Archive for November, 2008

Shabbos War News: Kassam Hits Near Ashkelon, Chayal Loses Leg in Gaza Mortar Attack, Gaza Crossings Closed; Eight Israelis Including Chabad Rabbi, Wife Dead in Mumbai Terror, Unknown Number Israelis Still Missing in Mumbai, Terrorists Used Google Earth in Attack

November 29th, 2008

. Kassam Fired From Northern Gaza Strip Lands Near Ashkelon; No Casualties Soldier Loses Leg [Eight Soldiers Wounded in an Islamic Gaza] in Mortar Shell Attack [on IDF base at Nahal Oz] Gaza Crossings Closed After Weekend Attacks Foreign Ministry Confirms Deaths of Eight Israelis [Including Chabad Shaliach Rabbi Gabriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka] […]

Parsha Vayeitzei 5769: Yaakov and Practical Applications of Compassion and Cruelty

November 29th, 2008

. by Moshe Burt In last week’s Parsha Toldos, we learned about Rivka, who rose above an evil environment while internalizing it’s insights and was thus well positioned to urge Yaakov to claim the Bracha, and about Yaakov, the “Ish Tam”. We learn that Yaakov was “totally honest, a man of great integrity” but was […]

Ramat Beit Shemesh Shuls Pray at Hevron’s Beit HaShalom

November 28th, 2008

. Commentary; On Thursday afternoon, a bus load of members of 2 Ramat Beit Shemesh Kehillot; Beit Tefillah Yona Avraham, Menorat Hamaor and their Rabbanim Rav Chaim Zev Malinowitz and Rav Daniel Myers travelled to Hevron to pray before Rosh Chodesh Kislev and to give chizuk to all living in the “Peace House” — Beit […]

Friday War News: Islamic Terrorists Strike at Jews in Mumbai; House Damaged in Gaza Racket Attack, Molotov Near Gaza IDF Patrol; 5 Terrorists Nabbed

November 28th, 2008

. Islamic Terrorists Seize Mumbai Chabad House, Whereabouts of Shaliach, Wife Unknown, Unconfirmed Number of Israelis Held Hostage as Terrorists Strike at Financial Center Killing Over 100 House Damaged [Thursday Evening at Eshkol Council Region] in Kassam Attack Explosive Detonated Near Gaza Patrol IDF Soldiers Arrest 5 Palestinian Terror Suspects [Near Shechem]

Parsha Toldos 5769 Addition: Rifka and Application of Nurture L’Shem Shemayim

November 27th, 2008

. by Moshe Burt There is an additional dimension to Rifka’s elevated Torah morality and ethic which was not previously discussed in the earlier Parsha HaShevua for Parsha Toldos. The Midrash Says (Sefer Breish’t, page 225) notes, near the end Parsha Chaye Sarah, Rifka’s unequivocal decision to accompany Eliezer back to Avraham and Yitzchak. It […]

Jonathan Pollard, Beit HaShalom: On Our Minds, in Our Hearts, Prayers

November 26th, 2008

. The title speaks to 2 of THE major issues (if that’s the most appropriate term to use) very much on the mind of religious Jews in Israel, and hopefully in the US as we approach the end of Chodesh Mar-Cheshvan and Rosh Kodesh Kislev. The other two issues are, of course, the election campaign […]

Weekend War News: Kassam Attacks and IAF Response; Arab Stonings Injure 2 Israelis, IDF Nabs 4 Terrorists, Grenade Detonated Harmlessly, Arabs Attack Cab Driver, Steal Cab

November 24th, 2008

. Kassam Lands in Open Area in Western Negev; None Wounded, No Damage IDF Hits Terror Cell After Three Rockets Launched Towards Israel [Two Landed in Open Areas,Third fell in Gaza] 2 Israelis Hurt After Palestinians Hurl Stones at Vehicle Near Ramallah IDF Catches 4 Wanted [PA Arab] Terrorists Sappers Detonate [Arab Thrown] Grenade Found […]

For Jonathan Pollard: Is it Now or …?

November 21st, 2008

. Commentary; There is a big push on to bring about Jonathan Pollard’s pardon, release and liberation from US prison as President George Bush’s term in office draws to an end. Below is a video and letter of urgent appeal to temporary Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, as he pays a farewell visit to President Bush […]

Increased Arab Provocations; Regime, Yassam, IDF Totally Focused — on Shalom House

November 21st, 2008

. Commentary; Readers of this blog have surely noted the upsurge in Arab provocations; from Gaza, attacks on the IDF, Jewish motorists throughout Yehuda and the Shomron, stabbing attacks and attempts in and near the entrances to Jerusalem and more. As the Arabs ratchet-up terror throughout Israel; the regime, its police and special police forces, […]

Friday War News: Kassams, Mortars Hit Sha’ar Hanegev, Ashkelon, Kisufim; Terrorist nabbed Near Hevron, 2 Arabs Nabbed at Checkpoints in Foiled Stab Attempt, Stonings, Molotov Attacks Near Hevron, Hizme, on Gilo

November 21st, 2008

. Kassam Hits Ashkelon’s Industrial Zone [Mortars Fired at Kisufim], by Shmulik Hadad (Ynet) Kassam Lands in Sha’ar Hanegev Municipality; No Injuries or Damage IDF Arrests [Arab] Terror Suspect [South of Hevron] Firebomb Attacks Near Hevron Two Palestinians detained at IDF checkpoints [Near Shechem, Hawara Checkpoint]; Stabbing Attack Foiled Rock Attack Near Hizme Firebombing Near […]