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The learning for this week’s shiur, Vayeilech &more,  learning should be a zechus for the speedy redemption of:Sholom Mordechai ben Rivka (Rubashkin).Please remember him in your tefillos. Guys please share! The Supreme court will IYH look over appeals on September 24th (day before yom kippur) and decide which cases they will review.�
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Asking Forgiveness

For on this day [Yom Kippur] He shall effect atonement for you to cleanse you. Before G‑d, you shall be cleansed from all your sins—Leviticus16:30.

On Yom Kippur, G‑d mercifully erases all the sins we have committed “before G‑d”—but not the sins we may have committed against our fellow man. If we really want to come out of this holy day completely clean, we need to first approach any individual whom we may have wronged and beg their forgiveness. This applies whether the offense was physical, emotional, or financial (in which case, seeking forgiveness is in addition to making appropriate monetary restitution).

Just as the offending individual is enjoined to sincerely seek forgiveness, so, too, the victim is expected to wholeheartedly forgive—provided he is assured that the plea for forgiveness is indeed sincere.

More Details:

  • It is proper to specify the wrongdoing for which you are seeking forgiveness—unless doing so would cause further embarrassment to the victim.
  • If the injured party refuses to grant forgiveness, the offender should try approaching him several times, each time in the company of a few friends (who can try to convince the victim of the sincerity of the offender’s intentions).
  • If the individual whom you have wronged has since passed away, and the gravesite is in the vicinity, take a minyan to the gravesite and beg forgiveness there. If the gravesite is not in the vicinity, you can appoint someone to go to the grave together with a minyan to ask for forgiveness on your behalf.

The Yom Kippur prayers begin with the moving ‘Kol Nidrei’ service. This service is more accurately a procedure of annulling our vows. But what connection and significance does this have to the High Holy Day of Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement?

During the Holocaust, a large group of Polish women were rounded up to be sent to the gas chambers. As the group gathered their possessions to take with them into the camp the evil Nazi officers called out to all the villagers who were standing by watching, “Anything that these Jews leave behind you may take for yourselves, because for sure they will not be
coming back to collect them!”

Two Polish women who were standing nearby saw a woman towards the back of the group, wearing a large, heavy, expensive coat. Wasting no time, they ran to the woman and knocked her to the ground, grabbing her coat and walked away. As the Jewish women were being led away, these two Polish women lay down the coat to divide the spoils of what was hiding inside. As they rummaged through the pockets, they discovered gold jewellery, silver candlesticks and other heirlooms. But still, as they lifted the coat it seemed heavier than it should have been. After further inspection they found a secret pocket, and hidden inside the coat was a little baby girl. Shocked at their discovery, one of the women insisted to the other, saying “I don’t have any children, and I’m too old to have now. You take all the gold and silver and let me take the baby”.

The deal was made and the Polish woman took her new ‘daughter’ home to her delighted husband. They raised the Jewish girl as their own, treating her very well, but never told her anything of her history. The girl excelled in her studies and became a successful paediatrician, working in the top hospital in Poland.

After some years the girl’s ‘mother’ passed away. A week later, there was a knock at the door. An old woman invited herself in and said “I want you to know that the woman that passed away last week was not your real mother…” and she proceeded to tell her the whole story. The girl did not believe her at first but the old woman said to her, “When we found you, you were wearing a beautiful gold pendant with strange writing on it which must be Hebrew,
I am sure that your mother kept the necklace, go and look.” And with that parting advice she left. The girl went into her ‘mother’s’ jewellery box and found the necklace just as the woman described. She had it extended and wore it every day, but thought nothing more of her Jewish roots.

Sometime later, she went on holiday abroad and saw two Lubavitch boys. Seizing the opportunity she told them entire story and showed them the necklace. The boys confirmed that a Jewish name was inscribed on the necklace but did not know what to say about her status. They recommended that she send a letter to the Lubavitch Rebbe explaining everything. She sent off the letter and received a speedy reply saying that it is clear from
the facts that she is a Jewish girl and since she had a special talent, she should use her invaluable skills in Israel, a place in desperate need of talented paediatricians.
She took the Rebbe’s advice and moved to Israel where she approached a Jewish court who declared her Jewish. She was accepted into a hospital to work, and she met her husband and raised a family.

Some years later…

When there was a terrorist attack at the Sbarro cafe in the centre of Jerusalem in August 2001, this woman was walking nearby with her husband. She told her husband to return home to the kids and she proceeded to rush to the scene where she treated the wounded and helped the injured to hospital.

When she arrived at the hospital she met an elderly man who was in a state of shock. He was searching everywhere for his granddaughter who had become separated from him. She calmed him down and went with him to search amongst all the patients in order to find his granddaughter. Asking how she could recognise her, the frantic grandfather gave a rough description of a gold pendant necklace that she was wearing. After searching amongst the
injured, they finally found the granddaughter who was wearing the necklace. At the
sight of this necklace, the paediatrician froze. She turned to the old man and said “where did you buy this necklace from?”

“You can’t buy such a necklace” he responded, “I am a goldsmith and I made this necklace.”

“Actually,” he continued, “I made two identical ones for each of my daughters. This is my granddaughter from one of them, and my other daughter did not survive the war.”

…And this is how the Jewish Polish girl was reunited with her father.

A vow is something binding and strictly speaking once they have been made they cannot be reversed. However, there is a special mechanism whereby they can be annulled enabling or vows and promises to be unbound. So too in life, it appears that a situation cannot be changed.

Perhaps then the idea of Kol Nidrei is to evoke Hashem to also ‘annul’ his ‘vows’ and ‘promises’ such as punishment, judgement, decrees, the evil inclination, and even exile [1]. We pray that He should hear and accept our repentance, and – like a loving father – judge us favourably.

Yom Kippur is our last connection.

As long as we remember who we are, keep hold of this connection and do not remove ourselves from our roots [2], we can reconnect ourselves to our Father in Heaven.

Have a vowry good Yom Kippur,

Dan. <-click for more!

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This is a great story how we suffered after yom tov, this plumber cleaned out 2 playmobile men from the toilet by filling our house with poo and still didn’t manage to clean the block, the worst plumber and he advertises as a playmobile man lol finally after some real cash paid came a real perosn and now we’re cleaned up spiritually and physically, thank you G-d ! Struggle Group!

Fiddler Raises the Roof

Daniel Ahaviel is one of the Jewish world’s top fiddlers; he’s also our dear friend and spiritual brother. He’s the one who plays the violin on our Judean Dream album. There’s no one who can fiddle and dance like he can. Daniel lives and breathes the joy of serving Hashem. Rebbe Nachman teaches that you can’t make teshuva if you’re not happy, so we need to put smiles on our face before Yom Kippur, and not be sullen like some folks think. And by the way, Yiddishkeit is cool…  

When the prophet noticed the Children of Israel deviating too far from their roots, he urged us, “Return Israel to Hashem, your G-d… return to Hashem” [1]. Why did the prophet see to repeat the fact that we must return to Hashem? In addition, why emphasise that it is Israel who must return: obviously if they are the ones who were sinning it is they that must repent?!

Furthermore, a significant part of the repentance prayers [2] seems to involve expressing that the complete repentance programme is too cumbersome! Are we trying to make things worse for ourselves?!

Amongst the many who were affected by the Tsumani disaster, was a South African Jewish family. The husband was out at sea at the time, whilst his wife, baby and maid were on the beach. The maid was the first to spot the gigantic Tsunami wave and unsuccessfully attempted to attract her employer’s attention. It was too late. He watched helplessly as his family was washed away, whilst he himself managed to grab onto a tree as he was washed ashore.

In the meantime his wife and maid were pressed up against the side of a tall building. They were up to their necks in water and the mother became frantic – she had lost hold of her baby!

In the meantime the maid felt something brush against her leg from the side. Instinctively she picked up this ‘thing’ – it was the baby!

G-d is our Heavenly parent. He wants us – his baby – to return to Him.

This is what the prophet is coming to emphasise:

It is not just about ‘returning to G-d’, but rather that we – the sons of Israel – the children of G-d, return to our Father in heaven.

We do not just simply return to G-d for our own benefit, but rather because just like a parent desires their child to ‘return’ to them, so too our Heavenly Father desires and helps us return to Him. The repentance programme of contemplation, removing oneself from sin, regret and acceptance to improve in the future might all seem daunting, or even ‘against all odds’. But so might reading, writing, walking for the first time or learning how to ride a bike. As long as our teachers want us to learn, then we can indeed succeed to great heights. And so we must remember that it is our Heavenly Father that we are talking about who wants us to return to Him! All we have to do is express our desire to return to Him, appreciate that we will need His help and take the first few steps to return to HimimHimH.

Have by father best Shabbos,

Dan. <-click here for more!

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Apple and Honey

The Chofetz Chaim, Rabbi Israel Mayer Kagan, the saintly legal authority whose special focus was upon Jewish ethics and proper speech, points out that there’s a big difference between one who does Mitzvos thinking only of his reward in the World to Come, versus one who is truly thinking about what G-d wants. And he offers a simple litmus test to distinguish between them.

A true Servant of G-d wants to see everyone serving Him and doing His will, to increase the Honor of G-d in the world. Someone only out for his own benefit doesn’t really care if other people are doing what they should or not; he’s content with his own reward.

Rabbi Kagan was sharply critical of those in his day who had the resources to help Jews obtain kosher food and stay attached to the community, yet failed to help. What would he say in our generation, when kosher food is plentiful, yet millions of Jews have little knowledge of anything Jewish? Are we doing everything we can to help them? Click here or above for more! 

