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CNN VIDEO: Chabad House in Mumbai bears scars

Friday, Nov 27, 2009

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Friday, Nov 27, 2009

Eli Dagan (Crown Heights) to Minni Spalter (North Miami Beach, FL)
LECHAIM (FEATURING A MILCHIG MENU) IYH SUNDAY NIGHT @ CHOVEVEI TORAH

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - RABBI SHAMSHON CHARITONOW OBM

Friday, Nov 27, 2009

With sadness we inform you of the passing of Harav HaChossid, Hatomim, Rabbi Shamshon Charitonow, of Crown Heights at age 91.

The Levaya was Thursday.

The family: Mrs. Hadasa Charitonow and sons Yosef - CH, R' Sholom - CH, R' Shmaryahu - Buffalo and Avrohom - CH are sitting Shiva @ 679 Montgomery St #1A

Shacris 7:15 a.m., 9:15 and 10:00a.m
Mincha 3:15pm
Maariv - Bizmano

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

MAZEL TOV SHARABIS - IT'S A FIRST!

Friday, Nov 27, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Moshe & Shani (nee Garfinkel) Sharabi - Inverary, FL - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

Hundreds of Communities to Join Sunday’s Broadcast of Mumbai Memorial Tribute

Friday, Nov 27, 2009

On Sunday, 12 Kislev/November 29th, close to 400 Chabad Houses and communities around the world will tune in simultaneously to an international memorial tribute to the Kedoshim of Mumbai.

Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, Professor Eli Wiesel, Chief Rabbi of France Rabbi G. Bernheim, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky and Mr. George Rohr will deliver special greetings to the global gathering that will begin at 3:00 pm EST. The 60-minute memorial broadcast, featuring world renowned Chazan Yitzchok M. Helfgot, will be chaired by Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky.

The event is brought to you by Merkos, coordinated by JLI’s online learning division, TorahCafe.com and will be featured as well online at www.TorahCafe.com and on www.Chabad.org

MAZEL TOV HELLERS

Friday, Nov 27, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Leibish & Dini Heller - London, 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!

MAZEL TOVS UPDATE #622 WITH SIMCHOS IN 42 LUBAVITCH FAMILIES WORLDWIDE K"AH! ARE ONLINE NOW!

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MAZEL TOVS

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

Bus Stoned Near Gush Etzion

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) An Israeli bus near Gush Etzion was pelted with stones by local Arabs Saturday night. Damage was caused to the bus but no passengers were hurt. IDF forces are currently scanning the area.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
Chana Pessel bas Raizel
Refoel Chaim Simcha Binyamin ben Devorah Aliza
Shoshana Etta Bas Masha
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

Donetsk Prepares for Chanukah

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

DONETSK, Ukraine – The Jewish community of Donetsk is already preparing for Chanukah, including the publication of a colorful brochure for delivery to virtually all Jews of the city and surrounding areas. It includes all of the information needed in order to properly celebrate the holiday. It offers readers a brief history of Chanukah, how to light the Chanukah Menorah, and the blessings, laws and customs of the holiday.

The brochure contains an opening message from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of righteous memory. It also features a holiday calendar and recipe for Chanukah donuts (sufganiyot). The brochure is illustrated with colorful Chanukah images and “how to” pictures of candle-lighting for each particular day of the holiday.

In addition to the important mitzvah (commandment) of lighting the Chanukah Menorah, there is also an integral mitzvah of publicizing the miracle that took place at the time of the first Chanukah. It is for this reason that the Jewish community of Donetsk invites all Jews of the region to visit the synagogue and obtain Chanukah Menorah and candles as a gift, the only condition being that recipients will then light the Menorah in their own homes.

Chanukah is the holiday of light and joy, which is so essential for people in this difficult time. The Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS and Baltic Countries wish Jewish communities across the Former Soviet Union success in their preparations for this holiday of light and goodness.

MAZEL TOV FELDMANS

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yitzchok & Mimi Feldman - Bend, OR - 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!

Very Exciting Junior N'shei Chabad event I'yh This Monday evening November 30

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

Shalom Bayis-Communication Tools to Build your Home because HAPPINESS BEGINS at HOME
with Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch

Marriage and Family Therapist

An evening focusing on enhancing your Shalom Bayis

I'yh Monday November 30 Yud Gimmel Kislev

Yud Daled Kislev- The Marriage of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin by: Mrs. Gitty Rappaport

Join a Fascinating Lecture and gain Communication Tools that Work! Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch

8:00 PM at the Lubavitch Yeshivah
Admission $7

A CHOCOLATE LOVER'S DREAM!

