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MAZEL TOV ATLANS

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yaakov & Chana (nee Sebag) Atlan - Paris, France - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

May the newborn be a source of Nachas to her parents, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

THIS WEEK'S SHOLOM ZOCHORS

Friday, Feb 22, 2008

GOT MORE? E-MAIL US @ SHMAIS@AOL.COM, PLEASE INCLUDE A PHONE NUMBER WHERE WE CAN REACH YOU

Mendel & Adel Sirota
@ 888 Montgomery Apt B5,(left side 2nd floor)

Mordechai & Zeldie Schwey
@ 23041 Parklawn, Oak Park, MI

Mendy & Chumy Carlebach
@ 170 College Ave. New Brunswick, NJ

MAZEL TOVS UPDATE #530 WITH SIMCHOS IN 41 LUBAVITCH FAMILIES WORLDWIDE K"AH! ARE ONLINE NOW!

Friday, Feb 22, 2008

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MAZEL TOVS

If you have a Mazel Tov for us e-mail us @ MAZEL TOVS

Report: Terrorists Use Medical Permits to Enter Israel

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) A woman who tried to fake a medical problem in order to get a permit to enter Israel for medical treatment and was found to have lied tried the same trick again several weeks later – attaching her name to a petition by a medical group demanding that the High Court authorize treatment for her in Israel. The story was part of a report by released last week by the General Security Service says that Gaza terror groups have recently increased their attempts to recruit terrorists to carry out suicide missions in Israel – from among Gaza Arabs who receive permits to receive medical care inside Israel.

The report said that last December, security officials questioned a Gaza woman who had obtained a permit to be examined at a clinic in Samaria for kidney problems. An investigation concluded that there was nothing wrong with her kidneys, and the woman admitted that she had bought the permit from a Gaza doctor for NIS 2,000 in order to get to Kalkilya in order to see relatives.

That same woman, again said to be as suffering from kidney problems, appeared in a petition presented at the end of December by an international human rights group to the High Court, demanding that a permit be issued to allow her to receive treatment in Israel. An Israeli doctor quoted in the petition concurred that the woman needed a kidney operation. However, in January, the court rejected the petition, basing its decision on the information obtained from the woman during here questioning earlier in December. The GSS report said that it was only through extensive investigations that the agency had been able to prevent wholesale entry of Gaza Arab terrorists into Israel using this method.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

URGENT 4

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Brandenburg Governor Honors Chabad

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

This week, Matthias Platzeck, governor of the German province of Brandenburg, visited the Chabad center in Berlin, which is run by Rabbi Yehudah Tiechtel. The purpose of the visit was to award certificates of excellence to bochurim studying at Yeshivas Chachmei Berlin, as well as to observe some of Chabad’s activities in the city.

Rabbi Tiechtel, Rabbi Nachum Pressman, shliach in Potsdam (capital of Brandenburg). Rabbi Shmuel Segal, and Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yechiel Pritzker greeted the governor.

Also present were Dr. Kagan, a member of the Jewish community who is a close friend of the governor, leader of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Brandenburg, Felix Belinkov, and Mr. Blieberg of the Berlin Jewish community.

Mr. Platzeck’s visit received wide coverage in the local media and press. “The governor was very impressed and he even promised to find permanent premises for Chabad in Potsdam, which will service all of the Jews in the state,” Rabbi Pressman later reported.

At the end of the event, Rabbi Tiechtel invited everyone present to a hachnosas sefer Torah for a Torah scroll that Chabad of Berlin is donating to the Jewish community of Frankfurt, also in Brandenburg, which is due to take place on 9th Adar Sheini.
(SOURCE:COL.ORG.IL)

N’SHEI CHABAD MID-WINTER CONVENTION
$20 Raffle for CUSTOM SHAITEL – See Details]

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

B”H

46th Mid-Winter Convention
of
N’SHEI U’BNOS CHABAD

At the Hilton Hotel in BURLINGTON, VERMONT
March 7-9, 2008 * 30 Adar1-2 Adar 2, 5768


“The Jewish Woman:
Bestowing Light, Joy, Gladness and Honor upon the Jewish Nation”


FEATURING:
• Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Chaim Miller, Author of the Gutnick Chumash
• Keynote Address: Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson, Author and Educator
• Concert by Kineret
• Catering by Exquisite Catering

DISCUSSIONS AND WORKSHOPS * WINTER SPORTS * ELEGANT CUISINE * BEAUTIFUL BOUTIQUES *

Click here for invitation and registration

Deadline for reservations: Friday, February 29th

For information, please call Zeesy at 802-658-7612

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[Chana Wigs and Salon, Brooklyn, NY], (value $2000)

Drawing will take place at the Convention on Sunday, March 9th
YOU NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN
Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, March 7th

Parenting Workshop for Parents of children in preschool through grade six

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

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PROJECT EDEN
in conjunction with
THE IGUD MENAHALEI HAYESHIVOS OF CROWN HEIGHTS
Presents
A Parenting Workshop for Parents of children in preschool through grade six
RAISING EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY CHILDREN
Monday, March 3, 2008 @ 8;00PM

LUBAVITCHER YESHIVA
570 Crown Street
ADMISSION IS FREE
Refreshments Will Be Served

Topics Include:
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT PERSONAL SAFETY
Presented By: David Mandel, C.E.O. of OHEL

IMPROVING SELF ESTEEM TO PROMOTE EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS
Presented By: Bentzion Twerski, Ph.D.

Junior N'shei Chabad presents Dr. Klinger and Dr. Dori I'yh This Monday evening, Feb. 25!

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

Be a partner in Hashem's Beautiful Creation!

Building a Family-The Beauty and Brochos
by: Mrs. Sara Morosow

The Doctors Speak!
Dr. Klinger and Dr. Dori

I'yh Monday evening, February 25, Yud Tes Adar Aleph

8:00 PM
at the Lubavitch Yeshiva -entrance on Albany Ave.

$5

Light Refreshments will be served!

Exciting Raffle: Win a Graco Fusion Stroller
Each ticket $2

Evening Sponsors: Keller Chiropractic-718-221-3999
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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1137

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

The Ocean Bed

"For the earth shall be as full of the knowledge of G-d as the waters cover the ocean bed."

Of the future time it is likewise written, "For they will all know Me." Nevertheless, not all will be equal: the man with the deeper and broader mind will understand more than another.

Hence the simile, "as the waters cover the ocean bed": though on the surface the water is even, the chasms in the ocean bed hold more water than elsewhere.

The Short Maamarim of the Alter Rebbe, p. 141

Professional English Lessons in Chabad Schools

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

Reshet Oholei Yosef Yitzchok Lubavitch, the Chabad educational network in Israel, is offering professional English lessons for its students in a new initiative with Berlitz, a leader in English-language teaching in Israel.

The new initiative began at the request of parents wanting their children to receive a Chabad education, combined with professional knowledge of certain secular subjects. The deputy director of the Reshet, Rabbi Shmuel Bistritzky, reported that during his meeting with Mirah Mines, director of Berlitz, and Shimmy Ben Avi, who runs Berlitz-Kids, the company’s children’s division, various educational methods and plans will be adopted especially for the children of the Reshet.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Dmitry Medvedev Commends FJC Russia

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

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MOSCOW, Russia – The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia has received a telegram from Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential candidate Dmitry Medvedev offering congratulations on the FJC's tenth anniversary. This message, which was addressed to Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar as an important Jewish leader, read out to participants of the recent Fourth Congress of the FJC Russia, held in Moscow this week.

"The Government of the Russian Federation pays considerable attention to the retention of cultural heritage among Russia's peoples. This is paid, first and foremost, to community and religious organizations, whose activity is aimed at reviving and developing traditional culture – both secular and spiritual. A remarkable role is played by the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, which is contributing to the enrichment of the multinational fabric of our country, on the basis of national traditions," read the message from Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

"The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, uniting most Jewish communities in this country, has over the years established partnerships with other religions, government and non-governmental organizations. The Federation actively provides significant opportunities for developing spiritual life, enlightenment and charitable activities amongst the public and religious organizations existing today in Russia. I wish you [Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar] and the FJC Russia prosperity and success in your future activities."

Over the past few weeks, over 50 official letters have been received from religious leaders, government officials at all levels, and other high-profile individuals, which congratulated and commended the organization on a decade of solid work and achievements and expressed best wishes for the years ahead. Among those to have sent their compliments and best regards were Russian President Vladimir Putin, Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, and Metropolit Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad of the Russian Orthdodox Church.

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Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

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Incredible new semicha program in Crown Heights

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

For the very first time we will be starting a semicha program in the heart of Crown Heights.

basically free of charge for specific ages.

For more information contact Shmuly @ 201-956-0248

Buy a Chabad Megillah and make up to FIVE payments

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

Largest selection of Chabad Arizal and Alter Rebbe's megillas

Free velvet megillah bag included with every purchase and free shipping offered anywhere in the U.S.A.

Prices range from: $700.00 to $1,500.00

All megillas are Chabad style, 42 lines and approximately 19 inches long.

Accepting Visa and Master Card payments.

Call toll free at: 1-866-697-2224 or E-mail to: megillas@ChicagoMitzvahCampaign.com

A jpg file of each megillah available upon request.

Bris Yosef Yitzchok Goes to India

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

Last week, Chabad mohel Yair Salmi traveled to India to arrange a bris milah for a baby boy born to an Indian Jewish family living in a remote village outside Mumbai. The flight from Israel took several hours. Bris Yosef Yitzchok sent the mohel especially to the village to perform the circumcision, and he was warmly greeted by the members of this small, isolated Jewish community.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Two Years After Wedding, Couple Are Parents to a Dozen Children

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

It's nighttime as Chaya Shitrit, 20, passes by a child's bed, forgetting to pull tight one of the blankets, as she regularly does.

"Chaya, my blanket fell off," comes a soft voice. "Could you tuck me in?"

One down, 10 more to go.

Welcome to the Shitrit home, part of the Ohr Simcha education complex in Kfar Chabad, Israel. One of two "family homes," or mishpachton in Hebrew, at the center, its administrators – a young married couple – run the facility like any other household. It's children come from all over, sharing the lamentable predicament that, for whatever reasons, their birth parents cannot care for them anymore.

Chaya and Yochai Shitrit have been married for just under two years. Together, they care for 11 children, as well as their new baby daughter.continue...

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Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

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Must have good customer relation, some computer skills, multi task and organizational skills.

E-mail: hetv@truevalue.net or call 718-614-1702.
Immediate availability.

ATTN Shluchim - Over 40 Purim designs at Pintele.com!

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

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Attention Shluchim!

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Free shipping, free combination of all fronts and backs, and free changes to all text on the cards add to the appeal of the Pintele collection.

Purim is in less than a month - place your order today!

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Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

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On College Campuses, Purim Partying Begins Early This Year

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

Counting down to spring break cheers sleep-deprived and paper swamped college students. But the timing of the vacation has some Chabad campus representatives pulling sleepless nights.

When the Jewish calendar plays catch up to realign its lunar cycle with the world’s solar cycle, as it does this year, the holiday of Purim leaps ahead by an entire 30 days. At campuses across the country, this means the holiday that has made Chabad centers’ reputation as an excellent place to celebrate being Jewish biggest happens during spring or term break, when the campus is a ghost town.

“It would be a shame for students to miss out on Purim because school is out,” said Rabbi Elazar Green, director of Chabad Jewish Enrichment Center serving Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.Rabbi Green is less worried that the students won’t be around to party with Chabad than he is that they will miss out on connecting with the spiritual side of the holiday.continue...

HASHOVAS AVEIDA....

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

I lost my Palm Treo 650 on Kingston Ave.
If found please call: 347-497-2393

The art of the pickle

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

Never will you look at a kosher pickle the same ag
Never will you look at a kosher pickle the same again, that is, once you've made it yourself.

And Rabbi Shmuel Marcus of Chabad Lubavitch, JewishCypress.com intends to teach all who will hear about what he calls "the art" of making a kosher pickle.

It was after a visit with an 86-year-old pickle maker that Marcus got the idea to educate others on the kosher pickle.

Started in 2005, his pickle-making class began as an educational tool for his students at Los Alamitos Hebrew High School. But soon it grew beyond his belief. continue...

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Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

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Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

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Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

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Rudd reaffirms schools pledge

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

IN a video broadcast to the Yeshiva Centre’s annual gala dinner on Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd reaffirmed his government’s pre-election pledges to the Jewish community on security and funding for day schools.

The prime minister said it was his first address to a major community gathering since attaining office, and confirmed he would be delivering his promise for “a schools security program costing $20 million over four years”.

The funding was not exclusively for Jewish schools, but they would be the “main beneficiaries”.

Rudd also reiterated a pledge of $16 million for Jewish schools “to make up for inequities created by the previous government’s school-funding model”. CONTINUE...

VIDEO OF THE DAY: AUSTRALIAN PM ADDRESS TO THE LUBAVITCH YESHIVA CENTRE DINNER

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

SEE RELATED ARTICLE "Rudd reaffirms schools pledge" BELOW

SHABBOS PARSHAS KI SISA IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008

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On Friday night there was at least 1 Sholom Zochor.

Yossi Matuf Davened Shachris @ the Umud downstairs. There were 8 Chasanim. Yehuda Levin spoke before Mussaf. Shneur Zalman Goldberg Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

In the Rebbe's room, Hirshel Shifrin Davened Shachris @ the Umud. There were 5 Chasanim. Moshe Gancz Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

The regular Kiddushim including those for the Chasanim were held both upstairs & downstairs in 770 and went on all afternoon long.

Downstairs in 770 before the end of Shabbos, R' Itchik Rivkin Chazzered a Maamer.

@ the Ohel for Shabbos there were lerech 70 people. there were also 2 Chasanim.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

Refoel Huisman - Holland to Etti Taurog - Crown Heights
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

Yoni Katz (Pittsburgh, PA) to Rivky (bas R' Shlomie) Friedman (Crown Heights)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-SUNDAY @ THE MUSEUM

IDF Finds 5 Tunnels in Southern Gaza

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) The IDF discovered five tunnels for smuggling weapons in southern Gaza.

The tunnels were found in a combined operation by forces from the Givati Regiment, the Armored Corps and the Engineering Corps near Rafiah and the Dahaniyeh airport.

50 Arab suspects were arrested and taken to initial interrogation.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

URGENT 4

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Ashkelon Girls Celebrate Purim Katan

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

Although there is about a month to go until Purim, the girls of the Ohr Chaya girls’ school in Ashkelon turned up at school on Purim Katan last week in fancy dress. The girls were taking part in a special mivtza run by Tzivos Hashem, which is headed by Ruchi Segal.

The girls dressed in costumes relating to themes that they had explored as part of the Tzivos Hashem program. To test the girls’ memories of the mivtzoyim that they have taken part in, a video with pictures relating to various mivtzoyim was shown and the girls were asked to identify them. The special guest at the event was Rabbi Victor Attiyah, shliach in Hebron.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

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Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

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Looking for Temporary Data Entry Person ASAP

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

Non profit organization in Crown Heights is looking for short-term data entry individual.

Basic/minimum computer skills necessary. Project requires approximately 40-60 hours to start week of February 25th and to finish no later than March 7th, 2008.

Must be done on the premises of our office. Preferred hours are from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM but can be flexible for the right candidate.

Contact leah@gjarn.org

MAZEL TOV HOCHS

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Dovid & Shaina (nee Goldman) Hoch - Los Angeles, CA - on the birth of their firstborn son.

May the newborn be a source of Nachas to his parents, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1138

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

Splitting the River

"With His scorching wind will He shake His hand over the river, and will smite it into seven streams."

The Splitting of the Red Sea served as a preparation for the Giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai; as our Sages teach, the phrase describing how "the mountains pranced" alludes to the Giving of the Torah. In the same way, the division of the river will prepare the ground for the revelation of the innermost, mystical dimensions of the Torah in time to come.

Likkutei Torah, Tzav, p. 16d

Terror Victims Project Gears Up For Purim

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

The Lubavitch Youth Organization’s Terror Victims Project (TVP) is currently getting ready for Purim. At this time, mishloach manos packages will be distributed to around 1,000 IDF widows and 2,700 families of terror victims throughout Israel.

TVP is sending Chabad Houses special mishloach manos kits, including a brochure about the significance and mitzvos of Purim, as well as a greeting card, for each family. These will then be distributed as mentioned above, bringing joy to many families who have suffered so much.

These visits to such families always bring much joy and have become an annual tradition. The families feel that Chabad has not forgotten them, and they see the visits as a sign of caring. Very often, supporters of the Chabad Houses also join in the mivtza, even bringing their children, making the families very happy.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Parenting Workshop for Parents of children in preschool through grade six

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

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Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

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Anonymous donor giving $50,000 to send Shluchim's kids to summer camp

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

Through the efforts of Rabbi Nissan Mangel, an anonymous donor has donated $50,000 to the Keren Yisroel Fund which be awarding grants of $770 to 65 Shluchim to help send their son or daughter to summer camp.

The winners will be selected by Goirel.

Shluchim who wish to apply should log on to: www.TheChabadCenter.org/KerenYisroel

Volunteers Bring Happiness to Chabad Hostel

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

Many volunteers enjoy helping with the various humanitarian activities of the Grabsky Rehabilitation Center, which is run by Colel Chabad. This week, among the many helpers, a group of soldiers from a selection of units, including a tank division, was the most active.

The soldiers felt that they gained a lot from the experience, which gave them a different perspective on life. “It gave everything a different proportion,” the soldiers’ commanding officer later said. He also promised that the group would make further visits in the future.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

Avraham Hayman (Monsey, NY) to Devorah Gralnik (Crown Heights)
LECHAIM IYH WEDNESDAY NIGHT @ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

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All-New Program at the Shluchim Online School

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

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The Chinuch Yaldei Hashluchim’s Shluchim Online School, one of the hottest developments in the world of Shlichus in recent years, has taken it to the next level with two new initiatives: the Australia/Africa/Asia Division, which will offer a weekly Chassidishe After School for Tzeirei Hashluchim on those continents, and a revamped virtual classroom site for the existing Online School.

The new virtual classroom site has students visually going to school right on their computer screens, including entering the school building's front door, going down the hallway and entering their classroom, complete with students at desks, a teacher at the front and even a video of the Rebbe playing in the corner.

The virtual school, said to be the only one of its kind in the world, is cobbled together from a team of programmers and a very devoted staff with offices in Crown Heights. "It's really a revolutionary and exciting idea," says Rabbi Yossi Goodman, the school's head of development. “And its growing drastically with today’s cutting edge technology each day”

The Shluchim Online School, another innovative project of The Shluchim Office, was launched two years ago with a grant for CYH by the late Rabbi Mendel Shemtov OBM and his family, and grants by Founding Sponsors Rabbi Moshe and Ruth Weiss, Shluchim in Sherman Oaks, California, and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Ferber, West Bloomfield, Michigan. Today, the school boasts 400 students who virtually attend dozens of daily classes from Shlichus locales worldwide.

Keren Yedidut Leyeladim" Celebrates Grand Opening in Moscow in Support of Thousands of Needy Children Across the FSU

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

MOSCOW, Russia - The International fellowship of Christan's and Jews launched a partnership with the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS and the Ohr Avner Foundation to assist thousands of needy Jewish children across the Former Soviet Union.

Sponsors gathered in Moscow for the formal opening of the Keren Yedidut Foundation the affiliate offices of the International fellowship of Christians and Jews in the CIS, which has begun providing regular food packages and new clothing to needy children across the Former Soviet Union with the newly launched network in CIS called Keren Yedidut Leyeladim.

The festive inauguration, which was well attended by multiple generations, was also attended the founder and president of this charity, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, accompanied by his wife.

The FJC and Or Anver welcomed and thanked the founder and President of the IFCJ Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein for his visionary support in supporting this new CIS wide initiative with an initial 2.3 million dollars.

The specifically non-missionary Fellowship of Christians and Jews is designed to channel charitable giving from Christian individuals and communities predominantly in the US toward purely humanitarian aid to Jewish communities in Israel and the former Soviet Union. The organization has raised and distributed over half a billion dollars in the past 10 years, millions of it going into programs such as Keren Yedidut. The previous six months have seen a pilot program with the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS receiving $2,300,000 serving over 9,000 children.

During their visit to the 'Shaarei Tsedek' Center, the couple enjoyed a tour of this recently-constructed building, which will host the Moscow center of operations for this invaluable charity. It has already been operating for some time now, offering food parcels, clothing and footwear to poor children across the Former Soviet Union. The ceremony featured a series of photos and video material demonstrating the foundation's activity, after which Rabbi Ekstein personally took part in distributing winter clothing and footwear to program beneficiaries.

Rabbi Eckstein said "The opening of the Keren Yedidut foundation and reviewing first hand the results of the pilot support, marks a decision to continue and double IFCJ support, based on the professionalism, dedication, and practical success of FJC and the Or Avner associates".

The celebration involved many high-profile guests, including Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, FJC President Lev Leviev. Also in attendance were top officials from the Ohr Avner Foundation – Shlomo Peles, and Rabbi David Mondshine, Director of the Or Avner Foundation.

Opening the ceremony, Golda Kleinberg spoke about how 'Keren Edidut Leyeladim in Russia and the CIS' has greatly capacitated the Jewish community of Sokol-Aeroport, one of Moscow's larger neighborhoods. The aid it has provided has allowed her and her husband, Rabbi Boruch Kleinberg, to provide much needed material assistance to families who are otherwise experiencing difficulties.

Jewish leaders spoke about the mutual relations between 'Keren Edidut' and the FJC CIS. "It is no coincidence that the foundation has begun to work from this building, called 'Shaarei Tsedek' ," commented Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar. "The Torah states that everyone must engage in Tzedaka, which better translates as Justice'. And we must always remember that charity is not simply help but is actually Juctice".

In his turn, FJC President Lev Leviev remarked on the mitzvah of Tzedaka. "The objective of the organization where we now find ourselves is to assist every Jew according to his needs," he stated, noting that this mitzvah is important both for those receiving it and those who give it. he thanked Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein for his support and the organizations initiative.

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Young rabbis from Yeshiva to visit Big Isle next week

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

On Sunday, Feb 24, the Yeshiva - the Jewish Rabbinical College in Honolulu - will be coming to the Big Island for the week to inspire, motivate and study with residents of the Jewish communities of the Big Island.

The young rabbis will be traveling throughout the larger Big Island communities on both sides of the Big Island.

"They will be conducting fascinating and profound lectures; exploring a wide variety of Jewish subjects including the Kabbalah; offering study in the ancient tradition of 'chavruta' (one-on-one in-depth learning); organizing a special children's program and, generally, enhancing Jewish educational opportunity on the Big Island," said program coordinators.

The Yeshiva is run by Chabad of Hawaii, the local branch of the international Chabad-Lubavitch educational and social service organization headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.CONTINUE...

Jewish Students in Beijing Flock to Home Away From Home

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

With its sprawling academic quarter, dizzying pace of life and rich Far Eastern culture, Beijing can pose a challenge for Jewish college students to maintain connections to their own identity and religion. But a new husband-and-wife team of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries are seeking to make the transition faced by the hundreds of Jewish foreigners who take courses at city's many universities a bit easier.

Rabbi Nosson and Miriam Rodin arrived last fall after being invited to the city by Rabbi Shimon and Dini Freundlich, the longtime co-directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of Beijing. While the newcomers' mission included helping with supervising that portion of China's growing kosher food industry, their primary task was to coordinate and improve outreach to Jewish students at the metropolis' 18 universities. They quickly organized classes and reached out to the collegiate population – a mixture of primarily American, Israeli and European students, with other nationalities mixed in – through a coordinated system of SMS text messages, neighborhood walks and word of mouth.

According to Nosson Rodin, they've made a lot of headway, even though its very difficult to cater to a student body essentially made up of visitors. Most come as part of a one-semester study-abroad program in coordination with their universities back home; rarely do they stay for more than a year or two.CONTINUE...

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

Moshe Wircberg (Crown Heights) to Ita (bas R' YY) Greenberg (Crown Heights)
LECHAIM IYH MONDAY NIGHT @ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

Winners of Darchai Menachem Chinese Auction 5768

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

Split the Pot-Breindy Tarshish
Jackpot1 Breindy Tarshish
Jackpot2 Brummel
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1. Dream Vacation-Chaya Shapiro
2. Home Office-Chana Charitonow
3. Jewelry-Esty Shneerson
4. Artscroll Shaas-Yoey Muchnick
5. Leather Sofa-Levi Greenwald
6. Sterling Silver-Henny Stein
7. Bedroom –Libby Alenick
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9. Viva and Abby Wig- Leah Meyers
10. Washer and Dryer- Shmuel Butman
11. Home Renovations- Lyampe
12. Megilah-Isaac Hurwitz
13. Pesach Package-Hershel Firbank
14. Florida- Avi Hurwitz
15. Camp Emunah- Sholom Spielman
16. Leather Recliner-Reizes
17. Laptop-Yehuda Slater
18. Ninteno Wii- Yossi Gutnick
19. Cellphone-C Whilhelm
20. Ipod and Dock- Yossi and Tzirel Raskin
21. Security System Chaim Hertzel
22. Painting-Shayna Bortunk
23. Digital Camera-Yosef Zavdi
24. Video Camera-Tzvi Katz
25. Quattro Stereo-Gad Blizinsky
26. For Him-Davidson
27. For Her-Sarale Simon
28. GPS-Shayna Bortunk
29. DVD Player-Chagiet Neubort
30. Printer – Lipkind
31. Cordless - Yaacov Banon
32. Gap-Tzvi Kupfer
33. Target- Leah Brackman
34. Toys R us-d.k.
35. Elegant Linen-Chaya Hershkop
36. Board Games- Genendie Miller
37. American Girl-Efraim Piekarski
38. Valco Stroller-Mr. and Mrs Brummel
39. Photo in the Park-Engel Family
40-Gutnick Chumashim-Menachem Cohen
41. Pop up Sukah-Fraida Brown
42. 3D Crystal-Rachel Hepenheim
43. Likutei Sichos-Racheli Abayev
44. Crystal Stemware-Yaakov Samuels
45. Mezuzah-Nissan Brenenson
46. Pearls-Mrs. Springer
47. Hat-Samuel Marmulstein
48. Pair of Glasses-Yadgar
49. Guitar-Angela Lang
50. Infant to Toddler-Shaina Katz
51. Tool Kit-Meshulam Rosenblatt
52. Rip Stick-Yaacov Banon
53. Digital Memories-Yisroel Zalmanov
54. Cappuccino Maker-Amber Shmitzac
55. iPod Nano-Yehuda Slater
56. Purim Package-Miriam Friedman
57. Toy Kitchen-Shaina Shurpin

MONDAY NIGHT LECHAIM

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

Moshe Wircberg (Crown Heights) to Ita (bas R' YY) Greenberg (Crown Heights)
@ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

Read this ONLY if you're funny!

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

In honor of PURIM 5768, Shmais.com is once again planning a VERY SPECIAL PURIM EDITION. While it’s somewhat of a daunting task to try and surpass our spectacular Purim Editions of previous years we will try our absolute best to do just that.

With that in mind, we are turning to you, our subscribers with a request to send in "authentic looking & sounding" stories articles etc. If you think you've got what it takes send in your submission ASAP via email to: SHMAIS PURIM EDITION.

Please note that we will try our utmost to include your article, however, your entry is not guaranteed to be included on SHMAIS.com and the editors @ SHMAIS.com reserve the right to edit your entry.

INFO to be Menachem Avel R' Moshe & Boruch Wilhelm and Mrs. Hertz

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

R' Moshe Wilhelm (Yerusholayim), R' Boruch Wilhelm (Crown Heights) and Mrs. Rivka Hertz (London) are sitting shiva - until Wednesday - after the passing of their sister Mrs. Leah Widislavsky OBM

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More Calls for Strong Military Action in Gaza

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) MK Shteinitz says the government is to blame for a child nearly losing his hand in a rocket attack in Sderot on Monday. He said a military offensive in Gaza needed immediately.

"The government of Israel is responsible for abandoning the residents of Sderot," says Likud MK Yuva Shteinitz, former Chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. "Every further delay in a military operation in Gaza comes at the expense of the children of Sderot, and brings the threat closer to the children of Be'er Sheva and Ashdod as well."

US Congressman David Weldon (R., Florida), who visited Israel last week, said Israel should strike back at Gaza in one fell swoop. "During World War II," Weldon told the Makor Rishon newspaper, "the U.S. attacked Japan mercilessly. Despite the ethical problems, everyone now agrees that this caused Japan to surrender, thus saving many lives, including Japanese lives. This is the reason I think Israel should hit the Palestinians with one fell swoop, thus defeating them. Otherwise, this cruel situation of today will continue year after year, decade after decade."continue...

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Monday, Feb 25, 2008

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SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

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RABBIS TO FORBID OBSERVANT JEWS TO VOTE FOR SHAS

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

The Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP) yesterday convened an emergency meeting that dealt with the current negotiations to divide Jerusalem thereby placing in mortal danger hundreds of thousands of Jews. Following the meeting the Rabbis issued a statement saying that "the ironic part of it all is that it is precisely the ultra-orthodox Shas party that refuses to bolt the coalition and is paving the way for this tragedy to happen."

The Rabbis stressed that this constitutes an unprecedented desecration of G-d's Name. "The mere fact of sitting in a coalition that divides Jerusalem claiming that they are there to preserve the interests of the ultra-orthodox camp is destructive and incongruous. It precipitates the division of the Holy City and shows that Shas is not concerned with the dangerous consequences and ominous threat to hundreds of thousands of people that this act poses," read the statement.

At the meeting one of the rabbis asked "Is Shas saying that a matter of life or death is not an ultra-orthodox interest?!" He quoted the prayer that Jews say on the ninth of the month of Menachem Av in the Jewish calendar which commemorates the destruction of both Holy Temples in Jerusalem thousands of years ago. In that prayer Jews pray "Oh G-d console the mourners of Zion and the mourners of Jerusalem, and the city that is mournful, ruined, scorned and desolate….legions have devoured her and idolaters have conquered her…Therefore Zion weeps bitterly and Jerusalem raises her voice…"

How can Shas ministers say this prayer when they with their own bare hands are allowing legions to enter and destroy Jerusalem?!" the rabbi asked.

The Rabbis mentioned the statement made by the Shas Council of Torah Sages that the Shas Party will leave the coalition the moment it starts negotiating Jerusalem. "Every novice journalist in the world and anyone listening to the news in Israel knows that giving up large chunks of Jerusalem has been on the negotiating table for quite some time and is in its advanced stages. Only the representatives of Shas are burying their heads in the ground and pretend they know of nothing. They are lying to themselves and deceiving their electorate. The Shas ministers know that PM Ehud Olmert and Palestinian leader Abu Mazen have agreed not to make public any agreement on Jerusalem until after the final signature in order to keep Shas in the government." said an RCP statement.

Rabbi Avrohom Shmuel Lewin, Director-General of the RCP said: "You can fool part of the people part of the time but you can't fool all the people all the time. How long does Shas think that it will be able to fool the world as though they don't know that negotiations over Jerusalem are in their advanced stages?! Do they really think that the nation's memory is that short that it has forgotten that this is the same way they behaved in 1993 before the Oslo accords were adopted, a disaster that led to the murder of thousands of victims.

If Shas will continue to support the government , the RCP is seriously considering issuing a statement signed by the hundreds of rabbis of the organization declaring that it is absolutely forbidden for any observant Jew to vote for a party that lent its support to a government that negotiated the division of Jerusalem, a move that will place the entire population in Israel in mortal danger.

The RCP also resolved to organize regional demonstrations by the local rabbis urging Shas supporters to write to Shas Minister Eli Yishai urging him to bolt the coalition. The RCP has asked all Shas supporters to quote in their letters to Yishai, Mordechai's words to Queen Esther when she hesitated to go to the King to save the Jews "And who knows whether it was just for such a time as this that you attained the royal position."

The RCP expressed the hope that Shas and the Israeli government will come to their senses in the last minute and will not bring down on us this catastrophe. "It is still not too late to return to the path of the Torah and Jewish Code of Law that determines (in Shulchan Oruch Volume Orach Chaim Chapter 329) that the only way to bring peace and security to Israel is by not conceding one inch of the land of Israel to foreigners, because it is not territory that you are ceding but human life," read the RCP statement.

The statement was signed by Rabbi Moshe Havlin, Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Gat, Rabbi Avrohom S. Lewin, Director General of the RCP, Rabbi Joseph Gerlitzky, Chairman of the RCP and Rabbi of Central Tel Aviv, Rabbi Meir Horowitz, son of the Bostoner Rebbe Shlitah and Rov of the Bostoner Community and Rabbi Sholom Gold, Rabbi in Har Nof, Jerusalem

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Monday, Feb 25, 2008

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Thank you!

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Monday, Feb 25, 2008

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-nursing pumps and accessories - (missing any parts from your pump we can order that for you) -tichels

- we also:
-rent gowns
-ship out of town...MUCH MORE IN STORE THEN ONLINE CALL IN YOUR ORDER WE WILL HELP YOU. - and have great service

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1139

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

On That Day

"It will be said on that day: Behold, this is our G-d."

[Speaking of something in the third person, as in the phrase "on that day," stresses that it is neither present nor visible; pointing to something directly, as in the phrase "this is our G-d," makes it clear that it is both present and visible. Accordingly, on the non-literal level of interpretation called derush, the Alter Rebbe understands the above quotation as follows:]

The aspect of Divinity which is presently obscured and unfathomable, and hence describable as hu ("that"), will in future time become manifest, like something which can be pointed at with the word zeh ("this").

Likkutei Torah, Rosh HaShanah, p. 59c

Shliach in Guatemala Performs a Chessed Shel Emes

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

In the city of Sosola in the Central American country of Guatemala, Anat Elyakim Landa, an Israeli citizen, died suddenly from an asthma attack. Mrs. Elyakim Landa had been touring Guatemala with her husband and two children.

The Guatemalan authorities did not want to release the body, and they also ordered a post mortem. In desperation, the family approached ZAKA, who worked together with local shliach Rabbi Sholom Pelman to find a solution. Eventually, they managed to convince the authorities to release the body. The deceased was then flown to Atlanta in the United States, and from there to Israel.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Seminar Prepares S. Petersburg Jewish Youth

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

S. PETERSBURG, Russia – As part of ongoing activities encouraging Jewish youth to uphold their national traditions, the Jewish community of S. Petersburg and the Great Choral Synagogue held a seminar on the outskirts of Russia's northern capital. This event involved youngsters, who will soon be experiencing their coming-of-age, as well as their parents. Held in the nearby town of Repino, participants eagerly prepared for their Bar and Bat Mitzva.

During the first evening of the weekend retreat, just after the Shabbat meal, participants discussed a number of themes, among which were the 'law of honor', the importance of studying the Torah, raising children and maintaining Jewish family values and traditions. The youngsters were guided by several Chabad Lubavitch emissaries, including Rabbi Zvi Pinsky, the Head of the 'Beit Chabad' Community Center

Following this seminar, the next stage of preparations towards participants will involve weekly sessions each Sunday, which will wrap up in May. The youngsters' Bat and Bar Mitzva ceremonies will take place at that time in great Jewish communal tradition.

The Jewish community of S. Petersburg is a leading member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

Shidduchim Lecture for Mothers, Daughters, Singles - March. 2

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

Shidduchim, Middos & Me

Learning the Skills for a Successful and Healthy Marriage With:
LISA TWERSKI, LCSW
Noted therapist and Director of Special Projects, Shalom Task Force

Followed by interactive separate workshops

Sunday March 2, 2008, 10:00 am
Prospect Park, Bnos Leah High School 1601 Ave. R, Brooklyn
Suggested donation: Adults - $12, Students - $10

Special Rate: Mothers & Daughters together - $18

Topics include: The Role of Parents in Shidduchim What Constitutes a Healthy Relationship?
When Should One Be Mevater?
Finding a Balance Between "Middos and Me"

For more information call: 212-742-1478 or purchase tickets online www.shalomtaskforce.org

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Monday, Feb 25, 2008

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A Gathering of Girls in Jerusalem

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

The Chabad youth movement for girls, Bas Melech, held a special national convention on Sunday at the Binyanei Haumah conference hall in Jerusalem. It was held in honor of Rebbitzen Chaya Mushka’s birthday, and over 3,000 girls from throughout Israel took part.

The theme of the convention was seven, “the Sabbath day,” and was a positive conclusion to the various activities that have taken place over the past month.

Before the event, the members of Bas Melech’s different branches did various learning assignments in preparation. The program was very interesting and included a whole range of activities, such as shows and performances, a quiz, video broadcasts, and more. Afterwards, principals, teachers, mothers, counselors, and the girls themselves thanked the organizers for producing such an impressive event.

The convention concluded with good resolutions, with the intention of bringing Moshiach even closer.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Purim Katan in Netanya

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

Young children from northern Netanya enjoyed a special rally in honor of Purim Katan at the Be’er Chaya Chabad House and shul. The event began with a welcome address from the shliach to northern Netanya, Rabbi Tzvi Wilhelm, who talked about the significance of the day and the merit of Jewish children.

During the activities, the children played various educational games, using apparatus that had been set up around the Chabad House. This included firing at a target, building a model of the Beis Hamikdash from a wooden puzzle, word games that taught the children quotes from the Sages about the power of joy, bowling, and fish carrying Jewish messages on the subject of joy. The children also did artwork on the theme of joy.

The parents were very impressed by this educational event, and they thanked its organizers, Rabbi Nochum and Chani Goldschmidt of the local Chabad House, who worked very hard to arrange it.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

McCain Congratulates Chabad

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

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More than 200 people came to Chabad-Lubavitch of Arizona’s 31st annual dinner earlier this month, which honored obstetrician Dr. Steven Wininger and dentist Dr. Marc Kay for their dedication to the Phoenix-area community.

Though they didn’t attend, Arizona Sen. John McCain and his wife Cindy sent a letter to Rabbi Zalman and Tziporah Levertov, head Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries to the state, congratulating the organization for its steady growth and expressing awe in its mission of Jewish outreach. “We are familiar with the astronomical expansion of Chabad throughout the state of Arizona,” wrote the McCains. “As a result of your joint leadership, we understand that Chabad Arizona is now located in 13 incredible locations.”
Photo: SHMAIS.com

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Breaking news from the Jewish Leadership Council

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

The Jewish Leadership Council has been asked to be a liaison between the Jewish Community and the Police Department.

The JLC was approached by Mr. Chanina Sperlin and Mr. Moshe Rubashkin, amongst other community leaders and NYPD brass to be active in advocating for the Jewish Community.

In response to the overwhelming need for a Jewish organization to be in constant contact with the NYPD and New York City officials, JLC has created a website to do just that.

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Boymelgreen’s Gowanus Village Property For Sale at $27 Million

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

GOWANUS — The Brooklyn Eagle has learned that Boymelgreen Developers’ Gowanus Village property is back on the market.

Boymelgreen, however, has not been a player for some time, according to Paula Ingram of Ingram & Hebron Realty (I&H), having split with partners Africa Israel Investments and Isaac Katan of The Katan Group some months ago.

I&H had handled the original sale of the properties to Boymelgreen in 2004 and remains a factor in the current marketing effort, which is being handled by Ken Freeman of Massey Knakal Realty Services Brooklyn in an exclusive arrangement but “in co-agreement with Ingram & Hebron.”continue...

Paraguay's Jewish Community Tries To Cope With Yellow Fever Outbreak

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

(lubavitch.com/LNS)

With the recent outbreak of yellow fever in the country, nervous Paraguayans wait impatiently in long queues to get vaccinated against yellow fever, fomenting tension and panic on city streets.

“There’s a serious shortage of the vaccine,” Chabad’s Rabbi Leivi Feigelstock told Lubavitch.com in a phone interview, explaining that the threatening situation is provoking demonstrations and violence. The government has declared a national emergency last week.

Paraguay has received shipments of the vaccine from other countries to help it deal with the mosquito-borne disease which has claimed eight lives since its outbreak. The country is now expecting a supply of one million doses from France.continue...

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Monday, Feb 25, 2008

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Rabbi demonstrates ancient skill of Torah making

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

A turkey feather. The tendons and tail hairs of cows. These are the basic tools of Faitel Lewin's trade.

Rabbi Lewin is a sofer, a modern-day practitioner of an ancient and essential Jewish craft: scribing Torahs. With his turkey quill pen, he writes the full text of the Bible's first five books, Genesis through Deuteronomy, in Hebrew on sheets of parchment prepared from animal skins. Then he wraps and stitches them into a pliable scroll with his bovine threads.

"My father was a scribe," he said. "I was born into this." Now 45, he's been a sofer for half his life.

Ordained and trained in a Chabad community in Brooklyn, New York, Rabbi Lewin recently visited Dallas to be part of the dedication of a new Torah for Akiba Academy, a modern Orthodox day school for children from preschool through eighth grade. Acquiring a Torah is a momentous event for any Jewish community. continue...

Honoring Your Parents

Monday, Feb 25, 2008

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It has been said “You appreciate your health when you start to lose it”. This message came home to me this month in full force. Our family’s home is a fourth generation, raised in Brooklyn, New York. As we, the children, and grandchildren, grew up we moved to different states and countries. I have a brother in Connecticut, another in France, and three of us in California. My sisters are living in different areas of New York and one lives in Michigan. What brings the family together is the simchas – joys. At times, unfortunately, it is sadness or sickness.

In Yiddish there is an expression “Mentch tracht, un Got lacht” – man thinks and G-d laughs. We have all kinds of plans and it is G-d’s plans that really come to fruition. Man can plan and plan but it is G-d who has the final word at the end.

This brings to light the latest drama of my growing, but aging family. My father, who is in his mid eighties, lives in Brooklyn. He decided to spend his winter months in warm Miami and summer in New York. “I am now snow bird” he said. Elder New Yorkers usually escape the freezing winters of the east and go for a warm respite in Miami Beach. By doing so they stay healthy and live a longer life. Indeed it’s been reported that the elderly now live longer than ever because they move to a warmer climate and stay away from the cold. We now have a growing older population to care for. continue...

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - MRS. ANNETTE KALMAN OBM

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

With sadness we inform you of the untimely passing of Mrs. Annette Kalman of Queens, NY. Mother of Tibadel Lechaim Tovim Shulamis Lokeinsky of Crown Heights.

The Levaya was held Monday afternoon.

Shiva is taking place at 464 Malbone St. Second Floor until Sunday morning.

Phone: (718) 953-5161

email: shlok770@aol.com

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehee besochom

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Benny Friedman and more @ the Darchai Menachem Concert

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

Eliran Shkedi (Scranton, PA) to Nechama Babayov (Oak Park, MI)
LECHAIM IYH Sunday @ Congregation Ohel Tzedek, 1432 Mulberry St, Scranton PA

IDF intelligence chief: Al-Qaida operatives infiltrated Gaza

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

Al-Qaida operatives managed to infiltrate the Gaza Strip after Hamas breached the border with Egypt in January, OC Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin said Tuesday.

Speaking at the weekly meeting of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Yadlin said the breach also "enabled Hamas to bring back those who had left for training in Syria and Iran, including snipers, explosives experts, rocket experts and engineers."

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

URGENT 4

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

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Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

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Car Needed For Teacher

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

Chabad Mosad in New Jersey is looking for a reliable car to be used for teachers.

Donations are deductible up to the full value of the vehicle.

Please respond to: rebeitan@aol.com.

Thank you!

SALE ON!!! FOR 2 DAYS ONLY....SHABBOS ROBES AND MATERNITY CLOTHING

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1140

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

Those Who Are Lost

"It shall come to pass on that day, that a great Shofar will be sounded, and those who are lost in the Land of Assyria shall come, as well as those who are cast away in the Land of Egypt, and they shall bow down to G-d on the holy mountain in Jerusalem."

Those who are lost in the Land of Assyria: This alludes to those who are foundering in worldly pleasures and luxuries (for Ashur, the Hebrew name for Assyria, is related to the root asher, meaning pleasure, as in the verse, Ashrei yoshvei veisecha)

Those who are cast away in the Land of Egypt: This alludes to those whose head and heart are not open to the knowledge of G-d because of the pressures and constraints of exile (for Mitzrayim, the Hebrew name for Egypt, shares the same letters as meitzarim, meaning "straits"). This was the case with our forefathers in Egypt, of whom it is written, "They did not listen to Moshe, out of anguish of spirit and hard labor."

In future time, people will be raised up out of both these situations, and will come to bow down to G-d.

Likkutei Torah, Rosh HaShanah, p. 60a

Construction of Beitar Yeshiva Building Underway

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

The construction of the new building for the Chabad yeshiva in Beitar Ilit, which began on Tu Bishvat, is well under way. The ground has already been cleared, and at the beginning of this week cement for the foundations was poured over the site.

Even the most optimistic members of the local Chabad community are very surprised by the fast rate of progress. Around 25 laborers have been working each day, from morning till night, in the hope of reaching the target date of Rosh Chodesh Elul, when the new building is expected to open its doors.

Much assistance for this important building project has been provided by Rabbi Yitzchak Pindrus, outgoing mayor of Beitar Ilit, who is a supporter and friend of the yeshiva and its administration. Apart from the money that has already been provided, independent funding is being raised to complete the building project, estimated to cost $2.5 million.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Northern Tel Aviv Honors Chabad

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

Supporters and friends of the Chabad House in Neot Afeka, a neighborhood in northern Tel Aviv, gathered last night for a special banquet in tribute to the local Chabad House, run by Rabbi Ido Rahav. The Chabad House operates under the auspices of the Chabad House in Ramat Aviv, run by Rabbi David Oshaki.

The event took place in the Gan Oranim Hall in Tel Aviv, and it was emceed by actor Gil Sosover. Performer Meir Banai provided live entertainment for the evening.

Present were various local businessmen and supporters of the Chabad House, including the mashpia Rabbi Avraham Meizlisch, Rabbi Sholom Ber Labkovsky, Rabbi Binyamin Cohen, and Rabbi Yossi Ginsburgh.

During the evening, there was a public auction of a dollar from the Rebbe, as well as various objets d’art.

The banquet was arranged by Michael Caplin of MC Productions.

The Chabad House runs a daily minyan, including Shabbos. During the festivals and the High Holy Days, it is held in a huge tent and is attended by hundreds of people. The Chabad House also runs Tzivos Hashem activities, shiurim, and farbrengens throughout the year.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Shidduchim Lecture for Mothers, Daughters, Singles - March. 2

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

Shidduchim, Middos & Me

Learning the Skills for a Successful and Healthy Marriage With:
LISA TWERSKI, LCSW
Noted therapist and Director of Special Projects, Shalom Task Force

Followed by interactive separate workshops

Sunday March 2, 2008, 10:00 am
Prospect Park, Bnos Leah High School 1601 Ave. R, Brooklyn
Suggested donation: Adults - $12, Students - $10

Special Rate: Mothers & Daughters together - $18

Topics include: The Role of Parents in Shidduchim What Constitutes a Healthy Relationship?
When Should One Be Mevater?
Finding a Balance Between "Middos and Me"

For more information call: 212-742-1478 or purchase tickets online www.shalomtaskforce.org

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Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

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Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

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Hundreds on hands in Wimbledon for Siyum Sefer Torah and opening of new Chabad Shul

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

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On Sunday, approximately 200 people participated in a Siyum and Hachnossas Sefer Torah, and the opening of the new Chabad Shul in Wimbledon, London UK. The communal Sefer Torah was written Lilui Nishmas Harav Hagaon Harav Hachassid R’Yitzchok Dubov zt’l and his son R’Avrohom Dovber Dubov z’l, and was also a celebration of 20 years of Chabad in South London.

The Hachnossas Sefer Torah was a first for the community and was a true Kiddush Hashem. Most people from the Kehillah had never seen a Siyum and Hachnossas Sefer Torah before and were truly excited and aroused by the Kovod HaTorah, and the great opportunity to write a letter in the Torah. The simchah came to a peak when the new Sefer was carried under a chuppah through the street followed by the Hakofos in the shul. The new Shul premises adjacent to Chabad House was officially opened, and Dayan Levi Yitzchok Raskin Shlita, Dayan of the Lubavitch community in Stamford Hill affixed the new Mezuzah. Later in the evening was a Seudas Mitzvah attended by over sixty of Rabbi Yitzchok Dubov’s descendents.

The Chabad House of Wimbledon is a tremendous resource for all Jews in the entire South London area, providing a host of shiurim and outreach activity, a Kosher food outlet and Tashmishei Kedushah, and also has the only Mikvah in the area, which was recently refurbished to a high standard. Inside the Chabad House is a dedicated guest room open to any yidden that may need to stay in the area (particularly for those who need to be near Parkside or St.George’s Hospital in Tooting).

Rabbi Nissan Dovid Dubov, Director of the Chabad House said, “Every Jew is like a letter in a Sefer Torah. Today we saw that letter in every Jew shine, and the Kvod Shomayim was radiant.”

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Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

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Brooklyn, NY - Rabbi Sholtiel Lebovic agrees that his impressive track record of koshering over 10,000 kitchens over two decades has added many new kosher consumers. 'Once people make a commitment to kosher their kitchens, they generally stay kosher,' he says. Lebovic is director of the nonprofit company Go Kosher which he runs out of his Crown Height office. He grew up in New Jersey, where as a boy he helped his father kosher Jewish homes. Now he runs a home-koshering operation that involves hundreds of Jewish homes a year in the tri-state New York area. While many of his clients are observant Jews who have moved to a new home and need help making it kosher, he estimates that 70% are non-observant people looking to make that first step toward creating a Jewish home. 'There are a host of reasons,' he says. 'They could be the parents of children who went to Israel and they want the grandchildren to be comfortable in their homes. They could be becoming observant themselves, or maybe they're not shomer Shabbat [Sabbath-observant] but they want to keep kosher.' Regardless, a large number of these people ended up shopping the kosher aisles of grocery stores. Lebovic has so many emotional stories of the decision by a Jewish household to go kosher. 'It is a big thing for these people. It means identity, it means feeling attached to Judaism,' he says.

Go Kosher receives inquiries from all over the country for guidance. Lebovic adds, 'in this capacity we serve as nationwide kosher information and how to kosher info hotline. We are involved in the before, during and after of people's experience with being kosher.' Go Kosher is planning its first dinner in May celebrating 20 years of service to the Jewish community and is hoping that the kosher community will support his efforts to increase the number of kosher homes.

Home Front Command Soldiers Visit Kfar Chabad

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

A special enrichment course for the soldiers of the Home Front Command, organized by chaplain Rabbi Yehoshua Lavie and his deputy, Chabad chassid Rabbi Arik Malkieli, took place today in Kfar Chabad.

The day began with a tour of the headquarters of the Lubavitch Youth Organization, where the Chabad spokesman and editor of Sichat Hashavua, Rabbi Menachem Brod, spoke to the group about the concept of shlichus. Afterwards, the soldiers visited the large matzah bakery in Kfar Chabad before going on to the 770 building, which is the headquarters of Agudas Chassidei Chabad. There they were greeted by Rabbi Menachem Lattar, who runs the building. While they were there, they watched a video of the Rebbe and davened in the Rebbe’s room.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

THE SOLUTION TO YOUR MOUSE AND RODENT PROBLEM

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

From Wednesday 12:00AM till 11:59PM

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New! Huge 4 BR house for rent in C.H.!

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

Huge 4 bedroom top story (extended) of house on President Street (between NY & Nostrand Avenue).

Newly renovated 1.5 bathrooms and kitchen. DR living room combo. large bedrooms with closets. New appliances. W&D hookup.

Lots of light. Subway on block.

Price $2400 (negotiable)

Appx. 1500SqFt.

For more information, call 347-326-4546.

New Sheitel Academy of Crown Heights!

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

*Do you ever wish you could Wash & Set your own Sheitel's?
*Do you want to learn how to Wash & Set for some extra side income?
*Now learn everything you need to know to maintain your own sheitel's, as well as some top trade secrets with a 5 hour crash course with expert stylist Chani Shlanger.
*Price will include a W&S and a full D.I.Y kit to take home.
*Bring a relative or friend and save!

*When? This Motzei Shabbos and Sunday morning.
*Where? In Crown Heights

*Also, coming soon. Beginners and advance cutting classes.

For more information, please call Chani today 347-326-4548 or 718-7ST-WIGS Limited spaces.

Brandeis students raise big bucks for Chabad

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

At its Feb. 10 gala dinner in a large hall at Lexington Chabad House, nearly 100 Brandeis University students raised more than $30,000 for the Waltham house.

Run by Rabbi Peretz and his wife Chanie Chein out of their home across the street from campus, the Waltham house operates on a shoestring budget, hosting crowded weekly Shabbat dinners and holiday celebrations and offering a series of classes as part of their iLearn series.

The house was established in 2001, and the gala was the first of its kind. All proceeds raised from the event will fund operating expenses such as the cost of food and a modest living for the rabbi. There is a small fee for the popular classes offered at the house throughout the week in which a reported 90 students are currently enrolled. continue...

NCFJE Released Time and Chabad of Forest Hills join forces for fun-filled winter camp

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008

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Last week, more than 150 boys and girls from all over Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn experienced something they will never forget – the most exciting winter camp in New York.

For the first time, The Released Time Program of Greater NY, Directed by Rabbi Shazak Zirkind in cooperation with Chabad of Forest Hills, NY – Directed by Rabbi Mordechai Z. Hecht, conducted a grand winter camp in Queens. Each day the students of Released Time program enjoyed two hot delicious meals, special learning and Tefilla sessions, accompanied by hands-on learning – arts and crafts projects.

Additionally, the students enjoyed exciting trips which included the Museum of Moving Image, Bowling, Gymnastics and most exciting tour of Crown Heights which included the Matzah bakery, a Safrus Workshop – whre the children had a hands on experince writing their names on klaf with real safrus ink, and rounded off with a rally in 770 -where the children recited the 12 Pesukim and sang traditional Jewish songs and had a grand time.

For many of these students this is a unique opportunity to really explore and discover their Judaism and learn more about their Jewish roots, as during the rest of the year they spend there days in Public schools, deprived of Jewish experience and much jewish education.

As the program commenced at the end of the week long camp, the children were treated to an awesome and exhilarating juggling show performed by Hatomim Dovid Bush.

Over all, throughout the four-day winter camp, the staff and campers alike had an unbelievable time, G-d willing next year twice as big and double the fun!

Special thanks to the SJCCQ – the Sephardic Jewish Congregation and Center of Queens for hosting the winter camp in their Shul and for being tremendously generous with sponsoring the space. Additional special thanks goes to the Rego Park Jewish Center for sponsoring the use of the Gym each day, with the help of Mr. Jack Fetayeh and President Jim Parker.

Extra special thanks, and we simply could not have done it without them, goes to the Choshuve Temimim HaYekarim of Tomchei Temimim 770 - for serving as counselors and staff and working tirelessly to the success of this novel and monumental undertaking (as the list is quite long we can not mention all the names).

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LECHAIM

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

Avraham Hayman (Monsey, NY) to Devorah Gralnik (Crown Heights)
@ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

Shiur by Rabbi Yossi Jacobson live via telephone and internet hook-up

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

Shiur in english:
Tonight-Wednesday 10:00 PM EST
Phone 1-785-686-2400 Access code: 770770 Live video broadcast

Live Q+A following the shiur: email your questions to weeklylearning@gmail.com during the shiur.

Shiur in Hebrew:
Thursday, 1:00 PM EST

Live video broadcast

This shiur is being learned, Lizchus: Chana bas Rasha Zelda, Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel, Brocha Rivka bas Esther Yehudis, Ariel Leib ben Nechma, Alter Aharon Shmuel ben Etel, May they all have full and complete recoveries speedily in our days! Now!

***** Special thanks to Mendy Lewis and Menachem Cohen & Yekusiel Schusterman for all of their tech support!

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - R' DOVID UHRMACHER OBM

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

With sadness we inform you of the passing of R' Dovid Uhrmacher of Manchester, UK. The Niftar is survived by Yibadlu Lechaim Tovim: his dear his wife Shaina, son Modcha, daughter Freyda Cohen and sister Mrs E. Vogel in London.

Shiva is at 52 Singleton Road, Manchester until Monday am.
Davening - 9.30am, 2.15pm, 7.30pm.
Phone +44 161 740 4876
E-mail: modcha@4daccounts.com

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Shwekey sings

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

Student Killed by Kassam: Roni Yahya, 47, Father of Four

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) Roni Yahya, 47, a father of four, is the man who was killed by a Kassam rocket in Sapir College Wednesday. Yahya was from Moshav Bitcha, a Yemenite moshav (agricultural community) Bitcha, located near Ofakim.

Yahya was mortally wounded when a rocket landed near him in the Sapir College parking lot. He died of his wounds shortly afterwards. A second man was wounded in the attack.

Yahya underwent a kidney transplant several years ago, after he quit working as a cement truck driver due to a kidney ailment. A neighbor told Ma'ariv/NRG that Yahya was attending a course given by the National Insurance Institute in Sapir College, when the rocket struck next to him.

Avner Mori, who heads the Mechavim Regional Council, said that Yahya was "a quiet and modest person whom I saw at the synagogue every morning." Mori added: "This is a sad day for the moshav and the regional council. We will do everything to aid the bereaved family." continue...

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

URGENT 4

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

DEADLINE TO REGISTER – FRIDAY 2/29
N’shei Chabad Mid-Winter Convention

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

B”H

Last chance to register
Deadline for registration –
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH


46th Mid-Winter Convention of N’SHEI U’BNOS CHABAD
a weekend of REJUVENATION
At the Hilton Hotel in BURLINGTON, VERMONT
March 7-9, 2008 * 30 Adar1-2 Adar 2, 5768

DISCUSSIONS AND WORKSHOPS * WINTER SPORTS *
ELEGANT CUISINE * BEAUTIFUL BOUTIQUES *

Click here for invitation and registration

Deadline for reservations: Friday, February 29th
For information, please call Zeesy at 802-658-7612

Can’t attend the convention? You can still participate!
Click here to purchase a raffle ticket to win a CUSTOM SHAITEL from Chana Kurinsky
[Chana Wigs and Salon, Brooklyn, NY], (value $2000)

Drawing will take place at the Convention on Sunday, March 9th
YOU NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN
Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, March 7th

Wanted: Head Counselor & Counselors

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

CGI of Woodbridge, CT, is looking for a mature, responsible, chassidish & chayusdik Head Counselor and a group of 4-5 counselors.

Great pay, air-conditioned facilities, counselors will have their own home, car, and a full range of exciting after-camp activities including swimming and aerobics.

Head Counselor: Driving is a MUST! Experience required.

Counselors: 17+ only.

Please send references and details of past experience to CGIatJCC@gmail.com.

Now hiring for 2008-2009 school year

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

Mazel Day School (FREE of Brighton Beach) is now accepting resumes for review for the 2008-2009 School Year.

We are seeking preschool and elementary school teachers for full-time (9 a.m. – 2 or 3 p.m.) positions.

Teachers MUST have at least 2 years prior classroom experience. NYS certification is a plus, though not necessarily required.

Openings also available for TEACHERS ASSISTANTS as well as afternoon SPECIALTY TEACHERS (drama, gymnastics, music…).

If you are looking for more that the “typical” teaching position, then this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Envision yourself in a school with:
- A working environment that is appreciative, supportive and empowering
- Direct coaching in progressive and innovative methods of teaching
- Small-size classes where you can nurture each individual child’s progress
- A curriculum that integrates Limmudei Kodesh and Chol to create a comprehensive presentation of Hashem and/in the world to children
- Reasonable and dependable salary
- Beautiful classrooms, quality educational materials and resources at your disposal.

Now imagine that you were also devoting your educational expertise to Shlichus and bringing Yiddishkeit alive to children and families that have never experienced anything like it before!

Email your resume (including references) to: mazschool@yahoo.com or call 718-368-4490. Leave a message for Chani.

P.S. Mazel Day School is located a 35-40 minute subway ride away from Crown Heights.

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1141

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

Hidden No Longer

"Your Teacher shall be hidden no longer, and your eyes shall see your Teacher."

[The verb translated "hidden" is drawn from the word kanaf, meaning the edge or corner of a garment. The image of "garment" suggests something - such as the workings of the created universe - that conceals the identity of the Wearer. Hence:]

The quoted verse implies that in time to come, G-d will not be hidden even by the mere hem of a garment. At that time, moreover, not only the edge of a garment but even the garment itself will lose its independent identity; it will be nullified to its wearer, especially if the Wearer is "your Teacher."

In time to come the "edge of a garment" will still exist: there will still be the Divinely-ordained chainlike and progressive scheme of seeming self-concealment known as Seder Hishtalshelus; there will still be the configuration of Divine forces known as maaseh merkavah; there will still be the gamut of Divine emanations known as the Ten Sefiros. At that time, however, this "edge of a garment" will not conceal its Wearer.

Sefer HaSichos 5749 [1989], Vol. I, p. 134

Fried performs in Tel Aviv

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

Last night (Tuesday), thousands of people attended a special concert with singer Avraham Fried at the Heichal Hatarbut Hall in Tel Aviv. The concert was very successful. Avraham Fried sang some of his classic numbers, as well as many new songs, appealing to the varied crowd of chareidim and traditional Jews.

