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The 2012 Bet Shemesh B’nei Mitzvah Ceremony

On 23 April 2012, 15 boys who study at the Bet Shemesh Education Center celebrated their B’nei Mitzvah in a beautiful ceremony overlooking the

Judean Hills. Like all of the boys at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center – a residential high school for at-risk boys – these adolescents come from severely disadvantaged backgrounds. Sadly, their parents simply could not afford to provide them with celebrations to mark the important milestone of becoming Bar Mitzvah.

This year, the Center fulfilled the dreams of its B’nei Mitzvah students. The day’s events marked the culmination of a course in which the boys studied the significance of the Bar Mitzvah as an important boundary between childhood and adulthood. The young men began their special day with their family and friends at a beautiful ceremony, which was followed by a luxuriously catered meal. In honor of the momentous event, each of the boys was given a set of teffilin and a tallit, as well as a wrist-watch. They were then taken on an exciting field trip to the Old City of Jerusalem, where they enjoyed several historical tours and ate delicious pizza. The highlight of the trip was a visit to the Western Wall; a poignant occasion which held much meaning for the Bar Mitzvah boys.

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read for free http://www.emunas.com/audio/Shalosh_Seudah_Torah/39_emor.pdf and from Gutman Locks“Why Should I Wear a Kippa?”Mikey, whose real name is Mordechai, came up to me at the Kotel wearing tzitzis (fringes) but no kippa! (head cover) This is highly unusual. Tzitzis is a much more “advanced” mitzvah than the kippa. Although tzitzis is commanded directly from the Torah, and kippas are “merely” a rabbinical custom, wearing a head covering is common to many more Jewish men than wearing tzitzis.When a Jew becomes a baal t’shuvah (returnee) he begins to follow the commandments. There is a lot of leeway in the beginning as everyone understands that you are just starting. Each of us begins at our pace and goes as far as we want. If it is pleasing, inspiring, we go on and on until it is hard to distinguish between a baal t’shuvah and a Jew who has been raised in a Torah-observant home.So, when I asked Mikey what he was doing walking around wearing tzitzis, and even wearing the garment outside of his shirt where everyone could see them, but not wearing a kippa, he challenged me asking, “Why should I wear a kippa?” I knew what he was going to say.“Tzitzis are a Torah commandment. G-d told us to wear them! Kippas are just a rabbinical custom. Why should I wear a kippa? Why did they make up that rule?” He asked.“The rabbis did not just invent the custom.” I answered. “Kippas are based in the Torah. Nowadays we do not have a Temple, so there are no kohaneim (Jewish priests) serving in the Temple. This means that our individual spiritual service is even more important than it was back then. The kohaneim always wore a head covering when they served, so the rabbis instituted the custom that we too should wear a head cover.”I went on, “There is a deeper reason to cover our heads. When you wear a covering on your head there is always something above you.” I looked up as if I was trying to see my hat, and then even above that. “When you wear something on your head it reminds you that there is always Something above you.”He got the idea. He smiled, and walked away with a kippa on his head. I saw him the next day wearing a new colorful kippa. I commented on how nice it was. With a big smile he said, “Well, you explained it to me.”

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Inspirations on May 16th,

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We have been implored to “go in the way of the statutes” [1].

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   This phrase is explained [2] to be referring to toiling in Torah. Toiling in Torah is not a ‘statute’ per se [3], and so it is explained [4] that toil in Torah is indicated by the word ‘statute’ in conjunction with the word ‘go’. But where do we see toiling in Torah in the word “go”?      When we follow these statutes, we are promised that we will be amply supplied with our sustenance [5]. This is explained [6] not to be referring to the infinite reward of the world to come, but rather by being provided with the means to continue our toil in Torah without the burden of making a living. However, if this is the case, why are we not merely promised our necessities rather than an excess? [7]     Perhaps the idea is that the excess sustenance serves to relieve the constant pressures of seeking a livelihood [8]. In reality however, due to our spiritually elated state attained via the toil in Torah, we will surely make do with only that which we need [9].     Indeed we have been taught [10] that we attain ‘freedom’ via toiling in Torah. This includes freedom from the physical burdens of this world and the challenges that come with them [11]. This ‘freedom’ (cheirus) is expounded from the description of tablets of stone being carved (charus) out. But what is the connection between the tablets of stone being carved out and the ‘freedom’ of toiling in Torah?        Many years ago, I was studying in the back of a study hall in Jerusalem. It was very early in the morning, eerily silent and I was the only one there. Or at least I thought I was…   As I paused briefly from my studies for a moment and looked upwards in thought, I noticed that there was a man sitting at the desk next to me! He was middle aged, dark skinned, with a short beard and he had a big black bag. I was a little tense, as I did not recognise him, and generally there was nobody around at that time. But nevertheless I continued my studies. A few minutes later, I needed to make a note of something. I had a pencil, but no paper. To the shelf behind me was a pile of old papers, and so I preceded to tear off a small corner of one of the sheets…   “I want to give you a notepad.” I jumped. It was the strange man sitting next to me.             He picked up his big black bag off the floor and placed it on the desk.             “No, really it is not necessary thank-you,” I responded nervously.             “I want to give you a notepad,” he repeated, “You must have it!” I attempted to convince him that it was totally unnecessary. I just needed to make a small note, not write a book! And in any case, I already owned many blank notepads, just that I did not have them with me at that moment. Either way, my attempts were in vain. The man took out a notepad from his bag; scribbled something in the notepad and passed it over to me. “Thank-you,” I mumbled and reluctantly accepted the notepad.   The message read: ‘A tip: the students of Rabbi Akiva wrote more than they read, for this is an instruction from the Torah not to be lazy…’      Literally seconds later, I looked back to the man to thank him once again, but he was gone.      I never saw the man again. I never found such a teaching throughout the works of the sages. Neither have the various Torah scholars that I have asked [12].        ‘The students of Rabbi Akiva wrote more than they read, for this is an instruction from the Torah not to be lazy’. But where do we see this instruction “from the Torah”?    Perhaps this phrase “from the Torah” is not from the verses of the Torah, but rather “from the Torah” itself: a lesson to be learned from the way that the Torah was given and specifically how it was engraved onto the tablets…      But what is so important about writing, and how can a person write more than they have learned? Obviously then it is not referring to simply writing in quantity, but rather the quality of our ‘writing’: a permanent writing.    When it comes to Torah study, we do not merely hear or read lessons, but rather we must toil and internalise them: permanently ‘writing’ or ‘engraving’ them upon the “tablet of your heart” [13].    Only then, after a person puts in the effort to internalise the Torah, will it become a part of him, ensuring that he will “go” together with it.        Have a write GOod Shabbos,      Dan.

Inspirations on May 15th, a few days with the folks and the fire of inspiration still burns and more…

Everybody wanted to look at the blog on getting-ready-for-lag-bomer-2012-meron-on-lag-bomer-defies-description etc…

and enjoyed this year in Jerusalem with the Tolna Rebbe and more!

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Rebbe Rav Tzvi Meir Silberberg lights up Jerusalem lag B’omer 2012!

Mazel Tov on his Bar Mitzvah of Hatzaddick Rebbe Simcha Bunim shlita a future leader of our holy people and light unto the world!

The 12TH DAFYOMI SIYUM HASHAS – The English Language Siyum in Yerushalayim with the participation of the Gedolei Hador shlita! The Event will be at Binyenei Haumma August 5th at 6:30 PM.  The program will last around 3 hours long.

Some of the Rabbi’s who will speak- Rav Yitzchok Sheiner, Rav Moshe Hillel Hirsch, Rav Moshe Sternbuch, Rav Tzvi Kushelevski, The Manostrishtcher Rebber and more.

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Fertility Enhancement Thanks To Rabbi Lazer Brody, Only Simchas 🙂

Dear Rabbi Brody, Problem one: My husband and I are both healthy and fertile. I am very regular as well. Yet, we’ve been married for eight years and have not yet been blessed with children. The doctors say that there’s no reason I shouldn’t get pregnant, but it just doesn’t seem to happen.Problem two: Thank G-d, we are very compatible, yet we bicker a lot over non-consequential things. Our rabbi told us to have our mezuzos and ketuba (marriage contract – LB) checked, and we did – they’re all fine. I’m at my wits end. What do we do? Appreciatively, Karen from LI ->Read here for more and more! <-

Inspiration on 9th May, Tonight we light up the world with INSPIRATION!

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BS”D Please daven surgery smooth and successful, and for complete Refuah Shleimah for Sara Chana bas Raizel

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We are currently in the special few weeks, before the festival of the receiving of the Torah, when we improve our character traits and in particular those pertaining to relationships with our fellow man. It seems more logical to spend the run up to the receiving of the Torah from G-d by improving our relationship with Him rather than with our fellow man. Nevertheless this paradox appears to repeat itself again in the commandment to “love your fellow” which concludes with the words “I am G-d” [1].

   One Rosh Hashana the Chazon Ish instructed that the shofar be blown immediately after the Torah reading without the customary break or for that matter even the customarily added introductory passages! The congregation was puzzled. Only after the prayer service did he reveal that he had heard a man pleading with his weak elderly father to eat something before hearing the shofar. But the man replied stubbornly that he had never before done such a thing and was not about to start.

    On another similar occasion, the Chazon Ish overheard an elderly man comment that he would not eat until after all of the long services. He did not want to rely on any ‘leniencies’ on the Holy day. Immediately after the shofar blowing, the Chazon Ish himself went against his own custom and made Kiddush. The elderly man, noticing that even the Chazon Ish relied on this ‘leniency’, also partook of the Kiddush.

Love your neighbour as yourself. I am G-d.

We have been commanded to perform both the commandments between man to man and also man to G-d. They are equally as important.

A well-known dayan (judge) in London, known for his leniencies, was once asked why he always seemed to adopt a lenient approach.

   “Lenient?!” he replied bewildered, “why, when it comes to matters of making peace I am extremely strict!”

Sometimes stringencies in commandments between man and man actually lead to leniencies in those between man and G-d, and vice versa.

Love your neighbour as yourself. I am G-d.

They have to work together.  Have a strictly friendly Shabbos,

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[1] Vayikra 19:18

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In both lessons this past Shabbat at Chut Shel Chessed, Rav Shalom Arush spoke about the power of Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai. He said that Lag BaOmer is a very great day and on it one can accomplish very great things if they put in the prayer. He said that this day is opportune to achieve both spiritual and physical salvations. Even if one cannot make it to Meron, the day itself is extremely holy and one can pray from any place they may be. Just light a candle and ask Hashem for all your needs in the merit of Rebbe Shimon.

He also gave over a very nice idea on how Rebbe Shimon came to his greatness. He said that the entire time that Rebbe Shimon and his son were in the cave, they were happy and accepted G-d’s mishpat (judgement) with love. Similar to how Yosef HaTzadik was in prison for 12 years and also accepted it with love. Many of us have difficulties and challenges, but if we are upset about them, than it is the same as if we are saying to Hashem that we do not agree with Your judgement. Instead. One should first strengthen their emuna and know it is from Hashem and good, and then one can reach very high levels specifically because of the difficulties.

The Rav also spoke about holiness, specifically guarding the eyes. He said that holiness is the main difference between us and the nations and there is no protection for the Jewish people unless we have holiness, as we learned from the stroy of Bilam. He also said that a man who guards his eyes or a woman who dresses modestly is protected personally by Hashem and has nothing to fear in this world.
Don’t forget to read some Zohar and know that the world right now is in huge need of protection from many many judgements. If you want proof just read: Fukushima_Cesium-137_Plume-Gate.html

Rebbe Shimon is fitting to be relied upon in a time of great need and with his sefer (The Zohar) we will be redeemed from this exile with mercy, amen. Written and sent by Yehoshua Goldstein hazakweematz@gmail.com.

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Volunteers for Israel     These Americans teens are on a one-year precollege trip to Israel. They came to volunteer wherever they can be helpful. It is a wonderful way for them to learn to love this Land and its people.   What Happens….

…to a platoon of Israeli soldiers 35 years after discharge?     You have a reunion at the Kotel and see old friends whom you haven’t seen in many years  Old City Furniture Movers  I think the old chair is headed for the Lag b’Omer bonfire.

Inspiration on 7th May, is a time to bring unity with music, wait till Lag B’omer- thursday, before we can listen, just a teaser!

A touching memorial<-(click here) to a Tzadik which changed not only Hip-Hop music and culture but also the world we live in, Adam Yauch- MCA the founding member of the legendary Beastie Boys.

Jenerous Skillz- A Global Jewish Hip Hop Project <-(click here for the full works!)

Getting ready this time of year for true unity amongst our brothers and etc… amongst the world etc… And music is a powerful way to express that unity and bridge us all, so check it out- “Uneek Media and Corner Prophets are proud to present Jenerous Skillz, a unique cultural / musical project, the first of its kind, bringing together for the first time Israeli and Jewish rappers from all over the world.”

Also realise these guys are actually talented unlike vast majority of the pop culture not including the artist featured on Midnightrabbi Inspires! Unity will come with sincere expression and sharing of truth together forever! Got that…

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Inspiration on 6th May,Pesach Sheni Today: A Great Second Chance!

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During the time of the Holy Temple, anyone who deliberately fails to participate in the Pascal sacrifice on Passover eve is punished by karett, a terrible punishment that amounts in the severance of a person’s soul from the Jewish people. Yet, a person who was far away from the Holy Temple or ritually impure on the afternoon of 14th of Nissan, when we prepare the Pascal Lamb Sacrifice that we partake of on Seder night, the eve of the 15th of Nissan, is given a second chance. Hashem invites all those who were “ritually impure” and “far away” to return to the Holy Temple a month later on the 14th of Iyar. They fulfill the obligation of “Pesach Sheni” – a second chance to fulfill the Pascal sacrifice – and are completely forgiven for missing Pesach Rishon, the first Pesach.

You are the greatest, Hashem!

Few people could have been “further away” or more “ritually impure” than I was, the way my secular lifestyle used to be. But Hashem is ever so patient – He grants us a second chance. In fact, “far away” and ritually impure” are not only the two tickets to a second chance, they describe much of our assimilated youth. But don’t give up on them – Hashem gives everyone a second chance. We should help others become aware of that second chance. Just as a little footnote, Pesach Sheni – the second chance – is not only prophetic for me, it’s the story of my life. I was born on Pesach Sheni. Thanks to Lazer Brody and happy birthday!

WORD FROM FOUNDER

My Dear Friends,

The Jaffa Institute is now entering its 30th year of serving the children of some of Israel’s most disadvantaged communities.  Beginning in May 1982 with three programs which served 50 children, the Jaffa Institute now runs 35 different programs and activities which assist over 4,000 children annually!

The vast numbers of children who have participated in Jaffa Institute programs since its inception have taken their place in society as productive citizens. It is testament to the quality of our programs and the dedication of our staff.

I thank our friends in Israel and around the world for their gracious support and partnership in helping to alleviate the effects of poverty and desperation on the children of Jaffa and her environs.

I salute all of our old friends and welcome new ones.  I hope that the stories of the children of the Jaffa Institute will resonate in your hearts and minds as you visit our site.

In friendship and appreciation,

Dr. David J. Portowicz

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Inspiration on 3rd May, Fact the facts and smile 🙂 – Hashem Treasures Every Single Jew !

The Tolna Rebbe Shlita early this morning is speaking to a group of kind people / Chassidim in L.A. for a once in a year inspiration in English.

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There’s good news from the Tolna Rebbe who now has a new Shul which still needs some help with the final payments , email umuse613@gmail.com if you can help.  This is all in the Merit of Dovid of Tolna the original Tolna Rebbe whose Yahrzeit is today Netsach Sheb’Netsach, may His merit protect and bless us !

(We didn’t take  pictures or videos of the  Yahrzeit Sudah where the Rebbe as a once in a lifetime requests money for the already bought Shul , give us the merit to build a Shul that will be a light unto the nations, including Lag Bomer)

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The Mishna lists people who do not have a portion in the World to Come. The Gemara quotes a dissenting view that the “Dorshei Reshumos” – those that expound upon hints in the verses of Tanach – are of the opinion that the Jews among them will have a portion in the World to Come.

How do these two opinions coincide? The answer is that there are many levels of truth. Externally, it seems as if the soul that sinned is deserving of a bitter fate. However, when we probe the very depth of the Jewish soul, and reach the point where it is attached to its Maker, we see that it never completely ruined itself. It always has the option of returning to Hashem.

The “Dorshei Reshumos” expound upon even a “Reshuma” – which can also mean a mark. There is a mark of pure goodness – however faint – in every Jew which is untainted by sin. From this everlasting mark of G-dliness he can always rehabilitate himself. A Jew is never lost.

This is very important to know, to inform others of, and to disseminate for all to know. In this generation of spiritual despair and remoteness, it is a mitzvah to inform every Jew of his essential goodness and how beloved he is to Hashem.

Source: Excerpted from written English translation of the Parshas Tazria Metzorah Shalosh Seudah Torah 5772 and Midnightrabbi-inspiration tolna-rebbe

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Close Your Eyes…Picture Everyone You Love, and Ask G-d to Bless Them.

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Now… Promise to Marry Only a Jewish Girl.

A very sweet, PhD, philosophy teacher of religions was amazed when I told him that the Torah says that there is nothing but G-d. He thought that this was more like an Eastern concept. Although he teaches religions, and even studied for a short while in a yeshiva, this was the first time in his life that he ever put on tefillin!

He teaches in Dearborn, Michigan where a large percentage of his students are Muslims. He tried to explain to me that we have our problem here in Israel because of the way that we treat the arabs!

Evangelical christians from India at the Kotel!

What would happen if, (G-d forbid) a group of religious Jews walked into a church, or a Buddhist Temple, or such, put on tefillin, and started to daven (pray) out loud?

