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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1709

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

The great Kabbalist and scholar Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, father of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, passed away on the 20th of the Hebrew month of Av. His last audible words on the eve of his passing were, "Oh, the footsteps of Moshiach, the footsteps of Moshiach." (Y'Mei Chabad)
(L'Chaim)

Rabbi Chaim Kaplan Sues Bank of Iran

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

Rabbi Kaplan, director of the Kiryat Chabad Organization in Tzefat, was interviewed this morning on Israel Army Radio. He stated that he is suing Iran’s central bank, Saderat Bank of Iran, PLC, in London for damages that he sustained during the Second Lebanon War.

“Anyone who is involved in terror should think twice about it beforehand,” said Rabbi Kaplan, who explained that on the first day of the war, during the first missile raid, a rocket fell next to his house. His wife and five children were absolutely terrified. During the second raid, a missile landed just 1.5 meters away from him while he was driving. He sustained moderate injuries and was hospitalized in the Sieff Medical Center in Tzefat.

Also interviewed was lawyer Nitzana Darshan-Leitner, who issued the complaint against the Saderat Bank as part of a representative claim for the sum of $1 billion and an unspecified sum in punitive compensation. The claim will be served in a Washington Court on behalf of 85 Israeli citizens. Ms. Darshan-Leitner explained that she was sure that a ruling would be issued in her favor and that the bank’s assets may even be frozen. “We will prove that there is a connection between the Bank of Iran and the Hizbullah organization, which bombarded Israeli civilians during the last Lebanon War,” she said.

In fact, this will be the first case brought by terror victims against the Iranian banking system.

The plaintiffs, who are Israeli, American, and Canadian citizens that have either lost relatives or were injured during the war, claim that the banks that they are suing are run by the Iranian government and that they provided Hizbullah with over $50 million during the years before the war with the deliberate intention of helping the terrorist organization to fire on American and Israeli targets. According to the plaintiffs, Hizbullah used the money it received from Iranian banks to plan and carry out bombing raids on Israeli cities throughout the war.

Lawyer Darshan-Leitner explained that the Bank of Iran and Bank Saderat are the main channels of funds from Iran to Hizbullah.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Exciting Juggling Performance to Enhance Your Purim Event

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

Are you looking for something to make this Purim a hit? Something your community won't soon forget?

Well, look no further!

Experienced juggler available for Purim shows within the tri-state area.

From complex ball routines, to an electrifying fire sequence, this show will keep your audience spellbound.

Available for other events and occasions as well.

For details contact: purimjuggler@gmail.com

Rebecca wigs precut and long 33" sheitels

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HAMAFITZ Super Megillas Specials

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

Shmuli Cohen (Crown Heights) to Nechami Marelus (Antwerp / Bnei Brak)

MAZEL TOV SHEMTOVS

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Gedalya & Bassie Shemtov - Crown Heights - on the birth of a daughter.

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

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MAZEL TOV KUMARS - IT'S A FIRST!

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Levi & Rivky (nee Abraham) Kumar - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

Sentencing Phase in Sholom M. Rubashkin Trial Set for March

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

Lawyers for Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin have been advised that the sentencing phase of his trial has been moved up to March.

His legal teams are now working feverishly to present motions that will guide the Judge to be merciful in sentencing.

They feel that testimony of his good character by individuals who have benefited from Sholom Mordechai’s benevolence and compassion, will be helpful to his case. Indeed, many such people from around the world have wanted to write letters.

Now is the time to write. The letters must reach the lawyers’ office within 10 days.

If you, as a beneficiary or as a Jewish leader in any capacity, wish to write a letter of commendation for Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, or if you know someone who has been helped by him, please contact the Committee of Concerned Anash for Pidyon Shivuyim office at (718) 735-0208 or by e-mail: lena@ncfje.org

The Committee will send you the address and other important details to help you prepare an effective letter. Please act urgently. Time is of the essence.

Please continue to say tehillim for Sholom Mordechai HaLevi ben Rivka, with the intent that Hashem deliver him from his suffering, and bless him with an immediate and full redemption.

Sholem B. Hecht – for the Committee of Pidyon Shivuyim

Yingy Bistritsky, Lipa Brennan, Ari Chitrik, Sholom Duchman, Mendel Feller, Shea Hecht, Benjy Stock

Take care of your California Shalach Monos list!!!

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

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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.
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"Signed sealed and delivered"

CAMP IN BEVERLY HILLS CALIFORNIA SEEKING BOY'S HEAD COUNSELOR AND STAFF

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

CAMP JEM of Beverly Hills, CA is looking for a Head Counselor and counselors who are experienced, dedicated, Chasidish, lively, fun and organized.

We offer great pay, best trips ever!!! Great accommodations, car, and a real Mivtzoim experience!!

IMPORTANT!

Applicants must have prior camp experience, a devotion and a love for Shlichus.

For more information or to send in your resume*, please call 310-772-0000 or e-mail: office@campjem.com

*Please include: name, age, yeshiva, phone number, camp experience, and at least 2 references and phone numbers

PESACH HOTEL LOOKING FOR 2 GIRLS

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

Looking for two additional mature and experienced girls to run a children’s program in a California Pesach Hotel.

Must be 12th grade and up.

Please send resume with past experiance along with references to: Yossip@hotmail.com

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - MRS. RAIZEL PERELMUTER OBM

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Raizel Perelmuter of Montreal, Canada and mother of Tibadlu Lechaim Tovim: Rabbi Abba Perelmuter (Shliach in Long Beach, CA) and Mrs. Anna Firszt (Montreal).

The Levaya will be held on Friday, February 19th at 10;00 am Chesed Shel Emes 935 Beaumont Ave. Montreal

Shiva will be at the home of the Firszt family 5618 Edgemore, Cote St. Luc QUE

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

VIDEO OF THE DAY: MENDY PELLIN IS BACK!

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

MAZEL TOV SILVERMANS

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shlomo & Chani Silverman - Pittsburgh, PA - on the birth of a son.

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

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Apartment in great condition for Rent

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

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Crown Heights: Office Space for Rent

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

*Center of Kingston Avenue
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*Call 718-773-6600 ext 301

Basement apartment for rent
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Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

Basement apartment for rent. Large. Furnished. 2 bedrooms. great location.

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Please call: 718-953-6260

MAZEL TOV SCHOCHETS

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Avremi & Menucha Schochet - Los Angeles, CA - on the birth of a daughter.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

MAZEL TOV ROSENFELDS

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Ely & Shternie Rosenfeld - Fox Chapel, PA - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

Help us keep the doors of Tomchei Temimim open in honor of the Rashag's 21st Yahrzeit

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

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Help us keep the doors of Tomchei Temimim open in honor of the Rasha"g, by sending your donations to:
U.L.Y.
841 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11230
or call (718)434-0795

Farbrengen Shabbos Parshas Terumah 6th Day of Adar

Added significance to the above is added within the Lubavitch community by the fact that this week, Shabbos parshas Terumah falls on the sixth of Adar, the yahrzeit of the Rashag (Rav Shemaryahu Gourarie), the Previous Rebbe's son-in-law, and the person appointed by the Previous Rebbe to be the director of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim.

A yahrzeit represents a drastic ascent for the soul.[103] This ascent, however, also draws down influence to this earthly plane and in particular, to those who shared a connection with the person whose yahrzeit it is (in this instance, the students of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim).

This, the directorship of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim represented the Rashag's primary activity. He acted with the power invested in him by the Previous Rebbe, the first director of the yeshivah, who was appointed to that position by the Rebbe Rashab, the founder of the yeshivah. We see the fruits of his efforts, a multitude of students involved in the study of Torah (nigleh and chassidus[104]) and spreading the wellsprings of Judaism and Chassidus outward.

These efforts are related to the concepts described above since every yeshivah is "a Sanctuary in microcosm" and their activities cause the light to shine in an internalized and settled[105] manner as it will in the Messianic Bais HaMikdash. In particular, there is a connection to the Messianic era, since the students of Tomchei Temimim are characterized as "soldiers of the House of David," "candles to illuminate" the darkness of exile and hasten the coming of Moshiach.

In particular, the unity of the physical and spiritual which characterized the Sanctuary and its service is also reflected in the fusion of nigleh and chassidus as studied in the yeshivah. Nigleh, the revealed aspects of Torah, is related to those aspects of G-dliness which are revealed through creation. P'nimiyus HaTorah, the soul of Torah, is related to the hidden dimensions of G-dliness, the G-dliness which transcends creation.

The service associated with Tomchei Temimim is also reflected in the Rashag's name, Shemaryahu ben Menachem Mendel. The name Shemaryahu contains three of the letters of the word Neshamah ( "soul"). The fourth letter, the nun, can be formed by placing the letter yud at the foot of the letter vav. This is related to P'nimiyus HaTorah, "the soul of the Torah." This name is also connected with the Messianic redemption as evidenced by the fact that it contains a mem in its midst.[107]

The connection to the Messianic redemption is also emphasized by the name, ben Menachem Mendel. Our Sages relate that Menachem is one of Moshiach's names and Mendel is numerically equivalent to Tzedek which is also one of the Moshiach's names. In this context, the word "ben" should be interpreted as a definition of the individual's nature as in the expression, ben chorin and not translated in its simple sense as meaning, the "son of." Thus, "ben Menachem Mendel" alludes to one whose nature is characterized by the efforts to [spread Chassidus which will] bring about Moshiach's coming.

Thus, it is appropriate that we make an increase in Torah study, in particular, an increase in the efforts to "gather people together on Shabbos to study Torah," which was initiated by Moshe. Also, it should be connected with the efforts to make "a Sanctuary in microcosm," as reflected by in an increase in Torah and mitzvos, and in particular, an increase in gifts to tzedakah.

In regard to the students of Tomchei Temimim, they should increase their study of Torah, both nigleh and chassidus and also increase their efforts to be "candles that illuminate" and spread the light of Chassidus throughout the world. [In this context, it is appropriate that a Chassidic discourse which deals with the Messianic era and the concept of resurrection be printed in memory of the Rashag.]

May these efforts hasten the coming of the Messianic redemption when we will serve G-d in the third Bais HaMikdash, "the sanctuary of G-d, established by Your hands."
(SICHOS IN ENGLISH)

Help us keep the doors of Tomchei Temimim open in honor of the Rasha"g, by sending your donations to U.L.Y. 841 Ocean Parkway Brooklyn, N.Y. 11230 or call (718)434-0795

sponsored L'Zchus Sholom Mordechai Halevi ben Rivka by a Talmid & sponsor of Tomchei Tmimim

Pesach in Crown Heights in the "Lap of Luxury"

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

Luxury condo available for Pesach in Crown Heights.

Four bedroom, two bathroom, central a/c, hardwood floors, beautifully decorated.

Complete with linen, towels and other amenities.

Located at Lefferts & Kingston in new building.

Clean and kosher for Pesach. Available from 3/28-4/7.

All for $3,000.00 net, includes utilities and phone.

First come first served.

For more info please contact e.shagalov@gmail.com

HASHOVAS AVEIDA...

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

I lost a white envelope with blue printing on it yesterday - Tuesday February 16th at around 9 am in or near GETZELS SHUL

A cash reward will be given

Please call 718.510.5620 or 347.365.9358

Looking for: A Jewish Writer

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

In honor of PURIM 5770, Shmais.com is once again planning a VERY SPECIAL PURIM EDITION.

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.

To Truly Love in the face of Death

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

On Tuesday night, February 16th 2010, a Jewish Prisoner by the name of Martin Grossman was put to death by a court of law and a jury of his peers for a murder that he has committed more than 25 years ago. Although the nature of his reasons why he committed such a crime still remains unknown, I cannot help but accept that there truly exists the concept that of what Nochum Ish Gamzu used to say that “Gam Zu L’tovah (Even this is for the Best).

Late Tuesday Afternoon while waiting for over 3 hours in the Governor’s office with Rabbi Schneur Oirechman, Director of Chabad of Tallahassee, we tried to make a last plea for an extension on his death sentence in order to provide a Clemency hearing. All that was on my mind was on how Martin must have had felt while waiting for his sentence to be carried out. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and anguish he must have felt while waiting. For a while, I understood what it really meant to actually try to feel what another person must be feeling, which according to the Torah, is the mitzvah of “Ahavat Yisroel” (to Love a fellow Jew).

In Martin’s case, my way of helping was by either preparing copies of signed petitions to bring to the governor’s office or to answer phone calls on the latest updates on how things were with him and finally to personally bring up to 50,000 signatures & letters from Chief Rabbis from Israel and Canada to the Governor, in order to add to the many pleas that were made towards Martin’s case.

These menial tasks were nothing compared to all of what some Chabad Houses and the Aleph institute had to endure this past week. One of Chabad’s personal mottos in life is “Think good and it will be good”. You can see that they truly worked tirelessly with all their efforts to try to plead for his life. All the Chabad Houses, Jewish Community Centers, Rabbinical Authorities, revered professors and the general public that were involved, all tried their hardest but the result did not show to be in our favor.

According to Chassidic philosophy, to truly love someone is to try to put yourself in that person’s shoes when they are in a bad state and try to imagine what it would be like. Judging from that experience, you try to think on a personal level on how can you make that person feel better or what you can do to change that person’s state of mind. Even more so in Martin’s case, all of the world’s Jewry with including people with little or no background or affiliation, looked past Martin’s wrongdoings, and unified by joining all their efforts in becoming one voice and exclaiming as one nation; “PLEASE HELP US SAVE THIS PERSON’S LIFE!”

After 6:17pm, all I can think of were three words which totally sums up what a Jew should exclaim when hearing unfortunate news, “Baruch Dayan HaEmet” (Blessed be the True Judge). This phrase rings in my ears and every time the unfortunate opportunity comes for me to say this phrase, my faith in G-d truly becomes stronger, because I know that even these events were done for the best.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe. always pushed Shluchim to go the extra mile and to know that wherever he sent them was for a specific reason. The Rebbe had a knack for making sure that when he sent his Shluchim anywhere to any given place to fulfill a specific mission in a specific time frame, it was for the right reason. In this case, Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky, director of the Chabad @ the Beaches in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL was at the right place and the right time. As I spoke with him concerning the ordeal he went through, he told me that he was the only Jew present at the execution room besides for Martin. He made sure to help Martin while he said his Final Supplication Prayers as well as the “Shema” which was recorded according to ALL accounts, was said with heartfelt devotion and total concentration. As hard as it was for Rabbi Kurinsky, he was with him until the end. He told me how overwhelmed he felt when he was in the execution room and how tears just flowed down from his eyes as he witnessed the execution. But none the less, he felt as if the Rebbe made it sure that he was supposed to be there with Martin as his soul departed and to be his last good impression that he sees in this world. That impression was that he knew that being a Jew, even at his last moments of life, is important and that world unity was at its highest.

Ahavat Yisroel is something which, if done correctly, can move worlds. With all the calls, emails, petitions, letters that were sent and groups that were started, we can see that this is a start of a new era which all of the world can be a part of.

Chassidic philosophy explains that G-d’s ultimate purpose in creation is in order to have a dwelling place for his essence to dwell in this lowly world. Now, this presents us with a paradox, for G-d’s essence is absolutely infinite, whereas Creation (regardless on how lowly it can be or how refined and spiritual) is absolutely finite?

The answer is that it is G-d’s will is for man to do his utmost to use Torah & Mitzvot to elevate all that is finite to its highest possible level of spiritual perfection. So we see that in this manner, G-d’s infinite response is “contained within” man’s finite initiative, for man’s limited efforts in all that he does are nonetheless the catalyst for G-d’s unlimited response to whatever needs an answer to.

With this in mind, seeing all of the world’s reaction to this case, we have that very potential to stand in unison no matter what. Sharing Happy Occasions & helping those in need whether the need might be small of huge, this type of “Achdus” (Unison) is one of the best ways we can bring the Redemption speedily in our days.

Ad Mosai!!

The Rebbe's Advice #323 - CONSULTING HUSBAND

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010

A woman asked the Rebbe about chinuch issues concerning her children. The Rebbe told her to consult with her husband, because a “kosher” woman does her husband’s will.
Handwritten note 1991

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

Got Sholom Zochors?

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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.

URGENT TEHILLIM NEEDED 4

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

Sora Rochel bas Genya

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

Shalom Fraenkel (Sarcelles, France) to Sheina Mergui (Paris, France)

MAZEL TOV ROTHS

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yossi & Rivkah Roth - Los Angeles, CA - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

FINANCIAL TROUBLES?

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

Danny Shapiro (Bal Harbour, FL) to Gabriella Yachad (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Arab with Improvised Explosives Caught at Checkpoint

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

(IsraelNN.com) Two improvised explosive devices were found in the possession of a 16-year-old Palestinian Authority Arab Thursday evening at the Gilboa checkpoint.

The Arab was arrested and the bomb squad was sent to neutralize the explosives.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

MAY IT BE G-D'S WILL THAT THIS LIST ONLY GETS SMALLER WITH A REFUA SHLEIMA KROVA FOR ALL THOSE IN NEED!

Rochel bas Tova
Shaina Devorah bas tamar
Shneur Zalman Ben Dabrusha
Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM
Aryeh Tzvi ben Sora Rivka
Ruchama Aliza Sara Chana bad Esther Liba
Rivkah Chana Chava bas Chaya
Chaya Sara bas Tali Pessa
Mordechai ben Menucha
Yaakov Shlomo ben Rivka
Binyomin Zev ben Tzivia Hinda
Meira Mindel Bas Chava Golda
Avrohom Reuven ben Eta
Elka Tzivya Bas Vivian
Nechemia Avraham ben Baila Rochel
Sarah bas Mina
Elozor ben Baila
Sterna Bas Rochel Devorah
Binyomin Tzadik ben Aidel Gittel Elana
Channa Bas Rivkah
Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Avrohom ben Bintza
Mordechai Dov Tzion ben Chana Leah
Naftali Tzvi Yehuda ben Eza Baila
Chana Miriam bas Eza Baila
Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Lea bas Zahava
Chana Pessel bas Raizel
Refoel Chaim Simcha Binyamin ben Devorah Aliza
Shoshana Etta Bas Masha
Chaim Ben Gittel
Golda Bas Sarah Rachel
Lorraine Bas Nita
Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana
Michael Hirsh ben Sorah
Brocha Mazel bas Sarah
chaya basya bas alta nechama
Chiyena bas Fruma

Yosef ben Simcha
Chaya Leah bas Yenta
Chaya Rochel bas Devora Mindel
Chay Sarah Rachel bas Fechke
Aidel Gittel bas Mariasha Risha

Michoel Ezra Ben Leah
Bracha Basya Esther Bas Miriam
Leora Pearl bas Gila Shulamit

Yoel Ben Nessie

Sumy Synagogue Hosts Multi-Nationality Conference

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

SUMY, Ukraine – In the north-east Ukrainian city of Sumy, the local Jewish community hosted a conference involving numerous ethnic and cultural groups from the region.

According to official statistics, 11% of the Sumy region’s population is from ethnic minorities, most of which have organized themselves to form national-cultural societies. Three years ago, representatives of these organizations joined together to form a non-governmental organization known as the Association of National Cultural Societies of the Sumy Region. Numerous communities are involved in this association, including Poles, Jews, Russian, Greeks, Armenians, Azeris, Germans, Georgians, Gypsies (Roma), and other minorities.

On February 14, at the Sumy synagogue, representatives of the groups met. They reported on their activities and successes of the past year, discussed existing problems and their potential solutions, and outlined plans for the future.

Participants also elected the organization’s new leadership. By the unanimous decision of the delegates, the Association’s new president is Alexander Goron, the current chairman of the Jewish community of Sumy, a member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine.

MAZEL TOV RAPOPORTS

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yossi & Miriam Rapoport - Long Beach, CA - on the birth of a son.

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

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Looking for Temporary Data Entry Person ASAP

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

Part-time Data Entry position/office assistant job in Chabad House.

Hours Mon - Thu 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Must be computer literate in Microsoft office, word, access, excel.

To apply please E-mail resume & References to: Rabbi@ChabadRiverdale.org

Help Wanted: One Hour Cellular is looking for a few good people!!

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

Help Wanted: One Hour Cellular is looking for a few good people!!

Sales people wanted for in store sales. Salary plus commissions and sales contests.

Wonderful opportunity. Potential to become store manager.

Please call Mr. Feldman at 347-850-0770 Or email: cellmateinc@aol.com

Hadar Hatorah's 11th Annual Purim Raffle – ONE WEEK LEFT!!

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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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 one FREE ticket.

Drawing Date: February 25th, 2010.

Purchase 20 tickets ($180) and receive a FREE gift of an Elegant and Personalized Family Welcome Plaque; Purchase 50 tickets ($360) and receive a FREE gift of a Fine Quality Mirrored Personalized Vanity Tray; Purchase 100 tickets ($650) or more and receive a FREE gift of an Imported Crystal Vase with Unique Muchnik Art Motif.

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1710

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

Every adherent of the Law of Moses is obliged to believe in the coming of the Messiah. The Torah expressly commands us to believe the words of the prophet: "Unto him you shall hearken." But the prophets announced the coming of the Messiah, hence it is clear that one who does not believe in the coming of the Messiah denies the words of the prophets and transgresses a mandatory precept. (Albo, Ikkarim)
(L'Chaim)

Arabs in Tzefat and the Seven Noachide Laws

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

Below is a free translation of an article that appeared in the Maariv newspaper on Wednesday:

Do Arab workers in businesses in Tzefat and the surrounding area need to fulfill commandments from the Tanach? This is the opinion of activists from the “Jewish Values Lobby,” who are starting a campaign to persuade employers to ask their workers to sign a religious statement according to which they will undertake to observe the Seven Noachide Laws. These include prohibitions against eating parts of a live animal, serving idols, desecrating Hashem’s name, immorality, robbery, and violence.

This initiative, which is expected to take Israeli Arabs by storm, was officially launched today. Lobbyists will visit businesses in Tzefat and the surrounding communities, which employ hundreds of Arabs living nearby, and they will ask them to sign their employees on a commitment to observe the Seven Noachide Laws.

“I hereby sign that I will undertake to observe the Seven Noachide Laws and declare my faithfulness to the Jewish nation according to Jewish values,” it is written in the statement. “I know that if I am caught violating any one of these laws, my employer will be allowed to fire me with no prior notice nor compensation.”

The Jewish Values Lobby explained that this campaign does not contradict a directive from one of the Jewish leaders of the generation from two years ago against employing Arab workers in public places. “We recommend that people don’t employ Arab workers,” a spokesman from the lobby explained. “But unfortunately, there are many Jews who employ Arabs in their stores, so we decided to deal with reality.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

MAZEL TOV FISCHERS - IT'S A FIRST!

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Hishy & Miriam (nee Lokshin) Fischer - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn son.

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

MAZEL TOV WINEBERGS

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Dovid & Sara Bayla Wineberg -Johannesburg, South Africa - on the birth of a daughter.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

Rebecca wigs precut and long 33" sheitels

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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HAMAFITZ Super Megillas Specials

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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One stop shopping for all your Shalach Manos needs!

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

Get the most for your money this Purim season!

United Lubavitcher Yeshiva is once again selling Shalach Manos baskets. The pricing is great, there is a large assortment of styles and each one is more beautiful then the next.

Meet all your Purim needs, from the comfort of your home.

Shipping, delivery or pick up is available.

View and Shop for your Shalach Manos at www.yttl.org.

MAZEL TOV LAGZIELS

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Nissim & Miriam Lagziel - Crown Heights - on the birth of a daughter.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

Shfela Shluchim Gather for Pre-Purim Day Seminar

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

A group of shluchim from Israel’s Shfela Region gathered this morning (Thursday) for a special pre-Purim day seminar.

The seminar began with a fascinating shiur on Hilchos Purim, and especially the mitzvos of holding a Purim seudah, giving half a shekel, and matanos l’evyonim. Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky, leader of the Chabad community in Rechovot, gave the shiur, which went on for about an hour and a half.

The next speakers were Rabbi Mendel Gerlitzky, who gave a Gemara shiur on the subject of Taanis Esther, and Rabbi Moshe Gruzman, who spoke about the concept of “Ad Delo Yada,” which included various concepts in Chassidus.

Shliach Rabbi Saguy Har Shefer later reported, “The idea to run the day seminar came from the last National Shluchim Conference, which was held in Nir Etzion, when the shluchim requested some day seminars in nigleh and Chassidus.”

Rabbi Naftali Lipsker, director of the Branches Office of the Chabad Youth Organization, announced that plans are under way for additional day seminars in various Chabad Houses around the country.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: Hecht - Moscowitz Teshura

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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CLICK HERE for beautiful 40-page Teshura that was distributed at the wedding of Mendy Hecht (Park Slope, NY) to Chaya Mushka (bas R' Daniel) Moscowitz (Northbrook, IL) Tuesday night in Chicago, containing many interesting answers and letters from the Friediker Rebbe and the Rebbe to members of the Hecht and Moscowitz families.

Crown Heights: Office Space for Rent

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

*Center of Kingston Avenue
*Spacious office divided into four separate rooms
*Central Air condition
*Upgraded wiring & internet
*Immediate occupancy

*Call 718-773-6600 ext 301

Purim Sale @ One Hour Cellular
$25.00 to $100.00 off ALL Phones

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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Its Adar and we want to make you Happy!

Now thru Purim we will take off a minimum of $25.00 per phone and up to $100.00 on select phones!

Nothing held back!

Click on image for some of the phones on sale

AT&T/ One Hour Cellular
423 Kingston Ave
718-363-5444

MAZEL TOV GOLDBERGS

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yonah & Rochel Goldberg - S. Paul, MN - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

MAZEL TOV WAGSHULS

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Avremil & Devorah Leah Wagshul - S. Diego, CA - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

HASHOVAS AVEIDA...

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

Missing diamond ring and wedding band in Crown Heights during Kinus Hashluchos.

If found please call: 718-610-9233

A pair of womens black leather gloves were found in bais rivkah after Nechamas Closet auction.
To claim please call: 718-771-4172.

Found set of two keys on President Street near Albany Avenue.
Call 917-407-3770 if you lost them

Help us keep the doors of Tomchei Temimim open in honor of the Rashag's 21st Yahrzeit

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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Help us keep the doors of Tomchei Temimim open in honor of the Rasha"g, by sending your donations to:
U.L.Y.
841 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11230
or call (718)434-0795

Farbrengen Shabbos Parshas Terumah 6th Day of Adar

Added significance to the above is added within the Lubavitch community by the fact that this week, Shabbos parshas Terumah falls on the sixth of Adar, the yahrzeit of the Rashag (Rav Shemaryahu Gourarie), the Previous Rebbe's son-in-law, and the person appointed by the Previous Rebbe to be the director of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim.

A yahrzeit represents a drastic ascent for the soul.[103] This ascent, however, also draws down influence to this earthly plane and in particular, to those who shared a connection with the person whose yahrzeit it is (in this instance, the students of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim).

This, the directorship of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim represented the Rashag's primary activity. He acted with the power invested in him by the Previous Rebbe, the first director of the yeshivah, who was appointed to that position by the Rebbe Rashab, the founder of the yeshivah. We see the fruits of his efforts, a multitude of students involved in the study of Torah (nigleh and chassidus[104]) and spreading the wellsprings of Judaism and Chassidus outward.

These efforts are related to the concepts described above since every yeshivah is "a Sanctuary in microcosm" and their activities cause the light to shine in an internalized and settled[105] manner as it will in the Messianic Bais HaMikdash. In particular, there is a connection to the Messianic era, since the students of Tomchei Temimim are characterized as "soldiers of the House of David," "candles to illuminate" the darkness of exile and hasten the coming of Moshiach.

In particular, the unity of the physical and spiritual which characterized the Sanctuary and its service is also reflected in the fusion of nigleh and chassidus as studied in the yeshivah. Nigleh, the revealed aspects of Torah, is related to those aspects of G-dliness which are revealed through creation. P'nimiyus HaTorah, the soul of Torah, is related to the hidden dimensions of G-dliness, the G-dliness which transcends creation.

The service associated with Tomchei Temimim is also reflected in the Rashag's name, Shemaryahu ben Menachem Mendel. The name Shemaryahu contains three of the letters of the word Neshamah ( "soul"). The fourth letter, the nun, can be formed by placing the letter yud at the foot of the letter vav. This is related to P'nimiyus HaTorah, "the soul of the Torah." This name is also connected with the Messianic redemption as evidenced by the fact that it contains a mem in its midst.[107]

The connection to the Messianic redemption is also emphasized by the name, ben Menachem Mendel. Our Sages relate that Menachem is one of Moshiach's names and Mendel is numerically equivalent to Tzedek which is also one of the Moshiach's names. In this context, the word "ben" should be interpreted as a definition of the individual's nature as in the expression, ben chorin and not translated in its simple sense as meaning, the "son of." Thus, "ben Menachem Mendel" alludes to one whose nature is characterized by the efforts to [spread Chassidus which will] bring about Moshiach's coming.

Thus, it is appropriate that we make an increase in Torah study, in particular, an increase in the efforts to "gather people together on Shabbos to study Torah," which was initiated by Moshe. Also, it should be connected with the efforts to make "a Sanctuary in microcosm," as reflected by in an increase in Torah and mitzvos, and in particular, an increase in gifts to tzedakah.

In regard to the students of Tomchei Temimim, they should increase their study of Torah, both nigleh and chassidus and also increase their efforts to be "candles that illuminate" and spread the light of Chassidus throughout the world. [In this context, it is appropriate that a Chassidic discourse which deals with the Messianic era and the concept of resurrection be printed in memory of the Rashag.]

May these efforts hasten the coming of the Messianic redemption when we will serve G-d in the third Bais HaMikdash, "the sanctuary of G-d, established by Your hands."
(SICHOS IN ENGLISH)

Help us keep the doors of Tomchei Temimim open in honor of the Rasha"g, by sending your donations to U.L.Y. 841 Ocean Parkway Brooklyn, N.Y. 11230 or call (718)434-0795

sponsored L'Zchus Sholom Mordechai Halevi ben Rivka by a Talmid & sponsor of Tomchei Tmimim

Pesach in Crown Heights in the "Lap of Luxury"

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

Luxury condo available for Pesach in Crown Heights.

Four bedroom, two bathroom, central a/c, hardwood floors, beautifully decorated.

Complete with linen, towels and other amenities.

Located at Lefferts & Kingston in new building.

Clean and kosher for Pesach. Available from 3/28-4/7.

All for $3,000.00 net, includes utilities and phone.

First come first served.

For more info please contact e.shagalov@gmail.com

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

Sholly Kahan (Crown Heights) to Esti Lasker (Kfar Chabad)
LECHAIM IYH MONDAY NIGHT @ EMPIRE SHTEIBEL

MAZEL TOV KLEINS

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shmuly & Leah Klein - Crown Heights - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

The Rebbe's Advice #324 - FIGHTING YOUR YETZER HARA

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010

Do it again and again, do not give in to the yetzer hara. Not giving up will secure your victory. I also suggest that you make sure your tallis katan is of the appropriate shiur - required size, that halacha requires.
Dvar Melech, p. 110

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

THIS WEEK'S SHOLOM ZOCHORS - UPDATED!!!!

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

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

Yehoshua & Chanie Merenfeld
@ 1516 Union St. #3C

Itche & Chana Keila Hildeshaim
@ 485 Brooklyn Ave.

