Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Agudath Israel’s executive vice president, told Hamodia.
The high-profile case, Obergefell v. Hodges, has resulted in the submission of over 140 amicus briefs to the court, a record-setting number.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Statement from the VAAD HARABBANIM - Rabbinical Council of greater Baltimore

Baltimore, MD - April 28, 2015 - As the Baltimore community and its environs are currently experiencing the challenges of civil unrest, it is of the utmost importance that each and every resident of Baltimore City - or those traveling in Baltimore City who may live in Baltimore County - abide by the rules set forth by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Police Department. This includes a nightly curfew that will begin tonight at 10 pm until 5 am and will remain in place until further notice. All Shuls in Baltimore City should arrange their minyan schedules accordingly. Everyone should remain vigilant when going outside, and alert while traveling throughout the area. Anyone who senses or experiences anything that resembles a threat should immediately call 911. May Hashem watch over our community and keep us all safe.

Sign- last Maariv will be at 9:30 at Agudah of Baltimore

Baltimore Community Security Concerns Force Early School Dismissals

See below for dismissal times
 BJL Baltimore, MD – April 28, 2015 – The NWCP has been contacted by The Associated and the Baltimore Jewish Council to advise of credible threats of mischief in and around our neighborhoods to begin around 3:30 PM,  today. The JCC and CHAI will close their campuses at 2PM.

As well, the NWCP has contacted all community schools and advised them to have early dismissal.  As we receive the schools’ closing times we will update that information here. (Please email dismissal info to or text to 443.286.7404443.286.7404) All community members should be very careful and prudent in their decisions to go outside this afternoon.
Times of Early Dismissal:

Borough park crowned as baby capital of NYC

JP The NY Post on Monday sounded the alarm on the city’s birth rate, which, according to the paper, is the lowest since 1936. The numbers are truly troubling: half the city’s babies belong to foreign-born moms, mostly Asians; almost 6 out of every 10 mothers are on Medicaid; and some 40 percent of all new mothers are unwed.
In that gloomy scene, one group shines through with a robust birthrate and a sound family structure–you guessed it, Orthodox Jews. In fact, Borough Park, one of the city’s half dozen bastions of Orthodox Jewish life, was dubbed by the Post “easily the city’s baby capital,” with a birth rate of 27.9 per 1,000 residents. A whopping (and hopping) 5,458 babies were born in Borough Park in 2013, kein ein hora.

Chabad Delegation at the whitehouse

Did they ask the president to look into the injustice done to Rav Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin?

Curfew in Baltimore may effect yeshiva Bochurim coming home from night seder

The mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a weeklong, citywide 10 p.m. curfew starting Tuesday night to quell riots and looting that broke out on Baltimore's west side Monday. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and requested the Maryland National Guard to assist Baltimore police and several other state and local agencies in enforcing the curfew. The latest curfew will supplement the city's strict juvenile curfew, instituted last year, requiring children younger than 14 to be indoors by 9 p.m. on school nights. Those older than 14 may stay out until 10 p.m. on school nights and 11 p.m. on weekends and over the summer. Under the curfew, people may not be out on the road unless they are driving to or from work or have a medical emergency.

52nd Annual National Pirchei Agudas Yisroel Siyum Mishnayos celebrated

Another year; another rousing celebration. On Sunday afternoon, the cavernous Palace ballroom in Brooklyn was filled with over 1,000 boys celebrating the 52nd annual National Siyum Mishnayos of Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of America al Shem Rabbi Yehoshua Silbermintz zt"l.

Youthful enthusiasm permeated the air from the moment a long line of coach buses from out-of-town communities, filled with children, streamed down McDonald Avenue. An additional large number, some with their proud fathers alongside them, came from throughout the Boro Park/Flatbush area by foot and by car.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Statement from Baltimore shomrim on current security situation

Baltimore, MD - April 27, 2015 - The situation with the riots is not good, and we are already seeing cars with suspicious youths passing through our neighborhoods.

We advise everyone to be extremely cautious and vigilant. Be aware that police are busy elsewhere, which means that we must all be alert and help each other. Criminals and rioters may attack any weak-looking targets that present themselves.

Call 911 and Shomrim 410.358.9999410.358.9999 without delay!

Rand Paul at Torah Umesorah "I'm a big supporter of school choice. I'm a big supporter of vouchers"."