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As the anniversary of the 9-11-2001 terrorist attacks on our great nation gets closer, I find myself going through many different emotions. I will NEVER forget that day of horror as long as I live. I watched as thousands of my fellow citizens were murdered in front of my eyes and I felt so helpless to do something. To this day the main emotion that surfaces is anger. Angry that I could not do something. As a police officer, you are trained to help save peoples lives. I could do nothing since I was so far away. I pray for the families of the victims that terrible day all the time. They will always be in my thoughts and prayers. NEVER FORGET 9-11! NEVER!

Between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur we have been instructed to be more meticulous in observing the laws and practices [1]. This leads to the obvious question of what long term purpose this has being that we can seemingly return to our old ways straight after?

Every year, on the Torah reading on the Shabbos before Rosh Hashana, we are assured that the Torah is not the other side of the ocean such that we should ask who will go to fetch it for us [2]. Nevertheless, we have been informed that if it was, then we would have to get it [3]. But why tell us this theoretical fact?

Rather then, the Torah must be the other side of the ocean! But if so, how can we understand the statement that it is “not the other side of the ocean”?

   Two donkeys were carrying their respective loads: the first was carrying heavy salt sacks whilst the second light sponges. After a while, the donkey carrying the heavy load began to bear the burden of the weight, and watched the other donkey travel in happiness and became jealous and began to cry. A few hours later they arrived at a river that they had to cross. When the donkey carrying the salt entered the water the salt began to dissolve and after a few minutes was left with empty sacks and he became happy. But when the second donkey entered the river, his sponges absorbed a large amount of water and became very heavy loads for the donkey and he buckled under the weight.

If we ‘carry the burden’ a bit in then when we immerse in the Torah (which is compared to water [4]) then it makes us feel lighter! But if always looking for easier option – then indeed Torah weighs us down!

The Torah is indeed the other side of the ocean, but it “is not the other side of the oceanthat we should ask who will go and fetch it for us”. Rather it is for us to get it ourselves.

If we ask and dwell on it being far then it is indeed the other side of the ocean, but if we don’t then we receive Divine assistance and it becomes near [5].

And so from Rosh Hashana we exert ourselves and improve our Divine service, even if we only intend to do so temporarily. If we take this suggestion seriously, the result is that we have made an effort to ‘carry the burden’ and not always seek the easier option. Subsequently we become the recipient of this special Divine assistance and ultimately realise how much nearer we really are to “the other side of the ocean” and long term spiritual improvement.

Have a boatiful Shabbos and a resolute Rosh Hashana,

Reb   Dan. <- click here for more~!

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“Oh! No!” from Gutman Locks!

I almost always try to get a picture of them smiling happily, but in cases like this, I try to get them to see themselves looking foolish. It is not so clear to the viewer, but the look on his face is really him saying, “Oh! No!”

If you look closely you can see that he has at least four earrings piercing his ears! Not such a bright thing to do. To get them to understand why it is not so bright (to put it mildly), when I take the picture, I ask, “When you get married, who is going to wear the pants in the family?” This means who is going to be the boss in the house.

Men, especially inexperienced men, think that they are going to rule the house when they get married. They feel that this is how they have to express their manliness. The smart woman very quickly learns to say, “That’s right dear, you are in charge, now please help me wash the floors, and also please take out the garbage.” And the smart man soon learns that he is in charge, as long as his wife doesn’t need anything.

Back to my young man in the picture…After they answer my question about who is going to wear the pants and they say, “I am!” I ask, “Then, who is going to wear the earrings?”

Almost always they catch on right away, laugh, look a little stupid, and say something like he did, “Oh, I was young when I did it.”

And I said, “Okay, but you are not young anymore. Take them out so the girl will know that you are looking for a girl, someone who wears earrings.”

He said that he would take them out, and I told him to come back when he has them out so I can see what he really looks like.

Is a secular Jewish man allowed to have earrings? Yes. Is it a smart thing to do? No. And if you love your fellow man (or woman) and you are in a position to help them, then you have to be pretty callous not to try.

Hide & Seek 

Elul 23, 5772 · September 10, 2012
Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson
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Rosh Hashanah, the Baal Shem Tov taught, is a game of hide and seek. G‑d hides, we seek.

But where can G‑d hide? Wherever you go, there He is. As the Zohar says, “There is no place void of Him.”

So perhaps what the Baal Shem Tov meant is more like peek-a-boo—when the parent hides behind his or her own fingers. So too, G‑d hides Himself within the guise of an awesome, indifferent king, judging His subjects strictly by the book until the most sublime angels shiver in dread.

And we seek. We seek the father behind the stern voice. We are the small child who climbs into the king’s arms, tears off the mask and exclaim, “Daddy!”

Which is just what He was waiting for.

Best Bet in a Chancy World from Lazer Brody 

I must humbly disagree with the doomsday prophets. Sure, Israel suffers from big problems and major threats. But it’s heaven for your soul. The fact is that here, more and more people are quietly getting closer to Hashem. In Israel, a beautifully quiet spiritual revolution is taking place. Entire communities of emuna-oriented Jews are mushrooming in places that for years never had a synagogue or a Torah scroll. Yavniel, Carmiel, and Maalot are three examples. Folks there aren’t yelling at social protest demonstrations because they’re talking to Hashem. Many of our good friends in the USA and Canada have made Aliya recently. I urged those who sought my advice to consider places other than Ramat Bet Shemesh and Har Nof. I sent them to Maalot, to Katzrin, and to Yerucham, where they could buy nice apartments for a song, not worry where the kids are playing and breathe clean air. I’ve heard no complaints, only expressions of how happy they are to be here. I firmly believe that 5773 will be a wonderful year for the Jewish people in Israel, despite the threats.

The Evil Inclination wants you to think otherwise. By the way, the EI will do anything to prevent a person from making Aliya, especially casting worry and doubt in people’s hearts. The EI was active back in the time of the “Sin of the Spies”, and he’s still active now…

Every day, I get letters from worried parents with children in yeshivas and seminaries here in Israel. They’re frantic for their children to come home to the USA or Canada because of the apparent impending danger with Iran. Other families who had planned Aliya write and ask if it’s still safe to come to Israel; many are getting cold feet, especially whenever they listen to the news.

So is it safe in Israel? Let me preface my answer with a quick historical refresher of what happened a mere two decades ago:

A young man came up to me at the Kotel early in the morning and asked for help. He was very concerned about something that was going on in his life. He had heard about my background, and he really wanted my advice.

When I asked him what was the problem, he hesitated, and then with a slight tremble, he moved his hand slowly up and down his arm, and said, “It seems that I have an entity issue!”

I knew what his words meant, but I was not sure that he did. I asked, “What are you talking about?”

He said, “I have been bothered by certain feelings, and I met a Sephardi mekubal (mystic), and he told me that there is an ‘entity’ on me.” Now he looked scared.

“Why do you believe such a thing?” I asked.

He answered, “Sometimes it feels like I have insects crawling all over my arm, and there are other unusual things, too.”

I could see that he really believed what he was told. I said, “There is no entity on you.”

He argued, “The mekubal told me things about myself so I know that he is right.”

“Baloney!” I said, holding back what I really wanted to say. I said, “The real problem is that you have a huge worm in your nose!”

He looked at me like I was nuts.

“Why don’t you believe me when I tell you about the worm in your nose? … because it is just too outrageous, ridiculous! And neither do you have an “entity” on you. It is total nonsense, and you should not believe it for one second. You are exaggerating normal feelings, and saying that something is on you. No one can spiritually do anything to you unless you invite them to do it, and even then, it is only your imagination turned palpable.”

He would not listen. He wanted to believe that fairy tale. I told him that there was a genuine scholar of Kabbalah coming to the Kotel within an hour, and he could ask him to see who was right.

He left still convinced that he had some spiritual entity crawling on him!

When the rabbi I referred to came I told him what the young man said.

He said, “Imagination!”

I asked, “That’s it…only imagination?”

He added, “Someone (the so-called mekubal) has a talking sickness.” (spreading foolishness)

I did not plan to send out this story, but then, that very afternoon, a young women asked me how to get the “energy off” her that some man she had dated is putting on her. When I saw that there was more than one case of this type of foolishness going around, I realized that the subject needed to be addressed.

I told her the same thing that I told that young man in the morning, “Because you are still interested in that man you dated, you are imagining that he has some control over you, and he doesn’t. When you are ready to leave him, and move on in your life, those imagined feelings will stop bothering you.”

I explained to both of them that they should be looking up to the One Who is All. They should attribute everything that happens to Him and not think for a moment that there is any spiritual reality to the feelings on their arms. This is the type of foolishness that you find in India. But a Jew is supposed to talk to G-d, and have G-d lead him or her in their lives, not “energies” and “entities”!

Hashem is everywhere, including inside your head. Talk to G-d. Do not invent problems when we already have enough.

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  Shana tova u’mesuka Make it sweet for others too thanks 🙂 Elul, the last month of the Jewish year, is a month devoted to stocktaking and introspection. A Chassidic tradition holds that the last twelve days of the year — Elul 18 to 29 — are specifically devoted to the twelve months of the closing year: on each of these twelve days, one should review the deeds and achievements of its corresponding month. <-click here for the full blog tonight- today Chai Elul inspired Lchaim!
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Tribute to Teachers From Rabbi Lazer Brody

Our cherished friend Francis K. from Singapore writes:

Dearest Rabbi,

This week is Teachers’ Day in Singapore’s calendar.