I know what would happen. They would call the police and have the Jews locked up, or the emergency medical assistants come take them to the Nut House!

But almost every day now, we see christians come to the Kotel, which is not only a Jewish place of worship, but the Holiest place in the world where we can go, and they start doing their own prayers, praising their own god, out loud!

Why does the Kotel “management” insist that every male, including non-Jews, have a head covering before entering the Kotel area, but they say absolutely nothing when they start up with some evangelical, “get off him Satan!” prayer service?

Looking for My Next “Customer”

Do you remember the Travel Writer I spoke to last week, about how G-d is everywhere? This is the picture that he sent to me. He told me that his article will reach over 150,000 readers.

Inspiration on 2nd May, Good people with strong belief help us keep strong!

The importance on Unity with Dovid zT’l Yahzeit today the 1st Tolna Rebbe son of Rav Mordechai of Chernobal, the son of the Meor Einayim Talmid of the Baal shem Tov Hakodesh! Zkus yagen alenu al kol Yisrael Click for some midnightrabbi-inspiration/tolna-rebbe-pre-shavuos

There’s good news from the Tolna Rebbe who now has a new Shul which still needs some help with the final payments , email umuse613@gmail.com if you can help , as you can see they can’t fit into the old shul. This is all in the Merit of Dovid of Tolna the original Tolna Rebbe whose Yahrzeit is today Netsach Sheb’Netsach, may His merit protect and bless us !

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Sefirah is a Time to Rectify One’s Character Traits 

Good character is a prerequisite to receiving the Torah. Therefore, in the weeks prior to the acceptance of the Torah, focus is placed on improving one’s character.
For this reason, it was precisely now that Divine judgment was passed upon the students of Rabbi Akiva and they died out in a plague for not respecting each other sufficiently.
They had not adequately respected each other a whole year, but when the time of Sefirah arrived, they were punished for it. This is because character is now most important and Heaven was much more stringent with them.

Now is the time for us to inspect ourselves to see if we are sufficiently respectful of our friends and teachers. It is also the time to examine our other character traits.

The Rebbe of Koritz stated that these days are greater days of judgment than that of Tishrei – they affect the outcome of the year more. However, we do not engage in intense supplications and fasting because the judgment is with Chesed (loving-kindness).

The parshios at this time of the year discuss the laws of purity and impurity; it is a time when we can greatly purify ourselves.

Source: Excerpted from written English translation of the Parshas Shemini Shalosh Seudah Torah 5772 from www.emunas.com!

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Inspiration on 1st May, Getting ready for Lag B’Omer 2012! Meron and the whole world lights up on Lag B’Omer!

From Jerusalem people like myself including hundreds of thousands of Jews, are making their way to the Galilean city of Meron Wednesday night and Thursday, 10th May, 2012, participating in the annual celebration of Lag Ba’Omer.

Police in the quiet town situated just one mountain away from the mystical city of Tzfat are expecting half a million Jews to arrive, traveling in busses, private cars, and some even on foot.  As of 7:30pm Wednesday night, its expected for 20,000 people to have already arrived.

Lag Ba’Omer is the 33rd day of the 50 day count between the holiday of Pesach (Passover), at which time the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt, and the holiday of Shavuot, at which time they received the Torah at Mount Sinai.  However, it is also the day of the passing of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (sometimes known by the acronym Rashbi), was a rabbi in the time of the Mishna, after the destruction of the Second Temple.  The pre-eminent disciple of the great Rabbi Akiva, he was – like his predecessor – a vocal opponent of the Roman occupation of the Land of Israel, and was forced to go into hiding for 13 years with his son, Rabbi Eliezer, in order to avoid imprisonment by the Romans.

However, Rabbi Shimon’s foremost legacy is the Zohar, the fundamental work of the Kabbalah, the teachings of Jewish mysticism.  It is primarily for this reason that the day of his passing is celebrated by the Jewish people.  Tradition records that on the day of his death, Rabbi Shimon revealed to his students the deepest secrets of mysticism, causing a day which would have been sorrowful and bitter to become a day of celebration and rejoicing

Looking forward to an even higher deeper and happier Lag B’Omer this year please G-d!

Check out last years pics (<-click here) and vids (see below) for a glimpse of a day which is beyond words!

This year  is 2012, 5772 Taf shin ayin beis = spells the word Bshas = in the time, the gemarra says ” in the time of emergency be reliant on Rebbe Shimon’s merit, he reveals the truth that we are all intrinsically good, lets reveal this this year now….

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Inspiration on 30th April, on the Seferus Haomer (counting the Omer) , NEVER GIVE UP!

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Rapper Shyne Speaks to Underprivileged Bar Mitzvah Kids

Moshe Levi, also known by his hip-hop name Shyne, spoke to a group of underprivileged bar mitzvah students on Monday. A group of 15 students took part in agroup bar mitzvah celebration organized by the Bet Shemesh Educational Center and the Jaffa Institute. Shyne was a hardcore rap musician who spend almost ten years in an American prison until moving to Israel. He spoke to the students about his journey to becoming a Torah observant yeshiva student.

Rabbi Eli Goldsmith (<-click here for more) who co-organized the event stated, “sadly, many of the studentsat the Bet Shemesh Educational Center simply cannot afford to celebrate this special occasion because of their families’ financial hardship.” Donations enabled thestudents to tour the Western wall in Jerusalem and receive a set of teffilin and tallit.

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“ANOTHER AWESOME EVENT FOLKS. THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. PEOPLE ARE REALLY FEELING THE LOVE. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE.”

BE’H WE’RE HOPING TO DO AN ONLINE EVENT NEXT. DETAILS TO FOLLOW…

Better Than the Irish Lottery from Lazer Brody

I received an email from Chaim Michel (pen name, to protect his privacy for obvious reasons), calling my attention to his article, “What Husbands Need to Know” on Aish.com, where he attributes saving his virtually hopeless marriage to “The Garden of Peace” by our beloved rabbi and spiritual guide Rav Shalom Arush shlit”a. Chaim was quite upset that the Aish editors toned down his praise for Rav Arush and the book as well as removed some of his most important points, such as the necessity to guard one’s eyes and maintain personal holiness to assure marital bliss. When he confronted them about it, they purportedly told him, “those parts are not for our readers.” Hashem wrote Lo Taturu in His Torah, commanding us to guard our eyes. Hashem intended all of “our readers” to be aware of this commandment. Breslev Israel is therefore happy to present you with Chaim Michel’s original uncut article entitled, My Personal Redemption, with the sections that the Aish editors completely removed highlighted.

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Imagine that you failed to pay income tax for the last twenty years, and you owe the IRS back taxes that total a million dollars! You go before the head of IRS who is fully capable of throwing the book at you if he so desires. Yet, he’s kind, attentive, and understanding about everything you have to say in defense of yourself. Yet, despite your excuses for not having paid income tax for the last two decades, you still owe the money and are legally liable to pay it in full, or else…

Got the picture? Now imagine that the head of IRS offers you a proposal” “OK,” he says, “I’m willing to wipe your slate clean of the $1,000,000 dollars in back debts. All you have to do is to begin paying your income tax on a monthly basis from this moment on. Do you agree?”

Your head is spinning. What?! Such compassion!? Of course you agree! You take out your pen and you sign the commitment right away. You’ve just saved a million dollars and time behind bars…

A fantasy? No way – that’s just how teshuva works. In fact, that’s low-level teshuva, the teshuva out of fear. The Gemara says that if a person makes teshuva out of love, his transgression becomes a merit. That means that instead of paying a million-dollar fine, you get a check for a million dollars.

The Evil Inclination and the heresy of modern society have been giving Hashem, Torah and mitzvas terrible publicity. Teshuva really is umpteen times better than winning the Irish Lottery.

Inspiration on 29th April, Highlights of The Jaffa Institute charity tennis tournament April 22nd 2012 David Lloyd club London!

Big thanks to Martin Goldsmith after the-jaffa-institute-inaugural-tennis-tournament-11 and the Jaffa Institute charity tennis tournament Sunday April 22nd, 2012 David Lloyd in Finchley continuing the kindness!

This is a short report of one of the attendees, ” it went very well, everyone seemed happy! Your dad did a great job! Your mum took some photos. All the players played well and enjoyed themselves. They then served tea, while announcing the winner and your dad said a few words about the Jaffa Institute.  There was a good atmosphere and it was very well organized!

Here’s a few photos of some of the highlights, see you all at the next charity tournament!

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So seriously for the pics click here <-!

Please check out the jaffainstitute.org/about which was founded in 1982 and orchestrated it’s merger with the Bet Shemesh Educational and Residential Center in 1986. Thanks to martin-goldsmith for this post and see our great cause a-short-tribute-to-a-great-cause-bet-shemesh-educational-center!

Appreciate your concern and support!
Donate generously after reading our site http://www.jaffainstitute.org/online-donations-to-the-jaffa-institute , write in comments eli’s friends.

Really great seeing Alex Clare this weekend , looking forward to reconnect and chat some more, Midnightrabbi inspires love your acoustic music and cant wait for more , contact me for a time umuse613@gmail.com  check it out-> up-coming-new-acts-alex-clare-doing-it

Inspiration on 25th April and 26th April, 26 is my lucky number as well 4 million you are going to give after reading below!

Check out our website version on the 2012-bar-mitzvah-celebrations<-

The 2012 Bet Shemesh B’nei Mitzvah Ceremony

On 23 April 2012, 15 boys who study at the Bet Shemesh Education Center celebrated their B’nei Mitzvah in a beautiful ceremony overlooking the Judean Hills. Like all of the boys at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center – a residential high school for at-risk boys – these adolescents come from severely disadvantaged backgrounds. Sadly, their parents simply could not afford to provide them with celebrations to mark the important milestone of becoming Bar Mitzvah.

This year, the Center fulfilled the dreams of its B’nei Mitzvah students. The day’s events marked the culmination of a course in which the boys studied the significance of the Bar Mitzvah as an important boundary between childhood and adulthood. The young men began their special day with their family and friends at a beautiful ceremony, which was followed by a luxuriously catered meal. In honor of the momentous event, each of the boys was given a set of teffilin and a tallit, as well as a wrist-watch. They were then taken on an exciting field trip to the Old City of Jerusalem, where they enjoyed several historical tours and ate delicious pizza. The highlight of the trip was a visit to the Western Wall; a poignant occasion which held much meaning for the Bar Mitzvah boys.

We would like to thank the Goldsmith Family and all the other donors who made this special day of celebration possible.

For more information about this year’s celebration as well as video footage of the day’s events please click here

To see more photos of the Bar Mitzvah ceremony, please click here

To see photos of the Bar Mitzvah boys during their special outing in the Old City of Jerusalem, please click here

If you would like to help a Bar Mitzvah boy receive an unforgettable Bar Mitzvah celebration, please click here. Alternatively, please contact Eli Goldsmith by email at umuse613@gmail.com or by telephone on +972-(0)-573-175-856.

like Midnightrabbi inspires fanpage helping-the-holocaust-survivors-of-tel-aviv-jaffa/Memorial Day for Beautyful Israel’s Fallen Soldiers – Today

We owe them a debt that no material sum or commodity can repay.

Their blood spilled so that our blood can continue flowing in our veins.

The enemy’s bullets and warheads never discerned between black Jews or white Jews, religious Jews or non-religious Jews, right-wing Jews or left-wing Jews. All were maimed and killed equally.

Our beloved fallen martyrs of Ashkenazic and Sefardic descent fought side by side. Kibbutzniks from the Shomer haTzair served in the same squads with bearded Yeshiva graduates. Ethiopian Orthodox, Russian Language, and Israeli-born Jews went up in flames together in the same burning tanks.

What can be the most befitting memorial for them?

They died together. In their loving memory, may we live together. Decide that from this moment on, you’ll love every fellow Jew no matter what. Let’s all commit to fulfilling the mitzva of Ahavat Yisrael in honor of our martyred soldiers of sacred memory. Our very future depends on it, written by Lazer Brody

Cool sayings enjoy-

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov once told an atheist: “I also don’t believe in the God you don’t believe in!”

Someone recently asked me ‘How can you believe in some old man in the sky who is going to punish you if you turn a light on on Shabbat.” I answered “I don’t believe in that.”

Inspiration from 23rd April on 24th April thanks to all who helped our charity make a difference for now so many inspired kids!

We were honored to have invited you to support the celebration of 15 of our youngsters who reached their Bar Mitzvah milestone this year.
The ceremony took place in the new dining room at The Bet Shemesh Educational Center on Rosh Hodesh Iyar, 23.4.12.

Becoming Bar Mitzvah is often the most significant event in a teenage boy’s life. It marks the important boundary between childhood and adulthood and is generally a time for great joy as well as reflection. Sadly, many of the students at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center simply cannot afford to celebrate this special occasion because of their families’ financial hardship.This year, the Bet Shemesh Educational Center seeks to fulfill the dreams of its Bar Mitzvah boys.

The parents were over joyed at the opportunity we gave them with your kind donations.  After completing an educational course about the significance of becoming Bar Mitzvah, each of the boys was given a set of teffilin, and a tallit, as well as a small gift (brand new watches) in honor of the momentous event. They also had the opportunity to celebrate their special day with their families and friends, they were all treated to a luxuriously catered meal and taken on an exciting field trip to the Kotel and old city for various tours, pizza and more.

For more info click here<-.This meaningful day of growth and celebration will be unforgettable for our students! If you would like to help a Bar Mitzvah boy receive a truly special Bar Mitzvah celebration for the new year of students, please click here (and mention eli in comments) or contact Eli umuse613@gmail.com or phone 0573175856/ 00972573175856

Your participation gave us great pleasure
Eli Goldsmith and Dr. David J. Portowicz

Want to thank Jeff Pulver for helping our kids from Being Vulnerable!

Being Vulnerable in the Era of the Real-Time Web – as told by Jeff Pulver at #140cuse on April 19, 2012 see Inspirations For Everyday! <-Click=> Here For Today’s! As Jeff Pulvermakes a difference for the youth to no longer be vulnerable!

“I wanted to talk today about ‘Being Vulnerable in the Era of the Real-Time Web’ and what that means.

Vulnerability is something which is really hard to talk about unless you allow yourself to open up a little bit. You see so many people talking about how to apply social media, or what is social media, that I’ll make the obvious argument that, as human beings, we’re neatly social. And we really needed a term to be applied in the vernacular to be social with our media, and many terms come about because they’re trendy and cool. But to be ‘vulnerable,’ well, the way I look at it is as how to connect with somebody. Click here <- for more!

From Gutman Locks

“Can I Take Your Picture?”

A non-Jewish Travel Writer from America asked me if he could take my picture. My standard answer is, “Okay, but if it breaks the camera you don’t get your money back!” They always laugh, and take the picture. This time, I took a picture of him taking my picture.

It is times like this that you have to use your head. Here is a gentile whom, almost certainly, I will never see again in my entire life. How can I get the most out of our 5 minute meeting? What is my objective? What do I want? Well, obviously, I want to move him along on his spiritual journey. But here is an even greater opportunity. If I say the right thing, something that he finds really interesting, he will quote me, and then my brief talk with him could reach many thousands of his readers! That is great leverage. But how can I get a Travel Writer to write about the spiritual laws that the world is obligated to obey? This is not the type of thing that his readers buy his books for.

Here is how I did it: “You know, wherever you travel, all over the world, each place will have some specialty… something that they are very good at. For instance, some places are really good at making wooden flutes. Others are renowned for their ethnic cooking. You should tell your readers to search out the things that they can best learn from each place that they are visiting.”

I went on, “The specialty of this place, Jerusalem, is G-d. That’s what we know best.” I had his interest perked. He was a nice guy, and now that I said what I said, he was even more interested in listening to me.

I asked, “Is G-d in the heart of the Devil?” He looked at me as if I was asking a foolish question. But then he answered, “I’m not a christian, so I don’t know about religion, but isn’t G-d everywhere?”

“You are a smart man,” I said to him. He looked at me as if I was joking. “No, really. The vast majority of people in the world do not know this.” Just then, another non-Jewish man, this one from Greece, walked up to us wanting to hear our conversation.

I asked the second man, “Is G-d in the heart of the Devil?”

He too looked at me as if I was asking a trick question. He smiled a little, and then he shook his head, and said, “Of course not!”

I looked back at the Travel Writer and said, “See? This is what almost all the world believes. And this is the specialty of Jerusalem…to teach that G-d is Infinite…everywhere at all times.”

He beamed as if he had just discovered gold. I could see him thinking how he was going to write this conversion in his chapter on Jerusalem. He thanked me warmly, and told me that he was going to send me the pictures that he took. When he sent them he wrote, “Our discussion was undoubtedly one of the best experiences I had while in Israel.”

I got a lot more than a few nice pictures from him. I got the attention of thousands of his readers all over the world.

Inspiration on April 22nd, Today anyone for tennis!!!

The Jaffa Institute Charity Tennis Tournament Sunday April 22nd @ David Lloyd In Finchley

We’re very excited that you are coming along to the JIGE charity tennis tournament on Sunday April 22nd at the David Lloyd in Finchley.  And for those of you who attended our previous event in Bushey – so glad you decided to come along again.  We have got an excellent turn-out in Finchley so it looks set to be great fun.

We’ve attached a Welcome pack 2012 that explains what is going to happen on the day.  If you can’t open it or need more information then just let one of us know.

Zal Krause, The Inspirational New Act!