Senator Rand Paul at Torah Umesorah 
Senator and presidential candidate  Rand Paul paid a visit to the Torah Umseorah headquarters in Brooklyn, NY.  Asked "what is your position on school choice" and federal aid for "school choice opportunities" He responded  "I'm a big supporter of school choice. I'm a big supporter of vouchers." this got him a applause from crowd at Torah Umesorah. He suggested Title 1 funding should go directly to parents instead of schools. On religion Paul said, society needs a religious backbone, freedom needs tradition. He also said it was a mistake to topple Saddam Hussein
Rand paul with a picture of  Rav Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz ztl

Missing Crown Heights Hikers Located

Many in Crown Heights and around the world are breathing a sigh of relief early Monday, as two Crown Heights residents who were hiking in the mountains in Nepal and were not heard from for many hours, were confirmed safe late Sunday night.

Danny Cole, a father of four from Crown Heights and Mendy Losh, originally from Crown Heights and recently a resident of Los Angeles, were hiking in the area when the earthquake hit.

At 1:45 am early Monday, Yitzi Cole, brother of Danny Cole, said in an email to COLlive, "BH I can confirm that they have made contact and that they are OK."

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Two frum men feared missing in Nepal earthquake

Update: missing hikers are safe and made contact with their family.
 Crown heights info  In the wake of the devastating earthquake that shook Kathmandu, Nepal, over 1,800 have been reported dead, tens of thousands injured and countless more missing due to breakdowns in communications or worse. Among those missing are two Lubavitchers from Crown
Heights. Please say tehillim for the safe return of Daniel Shia Aharon ben Bina Basha and Menachem Mendel Ben Nechama.

Daniel Cole and Mendy Losh are currently in Nepal, and were making their way towards the base of the Himalayan Mountains when the quake struck. Their families have not been able to get in touch with them since.

“I just got off the phone with someone who said that they heard from the [group’s] tour guide, who said that everyone is okay, but I have yet to hear my husband’s voice and am still worried,” Elkie Cole, Dani’s wife, told

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

School in Israel where Sassoon boys learned holds Shloshim event

The event was held at the Shira Chadasha school in Ramat Shlomo section of Yerushalayim.
Photo and Video HERE
Moshe a'h Yehoshua a'h dovid a'h  Sassoon

Harav Yosef Moshe Meisels, z”l Veitzener Rav of Williamsburg

 Hamodia- Klal Yisrael lost one of its last precious links to the Gedolim of previous generations with the passing of Harav Yosef Moshe Meisels, zt”l, the Veitzener Rav of Williamsburg. He was the son of Harav Tzvi Hirsh Meisels, zt”l, the Veitzener Rav of Chicago and a scion of the Chassidic dynasties of Uhel and Sanz.

The niftar was renowned for his impeccable middos, calm nature, and chessed. At the same time, Rav  Meisels was a man of tremendous spiritual strength and tenacity who was steadfast in his loyalty not only to Torah and mitzvos, but to the most minute practice of his holy antecedents through the challenges of the Holocaust and then of post-war Eretz Yisrael and America.

He was born in 1926 in the Galician town of Neimark, where his father served as Rav before assuming his position in Veitzen in Hungary. He studied mainly under the tutelage of his grandfather, Harav Dovid Dov Meisels, Hy”d, the author of the sefer Binyan Dovid.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

VIDEO: Shloshim and hakomas Matzaiva for Sassoon children A''H

Photo: Rav Chaim Kanievsky learning at the ocean front

Got a question in halacha? forget asking a Rav, now you know who to ask

1. I a married to someone whose get was performed on Rosh Chodesh, and not on the 30th which is Rosh Chodesh minRabonon, but on 1st of month which is Rosh Chodesh min haToroh:- Was this get invalid and is our current marriage hence not good?

2. Is the kosher switch really permissible for shabbos?

3. I am dating a girl whose parents became Frum along as the daughters became frum. The home was always kosher but they became shabbat observant and Shomer Mitzvahs. Would she be less likely to fry out?

The above questions  are a sampling  of what is posted to the esteemed members of the YWN CR. The anonymous members respond with their vast Torah knowledge.
 Is this where great Halachic discourse is answered and discussed? does this replace asking your local rabbi or Posek? what a convenience!