I thank HaShem for sending us such a charimatic teacher as you, fluent and at ease in the ways of Emuna, a light for the nations.

Please accept this song dedication to honour our spiritual teachers, Rav Shalom Arush and you.

May it be His will that He watch over you and the Breslev army who are spreading the message of connection to HaShem everywhere,

May you see many more people turning to HaShem,

May you and yours always experience joy, serenity, peace, good health.

G-d bless, Francis from Singapore

Towards the approach of the New Year, when we reflect over the past year and are looking to make resolutions and improvements, we are reminded “And it will be if you listen listen to G-d you will be blessed… [1] and it will be if you don’t listen to G-d you will be cursed” [2].

Strangely though, when discussing the blessings we see that they come if we “listen listen” indicating an additional listening. And even stranger, being that the introduction “and it will be” indicates happiness [3], why is this also the introduction to the curses?!

Human nature is such that when we are blessed and successful, we are more than happy to take the credit for it, but when things do not go according to plan, we ask, “How could G-d have caused it to happen? Mrs. Noa Silberberg Miller of Middlebury Connecticut also sought an answer to that question…

During June 2003, Mrs. Silberberg travelled to Koblenz Germany to meet with her cousins for the first time. She longed to reconnect with her heritage, and in particular to see her grandfather’s synagogue: The Great Community Synagogue of Leipzig.

After a long journey, when they finally arrived at the site of the ruined synagogue, they discovered a plaque that detailed the decimation of the synagogue and how the Jews were forced to pay for the cleaning up afterwards.

She sat down and began crying, “How could G-d have caused such a terrible thing to happen!” She decided to seek some literature that would hopefully help her to understand. Finally she discovered a documentation of the lives of the Jews in Leipzig. And that is where she saw the answer to her question: a letter dated November 25, 1938, just after (Krystalnacht and) the decimation of the synagogue, from the Jews of Leipzig addressed to the police of Leipzig requesting permission to pray in the Tikitiner synagogue on 3 Richard Wagner Street, signed by Eidelmann, Beer and S. Folmann…  her grandfather.

The Klausenberger Rebbe, Rabbi Yekusiel Yehuda Halberstam (1905-94) was a survivor – in more sense of the word than one. He himself lost his wife and 11 children in the Holocaust, and like so many others made his way to the DP camp. In the Feldafing and Foehrenwald camps near Munich he encouraged many to rebuild their lives. He encouraged the building of schools, synagogues, Torah study and kosher food and burials. He moved to America in 1946 and rebuilt a Tzanz-Klausenberg community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and in Union City, New Jersey.  He started a new family. In 1957 he moved to Israel where he built a community in Netanya. He established schools, an orphanage, an old age home and the Laniado Hospital. Ultimately he rebuilt a dynasty with thousands of followers.

The Rebbe commented, “A person could have given up – they had no future. Or,” he continued, “he could have looked to the positive future – these people would live and rebuild.”

“How can G-d cause bad things to happen?”

He doesn’t: we do [4]… as the verse clearly testifies: “If you don’t listen to G-d you will be cursed.”

It is up to us to recognise this [5] and more importantly to accept it [6].

Perhaps this is hinted by the repetition “listen, listen to the blessings”. Even if we did not properly listen the first time and suffered the consequences, nevertheless there is a second opportunity to listen and to accept the cause of our suffering. If we do so, then we can still be blessed [7] and happy.

Have a glistening Shabbos,

Rabbi Daniel Leeman <-click here for more!

Additional sources:

First story: In the spirit of the Maggid, R. Paysach J Krohn, p. 117

Second story: see The Klausenberger Rebbe 1 and 2 (end comment heard from R. Chaim Halpern)

[1] Devarim 28:1

[2] Devarim 28:15

[3] E.g. Medrash Rabba, Bamidbar 13:5

[4] See Ohr Hachaim Devarim 11:28; Sfas Emes

[5] Devarim 11:26

[6] Megilla 31b (as explained by R. Moshe Shapira)

[7] See Seder Hataras Nedrai, Achos Ketana

The Jerusalem Sober House invites you to attend:

An evening for Rabbis and Yeshiva staff:

Two hour training course on

The Signs and Symptoms of Substance Abuse amongst Young
Adults.

Presented by,

Sanford Landa, MSW, MPH, LCSW, CASAC

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 7:00pm

At the Jerusalem Sober House

In Ramot, Jerusalem

Light refreshments will be served.

For information, location and reservations, please email: rsalber@jerusalemsoberhouse.com

Please register early as space is limited. Depending on registration, we
may ask that each yeshiva send a maximum of two representatives.

Sanford Landa will provide in this training an understanding of the bio/psycho/ social model of the
complex period of adolescent development and the influences that place adolescents at high risk for
substance abuse. Also to understand the need for early intervention prevention, risk and protective
factors and the need and techniques to make appropriate referrals that can motivate the client to increase
the probability of successful treatment. Participants will also learn the signs and symptoms of alcohol
abuse in adolescents. They will also be trained to conduct a substance abuse assessment of adolescent
clients and understand the impact of the influence of addiction on a young person’s life. Also discussed
during this training are the criteria for accurate diagnosis in adolescents that abuse substances, specific
strategies to engage the adolescent in treatment, the influence of learning disabilities on addictive
behavior. Additionally, how the Yeshiva and the professional can work together in recovery and other
special issues of this population while in Israel learning in order to make this experience one of spiritual
growth.

The Jerusalem Sober House is a transitional living residence for men in recovery from
addictions.
Visit our website at: www.jerusalemsoberhouse.com

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From Gutman Locks – A Quarter of a Jew   IMG_1355
    James is from London, He has a very thick English accent. I could not understand him when he told me that his name is James, so he said, “Jacob, in Hebrew.”
      Someone brought him over to me saying, “He says that his grandmother was Jewish.”
     He was holding a large, brand new chr-istian bible. I asked. “Was your grandmother really Jewish?”
     He said that she was, so I asked, “Well, was it your father’s mother, or your mother’s mother?”
     He said that it was his mother’s mother. I asked if he was sure. He said that she was Jewish, but no one else in the family was Jewish.
     I said, “Since your mother’s mother was Jewish, your mother is Jewish, and since your mother is Jewish you are Jewish, and since you are Jewish I am going to take your Jewish blood pressure.” I rolled up his sleeve started to put tefillin on him.
     He objected, “Are you going to do this to me even though I am only one-quarter of a Jew?”
     I explained that there are no fractions of Jews. I assured him that he was an entire Jew, and I put tefillin on him. He tried to repeat the blessing, but he horribly mispronounced every word.
     He read the Shema in English, and I showed how to pray for his family. Then, I explained in detail why the ch-ristain religion was not for him. He seemed to have understood.
     I said, “Throw away that chr-istian bible and get a Jewish one. You are a Jew. When you go back to London go to a Chabad House and tell the rabbi that you just found out that you are Jewish, and ask him what you are supposed to do. You will meet a nice Jewish lady to marry, and you can make a Jewish family. Today is a big day in your life.”
     He was very happy. But then, when I took off the tefillin, he started to cry. I asked him why he was crying. He said, “I feel so strange, so different now.”
     These tears come when a significant spiritual realization, or revelation occurs. It is a startling experience for someone who studied the bible, and thought that he was not Jewish, to find out that indeed he is a Jew. The feeling rises up, floods the intellect, and the person breaks down crying. His mind did not know how to handle the overwhelming new reality.
     James the chr-istian walked into the Kotel, and Jacob the Jew walked out!
    from gutman locks 🙂

Inspiration from 30th August, Saving people every-day 🙂

 Midnightrabbi inspires wants us to know , this happens everyday, wegot to keep being kind with everyone JIM = Jaffa Institute & Midnightrabbi eli goldsmith
To save us from the floods of the world Oih, gevalt!
I was on my way to Yosef Daniel sons brit and buses being late cause me to post this instead 🙂 B’H and mazel tov 🙂

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Click inspirations-for-today Everyday! From Gutman Locks – His Sons Are Not Jewish
I explained to them in a way that children could understand that G-d is Infinite, so they should never worship a limited god. Then, I showed them how to pray for their loved ones. Although we are to help all people, including non-Jews, if a non-Jew’s father is Jewish, we have an additional reason to try to help him.A Non-Jew’s CommentTo the video; Jews Should Marry JewsIf you are Jewish, and dating a non-Jew, read this 43-year-old American’s comment to my video on the importance of Jews marrying Jews.
He wrote:“I agree that Jews marrying Jew is the most important message. My family line ended up non-Jewish because my grandparent’s son did not marry Jewish, and now everyone in the family is not Jewish in two generations.”Gutman adds:Look beyond the sensual moment before you get involved and become attached. Do not throw away your 4,000-year-old family for a physical attraction. A central prayer that we say three times a day warns; “Do not follow your eyes and hearts for they will lead you astray.”[i]
More from Gutman locks “He’s a Heretic!”You never know when you ask someone to do a mitzvah what is going to happen. This Israeli walked by, and when I asked him to put on tefillin he roughly pushed me off.A religious Jew who was walking in the other direction called out to me, “Forget him. He’s a complete kofer!” A kofer is a Jew who denies the Torah, a heretic.Just then, as if the Israeli had heard him, but really he was way too far away to have heard, turned, came over, and told me to help him to put on tefillin.
After he finished I asked him what changed his mind. It was as if some mystical voice told him to do it. He said, “Someone has been pressing me to do it.”I said, “But it was a good thing to do, right?” He agreed, and he walked over to the Kotel looking satisfied.