Enjoy a delectable assortment of chocolate choices at our refreshment table!!

Free Raffle: Win a charming set of twin size linen!

DEC. 1ST FINAL DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE NSHEI UBNOS CHABAD WINTER CONVENTION RETREAT

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

48th N’shei Ubnos Chabad Winter Convention

Hilton Stamford Hotel

CHOICES:

Entire Weekend - $435.00
Motzei Shabbos - Gala Melava Malka - $50.00
Melava Malka, One night at the Hilton (enjoy the pool) Join Sunday Workshops, Grand Banquet and Concert - $180.00

Sunday Full day and/or Grand Banquet at 12:30 p.m. $75.00/$60.00

Please Note: Registration by Dec. 1, required for all sessions.

You may view the Program and/ or Register on the web: www.chabadhousestamford.org

Participate in this exciting event!

Further information please call Sarah 203-461-9862

Transportation from Crown Heights please call Goldy 718-604-7826

Women from Crown heights who won raffles to the convention.

Bassie Gold
Dina Tzfasman
Channah Ackerman
Dassie Schneur
Esther Coren
Rachel Bronstein
Chayenka Silverstein

The winner from the raffle sellers is Motti Reizes.

Thank you to all those who bought and sold raffle tickets!

URGENT TEHILLIM NEEDED 4

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

Moshe Ben Nechama Dina
A 7 month old in critical condition r"l

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1639

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

Just as Israel's redemption in those days was brought about not through our own merit, but through Divine mercy, likewise do we demonstrate through our manner of rejoicing on Purim that we do not rely on our own merits but only on G-d's compassion. (Book of Our Heritage)
(L'Chaim)

Celebrating the Siddur in Ashkelon

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

Last Thursday, first-graders at the Chabad school in Ashkelon enjoyed a special Siddur party along with their parents.

A special formal ceremony was held at the Western Wall in Jerusalem with the school’s principal. During an exciting, fun-packed day, the children visited the 770 building in Ramat Shlomo, where they put on a show for their parents about the chain of the generations and our forefathers.

The parents and the school’s staff were very moved by the performance, which was followed by a festive breakfast.

The siddur party that the Chabad school in Ashkelon puts on every year is a highlight of the school’s program that leaves a deep and lasting impression on the children.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Chabad’s Jewish Women’s Circle Enjoys Unique YogaDance Workshop

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

Orange County, NY (SHMAIS.com) - Chabad’s Jewish Women’s Circle experienced an innovative “YogaDance Workshop”. Held at the Ballroom of Dr. Seth and Nadine Pulver of Highland Mills, Chana Burston, leader of the Jewish Women’s Circle, welcomed the thirty-five participants and shared kabbalistic insights into the new Jewish month of “Kislev.”

Burston then introduced Shelly Dembe, founder of A Healthier Balance of Columbus Ohio. Dembe, yoga teacher, personal trainer, lifeforce yoga practitioner for anxiety and depression and Kripalu Certified YogaDance instructor would be leading the evening’s YogaDance. The YogaDance complimented this year’s Jewish Women’s Circle theme of a year of “creativity and well-being”.

Dembe captured her audience as she described her life’s journey transforming to live as an observant Jewish woman and how her physical joy inspired from health and dance deeply compliments her spiritual journey.

The YogaDance class was exhilarating, offering a fusion of yoga and dance with passion and energy. Movement was accompanied by the rhythmic beat of drums and heart opening Jewish music. Dembe called this workshop a “workout for the body and soul.”

“I felt very inspired and enjoyed the whole evening, particularly amongst such a warm and loving crowd,” said Iris Sandow of Highland Mills.

Participants enjoyed a healthful snack bar and holiday shopping for jewelry and accessories.

Adria Gross of Monroe won the Jewish Women’s Circle complimentary raffle gift; a decorative Chanukah platter.

“The response to Dembe’s YogaDance workshop was so positive we plan to have her share her talent with the Jewish Women’s Circle again in the near future,” says Burston. “The combination of soulful, yet energetic music and both relaxing and active dance brought a unique energy and joy to the Jewish Women’s Circle.”

Seeking Female Employee

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

Midwood Brooklyn based company is looking for a high energy female to work full time in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Coordinating assignments, Acting as liaison, Interview possible candidates, Maintain paper and database records, Market Programs, Help oversee day to day operations

Interested candidates should please fax resume and cover letter Att: Rivka to 718-559-4811.

Please indicate reference code "2010RS" on the cover page.

Win $10,000.00 and many more prizes

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

Visit www.DarchaiMenachem.com for your chance to win.