Nuttie & Brochie Shpigelman
@ 327 Crown Street

Shmuly & Leah Klein
@ 1582 Carroll St.

Mendel & Dvora Lakein
@ 546 Montgomery Street

Hishy & Miriam Fischer
@ 770 Montgomery St.

Yehuda & Zeesy Piamenta
@ 1103 Sterling PLACE apt 4A

Shlomo & Chani Silverman
@ 5555 Forbes Ave. - Pittsburgh

Yossi & Rivkah Roth
@ 136 South Highland - LA, CA

Yossi & Miriam Rapoport
@ 4225 Lime Ave. - Long Beach, CA

Zelik & Bassie Moscowitz
@ 1025 Landwehr - Northbrook, IL

Saadya & Chaya Sara Kaufmann
@ 7731 Vickijohn DR - Houston, TX

MAZEL TOV MOSCOWITZS

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Zelik & Bassie Moscowitz - Northbrook, IL - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

MAZEL TOV CHANINAS

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Tal & Henny Chanina - Crown Heights - on the birth of a daughter.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

MAZEL TOV HILDESHAIMS

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Itche & Chana Keila Hildeshaim - Crown Heights - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

Dovid Kasle (Oak Park, MI) to Rivka Hecht (Norwalk, CT)

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

Mendel Groden (Long Beach, CA) to Malka Margolin (Boston, MA)

MAZEL TOV AZIMOVS

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Levi & Rivka Azimov - Paris, France - on the birth of a daughter.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

MAZEL TOV KAUFMANNS

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Saadya & Chaya Sara Kaufmann - Houston, TX - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - R' AVROHOM WASSERMAN OBM

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

With profound sadness and deep pain we inform you of the very untimely passing after a short illness r"l of R' Avrohom Wasserman of Crown Heights. R' Avrohom was a very active member of the community who served one term on the community council and once ran for the 35th District seat on the New York City Council.

"Mee She'mace b'erev Shabbos siman yufuh lo."

The Levaya will take place on Motzoei Shabbos, 8:00pm @ Shomrei Hadas and passing by 770 @ Lerech 8:30pm and from there it will go to Eretz Yisroel

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

MAZEL TOV SHPIGELMANS

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Nuttie & Brochie Shpigelman - Crown Heights - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

URGENT TEHILLIM NEEDED 4

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

Sora Rochel bas Genya

MOTZOEI SHABBOS LECHAIM

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

Dovi Barber (Melbourne, Australia) to Chana (bas R' Zalman) Fellig (Miami, FL)
@ THE MUSEUM

MAZEL TOV HURWITZS

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Chanie Hurwitz - Crown Heights - on the birth of a daughter.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

Yisroel Tabi (Brooklyn, NY) to Devorah Leba Biston (LA, CA / Brooklyn)
Lechaim IYH Sunday night @ Ohr Shraga 1102 Ave L. Coney Island Ave

MAZEL TOV TZFASMANS

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Zalman & Nechama Dina Tzfasman – S. Paulo, Brazil - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

MAZEL TOVS UPDATE #634 WITH SIMCHOS IN 79! LUBAVITCH FAMILIES WORLDWIDE K"AH! ARE ONLINE NOW!

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MAZEL TOVS

If you have a Mazel Tov for us e-mail us @ SHMAIS@AOL.COM

Lovely Apt for Rent - Great Location!

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

Recently renovated, 2 rooms plus kitchen/dinette w/full bath, basement apt. Ideal for newlyweds.

Excellent location in center of neighborhood.

Available March 1st.

$900 includes utilities

Serious inquiries only, call: 347-776-0279.

IT ISN’T TOO EARLY TO PERFORM MATANOS LA’EVYONIM

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

Donate today! Go to www.charityforisrael.com

This year, as in years past, “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, through mail, or by phone.

Adopt A Family, under the direct supervision of Harav Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky, distributes much needed funds to families of Anash and Shluchim in Israel whose income cannot cover their most basic expenses, and who must rely on your Tzedaka to carry on with their day-to-day lives.

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

Our address is:
Tomchei Israel – Adopt A Family
626 East New York Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203.

Or call: 347-647-1982

Sunday: Siyum Sefer Torah for Levi Wolowik OBM

Friday, Feb 19, 2010

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IDF Fires at Gaza Terrorists, Wounding Several

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

(Israelnationalnews.com) The IDF spotted a terror cell approaching the security fence opposite central Gaza early Saturday morning, and opened fire on it. The IDF believes that it hit some of the terrorists, which took place near Kisufim.

This was corroborated by Bethlehem-based news agency Ma'an, which said that three Arabs were injured when Israeli helicopter gunships fired at them. The head of emergency and ambulance services in Gaza confirmed the injury of three Gaza residents who were undergoing treatment at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis.

Shortly after the incident, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) and the Al-Aqsa Brigades of Fatah, said two of the three Arabs injured were affiliated with their groups.

Arab “security sources” told the news agency that armored Israeli vehicles fired shells at areas in the south-central border region following the attempted attack. continue...

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

MAY IT BE G-D'S WILL THAT THIS LIST ONLY GETS SMALLER WITH A REFUA SHLEIMA KROVA FOR ALL THOSE IN NEED!

Rochel bas Tova
Shaina Devorah bas tamar
Shneur Zalman Ben Dabrusha
Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM
Aryeh Tzvi ben Sora Rivka
Ruchama Aliza Sara Chana bad Esther Liba
Rivkah Chana Chava bas Chaya
Chaya Sara bas Tali Pessa
Mordechai ben Menucha
Yaakov Shlomo ben Rivka
Binyomin Zev ben Tzivia Hinda
Meira Mindel Bas Chava Golda
Avrohom Reuven ben Eta
Elka Tzivya Bas Vivian
Nechemia Avraham ben Baila Rochel
Sarah bas Mina
Elozor ben Baila
Sterna Bas Rochel Devorah
Binyomin Tzadik ben Aidel Gittel Elana
Channa Bas Rivkah
Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Avrohom ben Bintza
Mordechai Dov Tzion ben Chana Leah
Naftali Tzvi Yehuda ben Eza Baila
Chana Miriam bas Eza Baila
Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Lea bas Zahava
Chana Pessel bas Raizel
Refoel Chaim Simcha Binyamin ben Devorah Aliza
Shoshana Etta Bas Masha

Chaim Ben Gittel
Golda Bas Sarah Rachel
Lorraine Bas Nita
Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana
Michael Hirsh ben Sorah
Brocha Mazel bas Sarah
chaya basya bas alta nechama
Chiyena bas Fruma

Yosef ben Simcha
Chaya Leah bas Yenta
Chaya Rochel bas Devora Mindel
Chay Sarah Rachel bas Fechke
Aidel Gittel bas Mariasha Risha

Michoel Ezra Ben Leah
Bracha Basya Esther Bas Miriam
Leora Pearl bas Gila Shulamit

Yoel Ben Nessie

Chabad of Gush Katif Prepares for Purim

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

The Chabad House of Gush Katif is preparing to distribute 1,600 mishloach manos packages to former residents of Gush Katif around the country.

Today, hundreds of bottles of wine from the Yakvei Tzion winery arrived in time for these preparations. The distribution is being done with the assistance of the Committee for the Former Residents of Gush Katif, and many young people from among the former residents are involved in packing the boxes. A special emphasis has been placed on giving the packages to terror victims and their families, of which many are former residents of Gush Katif.

At the same time, Chabad’s Terror Victims Project is also arranging a huge Purim campaign, during which its volunteers will visit many victims and/or their families.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Help Wanted: One Hour Cellular is looking for a few good people!!

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

Help Wanted: One Hour Cellular is looking for a few good people!!

Sales people wanted for in store sales. Salary plus commissions and sales contests.

Wonderful opportunity. Potential to become store manager.

Please call Mr. Feldman at 347-850-0770 Or email: cellmateinc@aol.com

What do YOU Want? Megilla with silver case? New Dell Computer? Diamond necklace? - WIN some or all - CLICK HERE NOW!

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

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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 one FREE ticket.

Drawing Date: February 25th, 2010.

Purchase 20 tickets ($180) and receive a FREE gift of an Elegant and Personalized Family Welcome Plaque; Purchase 50 tickets ($360) and receive a FREE gift of a Fine Quality Mirrored Personalized Vanity Tray; Purchase 100 tickets ($650) or more and receive a FREE gift of an Imported Crystal Vase with Unique Muchnik Art Motif.

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Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1711

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

The Midrash observes that when we respond "Amen" after the benedictions in the silent Amida concerning Resurrection, concerning the Final Redemption, and concerning the rebirth of Jerusalem (the 2nd, 7th and 14th) even though we have not yet witnessed these events and have not seen them occur, this is a sign of great faithfulness, concerning which the Prophet says, "The L-rd protects those who are faithful. (From Torah Faith: the Thirteen Principles by Rabbi Zecharia Fendel)
(L'Chaim)

A French Reunion

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

Groups of students visiting the southern Israeli city of Sderot are a common site in this city, which has hit the headlines so many times as the target of Gaza bombing raids. But this week, a group of French students currently learning in Chabad schools in Paris were in for a surprise when they were visiting Sderot.

All of a sudden, who should appear so far away from home but the shliach Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Labkowsky of Marseilles, who was visiting Sderot with his family!

This unexpected encounter solved the need for an interpreter, and Rabbi Labkowsky was only too happy to give an impromptu shiur on Parshas Hashavua. Afterwards, the head shliach of Sderot, Rabbi Moshe Ze’ev Pizem, gave a talk that Rabbi Labkowsky very kindly translated.

The students then sat down to watch a video recently produced by Rabbi Pizem about the activities of the Chabad House and the difficulties faced by the residents of this city, who are constantly under fire from Kassem rockets. The visit ended with a brief tour of the town and the hill that overlooks Gaza City.

Even though Israel is no longer “at war” with Gaza, the Kassem bombardments still go on. Only last week, a Kassem rocket was fired at Sderot, but Baruch Hashem it fell on open ground.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

New Kosher Fish Products for Russia

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

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MOSCOW, Russia – Kosher consumers in Russia have more choices than ever before thanks to the production of a number of new items under rabbinical supervision. The brand "Pod Znakom Riyb” has recently become certified as kosher for an assortment of fish products.

The newly-approved kosher food products are produced by the country’s leading fish processing companies: "Dalprom-Riyba," "Gamma," and "Russkoye More." The companies are already supplying supermarkets with kosher tuna, canned salmon, salmon roe and "gefilte fish."

The koshering of the plants and everything associated with assuring that the new products meet the highest standards of Jewish dietary laws was under the supervision of the Kashrut Department of the Chief Rabbinate of Russia. This latest foray into kashrut by the fish processing companies was personally supervised by Rabbi Yosef Verzub. The certificate of kashrut was signed by Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar.

One stop shopping for all your Shalach Manos needs!

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

Get the most for your money this Purim season!

United Lubavitcher Yeshiva is once again selling Shalach Manos baskets. The pricing is great, there is a large assortment of styles and each one is more beautiful then the next.

Meet all your Purim needs, from the comfort of your home.

Shipping, delivery or pick up is available.

View and Shop for your Shalach Manos at www.yttl.org.

MACHTZES HA-SHEKEL-SILVER 50c FOR PURIM
3 SOLID SILVER HALF DOLLARS

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

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3 COINS - $28
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A Fun Day for Special Needs Children in Kfar Chabad

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

Every year, the Yad LeYeled Hameyuchad Organization, which is comprised of 150 families with special needs children, arranges a fun day for the children and the families at the Ba Legan Park on Kibbutz Yagur in honor of the month of Adar.

This year’s fun day took place on Thursday, when the children, from all around Israel, arrived at the park, which had been hired exclusively for them. The children really enjoyed the activities arranged for them in a fun-loving, friendly atmosphere. Etty, the 9-year-old sister of a boy with autism, made friends with Nechama Dina, who has Down Syndrome, and the two of them played all the games together. Their mothers also arranged that Etty should visit for a Shabbos.

The fun day is the high point of the Maagal Hachessed, a series of activities that has been run over the past four years by Yad LeYeled Hameyuchad in conjunction with Beis Rivka College in Kfar Chabad, which runs a special education course. Students of the course hold weekly activities for special needs children who are members of Yad LeYeled Hameyuchad.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Korean Representative Learns Seven Noachide Laws

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

The president of the Diamond Exchange Avi Pazner and the director of the Honor Committee of the Diamond Exchange Rabbi Chaggai Halevi, presented a certificate of merit to the Korean buyer of the Israeli diamond company Liad.

They mentioned the recipient’s many activities in the diamond business, as well as from his time as an Israeli representative in South Korea. The owner of Liad expressed his appreciation for the positive attitude that the recipient, who is Korean, has towards the Jews. More than once, he has even asked Rabbi Halevi, who runs the Chabad House in the Diamond Exchange, to give him a blessing, and Rabbi Halevi spoke to him about the Seven Noachide Laws.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

The Rebbe's Advice #325 - CROWN HEIGHTS?

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

The Tzivos Hashem organization asked the Rebbe where to make the “Pesach Experience,” in Crown Heights or elsewhere?

The Rebbe replied, “My opinion is already known. I wonder why you even have a question.”
Handwritten note 1984

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

Purim Sale @ One Hour Cellular
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Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

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Its Adar and we want to make you Happy!

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Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

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3 Legends rock for Yeshiva

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

Sydney’s community was treated to a night of Chassidic entertainment with a dose of Aussie country and western thrown in for good measure.

A theatre audience of over 2,000 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre gave a resounding welcome to all the performers following a welcoming video featuring Yeshiva students, staff and patrons. The program brought messages of support for the Sydney Yeshiva Centre from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Israel’s ambassador Yuval Rotem, leader of the NSW Opposition Barry O’Farrell, and local Federal and State members Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Debnam.

The gala concert began with a quartet of local well known voices belonging to Yehoshua Niasoff, chazan at South Head Synagogue, his brother Yehuda, associate chazan at Central Synagogue, simcha maestro Hylton Chilchik and the ever popular Joel Scheftz.

In complete contrast, the audience was treated to songs sung by Australian Country and Western legend Lee Kernaghan followed on stage by the sensational multi-instrumentalist Yehuda Glantz. continue...

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: NEW CHABAD HOUSE OPENING IN CONNECTICUT

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

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SHMAIS.com has learned that Rabbi & Mrs. Levi Mendelow of Stamford, CT will IYH be moving to New Canaan, CT where they will establish a new Chabad House serving the needs of the local Jewish community.

HATZLOCHA RABBA!

Click here to make a donation and partner with the Mendelows in establishing this new Chabad House.

Wish them a Mazel Tov below.

Camp Gan Israel Florida - Registration Open!

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

B”SD

Registration has opened for Camp Gan Israel Florida - summer 2010.

Located just North of Orlando, and three hours from South Florida, CGI Florida is open to boys ages 8-12, with a separate teen program for 13-14 year olds and runs for six weeks, from July 5th through August 15th.

Set in the background of 120 acres of lush fields & serene meadows, our magnificent grounds have proven to be a camper’s dream-come true. With a nature filled serene environment, surrounded by tranquil lakes and wildlife, the grounds feature amenities such as an outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool, a 5,000 square foot air-conditioned indoor gym, miniature golf-course, and fields for all sports activities including beach volleyball. Campers are housed in beautiful, air-conditioned cabins and bunk houses for maximum comfort.

Building on the traditional Gan Yisroel spirit, CGI Florida is known to add its unique special flavor of hominess & excitement. Highly qualified & experienced Head Staff prepare a fun-filled and interactively educational program as they are joined by a Chasidishe staff of Counselors, Learning Teachers and many other staff with years of camping experience, helping your child to get the most enjoyable summer, both spiritually & physically.

Our field trips are also without compromise. Located just 15 minutes from camp are Orlando’s world-class themes parks & attractions where campers are treated to the very best Florida has to offer.

Spaces are limited and are certain to fill up quickly. Register online today at www.cgiflorida.com or by calling (954) 970-9551.

HASHOVAS AVEIDA...TEFILLIN FOUND

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

Tefillin shel yad and shel rosh, no bag found in Crown Heights near Carroll & Troy.
To claim e-mail: yselwyn@gmail.com

SHABBOS PARSHAS TERUMA IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010

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On Friday night there were 7 Sholom Zochors k"ah.

Yossel Mochkin Davened Shachris @ the Umud downstairs. There were a total of 9 Chasanim. Avrohom Hertz spoke before Mussaf. Mendel Reizes Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

In the Rebbe's room, Avrohom Hertz Davened Shachris @ the Umud. There were 6 chasanim. Yudke Edelkop 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' Shimon Aron Rosenfeld Chazzered a Maamer.

For Shabbos @ the Ohel there were lerech 100 people. There were also 2 Chasanim.

SUNDAY NIGHT LECHAIMS

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

Yisroel Tabi (Brooklyn, NY) to Devorah Leba Biston (LA, CA / Brooklyn)
Lechaim IYH Sunday night @ Ohr Shraga 1102 Ave L. Coney Island Ave

Dovid Kasle (Oak Park, MI) to Rivka Hecht (Norwalk, CT)
@ The Museum

MAZEL TOV EISENBERGS - IT'S A FIRST!

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Levi & Rochel (nee Deitsch) Eisenberg - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

Moishe (ben R' Boruch) Raksin (Crown Heights) to Bassie (bas R' Hershel) Zarchi (Crown Heights)

Arab with Knife Caught at Huwara

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

(IsraelNN.com) A unit from the Kfir Brigade discovered a 15-centimeter/6-inch-long knife among the belongings of a Palestinian Authority Arab Sunday evening at the Huwara checkpoint, south of Shechem.

The knife was confiscated and the Arab was turned over the authorities for further investigation.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

MAY IT BE G-D'S WILL THAT THIS LIST ONLY GETS SMALLER WITH A REFUA SHLEIMA KROVA FOR ALL THOSE IN NEED!

Rochel bas Tova
Shaina Devorah bas tamar
Shneur Zalman Ben Dabrusha
Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM
Aryeh Tzvi ben Sora Rivka
Ruchama Aliza Sara Chana bad Esther Liba
Rivkah Chana Chava bas Chaya
Chaya Sara bas Tali Pessa
Mordechai ben Menucha
Yaakov Shlomo ben Rivka
Binyomin Zev ben Tzivia Hinda
Meira Mindel Bas Chava Golda
Avrohom Reuven ben Eta
Elka Tzivya Bas Vivian
Nechemia Avraham ben Baila Rochel
Sarah bas Mina
Elozor ben Baila
Sterna Bas Rochel Devorah
Binyomin Tzadik ben Aidel Gittel Elana
Channa Bas Rivkah
Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Avrohom ben Bintza
Mordechai Dov Tzion ben Chana Leah
Naftali Tzvi Yehuda ben Eza Baila
Chana Miriam bas Eza Baila
Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Lea bas Zahava
Chana Pessel bas Raizel
Refoel Chaim Simcha Binyamin ben Devorah Aliza
Shoshana Etta Bas Masha

Chaim Ben Gittel
Golda Bas Sarah Rachel
Lorraine Bas Nita
Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana
Michael Hirsh ben Sorah
Brocha Mazel bas Sarah
chaya basya bas alta nechama
Chiyena bas Fruma

Yosef ben Simcha
Chaya Leah bas Yenta
Chaya Rochel bas Devora Mindel
Chay Sarah Rachel bas Fechke
Aidel Gittel bas Mariasha Risha

Michoel Ezra Ben Leah
Bracha Basya Esther Bas Miriam
Leora Pearl bas Gila Shulamit

Yoel Ben Nessie

Call to Nshei Chabad to Participate in Pre-Purim World-Wide Project to Hasten the Geula

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

Nshei UBnos Chabad have been approached by a group of Noshim Tzidkonius from Yerushalaim to join them in the days before Purim… following the example of Esther HaMalka… to set aside time for Torah, Tefilah and Tzedaka on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the eighth, ninth and tenth of Adar. Women in Jewish communities around the world will be utilizing these days to strengthen their connection to one another and increase their connection to Hashem. Surely this united effort will hasten the true and final redemption.

Nshei Chabad of Crown Heights encourages Nshei Chabad where ever you are to join in this endeavor and to publicize it… to gather together on these days for Torah, Tefilah and Tzedakah or to participate as an individual.

We suggest learning about Moshiach and Geula and saying Kapitlach in Tehilim: 20, 22, 108 and 150.

With wishes for a Purim Sameach and Moshiach NOW!

Nshei U’Bnos Chabad

*The ninth of Adar is the auspicious day the Friediker Rebbe arrived in America and began the dissemination of the wellsprings of Chassidus to the lower hemisphere.

Lovely Apt for Rent - Great Location!

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

Recently renovated, 2 rooms plus kitchen/dinette w/full bath, basement apt. Ideal for newlyweds.

Excellent location in center of neighborhood.

Available March 1st.

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Serious inquiries only, call: 347-776-0279.

IT ISN’T TOO EARLY TO PERFORM MATANOS LA’EVYONIM

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

Donate today! Go to www.charityforisrael.com

This year, as in years past, “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, through mail, or by phone.

Adopt A Family, under the direct supervision of Harav Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky, distributes much needed funds to families of Anash and Shluchim in Israel whose income cannot cover their most basic expenses, and who must rely on your Tzedaka to carry on with their day-to-day lives.

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

Our address is:
Tomchei Israel – Adopt A Family
626 East New York Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203.

Or call: 347-647-1982

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1712

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

From a letter of the Baal Shem Tov to his brother-in-law, Rabbi Gershon Kitov: "I ascended level after level, until I entered the chamber of Moshiach... I asked him, 'Master, when are you coming?' He replied, 'This is how you will know. When your teachings are known in the world and your wellsprings have spread to the outside...' "
(L'Chaim)

London: Yeshiva Gedola receives Accreditation from British Accreditation Council for Independent Further & Higher Education

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

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After a rigorous inspection of its educational standards, welfare of its students and the facilities of the Yeshiva, the Yeshiva Gedola Lubavitch in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, under the leadership of its Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Y M Hertz, has been accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education.

The British Accreditation Council is recognised the world over by students, agents and government officials as the clearest mark of educational quality in the private sector.

For international students, choosing a BAC accredited college for your studies will ensure that the institution is considered to be bone fide by immigration officials. Indeed, since 2009, new regulations have come into effect in the UK so that visas are granted only to students at accredited institutions.

Is a Mossad Agent’s Work, Top Secret From His Wife?

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

Rabbi Shraga Nosson Dahan, a Chabad Chassid from Beit Shemesh who serves as chaplain at the Infantry Training School, recently wrote an article in Machanayim, the publication of the Military Rabbinate, dealing with the question of whether a Mossad agent or a fighter in an elite commando unit whose work is top secret is allowed to tell his wife what he does.

Below is a free translation of some excerpts from the article:

“There was a family where the sons fought in elite and confidential units of the IDF. The mother knew that her sons served in these units, but she was not very well acquainted with the nature of these units and the level of danger that her sons were exposed to on a daily basis. One day, the mother was surprised to see on a television program a certain item of her clothing for which she had been searching for a long time after it had apparently disappeared from her wardrobe. That piece of clothing was found lying at the scene of an assassination somewhere in the world. It was only then that the mother realized the dangerous work that her sons were doing.”

The case of a mother who had no idea what her sons were doing until it appeared on the news is one thing. “But,” Rabbi Dahan continues in his article, “This issue becomes more complicated with regard to getting engaged and then married. The law of secrecy does not allow a kallah to know where her future husband is serving, but if she finds out after the wedding that he is in constant danger and does not even fulfill his personal obligations towards her, she may want to annul the marriage and sue for compensation, as happens in cases of physical defects, a serious illness or unwittingly marrying a wicked person.”

In the 11-page article that follows, Rabbi Dahan analyzes and quotes the words of the Sages on this issue. His conclusion is that in comparison with other units that are exposed to constant friction with the enemy but are not shrouded in secrecy, it is not so dangerous in the elite units (and with regard to this question, the Mossad). He suggests that some details should be revealed – that the nature of the service is dangerous – but that the other details should remain hidden behind a cover story (“such as saying that he is serving in the paratroops, and afterwards he will have the right to say, not which important unit it was, but its nature [i.e. that it was dangerous]”).
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

LAST CHANCE!!!
Take care of your California Shalach Monos list NOW!!!

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

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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 AND Pico 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"

FOR RENT: Newly renovated two bedroom apartment in private house

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

Newly renovated two bedroom apartment ideal for single girls or newlyweds!

First floor of private house on Eastern Pkwy.

Please call: 718-771-6180

SWERDLOV'S PROGRAM has a few places left for 'out-of-New York' applicants

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

SWERDLOV'S PROGRAM has a few places left for 'out-of-New York' applicants.

Please get in touch with Mrs. Miryam Swerdlov @ swerdlov@aol.com, or at 718.774.1813 for an opportunity for an incredible summer starting in the Ukraine, visiting the kvorim of the Alter Rebbe, the Mitteler Rebbe, the Magid, Reb Levi Yitzchok of Barditchev, and spending Shabbos in the village of Mezibush, where the Baal Shem Tov davvened.

In Israel, we will tour the entire country with the best tour guides, climb mountains, ford streams, kayak, learn and have so much beautiful, good fun. The best investment. You have so much fun and yet you grow in a frum, chassidish environment.

Israel unveils new drone fleet that can reach Iran

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

TEL NOF AIR FORCE BASE, Israel (AP) - Israel's air force on Sunday introduced a fleet of huge pilotless planes that can remain in the air for a full day and could fly as far as the Persian Gulf, putting rival Iran within its range.

The Heron TP drones have a wingspan of 86 feet (26 meters), making them the size of Boeing 737 passenger jets and the largest unmanned aircraft in Israel's military. The planes can fly at least 20 consecutive hours and are primarily used for surveillance and carrying diverse payloads.

At the fleet's inauguration ceremony at a sprawling air base in central Israel, the drone dwarfed an F-15 fighter jet parked beside it. The unmanned plane resembles its predecessor, the Heron, but can fly higher, reaching an altitude of more than 40,000 feet (12,000 meters), and remain in the air longer.

"With the inauguration of the Heron TP, we are realizing the air force's dream," said Brig. Gen. Amikam Norkin, commander of the base that will operate the drones. "The Heron TP is a technological and operational breakthrough."continue...

Residents of Lod Rehab Labor Facility Join Chabad Purim Drive

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

Residents of a rehabilitative labor facility in Lod have joined Chabad’s Purim campaign.

They have been packing and preparing around half a million mishloach manos packages that will be distributed by the Chabad Youth Organization to soldiers, defense forces, army widows, terror victims, prisoners, hospital patients, and the elderly throughout Israel.

Rabbi Yaakov Pinson, director of Chabad’s logistics department, is in charge of the project. The director of the Chabad Youth Organization and Agudas Chassidei Chabad, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Ahronov, has welcomed the initiative and considers the residents’ contribution to the Purim campaign to be particularly significant.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Remembering Levi Wolowik, a”h

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

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By Larry Gordon

Today, Sunday, February 21, the 7th of Adar marks the first yahrzeit of Levi Wolowik, a”h. Levi was 9-years-old when he passed away suddenly in his sleep at his family home on a Friday night just a year ago. Naturally it was a tragic jolt to his parents and siblings and just as jarring to a community---here in Cedarhurst---that has embraced them lovingly and enthusiastically over the last fourteen years.

Chanie and Zalman Wolowik are the Chabad emissaries to the 5 Towns out here on this western sliver of Long island where they made an immediate impact on their arrival in a community that on the surface one would think might not have a profound need for what Chabad can and does bring to communities around the world.

But that would be an incorrect assessment. The unspeakable tragedy that was the loss of their son has resulted in an outpouring of projects on a multiplicity of levels that will additionally impact the Jewish community far beyond the 5 Towns that they so diligently serve for many years to come.

At Shalosh Seudot on Shabbos, Rabbi Wolowik delivered a sicha---a dissertation originally delivered by the Lubavitcher Rebbe on the occasion of the passing of his mother and then some years later on the occasion of his wife’s death. The Rabbi delivered the brief lecture to a group of about fifty or so men between Mincha and Maariv that I had the honor of attending. Amidst intermittent sobbing he repeated the words of the Rebbe which talk about the day when death with be banished from the world.

That day will indeed arrive with the advent of the coming of Moshiach, may it had speedily and in our day. In the sicha the Rebbe discusses why the reality of death had to be visited on the world. It was the intention of G-d that Adam and Eve and all their offspring live forever. But with the introduction of sin into the world through the defiance of G-d’s command not to partake of the Tree of Knowledge and other subsequent sins required that man experience death.

Rabbi Wolowik explained that death became necessary because it was the only way to expunge the evil from our midst that man introduced into this world. The exit of evil through death, he explained, prepares the world to experience the fullness and holiness of G-d;s eventual full and complete and obvious presence in this our physical world. At that time---with the coming of Moshiach---there will be the resurrection of the dead at which point man will experience a high level of eternal life.

Until that time we have no choice but to live with the heartbreak and in the case of little Levi Wolowik, a”h, the great shock of his untimely and inexplicable passing. It is our hope that on this, his first yahrzeit that his young life be a catalyst of an abundance of good and inspiration for his family and our community. It is our hope that we see the imminent arrival of Moshiach and the onset of a time when there will indeed be no more bad news and evil in the world and death will be banished from the lexicon.

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Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

Looking for Bochurim to help out a major project (in crown heights area) from now until Pesach, during the evening hours.

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Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

Yitzchok Kolodny (Crown Heights) to Chaya Stroll (Los Angeles, CA)

Billionaire’s Widow Questions Vow to Chabad

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

Roland Arnall, a subprime mortgage magnate who was once one of L.A.’s wealthiest residents, made a lot of promises before he died almost two years ago. Or so say those claiming to have heard them.

His widow, Dawn, isn’t so sure about what he may have promised. And the money to keep those promises might not even be in the estate, according to one lawyer.

The issue has come to the fore as squabbling over the estate has intensified.

...Meanwhile, Chabad, a Jewish charitable organization that Roland Arnall championed for more than three decades, is seeking $17.5 million, the balance due on an $18 million pledge Chabad claims Roland Arnall made in 2004.

Chabad officials said Roland Arnall made the pledge when he asked the Westwood-based organization to build an Arnall Family Center on property it owns on Pico Boulevard in the South Robertson neighborhood.

Sacks has said there are no merits to Chabad’s claims.

Since the Chabad suit was first reported in the Business Journal in October, Dawn Arnall has asked a probate judge to disqualify Grossman from representing Chabad in the case.

Dawn Arnall claims that she had sought legal advice from Grossman after Chabad officials approached her about the alleged $18 million pledge, and Grossman told her that he would not represent Chabad in connection with the dispute.

Grossman dismissed Dawn Arnall’s efforts to get him thrown off the case as an often-abused litigation tactic.

“She suggests that she called me and asked me to represent her against my own client, Chabad, which I have represented for over 30 years. And she claims I agreed to do so,” Grossman said. “That is just sheer silliness, and I have every confidence that the court will recognize it as such.” continue...

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

Nachman Rosenberg (Monsey, NY) to Shternie Junik (Montreal, Canada)
LECHAIM IYH MONDAY NIGHT @ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

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Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

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Camp Gan Israel Florida - Registration Open!

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

B”SD

Registration has opened for Camp Gan Israel Florida - summer 2010.