     The Jew who heard him push me off, and called him a kofer did not see that he turned, so he still thinks that he is a denier. But you can never judge someone else’s place. It is hard enough to be fair even when you judge your own.August 30, 2012 (1 photo)

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The Cry of a Child\

You shall not see your brother’s ox or sheep going astray and ignore them; rather, you should restore them to your brother.

And so you shall do with every lost thing of your brother – you may not remain oblivious (22:1-3)

When Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch was a young man, he lived in the same house as his father, Rabbi Schneur Zalman. Rabbi DovBer and his family lived in the ground floor apartment, and Rabbi Schneur Zalman lived on the second floor.

One night, while Rabbi DovBer was deeply engrossed in his studies, his youngest child fell out of his cradle. Rabbi DovBer heard nothing. But Rabbi Schneur Zalman, who was also immersed in study in his room on the second floor, heard the infant’s cries. The Rebbe came downstairs, lifted the infant from the floor, soothed his tears, replaced him in the cradle, and rocked him to sleep. Rabbi DovBer remained oblivious throughout it all.

Later, Rabbi Schneur Zalman admonished his son: “No matter how lofty your involvements, you must never fail to hear the cry of a child.”

The Lubavitcher Rebbe told this story to a gathering of community activists in 1962. “To me,” said the Rebbe, “this story characterizes the approach of Chabad-Lubavitch. With all the emphasis on self-refinement and one’s personal service of the Almighty, one must always hear the cry of a child.

“This is most applicable today, when so many Jewish children of all ages, have fallen out of the cradle of their heritage. Their souls cry out to us, and we must have the sensitivity to hear their cries and to respond. We must interrupt our prayers and our studies and do everything in our power to sooth these desperate souls and restore them to their cradle.”

Jaffa Institute B’nei Mitzvah Project

This campaign is being run for the children of the Jaffa Institute.

Campaign Owner: Chantal Jacobs

THE  Jaffa Institute ‘s YOUTH 4 YOUTH Program

PUT THE “MITZVAH” BACK INTO

 BAR /BAT MITZVAH!

The most significant event in each young Jewish person’s life is their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Becoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah marks an individual’s entry into adult life and is an important time when adolescents can begin to reflect upon their responsibilities not only towards themselves and their families, but also towards the wider community.

Embarking upon a Bar or Bat Mitzvah project is a valuable experience which enhances the development of a young adult’s sense of social justice and reinforces the Jewish principle of Tzedaka. Learning about those less fortunate than themselves and taking action to relieve their suffering enriches the Bar or Bat Mitzvah experience and enhances its meaning.

Participants in the Jaffa Institute’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah program are encouraged to learn about the 30 different programs that the organization runs while considering the different needs that our services address. They often choose to embark upon their own fundraising initiative in order to contribute towards their favorite Jaffa Institute program.

When the participants or their friends and family come to Israel, they are always welcome to visit the program that they have supported and see the positive impact that their Bar or Bat Mitzvah has had upon the children of the Jaffa Institute. They can also have the opportunity to volunteer at the Institute’s Food Distribution Center where they can pack boxes of food for needy families.

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Guarding Bris Milah 
A Mitzvah in which we invest ourselves fully cannot be taken from us, our sefarim teach.
Recently, in this city (New York) there have been forces that wish to abolish an integral part of Bris Milah, Metzitza B’Peh. In one city in Germany there has actually been action taken against Bris Milah. In France as well as in other European countries, Milah is under attack.
Why is this happening?

The Mitzvah of Milah is not concluded when the baby is eight days old. We have to guard the Bris Milah our entire lives by conducting ourselves with holiness.
Recently, proliferations of gadgets which promote immorality have been released on the market. May have fallen prey to the evil allures these present. If many neglect to guard the covenant of Milah, the gentile nations are empowered to enact decrees to abolish it.
When we remove evil from within our midst, it will cease to attack us.

Source: Erev Shabbos Ekev Shmuess in Bais HaMedrash Emunas Yisrael. For original recording in Yiddish, respond to this email.

Inspiration from 28th August<- keep thanking the one who deserves praise as we all fight/struggle on 🙂 and be kind 🙂

Midnightrabbi inspires and  Aryeh Goldschmiedt bro of Zachariah Juke Goldschmiedt are recommending each other , now thats called CHASSIDUS being kind 🙂 Chassidus Unplugged: Where Do You Live?

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שבוע טוב לכולם !!! הנה אנחנו כבר עמוק בתוך ה “אני לדודי ודודי לי” אז יאללה חברייא קדישא : “אני ללייקקו והוא ללייקקיייייי ” !!!!! from Oosher Friedman
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This campaign is being run in celebration of The High Holidays.

Campaign Owner: Erez Cohen

Help us supply 50 families with food for Rosh Hashana

Every year, during the High Holidays, the Jaffa Institute supplies 1,400 families and Holocaust survivors in the greater Tel Aviv area with food parcels from its Food Distribution Center. Food packages include dry goods, fruit and vegetables to enable families to cook together and celebrate the Jewish new year with dignity.

With the rise of unemployment in the Tel Aviv area, comes an increased risk of poverty. We need your help to reach out to an additional 50 families to give them a positive and empowering holiday experience through these difficult financial times.

An average food parcel costs $50. We suggest a donation of $25 but any help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated. You can even increase your impact by inviting friends and family to match your gift.

Thank you for all your support and shana tova!

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From the Ukraine 🙂

The Sounds of Geula from Lazer Brody 

If you’ve been to Israel and you’ve been anywhere near an Arab town or village, you’ll hear the muezzin calling the people to prayer from atop the minaret of the mosque, before each of the prescribed times of prayer. He calls out, Allah Hu akbar – Hashem is all-powerful.

When Moshiach comes, all of Israel will resound each morning 72 minutes before daybreak with the call of Shma Yisrael. Yaniv Madar, an outstanding vocalist, does this better than anyone I’ve ever heard. His Shma Yisrael is preceeded by the blowing of a Moroccan shofar, the type of which will herald the coming of Moshiach. These are surely the sounds of Geula, the full redemption of our people that’s ever so close. And don’t worry about our troubles – the labor pains are fiercest right before the joyous event of the birth. The Geula – redemption – is the rebirth of our people. May it be soon, amen!

Higher Mind
Elul 10, 5772 · August 28, 2012
Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson

Higher consciousness is more than a state of mind.

It is a way of eating, of sleeping, of loving, of speaking, of doing business—it is apparent in all your ways.

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Inspiration from 26th August, Close to my Heart

Just in (click here 4link of article)-> “Close to my Heart”  Midnightrabbi inspires thanks toJoseph Joel Sherman
MidnightrabbiJIM = Jaffa Institute & Midnightrabbi eli goldsmith

Rabbi Eli Goldsmith is a Consultant at the Jaffa Institute in Beit Shemesh, Israel. He is also known the Midnight Rabbi because he reaches out to youth at risk through music and social media.

Rabbi Goldsmith says, “This is very real cause that is close to my heart as a seven and half years daily project, which was and is a real life changer! Daf Yomi has been taken up since by hundreds of thousands of Jews worldwide, including myself, which together keeps us together, and with millions of Jews United with Israel bringing Moshaich [Messiah] now!”

Jeff Keni Pulver  “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

Agreed 🙂 however we still need other people to help all of us have the courage to be yourself 🙂 midnightrabbi-on-a-mission-to-inspire-youth-at-risk-in-israel-world! 

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Shaping the New Year” 

The embryo develops into the fetus in forty days. There are also forty days in which the year develops. These are the forty days between Rosh Chodesh Elul and Yom Kippur.
One can pray regarding the gender of the child during the first forty days of gestation because it has not yet been irrevocably determined. Similarly, we pray for the coming year during the forty days between Rosh Chodesh Elul and Yom Kippur. Although prayer can always be effective, later it is much harder to alter what has already been finalized.

The characteristics of generations of trees are mapped out within the genes of the original seed. Even a most minor defect in the DNA of a seed will result in a crippled plant. Although Rosh Hashana is but a short period of time, it contains within it the entire year. Our actions on this day effect the entire year.

Source: English translation of Parshas RE’EH – ELUL Shalosh Seudah Torah 

When You Say It Right…  

These Indians asked me about tefillin. I explained what they are, and that G-d commanded only Jewish men to put on tefillin, but He also commanded all mankind certain things.

“Let me ask you a question. What do they teach you in Madras? (their hometown) Is G-d in the heart of the devil?”

It took them a while to understand the question. Then they shook their heads and said, “No! Oh, No!”

“Then you have a little god in Madras! If your god is not in the heart of the devil he is not everywhere. The G-d of the Bible is everywhere. King David wrote, ‘If I make my bed in hell, G-d is there.’ G-d is even in hell! He is everywhere.”

“Yes, yes,” they agreed, “G-d is everywhere.”

I said, “This is what you came here to learn. Only worship the G-d Who is everywhere.”

They agreed, and I went on. “There is a story about a man who was crucified 2,000 years ago. Did you ever hear that story?”

“Oh yes, many times.”

“After he was crucified, they went to his grave on the third day. Was he in the grave?”

“No, No. He was arisen.” They said with total conviction.

“Well, if he is not in the grave, then he is not everywhere. Do not worship him.” They were caught in one of their religion’s contradictions. They looked at each other not knowing what to say. I went on, “Only worship the G-d Who is everywhere.”