During the concert, the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, addressed the crowd and praised the singer for his contribution to Jewish music.

Among the audience at the concert were the singer Dudu Fisher, entrepreneur Motti Zisser, and other famous people.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Breaking News! Shliach to be 1st Ever Jewish Chaplain to Georgia’s State Defense Force, Army, Air & National Guard

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

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SHMAIS.com has learned that on Sunday, March 2nd, Rabbi Zalman Lipskier, Director of Chabad at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, will be formally commissioned as the first Jewish Chaplain in Georgia’s military history to serve in the Georgia State Defense Force and Army, Air and National Guard.

This is the second appointment of a Chassidic Rabbi to one of the country’s 25 volunteer State Defense Forces. “I’ve wanted Jewish representation in the Georgia State Defense Force and National Guard for a long time,” said Commanding General Michael McGuinn, “and I was absolutely thrilled when a friend of mine told me that a Chassidic Rabbi had joined the Maryland State Defense Force. He put me in touch with The Aleph Institute who is appointed by the U.S. Department of Defense as an Ecclesiastical Endorsing Agency and serves the Jewish military population worldwide. They sent out a request and Rabbi Lipskier answered the call.” The Aleph Institute endorsed the Rabbi into chaplaincy service and provided the financial assistance to procure his military uniforms and equipment.

Fueled by the vision of the Rebbe to reach every Jew wherever they may be, Rabbi Lipskier, 31, has long recognized the need for Jewish Chaplaincy in the military. He previously served as a volunteer civilian Rabbi Chaplain at Fort Benning for five years. “I am looking forward to fulfilling this position in a formal way,” he said, “and to using the vital resources and services provided by The Aleph Institute to help the many people who would not otherwise have Jewish Chaplaincy or programming and support available to them.”

“For us to be able to work with The Aleph Institute in commissioning a Rabbi of this caliber is a real asset for us,” said Chaplain (Col) John Owings, The Joint Forces Chaplain for Georgia, over the Army, Air Guard and State Defense Force. “I have a high degree of trust in the ability of Chabad Rabbis to provide pastoral care to people of all faiths. Rabbi Lipskier is already working with the student body at Emory and doing excellent work. We will do everything we can to support him and ensure that he is on equal footing with all religious denominations.”

With no Jewish chaplains to serve the 13,500 troops in Georgia’s National Guard, Rabbi Lipskier, in the spirit of all military Chaplains, will provide critical chaplaincy services for soldiers and their families, as needed, regardless of religious denomination across the entire spectrum of Army and Air Guard. He will assist soldiers deploying to and returning from combat zones. “I’ll be there for them,” he said, “for them and their families – when they go out and when they return safely, G-d willing.”

The appointment of an orthodox Rabbi to military Chaplaincy comes with an untraditional waiver to allow facial hair. “It’s a matter of having authentic Jewish representation in the Defense Force, or not,” said Commanding General Michael McGuinn about Rabbi Lipskier’s beard. “Rabbi Lipskier is a fine, fine man, and he will perform a tremendous service for the troops. We’re thrilled to have him join us.”

Rabbi Lipskier will be formally commissioned into Chaplaincy service at a graduation ceremony at The State Department Defense Complex in Atlanta on Sunday at noon. Lipskier says that he is grateful for the accommodations that the Defense Force made for him to attend training on Sunday instead of Saturday in order to honor the holy Sabbath. “I very much appreciate the support and consideration of the Defense Force to help me better serve the State Defense Force and National Guard volunteers, and for making the best interests of the soldiers a top priority,” he concluded.

DIRECTOR FOR PRESCHOOL CLOSE TO CROWN HEIGHTS NEEDED

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

Looking for a capable & qualified individual to run our preschool, located conveniently close to Crown Heights.

Excellent pay!! Degree & experience a must.

Please send resumes & info. to: chabadrsvp@aol.com.

**FAT FREE Shalach Monos** For Real.

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

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See our website, www.mimulo.com for some ideas of what we are offering.

All orders placed before Rosh Chodesh Adar Beis (through March 6) will be awarded an amazing discount.

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LETTER FROM GUGGIE TZIVIN

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

BS”D

Many of us understand the financial strain of putting a wedding together. The hall, band, photographer, and house hold items. But what of the kallah’s clothing?

For the past 10 years Nechamas closet has been helping kallahs and women receive new clothing and sheitels.

Many of Nechamas closet customers are orphans, and then there are those who can’t make ends meet. We all know how we feel when we don’t have something decent to wear. We’re uncomfortable and embarrassed. Imagine a kallah who’s the center of attention or a woman who has to go to a function, shul or work.

Nechamas closet has helped so many women regain their self confidence!

It is written that it is a mitzvah for a man to adorn his wife with beautiful clothing. If the Torah sees it as such as a necessity shouldn’t we?

Without your support Nechamas Closet cannot continue doing their important work. www.nechamascloset.com

This year’s auction is dedicated to the Refuah Shelaima of Chana Bas Rasha Zelda, Ora Meital Bas Bella, Ruchama Aliza Sara Chana Bas Esther Lieba, Ariel Leib Ben Nechama and the many others in need! May Hashem with his infinite mercy hear our heartfelt pleas and send them a Refuah immediately!

On Sunday, March 2nd – Chof Hey Adar Rishon , Nechamas closet will be having their 3rd annual auction.

Special guest speaker: Adele Faber, the internationally acclaimed expert on communication between adults and children, and best selling author of “How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk” will present a humorous and inspiring lecture.

Entertainment by the dynamic singer-Yossie Rose!

It is written that when one helps a kallah they are blessed not only in the world to come but in this world too! So too when one helps their community! In the merit of these great mitzvahs may you be doubly blessed!

Looking forward to greeting you personally,

Guggie

MAZEL TOV PINSONS

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yossi & Devora (nee Raichik) Pinson - Los Angeles , CA - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

May the newborn be a source of Nachas to her parents, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

Cheder Menachem "Uvelechtecha Vaderech" campaign takes off

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

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A beautiful campaign that started at the beginning of this year at Cheder Menachem in Los Angeles, CA has Boruch Hashem taken off with much success.

In connection with the Rebbe's directive to increase in learning in the year of Shemitta, the Cheder launched the "Uvelechtecha Vaderech" campaign.

Every two weeks, a special CD is produced with segments for every day of the school week. The segment begins with the Rebbe singing a Niggun and then continues with a Dvar Torah on one of the following: Hayom Yom, Parsha, Sefer Hamitzvos, Inyonei Geula U'Moshiach and a Chassidishe story.

During the carpool to or from school the CD is played. After the daily segment there is a question asked. When they get home the students can call a special hotline with the answer. The 18th and 36 callers each week, who answered correctly win a prize.

In addition to the extra learning the children are doing, the project teaches them how every moment can be used to serve Hashem even in the car.

Click here to listen to a sample of the CD.

The program is sponsored by the Sandberg family in memory of Ella Brokhin

Chabad Promotes Family Life in Hebron

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

The Chabad House in Kiryat Arba-Hebron has started a series of shiurim given by Rabbi Mordechai Rotenstein, an expert graphologist and marriage guidance and educational counselor. The shiurim are being run in conjunction with the Kiryat Arba community center.

The first shiur took place on Tuesday night on the theme of “marriage and family life in the light of Chassidus.” Over the coming weeks, the next shiurim in the series will be on the following themes: Chassidic self-awareness, reality and excellence in married life, the difference between firmness and aggressiveness, healthy family relationships, and expectations and disappointments in communication.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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Crown Heights: Apartment for Rent - 2.5 bedrooms in private house

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

Spacious 2.5 bedroom apartment available March 1st.

Second floor of corner house, Carroll and New York, lots of sunlight. Newly renovated kitchen and bath.

Please call: 646-552-7701.

Parenting Workshop for Parents

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

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PROJECT EDEN
in conjunction with
THE IGUD MENAHALEI HAYESHIVOS OF CROWN HEIGHTS
Presents
A Parenting Workshop for Parents of children in preschool through grade six
RAISING EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY CHILDREN
Monday, March 3, 2008 @ 8;00PM

LUBAVITCHER YESHIVA
570 Crown Street
ADMISSION IS FREE
Refreshments Will Be Served

Topics Include:
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT PERSONAL SAFETY
Presented By: David Mandel, C.E.O. of OHEL

IMPROVING SELF ESTEEM TO PROMOTE EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS
Presented By: Bentzion Twerski, Ph.D.

Swiss Shliach Lectures on Chassidus in Berlin

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

Rabbi Zalman Vishedsky, director of the Chabad House in Basle, Switzerland, gave a Chassidus shiur this week at the Chabad Center in Berlin to around 100 Jews. The talk was titled, “Fulfilling G-d’s Will through learning Chassidus and Kabbalah.”

Rabbi Vishedsky illustrated his talk with many parables and stories, which held the audience spellbound. Shliach Rabbi Shmuel Segal organized the event, which concluded with a question-and-answer session on various subjects.

One of the participants later remarked, “Whenever I go out into the street, I will start looking for the power that gives life to everything in the world.” Rabbi Segal later concluded that the event was even more successful than had been originally expected.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Mayor Honors Shliach

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

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At the London Borough of Barnet's 8th annual Civic Awards ceremony, Rabbi Leivi Sudak, director of Lubavitch of Edgware was presented with an award from the Mayor, Councillor Maureen Braun for his contributions to the community.

According to a report on the website www.somethingjewish.co.uk,"Rabbi Sudak has just celebrated 21 years since opening the Lubavitch centre which has welcomed many 1000s of people through its doors."

Women Emissaries in Israel Celebrate Shabbat Together

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

More than 200 Chabad-Lubavitch women who co-direct Israel-based Chabad Houses spent last weekend examining ways to bring a measure of rest to their hectic lives. According to organizers, the choice of the theme was obvious considering that the gathering fell out smack dab in the middle of Israel's shmittah year, the biblically-mandated once-every-seven-years period of rest for farmland.

"The Shabbat was very successful," proclaimed Fruma Lipsker of Petach Tikvah, who arranged the event with the help of Tami Wolff, co-director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Yerucham, and Nechama Kahana. "There was a pleasant atmosphere and we all made positive resolutions for the future."

Lipsker, whose husband, Rabbi Naftali Lipsker, coordinates Chabad House activities for the Chabad-Lubavitch Youth Organization in Israel, said that the emissaries know full well the challenges of juggling so many different responsibilities, from their families to their Chabad Houses to their communities.continue...

New! Huge 4 BR house for rent in C.H.!

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

Huge 4 bedroom top story (extended) of house on President Street (between NY & Nostrand Avenue).

Newly renovated 1.5 bathrooms and kitchen. DR living room combo. large bedrooms with closets. New appliances. W&D hookup.

Lots of light. Subway on block.

Price $2400 (negotiable)

Appx. 1500SqFt.

For more information, call 347-326-4546.

New Sheitel Academy of Crown Heights!

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

*Do you ever wish you could Wash & Set your own Sheitel's?
*Do you want to learn how to Wash & Set for some extra side income?
*Now learn everything you need to know to maintain your own sheitel's, as well as some top trade secrets with a 5 hour crash course with expert stylist Chani Shlanger.
*Price will include a W&S and a full D.I.Y kit to take home.
*Bring a relative or friend and save!

*When? This Motzei Shabbos and Sunday morning.
*Where? In Crown Heights

*Also, coming soon. Beginners and advance cutting classes.

For more information, please call Chani today 347-326-4548 or 718-7ST-WIGS

Limited spaces.

HOUSE FOR SALE!!!

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

1519 Union Street between Kingston and Albany. 2 family Brownstone.

Showing: Monday March 3rd. 5:00pm SHARP!. One day showing.

Serious Inquiries only: 917-709-1404

HELP SUPPORT NECHAMA'S CLOSET!

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

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"The Neshama Behind The E-Myth"

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

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Michael E. Gerber is the bestselling author of the "E-Myth" series of books and founder of E-Myth Worldwide, an organization aimed at the small business and entrepreneurial community. The E-Myth Point of View embodies the commitment to personal growth and the realization that a business owner's purpose in life can be actualized through their business. Gerber's efforts, his message--his very life's work has been to empower people to gain more freedom, more money, more time, and more life.

Gerber was the keynote speaker at the recent Chabad of California Kinnus HaShluchim.

Here's what he wrote on his blog after the Kinnus

The Exhilaration of Intention

I just had an amazing realization during a keynote address I gave to the Chabad of California annual rabbis’ conference.

The realization was, and is, that I am here in this world for a Purpose. A Purpose I have never understood. But a Purpose which, as I spoke to the Chabad Schluchum (rabbis), became as clear to me as anything I have ever felt or experienced.

The realization was, and is, that I am a Jew. I was born as a Jew. But, aside from my bar mitzvah at age 13, I have never lived as a Jew.

Since meeting the joyful rabbis of Chabad not that long ago, I have come to the amazing realization that I have been preparing myself all my life to become an earnest, dedicated Jew. A man whose life has been brought to this place just for the purpose of assisting Chabad’s Chasidic rabbi’s in their deeply held mission to bring the light of their Rebbe to the world’s Jewry.

I am here for that. Isn’t that extraordinary? To understand this as a fact without question that I am actually here, have been here, will always be here, just for that, and nothing else but that? I could never have told you this a week ago. I could never have told you these two minutes before I stood up to speak. I could never have realized this until that very moment when it came to me as a bolt of lightning comes to us, that I am here for that.

And as I experience that, a rush of extraordinary energy possesses me. Energy from which effuses a boundless stream of innovation, of insights, of creativity, of imagination, of inspiration, of Purpose, of divine light. Of invention. I am here for that!

With everything I have done in my life, the books I have written, the companies I have created, the small business owners and entrepreneurs whose lives my path has crossed and inspired, with all of that, nothing has ever come even close to the experience I am having as I write this to you…

I am here for that!

I am here for that!

And as I experience that thought, and as the energy lifts me higher than I have been for years, I know that this realization will touch everything I do from this moment forward. It will touch you, as well as it touches me. Because I know that this experience…I am here for that!…is the experience each and every one of us is longing for, living for, dying for.

And yet, we most often never realize it.

Why? I can’t say. But my thought is that if you stay on the course, if you persist toward a question of meaning, if you determine for yourself that you will never settle for something less than this…I am here for that!…it will appear one day for you, just as it has appeared this day for me.

I am here for that…and, as a result of that, I know, as well, that I am here for you.
(SOURCE: CLICK HERE

Larry Gordon: Talmudic Peace

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

It’s a curious repetitiousness. If someone says that he’s not going to benefit from his friend, or his neighbor, or his wife, the implications of his exact words—what he says and how he says it—are discussed again and again. The current daily daf of Tractate Nedarim (”Vows”) seems, on the surface, to drone on about nearly the same things day after day, with a few very fascinating digressions every now and then.

Perhaps all the reiteration communicates the message of how vital it is to be scrupulously careful about what you say and how you say it. While that’s a good idea all the time, and indeed a necessary formula to maintain all kinds of personal and other peace, there is something in the language of the Talmud here that has to make you think. One of the messages is precision in the way words are used. No phrase—not even any syllable—can or should be considered superfluous.

At the other end of the equation, it is equally important to listen with attentiveness to what is being said, what is intended by any particular combination of words, and what type of thoughts are generating those words. The power of speech is the most important element of who we are, and it differentiates us from other living organisms. continue...

Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Meets with State Committee Representative on Religious affairs

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008

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KIEV, Ukraine – Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Azriel Chaikin held a meeting with the Chairperson of Ukraine's State Committee on Ethnic and Religious Affairs, Alexander Sagan, where they discussed a series of issues of common interest. This was Mr. Sagan's first meeting with the Jewish leader since coming to this position. Chief Rabbi Chaikin took this occasion to congratulate the official on his appointment and expressed optimism that his actions would assist in fortifying inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations in Ukraine.

Chief Rabbi Chaikin explained that a coordination (steering) committee will soon be founded amongst representatives of Ukraine's leading Jewish religious organizations in order to reach a unified position with respect to the repatriation of Torah scrolls. To this day, there are many that remain in the holdings of various archives, museums and other state institutions.

In his turn, Alexander Sagan expressed support for the Jewish community in stating that a legal mechanism for the scrolls' return is currently being developed. For this to happen in a systematic manner, the two leaders agreed that it would be necessary to amend current legislation. Such a bill has already been put forward by one Deputy, Alexander Feldman. "At last, such a legal act may effectively resolve this sensitive issue," explained Chief Rabbi Azriel Chaikin.

The conversation also addressed the issue of anti-Semitism in Ukraine, the activities of the Chief Rabbinate of Ukraine and of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine. Additionally, the two leaders discussed several new projects that the State Committee on Ethnic and Religious Affairs will be introducing in the near future.

THURSDAY NIGHT LECHAIM

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

Moshe Chanowitz (Monticello, NY) to Sara Hecht (Orange, CT)
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GOT SHOLOM ZOCHORS?

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

If you know of a Sholom Zochor - in Crown Heights or anywhere else - kindly email us @ shmais@aol.com.

Please make sure to leave your name and number in case we need to contact you.

MAZEL TOV MOCKINS

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Peretz & Chani (nee Greenberg) Mockin - Surfside, FL - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

May the newborn be a source of Nachas to her parents, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

MAZEL TOV ALTEINS

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Dovid & Chanie (nee Matusof) Altein - Calgary, Canada - on the birth of their firstborn son.

May the newborn be a source of Nachas to his parents, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

REBBE VIDEO OF THE DAY: Within You

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

Yishai Glazer (Kiryat Malachi, Israel) to Chani Schneerson (Kfar Chabad)

CROWN HEIGHTS: BAIS SHMUEL-CHABAD HIRES FULL-TIME RABBI

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

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SHMAIS.com has learned that Bais Shmuel Chabad of Crown Heights has hired noted orator Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Jacobson of Crown Heights to serve as their full time "Spiritual Leader."

In an email that was sent out on Thursday to members of the Shul and obtained by SHMAIS.com, it was announced that Rabbi YY Jacobson will be spending a minimum of 40 Shabossim annually in the Shul.

In addition Rabbi Jacobson will conduct:
* Weekly Sunday morning Shiur after Shachris
* Weekly Friday night Shiur
* Weekly Shabbos morning Chassidus Shiur
* Weekly Shabbos afternoon Farbrengen after Davening
* Weekly Torah and Niggunim on Shabbos after Mincha
* Weekly men's Shiur during the week
* Weekly women's Shiur during the week

The e-mail goes on to say that Rabbi Jacobson will be available to all members and their respective families to advise, help, guide, and counsel, either in person, in writing, via email, or telephone.

Looking for a Teacher for a Four's class

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

Looking for a Teacher with experience to start right away!

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MAZAL TOV! May you build a BINYAN ADAI AD!

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

Habayis HaYehudi by Rabbi Yosef Karasik is a "must have" for any young person as a preparation for marriage.

To make this book more available to thousands of people, we are having it translated into English by the renowned translator Rabbi Sholom Ber Wineberg and published by Sichos in English.

You can be one of the sponsors of this book and have the zechus of publicizing the wellsprings of Chassidus.

It's so easy; just click on www.bayisyehudi.blogspot.com and pay via paypal.

Or you can send a check payable to
Chabad of Kansas
c/o Bayis Yehudi
1206 Carroll Street
Bklyn, NY 11225.

In the merit of participation in hafotzas hamayonos may you find your bashert very soon and may we all celebrate together the ultimate chasunah with Moshiach in Yerushalayim NOW!

All sponsors of $100 or more will receive a free copy of the book when published, IY"H, and their name and mother's name will be printed in the book.

Please include an email address so that we can notify you when and where to pick up your book.

On behalf of the Crown Heights Kallah Teachers, Mrs. Bracha Chein Mrs. Sara Marozow Mrs. Shulamis Pape

United Lubavitcher Yeshiva’s Mishloach Manos

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

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20 IDF Attacks in Gaza in 24 Hours

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) The IDF carried out about 20 attacks in Gaza in the last 24 hours. The attacks targeted armed terrorists, squads of "Kassam" rocket launchers and other terrorist targets. Out of the targets attacked, seven belonged to Hamas; five of these were weapons production facilities and the other two were command posts.

In addition, the IDF attacked armed terrorists four times and carried out six strikes against rocket launching squads. In one case, a car was blown up as it carried terrorists who had fired rockets at Israel earlier in the day.

The IDF said hits on target were identified in all of the strikes.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

URGENT 4

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Getzy Markowitz: Gold Rush

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

So the spectacle begins anew with stars reducing themselves to dim worth as they concentrate their careers on the pursuit of the golden icon. From the Academy awards to academia, gold is worshiped and man is reduced to its servant.

The price of gold has risen to all time highs and man's subjugation to it has brought him to an all time low. Jewish teachings present gold as something intended for a higher purpose, a means. But unfortunately it has become a tragic end.

Prior to earth's creation, there was heavenly deliberation. Man was not seen worthy of the gift of gold. But the Sanctuary required it, thus G-d permitted it. Man would learn that it was not a golden G-d, but a way of glorifying an all powerful one. Soon enough the Jews would fashion and deify a golden calf, miserably failing at a golden opportunity.

Whereas gold was meant to be used as ornament of the temple, we lament over our adoration of it.

G-d wishes for mankind to construct inner temples, building a home for Him within oneself. Every Jew, by virtue of their soul, contains the inner property that is ripe for opportunity. Everyone can host the Lord of Hosts in their heart.

Each day man is afforded the ability to make a choice: To spend his days minimizing himself by glorifying minerals, or expanding himself by exalting and spending his gold on G-d.

You'll find that the latter option is more rewarding.

CLICK HERE for previous essays by the author.

Sochi Jewish Community Prepares for 2014 Olympics with Plans for a New Synagogue

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

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SOCHI, Russia – This week, the southern Russian resort city of Sochi hosted a meeting between the region's Chief Rabbi and Chabad Lubavitch emissary Arie Edelkopf and Semyon Veinshtok, the Head of the State Corporation for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

To set the context of the Jewish community's role in this major event, Chief Rabbi Edelkopf provided the top official with some background on Jewish life in the region. Today, the local Jewish community is comprised of an estimated 3,000 Jews. While not very large, the local Synagogue hosts prayers and various adult learning opportunities. But the community also provides outreach to Jewish visitors to this Black Sea destination, inviting them to communal gatherings and holidays and making kosher food available to them.

Through support from the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS, the Rohr Foundation and the Ohr Avner Foundation, a new Synagogue and Jewish Community Center will have opened by the year 2014 on the man-made island 'Federation'. Nevertheless, Rabbi Edelkopf expressed concern over the challenge that lies ahead – to accommodate the spiritual and other needs of all Jewish visitors to the region during the Olympic frenzy.

Mr. Veinshtok expressed his pleasure about this meeting and his affirmation that the Jewish community avidly supports the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, as well as the construction and other preparation that will be necessary in the lead up to this major event.

"We love Russia and this city, which is our home. We are grateful to this State Corporation and to Mr. Veinshtok for resolving all the tasks set out by President Putin in order that these Olympics will be the best in the history of the Olympic movement," commented Chief Rabbi of Sochi Arie Edelkopf.

Wanted: Head Counselor & Counselors

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

CGI of Woodbridge, CT, is looking for a mature, responsible, chassidish & chayusdik Head Counselor and a group of 4-5 counselors.

Great pay, air-conditioned facilities, counselors will have their own home, car, and a full range of exciting after-camp activities including swimming and aerobics.

Head Counselor: Driving is a MUST! Experience required.

Counselors: 17+ only.

Please send references and details of past experience to CGIatJCC@gmail.com.

CHANGE OF DATES - CAMP EMUNAH 5768 - 2008

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

Summer Season: Tuesday, July 1 (28 Sivan) to Monday, August 25 (24 Av)

First Session: Tuesday, July 1 (28 Sivan) to Monday, July 28 (25 Tamuz)

Second Session: Jr. Div & Bas Mitzvah Division Tuesday, July 29 (26 Tamuz) to Monday, August 25 (24 Av)

Second Session: Teen Camp Wed. July 30 (27 Tamuz) to Mon. Aug. 25 (24 Av)

Visiting Days
First Session: Sunday, July 13 (10 Tammuz)

Second Session: Sunday, August 17 (16 Av)

FOR MORE INFO CALL THE CAMP OFFICE @ 718-735-0200

LETTER FROM GUGGIE TZIVIN

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

BS”D

Many of us understand the financial strain of putting a wedding together. The hall, band, photographer, and house hold items. But what of the kallah’s clothing?

For the past 10 years Nechamas closet has been helping kallahs and women receive new clothing and sheitels.

Many of Nechamas closet customers are orphans, and then there are those who can’t make ends meet. We all know how we feel when we don’t have something decent to wear. We’re uncomfortable and embarrassed. Imagine a kallah who’s the center of attention or a woman who has to go to a function, shul or work.

Nechamas closet has helped so many women regain their self confidence!

It is written that it is a mitzvah for a man to adorn his wife with beautiful clothing. If the Torah sees it as such as a necessity shouldn’t we?

Without your support Nechamas Closet cannot continue doing their important work. www.nechamascloset.com

This year’s auction is dedicated to the Refuah Shelaima of Chana Bas Rasha Zelda, Ora Meital Bas Bella, Ruchama Aliza Sara Chana Bas Esther Lieba, Ariel Leib Ben Nechama and the many others in need! May Hashem with his infinite mercy hear our heartfelt pleas and send them a Refuah immediately!

On Sunday, March 2nd – Chof Hey Adar Rishon , Nechamas closet will be having their 3rd annual auction.

Special guest speaker: Adele Faber, the internationally acclaimed expert on communication between adults and children, and best selling author of “How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk” will present a humorous and inspiring lecture.

Entertainment by the dynamic singer-Yossie Rose!

It is written that when one helps a kallah they are blessed not only in the world to come but in this world too! So too when one helps their community! In the merit of these great mitzvahs may you be doubly blessed!

Looking forward to greeting you personally,

Guggie

Education Evening in Elad

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

A large crowd of Chabad Chassidim from Elad attended a special conference on Sunday night on the subject of education, organized by Chabad institutions. Among them were mara d’asra of the local community, Rabbi Schneur Zalman Yuroslavsky, and Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky, vice secretary of Beis Din Rabbanei Chabad and leader of the Chabad community in Rechovot.

The evening began with a video broadcast of a sicha by the Rebbe on the importance of education even from a young age. Rabbi Yuroslavsky then addressed the crowd.

Rabbi Gluckowsky gave the keynote speech on the subject of successful ways of education. He stressed the importance of praising a child and encouraging him in his learning, reinforcing his self-confidence and improving his motivation.

Rabbi Chaim Zaklos, mashpia in the yeshiva in Elad, emceed the evening.

Before the conference, Rabbi Gluckowsky met with the staff of the yeshiva and the teachers of the Chabad girls’ school in Elad in order to discuss some very important educational issues.
(SOURCE:COL.ORG.IL)

Chabad Assists Israeli Incarcerated in Thai Prison

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

An Israeli tourist, aged 28, from Yehud was arrested after a bullet was found in his bag during a security check at Bangkok Airport. Rabbi Nechemia Wilhelm, shliach in Bangkok, was informed of the man’s arrest, and he did what he could to help.

As part of his efforts, Rabbi Wilhelm tried to get the tourist released on bail. However, local police have decided to remand the man in custody. The case continues.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Jewish study week - Project Talmud in Denmark

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

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Jewish study week - Project Talmud at ChabaDanmark recently finished with well over a hundred participants during the week.

The guest lecturers included, Rabbi Shmuel Lew of London, Rabbi Yehudah Pink of Solihul England, Rabbi Schneur Kesselman of Sweden, Rabbis Sholom Laine and Moishe Raksin, Rabbi Yitzi and Rochel Loewenthal of ChabaDanmark and a number of local historians, Rabbis and speakers, a total of 20 classes were given during the week, four each evening, on a wide variety of topics.

To commemorate ten years of this annual event, a cocktail reception, with a beautiful display of the ten years of adult education, and live music, was held on the first evening.

At the end of the week, on Motzei Shabbas, a Havdalla evening with music and food was held for families.

**FAT FREE Shalach Monos** For Real.

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

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Crown Heights: Apartment for Rent - 2.5 bedrooms in private house

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

Spacious 2.5 bedroom apartment available March 1st.

Second floor of corner house, Carroll and New York, lots of sunlight. Newly renovated kitchen and bath.

Please call: 646-552-7701.

Parenting Workshop for Parents in Crown Heights

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

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PROJECT EDEN
in conjunction with
THE IGUD MENAHALEI HAYESHIVOS OF CROWN HEIGHTS
Presents
A Parenting Workshop for Parents of children in preschool through grade six
RAISING EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY CHILDREN
Monday, March 3, 2008 @ 8;00PM

LUBAVITCHER YESHIVA
570 Crown Street
ADMISSION IS FREE
Refreshments Will Be Served

Topics Include:
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT PERSONAL SAFETY
Presented By: David Mandel, C.E.O. of OHEL

IMPROVING SELF ESTEEM TO PROMOTE EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS
Presented By: Bentzion Twerski, Ph.D.

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1142

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

The Light of the Moon

"The light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun."

At present, the moon receives its light from the sun, which enables it to give off its own light. In the future, however, the light of the moon will equal the light of the sun. The moon will no longer need the sun, but will be luminous in its own right.

Likkutei Sichos, Vol. IX, p. 64

New Chabad Radio Show Hits Cyberspace

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

The largest Chassidus shiur in Israel went on line this week, with Chabad of Dimona’s new weekly radio show. The program, which also includes a brief shiur on Parshas Hashavua, taken from the Rebbe’s sichos, can now be heard through the Internet.

The show is called “Shulchan Shabbat,” and it is presented by Chabad House director Rabbi Yisrael Gliss and his assistant Rabbi Nissim Chamo. It is broadcast on Fridays from 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. on the local radio station in Dimona. Apart from a shiur on the weekly parsha, the program includes songs and greetings from listeners.

Rabbi Gliss reports, “School principals, municipal employees, workers at the bank, and local residents have said that they are regular listeners. Even the director of the radio station is a devoted listener and she never misses a show. We couldn’t believe how many people listen to it. It’s hard to even walk down the street without everyone saying thank you. It’s interesting how people who don’t even know us stop us in the street to thank us for this exciting program, because they can identify us from hearing our voices.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Bloom's Kosher Deli: Open On Shabbos . . . With Chabad

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

(lubavitch.com/LNS)

EDGWARE, UK -- (February 28, 2008) - Bloom's famous kosher eatery is to London’s Jews what the 2nd Avenue Deli was to New York Jews. At its different locations, the popular eatery served up some of its favorites like “plump, firm, matzo balls” and salt beef to famous diners, including Charlie Chaplin (a close friend of the owner) and Frank Sinatra (who reportedly ordered takeout to his suite at the Savoy, and never returned the silver dishes).

Beginning this Friday night, the landmark restaurant’s Edgware location will open for Shabbos dinner with Chabad’s Rabbi Leivi and Feigi Sudak hosting.

Dinner will begin with Kiddush and Challah, and will include the full menu of a respectable Shabbos table, in a warm and spirited ambience.

The idea, says Rabbi Sudak, Chabad’s representative to Edgware since 1986, came in answer to a conundrum: while guests loved visiting the Sudaks home, they were uncomfortable coming regularly, as they could not reciprocate the invitation. CONTINUE...

Crown Heights: New Construction Homes For Sale

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

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Job Opening: Bookkeeper

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

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Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

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Chabad of Boca Raton Teens Spend First Shabbos In Crown Heights

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

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A group of teens from Chabad of Boca Raton, Florida came to Crown Heights with Rabbi Shmuly G. to experience their first Shabbos ever! They enjoyed a beautiful Friday night; beginning with Davening in 770, the sea of black hats truly amazed them. A delicious meal with the Gutnick family, catered by Mrs. Gutnick herself, kept their appetites satisfied, and finally an amazing farbrengen lasting till the early morning inspired them. Shabbos day they returned to 770 and loved the chulent experience.

The rest of the weekend was packed going to all the major tourist attractions around Manhattan. This included the Empire State Building, Jerusalem 2 Pizza, Times Square, ESPN Zone, Ground Zero, FAO Schwartz, Rockefeller Center ice skating rink, Statue of Liberty, Madison Square Garden, and Madame Tussauds wax museum.

Back in Crown Heights the group went to the Rebbes room, the Matzah Bakery, Kingston Ave. shopping, and Hasofer were Rabbi shloimy Klien gave an amazing Tefillin demonstration. The next stop on the trip was to Albany Bakery. Owner, Mordechai Korolitzky, led the group to the back of the shop where all the baking action takes place. Everyone received aprons, rolling pins, dough, jelly, and a hands-on-experience of hamantashin making. Before dashing off to the next activity, R’ Mordechai gave doughnuts and Shliach Mitzva gelt to all.

Before the amazing weekend was over the teens had the opportunity to visit the Rebbes Ohel. The teens were greatly effected and awed by the entire experience. Each and every one of them took the time to write a personal Pan to the Rebbe.

The teens saw that it is possible to celebrate Judaism in today’s modern world and enjoy every minute of it! And of course, have the most rocking time ever with Rabbi Shmuly G.!

A special thanks to Itzick & Avremi Yarmush and all those that helped make this trip a success!

Kosher wine Baghdad bound via Australia thanks to Lubavitcher

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008

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Two boxes of Carmel kiddush wine are headed from Australia to Baghdad for soldiers’ Shabbat celebrations.

The wine will enable Jewish Australian and American troops celebrate Shabbat in the war-torn city.

Rabbi Yossi Segelman, the Jewish chaplain to the Australian Defense Forces, told JTA Tuesday that he had received a request by e-mail from an Australian Jewish major serving in Iraq.continue...

THIS WEEK'S SHOLOM ZOCHORS - UPDATED!!

Friday, Feb 29, 2008

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Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

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War on Gaza Terror: IDF Kills 47 Terrorists, 2 Soldiers Dead

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) The Israel Defense Forces killed 47 Palestinian Authority terrorists and wounded 40 others in Gaza over the weekend, according to PA sources. The casualties included several civilians, most during clashes with Hamas gunmen in northern Gaza. Hamas and allied terrorist groups recently intensified their war against Israel and attacked Ashkelon, injuring several people.

An initial IDF statement quoted PA sources, saying "according to the report,12 of the casualties were civilians. PA [Chairman] Mahmoud Abbas has called on Israel to stop all strikes in Gaza and urged Palestinian [terrorist] groups to halt ongoing rocket attacks on Israeli communities."

A subsequent statement by the IDF spokesperson's office noted, "Since the beginning of last night’s operations, forces have identified nine Grad missile launchings, four which are confirmed as having landed in Israel, near Ashkelon. In addition to this 30 Qassam rockets were fired, 13 of which fell in Israel, and 11 mortar shells were fired, three which fell in Israel."CONTINUE...

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

URGENT 4

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

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Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Chief Rabbi of Kostroma Meets with New Governor

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

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KOSTROMA, Russia – This week, Chief Rabbi of Kostroma Nison Ruppo attended a meeting with the region's new Governor Igor Slunyayev and representatives from other ethnic groups and Diaspora in the region. Held in the building of the Kostroma Legislature, this is the Governor's first meeting since taking office.

Chief Rabbi Nison Ruppo headed a delegation of local Jewish leaders, including community Chairman Aron Shtiykov, youth leader Alexander Kochman, and activist Nyusya Goldshtein. He took this occasion to propose that the Council on Inter-ethnic Relations be expanded to also address issues of an inter-religious nature. This would effectively open the dialogue up to the various faiths and religious communities represented in the region as well.

During his speech, the Chief Rabbi also recommended the inclusion of the local Synagogue as one of the tourist sites being promoted by the Governor's Administration and the organization of an exhibition that would profile the ethnic diversity of the Kostroma Region. He then presented the Governor with the beautiful album "Jews of Russia – 2007" as a souvenir of this meeting.

In his turn, Governor Slunyayev underlined how impressed he was with the work that is being carried out by the Jewish community of Kostroma, a member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia. After expressing how fortunate he was to have previously attended "Jewish Culture Days" and Chanukah celebrations, the official invited local Jewish leadership to take part in the Kostroma Region's official delegation for his visit to Israel in late March.

A New Home for the Chabad Shul in Yehud

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

The Beis Menachem Chabad shul in Yehud, run by the town’s Chabad House, which is headed by Rabbi Shimon Wiener, has moved into its new premises. The new shul is on the lower floor of the Central Shul in Kiryat Hasavyonim, and Rabbi Shmuel Wolf will serve as the Rabbi of the shul.

The upper floor of the building will continue to house a Sephardi minyan, headed by the Chabad House director Rabbi Wiener. Flyers were put up inviting local residents to spend Friday night at the new shul. On Shabbos morning, before Shacharis, there was a Chassidus shiur, and after davening, there was a Kiddush for the congregation.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

United Lubavitcher Yeshiva’s Mishloach Manos

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

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Choose from a wide variety of Shalach Manos. No matter your recipient you will find the selection that’s right for you; Upbeat and fun or exceptionally elegant.

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CHANGE OF DATES - CAMP EMUNAH 5768 - 2008

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

Summer Season: Tuesday, July 1 (28 Sivan) to Monday, August 25 (24 Av)

First Session: Tuesday, July 1 (28 Sivan) to Monday, July 28 (25 Tamuz)

Second Session: Jr. Div & Bas Mitzvah Division Tuesday, July 29 (26 Tamuz) to Monday, August 25 (24 Av)

Second Session: Teen Camp Wed. July 30 (27 Tamuz) to Mon. Aug. 25 (24 Av)

Visiting Days
First Session: Sunday, July 13 (10 Tammuz)

Second Session: Sunday, August 17 (16 Av)

FOR MORE INFO CALL THE CAMP OFFICE @ 718-735-0200

Last Chance to Register!
N’shei Chabad Mid-Winter Convention

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

B”H

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46th Mid-Winter Convention of N’SHEI U’BNOS CHABAD
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March 7-9, 2008 * 30 Adar1-2 Adar 2, 5768

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1143

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

Even from the North

"I shall bring your seed from the east, and gather you in from the west; I shall say to the north, 'Give forth!' and to the south, 'Keep not back!' "

The north signifies the source of evil in the universe, as in the verse, "From out of the north shall the evil break forth." Yet when Mashiach comes, even the "north" will be transfigured, and will cooperate in the redemption and ingathering of the exiled Jewish people.

Likkutei Sichos, Vol. IV, p. 1065

Subpoena requested in zoning case

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

an unusual move, the attorney for a rabbi accused of running a house of worship out of his home wants the Zoning Board of Adjustment to subpoena township officials, including former Mayor Dorothy Avallone, to testify.

And in an effort to clear up confusion, zoning board members Thursday asked that the rabbi himself testify on whether he is holding religious services in his home.

During a zoning board meeting Thursday filled with contention and controversy, attorney Gerald Marks of Red Bank continued his cross-examination of Paul Sweda, a township man who has asked the zoners to decide whether his neighbor, Rabbi Avraham Bernstein, is using his Stillwells Corner Road home as a house of worship. This would be a violation of zoning ordinances, because Bernstein does not have a use variance to do so in a residential neighborhood.CONTINUE...

Hard of Hearing Group Visits 770 in Kfar Chabad

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

On Thursday, around fifty members of the Haifa’s Organization for the Deaf paid a very special visit to Kfar Chabad. Their first port of call was the 770 building.

The group was accompanied by an interpreter, who translated all explanations into sign language so that everyone could follow and understand. Among the places they visited were the citrus groves, where esrogim are cultivated, and the matzah bakery, where the group watched how shemurah matzah is made.

Everyone enjoyed the visit very much, and the Organization for the Deaf has promised to arrange further trips during the year.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Camp Gan Israel Florida-Overnight Camp Announces Head Staff For This Summer

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

Camp Gan Israel Florida is pleased to announce this summers Head Staff.

Our Head Counselors are Moshe Witkes (Worcester MA) and Chaim Yisroel Sperlin (Montreal), both returning from last year.

Our Learning Director is Yanky Raskin (Crown Heights).

Camp Gan Israel Florida would like to wish Mazal Tov to last years Head Counselor Meir Simcha Rubashkin on his recent engagment B'sha Tovah U'mutzlachas.

For more information on the camp, to receive a brochure or to register please visit us on the web @ www.cgiflorida.com or call 954-970-9551

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Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

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Chabad Shluchim Give Aid As Rockets Fall on Ashkelon

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

The city of Ashkelon in southern Israel has now fallen under the line of fire from Kassem rockets. On Friday morning, soldiers from the Home Front Command gave instructions to local residents on how to react when they hear the Color Red warning system, recently activated in the city. Notices were also put up and leaflets distributed giving exact emergency instructions, including when to take cover in bomb shelters or sealed rooms.

Local residents, who were bombarded with Kassem rockets fired from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday and Thursday, are feeling shocked and upset. Around 70 people suffered shock in the attacks. Eight people were injured and were hospitalized in the Barzillai Hospital.

The Chabad House in Ashkelon, run by shliach Rabbi Menachem Mendel Lieberman, sent its staff and volunteers to the hospital and old age homes to bolster the spirits of local residents, medical staff, and the emergency and security services. Shluchim who are serving as the Rabbis in some of the local shuls called upon their congregations to go with their Shabbos preparations in a joyful spirit, and to continue to attend tefillos and shiurim as usual.

On Thursday night a special farbrengen took place in Ashkelon’s Chabad yeshiva, attended by Anash and the shluchim. Everyone took on positive resolutions and discussed what steps to take in this new, difficult situation.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

School days get lighter and brighter with expansion at Hebrew Academy

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

With just the finishing touches of right teal and orange paint to go and the addition of furniture, the Hebrew Academy in New City will soon move into its newly constructed building.

Currently children have been cramped into the existing sanctuary and in makeshift classrooms as the 9,000 square foot building has been turned into 35,000 square feet of kid-centric architectural design. With 14 classrooms wired for technology, a new gym and library, the school is set to host an open house to show off for prospective students and their families on March 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Light and color flood the halls as workmen scramble with finishing touches necessary for a certificate of occupancy. The building will be able to better serve not only the day population of 70 students from kindergarten through eight grade, but also the after school Hebrew program for public school students and the summer camp, Gan Israel, according to Rabbi Avremel Kotlarsky, principal of the school. As well, the dual-curriculum program will now have the capacity to serve up to 220 students.continue...

Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

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PROJECT EDEN
in conjunction with
THE IGUD MENAHALEI HAYESHIVOS OF CROWN HEIGHTS
Presents
A Parenting Workshop for Parents of children in preschool through grade six
RAISING EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY CHILDREN
Monday, March 3, 2008 @ 8;00PM

LUBAVITCHER YESHIVA
570 Crown Street
ADMISSION IS FREE
Refreshments Will Be Served

Topics Include:
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT PERSONAL SAFETY
Presented By: David Mandel, C.E.O. of OHEL

IMPROVING SELF ESTEEM TO PROMOTE EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS
Presented By: Bentzion Twerski, Ph.D.

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Interview with Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

MILL HILL SYNAGOGUE Rabbi Schochet has been minister of Mill Hill Synagogue for 15 years, having gained ordination at New York’s Lubavitch Yeshivah in 1988. The media-savvy minister was “Diary Rabbi” for The Guardian from 2002-2005 and is a regular broadcaster, notably as a panel member of The Big Questions on BBC1. The holder of a Masters in Jewish studies from University College, London, he also lectures extensively in Britain and abroad.

Tell us about your family life
I am married to Chani and we have four children aged eight to 18. The greatest challenge with an ever-growing community is balancing responsibility with family life. My grandmother of blessed memory once warned me that too many rabbis have children who veer off their religious path because they focus so much on their work at the expense of their family. I make it my business to be there for my family as much as I should be. My wife is my voice of sanity and ultimate saving grace. I could never do any of it without her.continue...

Crown Heights: Developer pays $3,500,000 for abandoned apartment building

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

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A Crown Heights eyesore will soon be no more. The longtime abandoned four-storey apartment building on the corner of President and Albany in Crown Heights was recently sold and work has begun to gut, demo and then build a number of high-end condos. According to an online filing, the property was purchased by Four Roses Development, LLC for $3,500,000.

Photo: Zelig Shaul

Crown Heights: New Construction Homes For Sale

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

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Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

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SHABBOS PARSHAS VAYAKHEL IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

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On Friday night there were 3 Sholom Zochors k"ah.

Mendel Reizes Davened Shachris @ the Umud downstairs. There were 8 Chasanim. Shneur Zalman Goldberg spoke before Mussaf. Benzion Raskin Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

In the Rebbe's room, R' I.M. Gurary, who had Yahrtzeit for his mother, Davened Shachris & Mussaf @ the Umud. There were 8 Chasanim.

The regular Kiddushim including those for the Chasanim were held both upstairs & downstairs in 770 and went on all afternoon long.

Downstairs in 770 before the end of Shabbos, R' Nochum Kaplinsky Chazzered a Maamer.

@ the Ohel for Shabbos there were lerech 60 people.

Intermarriage Book Offers Glimpse Into One Man's Struggle

Saturday, Mar 01, 2008

As studies continue to report on the growing phenomenon of intermarriage and the decline of the Jewish population, a new Spanish translation of a book chronicling one rabbi's correspondence with a soon-to-be intermarried Catholic is causing a stir in South America.

Those who read the book's English edition, which hit stores last year, hailed Dear Rabbi, Why Can't I Marry Her? as an invaluable tool in conveying the dangers of intermarriage. It was that response that prompted the book's author, Rabbi Eliezer Shemtov, to commission the new translation.

"I didn't really set out to write a book on intermarriage," said Shemtov, co-director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Uruguay. "The book is a result of correspondence that was generated in answer to an e-mail I received from a Catholic boy who wondered why the parents of his Jewish girlfriend rejected him just because he wasn't Jewish."continue...

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - MRS. CHANA BERKOWITZ OBM

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Chana Berkowitz of Monsey, NY and mother of Yibadlu Lechaim Tovim: Rabbi Mottel Berkowitz - CH, Rabbi Shea Berkowitz, Rabbi Aaron Dovid Berkowitz - CA, Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz - CA, Rabbi Chaim Berkowitz, Mrs. Pearl Tennenbaum and Mrs. Leah Mezei.

The Levaya will be today Sunday, 12:00 noon from her home at 2 Weiner drive, Monsey, New York

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehee besochom

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Woman Wounded in Ashkelon, IDF Strike in Gaza

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) A woman was lightly wounded in a rocket attack on Ashkelon on Sunday night. The woman was hurt while hiding with her two children after hearing the “Color Red” rocket warning system.

Four were lightly wounded in an attack on Sderot at roughly the same time, and several others suffered from shock. One house was hit by a rocket, and a rocket strike on a power line caused a local blackout.

IDF soldiers continued counter-terrorism operations in Gaza on Sunday night, launching a strike on a house in the Shati neighborhood of Gaza City. According to local Arabs, the house belonged to Hamas terrorist Khalil Mahel, who was killed in a clash with IDF soldiers two days ago. According to YeshaNews, Mahel’s house was used as a weapons storage facility.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

URGENT 4

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Released Time & COTG Winter Camp Shabbaton - Rhinbeck, NY

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

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New York - Last weekend a group of select Released Time students from Queens & Staten Island, NY experienced their first Orthodox Shabbos ever. It was a weekend they will remember their entire life.

This group of Public School students spent their Shabbos in Dutchess County. It was a spirited and fun filled weekend with song, speeches and excitement.

For some, Shabbos is a given, for others - like these young students it is a novelty. Top that off with a Shabbat in the heart of the Hudson Valley and we have one amazing Shabbat experience.

Nestled in the heart of the Hudson Valley lies NCFJE (Chabad) of Rhinebeck, NY, under the umbrella organization of the National Committee for the Furtherance of Education, boasting a beautiful Jewish Center. The children celebrated Shabbat together as one big happy family.

It all began early Friday morning when the students anxiously packed into the vehicles that were to take them upstate, all in the midst of a nor'easter. The first stop was historical

Middletown, NY where the students enjoyed paintball shooting in more than 6" of snow and rising.

With more than 6" of snow and rising the staff weren't sure they could make it upstate. Cars were entrenched all along the medians of the 17W the 84E and the 87N, and everyone prayed hard that G-d should get us to our destination to be able keep Shabbos the way we planned.

Arriving in Rhinebeck, NY only minutes to Shabbos the boys faces began to light up with excitement pondering what it is exactly they are about to experience. It wasn't long before all the boys got dressed in their very best in honor of this very special Shabbos.

The Kabbalat Shabbat Tefillah was inspiring, teachers and students united in one voice to pray to the Almighty, welcome in the Shabbat Queen and the accompanying angel of Shabbat - all atop the pristine Hudson Valley where the stars shine bright.

As one student put it so eloquently, "Rabbi, this is like the olden days!" or as David put it, "I always wanted to see what it was like to keep a full Shabbat - I always wondered what it felt like."

"No TV, No Computers, No Telephone!"

Benjamin said: "Rabbi I already told my mom I'm shutting off my phone and I can't talk to her until Saturday night", a new meaning to sporadic reception. Truly a Shabbaton! An island in Time to experience something beyond time - Shabbat! An experience many of these boys have had yet to come by.

From Kabbalat Shabbat to Kiddush. singing and dancing and stories. A beautiful delicious 4 course meal - satisfying both stomach and soul - was prepared by Rebbetzin Tzivie Hecht, Rebbetzin of the congregation.

Rabbi Hanoch Hecht, Rabbi of Chabad of Dutchess County, said "It was a privilege to host a Shabbaton for children from non-observant homes which allowed them to experience a Shabbat in a traditional way."

Russian Federation Council Chairman Visits 'Shaarei Tsedek' Charity Center

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

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MOSCOW, Russia – The 'Shaarei Tsedek' Charity Center has hosted a visit by Sergei Mironov, the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly. He and his entourage were met there by Alexander Boroda, the President the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

The Russian officials learned about the Center's activities and enjoyed a tour of the building and its state-of-the-art equipment, which was installed to aid its mainly elderly visitors. While most of its 15,000 regular clients are pensioners, this charity also assists impoverished and large families, the physically- and mentally-challenged. Such individuals benefit from numerous social and humanitarian programs, as well as free therapeutic and dental assistance through the 'Rambam' Medical Center.

The Chairman of Russia's Federation Council met the Center's Head of Humanitarian Programs, Leah Ratner, who spoke about initiatives aimed at assisting the poor, the elderly, the nearly deaf and nearly blind, the many clubs and studios to help keep elderly Jews active in their late years, and the distribution of medicine, clothing, food packages, hygiene kits and theater tickets.

Sergei Mironov learned how the dining hall provides kosher meals to elderly citizens six days a week and prepares hygienically-sealed meals that may be frozen and personally delivered to the homes of clients who find themselves, for one reason or other, homebound. During his visit, the top official took the occasion to speak with seniors during their English and Hebrew lessons and to witness the distribution of food packages, which occurs every two months, with another six tailored packages a year especially for Jewish holidays.

The meeting culminated with FJC Russia President Alexander Boroda presenting Sergei Mironov with a memorable gift – a building model of the 'Shaarei Tsedek' Charity Center. Like the nearby buildings of the historic 'Bakhmetivskiy Garage', this structure constitutes a unique architectural contribution to Moscow's Marina Roscha neighborhood.

ATTENTION ALL TENTH GRADE GIRLS
REGISTRATION IS CLOSING ON MARCH 10!!

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

Please note that the deadline for registration for the UNBELIEVABLE, AMAZING, VERY EDUCATIONAL, AND INSPIRING Camp Emunah Bnos Yaakov Yehudah Traveling Shluchos Program to the West Coast is on Monday, March 10.

Applications submitted after that date may not be accepted, as bus, plane, lodging, and attraction arrangements are made now, and often cannot be changed.

Program is almost full, so if you were thinking of applying, do so soon, because the maximum we take is what fills one bus!

If you need forms, or information -- call 718 735 0200, or go to www.campemunah.com.

Tentative dates for the program are: July 2 to July 27, 29 Sivan to 24 Tammuz.

Yeshiva Darchai Menachem seeks teachers for new primary division for next year

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

Yeshiva Darchai Menachem of Crown Heights is B’Ezras Hashem looking forward to opening this coming school year of 5769 a new primary division consisting of pre-1-A, 1st and 2nd grades.

Several teaching positions should be available.

Interested men please contact us at 718-773-0525 or Shlomo@outreach770.com.
Confidentiality assured

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

Yaakov (Jake) Marmer (NY, NY) to Shoshana (Shana) Olidort (Crown Heights)

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1144

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

For a Small Moment

"For a small moment have I forsaken you, but with great compassion shall I gather you in."

When Mashiach comes, and G-d's great compassion will become manifest, everyone will see how this entire lengthy exile was in fact "a small moment."

Sefer HaMaamarim 5700, p. 10

Haifa Municipality Vs. Chabad Yeshiva

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

A recent article has publicized various problems with the dormitory facility of Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim in Kiryat Shmuel after a fire recently broke out there. In light of the article’s revelations, the Haifa municipality has decided to take legal action, and charges were brought against the dormitory’s owners last week in the court for local affairs. The owners are accused of using the building for purposes other than its original designated use.

Below are some of the details as reported in the article, which appeared in the local newspaper, “Zman Krayot” [The Krayot Times]:

“The dormitory is in an area that was designated, according to the original plans, for a vocational school. The actual building is meant for industrial use, is in poor condition, and has an asbestos roof. The students’ bedrooms are overcrowded, and there are poor sanitary conditions.

“The fire that broke out last month in the office of the principal, Rabbi Shimshon Pizam, only made things worse. The asbestos roof, which was on the second floor, exploded, and the wooden walls went up in flames. Fortunately, the fire broke out on Motzoei Shabbos, when the boys were sleeping at home, and no one was hurt. The roof was changed for a plastic one, and the boys moved back into the dormitory.”

According to the article, the owners of the building say that they do have the necessary permits, and that the structure is not as dangerous as it appears. Haifa’s municipality thinks otherwise, and as mentioned above, the matter has gone to court.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Looking for an apartment in Crown Heights for immediate occupancy

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

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Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

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In the Merit of the Baba Sali

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

Although IDF forces are now stationed just a few kilometers away from the northern Gaza Strip, Kassem rockets continue to rain down on southern Israel. This morning (Sunday), a grad rocket fell in an open field under the jurisdiction of the Sdot Negev local authority, near the tomb of the Baba Sali in Netivot.

Fortunately, no one was hurt and no damage was done to any property. The local Chabad House director, Rabbi Yashar Edrei, later reported, “There is a strong feeling that Netivot is next in line. But there is also no doubt that the merit of the tzaddik will protect us from harm. The residents do not want to believe that our city is about to turn into another Sderot, and it would appear that G-d wants us to do teshuvah.” Rabbi Edrei added that he could feel the walls of his house trembling during the raids.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

Zalman Traxler (Houston, TX) to Rochel Saul (Israel)

Head Shliach spends Shabbos in New Haven

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

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Rabbi Yossi New, Head Shliach to the state of Georgia spent an exciting Shabbos Parshas Vayakhel in New Haven, CT.

Rabbi New addressed the students at Chabad of Yale University and also Farbrenged with the Bochurim at Yeshiva Beis Dovid Shlomo, where a few Talmidim from Atlanta are learning.

In addition, a group of 8th graders from Oholei Torah in NY had a Shabbaton in the Yeshiva. Everyone enjoyed the new lighting that was recently installed.

Camp Gan Israel Florida-Overnight Camp Announces Head Staff For This Summer

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

Camp Gan Israel Florida is pleased to announce this summers Head Staff.

Our Head Counselors are Moshe Witkes (Worcester MA) and Chaim Yisroel Sperlin (Montreal), both returning from last year.

Our Learning Director is Yanky Raskin (Crown Heights).

Camp Gan Israel Florida would like to wish Mazal Tov to last years Head Counselor Meir Simcha Rubashkin on his recent engagment B'sha Tovah U'mutzlachas.

For more information on the camp, to receive a brochure or to register please visit us on the web @ www.cgiflorida.com or call 954-970-9551

Buy a Chabad Megillah and make up to FIVE payments

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

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Colorado Shliach hits the airwaves

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

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Rabbi Yossi Serebryanski of Chabad of South Denver, Colorado has recently launched a new radio show from the campus of Denver University. The one hour program, called "Conversations with the Rabbi" takes place every Monday afternoon from 2:00-3:00pm. Students are invited to come in to the studio or call in to ask Rabbi Serebryanski any and all questions about Judaism and to “Shmooze.”

Chabad of Nes Tziona Helps Holocaust Victims

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

The assistance that Chabad of Nes Tziona provides for Holocaust victims is well known in this city. For the past three years, Chabad has been giving the now elderly survivors constant help, including advice on their legal rights, food parcels, and hot meals. Until now, the Holocaust victims had to go to the Chabad House to receive whatever they needed, but a solution has now been found to make this even easier.

The Chabad House has been working with the organization Latet, which provides humanitarian aid throughout Israel, and with the help of Latet’s volunteers food parcels will now be delivered directly to the homes of the Holocaust victims. Apart from making the distribution more efficient, it is hoped that this will develop a more personal connection with the recipients and make it easier to find out what each individual person needs.

As a pilot effort of this new joint project, packages were delivered to 70 homes from a list of 200 this month. Over the next few months, the Chabad House is hoping to extend this service to every elderly person on their lists.

In addition, on Thursday, dozens of volunteers, from banks and local high tech companies, arrived at the Chabad House on their own initiative, offering to be part of this project. Malka Shocham, who runs the project at the Chabad House and has been working with Holocaust survivors for the past three years, welcomed the volunteers and the representatives of Latet. After a brief but thorough training session, the volunteers went on their way, armed with food parcels, assistance forms, and a lot of motivation.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Monday in Crown Heights: Parenting Workshop for Parents - Don't miss it!

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

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PROJECT EDEN
in conjunction with
THE IGUD MENAHALEI HAYESHIVOS OF CROWN HEIGHTS
Presents
A Parenting Workshop for Parents of children in preschool through grade six
RAISING EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY CHILDREN
Monday, March 3, 2008 @ 8;00PM

LUBAVITCHER YESHIVA
570 Crown Street
ADMISSION IS FREE
Refreshments Will Be Served

Topics Include:
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT PERSONAL SAFETY
Presented By: David Mandel, C.E.O. of OHEL

IMPROVING SELF ESTEEM TO PROMOTE EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS
Presented By: Bentzion Twerski, Ph.D.

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Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

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Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

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Pittsburgh, PA: Yeshivas Achei Tmimim Mesivta keeping busy with Mivtzah after Mivtzah

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

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This winter has been anything but dull in the Yeshivas Achei Tmimim Mesivta in Pittsburgh. It started with a successful Pirush Hamilos Mivtzah, where the Bochurim learned the meanings of the words of Davening. Immediately following this was the Yud Tes Kislev Mivtzah where we learned about the importance of Chassidus and why it is so crucial, particularly in our times. This was followed by an exciting Chanukah, with all of the fantastic Mivtzoim which affected thousands, thanks to the bochurim and the dedicated members of our community.

Instead of letting all that enthusiasm die down after Chanukah, it was channeled into the most successful Mivtzah of the year (so far), the Yud Shevat Mivtzah. Over 1700 Oisiyos of the Rebbe’s Maamorim were learned Baal Peh by the Bochurim. The Bochurim dedicated many hours of their free time, during recess, after Seder till late at night (imagine a full Zal at 10 o’clock at night!) and over Shabbos, learning many Maamorim and then memorizing them by heart and getting tested on them. The bochurim showed their true colors by really throwing themselves into this Mivtzah, and exceeded all expectations set by the Shluchim and Hanhala. This just goes to show what the bochurim of Pittsburgh can achieve.

This point was driven home at the Fabrengen on Yud Shevat that was held in New York for all Mesivtas and Yeshivas around the world. At the Fabrengen, the achievements in preparing for Yud Shevat by all the bochurim were announced, and Pittsburgh’s 1700 Oisiyos ranked them as one of the top 3 Yeshivas in the world!!!

All this is in addition to the ongoing programs. The daily Rambam Shiur, the weekly Moshiach Shiur and now the Shnayim Mikrah and Mikvah Club on Friday afternoon. And now with the Tanya Baal Peh Mivtzah, we are seeing a continuation of the Yud Shvat enthusiasm.

A Spiritual Moment

Sunday, Mar 02, 2008

It’s past midnight. I’m alone in a cemetery in Queens. I’m not literally alone; hundreds of people come and go all night. But I’m alone with my reflections, trying to compose my note to place on the Rebbe’s grave.

I ask myself, “Why am I here?” Because I am a Hasid? But what is a Hasid? I know the familiar definitions: piety, kindness, religious fervor, disciple of a Rebbe, but I need something more this night. I need to get in touch with what makes a Hasid.

A picture comes to mind. I’m 12 years old, living in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, rooting for the Yankees to win the World Series, betting on center fielder number seven (Mickey Mantle) to make it happen. It’s Wednesday afternoon. I wander into 770 Eastern Parkway, home base for Chabad Hasidim. An energy draws me there. A small minyan is saying Mincha prayers. I see Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe. He has square shoulders and a large forehead. He wears a large brimmed hat and his broad shoulders stretch the cloth of his kapota. This much-revered leader of an international movement, a prodigious scholar and mystic, then bows.continue...