Photos, Video at hespedim for Sassoon children in EY

The hespedim took place in the Sanhedria neighborhood of Yerushalayim
Rav Yitzchok Ezrachi

Monday, April 20, 2015

BD''H Rav Aaron Lichtenstein Z'L

Leading religious-Zionist figure Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein has passed away Monday morning, aged 81.  Rabbi Lichtenstein was one of the religious-Zionist world's most recognizable faces, and considered one of the world's leading halakhic authorities. He also received the illustrious Israel Prize in Torah Literature. His Levaya will start on Tuesday at 10 a.m., and is to leave from Har Etzion Yeshiva in Alon Shvut in Judea's Gush Etzion on its way to Har Hamenuchot in Jerusalem where the rabbi will be buried. Born in Paris on May 1933, shortly after the Nazi conquest of France in 1940 his family fled to the US, where he would eventually study under two of the Jewish world's leading rabbis: Rabbi Yitzhak Hutner and Rabbi Yoseph Soloveitchik.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Shloshim events for Sassoon Children will take place in US and Eretz Yisrael

Monday will mark the Shloshim for the 7 Sassoon children a'h. There will be a  Kinus Sunday night in Keter Torah avenue L and east 23rd in Flatbush @ 615 & Monday by day in Israel. Tuesday there will be a special kinus for ladies in Har Nof at neveh yerushalayim hall, Rabbi Gavriel Sassoon will speak.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Are the frum news websites really an alternative?

The frum websites should be the same alternative the frum newspapers are to the secular press. Never has there been a  frum newspaper whose editor is anonymous, many also have a rabbinical board as well. The websites that deliver news to the frum Torah community seem to have a different set of rules. The editors are all anonymous, none of them have any public rabbinic board taking responsibility for the content. Even those who claim to have a Rabbi it is not a mainstream rav accepted by the readership of that particular blog or website.
Unlike the print media, its a wild west with these frum websites. they post whatever they want articles that would never print in any of the frum papers. They seem trusting with yeshivish and yiddish sounding names and call themselves the voice of Torah Jewry and the yeshiva or heimish oilam but much of the content is far from what the yeshivish chasidish and Torah community would want to see. People trust these sites to filter the shmutz and bad hashkafos instead they sneak in articles of Lashon Hora and hashkafos that are   foreign to the intended audience. It appears there are  two sets of rules one for the print media and one for online.

Friday, April 17, 2015

THIS SHABBOS: Special Krias Hatorah of Tzria/Metzora For Those Returning To Eretz Yisroel

BJL As is well known, this Shabbos will be Yom Tov in Chutz La'aretz, but in Eretz Yisroel it will be Shabbos Parshas Shemini, Isru Chag. Individuals returning to Eretz Yisroel after Pesach are confronted with the obvious problem - when can they hear the krias haTorah for Parshas Shemini?

On the first Shabbos they are back in Eretz Yisroel, the krias haTorah is already Tazria and Metzora. While there is much discussion amongst the poskim as to what if anything needs to be done to rectify the problem, one solution offered is to hear the entire Parshas Shemini at Mincha on the last day of Pesach. The regular laining on Achron Shel Pesach afternoon in chutz la'aretz is Parshas Shemini until Sheni. In this special minyan, for the third aliyah, instead of stopping at sheni, the baal koreh continues and reads the entire parshas Shemini (making that aliya 81 psukim).

 If you live in Baltimore ,This Shabbos, Erev Rosh Chodesh, April 18, Shabbos Parshas Shemini, at 5:45 pm, there will be a special Mincha Minyan at Khal Ahavas Yisroel Tzemach Tzedek for those going back to Eretz Yisroel on or after Rosh Chodesh (who will miss hearing Tazria and Metzora). The entire Tazria-Metzora will be lained (shlishi will be 149 psukim). All are welcomed to attend.

Yidden in Chutz La'aretz and Eretz Yisroel will read different parshios every Shabbos until the 27th of Iyar, May 16th, when, in Eretz Yisroel, Bechukosai alone will be lained and in Chutz La'aretz both Behar and Bechukosai will be lained allowing those in Chutz La'aretz to "catch up" with Eretz Yisroel.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alert Frum woman on plane saves passengers from a possible serious mid air malfunction

from 22-year-old Mussie Weinfeld most likely saved the lives of a plane full of people when she suspected a malfunction with the aircraft just moments before takeoff. Despite being mocked and ridiculed, her insistence led to the plane being grounded after a serious malfunction was discovered.

Mussie Weinfeld, 22, a member of the Crown Heights community, was scheduled to return from a trip to Israel, where she spent the holiday of Passover.
Her father, Rabbi Kalman Weinfeld, related the story to

“My daughter was scheduled to return to New York on Motzai Shabbos from Israel with a stopover in Moscow on Russian airline TransAero. She boarded her flight at Ben Gurion Airport and was seated at the window.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Video: Another potential red Heifer? this one in upstate NY

There is a potential Para Aduma near Lakewood NJ HERE  now There may be one at Oorah's camp The Zone in upstate Stamford, New York.