It caught them by complete surprise. Almost always at this point in the conversation, chr-istians say, ‘We gotta go,” turn, and walk away. Chr-istains are taught if they even waiver in their belief they will burn in hell forever. They cannot hear anything that challenges their beliefs. But these Indians were happy. Again, I asked them, “Where is G-d?”

They answered, “Everywhere!”

“Good for you.”

They asked if they could take some pictures of us together. I said, “You can take the pictures as long as when they take the picture you say, ‘G-d is everywhere.’”

They laughed, had a good time, and will surely remember the conversation. Will their catholic priests convince them that G-d is everywhere only sometimes or in some ways, but that their god is still god? I think that he is going to have a difficult time convincing them now.

When you learn how to explain the spiritual truth in a positive way you can influence those around you. Instead of demeaning their god, which would only cause hard feelings, try to help them in a simple way that they can understand.

Yoga, again, and again, and again!
It is hard for people to give up spiritual practices that they enjoy and think are helpful. One commentator to my article “Yogaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!” wrote that yoga was among the gifts that Avraham gave to his sons whom he sent to the East. He asked, “If yoga has spiritual benefits, why would that be bad?” He also asked about a number of Eastern practices.

Our sages explain that the gifts that Avraham gave to those sons were actually “unclean names!” (evil powers)[i]

Most briefly, Avraham knew that these powers already existed in the East. If his sons would have gone there without knowing these powers they would have become subservient to those with the powers. But since they too could wield such things they were able to push off that influence.

It is natural for yoga lovers to try to justify their practice, but no matter how you look at it, yoga is a non-Jewish, spiritual practice. Again, except for one or two movements that are entirely associated with yoga, it is not the movements themselves that are the problem. The problem comes when there is ANY association with yoga. Yoga is a branch of idolatry.

Idolatry is not just a social problem. It leads seekers in the wrong direction. One simple example; a famous Indian yogi-guru wrote in his book, “The Blue Pearl” that the highest vision possible is the “blue light.” There was a young man in my apartment just last week who raved about his martial arts master because when he looked at the master he saw a blue light surrounding him. He swears by this master now because of this vision.

Jewish mystical writings state, “All colors in visions are a positive sign except for the color blue. It is the lowest color, and much ardent prayer must be exercised to avoid it!”

This is a simple example of how idolatry is the worship of a particular form, and ignores the Universal. The real problem goes much deeper. The real problem is where idolatry leads. For instance, a common Eastern teaching is that insanity is considered a step along the way to development! And if you would learn what it is that drives them insane, you would tremble, and run from it.
[i] Genesis 25:6 Rashi Reb Gutman Locks – Pearls of Wisdom

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Kayitz is the Hebrew word for “Summer”.Thanks to the many donors, foundations, volunteers and employees we managed to give 500 children a Summer Camp experience to remember!This week will be the last week of summer camp in our After-School Activity Center. In two weeks time – we’re back to After-School Activities.

Doors & Gates FROM THE OLD CITY of Jerusalem & Gutman Locks! <-click here for more inspiration 🙂

Doors & Gates

There is an almost endless variety of doors & gates in the Rova (Jewish Quarter).

For instance…

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Our programs are aimed at culturally, socially, and economically disadvantaged children and their parents from the areas of Jaffa, South Tel Aviv, Holon and Bat Yam. The Institute believes that educational enrichment alone is not enough. Lasting change is only possible when educational enrichment is…

IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS AND SORROW THAT WE INFORM THE JEWISH WORLD OF THE PASSING LATE LAST NIGHT OF THE REBBE OF SHOMREI EMUNIM, haRAV AVRAHAM CHAYIIM BEN REBBE AHARON ZATZA”L. THE REBBE WAS THE SON OF THE FOUNDER OF “REB ARALEH CHASSIDIM”, THOSE KNOWN TO WEAR THE COLORFUL GOLD/BLUE CLOAKS IN MEAH SHE’ARIM, JERUSALEM. HE WAS KODESH KODASHIM. וכל בית ישראל יבכו את השריפה אשר שרף ה’
PLEASE DAVEN (PRAY) FOR THE IMMEDIATE REFU’AH (HEALTH) OF THE REBBE OF SHOMREI EMUNIM, HaRAV AVRAHAM CHAYIIM BEN SIMA
iS NO MORE !

Inspiration from 19th/20th/21st August, Whose going to respond with some inspirational kindness!

G-d is!

Dakuwaqa’s Dream- We are pleased to share with you a magnificent celebration of creation, the untouched underwater world of Fiji in the south Pacific. The photography and film production are the exquisite work of Nick Hope, and the background melody is by Skanoir Music.

A mere glance at Hashem’s magnificent universe is enough to make even an insensitive person cry out in love of Hashem. Our job in Elul is exactly that – to enhance our love of Hashem and to get closer to Him. Once we do so, the High Holidays become a sublime pleasure and not a dread, Heaven forbid. Enjoy! Thanks to @lazer brody! 🙂

REAL new beginning with the Jewish month of Elul begins today with a blast, the Shofar call us!

LIFE IS SO DEEP Our Land
Elul 3, 5772 · August 21, 2012
Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson
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The nations cannot understand why the Jewish people should have a land. “If it is G‑d and scriptures and heaven that you are all about,” they claim, “then why do you want a piece of earth? Is G‑d in a place? Will you find G‑d in settling land, in governing a country, in defending it? Make up your mind: Is it heaven you want, or earth?”

Those words, perhaps, are never said. They are quiet words, engraved within the human psyche. And they are the bias behind all their contentions with us: We don’t belong here, on earth, where they belong, playing by their rules. Because G‑d is in the heavens, and the earth belongs to humankind.

But this is the mission of the Jewish people: For all to see that the same G‑d in heaven is here within the earth, within all the endeavors of humankind. For there is nothing else but Him.

Beginning with that specific, well-defined, very special piece of earth to which our destiny is tied.
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Tell Me G-d, Why Am I Here?
thanks to Lazer Brody
Award-winning filmmaker Maya Batash woman journeys across the world, searching for faith (emuna). Here are a few excerpts from her upcoming feature film on emuna. What is faith? How does one acquire it? How can it change a human life for the better? Through her discussions and experiences she comes to a new level of existence..

Inspirations from 14th August, Why Would the Creator of the World… cause of Gutman locks and you 🙂

…take the time to paint a fish in such a way? He must truly love to make beautiful things. We are told to emulate our Creator. We can see from this fish that we are to try to make the world an even more beautiful place than it already is.

Chabad

There was a celebration at the Kotel for the completion of a very special sefer Torah (scroll). Each of the hundreds of thousands of letters in this new sefer Torah was dedicated to a Jewish child. Thousands of Chabadniks and young children came to the celebration.

Whoever thinks that the Rebbe did not have any children does not understand the nature of reality.

It’s a Different World

What would you do if the guy davening at the amud (leading the prayers) took out his telephone, and starting reading from the screen while he was saying the prayers out loud? It used to be that we would scream at him. But now, it’s a different world. He was reading the prayers that he was saying from his phone/email/computer screen.

Waiting for Tatie to Daven Mincha

(Father to pray the afternoon prayers)

How Can You Pray

How are you expected to be able to pray with two little kids holding onto your legs, and putting their hands in your pocket? The truth is, they make your prayers better. Because of them, your words go straight into Heaven.

“Hashem help me to help them. You have to help me to provide better for them and for their mother. Hashem, you have to help me to do a better job…Hashem, Hashem, make me a better father and husband… I love you, and I thank you… thank you for all that You are giving us….”

Anybody See My Abba? He Got Lost Again!

Inspiration from August 13th, Education with inspiration 🙂

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  1. Eli Gold says :

    http://midnightrabbi.blogspot.co.il/2013/02/remember-our-job-in-world-is-with.html Remember our job in the world is with happiness and dedication!

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    2013 Jeff Pulver / State Of NOW Conference To Focus On: Health, Fitness, Wellness And Food, Also Looking At Technology, Social And Spirituality.<- This is my story:
    I’ve been aware of my weight issue for a long time.
    Over the years, when friends suggested I exercise, I would likely suggest the only exercise I did was “exercise judgment.” And I used to think I was managing things well, until February, 2012. The fact that I spent years feeling pain daily was something I kept to myself.
    By late April 2012, it felt like my weight was starting to spiral out of control. One thing lead to another and by early June as I was doing the last minute work on the 2012 State of NOW Conference, I convinced myself the only way to fight this was to opt for gastric bypass surgery. I went so far to get sign-off from my primary care doctor for the surgery. The reality is that gastric bypass surgery is a surgery of last resort. It was explained to me the surgery should be considered by someone with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 40 or more (which was me), and only after failing with diet and exercise. The kicker was I never engaged in exercise in my adult life. So I started doing some soul searching from mid-June thru mid-July 2012 and I eventually decided to by-pass the by-pass. In doing so, I knew I had to engage in something dramatic. I had to find a way to reboot myself and become someone who enjoys exercising in the gym, watching their weight and cared about their diet. (- ^ for the full story click the blog link above)
    It has taken everything I can give to get to where I am and I only hope to continue to have the strength to get to achieve my goals. I have no regrets for pushing myself into this personal reboot, except for not having the courage for giving this a try sooner. Each morning when I wake up and get ready to go to the gym I keep on reminding myself that every journey starts with a first step. It is because of this journey that I have decided to refocus the 2013 #140Conf / State of NOW Conference to focus on: Health, Fitness, Wellness and Food while also looking at technology, social and spirituality.
    Whether you are on a similar journey or if you feel connected with the topics we are covering, I would love to hear from you. And I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about our new direction this year. If you know someone who should be heard from at this conference, please forward this email to them and please let me know who they are. I invite you to be part of something very special on June 18 and 19, 2013 at the 92nd St Y / NYC.
    Hugs & Health, Jeff”
    Midnightrabbi is really inspired by this post as the gym changed my life for the good , as i got focused, healthy disciplined and met my wife to be for the 1st time, just ask her, and my brother Jeremy Goldsmith who took me there for the first time! Thanks and hugs Sir Jeff!
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    Download Source Material Rav Kook’s Ma’amar “Al pnimius haTorah.” In our generation all teachings of the inner side of Torah require explanation so that they can spread and reach all parts of our people. Today’s mandate: becoming someone who “knows” Hashem and works on having a relationship with Him. We need to understand why we are doing all these things on a daily basis? The answer to the internet problem is NOT doing something to the internet [that is, of course, important, but only a "quick fix" for a symptom, rather than the deeper problem]. At the core of everything is the person’s yiras Shamayim (fear of Heaven). Creating a curriculum of emunah (faith) – from first grade and onwards. The same is true for dieting or boy/girl relationships – filters everywhere! Rules and filters will not change our children’s hearts and minds. Shalom bayis (peace in the home) matters will not be fixed by buying flowers for the wife on erev Shabbos. Our generation is taught that we can’t win, and thus we give up; but that is the guf (body) perspective; we must engage and educate our neshamos (souls) with pnimius (inner) haTorah to combat despair