Located just North of Orlando, and three hours from South Florida, CGI Florida is open to boys ages 8-12, with a separate teen program for 13-14 year olds and runs for six weeks, from July 5th through August 15th.

Set in the background of 120 acres of lush fields & serene meadows, our magnificent grounds have proven to be a camper’s dream-come true. With a nature filled serene environment, surrounded by tranquil lakes and wildlife, the grounds feature amenities such as an outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool, a 5,000 square foot air-conditioned indoor gym, miniature golf-course, and fields for all sports activities including beach volleyball. Campers are housed in beautiful, air-conditioned cabins and bunk houses for maximum comfort.

Building on the traditional Gan Yisroel spirit, CGI Florida is known to add its unique special flavor of hominess & excitement. Highly qualified & experienced Head Staff prepare a fun-filled and interactively educational program as they are joined by a Chasidishe staff of Counselors, Learning Teachers and many other staff with years of camping experience, helping your child to get the most enjoyable summer, both spiritually & physically.

Our field trips are also without compromise. Located just 15 minutes from camp are Orlando’s world-class themes parks & attractions where campers are treated to the very best Florida has to offer.

Spaces are limited and are certain to fill up quickly. Register online today at www.cgiflorida.com or by calling (954) 970-9551.

The Rebbe's Advice #326 - MOSHIACH TIMES COVER

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

It would be better on the cover of a Pesach issue to show some Pesach related mitzva such as matza, destroying the chometz, eating charoses, etc., rather than a sheep tied to the bed. The latter is something that is done only when there is a Beis Hamikdash, while the former is done always.
Dvar Melech, p. 121

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida Hosts Yeshivah Gedolah in Miami Beach for a Memorable Shabbaton

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

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This past Shabbos 10 Bochrim from Shiur Aleph Zal in Yeshiva Gedolah of Miami Beach FL who excelled in learning accompanied with their Hanhalah Rabbi Benche Korf & Talmid Hashliach Motty Rivkin were treated to a special shabbaton at Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida.

The program began Friday Night at the Chabad House with a meaningful Dvar Torah from Rabbi Benche Korf, followed by a very Lebideke Kabbalat Shabbat with singing & Dancing the Community were very moved by the Aidelkeit & Varemkeit of the Bochrim.

Seudat Shabbat was at the home of Rabbi Yisroel & Aida Engel a Long time Mechanech in Oholei Torah (who is the Melamed in the Chabad community school in Fort Myers) the Seudah was very lively with Nigumim from the Bochrim & Divrei Torah from Rabbi Yisroel Engel the host, Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz The Shliach & Rabbi Benche Korf the Mashgiach of the Bochrim.

Shabbat morning the Bochrim & Rabbi Korf joined the community in the weekly Chassidus Shiur in Samach Vov of the Rebbe Rashab given by the Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz.

Davening was with tremendous Simcha with the Bochrim Singing. Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz gave his weekly Dvar Torah & thanked Rabbi Korf & the bochrim for making the Shabbat so beautiful for our community.

One of the highlights of Shabbos was a 5 Hour Fabrengen that went all afternoon with the Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowitz the first 3 Hours was together with the local Balei Batim and the last 2 hours was a private Farbrengen with only the Bochrim The Farbrengen was about Mesirus Nefesh, Limud Chassidus, Midas HaEmes & Darkei Hachasidus. Rabbi Minkowicz shared very interesting stories that the Bochrim enjoyed & were inspired.

After Mincha everyone walked to the water which is connected to the Gulf of Mexico, while the sun was setting we had a beautiful seder Niggunim which really inspired all the bochurim.

On Motzoei Shabbos shortly after Maariv the Bochurim arranged a grand BBQ by the Chabad House following which they went to one of the Balei Batims homes Dr. Gavriel & Chaya Tamar Newman. Dr. Gavriel Newman arranged a Kumzitz and Led the Bochrim with Lively warm Nigunim with his Guitar & Told Chassidishe Stories with background music of his guitar. The community also joined the Kumzitz with everyone singing with the sound of a guitar, the Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowitz & all the people at Chabad thanked the Bochurim for making such a memorable weekend at Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida and truly having a Yeshiva Style Shabbos which everyone really enjoyed. The community gave the Bochrim an open invitation to return anytime they wanted for another beautiful weekend.

A Prize-Giving Ceremony in Tzefat

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

A special ceremony took place in Tzefat on Wednesday, when around 500 bar mitzvah boys from 30 Talmudei Torah from around the Galilee received a set of seforim as a prize after being successfully tested on their knowledge of Hilchos Tefillin. This event was held in the Beit Yigal Allon Hall in Tzefat.

Among those present were various leading Rabbis in Tzefat, including the Rebbe of Nadborna, Rabbi M. Bistritzky, the leader of the Chabad community, Rabbi Koenig, leader of the Breslov community, Rabbi Reich of Tzanz, and more.

This special bar mitzvah mivtza has been a tremendous success. In the two years since it was first launched, over 2,500 participants have been tested on Hilchos Tefillin and have received special prizes.

The examinations were held in dozens of Talmudei Torah around Israel. When they had finished, thousands of invitations were sent out to parties that were held with leading Rabbis and Torah scholars.

The prizes were seforim worth NIS 200 for each participant, and they were distributed by Shaarei Horaah, an organization that has devoted much time and energy to encouraging yeshiva bochurim to pay extra attention to studying Halacha.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

DOES YOUR KRIAS HAMEGILLA NEED SOME IMPROVEMENT?

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

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If you are planning on laining the Megilla and need some help or are looking to brush up on your Laining skills you now have the option of listening 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.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

Boruch Akiva Hayman (Monsey, NY) to to Rachel Mishli (Monsey, NY)
Lechaim IYH Monday night @ 10 Langeries Drive - Monsey

MONDAY NIGHT LECHAIMS - UPDATED!!

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

Sholly Kahan (Crown Heights) to Esti Lasker (Kfar Chabad)
@ EMPIRE SHTEIBEL

Moishe Raksin (Crown Heights) to Bassie Zarchi (Crown Heights)
@ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Nachman Rosenberg (Monsey, NY) to Shternie Junik (Montreal, Canada)
@ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

Boruch Akiva Hayman (Monsey, NY) to to Rachel Mishli (Monsey, NY)
@ 10 Langeries Drive - Monsey

Yitzchok Kolodny (Crown Heights) to Chaya Stroll (Los Angeles, CA)
@360 N. Detroit St. - LA CA

MAZEL TOV WOLVOVSKYS - IT'S A FIRST!

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Levi & Sonia (nee Hazan) Wolvovsky - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

MAZEL TOV LANDAS

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Chezky & Chani Landa - Crown Heights - on the birth of a daughter.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

MAZEL TOV GEISINSKYS

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yisroel & Rivky Geisinsky - Crown Heights - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

Hamas Terrorist Gets 18 Years in Jail

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

(Israelnationalnews.com) The Be'er Sheva District Court sentenced Hamas terrorist Muhammad Bahabsa, 28, to 18 years in jail Monday for several counts of terrorist activity, which he admitted to as part of a plea bargain. Bahabsa and another terrorist planned to abduct an Israeli soldier or civilian at about the same time that other Hamas terrorists succeeded in killing two soldiers and abducting a third, Sergeant Gilad Shalit.

Bahabsa, who is from Gaza, and his accomplice, Jawad Abu Sneima, were sent into Israeli territory from Gaza after they had undergone training in the use of an M-16 rifle and a Kalachnikov rifle. The two were to abduct an Israeli man near Ashkelon. They were to bring him to an orchard, use a cellphone to photograph him and then murder him and bury his body.

Hamas planned to use the photographs to negotiate for the release of its prisoners in Israel.continue...

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

MAY IT BE G-D'S WILL THAT THIS LIST ONLY GETS SMALLER WITH A REFUA SHLEIMA KROVA FOR ALL THOSE IN NEED!
Sarah Rochel bas Genya

Rochel bas Tova
Shaina Devorah bas tamar
Shneur Zalman Ben Dabrusha
Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM
Aryeh Tzvi ben Sora Rivka
Daniel ben Raizel
Ruchama Aliza Sara Chana bas Esther Liba
Rivkah Chana Chava bas Chaya
Chaya Sara bas Tali Pessa
Mordechai ben Menucha
Yaakov Shlomo ben Rivka
Binyomin Zev ben Tzivia Hinda
Meira Mindel Bas Chava Golda
Avrohom Reuven ben Eta
Elka Tzivya Bas Vivian
Nechemia Avraham ben Baila Rochel
Sarah bas Mina
Elozor ben Baila
Sterna Bas Rochel Devorah
Binyomin Tzadik ben Aidel Gittel Elana
Channa Bas Rivkah
Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Avrohom ben Bintza
Mordechai Dov Tzion ben Chana Leah
Naftali Tzvi Yehuda ben Eza Baila
Chana Miriam bas Eza Baila
Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Lea bas Zahava
Chana Pessel bas Raizel
Refoel Chaim Simcha Binyamin ben Devorah Aliza
Shoshana Etta Bas Masha
Chaim Ben Gittel
Golda Bas Sarah Rachel
Lorraine Bas Nita
Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana
Michael Hirsh ben Sorah
Brocha Mazel bas Sarah
chaya basya bas alta nechama
Chiyena bas Fruma

Yosef ben Simcha
Chaya Leah bas Yenta
Chaya Rochel bas Devora Mindel
Chay Sarah Rachel bas Fechke
Aidel Gittel bas Mariasha Risha

Michoel Ezra Ben Leah
Bracha Basya Esther Bas Miriam
Leora Pearl bas Gila Shulamit

Yoel Ben Nessie

FIXED!!! VIDEO OF THE DAY: OHOLEI TORAH'S MAN OF THE YEAR GOES ON CAMERA

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

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The Parkway Suites is now accepting reservations for spring 2010

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

The Parkway Suites is now accepting reservations for Pesach and spring 2010. If you are making a wedding, a simcha or have visitors in Crown Heights, the Parkway Suites can accommodate your needs.

With a wide array of services and hotel amenities the Parkway Suites can meet your interest. We have rooms, Suites and Penthouse, daily maid service, fresh linen and toiletry daily, free private parking, a business center, laundry service and concierge service. We have Coffee and tea served in our living / dining room, shoe shine service and much more. We have pack-play, and extra cots upon request.

We can accommodate up to 20 people in our seven different types of rooms, Suites, and Penthouse. We have nightly stays, weekly rates and long term rentals.

Shluchim discounts honored.

Come visit us on our website, you can take a tour of the hotel, or reserve your stay right on line.

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We thank all of our guests and friends who have made the Parkway Suites the #1 choice for Hotel stays in Crown Heights We look forward to seeing you soon,

There is no Such Thing as 1 Free Lunch, but Birthright Israel will give you 10!

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

Yeladim Netivot is once again offering free trips to Israel for frum singles through Taglit-Birthright Israel. Our trips are Glatt kosher, shomer-Shabbos, educational, inspiring and fun. The tour is a 10 day adventure that takes you through Eretz Yisrael and allows you to experience it in a unique way. The Yeladim-Netivot alum can speak for the trip better than anyone else:

“Ten of the most non-stop days in my life.” Moishy K.

“I regret not staying, I sure had an awesome time” Yosef Y.

“Very well organized.” Lipa B.

“The key to the success of the trip was we had the most incredible madrich ever.” Yankee P.

“I wanna go back!” Sara M. K.

“A trip of a life time.” Chaya A.

“To explain the trip in one line is impossible, but it was a really moving trip. Now there is only one thing I can do, and that is say THANK YOU BIRTHRIGHT for all you have given me.” Chaim L.

Registration is open for a very limited time through Israel Free Spirit. You can register for this absolutely FREE trip right now at israelfreespirit.com – space if limited so be sure to sign up ASAP. Please be sure to fill out ALL 8 sections of the application form.

Also, be sure to select the Chizuk female or male August trip in section 5 to be assured that you are signing up for the frum separate trips.

You can contact Chaya at yeladimisrael@gmail.com or 646-352-3777 with any questions.

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1713

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

The Zohar states that the rainbow is one of the signs of the Redemption. The rainbow symbolizes the purification and refinement that the world underwent by means of the Flood. Before that time the clouds were made of coarser matter, which did not reflect sunlight. After the Flood had purified the world, the clouds too became more refined: they reflect sunlight, and a rainbow is produced. In this lies the connection between the rainbow and the Redemption, for at that time the entire physical world will attain the peak of refinement. (The Rebbe, Parshat Noach 5721-1960)
(L'Chaim)

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

Yaakov Yitzchak Richman (Crown Heights) to Victoria Malka Davidov (Sydney, Australia)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-MONDAY @ AHAVAS CHESED 271 KINGSTON AVE.

40th Yahrtzeit of Harav Hachosid Shneur Zalman Halevi Duchman

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

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Monday marks the 40th Yahrtzeit of Harav Hachosid Shneur Zalman Halevi Duchman an esteemed Chossid and the author of the "Leshaima Oizen". In honor of the Yahrtzeit we are publishing part of the introduction and several of the stories that were translated from the Sefer. We will IYH periodically continue to print more stories.

Reb Zalman's Neshamah should have an Aliya.

There is a Hebrew term — lachluchiyus — which when pronounced with a thick Russian chassidic accent could require an entire book to explain. It refers to a chassid who has warmth and energy, but backs that warmth and energy with inner substance and depth, whose perpetual smile radiates love and care, and who has internalized those emotions through systematic Divine service.

We could go on. The point is that those who know — or knew — a person who epitomizes the term don’t need an explanation. And those who have not yet had the opportunity of meeting such a chassid will still find it difficult to understand.

Those who know Reb Zalman Duchman understood what lachluchiyus meant. A casual encounter with him was enough to give a person a taste of chassidic joy and energy. For that reason, the Rebbe encouraged him to visit outlying communities in North America, telling him that even if his lack of knowledge of English prevented him from communicating with people on a cognitive level, the very sight of him would be a powerful experience for them.

The stories which Reb Zalman collected extend that opportunity, giving readers of later generations the chance to encounter such a personality.

THE ALTER REBBE
STORY#1 When the Alter Rebbe sent the manuscripts of the Tanya to be printed, he instructed the chassidim charged with that mission not to show the text to anyone. The chassidim, however, met a very great sage (his name was forgotten), and showed him the manuscripts. He perused them and was overcome with awe. Holding them in his hand, he exclaimed: “How illuminating! How illuminating!” Chassidim would say that with these words, he removed the light from the Tanya. Its inner G-dly power did not shine forth as forcefully and its intellectual dimension was emphasized.

Bar Mitzvah in Thailand

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

Yesterday (Sunday), Tomim Mendy Ashkenazi, son of Rabbi Eliezer Ashkenazi, a shliach in Thailand, celebrated his bar mitzvah.

Present were some of the Chabad shluchim in Thailand and the surrounding region, supporters of the Chabad, and friends of the Ashkenazis who arrived especially from Israel. The bar mitzvah celebrations lasted till very late at night, ending with a Chassidic farbrengen.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

LUXURY 2 BEDROOM RENTAL ON PRESIDENT STREET

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

Enjoy this luxurious 2 bedroom rental on the best block in Crown Heights.

Located in an exclusive all condo building in the corner of President and New York.

Apartment is completely renovated and includes the following features;
*Beautiful wood floors
*Large windows with great light
*All new appliances including washer and dryer
*Renovated Kitchen and Bathroom
*Available March 15th
*Rent $1800

Please email: presidentluxury@gmail.com for further info and to set up a viewing.

Pesach 2010 - A Must See Clip!

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

Click here to learn more

PESACH HOTEL LOOKING FOR 2 GIRLS

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

Looking for two additional mature and experienced girls to run a children’s program in a California Pesach Hotel.

Must be 12th grade and up.

Please send resume with past experiance along with references to: Yossip@hotmail.com

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: COL TO HOST SHMAIS.COM PURIM EDITION

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

They just don't stop! In an historic agreement reached late Monday, COLLIVE has agreed to host the annual, super popular SHMAIS.com Purim edition on their site.

Under terms of the agreement SHMAIS.com has guaranteed that the stories will in no way shape or form poke fun at editor Yudi aka Yehuda Ceitlin, Yossi Sofer, the Shemtov family, any of the contestants of A Jewish Star, or the COL Tznius and comment policies.

COL will begin posting the SHMAIS.com Purim Edition on Motzoei Shabbos, Purim, @ exactly 7:07pm .

The Purim Edition will also be featured on SHMAIS.com.

MAZEL TOV TEICHMANS

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Menachem Mendel & Chaya Moussia Teichman - Uzhgorod, Ukraine - on the birth of a daughter.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

Moscow Yeshiva Produces New Graduates

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

MOSCOW, Russia - Last week in Moscow, rabbinical students of the yeshiva at the Bolshaya Bronnaya Synagogue took their final exams. In all, 22 young men received their Rabbinic ordination as well as certification as shochtim (ritual slaughterers).

The 22 newly ordained rabbis and shochtim can now use their knowledge and skills to serve the Jewish people. In the first stage of the examination, the students were tested on their knowledge of kosher slaughter of poultry and cattle. In the second part of the test were rigorously examined on the actual slaughter of animals, carried out under the watchful supervision of experts. The following day, the graduates demonstrated their knowledge of the written and oral Torah and they received their ordination.

On the evening on February 8, the Bolshaya Bronnaya synagogue hosted a reception in honor of the graduates. Numerous businessmen from the community, some of whom serve as the yeshiva’s Board of Trustees, attended the event.

The new rabbis expressed their appreciation for the boundless energy of Rabbi Yitzhak Kogan and his wife, Rebbetzin Sophie Kogan, of blessed memory. It was the Kogans who established this yeshiva at the Bolshaya Bronnaya Synagogue. Rabbi Kogan stated that the work of the yeshiva and its graduates is the best compensation for the many years of suffering endured by the rabbis and other religious Jews who had tremendous self-sacrifice to keep Judaism alive during the Soviet years.

Att Bochurim in Crown Heights want to make some $ and work on major peulah?

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

Looking for Bochurim to help out a major project (in crown heights area) from now until Pesach, during the evening hours.

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Perfect for Bochurim in 770, OT, ULY, or out of towners here until Pesach.

Good salary.

Call immediately: 347-829-7705 or E-mail: mtproject5770@gmail.com

Brand new basement

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

2 bedrooms, bathroom, new kitchen, new appliances side entrance.

Call for info: 917-627-0314 or 718-618-4078 or email: renthouse25@yahoo.com

Purim!!!!! Exciting Juggling Performance to Enhance your Purim Event

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

Are you looking for something to make this Purim a hit? Something your community won't soon forget?

Well, look no further!

Experienced juggler available for Purim shows within the tri-state area.

From complex ball routines, to an electrifying fire sequence, this show will keep your audience spellbound.

Available for other events and occasions as well.

For details contact: purimjuggler@gmail.com

Bringing Purim Joy to Israel’s Prisons

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

Kishon, Hermon, Meggido, and Naphcha are only some of the Israeli prisons that teams of Chabad volunteers get to over Purim.

On Purim, around 17,000 mishloach manos packages are distributed to every prisoner in Israel Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Ahronov, head of the Chabad Youth Organization and Agudas Chassidei Chabad, reported that the prisoners wait in anticipation for the visits they receive from Chabad. During these visits, the prisoners are given the chance to put on tefillin, listen to the Megillah, and receive their own personal mishloach manos packages.
(SOURCE; COL.ORG.IL)

Mordechai Ben David Recalls Rebbe’s Words During Concert

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

“I’m proud of the Jewish nation. I’m proud to be part of them. I’m proud to belong here. I’m proud of you.” This statement was made by none other than Iyub Kara, deputy minister for the development of the Negev and the Galilee, who is a member of the Druse community. “I came from the distant north, to here, Tel Aviv, only in order to be here with you,” he added.

The deputy minister was speaking at an event in tribute to ZAKA, the organization that has become an integral part of the aftermath of many tragedies, including terror attacks and accidents, over the past ten years.

Apart from Mr. Kara, the chairman of the Knesset Finance Committee, Moshe Gafni, was also present, and he was pleased to announce that the government has agreed to provide substantial funding to the organization.

The high point of the event, which took place at the Cultural Hall in Tel Aviv, was a performance with famous singer Mordechai Ben David, his son Yeedle, and Yishai Lapidot.

Mordechai Ben David appeared, wearing a ZAKA vest, and after singing the opening number, he dedicated the next song to the volunteers. This was the moving song, “Ad Mosai.” The singer explained, “After the terror attack on the #2 bus in Jerusalem, I was sitting at the piano in tears. The haunting pictures that I saw would not leave me. I remembered the words of the Lubavitcher Rebbe about the coming of Moshiach, and the words of the song just flowed out from me. I would like to dedicate this song to you …”

As Mordechai Ben David began to sing, pictures from the #2 attack appeared behind him, a sight that would not be seen at any other such event …

At the end of the evening, each participant received a ZAKA catalogue, showing some of the many tragic events in which ZAKA has been involved. Sadly, the centerpiece of the album is a selection of pictures of the destruction of the Chabad House in Mumbai, from where ZAKA had to evacuate the bodies of the victims.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

MAZEL TOV BASKINS - IT'S A FIRST!

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Ephrayim & Rochel (nee Gelman) Baskin - Melbourne, Australia - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

MATANOS LA’EVYONIM FOR ANASH AND SHLUCHIM IN ISRAEL

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

Donate today! Go to www.charityforisrael.com

This year, as in years past, “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, through mail, or by phone.

Adopt A Family, under the direct supervision of Harav Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky, distributes much needed funds to families of Anash and Shluchim in Israel whose income cannot cover their most basic expenses, and who must rely on your Tzedaka to carry on with their day-to-day lives.

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

Our address is:
Tomchei Israel – Adopt A Family

626 East New York Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11203.
Or call: 347-647-1982

Need Food Stamps? Medicaid? HEAP?

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

No need to shlep to government offices or other neighborhoods. Competent help is available right here in Crown Heights.

No Need to wait for their calls! All in one spot without any hassle.

Call or email: (718)300-3299 CrownHeightsStamps@gmail.com

Applications, Recertifications, 6-Month Reports.

Playgroup on Crown Street has one available space for the rest of the school year

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

Child must be over the age of 2.3 years.

Warm, loving, chassidishe environment

Snack and lunch served daily.

Please contact Devorie @ (718) 778-9567 or email: draitport@hotmail.com

The Rebbe's Advice #327 - DRAWING PROPERLY

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

On the Rosh HaShana Tzivos Hashem Moshiach Times magazine there was a drawing of a Jew with a tallis over his head, blowing the shofar in a field.

The Rebbe commented that on Rosh HaShana, one does not blow the shofar in the field. During the month of Elul, when tefillin are worn, the shofar is blown at the end of davening.
Ibid. Pp. 121-122

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

It’s not quite a “Pray for Pay” program that Rabbi Levi Hodakov is conducting...

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

It’s not quite a “Pray for Pay” program that Rabbi Levi Hodakov is conducting. Just an extra little incentive, he said, for youngsters attending his youth minyan.

The youth program director for Young Israel-Chabad of Pinellas County in Palm Harbor conducts the 10 a.m. hour-long class every other Shabbat morning while the adults are in shul. It’s a special program designed for girls, ages 7-12 and boys, 7-13. Besides the usual games, stories, and snacks, the rabbi rewards the youngsters with “mitzvah dollars,” printed paper in denominations of $1, $5, and $10.

The first $5 is awarded at the start of the class, which consists of davening, (an abridged version), and learning about the Torah portion of the week, or about history, and the holidays as they draw near.

“Paying someone just to come and not do anything, that’s something else,” Rabbi Hodakov said. “When (the children) are participating in the program, davening nicely and behaving, then they are rewarded with extra Mitzvah Dollars.”

It’s like the difference between paying a student to go to school vs. rewarding him or her for having achieved superior grades.

“When their parents are leaving for shul and Shabbat,” he said, “(their children) should be excited because they’re going to have a topnotch program and, on top of that, they’re going to be rewarded.”

When a youngster accumulates 25 Mitzvah Dollars, they can be redeemed for an actual $5 bill. “Over the course of coming three or four times, a child can earn enough for real cash,” he said. “For a kid that age, $5 is significant.” continue...

The birth of a Torah

Monday, Feb 22, 2010

PLEASANTON, CA — Penmanship has been called a lost art, but for the Jewish community in the Tri-Valley it has been of the utmost focus.

The Chabad of the Tri-Valley has commissioned the creation of its own community Torah. It is the first Torah ever commissioned by a Tri-Valley congregation, said Rabbi Raleigh Resnick of Chabad.

The Torah is the holiest document of the Jewish faith, and its creation is a long arduous task done by a scribe who trains for years — not only to perf the Hebrew penmanship but to learn the thousands of laws associated with the process. If any of the 304,805 letters, symbols or ornamentations are off, the Torah is considered unfit for use.

A well-trained scribe, who has to say each word aloud before writing it, can finish a Torah in about 265 days of seven to eight hours of penning per day, Resnick said. continue...

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Monday, Feb 22, 2010

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

Mordy Goldman (Melbourne, Australia) to Miriam Hoen (Cleveland, OH)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-TUESDAY @ FREE

SPECIAL TEHILLIM REQUEST 4

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

Yitzchok Eizik ben Leah
Who is having serious surgery today

MAZEL TOV KOGANS

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Meir Simcha & Brochie Kogan - Crown Heights - on the birth of a daughter.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

INFO TO BE MENACHEM AVEL THE WASSERMAN FAMILY

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

The Wasserman family is sitting Shiva after the very untimely passing of their dear husband and father R' Avrohom Wasserman.

Address: 700 Crown St.
Shachris: 7:00am & 7:30am
Mincha: 5:00pm & 5:30pm
Maariv: Bizman and 7:30pm

E-mail: wassermanrealty@yahoo.com

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

MAZEL TOV MAJESKYS - TWINS!!

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a very hearty DOUBLE Mazel Tov to Mendy & Menucha Dina Majesky - Cincinnati, OH - 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.

MAZEL TOV FISHMANS

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Danny & Rivkah Fishman - Houston, TX - on the birth of a daughter.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

In honor of 9 Adar - Video Clip of the Freidiker Rebbe Coming to America

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

'Arab Truck Drivers Have No Fear'

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

(IsraelNN.com) In an interview with Arutz 7, Gabi Ben-Harush, head of the Israel Transport Organization, said that Monday's tragic accident in the Arava, in which a truck driven by an Arab crushed to death five passengers in a family car, was symptomatic of the fact that "Arab drivers have no fear. I see the courts full of Arabs, the law for them is just a recommendation."

Ben-Harush called on police to increase their enforcement of laws, to ensure that truck drivers observe the law.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

MAY IT BE G-D'S WILL THAT THIS LIST ONLY GETS SMALLER WITH A REFUA SHLEIMA KROVA FOR ALL THOSE IN NEED!
Sarah Rochel bas Genya

Rochel bas Tova
Shaina Devorah bas tamar
Shneur Zalman Ben Dabrusha
Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM
Aryeh Tzvi ben Sora Rivka
Daniel ben Raizel
Ruchama Aliza Sara Chana bas Esther Liba
Rivkah Chana Chava bas Chaya
Chaya Sara bas Tali Pessa
Mordechai ben Menucha
Yaakov Shlomo ben Rivka
Binyomin Zev ben Tzivia Hinda
Meira Mindel Bas Chava Golda
Avrohom Reuven ben Eta
Elka Tzivya Bas Vivian
Nechemia Avraham ben Baila Rochel
Sarah bas Mina
Elozor ben Baila
Sterna Bas Rochel Devorah
Binyomin Tzadik ben Aidel Gittel Elana
Channa Bas Rivkah
Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Avrohom ben Bintza
Mordechai Dov Tzion ben Chana Leah
Naftali Tzvi Yehuda ben Eza Baila
Chana Miriam bas Eza Baila
Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Lea bas Zahava
Chana Pessel bas Raizel
Refoel Chaim Simcha Binyamin ben Devorah Aliza
Shoshana Etta Bas Masha
Chaim Ben Gittel
Golda Bas Sarah Rachel
Lorraine Bas Nita
Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana
Michael Hirsh ben Sorah
Brocha Mazel bas Sarah
chaya basya bas alta nechama
Chiyena bas Fruma

Yosef ben Simcha
Chaya Leah bas Yenta
Chaya Rochel bas Devora Mindel
Chay Sarah Rachel bas Fechke
Aidel Gittel bas Mariasha Risha

Michoel Ezra Ben Leah
Bracha Basya Esther Bas Miriam
Leora Pearl bas Gila Shulamit

Yoel Ben Nessie

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

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There is no Such Thing as 1 Free Lunch, but Birthright Israel will give you 10!

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

Yeladim Netivot is once again offering free trips to Israel for frum singles through Taglit-Birthright Israel. Our trips are Glatt kosher, shomer-Shabbos, educational, inspiring and fun. The tour is a 10 day adventure that takes you through Eretz Yisrael and allows you to experience it in a unique way. The Yeladim-Netivot alum can speak for the trip better than anyone else:

“Ten of the most non-stop days in my life.” Moishy K.

“I regret not staying, I sure had an awesome time” Yosef Y.

“Very well organized.” Lipa B.

“The key to the success of the trip was we had the most incredible madrich ever.” Yankee P.

“I wanna go back!” Sara M. K.

“A trip of a life time.” Chaya A.

“To explain the trip in one line is impossible, but it was a really moving trip. Now there is only one thing I can do, and that is say THANK YOU BIRTHRIGHT for all you have given me.” Chaim L.

Registration is open for a very limited time through Israel Free Spirit. You can register for this absolutely FREE trip right now at israelfreespirit.com – space if limited so be sure to sign up ASAP. Please be sure to fill out ALL 8 sections of the application form.

Also, be sure to select the Chizuk female or male August trip in section 5 to be assured that you are signing up for the frum separate trips.

You can contact Chaya at yeladimisrael@gmail.com or 646-352-3777 with any questions.

Chabad House in LA looking for Bochur

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

A Chabad House in the LA area is looking for a Bochur to help out with activities from Purim until Pesach.

For more information, please e-mail: info@jccmb.com

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1714

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

Rav Saadia Gaon recounts as the ninth of his ten symbolic meanings in the sounding of the shofar on Rosh Hashana: To recall our faith in the future ingathering of Israel's dispersed, and to awaken our yearning for it. As it says in Isaiah (ch. 72): " And it shall be on that day - a great shofar will be sounded, and those who have perished in the land of Assyria, and those who were dispersed in the land of Egypt will come..." (The Book of Our Heritage)
(L'Chaim)

Hundreds of Kindergarten Children Gather in Tzefat for Purim

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

This week, hundreds of children from the Chabad kindergartens in Tzefat, as well as in other towns in the region, even as far away as Katzrin, gathered at a special rally to learn about the miracles of Purim.

The rally was organized by principal Rabbi Daniel Otinsky, who arranged a fabulous event with the help of the other members of staff, including the kindergarten teachers, their assistants, and teachers.

The shliach Rabbi Aharon Eliezer Ceitlin, director of the network of Chabad kindergartens, was also present at the rally. He reminded the children of their power by reciting the Twelve Pesukim with them.

Two jugglers gave a fun and exciting performance that held the children spellbound. Senior educator Rabbi Baruch Menachem Mendel Kommer dressed as a cow and made all the children laugh in the best Purim tradition.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Over 5000 children from 43 schools around the words united today for a Tzivos Hashem Rally

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

Over 5000 children from 43 schools around the words united today for a Tzivos Hashem Rally in honor of Tes Adar and Purim.