DOES YOUR KRIAS HAMEGILLA NEED SOME IMPROVEMENT?

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

If you are planning on laining the Megilla and need some help you can either listen to a recording of Rabbi Mordechai Schusterman OBM or Rabbi Michoel Slavin Online.

TO LISTEN TO RABBI SCHUSTERMAN CLICK HERE

TO LISTEN TO RABBI SLAVIN CLICK 770Kriah.com

We extend our heartfelt thanks to Rabbi Slavin for making the recording available to the public.

SPECIAL TEHILLIM REQUEST 4

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

Esther Na'amah bas Miriam Masha
Who is undergoing surgery today.

IDF Strike Kills Gaza Terrorist

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) A terrorist rocket launching cell was hit in an IDF strike on Monday night. The incident took place in Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza.

Local Arabs said that one terrorist was killed in the strike and three were wounded. The dead terrorist was identified as Mohammed Abu Hajar.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

URGENT 4

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Brit Mila Marks Upswing for Ukrainian Community

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

UZHGOROD, Ukraine – The Jewish community of Uzhgorod has good reason for celebration, with the circumcision of one of its own. The boy, who will soon be undergoing his Bar Mitzva, was eager to mark this tradition before his official coming of age.

The ceremony was performed by Chief Mohel of Ukraine Yakov Gaisinovich. The Brit Mila involved the President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the Ukraine, Meir Stambler, who traveled here from Dnepropetrovsk, as well as Chief Rabbi of Zhitomir, Central and Western Ukraine Shlomo Wilhelm.

It is of great significance that the customary festive meal following the operation took place in the newly-renovated home of the Chief Rabbi of Uzhgorod, Menachem Taichman. In early October of 2007, vandals broke into his home and set fire to it an all of its contents. Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident.

On this joyous occasion, the boy chose a new name for himself - Isroel. The communal feast involved family, friends and community members. "For us, this Brit Mila is dear, since it has become a symbol of the victory of good and holiness, over everything that defies goodness," commented Chief Rabbi of Uzhgorod Menachem Taikhman. "In this room, where we have already marked dozens of Brit prior to the arson, we will do everything possible to ensure that such joyful events will continue to take place here".

ROOM TO RENT ON PRESIDENT STREET - GREAT PRICE!

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

Room for 1 or 2 girls available now in great President Street location in Crown Heights.

PLEASE CALL: 718-493-3182

Yeshiva Darchai Menachem seeks teachers for new primary division for next year

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

Yeshiva Darchai Menachem of Crown Heights is B’Ezras Hashem looking forward to opening this coming school year of 5769 a new primary division consisting of pre-1-A, 1st and 2nd grades.

Several teaching positions should be available.

Interested men please contact us at 718-773-0525 or Shlomo@outreach770.com.
Confidentiality assured

IMMEDIATE PRESCHOOL POSITION AVAILABLE

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

A temporary part- time maternity leave job is now available. Experience a must! Located just minutes from Crown Heights.

Call: 718 499-0836 and EMAIL your resume to: ctpreschool@gmail.com

references needed.

Winners for Nechama’s Closet Chinese Auction

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

Admission prize – Shulamit Kaye
Jackpot #1 – Devora Leah Angyalfi
Jackpot #2 – Shloime and Alyson Feldman
Grand Prize $10,000 – Dovid Schwartz
Split the pot – Leah Schmukler
1. 6 tickets Israel - Yossi Dery
2. Freeda wig - Chana Dubrawsky
3. Computer - Nagel
4. Silver - Rivka Yomtov
5. Laptop - Joel Groden
6. Mink Jewelry - D. Rosenberg
7. Fur Coat - Levi Hershkowitz
8. Pearls and More - Izzy Zirkind
9. Ezagui Masterpiece - Miriam Blizinsky
10. Pesach package - Yomtov
11. Megillah - Tzippy Lieder
12. Judy Wig - Chanie Malamud
13. Persian rug - Esther Levy
14. Invicta - S. Glazer
15. GPS - Chana Dubrawsky
16. Aliyah gym - Rochel Zarchi
17. Metro card - Chaya Kreiner
18. Labor of Love - Anonymous
19. Midrash Mania - Shulamis Bloom
20. Vacuum - Brochie Shpigelman
21. Camcorder - Mirel Salek
22. iPhone - Leah Miller
23. Linen - Baila Shochet
24. Video iPod - E. Sorkin
25. All-in-one-printer - Chaya Tziporah
26. Big and Little Midrash - Jackpot #1 (D.L. Angyalfi)
27. Toys R Us - Glick
28. Digital Camera - Blau Family
29. Women’s watch - Z. Grossbaum
30. Aishes Chayil package - Chaya Keller
31. Blackberry - Itale Simon
32. Board Games - Pearl Teichtel
33. DVD Player - Shoshana Minkowitz
34. Kate Spade handbag - S. Ezagui
35. Wii - Levi E.
36. Valco - Shaina Roth
37. Kitchen Package - Mazel Tov
38. Gap/H&M - Yehudis Katz
39. Graco - Raizel Heppenheimer
40. Gutnick Collection - Ester Shapiro
41. Digital Camera - Blau Family
42. Eyewear - Yisroel B.
43. Kiddies Package - Naftoli Rapoport
44. Cookbooks - Rochel Zarchi
45. Gameboy - Gitel Kozan
46. Perfect gift for any man - Baila B.
47. Gym classes - Devoirie Fox
48. American girl - M.C. Laine
49. Yiddishe entertainment - Orah Shapiro
50. Microwave - Rivka Tauber
51. Hat - Bassie Levin
52. Perfume - Devorah Yomtov

Russia’s chief rabbi hopes new president will win global respect for Russia

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

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Moscow, March 3, Interfax - Russia's chief rabbi Berel Lazar has congratulated Dmitry Medvedev on his victory in the Russian presidential election.

"You won in the first round with a huge lead. It shows that people trust you, that your campaign promises to continue development, to protect human rights and freedoms, to assist in developing a civil society have won the hearts of many Russians," the rabbi said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Interfax-Religion on Monday.

For me as a representative of one of Russia's traditional religions particularly important was and is Medvedev's commitment to ensure inter-ethnic and inter-religious peace in the country, the "free and dynamic development of religious communities and to stimulate spiritual growth within our society," Lazar said.

"I understand very well that being president of a big country such as Russia is first of all a lot of hard work. At the same time, I am convinced that serving in the highest office, you will be able to fully use your potential, to prove yourself as an international politician and to ensure respect and recognition for our country from the entire civilized world," the letter said.

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1145

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

The Nations

"For the nation and the kingdom that will not serve you shall perish.

In future time, the reality of every created entity's existence will become apparent. It will thus become apparent that the entire universe and everything it contains, including the nations of the world, were in reality created only for the sake of the Jewish people. As Rashi writes, G-d created the world for the sake of two things which are referred to in the Torah as reishis ("the first") - the Torah and the Jewish people. Accordingly, any entity which will not fulfill the function for which it was created, will spontaneously cease to exist.

Likkutei Sichos, Vol. XXIV, p. 161

A Blessing from the Prime Minister

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s entourage, numbering around 100 people, recently spent a week in Tokyo, Japan. During their stay, the Chabad House provided them with all of their religious needs, including kosher food.

The members of the delegation were very impressed by the help they received and they greatly appreciated all of the efforts of the Chabad House staff. Afterwards the prime minister thanked shliach Rabbi Mendy Sodkawitz in person. Israeli consul Yael Hashavit, who made the original arrangements, later passed on a letter of greeting from the prime minister to the Chabad House.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Relocate to Daytona Beach, FL

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

Newly built school PreK-6th needs English Principal.

Ideal candidate will have background in Reggio, excellent oral/written skills, create and maintain school curriculum working along side Director.

Bachelors Degree in Education required, prefer Masters, plus 5 years of elementary or early education.

Send resume via e-mail: chanidaytona@aol.com

Dining room set for sale!

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

Consists of 6 Chairs, table and an illuminated breakfront. Older used genuine Thomasville. All solid wood, no fake wood here! Dark Walnut finish. Has custom fitted table pads. Breakfront and table are 70” long each. Table comes with two 20” leaves, for a total length of 110”.

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Available for inspection in Crown Heights. $1,500.00 or best offer.

Call Joseph Hecht @ 718-774-2500

Tannersville NY Rentals

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

Three apartments for rent, weekly, shabbas and PESACH, together or seperate.

Each is fully furnished, Two large bedrooms, full bath, kosher eat in kitchen, towels and linen, hot plate and perculator provided,large backyard with playground, water creek behind house, walk to shul, main st, and lake>

For a low rate contact Moshe @ 917-677-4653

Challah Baking Experience expands due to popular demand

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

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For a long while, The Challah Baking Experience offered ongoing Challah baking classes for women only. However, due to popular demand, Chabad of Westville, CT, has also hosted Challah Baking programs for "Mothers and Daughters" and most recently added a "Mom and Tot" group.

In addition to taking home a supply of Challah, the group also learn, and children hear stories and play games while the dough is rising.

SHMAIS EXCLUSIVE: GAN YISROEL NY'S HEAD COUNSELORS

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

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120 days before the start of camp, SHMAIS.com has just learned who the head counselors for Camp Gan Yisroel, NY summer 5768 will be.

Head Counselors for Summer 5768
Yossi Perlstein - Montreal, Canada
Nachman Dov Wichnin - Monsey, NY
Zalman Shimon (ben R' Benny) Wolf - Crown Heights


May the head staff be blessed with Hatzlocha Rabba Umufluga in providing the campers with an enjoyable summer Begashmius UbeRuchnius.

The Joy of Learning Chumash in Atlit

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

Last week, a Chumash party was held at the Dovid Hamelech Shul in Atlit for the students of the local Chabad school. Around 100 people attended, including the children, their families, and local residents.

The program began with a screening of part of one of the Rebbe’s sichos on the importance of a Torah education. Local dignitary Eli Livni then gave a welcoming speech before a musical performance was put on by the children themselves.

Afterwards, the participants went into the shul hall, where mara d’asra Rabbi Shimon Elmaliach, Chief Rabbi of Atlit, Rabbi Gavriel Surani, the Rabbi of the Carmel Bay Area Council, parents’ representative Amir Ron, and school principal Rabbi Yosef Gadsey greeted them. Rabbi Surani gave out the Chumashim, which were provided by the Area Council, to the children.

The highlight of the program was when the sifrei Torah were removed from the Aron Kodesh and everyone danced Hakafos with them. The children danced with their fathers, and everyone was very moved.

The event concluded with a very artistic, hands-on twist. There was a special demonstration by a sofer of his craft, in which each child was given the opportunity to write his name. A member of the local community then did a very special craft with the children, and each child bound his own Chumash in a very professional, artistic way.

Rabbi Menachem Tal, director of the Carmel Beach Council, emceed the evening. The Chabad School in Atlit and Carmel Beach has been running for just a year. It is the product of mutual cooperation among the shluchim of the communities in the Carmel area, and it has seen much success.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Looking for an apartment in Crown Heights for immediate occupancy

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

I’m looking for a 1 or 2 Bedroom apartment in Crown Heights.

Please call me at 917-597-4626 or pass my number along to any potential landlords who are looking for a reliable & honest renter.

Looking for Bochurim to run a Model Matzah Bakery

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

Looking for 3-4 responsible Bochurim or Kollel Yungeleit to run a Model Matzah Bakery in Bayside Queen for 3 weeks. March 24 thru April 11.

A car will be provided as well as salary.

Please email: matzah613@gmail.com or call: 845-517-9885 for more info.

Take care of your California Shalach Monos list!!!

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

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This Purim send Shalach Monos to your family, mechutonim, children, friends and business associates in California.

Delivery available in: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pico, Sherman Oaks & Encino areas.

One phone call……. and it’s done!!

Call Rochel at: - A perfect setting.
323-938-8222 or 323-620-3618

"Signed sealed and delivered"

Mitzvah Tank Under Fire in Hebron

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

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Today Rabbi Yossi Nachshon, director of activities at the Chabad House in Hebron, swung into action as usual with his new mitzvah tank, which he only received several months ago.

At one point on his way, he came across some Arabs who were demonstrating against the IDF’s current movements in Gaza. The protesters started to throw burning tires at the mitzvah tank. Rabbi Nachshon drove past them as quickly as he could, dodging the burning tires as he went and even driving over some of them.

At first, the few IDF soldiers who were in the area did not go into the place from where the tires were being thrown in case the whole incident had been set up as a gunfire ambush.

Soon after Rabbi Nachshon got off the road, larger IDF forces arrived and order was restored. Miraculously, the mitzvah tank sustained very little damage.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

New Mayanot women’s program opens with tremendous success

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

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The Mayanot Women’s Program which opened six weeks ago has 18 young women enrolled and is progressing with tremendous success.

The program, located in the beautiful Katamon neighborhood in Jerusalem, has a comprehensive text-based curriculum with classes on a wide variety of subjects. Balancing the highly academic curriculum is an open, no-pressure environment where students are encouraged to advance at their own pace.

In addition to their studies, the students have thus far enjoyed extracurricular activities such as tours in Jerusalem, shabbos in Tzfat and Tel Aviv and farbrengens with Mrs. Bronya Shaffier, Mrs. Miriam Swerdlov and Mrs. Olivia Schwartz respectively.

Boymelgreen buys land for residential project in Netanya

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

Shaya Boymelgreen has bought a lot for a NIS 240 million residential project in Netanya. The 55-dunam (13.75-acre) lot was acquired by Lagna Holdings Ltd. (TASE;LGNA) subsidiary Engel Resources and Development Ltd. (TASE:ENRS) for NIS 34.5 million, 15% of which was paid when the contract was signed. The balance will be paid when the city building plan is approved.

Engel plans to build 190 apartments on the site at a cost of NIS 200 million, including the land. continue...

The Kremlin's chief rabbi

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

MOSCOW - Any rabbi in Israel would be envious of Berl Lazar, chief rabbi Of Russia. From his spacious, wood-paneled office at the top of the Jewish Community Center that is located in the Marina Rocha neighborhood, he holds sway over more than 200 communities that comprise, according to unofficial estimates, more than 1 million Jews. The Kremlin considers him the leader of Russia's Jews and Lazar enjoys President Vladimir Putin's trust. He is likely to receive the same treatment from Putin's successor-elect, Dmitri Medvedev. He is backed by billionaire Lev Leviev, who sees the rehabilitation of Jewish religious life in Russia as his life's ambition.

These are good times for Lazar. The Federation of Jewish Communities in Russia (FEOR), which he heads, celebrated its 10th anniversary last week. After years of harsh struggles among the Jewish organizations in Moscow, FEOR has established its leading status. Fact: Even the president of the rival organization, the Jewish Congress of Russia (KEROOR), Arcadi Gaydamak, came to the anniversary celebration to offer his congratulations.

Only 10 years ago, the international Jewish organizations and the Jewish Agency thought the Jewish community in Russia had reached the end of its road. The best of its sons and daughters had immigrated to Israel or to the United States, and it seemed as though the handful who remained would close shop and leave. According to official data, there are currently 250,000 Jews in Russia, but the leaders of the community and many experts believe the real number of is closer to 1 million, half of whom live in Moscow. continue...

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Monday, Mar 03, 2008

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

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Passover Food for Residents of Shell-Shocked Town

Monday, Mar 03, 2008

Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries in the shell-shocked border town of Sderot, Israel, will be handing out hundreds of grocery vouchers worth nearly $300 to needy families in advance of the Passover holiday next month.

Rabbi Moshe Ze'ev Pizem, co-director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Sderot, explained that the distribution will serve two purposes: Families hit hard by the seemingly endless barrage of rockets aimed on them by Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip will be able to purchase the food they need for the holiday, and shopkeepers will benefit from the infusion of extra cash into their beleaguered registers.

"Until now, many families had normal lives," said Pizem. "But they are in dire straits because of the situation. Life here is crazy; people are really suffering."continue...

IDF in Khan Yunis, Three Terrorists Hit

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) Gaza Arabs reported Tuesday night that IDF soldiers were operating in Khan Yunis. At least three terrorists were hit by IDF fire, they said. The terrorists’ condition is not known.

Gaza terrorists fired at least eight rockets and two mortar shells at Israeli towns on Tuesday. Senior officials warned throughout the day that IDF operations would continue until the rocket fire stopped.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

URGENT 4

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Purim Brings Film Debut to Dnepropetrovsk

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

DNEPROPETROVSK, Ukraine – A new cinematic initiative is underway in Dnepropetrovsk that has got the Jewish community abuzz. Under the direction of Anna Kava and Boris Mukhin, this project is engaging the 'Levi Yitzchak Ohr Avner' Day School and the Children's Film Studio run by the Jewish Community Center. Together, participants are preparing a film in the lead up to Purim.

Jewish schoolchildren are highly involved in the process – writing the scenario for the movie, drawing sketches for each sequence of the film, designing and sewing the costumes and applying the cosmetics. "The process of filming is very labor-intensive, but this hasn't dismayed these youngsters," explained Boris Mukhin. "Other than the work being done by the camera man, they have taken every other aspect of work upon themselves. I only help them out when it's needed".

The theme of the film is connected with the merriest holiday – Purim. The young film-makers are eager to keep the intrigue until the short movie finally premieres, this Purim at the Ohr Avner Chabad Day School. "This project is very important for us," commented Anna Kava. "The children are discovering themselves through this creation. It is also a great way to experience another layer of bonding between us mentors, these young enthusiasts and our dear school."

The 'Levi Yitzchak Ohr Avner' Day School is funded by the Ohr Avner Foundation, headed by FJC President and world-renowned philanthropist Lev Leviev.

"27 Adar I - what does the Rebbe say about it?"

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

Shiur for Anash

"27 Adar I - what does the Rebbe say about it?"
by Rabbi Yossi Paltiel
Tonight-Tuesday night, in 770 from 8:30 to 9:30pm

*Part 2 of the shiur on the Maamer "Veata Tetzave"

This is also for those that haven't participated in the first shiur.

ROOM TO RENT ON PRESIDENT STREET - GREAT PRICE!

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

Room for 1 or 2 girls available now in great President Street location in Crown Heights.

PLEASE CALL: 718-493-3182

IMMEDIATE PRESCHOOL POSITION AVAILABLE

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

A temporary part- time maternity leave job is now available. Experience a must! Located just minutes from Crown Heights.

Call: 718 499-0836 and EMAIL your resume to: ctpreschool@gmail.com

references needed.

Looking to hire head counselor for boys day camp

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

Jewish Russian Community of Ottawa is looking to hire head counselor for boys day camp.

Please contact Rabbi Michoel Gershzon at (613) 668 2770 email: rmg@jrccottawa.org

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1146

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

High Frequency (i)

"And it shall come to pass, that on every New Moon and on every Sabbath, all flesh shall come to bow down before Me."

While the Beis HaMikdash stood, the Jewish people used to converge on Jerusalem only on the three pilgrim festivals, whereas in future time they will go up to behold the revelation of the Divine Presence on Shabbos and Rosh Chodesh as well.

For the festivals are a time of joy (as in the phrase, moadim lesimchah); and joy evinces self-revelation, just as a mortal king might make a public appearance at a time of supreme joy. In the time to come, G-d's joy will be complete: "G-d will rejoice with His works." The letters that spell the verb yismach coincide with the letters that spell Mashiach. Accordingly, at the time of the ultimate Redemption, Divinity will be manifest not only three times a year, but on every Shabbos and Rosh Chodesh as well.

Sefer HaMaamarim 5630, p. 262

MAZEL TOV RUDOLPHS

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mordy & Rivkee (nee Rosenfeld) Rudolph - Pittsburgh, PA - on the birth of their firstborn son.

May the newborn be a source of Nachas to his parents, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

Chabad Girls Take Part in Conference in Arab Town

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

Today, a group of 40 Chabad seminary girls, students of Beis Rivka in Kfar Chabad and Beis Chana in Tzefat, attended a student conference at the Sakhnin Arab College today. The college is located in an Arab town of the same name in the Galilee region.

The students were under strict security supervision during their time in the town. The Education Ministry told them that they were obliged to attend the conference, which was for students of a very high standard who receive ministry grants.

The conference takes place once a year at a different college each time. This time, Sakhnin College was chosen as the venue. The town of Sakhnin has existed since ancient times. It is first mentioned in Egyptian historical records. During the times of the Mishnah and the Gemara, it was known as Sakhnin, Sochni, or its Greek name, Sogana. Various Sages, Tannaim, and Amoraim used to live in this city. Ancient ruins can still be found there even today, including the grave of Rabbi Yehoshua of Sakhnin, known by the Arabs as “Nabi a-Sadiq.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Relocate to Daytona Beach, FL

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

Newly built school PreK-6th needs English Principal.

Ideal candidate will have background in Reggio, excellent oral/written skills, create and maintain school curriculum working along side Director.

Bachelors Degree in Education required, prefer Masters, plus 5 years of elementary or early education.

Send resume via e-mail: chanidaytona@aol.com

Crown Heights: Beautiful wood dining room set for sale!

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

Consists of 6 Chairs, table and an illuminated breakfront. Older used genuine Thomasville. All solid wood, no fake wood here! Dark Walnut finish. Has custom fitted table pads. Breakfront and table are 70” long each. Table comes with two 20” leaves, for a total length of 110”.

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Beautiful wood grain, has to be seen, pictures don't do it justice!

Available for inspection in Crown Heights. Asking ONLY $1,000.00.

Call Joseph Hecht @ 718-774-2500

Have You Submitted Your Achdus Basket Order Yet?

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

Once again, the Oholei Torah PTA is implementing the Achdus Basket Project. Through our project, you can send your neighbors, families, and friends a beautiful shalach monos package that we pack and deliver for you, which will enable you to enjoy your “hassle free” Purim.

Your recipients will receive their shalach monos with a scroll that lists the names of the families who participated. At only $5 a name, you can include every one on your list.

This year, we have invited Shluchim and out of town residents who want to show their appreciation to their friends and families in Crown Heights to do so as well.

If you have misplaced your book or you have never received one, please call us, and we will mail you one promptly.

For more information, please call: Shuffi Telsner 718-774-2778, Sara Popack 718-735-2484, Kayli Malamud 718-363-1619, or Aida Junik 718-953-3197.

Please honor our deadline, and send in your order before March 10, 2008. For your convenience, we also sell beautiful ready made shalach monos baskets.

Please log on to www.PurimBasketsOt.com for more information.

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: Active NFL player to spend Friday night with Chabad

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

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SHMAIS.com has learned, that Igor Olshansky, a Defensive End for the S. Diego Chargers and one of the strongest players in the National Football League will IYH be spending Friday night dinner this coming Shabbos @ the Chabad House by San Diego State University where Rabbi & Mrs. Chalom Boudjnah are the Shluchim.

Igor is the first player from the former Soviet Union to be drafted by and play for an NFL team. He was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine and when he was seven years old his family immigrated to the USA, where they settled in S. Francisco.For several years Igor attended the Hebrew Academy where he developed a strong Jewish identity.

A large crowd is expected for Kabolas Shabbos and the Friday night dinner that will follow with Igor.

Tanya is Printed in Arzei Habirah

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

On Sunday, an edition of the Tanya was printed in the exclusive Jerusalem neighborhood of Arzei Habirah, which is adjacent to Route 1. It was printed in honor of local resident Yair Ben Miriam. Ezer Ben Efraim printed the Tanya.

Rabbi Yinon Roth then spoke to the assembled crowd about the importance and merit of printing this sacred work. Afterwards, everyone learned Chapter 32 from the newly printed volumes.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Chabad Girls Youth Movement Opens in Ramat Yishai

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

The national Chabad girls youth movement, Bas Melech, has opened a new branch in Ramat Yishai. The branch is run by the staff of the local Chabad House, and it caters to girls living in Ramat Yishai, Kfar Yehoshua, Kiryat Tivon, and other nearby communities.

The activities are taking place in the Chabad House in Ramat Yishai, and its first members are girls who attend elementary school and already go to children’s events at the Chabad House. Many fun programs are planned for the weekly meetings, which take place every Wednesday.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Looking for Bochurim to run a Model Matzah Bakery

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

Looking for 3-4 responsible Bochurim or Kollel Yungeleit to run a Model Matzah Bakery in Bayside Queen for 3 weeks. March 24 thru April 11.

A car will be provided as well as salary.

Please email: matzah613@gmail.com or call: 845-517-9885 for more info.

Excellent Office Position Available in Brooklyn

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

Fast paced Brooklyn based company seeks bright energetic individual to join our expanding operation.

This is a full time position, no experience is necessary.

For more information call 718-676-8649 or email a copy of your r?sum? to: bpapply@gmail.com.

ASP.Net Developer

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

Brooklyn Web Merchant Seeks .Net Developer to join the ranks of its development and design professionals.

Ideal candidates have intermediate to advanced .Net experience, comprehensive Database management experience, and the ability to solve complex programming scenarios.

To apply please send a copy of your R?sum? to: aspdevteam@gmail.com.

Leviev: Zionism is now bankrupt

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

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Businessmen Lev Leviev - who, in addition to being the richest person in Israel, operates a 100-school educational network in Israel, the former Soviet Union and eastern Europe - does not accept secular Jewish culture and believes that Zionism is bankrupt.

In a wide-ranging interview with Haaretz Magazine that will appear on Friday, Leviev also said that a prime minister who is prepared to negotiate over Jerusalem is betraying the Jewish people.

"The moment you ask a child in Israel what Yom Kippur means to him, and he answers the Yom Kippur War, or a fun day on a bicycle - then I don't know if that is Zionism or whatever you call it, but it has certainly become bankrupt," said Leviev. "And for that we are to blame, first and foremost, the moment we try to import the new American religion, and concentrate only on the new things that are being invented in our generation, and shrug off our Judaism." continue...

Ex-NFL player goes from shoulder pads to prayer shawl

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

Shlomo Veingrad's broad shoulders are wrapped in a prayer shawl, and at six-foot-five, he towers over the other Orthodox Jewish congregants at the Coral Springs Chabad. He hoists the heavy Torah scroll over his head with ease: Those same long, mighty arms spent seven years shoving aside NFL defensive linemen to clear space for Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith.

As an offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys from 1986 to 1993, Alan Veingrad, 44, a Miami Sunset High grad, wore giant shoulder pads under his jersey. Now, his undergarments are 'tzitzit' -- knotted fringes that serve as a reminder of his commitment to Judaism.

Back then, before he wore a yarmulke on his head, before he grew a long, thick beard, before he kept kosher, he studied playbooks instead of scriptures. His inspiration was Jimmy Johnson; his most prized possession was his Super Bowl ring.continue...

1 family house for rent starting April 1, 2008

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

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Getzy Markowitz: The Israel's in the South

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

On a drizzly Friday evening in December of 2001, as I was returning to the Yeshivah dormitory from a Shabbos meal, a young woman called out to me: "excuse me, would you please help me with my bag?"

It was the Jewish holy day when carrying in the public domain is a forbidden labor. I couldn't help her, but politely apologized and explained how my situation prevented me from easing hers. "Does that mean that if I was hurt, and in need of emergency care, you wouldn't come to my rescue?" she asked with a smile. Thus began a lengthy discussion on the side of the student union, at midnight.

She was 29, Colombian, pursuing a PhD in economics. She was a sharp one. Our hour long conversation incorporated many a topic, beginning, of course, with an explanation of Shabbos, the day of rest. A day of peace.

The subject quickly turned to current events, specifically the horrors visited on our shores two months prior to our dialogue. We shared a bond, she and I. In Colombia, terrorism is a part of daily life. In Israel, a past in the present. In Colombia, there is a mandatory military service, as in Israel. Colombia, would soon be threatened by its neighbors, as Israel has always been.

In a battle in Ecuador this past weekend, Colombian forces killed a top leader of the RAFC, along with 16 other rebels. The assassination has tempted the cravings of the despotic Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, who has mobilized ten tank battalions to the country's shared border with Colombia and placed his air force on standby. Ecuador has done the same, and the region is on the brink of war.

On Chavez's weekly radio program the tyrant compared the violence to another conflict three oceans away: "The Colombian government has become the Israel of Latin America". If by his comparison he means Colombia has become a paragon of morality and justice who will defend her citizens and pursue her enemies, then well said. But the Venezuelan leader's actions speak contrary to my would be interpretation of his words.

The conclusion of this weeks Torah section, relays the conclusion of the Sanctuary's construction. Finally, after the hustle and bustle, Almighty G-d's glory fills the tabernacle. He rests there, bringing with Him tranquility. Shabbos.

That Colombian young lady and I shared similarities. She being educated in an institution for higher learning, and myself enrolled in Rabbinical school two blocks away. She was pursuing her PhD, and I my ordination. But most of all, in the spirit of our conversation, we both dreamed of a day when burden is replaced with relief. War restored to a primordial peace. Tears absorbed, and joy dispensed. When we could all drop our load, and delight in a universal and eternal Shabbos.

CLICK HERE for previous essays by the author.

Merkos Shlichus for Pesach to expand to all Shluchim!

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

SHMAIS.com has learned that for Pesach 5768, the Merkos Shlichus program which sees hundreds of Bochurim traveling worldwide to see that every Jew has a seat at the Seder will IYH be expanding.

An email that went out from Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch and was signed by Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky read in part as follows.

"We are pleased to announce that for this upcoming Pesach, Merkos will be significantly expanding this program. While in past, this program primarily benefited remote and overseas shluchim, we are now offering this service to all shluchim, regardless of your location and the size of your community. Merkos will be participating in the financial undertaking of your Pesach Sedorim by subsidizing toward the travel of Bochurim to your city for Pesach. It is our hope that this service will enable you to reach many more Yidden this year."

Interested Shluchim need only log on to: www.MerkosShlichus.com.

Taking A Closer Look At Judaism's Universal Laws

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008

For most, the Biblical account of Noah and the flood begins with lions, tigers, and peacocks strutting two by two into a wooden ark and ends with a rainbow and a promise of no more worldwide deluges. But for a growing number of people around the globe, the seven ethical instructions Jewish tradition says were given to Noah, as he started a new life after the rain, are a code for morality and a key to a meaningful life.

These seven universal moral precepts – set up courts, don’t kill, don’t steal, don’t commit forbidden relations, don’t worship idols, don’t blaspheme, and don’t eat meat that came from a living animal - seem simple enough until you start to try to live by them.

Big questions linger behind the broad strokes of what’s come to be known as the Seven Noahide Commandments. Travis Smith of Albuquerque, NM, who has been observing Noahide precepts for several years wanted to know: “What about end of life issues? Birth control? Is it okay to download pirated music from the Internet?”continue...

Security Cabinet Decides: End All Rocket Attacks from Gaza

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) The Security Cabinet decided in a longer-than-usual meeting Wednesday to put an end to the rocket and mortar attacks fired by Gaza terrorists at Israel.

The resolution adopted by the cabinet included a decision to destroy the Hamas regime in Gaza, while continuing to negotiate a final status agreement with Palestinian Authority Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.

The resolution included a decision to coordinate with Egypt the efforts to topple Hamas. The cabinet also expressed its determination "to avoid a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, to the extent that the matter depends on Israel."

It is the first time that a formal decision has been taken to completely eradicate missile attacks launched from Gaza.

There were no details on how the IDF would carry out the orders or on what the soldiers will and will not be allowed to do.continue...

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

URGENT 4

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

From Gur to Kfar Chabad

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

On Friday, a group of 110 students of the Gur Yeshiva Ketana in Arad visited the headquarters of Agudas Chassidei Chabad in the 770 building in Kfar Chabad. There, they attended a special seminar on Chabad teachings and the laws of shemittah.

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Kaminetzky, who has written several books on the history of Chabad, spoke to the students on the nature of Chabad teachings, their influence on the intellect and emotional character traits, and how this can bring a person to a state of mesirus nefesh for the sake of Torah and mitzvos.

Afterwards, the visitors went into the orchards belonging to the Luria family, where Nachum Luria spoke to them about growing esrogim and about the instruction he received from the Rebbe 45 years ago to found the orchard. The bochurim also heard about how the laws of shemittah are connected to the cultivation of the orchard.

The yeshiva’s administration thanked the director of the 770 building, Rabbi Menachem Lattar, for arranging such an interesting visit for their students.
(SOURCE:COL.ORG.IL)

In Siberia, Jewish Women Mark Month of Adar

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

BARNAUL, Russia – The 'Chaya Mushka' Women's Club operated by the Jewish community of Barnual has had a busy time over the past few months, preparing for two upcoming holidays – International Women's Day, which will take place on March 8th, and Purim. In anticipation of the festivities, club members who attended this week's gathering received a bouquet of flowers that were hand-made by their peers.

"While International Women's Day is a special day, it is days like today that remind us how much solidarity we can really experience amongst ourselves," noted one of the participants. "This is something that we can know everyday". More than 20 women attended this meeting and tried their hand at a game that is especially played on Purim. After very knowledgeably answering the questions in this friendly quiz, the victor was Irina Sokolova, who went home with a prize.

Sitting down to enjoy a holiday buffet and surrounded by colorful decorations, attendees had the opportunity to listen to a talk by Liba-Masha Kamenetskaya about the feast thrown by King Akhashverosh. Other highlights of the evening include mask making, skits, a sing along. Festivities culminated in a raffle with several prizes – holy books, including the "Tehilim" and "Bringing Heaven Down To Earth", which is compiled from teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson of righteous memory.

This evening is one indication that the month of Adar is to be a lively and merry period. The Jewish community of Barnaul is the center of Jewish life in the Altai Republic. Located in western Siberia, this is a vibrant member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

FridayLight is growing! Seeking a full-time coordinator

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

FridayLight is growing! We are seeking a full-time coordinator to help expand the reach of FridayLight, the organization inspiring Jewish women and girls to experience a moment of peace and serenity by lighting Shabbat candles.

We are seeking a woman who shares our dedication to fulfilling the Rebbe's vision of illuminating the world with the light of Shabbat. The ideal candidate would be able to work from our offices in Westwood, CA, and would already be familiar with Chabad activities.

Duties of the FridayLight coordinator include:

Integrating existing ideas into our programming and generating new strategies to increase FridayLight’s impact

· Directly reaching out to Chabad Shluchim, the media, and other organizations and individuals to encourage participation

· Designing a curriculum and other tools to help Shluchos utilize FridayLight resources as part of their own programs. As well as for individuals to use the material to reach out to friends and family

· Assisting with creative (non-technical) development of our website, FridayLight.org

· Developing volunteer programs

Interested candidates should e-mail a resume and brief cover letter to Ari Baitelman at ari@FridayLight.org.

PS Don’t forget to include the FridayLight starter kits with your Shalach Manos this year. Use the discount code “Shluchim” in the checkout to receive the Shluchim discount.

Exciting teaching opportunities in Philadelphia

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

Cheder Chabad of Philadelphia is looking to fill the following positions:

1. Teacher for enthusiastic class of 1st-3rd grade girls. Job available immediately.
2. Teachers for coming school year. Grades Nursery-4th grade.

Join the Cheder Chabad team where children love to go to school! We're perfect for post sem girls! Close to New York.

Good working conditions. Innovative and creative program. Strong emphasis on Derech Eretz and Ahavas Yisroel.

Please call 610-896-1686 after 5 pm or email: m.gerber.cheder@gmail.com.

Full Time Secretarial/Administrative Asst Position Avail. in Crown Heights for long term commitment

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

Local organization is looking for a bright, efficient & competent administrative assistant:

Job Requirements:
•Excellent communication skills - both written and spoken
•Good phone manners •Basic knowledge in booking flights and hotels on the internet
•Proficiency in Microsoft office and other basic computer software
•Efficient secretarial skills
•Strong organizational skills
•Punctuality and Reliability
•Strong multi-tasking abilities

Responsibilities include:
• transcribing/Letter writing and proofreading proficiency
• e-mail correspondence
• Upkeep of personal database
• coordinating gifts, plaques and photo-presentations to donors
• Booking flights and hotels on the internet
• coordinating proposals for new projects/annual reports
• Annual Dinner… calls for ads etc.

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am-4:30pm | Friday, 9am – 1pm.

E-mail: crownheightsjob@gmail.com

Tonight-Shiur by Rabbi Yossi Jacobson live via telephone and internet hook-up

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

Shiur in english:
Tonight-Wednesday 10:00 PM EST
Phone 1-218-936-1600 Access code: 437541 Live video broadcast

Live Q+A following the shiur: email your questions to weeklylearning@gmail.com during the shiur.

Shiur in Hebrew:
Thursday, 1:00 PM EST

Live video broadcast

This shiur is being learned, Lizchus: Chana bas Rasha Zelda, Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel, Brocha Rivka bas Esther Yehudis, Ariel Leib ben Nechma, Alter Aharon Shmuel ben Etel, May they all have full and complete recoveries speedily in our days! Now!

***** Special thanks to Mendy Lewis and Menachem Cohen & Yekusiel Schusterman for all of their tech support!

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1147

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

High Frequency (ii)

"All flesh shall come to bow down before Me:"

At the time of that supreme revelation of the Divine Presence, all of humanity - even persons so unspiritual as to be described as "flesh" - will attain a level of perceptiveness that will inspire them to bow down humbly before their Maker.

Likkutei Torah, Zos HaBerachah, p. 97d

MAZEL TOV BUKIETS

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Sholom & Devorah (nee Sebbag) Bukiet - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn son.

May the newborn be a source of Nachas to his parents, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

1000 Tanyas Printed in Cyprus

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

Last week, an edition of Tanya was printed at the Chabad House in Larnaca, Cyprus. It was organized by the head shliach and Chief Rabbi of Cyprus, Rabbi Aryeh Ze’ev Raskin. It was the first time that the Tanya was printed in the city, creating great excitement.

The decision to print the Tanya first came about last Lag B’Omer, when Rabbi Yosef Shmuel Gerlitzky, shliach in Tel Aviv, attended the local parade. There, he surprised Rabbi Raskin by presenting him with an edition of the Tanya that had been printed in the capital of Cyprus, Nicosia. Rabbi Gerlitzky had organized the printing of the Tanya in Nicosia 18 years ago.

Rabbi Gerlitzky asked the assembled crowd at the parade to contribute towards the printing of the Tanya in Larnaca, and last week the printing finally took place. Among those present was Schneur Reichman, a supporter of Chabad in Larnaca, who flew to Cyprus especially for the occasion.

Various supporters and friends of Chabad in Cyprus looked on as 1,000 copies of Tanya were printed on good quality paper, with a leather binding.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Looking to hire head counselor for boys day camp

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

Jewish Russian Community of Ottawa is looking to hire head counselor for boys day camp.

Please contact Rabbi Michoel Gershzon at (613) 668 2770 email: rmg@jrccottawa.org

Business opportunity for energetic young man or couple

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

Business opportunity for an energetic and enthusiastic young man or couple.

Own and operate a Cholov Yisrael Dairy Eatery located in a Shlichus community in Northern NJ. Assistance provided.

For further information please contact 973-216-6019.

QUICKBOOKS WHIZ NEEDED

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

New York City Non-Profit seeks QUICKBOOKS WHIZ for part time work.

Good pay for diligent, trustworthy, experienced candidate.

Please email: sharamunder@yahoo.com if qualified.

LEVIEV IS WORLD'S 227TH RICHEST PERSON

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

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For the 5th year in a row, Levi Leviev, a world renowned mega-philanthropist has made it to the just published Forbes annual list of "The World's Billionaires."

The 52 year old Leviev, who has 9 children k"ah, is the 227th individual on the list with a net worth of 4.5 billion dollars Bli Ayin Hara.

Though Leviev moved down from 210th place where he was last year, Forbes has his net woth growing from 4.1 to 4.5 billion.

An article in the NY Times in September said that people close to Leviev put his net worth closer to $8 billion.

May G-D continue to bless him with much Gefen so that he can continue disbursing millions of dollars of Tzedka.

Here's what Forbes wrote about Leviev this year. "The largest cutter and polisher of diamonds on the planet is now becoming one of New York City's biggest landlords. His portfolio of trophy properties, acquired via his Tel Aviv-traded conglomerate, Africa Israel Investments, includes the New York Times Building and the tony Apthorp condo complex. In November he opened the New York outpost of his growing luxury diamond jewelry franchise called, of course, Leviev. The devout Lubavitcher recently decamped from B'nei Brak to Hampstead, a London neighborhood, a move the press chalked up to Israel's onerous taxes. (He denies the claim.) Leviev's new home is the $65 million Palladio, a seven-bedroom bulletproof estate replete with in-house nightclub and gold-plated indoor pool—the most expensive new home in Britain. "

Residents of Kfar Shemaryahu Help Their Brothers in Sderot

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

In a brotherly gesture of solidarity, a group of residents from Kfar Shemaryahu arrived in Sderot, bringing basic necessities for the latter city’s stalwart residents. Afterwards, Sderot’s Chabad House director Rabbi Moshe Ze’ev Pizam took the group on a tour of the city.

The group brought Purim costumes to the local kindergartens and even went into several grocery stores to pay off the debts of low-income families. Rabbi Pizam thanked the visitors for their kind gesture. The group was very moved by the visit, and they have promised to return in the near future.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

New York real estate: Crown Heights

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

PHOTOS FROM ARTICLE

As the heart of Brooklyn's Caribbean and Hasidic Jewish communities, Crown Heights deserves its reputation as a cultural touchstone. It is home to the annual West Indian Carnival Parade as well as to the international headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement.

Now, a growing number of young transplants, wooed by affordable housing and a central location, are helping Crown Heights to further diversify.

"Before, if you saw someone white, they were Hasidic; if they weren't white, they were African-American," said real-estate agent and longtime resident J.J. Katz. "Now, we're Chinese, American, everything. It's a cholent, a stew as they would say in Hebrew."

With difficult ethnic clashes behind it -- the infamous 1991 riots lasted three days and left at least 190 people injured -- residents seem united in their appreciation of Crown Heights' charms and conveniences.CONTINUE...

Have You Submitted Your Achdus Basket Order Yet?

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

Once again, the Oholei Torah PTA is implementing the Achdus Basket Project. Through our project, you can send your neighbors, families, and friends a beautiful shalach monos package that we pack and deliver for you, which will enable you to enjoy your “hassle free” Purim.

Your recipients will receive their shalach monos with a scroll that lists the names of the families who participated. At only $5 a name, you can include every one on your list.

This year, we have invited Shluchim and out of town residents who want to show their appreciation to their friends and families in Crown Heights to do so as well.

If you have misplaced your book or you have never received one, please call us, and we will mail you one promptly.

For more information, please call: Shuffi Telsner 718-774-2778, Sara Popack 718-735-2484, Kayli Malamud 718-363-1619, or Aida Junik 718-953-3197.

Please honor our deadline, and send in your order before March 10, 2008. For your convenience, we also sell beautiful ready made shalach monos baskets.

Please log on to www.PurimBasketsOt.com for more information.

THE SKIRT SITE GOES DRESSY!!!

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

TheSkirtSite.com has expanded again. We now carry a wide variety of Tznius skirts from jean to dressy--still with everything $40 or less!

Shop TheSkirtSite.com for sale prices every day, and don't forget we have flat rate shipping in the US!

Fantastic 3 bedroom + office space in beautiful brownstone!

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

Now available! Incredible 3 bedroom + office space in a fabulous brownstone.

New kitchen! All original details preserverd. Perfect for family or shares.

Call immediately for a viewing: Abba Realty 718-773-7130

CGI DETROIT ANNOUNCES HEAD STAFF

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

CGI Detroit Head Staff 5768

Head Counselors:
Levi Greenberg - El Paso, TX
Mendel Shemtov - Montevideo, Uruguay
Mendel Shemtov - Toledo, Ohio

Learning Directors:
Chaim Gurary - Brazil
Shmulik Shur - Crown Heights

A Deep and Long Lasting Impression - Part 1

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

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For the fifth year now, Talmidim-Shluchim from across N. America enjoyed a most enjoyable and inspiring three days, at the Kinus Talmidim Hashluchim, held this year in Detroit, MI.

Early Friday, Erev Shabbos, the Shluchim were streaming in to Yeshivas Lubavitch. (The early comers enjoyed a special Farbrengen with head Shliach Rabbi Berel Shemtov). After Davening and Breakfast the Shluchim boarded a bus for "Bikur Mosdos Chabad" in the city. They were hosted by Beis Chabad Torah Center of West Bloomfield where Rabbi Elimelech Silberberg welcomed them and related important thoughts and guidance for the Shluchim. Rabbi Avrohom Wineberg also shared a few words. Next stop was The Shul where Rabbi Kasriel Shemtov welcomed the Shluchim and gave them a tour of the beautiful building, also sharing the history of the 40 acre campus. The Shluchim left deeply impressed with the accomplishments of Chabad in the city.

Following Mincha and opening remarks from Vaad member Yudi Shmotkin esteemed guest Rabbi Leima Wilhelm Rosh Yeshivah of Rostov delivered a captivating Shiur in a Mammor, which lasted close to an hour, after which Kabolas Shabbos started.

At Seudas Shabbos, Schneur Hecht (Shliach Los Angeles) emceed with talent. Three of the Talmidim-Shluchim spoke, Ari Weingarten – New Haven, Mendy Shapiro - Chicago, Dovid Markel - Miami. They all spoke warm words bringing up some very important points to their friends on how to improve in the fulfillment of their Shlichus entrusted to them from the Rebbe. The Shluchim Farbrengd amongst themselves, strengthening each other. Others joined Mashpiah Rabbi Yossi Gourarie who was also farbrenging.

Shliach Yale New delivered a Sicha before Musaf. After Musaf the crowd Davened Mincha and then sat down for Kidush and Farbrengen.

Rabbi Leima Wilhelm in his wisdom spoke strongly to the Shluchim about their main and primary task being learning Torah and that is the support system of a Shliach. “Bmashmaneinu al yihey razon” he announced - it must be recognizable on a Shliach that torah exudes from him. The Farbrengens over Shabbos were in a very warm and geshmakeh atmosphere and very uplifting to everyone in attendance.

A report of Melava Malka and Sundays events including banquet will follow.

Second Annual FC Girls Volunteer Conference

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

The second annual Friendship Circle Girls Volunteer Conference was held this past Friday, Feb. 29 through Sunday, March 2, 2008, at the Friendship Circle's flagship center in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

Each of the 20 existing FC chapters sent in two volunteer leaders to meet their national and international peers for a fun-and-inspiration-filled weekend over which they could make lifelong friends and build on each others' successes.

"It was a real big success" says FC Division Director Rabbi Bentzi Groner.

From their Friday morning arrival at Detroit's international airport, the 50 girls ages 14-18 converged on the Meer Family Friendship Center, where they were accommodated for the duration of their stay.

Friday was spent in welcome and orientation speeches by West Bloomfield co-director Mrs. Bassie Shemtov and teen volunteer coordinator Ms. Batsheva Hadar, with senior mentor Brian Wilson of the Boston-based Autism Treatment Center of America flying in especially for the event to deliver an inspirational talk to the girls.

Mr. Duncan Wyeth, himself a former child with special needs, delivered another motivating speech on what it was like growing up and how the volunteers allow everyone to claim their rightful place in society. A guided tour of LifeTown was followed by preparations for Shabbos, which was ushered in with a touching candle lighting ceremony.

The Friday-night meal, served at The Shul of West Bloomfield adjacent to the Friendship Center, was marked with great food, camaraderie and Leadership Club candidates' speeches. A major highlight followed as the girls engaged in a spirited, personal and emotional debate that lasted two hours on the issue of one-on-one vs. group activities for children with special needs.

Shabbos day progressed from breakfast and Davening at The Shul to lunch complete with a fabulous informal atmosphere and more candidate speeches, plus a speech by Friendship House Director Rabbi Yisrael Pinson which was capped by interactive songs led by Mrs. Bassie Shemtov and a miniature Color War competition with the participation of special-needs families.

The late-afternoon Shalosh Seudos buffet was highlighted by the attendance of two families with special needs: a young adult who had been a FC child with special needs, and who now serving as a FC volunteer himself along with the child with special needs that the Friendship Circle has connected him with. The heartfelt presentations by this young man, plus those by his mother and his young charge's father, left all the teens profoundly moved. Two more candidate speeches came next, followed by presentations to last year's teen leaders.

Havdalah was followed by voting, complete with voting booths and ballots, in turn followed by a disability awareness program in the Weinberg Village facility. The girls were then treated to an exhilarating, fun-packed evening at a drum cafe, followed by a gregarious group photo once back at LifeTown. The happily exhausted group then whimsically autographed each others' pillows before collapsing into bed for the night.

The concluding Sunday program began with a morning banquet highlighted by Mr. Brian Nelson, who spoke on autism. A volunteer introduced the brand-new National Leadership Club, a support group for group leaders complete with daily tips, activities, and all-around support centered around its just-launched new website.

The new Wake a Thon project was then presented, followed by the announcement of the election winners and presentation of certificates to last year's volunteer leaders. Rabbi Groner then delivered a closing speech and distributed a custom-made gift to the new winners: personalized calendars with an entire 12 months of upcoming programming included.

The girls departed for all points around the world that afternoon. But they took with them inspiration to last a lifetime.

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Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

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Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

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Friends of Lubavitch of Florida - Lubavitch Educational Center annual dinner attended by hundreds

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

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From the beginning to the end there was an excitement that permeated this year’s annual scholarship dinner of Friends of Lubavitch of Florida and Lubavitch Educational Center. Starting with a Dvar Torah by the famed Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Y. Leib Schapiro, and a musical presentation by the Lubavitch Elementary School boys’ choir, the more than 500 guests enjoyed an evening that was both inspiring and uplifting.

Rabbi Abraham Korf, head shliach of the State of Florida delivered a brief history of the Rebbe’s involvement in establishing a Chabad presence in Florida 45 years ago, which has since seen the establishment of 137 Chabad institutions statewide and concluded with how we can see a true prophet in our generation, and who promised us that Moshiach is coming, and how we have to be ready for it.

The evening’s honorees included two new Grand Founders, Mr. and Mrs. Avi and Brochie Shaulson and Mr. and Mrs. Velvel and Julia Luzinsky, who have contributed $100,000 to Friends of Lubavitch of Florida. Also honored were the new Founders, Mr. and Mrs. Yossi and Ayelet Bortunk, Mr. and Mrs. Ariel Furst, Mr. and Mrs. Izik and Esti Gindi, and Mr. Martin Rozenblum, all of whom donated $25,000. Mrs. Judy Kitchner, General Studies Principal of Klurman Mesivta, was honored as Teacher of the Year. Speaking on behalf of all the honorees, Avi Shaulson, a prominent businessman and philanthropist from Miami Beach, spoke of the blessings he received from the Rebbe by becoming a Founder in 2000, enabling him to become a Grand Founder eight years later. With all of their children enrolled in Lubavitch Educational Center, Mr. Shaulson and his wife are extremely proud that the education their children are receiving is in accordance with the Rebbe’s wishes.

In accordance with the theme of this year’s event, “Ivdu Es Hashem B’Simcha,” which was chosen by the dinner chairmen, Mrs. Haim Wiener and Dr. Steve Barton, entertainment was provided by the fantastic “Duo Re’im.” The energetic duo, which performs Lubavitcher nigunim in Israel and throughout the world, sang a special rendition for Mr. Barton’s mother, who was celebrating her 92nd birthday. The dinner also featured the famous comedian Mark Schiff, who has performed for numerous Chabad functions and filled the room with laughter.

At the dinner it was announced that the 7-acre Campus Menachem will be dedicated by Dr. Steve Barton. The campus is home to Lubavitch Preschool, Lubavitch Elementary School, Beis Chana Middle and High School for Girls, a newly constructed sports field and professionally designed preschool playground.

According to Rabbi Benzion Korf, principal and director of Lubavitch Educational Center who also served as master of ceremonies for the evening, “The comments that I received regarding this year’s banquet were overwhelmingly positive. It was surely the best dinner we have ever had.”

Bogolubov moves from #799 to #260 on Forbes list of the "The World's Billionaires"

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

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Another notable on this years Forbes "The World's Billionaires" list is Mr. Gennady Bogolubov (Henadiy Boholyubov).

Mr. Bogolubov is the founder of the recently opened Bogolubov Foundation Simcha Fund, a fund dedicated exclusively to helping Shluchim and their families. The fund provides Shluchim who are celebrating Simchos, with $5000 for Weddings, $1800 for Bar Mitzvahs and $1200 for the birth of a baby.

Last year Forbes had Mr. Bogolubov listed at #799 with a net worth or $1.2 billion. Boruch Hashem, this year he is listed at #260 with a net worth of $4.0 billion.

May Hashem bless Mr. Gennady Bogolubov and his entire family with much Gefen, Gezunt, Parnossa BeHurchava and lots of Nachas so that they too may continue with their great acts of Tzedaka and Chessed

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Crown Heights: Sheitel Wash & Set Classes added!

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

* Do you ever wish you could Wash & Set Sheitel's yourself?
* Do you want to learn how to Wash & Set for some extra income?
* Now you can learn everything you need to know to maintain your own sheitel’s with a 5 hour crash course with expert stylist, Chani Shlanger.
* Come away with everything you always wish you knew...and tips your sheitel-Macher will never show you!
* Price includes a full D.I.Y kit to take home, and refreshments.
* Bring a relative or friend and save!

* When? This Motzei Shabbos and Sunday morning 8TH & 9TH of March.
* Where? Right here in Crown Heights.

Coming soon! Beginners and advance cutting classes.

For more information, please call Chani today 347-326-4548 or 718-7ST-WIGS

Also taking advance bookings for future classes.

Few spaces left this week.

More than 400 Bais Rivkah high school students take part in Shabbaton

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

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More than 400 Bais Rivkah high school students gathered last weekend at the luxurious Raleigh Hotel, situated in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, for a grand Shabbaton.

Fascinating and inspiring guest speakers included Rabbi B. Kaplan(Israel), Rabbi Z.L Markowitz (Monsey), Rabbi and Mrs. Chaya Teldon (Long Island), Rabbi Bleich (Ma.) principals, teachers, and Bnos Chabad leaders.

The program included farbrengens, workshops, singing and more. Motzei Shabbos there was an exciting Melave Malka featuring a performance by an illusionist, followed by live music and dancing.

On Sunday the girls visited the Ohel where there they wrote panim and shared with the Rebbe their hachlotos.

What are you doing for your Purim program this year?

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

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Witness to a Miracle at World’s Lowest Ritual Bath

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008

Students from the Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical seminary in Arad, Israel, joined their teacher, Rabbi Yaakov Mendelzohn, to view what has been termed a miracle in the town of Neot Hakikar just south of the Dead Sea. The location’s mikvah, which had been completed weeks ago, was rendered unusable until a freak rainfall last week. Jewish law stipulates that ritual baths contain a reservoir of rain water.
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GOT SHOLOM ZOCHORS?

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

If you know of a Sholom Zochor - in Crown Heights or anywhere else - kindly email us @ shmais@aol.com.

Please make sure to leave your name and number in case we need to contact you.

HISKASHRUS FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

Thursday
29th Adar I

Erev Rosh Chodesh – Yom Kippur Katan.

On this day, we should increase in activities related to the three pillars upon which the world stands: Torah, Avodah (Tefillah instead of Korbanos), and Gemilus Chassadim.

During Mincha, Tachanun is not said.

Friday
30th Adar I, First day of Rosh Chodesh Adar II

[Customs of Rosh Chodesh were recently published in Hiskashrus, issues 689, 694, 702, and 706.]

Shacharis:

“Yaaleh Veyavo” and Half Hallel. “Ve’Avraham Zaken … Zevadiah …” three times. Kaddish Tiskabel, Shir shel Yom, Hoshiyainu, Barchi Nafshi, Kaddish Yosom.

Krias Hatorah, Ashrei, Uva Letzion, Yehallelu. Hachnosas Sefer Torah. The Tefillin are removed, and then Rabbeinu Tam’s Tefillin are put on. Krias Shema, Parshiyos: Kadesh, Vehayah Ki Yaviecha, the Six Remembrances, and then these Tefillin are removed. A Perek of Tehillim should be said (and any of the Tehillim can be recited, in order to say Kaddish), Kaddish, Musaf.

With regard to anyone who has completed 12 months of mourning during this month visiting the cemetery, see note 10.

[Note 10: Anyone whose father or mother passed away in the month of Nisan during the previous year, and whose twelve months of mourning are completed during Adar Sheini should go to the cemetery on the date that the mourning period has come to an end. (See Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh Deah, 444:20.) This is also the case for anyone who has a Yahrzeit during the regular month of Adar. Many people are very strict, also among Anash, to observe the laws of Yahrzeit also during Adar Sheini. However, during the actual month of Nisan, the Rebbe ruled that one should not visit a cemetery. (This was an instruction to Rebbitzen Karasik, a”h, of Tel Aviv, as related by her family members.)]

Regarding the mitzvos and mivtzoyim of Purim, the Rebbe wrote, “All of this requires time, preparation, and action. Therefore one should begin on Rosh Chodesh, and as with anything that is important, the preparations should be made in time, at least from Rosh Chodesh.”

Rabbi Zev Segal, father of Jewish Radio personality Nachum Segal is missing

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

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Please join the community wide tehillim effort for the safe return of Harav Zev ben Miriam.

Rabbi Zev Segal, a Manhattan resident, was last seen at 8:15 a.m. after doing a radio talk show for JM in the AM (WFMU) at 43 Montgomery St., according to police. He was given directions by his son to Kushner Academy in Livingston to pick up mail, but never arrived and efforts to contact him by cell phone failed.

He is described as in good mental health, 6-2, 190 pounds and was wearing a gray felt hat, gray suit and tie and glasses. He was driving a dark green four-door 1999 Mercury with New York license plate ALT3961.

Anyone with information is urged to call Jersey City police at 201-547-5427 or 201-547-5477.

INFO TO BE MENACHEM AVEL THE BERKOWITZ FAMILY

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

The Berkowitz family: Rabbi Mottel Berkowitz - CH, Rabbi Shea Berkowitz, Rabbi Aaron Dovid Berkowitz - CA, Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz - CA, Rabbi Chaim Berkowitz, Mrs. Pearl Tennenbaum and Mrs. Leah Mezei are sitting Shiva until Shabbos after the passing of Their dear mother Mrs. Chana Berkowitz of Monsey, NY

Address: 2 Weiner drive off route 306, Monsey, New York
Phone: 845-425-9020

Rabbi Mottel Berkowitz will be sitting Shiva on Friday at 642 Eastern Parkway (between Brooklyn and New York Ave) from 1:00-4:00 Mincha will be at 3:00 pm.
Phone: 718-778-3249

Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz will be sitting in Los Angeles at 435 N. Poinsettia Place beginning with Maariv, Thursday at 10:45 PM
Friday Shacharis at 9:15 AM
Mincha at 3:00 PM

Rabbi Chaim Berkowitz from Montreal will be sitting shiva at his home 6073 Trans Island Montreal quebec
phone # 514 733 2914 . Mincha and maariv Bizman and shacharis at 9:00 am !

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehee besochom

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

Yaakov Flint (Crown Heights) to Mushka Lifshitz (Crown Heights)
Lechayim i"yh tonight - Thursday @ Chovevei Torah

Arab Terrorist Attacks Jerusalem's Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva: 8 Dead

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) An Arab terrorist infiltrated Jerusalem's Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva at around 8:30 Thursday night and murdered eight Jews. At least 10 people were wounded; five are in serious to critical condition, a sixth victim was wounded moderately and four others, lightly.

The attacker entered the yeshiva and opened fire on students before he was gunned down himself by an armed civilian. Witnesses say that the attack began in the seminary's library with the terrorist spraying bullets in every direction before anyone could react.

The part-time yeshiva student who killed the terrorist, 40-year-old Yitzchak Dadon, said that he shot the attacker in the head with his personal weapon. David Shapira, a yeshiva graduate and officer in the paratroopers, heard the shots from his nearby home, ran to the yeshiva and "finished [the terrorist] off." CONTINUE...

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

URGENT 4

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Tragedy: Body, car of missing rabbi found in Hackensack River

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. - A vehicle containing the body of a 91-year-old rabbi who's been missing for more than a day has been pulled from the Hackensack River, authorities said Thursday.

The dark-green, four-door Mercury Marquis that had been driven by Rabbi Zev Segal was spotted in the water at low tide Thursday and pulled from the river, said Jersey City Police Chief Tom Comey.

"The person in the vehicle has been positively identified as Mr. Segal," Comey said.

Segal hasn't been seen since he appeared on radio station WFMU in Jersey City on Wednesday morning.

Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio said it wasn't yet known exactly how the car ended up in the water. The investigation is ongoing, but DeFazio said at this point, authorities don't suspect foul play.

Segal was on his way to an appointment in Livingston when he went missing Wednesday morning, Comey said. It appeared his body had been in the water for at least 24 hours, he said.

Marking 27th Adar With a Woman’s Mitzvah

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

Yesterday, 27th Adar I, a very special event for Jewish women took place at the Chabad House in Abikur, located in a neighborhood not far from Tzefat and run by the shliach Rabbi Chaim Silver. The women enjoyed a fascinating and fun seminar on how to make challah. Esty Davidson gave the two-hour seminar at the home of Mrs. Cochi Sheetrit.