Please listen to this new talent and be Midnightrabbi inspiresd The very first “Zal Krause summertime jam”

Really cool song , “Summertime”, this type of song changed my life when i was in uni,  i jammed with a soulful jewish girl in a cafe in england and she made me want to think of what marriage is and then i realised what real life is , an aish guy got in the way and the next minute, im in israel beard peyers 6 kids and lol zal’s rockin…

Inspiration on April 19th, Real appreciation for life and Chametz again! Inspiration 2012! Thank G-d we live on… Lekevod Shabbos good Shabbat Shalom Greetings …enjoy we will, homemade and healthy whole wheat style …

   Date: February 2012 Make A Donation and mention Eli in comments thanks!
Helping the Holocaust Survivors of Tel Aviv-Jaffa
There is a shocking reality in Israel today. Among the 208,000 Holocaust survivorslivingin the country, many of whom were instrumental in the building of the State,over a quarter is living under the poverty line. In the Jaffa Institute’s service area alone,it is estimated that over 4,000 of the 15,000 Holocaust survivors are living in poverty.Although many survivors receive monthly payments from Holocaust compensation programs and/or the Israeli government, as they have aged and begun to experience increased health problems, these payments are no longer sufficient to cover their basic needs. Increasingly, the bills for necessary medical care are swallowing their small income, leaving them unable to pay for basic living costs such as food, rent and utilities. Indeed, many Holocaust survivors do not eat more than one nutritious meal per week.
In order to combat the widespread hunger and malnutrition present among theHolocaustsurvivors in our service area, the Jaffa Institute’s Food Distribution Centerdelivers food parcels to impoverished holocaust survivors on a regular basis.Each food parcel contains staples such as flour, oil, sugar, and tuna in addition to pasta,canned vegetables, and other necessities. The Holocaust survivors are also provided with fresh meat and fish. These food packages are delivered to the recipients by private volunteers using their own cars, and by a bus provided by the Dan Bus Company. The same volunteers deliver food parcels to the same Holocaust survivors every two weeks, allowing them to build close relationships that are valuable not only to the Holocaust survivors, but also to the volunteers.

We have to remember our miracles amongst the darkness and smile!

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We have to keep smiling even during Adar and Parshas Zachor (zachor means to remember what our enemies did to us etc…) . This is the full episode in several parts. It testifies to what went on at the infamous death camp from his time there from 1944-1945. Note to holocaust deniers, I will delete your posts if you post here, so be warned, and be educated!

Read more… 468 more words, 4 more videos

Listen to a great story on Sar Shalom Sharabi (Hebrew: שר שלום מזרחי דידיע שרעבי‎), also known as the Rashash, the Shemesh or Ribbi Shalom Mizraḥi deyedi`a Sharabi (Jewish Sharab, (1720–1777), was a Yemenite Rabbi, Halachist, Chazzan and Kabbalist. In later life, he became the Rosh Yeshiva of Bet El Yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Sar Shalom Sharabi was born in Sana’a, Yemen. He moved to Eretz Israel, then under Ottoman rule, in fulfilment of a vow. On his way he stayed in India, Baghdad and Damascus. In Damascus, he was involved in a dispute of Halacha over the minimum olive size kezayit of matzah that one should eat at the Pesach Seder.

In Israel he made a strong impression on the local rabbinic sages, and is frequently mentioned in their books. At Bet El Yeshiva, he belonged to a group of 12 mekubalim along with Hida, Rabbi Yom-Tov Algazi and other sages of Sephardic and Yemenite congregations. He remained at Bet El Yeshiva until his death, eventually becoming Rosh Yeshiva. He himself was a devotee of the teachings of Rabbi Isaac Luria, and a principal innovator within Lurianic Kabbalah.
Popular tradition links his departure from Yemen with a miracle that occurred after a rich Muslim-Arab woman tried to seduce him. In Bet El he worked as a servant and hid his learning from others; when his knowledge of Kabbalah was accidentally discovered, he became a member of the kabbalistic circle.[1][dead link] According to legend, the prophet Elijah appeared to him, and he is understood by the major Kabbalists as being himself the Gilgul of the Arizal.

Inspiration on April 18th,

Arutz Sheva posted -> Group Bar Mitzvah Celebration for Underprivileged Youth

Fifteen boys will partake in a special group bar mitzvah celebration on April 23rd. “Sadly, many of the students simply cannot afford to celebrate this special occasion because of their families’ financial hardship,” stated Rabbi Eli Goldsmith of the Bet Shemesh Educational Center which is sponsoring the event. After completing an educational course, each boy will be given a set of teffilin and a tallit. The event will be held at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center under the auspices of Dr. David J. Portowicz and Rabbi Eli Goldsmith. For more information call 057-317-5856.

Great meeting Yosef Daniel right next to a new project Mercava, stay tuned musicwise too…

The ‘Omer’ period (which will be over the course of the next few weeks) is also a time when many students of Rabbi Akiva were killed in a plague due to their lack of respect (relatively speaking – on their elevated levels) for one another [1]. Subsequently, the Omer period has become a time for self-improvement, particularly in the area of our relationships with our fellow man.

Rabbi Akiva taught [2] the importance of the verse, “Love your neighbour as yourself” [3]. Interestingly it is commented [4] that if someone keeps the commandments concerning his relationship to his fellow, he definitely also keeps those between him and G-d. But why should this be the case? And perhaps the opposite is true, that if we see a person observe the commandments between man and G-d, then he surely keeps those between man and his fellow?

   In the early 1700’s, Rabbi Yonasson Eibeshitz visited a community for Yom Kippur. He saw a man praying with great intent and decided to pray next to him. The Rabbi overheard the man repeating in his prayers that he was worthless. The Rabbi was impressed with this ‘righteous man’ the entire day until the Torah reading.

   When the time for the distribution of one of the important honours arrived, and it was given to an average looking man, this ‘righteous man’ began protesting, “I am wiser than him and more righteous too. Why would he be honoured over me?” And with that he sat down.

   When the Rabbi built up the courage to ask the man about his strange contradictory behaviour: on the one hand he had prayed so spiritually and humbly, but on the other he just made a spectacle in front of the entire congregation publically declaring his righteousness.

   “Oh no,” the man explained, “compared to G-d I am indeed nothing, but compared to that average man, I am actually something!”

Compared to G-d we are all nothing, even the greatest of us. But the true test begins with our interpersonal relationships with our fellow man. If someone can truly honour and love his fellow man, who – “like yourself” – is relatively speaking on par with – then for sure they also respect G-d, Who is far superior.

Perhaps this also explains the inclusion of the words “I am G-d” following the commandment to “love your fellow man” which we would have assumed to be associated solely with our fellow man. Recognising G-d is not necessarily an indication of our level of respect and love of our fellow Jew. But a person who truly respects and loves his fellow man is the one who we can be sure respects G-d.

The true test of life is not just to respect and love G-d, essentially just loving and respecting “yourself” more than everyone else except for G-d. But rather to respect and love our fellow man “like yourself”. And this is ultimately how to truly love G-d.

Have a lovely Shabbos,

Dan.

Inspiration on April 17th,

We are honored to invite you to attend
the celebration of 15 of our youngsters
who will reach their Bar Mitzvah milestone this year.
The ceremony will take place in the new dining room
at The Bet Shemesh Educational Center
on Rosh Hodesh Iyar, 23.4.12 at 9:00 am
Shacharit services at 8:00 am

The ceremony begins 9:00 am

Your participation will give us great pleasure
Eli Goldsmith and Dr. David J. Portowicz

Bar Mitzvah Ceremony
Becoming Bar Mitzvah is often the most significant event in a teenage boy’s life. It marks the important boundary between childhood and adulthood and is generally a time for great joy as well as reflection. Sadly, many of the students at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center simply cannot afford to celebrate this special occasion because of their families’ financial hardship.This year, the Bet Shemesh Educational Center seeks to fulfill the dreams of its Bar Mitzvah boys. After completing an educational course about the significance of becoming Bar Mitzvah, each of the boys will be given a set of teffilin, and a tallit, as well as a small gift in honor of the momentous event. They will also have the opportunity to celebrate their special day with their families and friends,when they are all treated to a luxuriously catered meal and taken on an exciting field trip. For more info click here<-.This meaningful day of growth and celebration will be unforgettable for our students!If you would like to help a Bar Mitzvah boy receive a trulyspecial Bar Mitzvah celebration,please click here (and mention eli in comments) or contact Eli umuse613@gmail.com orphone 0573175856/ 00972573175856

ידידים יקרים,
הרינו שמחים להזמינכם להשתתף בטכס בר מצוה ל-15 ילדים
עולים חדשים וותיקים אשר לומדים בקרית חינוך בית שמש בחסות
העמותה לקידום החינוך בת”א-יפו
הטכס יתקיים בא’ אייר 23.4.12 בשעה 9:00 בבוקר
בחדר אוכל החדש.

בכבוד רב,
ד”ר דוד פורטוביץ

From @gutman locks

Why is Caring Hard?

A friend asked, “Why is it hard to care for others?”

The main reason it is so hard be concerned with others is that we are usually so wrapped up with our own problems that we do not pay attention to theirs. It’s like giving charity…if our needs are not yet taken care of, very few of us would be concerned with other people’s needs. But, if we are lacking something, we know how it feels, so this should make us even more sensitive to them.

The ironic thing is, that almost always, giving to others brings the solution to our own problems! When we give charity, it brings blessings for a good livelihood. When we pray for others to find what they need, Hashem gives us what we need. So, if for no other reason than to open the door to our own blessings, we should concern ourselves with each other’s needs.

But if you would ask a great person why he (or she) gave that poor man a dollar, he would not say, “To get ten back from Hashem.” He wouldn’t even say, “It’s amitzvah,” although it certainly is. Most likely he would say, “Because the poor guy needed it.”

What Happened?

This tourist is from America. He strongly refused to put on tefillin. He had put them on once before, and he did not see any sense to do it again. I insisted, and for some reason, he gave in.

After he read the Shema, I had him pray for his family and for his personal needs. He stood there praying for well over 10 minutes. I wondered what was going on in his head. We see this a lot. First a tourist does not want to put them on, and then he does not want to take them off.

When I took the picture I asked him, “What happened? You did not want to put on tefillin, and then once you had them on, you didn’t want to take them off. What changed?”

He said, “They made me feel good about myself.”

Inspiration on April 16th,The Jaffa Institute Charity Tennis Tournament Sunday April 22nd @ David Lloyd In Finchley!

We’re very excited that you are coming along to the JIGE charity tennis tournament on Sunday April 22nd at the David Lloyd in Finchley.  And for those of you who attended our previous event in Bushey – so glad you decided to come along again.  We have got an excellent turn-out in Finchley so it looks set to be great fun.

We’ve attached a Welcome pack 2012 that explains what is going to happen on the day.  If you can’t open it or need more information then just let one of us know.

Inspiration on April 15th, after Pesach/Passover dishes away, we are on the way to count our precious time of life with 41 days to go…

” By virtue of the Omer that I counted today…may I be purified and sanctified with the sanctity from above, and may this cause an influence of great abundance in all the worlds.”(Seder Sfirat HaOmer, terminating prayer). Thanks to Lazer Brody for the inspirations…At the conclusion of each night’s counting of the Omer, we ask Hashem that we be purified and sanctified. We also say that our purification and sanctification triggers an influence of tremendous abundance in all the worlds – both material and spiritual.

Before attempting to comprehend the above principles, we have to realize that the people of Israel at Pesach are a nation of newly redeemed slaves. Not only were we newly redeemed slaves at the time of our exodus from Egypt, but every year at Pesach as well. Pesach is the furthest time of the year from the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, when all of Israel makes teshuva out of the awe of Hashem. As the long winter months transpire, we drop our guard and fall slaves to our bodily urges and appetites.

At Pesach time, we complete a process of physically cleaning our domains from chometz, or leavened agents, and begin a spiritual process of cleaning our hearts as a preparation for freedom. Teshuva is the cleansing of the heart from all evil.

True freedom, which includes the liberty from social pressure and bodily urges, comes only from Torah. Therefore, even though we break off the chains of bondage at Pesach, we’re not really free until we receive the Torah 50 days later on Shavuot. During the interim 49 days, we count the Omer as a process of preparing ourselves to receive the Torah. Rebbe Nathan of Breslev says that each of the 49 days corrects a character attribute that corresponds to the 48 ways of attaining Torah (see tractate Avos, 6:6 for the entire list), while the 49th day serves as a correction to our prayers.

Rebbe Natan writes (Abridged Likutei Moharan 63:2) that the 49 days of the Omer also correspond to the 49 gates of Tshuva. By reciting Tehillim (Psalms) every day, one can open each gate of Tshuva. Therefore, concludes Rebbe Natan, saying Tehillim during each day of the Omer is extremely important.

Rebbe Natan’s principle of Tehillim and Tshuva explains how the purification of our souls during the days of the Omer invokes abundance in all the worlds, as we shall see – with Hashem’s grace – in the following parable:

Yashka the farmer worked excruciatingly hard to prepare his field for corn planting in the spring. His hands were scarred and bloody from gripping the leather reigns that held his mighty ox in a straight line while plowing a furrow, and every muscle of his straining back would cry out in pain. When the field was finally prepared for sowing, he’d lovingly place each seed in the ground as if it were a cherished gem. When all was said and done, Yashka would pray for the blessing of rain that would trigger seed germination and subsequent growth.

While weeding the furrows, Yashka derived tremendous satisfaction from the stout young corn plants; the lush green stalks made all the hard work worthwhile. He looked forward to the expected bumper crop, but his joy was short-lived. Just as the fertilized corn flowers turned to baby seed cobs, the crows appeared. The minute Yashka saw the cawing black feathered menaces descend on his field, he ran out of his thatch-roofed house with a pitchfork in his hand, chasing away the crows.

No sooner would Yashka leave the field, and the crows would reappear. Disgusted, he erected a scarecrow in the middle of the field. The scarecrow repelled the crows for a day or two, but as soon as the clever birds realized that the straw-filled dummy with Yashka’s old hat and shirt was both harmless and inanimate, they again descended on the crop.

This time, Yashka outsmarted them. His corn field was exposed to the prevailing breezes from all directions. Yashka carved a special flute out of a reed; then, he put the flute in the scarecrow’s mouth. Every few minutes, the wind would blow; when it passed through the flute, it would create an amazing tooting sound in three different octaves that scared the crows away. By virtue of the flute, Yashka reaped a full crop of golden yellow corn.

Our Pesach preparations resemble Yashka’s plowing and preparation of his corn field. The interim of the growth days between sowing and harvest correspond to the counting of the Omer. Just as Yashka’s harvest was corn, the harvest of the Jewish people is Torah. The crows, symbolic of the Yetzer Hora and his accompanying temptations and bodily appetites, must be repelled in order for us to truly merit Torah on Shavuot. Often, we feel like we have no spiritual vitality, just like a scarecrow. But, by reciting Tehillim, we become spiritually vibrant and we scare away the Yetzer; the Tehillim – like a magical flute in a scarecrow’s mouth – enable us to properly make tshuva and receive the Torah.

By virtue of Tehillim, we merit Tshuva, subsequently purifying and sanctifying ourselves. With Teshuva, we bring Torah into this world, together with all the accompanying material and spiritual abundance for all people everywhere. Also, when we receive the Torah, we become a truly free people, for there is no freedom without Torah (Avos 6:2). May this year be a year of freedom, abundance, and the true redemption of our people, amen.

This past Passover, (don’t you passover), the Jaffa Institute hosted a Pesach Seder for 500 impoverished Ethiopian immigrants in the Bet Shemesh Educational Center’s beautiful new dining hall. For many of these families, this was the first Seder of their lives; an experience never to be forgotten.

Bar Mitzvah Ceremony
Becoming Bar Mitzvah is often the most significant event in a teenage boy’s life. It marks the important boundary between childhood and adulthood and is generally a time for great joy as well as reflection. Sadly, many of the students at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center simply cannot afford to celebrate this special occasion because of their families’ financial hardship.This year, the Bet Shemesh Educational Center seeks to fulfill the dreams of its Bar Mitzvah boys. After completing an educational course about the significance of becoming Bar Mitzvah, each of the boys will be given a set of teffilin, and a tallit, as well as a small gift in honor of the momentous event. They will also have the opportunity to celebrate their special day with their families and friends,when they are all treated to a luxuriously catered meal and taken on an exciting field trip. For more info click here<-.This meaningful day of growth and celebration will be unforgettable for our students!If you would like to help a Bar Mitzvah boy receive a trulyspecial Bar Mitzvah celebration,please click here (and mention eli in comments) or contact Eli umuse613@gmail.com orphone 0573175856/ 00972573175856

Jews in Egypt were not only enslaved physically but also spiritually. At that time, they were at their lowest spiritual level. Their physical liberation from Egypt also freed them from their spiritual limitations. As a result, the Jewish people were able to attain great spiritual heights through the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.

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Basic Emunah 

The greater a Jew is, the more he understands G-dliness. However, even the greatest Jew, from his lofty viewpoint, sees a level of G-dliness which he does not yet understand, but must believe in.

After the splitting of the sea, the Jewish people perceived Hashem. Yet, the verse states, “And they believed in Hashem.” From their sublime perspective, they perceived even higher spiritual spheres that they did not grasp and had to utilize faith for.

When read stories of Jews who lived before the First World War describing how they served Hashem and the grandeur and greatness of their prayer and Torah study; when we hear of the emotions that would naturally be aroused within the average layman during the days when Elul and Tishrei arrived, we become very aware of our limitations.

Our generation has almost no grasp of spirituality whatsoever. We feel neither the intimacy of Hashem, nor the holiness of a Shabbos or Yom Tov; we have to believe in everything.

And it is in the merit of this Emunah that we will be redeemed.