Why did Matzav not post about the JCW org event in Los angeles has been posting many articles and press releases about events by the JCW organization in various Jewish communities. A MO org, who are advocates for victims of abuse. Their practices have been questionable and not within the hashkafa of the Yeshiva world and Torah community.  There was an event in LA, where a scathing public indictment of the ‘Halachic Advisory Board, four Choshuvah and well respected  Rabbonim were publicly shamed to the cheers and clapping of the audience. Why wont matzav post that speech?? are they not supporting this organization? what are they embarrassed about? There are frum organizations dealing with abuse within the frum Torah community why is pandering to the left.
 The Rabbanim have issued a statement clarifying their position following the public chilul hashem in which they were shamed.

Hagaon Harav Yehudah Aryeh Treger, zt”l

Hamodia- It was with great sadness that the Torah world and particularly the community of Antwerp learne
Rav Yehuda Treger Zt"l
d of the petirah of Hagaon Harav Yehudah Aryeh Treger, zt”l, Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivas Eitz Chaim and son-in-law of  Hagaon Harav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, zt”l. He was 81 and passed away after a protracted
Harav Treger personified a talmid chacham whose whole life-source was drawn from his study and teaching of Torah. His knowledge spanned all areas of Tanach, Midrash, Shas and Poskim.

Talmidim recalled the great clarity and depth of his masterful shiurim. The Rosh Yeshivah built several generations of bnei Torah through a combination of instruction in derech halimud, sage advice and the example he set of what it means to live a life of dedication to Torah.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Who is the anonymous author that wrote the "op ed" which continues to make a "massive Chilul Hashem"

 The Op ed (Editorial see here)  that  lives up to its title, continues to make a massive chilul Hashem. It was not signed by any particular person only by Yeshiva World News editor whom is an anonymous person. It appears that the editorial was written by a Charedi Rabbi as some comments are alluding to know who it is. Also the style of writing is indicative to previous articles written by this "Rabbi". Why wont he sign his name if its really him? Why is there no video or letter from Rav Chaim Kanievsky as done with other shailos asking if that was the correct thing to do. To publicize episodes that the writer decided on his own is a chilul Hashem. To spread lies and lashon Hora on klal yisrael on a public forum that continues to add fuel to the fire of the haters of Torah and klal yisrael. why hide behind a stone ?
Who took upon themselves such an achrayus??????
man up and sign your name!

Is Lakewood closer to accepting the Halachic prenup?

 In an interview with the Jewish press  April 1st (its not a April fools joke )Lakewood yeshiva President Rabbi Aaron Kotler was asked about Beth Medrash Govoha's involvement with prenuptial agreements, read his answer:
 Does BMG get involved in marriage issues like prenuptial agreements?
The roshei yeshiva have repeatedly expressed their immense pain at seeing destructive costly court battles among families. They wish for the beis din system to be strengthened, and for clear resolution, if not a form of shalom, in a timely fashion.
BMG does not have or plan to have a beis din, so it has no direct role in this issue. Yet there are highly regarded dayanim and batei din in Lakewood, including leading halachic experts such as Rabbis Feivel Cohen, Yaakov Forchheimer, Simcha Bunim Cohen, and Shmuel Meir Katz, among others. I am personally aware of their interest in finding solutions, including exploring the halachic and social ramifications of a tenaim or prenup.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Thousands attened Levaya of haGaon Rav Chaim Greinamn Z"TL

 Rav Chaim Greineman Zt'l  Photo taken Erev shvii shel Pesach this year day before he was niftar.
Thousands in Bnei Brak attended  the Levaya of Harav Chaim Greineman Zt'l. Rav Chaim Shaul Greineman was a nephew of the Chazon Ish through his sister Tzivya, He was niftar Friday morning on Shvi’i shel Pesach at the age of 89 years old. Rav Dov Landau the R''Y of Slobodka  Yeshiva said of rav Chaim, that the Sefer Torah of our dor has passed away. He was one of the biggest talmidim of the Chazon Ish and kept the Shittos and mesorah of the Chazon Ish with great Kannaus, said rav Lando. Rav Greinemann was renowned for his Talmudic genius and his wide-ranging yedios in Torah. His seforim, Chiddushim U’biurim, are studied by bnei Torah cross the globe who benefit from his peirush and chiddushim on masechtos of Shas. His expertise in p’sak was often tapped into by those seeking halachic guidance. Rav Greinemann was a primary source of the p’sakim of his illustrious uncle, the Chazon Ish. His brotherRav Meir Greineman said at the Levaya how exactly six years ago on Isru Chag Pesach  his brother asked Hashem for yesurim so he should go to straight to Gan eden. The next day he fell and suffered tremendous yesurim since then thus knowing that his prayer was answered.