During that time, the women made fresh, delicious challos while hearing some fascinating insights on the nature and role of a Jewish woman. The women enjoyed themselves very much, and they asked for similar future events to take place in this outlying neighborhood.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Exciting teaching opportunities in Philadelphia

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

Cheder Chabad of Philadelphia is looking to fill the following positions:

1. Teacher for enthusiastic class of 1st-3rd grade girls. Job available immediately.
2. Teachers for coming school year. Grades Nursery-4th grade.

Join the Cheder Chabad team where children love to go to school! We're perfect for post sem girls! Close to New York.

Good working conditions. Innovative and creative program. Strong emphasis on Derech Eretz and Ahavas Yisroel.

Please call 610-896-1686 after 5 pm or email: m.gerber.cheder@gmail.com.

Business opportunity for energetic young man or couple

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

Business opportunity for an energetic and enthusiastic young man or couple.

Own and operate a Cholov Yisrael Dairy Eatery located in a Shlichus community in Northern NJ. Assistance provided.

For further information please contact 973-216-6019.

President Bush: I condemn in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack in Jerusalem

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

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STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

I condemn in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack in Jerusalem that targeted innocent students at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva. This barbaric and vicious attack on innocent civilians deserves the condemnation of every nation.

I have just spoken with Prime Minister Olmert to extend my deepest condolences to the victims, their families, and to the people of Israel. I told him the United States stands firmly with Israel in the face of this terrible attack.

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1148

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

Weeping Over the Past

"They shall come with weeping, and I shall lead them with supplications." In the time to come, Divinity will be revealed to every individual. In every man's heart, therefore, there will be aroused an intense compassion and a weeping over the imperfections of the past.

Torah Or, Vaeira, p. 5d

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

Asher (ben R' Elisha) Schochet (Toronto, Ontario) to Leah Fishman (Johannesburg, South Africa)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-THURSDAY CONFERENCE ROOM 788 EASTERN PARKWAY

Chabad Yeshiva Teaches Martial Arts – on TV

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

Chabad journalist Uri Revach produced a special news item on the Mabat current affairs show, screened on Israel’s Channel One, about Tiferet Hatmimim, a Chabad yeshiva ketana in Hadera. The yeshiva is for boys, aged 14-15, who have fallen out of the regular system.

The news item shows the boys learning martial arts and riding horses, as well as the professionals who work with them. “Many boys are thrown out of yeshiva over nothing, and end up staying up home are able to discover their positive strengths,” says Rabbi Shmuel Axelrod, one of the yeshiva’s educators, during the program.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Alaska summer camp

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

Awesome Opportunity of a lifetime!

Looking for experienced camp counselors for a Two week day camp in Anchorage, Alaska May 26 through June 6

Contact Esty Greenberg @ estygreenberg@gci.net or 907-279-1200

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Apartment for rent in the heart of Crown Heights

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

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Please call 954-931-9992

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Anti-Semites Vandalize Gravesite of R’ Elimelech of Lizhensk

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

The Jewish world was horrified by the shocking vandalism of the gravesite in Poland of R’ Elimelech of Lizhensk, also known as the “Noam Elimelech” this week. Yesterday morning, a group of Jewish visitors was shocked to discover anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas sprayed on the walls of the tomb.

Mrs. Monica Kravchick, representative of the Jewish Heritage Fund in Poland, first reported the incident to the Jewish cemeteries department of the Rabbinical Council of Europe (RCE). The department’s director, Rabbi Avraham Abba Turetzky, immediately contacted the authorities. At the same time, efforts are under way to organize better security at holy sites across Europe to prevent any further incidents.

An official complaint was lodged with the area police department, which has launched an investigation into the incident. The RCE is currently trying to have the site declared as an historic area, which would require 24-hour guard.

Rabbi Sholom Ber Stambler of Warsaw commented that Lizhensk draws thousands of Jewish visitors from around the world, who daven at the gravesite.

Two days earlier, a similar act of vandalism occurred at the gravesite of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

REBBE VIDEO OF THE DAY: From One, Many - Part 2

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

25 Jewish Families Get Guidance in S. Petersburg

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

S. PETERSBURG, Russia – This week in Russia's northern capital, the Great Choral Synagogue and the Jewish community of S. Petersburg hosted a warm event involving 25 Jewish families. Designed to be of an informational and spiritual nature, participants received useful guidance on various themes to do with the home, family life, and the health and prosperity of loved ones.

Planned and led by two dynamic leaders of the S. Petersburg Jewish community – Sarah Pewzner and Dina Pinsky – the gathering took place in the renowned 'Lechaim' restaurant. The hosts facilitated discussions on key commandments about the cleanliness of family life and, in particular, visiting the Mikvah.

Ester Segal, a popular Israeli television host and mother of six children, also spoke to the group, emphasizing the importance of upholding Jewish traditions. The men conversed with Rabbi Tzvi Pinsky, the Director of the Jewish Community Center, while the women visited the Mikvah. The event also featured a raffle for numerous traditional Jewish items - Mezuzahs, silver glasses for Shabbat Kiddush, silver candlesticks, and decorative "Birkat Habait" plaques citing blessings for a Jewish home. Attendees received the book "The Secret of Jewish Femininity" and gift packages for visiting the Mikvah.

The evening culminated in sweets from the Grand Hotel Europe. "This is the start of something beautiful," commented organizer Sarah Pewzner. "We will continue to arrange such encounters, which will be the match that gives light to our Jewish families".

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Banquet-Farbrengen Wraps Up 3 days of Inspiration – Detroit Kinus

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

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Following an immensely inspiring Shabbos especially the Farbrengen Shabbos afternoon which ended on a beautiful note, at 9:00 we went to the newly renovated Cheder building for Melava Malka.

M.C. Yudi Shmotkin, opened the event and asked Shliach Moshe Pape, Montreal, to address the crowd, which he did with so much warmth. Next, Rabbi Bentzion Stein long time Menahel of the Cheder was invited to speak. Rabbi Stein spoke to the Shluchim about how to relate to a Bochur and about the profound impact an older Shliach can have on a younger Talmid, at times, beyond what Hanhala can achieve. Hanhala member Mendel Popack spoke on how to identify the needs of a Bochur and how to go about dealing with them, catering to their specific situation.

After Chasidus, Davening and breakfast at the beautiful Beis Chabad of North Oak Park, we went we boarded a bus to West Bloomfield where we had a tour of the Friendship Circle campus.

At this point we gathered for a very relevant ‘closed-door session’ with Rabbi Leima Wilhelm – Kinus guest. The seventy Shluchim there, were taken by Rabbi Wilhelm’s poignant and targeted message.

Following was the most vital session of the Kinus: ‘Hamaseh hu ha’ikar, as the Rebbe always stressed to the Kinusim. The crowd gathered for a Round-table discussion. Yossi Zaklikofsky moderated this discussion, as ideas were being presented by the participating Shluchim. After much debate there was a decision of four very important Hachlatos, each fundamentally contributing to the Shluchim and their Shlichus.

Next, the crowd set up for a group picture. This was followed by a spontaneous dance to a Lebedike Chassidishe Nigun and then Mincha.

Nicely set tables welcomed us in the social hall of The Shul. Yudi Shmotkin introduced Yossi Zaklikofsky to emcee the event. He welcomed the crowd and after opening remarks asked Rabbi Yisroel Pinson to share a few words. Rabbi Pinson stressed that Ahavas Yisroel to every Yid equally is at the route of our Shlichus. Shliach Mendy Wolff – Los Angeles, spoke passionately that with the proper focus we can successfully accomplish our dual mission of being Yeshiva Bochurim ourselves and at the same time impacting our younger peers.

To address the theme Yossi invited the Head Shliach to the state of Michigan, who this year is celebrating fifty years on Shlichus. Rabbi Berel Shemtov Farbrenged with the crowd for about 45 minutes, telling the Shluchim that with Emunah in the Rebbe’s words we should fulfill our mission like soldiers, whose sole interest is to carry-out the command of the general. He also elaborated that the Rebbe clarified any doubt that a Chosid may have in today’s time and left no question unanswered.

Yossi Zaklikofsky took the podium to close the Kinus. While doing so, he thanked the hosting Yeshivah as well as Zalman Deren and Meir Sokofsky who took great care of the guest. Special thanks went to the local Anash who opened their homes so graciously to the Shluchim.

He also thanked Vaad members namely: Yudi Shmotkin, Yitzi Steiner and Reuven Gitter for their tireless work in making the Kinus a great success.

After Bentching, the crowd parted to the song of Tayereh Brider, leaving each other with renewed strength and invigorated Chayus to return to their Shlichus. Each received a Souvenir CD a collection of Sichos the Rebbe spoke to the Shluchim over the years. With the hope that very soon we will all merit to be reunited with our Meshaleiach.

To Israeli Chess Champion, We're All Pawns

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

The southern desert city of Be'er Sheva may be Israel's chess capital, but the northern coastal town of Kiryat Motzkin is a close runner-up. Its local municipality instituted a chess curriculum last year in its schools, and has since hosted city-wide competitions.

Dov Zaltz, the Israeli chess champion who manages the program, says that most of Kiryat Motzkin's schools now teach their students the intricacies of the two-person game.

"It is wonderful to see the brilliance of the younger generation," says Zaltz, 52, stroking his white and grey beard. "It is necessary to teach the children chess, it helps build the children's self esteem and their learning capabilities."

Zaltz's eyes light up when he talks about the latest competition he organized.continue...

First Orthodox youth club in Hungary!

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

Currently it is estimated that there are between 60,000-100,000 Jews living in Hungary. Almost all of them live in Budapest.... www.bjyc.org

Mashgichim and Tutor Needed in S. Francisco, CA

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

Need 2 mashgichim for full-time work hrough Pesach and, if possible, beyond.

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Tutor also needed for 14 year old Lubavitch boy.

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Call the Vaad Hakashrus of Northern Californmia, Rabbi Welton @ 510-812-7000

Getzy Markowitz: Ark of the Ark

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

At the edge of a Catskill forest, suspended by six beams that were supported by three trees, stood our three story tree house. It took us an entire summer to complete our "club's headquarters". For us boys, going upstate for the summer meant spending every possible moment atop our beloved playhouse. When the summer holidays ended, it was our fear that the home we made might not stand by the next season. And as its construction was my greatest joy, its destruction was that of another boy.

There was one child who in his maliciousness took the opportunity of being in the country while the rest of us were downstate, to demolish what we worked so hard to accomplish. He detached the wooden planks that maintained our elevation, thinking that he had destroyed all hopes for our dwellings restoration. But he hadn't the strength or tools to sever the lumber fastened to the limbs of timber. We could, would, and did rebuild on the untouched beams.

In Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark, the German Chancellor attempts to use the power of the Ark of the Covenant to armor his stormtroopers with invincibility. In the end, what was to provide that strength destroys their hopes along with themselves. Of course the film was fiction, and despite the reality of sacred Temple artifacts being stored in the Vatican, the Ark is not among them and its image not carved on Rome's arch of Titus.

When Pompey conquered Jerusalem years before Titus' leveling of the Temple, he stormed the Holy of Holies, and to his shock, found it empty. Naked of the religious paraphernalia he had expected, but heavily clothed in the spirit of Jewish worship. Where was the Ark of the Covenant? Only once had it been captured and to its captures misfortune, then restored to the Sanctuary.

Once King Solomon completed the ancient Temple, the Ark was stored in the Holy of Holies accompanied by the Divine presence which emanated from the sacred vessel. However, Solomon was an enlightened man who was granted the foresight of an eventual leveling of the home he had completed for G-d. Therefore, he hollowed a chamber deep beneath the Temple, where the Holy Ark would be stored and unfound until it would be redeemed along with the people who longed for its effect.

Maimonodies implies that the underground chamber was part of the Temple's master construction. This suggests a twist on history: if the compartment that houses the artifact which provided G-d's glory withstood the Temple's total destruction -inclusive of its foundations- as described by Josephus, then there were no two houses of G-d atop mount Moriah, and there will not be a third. Rather, the subsequent two Temples of Cyrus and Messiah, was and will be, built atop the untarnished wooden box from which beams forth G-d's majesty, eternally.

We built a house on those trees, and "man is a tree of the field" who must house G-d, within himself. Your soil cannot be soiled. If your spiritual landscape seems devastated, build on the part of you that is unsullied, waiting to be developed. If you can't find it, dig deeper.

CLICK HERE for previous essays by the author.

Vols coach visits UF, Jewish center

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

Just a few hours before he led the Volunteers in their win over UF, the University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl sported a yarmulke that read, "It's Great to be a Jewish Gator."

Pearl was the guest of honor at UF's Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student & Community Center on Wednesday as the first speaker in the center's Jewish Heritage Program, which aims to unite Jewish professionals with young members of the faith.

Rabbi Berl Goldman, the center's executive director, contacted Pearl through a rabbi friend in Knoxville and asked him to speak. continue...

Boymelgreen, Azorim sell hotel stake

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008

Boymelgreen Capital Ltd., a New York property developer, and its unit Azorim Investment Development & Construction Co. agreed to sell half their holdings in seven Israeli hotels to investors led by Chicago's Lawrence Geller.

The US group will pay $28.7 million for a 50 percent stake in a company being formed to buy the properties, Tel Aviv, Israel-based Azorim said in a statement to the city's stock exchange on Wednesday. The sale values the hotels at $139m. including $81m. in bank debt. CONTINUE...

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - MRS. GOLDA SHAMUEL OBM

Friday, Mar 07, 2008

With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Golda Shamuel of Boro Park. The Nifteres is the mother of Yibadlu Lechaim Tovim: Yitzchok Isaac Fromer and the sister of Esther Moskovich.

The Levaya will be today-Friday, 10:00am @ Shomrei Hadas.

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehee besochom

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Friday, Mar 07, 2008

Chaim Zaklos (Oak Park, MI) to Aidel (Bas R' Menachem) Blau (Crown Heights)
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HISKASHRUS FOR SHABBOS

Friday, Mar 07, 2008

Shabbos Parshas Pekudei/Shekalim

1 Adar Sheini- The Second Day of Rosh Chodesh

* It is preferable to roll the second Sefer Torah for Parshas Rosh Chodesh and the third Sefer Torah for Parshas Shekalim before Shacharis to prevent “tircha detzibbura” [inconveniencing the congregation].

* Shacharis – Half Hallel, Kaddish Tiskabel, Shir shel Yom, Barchi Nafshi, Kaddish Yosom. The Ark is opened, and the three Sifrei Torah are taken out. Once the Sifrei Torah have been brought to the Bimah, a minor can also be allowed to hold a Sefer Torah

From the first Sefer Torah, six people are called up to read the portions of this week’s Sedra, Pekudai, until its end (i.e. the Shishi Aliyah called up reads until the end of the Sefer, and is, in effect the Aliyah for ‘Chazak’).

During the reading of the final verse of the Parsha, which concludes the entire Book of Shemos (and this is also the case at the conclusion of all of the Five Books of the Torah), it is customary to stand. At the end of the Sefer, the entire community recites, followed by the Baal Koreh, “Chazak Chazak Venis’chazek.” The person who was called up to the Torah also recites this verse.

Afterwards, the second Sefer Torah is put down next to the first. Hagbah and Gelilah take place with the first Sefer Torah. From the second Sefer Torah, the seventh person is called up for the reading for Rosh Chodesh. This is taken from Parshas Pinchas: “Uvayom Hashabbos … Uveroshei Chodsheichem …” (Bamidbar 28:9-16). The third Sefer Torah is then placed next to the second, and Half Kaddish is said. Hagbah and Gelilah are then done with the second Sefer Torah.

For Maftir, the third Sefer Torah is used to read Parshas Shekalim. This is found at the beginning of Parshas Ki Tissa: “Ki Tissa … Lechaper Al Nafshoseichem” (Shemos 30:11-16). Hagbah and Gelilah are done with the third Sefer Torah. Haftorah: “Vayichros Yehoyada … Lecohanim Yihyu.” (Melachim II, 11:7-12, 17). The first and last verses of Haftaras Shabbos Rosh Chodesh, “Hashomayim Kisi” (Yeshayah 66:1, 23, 24, 23) are then added.

If there are only two Sifrei Torah, Parshas Pekudei is read from the first one. At the end of the reading of the Parsha, the Sefer Torah is raised, and when it is placed on the table (while the gabbai says the “Mi Shebeirach,” to prevent “tircha detzibbura”) it is rolled immediately for Parshas Shekalim (Tissa). Then the one who raises it takes it and places on the bench, binds it, and dresses it in its mantle. The second Sefer Torah is used for Krias Rosh Chodesh. Kaddish is recited, and it is raised and rolled as usual. The first Sefer Torah is then opened again for Parshas Shekalim, after which it is raised and rolled up in the regular way.

* If there is only one Sefer Torah, it is not raised after Half Kaddish but it is rolled until [Parshas Rosh Chodesh and] Parshas Shekalim. It is only raised and rolled after all of the readings are finished, meaning after Maftir.

* Half Kaddish is always recited after the reading before Maftir.

* If the weekly Haftarah, or any other Haftarah, was read by mistake, Haftaras Parshas Shekalim should be read afterwards, “Vayichros Yehoyada.” If the error was only noticed after the blessings (for after the Haftarah), it is read without a blessing.

* Av Harachamim is not said.

* Mussaf: During Mussaf – ‘Atah Yotzarta.’ If one made a mistake and recited ‘Tikanta Shabbos,’ he has not discharged his obligation.

* Farbrengen [for three reasons: Shabbos Chazak, Shabbos Shekalim, Rosh Chodesh] at Shul.

* “Standing up on ‘Shabbos Chazak’ - Each Jewish person should strengthen himself and his household and everyone around him … in every aspect of Yiddishkeit … and it is worthwhile connecting this to a special Farbrengen … It is customary in several holy communities in Israel for the Gabbaim to organize a Kiddusha Rabbah on Shabbos Chazak, and this custom should surely be strengthened and revived everywhere – and there should be an increase in Divrei Torah (and also in taking on good resolutions …), and there should be added joy on the completion of a book of the Torah.

* During Mincha, Tzidkas’cha is not said.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Friday, Mar 07, 2008

Shmully (ben R' Izzy OBM) Rosenfeld (Crown Heights) to Chani Fellig (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
LECHAIM IYH MONDAY NIGHT @ LUABVITCH YESHIVA

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Eight Suspects Held in Yeshiva Massacre, Jordan Bans Mourning

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) Jerusalem police arrested eight people over the weekend in connection with the massacre of eight yeshiva students at the Merkaz HaRav Kook Yeshiva last Thursday night.

Jerusalem District Police Chief Aharon Franco confirmed on Saturday that eights suspects had been detained on suspicion of involvement in the terror attack, which police said was well- planned. No details on the eight suspects were released.

Franco also said in an interview with Channel 2 TV that the killer did not fit the standard Palestinian Authority terrorist profile. “He is not known to the security forces. He was a normal man who worked as a driver, who was going to be married soon,” he said.

The murderer, 25-year-old Ala Abu Dheim, had operated completely under the radar, stockpiling ammunition and weapons, some of which remained after the attack. Abu Dheim also personally chose the target and time for the attack after spending considerable time observing and gathering intelligence about the yeshiva, it was learned. CONTINUE...

In Siberia, Jewish Women Mark Month of Adar

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

BARNAUL, Russia – The 'Chaya Mushka' Women's Club operated by the Jewish community of Barnual has had a busy time over the past few months, preparing for two upcoming holidays – International Women's Day, which will take place on March 8th, and Purim. In anticipation of the festivities, club members who attended this week's gathering received a bouquet of flowers that were hand-made by their peers.

"While International Women's Day is a special day, it is days like today that remind us how much solidarity we can really experience amongst ourselves," noted one of the participants. "This is something that we can know everyday". More than 20 women attended this meeting and tried their hand at a game that is especially played on Purim. After very knowledgeably answering the questions in this friendly quiz, the victor was Irina Sokolova, who went home with a prize.

Sitting down to enjoy a holiday buffet and surrounded by colorful decorations, attendees had the opportunity to listen to a talk by Liba-Masha Kamenetskaya about the feast thrown by King Akhashverosh. Other highlights of the evening include mask making, skits, a sing along. Festivities culminated in a raffle with several prizes – holy books, including the "Tehilim" and "Bringing Heaven Down To Earth", which is compiled from teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson of righteous memory.

This evening is one indication that the month of Adar is to be a lively and merry period. The Jewish community of Barnaul is the center of Jewish life in the Altai Republic. Located in western Siberia, this is a vibrant member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

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Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1149

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

From Mourning to Joy

"And I shall turn their mourning into joy."

It is obvious enough that when Mashiach comes and the Beis HaMikdash is rebuilt, there will be no more mourning on Tishah BeAv. But why should this day be set aside as a joyful Yom-Tov?

On Tishah BeAv the Beis HaMikdash was destroyed on account of Israel's evil deeds, which aroused Divine anger. Nevertheless, though the external and visible aspect of this anger was outright punishment, its inner aspect - its ultimate motivation - was G-d's intense love of His people. It was precisely this love that caused Him such extreme distress when His children became soiled by sin. (If there were no such love, their conduct would be of no consequence to Him.)

Once judgment will have been done, and the Divine fury will have run its course, what will remain will be the underlying, innermost Divine attribute - G-d's love for His people. And, as this love surfaces, in the time to come Tishah BeAv will become a Yom-Tov.

This insight enables us to understand a teaching of the Midrash[331] on a phrase first spoken after the First Destruction: "He has sated me with bitter food." On this the Midrash comments that Tishah BeAv and Pesach share a common theme. (Indeed, according to the standardized calendar, the first day of Pesach in any particular year always falls on the same day of the week as does Tishah BeAv.) What is this common theme? - On Pesach, the external aspect of G-d's love for His people was revealed; on Tishah BeAv, the innermost aspect of this love will be revealed.

The Maamarim of the Alter Rebbe on the Nevi'im, p. 214

A New Community Center in Belo Horizonte

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

The Chabad House in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, run by shliach Rabbi Nissim Katri, has acquired a plot of land that will be used for constructing a new community center.

The new center will be located near the present Chabad House, which was built 15 years ago and was sponsored by Yisrael and Yehudis Preminger, members of the local community.

The Chabad House is called the “Rappaport Chabad House,” after relatives of the Preminger family who also lived in Belo Horizonte. As the Rappaports never had children, the Chabad House serves as an ongoing, living tribute to their memory.

Rabbi Katri has worked in Belo Horizonte, capital of the central Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, for 21 years. Its Jewish community numbers around 2,000 Jews. “This is the first Jewish institution to be built in this city,” Rabbi Katri reported. “The biggest problem around here is intermarriage, and the Chabad House’s most pressing challenge is to attract the attention of the young people. Building a new center will definitely help the Chabad House to reach out to many more people, including the youth.”

At the beginning of last week, a foundation stone for the new center was laid at a special ceremony attended by various community leaders and notables. “This ceremony is just one of the first signs of a total turnaround for the Jewish community,” said Rabbi Katri hopefully.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Teens accused of vandalizing temple agree to community service

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

SWAMPSCOTT, MA — The three teenagers accused of hate crimes against a local synagogue will perform community service under an agreement reached in juvenile court, according to Rabbi Yossi Lipsker.

The teens, all 14-year-olds, were accused of scrawling graffiti on the walls of the Chabad Lubavitch synagogue on Burrill Street and later setting the synagogue's van on fire. The incidents occurred in October 2005 just before and after Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year.

Lipsker said the teens will perform community service as part of an agreement reached in court. He said he could not provide more specifics.

"We hope that a strong message has been sent that these kinds of acts will not be tolerated under any circumstances in our community," Lipsker said. continue...

LOOKING FOR COUNSELORS FOR A FIVE WEEK DAY CAMP

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

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Chabad of California’s Matzah Factory & Exodus is looking for Bochurim who want to make dough!

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

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We are looking for a talented group of staff to run the amazing Matzah Factory& Exodus project in Los Angeles California.

The Program Runs from March 30 – April 13. And thousands of participants enjoy coming each year!

We are looking for actors, lighting and sound assistants, stage managers, and Matzah bakers.

If you are interested, hard-working and looking to participate in an amazing experience, please e-mail us at ChabadYouthPrograms@gmail.com or call (310) 622-8028.

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Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

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MUST SEE VIDEO OF THE DAY: "Behind the Miracle" as related by Rabbi Zev Segal O"H

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

Rabbi Zev Segal passed away earlier this week in New Jersey. He was 91 years old. Rabbi Segal was the Rabbi of Young Israel of Newark congregation for over 40 years. In the late 1960’s, he served as the President of the Rabbinical Council of America. He frequently met with the Rebbe about issues confronting the Jewish communities across the world.

As part of its My Encounter with the Rebbe project, Jewish Educational Media conducted an interview Rabbi Segal in May of 2007.

Gali’s Gift to Holocaust Survivors

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

Gali, a student at the Golan School in Ramat Hasharon, celebrated her eighth birthday this week. When her parents asked her what she wanted as a birthday present, however, she gave a very different answer from what they expected. Gali said that she did not want anything for herself and that she would like to give any gifts that she received to people who did not have anything of their own.

Gali’s grandparents are Holocaust survivors, and after some thought Gali decided that she wanted to devote her birthday to helping other elderly survivors.

Gali’s family contacted the local Chabad shliach, Rabbi Yehudah Butman. Rabbi Butman gathered several other shluchim, and with Gali and her friends they packed gift boxes with food and treats. Gali and her friends then distributed these boxes at a hostel for Holocaust survivors in Ramat Hasharon.

The elderly survivors were very moved by this gesture, and they thanked Gali and her friends for their visit. The parents of Gali’s friends also appreciated Gali’s thoughtfulness, and they decided that this beautiful idea should be repeated again in the near future.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Children With Special Needs and Their Parents Applaud Chabad's Friendship Circle

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (March 5, 2008) (lubavitch.com/LNS) “A model for a Jewish People unified by shared goals and ideals,” is how Dr. Talya Fishman describes Friendship Circle of Chabad of the Delaware Valley.

Before a crowd of 350 at the Friendship Circle banquet on Sunday night, Dr. Fishman, an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at University of Pennsylvania, credited Friendship Circle, a project of Guideline Services-Lubavitch House, with helping the community, “discover that what we have in common must be cultivated together if we, as individuals and as a community, are to rise to our potential.”

Dr. Fishman’s daughter Elisheva, 18, has been enjoying weekly visits from Friendship Circle’s teen volunteers since the program began four years ago. Started with a handful of participants by Rabbi Zev and Chani Baram, leaders of Chabad of Old City Philadelphia, Friendship Circle has grown to include 115 volunteers from 15 schools helping 75 children with special needs.CONTINUE...

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Serving our customers for the past 20 years!!

Gershon Chaimson
325 Kingston Avenue
between 1-7 pm
call: 718-773-1434 or 718-207-2910

FEMALE HEAD COUNSELOR & COUNSELORS NEEDED (1 OR 2 SESSIONS)

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

Gan Israel Day Camp of Rockland County seeking dynamic Head Counselor (with driver's license) & 5-6 lively counselors (age 16 & up.)

Situated in New City, NY on our own beautiful, spacious air-conditioned facility (with heated pool and outdoor gym.) Conveniently located 1 1/2 hours from Crown Heights, 1 hour from the Catskills (the Country), close to NJ, Monsey (and great shopping!)

Willing to hire for 1 session only.
1st session:July 1-July 25.
2nd session: July 28-Aug. 21.

Email resume to: akotlarsky@gmail.com, call Rabbi Avremel or Chany Kotlarsky at (845) 634-0951, or fax to (845) 634-7704.

LAST CHANCE TO HELP! HURRICANE KATRINA NEARLY DESTROYED US...YOU CAN ENSURE WE THRIVE

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

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After the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, Torah Academy was found flooded and in poor condition. To our dismay, we also found that the “Greater New Orleans” area had lost a significant number of its Jewish population to neighboring states, leaving a citywide void in the local Jewish schools and synagogues.

Despite a change in our student body, Torah Academy remains operational and determined to continue to thrive. The school mission of “excellence in education” maintains that every unique child in New Orleans has an option for a comprehensive general and Judaic education.

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR THE CHINESE AUCTION AND PLEASE BE AS GENEROUS AS POSSIBLE

"SPRING FORWARD" DAYLIGHT-SAVING TIME IS BACK

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

Shmais.com readers living anywhere in America besides for most of Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa are reminded to move their clocks forward one hour before you go to sleep on Motzei Shabbos.

Crown Heights: Bais Shmuel elects new board

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

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On Thursday night over 100 members of Crown Heights' Bais Shmuel Chabad turned out to vote for the Shul's new board.

The following were elected to serve as the new board: Mony Bistritzky, Mendy Farro, Ari Minkowicz, Shmuel Raskin and Avremy Zuntz.

SHMAIS.com extends a hearty Mazel Tov to the new board and the entire Shul.

Photo: Zelig Shaul

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

Raphael Brown (Melbourne, Australia) to Namma Kramer (Manchester / Jerusalem)

Entry level Finance Position

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

Entry level Finance Position Sales and financial reporting. Calculating commissions and preparing budgets. Knowledge of MS Excel important - Non corporate environment / Brooklyn area. Within reach by public transport.

Excellent growth opportunity. Salary + benefits.

Please email Resume: always.win@gmail.com

Split the pot raffle for Hungarian youth!

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

Our aim is to strengthen Jewish life here in Budapest. As part of our ongoing activities, we are planning to launch a new Jewish Youth Club in loving memory of Chava Chayei Sara bas Yaakov - obm. This will provide an environment where local Jews can get together and experience traditional Jewish warmth and camaraderie.

In order to raise funds to start the new Budapest Jewish Youth club, we are hosting a "Split the Pot" raffle, wherein the lucky winner takes half the money raised.

Please click on www.BJYC.org to find out more.

Mashgichim and Tutor Needed in S. Francisco, CA

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

Need 2 mashgichim for full-time work hrough Pesach and, if possible, beyond.

Good pay and living arrangements.

Tutor also needed for 14 year old Lubavitch boy.

Can split the job with being a mashgiach or can do it 3/4 time

Call the Vaad Hakashrus of Northern Californmia, Rabbi Welton @ 510-812-7000

For rabbi, coming to America a blessing indeed

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

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He sits on the end of a row, one of more than 100, waiting patiently to raise his right hand and pledge to support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America.

He wears a yarmulke and navy pinstriped suit. A full, dark beard, traditional among Chabad Lubavitch men, does not obscure his youth and potential energy. In this group - this variegated, rainbow group representing 46 countries - he does not stand out.

He is one of many, soon to be an American, and the challenges ahead of him are not greater than the strength behind him, supporting him, guiding him. The American Dream? The dream of a million immigrants new to this country, planting seeds that surely will grow strong roots? This is the Rabbi Dovid Vigler's dream: Build a community that nurtures and celebrates the Jewish Soul as it cohabitates with the American Soul - that independent, generous, free-thinking soul of this country and its people.continue...

HASHOVAS AVEIDA: Kids glasses found and bracelet lost

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

If anyone found a 3 strand pearl bracelet with a flower clasp to please call 718-778-9867

I found a 2 pairs of kids glasses outside of tzivos hashem anyone who lost them please email: Zelig81@hotmail.com

SHABBOS CHAZAK PARSHAS PEKUDEI-SHEKOLIM IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Saturday, Mar 08, 2008

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On Friday night there were 2 Sholom Zochors k"ah.

Mendel Shneerson Davened Shachris @ the Umud downstairs. There were a total of 11 Chasanim @ Shachris and at a later Minyan. Shmully Samuels spoke before Mussaf. Shloma Leib Abramowitz Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

In the Rebbe's room, Gabbai Zev Katz, who had Yahrtzeit, Davened Shachris & Mussaf @ the Umud. There were 6 Chasanim. Arik Raskin had Chazak.

The regular Kiddushim including those for the Chasanim were held both upstairs & downstairs in 770 and went on all afternoon long.

Downstairs in 770 before the end of Shabbos, R' Pinchus Korf Chazzered a Maamer.

@ the Ohel for Shabbos there were lerech 80 people. there was also 1 Ufruf.

SUNDAY NIGHT LECHAIMS

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

Yitzy Steiner (Toronto, Ontario) to Chavi Refson (Leeds, UK)
@ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

Chaim Zaklos (Oak Park, MI) to Aidel (Bas R' Menachem) Blau (Crown Heights)
@ BAIS RIVKAH CAMPUS CHOMESH

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

Yossi Diamond (Crown Heights) to Rivki Gray (Sharon, MA)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-SUNDAY @ BAIS RIVKAH 310 CROWN ST.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

Zalman (ben R' Yehuda) Friedman (Brooklyn, NY) to Chaya Sima (bas R' Levi) Goldstein (Crown Heights)
LECHAIM IYH MONDAY NIGHT @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Soldiers Confiscate 70 Liters of Bomb-Making Materials

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) IDF soldiers confiscated 70 liters of bomb-making materials near Kalkilya on Sunday. The materials included 40 liters of sulfuric acid and 30 liters of nitric acid.

Sulfuric acid, nitric acid, and several other chemicals are forbidden in Judea and Samaria due to their common use in the manufacture of explosives. The Civil Administration recently printed booklets for IDF use explaining to soldiers which materials are forbidden and should be confiscated.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

URGENT 4

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Learning in Memory of the Victims of Terror

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

On Motzoei Shabbos, Rabbi Yair Calev gave a shiur at the home of Uri Tzvi Greenberg in Jerusalem in the memory of the eight boys who were brutally murdered by an Arab terrorist at the Merkaz Harav yeshiva in Jerusalem on Thursday night.

“At first we thought about pushing off the shiur after the attack, but then we decided that this would be giving the terrorists what they want,” said one of the organizers. “During the evening, more and more people turned up the shiur in search of encouragement.”

During his speech, Rabbi Calev spoke about how Amalek does not change and continues to fight against the nation of Israel. At the end of the talk, everyone took on good resolutions.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Day Camp, NY- Staff Job Openings

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

Machne Yisrael Day Camp of Queens, Celebrating 32 years of Commmunity Service has opened registration for Staff,for Summer Season 2008 - it's 33 Summer.

Under the Drectorship of Rabbi S.B. & Rebbetzin Channah Hecht, senior Shluchim Queens, NY, MY Day Camp has been serving the Jewish community and earning the praises and appreciation of 10,000 campers since it's inception.

Get on board and be a part of this great phenomena while having an awesome and fulfilling summer experience. Reaching out and spending your summer with campers from all walks of life.

Pay is great! Transportation Provided from Crown Heights! And great benefits = only some of the reasons why you would really want to be part of a great team of staff for this coming summer.

For more information please call:
Boys Staff: (718) 374-3650
Girls Staff: (718) 520-1537
Email your info to: mydaycamp@hotmail.com

MYDC is an affiliate of the Jewish Released Time Program, Camp Gan Israel and Chabad of Central Queens.

Attention campus Shluchim! Do you have alumni or young adults who are now living in New York?

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

Do you want to make sure the warmth and home away from home that they found with your Chabad on Campus continues to be available to them and nurtured?

We at Chabad of Gramercy Park/ Center for Jewish Discovery, in the heart of NYC are available to help.

We are looking to partner with shluchim who have young adults living in the city or are relocating to the city and are looking for ways to keep in touch with them. Together we can create a formula that will benefit both your Mosed and your student alumni.

For more information please contact Naftali Rotenstreich @ talmudto@aol.com

Chats & Chocolate

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1150

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

Knowing G-d (i)

"No longer shall any man teach his neighbor nor any man his brother, saying, 'Know G-d,' for they shall all know Me, from their smallest to their greatest."

"For they shall all know Me" does not refer to knowledge and comprehension of an intellectual kind, for this, like the faculty of hearing, means knowing from afar. Rather, this verse refers to a direct recognition, to seeing the actual nature (the mahus) of that which is perceived - just as a man knows and recognizes his friend because he sees him constantly. This is an intrinsic knowledge, (as, for example, in the verse, "You alone have I known").

For this reason no man will teach his neighbor, for teaching is appropriate when a subject can be grasped rationally, not when the true nature of something is perceived and recognized by direct vision. For this reason, too, all men will know G-d equally, for whereas on the scale of rational comprehension there are men of greater and lesser ability, when it comes to the direct perception of the essence of a subject there are no differences between great and small. Great and small recognize a king alike.

Thus it is written, "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of G-d as the waters cover the ocean bed": as with the surface of the ocean, the "cover" is the same with respect to all men. Similarly, at the Giving of the Torah, all those present recognized their Maker alike, as it is written, "All the people beheld."

Shaar HaEmunah, p. 61

Dov Greenberg: A Massacre in Jerusalem

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

March 7, 2008 -- A massacre at a Jerusalem rabbinical seminary: 8 young students dead, many maimed and wounded. Daily shootings and missile attacks on towns and cities within Israel proper, such as Sederot, and this week Ashkelon. This cannot go on. No country can sustain what Israel is sustaining.

Almost two centuries ago, the French tyrant Napoleon Bonaparte was master of Europe. In Spain, an embattled English army under the Duke of Wellington was resisting his advance. One day a young lieutenant came into the British general’s tent clutching a map in his trembling hands:

“Look, General the enemy is almost upon us!”

“Young man,” the general replied coolly, “Get larger maps, the enemy won’t seem so close.”

For three decades, many Israeli leaders said give the Palestinians land, their own state and then we will have peace. Others argued: They don't want their state; they want OUR state. They claim not just Ramallah but Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as well. If you make territorial concessions in this tiny country, “the enemy will be upon us.”

And those same leaders responded: Don’t look at the small map, but rather at the “larger road maps to peace.”

Alas, today the enemy's terror campaign is upon us.

Terror is worse than war. In war, there’s a battleground with obvious combatants. In terror, a coffee shop, a bus, a rabbinical seminary become the battleground. In war, there are specific targets; in terror everyone is a target - children, students, innocent pedestrians. The goal is to make Israeli life intolerable and to force Israel's surrender and ultimate elimination.

Israel has a strong army, but it failed to protect its citizens from this terror. Why?

In Hebrew there are two words for strength: koach and gevurah. They mean very different things: Koach is physical strength, the ability to overcome your adversaries. Gevurah is internal, moral strength to live by one's convictions. Defining gevurah, the sages said, “Who is strong? One who conquers the weakness within himself."

For many years Israel has shown, with G-d’s help, unparalleled koach. Since its rebirth it has had to fight wars, sometimes against overwhelming odds, merely in order to survive. No other country has been surrounded by states who deny its very existence, its very right to be. It fights impossible wars and wins. But in recent years many of Israel’s leaders and thinkers have shown a lack of gevurah. It took immense weakening of gevurah for Israel’s leaders to entrust the security of the Jewish state into the hands of its sworn enemies, who practice, support, and glorify terrorism.

The Jewish people have not always had “koach,” but they had gevura, which sustained them. The behavior of some Israeli leaders today reversed this winning formula. We have a lot of koach, but very little gevura.

Israel’s inner strength atrophied when it began tolerating the murder of its citizens, based on the myth that by restraint, it will bring an end to the ill feelings of its enemies and thus to the terror. In reality, what the last few years have proven is that when you are confronted with neighbors who wish your destruction, any such tolerance encourages more bloodshed.

How much more innocent blood needs to be spilled before we abandon the failed “larger road maps?" How many more young Jews will die before we say this cannot go on?

Rabbi Dov Greenberg is the executive director of Chabad House at Stanford University and lectures regularly throughout the United States. He can be contacted at info@chabadstanford.org

Shlucha Voted “Woman of the Year”

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

Last night (Motzoei Shabbos), Chanie Shmuelevitz, wife of the Chabad shliach in Beit Shean, was voted as “Woman of the Year.” Mrs. Shmuelevitz received this title of honor in tribute to 22 years of working with the local community.

After Mrs. Shmuelevitz received a beautiful certificate in honor of her new title, the hundreds of participants at the ceremony expressed their appreciation for her. “All of this praise should really go to the Rebbe, who sent us here,” said Mrs. Shmuelevitz in her address to the crowd.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

LOOKING FOR COUNSELORS FOR A FIVE WEEK DAY CAMP

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

Dedicated, and responsible girls counselors; are needed for a 5 week great Gan Izzy summer day camp in Bucks County, PA.

Camp starts June 23 – July 25. (First month)

Great accommodations, good pay, car, fun and exciting camp, warm community, etc.

If you are interested, please email: rl@jewishcenter.info Or call 215 497 9925 Ext. 13

IMPORTANT Please include name, age, phone number, camp experience, at least 2 references and phone numbers.

Chabad of California’s Matzah Factory & Exodus is looking for Bochurim who want to make dough!

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

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We are looking for a talented group of staff to run the amazing Matzah Factory& Exodus project in Los Angeles California.

The Program Runs from March 30 – April 13. And thousands of participants enjoy coming each year!

We are looking for actors, lighting and sound assistants, stage managers, and Matzah bakers.

If you are interested, hard-working and looking to participate in an amazing experience, please e-mail us at ChabadYouthPrograms@gmail.com or call (310) 622-8028.

Buy a Chabad Megillah and make up to FIVE payments

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

Largest selection of Chabad Arizal and Alter Rebbe's megillas

Free velvet megillah bag included with every purchase and free shipping offered anywhere in the U.S.A.

Prices range from: $700.00 to $1,500.00

All megillas are Chabad style, 42 lines and approximately 19 inches long.

Accepting Visa and Master Card payments.

Call toll free at: 1-866-697-2224 or E-mail to: megillas@ChicagoMitzvahCampaign.com

A jpg file of each megillah available upon request.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: An Excerpt from the Jewish Educational Media, "Pioneers"

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

Rabbi Wechter Gives a New Weekly Shiur

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

The Center for the Study of Chassidus has organized a new weekly shiur with Rabbi Mendel Wechter of Kiryat Gat.

The shiur takes place every Wednesday. It is organized by the Center, which operates under the auspices of the Chabad library in Jerusalem, Heichal Menachem, and is attended by hundreds of students from Chassidic yeshivas throughout the city. After this week’s shiur, which was on the subject of Purim and Chassidus and attracted a high turnout, many of the participants asked Rabbi Wechter questions and discussed the material they learned.

The organizers of the Center are currently working on a yeshiva program for the Pesach vacation. The last time such a program took place, a record total of over 300 participants registered.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

One week left to send in your "Purim Torah"

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

In honor of PURIM 5768, Shmais.com is once again planning a VERY SPECIAL PURIM EDITION. While it’s somewhat of a daunting task to try and surpass our spectacular Purim Editions of previous years we will try our absolute best to do just that.

With that in mind, we are turning to you, our subscribers with a request to send in "authentic looking & sounding" stories articles etc. If you think you've got what it takes send in your submission ASAP via email to: SHMAIS PURIM EDITION.

Please note that we will try our utmost to include your article, however, your entry is not guaranteed to be included on SHMAIS.com and the editors @ SHMAIS.com reserve the right to edit your entry.

FEMALE HEAD COUNSELOR & COUNSELORS NEEDED (1 OR 2 SESSIONS)

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

Gan Israel Day Camp of Rockland County seeking dynamic Head Counselor (with driver's license) & 5-6 lively counselors (age 16 & up.)

Situated in New City, NY on our own beautiful, spacious air-conditioned facility (with heated pool and outdoor gym.) Conveniently located 1 1/2 hours from Crown Heights, 1 hour from the Catskills (the Country), close to NJ, Monsey (and great shopping!)

Willing to hire for 1 session only.
1st session:July 1-July 25.
2nd session: July 28-Aug. 21.

Email resume to: akotlarsky@gmail.com, call Rabbi Avremel or Chany Kotlarsky at (845) 634-0951, or fax to (845) 634-7704.

Job opening: ADVERTISING / PHOTO Studio, Assistant

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

ADVERTISING / PHOTO Studio in Boro Park seeking well organized and responsible female for in office & studio assisting.

Graphics design programs a+. No experience needed, will train.

Please call: 718-436-7776

SECRETARY NEEDED

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

Secretary needed for building supply company to help existing staff.

Please fax 718-284-6109 or Email: chanas@awssupplies.com.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

Shamai Cylich (Melbourne, Australia) to Adi Gurewicz (Melbourne, Australia)

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: Florida Senator invites Shliach to deliver prayer

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

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Last week, Rabbi Yossi Eber, who is celebrating two years on Shlichus in West Pasco County Florida, was invited by Senator Mike Fasano to deliver the opening prayer for the new session of the Florida State Senate in Tallahassee.

Rabbi Eber’s remarks follow

G-d in heaven, Master of the Universe, we stand here before you in prayer. Look favorably upon the Honorable members of the Senate, from this great State of Florida. Bless these distinguished individuals, who have been chosen to make laws and decisions for all of the citizens of our state.

Let us recognize that this privileged position enables us to actually perform one of the Seven Noahide Laws given to us by G-d at the dawn of civilization. You commanded us that every society be governed by just laws which are based in the recognition and acknowledgment of You O G-d, as the Sovereign Ruler of all men and all nations.

We, the citizens of the United States of America, proudly proclaim our commitment to this system of justice in the Pledge of Allegiance, "One Nation under G-d - with Liberty and Justice for All."

Al-mighty G-d, grant those assembled here to enact laws with your assistance and guidance so that they will always be conscious of Your presence in their lives, and conduct their work accordingly. May they constantly realize that in laboring for the enactment of just laws - they are doing Your will.

We beseech you – Al-mighty and merciful G-d, Bless each and every member of this august body with the joy of life, good health, good cheer, profound wisdom - and never-ending compassion and concern for all of mankind; as we strive for an era of peace and justice, and let us say Amen.

Hadar Hatorah's 9th Annual Purim Raffle

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

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Hadar Hatorah's Annual Purim Raffle is a golden opportunity to support the yeshiva and win one of 15 spectacular prizes. All phone & on-line ticket orders will receive 1 free ticket. Drawing Date: March 20th, 2008

Purchase 20 tickets ($180) and receive a FREE gift of a sterling silver challah knife; Purchase 50 tickets ($360) and receive a FREE gift of a set of six crystal and sterling silver shot glasses; Purchase 100 tickets ($650) and receive a FREE gift of a set of imported crystal and sterling silver candlesticks.

PRIZES INCLUDE: Megillas Esther w/ Silver Case, Dell Dual Core Computer w/ 19” Flat Panel Monitor & Printer, 5 pc. Sterling Silver Shabbos Table set, Gold Pendant Necklaces & MORE!

To purchase raffle tickets, log on to: www.hadarhatorah.org or CALL: 718-735-0250.

Shaitel Macher Malky (Rotenberg) Goodman Coming to Crown Heights ~ 4 days only!!!

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

By popular demand, Malky (Rotenberg) Goodman will be seeing clients in Crown Heights from Monday March 31st – Thursday April 3rd

Enjoy personal attention and professional service.
Malkygoodman@gmail.com

Malky's world famous wig services include: Wig Sales (Specializing in Shevy Wigs) New Cuts, Re-Cuts, Wash and Sets

443 Sterling Rd. (Between Brooklyn & NY)

For more information and to make appointments, please E-mail Malky at Malkygoodman@gmail.com or call 954-825-7702

Oholei Torah PTA Shalach Monos & Achdus Baskets

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

The Oholei Torah PTA is once again offering a variety of beautifully arranged Shalach Monos baskets ranging in price from $4 to $72.

These baskets can be delivered locally to Crown Heights residents for a nominal fee. These baskets can also be shipped anywhere within the United States.

To view our unique baskets, please log onto our website at www.PurimBasketsOT.com

or for more information please call:
Nechama Dina Katz 718-774-5050 #2101, Tzirel Goldman 718-604-1234, Aida Junik 718-953-3197, or Esther Rivkah Telsner 718-774-1301.

Additionally, we are pleased to inform you that we have extended our FINAL deadline for the Achdus Basket Project to March 16, 2008.

We are requesting that you submit your order as soon as possible so that we can process it accordingly.

To place your order, please call Sara Popack 718-735-2484, Shuffi Telsner 718-774-2778, Aida Junik 718-953-3197, or Kayli Malamud 718-363-1619.

A Freilichen Purim.

The Shul celebrates 26 years, in style

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

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CLICK HERE FOR SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE PICTURES

Last Wednesday night, it seemed as if a magician had waved a magic wand and transformed The Shul of Bal Harbour, FL in a flash of blue-white light.

In a refreshing break from tradition, the scene was set for and evening different from anything previously seen at The Shul. The serene, quiet and cool elegance of the turquoise on white d?cor, with it’s welcoming couches and ottomans, sparkling Lucite and twinkling crystals, blue tinged water and creamy orchids, ethereal flowing voile curtains, made one wonder for a moment if this was South Beach or Surfside. There was an atmosphere of delighted surprise, like jumping into a turquoise swimming pool fully clothed! The cutting-edge and thoroughly modern design eased the more than 450 guests into an evening for laughter and music. An evening of celebration, culminating 26 wonderful years as a united community with a magnificent Shul at its very heart.

Mazel Tov to the honorees, Mr. Claudio Stivelman, Dr. & Mrs. Barry Baumel and Mr. Abe Stein. Your devotion to the community help make us a beacon of light to Jews all around. And to the members of our Executive Smicha program, thank you for being such an example and fine reminder that it is never too late to follow a dream or to make the study of Torah a central part of daily life.

We must congratulate Devorah Leah Andrusier, Penina Wuensch & Lydia Hasson for orchestrating such a successful, enjoyable and memorable night. All the weeks of planning, the countless hours and sleepless nights, the sacrificed time away from their families really paid off. Yasher Koach to you and your team for going “Over the Top” in a way that represents the excellent standards set by The Shul.

We salute Rabbi and Rebbetzin Chani Lipskar for being such inspiring and dedicated leaders of our remarkable community. May we all celebrate many more successful years together as we light the way ahead for our children.

Thanks to our wonderful new Shul Boy’s Choir, masterfully led by Rabbi Mendy Levy. Their heart-warming performance moved many to tears of joy! But most of all, we thank each and every person who attended this special event and pledged support by placing an ad in the Shul journal. Without you, none of this would be possible.

Jewish Culture Shines at Festival in North Caucasus

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

NABEREZHNYE CHELNY, Russia – In the north Caucasus republic of Tatarstan, the Jewish community of Naberezhnye Chelny has represented its national culture at the Native Language Festival. Apart from Jews, the event involved numerous ethnic ensembles from the region.

Held at the 'Rodnik' House of Friendship, the celebration was timed to coincide with the official launch for the Year of the Family in Tatarstan. The Jewish community was represented by students from the Sunday School and members of the Youth Club, who presented a simulation of how Jews mark Shabbat. The 'Ruach Kalya' Dance Troupe then demonstrated a number of lively Jewish dances.

Two certificates were then awarded – to Sunday School Director Nina Podolinskaya for coordinating the language training for students in participation of this Festival, and to E. Storozhuk for choreographing the performance of the Jewish dance ensemble. All participants then enjoyed a selection of cakes and tea, concluding the festive program.

The Jewish community of Nabarezhnye Chulny is a member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia. For about 1 ½ decades now, it has been actively promoting Jewish life in this Tatarstan city of half a million. Under the leadership of Yevgeniy Kogan, it currently runs an office, library, performing arts group, theatrical group, and a Sunday school.

Rabbi Zev Segal Traveled the World for the Jewish Community

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

Longtime Jewish activist Rabbi Zev Segal was remembered by colleagues as a strong leader who cared passionately about his community, the Land of Israel and the greater Jewish nation. After a day-long search, the 91-year-old was found dead on Thursday in Jersey City, N.J.

Born in 1917, Segal came from a family that traces its lineage back to the 18th century sage known as the Vilna Gaon. His father was a respected rabbi in Chicago, and in the 1920s the son went to Israel to embark on his own Jewish studies. Segal later characterized his years in Jerusalem's Chevron Yeshiva as affording him the privilege to learn from the great Jewish teachers of the day.

A newly-minted rabbi, he returned to the United States in the late 1930s to take up the pulpit at Newark, N.J.'s Young Israel congregation, where he remained for more than 40 years.

"He was a brilliant leader," remarked Rabbi Moshe Kasinetz, who served as Segal's assistant rabbi for six years. He was "a man of principle who had a unique way of taking charge of the community while speaking the language of the young American crowd of the 1940s and 50s."CONTINUE...

Russian chief rabbi urges world to properly respond to Jerusalem yeshiva massacre

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008

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Moscow, March 7, Interfax - Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar has called for stepping up combat against international terrorism in the wake of the recent terrorist attack in a yeshiva in the center of Jerusalem.

"The terrorist attack in Jerusalem has proven fully that they [terrorists] know no limits and no laws, neither G-D's nor human ones. The civilized world's response should also be without limits," Lazar told Interfax-Religion on Friday.

If "someone still thinks that this does not concern him, he should recall the Twin Towers in New York, the Madrid commuter trains, and our Russian grief, Beslan," he said.

"This has happened more than once: terrorists first kill Jews and then, seeing that the world confines itself to empty words of formal condemnation, detonate a bomb in another country and another region," he said.CONTINUE...

MONDAY NIGHT LECHAIMS

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

Zalman (ben R' Yehuda) Friedman (Brooklyn, NY) to Chaya Sima (bas R' Levi) Goldstein (Crown Heights)
@ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Shmully Rosenfeld (Crown Heights) to Chani Fellig (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
@ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

Yechiel Aseraf (Paris, France) to Tammy Sacks (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Soldiers Arrest Ramallah Terrorist

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) IDF soldiers from the elite Duchifat unit arrested a terrorist in Ramallah on Sunday. According to YeshaNews, the terrorist in question was Hamad Ala Abdullah Hassan, who was involved in an attack on a soldier in 2005.

Hassan allegedly took part in a rock attack on an IDF captain near the village of Azoun in August of 2005. The captain was wounded and fell from his motorcycle. Hassan then stole his weapon. The captain survived the attack and managed to travel to a nearby checkpoint, where he received medical treatment.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

URGENT 4

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Yehoshua Moshe Ben Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

Yerachmiel Roma Binder (Tel Aviv / CH) to Liza Leah Kirilov (Toronto, Ontario)
Lechaim IYH Tonight-Monday @ Hadar Hatorah 824 Eastern Parkway

Soldiers Daven for Soldiers in Kfar Chabad

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

Soldiers from the Tel Hashomer division visited the headquarters of Agudas Chassidei Chabad in the 770 building in Kfar Chabad this week.

The soldiers, who arrived with their commanding officers, were invited to Kfar Chabad by Rabbi Binyamin Lifschitz, leader of the local council. They put on tefillin and visited the Rebbe’s room, where they recited Tehillim for the safety of the Jewish people and the return of the three kidnapped IDF soldiers that are still in captivity.

The director of 770, Rabbi Menachem Lattar, told the visitors about Chabad and the Lubavitcher Rebbe, as well as the Rebbe’s concern for every Jew.

After they had finished davening, the soldiers listened to a talk by Rabbi Berke Mendelson and watched a video about the Rebbe. This was followed by a trip to the famous matza bakery in Kfar Chabad, where the soldiers tried their hand at mixing and kneading the dough.

The visit concluded with lunch at the Kfar Chabad vocational school, where they were greeted by principal Rabbi Moshe Edery.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Preschool Teachers Needed for Summer Camp

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

Chabad of Greenwich is looking for lively, professional, and dedicated Preschool Teachers to be counselors in their Mini Gan program this summer.

Mini Gan of Greenwich is a 6 week camp, great hours, great pay, and great summer!

For serious inquiries please e-mail: chani@chabadgreenwich.org

What are you doing this summer?

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

If you're dedicated, fun loving, energetic and organized and want to share some of your enthusiasm for life and yiddishkeit with adorable and amazing kids, this is the place for you.

CGI of Minnesota June 30-August 8 Great accommodations, good pay, fun and exciting camp with a warm community.

If you are interested in a position, please email me : yosaifg@msn.com or call me at 651-696-1759

Looking forward to hear from you soon!

Job Opening

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

Wanted Secretary/Admin. Assistant for a Merkos branch in Crown Heights.

Email or fax resume to: 718-771-2848 or chjob1@gmail.com

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1151

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

Knowing G-d (ii)

Though there are differences between great and small, yet when it comes to "knowing Me" - knowing Atzmus, the very Essence of G-d - all will be equal. In the words of the prayers, "He is immutable, and relates alike to small and great."

Sefer HaSichos 5748 [1988], Vol. I, p. 220

ZAKA Head Talks About “Chessed Shel Emes”

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

Rabbi Yehudah Meshi Zahav, who heads ZAKA, the organization that ensures that Jews who have been killed in disasters or terror attacks receive a dignified, halachic burial, gave a fascinating talk last week in Jerusalem. The talk was arranged by the training department of Beis Din Rabbanei Chabad.

With the aid of slides, Rabbi Meshi Zahav gave a brief history of the organization and described its many functions, such as identifying the dead and collecting body parts after a bombing. He also described the help that Chabad shluchim around the world have given in the wake of various disasters. Among the interesting statistics divulged by Rabbi Meshi Zahav were how many people commit suicide in Israel every day and how many incidents ZAKA are called out to during an average month.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Torah transforms ex-NFL lineman

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

The tall, tall man with the long beard and yarmulke - that's the rabbi, right?

No, that's Alan Veingrad, onetime NFL offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, who retired in 1992. Now sporting a foot-long beard to go with his 65-pound weight drop, Veingrad, 44, jokes that when he sees former teammates he feels he should show his ID.

But he had no problem proving himself Sunday to a scrimmage line of young boys, all about 10 years old, who belong to Chabad of Northwest Metro Denver. The kids surrounded the 6-foot-5 Veingrad to soak up some football lessons, and later to hear how Veingrad journeyed back to Judaism.

"Hut hut - go, go, go, go!" boomed Veingrad as he ran some plays in the gym at the Academy Charter School in Westminster. CONTINUE...

Looking for a Graphic Designer

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

A Brooklyn based company is looking for a graphic designer for a full time (9am-6pm) position.

Knowledge of the following programs are a must:
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe InDesign (Quark)
• Adobe Photoshop
If you know HTML and or FLASH, please mention it in your resume.

Please send your info/resume to: avi@sunshinelighting.com

SUPER MEGILLA SALE @ HAMAFITZ - MEGILLAS AS LOW AS $575!

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

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WIN A FABULOUS CRUISE, A NEW MACBOOKAIR, MUCH MORE…ONLY SEVEN DAYS LEFT UNTIL DRAWING!

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

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The Chinese Auction to benefit student programs is only seven days away.

Here’s how it works: go to www.CampusAuction.org and purchase tickets to be put into the lottery for the prizes of your choice. The winning tickets will be drawn LIVE at the elegant event and concert on March 17, 2008 at 7:30pm.

EXTENDED!! Double your luck! Get two tickets in every prize you enter, on every pre-sale made through March 12!!
Spend $75 and get a $200 gift card for Gino Brothers Jewelers in Aventura, FL.

The proceeds from this auction will benefit the Moshe and Lillian Tabacinic Chabad Houses at University of Miami and Florida International University, enabling us to continue to bring meaning, warmth and Chassidus to our grateful students.

Please partner with us by bidding online and sending all your friends the link to our site.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

Chaim Baum (Tzfas, Israel) to Miriam Schmalberg (Crown Heights)

Three Brazilian Men Participate in Ancient Practice Typically Reserved for Infants

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

A recent ceremony in Brazil's largest city has proved it's never too late to pay your dues.

Moishe Urmen, 67, Chaim Bramdes, 20, and Marcelo Stilman, 19, all stood at the front of the synagogue at Beit Chabad Brooklin in S. Paulo last Sunday to perform a ritual typically reserved for 30-day-old first born baby boys, a pidyon haben.

At the event – its name in Hebrew translates as "redemption of the firstborn" and come from a command in the Torah to redeem all first born males who are not from the Kohein and Levite priestly classes – the traditional silver platter bearing an infant graced with jewels could not be found. The three men, however, weren't lacking in regality.CONTINUE...

A New Building for Chabad in Tokyo

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

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TOKYO, JAPAN -- (March 9, 2008)

(lubavitch.com/LNS) Chabad-Lubavitch of Japan announced a happy end to its long search for a new building.

“After years of looking, we found a beautiful 400 square meter building that will serve as the Chabad Jewish Center Japan,” said Rabbi Mendi Sudakevitch, Chabad representative with his wife, Chana.

The new center, located in the Takanawa district in the heart of Tokyo, an area rich with and near the popular areas of Roppongi, Azabu-Juban, and Shinagawa, comes with a price tag of $2,500,00.

But as of March March 2008 Chabad has raised $1,257,850, and the Sudakevichs seem confident that the remainder will come in from donors who appreciate the Jewish vibrancy Chabad has brought to Japan in the last seven years.

The Sudakevichs offer locals and businesspeople the benefit of the full offering of Chabad's social, educational and religious programs, including adult education classes, children’s playgroups, Shabbat dinners, social outreach and much more.

With the recent closure of the Orthodox shul in the JCC, and the loss of the mikvah there as well, the announcement comes when the new center is most needed.

"We are obviously building more than just bricks and mortarThe new Chabad Jewish Center for Japan will bring Jewish pride to Japan, as the Jewish life in Japan will move to a new league," says Rabbi Sudakevich.

Contributions to the new Tokyo Chabad center can be made by clicking here.

Attention campus Shluchim! Do you have alumni or young adults who are now living in New York?