The Darchai $8 Chanukah Auction is a essential part of our yearly fundraising efforts.

Get your FREE chance to lead the car Menorah Parade of Crown Heights learn more by visiting our website website or calling: 718-953-2919

Only few weeks left to get your chance to support such a important organization.

ATTN: CHABAD HOUSES, SHLUCHIM, ETC.

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

Head of the jewish class the source for all your arts and crafts needs is fully stocked for Chanukah.

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Chabad of Pinellas will present 'Hanukkah Wonderland'

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

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Chabad of Pinellas County will hold its inaugural Hanukkah Wonderland, filled with latkes, driedels and a visit from a biblical hero at the end of this month.

Rabbi Levi Hodakov said the Orthodox Jewish congregation will put on the celebration 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, on the grounds of its temple, 3696 Fisher Road. It will take place two weeks before the celebration of the eight-day Hanukkah holiday, which this year begins Dec. 11.

Hanukah celebrates the biblical miracle that happened in the second century BCE, when the holy temple was rededicated after being desecrated. According to the story of Hanukkah, upon entering the holy temple, rabbis found that there was only enough olive oil to light the menorah to last for one day, but it lasted for eight, leaving enough time to produce more oil. continue...

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - R' YOEL FRANCZOZ OBM

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

With sadness we inform you of the passing of R' Yoel Franczoz of Williamsburg.

The Niftar is survived by his children Yibadlu lechaim Tovim: Mrs. Zeesy Newman - CH, Mrs. Esther Goldstein - Ann Arbor, MI, Mrs. Sara Leah Barber - CH, Mrs. Raizy Stiefel - Montreal, Feivy Franczoz and Eliyahu Franczoz.

THE LEVAYA WILL TAKE PLACE SUNDAY, 1:00PM @ YEREIM CHAPEL 93 BROADWAY IN WILLIAMSBURG FOLLOWED BY THE KEVURA IN WASHINGTON CEMETERY IN NJ

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

MAZEL TOV SCHOCHETS - IT'S A FIRST!

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

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

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

The Rebbe's Advice #276 - THREE EXPERT DOCTORS

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

In general, you should follow the united opinion of three expert doctors.
Igros Kodesh vol 26 p. 146

Rabbi Dalfin: I share this because usually the Rebbe suggested 2 doctors and in case of a disagreement between them, one should go to a third. However, in this letter the Rebbe suggests, from the onset, to ask the opinion of 3 doctors. Also, he suggests a united opinion, which is unusual.

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

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Shluchos Gather for Kinnus in Ashkelon

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

Now that their husbands had returned from the International Conference of Shluchim in New York, it was time for the Israeli shluchos to gather for their own annual Shabbos conference.

Around 250 shluchos from around the country spent this Shabbos at the Golden Tower Hotel in Ashkelon. The program began at noon on Friday with registration, a light meal, signing a pan to the Rebbe, and the chance to take part in a raffle for a ticket to the Rebbe.

The first lecture was given by Rabbi Yeshayahu Weber, a world-renowned expert on education and diagnosing learning difficulties, who was present throughout the kinnus. The theme of his talk was the “five types of sons” and how to deal with them.

On Friday night, there was a farbrengen that was divided into groups, headed by Bracha Raices of Yesod Hamaaleh, Fradi Brod of Kfar Chabad, Adina Friedman of Har Adar, Nava Gliss of Dimona, Esty Druck of Tena, Chana Friedman of Ashdod, and Faigy Kurtz of Meitar.

Over Shabbos, workshops were held on the subjects: Three Stages of Jewish Education (Rabbi Yeshayahu Weber), The Ability to Absorb Disappointment and Forgive Ourselves (psychotherapist Adina Partzovsky), Using Emotion for Action (Chana Avraham), First Steps in Shlichus (Sterna Schnur of Ganei Tikva), and Giving Shiurim on the Jewish Home (Rochel Michaelashvili of Lod).

On Motzoei Shabbos, there was a festive melave malka at which the director of the Chabad Youth Organization Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Ahronov spoke. Women who have become close to Chabad addressed the crowd on the subject of the power of shlichus .

The Shabbos program was arranged by Fruma Lipsker and Tammy Wolf, and registration was organized by Nechama Kahana, dedicated secretary of the branches department at the Chabad Youth Organization’s headquarters.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

SHABBOS PARSHAS VAYEITZEI IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Saturday, Nov 28, 2009

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

Mendel Reizes Davened Shachris @ the Umud downstairs. There were 6 Chasanim. Boruch Yurkowicz spoke before Mussaf. Mendel Reizes Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

In the Rebbe's room, R' Moshe Kotlarsky Davened Shachris & Mussaf @ the Umud. There were 3 chasanim.

