Archive for February, 2017

Purim 5777: Laying Groundwork for Redemptive Action — Then and Now

February 28th, 2017

Shalom Friends; Our Purim vort is being co-sponsored by Shlomo and Shoshana Weis of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated for a refuah shleima for Rachel bat Chaya Perel and by an anonymous co-sponsor dedicated for kol Klal Yisrael. To the Weis family and our anonymous co-sponsor, many thanks for your co-sponsorships and for your continued kindnesses. […]

Parshat Tetzaveh 5777: Purification of the Oil of Illumination — Its Meaning for Am Yisrael Today

February 28th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parsha Tetzaveh is being sponsored David and Tzippora Leichter of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated for a refuah shleima for Tamar Adina bat Kayna Shulamit and for sister-in-law Aliza Rifka bat Henya. To the Leichter family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate […]

Parshat Terumah 5777: Man’s Intent, Will and Actions and The “Crown of a Good Name”

February 25th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parsha Terumah is being sponsored anonymously dedicated in memory of Shmuel Zainvel ben Baruch z”l. To the anonymous sponsor and family, blessings and 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 […]

Letter to President Trump

February 18th, 2017

Dear President Trump; I am writing to you from Israel, where I have lived for the past 18 years, as one who voted for you via absentee ballot from Philadelphia, PA. Please understand that my prayers are with you, as well as with the current government here. I am writing to you, Mr. President, regarding […]

Parshat Mishpatim 5777: The Placement of Sanhedrin Visa Vi The Beit Hamikdash

February 18th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parsha Mishpatim is being sponsored by Baruch and Yaffa Swinkin and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated lilui nishmas for Baruch’s grandfather Micha’el ben Yaakov. To the Swinkin family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a […]

Parshat Yithro 5777: Teshuvah, Chesed and Wisdom — With Life’s Breath, It’s Never Too Late

February 11th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parsha Yithro is being sponsored by Dr. Dov and Debbie Rosen and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated for hatslocha for children of Ramat Beit Shemesh.. To the Rosen family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, […]

Parshat Beshalach 5777: Future or Present Tense; One or Two Crossings of the Reed Sea?

February 4th, 2017

Shalom Friends; This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parsha Beshalach is being sponsored by R’ Moshe and Marla Braun (Moshe Braun – Fine Judaic Art) and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh in honor of Marla’s birthday on 14th Sh’vat. To the Braun family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses. You can celebrate […]

Amona and the “Regulation Law”: Another Yassamnik Expulsion!

February 1st, 2017

As the cruel, merciless Yassamnikim descend upon Amona, I read this AM where the “Regulation Law” passed 2nd and 3rd readings in committee, but will not be voted on until Monday, 6 February. By then, all of residents of Amona will have been displaced and their homes bulldozed and destroyed. Thank You Bibi and Bennett! […]