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

Do you want to make sure the warmth and home away from home that they found with your Chabad on Campus continues to be available to them and nurtured?

We at Chabad of Gramercy Park/ Center for Jewish Discovery, in the heart of NYC are available to help.

We are looking to partner with shluchim who have young adults living in the city or are relocating to the city and are looking for ways to keep in touch with them. Together we can create a formula that will benefit both your Mosed and your student alumni.

For more information please contact Naftali Rotenstreich @ talmudto@aol.com

Tuesday in Crown Heights: Chats & Chocolate

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

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Looking for an apartment in Crown Heights for immediate occupancy

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

I’m looking for a 1 or 2 Bedroom apartment or basement in Crown Heights for immediate occupancy.

Great references available.

Please call me at 917-597-4626 or pass my number along to any potential landlords who are looking for a reliable & honest renter.

Thanks!

Beyond Mourning: Memorial for Israeli Yeshiva Students held in Palm Harbor

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

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CLICK HERE FOR SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE PICTURES

A memorial service for the eight Bochurim H”YD of the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva who were viciously murdered last Thursday, was held on Monday evening at Chabad of Pinellas County in Palm Harbor. Tehillim was also recited on behalf of the wounded still in the hospital.

Eight community members who served in the IDF each lit one memorial candle in memory of the eight Bochurim H”YD and with a packed crowd on hand, Rabbi Sholom Adler, director of Chabad of Pinellas County, recited “Keil Molay Rachamim”.

Following the service, Rabbi Adler gave the final JLI class of the Beyond Belief course, entitled “The Perfect World”. The class covered: What is G-d's ultimate vision for His creation? Where are we headed? And how does our concept of a perfect world affect the way we live our lives today?

The class was dedicated to the memory of the Bochurim H”YD.

Keeping His Promise to G-d

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

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Last week, the organization Bris Yosef Yitzchok, headed by Rabbi Yaron Amit, arranged a bris for a soldier named David who serves in the Golani brigade. During the Second Lebanon War, David was caught in an ambush during the bloodthirsty confrontation in Bint Jabal.

David, who although Jewish had never received a bris milah, promised that if Hashem would save his life he would undergo circumcision. David survived the ambush, and he made sure to keep his promise.

The sandak was the former Chief Rabbi of the IDF Rabbi Yisrael Weiss, who was very moved by this story and held the soldier’s hand throughout the operation. The mohel was Rabbi Yaakov Herzog, who, interestingly, served in the artillery during that particular battle.
(SOURCE & PHOTO: COL.ORG.IL)

Job opening: ADVERTISING / PHOTO Studio, Assistant

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

ADVERTISING / PHOTO Studio in Boro Park seeking well organized and responsible female for in office & studio assisting.

Graphics design programs a+. No experience needed, will train.

Please call: 718-436-7776

SECRETARY NEEDED

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

Secretary needed for building supply company to help existing staff.

Please fax 718-284-6109 or Email: chanas@awssupplies.com.

MAZEL TOV SUSSKINDS

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Ezra & Liron (nee Chianorashvili) Susskind - Melbourne, Australia - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

May the newborn be a source of Nachas to her parents, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

Whoever said "there's no such thing as a free lunch" never ate at Yale's Chabad House

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

I'm a Jew of the stomach: bagels and schmear, kugel and latkes are as spiritual as I get. My mother was raised by post-Holocaust transplants of Eastern Europe—a nervously practicing bunch—and the ideology seeped between generations. I wasn’t bat mitzvahed, I’ve never been to synagogue, and the closest I get to religion is washing away my neuroses with a blanket disclaimer: “I’m Jewish!”

So when word spread about the Chabad House at Yale, a house on Edgewood Avenue that serves a fantastic homemade Shabbat dinner to anyone who happens by on a Friday night, I was skeptical. Chabad Houses are a phenomenon of the Chabad Lubuvitch Jews, an orthodox sect that emphasizes bringing non-practicing blood-right Jews (like me) back to the fold of religion. Most know this group from their transport: giant white vans that circle Chapel Street on high holy days offering miniature menorahs or packets of Matzah to anyone who answers “Yes” to the question “Are you Jewish?”

The Chabad House isn’t hawking Jewish trinkets, but fellowship and food. Started by Rabbi Shua Rosenstein, then a rabbinical student, in an apartment in the Taft building in 2002, Chabad moved to its Edgewood digs a year and a half later. The premise is simple: For any Jew—or non-Jew, for that matter—the Chabad House provides Shabbat dinner, occasional bagel brunches, Jewish classes and home-delivered Matzah ball soup if you’re sick and request it. All the classes are run by Rosenstein, all the food prepared by his wife Sara. All the services are free.CONTINUE...

Hadar Hatorah's 9th Annual Purim Raffle

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

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Hadar Hatorah's Annual Purim Raffle is a golden opportunity to support the yeshiva and win one of 15 spectacular prizes. All phone & on-line ticket orders will receive 1 free ticket. Drawing Date: March 20th, 2008

Purchase 20 tickets ($180) and receive a FREE gift of a sterling silver challah knife; Purchase 50 tickets ($360) and receive a FREE gift of a set of six crystal and sterling silver shot glasses; Purchase 100 tickets ($650) and receive a FREE gift of a set of imported crystal and sterling silver candlesticks.

PRIZES INCLUDE: Megillas Esther w/ Silver Case, Dell Dual Core Computer w/ 19” Flat Panel Monitor & Printer, 5 pc. Sterling Silver Shabbos Table set, Gold Pendant Necklaces & MORE!

To purchase raffle tickets, log on to: www.hadarhatorah.org or CALL: 718-735-0250.

Shaitel Macher Malky (Rotenberg) Goodman Coming to Crown Heights ~ 4 days only!!!

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

By popular demand, Malky (Rotenberg) Goodman will be seeing clients in Crown Heights from Monday March 31st – Thursday April 3rd

Enjoy personal attention and professional service.
Malkygoodman@gmail.com

Malky's world famous wig services include: Wig Sales (Specializing in Shevy Wigs) New Cuts, Re-Cuts, Wash and Sets

443 Sterling Rd. (Between Brooklyn & NY)

For more information and to make appointments, please E-mail Malky at Malkygoodman@gmail.com or call 954-825-7702

Oholei Torah PTA Shalach Monos & Achdus Baskets

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

The Oholei Torah PTA is once again offering a variety of beautifully arranged Shalach Monos baskets ranging in price from $4 to $72.

These baskets can be delivered locally to Crown Heights residents for a nominal fee. These baskets can also be shipped anywhere within the United States.

To view our unique baskets, please log onto our website at www.PurimBasketsOT.com

or for more information please call:
Nechama Dina Katz 718-774-5050 #2101, Tzirel Goldman 718-604-1234, Aida Junik 718-953-3197, or Esther Rivkah Telsner 718-774-1301.

Additionally, we are pleased to inform you that we have extended our FINAL deadline for the Achdus Basket Project to March 16, 2008.

We are requesting that you submit your order as soon as possible so that we can process it accordingly.

To place your order, please call Sara Popack 718-735-2484, Shuffi Telsner 718-774-2778, Aida Junik 718-953-3197, or Kayli Malamud 718-363-1619.

A Freilichen Purim.

17 States Approve CLE Credits for JLI's next course

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

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SHMAIS.com has learned that Bar Associations in 17 states have approved to offer CLE credits to local attorneys attending JLI's upcoming spring semester, Talmudic Ethics.

The current list of approved states include: AL, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MN, NC, NV, NM, OH, OR, RI, SC, TN, and WI.

CLE applications are presently pending in an additional 11 states.

HASHOVAS AVEIDA....

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

Pink kids shoe with velcro strap found on Union st and brooklyn ave
Call: 917-374-3590 or email: sukkahcen@aol.com

Lost some jewlery at a wedding in the Razag last night. (On Sunday).
If found, please call: 917-355-0634

Program pairs teens, children with special needs

Monday, Mar 10, 2008

It’s all smiles and giggles for the kids at Chabad House’s Friendship Circle, as the kids play with a parachute, then break for a snack.

The Friendship Circle program, part of Chabad’s nationwide effort to help families who have special-needs children, started in the Kansas City area in September.

Currently, five children meet with 12 high school students at Chabad House one Sunday a month for a few hours. At least two volunteers play Judaism-themed games with each child, and the afternoon’s activities range from gym time to reading to snack time.

The activities have a dual purpose — they help kids socialize and learn more about Judaism, and they give the child’s parents a bit of a break. CONTINUE...

Hamas Threatens Israel on Jerusalem Excavation

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) The Hamas terrorist organization threatened Israel Tuesday that the entire region would fly "into a rage" over resumption of construction near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

"We warn against harming the al-Aksa mosque…." said Hamas spokesman Taher al-Nounou, who added that excavations would "provoke the feelings of all Muslims in the world."

Israel temporarily suspended the dig last year amid Arab riots worldwide. Muslims claimed that construction to replace a broken footbridge to the entrance of the Temple Mount from the Rambam (Mughrabi) Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem would harm the mosque. International experts came to inspect the site and determined no damage was caused to the structure.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

URGENT 4

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Faiga bas Hinda

Yehoshua Moshe Ben Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Bas Mitzvah Brightens Up Bombed City

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

The Ohr Chaya school in Ashkelon responded to the recent bombing raids by organizing a beautiful bas mitzvah ceremony for its students, which was a source of inspiration and encouragement to the participants.

The girls had been looking forward to the celebration very much, and they arrived at school early that morning. After davening, they were joined by their mothers. Together, the mothers and daughters ate a delicious breakfast before the girls boarded buses for the next part of the program.

The destination was Jerusalem, where the girls visited the Western Wall. There, each girl was presented with a beautiful leather-bound Siddur as a gift from the school. The girls then returned to Ashkelon, where they attended a special bas mitzvah party at the Hawaii Hall. Among the speakers were head shliach Rabbi Menachem Mendel Lieberman, mayoral candidate Mr. Shimoni, and MK Yoel Chasson.

Teacher Efrat Matoff organized the program, with the help of the rest of the school’s staff. The girls enjoyed their bas mitzvah celebration very much.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Mini Gan Israel of Westport, CT - NOW HIRING!

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

Join the staff of Mini Gan Izzy of Westport, CT today!


-6 Week summer Camp: June 29-August 8
- 2 day, 3 day, or 5 day a week openings
- Commute from Crown Heights
- Pre-school experience a plus

** Positions also available @ Gan Israel of Westport, CT Older Division.

Please e- mail references and contact information to: chabadFF@gmail.com

Preschool Teachers Needed for Summer Camp

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

Chabad of Greenwich is looking for lively, professional, and dedicated Preschool Teachers to be counselors in their Mini Gan program this summer.

Mini Gan of Greenwich is a 6 week camp, great hours, great pay, and great summer!

For serious inquiries please e-mail: chani@chabadgreenwich.org

Crown Heights: Job Opening

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

Wanted Secretary/Admin. Assistant for a Merkos branch in Crown Heights.

Email or fax resume to: 718-771-2848 or chjob1@gmail.com

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1152

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

Knowing G-d (iii)

We find nevertheless that Mashiach will teach Torah to all of Israel (including the Patriarchs and Moshe Rabbeinu). For "they shall all know Me" in the above-quoted verse refers to the actual revelation of "Me", no less; it does not refer to the knowledge and comprehension of the Torah, which includes the knowledge of Divinity (as found in "the luminary within the Torah").

Sefer HaSichos 5749 [1989], Vol. I, p. 159

Five Jewish Children From Arab Villages Come Home

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

A joint operation between Yad L’Achim and Bris Yosef Yitzchok brought five Jewish boys, brought up as Arabs, back to their heritage. The boys, sons of Jewish mothers and Arab fathers, had been rescued from Arab villages.

This week, all five underwent bris milah, entering the covenant of Avraham Avinu. The boys who were above bar mitzvah age also received a pair of tefillin as a gift from Rabbi Yeshayahu Herzl, shliach and Chief Rabbi of Natzeret Illit – another step along their path to Yiddishkeit.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Siberian Synagogue Struck by Vandals

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

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TOMSK, Russia – Jews of Tomsk have been faced with a disturbing new incident that has them shocked. Several vandals struck the city's Synagogue. The incident took place on Wednesday night and involved throwing stones through the windows of the building, which hosts a wide range of programs carried out by the local Jewish community.

As typically occurs in similar incidents, the culprits arranged to carry out their crime in the midst of night, after which they immediately ran to conceal their identity. This has made the police's work even more difficult to perform, since no witnesses have been identified so far.

This same Synagogue has been the target of several crimes over the past few years. It is most unfortunate, however, that law enforcement authorities have not once succeeded in bringing the criminals to justice. "Police officials have filed the official forms confirming this as an 'attack' on our community," commented Chief Rabbi of Tomsk Levi Kamenetsky. "We remain hopeful that they will do their best to find out whoever is responsible for such a cowardly act".

The Jewish community of Tomsk is a member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia. This Siberian city is currently home to an estimated 15,000 Jews.

Looking for a Graphic Designer

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

A Brooklyn based company is looking for a graphic designer for a full time (9am-6pm) position.

Knowledge of the following programs are a must:
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe InDesign (Quark)
• Adobe Photoshop
If you know HTML and or FLASH, please mention it in your resume.

Please send your info/resume to: avi@sunshinelighting.com

SUPER MEGILLA SALE @ HAMAFITZ - MEGILLAS AS LOW AS $575!

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

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WIN A FABULOUS CRUISE, A NEW MACBOOKAIR, MUCH MORE…ONLY SEVEN DAYS LEFT UNTIL DRAWING!

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

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The Chinese Auction to benefit student programs is only seven days away.

Here’s how it works: go to www.CampusAuction.org and purchase tickets to be put into the lottery for the prizes of your choice. The winning tickets will be drawn LIVE at the elegant event and concert on March 17, 2008 at 7:30pm.

EXTENDED!! Double your luck! Get two tickets in every prize you enter, on every pre-sale made through March 12!!
Spend $75 and get a $200 gift card for Gino Brothers Jewelers in Aventura, FL.

The proceeds from this auction will benefit the Moshe and Lillian Tabacinic Chabad Houses at University of Miami and Florida International University, enabling us to continue to bring meaning, warmth and Chassidus to our grateful students.

Please partner with us by bidding online and sending all your friends the link to our site.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

Zalmy (ben R' Mottel) Laufer (Crown Heights) to Zeldy (bas R' Dovid Abba) Nemanov (Crown Heights)

Hebron Combats Arab Hostility – With More Chabad Activities

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

One week after a mitzvah tank in Hebron was attacked by Arab terrorists who threw burning tires at it (as we previously reported), the Chabad House decided to respond by stepping up its activities in the area.

Additional Chabad House staff will be increasing activities in outlying communities. This already began this week, when Tmimim Eliyahu Eichenblatt and Saadia Hershkopf joined the staff. Both Tmimim already have extensive experience in working with children living in areas of high risk, and their activities have received a positive response, with more participants than before.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Rabbi, Yeshiva Students Use Aquarium As ‘Lab’ To Explain Laws of Kosher Fish

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

CONEY ISLAND — Fish history was made all across the globe last year. In Alaska, a fisherman caught a century-old rockfish, the oldest creature to ever live in Alaskan waters. In Cambodia, a fisherman caught and released an extremely endangered 8-foot, 450-pound catfish, an extremely rare find. In Washington state, an albino ratfish was the first albino fish ever spotted by local scientists.

History was made again, this time in Brooklyn, when on Feb. 25 the New York Aquarium teamed up with OK Kosher Certification to teach children about the millennia worth of fish history and ancient kosher laws. Fish are a vital part of Jewish tradition and rituals, from biblical stories to the holiday table. Fish are an integral part of every Sabbath and holiday meal.

Together with the New York Aquarium, OK Kosher Certification merged the ancient kosher laws with environmental education to provide a fun and dynamic learning experience for Mrs. Salzberg and her 50 students from the Yeshiva of Brooklyn.continue...

Take care of your California Shalach Monos list!!!

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

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This Purim send Shalach Monos to your family, mechutonim, children, friends and business associates in California.

Delivery available in: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pico, Sherman Oaks & Encino areas.

One phone call……. and it’s done!!

Call Rochel at: - A perfect setting.
323-938-8222 or 323-620-3618

"Signed sealed and delivered"

IT ISN’T TOO EARLY TO PERFORM MATANOS LA’EVYONIM

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

This year, “Adopt A Family” provides you with the opportunity to conveniently perform the Mitzva of Matanos La’Evyonim in its most superior form via a secure internet site.

Adopt A Family, an organization under the direct supervision of Harav Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky, distributes much lacked funds to families of Anash in Israel who need the money most.

You can be secure in the knowledge that the money you donate:
• Allows you to perform the mitzvah of Matanos La’Evyonim in the most superior fashion
• Will be distributed to the needy on the day of Purim
• Will be delivered in its entirety to needy members of Anash Donate today!

Go to www.charityforisrael.com

Great Job Opportunity near Crown Heights!!!

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

A growing Medical Supply Company located in Brooklyn NY (Near Crown Heights), is looking for a full time inside sales/customer service person.

Requirements: Good communication skills, Basic computer skills

Email Resume or Contact Information to: Employment724@yahoo.com

NY ISLANDERS TO CELEBRATE PURIM!

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

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Purim Celebrations will take on a new dimension this year as a unique Purim event will be held at the Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, March 18. As a sequel to the exciting pre-Chanukah Celebration with the NY Islanders, the team has once again invited Chabad to bring the joy of the holiday to their fans.

In an unprecedented move that translated into a moving and exciting evening, Rabbi Paltiel, director of Chabad of Port Washington, lit the menorah for an Islanders’ pre-Chanukah ceremony at Nassau Coliseum on Monday, December 3 -- sporting an Islanders jersey with the title “Rabbi” and the number 18. Come see Chabad in action again during the Islanders game against the Maple Leafs. Purim-themed Thunderstix for the first 5,000 fans, personal Purim guides for all, and a captivating Purim message are some of the evening’s highlights.

This extraordinary event, coordinated by Chabad of the Coliseum and sponsored by North Shore Motor Group, promises to be an evening of celebration, pride and fun. It’s the ultimate pre-Purim festivity you don’t want to miss!

Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky visits Golden Beach, FL Smicha program

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

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As part of an ongoing monthly Halacha series, the Yeshiva Smicha program of Golden Beach, FL greeted Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky last week. Rabbi Bogomilsky spoke extensively ontopics of chupah v’nisuin.

Each month, the bochurim focus on a particular facet of halacha. As a follow-up on and reinforcement of this preparation they are then treated to a shiur from an expert in that particular field.

Recent gues visits included: Rabbi Yitzchak Hanoka from the OK visited to speak about various inyonim pertaining to kashrus, including a fascinating insight to the world of industrial hashgacha. Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Altein, an expert sofer, delivered a three-day seminar on writing sifrei Torah and tefillin, as well as a crash course on hilchos mezuzah. The yeshiva had the pleasure of hosting Rabbi Gavriel Tzinner, acclaimed author of the Nitei Gavriel series, who spoke on several topics of his expertise. Rabbi David Shochet, Moro D’asra of Toronto, gave advice to the bochurim on how to approach shaalos in Halacha, how to respond appropriately, and what is considered an applicable situation to search for a heter.

The bochurim also receive an ongoing shiur on how to approach communication, interaction, and social skills as “shlichus training” from Rabbi Chaim Itche Drizin and others.

Looking for an apartment in Crown Heights for immediate occupancy

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

I’m looking for a 1 or 2 Bedroom apartment or basement in Crown Heights for immediate occupancy.

Great references available.

Please call me at 917-597-4626 or pass my number along to any potential landlords who are looking for a reliable & honest renter.

Thanks!

HE KNOWS WHAT YOU DID LAST PURIM!

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Pittsburgh’s leadership meet @ the annual Yeshiva dinner

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

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Over six hundred and fifty people packed the Hilton hotel in downtown Pittsburgh last week, for the largest annual Jewish event of the year in town – the Yeshiva Schools dinner.

Opening the event was the mayor of Pittsburgh who thanked Rabbi Rosenfeld (head shliach to Western PA and WV and Dean of the Yeshiva Schools) for having the privilege of once again joining such an important event “the Yeshiva is the biggest Jewish agency in town, with over fifty new families having moved to Pittsburgh just for the school in the last few years” the mayor continued “as mayor I pledge to work diligently to do all I can for the Yeshiva.”

Allegheny County Commissioner Mr. Dan Onorato a long time friend of Zev Rudolph (President of Yeshiva Schools) was the keynote address and pledged to continue working with Yeshiva and spoke highly of the high academic standards at Yeshiva, and said “the over twenty five shluchim in the region and over five hundred children in the day school, Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld leads Jewish revival in the tri state region, for which he is to be commended and for which we are grateful”.

In attendance at the dinner were all leaders of the Jewish community from across the board, as the saying goes in Pittsburgh “Pittsburgh’s leadership meets at the yeshiva dinner annually”.

The dinner was in memory of Mr. Ed Lewis a longtime supporter of the Yeshiva and someone who dedicated his life to Jewish education, arts and humanity. Special thanks were given to Mr. Zev and Leibe Rudolph for their continued dedication and commitment to the Yeshiva.

Pre-Purim Carnival: Families have holiday fun

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

KINGSTON, NY - In anticipation of Purim, the celebration of the rescue of Jews from Ancient Persia, Chabad Lubavitch of Ulster County held a Pre-Purim Carnival Sunday at the Congregation Agudas Achim in Kingston, complete with fire juggling and a "Guess How Many Hamantaschen Are in the Jar" table.

There were 42.

The jelly-filled hamantasch cookie is named after Haman, who can be compared to an ancient Adolf Hitler, according Kingston resident Tibor Spitz.

Haman was the assistant to Persian King Ahasuerus, who sought and found the most beautiful woman in Persia to be his wife - Queen Esther, who was secretly a Jew.

It was Esther's pleading to the King that saved the Jews from Haman's plan to kill them.CONTINUE...

Full time Mashgiach Position Available

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

Full time Mashgiach position available in Virginia Beach, VA

*Drivers License needed
*Needs people skills - to know how to communicate and work with people
*Preferably has experience

Please call 757-478-4119 (if no answer please leave detailed message)

2 Jobs Available: F/T Long term in Crown Hts.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

Looking for a F/T long term position in the neighborhood?

Medical Secretary AND Medical Assistant positions available in local medical office.

Applicants must be computer literate and have excellent English and telephone skills. Prior office experience necessary.

Medical experience preferred. Strict adherence to confidentiality required. Must be legal to work in US.

Please send your resume via email: brooklynmed@gmail.com or fax: 718-773-4583.

Chabad Hebrew Day School Goes Green

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA -- (March 10, 2008)

(lubavitch.com/LNS) Soaking up the brilliant California sunshine, 189 new solar panels atop the roofs of Chabad's Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach are teaching students a living lesson in going green and cutting the school’s energy bills.

“It’s a move to show student the importance of conserving energy, respect for the environment,” said Rabbi Yitzchok Newman, dean of the school which educates 350 students from preschool through twelfth grade. It’s a mitzvah to conserve resources, he said, and it helps illustrate the power of the sun’s rays, a common metaphor found throughout Chasidic philosophy.

Eight thousand square feet of solar panels came with a price tag over $200,000. Solar panel manufacturer Sharp USA and integrator HelioPower, the firm that installed the panels, both supported the school's green initiative. A portion of the cost was covered with a federal rebate program. The Karp Federation Challenge grant and another donor funded the rest. Hebrew Academy expects to save $1000 each month off its electric bill, dimming its annual $70,000 bill by nearly 15%. continue...

Spreading a Timeless Message of Jewish Pride in Omaha

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

It was 1986 when Rabbi Mendel and Shani Katzman, married for a year and a half, arrived on the scene in Omaha, Neb., newborn baby in tow.

"It was very exciting," says Shani Katzman, co-director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Nebraska. "We knew absolutely nobody, and had never even seen the city of Omaha."

Katzman explains that to be sent out to open a Chabad House is not the same as coming to a pulpit: "You have a specific mission, and you are asked to make a lifetime commitment to empower all Jews to become what they are meant to be."

Both Katzmans acknowledge that there was no specific reason to come to Omaha beforehand to see what they were getting themselves into; they would have said "yes" to any destination. He had traveled extensively for Chabad-Lubavitch, and they had done some traveling as a couple.

She remembers those first days well.continue...

HASHOVAS AVEIDA...

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008

If anyone took from 770 about 3 week's ago on shabbos, a gray three-quarter length coat, company h&m, size 42 regular,
please call 718-885-6880, or 718-778-0107,

I found a game chip that goes in a DS game boy right outside Oholei Torah a few weeks ago. If anyone lost it you can contact : Devorah Leah at 1-646-573-6470 or Email: bolga20@yahoo.com

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

Boruch Van Halem (Amsterdam, Holland) to Chani Hoen (Cleveland, OH)

Tonight-Shiur by Rabbi Yossi Jacobson live via telephone and internet hook-up

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

Shiur in english:
Tonight-Wednesday 10:00 PM EST
Phone 1-218-936-1600 Access code: 437541 Live video broadcast

Live Q+A following the shiur: email your questions to weeklylearning@gmail.com during the shiur.

Shiur in Hebrew:
Thursday, 1:00 PM EST

Live video broadcast

This shiur is being learned, Lizchus: Chana bas Rasha Zelda, Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel, Brocha Rivka bas Esther Yehudis, Ariel Leib ben Nechma, Alter Aharon Shmuel ben Etel, May they all have full and complete recoveries speedily in our days! Now!

***** Special thanks to Mendy Lewis and Menachem Cohen & Yekusiel Schusterman for all of their tech support!

Mastermind of Yeshiva Massacre Killed in IDF Raid

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) IDF forces located and killed terrorist Muhammad Shehadeh and three other senior terrorists, aged 35 to 48, in the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Bethlehem Wednesday.

Shehadeh is believed to be the mastermind behind the deadly terror attack on the Merkaz HaRav Kook Yeshiva in Jerusalem a week ago.

The IDF announced Wednesday that "in a joint IDF and Border Police arrest operation this evening in Bethlehem, Border Police Special Forces identified several Palestinian gunmen in a vehicle. The force fired at them and identified killing four gunmen. An MP5 and two M16 rifles were discovered on their bodies. The four were wanted senior wanted terrorists from the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization."continue...

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

URGENT 4

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Faiga bas Hinda

Yehoshua Moshe Ben Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Frum communities bond in search effort for Rabbi Segal

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

Fittingly for a rabbi known for promoting inter-group cooperation, the search for Zev Segal drew upward of 300 volunteers — Lubavitcher and Satmar hasidim, Modern Orthodox and haredim, as well as members of the non-Orthodox Jewish and general communities.

“It is not every day we have a major collaboration between all our groups,” said Benyomin Lifshitz, a member of the Crown Heights Shromrim Patrol, a neighborhood watch group in Brooklyn. “That feeling alone of coming together gave us a big sense of hope. Given that we all have our different sects and our own politics, coming together to help was very important.”continue...

Mini Gan Israel of Westport, CT - NOW HIRING!

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

Join the staff of Mini Gan Izzy of Westport, CT today!


-6 Week summer Camp: June 29-August 8
- 2 day, 3 day, or 5 day a week openings
- Commute from Crown Heights
- Pre-school experience a plus

** Positions also available @ Gan Israel of Westport, CT Older Division.

Please e- mail references and contact information to: chabadFF@gmail.com

Sunday Teachers needed in NJ

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

We are looking for two Hebrew School teachers to teach Sunday mornings, positions are available immediately.

We are located in Clinton, NJ. Small classes, good pay, transportation provided, adorable kids, warm community.

For more information and to apply please call Rachel at 908-735-8202 or email: rachel@jewishhunterdon.com

C.G.I. Located In The Heart Of South Florida Looking For 2 Girl Head Counselors

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

Camp Gan Israel of North Broward & South Palm Beach, located in Parkland, Florida is looking for 2 (Post Seminary) Head Counselors with experience who are dedicated, organized and lively.

Beautiful accommodations, great pay and a fun summer in a large prestigious camp.

For more information please call Sarah at 954-691-5512 or 954-970-9551 or E-mail: sarahbiston@gmail.com

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1153

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

Knowing G-d (iv)

On the one hand, when Mashiach comes people will still differ in the extent to which they know G-d; at the same time, however, "they shall all know Me" equally. (Since the verse explains that "no longer shall any man teach his neighbor... because they shall all know Me," it follows that this knowledge will be equally shared by all.)

How is this paradox possible?

In time to come, people will be enabled to know G-d as a reward for their spiritual labors during the time of exile; and the two abovementioned aspects of the future knowledge of G-d - simultaneous equality and diversity - correspond to two elements in man's divine service:

a) What is common to every Jewish man, woman and child, is that every individual is an emissary whose soul was sent down here to This World in order to transform it into a dwelling place for Him.

b) At the same time, every single soul has its own unique and personal mission, just as (for example) fulltime scholars and businessmen have distinct and diverse roles to fulfill.

Fulfilling one's own personal role - whose tasks are varied and gradated ("at five years one begins the study of Scripture; at ten, the study of Mishnah;..." [341]) - will in time to come give rise to a knowledge of particular levels within Divinity, a knowledge which will vary in degree from one man to another; fulfilling one's part in the basic mission which is common and equal in all souls, will in time to come give rise to a state in which "they shall all know Me" (i.e., they shall know the very Essence and Being of G-d) without differentiation.

Sefer HaSichos 5748 [1988], Vol. I, p. 142

New Branch of Hatzolah Opens in Sderot Chabad House

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

As a result of the current security situation in Sderot, a branch of Hatzolah Israel has opened in the southern Israeli city, which will increase and improve emergency services. Due to efficient cooperation between Hatzolah and the local Chabad House, the new branch has opened earlier than planned.

Fifteen local volunteers have been trained to provide emergency medical care. At a special opening ceremony for the new branch, the volunteers received Hatzolah hoods and helmets. The Chabad House will run Hatzolah’s operations in Sderot.

Present at the ceremony were Deputy Mayor Rabbi Oren Malka, who promised help and support from the city, local shluchim Rabbi Moshe Ze’ev and Rabbi Chananel Pizam, and shluchim from Moscow, Rabbi Yaakov Friedman and Rabbi Lipsker, as well as Rabbi Dovid Greenwald, director of Hatzolah Israel.

HASHOVAS AVEIDA...

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

Found a set of house keys on Brooklyn ave and Eastern parkway a small watch was attached to the keys with a small pink ponytail
if yours call Perelstein @ 718-771-9172

Mayor of Volzhsky Meets with New Rabbi

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

VOLZHSKY, Russia – This week in the city of Volzhsky, Jewish leaders met with city's Mayor Igor Voronin. The Jewish community was represented by Rabbi Ariel Triger, a Chabad Lubavitch emissary serving in the region, and Chairman Garry Tarlovskiy. This was the very first meeting to have taken place between the Mayor and Rabbi Triger.

The conversation covered several different themes, including the development and daily life of the local Jewish community, and the possibilities for collaboration between the Jewish community and the City Administration. Other important issues discussed were the possibility for the Jewish community to obtain a plot of land and a whole series of activities initiated by the community in aims of strengthening inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations in the region.

At the end of the meeting, the Mayor pledged his support for these and other initiatives being undertaken by the Jewish community of Volzhsky and stated that he would assist in whatever way possible to ensure the community's continued progress.

Located in Russia's Volga Region, it was not long ago that this city of 311,000 welcomed its new rabbi. With significant support from the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, the Ohr Avner Foundation and the Rohr Foundation, this community is now undergoing a genuine revitalization.

Sheila Goodman of Crown Heights coming to Los Angeles

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

By popular demand, Sheila Goodman of Crown Heights is going to be in L.A. from march 13 till March 20.

For appointments please call her NY salon @ 718-953-4264, or her cell @ 347-224-2161

Job Opportunity

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

A high-end skincare line is seeking for a professional sales representative. (not telemarketing) Computer knowledge and good language skills a must.

Fax your resume to 718-855-7833 or email it to: info@makari.com.

LIKE TO GAMBLE?

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

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Chabad of Tallahassee places mezuzahs on doors of Florida's House Majority and Minority Leaders

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

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Florida's House and Senate returned for their regular sessions last Tuesday, March 4, 2008, but with one change: the office doors of House Majority Leader Adam Hasner and House Minority Leader Dan Gelber, both Jewish, were fitted with mezuzos, the Torah-mandated traditional scrolls containing verses of sacred text penned on parchment scrolls.

The mezuzah mountings began on Tallahassee's first day back in session, when House Majority Leader Adam Hasner invited Chabad of Tallahassee's director Rabbi Shneur Oirechman to place a mezuzah on the door of his Tallahassee office—following in the footsteps of Gov. Charlie Crist, earned the spiritual protection generated by a mezuzah when the rabbi placed one on his door last year. (Although Crist is not Jewish, his high-profile leadership position warrants a mezuzah; the Talmud contains at least one instance of an influential non-Jewish leader receiving an authentic kosher mezuzah as a gift from Jews.) With Florida facing a state-wide budget crunch, Hasner, who was joined for the mezuzah mounting by his wife Jillian, commented that the House needs all the blessings it can get as it makes tough budget cutting decisions, and that the mezuzah would surely contribute a positive effect and elicit great blessings to the entire elected body.

An hour later Gov. Crist delivered the traditional State of of the State Address, in turn followed by the traditional dinner at the Governor's Mansion attended by 128 select guests. Rabbi Oirechman and wife Chanie were honored to represent Chabad Florida-wide, and Torah-true Judaism, as Gov. Crist not only invited them but seated them at his own table, together with his own parents and the owner of the Miami Dolphins pro football team. (Earlier, kosher food had been provided especially for the rabbi and his wife, with Rabbi Oirechman himself personally supervising the preparation and serving of said food from inside the Mansion's kitchen.)

But in the course of the dinner, Rep. Hasner personally swung by to greet the governor and his guests and proudly mentioned the office mezuzah he had just received, which put him in Crist's company. Rabbi Oirechman affably quipped that now the only ones without mezuzos in Tallahassee are the Jewish House and Senate Democratic leaders, also both Jewish. Upon hearing this, Crist immediately called Rep. Gelber personally, telling him that he also needed a mezuzah. Gelber replied that he will have the rabbi come by his office to install one at the earliest possible convenience.

The ensuing dinner conversation centered on the mitzvah of mezuzah, with the rabbi explaining the mitzvah in depth. The Governor and his party expressed genuine interest, curiosity and respect towards the mezuzah's contents, particularly the verses of "Shma" and "V'Ohavta," triggering a lively discussion on the unity of G-d in Judaism.

The dinner wound down with Rabbi Oirechman extending an invitation to the Governor to a private dinner at his own home, to which Crist expressed great interest.

Two days later, however, Rabbi Oirechman was invited by minority leader Representative Gelber to hammer a mezuzah onto the doorframe of his house office.

As a result of one non-Jewish governor getting his mezuzah, the leaders of the Sunshine State's House of Representatives, both Jewish, now have their own as well.

Over 120 women take part in a unique event in new Kharkov Kosher restaurant

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

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Over 120 women took part in a unique event in the new Kharkov Kosher restaurant 'Shalom'. The program was dedicated to Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Shneersohn - whose birthday is on the 25th of Adar - and marking 20 years since her passing.

The event was based on the three mitzvos of the Jewish woman - and each woman received a present and brochure on these three mitzvos - Kashrus , Shabbas Candles and Taharas hamishpacha.

Rabbi Moishe Moskovitz spoke about the importance of the role of the Jewish woman. Different women in the community spoke about how these three mitzvos have changed their lives.There was good music, entertainment, raffle, film and a singer together with excellent food that the restaurant is already famous for.

Every woman made good decisions in all these three mitzvos, and left very inspired and full of pride in being Jewish women - the foundation of the Jewish home and Jewish people .

A Purim Fair in Kfar Chabad

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

The girls of Kfar Chabad and their mothers enjoyed a Purim fair yesterday that was run jointly by the Beis Rivka girls’ school, the local branch of Bas Melech, and the Yetzirah community center.

The girls saw a range of displays, designed and set up by eighth-grade students, and a visit to Kfar Chabad’s famous beehives. Also on the program were a drumming session and a dance show. Any of the participants who received smiles from a mivtza on “Chassidishe naches” was able to take a turn on the fair’s various rides.

It was a great day that was enjoyed by everyone.

Take care of your California Shalach Monos list!!!

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

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This Purim send Shalach Monos to your family, mechutonim, children, friends and business associates in California.

Delivery available in: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pico, Sherman Oaks & Encino areas.

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IT ISN’T TOO EARLY TO PERFORM MATANOS LA’EVYONIM

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

This year, “Adopt A Family” provides you with the opportunity to conveniently perform the Mitzva of Matanos La’Evyonim in its most superior form via a secure internet site.

Adopt A Family, an organization under the direct supervision of Harav Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky, distributes much lacked funds to families of Anash in Israel who need the money most.

You can be secure in the knowledge that the money you donate:
• Allows you to perform the mitzvah of Matanos La’Evyonim in the most superior fashion
• Will be distributed to the needy on the day of Purim
• Will be delivered in its entirety to needy members of Anash Donate today!

Go to www.charityforisrael.com

Great Job Opportunity near Crown Heights!!!

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

A growing Medical Supply Company located in Brooklyn NY (Near Crown Heights), is looking for a full time inside sales/customer service person.

Requirements: Good communication skills, Basic computer skills

Email Resume or Contact Information to: Employment724@yahoo.com

Preparations for Purim With IDF Widows and Terror Victims Under Way

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

Preparations for Purim are well under way at the headquarters of the Lubavitch Youth Organization in Kfar Chabad. As usual, special activities will take place for thousands of IDF widows and terror victims and their families. Hundreds of Chabad House volunteers will visit the families at their homes, bringing them mishloach manos and Purim greetings.

“These short visits are very important to the families. It gives them the feeling that Chabad remembers them, especially when everyone is having a good time. It’s a wonderful privilege for us to be able to bring some happiness to these heroic families,” said Rabbi Menachem Kutner, director of the Lubavitch Youth Organization’s Terror Victims Project.

Every year, the widows of soldiers who were killed as long ago as during the Six Day War (1967) and the Yom Kippur War (1973) still receive mishloach manos from Chabad. “The widows deeply appreciate this wonderful tradition. Many of them even call us beforehand to find out if we will remember to visit them this year,” said Rabbi Aharon Pruss of the Lubavitch Youth Organization.

The children of Kfar Chabad and their teachers are also involved with the preparations, and have been packing the parcels under the direction of Rabbi Chananel Hillel, Rabbi Menachem Foxman, and Rabbi Moshe Zaks of the Lubavitch Youth Organization’s Logistics Department.

“The children are given the opportunity to feel as if they are involved in shlichus. They do their work with a positive attitude and a true sense of shlichus,” said one of the teachers.

Students Off to Berlin

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

A delegation of 25 students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign packed their bags Wednesday for a week-long trip to Berlin under the direction of Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel, co-director of the Chabad Jewish Student Center at the university. Called Alternative Spring Break 2008, the trip will see the students take part in community service projects coordinated by Chabad-Lubavitch of Berlin, meet with their German counterparts and visit former concentration camps in the area. “There is an urgent need to bolster integral services in the Jewish and general community,” said Tiechtel. “Students will work in soup kitchens, do programming for Holocaust survivors, help refugees and children at risk, clean up the Jewish cemetery, help provide health care to the needy and much more.”

New Yeshiva Gedola in Eretz Yisrael

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

Registration is open for chasidishe bochurim, 17-19 in the new Yeshiva Gedola Lubavitch – Beitar. The yeshiva is an American style yeshiva for bochurim outside of Eretz Yisrael.

The yeshiva staff includes:
Rabbi Dovid Ofen – Mashpia & Rosh Yeshiva
Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Ofen – Hadracha in Avodas HaTfila
Rabbi Asher Lemel Cohen – Rav Kehillas Chabad Beitar
Rabbi Yankel Sneider – Magid Shiur & Meishiv in Nigla

Among the unique aspects of this yeshiva:
*Specific Guidance in Avodas HaTfila by the world famous oved,
Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Ofen
*Shiuriim in Yiddish & English
*Emphasis on Avodas HaTfila, Birur HaMiddos & pnimiusdike Farbrengens
*Individual Attention and Warmth
Quiet, Chasidishe Anash community of Beitar

To speak with Rabbi Dovid Ofen directly call 054-625-3770
or in the USA: 212-444-9105

For a full description of the yeshiva please visit: www.jtionline.org

HE KNOWS WHAT YOU DID LAST PURIM!

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

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French Jews of South Florida gather in memory of the 8 Yeshiva Students

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

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Dan drove one hour; Paul drove one and a half hour to join their French speaking Jewish brothers and sisters of South Florida in a memorial service for the eight yeshiva students taken away by terror.

The evening was organized by Rabbi Yisroel Frankforter and gathered the French Jewish community across the Tri-County area. They came from far and near to listen to words of inspiration and consolation offered by various rabbonim and personalities. As Johanna told Rabbi Frankforter, “[tonight] I was moved to tears”.

Rabbi Chai Amar from Chabad of Golden Beach, stressed that we must increase our unity and Ahavas Yisroel. Rabbi Amar followed his moving speech with a prayer in memory of the departed and a prayer for the well being of the wounded students.

Mr. Paul Hirschson, the Israeli consul for political affairs assured the audience that Israel is fully determined to fight the modern day Hamman. One of the Miami Semicha Program French students, Mr. Shmuel Touboul recited the Psalms 130 as a prayer to the Almighty to end this bitter exile and bring us back to our Holy land with Moshiach.

Finally, Rabbi Frankforter concluded the evening with the words of the Rebbe over 50 years ago to Kfar Chabad “Bhemshech Habinyan Tenachamu” Consolation will come through continued building. Am Yisrael Chai declared Rabbi Frankforter and we will continue to study Torah and encourage others to do so.

Shabbat held for first time in LSC

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

"You're gonna let him hold that thing?" shouted Jeremy Kamlet over a plate of gefilte fish at Alan Veingrad, who had just handed the Rabbi his Super Bowl XXVII ring he won as an offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys.

Rabbi Yerachmeil Gorelik held the ring up to introduce Veingrad, who came from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to speak to Jewish and non-Jewish students alike at Friday night's Shabbat dinner in the Lory Student Center.

It was the first Jewish meal prepared in the kitchen of the Lory Student Center after Gorelik battled LSC Dining Services for months to kosher the kitchen.

The dinner happened after Joyce Durol, assistant director of LSC Dining Services, and Gorelik spent nearly two months hammering out the details that required a portion of the LSC kitchen to be cordoned off from Wednesday night because of a myriad of health and logistical issues.continue...

Full time Mashgiach Position Available

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

Full time Mashgiach position available in Virginia Beach, VA

*Drivers License needed
*Needs people skills - to know how to communicate and work with people
*Preferably has experience

Please call 757-478-4119 (if no answer please leave detailed message)

2 Jobs Available: F/T Long term in Crown Hts.

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

Looking for a F/T long term position in the neighborhood?

Medical Secretary AND Medical Assistant positions available in local medical office.

Applicants must be computer literate and have excellent English and telephone skills. Prior office experience necessary.

Medical experience preferred. Strict adherence to confidentiality required. Must be legal to work in US.

Please send your resume via email: brooklynmed@gmail.com or fax: 718-773-4583.

Lubavitcher yungerman featured on NBC's Today Show

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008


UJA Awards Chabad's Friendship Circle Leaders

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

ONTARIO, CA -- (March 10, 2008)

(lubavitch.com/LNS) Friendship Circle Ontario coordinators, Chabad's Mrs. Esther Grossbaum and Mrs. Chaya Perman, were recently honored with the distinguished UJA Federation Inclusion Initiative Award.

“What is most gratifying is witnessing children with special needs become volunteers with the Friendship Circle. It is a program that enriches the lives of the families, volunteers and children,” said Master of Ceremonies, Michael Enright.

The Honorable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario presented the award to the honorees.

On behalf of the Friendship Circle, Mrs. Perman thanked the UJA for the honour and remarked, “The fact that we are gathered here on this special evening is testimony to the many changes taking place in our community in matters that concern inclusion and accessibility to all of its members.”continue...

Lubavitch of Montgomery County, PA celebrates its Inaugural Founders Dinner

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

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Lubavitch of Montgomery County, PA celebrated its Inaugural Founders Dinner, on Tuesday, March 4 at the Meadowlands Country Club in Blue Bell. The honorees were Cantor Uri and Sareva (Stern) Naor and Richard & Sharon Egosi; honorary chairperson for the evening was Israel Roizman.

More then 260 people joined together in celebrating Lubavitch of Montgomery County’s success over the past decade of reaching out to every segment of this community, without pre-condition and without exception.

At the Dinner Rabbi Shaya Deitsch, Director of Lubavitch of Montgomery County, announced that "the Time to Grow is now"! To a round of applause he stated that Lubavitch is proud to launch the Building Campaign with an anticipated budget of 3 million dollars. To date, the Rabbi said, LMC already has over $1.3 million in commitments towards the construction of the new Jewish center for Life and Learning.

The new center will be located on Fort Washington Ave. in the heart of Upper Dublin. For information and dedication opportunities, call 215-591-9310.

MAZEL TOV SHAPIROS

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Zvi & Leah (nee Crowell) Shapiro - Long Beach, CA - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

May the newborn be a source of Nachas to her parents, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

Rocket Attacks Continue in Western Negev

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) Gaza terrorists continued to fire rockets at Israeli towns in the western Negev on Thursday night. One of the rockets landed near a kibbutz. No injuries were reported.

Terrorists have fired almost 30 rockets at Israeli towns on Thursday, in addition to seven mortar shells. Most of the rockets have landed in open areas, causing no injuries or damage.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

URGENT 4

Sarah bas Rus

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Faiga bas Hinda

Yehoshua Moshe Ben Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

A Heart to Heart at a Netanya Talmud Torah

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

“How do you feel when you get to Talmud Torah?” “What kind of changes would you like to see here?” “Please let me know what’s going on with you.” These questions and others were asked at a private meeting between a rebbe and his student.

The meetings took place at a “students’ day” at the Chabad Talmud Torah in Netanya, as part of a general mivtza at the cheder.

The purpose of the personal conversations was to deepen the connection between the student and his rebbe. The students generally felt a closeness, warmth, and caring from their teachers, who helped them to work out the best way to advance in their Torah learning, mitzvah observance, derech eretz, and Chassidic behavior.

The director of the Talmud Torah, Rabbi Barak Cochavi, praised the work of educators Rabbi Gavriel Arbov, Rabbi Zohar Choter, Rabbi Meir Mor Yosef, and Rabbi Yitzchak Yitzchakov, who spoke to their students with great caring and warmth, helping them to find the best solutions and advice in each individual situation.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

THURSDAY NIGHT LECHAIM

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

Zalmy Laufer (Crown Heights) to Zeldy Nemanov (Crown Heights)
@ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Sunday Teachers needed in NJ

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

We are looking for two Hebrew School teachers to teach Sunday mornings, positions are available immediately.

We are located in Clinton, NJ. Small classes, good pay, transportation provided, adorable kids, warm community.

For more information and to apply please call Rachel at 908-735-8202 or email: rachel@jewishhunterdon.com

C.G.I. Located In The Heart Of South Florida Looking For 2 Girl Head Counselors

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

Camp Gan Israel of North Broward & South Palm Beach, located in Parkland, Florida is looking for 2 (Post Seminary) Head Counselors with experience who are dedicated, organized and lively.

Beautiful accommodations, great pay and a fun summer in a large prestigious camp.

For more information please call Sarah at 954-691-5512 or 954-970-9551 or E-mail: sarahbiston@gmail.com

IMMEDIATE HEAD START POSITIONS AVAILABLE AND HIRING TEACHERS FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR ’08-’09

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

Bais Rivkah Head Start is looking for certified teachers who are chassidish, outgoing, caring, warm and loving to teach in our preschool setting.

In our preschool we stress the Chassidishe values that our ReBbeim have taught us, and imbue in the children a love for Torah & Mitzvos and instill in them a pride in being a Bas Chabad.

We have 2 immediate openings due to teachers’ maternity leave.

For more info, please call 735-0770 x 1200 / 1223 or email resume and transcripts to: preschool470@aol.com

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1154

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

A Heart of Stone

"I shall remove the heart of stone from your flesh" The verse speaks specifically of a heart of stone, not a brain of stone. For, as is explained in the teachings of Chassidus, the task of exerting oneself in the comprehension of Divinity devolves on every individual alone. Ultimately, as a result of this intellectual exertion, "I shall remove" - G-d Himself will complete the work for him and remove his "heart of stone," so that not only his brain but his heart too will become sensitive to Divinity.

Sefer HaSichos 5748 [1988], Vol. I, p. 311

MAZEL TOV ROSLERS

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shmully & Aviva (nee Bressler) Rosler - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

May the newborn be a source of Nachas to her parents, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

How that kosher certification is made in China

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

BEIJING (JTA) -- As the sun rises on a crisp March morning, a van from the Hebei Dongfang Green Tree Food Company arrives at Rabbi Nosson Rodin’s home in this Chinese capital city.

During the four-hour journey to the company’s factory in Shenzhou, Rodin calls for a break to recite his morning prayers. He wraps his tefillin at a rest stop as curious truck drivers look on, then gets back into the vehicle.

For the Amidah prayer, the van pulls off the dusty road and Rodin consults the small green compass on his watchband. He needs to pray facing west, toward Jerusalem.

It's all part of a routine day for Rodin, 24, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary who does Jewish outreach in Beijing and also travels the countryside performing kosher inspections in China for U.S. companies.continue...

Sheila Goodman of Crown Heights coming to Los Angeles

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

By popular demand, Sheila Goodman of Crown Heights is going to be in L.A. from march 13 till March 20.

For appointments please call her NY salon @ 718-953-4264, or her cell @ 347-224-2161

Job Opportunity

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

A high-end skincare line is seeking for a professional sales representative. (not telemarketing) Computer knowledge and good language skills a must.

Fax your resume to 718-855-7833 or email it to: info@makari.com.

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GOT SHOLOM ZOCHORS?

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

If you know of a Sholom Zochor - in Crown Heights or anywhere else - kindly email us @ shmais@aol.com.

Please make sure to leave your name and number in case we need to contact you.

Media Accuses Rabbis of “Calling for Revenge”

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

After last week’s tragic terror attack on the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem, during which eight young bochurim lost their lives, a group of Rabbis issued a gilui da’as [an expression of their opinion]. They wrote that “a proper Jewish government should follow the fundamental principle in the Shulchan Aruch that it is forbidden to yield to non-Jews who want to harm Jewish people or property. This is because any weakness will lead to more violence and murder, as the Lubavitcher Rebbe very definitely warned.”

At the same time, the Rabbis called for the government to be replaced by a competent Jewish leadership, and they explained how every individual could be involved in achieving such government.

As expected, the media has given extensive coverage to the gilui da’as, denouncing it as “incitement.”

Chabad Chassid Rabbi Dovid Meir Druckman, Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Motzkin, was one of the signatories to this document. He was interviewed several times in the media, giving him the opportunity to explain the true meaning of the gilui da’as.
(SOURCE:COL.ORG.IL)

Jewish Youth Unite from Central and North-Western Russia

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

KOSTROMA, Russia – This week, the Jewish community of Kostroma hosted a major gathering, involving Jewish youth from numerous cities in Central and North-Western Russia. More than 50 persons gathered for the event, which took place at the 'Kolos' Resort Site, located at a picturesque site on the shore of the Volga River.

The seminar's agenda included lectures on Jewish holidays, Kashrut, national traditions (i.e. birth, taking on a Jewish name, Shabbat, prayers, etc.) and their meaning in the life of a Jew. Participants also reviewed the weekly Torah chapter, in addition to informative talks about the Moscow-based Institute of the 21st Century and the 'Holocaust' Scientific-Educational Foundation.

The youth celebrated Shabbat and enjoyed a communal festive meal. Apart from these events, attendees also had plenty of opportunity to play intellectual games on Jewish themes, for other entertainment and good conversation with new-found friends. "Over these five days, we have become one large family and it will be sad to part with one another," commented Yevgeniy Fishman, the Head of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia's Youth Department.

The Youth Department of the FJC Russia extends its thanks to the Jewish community of Kostroma and personally to this region's Chief Rabbi and Chabad Lubavitch representative Nison Ruppo for a well-organized seminar. Plans are already in the works for a similar event for Southern Russia and the Volga Region.

WIN A FABULOUS CRUISE, A NEW MACBOOKAIR, MUCH MORE…ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT UNTIL DRAWING!

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

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Spend $75 and get a $200 gift card for Gino Brothers Jewelers in Aventura, FL.

The proceeds from this auction will benefit the Moshe and Lillian Tabacinic Chabad Houses at University of Miami and Florida International University, enabling us to continue to bring meaning, warmth and Chassidus to our grateful students.

Please partner with us by bidding online and sending all your friends the link to our site.

CROWN HEIGHTS: SHOE AND LADIES CLOTHING SALE THIS SUNDAY

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

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Oholei Torah PTA Shalach Monos & Achdus Baskets

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

The Oholei Torah PTA is once again offering a variety of beautifully arranged Shalach Monos baskets ranging in price from $4 to $72.

These baskets can be delivered locally to Crown Heights residents for a nominal fee. These baskets can also be shipped anywhere within the United States.

To view our unique baskets, please log onto our website at www.PurimBasketsOT.com

or for more information please call:
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Additionally, we are pleased to inform you that we have extended our FINAL deadline for the Achdus Basket Project to March 16, 2008.

We are requesting that you submit your order as soon as possible so that we can process it accordingly.

To place your order, please call Sara Popack 718-735-2484, Shuffi Telsner 718-774-2778, Aida Junik 718-953-3197, or Kayli Malamud 718-363-1619.

A Freilichen Purim.

Getzy Markowitz: Kosher Salt

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

A monster seeks his place in paradise by visiting h-ll upon Jerusalem. For the people he intends as victims, paradise is Jerusalem. Not only is it G-d's capitol and bastion of spirituality; the city is a hub that bridges heaven and earth. There is hardly a street bare of a Yeshiva or seminary, and countless Diaspora teens pursue their studies there. Cuisine: perhaps the greatest kosher variety in the world. And the city's Jewish life is unparalleled and thriving.

Vilnius (Vilna) was once considered the "Jerusalem of Lithuania". Today, sixty years since the decimation of Lithuanian Jewry, the streets once filled with Jewish school children and scholars, are no more. Chabad has opened a Jewish day school, which, thank G-d, offers Jewish children a Jewish future. As for Kosher cuisine, Lubavitch operates a free soup kitchen, ensuring that none of Vilna's poor Jews go hungry. The Chabad emissaries cater to Jewish life, by offering educational and humanitarian services, thereby helping to rebuild the fallen stones and people of Lithuania's old city Jerusalem.

I was asked to temporarily go to Lithuania to lead High Holiday services in Kaunas and teach children in Vilnius. Once there, it was I, who was educated by the Rebbe's permanent ambassadors to the country.

To make an ancient past a thriving present, the Chabad emissaries (Shluchim) leave vibrant Jewish communities and engage a primitive one. In doing so, they sacrifice of themselves so that Judaism will live. Faced not only with the challenge of fortifying Jewish children, but raising their own in accordance with true Torah and Chassidic values. Therefore, until their daughters turn twelve and their sons thirteen, when they will leave home for the Yeshivas of the west; they attend an online school designed for the children of such Shluchim. Judaica and other necessities are all shipped in, and dinner is home made:

It began with collecting live chickens at a local farm. Then as I held the bird, the Rabbi ritually slaughtered the fowl. Soon it would partner in holy work, by providing energy for the energizing of the community.

It has long been my dream to one day serve as an ambassador of Lubavitch. A Shliach. One of the Rebbe's boys. But in no small measure does my dedication of self to the cause equal their actual and constant devotion. For two weeks I attempted to adapt to the mission of which they were adept. As I soaked the chicken in salt, divesting it of blood, I began to understand the Shluchims' devotion: they are pure.

In the Temple, an animal sacrifice for any season, was seasoned with salt. When placing an animal atop the altar, man would reflect on how the offered beast is a reflection of his own. The sacrificial service is an internal one where one must direct the energy of his animal instincts to the Almighty. Kabbalah traces negative or animalistic energies, to the blood. No doubt something all can relate to. We can be hot blooded, tending to ravenous, licentious, or devious conduct. At times, we are cold blooded. Apathetic, cruel, or downright mean.

The altar's salt teaches us not only to tame our own beasts, but to strive to totally remove bad blood.

Jerusalem hasn't seen a traditional sacrifice in two thousand years. However, a great many have rededicated the practice through its metaphysical observance. Yet many more have served as untraditional sacrifices for the city's sake. Their blood spilled and soaked with salty tears.

We must continue refining ourselves with the aim of redefining existence. Sacrificing our animal, and sanctifying our world. Doing this, while respectfully demanding of G-d that a little bit of salt should be sufficient to extract flavor.

CLICK HERE for previous essays by the author.

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: “Letters To My Father” a collection of 26 letters from the Rebbe

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

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We recently mourned the passing of Mr. Mel Landow, of blessed memory.

A year and five months ago Mel celebrated his 80th birthday. In honor of that special occasion the Landow children honored their father by presenting to him a very special gift, which meant the world to Mel Landow. This was a book entitled “Letters To My Father”, a collection of 26 letters that Mel and his wife received from the Rebbe during the years 1973-1977. The book was compiled by Rabbi Eliezer Zaklikovsky, Shliach in Monroe, New Jersey.

The letters express a very unique and personal relationship between the Rebbe and Mr. Landow, and give a glimpse of the Rebbes ongoing involvement with the details of the Chabad institutions in Miami and the vital role that Mr. Landow played in their support.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF version of the book.

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Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

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Kosher Hip-Hop concert becomes prayer Vigil for Jerusalem

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

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Southside-Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville bounced to the beat at a Kosher Hip Hop concert featuring Kosher Hip Hop Sensation Nosson Zand, the artist formerly known as NIZ. At a sellout crowd at the University of North Florida, students, faculty and community members enjoyed a memorable evening.

"Truthfully, I only use the music as bait, to put a little OU on your plate." Nosson’s witty lyrics laced with toichen inspired the audience and brought everyone to their feet.

Despite the excitement surrounding the event it was almost cancelled after months of preparation. On the heels of last week's terrorist act in Jerusalem organizers considered calling it off. "How can you celebrate when our brothers are still sitting shiva and mourning this terrible loss?" said a spokesperson. "We ultimately decided that canceling the event would be a victory for the terrorists - so we made it happen, and started the event with some tehillim and tefilos for the kedoshim and their families and for the safety of our brothers and sisters everywhere."

Jacksonville is home to the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as many universities with over one hundred thousand students combined. Chabad of Southside strives to create a welcoming and warm atmosphere for students and community members in the ever growing Southside area.

“Everyone had a great time – we had a wonderful turnout and met many new students” said Shmuli Novack, Rabbi and Director of Southside Chabad. “We hope to capitalize on the energy generated and take this to a whole new level.”

The Southside Chabad event was co-sponsored by the JSU, FCSL JLSA, Chabad Jewish Life Center, UNF Interfaith Center and Osprey Productions.

A Gesture of Solidarity: Roshei Yeshiva of Tomchei Tmimim in Kfar Chabad visit Yeshivat Merkaz Harav

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

The Roshei Yeshiva of Tomchei Tmimim in Kfar Chabad, Rabbi Yaakov Katz and Rabbi Eliyahu Landa, paid a solidarity visit yesterday to Yeshivat Merkaz Harav in Jerusalem, accompanied by Rabbi Moshe Shilat.

They visited the beis medrash, dormitory, and the library where eight students from the yeshiva and the adjacent high school were brutally murdered last week. They also met with Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, Rosh Yeshiva of Merkaz Harav, who told them about the boys who were killed and the atmosphere at the yeshiva today.

From there, the group went on to visit some of the bereaved families, who are still sitting shiva. There, they repeated the Rebbe’s words of encouragement after the infamous terror attack on the Chabad yeshiva in Kfar Chabad.

At the home of Rabbi Lifschitz, Ram of Yeshivat Hakotel, whose son was among the victims, the group met Rabbi Shaar Yashuv Cohen, the Chief Rabbi of Haifa, and Rabbi Mordechai Elon and his brother MK Benny Elon, who also came to offer their condolences.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

U of I students to experience Jewish culture in Berlin

Thursday, Mar 13, 2008

In Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, a new Torah scroll will be dedicated to a synagogue and the Jewish community during spring break.

This will be the first Jewish event in the town since the Holocaust, said Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel of Chabad Center for Jewish Life, and it is taking place to honor the arrival of 25 U.S. college students who are traveling from the University to Berlin, Germany this spring break.

"We are going to make a statement for Jewish survival and revival," Tiechtel said.

The group is leaving Thursday evening from O'Hare International Airport. They plan to serve the Jewish community, experience the culture of Jews in Germany and meet with German college students, Tiechtel said.

"I like the idea of being able to travel internationally and to help other people and experience their culture," said Danny Obeler, sophomore in LAS, who is going on the trip.continue...

THIS WEEK'S SHOLOM ZOCHORS - UPDATED!!!!