The program was recorded and is now available on line at: chabad.org/rally The program includes: Niggun Vayehi Bimay Achashveirosh

Tzivos Hashem update: • 1,047,034 minutes of Tehillim said on Shabbos Mevorchim • The conclusion of Levi’s Torah • 770 winners in the Global Chinese Auction • Tes Adar Video – 70 years in America • Promotions – introducing our new Second Lieutenants • Pessukim – Chayolim from around the world • We want Moshiach now – We don’t want to wait! • Niggun Utzu Etza •Tzedaka – A dime for each Chayol • Sicha – The order of the day

Chayolei Tzivos Hashem is project of Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, Rabbi Yerachmiel Bejaminson of Tzivos Hashem and developed in partnership with Rabbi Shaya Smetana of anash.com.

New Kosher Restaurant Opens in Moscow

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

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MOSCOW, Russia — A new kosher restuarant has opened in the heart of Moscow on 2nd Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street. The teahouse, called "Seven-Forty,” will feature Bukharian Jewish food. The opening of the restaurant was attended by the President of the World Congress of Bukharian Jews and the President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS, Lev Leviev, as well as Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, President of the FJC Russia Alexander Boroda, and Rabbis David Yushuvaev, David Mondshine, and Ari Aminov. Of course, the restaurant’s owner, Ben Binyaminov, the President of the Congress of Bukharian Jews of Russia and the CIS, was in attendance, as well as many other leading figures of the Jewish community in the capital city also turned out to take part in the celebration.

While Moscow has always favored the cuisine of the various peoples of Central Asia, it has never before had the opportunity to enjoy traditional Bukharian Jewish dishes. Now, kosher patrons will have the pleasure of enjoying many distinct and delicious Bukharian Jewish foods as well as the more common Central Asian fare such as shish kebab, pilaf, and lagman. The restaurant hired eight chefs who hail from Tashkent.

"I only intended to come for half an hour to congratulate our communities, but I ended up staying for much longer,” commented Mr. Leviev, who noted that the Bukharian Jews of Moscow now have a kosher eating establishment that caters to their unique tastes and culture.

The opening of Seven-Forty included live music by Igor Dabakarov, a talented singer who traveled especially from Ulyanovsk, and performed Bukharian and Ashkenazi Jewish songs. The restaurant’s change-over to kosher was done according to the strictest standards and was supervised by Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries.

Only 2 days left.....**!! 11th Annual Purim Raffle !!**

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

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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 one FREE ticket.

Drawing Date: February 25th, 2010. In just 2 days

Purchase 20 tickets ($180) and receive a FREE gift of an Elegant and Personalized Family Welcome Plaque; Purchase 50 tickets ($360) and receive a FREE gift of a Fine Quality Mirrored Personalized Vanity Tray; Purchase 100 tickets ($650) or more and receive a FREE gift of an Imported Crystal Vase with Unique Muchnik Art Motif.

PRIZES INCLUDE: Megillas Esther w/ Silver Case, DELL 20" Flat Monitor Personal Computer, 5 pc. Sterling Silver Shabbos Table set, Diamond Pendant Necklace & MORE!

For more info or to purchase raffle tickets, log on to: www.hadarhatorah.org or CALL: 718-735-0250.

Great 2 bedroom basement available!

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

~ Walk in, not underground
~ Newly painted
~ New carpeting
~ Full kosher kitchen
~ Washer/Dryer

Ideal for singles, students, or office space

For more info call David at 917-416-8380

MEDICAL BILLING COURSE IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

LEARN MEDICAL BILLING IN 10 HOURS.

CLASSES STARTING MONDAY AFTER PURIM.

CALL: 917-364-4439

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: AS A CHASSID WOULD TELL IT - “True teshuvah is feelings like those experienced by the goy in Vitebsk.”

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

Once the Alter Rebbe was describing the concept of teshuvah. After elaborating, he concluded: “True teshuvah is feelings like those experienced by the goy in Vitebsk.”

To what was he referring? Vitebsk was a large town built on two sides of a river. At that time, a bridge had not been built to connect the two sides of the town and the river had to be crossed by boat. The boatman was a simple gentile, experienced in his craft, and confident in his ability.

Once it was a particularly stormy evening and the boatman’s friends warned him not to set out. He, however, wanted to earn the fare and paid no attention to them. In the middle of river, however, the strong winds were too powerful and his boat capsized. For several minutes, he struggled to stay above the surface, but soon the raging current and the strong waves got the better of him and he drowned.

“Think of how powerful his feelings of regret must have been at the time he was struggling, how sorry he must have felt that he did not listen to his friends.” said the Alter Rebbe. “That’s how strong the urge to teshuvah must be.”

Rabbi Landa Asks U.S. Ambassador to Guarantee Israel’s Safety

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

The U.S. Ambassador to Israel, James Cunningham, paid a special visit to Bnei Brak today (Tuesday), where he toured various institutions and met with local Rabbis.

The ambassador’s first meeting was with the city’s Chief Rabbi, Chabad Chassid Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landa.

During their meeting, Rabbi Landa told the ambassador that, “It’s very important to make sure that the Jews live in Israel in safety.” Dayan M. Shafran, who was also present, showed the ambassador Rabbi Landa’s high-quality hechsher, which is also on Coca Cola. He spoke about the warm connection between the chareidi community and the United States and how many chareidim have family in America. At the same time, he invited the ambassador to return to Bnei Brak on Shabbos to see how the city is closed to vehicles and the sanctity of Shabbos is observed.

The ambassador replied, “I have a very special relationship with orthodox Jews, and I meet them at all sorts of opportunities.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Purim Mivtza Sweetens Lives of Gush Katif Expellees and Sderot Residents

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

The International Campaign to Save the Nation and the Land launched a special Purim mivtza this week.

Thousands of mishloach manos packages will be sent to the expellees of Gush Katif, the residents of Sderot, and the communities of Binyamin and Samaria. Many of the products used for the packages have been ordered from stores in Sderot to boost the livelihood of local residents. As a result of constant bombing raids, poverty and unemployment are rampant in this southern Israeli city.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Happy Purim Sale From Verizon Wireless on Kingston Ave.

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

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Bookkeeper/Administrator available

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

A Yungerman with experience in Bookkeeping and Administration is now available to work on a F/T or P/T basis.

Call: 347-560-9770 or MendyOffice@gmail.com

A/R Position

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

Assistant Position for Collection A/R Organized Individual w/ good phone skills. Computer Exp. Brooklyn Location.

E-mail: hiring@awssupplies.com

Yosef Smetana CPA - Tax fact # 5 - New and Revolutionary

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

Not only do you not have to come and meet the Accountant - now sit at your computer while watching live every click of the mouse, as we play out several scenarios. See the differences, and choose the best scenario for you!

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718 207 1684
Ysmetana@accountant.com

MAZEL TOV COHENS

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Dovid & Sarah Cohen - Wimbledon, UK - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

MAZEL TOV FELLIGS - IT'S A FIRST!

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Yael (nee Goldberg) Fellig - Waterloo, Ontario - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

The Rebbe's Advice #328 - BOCHURIM SHLUCHIM

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

There is no place for there to be a “heavenly” decree, rather, each of the students should decide for himself whether he truly wants to go on this mission or not. I support and encourage their decisions, but it must come from them.
Handwritten note 1981

This was a response to the bochurim shluchim who were chosen to open a yeshiva in Morocco.

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

MATANOS LA’EVYONIM FOR ANASH AND SHLUCHIM IN ISRAEL

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

Donate today! Go to www.charityforisrael.com

This year, as in years past, “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, through mail, or by phone.

Adopt A Family, under the direct supervision of Harav Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky, distributes much needed funds to families of Anash and Shluchim in Israel whose income cannot cover their most basic expenses, and who must rely on your Tzedaka to carry on with their day-to-day lives.

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

Our address is:
Tomchei Israel – Adopt A Family

626 East New York Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11203.
Or call: 347-647-1982

Need Food Stamps? Medicaid? HEAP?

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

No need to shlep to government offices or other neighborhoods. Competent help is available right here in Crown Heights.

No Need to wait for their calls! All in one spot without any hassle.

Call or email: (718)300-3299 CrownHeightsStamps@gmail.com

Applications, Recertifications, 6-Month Reports.

Job Opening – Pre School looking for assistant to the principal in Hillside, New Jersey

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

Hours: 8:30 AM – 3:40 PM

Round trip transportation directly from Crown Heights is provided, one hour each way.

Competitive pay.

Occasional substitute teaching possible. Minimum of 1 year full time work experience with preschool aged children required.

Must have driver’s license, be an experienced driver and over age 21.

Resume needed with at least 2-3 references, with phone numbers Warm and heimish environment. Renovated, spacious facilities.

For an interview: please send your resume to Mrs. Shterney Kanelsky, at shterney824@hotmail.com or call our office at (908) 289-0770 and ask for Mrs. Kanelsky.

Please be sure to include your phone numbers for an immediate response.

PHOTOS: OHOLEI TORAH CELEBRATES 55TH ANNUAL DINNER WITH BUSINESS CONGLOMERATES & FINANCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

Educational Institute Oholei Torah, the flagship school of Chabad-Lubavitch, celebrated their 55th annual dinner this past Sunday at their Eastern Parkway Campus, in Crown Heights.

For the unprecedented occasion, guests from across America came together to rally in support of Oholei Torah and the vital services it provides children and Talmudic students from Chabad-Lubavitch communities around the globe.

Mr. Simon Jacobson was bestowed the honor of Man of the Year together with a close circle of his friends and associates who gave their support to further the cause and goals of the school.

The evening began with a private meeting of the honorees and prominent members of Crown Heights, and continued with a smorgasbord and banquet in the Gutnick Ballroom.

The sit-down affair, chaired by Yerachmeal Jacobson, began with the reading of a letter of the Rebbe by Rabbi Eliezer Teitelbaum, which was then followed by a sicha from Purim of the year 1974. The Sparks Boys Choir performed, bringing many smiles of nachas to the guests. Mr. Max Leifer was honored with the Attorney of the Year award, introduced by Rabbi Eliezer Gold and presented by Rabbi Sholom Rosenfeld.

The Man of the Year Award was presented to Simon Jacobson by Rabbi Nosson Blumes and words of encouragement were given by Rabbi Joseph Rosenfeld. A most heartwarming video presentation was shown, produced by Yankee Teitelbaum, in which Jacobson expressed the importance of supporting Oholei Torah and the tremendous work its staff does with children. He thanked his associates of his J. Group for their continued support.

One by one, over 20 members of the exclusive J. Group were called up to the podium, where each received an award - a globe of the world - for their commitment to Oholei Torah. The moment when they stood holding their globes was one in which many of the honorees said they felt the magnitude of their partnership with Oholei Torah. Honorees said they felt fortunate to be bettering the world through their support of Oholei Torah, the school from which many Shluchim around the world have graduated.

”The gala evening showed a new side to the famous partners of Yissachar and Zevulun,” Jacobson said, “for we had supporters from all walks of life, who left the event inspired and in awe of the accomplishments and important work of Oholei Torah." It was also a tremendous Kiddush Lubavitch, Jacobson added, to show that a local Crown Heights institution could garner such wide support and host such an elegant event in Crown Heights.

Rabbi Blumes spoke to the guests on behalf of the Oholei Torah administration, thanking all of the honorees and encouraging them to continue their support. “There is a saying, ‘It takes a village to raise a child,’” Rabbi Blumes said in his address, “but in Oholei Torah we say ‘it takes a child to raise a village,’ for each student in Oholei Torah has the potential to become a Shliach in the Rebbe’s army of Shluchim.”

The evening’s guest speaker was Mr. Mark Isaacson, who delivered an eloquent message of humility and told of his personal connections with the Rebbe. He captured the crowd, as many of those in attendance were mesmerized by his profound message.

A teacher’s award was presented to Morah Chanie Charitinow by Rebbetzin Esther Teitelbaum and Mrs. Faige Winner-Hertzel. Dinner was served, catered by Benzion Kohen of Kohen Caterers, following which the guests enjoyed the boys’ choir and were entertained by a concert from Mendy Jacobson.

Tammy Poletchak of Aristocratic Design masterfully designed the dinner’s d?cor, and the evening’s festivities were captured by photographer Mendel Meyers.

As the guests mingled, one woman expressed her thanks and gratitude to Rabbi Blumes, the dinner’s coordinator, and said, “Rabbi, it had troubled me - the future of our people and what will be - but after being at your event and seeing the work that you are accomplishing, I am relieved and I know Oholei Torah and Chabad will carry the future of Am Yisroel.”

Texas Weekend Draws Hundreds of Students

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010

Jewish students across the Lone Star State excitedly pronounced the second-annual Grand Texas Intercollegiate Shabbaton to be even bigger and better than last year’s event. Hosted once again by collegians at Texas A&M University in College Station, the collection of networking events, workshops and spiritually inspiring talks was attended by hundreds of students from more than half a dozen colleges.

“It’s going to be really big!” Naomi Heller, a junior and student board president of the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish Student Center serving A&M, reported just days before the Feb. 19 opening sessions.

She was looking forward to “seeing so many kids my age who care about their heritage,” said the Dallas area native. “Plus, I love meeting new people!”continue...

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - REBBETZIN ROCHEL SCHOCHET OBM
LEVAYA TIME UPDATED

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

With profound sadness,deep pain and shock we inform you of the very untimely passing of Rebbetzin Sarah Rochel Schochet of Los Angeles, CA at age sixty-five.

The Nifteres is survived by her husband and children Tibadlu Lechaim Tovim: The Rosh - Rabbi Ezra Schochet and children: Rabbi Menachem Schochet - Israel, Mrs. Chana Wilhelm - S. Paul, Mrs. Hadassah Spalter - LA, CA, - Mrs. Yehudis Farkash - LA, CA, Rabbi Avremi Schochet - LA, CA and Rabbi Dov Yehudah Schochet, Manchester, UK.

The Levaya will take place 8:00 p.m. tonight Wednesday, February 24 @ Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad, 7215 Waring Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

The Kevurah will take place in Eretz Hakodesh.

AD MOSAI!AD MOSAI! AD MOSAI!

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

MAZEL TOV STERNS

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Baila Stern - on the birth of a daughter.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

MAZEL TOV ARYEH & FEIGY ISRAELI - IT'S A FIRST!!

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Aryeh & Feigy Israeli- Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn son.

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

Hundreds of records updated in SHMAIS.com "Anash Online" database

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

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In recent days we have updated hundreds of listings in our "Anash Online" database, the world's largest online directory of Anash.

However, we are constantly looking to update and ensure that our database is as accurate as possible. Therefore we ask that you please and take a moment of your time.
1) You recently moved or got married. Please upate your information.
2) If you have changed your e-mail address please update that as well.
CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR NAME OR UPDATE YOUR LISTING

ALL UPDATED LISTINGS ARE MARKED WITH THE DAY THE RECORD WAS LAST UPDATED

We will do our best to update our records within 24-48 hours of your submission.

Arab Caught with Knife Near Cave of Macpelah

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

(IsraelNN.com) Border Police caught an Arab man possessing a 14 cm long knife at a checkpoint near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron Wednesday evening.

The knife was confiscated and the man handed over to security forces for questioning.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

MAY IT BE G-D'S WILL THAT THIS LIST ONLY GETS SMALLER WITH A REFUA SHLEIMA KROVA FOR ALL THOSE IN NEED!

Rochel bas Tova
Shaina Devorah bas tamar
Shneur Zalman Ben Dabrusha
Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM
Aryeh Tzvi ben Sora Rivka
Eliezer ben Tzivia
Daniel ben Raizel
Ruchama Aliza Sara Chana bas Esther Liba
Rivkah Chana Chava bas Chaya
Chaya Sara bas Tali Pessa
Mordechai ben Menucha
Yaakov Shlomo ben Rivka
Binyomin Zev ben Tzivia Hinda
Meira Mindel Bas Chava Golda
Avrohom Reuven ben Eta
Elka Tzivya Bas Vivian
Nechemia Avraham ben Baila Rochel
Sarah bas Mina
Elozor ben Baila
Sterna Bas Rochel Devorah
Binyomin Tzadik ben Aidel Gittel Elana
Channa Bas Rivkah
Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Avrohom ben Bintza
Mordechai Dov Tzion ben Chana Leah
Naftali Tzvi Yehuda ben Eza Baila
Chana Miriam bas Eza Baila
Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Lea bas Zahava
Chana Pessel bas Raizel
Refoel Chaim Simcha Binyamin ben Devorah Aliza
Shoshana Etta Bas Masha

Chaim Ben Gittel
Golda Bas Sarah Rachel
Lorraine Bas Nita
Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana
Michael Hirsh ben Sorah
Brocha Mazel bas Sarah
chaya basya bas alta nechama
Chiyena bas Fruma

Yosef ben Simcha
Chaya Leah bas Yenta
Chaya Rochel bas Devora Mindel
Chay Sarah Rachel bas Fechke
Aidel Gittel bas Mariasha Risha

Michoel Ezra Ben Leah
Bracha Basya Esther Bas Miriam
Leora Pearl bas Gila Shulamit

Yoel Ben Nessie

Suspicious Sefer Torah Left at the Western Wall

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

Today, worshippers approached the Chief Rabbi of the Western Wall and reported that last Sunday a small Sephardic sefer Torah had been left at the Western Wall by a man named Nissim. Nissim gave them a telephone number that did not work and he claimed that the sefer Torah was a donation to the Western Wall minyan.

Despite efforts of the ushers at the Western Wall to put him in touch with the Chief Rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Nissim hurried away.

When the Western Wall’s official sofer, Rabbi Yisrael Gotlieb, checked the sefer Torah, he found that it was not kosher for reading out loud during a minyan due to various halachic problems. Apparently, it was a fairly old scroll that had undergone a partial repair.

At the same time, suspicions were aroused because the outer part of the sefer Torah, which usually bears the names of the donors or owners, had been removed.

Rabbi Rabinowitz reported the incident to the police and to various authorities dealing with sifrei Torah in case any thefts of this kind of sefer Torah had been reported. At the same time, it was decided that even if this sefer Torah was repaired it could only be used after the fact. Due to the many doubts regarding the sofer who wrote it, it will not be used for minyanim and will be put in storage if no one comes to claim it.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Preschool Teacher for Chile

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

Preschool teacher March-July 2010 possiblity to continue August-December 2010

Please call (562)216-2770-Chaya or e-mail: info@jabad.cl

We're starting school March 3rd so please hurry if you're interested. Room and board, great experience, spanish helful but not indispensable.

If you e-mail us please include a telephone number where you can be reached.

Thank you.

PART TIME JOB AVAILABLE IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

Internet Based Company Looking for part time help in shipping/receiving department.

Hours: 11am - 3pm

Please contact us with your name and contact info and any questions at: PTjobinCH@gmail.com

Thank you

Chevra Simchas Shabbos V'Yomtov C.S.S.Y. needs your help to help others!

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

Shalom Dov Ber Kumer (Tzfas, Israel) to Chani Brenenson (Kfar Chabad)

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1715

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

May it be Your will, L-rd our G-d and G-d of our fathers, merciful King, in Your abounding compassion, again to have mercy on us and on Your Sanctuary, and rebuild it soon and increase its glory. ...speedily reveal the glory of Your Kingship upon us; appear and be exalted over us before the eyes of all the living. Gather our dispersed from among the nations, and assemble our scattered from the ends of the earth. Bring us with song to Zion Your city, and with everlasting joy to Jerusalem Your Sanctuary
(From the Musaf prayer on Yom Kippur)
(L'Chaim)

A Special Shabbaton for Doctors

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

The thirteenth conference of Chabad doctors and physicians who support Chabad took place in Nachlat Har Chabad on Shabbos Terumah.

Among those present were various mashpi’im, Ramim, and local Chabad residents. This year’s conference was the largest to date, with 100 doctors and their families. Dr. Tal Nir, director of the Chabad Doctors’ Association, organized the event.

On erev Shabbos, Rabbi Michoel Mishulovin, mashpia in Nachlat Har Chabad, and Rabbi Yaakov Lerner conducted a farbrengen with the doctors that went on until the early hours of the morning.

Over Shabbos, various lectures and talks were given by renowned speakers, including Rabbi Y. Tz. Nisselevitch, Rabbi Haber, Rabbi Orian, Rabbi Hertzl, Rabbi Winderbaum, and Rabbi Yosef Friedman. Dr. Einat Maidovnick and Batsheva Schneerson gave shiurim to the women doctors and doctors’ wives.

The visitors were hosted by Rabbi Sholom Ber Gorelik and the staff of Chamah, and the Maidovnick and Nir families.

Various local families also provided hospitality. The daughters of the Simon family ran activities for the children. The main resolution of the conference was that every doctor should try to influence their patients to increase in Torah, mitzvos, and good deeds in order to bring the Geulah.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

LAST DAY = LAST CHANCE TO WIN BIG!!!!!

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

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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 one FREE ticket.

Drawing Date: February 25th, 2010. In just 2 days

Purchase 20 tickets ($180) and receive a FREE gift of an Elegant and Personalized Family Welcome Plaque; Purchase 50 tickets ($360) and receive a FREE gift of a Fine Quality Mirrored Personalized Vanity Tray; Purchase 100 tickets ($650) or more and receive a FREE gift of an Imported Crystal Vase with Unique Muchnik Art Motif.

PRIZES INCLUDE: Megillas Esther w/ Silver Case, DELL 20" Flat Monitor Personal Computer, 5 pc. Sterling Silver Shabbos Table set, Diamond Pendant Necklace & MORE!

For more info or to purchase raffle tickets, log on to: www.hadarhatorah.org or CALL: 718-735-0250.

Great 2 bedroom basement available!

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

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Ideal for singles, students, or office space

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MAZEL TOV BERKOWITZS - IT'S A FIRST!

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Laibel & Chanie (nee Posner) Berkowitz - Huntsville, AL - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

An Evening of Fun for Gush Katif Youth

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

Last night (Tuesday), there was a special evening for young people among the displaced residents of Gush Katif. The Chabad House of Gush Katif, currently located in Nitzan, organized the event.

The evening was arranged with the assistance of youth coordinators Asher Danino and Matanel Avitan. Dr. Tal Nir conducted a farbrengen for young men, and Yoni Fein provided musical entertainment with his guitar. The bochurim danced joyfully after the farbrengen, and then they sat down to pack mishloach manos packages that will be distributed to the expellees of Gush Katif.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

PHOTOS & REPORT - Running Springs, CA: Observing A Special Day With A Kinus

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

Sunday, the 7th of Adar, marked the yahrzeit of the greatest leader of our Nation, Moshe Rabeynu. As the Rambam states in the Thirteen Principles “I firmly believe that the prophecy of Moses our teacher, may he rest in peace, was true; and that he was the chief of prophets, both of those who preceded and of those that followed him.”

The Talmud – Gemorah states there is great joy in the month of Adar as it is the month of the birth of Moshe Rabeynu.

We know that the Alter Rebbe speaks about the Moshe in everyone and the Moshe Rabeynu of each generation.

In our generation the Moshe Rabeynu is the Rebbe. We follow his standing orders of preparing the world for Moshiach. As we know, higiya zman – the time is here for Moshiach and we must do as much as possible. The Rebbe taught us that we must reach out – oferatzta – Yama, v’Kedma, Tzefona, v’Negba. The word Foratzta is spelled Pay , Raish, Tzadik, and Taf. In gematria Pay = 80, Raish = 200, Tzadik = 90 and Taf = 400. The total = 770.

770 is the address of the main Chabad headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.

Rabbi Shlomo Cunin, Head Californian Shaliach, marked Sunday, February 21St / 7th Adar with a special Kinus for West Coast Chabad Lubavitch. There are over 263 shluchim, from the South to the North and East to West. The words oferatzta means to place shluchim in every direction possible.

All these shluchim came together for a 48 hour Achdus-Oferatzta program. There was Torah, Avoda, and Gamilus Chasadim throughout the program.

It began with a lunch full of delicious food and was followed by shiurim – classes in Torah. Then on to the financial world and reach out programs for public schools, high schools, camps, and more.

There was a special session where Rabbi Cunin spoke of the West Coast being the first one for so many programs especially the idea of bringing shluchim together, where they would be able to meet and exchange ideas, learning, and friendship. You can well imagine the positive energy.

The meeting took place on the beautiful 70 acre campus called Kiryas Schneerson in Running Springs. High in the mountain, closer to G-d as you can physically get!

Some 170 shluchim attended the program. In the middle of the program a snow storm broke out, closing the road at times. There were accidents on the freeway and side roads but our shluchim were able to come and return in safety. A true miracle in our times.

The dream of the Rebbe in preparing the world for Moshiach is becoming a reality. As each day passes we see more and more shluchim coming to California, called the golden state. As gold is mined from the ground so too is Yiddishkeit mined from the people of California and Nevada.

Each shaliach went home energized with a great experience.

Yes, Torah, Avoda and Gemilus Chasadim was not only taught as a subject, it was practiced by all those attending. No date was given for the next yearly kinus as it will surely be in Yerushalayim HaKodesh.

MATANOS LA’EVYONIM – TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

Log on 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, 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, 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 11:00 AM on Purim, 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!
Our address is:
Tomchei Israel – Adopt A Family
626 East New York Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203.
Or call: 347-647-1982

Ah freilichichen Purim!

Happy Purim Sale From Verizon Wireless on Kingston Ave.

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

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Bookkeeper/Administrator available

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

A Yungerman with experience in Bookkeeping and Administration is now available to work on a F/T or P/T basis.

Call: 347-560-9770 or MendyOffice@gmail.com

URGENT TEHILLIM NEEDED 4

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

Menachem Mendel ben Sarah

Chassidishe Maaseh of the day - A True Host

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

At the first commemoration of the Alter Rebbe’s liberation from prison, many Chassidim gathered in Liozna to celebrate. It was a warm, chassidic festival. The Alter Rebbe himself went around from chassid to chassid, asking each one to eat, drink, and celebrate.

MAZEL TOV LEEDS

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Gil Yosef & Bracha Sara Leeds -Berkeley, CA - on the birth of a daughter.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

Job Opening – Pre School looking for assistant to the principal in Hillside, New Jersey

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

Hours: 8:30 AM – 3:40 PM

Round trip transportation directly from Crown Heights is provided, one hour each way.

Competitive pay.

Occasional substitute teaching possible. Minimum of 1 year full time work experience with preschool aged children required.

Must have driver’s license, be an experienced driver and over age 21.

Resume needed with at least 2-3 references, with phone numbers Warm and heimish environment. Renovated, spacious facilities.

For an interview: please send your resume to Mrs. Shterney Kanelsky, at shterney824@hotmail.com or call our office at (908) 289-0770 and ask for Mrs. Kanelsky.

Please be sure to include your phone numbers for an immediate response.

1 Bedroom available in a 2 bedroom apartment

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

Looking for a female roommate to rent 1 room in a 2 bedroom apartment.

Apartment is Very Nice and new has a full kitchen, Dinette, living area full bathroom.

Great location right near Kingston ave.

If interested please call Chaya @ 917-686-2535

The Rebbe's Advice #329 - DID NOT GO WITH FRIENDS

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

DID NOT GO WITH FRIENDS A Lubavitcher bochur who had difficulties going on shlichus to a yeshiva with his friends, asked the Rebbe if he should remain in Crown Heights or go out on shlichus (on his own).

The Rebbe answered that he should remain in Crown Heights and do shlichus there, each Erev Shabbos after midday. This is known as going on mivtzoim after seder haYeshiva on Fridays and Erev Yomim Tovim.
Handwritten note 1990

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

Overflowing crowd in Los Angeles for Levaya of Rebbetzin Schochet

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

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An overflowing crowd of over 1000 men, women, children, Bochurim and Rabbonim, from the greater Jewish community as well as Shluchim from near and far filled the giant Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad Campus on Waring Ave in Los Angeles, CA for the Levaya of Rebbetzin Sarah Rochel Schochet wife of Tibadel Lechaim Tovim, The Rosh - Rabbi Ezra Schochet.

Tehillim for the Nifteres was led by Rabbi Shimon Raichik, Rov of Cong. Levi Yitzchok and was followed with Divrei Hisorerus from The Rosh.

The Rosh began his remarks by saying this is not a Hesped. Why this happened we don't know.

He spoke about the reward Aharon HaKohen received for his reaction after his son's died. He thanked Hatzolah and everyone who said Tehillim and took upon themselves Hachlotos Tovos on behalf of his wife. He asked everyone to repeat after him the "Ribono Shel Olam" from Krias Shema She'al Hamita and spoke about the importance of Achdus.

Addressing the hundreds of Rebbetzin Schochet's Talmidos who are on hand, he said carry on her teachings. Tznius isn't about restriction..... It's about revealing the Bas Melech Pnima.

The Rosh concluded by saying we have to scream out "Ad Mosai" we cant handle all this pain.

After the Rosh's remarks Kaddish was recited.

The huge crowd were Melave the Aron several blocks down Waring to Martel.

The Kevura will take place in Eretz Yisroel on Friday.

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: NEW SHLUCHIM TO MINNESOTA

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

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SHMAIS.com has learned that Rabbi & Mrs. Yitzi and baby Mendel Steiner of Crown Heights have just moved on Shlichus to Minneapolis, Minnesota where they will establish a new Chabad House serving the Jewish students and faculty @ the University of Minnesota.

The Steiners were appointed by Rabbi Motti Grossbaum and Rabbi Moshe Feller Head Shliach to Minnesota.

Special thanks goes to Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, the campus Vaad, the Rohr foundation and Rabbi Grossbaum for making this possible.

HATZLOCHA RABBA!

Wish the new Shluchim a Mazel Tov below.

CLICK HERE TO HELP SUPPORT THE NEW CHABAD HOUSE

Letters By Friends of Sholom M. Rubashkin Needed Urgently

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

Many individuals who have been helped by Sholom M. Rubashkin have inquired as to how they can be of help to him.

According to the Pidyon Shevuyim Committee, Sholom Mordechai’s sentencing has been moved up to March, and it is important to act immediately.

If you have been helped by him, or are a friend or a community leader who would like to write a letter commending Sholom Mordechai, now is the time to write. Your letter must reach the lawyers’ office immediately.

To write your letter, CLICK HERE and read the pointers carefully.

Please act today.

Got Sholom Zochors?

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

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.

Must see Clip - Former President of the United States

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

Click here to learn more

MEDICAL BILLING COURSE IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

LEARN MEDICAL BILLING IN 10 HOURS.

CLASSES STARTING MONDAY AFTER PURIM.

CALL: 917-364-4439

Mistakes to watch out for while reading the Megilla

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

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There's more than just Mordechai Yoshav and Yosheiv and Homon Nafal and Noifel to look out for while reading the Megilla.

CLICK ON IMAGE ON THE LEFT for a list from Nitei Gavriel of words in the Megillah - with their proper Nekudos - where one can easily make a mistake with its pronunciation and not be yotzeh.