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    Shalom and good winter / Shovavim 5773, hope this email finds you well, with warm regards 🙂
    We are excited to announce that world renowned mashpia Rav Manis Freidman will be giving a talk to mechanchim on the topic: “KINDLING A SOUL IN THE YEAR 2013″
    An opportunity for mechanchim, and mashpiem to hear and to ask…
    @ The Shapells Yeshiva (in the library) 5 bet hakerem st., Jerusalem
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    Israeli Election Fever From Lazer Beams! <-
    Elections in Israel are only two weeks away, scheduled for January 22, 2013.
    With elections in Israel only two weeks away, tempers are flying and the media is having a field day with almost every politician badmouthing almost everyone else. That’s tragic. No wonder that the Hebrew word for “political party” is miflaga, which comes from the root wordlefaleg, which means “to divide”, the exact opposite of “to unify”.
    The real Israel is not divided, like the media would have you think. I want to share with you a moving story of how people really pull together here, especially under pressure. The Tenth Man is a fond memory about some very special guys I served with in the IDF. You can see it on this week’s issue of Breslev Israel web magazine.
    Rav Shalom Arush says that the Redemption of our people doesn’t necessarily have to be the result of a mega-tragic push-button war in Moshiach with a Smile.
    The Tenth ManThe IDF unit that I served in was an elite combat unit. During the years when I was on active duty, the elite units contained a disproportional amount of young men from kibbutzim and moshavim, Israel’s version of farm boys.
    Many of the kibbutzniks in our unit came from HaShomer HaTzair kibbutzim, the kibbutz organization that was founded by the socialist Mapam party, which was the last Zionist point on the left side of the Israeli political continuum. As opposed to non-religious Jews in the West who simply grew up in non-religious homes, the Shomer HaTzair guys were vehemently anti-religious. They viewed the religion and rabbis as archaic and coercive. For them, the Torah was nothing more than a guide to ancient Jewish history and folklore. And, they viewed religious people as their rivals.
    Socially, I got along well with the farm boys in our unit, because I was a farm boy myself living on a kibbutz, albeit with a thick American accent that they had fun joking about. Although I wasn’t religious at all, I had an affinity for Judaism since I had fond memories from the Conservative synagogue that my parents belonged to back in Silver Spring, Maryland.
    Shuki was a big husky soldier in our unit, the only one from Jerusalem. Although his favorite activity on furlough was attending Saturday-afternoon home games of his favorite national league soccer team Betar Yerushalayim, when he went home, he’d put a kippa on his head in deference to his religious father. Yet, Shuki ate what he wanted and dated who he wanted and did whatever he wanted, because the boundaries of Torah were not exactly something he adhered to. Shuki and the kibbutzniks would argue politics all the time (whenever we had a few spare moments to breathe), since his views were far to the right. At any rate, everybody loved him because he was a stand-up comic who kept us rolling with his humor.
    We had just come back from a dangerous mission. In our unit, we had a weird reaction – we’d be more afraid and uptight after a mission than we were before the mission. After the mission, we’d all replay in our minds everything we had been through and everything that could have happened. Before a mission, no matter how good the intel was, we really didn’t know what to expect. This time, thank G-d no one was hurt, but there were a few precarious moments, to say the least. After we did what we had to do, we returned to our jump-off base – all of us still tense and clamp-jawed. Our unit commander, the regional regiment commander and the Head of Northern Command with his chief intel officer greeted us. Together with them was Captain Rina, our unit welfare officer, who handled all the personal problems of everyone in the unit. We were about to be debriefed after a highly security-sensitive mission; what the heck was Captain Rina doing there?
    She went straight to Shuki. She informed him that his father had died the day before and was already buried in Jerusalem. Since we spent 36 hours before the mission at a “quarantine base”, with final drills and briefings and cut off from the outside world, Shuki wasn’t informed of his father’s massive heart attack and speedy exit from this world. Now, he wouldn’t be able to attend his dad’s funeral. As gentle as Captain Rina was, the news hit Shuki like a ton of bricks. He broke down and sobbed, deep heart-rendering sobs.
    Shuki pulled an olive-green rag out of his pocket and dried his eyes then blew his nose. He then snapped back to himself. “I’m gonna say Kaddish,” he said with conviction. “I need ten people.”
    The big brass were four officers. We were another six, including Shuki. But there was a problem – Uri was the tenth man. His mother was a key leader in the Shomer HaTzair movement. His father was a diehard atheist who blamed all the world’s ills on religion, including his own. Uri would no sooner say a prayer than he’d pledge allegiance to the Government of Syria. Without him, we’d only have nine men. At two AM, there simply were no other people around.
    Shuki didn’t hesitate – he always did what he had to do, and this was no exception. He began the mourner’s Kaddish prayer in a tone of mixed pain and conviction, Yitgadal V’Yitkadash Shmei Raba…
    Uri put his hand on his head. When everyone else said “amen”, so did he. The love of a brother in arms was much stronger than any anti-religious ideology he learned while growing up. He was the tenth man, and like everything else he did, he never disappointed anyone.
    * * *
    The real Israel, the Israel I know, is the Israel of Uris and Shukis, an Israel where everyone pulls together in unity. That why I don’t like elections and political parties, which just tear people apart. The word in Hebrew for political party, miflaga, comes from the root word lefaleg, which means “to separate”. What our country needs is not one party or the other, we need less bickering and more unity. As it is, Hashem decides everything here anyway. Any connection between the politicians and their platforms is purely coincidental, as we’ve seen time after time in recent decades.
    With elections in Israel only two weeks away, tempers are flying and the media is having a field day with everyone badmouthing everyone else. That’s tragic. We should be going around hugging everyone and stuffing chocolate bars in soldiers’ pockets.
    Sure, observing Torah is important. But the Holy Temple was destroyed because of intramural hate. To rebuild the temple, we must pull together. Why wait until our enemies force us to unite?
    Have no doubt – Shuki and Uri will be arm-in-arm at Moshiach’s coronation.By: Rabbi Lazer Brody
    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 above on the link or email or phone us. 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 in comments (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

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    Shovavim (<- click here for more \) is a season in the Jewish calendar, the weeks when the parshioth of Shmos until Mishpatim, the first six parshioth of theBook of Exodus, are read in the synagogue, when the Kabbalists teach that it is auspicious to repent of sins. Some have the customs of fasting and giving extra tzedakah during this time, and of reciting Selichos and other Kabbalistic prayers and tikkunim.
    The word Shovavim (Shin, Vav, Bet, Bet, Yud, Mem) is an acrostic for the names of the parshioth read during this period:

    Shin – Shemot
    Vav – Va’eira
    Bet – Bo
    Bet – Beshalach
    Yud – Yitro
    Mem – Mishpatim

    When it is a Jewish leap-year, two more weeks are added, the readings of:

    Terumah
    Tetzaveh.