Friday, Mar 14, 2008

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Friday, Mar 14, 2008

Shlomie (ben R' Zev) Sharfstein (Crown Heights) to Shifra Freeman (Toronto, Ontario)
LECHAIM IYH SUNDAY NIGHT @ CHOVEVEI TORAH

HISKASHRUS FOR SHABBOS

Friday, Mar 14, 2008

Shabbos Parshas Vayikra
8th Adar Sheini – Parshas Zachor

According to Halacha, the second Sefer Torah should be rolled for Parshas Zachor before Shacharis (if this was not done beforehand).

Shacharis: Two Sifrei Torah are taken out. From the first one, the seven Aliyos of the weekly Parsha are read. The second Sefer Torah is then put down on the Bimah and Half Kaddish is recited, followed by Hagbah and Gelilah. From the second Sefer Torah, the Maftir from Parshas Ki Tetzei (Devarim, 25:17-19) is read.

According to the opinion that is the most commonly held among Halachic authorities, the reading of Parshas Zachor is a Torah commandment.

Some Halachic authorities hold that women are obligated to hear the reading of Parshas Zachor, and it is the prevalent custom [today] for Jewish women to go to Shul to listen to it.

The Rebbe writes, “For Krias Parshas Zachor (and Parshas Tetzei), as well as the reading for Purim (and Parshas Beshallach), there are differing customs as to whether the words “Zecher Amalek” are read with a “tzeirey” or a “segol”, and I have not heard a definitive instruction on this. It would apparently be correct to read both of them. In Parshat Zachor (and Parshat Tetzei) the word “Zecher” is read first with a “tzeirey” and then with a “segol”. In the reading for Purim (and Parshat Beshallach), “Zecher” is read with a “segol” first and then with a “tzeirey.”

Several generations ago, the Gedolei Yisrael wrote that the custom of banging one’s feet etc. during this reading with this reading should be annulled.

Hagbah and Gelilah of the second Sefer Torah.

If there is only one Sefer Torah, it is not raised after Half Kaddish, but it is rolled for Parshat Zachor. It is only raised and rolled up after the Aliyah for Maftir. However, Half Kaddish is always recited after the reading (of the 7th Aliyah) before Maftir.

Haftarah: “Koh Amar Hashem Tzva’ot, Pekadati …” (Shmuel I, 15:2-35)

Av Harachamim is said, as is Tzidkas’cha at Mincha.

SHMAIS.COM WORLD EXCLUSIVE: RUSSIA TO RELEASE 40,000 KESOVIM OF THE REBBEIM!

Friday, Mar 14, 2008

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SHMAIS.com has learned that the Russian Government has recently reached out to Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar with an offer to release the 40,000 Kesovim that it has to the Chabad run Federation of Jewish Communities of CIS.

According to our sources, among the Kesovim, which were discovered in the archives of the Russian Army around 1995, are Maamorim of the Friediker Rebbe from 1920-1923 and 1929-1935 as well as letters, Shailos & Teshuvos as well as Maamorim of the Tzemach Tzedek, letters of the Rebbe Rashab, Maamorim of the Rebbe Maharash and more.

Earlier this week members of Agudas Chassidei Chabad met in Bais Rivkah Lefferts to discuss the matter. Rabbi Berel Lazar was present at the meeting.

Our source tells us that Agudas Chassidei Chabad advised Rabbi Lazar to take the Russian Government up of the offer.

May it be Hashem’s will that the Kesovim will in fact be released and very soon after all the Seforim too IYH!

MAZEL TOVS UPDATE #533 WITH SIMCHOS IN 57 LUBAVITCH FAMILIES WORLDWIDE K"AH! ARE ONLINE NOW!

Friday, Mar 14, 2008

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IAF Kills 3 Terrorists in Gaza

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) IAF pilots struck a terrorist cell in northern Gaza on Saturday night as members of the cell made their way to carry out a rocket attack. Local Arabs reported that three members of the cell were killed, and at least three others were wounded.

In addition, IDF soldiers fired on armed terrorists near the security barrier in northern Gaza and reported hitting two. The two were wounded.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

URGENT 4

Sarah bas Rus

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Faiga bas Hinda

Yehoshua Moshe Ben Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Bnot Echat Girls Celebrate Their Success

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

Bnot Echat is a growing movement of girls of all ages around Israel who gather every Shabbos Mevorchim to recite Tehillim. Mrs. Moussia Mendelson, a third-grade teacher at the Ateret Chaya Chabad girls’ school in Bnei Brak, started the group with the girls from her class, who recited Tehillim on Shabbos Mevorchim at the local Chabad shul. They began to invite their friends, and the idea grew. Principal Chaya Landa designed the symbol and gave the group the name “Bnot Echat.”

The group grew beyond all expectation. From 22 girls at the first meeting, the number of participants increased from month to month. Since then, the group has mushroomed into another 10 branches around Israel, including Elad, Ohr Yehuda, Bat Yam, Givatayim, Herzliya, Yinov, and Kfar Chabad.

This week, the girls gathered to celebrate their success with a pre-Purim fair.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

IMMEDIATE HEAD START POSITIONS AVAILABLE AND HIRING TEACHERS FOR UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR ’08-’09

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

Bais Rivkah Head Start is looking for certified teachers who are chassidish, outgoing, caring, warm and loving to teach in our preschool setting.

In our preschool we stress the Chassidishe values that our ReBbeim have taught us, and imbue in the children a love for Torah & Mitzvos and instill in them a pride in being a Bas Chabad.

We have 2 immediate openings due to teachers’ maternity leave.

For more info, please call 735-0770 x 1200 / 1223 or email resume and transcripts to: preschool470@aol.com

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! DRAWING IS MONDAY, 10 ADAR 2!! WIN A FABULOUS CRUISE, A MACBOOKAIR, MUCH MORE…

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

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The Chinese Auction to benefit student programs is almost over.

Here’s how it works: go to www.CampusAuction.org and purchase tickets to be put into the lottery for the prizes of your choice. The winning tickets will be drawn LIVE at the elegant event and concert on March 17, 2008 at 7:30pm.

Spend $75 and get a $200 gift card for Gino Brothers Jewelers in Aventura, FL.

The proceeds from this auction will benefit the Moshe and Lillian Tabacinic Chabad Houses at FIU and UM, enabling us to continue to bring meaning, warmth and Chassidus to our grateful students.

Please partner with us by bidding online and sending all your friends the link to our site.

SUNDAY IN CROWN HEIGHTS: SHOE AND LADIES CLOTHING SALE

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

SHOES AND CLOTHING CLOTHING SALE THIS SUNDAY AT BAIS RIVKAH HALL 310 CROWN ST FROM 10AM UNTIL 6PM.

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GIRLS AND LADIES CLOTHING SALE FROM $5-$8

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1155

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

King and Nasi

"And David My servant shall be king over them..., and My servant David shall be a nasi for them forever"

This verse relates to both functions of the King Mashiach - his kingship and his nesius, his role as nasi. For Mashiach will act both as king, fighting G-d's battles, and as nasi, guiding the people along the path of G-d.

Hence our quotation speaks of his reigning as "king over them," while concerning his function as nasi it is written "for them," reflecting the less distant approach of a mentor who seeks that his teachings be understood and find acceptance.

This dual role also explains why the word "forever" in the above quotation relates specifically to his function as nasi. For once Mashiach has "perfect[ed] the entire world, [motivating all the nations] to serve G-d," there will be less need for him to act as king: his prime task thenceforth will be to teach the people the path of G-d. The eternality of Mashiach ("forever") will thus be chiefly evident in his role as nasi.

Likkutei Sichos, Parshas Vayigash, 5751 [1990]

Jewish Community of Perm Welcomes New Torah in time for Purim

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

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PERM, Russia – Jews of Perm have celebrated a major happening in the life of the local community, with the welcoming of their new Torah scroll. This was presented as a gift by community members "in honor and memory of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson of righteous memory". It has been over a century now that local Jews have not experienced such an event.

On March 9th, virtually the entire community came out to mark this occasion, in addition to dozens of visitors from elsewhere. Many of the guests are from the nearby communities of Kizel, Kungur, Krasnokamsk and other towns in the Perm Region. Others are from further away, such as Chief Rabbi of Izhevsk Mikhoel Urin .

"The completion of the Torah and carrying the new Torah scroll – this is a big celebration – not only for the Jewish community but for the entire region. Today we have the opportunity to carry out this event in full Jewish tradition," commented Chief Rabbi of Perm Zalman Deutch. "Local authorities were also very supportive of this happening. It couldn't have been done without our generous sponsors."

Participants witnessed the last words of the Torah being written, a concert, film on the Torah, the reading of a letter from Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, and speeches from Jewish leaders. The procession began at the Puppet Theater through the city center. Thanks to the cooperation of the local police, the roads were blocked off. Accompanied by a wind orchestra and dancing, the group carried the Torah scroll in its covering and crown, under the Chuppa. Finally, the Torah was brought into the Jewish Center, where dancing took place and a celebratory dinner.

Every participant received a piece of the same material used to create the covering for this Torah scroll. According to this age-old tradition, the fabric has symbolic meaning and is supposed to bring blessings and success to the home of the beholder.

Chabad Representative Appears on TV

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

Millions of viewers in Israel watched deputy Chabad spokesman Rabbi Moni Ander appear on TV this week in a program called, “One Against One Hundred,” produced by Channel Two. Rabbi Ander managed to use the brief time slot allotted to him to put across many important messages regarding Yiddishkeit in general and specifically Chabad.

Chabad’s PR department was not overly enthusiastic about participating in the show. However, it was decided that Rabbi Ander’s appearance had the potential to create a Kiddush Hashem, and he took part in the broadcast.

Rabbi Ander made a very positive impression, particularly when he described his military service as a reserve medic in the airborne division of the Israeli Air Force and how it felt to serve as a Chassid. He described how he lived off bread and tomatoes because at that time the military did not provide mehadrin food. When the show’s host made a comment about him “battling the Amalekites” in this situation, Rabbi Ander’s comment was, “We are all Jews.”

Afterwards, various chareidi media sources also commented that it was a long time since a chareidi Jew made such a positive impression on TV, arousing so much deep respect among the general population.
(SOURCE:COL.ORG.IL)

Oholei Torah PTA Shalach Monos & Achdus Baskets

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

The Oholei Torah PTA is once again offering a variety of beautifully arranged Shalach Monos baskets ranging in price from $4 to $72.

These baskets can be delivered locally to Crown Heights residents for a nominal fee. These baskets can also be shipped anywhere within the United States.

To view our unique baskets, please log onto our website at www.PurimBasketsOT.com

or for more information please call:
Nechama Dina Katz 718-774-5050 #2101, Tzirel Goldman 718-604-1234, Aida Junik 718-953-3197, or Esther Rivkah Telsner 718-774-1301.

Additionally, we are pleased to inform you that we have extended our FINAL deadline for the Achdus Basket Project to March 16, 2008.

We are requesting that you submit your order as soon as possible so that we can process it accordingly.

To place your order, please call Sara Popack 718-735-2484, Shuffi Telsner 718-774-2778, Aida Junik 718-953-3197, or Kayli Malamud 718-363-1619.

A Freilichen Purim.

Teacher Wanted

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

Brooklyn Yeshivah Seeking experienced secular studies teacher

Mon-Thurs. 12:25 P.M.-4:30
P.M. Fri 11:00 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

Please call: 718-258-0241

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Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

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Friendship Circle Shines Spotlight on Volunteers in Events Nationwide

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

By all accounts, this Saturday night will be a long one. That's when the Meer Family Friendship Center in West Bloomfield, Mich., will operate overtime to accommodate a group of teenage girls who will stay up chatting, noshing, playing and singing in its animated large rooms.

Dubbed Wake-a-Thon 2008, the giant sleepover is the culmination of a fundraising drive that will benefit the founding chapter of the Friendship Circle, a community volunteer network that pairs teenagers with children with special needs.

According to organizers, the idea for the event – the first of its kind for the organization that has spawned some 65 branches at Chabad-Lubavitch centers across the United States, Canada and Australia – came from Friendship Circle volunteers who set out to devise a program that would foster a stronger sense of attachment to the group. continue...

From Beitar Ilit to Sderot

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

The children of the Yiddish-speaking cheder, Oholei Menachem in Beitar, took part in a special initiative in which they prepared mishloach manos for their peers in Sderot.

“May you be healthy and well. We love you,” wrote little Beri Cohen to the children in Sderot in a letter that he attached to his mishloach manos. His and other contributions are going to be sent to Sderot at the beginning of the week, where they will be distributed by the staff of the local Chabad House.

The children also took part in a special competition in which they had to turn their classrooms into “palaces.” On Thursday, five judges from the parents arrived at the cheder to start awarding points for the best palaces. The final results will be given on Purim.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

MAZEL TOV BANONS

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Levi & Chana (nee Duchman) Banon - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn son.

May the newborn be a source of Nachas to his parents, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

Celebrate Our Bar Mitzvah at Your Chabad House

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

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Hadar Hatorah's 9th Annual Purim Raffle - Only 4 days left! Great prizes

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

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Hadar Hatorah's Annual Purim Raffle is a golden opportunity to support the yeshiva and win one of 15 spectacular prizes. All phone & on-line ticket orders will receive 1 free ticket. Drawing Date: March 20th, 2008

Purchase 20 tickets ($180) and receive a FREE gift of a sterling silver challah knife; Purchase 50 tickets ($360) and receive a FREE gift of a set of six crystal and sterling silver shot glasses; Purchase 100 tickets ($650) and receive a FREE gift of a set of imported crystal and sterling silver candlesticks.

PRIZES INCLUDE: Megillas Esther w/ Silver Case, Dell Dual Core Computer w/ 19” Flat Panel Monitor & Printer, 5 pc. Sterling Silver Shabbos Table set, Gold Pendant Necklaces & MORE!

To purchase raffle tickets, log on to: www.hadarhatorah.org or CALL: 718-735-0250.

Tamir Goodman Comes Back Home

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

When Gelf spoke with Goodman last year, he expressed his gratitude at being able to combine his two greatest interests, basketball and Israel. Recently, though, he announced that he would leave Israel's second-division Maccabi Shoham club to join the Maryland Nighthawks, one of 10 teams within the just-formed Premier Basketball League, a US pro league set to compete with the struggling ABA.

Though he plans to return to Israel someday, Goodman says he simply couldn't pass up the opportunity to be the first Orthodox Jew to play professional basketball in the US. (And he did just that, playing in the team's first two games before dislocating his finger.) Gelf caught up with Goodman as he drove to practice from his home in Baltimore, and chatted about his reasons for leaving Israel, how Baltimore has changed since he left, and his love of fast-break basketball. This interview has been edited for clarity.

Gelf Magazine: Did you get in touch with the Nighthawks, or did they contact you? How did the move come about?

Tamir Goodman: It kind of went together. Somebody in their organization was talking about me, and I had heard about them. I loved what [Nighthawks co-owner and PBL President] Tom Doyle said to me on the phone, and I love where he's going with the PBL. I wouldn't have to play on Shabbat—growing up as a kid in America I never thought I'd be able to play pro ball because of Shabbat. So I can't thank the organization enough.continue...

Wyoming's Residents Await Arrival of Only Rabbi and Family

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

With a total population of half a million that earns it the title of the least populous state in the union, Wyoming hasn't really figured highly on any rabbi's list of must-see Jewish communities. Except for Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn's.

Zalman, 26, wife Raizy Mendelsohn, 21, and newborn Chaya Mushka are heading to the mountainous state's Jackson Hole valley this month to take up positions as the state's only full-time Jewish spiritual leaders.

So what drives a couple of Chabad-Lubavitch Chasidim to pack up their New York apartment and head west, and to Wyoming, the second least densely populated state, of all places? It isn't the kosher food. Raizy Mendelsohn says they will be ordering six months-worth of provisions from a supplier in Chicago. And it isn't even the legendary snow peaks that has the resort area and gate to Grand Teton National Park beckoning. Despite being born in Canada, she spent half of her life growing up in Israel and is more of a warm-weather person. The rabbi, though calling himself an avid snowboarder, is leaving his gear behind.continue...

Complete Jewish Holidays Curriculum - Order before April 1st 2008 and save $$$

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

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Receptionist Needed at Large Brooklyn Firm

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

Receptionist FT needed for Large Brooklyn firm. Ideal candidate is warm and friendly; responsibilities include answering phone calls and light office work.

Call 718.676.8649 for more details or email: glenkatz@gmail.com.

Buyers Assistant

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

Busy Electronics Company looking for motivated, organized Buyer’s assistant.

Responsibilities include maintaining prices on our website, communicating with vendors about availability and pricing, as well as some day to day Purchasing duties.

Applicant must have strong communication skills as well as the ability to prioritize and finish projects.

Email: thedigitalbuyer@gmail.com.

Motzei Shabbos Parshas Zochor 5739: The Rebbe talks about those who bang quietly for Haman

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO CLIP

Leiuli Nishmas R' Nissan Isaac ben R' Refoel

An exhilarating weekend of learning, fun, friendship and personal growth @ 46th mid-winter Nshei Chabad Convention

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

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An exhilarating weekend of learning, fun, friendship and personal growth was enjoyed last weekend, by hundreds of Jewish women, from all walks of life and affiliations, from across the U.S. and Canada.

Rabbi Yitzchok and Zeesy Raskin, Shluchim of the state of Vermont, hosted this magnificent event. Highlights of the program at the beautiful Hilton Hotel included: Intriguing workshops, winter sports, wonderful Shabbat meals together; prominent speakers: Rabbi Chaim Miller, Rabbi Yitzchok Raskin, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Jacobson, Rus Devorah Wallen, Sara Raskin (Cote s. Luc, Qc), Chani Wilhelm, VT and more; a joyous concert with singing star Kineret, a Chassidishe Farbrengen Kumzitz, and an eye opening session “stump the Rabbis”. Also an amazing Mitzva Raffle took place on Motzei Shabbat. In order to participate in the raffle women commited to enhancing the performance of a Mitzva of their choice, then they were eligible to win beautiful prizes having to do with that Mitzva.

As one convention participant expressed it, “even the conversations that we had in the hallways, helped us draw strength and inspiration to go home and accomplish what we need to in our own individual lives.

These conventions were initiated by the Rebbe, 46 years ago. The Rebbe recognized the important role that the Jewish woman plays in influencing her family, friends and community. The Rebbe realized the benefit that would be derived from Jewish women coming together with the purpose of increasing their Torah knowledge and observance of Mitzvos in an atmosphere of true Ahavas Yisroel.

For info on next year’s convention e-mail rfeldman544@yahoo.com

DUPLEX APARTMENT IN NEW HOUSE FOR RENT

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

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Make your Purim Easy and Affordable

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

Gan Chai Chinese Take-out is owned and operated by Anash located in Monsey, NY.

We are dedicated to fulfilling the party needs of Shluchim nationwide.

We provide fresh flash frozen food for all of your events.

PS - For residents of Crown Heights, we will also offer Delivery for Purim night and day as well.

Visit us at www.GanChai.net or call us at 845-517-4551 for more information.

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - MR. JACK DUBROW OBM

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mr. Jack Dubrow of Montreal. The levaya was held on Friday.

The Niftar is survived by his children Yibadlu Lechaim Tovim: Seymour (Ottawa), Arne (Toronto), Eric (Toronto) and Mrs. Feigy Hershcovich (Montreal)

They are sitting Shiva until Thursday.

Address: 6730 Coolbrook Montreal.
E-mail: mfh@pppoe.ca

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom

SHABBOS ZOCHOR PARSHAS VAYIKRA CROWN HEIGHTS

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008

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On Friday night there were 7 Sholom Zochors k"ah.

Benzion Raskin Davened Shachris @ the Umud downstairs. There were 7 Chasanim. Shneur Zalman Goldberg spoke before Mussaf. Nachman Holtzberg Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

In the Rebbe's room, Yossel Kaminetsky Davened Shachris & Mussaf @ the Umud. There were 3 Chasanim.

The regular Kiddushim including those for the Chasanim were held both upstairs & downstairs in 770 and went on all afternoon long.

Downstairs in 770 before the end of Shabbos, R' Shimon Aron Rosenfeld Chazzered a Maamer.

@ the Ohel for Shabbos there were lerech 80 people. There was also 1 Ufruf.

2 SUNDAY NIGHT LECHAIMS

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Boruch Van Halem (Amsterdam, Holland) to Chani Hoen (Cleveland, OH)
@ FREE

Shlomie Sharfstein (Crown Heights) to Shifra Freeman (Toronto, Ontario)
@ CHOVEVEI TORAH

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Kalman Rosenfeld (Crown Heights) to Mushkie York (Ottawa, Ontario)

NEW SHLUCHIM TO CALIFORNIA

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

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SHMAIS.com has learned that Rabbi & Mrs. Shimy Heidingsfeld of Los Angeles, CA have just moved on Shlichus to Moorpark, CA where they will be establishing a new Chabad House serving the needs of the local Jewish residents as well as the Jewish students @ Moorpark College.

The new Shluchim were appointed by Rabbi Shlomo Cunin, head Shliach of California.

HATZLOCHA RABBA!

Wish the new Shluchim "Mazel Tov" by posting a comment below

Moscow Humanitarian Aid Reaches 15,000 for Purim

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

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MOSCOW, Russia – The 'Shaarei Tsedek' Charity Center has launched its latest humanitarian campaign, which was launched in advance of Purim. The drive, which got underway on March 10th, will bring much-needed food aid to 15,000 Jewish individuals and families.

In addition to the standard items usually contained in such packages (i.e. fish, meat, canned goods, coffee), they also include kosher foods for the upcoming holiday – 'Hamentashen' and chocolate coins, which are usually given to friends on Purim. Everyone also receives informational brochures outlining the history, traditions and the four commandments of Purim. Bit by bit, family by family, 'Shaarei Tsedek' and the Jewish community of Moscow are reaching out to and touching the lives of Jews in Russia's capital.

Great opportunity for preschool teachers

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Are you a preschool teacher? Do you work in a preschool or do you have preschool experience? Would you like to work in a highly professional Gan Yisroel preschool division?

We are a summer camp in sunny California looking for 4 dedicated, experienced girls to run our camp preschool division.

Good pay, great accommodations.

To apply or for more information please email: preschool@campsgi.com

Camp in Florida Looking for Head Counselor/ Counselors

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Camp Gan Israel of Kendall, Florida is looking for 3 additional Girl Counselors to join our staff. (11 grade and up)

A head counselor (post seminary) with experience, dedicated, organized and very lively.

Chassidishe Environment – Warm community- Great Pay – Beautiful apartment- Expenses paid for & Car. Great Shabbos Experience

Camp - June 30th - Aug. 8th

For more information Contact: Rabbi Sholom Galperin 305-234-5654 x14 - E-mail: Rabbi@cgiofkendall.org

Take care of your California Shalach Monos list!!!

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

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This Purim send Shalach Monos to your family, mechutonim, children, friends and business associates in California.

Delivery available in: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Pico, Sherman Oaks & Encino areas.

One phone call……. and it’s done!!

Call Rochel at: - A perfect setting.
323-938-8222 or 323-620-3618

"Signed sealed and delivered"

IDF Negates Report on Danger of Renewed Attacks on Gilo

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) The successful IDF liquidation of four leading terrorists in Bethlehem last week has rocked Palestinian Authority society.

According to the IDF, however, it is not likely to lead to renewed terrorist shooting attacks, despite such assessments by government-controlled Voice of Israel Radio. The IDF chastised Voice of Israel for the report.

On Friday, Israel Radio reported that senior Jerusalem Police officers had visited the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo the day before. The decided to refresh the procedures for responding to shooting attacks upon the area. The police visit came in response to increased agitation among the terrorist groups, following the killing of the four terrorists.

It will be recalled that in 2001, Gilo was frequently the target of Arab terror shooting attacks from the Bethlehem suburb of Beit Jala, causing many injuries and damaged apartments. One day in May, for instance, saw five people wounded and 20 apartments damaged. two days later, another man was wounded. Windows were reinforced on streets facing Beit Jala, and concrete barriers were placed there - and are still there today.continue...

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

URGENT 4

Eliezer ben Tzivia

Sarah bas Rus

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Yehuda Elaazar ben Chava Frumit

Irit Bas Zisla

Faiga bas Hinda

Yehoshua Moshe Ben Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - R' SHIMON FAJNLAND OBM

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

With sadness we inform you of the passing of Reb Shimon HaLevi Fajnland, father of Yibadle Lechaim Tovim Rabbi Binyomin Fajnland of Long Beach, CA.

Rabbi Fajnland and his sisters: Chaya Leah Lapidus - Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dina Leventhal - Kiryat Arba and Malka Cohen - Jerusalem will be sitting Shiva in Israel until the end of this week.

Phone: 011 972503075732
E-mail: FamFajnland@gmail.com

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom

Netanya Girls Celebrate Siddur Party

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Last week, there was a very moving Siddur party for the young pupils of the Chabad girls’ school in Netanya. The girls and their mothers enjoyed a rich program in celebration of the first-graders learning how to daven from the Siddur.

The party began with a gathering at the Be’er Chaya Shul, where the girls davened Shacharis. Afterwards, everyone listened to a welcome address from Mrs. Gitta Wolpo, followed by a talk from Rabbi Nachum Goldschmidt about the power of a child’s tefillah.

The girls sang and recited poems about the power of prayer. This moving performance was produced by drama teacher Miriam Goldberg. Afterwards, everyone watched a video clip prepared especially for the party.

The first part of the program ended with a festive meal for the girls and their mothers, after which everyone took buses to Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, they visited the Temple Institute, where they listened to a fascinating talk about the Holy Temple and the services that were performed in it. The girls were even able to meet the “Kohen Gadol” himself. This was followed by a trip to the Western Wall, where every girl was given her very own Siddur. The girls then used their new Siddurim to daven at this very holy site, leaving them with a very deep and lasting impression of the meaning of tefillah.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Teachers and Assistants Needed

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Chabad of Riverdale's Early Learning Center seeks qualified teachers and assistants for the school year 08-09.

Teachers must possess a degree in Early Childhood and have minimum of 3 years classroom experience.

Come join us at the Gan Izzy Preschool here in Riverdale, with a supportive and working working environment, excellent pay andhands on parent body.

Interested candidates should email their resume together with 2 references to: Preschool@chabadriverdale.org

MATANOS LA’EVYONIM FOR ANASH & SHLUCHIM

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Modern-Day Matanos La’evyonim – Online Matanos La’Evyonim is no longer just about a few coins in a beggar’s cup; it’s about providing our fellow families of Anash and an alarmingly growing amount of Shluchim in Israel with the monetary assistance they desperately need to literally put food on the table.

“Adopt A Family”, an organization supervised by Harav Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky, has established the website www.charityforisrael.com through which your donations will reach these families on Purim.

The amount of families we can assist depends on your generosity, so hurry, donate your Matanos La’Evyonim today, and it will be distributed on Purim day.

SECRETARY WANTED

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

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URGENT TEHILLIM NEEDED 4

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Please say Tehillim for Rabbi Meir Greenberg - Meir Ben Pesha, former Rov of Paterson, NJ and Rosh Yeshiva of Morristown.

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1156

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

The Mount of Eisav

"And liberators shall ascend Mount Zion to judge the mount of Eisav"

This verse indicates the future that awaits each of the two aspects of Eisav and everything Eisav stands for:

A) Beirur: In one respect, Eisav will undergo sifting and refinement - just as many other nations will likewise be transformed to good, in fulfillment of the prophecy, "For I shall then make the peoples pure of speech so that they will all call upon the Name of G-d and serve Him with one purpose." This is also hinted at in the teaching of the Sages that "in future time the pig will become pure" - an allusion to the kingdom of Edom.

B) Bittul: That aspect of Eisav which is irredeemably evil will be utterly eradicated. As it is written, "The House of Yaakov shall be a fire and the House of Yosef a flame, and the House of Eisav shall be stubble..., and they shall consume them, and there shall be no remnant...."

Likkutei Sichos, Vol. XV, p. 305

HASHOVAS AVEIDA...

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

2 white envelopes containing 2 gift certificates to Judiaca World lost on Wednesday night 5 Adar beis by Oholei Torah.
If found please call 347 512 1890

Scarf found on the corner of Kingston and Eastern Parkway
To claim please call: 347-218-4216

VIP's and top Politicians on hand for Jewish Children’s Museum’s Third Anniversary

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

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Over 500 guests comprised of community leaders, supporters and friends gathered last week at the Jewish Children’s Museum to celebrate its third anniversary with an international food walk-through and awards ceremony.

“Tonight’s theme reflects our mission of uniting various cultures. Through foods spanning the globe, we celebrate each other’s diversity in a fun and engaging way,” said Mendy Spalter, the Museum’s Director of Development.

Last night, the Museum, known for its interactive exhibits, was engaging in a food-centered way. The kid-sized Super Market and kosher kitchen hosted European soups and salads; on the lower level guests enjoyed American favorites and an eclectic Mexican taco bar; dinner attendees journeyed through Asian and Italian buffets and an open bar on the fourth floor, where they also took a video sneak peak into plans for the future fourth floor exhibits which will feature “A Voyage Through Jewish History.”

For extra flavor, a six-man mariachi band made its way through all the Museum floors.

At the award ceremony’s commence, Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a longtime Museum supporter was one of the first to address the audience.

“This Museum took something horrible and evil and turned it into something of hope and brightness,” he said.

Through a video presentation, the newly elected Attorney General Michael Mukasey presented the Ari Halberstam Memorial award to Mr. Serge Hoyda.

“In Jewish tradition, we retell events to ensure we don’t forget their lessons,” said Mukasey. “When we confer this award, we remember the evil we face in the world, and the response of a mother to combat that evil.”

Mukasey also pointed to the award’s flame shape as a symbol of the Museum’s success in “dispelling darkness.”

Devorah Halberstam gave a heart wrenching account of her drive home from visiting her son’s grave this past Tuesday, to mark the day of his passing. “I was deep in thought when I heard the news of the terrorist attack in Israel that killed eight Jewish students,” she said through her tears.

“The same terror struck my heart as it did 14 years ago when I heard the news of my son being shot on the Brooklyn Bridge. But 14 years ago, it was my son, not someone else’s.”

Halberstam then spoke about the ever pressing demand to combat the lack of awareness that breeds hatred. She thanked Museum supporters for “acting on justice and social responsibility.”

Executive Director Rabbi Yerachmiel Benjaminson spoke about the Museum being a “paradigm for other Museums,” and announced the beginning of plans for Jewish Children’s Museums in Brussels and Tampa, Fla.

The dinner was attended by community leaders and officials, including Senator Chuck Schumer, City Comptroller Billy Thompson Jr., State Senator Eric Adams, Council Member Letitia Jones, Police Commissioner Ray Kelley, Borough President Marty Markowitz, Congressman Anthony Weiner and members of the FBI and NYPD.

Purim-YadleKallah

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

YadleKallah is a conduit for caring Lubavitchers worldwide, to help poverty stricken Anash in Eretz Israel, marry off their children. The most recent wedding we paid for was almost canceled the day before because of lack of funds.

Amongst the other families who need our help is one particular family with k’h 13 plus children. Both parents work in chinuch and are osek b’tzarchei tzibur b’emunah. They need help with literally all of their ½ of the expenses for a basic wedding and apartment set up—Approximately $9,000.

On this week of Purim you can help bring simcha to these families by giving.

To donate by credit card send an email to: himalka@netvision.net.il with your contact information so that someone can call you.

Mail checks to:
YadleKallah c/o Shula Nash
579 Crown St.
Brooklyn NY 11213
(c/o Shula Nash must be written on the envelope or it will not be delivered)

A Freilichen Purim! YadleKallah… Because Chassidim are 1 family.

To learn more visit www.yadlekallah.com

LOOKING FOR 4-5 BDRM APT OR HOUSE FOR RENT IN CH.

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Looking for a large 4-5 bedroom apartment or house to rent for approx a year or 2 while our house is under renovation.

Apartment must be in nice or new condition ready to move in. Preferably with parking.

Please email all information to: apt4rentch@yahoo.com

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Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Rudy Giuliani talks about the Brooklyn Bridge Shooting @ the JCM Dinner

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Berel Zaklikofsky (Oak Park, MI) to Chana Rivka(bas R' Shaul) Levertov (Crown Heights)
LECHAIM IYH MONDAY NIGHT @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Shluchim Discuss Important New Center for Har Choma

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

The Chabad shluchim in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Choma, headed by Rabbi Menachem Brand, met today with the director of the Chabad Houses division of the Lubavitch Youth Organization, Rabbi Naftali Lipsker. Shluchim Rabbi Menachem Brand, Rabbi Menachem Turkoff, Rabbi Avraham Asulin, Rabbi Yitzchok Blau, and Rabbi Neria Amitai met with Rabbi Lipsker to discuss the construction of a new Chabad center in the neighborhood.

The new center, which is to be built on land previously allotted for a Chabad House, will include a shul and mikva’os. As a first step to facilitate the beginning of construction, a decision was made to hold a fundraising dinner at the end of the month of Adar.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

LAST CALL! Order today for Purim delivery.
Buy a Chabad Megillah and make up to FIVE payments

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Largest selection of Chabad Arizal and Alter Rebbe's megillas

Free velvet megillah bag included with every purchase and free shipping offered anywhere in the U.S.A.

Prices range from: $700.00 to $1,500.00

All megillas are Chabad style, 42 lines and approximately 19 inches long.

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Call toll free at: 1-866-697-2224 or E-mail to: megillas@ChicagoMitzvahCampaign.com

A jpg file of each megillah available upon request.

Hadar Hatorah's 9th Annual Purim Raffle - Only 4 days left! Great prizes

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

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Hadar Hatorah's Annual Purim Raffle is a golden opportunity to support the yeshiva and win one of 15 spectacular prizes. All phone & on-line ticket orders will receive 1 free ticket. Drawing Date: March 20th, 2008

Purchase 20 tickets ($180) and receive a FREE gift of a sterling silver challah knife; Purchase 50 tickets ($360) and receive a FREE gift of a set of six crystal and sterling silver shot glasses; Purchase 100 tickets ($650) and receive a FREE gift of a set of imported crystal and sterling silver candlesticks.

PRIZES INCLUDE: Megillas Esther w/ Silver Case, Dell Dual Core Computer w/ 19” Flat Panel Monitor & Printer, 5 pc. Sterling Silver Shabbos Table set, Gold Pendant Necklaces & MORE!

To purchase raffle tickets, log on to: www.hadarhatorah.org or CALL: 718-735-0250.

Receptionist Needed at Large Brooklyn Firm

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Receptionist FT needed for Large Brooklyn firm. Ideal candidate is warm and friendly; responsibilities include answering phone calls and light office work.

Call 718.676.8649 for more details or email: glenkatz@gmail.com.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Yosef Vidal (Montreal, Canada) to Shoshy Krafchik (Leeds, UK)
LECHAIM IYH MONDAY NIGHT @ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

ZAKA Volunteers Mark Zayin Adar

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

According to tradition, Zayin Adar, the yahrzeit of Moshe Rabbeinu, is an auspicious day for the members of the Chevra Kaddisha to ask for forgiveness and atonement. On this date, those involved in the “chessed shel emes” of preparing Jews for burial make a special gathering.

On Motzoei Shabbos, the volunteers of ZAKA, the organization that ensures that victims of disasters and terror attacks receive a proper Jewish burial held a national conference. Among these volunteers are many Chabad Chassidim.

ZAKA’s divisions include its emergency squads, who work with the Home Front Command and the Center for Local Government. Also present on Motzoei Shabbos were the various Rabbis of ZAKA, government ministers, and other public figures. The Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Merkaz Harav attended this event, during which he thanked the ZAKA volunteers for their dedicated work after last week’s horrendous massacre at the yeshiva.
(SOURCE:COL.ORG.IL)

Buyers Assistant

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Busy Electronics Company looking for motivated, organized Buyer’s assistant.

Responsibilities include maintaining prices on our website, communicating with vendors about availability and pricing, as well as some day to day Purchasing duties.

Applicant must have strong communication skills as well as the ability to prioritize and finish projects.

Email: thedigitalbuyer@gmail.com.

Make your Purim Easy and Affordable

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

Gan Chai Chinese Take-out is owned and operated by Anash located in Monsey, NY.

We are dedicated to fulfilling the party needs of Shluchim nationwide.

We provide fresh flash frozen food for all of your events.

PS - For residents of Crown Heights, we will also offer Delivery for Purim night and day as well.

Visit us at www.GanChai.net or call us at 845-517-4551 for more information.

Conejo Valley Friendship Circle's 5K Friendship Walk: March 30

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

The Conejo Valley Friendship Circle will hold its third annual 5K "Friendship Walk" on Sunday, March 30 in Agoura Hills to raise funds to support programs for special needs children and their families.

Established in 2002, the Conejo Valley Friendship Circle is a local nonprofit organization that serves more than 150 families in the West San Fernando Valley and Conejo Valley. More than 300 teens volunteer to be "buddies" to special needs kids. The teens form friendships and share activities with kids with Down's syndrome, autism, ADD and other emotional or physical challenges. Families of special needs children also receive support in the program. The money raised from the 5k Friendship Walk helps fund child-centered activities including winter camp, volunteer teen training, special outings, fitness programs, camps, fairs and festivals. Last year, more than $100,000 in donations were received.CONTINUE...

Chabad celebrates Purim with Mexican fiesta

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008

The Purim holiday commemorates the victory of Jews in ancient Persia over Haman, an evil minister who planned to exterminate them through genocide.

The 24-hour celebration begins Thursday evening.

The events, recounted in full detail in the "Scroll of Esther," took place in 357 B.C. during the reign of King Achashveirosh (Xerxes), according to Rabbi Mendy Bukiet of Chabad of Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch. In a riveting epic of palace intrigue, including the crowning of the beautiful Queen Esther, Bukiet said, the Jews not only survived but triumphed because of their active unity and unshakable commitment to their identity as a practicing Jewish community.

Since then, Jews have gathered in synagogues and schools each year on Purim to read the Book of Esther, exchange gifts of food, give charity to the poor and eat a festive meal while children dress up in various costumes.

While the holiday is not as well known as Passover or Hanukkah, it is slowly making a comeback, thanks to synagogue events and even Web sites, such as www.VirtualPurim.org, Bukiet said.

To celebrate, Chabad of Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch is hosting its fourth annual Purim bash. Themed "Mexican Purim Fiesta," the event begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the Chabad Jewish Center, 11509 Palmbrush Trail, in Lakewood Ranch.

"Purim is a celebration of the miracle of life and the power of joy," Bukiet said. "One of the subplots of the Book of Esther is the beauty of the world's people -- Esther herself, despite being of royal blood, loved and respected each individual, regardless of race or creed. Celebrating life is celebrating people. So every year on Purim, we go 'around the world,' celebrating a different culture. This year, we will be traveling to Mexico."

The celebration will begin with a multimedia Megillah reading, followed by a buffet dinner, entertainment, music, hamentashen and kosher pinata. There will be a contest for those wearing the most innovative or funny costumes.

The entire Jewish community is invited regardless of affiliation or background. The cost of the event, which is being underwritten by the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation, is $18 for adults and $15 for children. For more information, call 752-3030 or or visit www.chabadofbradenton.com.

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - MRS. CHANA SCHAPIRO OBM

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Chana Schapiro, daughter of the Rebbe's Melamed Rabbi Shneur Zalman Vilenkin and the wife of Yibadel Lechaim Tovim Rabbi Lipe Schapiro, at the age of 94.

She is survived by her children: Rabbi Sholom Ber Schapiro - CH, Mrs. Raizel Goldberg - CH, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Schapiro - FL, Rabbi Gavriel Schapiro - CH and Rabbi Nochum Schapiro - CH.

The levaya will take place today-Monday, 12:00noon @ Shomrei Hadas and passing by 770 @ lerech 12:30

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehee besochom

MONDAY NIGHT LECHAIMS

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

Berel Zaklikofsky (Oak Park, MI) to Chana Rivka Levertov (Crown Heights)
@ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Yosef Vidal (Montreal, Canada) to Shoshy Krafchik (Leeds, UK)
@ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

Shimon Lalehpur (Los Angeles, CA) to Yutty Nelken (Brooklyn, NY / Montreal)

MAZEL TOV RABINS

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Schneur Zalman & Faige (nee Bronstein) Rabin - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn son.

May the newborn be a source of Nachas to his parents, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

Levi Dubinsky (Morristown, NJ) to Rivky Osdoba (Crown Heights)
LECHAIM IYH TUESDAY NIGHT @ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

Great opportunity for preschool teachers

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

Are you a preschool teacher? Do you work in a preschool or do you have preschool experience? Would you like to work in a highly professional Gan Yisroel preschool division?

We are a summer camp in sunny California looking for 4 dedicated, experienced girls to run our camp preschool division.

Good pay, great accommodations.

To apply or for more information please email: preschool@campsgi.com

Camp in Florida Looking for Head Counselor/ Counselors

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

Camp Gan Israel of Kendall, Florida is looking for 3 additional Girl Counselors to join our staff. (11 grade and up)

A head counselor (post seminary) with experience, dedicated, organized and very lively.

Chassidishe Environment – Warm community- Great Pay – Beautiful apartment- Expenses paid for & Car. Great Shabbos Experience

Camp - June 30th - Aug. 8th

For more information Contact: Rabbi Sholom Galperin 305-234-5654 x14 - E-mail: Rabbi@cgiofkendall.org

Campus Shlichus Available for A Dynamic Ambitious Couple!

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

If you are looking in going on Shlichus and would be interested in joining a Chabad House that is presently beginning to serve a local Colleges please email: rebbes_shliach@yahoo.com.

This is available immediately with a Chabad House for you to work from that is very close to campus!

IAF Kills Senior Islamic Jihad Propagandist

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) The Islamic Jihad terror gang revealed Monday that one of the four terrorists killed in an IAF strike in Gaza on Saturday night was Hassan Ziad Shakura, one of the group’s top propagandists. Shakura was in charge of videotaping attacks on Israel, including rocket launches and attempted bombings.

Shakura was also responsible for creating videos and photos in honor of terrorists killed while fighting the IDF. He and his wife worked for an Islamic Jihad publication. Two days before his death, Shakura took part in a barrage of rocket attacks on Israeli cities, Islamic Jihad spokesmen said.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

URGENT 4

Eliezer ben Tzivia

Sarah bas Rus

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Yehuda Elaazar ben Chava Frumit

Irit Bas Zisla

Faiga bas Hinda

Yehoshua Moshe Ben Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Businessmen Complete Masechta in Ashkelon

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

This year, the Chabad House in Ashkelon, run by shliach Rabbi Uri Cohen, opened a special evening kollel. Shiurim take place every evening of the week on a variety of subjects, including Gemara, Tanya, Shulchan Aruch, and sichos of the Rebbe. The kollel is aimed at businesspeople who take a break from their busy schedules to learn some Torah.

This week, the kollel finished studying maseches Megillah, and a siyum took place yesterday with a farbrengen. At the farbrengen, Rabbi Cohen spoke about the necessity of taking part in Purim activities. Afterwards, everyone thanked the Rosh Kollel and Maggid Shiur Rabbi Reuven Cohen for his dedication to running the kollel and for arranging so many farbrengens throughout the year.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

'STARS' Youth Bring Purim Joy to Elderly, Needy

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

DONETSK, Ukraine – This week in Donetsk, participants in the 'STARS' youth educational program have engaged themselves in a new endeavor based on an age-old tradition – giving 'mishloach manot to the needy'. This tradition entails sending friends and relatives food packages for Purim, so as to spread the joy of this holiday even further.

"We are doing this to bring happiness to our fellow Jews and especially those who are lonely and who need assistance and someone to talk to," commented Vika Kiseleva, who first proposed this initiative to fellow students in the 'STARS' program. Everyone immediately agreed to take on the project and even raised the necessary funds themselves, with support from Chief Rabbi of Donetsk Pinchas Vyshedsky.

Decorated with a ribbon, more than 50 individuals will receive a care package full of essential and kosher food items, as well as traditional sweets. While this drive will award recipients some much-needed attention, this campaign has been just important to 'STARS' participants in assuming their role in caring for their fellow Jews.

The Jewish community of Donetsk is an exemplary member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine.

Teachers and Assistants Needed

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

Chabad of Riverdale's Early Learning Center seeks qualified teachers and assistants for the school year 08-09.

Teachers must possess a degree in Early Childhood and have minimum of 3 years classroom experience.

Come join us at the Gan Izzy Preschool here in Riverdale, with a supportive and working working environment, excellent pay andhands on parent body.

Interested candidates should email their resume together with 2 references to: Preschool@chabadriverdale.org

MATANOS LA’EVYONIM FOR ANASH & SHLUCHIM

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

Modern-Day Matanos La’evyonim – Online Matanos La’Evyonim is no longer just about a few coins in a beggar’s cup; it’s about providing our fellow families of Anash and an alarmingly growing amount of Shluchim in Israel with the monetary assistance they desperately need to literally put food on the table.

“Adopt A Family”, an organization supervised by Harav Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky, has established the website www.charityforisrael.com through which your donations will reach these families on Purim.

The amount of families we can assist depends on your generosity, so hurry, donate your Matanos La’Evyonim today, and it will be distributed on Purim day.

Shluchim! 20+ Chabad designers, all in one place.

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

With over 400 designs and counting, the ShluchimDesignBase is the first site you should visit when you need graphic design work!

No fees, no registration, just an easy-to-navigate searchable database with large previews of the work of 20+ Shluchim-centered designers.

ShluchimDesignBase.com

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1157

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

In the Broad Places of Jerusalem

"Old men and old women shall yet sit in the broad places of Jerusalem"

This prophecy would appear to conflict with the principle that "All the glory of a king's daughter is inward."

Moreover, the same question applies to another prophecy: "There shall yet be heard... in the cities of Judah and in the courtyards of Jerusalem... the voice of the bride."

The explanation is that the former prophecy relates to the era of the Resurrection of the Dead. At that time the Evil Inclination will vanish from all hearts, in the spirit of the verse, "Even [a man's] enemies will make peace with him." At that time, therefore, unlike now, there will be no need for the vigilance that requires a king's daughter to be indoors, and both prophecies will be able to be fulfilled in their entirety.

Likkutei Sichos, Vol. XXI, p. 379

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: NEW SHLUCHIM TO MARYLAND

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

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SHMAIS.com has learned that Rabbi & Mrs. Yitzchok & Rivka Gurary will IYH be moving on Shlichus to Montgomery County, Maryland where they will be establishing a new Chabad House serving the needs of the Jewish residents of the East Rockville / Aspen Hill area.

The new Shluchim were appointed by Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan, head Shliach of Maryland.

HATZLOCHA RABBA!

Wish the new Shluchim "Mazel Tov" by posting a comment below

Tmimim Spend Shabbos in Sderot

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

Five bochurim from the Chabad yeshiva in Ohr Yehudah spent Shabbos in the beleaguered city of Sderot. Tmimim Avraham Binyamin, Mendy Ben Shimon, Mendy Halperin, and Dovid Nachum Kaye of Sydney, Australia ran a special mivtza to raise the spirits of local residents by putting on tefillin with them before Shabbos, listening to their personal stories, singing and dancing.

In addition, hundreds of boxes of mishloach manos were packed for the Chabad House. Local residents were very impressed by the fact that the Rebbe would send shluchim to places as far away as Australia and that people would come from such a distance to boost their morale.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Beautiful Bedroom Set for Sale!

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

Beautiful one of a kind Italian Style light painted finish bedroom set for sale. Includes a dresser, armoire, two night tables, two mirrors, and headboard.

Excellent price!

Click here to see pictures

Call 917-941-3162 for more info.

For Sale - Montefiore Cemetery Plot - single plot

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

For Sale - Cemetery Plot 100 yards east of Ohel - along Abraham Ave. (2 minute walk) I can fax diagram.

$10,770 or best offer

Call: 917-345-5750

Camp Bnos Chayil - This year in Zhitomir

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

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The Vienna based girls overnight camp which has earned its outstanding name internationaly will be taking place in Zhitomir this year.

The shlichus oriented American- style camp for Chabad girls worldwide which is running its fifth amazingly successful summer program is now open for registration.

The dedicated staff are planning an eventful experience with special events and many exciting programs including visits to historic chassidic sites in the area; Nyezin, Haditch, Mezibuz and Barditchev, to name a few.

The brand new campus on the outskirts of Zhitomir will be its abode.

The camp dates are July 1- July 22, 2008.

To register please email: campbnoschayil@gmail.com or fax : ++431334181818
CLICK ON PICTURE ABOVE FOR MORE INFO

Remembering the Dizengoff Center Terror Attack

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

Twelve years have passed since the horrific terror attack in Tel Aviv’s famous Dizengoff Center, in which 13 Jews were killed. The bereaved families held a memorial ceremony this week, which was organized by Yaakov Attiya, whose daughter Inbar perished in the attack. The ceremony was held at the spot where the attack occurred.

During the ceremony, which was conducted by Rabbi Yosef Gerlitzky, head shliach and Chief Rabbi of central Tel Aviv, students from the nearby Chabad yeshiva, Chazon Eliyahu, put on tefillin with the participants. Afterwards, Tehillim and mishnayos were recited, followed by Kaddish in the memory of the victims. Rabbi Yitzchok Bir, director of activities of the Chabad Center, read Keil Malei Rachamim, followed by a list of the names of the victims.
(SOURCE:COL.ORG.IL)

Shabbos/Shmittah Fair @ Bais Rivkah

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

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Last week, Bais Rivkah’s sixth, seventh and eighth grades learned, researched, and then prepared a grand Shabbos/Shmittah Fair.

This educational, artistic exhibit brought to life the following three concepts: “Keep the day of Shabbos and make it holy”.

The Lamed Tes Milochos and its details as well as halacha limaaseh. “And in the seventh year it is Shabbos for Hashem.”

The halochos and deeper meaning of a shnas shmittah. “When the earth will be filled with the knowledge of Hashem.”

The time of Moshiach which will usher in the era of “Yom Shekuloi Shabbos”

Purim-YadleKallah

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

YadleKallah is a conduit for caring Lubavitchers worldwide, to help poverty stricken Anash in Eretz Israel, marry off their children. The most recent wedding we paid for was almost canceled the day before because of lack of funds.

Amongst the other families who need our help is one particular family with k’h 13 plus children. Both parents work in chinuch and are osek b’tzarchei tzibur b’emunah. They need help with literally all of their ½ of the expenses for a basic wedding and apartment set up—Approximately $9,000.

On this week of Purim you can help bring simcha to these families by giving.

To donate by credit card send an email to: himalka@netvision.net.il with your contact information so that someone can call you.

Mail checks to:
YadleKallah c/o Shula Nash
579 Crown St.
Brooklyn NY 11213
(c/o Shula Nash must be written on the envelope or it will not be delivered)

A Freilichen Purim! YadleKallah… Because Chassidim are 1 family.

To learn more visit www.yadlekallah.com

LOOKING FOR 4-5 BDRM APT OR HOUSE FOR RENT IN CH.

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

Looking for a large 4-5 bedroom apartment or house to rent for approx a year or 2 while our house is under renovation.

Apartment must be in nice or new condition ready to move in. Preferably with parking.

Please email all information to: apt4rentch@yahoo.com

Cleaning for Pesach before Purim?

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

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SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: $1.7 MILLION PRICE TAG FOR NEW CHABAD HOUSE IN COLORADO

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

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SHMAIS.com has learned that the Chabad Jewish Center of South Metro Denver, Colorado, led by Rabbi & Mrs. Avremi Mintz have just purchased a new facility to serve as the new home for Chabad.

The $1.2 million purchase of the Lone Tree Academy Campus, located in the heart of South Metro Denver, and ensuing $500,000.00 on renovations will greatly enable Chabad to accommodate the growing number of Hebrew School students, holiday participants, Adult Education, Youth programs and day to day activities that it provides to the community.

The new center is a very comfortable 6,500 square feet and also comes with a huge 13,000 square foot playground and parking lot for 30 cars.

Renovations will IYH be completed in the summer.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION FOR THE NEW CHABAD CENTER

Avraham Fried Concert and Chabad Auction

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

Grand Post Purim Simcha Music and Valuable Auction Extravaganza.

Sunday March 23rd at The Equitable Building- 787 7th Avenue, (b/w 51st and 52nd st)

Auction viewing 5-7pm.

Concert 7-9pm.

BUY TICKETS ON LINE @ www.chabaduppereastside.com

Condos For Sale/Immediate Occupancy

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

1) East New York Ave across from Shuk.
Central A/C central heat.
Excellent condition.
Spacious 4 bdrm condo.
Great opportunity.

2) New York Ave Luxurious 3 bdrm condo.
Central A/C central heat, granite counter tops, indoor parking spot included in price.

Serious inquiries only!

Call 718-730-5466

History of Chabad in New YIVO Encylopedia

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

NYC -- (March 17, 2008)

The YIVO Encylopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, released last week by Yale University Press, includes a 3,000 word entry on Lubavitch that traces the origins of the movement to its founder, Reb Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812).

According to YIVO, the two-volume ($400.00) Encyclopedia is the first such reference resource that attempts to cover everything of historical and cultural significance relating to Jewish life in Eastern Europe beginning with the “earliest signs of Jews in Eastern Europe to the end of the 20th century.”

The entry on Lubavitch provides a synopsis of the movement’s trajectory as it relocated in different parts of Eastern Europe under the succession of its leaders, (a genealogical chart is included) until the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), of righteous memory. In keeping with the Encyclopedia’s geographic focus, the entry limits its discussion of Chabad’s activity of recent decades, to Russia and other parts of Eastern Europe.

Dr. Naftali Lowenthal, professor of Jewish Studies at University College London, authored the entry on Chabad, as he did for other encyclopedias of Jewish interest.

“At the millenium," he tells Lubavitch.com, "there was suddenly a flurry to get knowledge packaged, so there was an encyclopedia on Jewish secularization and one on Jewish modernization," for which Dr. Lowenthal was tapped to contribute entries on Chabad.

“So whether you are a yiddishist or a secularist or a Chasid or postmodernist . . .," he says, Chabad figures."

Israeli Expats Strengthen Jewish Identity in Diaspora

Monday, Mar 17, 2008

ATLANTA, GA -- (March 14, 2008) - As the Israeli government launches a dynamic campaign to lure expatriates back, many are conflicted as to which country they wish to call home. With a goal of 10,000 returnees by Israel's 60th anniversary this May, and double that each year hence, Israel is tempting its wayward citizens with tax breaks, loans, and job offers.

“I would never say no,” concedes Naftali Yair, “but I really don’t know.” Yair is originally from Jerusalem, but has had an Atlanta address for 21 years. His decision to return would be based heavily on economic considerations. And his wife’s willingness: she is American.

But even though their geographic allegiance may be conflicted, many of the 450,000 currently in the States have found a different kind of home. Secular Israelis often discover religion, oddly enough, only after leaving the country.continue...

TUESDAY NIGHT LECHAIMS

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

Levi Dubinsky (Morristown, NJ) to Rivky Osdoba (Crown Heights)
@ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

Chaim Baum (Tzfas, Israel) to Miriam Schmalberg (Crown Heights)
@ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

IAF Attack Wounds Four Gaza Terrorists

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) IAF warplanes successfully hit a rocket launching terrorist cell in Beit Lahia in northern Gaza on Tuesday evening, local Arabs reported. Four Islamic Jihad terrorists were wounded in the attack, two of them critically. The reports have not yet been confirmed by IDF spokesmen.

The strike was the first since Saturday night, when IAF pilots hit four Islamic Jihad terrorists as they prepared to fire a rocket from northern Gaza. Three of the four were killed instantly, and the fourth later died of his wounds. According to local Arabs, two of the terrorists were responsible for a rocket attack that badly wounded two young brothers in Sderot, and a third was one of Islamic Jihad’s top propagandists

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

URGENT 4

Eliezer ben Tzivia

Sarah bas Rus

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Rotem Nechama bas Revital

Chaim Yaakov ben Sara

Yehuda Elaazar ben Chava Frumit

Irit Bas Zisla

Faiga bas Hinda

Yehoshua Moshe Ben Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

Aryeh Leib (Lorne) Sztern (Montreal, Canada) to Faigy Medalie (Johannesberg, South Africa)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-TUESDAY @ 881 EASTERN PARKWAY 4TH FLOOR

Kindergarten Children Cheer Up The Soldiers

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

Every year, the girls from the Gan Rochel kindergarten in Kfar Chabad go out to the nearby army bases to bring mishloach manos to the soldiers. This year, the children visited Latrun, where the soldiers are currently doing a paratroopers’ training course.

Chassidic actor Michael Weigel, who accompanied the group on their visit, praised the soldiers for their dedication in defending the Jewish nation and gave a dvar Torah about Purim. Afterwards, each little girl gave the soldiers a mishloach manos package that she had prepared herself. The officers thanked kindergarten teacher Rochel Lehrer for the surprise visit and told her that the soldiers were very moved by such activities, which boost their morale.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

SUPER PURIM SPECIAL! Viennese crunch $6.99 LB - Jelly rings $4.49 LB

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

YOUR SWEET EXPRESSIONS
718-613-0188
310 Kingston ave crnr Union st.
kosherchocolate@gmail.com

Super Purim Special Viennese crunch $6.99 LB*
Jelly rings $4.49 LB*

Stop in and check out our tremendous selection of SHALACH MANOS

Call or email us to place your order

*must buy in increments of a LB

Just 2 days left to win a Megilla With Silver case and many other great prizes from Hadar Hatorah

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

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Hadar Hatorah's Annual Purim Raffle is a golden opportunity to support the yeshiva and win one of 15 spectacular prizes. All phone & on-line ticket orders will receive 1 free ticket. Drawing Date: March 20th, 2008

Purchase 20 tickets ($180) and receive a FREE gift of a sterling silver challah knife; Purchase 50 tickets ($360) and receive a FREE gift of a set of six crystal and sterling silver shot glasses; Purchase 100 tickets ($650) and receive a FREE gift of a set of imported crystal and sterling silver candlesticks.

PRIZES INCLUDE: Megillas Esther w/ Silver Case, Dell Dual Core Computer w/ 19” Flat Panel Monitor & Printer, 5 pc. Sterling Silver Shabbos Table set, Gold Pendant Necklaces & MORE!

To purchase raffle tickets, log on to: www.hadarhatorah.org or CALL: 718-735-0250.

***Great Job Opportunity near Crown Heights!!!***

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

A growing Medical Supply Company located in Brooklyn NY (Near Crown Heights), is looking for a full time inside sales/customer service person.

Requirements:
• Good communication skills
• Basic computer skills

Email Resume or Contact Information to: Employment724@yahoo.com

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1158

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

A Poor Man on a Donkey (i)

"A poor man, and riding on a donkey"

The revelation of Divinity in the days of Mashiach will not come as the result of "an arousal from below": it will not be aroused by any spiritual labors initiated by created man. Rather, this revelation will radiate from a Divine initiative so sublime that no mortal endeavor can aspire to induce it. This is why Mashiach is called "a poor man."

Or HaTorah, Shmos, p. 260

Celebrated Member of Volgograd Jewish Community Receives Presidential Honor

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

VOLGOGRAD, Russia The Jewish community of Volgograd is celebrating the achievement of one of its prized members. While her fellow Jews have been appreciative of her for her contribution to Jewish life in this locality for some time, Anna Medvedeva (Devyatkina) is finally receiving acknowledgement from another authority. Through a decree signed by the country's President, she has now been named as a Deserved Artist of the Russian Federation.

Both a soprano singer and the Head of the 'Adar' Ensemble, she regularly brings Jewish holidays to life in this Russian center, performing songs in Russian, Yiddish and Hebrew. The vocal group is typically accompanied by live music ?€“ clarinet, piano and violin. "It is music that drew me closer to my heritage," explains Anna Devyatkina. "We searched for these songs in the community library, where we found the notes for klezmer and academic vocal music in Yiddish ?€“ exactly what I had subconsciously been seeking out for many years. Because this experience has given me so much, I need to approach it with utmost respect".

It was four years ago that the 'Adar' Ensemble gave its debut performance during Chanukah celebrations in Volgograd. Now, in the lead-up to Purim, Anna can enjoy the Presidential honor that has been bestowed upon her ?€“ in recognition of her love and dedication for Jewish music, which she has shared with all Jews and residents of Volgograd.

The Jewish community of Volgograd, a member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, sincerely congratulates Anna Devyatkina on this much-deserved award.

Chabad of Givatayim Visits the Housebound

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

Yoram Pomerantz, deputy mayor of Givatayim, and the city’s shliach Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Beckerman have launched a special initiative to bring Purim joy to housebound residents.

During this week, mishloach manos packages are being delivered personally to the homes of the housebound by volunteers from the city’s various youth movements. Each group of volunteers will be directed by representatives from Givatayim’s social affairs department. The packages are comprised of mishloach manos made by the Chabad House, a gift from Moreshet Yisrael, and a special present donated by the municipality’s workers committee, organized by the committee’s director Pini Edrei.

Rabbi Beckerman explained, “We were given this wonderful opportunity to work together, bringing the spirit of Purim, its mitzvos, and practices to people who would normally be unable to attend any events. This visit will definitely make the recipients very happy, and this joy is one of the essential parts of Purim.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Shluchim! 20+ Chabad designers, all in one place.