Matisyahu Wins Netbook @ Hadar Hatorah's 11th Annual Purim Raffle

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

1: Megillas Esther w/ Silver Case – Rabbi & Mrs Arki Deitsch

2: Dell Computer w/ 20” Flat Panel Monitor – Yerachmiel Tilles

3: Five Piece Sterling Silver Shabbos Table Set – Mr & Mrs Charles Gelfenstein

4: Men's or Women's Watch by Raymond Weil – Rabbi & Mrs Yankie Rosenblum

5: Diamond Pendant – Barbra Strudler

6: "Fruit of the tree" by Michoel Muchnik – Bentzion Elisha

7: $500 Macy's Gift Certificate – Yaakov Bam

8: $500 certificate (Gap, Landsend or Eddie Bauer)– Jesse & Helen Dehay

9: Watch – Moishe Shuchat

10: Acer Netbook – Matisyahu Miller

11: Canon Digital Camera – Boaz Vituk

12: Curio Cabinet w/t Silver Miniatures – Mr & Mrs Yisroel Feiner

13: Canon Digital Camcorder – Shlomo Helinski

14: LG Xenon Cellphone – Mr & Mrs Gary Calmenson

15: Gift Certificate imperial gift $200 – Shlomo Helinski

MAZEL TOV CHAYOS - IT'S A FIRST!

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Rafi & Devorah Leah (nee Dinerman) Chayo - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

REBBE VIDEO OF THE DAY: Niggun Simcha

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

IDF Completes Large-Scale Exercise

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

(IsraelNN.com) The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday completed a large scale command and control exercise which implemented lessons learned from the Second Lebanon War and Operation Cast Lead. The integration of ground, sea and air forces trained to wage war in several arenas at once, with support from the logistical, intelligence, media relations and home front units, and continuous dialogue with the political leadership.

Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said afterward that “Israel has no interest in regional escalation but we are keeping a close eye on the IDF to keep it ready, deterrent and coiled to strike.” He added that he was pleased with the progress the military was making.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

MAY IT BE G-D'S WILL THAT THIS LIST ONLY GETS SMALLER WITH A REFUA SHLEIMA KROVA FOR ALL THOSE IN NEED!

Rochel bas Tova
Shaina Devorah bas tamar
Shneur Zalman Ben Dabrusha
Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM
Aryeh Tzvi ben Sora Rivka

Eliezer Dovid ben Chaya
Eliezer ben Tzivia
Daniel ben Raizel
Ruchama Aliza Sara Chana bas Esther Liba
Rivkah Chana Chava bas Chaya
Chaya Sara bas Tali Pessa
Mordechai ben Menucha
Yaakov Shlomo ben Rivka
Binyomin Zev ben Tzivia Hinda
Meira Mindel Bas Chava Golda
Avrohom Reuven ben Eta
Elka Tzivya Bas Vivian
Nechemia Avraham ben Baila Rochel
Sarah bas Mina
Elozor ben Baila
Sterna Bas Rochel Devorah
Binyomin Tzadik ben Aidel Gittel Elana
Channa Bas Rivkah
Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Avrohom ben Bintza
Mordechai Dov Tzion ben Chana Leah
Naftali Tzvi Yehuda ben Eza Baila
Chana Miriam bas Eza Baila
Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Lea bas Zahava
Chana Pessel bas Raizel
Refoel Chaim Simcha Binyamin ben Devorah Aliza
Shoshana Etta Bas Masha
Chaim Ben Gittel
Golda Bas Sarah Rachel
Lorraine Bas Nita
Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana
Michael Hirsh ben Sorah
Brocha Mazel bas Sarah
chaya basya bas alta nechama
Chiyena bas Fruma

Yosef ben Simcha
Chaya Leah bas Yenta
Chaya Rochel bas Devora Mindel
Chay Sarah Rachel bas Fechke
Aidel Gittel bas Mariasha Risha

Michoel Ezra Ben Leah
Bracha Basya Esther Bas Miriam
Leora Pearl bas Gila Shulamit

Yoel Ben Nessie

Shliach Lays Foundation Stone for New Shopping Mall

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

On Monday Rabbi Menachem Wolpo, shliach in Netanya, was invited to a ceremony marking the laying of the foundation stone for a new shopping mall in the Emek Chefer Industrial Park.

At the ceremony, the head of the Emek Chefer council, Ronny Idan, was present, along with the manager of the industrial park, Merlazi Ben Yaakov, the director of the Economic Society, Itzik Ganiger, and a representative of the Delek Gas Company, Yiftach Har Choul. Everyone welcomed the initiative of the Olnick Company to develop the area, and they wished the company every success in this building project.

During the ceremony, Rabbi Wolpo was asked to give a speech and to lay the foundation stone in its place.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Chevra Simchas Shabbos V'Yomtov C.S.S.Y. needs your help to help others!

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

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Parshas Zochor Torah Reading For Women in Crown Heights

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

There will IYH be a special Minyan for Krias HaTorah on Shabbos morning to enable all those women who would like to listen to the Kriah and Parshas Zochor.

@ Empire Shteibel
9:00AM Kriah
9:25 approx. Zochor

@ Congregation Khal Chasidim
1612 Carroll St. (corner Schenectady Ave.)

Kriah will start @ 9:00am and Parshas Zochor will be read @ lerech 9:20am

The Shul will be having 2 extra Magilla readings for women one will be Purim night at 9:00 P.M. and the other will be on Purim day at 12:00 noon

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1716

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

"The voice of the herald brings good tidings and proclaims:...'The means and time of Redemption have been appointed; can a land be born in one day?...When the resplendent G-d redeems His people, then the evening shall be light... Turn to Me and be saved even this very day, if you heed My voice...Arise those who are buried in the earth; awake and jubilate, those who dwell in the dust...'" (From the prayers on Hoshana Rabba)
(L'Chaim)

Rabbi Druckman Recalls Rebbe’s Efforts on Behalf of Holy Land

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

Activists from the Eretz Yisrael Shelanu organization gathered last night on the eve of the Fast of Esther in Bnei Brak in order to show solidarity with Jewish residents in Judea and Samaria and to increase in activities on their behalf.

Many practical suggestions were made during the rally. The speakers included Mendi Safadi, a representative of the Druse community, an aide of Minister Iyub Kara, who called for opposition to transferring the jurisdiction of the village of Rajer.

Rabbi Dovid Meir Druckman, Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Motzkin, spoke about the obligation to wage a struggle for the Land of Israel as per the directive of the Rebbe. Baruch Marzel talked about activities with the late Rabbi Menachem Porush and called for strengthening the organization’s efforts everywhere.

Rabbi Sholom Dov Wolpo mentioned a new “settlement album” which has done much to change public attitudes to the “settlements.” The director of the Samaria Regional Council Gershon Messica, called upon people come to the region, while Rabbi Avi Cohen of the Givat Menachem outpost and MK Michael Ben Ari spoke about the struggle to return to Jericho and the left’s recent attack on him in the Knesset.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

MAZEL TOV SHMOTKINS - IT'S A FIRST!

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yudi & Chanie (nee Ceitlin) Shmotkin - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

MATANOS LA’EVYONIM – TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

Log on 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, 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, 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 11:00 AM on Purim, 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!
Our address is:
Tomchei Israel – Adopt A Family
626 East New York Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203.
Or call: 347-647-1982

Ah freilichichen Purim!

Happy Purim Sale From Verizon Wireless on Kingston Ave.

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

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INFO to be Menachem Avel the Schochet Family

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

The Schochet family is sitting Shiva after the passing of their dear wife and mother Rebebtzin Sara Rochel bas Mordechai Shlomo Ob"m

at 821 N. Formosa Avenue #204 - LA, CA
Phone: 323-936-6372
Email: eschochet@yoec.edu

They will be accepting shiva calls from after Shacharis until 10:00 PM

Rabbi Menachem Schochet will observe shiva in his home in Jerusalem, 6 Yirmiahu Street..

The family, Mrs. Chana Wilhelm, Mrs. Hadassah Spalter, Mrs. Yehudis Farkash, Rabbi Avrohom Schochet and Rabbi Dov Yehuda Schochet are sitting in LA

. The Rosh HaYeshiva will return to Los Angeles Sunday and will join his family and they will accept shiva visits Monday and Tuesday.

Davening times:
Thursday (2 Minyanim needed)
Mincha 12:40 PM, Maariv 6:25 PM

Friday (2 Minyanim needed)
Shacharis 8:30 & 9:30 AM - Mincha 12:40 PM

Monday (3 Minyanim needed)
Shacharis 8:30 & 9:30 & 10:30 AM
- Mincha 5:25 PM followed by Maariv

Tuesdsay (3 Minyanim needed)
Shacharis 8:30 & 9:30 & 10:30 AM
Mincha 5:25 PM followed by Maariv

Wednesday (3 Minyanim needed)
Shacharis 1 Minyan 8:30 & 2 Minyanim 9:30 AM

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

Does Chabad Have to Celebrate Two Purims in Lod?

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

“In the city of Lod, the Megillah must be read with a bracha on 14th Adar and read again, without a bracha on 15th Adar.” This is a ruling issued by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef to the residents of Lod.

Rabbi Yosef added, “This is the correct custom for this city. … Al Nissim should be recited on the 14th and the 15th, and the mitzvos of mishloach manos and matanos l’evyonim, as well as reading from the Torah with a bracha, must be kept on both days, especially as this year 15th Adar falls on a Monday.”

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef issued this ruling in response to questions about Lod, which is a very ancient city. In the past, there has been much discussion on whether or not it should be considered to be a walled city from the time of Yehoshua ben Nun and whether today’s Lod is the same place as the more historical city. Rabbi Yosef states, “This is not ‘Chassidut,’ but simply how it should be done right from the beginning according to Halacha.”

This debate became more serious with regard to the location of the ancient city of Lod when the Lod highway was built and ancient Jewish graves were discovered, indicating that ancient Lod indeed lies in a part of the modern city. For this reason, Rabbi Yosef has insisted on observing the practices mentioned above.

Rabbi Yosef’s recent ruling has now added the mitzvos of the day to the equation, whereas in the past only the Megillah reading was mentioned.

So where does Chabad stand in this situation? Rabbi Baruch Boaz Yurkowitz, Chief Rabbi of Shikkun Chabad in Lod explained that this only relates to Lod’s Old City but not to other parts of the city, which includes Shikkun Chabad.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

MAZEL TOV LAZARS

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Moshe & Chani Lazar - Crown Heights - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

Not able to get to a shul to hear the Megillah this Purim? Have the Megillah come to you!

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

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Are you not able to get to a shul to hear the Megillah this Purim? Looking to make a party at home with a Megillah reading? or do you just want the luxury of hearing the Megillah in the comfort of your home?

Have the Megillah come to you!

To schedule a private Megillah reading at your home and for rates please email: info@laining.info or call 805-613-7701

For more information check out our website www.laining.info

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Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

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Chabad to get piece of $15 Billion Jobs Bill approved by Senate

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

On Wednesday the Senate in a vote of 70 - 28 approved a $15 billion bill making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.

Among Chabad Mosdos to receive funds are: Chabad of Southern Nevada, who will get $250,000 for a drug outreach program thanks to the request of Senator Harry Reid. Chabad Houses in Los Gatos, Calif. ($200,000) and Tarzana, Calif. ($100,000) also will get federal anti-drug money, thanks to Rep. Michael Honda and Rep. Brad Sherman.

(HT: futureofcapitalism.com)

Chassidishe Maaseh of the day #4 -“This is something which only the Rebbe could have accomplished.”

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

R. Isaac of Homil related that once, the Alter Rebbe came out to the chassidim sitting in shul and told them to set out mashkeh. The Alter Rebbe’s brother, R. Yehudah Leib asked: “What is the cause for this celebration?”

The Alter Rebbe answered: “Today, I was able to fulfill what is written in my Tanya, ‘Be of a humble spirit... even before the most frivolous.’ I added the word mamash: that one should actually experience such feelings. And today, I reached that level.

“One of the people who came to consult with me had violated every commandment in the Torah. I thought to myself, ‘Nu,’ and contemplated for three minutes. I was able to find seven aspects in which I was worse than him.”

R. Isaac concluded: “This is something which only the Rebbe could have accomplished.”

The Rebbe's Advice #330 - LEARNING PREPARATION FOR SHLICHUS

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010

In order to succeed on shlichus, one must prepare oneself. Amongst the required preparations is to learn the holy Torah with chayos, zest and enthusiasm for at least one year.
Handwritten note 1981

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

Nissan pledges 3 cars for Chabad's Miracle Drive

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

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2000 people packed into the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa, as former NFL star Alan ‘Shlomo’ Veingrad helps raise R10 million for Miracle Drive, Chabad Johannesburg’s annual fundraiser.

International Industrialist Natie Kirsh was honoured at the event.

Nissan South Africa pledged 3 cars to give-away at the next Miracle Drive banquet.

THIS WEEK'S SHOLOM ZOCHORS - UPDATED!!

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

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

Chaim & Yehudit Hana Tovshteyn
@ FREE

Yisroel & Rivky Geisinsky
@ 555 Crown St. #3C

Moshe & Chani Lazar
@ 642 Empire

Levi & Leah Silman
@ 3 Marseilles Mansions, Ave Marseilles, Fresnaye, South Africa

CROWN HEIGHTS: PLEASE SHOVEL YOUR SIDEWALKS!

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

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Crown Heights residents are urged to please shovel their sidewalks. Today is a busy day for everyone doing last minute Shabbos and Purim shopping and everyone needs to go to Shul tomorrow to hear Zochor.

Please, please be considerate and to see to it that a nice size pathway is shoveled in front of your house.

If you live on a corner we understand its more difficult but by law you are required to shovel there as well.

A Gutten Shabbos and a Freilichen Purim

MAZEL TOV BRUCKS

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yaakov & Esty Bruck - Manchester, UK - on the birth of a daughter.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

Benny Friedman Sentenced to Community Service

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) Rising Chassidic singing superstar Benny Friedman, who many critics say has gained popularity simply by being the nephew of the famous Chabad Rabbi Eli Friedman who writes for the Kfar Chabad Magazine, has been sentenced today by the 3rd Circuit court of New York, Borough of Brooklyn.

Friedman was sentenced for his role in a public display of jay-walking, which was photographed and widely publicized in late 2009. "Such blatant disregard for the law, civilization, and not wearing a coat! It makes one wonder what happened to the true New Yorkers..." According to a reliable commenter on a Chabad news blog who calls him/herself "'reliable commenter,' "Since the CD was released, the amount of kids that are copying Benny and walking dangerously in the street is stagnant! If that means what I think it means, that's a lot of kids!"

As part of the sentence, Benny will be forced to do crossing-guard duty on the corner of Eastern Parkway and Brooklyn Ave. This entails holding a red flag that reads "stop" when the light is red, and wearing pants that are several sizes too tight and too short. He will need to furnish his own folding chair.

Chofetz Chaim Foundation Out With Annual List of Websites to Avoid

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) The famous Chofetz Chaim Foundation out of Monsey, NY is out with their annual list of websites to avoid due to the huge amount of Loshon Hara and Rechilus found there.

1) VosIzNeias
2) COL
3) Drudge Report
4) CHInfo
5) TheYenta

In other related news, following last year’s fiasco featuring a known Lubavitch hater on their Tisha B’AV program the foundation has announced that the board has done complete Teshuva and have invited Rabbi Yossi aka Jakey Jacobson spiritual leader of Congregation B.S. in Crown Heights to be this year’s guest speaker and broadcast live from the Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ.

Megilla Readings in Crown Heights

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

There will Iy"h be round the clock Megilah readings in Cong. Agudath Yisroel 456 Crown St. (between Kingston and Brooklyn).

Motz?ei Shabbos - Purim Night
8:30pm and 10:00pm

Sunday - Purim Day
Starting 11:00am
EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR
(last reading 4:45pm)

Everyone is welcome

Ahmadinejad: Burkas banned in Iran!

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) In an unprecedented move, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has signed a new law banning women from wearing Burkas in Iran, “it looks like we are celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim when our people dress up in that ridiculous costume” he said. In fact, according to a reliable source who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Ahmadinejad has expressed his concern in a closed door session that the Jews will designate the day he dies as a holiday and will record his desire to annihilate Israel and his subsequent failure in a manuscript. “They did it to my predecessor, what’s stopping them from doing it to me?” Ahmadinejad said. The source also said that as a precautionary measure, Ahmadinejad has ordered the destruction of every tall tree in Iran. Ahmadinejad shrugged off the notion that recent anti government protests were a result of this new law, “people are getting very little sleep which is causing them to act this way” he said. “Hang in there Mr. Ahmadinejad” and aid told the president, “lest you hang later”.

Meah Shearim Bans ALL Women

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) After years of futile attempts to prevent women from walking into this ultra-orthodox neighborhood without adhering to the strict dress code, the city council has banned women entirely.

Officials said that the details had not yet been worked out, and there is worry that the men and boys might be starving after a few days of not having their mothers and wives around to give them food.

Rabbi Reuven Weiss, Rav of the city council, noted that this is a serious concern. “The last thing we want is to have our men and boys eating rocks and stones. We cannot afford to have this happen, as we need all the rocks we have to enforce our rules.”
(SOURCE: CHADREI CHAREIDIM)

Crown Heights Rabbonim clarify brushing of teeth on Shabbos letter

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) Rabbi Shmuel Hendelkrause issued a statement saying people can brush teeth during the week.

According to a source close to Shmais.com, one man stopped brushing his teeth on any day that tachnun is not said.

Moshe Liperman, said on his 5th wedding anniversary he made the Hachlata not to look at a mirror and that he had made a simon (sign) with himself that on days when a kapota is worn he would not brush teeth, however, ever since his suit was lost by a local no named mentioned cleaners, Moshe has been wearing a kapata everyday.

A Shmais reporter contacted Moshe's wife Sarah who claimed that his "Lost my suit at the cleaners" was hard for her to believe. As she made a strong point when she said that "Moshe has not brought anything to any cleaner since she met him."

The two had met at a Pegisha in Crown Heights, where Manis Friedman had been speaking about the secret of a good marriage. Both Moshe and Sarah were the only ones left at the end of the night, and they both seemed to wonder what the seven or eight stories about the different chasidim in Russia and how a herb once saved a village, had to do with marriage. The two decided to get married.

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: RABBI KOTLARSKY TO STEP DOWN FOR KINNUS 5771 ROLL CALL

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

(PURIM SPOOF 5770) Faced with the grim task of trimming 30 minutes of the exhaustive 6-hour-long annual Kinnus HaShluchim banquet, SHMAIS.com has learned that the Vaad HaKinnus has asked Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky to step down from calling the roll.

Rabbi Kotlarsky will be replaced by the world renowned Yaakov Warner who sent in his video resume below and has promised that he can get the entire roll call down to just 1 minutes and 30 seconds.

According to our source Reb Moshe will still introduce the spontaneous dancing.

Costco to open in Crown Heights in time for Pesach

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) While some CH’ers enjoy the ride, many would rather stay put.

“For us, traveling to Costco is a family event,” said Mrs. K. of Crown Street. “The tall ceilings, wide isles, overstocked shelves... it’s really important for us to get out.”

But the commute for some and shopping experience for others have driven one CH resident to strike a deal with the giant corporation.

“It’s a matter of principle.” Said one Rabbi. “People feel that living in Crown Heights should not have to mean that one has to subscribe to a sub-standard quality of life. And being forced into a monopolized shopping market is outright disgraceful.”

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the one behind this bold move, C.F. from Eastern Parkway, gave SNS the first scoop on the story. “We are in the final stages of the process,” said C.F. “And the main thing is that at the end of the day everyone wins”

The process will end with the grand opening of eCostco, or as many like to call it, Costco-CH.

eCostco, a store front Kingston Avenue, just past Eastern Parkway, will be a ‘cubicle farm’ with blazing fast computers and a friendly staff assisting customers as they shop online in an uber-realistic 3D virtual tour of a major Costco Supercenter.

“This move comes in just the right time, when people are pinching and skimping, said C.F. “Now they can save even more by not having to travel in order to save a buck.”

Gombos headed to Din Torah

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) The wife of Levi Gombo, owner of the new bakery in Crown Heights, was extremely impressed with the Tznius Campaign Committee’s stance on the strict standards of tznius that must be followed in the Shchuneh. When she wanted to join, however, she was rejected. “It is not tznius for a woman to be a part of a committee with men,” she was told.

Mrs. Gombo grew up in Williamsburg, where tznius plays an important role in the community. “That’s why we put up such big windows in our store,” her husband Levi told Shmais. “It’s so there are no problems of Yichud.”

But now that the Tznius Committee will not allow Mrs. Gombo to join, she has decided to take them to Beis Din.

We will be following the proceedings carefully, over the next few weeks. Should the Rabbanim decide to overrule the Committee’s decision, this will overturn thirty years of precedent. “Women will finally be able to force people to act in a tznius way, also!” one resident of Crown Heights told us. She wanted to remain anonymous, for obvious tznius reasons.

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - ISAAC ZELLERMAIER OBM

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

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With profound sadness and pain we inform of the passing of longtime store owner of "Heshy's" - the original candy store - in Crown Heights, Isaac Zellermaier, at age 63.

THE LEVAYA WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, 11:30 @ SHOMREI HADAS AND PASSING BY 770 @ LERECH 12:15PM

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

Photo: B. Lifshitz for COL

Who knows ten? – Skynian!

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

(PURIM SPOOF 5770) With an official launch date of April 4th 2010. Yagdil Torah, a beacon in the Jewish world of Limud Hatorah is proud to announce the Skynian– the Skype Minyan.

While successfully running ongoing Shiurim in Torah throughout the neighborhood, Yagdil Torah was unable to ignore the fact that many participants, and even many more who have requested not to be named, are unable to attend a minyan on a regular basis.

“It’s like trying to tie your shoe while sitting,” explains H.K. from CH. “You pull yourself in all directions, trying to get an inch of space here, another inch there… but sometimes it just can’t get done.”

The program, Skynian 1.01 (read: skin-ian, or sky-nee-ahn, depending on your accent) will be available for free download after April 4th, 2010, for mobile and PC platforms. Upon running the program, users will select a time zone and nusach, and be instantly linked to similar users to complete or join a minyan.

“I feel for these yungerleit,” explains Levi Browd, founder of Yagdil Torah. “While juggling household, business and community responsibilities and at the same time keeping abreast of the news, getting to a minyan is at times something that falls to by the wayside. And it’s not their fault!”

Skynian has been at the base of many major halachic debates over the last few months, especially in Israel, where similar technology was being developed for Yeshivos looking to include even sick or out-of-town students in their shiurim.

“We are here to help,” explained L.W. “And ultimately, what is more important? Get it? We have to keep our eyes open and see what’s going on around us.”

Apple Announces The iBod

Friday, Feb 26, 2010

(PURIM SPOOF 5770) Steve Jobs took the stage today to announce the newest world-changing product from Apple - the iBod. "The iBod allows every Chabad enthusiast to easily browse their Chabad destination of choice. The iTefillin option will strap you up at the touch of a button, and the iLight App bursts into Shabbat flame on contact, due to our ground-breaking research into fire-retardant screens."

Other features of the iBod include the iMoses App for instant connection to wisdom from Sinai, the iDip map for immersion in the nearest Mikvah bath for ritual purification, and a range of mystical options such as Meditation Mode and Realtime Torah Data Transmission. Screen settings include Soul Light for the iBod prayer guide, Kitchen Bright for the Kosher cooking mode, and Day Glow for mundane activity (not available on Shabbat or Holidays). The iHoly port is the only connection to the iBod, eliminating the possibility of corruption through unwanted cables.

An anonymous source on the Apple marketing team explains the name choice. "We were going with the natural choice, the iBad for Chabad, and, well - we didn't think it was a problem, but we thought, hey, let's bring a Chabad guy on board for some comments." It turned out that 'bad', although an integral part of the Chabad name, would not be as well received, and the minor change to iBod satisfied the concern. "It's catchy, geeky, and rhymes with iPod, and that's what our core audience wants."

Although not admitted to publicly, Steve Jobs has long been a fan of Chabad. When he needed some Kishke donated, Chabad was able to assist. "I would say more, we were able to comply with his every demand," says a senior Chabad officer. "Internal intestinal matters are very private affairs, and we were able to guarantee delivery of Kishke with a healthy side of delicatessen meats at no drop in stock price." Mr. Jobs is said to have recovered from his Kishke-eating experience with minor side-effects, and is looking forward to sampling Cholent, hot pepper Chumous and poppyseed Hamentash after his complete recovery.

Gutnicks Purim Gift to Shluchim Worldwide

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) Former gold and diamond mining magnate Yossel Gutnick, one of the biggest Baalei Tzedaka of the 21st century is set to make his largest donation ever. Sources with knowledge of the situation in India, say Yossel has 1000 employees on the ground working on his phosphate rock project which is being processed into fertiliser.

On a recent visit to India Yossel looked out from his helicopter at the million tons or more of the fertiliser below and proclaimed, "The world sees fertiliser. I see diamonds." And he's not too far off. With the economy tanking people are taking to fertiliser like flies to Mossel Yochkin's pizza.

To that end Yossel plans on donating 1 ton of phosphate, that has a street value of just under 100K to every single Shliach in America.

"The Shluchim know very well that I am a man who delivers" said Gutnick. "When I had the gold I delivered the gold and now that I've got phosphate I'll deliver that".

Yossel's LGDI was up 25 cents to $1.50 US on the news.

Schools Unite to Eliminate Yiddish from Chumash Curriculum

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

(PURIM SPOOF 5770) After two closed-door meetings between the Iggud Menahalei Yeshivos and the Commity Helping the Jewish Curriculum Continuum or CHJCC, the decision was made to eliminate all use of Yiddish when teaching Chumash to non-Yiddish speaking students.

“This isn’t about being more or less chassidish,” explains H.L., who is at the helm of this campaign. “This is about us fulfilling our responsibility to our students.”

The problem has plagued boys’ and girl’s schools alike. Children coming from non-Yiddish speaking homes are taught to translate Chumash into Yiddish, and have no idea what they are saying. Low grades lead to low self-esteem, and worse r’l.

It was time for change!

And the Iggud and CHJCC has a lot of support for their cause.

“Teaching should be done in the language that is understood by the students.” Explained E.D., another school educator. “And by teaching them to translate from Loshon Hakodesh into Yiddish is like teaching them to translate from Greek into Hungarian. They understand neither language, and are only getting frustrated.”

The change, which is set to take affect starting September 2010, will have many teachers in a bittersweet, catch-22.

“On the one hand, we have been aggravating through this for so many years,” said one teacher who wished to remain anonymous. “And making this change will relieve a lot of stress from the classroom. On the other hand we will have to redo all of our worksheets, tests, homework booklets…”

“I wish I could go back to school,” said E.C. of the CHJCC. “Who knows how much more I would have accomplished and where I would have ended up would this have been done in my days.” No word yet on whether principals will take this story seriously or dismiss it as a Purim story.

We hope they look twice.

Cunin Gets 10 million from African Bank Via Email

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) In what many thought to be a scam, Rabbi Shlomo Cunin of Chabad of California made good on a pledge made to him by a King Morenjin Barakuh.

The email, was first over looked but was found later in the spam mail box at Chabad HQ in Los Angeles. "It was a slow day for drugs and we just thought why not clean out our spam box" Said a source close to Cunin. The email was simple and it stated that all we needed to do was transfer money to America from Africa and they would give us 10 million. We said okay and knew it was a miracle and they wanted us to pay a transfer fee, which we did, said Cunin.

At some point we realized that there was no King Morenjin in that African city. I called Reb Moshe K who just happen to be in that city at the time, it was a major Hashgocha protis, Moshe was on his way back from a Mikvah groundbreaking in Australia or was he on his way back to a Seudas Mitzvah in New Zealand, due to jetlag he wasn't sure, but long story short we got the IP address of the person on the other end. I showed up the next morning with the boys and of course my lawyer Marshall Grossman and we squeezed the 19 million out of some kid, who during our deprogramming confessed to having been doing these "Phishing pranks" on American email users since 1999..

Baruch Hashem it was cash and we took it back to California and we will start a new building campaign for our new King Morenjin Campus"

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: Interview with founder of "Shalom and welcome to Chabad"

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) For years, Chabad Rabbis and answering machines said things like "Hello, and thank you for calling Chabad." but those days have long gone away along with the Cassette tapes and record players. Today, most every shliach answers his phone with "SHALOM and thank you for calling..."

The SHALOM in a high and energetic tone is the brain child of Chezky Yorkman, a shliach to Rancho Villa, in Mid US.

At the upcoming Kinus, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky plans to make the "SHALOM" a new fixture at Chabad world headquarters who still lag behind the shluchim as they still answer "Hello Lubavitch."

According to Rabbi Eliezrie of Southern California, "Hello Lubavitch" makes us sound outdated in the eyes of the Federations across the globe, a "SHALOM" makes us sound much more in touch with what's going on in Heidi. "As Chabad grows to be a global force in the world of online voting and fighting any global crisis, SHALOM is much more preferred." Said Eliezrie from a cell phone he claimed had no batteries. ("The battery on my phone is very low, I will not be able to speak for long." Is what the Rabbi told our reporter, 45 minutes ago, yet, with the power of Hashem, he was able to continue on about the relationship between Chabad and federations around the world except in certain countries were names will go unmentioned. Apparently, a Chabad Rabbi spoke to a non-Chabad person without first contacting the proper channels.)

According to Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky’s office, now run by Rabbi Mendel Kotlarsky, "We will be having a "How to answer your phone" workshop at the up coming kinus. Please register early with a photo of your favorite dinner and drink.

DON’T FORGET MATANOS LA’EVYONIM

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

Log on to www.charityforisrael.com and donate with an open heart!

“Adopt A Family” is already distributing the Matanos La’Evyonim envelopes containing what is 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, and that depends solely on your generosity and openhandedness.

Funds received after 11:00 AM on Purim, will be distributed in Yerushalayim on the day of Shushan Purim which guarantees that the mitzvah is fulfilled properly

The “Adopt A Family” fund, an organization under the direct supervision of Harav Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky, assures you that:
• The money contributed towards this cause is Matanos La’Evyonim of the highest caliber
• Every penny contributed will reach needy families of Anash and Shluchim

Log on to www.charityforisrael.com and donate with an open heart!
Our address is:
Tomchei Israel – Adopt A Family
626 East New York Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Or call: 347-647-1982

Ah freilichichen Purim!

Not able to get to a shul to hear the Megillah this Purim? Have the Megillah come to you!

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

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Are you not able to get to a shul to hear the Megillah this Purim? Looking to make a party at home with a Megillah reading? or do you just want the luxury of hearing the Megillah in the comfort of your home?

Have the Megillah come to you!

To schedule a private Megillah reading at your home and for rates please email: info@laining.info or call 805-613-7701

For more information check out our website www.laining.info

Warren Buffet Moving To Crown Heights

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

(PURIM SPOOF 5770) (Omaha NE) -- In an astonishing turn of events, the Oracle of Omaha has decided to relocate to the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.

Warren Buffet's local spokesperson, Mr. JJ Katz, who also found him his luxury apartment in an undisclosed location, has confirmed that Buffet will indeed be moving to Crown Heights.

Locals are scrambling to determine what's behind Mr. Buffet's move, some believe it is his insatiable love for Mermelstein's p'tcha.

Sources, who wish to remain anonymous at the Mermelstein eatery, have confirmed that a tray of p'tcha is delivered to Buffet's Omaha office, "quite often."

Meanwhile Mr. Buffet's office hasn't returned calls.

Fundraisers for Oholei Torah and Lubavitch Yeshiva have been caught on camera slipping Mr. Katz cash to reveal Mr. Buffets address or cell number. So far, he's holding strong.