Source: Excerpted from written English translation of the Chol Hamoed Derasha 5772

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Foreword – The Problem

According to most opinions, there is a Jewish crisis going on today. Apparently, a huge percentage of nonreligious Jews are flocking to other religions, while very few are coming to their own. It seems that the crisis is not only in the Torah-ignorant community, but has hit the religious community as well. Today, young Jews are leaving Torah lives at an astonishing rate. Of course this means rampant intermarriage and the loss of those future Jewish families. This is a catastrophe. What to do? Like all things in Jewish life, there are various opinions on the subject.

Conclusion from Gutman Locks

The ultimate goal of the spiritual search is to reveal G-d’s Presence. This is possible right here in this lower world. This revelation is called the Shechina. G-d, being unlimited, must be everywhere at all times. One of His names is the Place (HaMakom). Even the physical place permeates all locations and levels of the entire creation at all times. How much more so must the spiritual Place permeate all? But still, although He is all, the physicality is not His revealed glory. By design, His glorious Presence is being hidden by His physical creation. How do we uncover this glory?

We are told that the Shechina is only revealed in joy.[i] This means that for this wondrous experience to happen, we must serve G-d with joy. It will never come in sorrow. The Gemora explains that the joy spoken of here is the joy that comes from doing a mitzvah.[ii] Why has G-d arranged it so this highest spiritual revelation comes only from the joy of doing a mitzvah, and not from any of the other wonderful joys that His creation has to offer? Doing mitzvahs requires a physical Torah life, and not just a spiritual Torah life. The spiritual Torah leads us to the highest vision possible. The physical Torah leads us to a practical Jewish life with a vibrant Jewish family at its center. And when done properly, it will also lead to the most cherished revelation possible.

When we understand the spiritual aspects of the mitzvah, it helps us to do themitzvahs better. The spiritual result of the mitzvah reveals what is actually happening when the mitzvah is done. This strengthens and encourages us. It also helps us to experience the great joy that is inherent in serving G-d.

This is why we search spiritually. Not that we are going to force open the gates of Heaven by doing a mitzvah. If just doing mitzvahs opened that gate, millions of Jews would be talking about this experience. Not even doing the mitzvahs while concentrating on their spirituality will force that gate to open. That gate is an entirely spiritual gate and it opens only from the top down.

But finding the spiritual truth of the mitzvah helps us to do the mitzvahs properly. This reminds us of our true purpose for being here on Earth. Fulfilling our purpose in life brings us to the great joy of serving Him as His Torah instructs. In this joy we will be able to receive the much greater joy of seeing His Presence.[iii]

There is a well known story of a rebbe who, as a mere four-year-old child, cried that G-d appeared to Avraham but He had not appeared to him.[iv] From this story we see that even small children can have the revelation of G-d be their heart’s desire. We also see from this that we must make striving to reveal G-d’s Presence part our standard education. And this education should even be for children, and not reserved only for those who are qualified to learn the deepest mystical subjects.

Where do we find a source to justify this search? “ … There you shall seek out His Presence …”[v] Moshe was telling us to seek His Presence where our sacrifices were offered. This was wherever the Mishkan or Temple stood. That was where we were to offer our sacrifices, and that was the place where we were to seek out His Presence. Today, while we do not have a Temple, our sacrifices are offered in our hearts, and in our spiritual service to the world. It is within these that we are to search for Him.

When the physical Torah is taught along with its spiritual perspective, the children will not need to look elsewhere for satisfaction. Spiritual awareness gives life purpose. We become motivated and glad that we are here. Life becomes an opportunity instead of a burden. It is well known that a solely physically motivated life leads to senseless greed. It is also well known that a spiritually motivated life leads to giving. And giving is its own reward.

He reveals His Presence to us when we please Him. Besides thinking spiritually, what can we do to hasten this most cherished experience? What pleases Him the most is when we serve Him with joythank Him for the good that He has given ushelp others to learn His ways, and live together in peace.

May this happen to all of us today.

Inspiration on April 4th, on our way out all the Straits of difficulty…

Towards the end of the Pesach Seder, in anticipation of his arrival, we open our front door to welcome Eliyahu the prophet, who will come to announce the ultimate redemption, and we declare, “Pour out Your wrath…”

   Once, at his seder, The Kotzker Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk sent a student of his to open the door.

   But the student froze in fear.

   When he was asked why he was afraid he replied that he was sure that he was about to see Eliyahu the prophet!

   “No need to worry about that,” interjected the Rebbe, “he comes through the heart not through the door!”

So why then do we need to open the door at all?

Perhaps the idea is that we need to pour out OUR wrath from our hearts, to make room for Eliyahu to enter with the good news of the arrival of the redeemer [1].

A person who constantly becomes angry is living a life of the worst kinds of pain and suffering [2] – they are living a life of exile. By removing not only the unwanted physical chometz, but additionally this spiritual type of ‘chometz’ – the bad trait of anger [3] – a person is essentially becoming ‘redeemed’

Have a hearty Pesach,

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Additional sources:

[1] Similar idea to Chiddushei haRim, Devarim 4:39 and Ohel Torah (Menachem Mendel of Kotzk), Devarim 6:6

[2] See Nedraim 22a (and Igeres haRamban)

[3] Many of the great Rabbis of the generations [e.g. Chida] have warned us about avoiding the tendency to become angry in the often tense preparations for Pesach and in particular the removal of chometz from the house.  

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What’s the Most Important Thing?
from Gutman Locks

Although the holiday of Passover is, by far, the most memorable and beloved holiday of the entire Jewish calendar, it also brings the greatest number of details, requirements and restrictions. Observing each of these elements is crucial during this week of preparation and especially for the Seder itself. To list them all would (and does) fill an entire book.

There are the Torah commandments and there are the rabbinical commandments. There are also the customs that, surprisingly, vary tremendously between the Sephardim and Ashkenazim. There are the unique customs that have developed around the diaspora. For example, Indian Jews eat different foods on Passover than Temanni Jews, and some Jews will dip their matzah in their soup, while others would be aghast at such a move! Some will eat beans, and some would never do such a thing. There are strict requirements as to the minimum amounts of matzah, bitter herb and wine that must be consumed, and only within a specific period of time. And perhaps most important of all are the amazingly strict requirements not to have any leavening or related products in our possession for the entire week. Confusing this even more is that some authorities say certain foods are leavened while others swear that they are not.

On and on, the list of requirements that ensure a successful Seder can certainly seem overwhelming. It is no wonder that the favorite question a sharp student will ask his rebbe right before the Seder is, “What is the most important thing that I must watch out for?”

Last Pesach, right before leaving the Kotel to rush home for the Seder, a rabbi friend of mine asked me that very question. To his great surprise, I immediately answered, “Make sure that the children have a good time.” He looked at me as if I might be joking; his face was all twisted up. He wanted to know some great Kabbalah about the four cups of wine, or maybe how to lean to the side when drinking them. Or maybe I could give him some great Chassidic teaching on how to do teshuva (repentance) while trying to gulp down that impossibly hot horseradish. AAGHHHH! But, no, I simply said, “Make sure that the children have a good time.”

The next afternoon, he came up to me, smiling. He’s a smart guy and he took my words to heart. He said, “It was the best Seder ever. The kids were great. Everyone was laughing. We all enjoyed ourselves tremendously. But tell me, how can you really say that keeping the kids happy was the most important thing to watch out for? After all, this is a very serious holiday.”

I explained, “There is only one reason we have the Seder at all: to remember the Exodus from Egypt. And there is only one reason why we must remember the Exodus from Egypt: so we will remain Jews. If we forget our past, there will be no reason to go on as a people. There is only one way for us to remain Jews, and that is to raise Jewish families. Without the children coming back next year, there won’t be any Jewish families. It’s for the kids’ sake that we go through all this each year and, God willing, we will get to do it for them again next year, too. And if they have a good enough time, then surely someday we will even get to do it for their kids.”

Have a happy Pesach. It’s essential. https://midnightabbi1eligoldsmith.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/getting-ready-for-passoverpesach-20125772/We hope everybody is making final preparations for Passover with big smiles on their faces. We must also prepare ourselves for true liberation – freedom of the soul.

The minute one loses one’s personal sense of worth and a positive self image, he or she becomes a slave.

Lack of self-respect, self-deprecation, and ignorance of one’s own marvelous qualities and heritage are tickets to the slave train. Shame or embarrassment about one’s ethnic or religious background is tantamount to carrying around an iron shackle with a 50-lb. ball and chain.

These feelings of inferiority are an invitation to let society dictate how you should live your life. People who feel inferior are weak; it’s easy to exploit a person with no backbone. Controlled and exploited people are the most miserable creatures on the face of the earth.

For a Jew, one of the most important Passover preparation – after getting rid of the chometz – is learning who we are and why we’re celebrating. Modern society often discourages us from learning about our wonderful background, our G-d, and what emuna – the full and simple faith in Him – can do for us in every level of life, be it emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and even physical.

Emuna helps you feel good about yourself.  As soon as you begin feeling good about yourself, you become free. Every human has an inherent right to freedom; that’s the universal message of the Passover holiday. Happy Passover preparations!

Inspiration on April 2nd, Reminder as Pesach/Passover 2012 almost is here!

In less that one week will be the holiday of Pesach (Passover), celebrating the Exodus from Egypt. Please see below all the laws (in comments) that you need to know in order to Prepare Your House for Pesach 5772 (Based on the Halachic Rulings of Rabbi Shlomo Gissinger Shlita, Rav in Lakewood NJ) and please be kind and donate. This is a time of giving money for the poor so they can buy wheat for Matzos etc… (continued below) This is the first law to learn and the most important on Pesach/Passover as we are a nation based and built on KINDNESS>>>!

This coming Passover, (don’t you passover), the Jaffa Institute is hosting a Pesach Seder for 500 impoverished Ethiopian immigrants in the Bet Shemesh Educational Center’s beautiful new dining hall. For many of these families, this will be the first Seder of their lives; an experience never to be forgotten.

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Jews in Egypt were not only enslaved physically but also spiritually. At that time, they were at their lowest spiritual level.

Their physical liberation from Egypt also freed them from their spiritual limitations. As a result, the Jewish people were able to attain great spiritual heights through the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.

At the Seder, we re-experience the Exodus. We must realize that G-d enables each of us to free ourselves of our spiritual limitations which constrict and limit our connection to G-d.

In truth, the mitzvah to remember the Exodus applies every day, morning and night, which is why we mention the Exodus in the daily prayers. Yet, there is more emphasis on remembering it on Passover, especially at the Seder.

Why is remembering the Exodus at the seder, on the anniversary of the Exodus, more meaningful than remembering it during the rest of the year?

Here is a parable from the Magid of Dubna, which answers this question: A king traveled with his entourage to visit his subjects. As they were passing through a forest, one of the riders became very thirsty and fainted. No one had any water so the king sent one of the soldiers to the river, a few miles away.

In the meantime, the person’s condition became very grave. The king ordered his men to immediately start digging for water. Everyone began digging furiously and before long they hit fresh water and revived him. A while later the soldier returned with fresh water from the river.

A few days later a wayfarer traveled through the forest and passed the same place. The sun was hot and he too became very thirsty and was in great need of water.

Now, if someone would tell him that a few miles further there is a river with fresh water, it may not help him much. Who knows if he could reach the river before he would faint. However, the well that was dug on this spot will surely help him. All he had to do is bend down and reach for the drink.

During the rest of the year, we are like the one who must walk down the road to the river to get water. On other days of the year, we too, must make a greater effort to benefit spiritually from the Exodus. But on Passover, the time when the Exodus took place, we are like the man who is standing at the very spot where the well was dug. G-d grants us special powers and our spiritual liberation is at our fingertips, we just have to reach for it. Moshiach NOW!!! For more info and the guideline to Pesach click here<-!

My boy Bovi is coming home soon and lets hope the good emotions come alive! Chag Somayach 🙂

Inspiration on Wiseman day April 1st.

Mashiach Will Come Suddenly  – check this out as a sign <-click here!
Mashiach can come any day. The Baal Shem Tov taught: The day upon which Mashiach
will arrive will be a day akin to any other. The business-man will be wheeling and dealing; the
tailor will be cutting his material; the woodchopper will wield his ax; the farmer will sow his
seeds; the housewife will be washing laundry (the computer technician will be programming
computers, the stockbroker be will be watching the markets,) – suddenly a call will be heard:
“HE’S HERE! MASHIACH HAS ARRIVED!”
Mashiach’s arrival will be sudden. Malachi7 prophesized: “וּפִתְאםֹ יָבוֹא אֶל הֵיכָלוֹ הָאָדוֹן אֲשֶׁר
אַתֶּם מְבַקְשִׁים וּמַלְאַךְ הַבְּרִית אֲשֶׁר אַ תֶּם חֲפֵצִים” , ‘Suddenly He will come to His Sanctuary, the
Master whom you seek and the angel of the covenant that you yearn for.’The Bais Yosef (the author of the Shulchan Aruch) authored a sefer called ‘Maggid
Meisharim.’ Within it he related exchanges he had with an angel who was sent from heaven to
teach him Torah. This angel told him the meaning of a verse in Yeshaya8 “רִאשׁוֹן לְצִיּוֹן הִנֵּה הִנָּם
וְלִירוּשָׁלַ ם מְבַשֵּׂר אֶתֵּן” , ‘the first to Tzion, behold he is here! And to Yerushalayim a herald I will
give.’
The angel explained that before a king arrives in a city, there are groups of infantry that
herald his coming. When he is a mile from the city, one group arrives announcing, “The king is
arriving shortly!” As the king draws closer, another delegation arrives proclaiming the imminent
arrival of the king. When the king is right outside the city, another group appears with the
message ‘Behold, the king is here.’
However, when the ראשון לציון , the first messenger to announce the redemption of Tzion
will arrive, הנה הנם , Mashiach will immediately come. There will only be one messenger who will
proclaim the news. Immediately after this messenger arrives and announces that Mashiach is
on his way, Mashiach will arrive.
There are Two Mashiachs
However, our sages have predicted certain dates upon when Mashiach will arrive. We
just stated that Mashiach will appear on the fourteenth of Nissan. How does this coincide with
the fact that Mashiach can arrive anytime?
The answer is that there are two Mashiachs. One is a descendant of King David, and one
is a descendant of Yosef HaTzaddik. The Mashiach of Yosef will arrive suddenly. He will
prepare the world for the Mashiach of David who will arrive on a designated day.
It is the Mashiach of Yosef that we wait for daily.
Eagerly Waiting for Mashiach
The Heichal Habracha9 states that every Jew is supposed to eagerly look out and long
for Mashiach. One should expect Mashiach to appear at any moment. The Rambam states that
we are not supposed to think, ‘Mashiach will eventually arrive.’ We are supposed to await the
salvation of Hashem eagerly and expect Mashiach to arrive imminently.
The Yismach Moshe went to sleep every night with his walking stick ready at his bedside,
so that if Mashiach would arrive in middle of the night, he would be promptly ready to go forth
and greet him. He instructed his attendant to awaken him immediately upon Mashiach’s arrival.
Connecting Ourselves to the Great Days of Pesach
We all want to tune in to the holy, delightful frequencies of the Yom Tov of Pesach.
Tzaddikim advised studying the laws and Aggadic (inspirational ideas and stories) teachings of
the Yom Tov.
Before commencing the Maariv Shemoneh Esrei prayer of any Yom Tov, we recite the
verse, “10 וַיְדַבֵּר משֶֹׁה אֶת מעֲֹדֵי ה’ אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְרָֹאֵל “, ‘Moshe related the holidays of Hashem to the
Jewish people.’ Moshe Rabbeinu expounded upon the spiritual content of each Yom Tov. He
instituted that the Jewish people should engage in the topics of each Yom Tov when it arrives11
in order to be able to fully participate in it.
The parsha that ushers in the month of Nissan is Vayikra. Vayikra discusses the ,קרבנות
sacrifices. קרבן is from the root of מקרב , to draw near. Through bringing a Korban, a Jew would
draw close to Hashem. Heralding the month when Hashem is especially intimate with the
Jewish people is the parsha discussing the Korbanos, which draw us near. Click here<- to listen too!

I relate to Ben from @gutman locks!!! He did the same for me…

Ben is a very nice teen from America. I was surprised that he knew the beginning of the blessing that we say before doing a mitzvah. I asked him if he had ever put on tefillin. He had never even seen them before. “So how did you know that much of the blessing?” I asked.

He said that he learned it in shul (synagogue). “How can you go to shul and never have seen tefillin?” I asked.

I told him how to pray for his family, and sent him to the Kotel. As soon as he began, he started to cry. He stood there some 5 minutes praying for his loved ones, and crying.

What a waste for this boy not to have been introduced to tefillin before, and thank G-d that someone was there to help him when he came to the Kotel. He was so ready.

The Jewish soul that resides within and enlivens each of us, can sit there an entire lifetime without ever showing itself to the Jew! Then, thank G-d, something can happen that sends the Jew on his lifelong journey, searching for his own Being.

Send Your Mother a Present

Michael is visiting from America. His Hebrew name is Tzvi. Tzvi’s mother just passed away. He cried when he told me. He loved her very much. He had never put on tefillin before, but when I was putting them on his arm he said, “Seven times.”

I asked, “If you have never put tefillin on before, how did you know to wrap them 7 times around your arm.”

He said, “I’m a Jew, aren’t I!” As if to say, doesn’t every Jew know such a basic thing as this!

I explained to him why he should put them on regularly, and do other mitzvahs, too. I told him something that I had heard from the Rebbe (Chabad). It is a very powerful teaching that always helps to ease a mourner’s sorrow.

“When a person passes away, they go to a place so far away that they cannot contact us, but we can send them a present whenever we want. If we will do a mitzvah in that person’s name, the spiritual benefit of that mitzvah will elevate that person’s soul in Heaven.”

He said, “Thank you. My mother would like that.”