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

With over 400 designs and counting, the ShluchimDesignBase is the first site you should visit when you need graphic design work!

No fees, no registration, just an easy-to-navigate searchable database with large previews of the work of 20+ Shluchim-centered designers.

ShluchimDesignBase.com

For Sale - Montefiore Cemetery Plot - single plot

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

For Sale - Cemetery Plot 100 yards east of Ohel - along Abraham Ave. (2 minute walk) I can fax diagram.

$10,770 or best offer

Call: 917-345-5750

Camp Bnos Chayil - This year in Zhitomir

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

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The Vienna based girls overnight camp which has earned its outstanding name internationaly will be taking place in Zhitomir this year.

The shlichus oriented American- style camp for Chabad girls worldwide which is running its fifth amazingly successful summer program is now open for registration.

The dedicated staff are planning an eventful experience with special events and many exciting programs including visits to historic chassidic sites in the area; Nyezin, Haditch, Mezibuz and Barditchev, to name a few.

The brand new campus on the outskirts of Zhitomir will be its abode.

The camp dates are July 1- July 22, 2008.

To register please email: campbnoschayil@gmail.com or fax : ++431334181818
CLICK ON PICTURE ABOVE FOR MORE INFO

INFO TO BE MENACHEM AVEL THE SCHAPIRO FAILY

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

The Schapiro family are sitting Shiva - until Sunday - after the passing of Mrs. Chana Schapiro OBM.

Address: 553 Montgomery Street between New York and Brooklyn Avenues.
Phone: 718-774-1840
Fax: 718-735-6825
E-mail: schapirofamily@yahoo.com

*Davening times are as follows:*
*Shacharis:* 7:00am, 8:30am then two more Minyanim at 9:30am
*Mincha:* 3:15pm and the rest Bizmana
*Maariv:* Bizmana

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehee besochom

Fear, uncertainty for survivors of crane collapse

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

Raizy Metzger was at home with her toddler son and baby daughter in her East Side Manhattan apartment when she heard, and felt, the boom.

A 19-story-tall crane from the construction site across the street had toppled into the building next to hers on East 51st Street. All she knew was that she and her children were in danger.

"I literally felt like the walls were going to fall in," Metzger said, recalling Saturday's accident. "It sounded like the bricks were falling on the house. I just had to get out. ... It was the scariest moment of my life."

There was no time to find keys or cell phone or wallet. She grabbed her son, Mendel, 2, and the stroller in which her 2-month-old daughter, Chana, was sleeping, and dashed out of the ground-floor apartment.

"It looked like a tsunami of dust," she said.continue...

Nshei Chabad of Lod Celebrate Purim

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

This week, Nshei Chabad of Lod organized its annual Purim party. Women and seminary girls from around the city took part. The evening began with Dvar Malchus, given over by Rebbitzen Rashi Yurkowitz.

Later on, there was lively dancing and a fancy dress competition, followed by a humorous performance by comedienne Michal Levitin. The impressive lighting and delicious food contributed to the success of the evening. The evening concluded with appreciative thanks to its organizers for arranging such a pleasant event.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

MATANOS LA’EVYONIM – TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

Log on now to www.charityforisrael.com!

“Adopt A Family” is already preparing the Matanos La’Evyonim envelopes containing what will be long awaited relief for their needy recipients – Anash and Shluchim in Israel who are ‘Evyonim’ in the full sense of the word. What remains to be determined though is the amount of such envelopes that will be distributed to those eagerly anticipating the welcome assistance, and that depends solely on your generosity and openhandedness.

The “Adopt A Family” fund, an organization under the direct supervision of Harav Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky, member of Vaad Rabbanei Chabad in Eretz Yisroel, assures you that:

• The money contributed towards this cause is Matanos La’Evyonim of the highest caliber
• Every penny contributed will reach its destination
• Funds received after Shabbos begins in Israel, will be distributed in Yerushalayim on the day of Shushan Purim which guarantees that the mitzvah is fulfilled properly.

So hurry and visit www.charityforisrael.com today, and donate with an open heart!

Ah freilichichen Purim!

GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITY IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

Fast pace online company looking to hire, Customer service rep (full time)

Requirements: Quick learner, Reliable, Honest, Motivated, Dependable, Computer Savvy, Ability to multi task, quick typing

Email: wpemployment@gmail.com

STAFF OF CAMP HAMIDBAR TZFAS ANNOUNCED

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

After another successful summer we proudly announce our staff for this coming summer.

Head Counselor - Moishe Orimland (Tzfas)
Counselors - Mendy Cohen (London)
Yossi Lewis (Crown Heights)
Zalman Lever (Sydney)
Shlomo Yager (Florida)

All the counselors are currently the shluchim at YNS in Tzfas.
Director - Rabbi 'O'

For further info: camphamidbar@yahoo.com

Chabad of Greenwich Annual Event - Eleven Years in Greenwich

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

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Chabad of Greenwich and Camp Gan Israel hosted their Annual Dinner February 7th at SUNY's Performing Arts Center in Purchase, NY. With over 300 attendees, the event was a joyous occasion for all.

The honorees for the evening were Guests of Honor Alma Rutgers & Don Snyder and Pam & Andy Karetsky; Woman of Valor Ana Lilienfeld, and Teen of the Year Alexandra Milstein. Honorary chair was First Selectman of the Town of Greenwich, Mr. Peter Tesei. Event chairs were Lisa & Jonathan Daniel and Michele & John Stuart.

All honorees have contributed enormously to the Chabad community. Ana Lilienfeld spoke about the joy of working with Camp Gan Israel in its early years and seeing Chabad grow from a tiny outpost to a thriving institution in Greenwich. Alma Rutgers and Don Snyder said they “Accept this honor with humility and gratitude, grateful not just to have been chosen for this award, but with gratitude for the ways in which Chabad has enriched Jewish life in Greenwich.”

The event also featured critically acclaimed and world-renowned "Mind-Reader" Marc Salem who took the audience through a series of hilarious, astounding and mystifying Mind Games.

Chabad Lubavitch of Greenwich is a community that welcomes people of diverse Jewish backgrounds and all ages. Our vibrant synagogue-center provides educational opportunities and social services in an inclusive non-judgmental environment. Programs include Preschool, Summer Camp, Hebrew School, classes for adults and weekly Shabbat services. Chabad of Greenwich is financially self-supporting; all funding comes solely from generous donors.

Soviet-Era Survivor Educated Her Family in Freedom

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

Chana Schapiro, a lifelong Chabad-Lubavitch Chasid known for her devotion to her children's education, passed away yesterday in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was 94.

Schapiro, born in Yekaterinoslav, Ukraine, to Rabbi Schneur Zalman and Rivkah Vilenkin, remembered her childhood as a life fully enmeshed in Jewish life. The city, today known as Dnepropetrovsk, boasted tens of synagogues and thirty ritual slaughterers.

Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, of righteous memory, father of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, was the city's chief rabbi and a friend of Schneur Zalman Vilenkin.

The friendship between the two went back to their youth in the town of Podovranka. They studied together in the Chabad-Lubavitch synagogue and quickly developed a shared reputation for diligence in their lessons.continue...

CROWN HEIGHTS: 1 B/R APT'S - NEWLY RENOVATED

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

FOR RENT- 2 Newly renovated 1 b/r apt's.
Lefferts & Albany.
Rent $925.
NO Washer/Dryer allowed (Laundromat outside bldg.)
Broker Fee.

Call Sam @ 917-902-9087

Avraham Fried Concert and Chabad Auction

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

Grand Post Purim Simcha Music and Valuable Auction Extravaganza.

Sunday March 23rd at The Equitable Building- 787 7th Avenue, (b/w 51st and 52nd st)

Auction viewing 5-7pm.

Concert 7-9pm.

BUY TICKETS ON LINE @ www.chabaduppereastside.com

Condos For Sale/Immediate Occupancy

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

1) East New York Ave across from Shuk.
Central A/C central heat.
Excellent condition.
Spacious 4 bdrm condo.
Great opportunity.

2) New York Ave Luxurious 3 bdrm condo.
Central A/C central heat, granite counter tops, indoor parking spot included in price.

Serious inquiries only!

Call 718-730-5466

INFO to be Menachem Avel Mrs. Chana Pinson

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

Mrs. Chana Pinson of Crown Heights is sitting Shiva in Tel Aviv - until Motzei Shabbos- after the passing of her dear mother Mrs. Tova Wientroub.

Phone: 011-972-3-731-2481

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehee besochom

Chabad Campus Chinese Auction Winners

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

Winners List 5768-2008 Jackpot – Mendy Minkowitz
Macbook Air - Chaya Yanni
Amythest Ring - Chanie Fischer
Luis Vitton Bag - Chana Lipskar
Karate - Jackpot
Vacum - Devora Krinsky
Cookware - Aaron Rubin
Shaina Wig - Michael Hirsh
Hoops - Mendel Traxler
Canon Camera - Miriam Bruk
Movado - Irwin Caskay
Timeless Bracelet - A. Bortunk
Skate Stroller - Y. Gross
Yaffa Wig - Jackpot
Entertainment Center - Tirtza Eisenberg
Circle of Life - Elisheva Levin
Wii - Zeldie Klein
Cuisinart - Adina Korf
Elliptical - Mordechai Feiner
Nano - Jackpot
Juicy - Chaim Fogelman
Sephora - Devora Perlow
GPS - Eliezer Meistel
Israel Pendant - Rochel Friedman
Oscar De Larenta - Jacobowitz
Pesach Dishes - Batya Lipskar
Bookshelf - Chanie Gansburg
Astoria - Adina Korf
Blue Topaz – Barry Fishman
Bring the Spa home -Jackpot
Amalia - zeldie Klein
sweetheart - Gail N.
Paper goods - Moshe Koncepolski
Restaurant Package - Berl Goldman
Tennis Bracelet - Sarah & Yaakov Roth
Birthday Package - Jackpot
Coffee Lover Package - Meredith Victor
Chitas - Chana Stolik
Tiffany Bracelet - Faygie Berkowitz
Michal Negrin - Fruma Itta Wilshansky
Pilates - Zeldie Klein
Kooba Bag - Davida Bronstein
Cookbooks - Jackpot
Philip Stein Watches - Gutel Fellig
Gold Heart Necklace - Bracha Blank
Megillah - Zeldie Klein
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Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

Monticello — Go ahead, have some fun. It's Purim. And that goes double for children.

"It's for them," says Rabbi Ben Zion Chanowitz. He smiled indulgently as children raced around the room at yesterday's Purim Party at the Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello.

Children made colorful graggers (noisemakers), tested their knowledge of Purim to win prizes, enjoyed chips and cookies, played "pin the hamantashen on Haman's nose" and competed for raffle prizes.

Purim, the most lively and high-spirited of the Jewish holidays, celebrates the Jews' triumph over wicked Haman — adviser to King Achashverosh of Persia, who was married to Queen Esther, a Jew. The Megillah, or Book of Esther, tells the story of that victory, and is read during Purim, which begins Thursday.continue...

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Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

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Preparations for Purim

(Continued from last week):

Helping the Public:

Reading the Megillah: When it comes to performing this Mitzvah for the public, the daytime reading takes precedence over the night. Firstly, because the public is not as aware of this reading, and secondly, because (and it is worthwhile publicizing this) it is the main reading.

In an emergency situation, one can be lenient and read the Megillah with its blessings even without a Minyan, starting from Thursday afternoon at Plag Hamincha.

“Since the two Mitzvos of Mishloach Manos and Matanos L’Evyonim are central to Purim, it is easier to observe them … Therefore it is an obligation (and a privilege) to try more … and to publicize … [in every manner: through letters, flyers, newspapers, radio, electronic media, etc]: A) the great merit of these Mitzvos. B) That it is very easy to observe them, C) that every single individual over Bar/Bas Mitzvah is obligated to keep them and, D) Moreover, even young children who have reached the age of Chinuch [and when in doubt, we are more scrupulous] should observe these Mitzvos themselves.

Many young people rely upon the opinion that this obligation can be discharged by their parents, but unfortunately there are many parents who also do not fulfill it properly. Therefore, with all due respect, Rabbis, teachers, and parents are asked to remind the children under their influence [at all schools of any kind] … to personally fulfill the Mitzvos of Mishloach Manos and Matanos L’Evyonim on the day of Purim.

• Only two types of foods are necessary for Mishloach Manos, such as an apple and a cake. Each one of them should be at least a Kezayis (=the volume of a matchbox) in size. It can also be a food and a drink, such as a piece of cake and a soft drink. The volume of the drink should be at least a Revi’is (=86g).

• Matanos L’Evyonim can be fulfilled with two Prutos – one Pruta to each poor person. Obviously, the more Tzedakah that is given, the more praiseworthy it is.

When Mishloach Manos is given to soldiers, one should be careful to give the men in the name of the Lubavitch Youth Organization and to women in the name of Nshei Chabad. In order to help them fulfill the Mitzvah themselves, they should be encouraged to exchange the portions among themselves (and if there is no other choice, this can be done with prepared food in the dining room) – each man to his fellow and each woman to her friend. At the same time, coins should be given out to them so that they will fulfill the Mitzvah of Matanos L’Evyonim.

Purim Seudah: It should preferably be held in the morning, but in a time of need (and especially when the general public has been invited and one has been helping them to keep the Mitzvos of the day and of Shabbos, with a complete separation between the men and women), it can take place until candle lighting time. Then the women light their candles there (on condition that they will also partake from the meal that follows) if possible on the table at which they have been eating.

This is followed by Pores Mapah Umekadesh. Anyone intending to eat the Shabbos meal at this point must stop eating after candle lighting. Cloths and napkins are spread over the bread on all the tables, and Shalom Aleichem and Eishes Chayil are sung. Kiddush for Shabbos is then recited. Anyone who drank wine at the meal does not make the Bracha “Hagafen” at Kiddush. Everyone then continues to eat bread (preferably more than a Kabeitzah, and at least a Kezayis), without making Hamotzi. At Bentsching, Al Hanissim and Retzeih are said, after which Kabbalas Shabbos and Maariv are recited.

Thursday

13th Adar-Taanis Esther

Someone who is ill (even if his life is not in danger), a pregnant or nursing woman, and a newly delivered mother up to thirty days after birth do not have to fast.

A person who has not slept is allowed to eat until dawn. If someone has laid down to sleep and he intends to get up early to eat or drink, he should make a specific condition before going to sleep that he will eat or drink. And if he is used to taking a drink whenever he gets up, he does not need to make such a condition for drinking.

The congregation recites “Aneinu” only after Mincha. The Shliach Tzibbur says “Aneinu” (during Chazaras Hashatz) as a blessing in its own right, between the Brochos of “Go’el Yisrael” and “Refa’einu” “even if there are only three people fasting in the Shul.”

And if there are not (three people), he says it during “Shomeiya Tefillah.”

Selichos.

The following is said standing: Ashamnu, the Thirteen Middos, Shema Koleinu, and Avinu Malkeinu.

Our custom is to say (Selichos) after Tachanun, Vehu Rachum, and Shomer Yisrael, in the order given here.

Kavoh Kivinu / Kerachem / Elokeinu V’Elokei Avoseinu, Adam Bekum / Keil Melech, Vaya’avor / Ki Imcha / Kerachem / Elokeinu V’Elokei Avoseinu, Atoh Hakel / Kel Melech, Vaya’avor / Bimesei Mispar / Keil Melech, Vaya’avor /Zechor Rachamecha /Zechor Lanu Bris Avos / Zechor Lanu Bris Rishonim / Shema Koleinu / Hirshanu Ufashanu / Moshiach Tzidkecha / Keil Rachum Shmecha / Aneinu Hashem Aneinu /Mi She’ana L’Avraham / Rachmana D’Anei / the long Avinu Malkeinu, including Barech Aleinu Shana Tovah, Zachreinu L … [and not B …]/ Va’anachnu Lo Nayda/ Half Kaddish.

Krias Hatorah:

“Vayechal” is read during Shacharis and Mincha, even if there are only three people fasting.

A person who is not fasting should not be called up to the Torah, and if he is called up and he is reluctant to announce that he is not fasting as this could create a Chillul Hashem -- he should go up.

The verses, “Shuv Mecharon Apecha ….,” “Hashem, Hashem, Keil Rachum … Venakeh,” “Vesalachta La’avoneinu” are recited in a loud voice, and the Baal Koreh only reads them once the congregation has said them. When the Rebbe went up to the Torah, he would begin to say them with the congregation (and would conclude with the Baal Koreh).

When the verse, “Vayikra Besheim Hashem” is read (and also when it is read during Davening, there should be a brief pause between “Besheim” and “Hashem,” because in the verse there is the note “tipcha,” which is a pause, under the word “Besheim.”

Machatzis Hashekel:

“Machatzis Hashekel” is given to Tzedakah [especially to a Shul and a Beis Midrash, which are compared to the Mishkan and the Mikdash] on the day of the fast before Mincha. This is to commemorate the giving of the Machatzis Hashekel, which is connected to the miracle of Purim, “Hikdim Shkoleihen Lishkalav.”

Each person should give three coins worth “half” a denomination of current local currency. This custom applies to every single Jew, at least those who are aged 20 and above, or beginning from the age of 13. It is also worthwhile educating younger children to give three half shekels from their pocket money. [“There is also a well-known custom to give on behalf of the entire household.”] The parents should help them so that they can do this easily, leaving enough money for themselves and not be lacking.

Mincha:

Davening – “at a late hour.” Vayadber, Ketores, Ashrei, Half Kaddish. The Torah reading of “Vayechal” is the same as Shacharis, three Aliyos, with the third as Maftir, and Half Kaddish is not said afterwards.

Maftir: “Dirshu Hashem Behimatzo,” followed by the three Brochos until “Magen David,” Yehallellu, Half Kaddish.

An individual also says “Aneinu” during Shomeiya Tefillah, without the concluding Brocha, and concludes, “Ki Atah Shomaya.” If he forgot, (and he already said the Shem Hashem at the end of the Brocha) he says it without the concluding Brocha, after “Elokai Natzor,” before the last “Yihyu Leratzon.” The Shliach Tzibbur says “Aneinu” as he did during Shacharis, between “Goel Yisrael” and “Refa’einu.” Those with the custom of performing Birchas Kohanim every day do so during this Tefillah, and when there is no Birchas Kohanim, the Shliach Tzibbur reads out the blessing instead.

Neither Tachanun nor Avinu Malkeinu are recited.

The Rebbe reintroduced the ancient custom (which stems from the Mishnah) of saying “Divrei Kibbushin’ after Mincha on a public fast. “It is worthwhile remembering the custom mentioned above, and in many places this can be done. Everyone says after Mincha (or at least a few words of) “Divrei Kibbushin,” or a suitable chapter of Tehillim. In some places, due to “Tircha DeTzibura,” [or from the point of view of losing work- time, etc], this cannot be done. Nevertheless, one should at least think about Divrei Kibbushin, and since “The Merciful One desires service from the heart” especially with regard to repentance, where “the main part of Teshuvah is in the heart,” “when there is a good thought, Hashem considers it as if it was done.”

Krias HaMegillah as part of Mivtzoyim:

In a situation of great need, the Kriah can begin with the blessing from the beginning of Shkiyah (sunset). In a situation where there is an even greater need, it is permissible even from Plag Hamincha

Eating: Even after the nightfall, one should not eat before Krias Megillah. A frail person is allowed to eat some fruit or soft drinks without any limitation on quantity, as well as up to a Kebeitzah of Mezonos (and anyone who needs to read the Megillah and finds it difficult to do so because of the fast can definitely be more lenient in this regard). A sick person is allowed to eat properly, but he should ask someone else to remind him to listen to the Megillah afterwards.

The end of the time for Kiddush Levanah: tomorrow night – on Shabbos, therefore we should remember to sanctify it still tonight.

Friday

14th Adar – Purim

For Krias Megillah, on Thursday night, the eve of Purim, our custom is to wear Shabbos and Yom Tov clothes.

“In the Megillah written by the Rebbe Maharash, it states, a) not all of the columns begin with the word “Hamelech,” and b) the Ten Sons of Haman are not written in a column by themselves.

A mourner during the Shiva (R”L) period goes to Shul to Daven Maariv, and to hear Krias Megillah. If there is no Baal Koreh on the same level as him, he can read the Megillah and even recite the blessings, and he should not see any types of celebration. Purim is considered to be like Shabbos when it comes to mourning, meaning that it counts as one of the seven days, and the customs of mourning should be observed only in secret. He should not sit on the ground and take off his shoes. Regarding Mishloach Manos, see further on.

During Maariv, “Al Nissim” is said but one should not interrupt the Davening to announce this before Shemoneh Esreh [but one merely bangs on the table as a reminder]. (If a person forgets “Al Hanissim” and remembers before the “Hashem” at the end of the Brocha, he repeats it, beginning from “Al Hanissim.” If he has already said “Hashem,” he does not repeat it. However, before the final “Yihyu Leratzon” he says, “Harachaman Hu Yaaseh Lanu Nissim Uniflaos Kmo She’asah L’Avoseinu Beyamim Hahem Bizman Hazeh, Bimey Mordechai.” Afterwards, Kaddish Tiskabel is said.

“Krias Megillah, etc, should not be heard over [loudspeakers] – the telephone and radio [and any other type of electronic means of broadcast, even live] – for this is not really a person’s voice.”

Krias HaMegillah: The Rebbe would listen to the Megillah standing up. During the reading, people should stand to the right and right of the Baal Koreh. The Baal Koreh and “even those who hear the Megillah fold it up like a letter. The fold should be in three parts.” The Rebbe would recite the blessings before and afterwards with the Baal Koreh, both at night and during the day. Generally, the Rebbe would try to make the Megillah like a “letter” until the end of the reading.

The Baal Koreh should have in mind to discharge the obligations of the all the listeners, and they should also have their obligation in mind. It is forbidden to stop until after the blessing, “Harav Es Riveinu.”

Anyone who does not manage to hear a word or a verse should read it to himself at once. Even if he is not able to do so from a kosher Megillah, he should read it to himself immediately (preferably from a Chumash or from a Megillah so that he will not make any mistakes) until he catches up with the reader. By so doing, he won’t need to find another Kosher reading starting from that place onwards.

During the reading, a noise is made when the name “Haman” is read out, if it is accompanied by a description, such as “Ha’agagi,” or “Hara,” etc.

During the Megillah reading, there are two versions, “La’harog Ule’abed / Vela’harog Ule’abed (18:11), “Ve’ish Lo Amad Bifnayhem/Ve’ish Lo Amad Lifnayhem.” (9:2)

It is customary to recite four verses out loud: “Ish Yehudi” (2:1), “U’Mordechai Yatza” (8:15), “Layehudim” (8:16), “Ki Mordechai” (10:3). The Baal Koreh then repeats them. The names of the ten sons of Haman need to be read in one breath, from the words, “Chamesh Me’ot Ish” (9:6), until after the word “Aseres” (9:10). The congregation reads them first, and the children make a noise [but not when the Baal Koreh reads them!] just as when Haman is mentioned.

“The Megillah should be shaken slightly when the words “Ha’iggeres Hazos” (9:26), and “Iggeres Hapurim Hazos Hasheinis” (9:29) are read.

After the reading, the Bracha “Harav es Riveinu” is read. It is forbidden to speak until the Shliach Tzibbur has concluded the blessing.

“Shoshanas Yaakov,” “The Nusach of Shoshanas Yaakov: Arurim Kol Hareshaim, Bruchim Kol Hatzaddikim.”

Afterwards, the Megillah is put away. (Also during the day, this is done at this point.) Veatah Kadosh. Kaddish. (Yehay Shlaima). Aleinu. Kaddish Yosom. Al Tira. Ach Tzaddikim.

When the Megillah is read for women, they make their own blessing (standing up), and if not, the Baal Koreh says it for them.

The Rema ruled that one should only say the Brochos after the Megillah if there is a Minyan, but the Rebbe said the blessings on the Megillah also on his own, both before and afterwards, at night and in the morning.

“Also at night one should celebrate, and increase a little in eating,” and say “Ve’al Hanissim” during Birchas Hamazon.

Shacharis:

During Shemoneh Esreh – Ve’al Hanissim. Tachanun and Keil Erech Apayim are not said. Half Kaddish.

Three Aliyos are read during Parshas Beshallach, “Vayavo Amalek” (Shemos 17:8-16), each of which consist of three Pesukim. Zecher Amalek – is first read with a Segol and then with a Tzeiray. Anyone who has not yet heard Parshas Zachor should have in mind that this reading will discharge his obligation to remember Amalek. Anyone who has not yet given Machatzis Hashekel to Tzedakah should do so right now.

Bris Milah: Some do this after the reading of the Megillah.

“Hearing and reading the Megillah are done while wearing Rashi Tefillin.”

The Megillah is read with three Brochos, including “Shehecheyanu,” as is done in the evening (see above). The “Shehecheyanu” is also intended for the Mitzvos of Mishloach Manos, Matanos Evyonim, and Seudas Purim.

After Krias Megillah, the blessing “Harav Es Riveinu” is said, and then Shoshanas Yaakov. Ashrei. Uva Letzion. Whole Kaddish. Then the Sefer Torah is returned and Beis Yaakov is said (and the rest of Davening) until the end.

Simchas Purim – it is an obligation to rejoice all day, as explained in the phrase, “Yemei Mishteh Vesimcha.”

During Purim day, the Rebbe would try to eat a Hamantasch filled with poppy seeds, in accordance with the custom.

One has until sunset to fulfill the Mitzvos of the day.

Mishloach Manos – two types of foods or drinks should be sent to one person, each man to his fellow and each woman to her friend. Mishloach Manos are not sent to a mourner within the first thirty days of mourning, or to someone bereaved from his parents during the first 12-month period. The mourner himself is obligated to send Mishloach Manos even during the Shiva period, but he sends food items and not treats.

Matanos L’Evyonim – One should give a Pruta to two poor people (one to each), and a man is even permitted to give to a woman. And the more that one gives Mishloach Manos to his friends and Tzedakah to the poor, the more praiseworthy that he is. And it is better to give more gifts to the poor than to have a large Purim Seudah or give a lot of Mishloach Manos to his friends, because there is no greater joy than making poor people, orphans, and widows happy. This can be compared with the Shechinah, as it is said, “To revive the spirit of the low and restore the hearts of the wretched.”

The Rebbe would give Mishloach Manos (food and drink) to three people.

Some say that Mishloach Manos should be sent through a Shliach.

The custom is to involve even the very young in all aspects of Purim. Moreover, when it comes to certain things, such as the “Graggers” and in other ways, the main “noise” is made by the making a noise at “Haman” with all of younger children, in all their characteristic innocence, vitality and enthusiasm. This is also true of the custom of wearing masks on Purim, which is primarily followed by children.

On Purim it is customary for children to wear “crowns,” for which they receive blessings.

Feasting and Celebrations:

The Purim Seudah should ideally be done in the morning (meaning to begin before midday,) because of Shabbos. If this is not possible, one should begin before the tenth (proportional) hour If this is not possible, it can begin up until candle lighting, and if there is a need one can be “pores mapah umekadesh.”

People in Jerusalem should also increase a little in joy and feasting.

“It is a good to learn a little Torah before the meal,” only a little so that one doesn’t get so involved in learning that he forgets to fulfill the Mitzvah of Seudas Purim.

“For Netilas Yodayim, Birchas Hamotzi, and Birchas Hamazon of the Purim Seudah, and saying Chassidus (a Maamar), the Rebbe would wear a ‘Soiblene Hittel” and a Gartel.*

“The joy of Purim is greater than that of Yom Tov.”

“Regarding Farbrengens over Purim, this is done with joy and “ad delo yada,” but with limits, especially regarding (Yeshiva) students, and also the rest of the Jewish people, it has been said several times that this needs to be in accordance with the limitations of Toras Chassidus. There is no need to discuss this at length because these things are known and publicized, also in print.”

“One should also make a noise and publicize everywhere, also abroad and (even more so) in Israel, the importance of trying hard to make sure that every aspect of Purim is done in a public and dignified way … with regard to ‘feasting and celebration.’ Even when each person holds a Purim Seudah in his home, with his family … they can increase in Purim joy “in public” after the Seudah at home.”

The Rebbe’s custom – “(to say) a Maamar Chassidus during the Seudah.”

The well-known decree regarding limits on drinking liquor also applies on Purim. There were times when the Rebbe during a Purim Farbrengen or on the following Shabbos,requested that at least at one of the participants, would fulfill the decree of “ad delo yada,” literally, discharging the obligation of the entire congregation.

“Purim Torah” is not an idea of mockery, as some mistakenly think. But instead of being exact and toiling to find the depth of the words, one focuses on a more external concept. This should be an idea that is linked and expressed with joy, but nonetheless it is still a matter of Torah like any other Torah concept.

At the Purim Farbrengen, the Rebbe would raise funds for “Kupas Rabbeinu.”

Towards the end of the Farbrengen, the Rebbe would mention the preparations for Mivtza Pesach, including providing Ma’os Chittim, food and clothing, so that from the day of Purim itself people would be beginning of “thirty days before the festival.”

It is customary to sing, “Hop Cossack.”

In Haifa, during regular years, the Megillah is also read on 15th Adar, because there is a doubt as to whether it is considered as a walled city.

Purim Meshulash in Jerusalem:

14th Adar: Read the Megillah at night and during the day with its blessings. After the night reading, “Veatah Kadosh” is read and Matanos L’Evyonim are given. But one does not say “Ve’al Hanissim” or read from the Torah.

On Shabbos Parshas Tzav, “Ve’al Hanissim” is said during the Tefillah and Birchas Hamazon. Two Sifrei Torah are taken out. The first one is read with seven Aliyos from Parshas Tzav, and from the second there is Maftir from Parshas Beshallach – “Vayavo Amalek” (the Purim reading). Haftarah: “Koh Amar Hashem Tzeva’os, Pekadati …” (Haftarat Parshat Zachor).

On Sunday, 16th Adar, the Purim Seudah takes place [as well as Matanos L’Evyonim] and Mishloach Manos. Tachanun is not said, nor “Ve’al Hanissim,” but it should be said in Birchas Hamazon at Harachaman (at the place for the Harachaman for Shabbos and Yom Tov). “Harachaman Hu Yaaseh Lanu Nissim Kemo She’asah L’Avoseinu Bayamim Hahem Bizamn Hazeh, Bimei Mordechai …”

Some people are careful to follow all opinions and give Mishloach Manos on 14th , 15th, and 16th Adar. They also eat a Purim Seudah on Shabbos, adding another Seudah to Purim.

* The Rebbe, Nesi Doreinu would not wear such a hat.

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Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

(PURIM SPOOF 5768) The Staff @ Chabad.org have a new line. "Not only does the NY TIMES take our stories and turn them into their own articles they are even taking our writers!"

According to our sources the NY TIMES is expected to make announcement this coming Monday that it has hired Mr. David Zaklikowski to replace disgraced times writer Jayson Blair who was discovered to have plagiarized 90% of his stories for the paper.

A spokesman for the times who spoke to SHMAIS.com on the condition of anonymity confirmed he news and went on to say that “Zak” as he is known in the inner circles of the media society will be the assistant editor of the Obituary department at the times. "We have read with great interest Mr. Zaklikowski recent obituaries on Chabad.org including: *Rabbi Zev Segal Traveled the World for the Jewish Community
*Legal Scholar and Rabbi to Rabbis Passes Away at 79
*Self-Made Millionaire Who Supported Education Dead at 81
*Soviet-Era Survivor Educated Her Family in Freedom
*Veteran Tunisian Rabbi Passes Away After Decades Serving North African Jewry
and have decided that whether he graduated with a B.A. from Harvard or Oholei torah he would do great here at the times."

Repeated phone calls and emails to Zalman Shmotkin, the former spokesman for Lubavitch News Service were forwarded to Motti Seligson who had no comment.

HASHOVAS AVEIDA...

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Lost: Silver goblet used by Geo. Washington at his inaugural banquet. If found, please return this goyishe cup to Jessica Addams-Washington, P.O.B. 1776, New York, N.Y. 10001

Brunoy Bochurim to Wear White Pants

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Brunoy, France - Rabbi Itcheh Nemenov wants his bochurim to realize the importance of Yeshiva. That is why, starting after Pesach, Brunoy students will be required to wear only white-colored pants (except in the Mikvah). Nemenov was overhead humming to a friend that while Oholei Torah was the first Yeshiva to institute the white-shirt law, Brunoy will be the first to establish the white-trouser regulation.

Are You Smarter than a Head Shliach?

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

(PURIM SPOOF 5768) A unanimous vote was passed to launch a Chabad reality TV show called "are you smarter than a head shliach". The program will be hosted by Chabad's own Mendy Pellin. The idea for this competition came up after a certain Head Shliach was visiting a Jewish Overnight camp. At Maariv, the Shliach was chazan and right before Oleinu, the Shliach counted the 123rd night of the Omer.

Matisyahu Reaffirms that he is not Chabad, from his Crown Heights Home

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Earlier this year, Reggae rockstar and ex-Chabad citizen confirm his distance from the Chabad community. Sitting at the table of his Crown Heights Residence, surrounded by walls festooned with portraits of the Rebbe, with a piece of herring from a Yud Shevat Farbrengen still wedged firmly in his beard, wearing his beloved Rabbeinu Tam Tefilin, while his travel agent made calls to Shluchim who were situated in cities where Matisyahu would be traveling for his next music tour and asking them to prepare hot meals for the superstar, Matisyahu was adamant in stating that his alliance is no longer solely with Chabad.

"Chabad got me off to a good start" says Matisyahu. "But there are many other great organizations in the world that are not Chabad. For example, I usually prefer to fly with SouthWest Airlines. And my favorite football team is the NY Giants. “

MATANOS LA’EVYONIM – TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

Log on now to www.charityforisrael.com!

“Adopt A Family” is already preparing the Matanos La’Evyonim envelopes containing what will be long awaited relief for their needy recipients – Anash and Shluchim in Israel who are ‘Evyonim’ in the full sense of the word. What remains to be determined though is the amount of such envelopes that will be distributed to those eagerly anticipating the welcome assistance, and that depends solely on your generosity and openhandedness.

The “Adopt A Family” fund, an organization under the direct supervision of Harav Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky, member of Vaad Rabbanei Chabad in Eretz Yisroel, assures you that:

• The money contributed towards this cause is Matanos La’Evyonim of the highest caliber
• Every penny contributed will reach its destination
• Funds received after Shabbos begins in Israel, will be distributed in Yerushalayim on the day of Shushan Purim which guarantees that the mitzvah is fulfilled properly.

So hurry and visit www.charityforisrael.com today, and donate with an open heart!

Ah freilichichen Purim!

LAST CHANCE! Enter to win a Megilla With Silver case & many other great prizes from Hadar Hatorah

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

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Hadar Hatorah's Annual Purim Raffle is a golden opportunity to support the yeshiva and win one of 15 spectacular prizes. All phone & on-line ticket orders will receive 1 free ticket. Drawing Date: March 20th, 2008

Purchase 20 tickets ($180) and receive a FREE gift of a sterling silver challah knife; Purchase 50 tickets ($360) and receive a FREE gift of a set of six crystal and sterling silver shot glasses; Purchase 100 tickets ($650) and receive a FREE gift of a set of imported crystal and sterling silver candlesticks.

PRIZES INCLUDE: Megillas Esther w/ Silver Case, Dell Dual Core Computer w/ 19” Flat Panel Monitor & Printer, 5 pc. Sterling Silver Shabbos Table set, Gold Pendant Necklaces & MORE!

To purchase raffle tickets, log on to: www.hadarhatorah.org or CALL: 718-735-0250.

BoymelGreen Says Name is Coincidence

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Shaya Boymelgreen, a Lubavitcher with a collection of buildings to match that of real estate magnate Sholom Ber Drizin has decided to open up about his good fortune.

In a statement released through his public relations firm, Boymelgreen insists that the "green" part of his family name is unrelated to money. In fact, he plans to replace "green" with "orange" as in Shaya BoymelOrange.

Crown Heights: Berel Sugar wins in a landslide

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) The results of the elections for the new board of directors for the Vaad HaKohol and the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council have just been tallied and Berel Sugar, the outspoken founder of the Jewish Leadership Council won by a landslide.

With results in from 769 of 770 precincts Sugar has received a whopping 91% of the vote and will become the new chairman of the CHJCC and Vaad Hakohol.

In a statement released to the media Sugar thanked Crown Heights for turning over a new leaf and said he’s looking forward to bringing the community together.

Union Mikvah to be partially reopened

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Although the Union Mikvah (corner Union and Kingston) has been closed for monetary reasons, the community has voted to keep it open, although the Mikvah itself will have no water. People will still be able to go there to contract athletes foot, "dry" themselves with soggy towels, experience a London fog, and lose their glasses or pants.

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: Australia to Honour Chabad Philanthropist Joseph Gutnick

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, has announced plans for his country to honour Joseph "Diamond Joe" Gutnick, of Western Mining Corporation, for his contribution to many foundations and organizations across the country and across the globe. The country plans to have Gutnick's profile on a new five-cent piece to be released in 2009. The limited edition currency will be called the Gutnickel.

WE CAN HELP YOU, YOU CAN HELP US!

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

Take part in the mitzvah of machzitz hashekel while accomplishing the beautiful mitzvah of hachnosas kallah, helping chassanim and kallahs.

To accomplish this great mitzvah go to
712 Montgomery Street
(Benjamins - b/t Kingston & Montgomery)
Downstairs in 770 (Rabbi Shmuel Benjamin) or
Crown Kosher 413 Kingston Avenue (b/t Montgomery and Empire)
Thursday March 20 (taanis Esther) 12:30pm till 7:30pm
Friday March 21 (Purim) All day

To Shluchim or anyone. If you don't have where, or know anyone who to give your matonos le'evyonim you can give it to Keren Simchas Chosson V'Kallah (Many Rabbonim have okayed it)
Matonos Le'evyonim can be sent to
kscvk
712 Montgomery Street
Brooklyn NY 11213
or call with credit card 718.774.4578
For more information please call Devorah Benjamin 917.225.2515 or Rochel 718.774.4578
All donations are needed. Please help us to help others!!!

Chanina backs Obama

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) SHMAIS.com has learned that Chanina Meshulam Hakohen Sperlin aka Chanina, former NYC Mayoral hopeful, current Vaad Hakohol Member and longtime member of the Vaad Hamesader plans to endorse Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States of America.

According to our source who tapped Sperlin’s phone line, last Thursday night Sperlin had a long heated discussion with his chief of staff Eli Slavin. It seems like Slavin was in favor of Hillary but Sperlin was heard saying, “Eli, listen here. I might look like a politician, walk like a politician and talk like a politician but deep down I’m a straight shooter. In 1999 I told the forward that Hillary "will never get a meeting here in Crown Heights! She is not welcome! I will give you a million dollars if she gets a meeting with the Jewish community. She doesn't have the tact to be a senator. Let her go back to Arkansas. She doesn't know the first thing about New York." It might be 9 years later and she may be the front runner for President but IM not endorsing her.

Meanwhile another source told SHMAIS.com that in is heart Sperlin feels closer to Obama. “Obama and I have a lot in common” Sperlin was overheard telling Zalman the Shikkur. “We’re both rich, good looking and most of all articulate” Sperlin concluded.

CROWN HEIGHTS: BIG PURIM EVENT CANCELLED

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

(PURIM SPOOF 5768) There has been much talk regarding the Kol Koreh issued by Rabbi Schwei and Rabbi Osdaba banning the “Big Event Concert”. Rumors were being spread as to the status of the massive show - which was scheduled for Purim Day in Oholei Torah.

Shmais has just spoken to Lipa Schmeltzer and Benny Friedman and Reb Matthew Miller Shlita the new leader of Karliners under the leadership of Reb Jay Leno Shlita and he has informed us that they will *not* be singing at the “Big Event Concert”. This decision was reached after he consulted with both Rabbonim and talking to leading Gedoley Yisroel in Crown Heights such as Reb Zalman the Shikur and the Shnoroer from China.

Lipa Schmeltzer and Benny Friedman must be publicly commended for listening to the words and wisdom of true Gedoley Yisroel.

Matthew Miller now has decided to make a big change. He has decided to turn over a leaf, and will be changing his entire style of music. He has decided that he does not think that the current style of Jewish music is apropos for Frum people to be listening to. I have been making money

The past week has been very tough for Matthewyahu and his family. Tough decisions have been made. Major decisions. Decisions about money. Decisions about his future. But Matthew has made the correct decision.

Lipa and Matthewyahu have met many times with Rabbi's Schwei and Osdoba in the past two days together with all of there Mazkirim, and spent countless hours talking to them. They has decided to forfeit a large sum of money by not singing this concert - and instead chose Daas Torah.

We are sure that Hashem will pay him back double for making the correct decision, and being Mikadesh Shem Shomayim!

Lipa also tells us that he is very concerned that there will be a backlash at the Rabbonim. He has hired Moshe Rubashkin Inc. to run the PR for the Rabbonim and will now give then equal swimming time at the new Crown Heights Y which will be completed right before Mechiras Chometz. He is publicly asking everyone to please refrain from making any accusations against any Rabbonim. “There is no reason for anyone to mix into this business, and everyone should rest assured that this was all done Bishalom”, Lipa said. “I don’t want anyone to talk Lashon Hara and Motzei Shem Ra against anyone - especially the Gedolim whom I have tremendous respect for”.

“I have recently started learning Bichavrusa with a leading Rosh Yeshiva in Crown Heights Reb Zalman Labkowski, and I promised him that I will never sing any songs which were composed by non-Jews. He told me that even though he prefers listing to that style music he will accept his decision., I have sang at more then a dozen Chasuna’s since I made that decision - and I have not sang “Yidden”, “Abi-Mileibt”, or “Numa” (Rabbi Nachman M’uman) or any other song that is questionable as to its origin”, Lipa told the Bais Moshiach..

“People should know that this Kol Koreh and ban against The Big Event was not directed at me personally, but at all concerts in general. The Rabbonim felt the need to put their foot down and attempt to stop all future concerts in NY.”

For any further information regarding the status of the Big Event Concert, please call the Vaad Hakohal at any of their many local offices on Kingston Ave.
(SOURCE: TheYeshivaWorld.com)

WANTED: VERY LARGE CROWN HTS. HOUSE

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Looking for spacious house to rent for approximately 1-2 years while our palace is undergoing renovation.

Seeking 15 bedrooms, at least 4 full and 3 half-baths, 20-25 closets, large back yard with lush garden, palatial Tishrei kitchen, big Pesach kitchen, stately living room, huge dining room/banquet room, and several extra chambers. Must be in nice or new, move-in condition, with plenty of parking.

Email details to estherhamalka@shushanpalace.org or call 011-98-28-323-7770.

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES – MRS. ESTHER ADLER OBM

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Esther Adler, mother of Tibadel Lechaim TOvim: Mrs. Breindy Blesofsky of Crown Heights.

The Levaya will take place tomorrow-Thursday, 9:00am from Shomrei Hadas

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehee besochom

MAZEL TOV ZELIG SHAUL!

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

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SHMAIS.com would like to wish a very hearty Mazel Tov to our dear friend and official photographer, HaBochur, HaTomim, Zelig Shaul (Crown Heights) on the occasion of his engagement to Shifra Wolf (Melbourne, Australia)

MAY THE CHOSON AND KALLA MERIT ALL THE REBBE'S BROCHOS IN ABUNDANCE!

Rabbi Cunin Proposes Ban on Hiring Family

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Head Shliach of Califonia, Rabbi Shlomo Cunin, has proposed the banning of of hiring family members as Shluchim.

The proposal was crafted by Rabbi Cunin and his son Rabbi Mendy Cunin of UCLA. "While family is an important thing, it should not determine the fate of something as important as Shlichus" reads the opening sentence of the document.

The full transcript can be found on the shul bulletin of Rabbi Levi Cunin, Shliach of Malibu). Another copy can be found in the suit pocket of Rabbi Tzemach name) Cunin, outreach director of Century City.

The proposal was accompanied with a photo op with Governor Schwarzenegger.

For any media related inquiries of this plan, please contact Rabbi Chaim Cunin, Shliach of Westwood.

Leviev Drills for Gold; in Union Mikva

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Beardless Chabad tycoon, Lev Leviev, made a breathtaking discovery during his most recent visit to Crown Heights. Flanked by body guards and Putin-loving paparazzi, the Russian billionaire took a dip in the Union Mikva. Immediately after completing his mystical immersions, Leviav proceeded to do swim 15 laps, alternating between the backstroke and the butterfly.

After exiting the Mikva, Leviev was handed a towel by Rabbi Kotlarksy. And that's when the Russian oligarch discovered a small nugget of gold in his ear. Realizing the potential Mikva windfall, the site of the Mikva has been fully transformed into a gold mine. Last week, Rabbi Berel Shemtov was seen wearing a Tshirt with the words "Miner azoy vi diner".
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Rabbi Yossi Jacobson Ring tones

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Fresh from a nascent success with his weekly web-shiur, Rabbi Jacobson is now offering his classes as a ring tone. The ring tones are free.

Here's how it works; if you are a fan of Jacobson' shiurim, you can download a shiur-tone onto your cell. The next time your phone rings, instead of hearing the typical cell phone ring, you will hear Rabbi Jacobson's most recent class.

The only downside is that the typical ring tone is about 45-minutes and that you cannot answer your phone until the shiur is completed.

For more info log on to www.YYJACOBSON.com

Send Shaloch Monos to Terror Victims in Israel

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

Chabad's Terror Victims Project has arranged to send Shaloch Mones to victims and families who have suffered terrorist bombings and attacks in Israel. Volunteers from the CTVP will be delivering the shaloch mones all day on Purim as well as visiting various families throughout Israel.

To partake in this great Mitzva click on the link below

Send Shaloch Monos to Terror Victims in Israel

NEO-MARRANO SEDER TO TAKE PLACE APRIL 19 & 20 IN L.A.

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Rabbi Berish Angetzoygen, spiritual leader of Chabad of the Marranos of Los Angeles, has announced that registration for Pesach Sedarim for 5768 is now in full swing.

The Sedarim will take place in the group’s brand new $2 million edifice, a lavish secret underground banquet room at an undisclosed location. The facility was specially constructed in implementation of the Cheder-Tachas-Cheder ruling specially issued for the group by Rabbi Avigdor Tzufloygen, Mara D’Asra of the Anshe Shtuss Kehillah in Los Angeles.

“This wonderful event will cater to Marranos and their descendants, in addition to the many Jews in this day and age who are a bit nervous about openly proclaiming their Jewish identity,” said Ann Tique (not her real name), coordinator of the Sedarim.

Special consultant to the group, psychologist Dr. Ed Lib, remarked, “There is a considerable incidence in today’s world of Jewish shame, in addition to a new phenomenon experts have coined Chabadhousephobia. Some people are even afraid to reveal their Jewish identity to their gentile spouses. These Jews, too, need a venue for spiritual practice, socialization, and free expression of their Jewishness, albeit hidden.”

Tickets for each Seder cost $54 suggested donation, $26 for children. For more information email ann@chabadofthemarranos.org, an AnxietySolutions Secure Site, or call 1-800-MARRANO (calls answered on a caller ID-free telephone).

CHINESE AMBASSADOR TO MONITOR ALL FUTURE AUCTIONS

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Homeland security is not sure how to proceed with China's demand that all Jewish organizations holding Chinese auctions must be monitored by a representative of the Chinese government.

Mr. Sum Yung Guy said "we have reason to believe that these auctions are not anymore Chinese than the food served in Kosher so-called Chinese restaurants. This is another area which we will begin to monitor in the near future".

Mr. Morris Buchalter of Yeshiva Vaas Is Daas said: "My father in law was in Shanghai during WWII, so I know what Chinese is!"

Major CH Community Benefit Project Announcement

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

(PURIM SPOOF 5768) The Vaad Hamenahalim and Mechanchim in conjunction with several big Askanim have announced today a major project that will benefit Crown Heights community members.

The projects goal is to attain a 50% reduction (Ed. that’s to cut in half) in the tuition rates for all Lubavitch Mosdos in Crown Heights (ULY, OT, DM, BR, BM, CM and some more to be added later.)

The project entails the setup of a new large, spacious, well stocked SuperMarket that will serve the community. The proceeds will be split in to two parts. Part One will be used to pay the staff of the SuperMarket and Part Two will be deposited into an account that will be used to supplement the tuition of families in Crown Heights.

The manager of the new SuperMarket is Benyomin Smilhouter, a man with a vision (Ed. he wears glasses) and some experience in this area (Ed. ran a canteen in a camp).

We had a chance to talk with Benyomin Smilhouter earlier today.

Editor: “Do you think this project will succeed?”
Benyomin Smilhouter: “Yes, this project has the potential to assist many of our own people and with the support of the community it will succeed I”YH.”
Ed. “Do we really need another super grocery in Crown Heights?”
BS: “Yes, we can use one store where they will not be scared to use the four letter “S” word, I’m talking about S-A-L-E. Also this project has an added benefit because we will be employing approximately 20 leidik-geyers from the community. So everybody wins.”
Ed. “Good Luck”

NEW SEMINARY TO OPEN IN HAWAII

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Are you sick and tired of getting ripped off by those seminaries in Israel who charge in American dollars and don’t offer much in return?

Well, we have great news for you.

Just in time for the 5769 school year a brand new seminary is opening on the beautiful island of Kauai in Hawaii.

Thanks to the generosity of a number of Hawaiian Gevirim and Governor Linda Lingle a close friend of Chabad the new “Chabad of Hawaii - Seminary on the Sands" will be offering tuition for only $7700. The price includes full room and board.

We offer full scholarship, in exchange of being a full time mothers helper, teaching hebrew school and friendship circle.

The goal @ the semianry is to develop a love of Torah, and Chassidus said Rabbi Kras. We work together to prepare them for their future roles as mothers, educators and leaders in the community. We aim to encourage personal growth and development so that each student can reach her potential in a warm and supportive Chassidishe environment. Mrs. Kras added that "Students will have a variety of exciting and innovative opportunities to develop in this area."

For more info please log onto www.ChabadHawaii.com

NEW ENGAGEMENTS - UPDATED!!

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

Gadi Orban (Kiryat Atta, Israel) to Menucha Kramer (Manchester, UK)

Mendy Azoulay (Paris, France) to Pesha Leah Roetter (Oak Park, MI)
LECHAIM IYH SUNDAY NIGHT @ FREE

WHERE TO KISS

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

(PURIM SPOOF 5768) After a recent trip to Europe, known Askan Reb Beirish Valgerholtz spent 33 minutes with the Rechnizter Rav at his spring home in Monsey. The Rav was ecstatic and began kissing Reb Beirish's hand over and over when he heard that he had held a Siddur that might have been held by Rav Nachman of Breslov.

When Reb Beirish saw how excited his Rav was, he said to him "I also sat on a chair that they say that the Rizhiner sat on that very chair!"

Chanina for President!

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) After working with a presidential exploratory committee, Crown Heights’ own Chanina Sperlin has decided to run for president! Our Shmais reporter scored an exclusive interview with Sperlin:

What prompted this decision? “Well, it’s obvious that America is ready for change. After all, look at the Democrats. I figure, if America can handle a woman and a black man, they can handle a Lubav.”

What party are you affiliated with? L.I.B.E.R.T.A.R.I.A.N.: Lubavitchers In Business Encouraging Righteousness, Truth, Acumen, Rabbinic Intelligence And Narrishkeit.”

What makes you think you can win? “First of all, it’s well known I have political connections. Second of all, I have red hair. Everybody knows redheads make great leaders – look at Dovid HaMelech. And besides, redheads are handsome, and America needs a nice looking leader. I mean, me, Levi Hodakov, and Dovy Best are the greatest looking guys in Lubavitch today, right? Plus, when I say ‘No pork barrel bills,’ people know I mean business. It’s obvious that a man like me is serious when he says NO regarding pork.”

Can you tell us your feelings on the issues? “Well, no illegal immigrants. Nobody crazy is getting into this country – especially meshuggener bochurim. And I support a border fence. In fact, I want to put a fence from Eastern Parkway all the way down to Lefferts, and from Rochester all the way down to New York Avenue. I approve all kinds of government funded aid programs. I also support school vouchers. In fact, I plan on supporting a bill that the government should pay for yeshiva tuition 100%. And it’s about time America moves forward and becomes a bi-lingual nation. That’s the only way to maintain an edge in today’s global economy. Therefore, I plan on instituting a mandatory Yiddish program in all of America’s schools. We also need to reach out to the struggling middle class. Therefore, I plan on introducing a bill to lower the price of shmuro matzo.”

Who will be your political advisers? “Rabbi Avraham Shemtov is going to be my main man in Washington, he knows everybody. I want Rabbi Jacob Goldstein to be my military adviser. I want my own PBD, “Presidential Beis Din,” headed by Shazak Zirkind. We also need to start healing some of the racial tensions that divide this great land. Therefore, I plan on getting Dr. Laz to head a new race relations committee - but he can’t play any of his crazy music! I want Yossi Jacobson to be my speech writer, he’s the greatest. I also plan on kashering the White House kitchen and having the people from Mermelstein’s be my personal chefs. “

Will you make the White House your full time home? “No. Every president has his place to relax. You know, like Bush and his ranch. Of course, I’ll spend Tishrei and Pesach in Crown Heights. Maybe I’ll go to Miami once in awhile.”

“The very first thing I plan on doing is banning Chabad.Info from the web. America needs positive change, and this is a great place to start. I know this is a hot-button issue, but I also know I can reach across the aisles and get this bill passed.”

Benny Friedman to Release Single

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Fastest rising star in Jewish Music, Benny Friedman, is set to release a single called Grandfather Don't Cry.

The song was composed by the well known singer-songwriter Leibel Blesofsky, and the music was arranged using a cool new program that you can download for free (if you know the code-buster). Benny said that the CD includes a feature that destroys your computer if you copy his cd.

The single will be in stores after Purim and will be selling for $19.99 (which includes the cd and 92 pages of issurim by famous rabbonim and bloggers on the sins of copying music and and leaving an almost empty bottle of orange juice in the fridge.

Cow Sues Rubashkin for Abuse

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Postville, Iowa - In what is sure to grab media attention from around the globe, a cow is suing a human for physical abuse. Billie the Bull has filed a lawsuit against Moshe Rubashkin of Agri Processors.

Rubashkin denies his involvement and says that even if he was indeed involved, that still does not mean he was involved. Apparently, the alleged beating occurred at a Vaad Hakohol meeting on Motzoei Simchas Torah. Rubashkin said "I always said there's a lot of bull at those meetings, but I never saw a real bull there!"

When a reporter from CNN approached the cow for a comment, Billie was in a terrible moooooood. "My hide used to be white and black" cried the lactose giving creature. "But now, my skin is black and bull".

CHJCC arranges alternative way for residents to fulfill their obligation of "Ad Dlo Yoda

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

(PURIM SPOOF 5768) JCCCH has announced plans for a Purim Party for those Crown Heights residents who are alcohol intolerant. Being that some people are unable to drink alcohol, the Council has arranged an alternative way for them to fulfill their obligation of "Ad Dlo Yoda."

President George Bush is going to be the keynote speaker at the party. His theme will be I don't like it when people put words in my mouth, unless I've said it. "On the one hand, Haman was a wicked man, and yet on the other hand Mordechai wasn't, and on the other hand Haman also was."

Bush's office promises that after listening to Mr. Bush for five minutes, those in attendance won't have a clue.

OSEM RELEASES NON-DROWSY CHOLENT MIX

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Women? Are you sick and “tired” of your husband falling asleep at the Shabbos table minutes after he has eaten the cholent leaving you to watch the children all afternoon long?

Well, the solution is here! Osem foods is please to announce that after years of research professors at John Hopkins University have developed a non-drowsy cholent mix that will keep your husband awake so that he can watch the kids and you can go get your well deserved Shabbos nap.

Osem’s products can be purchased at Kol Tuv for $9.99 a bottle and at all other fine Kosher Supermarkets for $4.99.

Head Shliach Offended by CNN

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) PA--It came as a shock to Rabbi A. Shemtov when he was told by his secretary that the email he sent to CNN telling them about his upcoming Yud Aleph Nissan program in Washington was responded to by an automatic reply.

"Apparently, they don't know who they are dealing with," Said Rabbi Shemtov via telephone from his car on the PA Turnpike on his way to Crown Heights last night. "I would expect a phone call or at least a personal email from one of my friends at CNN." Rabbi Shemtov concluded.

Shmais was unable to get a response from CNN or Rabbi Shemtov that night, but Mendy's was still open.

JUST ONE INCH

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Peace Now activists have been canvassing Jewish neighborhoods to find out how Tznius rules are circumvented. It seems that they have drawn a parallel between Israeli land and orthodox skirts "In both cases" Meirah Hazoni said through an interpreter, translating from Arabic, "the rabbis say not to give away even one more inch, but somehow they are more tolerant with the length of skirts than the width of Israel!"

In a surprising development, Rabbi Motzkin from Kiryat Drukman refused to comment on the story, saying that he had already filled his quota of media appearances for this week.

What are you waiting for?

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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Cookie Etiquette

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Rabbi Abba Refson, head Shliach of Montifeore cemetery is a man who wears hats. A Stetson during the week and a Borsalino on Shabbos. Additionally, he has many responsibilities.

At the Ohel, he works the morning hours as well as the graveyard shift. Refson, who goes by the first name Abba as this is his actual first name, was recently asked about preferred conduct when taking cookies at the Ohel. Here's his three requests:

1) When loading up on cookies, do not take another cookie while chewing on one.

2) Do not fill up multiple cups of cookies to take "for the car ride". One cup is enough. A kup ken men nisht aruf shtellen.

3) When filling up a cup, it's allright if the top cookie is protruding from the cup. However, not more than a single cookie should exceed the cup brim.

Breaking News!!! RABBI KOTLARSKY IN TALKS TO BUY SHMAIS.COM

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Following the trend of mergers and buyouts, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky has been trying to buy Shmais.com.

At a recent Merkos meeting, Rabbi Kotlarsky got up and said "Every other website, including by not limited to: MyJli.com, MyShliach, MyRohr, MyLeviev, MyBouglubov, AchSheli, ShluchimExchange, Lubavitch.com, Chabad.info, COL and Shturem all post whatever I ask them too. And they will even make stuff up on occasion. But SHMAIS.com does his own thing, and runs his site as if it's his own! I got more concessions from his grandfather than I've gotten from him!"

The board advised Rabbi Kotlarsky to offer to buyout SHMAIS.com, rename it MySHMAIS.com and then he'd have influence over what the 30,000 daily visitors read.

That very night, the CEO's sleep was disturbed by the incessant ringing of his cellphone. After a ½ hour he picked up. Hello, this is Rabbi Kotlarsky. I'd like to buy SHMAIS.com!

A dazzled CEO responded is this a Purim Joke.?

No, no, no! said Rabbi Kotlarsky, "this is serious. I'm prepared to buy the site for 10,000 Leviev diamonds plus a Shlichus to North Korea."

Sources close to our CEO think that more than the diamonds, the offer to be the head Shliach to North Korea will seal the deal.

We will be following this story closely.

Matisyahu to change his name to Matisyahu

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Hasidic hip hop artist Mathew Miller, says its time he change his name to Matisyahu. Sure, its been his stage name for 4 years, but his real Hebrew name was Chaim Yankel Miller.

"After my Payos grew in I felt I was ready to take on the Hebrew name Matisyahu which means "Pulled from the sea." I feel like I was pulled from the sea, in the sense that now I'm able to pray out loud amongst a group that welcome me in, without mentioning my sneakers."

Matisyahu does plan on staying in Crown heights, since he has "Kol Tuv."

Purim is the first Yahrzeit of our beloved Shimshon, the founder of CSSY - Please make a generous contribution

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

This Purim is the first Yahrzeit of our beloved Shimshon, the founder of CSSY.

Please do not forget to visit the “Stock porch” at 593 Montgomery Street!

The famous “Matanos L’evyonim Box” will be waiting for your visit.

Tomorrow especially all your donations will be even more meaningful since it is the Yahrzeit.

Tzedaka made in Shimshon’s zchus on his Yahrzeit will add to his credit and enable his neshama to soar higher and higher.

OUT OF TOWNERS SHOULD PLEASE MAIL THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO

CSSY
593 MONTGOMERY ST
BROOKLYN, NY 11225

And for sure he will be there in spirit.

Come and see for yourselves!!

OORAH'S INNOVATIVE MENORAHS

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Oorah's Richuk Kerovim has placed a 19.999 Amoh Menorah in front of BMG in Lakewood, NJ. A report in Hamodia states that "Bechasdei Hashem, this is Bepoel the first time that the Mitzvah of Pirsumei Nissa was done in America outside of the Beis Medrash, literally!"

Oorah plans to post these Menorahs outside every community Kollel in America. R' Mechel Hoizentzweig commented "The real Chiddush of these menorahs is that they will be lit by Gedolei Yisroel, not stam politicians, and that the branches of the Menorah are Davka round, like the first two letters of Oorah, which represent the round Luchos!"