Breaking News - Kievman’s Shoe Store – 50% Off

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) The oldest shoe store on Kingston Avenue is celebrating the 5th anniversary from the beginning of its 50% sale.

In a new twist to what officials are calling the longest going-out- of-business-sale in American history, you can now buy single shoes, for all those times you’re hopping mad, for 50% off the sale price!

You can see pictures of shoes on the internet by going to www.google.com/picturesofshoes.

Bochur Claims to Have seen all Jewish YouTube videos

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) Yossi Greenwald, 17 of Yeshivas Kfar Chabad says he has seen every Jewish themed video posted to the website youtube. Youtube is easy for people to upload videos about anything, many videos include a short 30-60 seconds of dancing at various Jewish weddings. Mostly, young children singing to Yeshiva Boys or 8th Day.

"It was not easy to completely view every spot" (spot means a video) that was a word Yossi learned on youtube, in a video made by a Litvish Rabbi in America who was talking about the ills of watching too much videos on the internet. "Baruch Hashem my video of warnings against youtube and its power to bring young ones to OTD (of the derech) has already accumulated 13,779 views. This shows my power of musar." He said on a follow up video which is quickly out pacing the first video.

"Some videos are vaguely Jewish, like the one and half hour film that included a passing sentence about keeping shabbos" He said quietly into a muffled phone, Yossi said he was at a wedding and could talk.

According to Yossi’s Mashpia Reb Hanoch Shlepman, COLLIVE plans on hiring Yossi to be the video of the day director choosing from millions of short YouTube clips that can either have a Jewish person in them or a Jewish place or Jewish owner and now, even Jewish camera man will qualify a video as Jewish.

Jewish Stars to perform @ SuperBowl

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) It can now be reported that the original plan for the halftime show of Superbowl 44 this year was for the final 3 winners of A Wannabe Jewish Star to perform.

There are speculations as to the reason for the last minute change. One Superbowl executive told Shmais News that not all 3 finalists had been chosen by the time of the big game.

“I think they were still waiting for Mendy Pellin’s vote,” the executive told us. “And they couldn’t very well pick winners without Mr. Pellin’s expert opinion.”

Kol Tuv Buys 3 More Crown Heights Businesses

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) Kol Tov has expanded its conglomerate, acquiring La Femme, See View, and Bank of America.

Sources who spoke to SHMAIS.com on the condition of anonymity said that it is quite possible that very soon they will soon own everything, but the baby.

Rabbi Chaikin to offer Shvigger Classes

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) Harav HaGaon Sholom Ber Chaikin, Lubavitch Rov and Moreh Tzedek in the Heilige Cleveland and the popular teacher of Chosson classes has now come up with an amazing new program called "SHVIGGER CLASSES."

According to Mrs. Rivky Halpern "The classes were so informational as well as inspiring, I learned that should be less involved and decided within six weeks of the class that it was time for me to move out of my newly married son's one-bedroom apartment in Canada and head back to Crown Heights." Shmais reporter who spoke to Rivky said she had been living with her newly married son for over seven years. The son, Yossi Halpern says the classes helped them deal with his mother living in the house, and he plans on changing the all white couches to a browner color that he and his wife always wanted. "Plus, we will be able to get rid of all the milk products my mother said we must have for health reasons, as you know, my wife Shterny is very allergic to milk.

The classes are geared for first time shviggers or any mother-in-law who spends more time at her son-in-law's house than her own.

For more info log on to Rabbi Chaikins new website www.chasanandkalahandshviggerclasses.com or www.shverclassescomingsoon.com

(Photo: Cleveland Millionaire Mel Waxman gives Rabbi Chaikin a deposit to name the new institute for his Shvigger!)

Class Action Lawsuit being filed: Shluchim vs Merkos

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

(PURIM SPOOF 5770) Brooklyn NY -- Shluchim worldwide have filed a class action lawsuit against Merkos. They cite, among numerous factors, that the trauma experienced during the annual February kinnus, "is irreparable."

"Leaving grown men alone with a home full of children is criminal," said a spokesperson for a Male Activist Group; Mom Belongs Home (MBH), out of Phno Ping, Vietnam. They have been very vocal on behalf of the Shluchim. They are even considering funding the entire suit and demanding explanations from the leaders at Merkos.

MBH is looking for more Shluchim to join the lawsuit. While preoccupied with those attempts, Toys R' Us and 7 Eleven have joined the suit. Corporate headquarters of both these franchises told us, "we've received complaints from our stores throughout the world that men walk in with six - nine children and the kids control their parents. They run around the aisles and grab toys (or slurpee straws) while dad is reading emails on his phone, or looking up to heaven, mumbling non-divine slogans."

In one instance, a store reported, a dad performed a diaper change on aisle 8, and a California store complained, "one rabbi did a prayer service near customer service. Ten men and 66 children. Not one mother was seen."

Member of Merkos were unavailable for comment.

Crown Heights Businessman to use computer

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

(PURIM SPOOF 5770) In what may seem a simple revolution, Moshe Pinchas, a local store owner in Crown Heights, noticed that the laptop used by his kids to view Agent Ames videos on YouTube, can actually be used for his business.

"I was amazed at how much more I could get done with the little DVD player slash YouTube baby sitter slash laptop." He said while franticly typing at the keyboard. "Although I only get about 20 minutes a day at my computer, much of the machines' ability to calculate numbers and remember words on a document or even to produce invoices, is just amazing, he said."

There's even more says the 45-year-old self employed businessman who seldom sponsors a Kiddush but when he does you will know about it. "The laptop is used to keep Chavi (2-year-old) busy in the morning, I think she watches Yeshiva boys or uncle Moshe, I'm not sure, and as soon as the older kids get home they are busy checking Shmais or checking panimsefer.com a Jewish version of the popular facebook social media product from some young Jew who is going to be donating a torah on the Chabad telethon as soon as he takes Cunin's call."

More about this amazing idea is on its way via email, as soon as moshe get's another chance to use his laptop. We can't wait.

A MUST READ! New Cook Book for Shluchos by Shluchos

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

(PURIM SPOOF 5770) The recession has got some new products hitting the shelves and one of them is a Shlichus cook book created by shluchos in areas that were hit hard by economic meltdown.

One popular Challah recipe calls for "Borrowing 6 eggs" and "Heating up last weeks Challah" and "Just tell people the bakery was out of Challah we are having egg matzah."

The pretty 2 color cookbook (black and white) has used a modern pictorial system where no images are actually printed in the book, but an email address is printed for those who would like to see what the pictures look like, and most commonly there is an automated response telling people to just search on Google images to see what they are looking for.

Other great Main Course recipes are called "Chicken Pasta" basically pasta served in a chicken shaped dish that was given to the Shlucha for Shalach Manos last year from a newly frum couple that decided on the Yom Ke’Purim theme, where Purim is considered higher than Yom Kippur. They gave an empty Shalach Manot in a chicken shaped dish with a print out of Seder Kaparot and a brief explanation why Jews don't eat on Yom Kippur.

My favorite dish out of the whole cookbook is the applesauce dessert that promises to use all the leftover apple sauce from Chanukah that was donated and never used. Plus it comes with tips on how to get the kerosene smell off the applesauce that sat in the same box as the spilled tiki torches since Chanukah.

The book will be on sale at kehot, on a back shelf that is hard to find.

Kingston Ave. Construction Update

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

(PURIM SPOOF 5770) In an effort to speed up the road and sewer work taking place along Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights, City Officials are implementing Alternate Side Walking. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:30-11:00 walking is only allowed on the north side of the street. Tuesday and Thursday walking is allowed only on the south side.

Alternate Side Walking is suspended in front of Raskin’s fish store and Mermelstien’s restaurant, and pedestrians are allowed to walk on the opposite side of the street.

New Series from Lahak

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

(PURIM SPOOF 5770) For the benefit of those who don't understand English, Lahak will be publishing Rabbi Yossi Jacobson's talks translated into Hebrew. According to R' Z. Farnumen, CFO of Lahak "It's not only for pippels ooh dun't undrestend English. It is also for de pippels ooh not understanding Rabbi Jacobson's English!"

R' Farnumen would not comment on rumors of plans to translate the entire Sichos In English series

Tzedakah Guarantees Real Aniyim to Contributors, or Else

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

(PURIM SPOOF 5770) Brooklyn, New York — [TheKnish.com] As Pesach approaches, the usual battles mount over which tzedakah has the worthiest aniyim. Kupat Tzarrat, based in Bnei Brak, claims a 99.5% leper rate. Kupat Ivrim, also based in Bnei Brak, claims a 98% blindness rate. A new tzedkah for 2008, coincidently also in Bnei Brak, Kupat Tzarrat Ivrim, claims a 96% blind leper rate.

While at first glance it may seem that these tzedakot are completely different from one another, they actually all agree on a few key points, as quoted from all their brochures, which happen to all come from the same printer: "The gedolim (Yes, all of them!) hold that chametz is asur on Pesach based on the Torah with a punishment of karet, C"V. It is a great mitzva derabonon to give maot chittim. The gedolim , who are obviously more important than the Torah, are rabonon. Therefore, maot chittim is more important than eating chametz. It is brought down that if you can't do something to an extreme, don't bother doing it at all. Therefore, if you don't give maot chittim to the truest anniyim, you are chayav karet. We are the only tzedkah that has true anniyim. So send us money or die."

In order to differentiate themselves, a new tdedaka has formed in Brooklyn in conjunction with the Flatbush Shomrim. Kupat Anniyai Emet was founded on the philosophy that if you can't find true anniyim, (since they are all apparently in Bnei Brak), make some yourselves.

According to Betzalel Gotti, a spokesman for the group, the first step is to discreetly inquire into to the financial situation of the potential ani. "We have guys in all the banks to help us with that." If the individual is a homeowner, an expert arsonist is hired. "Any automobiles are taken care of pro bono by Mario and Jerome down the block," says Gotti. All liquid assets are transferred to Swiss bank accounts. "As I said, we have guys in all the banks."

Kupat Anniyai Emet guarantees not to stop until the victim is certified to be a true ani by the board of directors, which happens to be made up of gedolim. Once the victim is certified to be financially, physically, and emotionally ruined, a hand picked talmid chacham will drive by the charred remains of the person's home in a beat up minivan and toss a box of Manishewitz matzas and a jar of Bubbe's gefilte fish at the ani's head. "We would have included Tam Tams, but they aren't making them this year. Chaval."

Kupat Anniyai Emet offers multiple levels of donations. The basic donation will give you a true ani chosen at random. For a slightly higher donation, you can select the demographic of the potential ani that you would like to donate to. Choices include male or female, Ashkenaz or Sephardi, or shul/Chassidic sect affiliation. Kupat Anniyai Emes will then find someone that meets that description and make sure they become an ani. At the gold sponsor level, the contributor can actually name the person who they want to donate to. Examples are business competitors, that annoying Shloime guy in the row behind you at shul, the editor of TheKnish, etc.

For an additional $18, you can join the Kupat Anniyai Emet insurance program which guarantees that you will not become one of the chosen aniim this year. Gold sponsors are automatically enrolled, so Kupat Anniyai Emet suggests you hurry up and send in your check before Shloime does.

URGENT TEHILLIM NEEDED 4

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

Hatinok Menachem Mendel ben Naomi

MAZEL TOV YOSSI & HINDEL SWERDLOV

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yossi & Hindel Swerdlov - Jerusalem - on the birth of a daughter.

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

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New for 5770 - Ten Yad's First Ever Virtual Chinese Auction

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

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(PURIM SPOOF 5770) In deference to the state of the global economy, Bnos Shterna Sarah Lubavitch has come up with a novel fundraiser: The virtual chinese auction.

"We're seeing virtual everything nowadays - virtual dinner journals, virtual conferences - so we thought, why not a virtual chinese auction?" enthused Mrs. Shterna Sarah Zezmer, principal.

The virtual chinese auction will consist of an online auction book, replete with prizes such as a $25,000 gift certificate to Sweet Expressions ("we're expecting that to be our most popular prize," Mrs. Zezmer interjected), an iPhone with 10 years of service, a suite in 1414 President St, and a 5-pack of laptops ("so a few can get confiscated"). The most novel aspect of the project is that the prizes will not be drawn - "that's why it's called VIRTUAL," Mrs. Zezmer clarified.

So who wants to enter a chinese auction where you can't actually win anything? Rabbi Leib Borisover, 10th grade maamar teacher, explained the logic. "People just like looking at the booklets and imagining themselves with the prizes. Deep down they don't really expect to win, but they like to say things like 'I'm getting the trip to Israel' or 'I'm going to choose the 500,000 piece lego bonanza.' We don't really like to encourage the gashmius that much, so we'll let them have the vicarious joy of playing, without the spiritual risk of actually winning."

The money raised from this virtual chinese auction will be used to pay for a custom school uniform design, central air for the school building, and a raise for the administrators at Bnos Shterna Sarah Lubavitch. Intrigued? Purchase your tickets today at www.bnosshternasarahlubavitchvirtualchineseauction.org

IT'S TIME FOR YOUR PURIM REPORTS & PICTURES 5770

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

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MAZEL TOV MAYBERGS - IT'S A FIRST!

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Chana (nee Davidsohn) Mayberg - Miami Beach, FL - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

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MAZEL TOV ROSENFELDS

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendel & Raizel Rosenfeld - Aventura, FL - on the birth of a son.

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

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MAZEL TOVS UPDATE #635 WITH SIMCHOS IN 55 LUBAVITCH FAMILIES WORLDWIDE K"AH! ARE ONLINE NOW!

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

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Islamic Group Threatens Over Hevron

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

(IsraelNN.com) The Organization of Islamic States on Sunday warned Israel against damaging the Muslim holy places. In a statement issued in Riyadh, the group connects the riots in Jerusalem earlier Sunday to Israel's declaration of the Machpelah Cave as a national heritage site.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

MAY IT BE G-D'S WILL THAT THIS LIST ONLY GETS SMALLER WITH A REFUA SHLEIMA KROVA FOR ALL THOSE IN NEED!

Rochel bas Tova
Shaina Devorah bas tamar
Shneur Zalman Ben Dabrusha
Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM
Aryeh Tzvi ben Sora Rivka

Eliezer Dovid ben Chaya
Eliezer ben Tzivia
Daniel ben Raizel
Ruchama Aliza Sara Chana bas Esther Liba
Rivkah Chana Chava bas Chaya
Chaya Sara bas Tali Pessa
Mordechai ben Menucha
Yaakov Shlomo ben Rivka
Binyomin Zev ben Tzivia Hinda
Meira Mindel Bas Chava Golda
Avrohom Reuven ben Eta
Elka Tzivya Bas Vivian
Nechemia Avraham ben Baila Rochel
Sarah bas Mina
Elozor ben Baila
Sterna Bas Rochel Devorah
Binyomin Tzadik ben Aidel Gittel Elana
Channa Bas Rivkah
Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Avrohom ben Bintza
Mordechai Dov Tzion ben Chana Leah
Naftali Tzvi Yehuda ben Eza Baila
Chana Miriam bas Eza Baila
Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Lea bas Zahava
Chana Pessel bas Raizel
Refoel Chaim Simcha Binyamin ben Devorah Aliza
Shoshana Etta Bas Masha

Chaim Ben Gittel
Golda Bas Sarah Rachel
Lorraine Bas Nita
Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana
Michael Hirsh ben Sorah
Brocha Mazel bas Sarah
chaya basya bas alta nechama
Chiyena bas Fruma

Yosef ben Simcha
Chaya Leah bas Yenta
Chaya Rochel bas Devora Mindel
Chay Sarah Rachel bas Fechke
Aidel Gittel bas Mariasha Risha

Michoel Ezra Ben Leah
Bracha Basya Esther Bas Miriam
Leora Pearl bas Gila Shulamit

Yoel Ben Nessie

Chabad Warms Up the Soldiers in Hebron

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

The Chabad House in Hebron has distributed quality fleece jackets to IDF soldiers serving in the region.

This Purim present was warmly welcomed, especially as this year has been an especially cold winter in the area. The fleeces were donated by a Chabad House for Israelis in Los Angeles.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Looking for 1 girl!!!!
Life-transforming Shlichus in Hawaii Available NOW

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

Looking for 1 girl (from now through end of the school year) who wants to be part of the Rebbe's vision of transforming the world - and in the process gain an incredible, life-changing experience of her own. Give it all you've got - and get way more than you've given, back in return!

Shlichus entails full-time teaching, with additional peulos available. Shlichus open immediately. Small, warm and loving community eagerly looks forward to meeting and befriending "our girls" every year.

Any and all experience with shlichus and/or teaching a plus.

Please contact Mrs. Krasnjansky ASAP @ pearlkras7@aol.com or 808-478-8892

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Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

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How Chabad Helped a Soldier’s Mother

Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

The Chabad Youth Organization always keeps in touch with IDF war widows and the families of fallen heroes. Sadly, the list has grown since the Second Lebanon War. Volunteers always make sure to rally around the times of the festivals, when many families feel the lack of a father or husband the most.

At the end of the Six-Day War, the Rebbe instructed the Chabad Youth Organization to open a special division for giving moral support to the families of fallen heroes. Since then, volunteers have been making house calls and giving general assistance to these families and have often provided economic and moral solutions to various problems.

Rabbi Yerachmiel Garelik, director of the Chabad House in Holon, tells the following story:

I recently went to visit a friend who was sitting shiva for his late mother. While we were talking, it merged that the deceased was an IDF widow that we visited many times over the years, and we always gave her a nice mishloach manos. Her son then said that he wanted to tell me something.

He said that when his father was killed during one of Israel’s wars, his mother changed completely. She became very reclusive, staying at home and never going anywhere. Slowly, she sank into a deep depression. “One day, there was a ring at the door,” the son recalled. “After much hesitation, she decided to open the door to see who was there. It was you, Rabbi Garelik, with a few Chabadniks. It was Purim, and you wished her a hearty Chag Sameach and gave her mishloach manos.

“From that day onwards, due to your kindness and the mishloach manos, she slowly started to come out of her depression. Within a short time, she was able to leave the house again. From then onwards, she always waited for the mishloach manos from Chabad, which saved her life and helped her to blossom once again!”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

MAZEL TOV BORENSTEINS

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yehudah Leib & Batsheva Borenstein - Crown Heights - on the birth of a son.

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

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Next Step in Efforts to Appoint Rabbi Diskin as Kiryat Ata Chief Rabbi

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

As previously reported, two citizens of the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Ata filed a petition with the Supreme Court three weeks ago against the Israeli Chief Rabbinate and Minister Yaakov Mergui on the grounds that elections for two Chief Rabbis should be held in the town.

The reason for the petition was to allow Chabad shliach Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Diskin, who has been acting as de facto Chief Rabbi for some time, to be elected to this position in an official capacity. The case is being represented by lawyer Nechama Tzivin.

When the petition was presented, Supreme Court Judge Ayala Proccacia instructed the minister and the Chief Rabbinate to submit a response within ten days. The short time span that has been given shows how seriously the Supreme Court takes this petition. The State Attorney’s Supreme Court Department, which will respond on behalf of the minister and the Chief Rabbinate, has asked for an extension. Legal experts believe that the state and the Ministry of Religious Affairs will be hard put to present fair criteria that allow some cities to elect two Rabbis and others to only elect one. The whole situation is particularly difficult for Minister Mergui, who wants, in principle, to elect two Chief Rabbis to each city in future, but only one in Kiryat Ata due to certain political considerations.

One of the reasons why an extension has been requested is that until a response has been given, the Elections Committee for a Chief Rabbi in Kiryat Ata will not give a date for elections. This will at least prevent certain elements and interests from trying hold elections on 8th Nissan, which would have prevented Rabbi Diskin from submitting his candidacy.

Nechama Tzivin noted: “Setting criteria for appointing two Chief Rabbis, Ashkenazi and Sephardi, will hopefully put an end to discrimination against Chabad Rabbis and shluchim in many cities in Israel.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

MAZEL TOV FINES

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Leibel & Chanale Fine - Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada - on the birth of a daughter.

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

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MAZEL TOV DENBURGS - IT'S A FIRST!

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Danny & Mushki (nee Unterslak) Denburg – Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

Yosef Yitzchok (Fitz) Shpigelman (Montreal, Canada) to Chaya Rapoport (Atlantic City, NJ)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-MONDAY @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Hamas Debates About Shalit in Gaza

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

(IsraelNN.com) Hamas is debating on whether to continue with negotiations on the release of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in Gaza.

The dispute is reportedly between Hamas leader a-Zahar who argues not to torpedo the deal because of a few names that are not on Israel's list of terrorists to be freed, while Hamas leader Jabari continues to demand the release of several murderers.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

MAY IT BE G-D'S WILL THAT THIS LIST ONLY GETS SMALLER WITH A REFUA SHLEIMA KROVA FOR ALL THOSE IN NEED!

Rochel bas Tova
Shaina Devorah bas tamar
Shneur Zalman Ben Dabrusha
Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM
Aryeh Tzvi ben Sora Rivka

Eliezer Dovid ben Chaya
Eliezer ben Tzivia
Daniel ben Raizel
Ruchama Aliza Sara Chana bas Esther Liba
Rivkah Chana Chava bas Chaya
Chaya Sara bas Tali Pessa
Mordechai ben Menucha
Yaakov Shlomo ben Rivka
Binyomin Zev ben Tzivia Hinda
Meira Mindel Bas Chava Golda
Avrohom Reuven ben Eta
Elka Tzivya Bas Vivian
Nechemia Avraham ben Baila Rochel
Sarah bas Mina
Elozor ben Baila
Sterna Bas Rochel Devorah
Binyomin Tzadik ben Aidel Gittel Elana
Channa Bas Rivkah
Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Avrohom ben Bintza
Mordechai Dov Tzion ben Chana Leah
Naftali Tzvi Yehuda ben Eza Baila
Chana Miriam bas Eza Baila
Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Lea bas Zahava
Chana Pessel bas Raizel
Refoel Chaim Simcha Binyamin ben Devorah Aliza
Shoshana Etta Bas Masha

Chaim Ben Gittel
Golda Bas Sarah Rachel
Lorraine Bas Nita
Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana
Michael Hirsh ben Sorah
Brocha Mazel bas Sarah
chaya basya bas alta nechama
Chiyena bas Fruma

Yosef ben Simcha
Chaya Leah bas Yenta
Chaya Rochel bas Devora Mindel
Chay Sarah Rachel bas Fechke
Aidel Gittel bas Mariasha Risha

Michoel Ezra Ben Leah
Bracha Basya Esther Bas Miriam
Leora Pearl bas Gila Shulamit

Yoel Ben Nessie

Eichmann’s Hangman Recalls Amalek

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

“With the words, ‘Wipe out the memory of Amalek’ before my eyes, I performed the hardest task of my life – to open the trapdoor of the gallows under Eichmann’s feet and cause his death,” said Shalom Naggar, the man who hanged Eichmann.

Mr. Naggar was speaking at a Purim farbrengen at the Chabad House in Kiryat Moshe, Rechovot. The farbrengen was held to celebrate the upshernish of Mr. Naggar’s grandson, who attends the Chabad kindergarten in western Rechovot, which is run by shliach Rabbi Shimon Sher.

The little boy’s father, Lior Simchi, was very moved by the occasion. “Thanks to Rabbi Sher and his son Avraham, I have become much closer to Chabad and I thank Hashem for every moment that my son receives a Chassidishe education,” he said.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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Monday, Mar 01, 2010

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YESHIVA CHANOCH LENAAR POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

• Yeshiva Chanoch Lenaar is looking for a fundraiser. Candidates should have the right personality, commitment and potential to succeed.

• The Yeshiva is seeking additional dormitory supervisors. Must be fluent in English. Evening hours, after 8:00 p.m.

• We are looking to expand our circle of host families for Shabbos meals.

For more information about any of the above, please contact Rabbi Yaakov Bryski at (718) 774-8456.

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1717

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

Pondering that Moshiach and the Redemption are fundamental doctrines of the Divine Torah, studying and understanding the meaning of the laws and concepts of Moshiach, Redemption, the Messianic era and all that is related to these, must of itself evoke the appropriate appreciation and longing for these. (Mashiach by Rabbi J.I. Schochet)
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV MARLOWS

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yosef Y. & Chana Marlow - N. Miami Beach, FL - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: SHIMSHON STOCK

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

Mr. Shimshon Stock headed the Chevra Simchas Shabbos V’Yom Tov charity fund for thirty years. As a teenager in the 1940s, he studied at the Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. During that time, he was privileged to study one-on-one with the Rebbe.

MAZEL TOV TELDONS

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Zalman & Chana Teldon - Commack, NY - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

Purim Behind Bars in Tzrifin

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

Volunteers from the Chabad House in eastern Rishon Letzion, which is run by Rabbi Sholom Levi and Rabbi Yossi Weisman, brought some Purim joy to soldiers in the military prison #4 in Tzrifin.

After making arrangements with Rabbi Aharon Pruss, who is in charge of Chabad activities with the army and the chaplaincy of the prison, the Chabad volunteers entered the jail. Despite the heavy rain, the volunteers were only too willing to come to the prison to give out 1200 packages of mishloach manos. The soldiers in the jail thanked the volunteers for the visit, which brought them much festival joy.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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Monday, Mar 01, 2010

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Looking for 1 girl!!!!
Life-transforming Shlichus in Hawaii Available NOW

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

Looking for 1 girl (from now through end of the school year) who wants to be part of the Rebbe's vision of transforming the world - and in the process gain an incredible, life-changing experience of her own. Give it all you've got - and get way more than you've given, back in return!

Shlichus entails full-time teaching, with additional peulos available. Shlichus open immediately. Small, warm and loving community eagerly looks forward to meeting and befriending "our girls" every year.

Any and all experience with shlichus and/or teaching a plus.

Please contact Mrs. Krasnjansky ASAP @ pearlkras7@aol.com or 808-478-8892

Must see Clip - Former President of the United States

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

Click here to learn more

The 2nd Southernmost Purim

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

This year, around 200 tourists celebrated Purim in Bariloche, the 2nd southernmost point in the world where any Jews got together.

They gathered at the Chabad House in Bariloche, where they sang, danced, and celebrated until the early hours of the morning. After a megillah reading at the Chabad House, there was lively dancing that went on until very late. In the morning, there was a special Purim seudah where only “natural” foods were served because the area is defined as a nature reserve and it is forbidden to bring in any food products from outside.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

VIDEO: The Rosh's Speech @ the Levaya of Rebbetzin Schochet OBM

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

The Schochet family is sitting Shiva after the passing of their dear wife and mother Rebebtzin Sara Rochel bas Mordechai Shlomo Ob"m

at 821 N. Formosa Avenue #204 - LA, CA
Phone: 323-936-6372
Email: eschochet@yoec.edu



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

INFO to be Menachem Avel the Kendall family

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

The Kendall family, Mrs. Ethel, and her children: Ita, Akiva and Ora are sitting Shiva - until Friday after the passing of their dear husband and father Mr. Shimon Kendall OBM of Chomedy, Canada. He was 85.

They will be sitting shiva at Akiva's home in montreal, 6020 Coolbrook.

Shachris 6:30, mincha & maariv 5:30.

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

The Rebbe's Advice #331 - CHINUCH PROBLEMS

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

Someone asked the Rebbe whether to go on shlichus to Russia, since there is no proper yeshiva for his children in this particular city. This would cause educational difficulties for his children.

The Rebbe responded, “If so, what is the question?”
Handwritten note 1990

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

HASHOVAS AVEIDA...$ & WALLET FOUND

Monday, Mar 01, 2010

Money found at the B’nos Menachem production 2 weeks ago. If you lost $$ please email identifying details to ecgold@yahoo.com

Wallet with money found on kingston ave on purim
Call: 718-773-0644

URGENT TEHILLIM NEEDED 4

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

Eliezer Ben Tzivia

MAZEL TOV SCHNEERSONS - TWINS!!

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a very hearty DOUBLE Mazel Tov to Shmuel & Talit Schneerson - 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.

Drive-By Shooting on Route 443

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

(Israelnationalnews.com) Terrorists shot several bursts of automatic gunfire at an IDF position near the community of Beit Horon Tuesday evening. The position is adjacent to Highway 443, and initial reports say that the terrorists had been driving on that road. No one was reported hurt.

They apparently escaped in their car. The IDF combed the area and found some of the bullets that were fired.

In December, a High Court panel ruled that Highway 443 - which connects the city of Modiin with the capital city of Jerusalem - would be opened to Arab traffic from the Palestinian Authority. It had accepted a motion filed by a group of Arabs who live near the highway and who were represented by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel – a non-governmental organization funded by the New Israel Fund, which receives money from the Ford Foundation.

The road had been closed off to Arab traffic after a series of shooting attacks against Israeli cars in the early 2000s.

Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch, who headed the panel, noted in her decision that “despite the understanding for the security needs, the use of security means such as these, which create absolute separation between different populations in the use of roads and prevent an entire population from using the road, give rise to a feeling of inequality and even an association of unacceptable motives.” Beinisch's opinion was seconded by Judge Uzi Fogelman.

Judge Edmond Levi gave a dissenting opinion, and said that closing Route 443 to Arab traffic made sense in a period of terrorist threats. He noted the names of Israelis who were killed in terror attacks on the road, including three members of the Ben-Shalom Sweri family who were shot and killed near Beit Horon in August 2001.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

MAY IT BE G-D'S WILL THAT THIS LIST ONLY GETS SMALLER WITH A REFUA SHLEIMA KROVA FOR ALL THOSE IN NEED!

Rochel bas Tova
Shaina Devorah bas tamar
Shneur Zalman Ben Dabrusha
Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM
Aryeh Tzvi ben Sora Rivka
Gittle Sheindel bas Shalamit

Eliezer Dovid ben Chaya
Eliezer ben Tzivia
Daniel ben Raizel
Ruchama Aliza Sara Chana bas Esther Liba
Rivkah Chana Chava bas Chaya
Chaya Sara bas Tali Pessa
Mordechai ben Menucha
Yaakov Shlomo ben Rivka
Binyomin Zev ben Tzivia Hinda
Meira Mindel Bas Chava Golda
Avrohom Reuven ben Eta
Elka Tzivya Bas Vivian
Nechemia Avraham ben Baila Rochel
Sarah bas Mina
Elozor ben Baila
Sterna Bas Rochel Devorah
Binyomin Tzadik ben Aidel Gittel Elana
Channa Bas Rivkah
Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Avrohom ben Bintza
Mordechai Dov Tzion ben Chana Leah
Naftali Tzvi Yehuda ben Eza Baila
Chana Miriam bas Eza Baila
Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Lea bas Zahava
Chana Pessel bas Raizel
Refoel Chaim Simcha Binyamin ben Devorah Aliza
Shoshana Etta Bas Masha

Chaim Ben Gittel
Golda Bas Sarah Rachel
Lorraine Bas Nita
Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana
Michael Hirsh ben Sorah
Brocha Mazel bas Sarah
chaya basya bas alta nechama
Chiyena bas Fruma

Yosef ben Simcha
Chaya Leah bas Yenta
Chaya Rochel bas Devora Mindel
Chay Sarah Rachel bas Fechke
Aidel Gittel bas Mariasha Risha

Michoel Ezra Ben Leah
Bracha Basya Esther Bas Miriam
Leora Pearl bas Gila Shulamit

Yoel Ben Nessie

Bullet fired into Lubavitcher's home

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

Last night (Monday), the Chabakin family in Shikkun Chabad, Lod, received an unwelcome post-Purim present.