    Sadigora rebbe 007As this special time begins Bd’H The Sadigora Rebbe, zatza”l passed away this week!
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    Sadigora Rebbe, Grand Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Friedman of saintly and blessed memory, this morning at the age of 84 in Bnai Brak.
    No other great Chassidic leader in this generation so represented and fought for everything we here at Midnightrabbi inspires and Beams! hold dear. The Sadigora Rebbe was not only a monumental scholar of Torah and a man of utmost holiness and impeccable character; he was a lover of the Land of Israel and a fierce fighter against relinquishing territories to those who repeatedly vow to destroy us. The Sadigora Rebbe was a true spiritual leader and a rare gem of an individual. We mourn his passing and pray that he will intervene for us by the Heavenly Throne.
    Shovevim, Purity and Abundance
    This week begins the period of “Shovevim”, the 6-week period from the week of Shmot to and including the week of Mishpatim, where we place an emphasis on enhancing personal holiness.
    Did you know that personal holiness greatly affects income?
    Making an adequate living is something everyone wants to succeed at. Our sages teach that a man’s livelihood comes by virtue of his wife, rather than by talent or hard work. The more spiritually pure the couple is, the more the woman invokes Divine blessing, and subsequently enhances the family’s income. Therefore, for a couple to reach their optimal income potential, it is advisable that they take advantage of the wealth of family purity, which includes the magical Jewish soul-purification tool – the mikva (ritual bath).
    The union between husband and wife is far beyond the physical realm, as it contains the Divine attribute of a life-creating power. The husband and wife literally become partners with Hashem in creating life, and as such they must strive for unity and purity.
    In the course of his imp. work in Jewish outreach, Rabbi Lazer Brody speaks with people that suffer from various types of tribulations in life. Today the most common issue that people complain about – and enemy number one to peace in the home – is financial problems. The first thing he tell couples is that the key lays in observing the laws of family purity. This includes the wife’s periodic immersion in a mikva, among other mitzvot (laws). Some people balk at this suggestion, mostly out of ignorance and distorted preconceptions. However if a couple has financial problems and they are not yet observing family purity, even winning the Irish Lottery will not solve their problems.
    The more we purify ourselves, the more we become worthy vessels for Divine abundance.
    Some protest and say, “I know many wealthy people who are the furthest thing away from holy!”
    True, but that’s dark-side wealth. Unworthy people are rewarded with a bit of money in this world, but lose everything in the next world. Also, money that stems from other than a holiness/wholesome source won’t be money with a blessing. Those same rich people are not happy.
    Personal holiness will make all of us happy and healthy, and wealthy too! You’re no exception.
    Guarding Our Holiness By Increasing Our Ahavas Hashem (1)

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    1st of 3 in a series devoted to learning an essay from Rav Tzvi Meir Zilberberg. Special power of Shovevim (an acronym representing the names of the first six Parashios of the Book of Shemos) especially in Tikkun Habris (Guarding the Holy Covenant). Why Shovevim is not mentioned in the Gemorah and only reserved for the later generations. Importance of feeling G-d’s love. Difference between the Chassidic and Mussar movements. Connection between Chanukah and Shovevim and the importance of the mem-beis (number 42).
    The shiur takes place each Tuesday night at 9:00PM at Kehillas Bais Yehudah Tzvi,
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    Why We Rejoice on the Anniversary
    of a Tzaddik’sPassing
    One of the reasons that the anniversary of a tzaddik’ s death is considered a day of rejoicing1 is that when a tzaddik dies, the purpose of his soul’s descent into a physical body has been accomplished.
    To explain: The intent of the descent of the soul to this earthly plane reflects the paradigm of “descent for the sake of ascent.”2 Through the Divine service it accomplishes while in a body the study of Torah and the observance of mitzvosa soul can ascend to a higher level than that on which it existed before its descent. Although in its non-corporeal state, the soul is “hewed out from below the throne of glory,”3 and is “pure,”4 these spiritual heights cannot be compared to the peaks it reaches through its Divine service on the material plane.
    When are these peaks reached? At the time the soul completes the mission for which it was sent to the material plane. This is the reason the passing oftzaddikim is considered an occasion for joy. For a tzaddik surely completed the mission with which he was charged in its entirety.
    The same spiritual influences expressed on the first occasion an event took place are repeated every year.5 Therefore a tzaddik ’s yahrzeit is a day of rejoicing.
    The Uniqueness of the Alter Rebbe’s Passing
    Although the reoccurrence of a positive event brings happiness, the happiness produced by a new event is much greater.
    With regard to the souls of most tzaddikim, the happiness accompanying their passing is not that which attends a new event, even at the time of their passing. For most souls of the present generation are not “new souls.” They are reincarnated souls, which have lived previously on this earthly plane. Therefore the ascent these tzaddikim achieve at the time of their passing is not a cause for tremendous rejoicing, for it is an event which occurred previously. In their previous lifetimes, they also achieved an ascent at the time of their passing. It is true that after every incarnation, the soul reaches even greater peaks, but since the soul has already experienced an ascent of this nature, the repeated achievement is not a reason for great celebration.
    The Alter Rebbe’s soul, by contrast, was “a new soul,”6 a soul which had never descended to the world before. Therefore his passing was an occasion for joy unparalleled by the passing of other tzaddikim.
    As mentioned previously, every year the spiritual influences associated with past events are expressed in the same manner as they were originally. Every year7on 24 Teves, the same abundant joy which was expressed at the Alter Rebbe’s passing in 5573 is felt again, and indeed, in a more elevated manner.8
    Beyond Limits
    With regard to happiness, it is said:9 “Happiness breaks through barriers.” For happiness enables a person to overcome his limits. May G-d grant all those who share a connection with the Alter Rebbe the potential to break through the barriers which hamper them, both in material and spiritual matters. May the blessings they receive be expressed without impediment, following the pattern: “His word runs most swiftly.”10 This includes those who share a spiritual connection to the Alter Rebbe because they follow his paths in deed, speech, and thought, and those who share a genealogical connection, for “a father endows his son…”11 regardless of the son’s level, simply because he is his son.
    May G-d grant that all of these continue to follow the Alter Rebbe’s paths in thought, speech, and deed in their day-to-day life. In particular, may they learnChassidus for this is what the Alter Rebbe sacrificed himself for and follow Chassidic customs and paths.
    (Adapted from Sichos Shabbos Parshas Va’eira, 5717)
    Without Breaking Anything
    The Alter Rebbe owned a silver snuff box which lacked a lid. The reason is that the lid was shining silver, and so the Alter Rebbe would use it as a mirror to see that his head tefillin were properly positioned.
    This matter was once discussed in the presence of the Tzemach Tzedek. When it was said that the Alter Rebbe broke the lid off his snuff box, the Tzemach Tzedek objected, saying “My grandfather did not break things. He did not break himself, nor did he break other things.” Rather, the Tzemach Tzedek explained, there was probably a thin shaft connecting the lid to the snuff box, and his grandfather simply removed the shaft.12
    The Tzemach Tzedek was absolutely positive that the Alter Rebbe had not broken the lid. As he stated, he knew his grandfather would not break even an inanimate object.
    All the stories about tzaddikim serve as directives for us in our Divine service. The above story teaches that without breaking anything not oneself, not others, not even an inanimate object it is possible to obtain an article that enables one to adjust one’s tefillin, the intent of tefillin being to subjugate one’s heart and mind to G-d.13
    What is the symbolic meaning? That we do not have to break ourselves in order to subjugate our minds and hearts to G-dliness. All that is necessary is to remove the shaft which ties the G-dly soul to the animal soul.
    For there are times when the animal soul approaches the G-dly soul and tries to convince it to do something other than what is mandated by the subjugation of heart and mind. The animal soul will say: “Don’t worry, what I’m offering you is within the realm of holiness.”14 At that time, the connection between the two must cease.
    A person must know clearly which advice comes from the G-dly soul, and which advice comes from the animal soul. Only when one has the proper understanding “the freedom from foolishness”15 is it possible to adjust one’stefillin, subjugating one’s heart and mind to G-d. And this will cause “all the nations of the earth (including the gentile within each person, and the gentile nations at large) to see and fear you.”16
    (Adapted from Sichos of the 2nd Night of Pesach, 5720)
    FOOTNOTES
    1. There are other texts which explain why this concept does not apply to all tzaddikim.
    2. Cf. Makkos 8a. See the sources given in the index to Likkutei Torah, entry neshamos, sub-entry, yeridah tzorech aliyah.
    3. See Zohar, Vol. I, p. 113a.
    4. Morning blessings, Siddur Tehillat HaShem, p. 6; see Likkutei Torah, the beginning ofParshas Haazinu.
    5. See Lev David (from the Chida), ch. 29, based on the Ramaz, Tikkun Shovavim; see also the commentaries to the Mishnah, Gittin, the conclusion of ch. 3, and the responsa of R. Y. Irgis (printed at the conclusion of Mavo Pesachim), ch. 5.
    6. Sichas Chai Elul, 5705 (Likkutei Dibburim, p. 473).
    7. This receives greater influence in the year in which this sicha was printed, 5723, for this year marks a milestone, the 150th anniversary of the Alter Rebbe’s passing. Also, this year 24 Teves occurs on the same day of the week and is associated with the same Torah reading as it was in 5573. See the sichah for Yud-Tes Kislev in this series.
    8. See Iggeres HaKodesh, Epistle 14, which explains that every year, a new light which has never been revealed previously shines forth.
    9. Sefer HaMaamarim 5657, p. 223ff.
    10. Tehillim 147:15, explained in Likkutei Torah, Parshas Korach.
    11. Ediyos 2:9.
    12. Sefer HaSichos 5696, p. 130.
    13. Shulchan Aruch and Shulchan Aruch HaRav, ch. 25; Tanya, the beginning of ch. 41.
    14. See the latter portion of the Sichah of Parshas Shmos in this series.
    15. Tikkunei Zohar, Tikkun 56.
    16. Devarim 28:10; see Berachos 6a.
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    Whilst the type of reward or punishment reflects its deed [1], the measure of the reward is proportionally greater than that of a punishment [2]. In other words, to simplify matters, a person who steals 100 dollars, might be punished with a 200 dollar parking fine, but a person who donates 100 dollars to a good cause might be rewarded by winning 1 million dollars in the lottery!
    Indeed a reward is meted proportionally 500 times greater than that of a punishment. We learn this concept from Miriam who waited for Moshe [3] for approximately 20 minutes [4] and was in return rewarded that all of the Children of Israel waited for her for an entire week on their journeys through the desert.
    The calculation seems to work; there are indeed approximately 500 lots of 20 minutes per week. But let us remember that whilst Miriam only waited for Moshe, the entire nation of Israel – millions of them – waited for her! And so it is explained [5] that Moshe was no ‘ordinary’ person, but was rather, being their leader, considered to be worth the entire nation of Israel. But at this stage Moshe was just a young baby, never mind being a leader? He would only become the leader of the nation of Israel later in his life and if so, why is he already considered to be on par with the entire nation?
    A French multi-millionaire was approached by his lawyer with the news that he had been over spending and now he only had 100 000 francs left. He could not even begin to imagine how he would survive with such a small budget. In complete distress, he died on the spot.
    He had a nephew who had never worked a day in his life; he was poor and would only barely manage to scrape by each day. After his uncle died the lawyer went to the nephew with the news and told him that he had inherited the entire fortune of 100 000 francs. He had never fathomed so much money before in his life and in his sheer excitement he died on the spot.
    Different people react differently to life’s experiences.
    This phenomenon is not necessarily based on an objective assessment of a current event, but rather based on our individual potential to incorporate them into our life.
    The same 100 000 francs could cause a life (or death!) of distress or it could cause one of happiness. Sometimes then, in order to determine the true worth of something, it must be analysed according to its future potential. Wealth, for example, we have been taught [6], is measured not according to what he has in his wallet, but rather according to how much he is content with his portion. Or in other words, how comfortable he feels he is potentially able to live with his allotted portion.
    Whilst of course as a young child, Moshe could not yet accomplish any of his life’s goals. But since he had the future potential to become the leader of the entire Children of Israel, his true worth must be analysed accordingly.
    Each one of us is priceless. We are worth our potential. All that is left is for us to fulfil it.
    Have a fulfilling Shabbos,
    Dan.
    Additional sources:
    Story heard from R. Avigdor Miller
    [1] Sotah 9a
    [2] Ibid. 11a
    [3] Shemos 2:4
    [4] Tosafos (in the name of a Tosefta), Sotah, ibid.
    [5] Mechilta, Yisro 1; Shir haShirim 1:64; Medrash Tanchuma, Beshalach 10; Yalkut Shimoni, Shemos 15:241
    [6] Pirkei Avos 4:1
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    Shtar performed here for us, Shtar means a commitment and sincere real talent , you got that!As we all struggle on, looking forward to hosting Shtar again @Bet Shemesh Educational Center for the fortunate ones at yeshivat Ashreinu , for the Midnightrabbi mystic music hour SHtark , nice movie Shtar glasses guys as the Shtar rises up! 🙂
    Cold winter days and times of change! Looking forward to host these holy dudes asap:) Introducing the artist formerly known as … now NISSIM™ POWERED BY: OEMCo™ powered by Emuna!
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    2012 BAR MITZVAH CELEBRATIONS was amazing , now help us with 2013 and our 30 students to make this year a day and gifts for all to remember! Join us and donate generously after you read below and click here -> http://www.jaffainstitute.org/online-donations-to-the-jaffa-institute write in comments eli’s friends and your secure donation will be for the Bar Mitzvah of 30 students 2013! Please Read more… 524 more words, 1 more video
    The light of Hanukah warms us up for the Winter ahead! Hope you donated, from Eli Goldsmith’s campaign for Jaffa Institute ! rootfunding.com/chanukah-campaign/3036