Using a public forum after the fact to lecture and bash frum Jews

The YWN blog posted a "editorial" on Chol Hamoed Pesach that has over 150 comments and counting, many dripping with hate, sinas chinom, lashon hora, motzie shem ra and rechilus on segments of klal yisrael. Reading the  article would make you think you landed on the front page of an anti frum anti charedi blog or website.
 First off, this hate filled Lashon Hora post has no signature attached to it nor is there a name of a Rav who approved of its content and posting. Had any other non Jewish website or blog posted it you would have been met with screaming  condemnations and calls of anti semitisim but so far, silence!

Secondly, is publicizing these few episodes to the masses really going to fix the problems the writer seemed soo concerned about?. Had it really bothered someone, the right approach should have been to speak to Rabbonim Admorim and Roshei yeshivos a few months before Pesach, address these concerns with them and if they felt in necessary they would reach out to their followers with guidance concerning these major chilul hashem issues described by the editor. To instead defame klal yisrael and let the hate filled comments go on like that during yom tov and yemei hasefira is shameful and a massive Chilul Hashem.
  Ed Day mentioned in the Yeshiva world article deleted a Facebook posting full with anti Semitic comments,  YWN should have that post  removed as well.

Star K- CRC List of stores where chometz may be purchased immediately after Pesach 2015

Stores in the Baltimore metropolitan area  Consumers in other communities should check with their local Vaad Hakashrus for regional store information.
 7-11 Fords Lane, Hooks Lane, Old Court Road, Reisterstown Road- north of Slade Ave A-Z Savings 6307 Reisterstown Road BJ’s Costco CVS Dugan’s Liquor Dunkin Donuts 1508 & 7000 Reisterstown Road Earth Origins Market Food Lion K-Mart Mars Petco Petsmart Rite-Aid Royal Farms Sam’s Discount Warehouse Save-A-Lot Savings Center 4003 Seven Mile Lane Seven Mile Market Shoppers Food Warehouse Shoprite 37 W. Aylesbury Road, Timonium Trader Joe’s Village Liquors Walgreens Walmart Whole Foods. 
CRC list of stores in the Chicago area

The following Chicagoland stores are either owned by gentiles or arranged to sell their chometz for Passover.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

FEH! The following anonymous hate article was posted on Yeshiva w news and Failed Mashiach

"Op-Ed By YWN Editor: Enough of The Massive Chillul Hashem On Chol Hamoed Outings!"
 bla bla bla...
Despite the thousands of families that went on chol hamoed trips the YWN editor found the few who in his own mind did not behave properly  and publicizes it for the world painting klal yisrael in a bad light. spreading LH and Motzie shem ra on Yiddin the world over.

This article is surely making a very big " Kiddush Hashem"..NOT!!....First of all its not an op-ed its should be called an editorial. So, before lecturing Klal yisrael, anonymously bad mouthing the am hanivchar to the entire world one should have proper writing skills and basic knowledge of the English Language.

From Wikipedia -"An op-ed (originally short for "opposite the editorial page") is a piece typically published by newspapers, magazines, and the like which expresses the opinions of a named author usually not affiliated with the publication's editorial board.[1] Op-eds are different from both editorials (opinion pieces submitted by editorial board members) and letters to the editor (opinion pieces submitted by readers)."
Secondly One only sees what he wants to see.
Third why is there no name signed on to the letter? who authored it? is there any rav that approves of bashmutzing klal yisrael to the masses publicizing lashon hora on such a grand fashion? On chol hamoed of all days??? FEH FEH

Reisman's bakery issues explanation about "gebaken noch Pesach" sticker on cookie

Reisman's cookie
Resiman’s Bakery first issued the following explanation following the release of the a photo showing a cookie with a sticker that it was baked after pesach 5775:

Firstly, we have no chometz left in our bakery over Pesach, as has been verified by our kashrus agencies.
A vendor at JFK airport placed an order a few days before Pesach for 24 pieces of Jumbo Black & White Cookies. The labels that were meant to be used after Pesach were mistakenly put onto these cookies.
We have the highest standard of kashrus, with supervision by the best Kashrus Agencies.