The family, who live in a fourth-floor apartment, were getting ready for bed when a bullet was fired into their home.

The father, Tuvia Chabakin, later reported that the children were already in bed and were going off to sleep. “Suddenly, we heard a loud explosion from the living room,” he said. “At first, it looked as if nothing had happened, but when we approached the window that faces the back of the neighborhood, we saw a hole in the window frame. I realized that a bullet had been fired at us. After a short search, we found the bullet under the bookcase in the living room.”

The family called security officer and ZAKA representative Moshe Ben Harroche, who later said, “Baruch Hashem, there were no physical injuries, but some of the children went into shock as a result.”

The police and the forensic officers that were called to the apartment took statements from the parents and investigated the findings at the scene.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Looking for 2 part time SEIT's

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

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Must be fun-loving, energetic and animated, and specialize in auditory processing, speech & language & social skills.

Please call 718-493-7251

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Girl Counselors, A Great Camp Needs You!

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

Girls Staff Wanted!

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Camp Gan Izzy of Rochester, New York is seeking qualified Staff for our 22nd year of professional camping.

Candidates must be Chassidish, organized, and have chayus and leadership skills.

One counselor with driving experience preferable.

Groups of at least 2 girls preferred.

Must be at least 16 years of age.

Experienced Head Counselor needed, possibly two!

Dates: July 1 – Aug. 11th - 6 weeks
-Ages of campers: 3yr.- 8yr. Campers: about 60 Terrific trips
-Great working environment, Experienced directors
- Good reputation
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-Competitive pay
Nice accommodations

Download a staff application from our website at cgirochester.com and email to: Chanymo@yahoo.com or call 585-461-4679

(P.S. We are NOT anywhere near Crown Heights!! 6 hours (!)

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1718

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

The final and concluding blessing of the Seven blessings recited at the wedding ceremony quotes a prophetic passage regarding the Era of Redemption - "...there shall speedily be heard in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, the sound of joy and the sound of happiness, the sound of a chassan and the sound of a kallah." This shall take place in the course of the true and complete Redemption, through Moshiach. (Hitvaaduyot 5745, Vol. V, pp. 2,883-4)
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV GOTTLIEBS

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Menachem Mendel & Sara Malka Gottlieb - Los Angeles, CA - on the birth of a daughter.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

MAZEL TOV KAPLANS

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendel & Chana Kaplan - Germantown, MD - on the birth of a daughter.

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

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Reading the Megilla in the Shadow of the Tanks

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

This year, Chabad brought Purim joy to the tanks training school in southern Israel.

Volunteers from the Chabad Youth Organization, accompanied by Rabbi Aharon Pruss, who runs activities with the soldiers, arrived at the base early on Purim morning. They received a joyful reception from the officers and the soldiers before reading Megillas Esther and handing out mishloach manos packages.

The director of the Chabad Youth Organization, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Ahronov, reported that similar visits were paid to hundreds of bases, outposts, and military positions, from the northern border to all the way down South, along the Egyptian border.

Many of the soldiers who had to remain at the training school over Purim thanked Chabad for the visit, saying that without it they may well have forgotten that it was Purim. They would certainly have never heard the megillah nor received any mishlaoch manos.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Yeshivas Kayitz of South Africa back for another awesome summer

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

After much deliberation it has been decided to once again launch yeshivas Kayitz in Johannesburg this summer.

It will be the same awesome program that everyone has learned to love over the past 5 years!

Once again ... Amazing staff! Amazing learning! Amazing trips!

Only this year all that plus Ma'alin BaKodesh ... better than ever before!

However due to the circumstances we will not be able to accept any applications that are sent in after Tuesday 23rd of Adar, so hurry!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!! p>To receive an application e-mail: yglsa@yahoo.com

Double Your Luck!

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

For the next 48 hours, you can double your luck for Chabad of the Upper East Side's Chinese Auction! For every raffle ticket you buy, an extra ticket will be put in!

The auction will take place on Sunday, March 14, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Amazing prizes worth thousands of dollars, including diamond jewelry, trip to Israel, and great electronics!

To view prizes and order raffle tickets go to chabaduppereastside.com (Enter the quantity as 1, and 2 tickets will be put in the box for you)

Offer expires Thursday, March 4th, 9:00 am.

Does not apply to discount package deals. Can not be combined with any other offer.

Good luck!

URGENT TEHILLIM NEEDED 4

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

Miriam bas Sarah Baila

NEW SHLUCHIM TO BRAZIL

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

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SHMAIS.com has learned that Rabbi & Mrs. Arieh Raichman of Crown Heights have recently moved to Manaus, Brazil where they have opened a Chabad House for the local community and tourists.

The new Shluchim were appointed by Rabbi Disraeli Zagury, Shliach in Belem, Brazil.

Special thanks to Rabbi Dovid Weitman Shliach of S. Paulo, Brasil and Keren Nehor Menachem.

HATZLOCHA RABBA!

Wish the new Shluchim a Mazel Tov below or email them @ chabadmanaus@gmail.com

SHABBOS ZOCHOR PARSHAS TETZAVEH IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

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

Mendel Reizes Davened Shachris @ the Umud downstairs. There were a total of 9 Chasanim. Tully Silberberg spoke before Mussaf. Shimon Herz Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

In the Rebbe's room, Moshe Markel Davened Shachris @ the Umud. There were 4 Chasanim. Naftoli Greenwald 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.

For Shabbos @ the Ohel there were lerech 50 people. There were also 1 Choson.

MAZEL TOV RABINOWICZS - IT'S A FIRST!

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Levi & Thamar (nee Zagury) Rabinowicz - S. Paulo, Brazil - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

Office Management Job Available in Brooklyn

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

A Brooklyn Office is looking for an Administrative Office Manager/ Bookkeeper

In this versatile role, a detail-oriented individual with a knack for staying organized while managing multiple priorities will thrive in taking the lead on a variety of assignments.

The ideal candidate will have an bookkeeping and office management background.

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Back by popular demand Matzahs with Hechsher of Rabbi Landa

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

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MAZEL TOV LUBINS

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shalom & Aharona Lubin - Parsippany, NJ - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

MAZEL TOV POSTELNIKS

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yomin & Leah Postelnik - Lighthouse Point, FL - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

The Rebbe's Advice #332 - SMICHA FROM THE REBBE

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

A yeshiva student worked as a helper in a Lubavitcher institution. Because of this, he stopped learning for smicha, rabbinical ordination. It bothered him and he wrote to the Rebbe.

The Rebbe remarked, “Your smicha is that my father-in-law’s institutions rely on you.”
Dvar Melech, p. 151

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

Purim in Parramatta

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

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Over 60 people celebrated Purim at the Parramatta Synagogue on Sunday.

The event was Asian themed with costumes, food & decor in theme. The Chinese food was absolutely fantastic. There was a Megilla reading, arts & crafts, raffles & a Hapkido- marital arts demonstration.

The winners of the Fancy dress contest were Avrahom Tenenboim & Ceaser the nutty professor, while the Yoffe brothers won the "Booing out Haman" contest.

a great time was had by all. The highlight of the party (besides the Megila reading) was the Martial Arts display. The Blackbelts did amazing spinning kicks and throws but- didn't the blackbelt get a surprise when he tried to throw Rabbi Wernick and the Rabbi threw him instead!

Rabbi Zalman Liberow attends Community Seudas Purim

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

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Purim Surprise for Flatbush Community During a Seudas Purim and Purim Party, which was organized by Chabad of Flatbush for the community, at the hall of Congregation Etz Chaim, participants where excited to see their beloved Rabbi, Rabbi Zalman Liberow, making his first visit out of healthcare facilities.

The horrific crash that took the life of his 9 year old son, Avrohom Dovid, A"H, and the life of Pesha Leah Azoulai, left Rabbi Liberow with severe injuries, which kept him in the hospital for almost a month. He is currently confined to a nursing home in Brooklyn, where family and community are able to visit him, while he undergoes extensive physical therapy.

At the event, Rabbi Liberow spoke words of Chizuk to his community.

He also announced that his assistant, Rabbi Chanoch Hendel Chaskind, and his wife, will be joining him as emissaries of the Rebbe to the community, and requested the community's assistance in this undertaking.

To top off this festive atmosphere, Rabbi Liberow insisted to visit "770" after the Purim seudah for a few minutes to say tehilim etc.

It is to be noted that the family is still facing a very significant hardship, as many of the expenses currently incurred are not reimbursed by insurance or any other source. The family is hoping to be able to celebrate Pesach together, and is trying to find appropriate accommodations within the community.

Contributions (Google Donate preferred, as no credit card processing fees incurred) can be made via a special website which was set up, courtesy of Colel Chabad at BY CLICKING HERE

Photo: Levi Liberow

Mayor Gets a Taste of Purim at Local Chabad House

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010

Not many Israeli mayors got to celebrate Purim and keep its mitzvos in the way that Eilat Mayor Meir Yitzchak Halevy did this year.

Every year, it has become a tradition for the incumbent mayor and local officials of Eilat to join local shliach Rabbi Shimon Eisenbach for the Purim seudah.

Rabbi Eisenbach’s sons-in-law stood at the ready with pairs of tefillin to greet anyone who came in, and after putting tefillin on with each visitor the newcomer would immediately give mishloach manos and matanos l’evyonim in accordance with the mitzvos of Purim.

Dozens of guests sat down to listen to Rabbi Levi Gerlitzky reading the megillah.

At the Purim seudah, Mayor Halevy and his fellow council members, the head of the Education Department, director of the local newspaper, and the head of Eilat’s radio station were also present, along with many other leading members of Eilat society.

Shlicha Leah Eisenbach’s delicious cooking has acquired a good name over the years, and many people were really looking forward to tasting the Purim seudah, as well as joining in the fun with Rabbi Eisenbach.

Everyone enjoyed the special atmosphere during the meal, which was followed by dancing in the large courtyard that went on until the early hours of the morning.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

NEW MILCHIG RESTAURANT SET TO OPEN IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

A Crown Heights thoroughfare known for baby carriages, yeshiva bochers and the occasional Mitzvah Tank is about to be home to a trendy pizzeria and wine bar, the first exclusively kosher wine bar in the city.

Basil Pizza & Wine Bar, located at the corner of Kingston Avenue and Lincoln Place, is scheduled to open at the end of next week and will serve a variety of kosher wines, gourmet pizzas and Mediterranean-inspired dishes under the supervision of OK Kosher Certification.

The bistro will join an increasing number of Jewish businesses that are expanding north of Eastern Parkway, a section of Crown Heights also home to a large West Indian community as well as a growing population of trendy young professionals — those “spilling over from Park Slope,” according to the restaurant’s owner.

“I felt that there’s a real void for real quality food along with some ambiance that happens to be kosher,” said the owner, Danny Branover, who comes from a background in Israeli high-tech. “Typically the owners use line cooks. There’s no real creativity there.”continue...

IDF Kills Islamic Jihad Commander

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

(IsraelNN.com) Arab sources reported Wednesday that the IDF had killed a commander of the military wing of the Islamic Jihad during a military operation in Jenin

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

MAY IT BE G-D'S WILL THAT THIS LIST ONLY GETS SMALLER WITH A REFUA SHLEIMA KROVA FOR ALL THOSE IN NEED!

Rochel bas Tova
Shaina Devorah bas tamar
Shneur Zalman Ben Dabrusha
Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM
Aryeh Tzvi ben Sora Rivka
Gittle Sheindel bas Shalamit

Eliezer Dovid ben Chaya
Eliezer ben Tzivia
Daniel ben Raizel
Ruchama Aliza Sara Chana bas Esther Liba
Rivkah Chana Chava bas Chaya
Chaya Sara bas Tali Pessa
Mordechai ben Menucha
Yaakov Shlomo ben Rivka
Binyomin Zev ben Tzivia Hinda
Meira Mindel Bas Chava Golda
Avrohom Reuven ben Eta
Elka Tzivya Bas Vivian
Nechemia Avraham ben Baila Rochel
Sarah bas Mina
Elozor ben Baila
Sterna Bas Rochel Devorah
Binyomin Tzadik ben Aidel Gittel Elana
Channa Bas Rivkah
Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Avrohom ben Bintza
Mordechai Dov Tzion ben Chana Leah
Naftali Tzvi Yehuda ben Eza Baila
Chana Miriam bas Eza Baila
Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Lea bas Zahava
Chana Pessel bas Raizel
Refoel Chaim Simcha Binyamin ben Devorah Aliza
Shoshana Etta Bas Masha
Chaim Ben Gittel
Golda Bas Sarah Rachel
Lorraine Bas Nita
Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana
Michael Hirsh ben Sorah
Brocha Mazel bas Sarah
chaya basya bas alta nechama
Chiyena bas Fruma

Yosef ben Simcha
Chaya Leah bas Yenta
Chaya Rochel bas Devora Mindel
Chay Sarah Rachel bas Fechke
Aidel Gittel bas Mariasha Risha

Michoel Ezra Ben Leah
Bracha Basya Esther Bas Miriam
Leora Pearl bas Gila Shulamit

Yoel Ben Nessie

Purim and the IFCJ Thrill Urals Jews

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

YEKATERINBURG, Russia – Hundreds of Jews of all ages celebrated Purim in the Jewish Community Center in Yekaterinburg. The halls and large communal spaces in the JCC were packed with people who had come to fulfill the special commandments of the holiday and to celebrate together. An air of fun and excitement filled the entire building.

In the large prayer hall of the synagogue, Chief Rabbi of Yekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk Region Zelig Ashkenazi read the Megillah. Everyone listened carefully to the ancient story of the miraculous deliverance of the Jewish people from annihilation. The Megillah reading was followed by a concert featuring renowned performer George Zvyagin. As he sang Jewish melodies and songs, members of the audience also joined in.

A separate children’s event was also organized by the Jewish community of Yekaterinburg. The program took place in the gym of the JCC. Students of the Ohr Avner Chabad Day School, as well as the kindergarten, were featured in performances by the Children's Academy, the Jewish Guitar Ensemble and the J-Show Dance Group. The children dressed up for a costume contest and were also treated to face painting, a clown show, an art workshop, games, and individual photos in their costumes.

Before leaving, the children received “mishloach manot” Purim gifts. The mishloach manot were made possible thanks to the support of the “Keren Yedidut” Fellowship Foundation, also known as the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ). This dynamic organization is headed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein.

Turkish Philharmonic Orchestra Plays Chabad Niggunim in Izmir

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

Purim in Izmir, Turkey, was an amazing success. The events that took place were organized by shluchim Rabbi Yissachar Aharon and Tamar Izik, who have been working in Izmir for the past four years.

More than 250 people attended a Purim party at a local restaurant, where everyone enjoyed a kosher meal catered by shlicha Tamar Izik.

Music was provided by nothing less than the Turkish Philharmonic Orchestra, which played Chabad niggunim, while more entertainment was provided by clowns and magicians.

The party, which began at 11 a.m., ended at 5 p.m. Many local Jews were only too happy to drop in and perform the mitzvos of Purim.

Yeshiva students Ariel Stern and Moshe Oz also helped with the activities.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1719

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

The patriarchs exclaimed before Him: "Master of the universe, maybe there is no restoration for the children?" He said to them: "When there is a generation that looks forward to My Kingdom they will be redeemed immediately," as it is said (Jeremiah 31:16): "'There is hope for your future,' says G-d, 'that your children shall return to their own boundary.' " (Eicha Zuta 26)
(L'Chaim)

Chabad beats Olympic Odds

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

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While most of Canada including many synagogues were busy this past Sunday afternoon watching the Canadians wallop the Americans in the Olympic Hockey match, Chabad Markham brought out close to 300 people to celebrate Purim like never before.

Chabad of Markham welcomed hundreds of children and adults to a Mexican Purim party that took the city of Toronto by storm!

An authentic Mariachi band entertained the dressed up crowd with Purim songs and had them dancing and singing in the aisles. Our favourite Mexican Drum Cafe electrified the audience and got them all involved in playing with a whole array of acoustical instruments. The children listened to the Megillah, exchanged Shalach Manos, gave charity, and were treated to a scrumptious Mexican buffet prepared by our favourite Mexican chef, Nachman Forer. The event culminated with spontaneous dancing and amazing spirit.

The organizers were extremely proud of the fact that despite many calls to cancel, Chabad held its ground and had one of their most successful Purim events ever.

Father of Murdered Soldier Uses Psychodrama to Help Others

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

Around Purim, a special play called “Hard to be a Jew” was performed in Jerusalem.

The producer was Yehudah Wachsman, aged 62, whose son, Nachshon, was abducted as a soldier 15 years ago by terrorists. Tragically, Nachson was murdered during an operation to rescue him. The players were students of the Mercaz Harav yeshiva high school, eight of whom were shot during a terror attack inside the yeshiva two years ago.

The play was part of the activities that Mr. Wachsman runs for the students of the yeshiva high school. Mr. Wachsman, a former student of the vocational school in Kfar Chabad, became a psychodrama therapist after this form of therapy helped him deal with his own personal grief and mourning. He has been working with the students of the Mercaz Harav yeshiva high school ever since the terrorist attack in order to help them get over their grief and fears. “Through the play, the students have begun to overcome their difficulties,” Mr. Wachsman reports.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Another Tefillin Scare Arouses Suspicions of Border Officials

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

When a plane made an emergency landing back in January after a teenage boy donned the black Jewish prayer boxes known as tefillin, people across North America treated it as something of a humorous oddity.

But weeks after that incident, a similar case – this time of a super-vigilant passerby sounding an alarm among U.S. border officials – led to the detaining of a rabbi and his Jewish driver as they tried to return to New York from Canada.

It was just before sunset when Rabbi Eli Silberstein, director of the Roitman Chabad-Lubavitch Center serving Cornell University in Ithaca, suggested, as he had done time and time before, that his driver, Ken Kaplan, don tefillin while it was still daytime. The two men, who were heading to Montreal, stopped at a gas station in Watertown just before crossing the border.

“He likes me to put on tefillin, because I drive him all over the place,” said Kaplan, who has driven Silberstein for four years. Besides for the religious requirement, “it’s good luck.”

The pair got out, Kaplan popped the truck, and soon the rabbi was helping the driver wrap one of the box’s leather straps around his arm.

No sooner had they finished, that a person approached the car.

“It was right after I put the tefillin back in the trunk that someone came up to us and said, ‘You can’t leave now, I need to talk to you,’ ” recalled Silberstein. “He was so suspicious of what we had been doing that he took our license plate number.”

They tried to explain and Kaplan drove off. At the border, Canadian officials inspected the car and, finding nothing suspicious, waved them through.

“When we got to Montreal, I got a call from my wife saying that the police in Watertown were searching for us, and that we were under suspicion for trafficking babies across the border,” said Kaplan. “The guy in the gas station saw us standing over the trunk with the straps and assumed that we were doing something criminal.”

On their return, Kaplan and Silberstein were held up for hours as more than a dozen officers combed through the vehicle.

They managed to keep their sense of humor about it.

“I was so annoyed to be detained like that, we were there until 3:00 in the morning,” said Kaplan. “But it was funny. I was laughing during the whole thing. I guess life can’t be boring.”

MAZEL TOV MARGOS

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Tzvi & Shayna Margo - Crown Heights - on the birth of a son.

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

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

Yisroel Silverstein (Crown Heights) to Mushky Rodal (Milan, Italy)

Yeshivas Kayitz of South Africa back for another awesome summer

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

After much deliberation it has been decided to once again launch yeshivas Kayitz in Johannesburg this summer.

It will be the same awesome program that everyone has learned to love over the past 5 years!

Once again ... Amazing staff! Amazing learning! Amazing trips!

Only this year all that plus Ma'alin BaKodesh ... better than ever before!

However due to the circumstances we will not be able to accept any applications that are sent in after Tuesday 23rd of Adar, so hurry!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!! p>To receive an application e-mail: yglsa@yahoo.com

Preschool Day Camp Looking for Staff (ages 15-plus)

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

Camp Topeinu- a preschool day camp located on the UWS of Manhattan is looking for Counselors, Jr. Counselors and Specialty staff to join our camp.

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Purim in Paris

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

Purim in the Pletzel, the famous Jewish Quarter in Paris, was a particularly happy occasion.

The Pletzel is known mostly for the shul where three different Lubavitcher Rebbes davened. The Purim activities that were held there this year included dancing, distributing mishloach manos, putting on tefillin, and Megillah readings round the clock.

Several Tmimim and avreichim also brought Purim joy to the local shopping center, which is usually extremely busy on a Sunday. Many visitors stood by and watched the fun unfold.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Chabad Rabbi's Online Torah Class Grows Popular

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

(lubavitch.com) Five million minutes. That’s how much time users have logged joining an online broadcast hosted by a Chabad rabbi as he delivers a daily dose of Torah and Tanya simply, entertainingly and with healthy doses of humor.

After just six months on the web, on two sites: Encinolive.com and Chabad.org, Rabbi Joshua B. Gordon, executive director of Chabad of the Valley, is still a net newbie, but 40 years of Torah teaching experience have polished his delivery. His knack for communication also helps explain how a boy from Newark, NJ grew up to head a network of 24 Chabad centers in the San Fernando Valley, a freeway hop north of Los Angeles.

Classes delivered over the computer are no novelty, ditto those that get a lot of views. But the commitment of the viewers, and the sheer number of comments they leave (and their passion for his) class are a standout.

His topic is basic. Rabbi Gordon reads the few lines of the Torah portion that correspond to the day of the week. First portion on Sunday, second on Monday and so on, along with Rashi’s commentary. Then he reads the daily portion of Tanya, the core text of Chabad Chasidic philosophy. With these he covers two of the three components of the CHITAS, a cycle of daily study and prayer promoted by the past two Lubavitcher Rebbes. CONTINUE...

The Rebbe's Advice #333 - PAYING CHILD’S TUITION...

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

In England several children passed on in an unexpected way. One of the parents wrote the Rebbe about it. The Rebbe suggested that she pay the tuition of one child in a yeshiva. The Rebbe instructed the institution which these children attended, to check the mikvaos in the city. To the anash the Rebbe said this month (Adar) be transformed from sorrow to happiness.
Handwritten note Adar Rishon, 1981

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BIRTH...

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

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“What you need to know about birth before you are pregnant”.

J-WHO (Jewish Women’s Health Organization) is pleased to announce another evening of women’s health education.

This event is for women of all ages.

Monday, March 8th @ Bnos Menachem.
8:00 pm.

You can read more about it here.

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My Rikers Island Purim Experience

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

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The time is 8:30 AM, Purim morning, in Crown Heights. Most people in the neighborhood are just getting up to hear the megillah and daven shacharis. On the street corner of Empire and Albany a group of Lubavitchers are gathering together to set out on a Purim day mission; a visit to the Rikers Island Correctional Facility. This ritual has taken place Purim day, for the last 20 years. Founded by Rabbi Yossel Tevel OBM, and Rabbi Michoel Chazan, under the auspices of Tzach, it has become a hallmark outreach project for many bochurim and yungerleit of Crown Heights.

This Purim adventure has many legs to its journey. The first stop for all is the security checkpoint just outside of Rikers Island. Photo identifications are reviewed and clearance is given to proceed forward. The vehicles travel through an additional few checkpoints until they reach their destination. It’s now time to unload the cars packed with music equipment and delicious food and get ready to create the scene of the year at the facility.

Executive Jewish Chaplain, Rabbi Leibowitz greets the group at the prison’s entrance. The scene is a familiar one, the energy is tangible, but the presence of Rabbi Yossel Tevel is sorely missed and ever so apparent. Yet, Yossel’s kids, along with the bochurim and yungerleit are determined to make this year’s Simchas Purim at Rikers no different than any other.

They continue their trek through the endless corridor of locked doors. One Prison door is opened, clearance is given, and then the group may proceed to the next room. As the group approaches the large gymnasium, you could hear R’ Mendel Tevel voice echoing through the air. “Let’s go in with a shturem… with a bang!

Inside the room, awaiting the bochurim, are approximately 20 tables of almost 100 inmates. Almost all of them are Jewish. They are wearing orange, grey or brown jumpsuits, and waiting anxiously for the Rabbis to show up.

Suddenly they burst in, “Happy Purim!” they shout. “Misha Misha Misha… Nichnas Adar…” Song breaks out around the room. Bochrim rush over and grab inmates and pull them up to start dancing. It has caught these depressed souls by surprise. Many of them don’t even know how to respond. Dancing? Here? Now? Many have a hard time getting out of their seat. Bochurim grab them one by one until they have as many as possible on the dance floor.

The inmates are ecstatic. To be able to dance with a band in prison is unheard of! The bochurim dance with every bit of strength they have, making sure to look out for the inmates who look a little more depressed and who may need the extra energy. Five bochurim rush over to an Israeli with a long white beard who is sitting and crying, pick up his chair and march him through the room as if it was his Bar Mitzvah day. Another prisoner is put on the shoulders of a bochur and paraded through the room making him feel on top of the world. For these inmates, this spirit is a power boost for an entire year. The scene in the room is alive. Music is blaring. The place is as alive as could be.

Next, bochurim use the opportunity to put on tefillin and read the megillah. As the megillah reading concludes, the festivities continue as five large yellow chickens come barging in dancing and distributing Purim delicacies to all. If you were an outsider and didn’t know this is a prison one may have easily mistaken the scene in the room for a small wedding or a Bar mitzvah celebration!

It was a sight to behold! A Purim to remember! A lesson for all - that Simcha, true joy, can penetrate even a dark dreary place like Rikers Island.

At the center of Haifa Hoops for Kids is Tamir Goodman, the 28-year-old was a standout high school player and an Orthodox Jew

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

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JERUSALEM — A joint U.S.-Israeli basketball initiative has been helping sick and underprivileged Israeli kids realize their hoop dreams.

Haifa Hoops for Kids is a joint project between the Maccabi Haifa professional basketball team of the Israel Super League and United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey. Its mission is help lift the hearts of those far less fortunate.

Founded in October, 2008, the program has provided over 1,500 free basketball game tickets for Israel’s most needy children --some sick, disabled or from under-privileged backgrounds.

"North American and Israeli organizations, businesses, and individuals have supported the program over the past two seasons," says Andrew Wilson, director of marketing for Triangle Sports, a sports and entertainment investment firm based in Florida.

Triangle Sports works with Maccabi Haifa to acquire the rights to broadcast their basketball games to America on the Yes Network, and other networks throughout the season. continue...

Dinner To Celebrate Thirty Years Of Chabad In Broward County

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

On Sunday, March 14, the South Broward Community will celebrate the thirtieth year of Chabad in Broward County at the twenty-ninth Annual Dinner of Chabad of South Broward, headquartered in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

The Dinner will feature the Dedication of the Max and Eve Rubenstein Main Sanctuary.Max and Eve Rubenstein, from Toronto, Canada, are pillars of Torah and Humanitarian causes, both locally and internationally. They can be considered "The Parents of Yiddishkeit" in Broward County, having been dedicated to Congregation Levi Yitzchok-Lubavitch, Broward's first Chabad synagogue, and to Chabad of South Broward Headquarters, for nearly thirty years.

Honorary Co-Chairmen of the Dinner are Al Lamberti, Broward County Sheriff, and Nicki Grossman, president of the Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. Dinner Co- Chairs are Dr Barry Alter, past president of the Jewish Federation of Broward County, Mr Bernie Friedman, partner in the Becker and Poliakoff Law Firm and past president of the Posnack JCC, and Mr Steve Kerzer, past recipient of the Rebbe's Ambassador Award.

The Dinner will take place at Chabad of South Broward's Headquarters, 1295 East Hallandale Beach Blvd. Cocktails begin at 5PM, Sanctuary Dedication will take place at 5:45PM, Dinner will start at 6PM.

Featured Entertainment at the Dinner is Guest Comedian Shmuly Tennenhaus.

Chabad of South Broward oversees twelve Chabad Centers in Broward County. Chabad of South Broward Headquarters is home to over forty institutions and programs, including the Chaya Aydel Seminary, Florida's only Jewish Teacher's College for Women, the Chai Tots Preschool, the Hallandale Preschool, The Mikvahs Accessible to the Physically Challenged, and Project PRIDE, a non-sectarian drug prevention and education program.

Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, Chabad's executive vice president invites the entire community to attend the gala event. "Traditionally, our Dinners have few speeches, are filled with entertainment, and are finished before 9PM. The Rubensteins are a remarkable couple, and the Simcha (joy) march 14th will be overwhelming." The Annual Chabad Dinner in Hallandale Beach merited to receive a letter from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, each year during the 1980's and the early 1990's.

MAZEL TOV GREISMANS

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Chaim & Baila Greisman - Crown Heights - on the birth of a son.

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

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Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

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SHMAIS.COM: RARE VIDEO CLIP OF THE REBBE

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

At the rally, 2 days after Purim 5743, the Rebbe instructs Rabbi Yaakov Yehuda (JJ) Hecht to ask if anyone has a Gragger with them, and then the Rebbe motions with his hands to Rabbi Hecht, and says: Mistame Hot Men Zi Ufgehongen Tzuzamen mit Homon'en (the were probably hung together with Homon).

Judge denies motions for acquittal of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

According to an AP report, Judge Linda Reade denied motions for acquittal and a new trial in the bank fraud conviction of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin.

According to the report, Reade said there was sufficient evidence for Sholom Rubashkin's conviction and none of the grounds argued in the motions warranted a new trial.

INFO to be Menachem Avel the Zellermaier family

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

Last chance to be menachem avel the Zellermaier family:

They get up on Friday afternoon.

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mincha 5:30
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Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom!

Photo: B. Lifshitz for COL

Purim in the 60's

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

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The Chabad Student Network of Ottawa organized a huge Purim festival in title Purim in the Sixties.

The music, the food, the costumes, as well as the spirit was all from the 1960’s. The event took place at the prestigious party room at 700 Sussex.

A surprise visit from the mayor of Ottawa, Mayor Larry O’brian, impressed the students.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

Yosef Fort (Pittsburgh, PA) to Aviva Sieradski (Jerusalem)

Israeli Car Stoned Near Bethlehem

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

(IsraelNN.com) Arabs stoned an Israeli car near the village of Nachlin, southwest of Bethlehem. No injuries were reported but damage was caused to the vehicle.

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Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

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Shluchim Gather to Learn About the Geula

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

On Wednesday 17th Adar, a day seminar for shluchim was held in the 770 building in Kfar Chabad on the subjects of Geula and Moshiach. Around 80 shluchim from around the country took part.

The idea to hold the seminar stemmed from a special session that was held at the most recent national Shluchim Conference, when a decision was made to organize various activities related to Geula and Moshiach among the general public as well as the shluchim. The session dealt with the growing interest in these issues among Anash and the shluchim and showed how the issues of Moshiach and Geula can be discussed in an appealing way.

In the first part of the seminar, Rabbi Yeshayahu Goldberg of Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim in Ramat Aviv and Rabbi Moshe Gruzman of Rishon Letzion spoke profoundly on the issues of Geula and Moshiach. Rabbi Elisha Avni of Mevo Choron gave over a sicha from the Rebbe on this week’s parsha.

The second part consisted of a farbrengen with Rabbi Menachem Wolpo of Netanya, who encouraged the shluchim to be more involved with the issues of Geula and Moshiach in accordance with the Rebbe’s wishes.