     I told him to put a charity box in his home, and whenever he missed his mother, he should put a coin in the box, and ask G-d to bless her. He cried, and called me “An angel who helped me.”

Inspiration on 29th March, v. busy gtg but enjoy this for now and live inspiraed!

Introducing again  Ari Lesser in Jerusalem, Israel people are talking about this great talent that is in the holy land bringing us love, talent and inspiration… I got to see first hand that its all true, unity and love…
JIM = Jaffa Institute & Midnightrabbi eli goldsmith

A Midnightrabbi inspires inspired meeting thank G-d… https://midnightabbi1eligoldsmith.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/ari-lesser-more-than-a-m-c/ part of a cool group of musicians we want you to help us showcase here!!!

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Proverbs 31 sang by Jerusalem musician Ari Lesser

Posted on March 29, 2012 by Joseph

Jerusalem musician Ari Lesser describes the his inspiration for singing. “… its about focusing on the light and shinning from within to the world, songs and praises to Hashem.”

Rabbi Eli Goldsmith, is a consultant at The Jaffa institute in Bet Shemesh, Israel. He is a musician and is known as the Midnight Rabbi in Jerusalem where he uses music to inspire and uplift a new generation of challenged youth.

Rabbi Goldsmith explains “King Solomon wrote Eshet Chayil, A woman of Valour found in Mishlei, Proverbs 31 as a love song between us and Hashem, Torah and Yisrael. It is beyond wisdom and words. We sing it every Friday night on Shabbas before kiddush.”

Inspiration on 28th March, busy getting ready for Pesach

Busy, busy , busy with good news too, Rivkalah went to the hospital and is much better thanks G-d, the doctor doesn;t have to see her for 6 months, please keep praying for Tehilah rivka bas Masha for a full recovery…

Read below and enjoy,

i want to share some great new acts i blogged and think you will get some inspiration from them

-ari-lesser-more-than-a-m-c

up-coming-new-acts-alex-clare-doing-it

-zal-krause-the-inspirational-new-act

-introducing-the-artist-formerly-known-as-now-nissim-baruch

Most of these new talents I’m close with are arriving here for the summer and hope to host them in shows with a large percentage going to the Jaffainstiute! (charity mentioned below)

Please read below and let me know if we can get some help i.e. make an event for long term help and if you or anyone can directly help for this Pesach thanks…

Rabbi Eli Goldsmith was kind enough to forward the information about helping our cause to you.  I am very appreciative.

Please see my letter below describing the need for generous support to make the Pesach holiday more joyful to the impoverished families we serve.  As you will see, each gift for food will be matched by the Feinstein Foundation if the money is received between March 1 and April 30. Your generous financial support at this crucial time would be most gratefully received.

The address of our British Friends organization in London is as follows, and donations are entitled to Gift Aid:

British Friends of the Jaffa Institute (please mention Eli in the donation/comments thanks)

Catherine House

76 Gloucester Place

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Sincerely,

Dr. David J. Portowicz

Dr. David J. Portowicz – Chairman & Founder

The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa provides educational, recreational, and social enrichment programs to help disadvantaged children, teens, and adults break the cycle of intergenerational poverty to realize their full potential. The Institute’s programming reaches all corners of Israel through initiatives such as after school enrichment centers, therapeutic clinics, warm-home residential facilities for children, safe housing for at-risk teenage girls, and through our food distribution program for the needy. To make a donation or to volunteer, please call. 972-3-6832626
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Dear Jeff (forwarded from David from me)

I hope you are well and that you are looking forward to a very meaningful and happy Pesach.  Thank G-d, I’m well and very actively involved in all the bustle and excitement surrounding our Pesach projects:

1.        Preparing 1,800 packages of food to impoverished families, including 200 Holocaust survivors.  This is 700 more than last year.

2.       Organizing a Pesach seder for 500 Ethiopian immigrants in our new dining hall at our school in Bet Shemesh.  This is the first time ever.

3.       Providing 100 of our residential students with food packages and vouchers to ensure that they and their families have sustenance for the 7 day holiday.

All these projects entail a budget of just under $150,000, of which our donors in Israel, the USA and Europe have thus far donated close to $80,000.  We still require $70,000 and I am making a last minute effort to gather this together from my many dedicated friends, among whom you are one of the most prominent.

I’d be enormously grateful if you would send your gift to us…

It would be most welcome and most gratefully received, especially in this time of financial hardship for the families living in the slum communities we serve.  Every gift towards our food project will be matched by the Feinstein Foundation, provided the check is dated in March or April, 2012.

Warmly, as ever,

David

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Inspiration on 27th March! Ari lesser 10 plagues song !  click here <-ari-lesser-more-than-a-m-c/ blossoms…

 When one sees blossoming fruit trees for the first time during the month of Nissan, one should say this blessing:

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה ה’ אֱ-לֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם שֶׁלֹּא חִסֵּר בְּעוֹלָמוֹ כְּלוּם וּבָרָא בוֹ בְּרִיּוֹת טוֹבוֹת וְאִילָנוֹת טוֹבוֹת לֵהָנוֹת בָּהֶם בְּנֵי אָדָם.

Transliteration: Baw-rooch ah-taw Ah-doh-noi Eh-loh-hei-noo meh-lech haw-oh-lawm sheh-loh chee-seir beh-oh-law-moh keh-loom oo-vaw-raw voh beh-ree-yohs toh-vohs veh-ee-law-nohs toh-vohs lei-haw-nohs baw-hem be-nei aw-dawm.

Translation: Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has made nothing lacking in His world, and created in it goodly creatures and goodly trees to give mankind pleasure.

Inspiration on 26th March! Real people with kind hearts make a sincere difference!

My Fathers Bar Mitzvah pic and kind donations that made there day!!! (click here <=)

The importance of family is obvious!

SAINSBURY’S ANNOUNCES JUBILEE FAMILY FESTIVAL
Saturday 2 June, Sunday 3 June 2012
Hyde Park

Sainsbury’s is delighted to announce details of ‘The Jubilee Family Festival Presented by Sainsbury’s’, which will take place in Hyde Park, one of London’s eight Royal Parks, on Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June 2012 from 10.30am – 7pm daily, with a capacity for 50,000 ticket holders on each day. The Festival, with an action-packed and imaginative fun-filled programme, will provide a fantastic way for families to join in the Jubilee Celebrations during this very special weekend. World famous promoter Harvey Goldsmith CBE, is organising the Festival on behalf of Sainsbury’s and the festival is being hosted by The Royal Parks.

Harvey Goldsmith, said: “This will be the largest family festival London has ever seen. With a huge programme of incredible entertainment and activities for everyone to enjoy, it will make for a memorable experience for visitors of all ages. Families can come to the Jubilee Family Festival knowing that, in a very lively London, it will be a family-friendly environment in which there will be fun for all.”

More artists and entertainment will be announced in the coming weeks. Maybe one of these guys lol below Lefty u got it , or Alex Clare, Ari Lesser or Nissim Boruch!

The world state of affairs today seems very promising for the coming of Mashiach. There
is a tremendous tumult on the world stage of nations right now. This is a sign that in heaven,
too, there is a commotion.
The leaders of governments are but string-puppets in the hands of the angels that
represent the nations they govern.
Right now in heaven ת the notion of bringing Mashiach is being debated. The angels of
the nations of the world are putting up a fuss; they wish to delay the coming of Mashiach. We,
for our part, have to double our efforts in Torah and chesed, and storm the heavens with prayer.
May we merit that this Nissan, which we will usher in with the coming Shabbos, will be
the one in which we will be
פדוים לציון ברינה 9, ויתקיים בנו וזרקתי עליכם מים טהורים וטהרתם, ונתתי
לכם לב חדש ורוח חדשה אתן בקרבכם 10 , וידעו הגוים אשר ישארו סביבותיכם כי אני
. ה’ בניתי הנהרסות נטעתי הנשמה אני ה’ דברתי ועשיתי 11
Redeemed to Tzion in song, and the promise of Hashem (in the Haftorah of Parshas
Parah): ‘I will sprinkle upon you purifying waters and you will be purified;’ and ‘I will give you a
new heart, and a new spirit I will instill within you;’ and ‘The nations which will remain around
you will know that I am G-d; I built what was destroyed, I replanted the desolate, It is I Hashem, I
spoke and I carried out;’ will be fulfilled. See below for more from Rav Moshe Wolfson.

And thanks to Rav Shalom and Lazer Brody on Shabbat HaGadol, 5772

This coming Shabbat is known as Shabbat HaGadol, the great Shabbat. Here in Israel, we feel the tension and excitement of a massive upheaval that’s about to take place with world-shaking ramifications.

Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak shlit’a said a month ago that war would break out before Pesach. Will Israel attack Iran? Will Iran dare a preemptive strike? Can the USA be trusted?

Ask these questions to Rav Shalom Arush, and he’ll smile patiently. None of these things concern us. In fact, they sidetrack us from what we should be doing – preparing for Shabbat HaGadol, doing teshuva and cleaning the garbage out of our souls as well as out of our houses, and preparing for Pesach.

Shabbat HaGadol is symbolic of dedication in performing a mitzvah and spiritual emancipation…

Inspiration on 25th March! A new time for change with kindness!

Massacre in Toulouse
Adar 29, 5772 • March 23, 201

A Heartfelt Plea from Mrs. Chava (Eva) Sandler of Toulouse

My heart is broken. I am unable to speak. There are no ways for me to be able to express the great and all-consuming pain resulting from the murder of my dear husband Rabbi Jonathan and our sons, Aryeh and Gavriel, and of Miriam Monsonego, daughter of the dedicated principal of Ozar Hatorah and his wife, Rabbi Yaakov and Mrs. Monsonego.

May no one ever have to endure such pain and suffering. To read more click here <=!

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Now is a Very Auspicious Time for the Redemption

Rabbi Nachman of Breslav states that from the day of Purim our ascent toward the great Yom Tov of Pesach begins. On each of the thirty days between Purim and Pesach we climb one of the thirty rungs of the ladder leading out of the pit of impurity until we reach the night of the Seder in complete holiness.
This time of the year is very auspicious for the coming of Mashiach.
The world state of affairs today, too, seems very promising for the coming of Mashiach. There is a tremendous tumult on the world stage of nations right now. This is a sign that in heaven, too, there is a commotion.
The leaders of governments are but string-puppets in the hands of the angels that represent the nations they govern.
Right now in heaven, the notion of bringing Mashiach is being debated. The angels of the nations of the world are putting up a fuss; they wish to delay the coming of Mashiach. We, for our part, have to double our efforts in Torah and chesed, and storm the heavens with prayer.

May we merit that this Nissan, which we will usher in with the coming Shabbos, will be the one in which we will be redeemed.

Source: Excerpted from written English translation of the Parshas Vayakheil Pekudei Shalosh Seudas Torah 5772

Before Shabbat,  Rabbi Shalom Arush told @lazer brody the following:

1. Despite all the threats against Israel, the Land of Israel is the safest place to be and no Jew will be hurt here, as we witnessed with the recent 220+ missile attacks in the South of Israel and no Jew was hurt other than minor scratches.

2. The Jews outside of Israel should start making a serious effort towards Aliya.

3. Hashem knows what’s in your heart – even if you can’t make aliya at this time for whatever reason, you should be praying to Hashem every day to enable you to make aliya.

Have a wonderful week .

When I put Tefillin on Him, I Kissed His Arm.

The numbers are fading, and sadly, for the majority of Jews, so is the memory. From Gutman Locks!

Iranian Jews Who Fled to America

Inspiration on 22nd March! The day before the 1st of the new month and new year of the KINGS, Moshiach now!

NOT A TRACE 
On the day before Passover, Rabbi Levi Yitzhak, while walking through the marketplace, met several Gentiles who were known to be smuggling goods across the border.
‘Do you have any smuggled silk’ he asked them.
‘We do’, they answered.
‘How many yards to you have’, he continued.
‘Don’t worry Rabbi,’ said the smuggler. ‘We have as much as you need.’
He left them and soon met a Jew.
‘Do you have any Hametz’, he asked.

‘Hametz?’ asked the astonished Jew. ‘Heaven forbid that a Jew should have Hametz after the sixth hour on Erev Pessach!’
Soon he met a second Jew and again asked, ‘Do you have any Hametz?’
‘What did you ask, Rabbi’, answered the distraught man. ‘Hametz at this time!” Am I not still a Jew?’
Rabbi Levi Yitzhak lifted his eyes toward Heaven and said ‘Master of the World, look down from Heaven and see how Your people Israel tremble at Your word and hasten to fulfill Your commandments. The Russian Tzar is a mighty and fearsome ruler who has many generals and guards and prisons to enforce his decrees. And he commands thousands of soldiers to protect the border to see that no merchandise is brought across it unlawfully. Nevertheless, daily they smuggle in all manner of merchandise and fear not to see it openly in the market. But You, O Lord, Who have no generals or guards or prisons, have simply written in Your Torah ‘There shall no leavened bread be seen with thee.’ And on Erev Pessach, long before the evening comes, there is not a trace of Hametz to be found among all of the people of Israel’.

Inspiration on 21st March! How we need to make a difference as times require inspiration

with kindness- Hello eli goldsmith,

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Ha Rav Scheinberg died in the Shaare Tzedek Medical Center of Jerusalem at the age of 101 on 20 March 2012 after a brief illness. He was suffering from an inflammation in the kidneys and from an infection in his vascular system.

 Jerusalem – Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, the Rosh Yeshiva of Mattersdorf prominent Yeshiva Torah Ore, one of Kiryat Mattersdorf’s most highly regarded Rabbonim, and a member of Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah, who was renowned for wearing dozens of pairs of tzitzis passed away this afternoon Sha’arei Tzedek hospital, at the age of one hundred and one. 

HaRav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg ( חיים פנחס שיינברג‎) (1910-March 20,2012) was a Polish-born, American-raised Haredi  rabbi  and rosh yeshiva  who, since 1965, made his home in the Kiryat Mattersdorf  neighborhood of Jerusalem , Israel . He was the rosh yeshiva of the Torah Ore yeshiva in Kiryat Mattersdorf and Yeshivas Derech Chaim in Brooklyn . He was a posek  (decisor of Jewish law), considered by many to be a Gadol HaDor , and is often consulted on a range of communal and personal halachic  issues. He was one of the morei d’asra (rabbinic leaders) of Kiryat Mattersdorf, together with Rabbi Yisroel Gans and Rabbi Yitzchok Yechiel Ehrenfeld. He was also a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah  of Israel. To read more click here <=

Inspiration on 20th March 2012! Wow people are really inspiring!

Read below a great post from Jeff Keni Pulver ‏ @jeffpulver

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Where’s the Deterrence? thanks to Rabbi Lazer Brody !!! from
JIM = Jaffa Institute & Midnightrabbi eli goldsmithThe worst form of blindness is spiritual blindness, where a person refuses to use the gift of his eyes for the purpose that Hashem intended. Hashem is bombarding us with messages, but the overwhelming majority fails to see. I don’t enjoy being the wake-up megaphone, but there’s no choice. It’s time to put aside the iPods and the Chinese restaurants, and to realize that our people have entered a period of greatest danger.The Holy “Ohr Hachaim” – Rabbi Chaim ben Attar – writes that the generation survives by virtue of its tzaddikim. When a tzaddik dies, it’s not because of his own misdeeds, Heaven forbid; he dies as a korban chataat, a holy flawless sin-offering that atones for the generation, tantamount to a ritual sacrifice in the Holy Temple, may it be rebuilt soon, amen.The above concept alone is enough to stimulate anyone from spiritual slumber. This past month alone, our people have lost 3 holy tzaddikim – the Mirrer Rosh Yeshiva, the Nodvorner Rebbe, and the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, all of saintly and blessed memory. And as we write these words, Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg and Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv – both spiritual pillars that this generation stands on – are fighting for their lives.We the Jewish People defy nature. Hashem has shown his compassion by enabling Rabbis Scheinberg and Elyashiv – both over 100 years old – to remain with us and to continue leading our way. Both have crystal-clear minds. May Hashem lengthen their days in good health, amen. Yet, we can’t be complacent. It’s not the lives of Gedolei Yisrael that are on the line – it’s the lives of every one of us.We must ask ourselves – where’s the deterrence? Just hours ago, a ruthless agent of the darkest evil gunned down Rabbi Yonatan Sandler, his two small sons, and 8-year old Miriam Monsanego on the streets of Toulouse, France. When there’s deterrence in Israel, the gunmen outside of Israel think twice.But in Israel, as even the secular media now laments, there is no deterrence. We’re not even referring to Nasralla and the Hizbolla, who are arming themselves to the hilt with anti-aircraft, chemical and biological weaponry. Nor are we talking about the Arabs in Judea and Samaria, who are making life miserable on our cherished brothers and sisters there, with daily and potentially deadly rock attacks and carjackings especially against female motorists. Yet, within Israel, the ugly head of homegrown Arab terror has exposed itself recently in such places within the so-called Green Line as Hebrew University and Ramla.So where’s the deterrence?The Torah gives us the secret of deterrence (Deuteronomy 28:10): “For all the nations of the earth shall see that the Name of God is upon you (literally, that the Name of G-d can be read from your countenance, in other words, that you reflect His Name) and they shall fear you.” That’s the entire doctrine of deterrence in a nutshell.The smoke has barely cleared from the 220+ Grad missile attacks that we here in the south of Israel had to contend with all of last week. Has Gaza been deterred for their villainous acts? No way; ceasefire or not, the rockets still fall.Non-emuna Israel fails to understand. The non-emuna government could care less. Civil Defense wanted to send our kids to school last week, with insufficient bomb shelters and no place to take cover. Our excellent mayor, a wonderful G-d – fearing physician named Dr. Yechiel Lasri, put his foot down and told the government “no!”; he is unwilling to risk even a hair on one child’s head. Alarmingly, to the government’s own admission (Home Front Command), 30% of Israel has no bomb shelters and 40% have no gas masks.Hashem is showing us that there’s no one to depend on but Him, just as our sages warned (see tractate Sota 49b).So why do we still depend on a wobbly reed that has lost all its deterrence? Why do we depend on the morally bankrupt leaders that are much more concerned with their stock portfolios and their luxury apartments than they are with the security of our children in the south of Israel and on the northern borders? What legitimacy do they have when the handle the Hamas and Hizbolla with kid gloves yet destroy the homes of Jews in Migron?Why are we silent?Why aren’t we tearing the Heavens open with prayers for Rav Scheinberg and Rav Elyashiv?Why is it “business as usual” when our Bnai Akiva emissary to France is murdered together with his two little sons?The terrorists are only disciplinary rods in Hashem’s hands; Hashem wants us to wake up fast. If you love your family and your people. here’s what you need to do right now:1. Do your very best to strengthen your emuna and to talk to Hashem every day, begging mercy for our people. Our own politicians, with all their bravado, admit that the scenarios are not pretty.2. Men, take upon yourself the mitzva of tefillin. This way, the “Name of Hashem shall be upon you.” The Lubavitcher Rebbe of saintly and blessed memory began his tefillin project worldwide right before the Six-Day War in 1967; according to the Kabbalists, this invoked the Divine Compassion that tipped the scales so miraculously in Israel’s favor.

