Parshat Vayeitzei 5774: The Descent and Fall of a Nation’s Malach

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parshat Vayeitzei is being sponsored by Rabbi Peretz and Lea Gold of Ramat Beit Shemesh to commemorate their grandson Yaakov Lesnik’s Bar Mitzvah. To the Gold famiily, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. Parshiyot Viyigash and Vayechi are still open for sponsorships to complete Sefer Breish”t and sponsorships are open in Sefer Sh’mos for all Parshiyot after Parshat Beshalach. [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Toldos 5774: “When You are Aggrieved” — If the Jews Stray from Torah and Hashem’s Ways? Updated.

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Toldos is being sponsored by Daniel and Amy Michaels of Ramat Beit Shemesh in memory
of Daniel’s Mother, Ora bat Avraham Naftali. To Mishpochat Michaels, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a
Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring (or as the case may be, co-sponsoring) a Parshat HaShevua. [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Chayei Sarah 5774: Sarah Imeinu, Passing the Torch and Ma’arot Hamachpela as Sarah’s Burial Place

Shalom Friends;

Our Parshat HaShevua this week is being sponsored jointly by Dr. David & Tamar Kallus and family and Rabbi Rafael and Vivianne Willig of Ramat Beit Shemesh. To the Kallus and Willig families, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring (or as the case may be, co-sponsoring) a Parshat HaShevua. [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Vayeira 5774: Avraham and Bikur Cholim, Hachnasat Orchim and Tefillot, vs Israel and Chutz L’Aretz in Our Times

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua for Vayeira is being sponsored by Steven and Debra Glanz of Ramat Beit Shemesh who wish their children Hotslocha this year in all of their endeavors. To the Glanz family, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring (or as the case may be, co-sponsoring) a Parshat HaShevua. [...]  Click here to read more.

Currency Changers NOT Accepting US$ Checks: Why NO advance notice by RBS Changers??

Moshe Burt

I made a startling discovery today when I called my currency changer to
find out what the Sha’ar HaTzig was today so as to guesstimate what I
thought I’d be getting on Thursday in my US$ check currency change
transaction.

I was told that ALL Currency Changers in RBS, and throughout Israel
had ceased accepting US Dollar checks for currency exchange.

As I understand the explanations of local Currency Changers, new laws and rules have been enacted in the United States which translate into more stringent reporting requirements regarding individuals who present US $ checks for changing. I have also been given to understand that the go-between banks or clearing houses who negotiate (if that’s the right word?)
such checks for clearing the drawer’s US bank have closed accounts of Israeli Currency Changers because they (the clearing houses) can’t deal with the increased paperwork resulting from the more stringent reporting requirements and have thus closed accounts of Israeli Currency Changers. [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Lech Lecha 5774: The Impropriety of Coercing Stringencies onto Others

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua — Parshat Lech Lecha is being sponsored by an Annonymous sponsor L’zchut (in honor of) Jonathan Pollard — Yehonaton ben Malka. To the sponsor, many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued your kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring (or as the case may be, co-sponsoring) a Parshat HaShevua. [...]  Click here to read more.