The seminar was organized by the Shluchim’s Committee on Geula and Moshiach, run under the auspices of the Chabad Youth Organization, headed by Rabbi Nachum Goldschmidt, Rabbi Moshe Gruzman, Rabbi Schneur Chaviv, and Rabbi Mordechai Garelik.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1720

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

It is incumbent to await the coming of Moshiach every single day, and all day long... It is not enough to believe in the coming of Moshiach, but each day one must await his coming... Furthermore, it is not enough to await his coming every day, but it is to be in the manner of our prayer "We await Your salvation all the day," that is, to await and expect it every day, and all day long, literally every moment! (The Chafetz Chaim from Chizuk Emunah)
(L'Chaim)

Purim in Kharkov

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

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KHARKOV, Ukraine — This year, which marks 60 years of the Rebbe's leadership and 20 years of a Chabad-Lubavitch presence in Kharkov, a special grand Purim event took place in the local circus arena.

Costumes and masks greeted the crowd in the lobby, while hundreds of brochures, Shabbos candles and Mishloach Manos were given out and hundreds of men and boys put on Tefillin, some for the first time in their lives.

Following a Purim Spiel by the Ohr Avner Day School, the Megilla was read by Shliach Rabbi Levi Raices - who's costume this year was a doctor.

Guests who attended in the spirit of Purim included "Prime Minister Yanukovich," "Former Prime Minister Yulya Timoshenko," and clowns in all shapes and sizes!

Chief Rabbi of Kharkov and the first Lubavitcher emissary in Kharkov Rabbi Moshe Moskovitz encouraged the audience to take upon themselves more mitzvos (commandments) as well as to make a special effort to join more in the Jewish community's activities. Government officials Yaroslav PetrovichYushenko and Alexander Lvovich Steren spoke of the miracles of Purim and related that the city is proud of the Jewish community and the synagogue. Israeli consul Alex Kleiman, Boris Feldman, synagogue president Alexander Kaganovsky and Orh Avner School director Grigory Shochet also greeted the participants and wished the whole community that the joy of Purim should last all year round.

A special treat at the Purim event was guest performer Gary Satyan, well known as an Armenian singer with a strong voice. A few days before Purim, after speaking to a member of the Jewish community, Mr. Satyan found out that he is a Jew as his mother is Jewish! He came to the synagogue on the Fast of Esther and put on Tefillin for the first time in his life. He was so moved by the experience that he asked Rabbi Moskovitz if he could give a present to the Jewish community by singing at the Purim event a medley of Jewish songs. Mr. Satyan learned a number of songs and delighted the crowd with his surprise performance. After the event he joined over 100 other people in a very lively Purim feast in the synagogue. Mr. Satyan publicly thanked G-d for showing him the way home.

Chasdei Yosef Brings Purim Joy to the Poor of Jerusalem

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

In keeping with a tradition that goes back many years, the established chessed organization Chasdei Yosef gave Purim seudahs to the poor and lonely of Jerusalem.

The organization, headed by Rabbi Moshe Deitsch, provided delicious meals for hundreds of people in the hall of the large soup kitchen in Jerusalem’s famous Bucharan neighborhood. Each guest received a generous mishloach manos package. Chassidic music provided a cheerful backdrop to the festivities, which lasted the entire day.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Shabbat Dinner Unites College Republicans and Democrats

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

As the midterm election season of 2010 heats up, college Republicans and Democrats at the University of Pennsylvania took their minds off of the polls last Friday night and attended a Shabbat dinner of Jewish unity at the school’s Chabad-Lubavitch center. Sophomore Emma Ellman-Golan, president of Penn Dems, told The Daily Pennsylvanian that the annual dinner is one of the few activities that both groups use to stress bipartisanship.

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Bringing Purim Teachings to Thousands of Israeli Children

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

Over 3,000 schoolchildren from schools around Israel have spent hours over the past few weeks learning about the subject of joy according to Chassidus.

An educational unit from the Chabad organization Mayanosecha Letzeirim sent special study booklets to over 400 religious junior high schools, high schools, girls’ schools, and yeshiva high schools around the country during the month of Adar.

At the beginning of the book, there is an official letter from Rabbi Dr. Yochai Roddick, who is in charge of Jewish philosophy in National Religious schools. In it, he writes that there is a growing thirst among young people for Chassidus, and he explains that experts were chosen to edit the booklet.

The booklet was edited by Rabbi Moshe Shilat, Rabbi Menachem Eitan, and Rabbi Aharon Bernstein, in consultation with various teachers and educators in Jewish philosophy in the National Religious sector.

The booklet, which is divided into various chapters, is professionally produced, attractive, and exciting. Original quotes from various Chassidic luminaries are highlighted and appear with links, along with questions and challenging assignments.

Teachers have greeted the new booklet in a very positive way and they are looking forward to the next one, on Ahavas Yisrael, which is due to appear during Iyar. It will place a special emphasis on the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov on this subject and will appear in time for his yahrzeit on Shavuos.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Happy Birthday to a Very Special Ten Year Old

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

Do you remember being ten years old? I do – it was a wonderful year for me, in fact. It was the first time I remember being more aware of the outside world. Israel won the Six Day War shortly before my summer birthday, and as a new Young Judean, I was so proud. The Boston Red Sox were on their way to winning a pennant, something that hadn’t happened in almost twenty years. (My niece and nephew in Boston think it’s a normal thing for the Sox to win the whole thing!) I would have a fifth grade teacher who understood my need to read and let me go up to our elementary school library and pick my own books. I finally felt old enough to have my own opinions and was encouraged to think and speak for myself.

Well, I was at a party for a ten year old last night – The Friendship Circle is ten years old and we celebrated last night at NJPAC at the Annual Banquet. The evening honored two families who have been stalwart supporters of this “wonder child,” Sheree, Nathan, and Jennifer Mandelbaum and Howard and Betty Pantirer Schwartz and the 815 teen volunteers for The Friendship Circle who truly make it all happen. The Friendship Circle has a wide array of innovative programming that serves children and teens with special needs and their families. It is hard to believe how much has happened in such a short time. The most amazing number I heard last night however, was not the ten years of existence, but that in the course of the last ten years, over 3,450 teen volunteers have participated in sharing friendship with children and teens with special needs. This is an entire generation of young people who have been touched and now think differently about what it means to be a part of a community which includes people with special needs. I truly believe that Rabbi Zalman and Toba Grossbaum have changed how the entire MetroWest community thinks about children with special needs and their families. May they and The Friendship Circle go from strength to strength.

Happy birthday to a very special ten year old, making a real difference in the world!

Leslie

Preschool Day Camp Looking for Staff (ages 15-plus)

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

Camp Topeinu- a preschool day camp located on the UWS of Manhattan is looking for Counselors, Jr. Counselors and Specialty staff to join our camp.

Conveniently located by the 1,2,3 trains.

Girls ages 15-21. Great Pay and Tips!

Call: 718-549-6261 for more information

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MAZEL TOV GREENS

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Daniel & Shulie Green - N. Miami, FL - on the birth of a son.

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

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MAZEL TOV MAYERS

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shlomo & Channa Mayer - Charlottesville, VA - on the birth of a son.

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

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F & S Melave Malka at Cheder at the Ohel

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

It was a beautiful sight to see, all the fathers learning a sicha with their sons. Cheder at the Ohel had a father and son Melave Malka, where fathers and sons alike were inspired and enjoyed.

The program began with a video of the Rebbe speaking about chinuch of our children. Then the fathers learned with their sons a sicha of the Rebbe to Tzivos Hashem, about the three pesukim that Mordechai heard from the children as they were going home from Cheder; it gave him the strength he needed to overcome Haman. The Rebbe explained to the children how to relate Mordechai’s inspiration to their personal struggles with defeating their own yetzer horas. Some families joined together to learn the sicha, making it a beautiful symbol of achdus.

Following the learning, Rabbi Levi Zarchi, Executive Director of the Cheder, shared inspirational words about chinuch, followed by a 4th grade student Levi Shemtov, who said a story of the Baal Shem Tov and spoke about how much he is progressing in Cheder. Thereafter, Mr. Menachem Rosenzweig, a parent, spoke about how his sons are so sad when Cheder is canceled due to a snow storm. Even though each class has a conference call to replace the learning in Cheder, the boys would rather come to Cheder in person.

The program continued with refreshments and a grand Chodesh Adar game show. The game was arranged by Rabbi Meir Geisinsky, a parent, and Youth Director at Chabad of the Five Towns.

We wish to inform everyone that there is a weekly minyan every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Shul (behind the Mikvah house, to the right) followed by a "Breakfast & Learn."

Cheder at the Ohel also has a nice hall available for small simchas to be arranged near the Ohel.

Ultimate Kibud Av

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

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Menachem Mendel Levitan is fifteen years old and without a father. One year ago, at the age of 48, R’ Dovid Ben Nochum Hirsch HaLevi OBM left this world, but not without leaving behind a passion for Torah learning. In his father’s memory Menachem Mendel has initiated the establishment of a library of sefarim at his school – Yeshivas Darchai Menachem – in line with his father’s love of chinuch and sefarim.

Torah learning, teaching, Avodas Hashem, and the family were my father’s primary joys of life, Mendy explained. R’ Dovid learned constantly, whether at home, in Shul, and even bringing his sefer to the supermarket. Upon encountering a difficult passage in a text, he would immediately search for another text with an explanation. He felt that people should actualize their full potential and utilize the resources at their disposal.

In the time of the Alter Rebbe, R’ Dovid told his children more than once, Chassidim would trudge through the snow trying to find manuscripts from which to learn. Urging his children to take advantage of the sources at their fingertips, R’ Dovid emphasized to his children that they were fortunate to have access to sefarim that Jews did not always have access to in prior generations.

R’ Dovid had not always been a Lubavitcher Chossid. His spiritual journey began at sixteen. He felt that there must be more to life than the “American Dream,” defined by the pursuit of money and pleasure.

In search of meaning, Dovid began to look into various religions, resulting in travels from his home in San Diego, CA to the Hopi Reservation, a Native American reservation in Arizona, where he met and came to admire the chief, known as “Big Bear.” Big Bear told Dovid, “Every person belongs to a nation. Go back to yours,” he suggested. Dovid then realized that he had neglected to look to his very own heritage for meaning in his life.

Upon returning home to California from Arizona, the phone rang. The voice on the line was his childhood friend, Ira Nassi, calling to let him know that he would be attending San Diego State University. “I am taking a Jewish history course, come check it out,” Ira told him. The two young men sat through the Jewish History class, but Dovid was uncomfortable with how the professor portrayed Jews. As he exited the class, he silently asked his Creator to guide him toward a path of truth.

Having just had this conversation with G-d, it shocked Dovid to see Rabbi Moishe Leider - today’s director of the Chabad Center of University City - standing directly in front of him, encouraging Jewish students to wrap tefillin and come to the Chabad House.

Dovid approached Rabbi Leider, introduced himself, and after talking with him briefly about Judaism, accompanied the rabbi to the Chabad Hebrew School class. He later explained that he went with him in order to see if the rabbi were successful in teaching Torah lessons to children. R’ Dovid later said, “If someone can convey such profound Torah thoughts to children, whose souls are so pure and only truth can penetrate, then the Torah must be true and therefore this was the way of life I chose to follow.”

Torah learning became R’ Dovid’s primary focus. In 1985, following his Smicha, R’ Dovid married Batya, and the couple moved to Israel where they served as shluchim in the Old City of Jerusalem for one year. Back in the States, he became proficient in the laws of safrus and shatnez, and his career as a nurse took off with a job in Chicago, then in Massachusetts, and finally in Connecticut, where his family currently resides.

The Levitan family moved to New Haven, Connecticut in June 2006, where they joined Congregation Lubavitch. To increase children’s involvement at Shul, R’ Dovid and Batya established Shabbos groups for young girls and boys under the age of Bar and Bas Mitzvah, complete with davening, learning, games, and incentive programs. This was an applied exhibit of R’ Dovid’s passion for children’s chinuch.

“With his humble and unassuming presence, my father had such a tremendous influence on his surroundings, especially on his family and community,” reflected his oldest daughter Necha. “He is a prime example of a yirei shamayim,” she said.

“He was a very special Neshomo; He was born on Shabbos and passed away on Shabbos. He was a beacon of emunah, often saying, ‘Hashem, I love you’, during his 2 ½ -year-long battle against stage 4 colon cancer. The purity of his heart and soul defined him to his final days with us”. His sister Donna commented.

R’Dovid Levitan left this world on Shabbos Parshas Zachor, 11 Adar, 5769, his Levaya was on Purim, leaving behind his five children – Avraham, 22; Necha, 19; Menachem Mendel, 14; Chenya Rivkah, 11; and Nochum Hirsch,8, to carry on his love for torah, mitzvos and the beauty of learning Torah. On Purim last year his 5 children were unable to practice its mitzvos, but buried their father.

We ask you to share in the passion for Torah learning, mitzvos, and chinuch, for which Mendy’s father, of blessed memory, lived. Please become a partner with Yeshiva Darchai Menachem in establishing a library in R’ Dovid Levitan’s memory.

Purchase tickets or donate books CLICK HERE

Arab MK says Leviev has "Shluchim" in the Knesset

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

Haaretz reports: "Lev Leviev, the owner of the Russian television channel, has emissaries in the Knesset. He has direct representatives in the Knesset who are working on his behalf," MK Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List-Ta'al) charged yesterday at a joint meeting of the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs and Economic Affairs committees.

The stormy session was held to discuss a proposed law that would exempt Channel 9, Leviev's Russian language channel, from paying "carriage fees" to both the HOT cable company and the Yes satellite broadcaster for carrying the station.

The Knesset members approved bringing the bill to the Knesset floor for its first reading into law - despite the government's objections.

"It seems someone wants to grease Leviev," Tibi accused. "Instead of serving the public, they serve Leviev." continue...

Pesach cleaning through the eyes of a six-year-old...

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

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Earlier this week a mother was telling her kids that she would be cleaning their room with the cleaning lady for Pesach. She mentioned that the cleaning would include moving their beds and turning over their mattresses.

Her six-year-old piped up and said, "Mommy, I don't want to go to school." Why? The mother asked. She replied, "I want to see you turn over the beds....."

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: Vice President Joseph Biden's visit to Israel forces JLI Mission out of David Citadel

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

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SHMAIS.com has learned that Vice President Joseph Biden's recent decision to make his first visit as VP to Eretz Yisroel is affecting the plans of the JLI Mission to Israel.

Biden's 3-day-visit corresponds to JLI's 200 strong "The Land and The Spirit" mission which is getting underway on Sunday IYH.

The JLI group was going to be staying @ the David Citadel but was just informed that they are being rebooked at the beautiful new Mamilla Hotel to make room for VP Biden and his entourage @ the David Citadel

Along with a jam packed week full of touring and fine dining, SHMAIS.com has learned that an impressive array of speakers has been lined to address the JLI Mission during their stay including: Minister Benny Begin, Minister Tzachi Hanegbi, Minister Uzi Landau and other MK's, Head of Jewish Agency Hon. Natan Sharansky Mayors of Yerushalayim and Tverya and both Chief Rabbis.

The Rebbe's Advice #334 - EVERY BOY CAN LEARN IN YESHIVA

Thursday, Mar 04, 2010

A father wrote the Rebbe that his son is not learning properly in yeshiva, and wants to vacate it. The Rebbe wrote back that it is not his prerogative to tell the boy he can and should leave the yeshiva where Torah is learned, particularly since it is contrary to the established fact that each Jewish person has by birthright a connection to Torah.
Handwritten note 24 MarCheshvan, 1983

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

THIS WEEK'S SHOLOM ZOCHORS - UPDATED!

Friday, Mar 05, 2010

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Shalom & Aharona Lubin
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North Miami Beach, FL: Bais Menachem holds Inaugural Golf Tournament @ Hillcrest Golf & Country Club

Friday, Mar 05, 2010

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Bais Menachem of North Miami Beach, Florida, recently held their Inaugural Bais Menachem Golf Tournament @ the Hillcrest Golf & Country Club in Hollywood, FL.

Approximately 60 members and friends of Bais Menachem participated. Single participants paid $180 and foursome's paid $600 to take part in the tournament that served as a fundraiser for the new Bais Menachem currently under construction.

The day's golfing was followed by a light buffet dinner and auction. Dr Laz served as the tournament's Emcee.

MAZEL TOV FEIGELSTOCKS - IT'S A FIRST!

Friday, Mar 05, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shua & Debbie (nee Ratynets) Feigelstock - 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.

Senior Shliach Celebrates #70

Friday, Mar 05, 2010

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Rabbi Shmuel Lew – senior shliach in London, England – is turning seventy this Shabbos, Chof Adar. He had expressed a wish that his entire family join him at the ohel in honor of this important milestone. His children were able to arrange this and on Friday, at precisely 12:30pm, Rabbi Lew escorted by his wife and their children, children-in-law and grandchildren (close to 120 men, women and children ka”h) converged on the Ohel. At the ohel, they said tehilim, sang a few nigunnim, recited the 12 pesukim and gave tzedaka.

Rabbi and Mrs. Lew celebrated their daughter’s wedding on Wednesday night in Crown Heights.

May Rabbi Lew have a Shnas Hatzlocha Bakol, Mikol, Kol and Nachas from his entire family.

Photo credits: Dovid Lew

MAZEL TOVS UPDATE #636 WITH SIMCHOS IN 41 LUBAVITCH FAMILIES WORLDWIDE K"AH! ARE ONLINE NOW!

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MAZEL TOVS

If you have a Mazel Tov for us e-mail us @ SHMAIS@AOL.COM

IDF Arrests Arab with Pipe Bomb

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

(IsraelNN.com) Soldiers from the IDF’s Kfir Brigade uncovered three pipe bombs while searching an Arab man at a checkpoint east of Shchem in the Samaria region. The devices were turned over to sappers and the Arab was taken in for questioning by security forces.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

MAY IT BE G-D'S WILL THAT THIS LIST ONLY GETS SMALLER WITH A REFUA SHLEIMA KROVA FOR ALL THOSE IN NEED!

Hisha bas Sarah
Rochel bas Tova
Shaina Devorah bas tamar
Shneur Zalman Ben Dabrusha
Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM
Aryeh Tzvi ben Sora Rivka
Gittle Sheindel bas Shalamit

Eliezer Dovid ben Chaya
Eliezer ben Tzivia
Daniel ben Raizel
Ruchama Aliza Sara Chana bas Esther Liba
Rivkah Chana Chava bas Chaya
Chaya Sara bas Tali Pessa
Mordechai ben Menucha
Yaakov Shlomo ben Rivka
Binyomin Zev ben Tzivia Hinda
Meira Mindel Bas Chava Golda
Avrohom Reuven ben Eta
Elka Tzivya Bas Vivian
Nechemia Avraham ben Baila Rochel
Sarah bas Mina
Elozor ben Baila
Sterna Bas Rochel Devorah
Binyomin Tzadik ben Aidel Gittel Elana
Channa Bas Rivkah
Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Avrohom ben Bintza
Mordechai Dov Tzion ben Chana Leah
Naftali Tzvi Yehuda ben Eza Baila
Chana Miriam bas Eza Baila
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Shoshana Etta Bas Masha
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Lorraine Bas Nita
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chaya basya bas alta nechama
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Yosef ben Simcha
Chaya Leah bas Yenta
Chaya Rochel bas Devora Mindel
Chay Sarah Rachel bas Fechke
Aidel Gittel bas Mariasha Risha

Michoel Ezra Ben Leah
Bracha Basya Esther Bas Miriam
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Yoel Ben Nessie

Purim in Mariupol

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

MARIUPOL, Ukraine – The Jewish Community of Mariupol gathered at the Aristocrat Restaurant for a Purim celebration attended by Jews of all ages –children, teenagers, and young adults through senior citizens.

The restaurant was filled to capacity, as people came out to rejoice on this special holiday. For those who did not come in costumes or masks, face-painting was available at the event itself. Various kinds of noise-makers were distributed, to be used especially when the Scroll of Esther was read.

Children from the Simcha Kindergarten put on a delightful performance featuring songs and poems about Purim. The audience enjoyed the adorable performers whose childish joy filled the room. Students from the Ohr Avner Chabad Day School presented a remarkable Purim play. The children had eagerly prepared for the holiday and the special performance, learning their parts, picking out props and costumes, singing and dancing! Their efforts garnered the appreciation of everyone present.

After the reading of the Megillah, the crowd enjoyed lively Jewish songs performed by the Melody Hearts Duet. For the children, there was also a carnival, with entertainment, exciting contests, and great prizes. Each child also received a gift for participating in the competitions and for wearing a Purim costume.

The Jewish community of Mariupol is a proud member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine.

Chabad Author Wins Prize

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

Every year, the department of Torah culture of Petach Tikva’s Municipality gives cash prizes to local authors of Torah literature.

This year, the awards committee chose eight books out of 19 submissions. In second place was Rabbi Yoav Lemberg, a member of the Chabad community in Petach Tikva, for his book “Hefsek Betefillah,” which was written according to the teachings of the Alter Rebbe. On Thursday, the prizes were awarded at a special ceremony attended by various Rabbis and public figures.

“Most of all, I am extremely pleased that many people will be exposed to the teachings of the Alter Rebbe and the Rebbe,” Rabbi Lemberg said afterwards. “I’m sure that the Rebbe will get much nachas from this.”

Rabbi Lemberg himself finds it hard to believe that all of this started from a simple halacha sheet that he used to produce every week at Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim in Migdal Haemek. Rabbi Lemberg, who today lives in the growing Chabad community in Petach Tikva, attended the yeshiva in Migdal Haemek 15 years ago. This was where he first started researching the subject of interruptions in tefillah, and eventually this led to the writing of his prize-winning book. On Thursday, he received second prize in the Torah literature competition run by the Petach Tikva Municipality.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1721

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

The Torah hints at the great controversy of ikvesa dimeshicha (the time immediately preceding the coming of Moshiach), when all will say that they do not, Heaven forbid, doubt the possibility of Redemption; rather, they question its timing. (Chizuk HaEmunah, Chofetz Chaim Al HaTorah)
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV WEISSMANS - IT'S A FIRST!

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shmuly & Chanie (nee Hecht) Weissman - Melbourne, Australia - on the birth of their firstborn son.

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MAZEL TOV SIDOROVS

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yaakov & Rivka Sidorov - Crown Heights - on the birth of a son.

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

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Chabad Rabbis to Attend Shul Rededication in Egypt

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

A special delegation of Chabad Rabbis, headed by the Chief Rabbi of Eilat, Rabbi Yosef Hecht, will be going to Egypt on Sunday to attend the rededication of the historical Rambam Synagogue in Cairo.

The shul, which is located inside the city’s ancient Jewish Quarter, was built hundreds of years ago. According to various opinions, the Rambam himself used to daven there during the time he lived in Cairo. Unfortunately, the shul has stood empty for many years. However, on the initiative of the Egyptian government and with the cooperation of the Jewish community the building has been renovated at a cost of around $2 million.

In recent years, the shul has also been the venue for Rambam siyumim, organized by a delegation of Chabad Rabbis that traveled to Egypt especially for this purpose. In the past, the Rebbe gave specific and detailed instructions regarding the siyum.

For this reason, representatives of the Jewish community in Egypt invited Rabbi Hecht to attend and conduct the rededication ceremony. A large crowd is expected to take part. The Chabad delegation includes the Chief Rabbi of Eilat, Rabbi Yosef Hecht, the Chief Rabbi of Kfar Chabad, Rabbi Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazy, and the leader of the Mateh Binyamin Area Council Rabbi Shimon Elituv. The leader of the Jewish community in Egypt, the Israeli ambassador to Egypt, former ambassadors, and other invited guests will also be present.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

The Rebbe's Advice #335 - BOCHURIM NEED A RAV

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

The Rebbe responded to a bochur’s question whether the Rebbe’s call for each person making himself a rav applied to bochurim in yeshiva.

The Rebbe said yes, it does. The bochur asked, if so, whether the Rav had to be part of the yeshiva faculty. The Rebbe answered no, he does not.
Handwritten note 1987

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

Benz’s Pesach Specials!!!

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BIRTH...

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

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“What you need to know about birth before you are pregnant”.

J-WHO (Jewish Women’s Health Organization) is pleased to announce another evening of women’s health education.

This event is for women of all ages.

Monday, March 8th @ Bnos Menachem.
8:00 pm.

You can read more about it here.

The FULL flyer can be viewed by clicking on thumbnail on the side.

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Purim Celebrations for the Youth in Carmel

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

On Motzoei Shabbos last week, around 100 young people from central Carmel in Haifa began their Purim celebrations with a party in the Central Carmel Chabad House, which is run by Rabbi Yehuda Leib Dunin. During the party, they listened to the Megillah, danced, and made good resolutions.

Despite the rainy weather and receiving invitations announcing that the party was due to start at 9:30. the first participants turned up at 8:30! The young people continued to farbreng after the party had officially finished, listening to stories of hashgacha protis and Purim, until the early hours of the morning.

The organizers of the party reported that it was more successful than originally anticipated and that to the best of their knowledge nothing else like it was held in the entire Carmel region.

Students from the Chabad yeshiva in Achuza, which was opened last year by Rabbi Dan Shai Ben Chur, were also involved in the organization of the party.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

MAZEL TOV BEENSTOCKS - IT'S A FIRST!

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Motti & Fraidy (nee Zwiebel) Beenstock - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn son.

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

Close to 600 Bochurim packing out

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

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Two weeks after registration opened up for the upcoming annual Pesach “Merkos Shlichus”, the Merkos Shlichus office in Crown Heights closed registration this week, due to the overwhelming number of applications received from around the world. To date more than 600 applicants have applied.

The first step in a process saw the organizers begin on Wednesday a series of interviews conducted at the World Lubavitch headquarters. These interviews were overseen by Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky Vice Chairman of ‘Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch’ and coordinator Rabbi Shneur Nejar.

The interviews were conducted in groups as individuals showed the importance of the responsibility of "Shlucho Shel Adam k’moso" and how it can be permeated into everyday shlichus.

In past years, thousands of bochurim have been sent out on behalf of ‘Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch’ to hundreds of places throughout the world. From New Zealand to Kenya, the Netherlands and Peru, the bochurim often travel to remote places where there is no permanent Chabad House or trace of yiddishkeit, all in order to bring the message of the Festival of Freedom with every single Jew.

"This year the number Merkos is sending out is close to 600 bochurim. This number is the largest that has ever gone out on Pesach “Merkos Shlichus”, says coordinator Rabbi Shneur Nejar, who together with Rabbi Mendel kotlarsky is working tirelessly to ensure the success of the project. "It's amazing to see the overwhelming response from these bochurim and their desire to touch every Jew thereby carrying out the Rebbe Shlichus."

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IRS Has $1.3 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2006 Tax Return

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

Haven't Filed a Tax Return in years?

Washington — Unclaimed refunds totaling more than $1.3 billion are awaiting nearly 1.4 million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2006, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

However, to collect the money, a return for 2006 must be filed with the IRS no later than Thursday, April 15, 2010.

The IRS estimates that the median unclaimed refund for tax-year 2006 is $604. Some people may not have filed because they had too little income to require filing a tax return even though they had taxes withheld from their wages or made quarterly estimated payments.

In cases where a return was not filed, the law provides most taxpayers with a three-year window of opportunity for claiming a refund.

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Lubavitch's nerve center

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

The first people I saw when I climbed out of the Kingston subway station on Friday were men in long black coats, wide-brimmed black hats and beards.

I was in Crown Heights, the Brooklyn borough that is the "Jerusalem" of the Chabad Lubavitch movement, in which the black suits are the norm. Founded 250 years ago in what was White Russia, the movement survived under the leadership of inspired rebbes (teachers), the latest being Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who died in 1994.

The dilapidated brick building I faced as I exited the subway was his movement's headquarters, 770 Eastern Parkway. The interior was a rabbit warren of dingy hallways with sheets of paper - tacked onto various doors - identifying various agencies.

I stepped into one room claimed by Jewish Educational Media, where Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin showed me an array of multimedia archives of talks by the rebbe, plus video of almost every encounter he had had with the thousands of fans who had dropped by to see him on Sundays. He would give each a dollar bill, which they in turn were to contribute to charity.

The rebbe founded an amazing missionary corps of rabbinical couples who established beachheads of Jewish culture worldwide. I met such a couple in South Florida while reporting there in the early 1980s, and I've maintained contact with them to this day. Their synagogue turns 30 years old this month. continue...

SHABBOS PARSHAS KI SISA IN CROWN HEIGHTS - 29 CHASANIM!

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

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On Friday night there were 5 Sholom Zochors k"ah.

Shimon Herz Davened Shachris @ the Umud downstairs. There were a total of 16 Chasanim k"ah. Shloma Majesky spoke before Mussaf. Chezky Herz Herz Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

In the Rebbe's room, Boruch Brikman Davened Shachris @ the Umud. There were 10 Chasanim, 8 @ Shachris and 2 @ Mincha. Avremi Popack 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.

For Shabbos @ the Ohel there were lerech 120 people. There were also 3 Chasanim.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

Yisroel Menendez (Miami / CH) to Pessy (Cara) Dorfman (Boston / CH)

SUNDAY NIGHT LECHAIM

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010

Shmuli Cohen (Crown Heights) to Nechami Marelus (Antwerp / Bnei Brak)
@ 866 Eastern Parkway - 6th floor

MAZEL TOV LASKERS - IT'S A FIRST!

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yossi & Mushkie (nee Alperowitz) Lasker - Jerusalem - on the birth of their firstborn son.

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

MAZEL TOV OSDOBAS

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Zalman & Rivky Osdoba - Crown Heights - on the birth of a son.

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

BY POPULAR DEMAND - BECAUSE MAZEL TOVS CAN'T WAIT!

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010

Shalom Ber Leeds (Pittsburgh, PA) to Odaiah Poznanski (Brooklyn, NY)

MAZEL TOV WEINBERGS - TWINS!!

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a very hearty DOUBLE Mazel Tov to Dovid & Louise Weinberg - Manchester, UK - on the occasion of the birth of their twins, a boy & a girl k"ah!

May the newborns be a source of Nachas to their parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives & Klal Yisroel.

Crown Heights: 3 Bdrms. Brand New Granite Kitchen

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010

* Brand new kitchen, granite countertops, 2 under counter stainless steel sinks, washer/dryer hookup
* Newly renovated. Move in great condition. 1600 sq ft. 3 bedrooms
* Brightly lit, new ceramic tile, hardwood
floor, carpeting, freshly painted, new lighting
* Large living room with picture window, new thermal windows and blinds
* Complete 2d floor of a 2-family home on Sterling St. near subway, Beth Rivka, Empire Shteble

$1850 firm - INCLUDES HEAT

Call: 718-778-2408 or ApartmentSterling@gmail.com

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010

Shahab Hanoni (Brooklyn, NY) to Rivkah Leah Brenenson (Crown Heights)

Gush Etzion: Arabs Stoned an Israeli Vehicle

Sunday, Mar 07, 2010

(IsraelNN.com) A short time ago Arabs hurled stones at an Israeli vehicle near the community of Tekoa in the Gush Etzion region. There were no casualties, but damage was caused to the vehicle. IDF forces are searching for the attachers.
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