3. The fun and games of cheap thrills and meaningless games are over. Hashem wants us to return to Him in complete teshuva.

4. The transgressions of adultery, homosexuality, and violating the Sabbath carry the most severe spiritual penalty called ka’ret. We must all do our utmost to promote and preserve personal holiness and the sanctity of Shabbat.

5. We must make a massive effort to encourage aliya. Israel is the Land of Emuna. Please, start praying to Hashem to help you come home to the Land of israel soon.

6. We must cast aside the bad habits that we’ve picked up in Diaspora, and to start living lives of Torah-observant Jews.

Each of the above six points is critical in restoring true deterrence. Once we do, Hashem will deliver our enemies into our hands, preparing the way for the full and complete redemption of our people, speedily and in our days, amen!

In less that three weeks will be the holiday of Pesach (Passover), celebrating the Exodus from Egypt. Please see below all the laws (in comments)
Getting Fired Can Save your Life from Jeff Keni Pulver he more than Midnightrabbi inspiresd me , hugs :)A couple of months ago, while attending the DLD12 party in Munich I ran into Howard Lutnick, CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald Securities. He was greeted with a bear hug from me.From 1993 to 1996 I worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, whose offices were at One World Trade Center.It was Howard’s decision to fire me in July 1996 that changed my life’s direction and saved my life.Cantor Fitzgerald Securities lost 700+ people on 9/11. And I had the kind of job that would have had me at my desk at the time Tower 1 was hit on 9/11.I enjoyed listening to Howard tell my friend Yossi Matias tell the story of how my appearance in a May, 1996 Sunday New York Times story about Internet Telephony lead to my firing. It felt great hearing Howard feel proud about the work I did after I left his company.And when Howard was done telling his story, I came up to him and told him, “Thank you for saving my life.”—I am sharing this story as it represents a feeling I had when I started working on the curation of the upcoming “State of NOW” #140conf taking place on June 19-20th at the 92Y in New York City.For this year’s conference the overall theme is “Sharing and Finding Meaning.” And I have discovered and found meaning in the work that I have been doing the past 4 years as I curated / hosted / produced this event.”Early Bird” REGISTRATION for the conference is now open.For 2012, the formal name of #140conf has changed to “State of NOW” and you can visit our new branding / website over at: http://nyc.stateofnow.com/. The hashtag #140conf remains the same. thanks to Jeff Keni Pulver from JIM = Jaffa Institute & Midnightrabbi eli goldsmith
From Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk: (in my new midnightrabbi office lol)
“The Rabbi once asked Jacob of Radzyman: ‘What is the purpose of man’s creation” Jacob replied: “Man was created in order to perfect his soul”. The Kotsker shouted: “Jacob! Is this what we were taught in Przysucha?” “Man was created in order to increase God’s glory!”
“Where is God’s dwelling? God dwells wherever man lets Him in.”
“The prohibition against idolatry includes the prohibition against making idols out of the mitzvot. We should never imagine that the chief purpose of a mitzvah is its outer form; rather it is the inward meaning.”
Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Pzhysh:
“The sins which people commit-those are not their great crimes. Temptation is powerful, and strength is slight! The great crime is that people can turn at any moment and they do not do so.”

Inspiration on 19th March 2012! Getting ready for Passover/Pesach the kind and inspired way!

Passover and Pesach 2012/5772 thanks mate!

Do You See That Which You See? – Do You Hear That which You Hear?` (Continued from last week)
Author: Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

In my last column I described some of the prophesies, wake-up calls that would befall our people in the days of eekvesei d`Moshiach – in the days when the footsteps of Messiah can be detected. But unfortunately, we have yet to attune ourselves to the sound of those footsteps.

The following is a continuation:
Had you heard the prophesies of which I spoke in my last article when they were written centuries ago, you might have laughed and scoffed – even if you read them as recently as 1970, you would have been hard put to believe it, for of all the Moslem countries, the Shah’s Iran was probably the friendliest. But today, the impossible has become possible, and events are unfolding so rapidly that we have difficulty absorbing their impact. So how are we to understand it all?
The Yalkut compares our suffering to birth pangs. But birth pangs are deceptive, when the contractions begin, it’s easy to ignore them since they are mild and occur between long intervals. As the birth becomes imminent however, the contractions intensify and the pain becomes more intense. And just when it appears that the woman can no longer endure the pain, the baby is born and new life enters the world. It is these labor pains to which we are witness today, How long will the labor last? It’s anyone’s guess, but one thing is certain – please G-d, the birth is sure to take place. In the interim however, we may very well ask. Is it possible to ease the suffering? Is it possible to protect ourselves from these painful contractions?
Every woman in labor needs help to ease her pain and speed the birth of her child. So too, we need help to lessen our pain and hasten the coming of Moshiach. We have been blessed by our sages who are perfect doolas and have the perfect doola – the perfect formula to assure us an easy and painless birth.; “Let he who wishes be spared the birth pangs of Messiah occupy himself with Torah and gemilus chasidim (acts of loving kindness) and let him be scrupulous about Seudah Shlishis – the third Sabbath meal.”
The first two recommendations – Torah and gemilus chasidim are self-explanatory and do not require much elaboration, for he who is committed to Torah and mitzvos and to reaching out with loving kindness, must, of necessity, become a better, more spiritual person. But eating a third Sabbath meal is not as readily comprehensible. (click here to read more<=)

Ignore the dancing bit , but this guy truly rocks and inspires!

In less that three weeks will be the holiday of Pesach (Passover), celebrating the Exodus from Egypt. Be kind and donate. This is a time of giving money for the poor so they can buy wheat for Matzos etc… (continued below) This is the first law to learn and the most important on Pesach/Passover as we are a nation based and built on KINDNESS>>>!

This coming Passover, (don’t you passover), the Jaffa Institute is hosting a Pesach Seder for 500 impoverished Ethiopian immigrants in the Bet Shemesh Educational Center’s beautiful new dining hall. For many of these families, this will be the first Seder of their lives; an experience never to be forgotten.

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Jews in Egypt were not only enslaved physically but also spiritually. At that time, they were at their lowest spiritual level.

Their physical liberation from Egypt also freed them from their spiritual limitations. As a result, the Jewish people were able to attain great spiritual heights through the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.

At the Seder, we re-experience the Exodus. We must realize that G-d enables each of us to free ourselves of our spiritual limitations which constrict and limit our connection to G-d.

In truth, the mitzvah to remember the Exodus applies every day, morning and night, which is why we mention the Exodus in the daily prayers. Yet, there is more emphasis on remembering it on Passover, especially at the Seder. (click here <=to read more)

Inspiration on 18th March 2012! Blossoms are renewing so we hope for good news!

Have a great and Midnightrabbi inspiresd week, hoping for only good news …:)

Keep strong as the times change, Iran’s leaders have made it very clear that they intend to annihilate the State of Israel. iranian officials have publicly stated the following: G-d forbid, which He promises already in the Torah!

“@Israel must be wiped of the map”
“Israel has reached the end like a dead rat”
“Israel will be annihilated”

As IRAN stands on the verge of completing its nuclear weapons arsenal, Israel’s very existence is in jeopardy.

Unfortunately, world leaders have pressured Israel to hold back from military action. Economic sanctions have not deterred Iran from its nuclear objectives.

Please join me in urging President barack obama to support Yidden and Birthright Israel Next SoFla right to defend itself and ensure the safety and security of its citizens. We can not stand idly by and allow another The Holocaust to take place before our eyes G-d forbid Always Remember Never Forget

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Inspiration on 15th March 2012!

Big up good shabbos and blessed month ahead , 3 sifrei torah bring a new spirit of beginning this new month (parshas Chodesh) again into our lives enjoy !Midnightrabbi inspires and lives inspired!

Midnightrabbi (<=click here for the full post) regrets to inform you of the Petira of the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, HaRav Moshe Yehoshua Hager ZATZAL, just a few moments ago, at the age of 95. The family and close Chassidim were gathered around the Rebbes bedside as they recited Viduy and Krias Shema, and shortly after finishing, the Rebbe returned his Neshama to the Ribono Shel Olam.

The Rebbe was born in Romenia in 1916, to his father, the previous Rebbe, the holy Imrei Chaim. He is survived by his brother, the Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Monsey, and his sons Rav Yisroel, Rav Mendel, and daughters who are married to Rav Menachem Ernster (Rosh Yeshiva of the Vizhnitzer Yeshiva in Bnei Brak), the Satmar Rebbe from Kiryas Yoel, the Belzer Rebbe, and the Rebbitzen of the Skver Rebbe (New Square).

Rav Yisroel Hager has been leading the Bnei Brak Chassidus since the Rebbe became unwell in recent years, while his son Rav Mendel Hager was appointed at the Av Beis Din of the Chassidus. מרכז חסידי ויזניץ


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Inspiration on 13th March 2012! The missiles PASSOVER but we keep living inspired! thanks to Gut people!

And thanks to @lazer brody

Our beautiful city of Ashdod on Israel’s southern Mediterranean coast feels like a ghost town on the Riviera this evening.

Lazer Brody  just got back from an hour of walking and personal prayer. The streets are empty. An eerie quiet pervades the area. Every now and then, an F16 takes off from the local air base headed for Gaza. A lonely cabby is cruising the area, desparate to pick up a fare. Meanwhile, he hasn’t found any takers.

Most people prefer to remain at home. Many families with young children have taken refuge with relatives in more peaceful parts of the country. No one knows how long the current situation will continue. Meanwhile, school has been cancelled again for tomorrow.

Hashem is doing everything for the very best, whether or not we understand how or why. We are commanded to be happy always, no matter what our current circumstances are. The only way to fulfill the obligation of being happy always is by strengthening our emuna. That’s our job right now. Let’s leave the Islamic Jihad and the rocket fire to Hashem – it’s His job to handle them, and rest assured, He will.

Gutman Locks and i, are so happy to know each other , especially since we met the first time right before Passover and then shared my 1st Seder night together in the inspirational old city all those years ago in Gutman Locks house!

Hand Made Shmura (guarded) Matza Factory

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Gutman Locks bought his matzah today. The handmade, round, thin ones are the best.

They Come for a Tour…

And they get turned around. Some of them never saw tefillin before, and none of them knew that you are supposed to be happy when you do a mitzvah.

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After You Bless Your Boy, Give Him a Kiss

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All You Got To Do Is…

…wear a yarmulke, put on tefillin, rest on Shabbos, and a few things like that. And you will almost certainly end up with a bunch of very nice children.

Inspiration on 12th March 2012! Great music so we keep dancing more and more!

The missiles bombs rockets passover but , Please don’t Passover this message from Eli Goldsmith and family thanks:)

This coming Passover, (don’t you passover), the Jaffa Institute is hosting a Pesach Seder for 500 impoverished Ethiopian immigrants in the Bet Shemesh Educational Center’s beautiful new dining hall. For many of these families, this will be the first Seder of their lives; an experience never to be forgotten.
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GENRE Singer/Songwriter

MEMBERS Zal Krause, Zal Krause Band

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RECORD LABEL Infidel Artists, LLC

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CURRENT LOCATION Hoboken, NJ

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Introducing Ari Lesser … more to come from him…

Religious Views HaShem is God, HaShem is One


Favorite Quotations “Focus on whats there, not on what there wasn’t. What happens happens, and what doesn’t happen doesnt.” -Ari”You can fool some people some times, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” -Bob Marley”Come mothers and fathers throughout the land, and don’t criticize what you can’t understand, your sons and your daughters are beyond your command, your old road is rapidly aging, please get out of the new one if you can’t lend a hand, for the times they are a changing.” -Bob Dylan

“I’ll give you all I got to give, if you say you love me too. I may not have alot to give, but what I got I’ll give to you. Cause I don’t care to much for money, money can’t buy me love.” -Beatles

Love this song – Miriam , a school is going to use it for their coming big production!

from Old School by Ari The MC

Old School Cover Art

From @lazer Brody

This coming Shabbat is “Shabbat Parah”, when we read about the Red Heifer and the spiritual purification process.

King Solomon was the wisest man who ever walked the face of the earth. He knew all the secrets of creation. He could understand what two chirping birds were talking about. He had a deeper insight into human nature than a thousand social scientists put together. He was just as familiar with the spiritual realm as he was with the material world. But he couldn’t understand the mitzvah of the Red Heifer. In Ecclesiastes, he says, “I have become wise, but this is far from me;” he was referring to the mitzvah of the Red Heifer.

We read the Torah’s commandment of the Red Heifer between Purim and Pesach, because during the time of our Holy Temple, one was not allowed to fulfill the mandatory mitzvah of eating from the Pascal Lamb unless he or she was ritually pure. A ritually impure man or woman could not complete his or her purification process without being sprinkled with the Mei Chataat, the purification water that was made with the ashes of the red heifer. A such, the red heifer played a key role in our people’s spiritual preparations for Pesach (Passover). Without it, on cannot fulfill one’s obligations on Pesach.

Since we have no Holy Temple today, or ritual sacrifices, red heifers, or Pascal lambs, our prayers and rituals serve as a substitute. That’s why we must read the Torah’s account of the Red Heifer to prepare us for Pesach.

The Red Heifer defies all logic. The Cohanim (priests of the Holy Temple) who participated in the process of slaughtering the red heifer, burning the carcass, collecting the ash and preparing the purification water all were rendered ritually impure. Yet, when the purification water was sprinkled on a person with the worst type of spiritual impurity, he or she would become pure. This is the only mitzvah of the Torah that causes a pure person to become impure and an impure person to become pure. It makes no sense!

Inspiration on 11th March 2012! Great times from Purim live on 🙂 and don’t Passover them- 🙂

Great news !!! The Ethiopian Bar Mitzvah is going ahead Monday 23rd April (Rosh Chodesh Iyar), as thank G-d many kind people have raised the funds necessary to make this special day for our young men.

Bar Mitzvah Ceremony
Becoming Bar Mitzvah is often the most significant event in a teenage boy’s life. It marks the important boundary between childhood and adulthood and is generally a time for great joy as well as reflection. Sadly, many of the students at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center simply cannot afford to celebrate this special occasion because of their families’ financial hardship.This year, the Bet Shemesh Educational Center seeks to fulfill the dreams of its Bar Mitzvah boys. After completing an educational course about the significance of becoming Bar Mitzvah, each of the boys will be given a set of teffilin, and a tallit, as well as a small gift in honor of the momentous event. They will also have the opportunity to celebrate their special day with their families and friends,when they are all treated to a luxuriously catered meal and taken on an exciting field trip. For more info click here<-.This meaningful day of growth and celebration will be unforgettable for our students!If you would like to help a Bar Mitzvah boy receive a trulyspecial Bar Mitzvah celebration,please click here (and mention eli in comments) or contact Eli umuse613@gmail.com orphone 0573175856/ 00972573175856

This coming Passover, (don’t you passover), the Jaffa Institute is hosting a Pesach Seder for 500 impoverished Ethiopian immigrants in the Bet Shemesh Educational Center’s beautiful new dining hall. For many of these families, this will be the first Seder of their lives; an experience never to be forgotten.

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We have been commanded not just to observe the Shabbos, but also to do so “for the generations – an everlasting covenant” [1]. Whilst of course it is within our abilities to keep our own Shabbos’s, how can we be commanded to keep Shabbos as a sign for the generations? Surely this is up to them! Indeed they are also commanded to keep Shabbos themselves in any case.

   Cipora, 10, and Shraga Feiveleh, 16, were the only survivors in their family.

   They were born in Bukovina Romania. In 1941 the family was dragged to Mogilev, Ukraine. When Cipora was 8 her father was murdered in cold blood for praying and her mother could not be consoled, and died two weeks later of a broken heart. The children survived on whatever they found in the garbage bins.

  

After the war, they ended up in an absorption centre in Haifa, Israel. Cipora’s brother was old enough to choose where he wanted to go, but she was too young. In the distance she saw her brother get in a bus. An older man approached her with a doll and a watch and told her to follow him

   “Where are you taking me?” she asked him.

   To a place where there are lots of children like you. You will have lots of friends” he assured her.

   Sensing there was something that the man – with an uncovered head – was not telling her, she asked him, “Do they do this?” as she closed her eyes bent her head downwards and waved her hands in circles three times towards her.