Dr. Mel Patterson, a Baal Teshuva scientist who used to work for FEMA said that this original idea has the potential to draw a lot of people closer to Torah true Yiddishkeit "Think about it. Light attracts the masses, and Gedolim attract the masses. Could you imagine what the combination of light and gedolim could attract?!

CHIEF RABBI WON'T ANSWER TO "BEREL" ANYMORE

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar has recently begun to ignore questions from reporters who address him by his childhood nickname of "Berel". According to Lazar's spokesman Avremi Berkowitz, Lazar is no longer a 13-year-old Bochur and "people had better start respecting him for his role as chief Rabbi. Do you know of any other Chief Rabbi in the world who was hand selected by the one and only, democratically self elected President Vladimir Putin?" said Berkowitz.

Reporters who cover the Marina Roscha must now address the Chief Rabbi by his full name, that is, HaRav HaGaon, HaGadol, Sholom Dov Pinchus Shlita".

FORBES RELEASES LIST OF 10 RICHEST LUBAVITCHERS

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Just in time for Purim, SHMAIS.com has gotten our hands of the first ever FORBES list of the 10 richest Lubavitchers in the world. While most of the names will come as no surprise, top notch investigative journalism by FORBES reporters on the ground, in the air, in cyberspace and of course in Mikvaos worldwide reveals several names that will shock you.

1) Levi Leviev - $8 billion - Real estate
2) Charlie Buttons - $6.7 billion - Recycling
3) Sholom Ber Drizin - $4 billion - Real Estate
4) Dovid Mandelbaum - $3.3 billion - Stock market
5) Rohr Family - $3.2 billion - Real Estate
6) Yossel Gutnick - $2 billion - Mining
7) Moshe Kotlarsky - $1.7 billion - Collecting
8) Shlomo Cunin - $1.5 billion - Real Estate
9) Berel Shemtov - $1.1 billion - Real Estate
10) Shaya Boymelgreen - $10 million - Real Estate

Crown Heights Philanthropist giving $10,000 to promote growing families

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) In an effort to promote growing Jewish families, Sholem Ber Drizin a Crown Heights Philanthropist well known for his unwavering support of the Rabbonim, has announced that he has set up a $1 billion foundation which will be giving a $10,000 to all Lubavitcher parents worldwide after the birth of their 4th child until their 16th k”ah.

Drizin’s idea that he first announced at the Oholei Torah dinner last week, is similar to the recently passed Lazar-Putin proposition in Russia that gives parents a $100 a month stipend.

Under Drizin’s plan the hope is that the Lubavitch community which numbers 250,000 k”ah will grow to 500,000 in 25 years.

Drizin’s plan was met by great excitement by Doctors Dori and Klinger who have announced that they will be adding another four doctors to their practice and will open a new office in Crown Heights.

METZGER: "IM THE FIRST MUSHROOM"

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) This story is temporarily unavailable.

New Chabad Culinary School to Open in Upstate New York

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

(PURIM SPOOF 5768) A new program is being offered as an alternative to the mainstream yeshiva. CCS, Chabad Culinary School, is a fully credited vocational school that will teach its students all the tools necessary to open a restaurant in Crown Heights and shut it down within two years.

The school has hired top instructors who will teach, among other things: Cleanliness ("How to clean silverware between customers without using water"), Customer Service (Taught by New York Meter Maids) and Time Management.

Classes start at 11:00pm.

Crown Heights Mogul Making Aliya

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) After successfully building an empire of business ranging from bookstores, food programs, skyscrapers and banks, SHMAIS.com can now reveal the true reason why Shaya Boymelgreen has revealed has been spending so much time in Israel these days. Boymelgreen, who has been exploring a great opportunity to operate a falafel stand across form the Kosel is making Aliya!

“We will reshape the falafel” said Mr. Boymelgreen. According to Mr. Boymelgreen the time has come to explore something more simple then all of his prior projects. “If I hang around by my falafel stand, I will get the opportunity to meet with the regular people and just be simple”. But rumor has it that Mr. Boymelgreen actually has much bigger plans.

A source – speaking on condition of anonymity – told Shmais News Service that Mr. Boymelgreen is actually looking to buy out all the falafel stands in Yerushalyim and have a monopoly over the market. Operating his first stand, Mr. Boymelgreen has hired all of his children to run the stand. “Nobody can run a falafel stand like my sons. And if “family only” can work for Shlichus, it should work for me too” said Mr. Boymelgreen emphatically. Meanwhile, Lev Leviev was overheard saying “I won’t be eating any Boymelgreen falafel anytime soon.”

DUBYA THINKS HE'S THE MESSIAH!

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Much like his predecessor Bill Clinton and like his good friend Yo Blair, "soon to be former" President George W. Bush is looking forward to his post-office years, when he can set eyes on the Nobel Peace Prize, by serving as a Peace Envoy in some intense global conflict. But while Clinton and Blair are vying for "Peacemaker of the Middle East", Dubya has set much higher goals: "Peacemaker of Lubavitch".

Analysts agree that the former President's chances are very good, considering his deep ties to worldwide Lubavitch leaders.

"The hug this year was extremely tight - he almost choked me", said Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, referring to the annual embrace between the 2 leaders at the White House Chanukah party.

On the other side of the aisle, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky commented that "George and I go back quite a while; we're both immigrants - he from Maine and I from Massachusetts, so we relate well to each other. I look forward to working with him on a peace initiative, and in fact our reporters from Lubavitch.com are already on the scene".

What scene he was referring to has yet to be determined, but Shmais.com has reason to believe that they are in fact already there.

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: Location for next year's Kinus announced

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

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(PURIM SPOOF 5768) Talks at Lubavitch World Headquarters took a shocking turn when a suggestion was raised to reduce the cost of the Kinus Hashluchim banquet. “We have to admit that it’s gotten out of hand, and there’s only so much Rohr is willing to give” said Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky “Perhaps we could have Nochum Markowitz bring some refreshments on the walkway across from 770, right after the picture.”

A relative and employee of Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky spoke to SNS on the condition of anonymity. He said that after the meeting Rabbi Baruch Shlomo Cunin offered to host and pay for the entire Kinus if it is held in Running Springs, California. “It might seem crazy, but think about it – every year the banquet moves to another state!”

While declining to confirm or deny the rumors, Rabbi Cunin smiled and said “You figure it out for yourself! Who is really the most powerful man in Lubavitch today? Who really makes things happen in Lubavitch today? Who sends the most Shluchim? Who bailed out 770? Who is getting the Seforim out of Russia? Who is printing “the Rebbe’s Chumash”? Who is the natural choice to host the Kinus and choose the speakers?”

A number of Shluchim from Israel have inquired if their kids could go to Disneyland.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: COL's Purim Show

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008

IT'S FOR YOUR PURIM PICTURES 5768!

Friday, Mar 21, 2008

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Friday, Mar 21, 2008

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Cheney: 'U.S. Will Never Pressure Israel to Risk Its Security'

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) The U.S. will “never pressure Israel to take risks regarding its security,” American Vice President Dick Cheney said in a joint news conference with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Saturday evening.

Although the U.S. would like to see a solution to the Israel-Arab conflict, Cheney said, such a solution could not come at a risk to Israel's security.

"America's commitment to Israel's security is enduring and unshakable, as is Israel's right to protect itself always against terrorism, rocket attacks and other attacks from forces dedicated to Israel's destruction," he stated.

"America is committed to moving the process forward," Cheney said. However, he said, "it is not America's role to dictate the outcome." CONTINUE...

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

URGENT 4

Eliezer ben Tzivia

Sarah bas Rus

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Rotem Nechama bas Revital

Chaim Yaakov ben Sara

Yehuda Elaazar ben Chava Frumit

Irit Bas Zisla

Faiga bas Hinda

Yehoshua Moshe Ben Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Bank Leumi Helps Chasdei Lev

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

This morning, dozens of employees at the branch of Bank Leumi in Tzefat were busy preparing for Purim, preparing mishloach manos packages for the city’s chessed organization, Chasdei Lev.

Before Purim, Chasdei Lev distributes mishloach manos to hundreds of needy families. In addition, mishloach manos is given to the many volunteers who work with the organization throughout the year. Chasdei Lev works hard to find needy families and provide them with what they need. Part of the help that they provide is guidance on household budgeting, which inspired the bank to help packing mishloach manos for Chasdei Lev’s Purim project.

Chasdei Lev has also set up a “business for the community and the community for business” project in order to provide more employment opportunities in the city. As part of this project, the businesses give a fixed monthly contribution to the organization, which arranges professional seminars about their products and encourages local trade.

The director of Bank Leumi’s Tzefat branch, Ravit Sered, told the workers that she was very proud to be involved with an organization that works with all sectors of the local population throughout the year. The director of Chasdei Lev, Rabbi Zalmy Bistritzky, said that Tzefat needs help in every way, and that the organization is providing assistance to the public and private sectors. Local youth group Pisagot is distributing the mishloach manos.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Children Gather For Tefillos in Tzefat

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

Dozens of kindergarten children from Tzefat gathered this morning to daven together. The rally was organized by Tzefat’s Chabad kindergartens. The children enjoyed a fun show and watched the teachers from Tzefat’s Chabad kindergarten dancing in fancy dress.

The director of the Chabad kindergartens, Rabbi Aharon Eliezer Tzeitlin is currently visiting the Ohel in New York, where he davened for the success of this event. Co-director Rabbi Daniel Autinsky, who organized the event, said that due to the success of previous events, kindergartens who are not part of the Chabad system wanted to take part.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

A Bas Mitzvah Present from Ramat Hasharon

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

Adi Yaakovi of Ramat Hasharon was supposed to celebrate her bas mitzvah with her classmates from the local Golan School at a nearby hall. However, several days before this was due to take place and the invitations had already been sent out, Adi suddenly dropped a bombshell. She asked her parents if she could celebrate her bas mitzvah with other girls her age from Sderot, the southern Israeli city that has been suffering a constant barrage of Kassem rockets.

Adi’s parents immediately approached local Chabad House director Rabbi Yehudah Butman, and together with the organization “Hakav Hame’ached” [the line of unity], they organized a massive party for girls in Sderot. The full program, which included singers, took place at the city’s children’s afternoon center, which is run by the Chabad House.

At the end of the evening, the participants received a gift and a personal mishloach manos. The children who regularly visit the center, which is run by Esther Margolis, made special surprises for the children of Sderot as well as for Adi herself.

Also present were Mayor Itzik Rochwarger, municipality director Herzl Nachum, radio broadcaster Yehoram Gaon, singer Dudu Fischer, various performers and supporters of the Chabad House.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITY IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

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Requirements: Quick learner, Reliable, Honest, Motivated, Dependable, Computer Savvy, Ability to multi task, quick typing

Email: wpemployment@gmail.com

STAFF OF CAMP HAMIDBAR TZFAS ANNOUNCED

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

After another successful summer we proudly announce our staff for this coming summer.

Head Counselor - Moishe Orimland (Tzfas)
Counselors - Mendy Cohen (London)
Yossi Lewis (Crown Heights)
Zalman Lever (Sydney)
Shlomo Yager (Florida)

All the counselors are currently the shluchim at YNS in Tzfas.
Director - Rabbi 'O'

For further info: camphamidbar@yahoo.com

Are you ready to face the truth?

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

If you live in Crown Heights, you are surely aware that just because you have an abundance of Kosher food available on your corner, it does not mean that the right school for YOUR child is 3 blocks from your house. Cheder Tzeirei Hashluchim at the Ohel is an alternative that you should definitely consider.

Cheder Tzeirei Hashluchim:
*Has been providing superior, quality education for over thirteen years;
*Experienced staff that are devoted to each and every child.
*The "small class" motto provides an opportunity for children of to get "Prime Time" – 200-300% more than average - with their teachers.
*Is moving into a new building.
*Where your prodigy belongs.
*Now offering a full range of classes from Kindergarten (Pre-1A) through 8th grade.
*Is the only school in the world today that provides "a home away from home" for young, 10-13 year old, children of Shluchim, who have to leave their home at that age, due to the lack of an appropriate Jewish education in a warm, Chassidic environment in the cities where they live.

In order for you to enjoy true Chasidishe Nachas from your children, you may have to register your son today at Cheder Tzeirei Hashluchim at the Ohel.

For more information regarding our school, please contact Rabbi Aharon Cohen at (718) 528.8989, or Rabbi Levi Zarchi at 718. 483.9527. Please leave a message.

You may request an application by emailing chederTH@gmail.com.

Hashovas Aveida...

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

I lost a silver ring with an old coin on it in Thursday in Crown Heights.
If found please call me (and leave a message if no answer) @ 347-461-6592

Found a cell phone in Crown Heights.
To claim please email: elislavin@walla.com

I found a pair of girl's glasses, in a case with a note, on Carroll street purim afternoon.
to claim, call 917/204-9000 or email lostglasses@ziskind.us.

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1159

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

A Poor Man on a Donkey (ii)

Concerning Moshe Rabbeinu the Torah writes: "And Moshe took his wife and his sons and caused them to ride upon the donkey." On this verse Rashi comments: "This was the donkey which Avraham bridled for the Binding of Yitzchak, and this is the donkey upon which the King Mashiach will be revealed, as it is written, "A poor man, and riding on a donkey."

In the Holy Tongue, the word chamor, meaning "donkey", is related to chumriyus, meaning "materiality". Moreover, the above three "donkeys" - the donkey of Avraham Avinu, of Moshe Rabbeinu, and of Mashiach - allude respectively to three successive stages in the subordination and refinement of the materiality of the body, the microcosm, and the materiality of the world, the world at large.

Stage (a): The subjugation of the materiality of the body so that it will not obscure the light of the soul; likewise, in the world, the removal of the coarseness of the world's materiality, which prevents the indwelling of holiness.

In the days of Avraham Avinu the Torah had not yet been given, and the materiality of the world had not yet been sifted and refined. His task was therefore to bridle materiality, to subjugate it so that it would not prevent the light of holiness from being revealed.

Stage (b): The soul sifts and refines the body, so that it too becomes a receptor for the light of the soul. Likewise, the materiality of the world becomes sifted and refined until it becomes a fit receptor for the light of holiness.

In the days of Moshe Rabbeinu - after the Egyptian exile, which refined the Jewish people, and through them the world at large - the materiality of the world was enabled to receive the light of holiness. In his case, therefore, it is written that "he caused them to ride upon the donkey": he drew the light of holiness down into the materiality of the world. At this stage, the light of holiness merely rode upon materiality and illuminated by means of it; its revelation did not relate to the materiality itself, but only to whoever was riding upon it.

Stage (c): The body, in its own right, becomes refined and is transformed into a holy object. Likewise, in the world, its materiality itself becomes sanctified.

The light of the King Mashiach will be revealed through the very chamor/chomer itself: materiality will become so refined that it in itself will reveal the light of holiness in the world. In the words of Rashi, "Upon it the King Mashiach will be revealed." Thus too it is written, "Together all flesh shall see that the mouth of G-d has spoken": the very flesh will become so refined that in its own right it will be able to perceive that "the mouth of G-d has spoken."

Likkutei Sichos, Parshas Shmos, 5749 [1989]

YARMULKE YAHOOS BEST NOT MESS WITH THIS RABBI

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

March 20, 2008 -- An assistant rabbi whose yarmulke was swiped by Arab men turned the tables on his tormentors, chasing one into a Brooklyn street where the thief was struck by a car and arrested, police said yesterday.

Uria Ohana, 25, a member of the Chabad Lubavitch movement, told The Post he entered a subway station alone at Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street in Park Slope at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Ohana said he went through a turnstile and spotted a group of young Arabic men sitting on a bench.

"I wasn't afraid of anything. I didn't think anything would happen," he said.

But something did.

Ohana said he felt a hand grab his brown yarmulke off his head. continue...

Triple Brit Mila Performed in Krasnodar

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

KRASNODAR, Russia – The Jewish community of Krasnodar has triple reason for celebration, with the circumcision of three of its own this past week. The individuals in question represent three generations of Jews in the city and all are rather active in the life of the community. Ilya Shoichet is a World War Two veteran and Mikhail Furman is a businessman, while Stanislav Ashurov is the youngster of the group.

At the invitation of Chief Rabbi of Krasnodar Shneur Segal, Chief Mohel of Russia Yeshaya Shafit visited this southern Russian city to perform these operations. In following with this age-old Jewish tradition, he carried out the task with great professionalism.

After the completion of the ceremony, a festive communal feast took place, where each of the men adopted their Jewish names. Ilya became Eliyahu and Mikhail took on the name Barukh.

Young Stanislav took on the name Levi in honor of one of the greatest Jewish philanthropists of our time – Lev Leviev. Not only does he underwrite the Ohr Avner Foundation and serve as President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS, but he also heads the Congress of Bukharian Jews. It was just last year that Stanislav's father underwent his own Brit Mila, taking on the name Avner at that time – the name of Lev Leviev's father.

More and more, community by community, generation by generation, Jewish communities across the Former Soviet Union are becoming closer to the timeless traditions of their ancestors

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Hachnachas Kallah and Maos Chittim

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

B”H

YadleKallah is a conduit for caring Lubavitchers worldwide, to help poverty stricken Anash in Eretz Israel, marry off their children. The most recent wedding we paid for was almost canceled the day before because of lack of funds.

Amongst the other families who need our help is one particular family with k’h 13 plus children. Both parents work in chinuch and are osek b’tzarchei tzibur b’emunah. They need help with literally all of their ½ of the expenses for a basic wedding and apartment set up—Approximately $9,000.

To donate by credit card send an email to: himalka@netvision.net.il with your contact information so that someone can call you.

Mail checks to: YadleKallah c/o Shula Nash,
579 Crown St.
Brooklyn NY 11213
(c/o Shula Nash must be written on the envelope or it will not be delivered)

If you would like to donate towards a separate Maos Chittim fund for this family please indicate so.

YadleKallah… Because Chassidim are 1 family.
To learn more visit www.yadlekallah.com

IRS Has $1.2 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2004 Tax Return

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

WASHINGTON — Unclaimed refunds totaling approximately $1.2 billion are awaiting about 1.3 million people who failed to file a federal income tax return for 2004, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

However, to collect the money, a return for 2004 must be filed with an IRS office no later than Tuesday, April 15, 2008.

For help in completing your tax returns - prior or current, call Baruch Rubinstein at Professional Tax Service
917-847-2432.

A Purim Gift for Oshri

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

The Chabad House director in Sderot, Rabbi Moshe Ze’ev Pizam, visited Oshri Twitto, aged 8, who was seriously injured in a Kassam raid on the city last month. Oshri’s older brother was also in the attack, but suffered less serious wounds. Unfortunately, as a result of his injuries, Oshri tragically lost a leg and although he is no longer in danger, he is still in the hospital.

Rabbi Pizam gave the family mishloach manos for Purim and NIS 1,000 as a gift. Oshri’s mother, Iris, thanked Rabbi Pizam for all the help and encouragement he has given the family since the raid. Rabbi Pizam has promised to continue to help the family through this difficult time.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Generous Bas Mitzvah Girl on TV

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

This week, Israeli TV reported the touching story of Adi Yaakovi, a 12-year-old girl from Ramat Hasharon who wanted to celebrate her bas mitzvah with her peers in Sderot. As we reported several days earlier, Adi held her bas mitzvah party at the Chabad House’s Bayit Cham with many other girls of her age.

This impressive story moved the surfers who read this story on Chabad Online (COL). “Such thoughtfulness comes from a good education from home, in values such as partnership, giving, and loving other people. It is very touching to see such wonderful people thinking and putting it all into action.”

On the show “6 AM,” presented by Sivan Rahav Meir and broadcast on Israel’s Channel Two, Adi herself, who came to the studio with her father, told her story to millions of viewers.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Seventeen Illegals Caught in Kfar Chabad

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

Late Thursday night, 17 Arabs were caught without entry permits in the Kfar Chabad orchards. The illegals were Palestinians from Jenin. A group of Kfar Chabad security volunteers, including Eli Reichman, Meir Rivkin, Slav Kapach, and Moshe Cohen, apprehended them.

Extra care is being taken at the moment due to fears of a Purim terror attack. For this reason, a closure was imposed on Judea and Samaria over the past few days.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT from YOUR SWEET EXPRESSIONS

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

We would like to apoligize for and explain an egregious error that occurred on Shabbos Parshas Tzav Friday night at around 8:00 p.m.

One of the goyim that works for us, opened the gate and entered the store without our knowledge or permission. While the entire episode took less than a few minutes, no business was done and no benefit derived, we feel it is very important to inform the entire community and all our patrons that steps (all locks will be changed first thing sunday morning) have been taken to ensure that something like this does not and will not happen again.

Please be assured that adhering to the highest standards of kashrus is something we take very seriously and personally.

With heartfelt apologies to the entire community and all our patrons and blessings for the immediate redemption,

We wish you a Kosher and freilichen Pesach.

AVROHOM and RUTHY BENARROCH
YOUR SWEET EXPRESSIONS

More Classes added at “CBS Wig Academy”!

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

Do you ever wish you could “Wash & Set” your own Sheitel's in these harder times?

Do you want to learn how to “Wash & Set” for some side income? Fed up of being treated like your being done a favor by your stylist?

Maybe you just have no good stylist in your area?

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• Learn top trade secrets and tip’s your sheitel-Macher won’t show you!
• Untangle your shevytle. • Price will include a D.I.Y kit to take home (Value $75.00) plus your own Sheitel washed & set by yourself!
• Excellent references. Satisfaction guaranteed!
• Limited spaces.
• Bring a relative or friend and save!

For more information, please call Chani today 347-326-4548 or 718-7ST-WIGS
370 Kingston Avenue.

Now taking bookings for intricate beginners and advance cutting classes, for after Pesach.

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Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

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Saratoga Chabad hosts Purim celebration

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

SARATOGA SPRING — The Saratoga County Chabad hosted its fifth annual Purim celebration at 130 Circular St. Friday. Dozens of costumed denizens turned out for the event, which included live Israeli music from Skidmore students and a performance by Laughalot the clown.

Purim, a day of feasting and festivities, begins on the 14th day of Adar, the 12th month on the Jewish calendar.

This year’s Purim celebration at the Saratoga County Chabad was Israel-themed. Previous years’ themes have included Chinese, Japanese, and Hawaiian. continue...

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Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

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MAZEL TOV PELS'

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shmuel & Rachel (nee Freeman) Pels - Johannesburg, South Africa - on the birth of their firstborn son.

May the newborn be a source of Nachas to his parents, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

MAZEL TOV GANCZS

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Moshe & Rivky (nee Chaikin) Gancz - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn son.

May the newborn be a source of Nachas to his parents, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

Winners of Hadar Hatorah's 9th Annual Purim Raffle

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

1: Megillas Esther w/ Silver Case – Mr. and Mrs. Jesse DeHay, South Ogeden, Utah
2: Dell Computer w/ 19” Flat Panel Monitor – Dr. and Mrs. Zev Zelenko, Monroe, NY
3: Five Piece Sterling Silver Shabbos Table Set – Mr. Avroham Kamin, Brooklyn , NY
4: Men's or Women's Watch by Raymond Weil – Mr. and Mrs. Michoel Brummel, Brooklyn , NY
5: Diamond Pendant – Mr. and Mrs. Shlomo Helinski, N. Miami Beach, FL
6: "Bayis" by Michoel Muchnik – Levi & Miriam Hodakov, Palm Harbor, FL
7 : $500 Macy's Gift Certificate– Tzvi Gellman, Brooklyn , NY
8 : $500 certificate, (Gap, Landsend or Eddie Bauer)– Rabbi and Mrs. Tzvi Pinson, Brooklyn, NY
9 : Gold and Diamond Pendant and Chain - Mr. and Mrs. Barry Krivisky, Dix Hills, NY
10: Brew Express Coffee System – Rabbi and Mrs. Shimon Minsky, Brooklyn, NY
11: "Shalom" Lithograph - Dr. and Mrs. Zev Zelenko, Monroe, NY
12: Crystal Purim Decanter – Dr. and Mrs. Zev Zelenko, Monroe, NY
13: Canon Digital Camera - Mr. and Mrs. Jesse DeHay, South Ogeden, Utah
14: Canon Digital Camcorder – Mr. Yakov Sall, Brooklyn, NY
15: Apple iPhone – Mr. and Mrs. Zalman Roth, Los Angeles, CA

SHABBOS SHUSHAN PURIM PARSHAS TZAV IN CROWN HEIGHTS - 24 CHASANIM K"AH!

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

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On Friday night there were several Sholom Zochors k"ah.

Shloma Leib Abramowitz Davened Shachris @ the Umud downstairs. There were 9 Chasanim @ Shachris and a later Minyan. Shlomo Majeski spoke before Mussaf. Shimon Herz Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

In the Rebbe's room, Freddy Hager Davened Shachris @ the Umud. There were 15 Chasanim @ Shachris and at a second Kriah that was held after davening. Moshe gansbourg - Montreal Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

The regular Kiddushim including those for the Chasanim were held both upstairs & downstairs in 770 and went on all afternoon long.

Downstairs in 770 before the end of Shabbos, R' Levi Plotkin Chazzered a Maamer.

@ the Ohel for Shabbos there were lerech 30 people.

SUNDAY NIGHT LECHAIMS

Saturday, Mar 22, 2008

Zelig Shaul (Crown Heights) to Shifra Wolf (Melbourne, Australia)
@ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

Mendy Azoulay (Paris, France) to Pesha Leah Roetter (Oak Park, MI)
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Two Knife-Wielding Arabs Arrested Near Shechem

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) Two Arabs were arrested at the Beit Iba checkpoint near Shechem, in Samaria, Sunday afternoon, after security forces found knives in their possession.

The Arabs were taken to interrogation and the knives were confiscated.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

URGENT 4

Eliezer ben Tzivia

Sarah bas Rus

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Rotem Nechama bas Revital

Chaim Yaakov ben Sara

Yehuda Elaazar ben Chava Frumit

Irit Bas Zisla

Faiga bas Hinda

Yehoshua Moshe Ben Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Lugansk Olympiad Encourages Jewish Students

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

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LUGANSK, Ukraine – The 'Beit Menachem Ohr Avner Chabad' School in Lugansk hosted an 'Olympics' for all of its main academic subjects. It was with great enthusiasm that students participated in this friendly but intellectual competition. Such events have been taking place in Ohr Avner Chabad Day Schools across Ukraine for some time now, to boost the motivation of students to excel amongst themselves, their teachers and parents.

This time, it was the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders who got to take part in the Olympiad, which focused on mathematics and three languages – Russian, Ukrainian, and English. As a complementary activity, each participant was also treated to the opportunity to participate in a special lesson on art and music.

As a prize for their keenness, each of these youngsters received their very own 'Purim Album' featuring a traditional story and sheets of stickers. They then met with Chief Rabbi of Lugansk Region Sholom Gopin, who serves in the region as a Chabad Lubavitch emissary. The Jewish leader gave the group a tour of the Jewish Community Center and engaged in a discussion with the school's administration about how the Olympiad may be expanded for the next school year.

Lugansk is home to an active Jewish community that has achieved much in terms of revitalizing Yiddishkeit in this primarily industrial east Ukrainian region. Today, the Jewish community of Lugansk is a full member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine.

A Megillah Reading for New Mothers

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

Dozens of women and their husbands listened to the megillah this year in the happiest part of the Assaf Harofeh Hospital – the maternity ward. Tomim Yosef Libman, who was visiting the hospital as part of a mivtza Purim organized by the Chabad yeshiva for Russian speakers in Rishon Letzion, read the megillah.

The happy new parents enthusiastically drowned out the name of the evil Haman, and at the end of the reading Yosef spoke briefly about the mitzvos of Purim before wishing everyone a hearty mazal tov.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

PESACH in VERMONT.com

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

Want to get away, but can't afford the stay?

Join us in Killington, Vermont for a Pesach to Remember!

For more information visit us @ www.pesachinvermont.com

SALE!! NEW TUR ONLY $295

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

Special introductory sale* on the famous TUR published by Shiras Devorah.

Printed now in only 12 Volumes.
Medium $295,
Large $350.

Go to www.seforimsets.com to order or call 347-446-5884.

*Sale good through Sunday March 30th

Rachel Wigs Extravaganza!

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

ALL WIGS AND FALLS ON SALE! FOR ONE DAY ONLY, wigs and falls that usually cost $1,200 to $2,500 will cost $599 to $999.

Fabulous hairstylist on hand at the sale location.

TUESDAY, APRIL 1ST FROM 10AM TO 8PM.

LOCATION: 583 Crown Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213

For information and directions please call 732.777.0106

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1160

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

A Query for Mashiach

"In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men out of all the languages of the nations shall take hold of the corner of a Jew's garment..."

On this verse Rashi comments: "Ten men from each of the seventy families of the earth, comes to 700 men taking hold of each of the four corners of a tallis, a total of 2,800."

Now if someone should ask you, What is every Jew supposed to do with thousands of servants? - So this will be one of the many queries that will be put to Mashiach when he comes, and he will provide the answer.

From a talk of the Rebbe on Shabbos Parshas Shlach, 5742 [1982]

Purim on the Outskirts of Ramallah

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

Volunteers from Kochav Yaakov and the surrounding area were happy to organize Purim activities this year, including reading the megillah and giving out mishloach manos to soldiers serving in the Ramallah sector.

“Due to the sensitive security situation in the area, it was twice as important to visit the soldiers at the roadblocks,” said the volunteers. “Many roadblocks are deployed in the area, on the outskirts of Ramallah and the surrounding area.” The volunteers were helped by students from Yeshivas Toras Emes in Jerusalem, and they worked until the early hours of the morning to bring Purim joy and songs to hundreds of soldiers throughout the area.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

300 Embark On JLI’s Mission to Israel

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

Over 300 Jews from across the United States, Europe, South America and Australia are set to embark today on the JLI’s mission to Israel. Thirty Five Shluchim and members of their respective communities will join the largest Chabad contingents to the Eretz Yisroel for a trip of a lifetime.

Organized by JLI as a follow-up to their course held this past fall, “The Land and The Spirit” the mission will bring to life Jewish history, provide insight into the origins of the Talmud and Kabbalah and explore the important place Eretz Yisroel has always held in a Jew’s consciousness. “The Mission will feature more than ordinary tours” says Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky. “Throughout the mission, participants will partake in inspiring Torah study relating to the sites they visit”.

In addition to visiting and learning about Israel’s holy sites, scenic locations and archeological finds, participants of the mission will be privileged to meet and addressed by some of Israel’s important personalities including Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, former Chief Rabbi Israel Maeir Lau, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the noted Natan Sharansky. They will hear about Chabad’s important role in Israeli life today from various Shluchim and representatives of Colel Chabad, and interact with Israeli soldiers on the front lines.

The Mission is directed by Rabbi Yoni Katz of JLI Central and coordinated in Israel by VIP Tours and will visit the length and breadth of the holy land including Yerushalayim, the majestic Golan Heights, mystical Tzfat, Tiveria, Chevron, the Dead Sea and Masada. Two concerts, a special Shabbos in Yerushalayim, and a Grand Banquet featuring keynote addresses by Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky and Chief Rabbi Lau, will conclude the mission.

Are you ready to face the truth?

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

If you live in Crown Heights, you are surely aware that just because you have an abundance of Kosher food available on your corner, it does not mean that the right school for YOUR child is 3 blocks from your house. Cheder Tzeirei Hashluchim at the Ohel is an alternative that you should definitely consider.

Cheder Tzeirei Hashluchim:
*Has been providing superior, quality education for over thirteen years;
*Experienced staff that are devoted to each and every child.
*The "small class" motto provides an opportunity for children of to get "Prime Time" – 200-300% more than average - with their teachers.
*Is moving into a new building.
*Where your prodigy belongs.
*Now offering a full range of classes from Kindergarten (Pre-1A) through 8th grade.
*Is the only school in the world today that provides "a home away from home" for young, 10-13 year old, children of Shluchim, who have to leave their home at that age, due to the lack of an appropriate Jewish education in a warm, Chassidic environment in the cities where they live.

In order for you to enjoy true Chasidishe Nachas from your children, you may have to register your son today at Cheder Tzeirei Hashluchim at the Ohel.

For more information regarding our school, please contact Rabbi Aharon Cohen at (718) 528.8989, or Rabbi Levi Zarchi at 718. 483.9527. Please leave a message.

You may request an application by emailing chederTH@gmail.com.

"EXCLUSIVELY WASH & SETS"

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

* Pre-Pesach Special: 2 wash & sets - $65 * we also do 'cuts'

FOR APP'T. Call D'VORA LEAH @ 718-774-3686

Hachnachas Kallah and Maos Chittim

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

B”H

YadleKallah is a conduit for caring Lubavitchers worldwide, to help poverty stricken Anash in Eretz Israel, marry off their children. The most recent wedding we paid for was almost canceled the day before because of lack of funds.

Amongst the other families who need our help is one particular family with k’h 13 plus children. Both parents work in chinuch and are osek b’tzarchei tzibur b’emunah. They need help with literally all of their ½ of the expenses for a basic wedding and apartment set up—Approximately $9,000.

To donate by credit card send an email to: himalka@netvision.net.il with your contact information so that someone can call you.

Mail checks to: YadleKallah c/o Shula Nash,
579 Crown St.
Brooklyn NY 11213
(c/o Shula Nash must be written on the envelope or it will not be delivered)

If you would like to donate towards a separate Maos Chittim fund for this family please indicate so.

YadleKallah… Because Chassidim are 1 family.
To learn more visit www.yadlekallah.com

INFO to be Menachem Avel Mrs. Briendy Blesofsky

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

Mrs. Briendy Blesofsky will be sitting shiva through Tuesday, after the passing of her dear mother obm.

Address: 1515 47th Street Apt. # 1J in Boro Park
Phone: 718-435-1979

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehee besochom

Lod Celebrates New Building

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

After several years of much effort and construction work, the first phase of the new Shaarei Aliyah Chabad Center in Lod has been completed. The center is for Russian immigrants and is run by the shliach and community leader, Rabbi Avraham Chazan. The building contains a large shul, offices, and other rooms. Once the building was linked to the electricity grid, its first activity took place – a megillah reading on the night of Purim, followed by a Purim party attended by the local mayor.

A Chanukas Habayis will be taking place at the beginning of the month of Nisan, after which all Chabad House activities will be held in the new building. The Chabad House administration is currently raising funds for new furniture and equipment. The second phase of the new building, now under way, will include a functions hall, classrooms, and a library.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Island bride is wed outdoors according to the customs of Chabad Lubavitch

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- An outdoor wedding in March is unusual on Staten Island but the chuppah under which Shmuli Bendet and Aidy Katzman were married Sunday was outdoors according to the customs of the Chabad Lubavitch movement.

The wedding took place at the Joan and Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center in Sea View, and although David Sorkin, executive director, said weddings have been held previously there, it was the first Hasidic wedding.

"It's a first for Manor Road," said guest Anita Diamond as she and her daughter, Ruth Fabes, headed out to the chuppah and the outdoor ceremony that was steeped in tradition.

The new Mrs. Bendet, 22, didn't see her own wedding. CONTINUE...

One Day Sale at the Crown Heights Matzoh Bakery - As low as $10.95 per pound!

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

One Day Sale at the Crown Heights Matzoh Bakery:
460 Albany Avenue
Tuesday March 25th, 2008, from 8AM to 7PM

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More Classes added at “CBS Wig Academy”!

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

Do you ever wish you could "Wash & Set" your own Sheitels in these harder times?
Do you want to learn how to "Wash & Set" for some side income?
Maybe you do not have access to a stylist in your area?

Now you can learn everything you need to know to maintain your own sheitels, with a 5 hour crash course with expert stylist Chani Shlanger.
• Learn top trade secrets and tips!
• Price will include a D.I.Y kit to take home (Value $75.00) plus your own Sheitel washed & set by yourself!
• Excellent references. Satisfaction guaranteed!
• Limited spaces.
• Bring a relative or friend and save!

For more information, please call Chani today 347-326-4548 or 718-7ST-WIGS
370 Kingston Avenue.

Now taking bookings for intricate beginners and advance cutting classes, for after Pesach.

A SALE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE @ HAMAFITZ!

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

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HASHOVAS AVEIDA...

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

Found a pair of black glasses with neck strap attached in front of mendys restaurant.
Please call 917 225 3558 to claim.

i lost a pair of glasses last tuesday night (yud ador sheini) at the goldstein/wilansky wedding in oholei toraH. the glasses are frameless with black handles. they were last seen at the chuppa in front of 770.
if found please contact the owner at: 646.301.3740

silver ring with what looks like daimonds and a blue stone found on president street between new york and nostrand at about 3:00 on purim
PLEASE EMAIL: achiata@yahoo.com TO CLAIM

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - R' Yitzchok Bastomski OBM

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

With sadness we inform you of the passing of R' Yitzchok Bastomski of Los Angeles, CA, Husband of Yibadel Lechaim Tovim: Frieda Bastomski and Father of Yibadlu Lechaim Tovim:
Israel Bastomski of Los Angeles
Shea Bastomski of Los Angeles
Chaim Bastomski of S Barbara
Asher Bastomski of Los Angeles
Sima Berkowitz of Los Angeles
Rivka Rabinowitz of Simcha Monica
Sara Junik of Crown Heights
Bunya Newman of Los Angeles
Shifra Silver of Monsey
Basya Sandlow of Los Angeles

The Levaya will be on Monday, March 24, at 12:00 noon @Kehilas Yitzchok (R. Ginsburg's shul) 7709 Beverly Blvd.

Interment 1:30 PM
Home of Peace 4334 Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom

Chabad Rabbi First Rabbi Ever to Address U.S. Military Chaplaincy

Sunday, Mar 23, 2008

HILTON HEAD, S. CAROLINA -- (March 21, 2008) (lubavitch.com/lns) In a speech hailed by one priest as the most inspiring talk since Martin Luther King Jr., Chabad Rabbi Yossi Jacobson addressed the Chief of Chaplains Senior Leader’s Training Conference on March 6, 2008.

As the featured religious speaker at the event in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Rabbi Jacobson was the first rabbi to ever address the United States Military’s annual chaplaincy event.

His invitation came at a very difficult time for the U.S. Military Chaplains. Two-star General Chief of Chaplains Doug Carver later reflected, “We are broken, but Rabbi Jacobson helped us find light within our brokenness.”CONTINUE...

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - RABBI ELI TEITELBAUM - LEVAYA @ 2:15

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

With sadness we inform you of the untimely passing of Rabbi Eli Teitelbaum.

Rabbi Eli Teitelbaum was a Rebbi at the Yeshiva and Mesivta Torah Temimah, Director of Camp S’dei Chemed International, Israel and Executive Director of the Torah Communications Network, producers of Dial-A-Daf, Dial-A-Shiur, Shiur Yomi and Mishnah-On-The-Phone.

The Niftar is survived by Yibadlu Lechaim Tovim, his wife Tobie, son Dovid and daughter Shaindy. His brothers: Moshe, Shlomo, Yisroel (Morristown) Yitzchak Meir (FL) Yossi and sisters: Miriam Leizer and Leah Feldman.

The Levaya will take place today-Monday, 2:15pm @ Shomrei Hadas

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom


MAZEL TOV! IT'S A GIRL!

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

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With profound gratitude to Hashem for all His kindness that He has bestowed upon us, sincere thanks to the Rebbe for his Brochos and with great joy and happiness, we would like to inform our family, friends & thousands of SHMAIS.com readers around the world of the birth of a newborn daughter k"ah on Monday afternoon the 17th "Tov" of Adar#2 5768.

May we merit to bring up our new daughter to Torah, Chuppa & Maisim Tovim, Mitoch Hurchuva Ubrios Hanechona and may she be a great source of Nachas to us, our daughters Shetichyu, parents, grandparents k”ah and Klal Yisroel.

With best wishes that we continue to share together only in Simchos,

Levi & Miriam Hodakov
E-MAZEL TOV

IDF Arrests Tanzim Terrorist

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) IDF officials announced Monday that soldiers and officers from the General Security Services (Shabak) had arrested a wanted terrorist near the city of Tul Karem. The terrorist was identified as 31-year-old Tanzim operative Fares Madwi.

Madwi is accused of trading in weapons. He was taken to security services for questioning.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

URGENT 4

AVRAHAM BEN CHAYA

Eliezer ben Tzivia

Sarah bas Rus

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Rotem Nechama bas Revital

Chaim Yaakov ben Sara

Yehuda Elaazar ben Chava Frumit

Irit Bas Zisla

Faiga bas Hinda

Yehoshua Moshe Ben Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

Moscow Jews Celebrate Purim

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

MOSCOW, Russia – Several thousand people came out to celebrate the beginning of Purim at the Moscow Jewish Community Center. Dressed in traditional masquerade costumes, the crowd gathered in the building's Main Hall. Not only is this the holiday when the Jewish people were miraculously saved from death 2,000 years ago, but it is the holiday of hope and happiness.

Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar also greeted enthusiasts, reminding everyone that Purim is the only Jewish holiday that originated in the Diaspora itself and that the Megilat Esther also bears lessons for modern-day society. "The most important lesson here is that Jews experienced hardship when they were dispersed; so,today we must remain united. This way, no Haman can divide us," commented Chief Rabbi Lazar, adding that helping the poor is also a demonstration of Jewish unity.

Elsewhere in the JCC, youth were engaged in a separate gathering in the 'Amphitheater' Hall on the fourth floor. The concert featured a presentation by the local 'Beit Agnon' Studio and the popular rock band 'Tokio' and Rabbi Avraham & Leah Berkowitz led a Purim party and Megila reading for the international English speaking community of Moscow.

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Monday, Mar 24, 2008

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1161

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

Upon the Mount of Olives

"And His feet shall stand on that day upon the Mount of Olives"

"Oil", usually signifying olive oil, traditionally alludes to wisdom. This refers to the kind of divine service which is based on the intellect and is reinforced by the pleasure derived from comprehension. "Feet", by contrast, alludes to divine service which is motivated by kabbalas ol, one's unquestioning acceptance of the yoke of heaven. Understood in these terms, the above verse - "His feet shall stand... upon the Mount of Olives" - teaches that the "feet" are higher than the "oil".

Kabbalas ol is superior to comprehension in two ways:

a) Since mortal comprehension is finite, it cannot grasp Divinity, which is infinite. When a man serves G-d out of kabbalas ol, however, his devotedness is infinite, just as G-d Himself is infinite.

b) Kabbalas ol is the foundation and pillar of all divine service, including the avodah based on the intellect. As cited in Tanya in the name of the Zohar, "And if this [submission] is not found in him, holiness cannot rest within him."

Likkutei Sichos, Vol. I, p. 103

INFO to be Menachem Avel Mr. Avraham Kahn

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

Mr. Avraham Kahn is sitting Shiva - until Thursday - after the passing of his dear father, Mr Sholom (sol) Kahn. Address: 19855 Latona Place, Boca Raton FL
Tel: 561-470-6949
E-mail: kahncert@hotmail.com

Shachris - 7:00am
Mincha Maariv - 7:15pm

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom

Seminary Girls Take North Tel Aviv By Storm

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

This year, girls from the Pnimiyut Seminary caused a stir in north Tel Aviv, a notoriously leftist area, with a dynamic and exciting Purim carnival on Taanis Esther.

The idea began when the seminary, which is for English speakers, rented a room in the local Matnas (community center). As Purim approached, the girls wanted to find a venue for a carnival, and the community center was suggested as an option. Due to the good impression that the girls had already made by their fine dress and behavior, the center immediately agreed and offered to be involved with the carnival.

As a result, 250 families, most of whom are not yet observant, heard the megillah, took part in the children’s rally that followed, and enjoyed visiting the exciting booths that the girls set up. Even though the students of Pnimiyut are English speakers, language was not a problem. Undeterred by the heat-wave and the fast, the girls produced a fun event that was a crucial part of their training for shlichus. As for the families, they were so impressed that they have asked the girls to come back and organize a Pesach program.
(SOURCE:COL.ORG.IL)

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Monday, Mar 24, 2008

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Monday, Mar 24, 2008

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Pesach wig sale by Sara Abikasis

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

Come and choose from a beautiful collection of 100% European hair wigs from Israel and Shaina wigs. All colors, lenghts and styles.

The sale will be IYH on Sunday March 30th, Monday March 31st and Tuesday april 1st.

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Purim in Antalya

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

Purim joy came to Antalya in Turkey this year with Rabbi Menachem and Shira Litzman (and baby shlicha Miri), who organized activities at this popular resort. Dozens of Jews heard the megillah and received mishloach manos.

“An army delegation from Israel that is currently holidaying in Turkey was very happy to join our Purim party, and they were happy to see that we are here as well,” Chabad House staff later reported.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

New Chabad House in Bat Galim Celebrates Purim

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

When Rabbi Yishai Kelley said the bracha “Shehechiyanu” for the reading of the megillah at the new Chabad House in Bat Galim, Haifa, everyone present felt that it was not just for the megillah, but also for the new, active local Chabad House.

In fact, this Purim the Chabad House was very much in evidence. Hundreds of students from the local Aliyah school enjoyed a fascinating shiur on Purim, given by students from the Beis Rivka seminar. Hundreds of patients and their families at the Rambam Hospital were encouraged by the flyers and mishloach manos that they received.

In addition, thousands of soldiers serving in military bases received visits from the local shluchim and groups of Tmimim from the Chabad yeshiva in Haifa, who danced and sang and gave out mishloach manos.

Dozens of people participated in megillah readings and the Purim seudos that were held at the Chabad House and the Netzach Yisrael-Tourist Center in the German Colony, run by Rabbi Boaz Kelley.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Rabbi Alleges Attack: Men Chanted 'Allah Akhbar'

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

BROOKLYN (CBS) ? A Brooklyn rabbi is speaking out after a scary encounter with a man accused of snatching his yarmulke off his head.

Rabbi Uria Ohana's crash course on street justice -- and the justice -- system continues.

"I got a call from the district attorney," Ohana said. "I'm going to testify in front of the grand jury."

The case is against 18-year old Ali Hussein, accused of snatching Ohana's yarmulke last week inside a Park Slope subway station. It was an offense Ohana says he couldn't let pass.

"I decided to chase him to get my yarmulke back," Ohana said. CONTINUE...

LAST CALL. DON'T MISS IT - A SALE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE @ HAMAFITZ!

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

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Monday, Mar 24, 2008

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S.H.A.L.O.M. Workshop for Engaged Couples, Sunday, March 30, Machon Chana

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

S.H.A.L.O.M. Workshop for Engaged Couples With Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, MA

Sunday, March 30, 7-10 pm
Machon Chana 556 Crown Street, (2nd floor)
Brooklyn, NY 11213.

• Increase understanding and sensitivity to each other’s feelings
• Learn how to communicate effectively
• Promote self confidence in each other.
• Learn effective problem solving skills and financial awareness

Register online at: www.shalomworkshop.org or call 646-428-4723.

HASHOVAS AVEIDA: TEFILLIN FOUND

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

Tefillin belonging to silverstien, in a Camp Bag were found please call: 718-552-5442.

Reading the Scroll of Esther at a Basketball Game

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

Rabbi Yaakov Gloiberman, of Chabad-Lubavitch Lod, has been involved in outreach to Israeli sports teams for more than 20 years, spent last Thursday night bringing some Purim joy to the thousands of fans, players and team owners on hand for the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team’s match up against Zalgiris Kaunas at Tel Aviv’s Nokia Arena. Gloiberman read the megillah for the crowd, which went on to watch Maccabi Tel Aviv lose, 80-66. …

Jewish chaplain creates Purim 'military adventure'

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

Canada's first Jewish armed forces chaplain since the Second World War is planning a day of "military adventure" for children today at the Nepean Sportsplex.

Chaim Mendelsohn's Purim celebration invites children to "run, crawl, climb, jump and balance ... through a military obstacle course, with the help of real soldiers."

Children will also be able to "try on military helmets, tactical vests, gas masks and uniforms" and "climb into military ambulances, cargo trucks and jeeps."

There will even be face-painting -- camouflage face-painting, that is.continue...

OU Head chooses Kol Menachem Haggadah as pick of the Year

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

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Order online @ www.kolmenachem.comorders@kolmenachem.com

I write these words on the eve of Purim. At this time of year I receive, from authors and favorite bookstores, a number of new Haggados shel Pesach. I choose one for special study. There is no doubt that this year my selection will be the Kol Menachem, compiled and adapted by my dear friend Rabbi Chaim Miller with commentary and insights from the works of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt”l.

The layout of the basic Haggadah text is pleasing to the eye, artistically beautiful, and clear, and it contains explanatory notes which are helpful to the beginner Seder leader as well as to the most educated veteran.

But the commentary is the true tour de force of this work. It provides important material in four areas of interest: The text itself, Jewish law, personal growth, and mystical/inspirational themes. In each of these four areas, the editor is able to provide classical sources and comments from the Rebbe which are original, which are startlingly relevant to contemporary life, and which are of practical help to every level of reader.

I was particularly impressed by the material on personal growth, and the discussions of a large number of psychological and educational problems that we all face. For example, the Rebbe discusses the inner tensions that exist within us all; the darker side of the wise son; estranged brothers; shedding our preconceptions; dealing with the negative influences of our environment; and answers the provocative question, “Should Jews be insular?”

If there is a Haggadah for Everyman, this is it. I heartily recommend this Haggadah to all who wish to be enlightened by the Rebbe’s precious insights, and who wish to promote their own spiritual development and education of their inner selves.

Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
Executive Vice President
The Orthodox Union


There are many different haggadot which can make the Seder more meaningful. Yet the Kol Menachem Haggadah is in a class by itself. Put together by Rabbi Chaim Miller, this beautifully produced volume presents for the first time the insights of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, on this central text. The Rebbe's enormous achievements in so many areas of Jewish life had the unintended consequence that many non-Lubavitchers are unaware of the Rebbe's complete mastery and exegetcal brilliance in all areas of Torah knowledge. Rabbi Miller is to be congratulated for helping bring the Rebbe's great insights to the wider Jewish public.

Marc B. Shapiro
Weinberg Chair of Judaic Studies
University of Scranton


This beautiful new Haggadah presents the English reader with both classic explanations and a selection of the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of blessed memory, regarding the Exodus from Egypt, the Haggadah and the Seder rituals. The compiler has skillfully presented these teachings so as to provide illuminating insights that can be brought to the Passover table. Its availability with the Ashkenazic Haggadah text will clearly make it a wonderful selection for a wide cross-section of the Jewish community.

Lawrence H. Schiffman,
Edelman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
Chair of the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic studies
New York University

The Kol Menachem Haggadah continues in the style of the Gutnick Edition of the Chumash that we have come to so appreciate. The “Classic Questions” section provides immediate access and pithy commentary to fundamental issues raised by the Ba’alei Hagaddah, and the Toras Menachem offers the Rebbe’s astute textual analyses and inspiring insights. This Haggadah will take a welcome place at our family seder.

Karen Bacon
Dean, Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University


"Sometimes a person's spiritual greatness is so overpowering that we lose sight of his supreme scholarship and towering intellect. The new Haggadah in the Kol Menachem series allows us to remind ourselves of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's uniqueness as master preacher and commentator, finding new insights in the passages well known to all of us at the Passover Seder rooted in fascinating and novel interpretations of classic texts. To peruse this outstanding collection of a Rabbinic giant of our times fills us with awe at the Rebbe's wisdom in every field of knowledge - and provides us with much new material to share with our families at the holiday meal that calls for discussion and dialogue"

Rabbi Benjamin Blech
author of "The Complete Idiots Guide to Understanding Judaism"


The Gutnick Library of Jewish Classics once again presented a beautiful work with the Kol Menachem Haggadah. The set-up of the contents is very helpful and user-friendly: the Haggadah-text itself, the relevant instructions for the procedures of the Seder, the section of classic questions on the various passages and their answers, and the more elaborate commentary, are expertly separated with clear notation of the sources. In short, this new and attractively printed Haggadah is very handy and useful for everyone, and no doubt will help make the experience of the Seder both enlightening and inspiring. Thank you again for a job well done.
Rabbi J. Immanuel Schochet,
Professor-emeritus of Philosophy,
Humber College, Toronto.


With the Gutnick Haggadah on the table, no Seder can ever fade into a mere annual replay of fond phrases and familiar customs.Like Jacob's ladder, this Haggadah has its feet on the ground, while its head soars above the clouds. Combining serious chassidic scholarship with userfriendly accessibility, Rabbi Chaim Miller guides every reader through all the practical details, but at the same time shows him how to fly out of his homemade cage - his personal Egypt of mediocre goals, mental boredom and spiritual fatigue. No personal Exodus could be more exhilarating!

Uri Kaploun,
Translator of numerous Chasidic Texts

Click hear for more Testimonials www.kolmenachem.comorders@kolmenachem.com

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

Sholly Freundlich (London, UK) to Goldie (bas R' Pesach) Laufer (Crown Heights)
LECHAIM IYH TUESDAY NIGHT @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Chabad Draws Thousands To "The Biggest Jewish Party in LA--Ever"

Monday, Mar 24, 2008

(lubavitch.com/LNS) Two thousand students from four southern California colleges partied to a live band and snapped up Purim mitzvahs until 3 AM at a Chabad sponsored mega event that earned its billing as the “biggest Jewish party in LA – Ever.”

Interrupting their spring break vacations, students from University of California – Los Angeles, University of Southern California, California State University – Northridge and S. Monica College poured into UCLA Chabad headquarters in Westwood, CA.

“Usually I go home right after finals, but this time I stayed so I could be here for Purim,” said Sheila Solymani, a UCLA senior from Sunnyvale, CA.continue...

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - MRS. DOBA GITA TEWEL

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008

With sadness we inform you of the passing fo Mrs. Doba Gita Tewel.

The levaya will be today-Tuesday, 10:00am @ Shomrei Hadas and passing by 770 @ lerech 10:30am.

The Nifteres is survived by Yibadlu Lechaim Tovim, her sons: Yossel Tewel - CH, Pinye Tewel - CH, daughter Shterna Sara Tewel - CH, her brother Reb Yeisef Reitzes Sheyich'ye, and her sisters Chana Tzuker and Rivka Schechter in Kfar Chabad..

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehee besochom

TUESDAY NIGHT LECHAIM

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008

Sholly Freundlich (London, UK) to Goldie (bas R' Pesach) Laufer (Crown Heights)
@ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Shechem: Senior PFLP Terrorist Nabbed

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008

(IsraelNN.com) On January 15th, 2008, an IDF force arrested Ibrahim Sayid Ibrahim Salem, 23, a senior wanted PFLP operative, who resides in the Balata neighborhood in Shechem. The news was under a gag order until now.

The IDF Spokesman said that during his interrogation, Salem admitted to being involved in numerous shooting attacks, and to activating explosive devices and a car bomb against IDF forces in Shechem, in Samaria, in October 2006.

Salem also confirmed that he was involved in a shooting attack against IDF forces on September 18th, 2007 during which an IDF soldier, Staff Sergeant Ben-Zion Haneman, was killed. Several additional senior wanted PFLP operatives took part in the attack, among them: Jad Hamidan and Majdi Mabruk, who was recently arrested. Salem also revealed that he, along with other PFLP operatives, was involved in the production of explosives at a hidden location in the Ein Beit Ilma neighborhood.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008

URGENT 4

AVRAHAM BEN CHAYA

Eliezer ben Tzivia

Sarah bas Rus

Yaakov Avraham ben Shleema Leah

Bentzion Ben Rochel Baila

Chaim Shmuel ben Chana

Shaul Yosef ben Baila

ALTA CHANA BAS ESTHER,

HILLEL BEN MIRIAM

Ilana Hinda bas Chaya Leah

Isabel Bluma Bas Yudis Henya

Tinok Ben Shoshanna Freida

NECHAMA BASYA BAS LEAH FREIDA

Shimon Ben Lea Aliza

Refoel Chaim ben Rochel

Elana Leah bas Sheindel Rachel

Chana bas Rasha Zelda

Rus Aviva Chana bas Sima

Yisroel Melech Ben Chaya Rochel

Leah bas Miriam

Sofia bat Bahira

CHANA BAS ESTHER

RUCHAMA ALIZA SARAH CHANA BAS ESTHER LIBA

Sara Chaya bas Esther Faiga

Levana Bas Yolanda Bechora

Brocha Rivkah Bas Esther Yehudis

Tzirel bas Shaindel

Avraham ben Gitta

Shmuel Leib ben Sara Devorah

Yosef Dov ben Rivka

Rotem Nechama bas Revital

Chaim Yaakov ben Sara

Yehuda Elaazar ben Chava Frumit

Irit Bas Zisla

Faiga bas Hinda

Yehoshua Moshe Ben Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Liba Devasha

Moshe Yehudah Ben Sheva Rochel

Shai ben Meital

Briana Miriam bas Freida Esther

Yaakov ben Sarah

Yisroel Moshe ben Liba Chasha

Chaya Avigail Ilana bas Sara Raizel

Shlomo Zalman Ben Blima Yehudis

Leeba bas Nechama Miriam

Yakov Avraham ben Shleima Leah

Maya bas Talia

Chava Bas Naomi

Levana bas Rochel

Tzion ben Shemeela

Yisroel ben Ruth

Sara bas Rita

Bracha Rachma Kreindel bas Chaya Odel

Yehudis bas Sorah

Yehuda ben Sarah

Dovid Ben Bella Rivkah

Avraham Yitzchak Ben Shaina Raizel

Freeda Bas Sara

ELIYAHU BEN SARA

Yehuda ben Sarah

Menachem Mendel ben Rivkah Odeliah

Michael Chaim HaLevi ben Rachel

Shalom ben Krayna

Chana Perel bas Leah

Dovid Avraham ben Batya

FAYGEH NESHA BAS RAIZEL

Asher Yoseph ben Shulamis

Noson Eliyahu ben Devorah Kaila

Keravtanu Chaim Ben Zisel Esther

Elishama Pinchas ben Devorah Leah

Shmuel Chaim Ben Chana

Doba Gita Bas Alta Yehudis

Shlomo Yehoshua ben Fraidal

HADASSAH AYALA RIVKA bas LEEBA

Soro Taybel bas Shaina Asna

Yaakov ben Leah

Layzer ben Itta Chaya

Michael Chaim Ha Levi Ben Rachel

Yitzchak Aaron ben Leah Rivka

Sara Bas Kraina

Yonah Michoel Ben Chaya Yocheved

Gila Gisa Freyda bas Gittel Sara

Schneur ben Lila

Chava Roiza Bas Baila

Chaya Mushka bas Matil

Aviva Bas Pesha

Shneur Chaim ben Tova

Kalman ben Musya

Aydle bas Esther Rochel

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Yehuda Berl ben Miriam

Avraham ben Chaia

Chaia bas Henia

BRACHA ROIZE SARA BAS CHANA RACHEL

SARA ETA BAS TZIVIA

Chayim Dovid ben Shulamis

Soro Rivkah Bas Itta

Yosef ben Chaika

Leah bas Sara

Shrage Feivel bas Rochel

Liba bas Shoshana

Moshe ben Tirza Halevi

Mordechai Gershon ben Malya Rochel

Yitzchak Ben Chaya

Aviva Bas Pesha

Eliyahu ben Sara

Chaim ben Solika

Yechaskel Dovid Tzvi ben Avrohom

Shiri Bas Tova

Yehuda Berel ben Miriam

Shaina Gittle bas Yenta

Mordechai ben Miriam

Sara Gittel bas Sheva Yitta

Aharon ben Esther

Yosef Dovid Ben Sima

Shlomo Yakov ben Yetta

Shmuel ben Chava

Tziporah Yehudit bat Dena Rivka

Meir Hirsh ben Gitel Tova

Tzvi Avrohom ben Yentel Gittel

ELKA BINA BAS SARAH

Shulamis bas Chaya

Mindle Bas Machla

Necha bas Fayga

Batya bas Chana Chaya

Chaim Yitzchok ben Chaika

SIMCHA DOVID BEN SARAH.

Bracha Batsheva bas Rochel Dobra

Menachem Dovid ben Chana Rochel

Mindel bas Yenta

Sara Nechama bas Tzyvia

Yechiel Meir ben Sara Chaya

Binyamin Shlomo Halevi Ben Tzietal Rochel

Mazel Bas Miriam

Nota Chaim ben Aidel

CHAVA ROIZA BAS BAILA

Yehoshua ben Fraida

Rochel Etti bas Freida

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

Shimon ben Leah Aliza

Chaya Ginat Yosefa bas Sara

Menachem Mendel ben Devorah Leah

Aliza bas Zena Ada

Chana Bracha bas Mazal

Doba Gita bas Alta Yehudis

MAZEL TOV BRIKMANS - TWINS!!

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008

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SNS would like to wish a very hearty DOUBLE Mazel Tov to our longtime sponsors Mendel & Toby Brikman - Crown Heights - on the occasion of the birth of their twin boys k"ah!

May the newborns be a source of Nachas to their parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

Job Opening: Executive assistant

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008

JEM is looking for an Executive assistant to the director, individual should be mature with a positive attitude.

Organized, able to multi-task.

Good people skills, professional demeanor, detail oriented.

Microsoft Office. Salary commensurate with experience.

Email: jem@jemedia.org

STERLING ELECTRONICS & APPLIANCES GRAND PESACH SALE STARTS NOW! SWEEP UP THE SAVINGS.

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2008

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