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    Really hope all is well and our friends here and the U.S are more settle and life is normal , which means great.
    Hope when your here we can meet, would mean a lot to catch up get some advice and for me to give you my blessings and appreciation. (which you always have spiritually Yehudah Leib)

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    The Journey i went on from Top social and P.R. circles from London to spirituality in Israel. Meeting Jeff Pulver and rebuilding my circle of through the State of Now e.g. Finding old friends on-line, more family contact on a global level. Meeting a new level of friends , helping promote great causes and charity. Providing Blogging on an inspirational basis with the advice of Jeff Pulver , and being a place for new talent and music to reach new audiences, with great celebrity stories like the rapper Shyne and Alex Clare, working with other famous Jewish acts and helping youth live more inspired.
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    Seriously, it allows real networking opportunities for business and charity world wide to really have access to each other on an instant basis , while providing social media tools to expand your potential to impact others and empower them to do good! This is urgently needed Now for 2013 and i would have to be brought from Israel special for the conference, while inviting my large network in the U.S. to attend!

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    2013 BAR MITZVAH CELEBRATIONS is in your hands!
    2012 BAR MITZVAH CELEBRATIONS was amazing , now help us with 2013 and our 30 students to make this year a day and gifts for all to remember! Join us and donate generously after you read here!
    Click here for true-important-ways-of-supporting-israel-in-times-of-need!Kollel Emunas Yisrael Beitar!
    2012 BAR MITZVAH CELEBRATIONS was amazing , now help us with 2013 and our 30 students to make this year a day and gifts for all to remember! Join us and donate generously after you read below and click here -> http://www.jaffainstitute.org/online-donations-to-the-jaffa-institute write in comments eli’s friends and your secure donation will be for the Bar Mitzvah of 30 students 2013! Please Read more… 524 more words, 1 more video
    2013 BAR MITZVAH CELEBRATIONS Is In Your Hands!
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    Bet Shemesh Bar Mitzvah Ceremony 2012
    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 footage of the day’s events please click here
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    IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION in Israel with the Jaffa Insitute! for your kind donation to our crucial cause and mention “eli” in comments thanks!
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    Below and <:)<-click here , is a 1st draft of the Mission statement for our new project together thanks.
    Please can we begin the process of making this a working project thanks .
    What’s the next step ?
    Bs’d A brief account / Mission statement from Eli Goldsmith aka The Midnight Rabbi!
    Is currently working as a Consultant at a very famous successful charity, the Midnight Rabbi needs your support to renew his crucial commitment to the children of today, our future tomorrow!
    The Midnight Rabbi wants the children of today to know that we are here for them. Many young people are not coping with the pace of today’s society, causing drug and alcohol dependancy and petty crime.
    Midnight Rabbi is ready to be on the streets at all hours providing council and friendship.
    Midnight Rabbi wants to train midnight students (with scholarship funding) to follow in his footsteps so we can have more people on call to do this important work together.
    Midnight Rabbi provides an address to re-address all the burdens’ that nobody has got time for, send these needy teenagers to an
    Midnight Rabbi will provide a free agency for troubled young people, with the placement requiring a small payment from the professional centre.
    The Midnight Rabbi is in touch with today’s music and social media!
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    We are ready to provide a platform to provide live performances, keeping the price low for large attendances and quality performance.
    The Midnight Rabbi has a large social network following, from The Midnight Rabbi inspirational blog, Facebook, Youtube channels and videos.
    Group pages are updated daily with inspiration, and guidance. The Midnight Rabbi needs funding to expand the quality of the on-line sites, and be a pool for the many requests and a conduit for young people throughout the world.
    The Midnight Rabbi, Inspires.
    Help the young people lead successful lives and to be a role model of healthy family ideals, providing education, healthy living and religious inspiration.
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    Is currently working as a Consultant at a very famous successful charity <-click here, the MidnightRabbi needs your support to renew his crucial commitment to the children of today, our future tomorrow!
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    The kids drive us crazy but its all good 🙂 Nice pics here 🙂 and vid 🙂
    Educational Advice from the Tolna Rebbe
    Shlita listen carefully 🙂 wow the power of Torah and kindness 🙂 And keeping all the days of inspiration from 5772 /2012 <- Click here 🙂
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    B”nei Mitzvah at Bet Shemesh
    On April 23rd 2012, 15 students at the Bet Shemesh Educational 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 these adolescents come from severely disadvantaged backgrounds. Sadly, their parents simply could not afford to provide them with any 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 occasion, 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 unforgettable day possible.For more information, Click here<- and please contact Eli Goldsmith by email at umuse613@gmail.com or by telephone at +972-57-3175856. Please for the whole newsletter click here for your kind donation to our crucial cause and mention “eli” in comments thanks! Click here -> 4 daily inspiration “2 live Midnightrabbi Inspired” & Midnightrabbi.blogspot
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    A time of happiness, Mishenichnas Adar – משנכנס אדר- with Elyon

    Happy times ahead, Good month & Purim book with Elyon! 0573114867 happy-purim-and-pesach-2013-bar-mitzvah-awaits-your-donation-now!

    Will be performing Purim for the Fortunate ones please G-dYeshivat Ashreinu 🙂 the-fortunate-ones-and-the-midnightrabbi-musicmystic-hour-in-the-bet-shemesh-educational-center!
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    Happy Purim and Pesach, 2013 Bar Mitzvah awaits your donation now!

    Happy Purim & Pesach, a special time of charity & kindness, from Eli Goldsmith & family!

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    https://midnightabbi1eligoldsmith.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/2013-bar-mitzvah-celebrations-is-in-your-hands/
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    Updates On Our Sister Organizations Of From Our Newsletter 2012!

    Bar Mitzvah at Bet Shemesh
    2013 BAR MITZVAH CELEBRATIONS Is In Your Hands! http://www.jaffainstitute.org/online-donations-to-the-jaffa-institute and in the comments say that you are Eli’s friend.
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    Please listen to this new talent and be Midnightrabbi inspiresd This is my favourite song so far and he pieced together a video of the song Hurricane with the lyrics, so everyone can understand what it is about. Enjoy! The very first “Zal Krause summertime jam” is coming soon! 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…

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