   He knew what she meant: for her mother used to do the same thing in front of the candles on Friday nights ushering in the Shabbos queen.

   “No – this is a new place,” he answered her, “Don’t think about the past.”

   “Take these back,” she said returning his gifts, “I don’t want to go with you.”

   “Keep them, even if you don’t come with me,” the man offered.

   “I don’t want them,” Cipora persisted. “If I keep them, one day you might come back and say that you gave something to me. I don’t want that.”

   The man took back the ‘gifts’ and as tears welled up in his eyes he turned to the officials at the desk and instructed them, “send her to Mosad Aliyahu” (which was a religious kibbutz).

   She was put on a bus – and reunited with her brother!

   Today Cipora Adler is a member of the Queens Burial Society where she performs ultimate acts of kindness.

How can we keep Shabbos as an everlasting covenant for the generations? Perhaps the answer is that due to its importance and influence on our lives, by properly sanctifying that Shabbos, by definition we are sowing the seeds for the future. Sometimes we might not see the fruits of our efforts, but so long as we properly keep the Shabbos, we can be sure that one day the seeds of our efforts will sprout. This is the everlasting covenant of Shabbos.

Have an everlasting Shabbos,

Dan. 

Inspiration on 5th March 2012! Getting cooking for Purim! 🙂 after the fun snow!

What’s Cooking in The Pot?

Once at his Shabbat table, the Chozer of Lublin was sitting with his eyes closed for a long time. His guests anxiously watched as he was groaning and grunting with great intensity. Then the Rebbe opened his eyes and this is what he said. Hey you, please like this page thanks, as for Purim, it will makes us happy 🙂 Lchaim!
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The holy Baal Shem Tov’s soul was once elevated to the upper worlds. When he came back down this is what he told those sitting around him, “Know, that I saw in the Heavens a group of angels building a very large and wide pot. I then asked one of the angels, ‘What is this great big pot that you are building?’ The angel then lifted me up over the ledge of the pot and asked me to tell him what I saw inside. When I looked in, I saw that the pot was full of arms and legs.

Then the angel said to me, ‘Know, that close to the time of the coming of the Mashiach, there will reincarnate into the world souls from the generation of the Tower of Bavel as well as souls from the generation of the Flood of Noach. It is for them that I am building this great big pot through which to take them down into Gehenom. Specifically it is also to be used for cooking those arms and legs of theirs that they immodestly revealed.

The Choze of Lublin then concluded and said, ” The Baal Shem Tov saw this all in a vision, but we are seeing this happen in actuality. We are actually beginning to see those immoral and rebellious souls coming into this world.” He then concluded by saying, “Hashem have mercy on us and of all of Israel, that we should be able to withstand the great tests that are now coming into the world”

This is the significance of the verse, “היהודים וקיבלו קיימו”—“The Jewish people upheld and accepted…”
They recommitted themselves to living uncompromising Jewish lives.
When a person enters into the joy of this four-fold song, his soul reconnects to its Source. This is similar to the words of Rebbe Nachman regarding Purim, “Every sip
one drinks on Purim causes more  tikkun habris, brings about a more powerful rectification of the covenant (of personal purity).” Similarly, every bit of joy one feels on Purim causes an even greater atonement for all one’s sins.
The Megilla mentions (see Esther 9:22) three important mitzvoth that we’re required to perform on Purim day – making a festive meal, exchanging gifts with our neighbors, and giving charity to the destitute. The first two mitzvoth are easy to do, especially since we derive benefit from them. The third mitzvah is different, though. Purim reminds us to care for the poor with no expectation of remuneration in this world or in the next.Fortunately, we get an annual reminder to do something for the destitute. It looks like we’re doing the giving, but the reality is exactly the opposite. We get a lot more back that what we give. And, the more selfless and dedicated the giving, the more we get back in huge proportions. In this respect, matanot l’evyonim – charity to the destitute, is really a magnificent gift to us.Rashi explains (see Deut. 15:4) that an evyon, a destitute person is even needier than an oni, a poor person. Whereas a poor person doesn’t have enough to make ends meet, a destitute person barely has anything at all. If we’re exacting in the language of the Megilla, we should really try to locate the person who lacks a roof over his head and do whatever we can help him, particularly with a gift of money.Whether or not we’re aware, it’s really Hashem, who is looking for an excuse to give us a miraculous gift.JIM = Jaffa Institute & Midnightrabbi eli goldsmith Midnightrabbi inspiresd by your kindness!
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Inspiration on 4th March 2012! Happy birthday Elipmusic and the real birthday will be Purim 🙂

With thanks to Hashem:) Since yesterday the height of Lake Kinneret rose 20cm to -212.17m, 109cm above this time last year. #Israel watch and listen to simcha!

Eliezer Goldsmith ‎1st pair of tzitizt keep growing Midnightrabbi inspires

`Do You See That Which You See? – Do You Hear That which You Hear?` Author: Rebbetzin “Esther” (of all people) Jungreis

Click here for more or read comments for update! Author: Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

-We are in crises, and with every day the crises intensifies. There is a new Hitler on the world scene –  Ahmadinejad, who unabashedly proclaims his plan to annihilate Israel, and he is preparing to do so. Some say that he is a few months away, and some say it will be a year or so ….. and still others say that he already has it in his hands. He has the arsenal that, in minutes, can do to an entire nation that which the gas chambers did to six million

And what are we doing about it? “  Shockingly,  NOTHING! Our world is crumbling and we are going on with “business as usual”

            And should you be among those who take this threat to heart, you will quickly be assured that Ahmadinejad  is a madman… not to be taken seriously.

            Yes, I agree, he is a madman, and that is precisely why he should be taken seriously. We should be concerned. Madmen are mad enough to carry out their satanic plots.. Trust me– I know. I saw Hitler in action and I also saw a cruel, evil world willingly accept and participate in the barbaric extermination of our people.

            Prior to Hitler’s conflagration, Hashem sounded the alarm.  He sent us many wake-up calls, but we went back to sleep until the inferno consumed six million of our people. One would have imagined that we learned our lesson and would not allow this tragedy to be repeated.  Hashem’s wake up calls have once again been sounded, but once again we have turned a deaf ear and shut our eyes. since Hitler’s conflagration was so recent and not something that occurred centuries ago, we would surely not fall into that trap again, but incredibly, we see it unfolding before our very eyes, We never absorbed the lesson. Tragically, we keep repeating the same mistakes and obdurately remain deaf and blind.  Compulsively, we repeat the tragedies of the past. I have been speaking about this for many years, and there have been those who advise me to focus on “happier subjects” – subjects that are “entertaining”; subjects that are “light”. But I dare not remain silent, I dare not ignore the wake up calls and the catastrophe they portend, So my ensuing columns, which I ask all our readers to read with their hearts, will be devoted to this painful topic.  I will limit myself to the wake up calls that we have witnessed in the last couple of years. But the wake-up calls commenced many years ago. For more click the link above!

Eliezer Goldsmith focus in and see how the positive message grows, someone buys a book with my message in it from me (written years ago) after a few days ago i told him about this idea and then in the rain we find each other – Divine Providence and keep positive no matter what!

Inspiration on 1st March 2012! Happy birthday Moshe and real kindness!

for Happy birthday  Moshe our teacher song! <- click here! 
We are happy :) to invite you and your friends to an inspiring
    speech (in English) from   R ’ Ezriel Tauber shiur/class Wednesday night 6pm March 14th כ אדר after Purim

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a  special speech on Simcha 🙂 from a

 Jerusalem Kabbalist Rav Shraga Feival Samuels!  

. “IN HIS personal study in his HOME“”  :)”

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Yeshivas Tiferes Yonoson Moshe

With thanks and praise to Hashem Yisborach  Reminder that there will be a shiur/class from Rabbi Eliezer Goldsmith, weekly 6-7pm Thursday night on “Hashakfa and insites in the Parsha”

Moshe was born on the 7th of Adar and passed away on the same day, 120 years later. The miracle of Purim took place also in the month of Adar, 913 years after Moshe’s passing. Is there any connection between Moshe’s passing and the miracle of Purim?

Our sages tell us that when Haman cast lots for the best month in which to execute his plan of getting rid of the Jews, the lot fell on the month of Adar. Haman was pleased, for he knew that Moshe, the greatest leader of the Jewish people, passed away in the month of Adar.

Haman said, “Now I am sure that my plan will succeed for the leader of the Jewish people died in Adar and thus this month must be unlucky for the Jews.”

But, as our sages point out, Haman didn’t know that Moshe was also born in Adar. As a result, it turned out to be a good month for the Jewish people and unlucky for Haman. It turned out to be the month of his downfall.

Just as the merit of our great leader Moshe brought about the demise of Haman and the miracle of Purim in the month Adar, 2372 years ago, so too, may this Adar bring great miracles for the Jewish people. May Hashem help us wipe out every Amalek from every generation.

happy-birthday/purim-from-@eli:) and the Jaffa Institute!

this coming Passover, the Jaffa Institute is hosting a Pesach Seder for 500 impoverished Ethiopian
immigrants in the Bet Shemesh Educational Center’s beautiful new dining hall. For many of these families, this will be
the first Seder of their lives; an experience never to be forgotten.

Nutrition Programs

Hot Lunch Program

Students who participate in the After School Enrichment Program are provided with a hot nutritious meal everyday before the beginning of our afternoon activities. This helps to maximize concentration and supports a healthy lifestyle. Each meal contains a grain, fruit/vegetable, and protein.

Sandwich Program

The Jaffa Institute makes and distributes around 1,000 sandwiches daily to schools in the area for children who are not able to attend the Jaffa Institute’s afternoon program. The daily sandwich program not only provides a nutritious lunch to children who would otherwise go hungry, but also provides part-time jobs to three previously unemployed women. Every morning the women arrive at our Food Distribution Center at 5:30 AM to begin preparing the sandwiches. Each of the packages comes with a sandwich and a fruit or vegetable.
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2012 Scholarship Ceremony
2012 Higher Education Scholarship Ceremony at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center

The Jaffa Institute held its 20th scholarship ceremony at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center on Thursday 23 February 2012. Over 120 students received scholarships, enabling each of them to pursue their dreams of studying at institutes of higher education.

The young adults who received scholarships all come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Furthermore, many of them have battled to overcome issues such as illiteracy, neglect, abuse, drug and alcohol addiction and disorderly behavior. They have invested in their own future, working hard to pass their matriculation exams and become responsible adults. The scholarships offer them financial assistance in accessing higher education – the final step towards starting a career and becoming fully independent.

At the ceremony, several speakers talked about the value of higher education and emphasized that disadvantaged youths should not be precluded from studying because they do not have the financial means. These speakers included the Chairman of the Jaffa Institute, Dr. David Portowicz; Member of the Public Council of the Jaffa Institute, Yosef Bar Natan and Henry Jonas of the B’nai B’rith Leo Baeck Lodge in the UK.

Danny Babel, one of the students who received a scholarship, gave a poignant speech about his own experiences. Danny was at-risk of dropping-out of school and failing to pass his matriculation exams before he enrolled as a student at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center. Having completed his high school education and served in the Israeli army, Danny is now studying a degree in Engineering. He expressed sincere gratitude to the Jaffa Institute who has helped him to become the responsible and successful adult he is today.

Inspiration on 28th Feb. 2012! Getting ready for Purim…

Visit to Iran, the Holy Gravesite of Esther and Mordechai

Thanks to the Farhang Foundation for Iranian Heritage and lazer beams, we are delighted to take our readers on an 8-minute excursion to the holy gravesite of Esther and Mordechai. Enjoy!

TAMI, AGE 17

Tami and her sister lived in Russia with two alcoholic parents. Their grandmother, a medical physician adopted them both and then immigrated with them to Israel. Unfortunately, the grandmother was unable to find work as a physician and had to clean houses for a living. In trying to protect the girls from the new and unknown environment, their grandmother would lock them in the house for days. When the girls managed to sneak out, they found bad company and dangerous influences. In spite of this, Tami excelled in her studies and was recommended to and then enrolled in a prestigious boarding school. But when her little sister, left alone at home, fell into the drugs scene, Tami felt responsible and dropped out of school to stay with her.

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Inspiration on 27th Feb. 2012! Thank G-d we live on…

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RACHEL, AGE 15

Rachel’s mother is a drug-addict. Her three older siblings were born addicted to narcotics and Rachel recognizes that she is “lucky” that she was born healthy. Until the age of five, Rachel was raised by two aunts and moved around frequently. At six years old she was relocated to an ultra-Orthodox orphanage/boarding school. While Rachel progressed with her studies, the ultra-Orthodox environment proved trying. Though Rachel’s mother is Jewish, her father is an Arab. At the age of 14, Rachel started rebelling in school. With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, she turned to the streets. 4more click <=

This is the full episode in several parts. It testifies to what went on at the infamous death camp from his time there from 1944-1945. Note to holocaust deniers, I will delete your posts if you post here, so be warned, and be educated!

More inspiration from Oprah !

Real wake up to live our lives we have to the full , appreciate every minute of life! thanks again oprah and friends

We Remember, this week Parshos Zachor = we remember , know our enemy ~!

Inspiration on 26th Feb. 2012! Wow to life!

This is for my wife and life! Whose birthday we share and long life together this week on Moshe Rabbenu’s bithday and yahrzeit!

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DINA, AGE 10

Dina’s family made their way to Israel from Ethiopia in 2005. Shortly after, they settled in Jaffa in a government-sponsored absorption center. Dina is the youngest of nine children, with very elderly parents. Dina found it extremely difficult to adapt to her new environment and received no help or encouragement from her family. Her antagonistic and derisive attitude towards her school work and other extra-curricular activities stemmed from deep feelings of insecurity and inferiority. Yet the Jaffa Institute counselors at the Moadoniot/ After School Enrichment Program would not give up on her.

Although Dina is a 4th grade student, at the beginning of the school year she could read no more than a few short sentences and her vocabulary was extremely limited. She also lacked basic mathematic comprehension in multiplication tables, addition, and subtraction. Her knowledge was far below the 4th grade standards and her inexperience with independent studying kept her behind. To read more click here <=!

Getting ready for Fun with Shmuel Diamond and co. for Purim in the park and more!

Inspiration on Feb 23rd 2012! Struggling to make a difference and bringing awareness!

Becoming Bar Mitzvah is often the most significant event in a teenage 
boy’s life. It marks the important boundary between childhood and
adulthood and is generally a time for great joy as well as reflection. Sadly,
many of the students at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center simply cannot
afford to celebrate this special occasion because of their families’ financial
hardship.
This year, the Bet Shemesh Educational Center seeks to fulfill the dreams
of its Bar Mitzvah boys. After completing an educational course about the significance of becoming Bar Mitzvah,
each of the boys will be given a set of teffilin, and a tallit, as well as a small gift in honor of the momentous event.
They will also have the opportunity to celebrate their special day with their families and friends, when they are all
treated to a luxuriously catered meal and taken on an exciting field trip. This meaningful day of growth and
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Inspiration on Feb 22nd 2012! Today’s inspiration is your inspiration!Happy month’s ahead 🙂

YURI, AGE 15
Many of the staff can still remember the day Yuri first appeared at the Jaffa Institute. He stood in the doorway, nervous and tentative, trying to work up the courage to enter the building.Yuri and his family were new immigrants from the former Soviet Union, struggling to adapt and survive in their new Jaffa neighborhood. Adjustment to their new country was proving to be difficult and frustrating. Yuri’s father still had not found a job. Yuri’s mother was struggling to feed her family on the small amount of government assistance they were receiving due to their new immigrant status. The family was economically disadvantaged and isolated by barriers of language and culture. read more below!!!

MOTTI, AGE 9
Motti was only five years-old when his father died. Yet despite his young age, Motti was keenly aware of his family’s increasing hardship and poverty during the months after his father’s death. Motti’s father had been a taxi driver who worked long hours to provide his family with a good income and a comfortable, if modest life. Motti’s mother had been a housewife, staying at home to care for Motti and his seven siblings. With the death of Motti’s father, his mother — unskilled and untrained — began working as a cleaner in Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station. Motti’s family had to move from their comfortable flat in Tel Aviv to a much smaller apartment in poverty-stricken Jaffa.

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We Are Now In A Time Of Danger Almost Nuclear Iran!

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Inspiration on Feb 21st 2012! We got to live with the understanding that we owe everything to Hashem/G-d!

בס”ד

http://midnightrabbi1eligoldsmith.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/tribute-to-the-real-midnight-tzaddickrabbi-rav-avrohom-yeshaya-german-ztl/  Terrible news again, Baruch Dayan HaEmes: We are sad to inform you of the passing of Rav Avner German zt”l (father of Rav Yeshaya German zt”l). The Levaya took place this afternoon in Jerusalem 30 days after the passing of his son. Siyumim/Dedications upon the shloshim/30 days of Rav German zt”l will be held tonight (Monday) in yeshiva, together with the German family. The seudah has been moved to 7pm. It was very strange news on the 30th day and I ended up finding out on the road from Bet Shemesh on the way to Kesher for the special Seudah today and ended up going to the Levaya instead!
Heres a taste of a must read -> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13101951/Compilation.pdf  In memory of Rabbi German זצוק”ל,
The greatness of a person is only revealed after he is gone. Only now after the
early passing of this great man do we realize what a great hole has been left in
our lives. Through this great tragedy we were left with his clear message, and if
each one of us understands this message and acts on it we will get closer to
Hashem, because this was his sole wish in this world. We haven’t been zocheh
to reach the great level of Rabbi German זצוק”ל, however, he was zocheh to fulfill
his purpose on this earth by leaving us with the message of כמוך לרעך ואהבת . We
lost a father that was humble, and knew only honesty and modesty.
Unfortunately we have lost many great people in the not so distant past and
Hashem is slowly revealing to us what he expects from us in this world by
putting these great people on this earth so we can learn from their character
traits. The character trait that Rabbi German זצוק”ל was best known for was his
love for everyone. He didn’t care what a person looked like or where he came
from. To him everybody was equal. No matter who you were there was always a
place for you by Rabbi German. He always knew the right thing to say to help
us stay rational during our hard times. This was the mesiras nefesh of Rabbi
German זצוק”ל towards everybody, but especially towards the kesher family who
were like children to him.
יהי זכרו ברוך
Alon Menashe
listen here from a good friend!
Really blew my mind away listening @Kesher i wish u could view but its beyond the camera to explain , hes some more write ups When I sit down to write about the
experiences I was privileged to have 
with Rabbi German, I don’t know
where to start. I can’t believe that he
is not with us anymore. He was a
giant in torah and middos. When I
think about Rabbi German, I always
see the same picture of him smiling
with that warm smile that you knew
was real. I was in Kesher for 5 years
and the idea of Rabbi German not
being there just doesn’t make sense. He held up so many of us there.