We regret the error, but please be assured that, other than those 24 Black & White cookies, all of our product that you will see with the “after Pesach” label will indeed be baked after Pesach.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions you are welcome to contact our Kashrus agencies, or our office after Pesach when we reopen.
Reisman’s Bakery

Reisman’s later stated that after learning of the label error, a company representative went to John F. Kennedy Airport to ensure that the products were disposed of.

“We have become aware that people are circulating letters allegedly

BD"H HaChosson Baruch Yitzchak Samet, Z'L Second Victim from Levayah Stampede

18-year-old becomes second to die as a result of trampling at Rabbi Shmuel Wosner's funeral, in which 100,000 participated.
A second victim has been claimed by the deadly stampede that occurred at the Bnei Brak funeral of leading haredi Rabbi Shmuel Wosner on Saturday night, after 18-year-old Yitzhak Samet was declared dead by the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva on Wednesday.

Samet was one of four who were critically wounded by being trampled during the funeral as some 100,000 mourners surged towards the stretcher bearing the body of Rabbi Wosner.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Tehillim for those injured during Levaya of Rav Vosner zt'l due to surging crowds

update : נא התפללו עבור יצחק בן איידל לרפואה שלמה His condition took a turn for the worse.
 During the levayah, Hatzalah volunteers tended to dozens of participants, injured due to the surging crowds.
An avreich, Reb Mordechai Gerber, z”l, 27, was niftar of his wounds. He was buried on Sunday afternoon in Petach Tivkah’s Segulah cemetery, where both his parents are buried. He is survived by, lhbch”l, his wife and a young boy. Others are still hospitalized, in various states. The names of the most serious wounded were released for tefillah. Please daven for: Yitzchak ben Eidel; Yisrael Meir ben Rosa; Tomer Tanchum ben Shoshanah Susan, amongst the sick of Klal Yisrael.

Friday, April 3, 2015

BD'H HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Halevy Wosner, ZT'L

Shiva info for his son in the US- Rabbi Yosef Vosner, Son of Hagaon Rav Vosner Zt"l, sitting Shivah only today at his home on 12 & 47 in Boro Park.
                                                       בד''ה: הרה''ג רב שמואל הלוי וואזנר זצ''ל
Rav Shmuel Wozner ztl
BJL It is with immense sadness that we report the passing several minutes ago of Rav Shmuel Halevi Wosner zt”l, senior posek, author of the Shevet Halevi and rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin in Bnei Brak. Rav Wosner was niftar just as Chag HaPesach descended upon Eretz Yisroel. Rav Wosner had been hospitalized at Mayanei Hayeshuah Medical Center in Bnei Brak.

He was 101 years old.

Born in 1913 in Vienna, Austria, Rav Wosner learned in the famous Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin in Poland led by Rav Meir Shapiro, and married and moved to Eretz Yisroel before World War II, living in Yerushalayim where he learned at the Dushinsky Yeshiva. Despite his young age, he became a member of the Eidah Hachareidis.

When Rav Wosner moved to the Zichron Meir neighborhood of Bnei Brak, at the urging of the Chazon Ish, the Tchebiner Rov, Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer and others, he established his Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin, bearing the same name as the one in Lublin where he had learned in his youth.

The passing of Rav Wosner is truly the end of an era, plunging Klal Yisroel into mourning with the petirah of the gedolei Torah of our day.

Yehi zichro boruch.

AS explaind in Wikipedai, HaRav Wosner was born in Vienna,

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Front covers of Frum newspapers and magazines mega Pesach issues


Mei’eivel L’Yom Tov

 Yated Wednesday, April 01, 2015  By Rav Yaakov Feitman
I am in a quandary. I write these words for the Pesach issue of this wonderful newspaper, whose readers are scrupulously shomer Torah umitzvos. There is a mitzvah to be happy and the halachah ordains that Yom Tov interrupts mourning. So perhaps I should not even mention the recent tragedy that struck the Sassoon family and all of Klal Yisroel. In many ways, I feel that I am imposing improperly upon our dear readers. If so, please do not read on.

However, I simply cannot go into Yom Tov without sharing a few words for the tzaddikim, Rav Gavriel Sassoon and his wife, Gila, and their daughter, Tziporah, may they have a refuah sheleimah and nechamah besoch she’ar aveilei Tzion veYerushalayim, and for the rest of us who shed so many tears

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

How long does your seder take? this one is 60 seconds.

Many brag how long their seder goes to and what time they finished, here its only 60 seconds.