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Inspiration on Feb 20th 2012! Big news before Purim we have Big help in Jtown 🙂

Meir Leib/ famously known as BigMIKE is a man with a Big Heart, & friendship and work that brings the Midnightrabbi inspires much inspiration with kindness!

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Read this now and then come back for a non-alchoholic lechaim!

We all need faith in ourselves to be a success like Big Mike!

Big news the Jerusalem Sober House (see below for more info) headed by Big Mike himself announced!

“We Open Our Doors March 1st!”

    • Sol Sabaton Auerbach said  ”Right before purim, LOL :) “

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And

How much we all grow , going to miss you Boruch and thanks for being kind!!! He’s a blessing fro G-d , AMEN! song_of  inspiration! from the man himself

back in the day spitting Godly words. Hopefully one day I could get back to that level of Godliness but not now I have way to many inclinations.

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Inspiration on Feb 19th 2012! No time before Shabbos and after to inspire, so the first day will be the beginning…

Boruch and the rain of inspiration keeping it pouring down!

RAIN The rains come down             2012/5772       great people of inspiration are finishing Shas! Really is raining out there lol

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Kesher wrote Finishing 30 days of dedication / Siyumim upon the shloshim of Rav German zt”l will be held tomorrow (Monday) in yeshiva, together with the German family. The seudah will be following mincha at 1:30, all alumni invited to join us.

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The role model for the Midnight Rabbi and all the world, someone who truly cared and the only thing he was most strict in was loving others. Here’s a quick story of my Rebbe in Ohr Somayach of a ma…
Keep reading and listen to the tributes ….
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Inspiration on Feb 16th 2012! Time to really wake up!

Read below a great translation from Rav Moshe Wolfson and listen carefully Language – English/Yiddish
Date 3 Mishpatim 5772
Title – HISORERI HISORERI –Wake up Wake up –  An Almost Nuclear Iran 
Category of Shiurim – Topics
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‘WHY ARE WE SILENT?’ HARAV MOSHE WOLFSON ASKS?!!!

By Yochonon Donn BROOKLYN – Harav Moshe Wolfson, shlita, spoke Tuesday night in a rare mid-week assembly for his kehillah, Emunas Yisroel in Boro Park, asking bluntly why there is no greater uproar within the community over the potential for war over Iran’s nuclear ambitions. “Why are we quiet? Where is the awakening? Why is everyone so apathetic?” asked Rav Wolfson, who is also mashgiach of Yeshivah Torah Vodaath. “Everyone is busy with narishkeiten, we don’t hear the alarm? We don’t know that we have to pierce the heavens for rachamim from the Ribbono Shel Olam?” Rav Wolfson told the packed beis medrash of nearly 1,000 people that the potential for a war encompassing Iran, Israel, Europe and the United States over the next few weeks is a real one, and Klal Yisrael must prepare itself spiritually. “Everyone knows that there is currently a growing danger from Iran – and it is a great error for whoever does not know this,” Rav Wolfson said. “Why should a Yid not know what is happening to [other] Yidden? Everyone must know what is happening in regard to other Yidden. Everyone must know what is happening in Eretz Yisrael.” Rav Wolfson began talking this past Shabbos about the dangers from the Iran crisis, when he stopped and said that it was not a subject to discuss on Shabbos. He said he would continue the topic during the week. The last time he called for a special asifah during the week to discuss current events was in 1991, prior to the Gulf War. Rav Wolfson started his address, which was carried live by Kol Halashon, with the famous Rambam, who writes that it is a mitzvah to daven during troubled times. “If you don’t daven,” the Rambam says, “then it is a cruelty, since it will get worse.” “The leader in Iran says clearly – he repeated it this week – that he wants to kill, Rachmana litzlan, every Yid in the world, just like Haman,” Rav Wolfson said. “If he will be successful, chas v’shalom, in getting the nuclear bomb – and experts says he will have it by the summer – it will be a great danger for Klal Yisrael.” “A good part of the world’s Jews live in Israel, and the government there says that they will attack Iran first, before they could get the nuclear bomb. If that happens, everyone knows that that will cause a world war.” Rav Wolfson said that he heard that Harav Yosef Rosenblum, Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivah Shaarei Yosher, spoke recently about the crisis with Iran – he said that during this eis tzarah, “Hashem is judging us on every klal and on every prat.” Rav Wolfson quoted the Pesikta, who says that the year when Moshiach will come all nations will battle each other. The spark that will set it off, according to the Medrash, will be when the king of Paras – which is modern-day Iran – will threaten “Arabia,” presumably Saudi Arabia, such as is happening today. Arabia will go for an alliance with Edom – the culture of Edom is today’s Western world, Europe and United States. Paras will then destroy the world and the Yidden will be thrown into turmoil. Hashem will then say: “Do not fear, the time for your Geulah has come.” Rav Wolfson noted how eerily similar this Medrash is to what is occurring today. “We don’t have to be in a panic,” Rav Wolfson said, “Hashem will perform miracles for us. But efsher takeh. Maybe the time for the Geulah has arrived. We must prepare for the Geulah.” Rav Wolfson said that since the Holocaust, Hashem has performed great miracles for the Yidden. Eretz Yisrael, which today hosts most of the world’s Yidden and most of the Torah world, merited supernatural siyatta diShmaya during its wars. When the Palestinians shoot missiles from Gaza, they land mostly in empty areas and cause little damage. When then-Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein shot 39 Scud missiles during the Gulf War, only one Yid was killed – that man had previously received a klalah from the Chazon Ish. “This a hashgachah niflaah that is reserved only for Yidden who learn Torah, who keep the mitzvos and who will ultimately do teshuvah,” Rav Wolfson said. “Hashem wants to do nissim for us. Israel is surrounded by 300 million Arabs and we are still there; that means Hashem wants to do yeshuos. We must prepare for yeshuos.” But just like Eliyahu had to daven on Har Hacarmel even though Hashem had already promised to bring rain, Hashem still wants the tefillos of Klal Yisrael today, even though He had promised to bring yeshuos. In order to qualify for these miracles, Rav Wolfson said, we must strengthen in Torah, tefillah and chessed. He specifically suggested saying Tehillim 46 every day, adding that he is asking his own kehillah to have the kapitel printed out and stuck to the back of every siddur. During the Suez campaign in 1956, the Belzer Rebbe asked that people say that particular kapitel, since it is a segulah to prevent warfare. “Everyone has to be mispallel that Klal Yisrael should be saved from chevlei Moshiach, that he and his family should be saved,” he said. Rav Wolfson also spoke about kevias ittim for Torah, not interrupting even “if the cell phone rings.” “I heard from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt”l, that when a Yid sits down to learn it should be like Shabbos,” Rav Wolfson said. “That is the only time that one is pattur from work.” “In a beis medrash it is Shabbos. … If someone interrupts his learning and he picks up the phone, he brings the marketplace, he brings the office into Shabbos. He is mechallel the Shabbos.” But above all, Rav Wolfson said, Yidden should keep in mind that we live in momentous times, and we should prepare for the upcoming era with emunah and bitachon. “In the next couple of weeks there will be news,” Rav Wolfson said, “and with the help of Hashem, it will be good news for Yidden.”

Inspiration on Feb 15th 2012! Keep giving encouragement and never give up!

Heres my dad!  (click <- here)

Skype inspirations! -eli goldsmith: always filled with feeling of not having an effect, but every little response makes it worth it.

Response on skype from S.A.-  The Rebbe talks in a Sicha about how people were complaining about being abused whilst they were on Mivtzoyim. His answer to them is twofold: 1) Say Tehilim with Kavanah before going on your route… If people are not responding it shows that you are not emes in your shlichus
2) You never know who is being affected by your shlichus
It could be that there was a little child whose family used to be frum but now are not so frum…
And you walking around in the street with a beard and hat, etc remind him and arouse him to do teshuva!

I mean that people don’t reply to a Shiur or don’t send a decline to a shiur…
my mashpia Is amazing Talmid Chacham…
He will give it all to us, but no-one makes an effort
I am maybe too much gevurah these days…
I don’t understand how people have no discipline and seder… But I am working on myself to love unconditionally

gevorah for yourself the left eye
love is the right eye for others
but u also need to see the good in yourself too ❤

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Today in Jewish History – February 15 / Shvat 22
• Passing of Kotzker Rebbe (1859)
Passing of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk (1787-1859), renowned Chassidic leader, and forerunner of the “Ger” Chassidic dynasty.

The Kotzker, as he was known, was among the original students of the “Holy Jew” from Peshischa, and later studied with Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa, among those who reinforced the spiritual strength of the young but growing Hassidic movement. He became an Admor, a Grand Hassidic Rabbi, at age 40 upon the death of his teacher Rabbi Simcha Bunim.
He was uncompromising in his demands for perfection from himself and his students. Some of his students, led by Rebbe Mordechai Yosef Leiner, felt his methods were too austere and parted ways with him.

“There is nothing so whole as a broken heart” is one of the many sayings of the Kotzker Rebbe. He further told his students, “I want you not to sin not because it’s forbidden, but because you have no time to sin.”

During his last 20 years, he left his room only rarely to speak with his students or family members; he received his food – a daily portion of bread and soup – through a hole in the door. He is said to have uttered, upon his death, “Death is actually no big deal; it’s just like walking from one room to a better one.”

Various Hassidic streams trace their roots to the Kotzker Rebbe, including Ger, founded by his brother-in-law and student-colleague Rabbi Yitzchak Meir (the Hidushei HaRim); Sochatchov, founded by his son-in-law, the Avnei Nezer; Amshinov; and Rav Morganstern @Midnightrabbi inspires !!! 

Inspiration on Feb 14th 2012! Seek and you will find, and then do!

Good news and day and be kind !!! This Morning…<3 lol

     Early this morning, one of the larger Chabad yeshivas (religious schools) from outside of Jerusalem, came to the Kotel. Their schedule was to first sit in small groups, mostly with a chavrousa (learning partner) and learn Chassidus, (mystical teachings that are rooted in the Baal Shem Tov’s thoughts), and then an hour or so later, they straggled off to the local mikvah (spiritual/physical immersion in a pool of water).
     Then, they gathered in a large circle and sang Chassidic nigunim (spiritual melodies) for almost an hour. By then it was time for morning prayers.
     Please understand that I am not a Chabadnik. I love Chabad, and I have always worked hand-in-hand with them on a daily basis, but I never became a Chabadnik. When I first returned to Torah observance 35 years ago, the Chabad Rebbe was the Baal Shem Tov for our generation. Everyone seemed to agree on this. And the Rebbe said: “To please me, you do not have to dress like I do. You have to use your energy like I use mine.” So I never dressed like a Chabadnik. I never adapted their customs, but I have always loved them, and especially their path.
     Why all this background? I want you to know that what I am about to say is not coming from someone enmeshed within the Chabad system who is merely repeating their “company slogan.”
     I watched them sitting there in a circle, singing their warm melodies, and I could not restrain my love and respect for what they are doing. What is so special about them? They learn the same Torah that all yeshivas teach, and there are plenty of yeshivas that teach Chassidus, too.
     The main difference between Chabad Chassidus and all of the other Chassidus that I have seen is that Chabad Chassidus not only teaches you to love your fellow Jew, it also teaches its chassidim to do something about this love. It is not enough for them to say to another Jew, “I love you.” They are taught to try to bring every Jew they meet closer to the Torah and the love of Hashem. No one, ever–in the history of the world–has done what the Rebbe has done. No one else even dreamed to fill the world with outreach centers and Chassidim who stand at the doors like Avraham Aveinu (our father) looking for a soul to help? Vietnam has a kosher mikvah! China has kosher food! Japan has davening (Jewish prayers). India… Brazil… Siberia… and who could even list the places they reach?
     But even more important than their outreach centers, their Chabad Houses spread all over the world, is that each one of these students will become a walking “Chabad House.” When he sits in the airport waiting for his connecting flight, he is going to have his tefillin ready, and he is going to look around and ask, “Where is he? Where is that Jew that I was sent here to help?”
     As I stood there feeling the warmth of their voices, I tried to imagine: If each one of these boys goes on to touch only one Jew a day each day, for the rest of his life, he will reach over 25,000 Jews. This means that this class of some 100 boys is going to change more than 2,500,000 Jewish lives! And this from just one class in only one yeshiva!
    G-d bless them, each and every one of them. And may G-d bless them to find that Jew they are looking for. (And you and I, too) thanks to Gutman locks !

Inspirations on Feb 13th 2012! Every day has so much to inspire us all!

For now here’s some links of inspirational moments from today!!! Midnightrabbi inspiresd day from the holy Tzaddikim to Oprah Winfrey this is a time where Unity and focus on the good is whats its all about like and share!!! Oprahs-Visit-to-Hasidic-Brooklyn.htm <-click to watch!
JIM = Jaffa Institute & Midnightrabbi eli goldsmith and the jaffa institute is all about!!! and one pic of a holy soul!!!Click here for more->

Shalom Chevre I was zoche to attend the wedding of the Amshinover Rebbes son last week, (from yaakov DAJUS)

And one holy yid on a vid from a wed. lol

Happy New Year from the Jaffa Institute & Eli Goldsmith

Posted September 25, 2011 by Midnightrabbi inspires i like it, u like 2 !As the Jewish year draws to a close, we would like to sincerely thank you for the friendship and support you have given to the Jaffa Institute in 5771.

You have brought smiles to the faces of many needy children.

Wishing you and your family happiness and health in the year to come.

THANK YOU

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Dr. David J. Portowicz
&

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Here out the 2 top blogs, go see for yourself and happy new bloged filled year lol

1. A Dedication Blog 2 Leibby Kletzky & Strengthen In Faith – David Dome

A dedication blog 2 Leibby Kletzky, Borough Park boy, found; Murdered, may his soul get peace and family be comforted…

Among-stA dedication blog 2 Leibby Kletzky, Borough Park boy, found; Murdered, may his soul get peace and family be comforted…
Among-st all the mourners of Israel…

The blog is being built , asap, to give us the needed strengthening in Faith/belief/knowledge that all is under G-d’s kind control…

Here’s a post of Reb david Dome who helps us with this http://www.daviddomemusic.com

Its important for us all not to get depressed in anyway, or give up at all (never!) …

Music is an important tool to convey this important message for all the mourners of Israel…

Remember! this blog is being built , asap, to give us the needed strengthening in Faith/belief/knowledge that all is under G-d kind control…

2. Lechaim & Seriously, WAKE UP Already!

My last time together with Akedus Yitzchok,  with special words for us all to seriously, wake up already with only simchos for the new year !


Re-wrote the blog with more sad, but peace of mind after seeing a special 19 year old man burried in Bet Shemesh! The last thing he said to one of his many friends, is see you soon in Israel, that he did, may all hear only Simchos! (rebbe Simcha Bunim Yahrzeit today!)

This is a Blog to Yitzchak (not allowed to name the family, and encouraged to make blogs that bring more smiles) who will be hugely missed and was an inspiration to us all! May he rest in Peace/Shalom and may the whole family and friends be comforted as mourners of Yisrael!

SERIOUSLY, make a difference!  like bigmike-gondelman-making-a-difference-everyday !

Please help us share awareness and help us make this happen, thanks- https://midnightabbi1eligoldsmith.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/a-short-tribute-to-a-great-cause-bet-shemesh-educational-center/ for the donation its easy, safe and clear! So DONATE!

Donate generously as this brings life !  http://www.jaffainstitute.org/online-donations-to-the-jaffa-institute in the comments write  Eli’s friend

Also for the people in London The Jaffa Institute Inaugural Tennis Tournament 11′

Make a real difference!

As one of my students died in the U.S. and was growing in a scool that couldnt afford to pay me for the last year and a half to be there for him as the  Midnightrabbi inspires! (like this link) I tried to volunteer but was never invited , just like with you , Why?

As you have to donate so we can do our work ! We got to have time for these kids or else ! See all the links choose and donate!

Everything is Divine Providence and have just been reading some books on the tradgedy and miracles of that day 9/11 the same day 10 years later we bury a young man of 19!-  simchos and miss u!
What will the Israeli government do if millions of our cousins decide to march on our borders on September 20? We had better start taking things seriously. Exactly 10 years ago, on September 11, 2001, Hashem gave a wake-up call to our brothers and sisters in the USA to start taking things seriously; unfortunately, few did. After the smoke and the debris settled at Ground Zero, it was business as usual. In Israel, it is no longer business as usual. Our neighbors’ noose is closing around our necks. It’s time to wake up, for who knows how loud the next wakeup call will be. Hashem may He have Mercy! The hebrew date was Elul 23rd, which was already, lets hope 2012 brings simchos!

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