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

Downstairs in 770 before the end of Shabbos, R' Michoel Golomb Chazzered a Maamer.

For Shabbos @ the Ohel there were lerech 90 people k"ah. There were also 2 chasanim.

SUNDAY NIGHT LECHAIM

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

Eli Dagan (Crown Heights) to Minni Spalter (North Miami Beach, FL)
@ CHOVEVEI TORAH (FEATURING A MILCHIG MENU)

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

Leibel Ezagui (Palm Beach, FL) to Mushky (bas R' Yossel) Raksin (Crown Heights)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-SUNDAY @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Tension in Gaza over Rocket Fire

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) A Fatah-associated internet site reported Sunday that there is tension between Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza over a recent launching of a rocket intened to strike an Israeli target, which instead hit a home in the Nusirat neighborhood of Gaza. The two factions blame each other for launching the rocket.

In another incident, Hamas security forces threw the brother of a Jihad activist from the third floor of the police station in Shajiyah over shots fired at a senior member of the Al-Kassam Brigades during a visit to the El-Burej neighborhood.

Meanwhile, Hamas denies that it has reached agreement with the other factions to stop firing rockets at Israel. A message regarding Hamas's commitment to armed struggle against Israel were at the base of an announcement by the Al-Kassam Brigade for last week's Eid Al-Adha holiday.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
Chana Pessel bas Raizel
Refoel Chaim Simcha Binyamin ben Devorah Aliza
Shoshana Etta Bas Masha
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

MAZEL TOV SAACKS' - IT'S A FIRST!

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Dina (nee Sherr) Saacks - Flatbush, NY - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

Suspicious Character Visits Tzefat Yeshiva

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

Staff and students at the Chabad yeshiva in Tzefat are worried that a suspicious character has been trying to monitor their activities.

Towards the end of the week, some of the bochurim in the dormitory noticed a newcomer wandering around the rooms. He was wearing a yarmulke and tzitzis. When one of the bochurim approached him and asked him if he wanted to put on tefillin, he immediately fled.

A group of bochurim ran after him, but he soon disappeared. The bochurim did find his identity card, however, and it stated that he was an Arab. The bochurim registered a police complaint and it soon emerged that this was a young Arab who did not have any record of criminal or security offenses.

The same day, the police sent the youth home, much to the surprise of the yeshiva’s administration.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Crown Heights: Very Exciting Junior N'shei Chabad event I'yh This Monday evening November 30

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

Shalom Bayis-Communication Tools to Build your Home because HAPPINESS BEGINS at HOME
with Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch

Marriage and Family Therapist

An evening focusing on enhancing your Shalom Bayis

I'yh Monday November 30 Yud Gimmel Kislev

Yud Daled Kislev- The Marriage of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin by: Mrs. Gitty Rappaport

Join a Fascinating Lecture and gain Communication Tools that Work! Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch

8:00 PM at the Lubavitch Yeshivah
Admission $7

A CHOCOLATE LOVER'S DREAM!

Enjoy a delectable assortment of chocolate choices at our refreshment table!!

Free Raffle: Win a charming set of twin size linen!

DEC. 1ST FINAL DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE NSHEI UBNOS CHABAD WINTER CONVENTION RETREAT

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

48th N’shei Ubnos Chabad Winter Convention

Hilton Stamford Hotel

CHOICES:

Entire Weekend - $435.00
Motzei Shabbos - Gala Melava Malka - $50.00
Melava Malka, One night at the Hilton (enjoy the pool) Join Sunday Workshops, Grand Banquet and Concert - $180.00

Sunday Full day and/or Grand Banquet at 12:30 p.m. $75.00/$60.00

Please Note: Registration by Dec. 1, required for all sessions.

You may view the Program and/ or Register on the web: www.chabadhousestamford.org

Participate in this exciting event!

Further information please call Sarah 203-461-9862

Transportation from Crown Heights please call Goldy 718-604-7826

Women from Crown heights who won raffles to the convention.

Bassie Gold
Dina Tzfasman
Channah Ackerman
Dassie Schneur
Esther Coren
Rachel Bronstein
Chayenka Silverstein

The winner from the raffle sellers is Motti Reizes.

Thank you to all those who bought and sold raffle tickets!

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1640

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

The Talmud states, "If Israel were to keep two Sabbaths according to the laws thereof, they would be redeemed immediately" (Shabbat 118b) Why two Sabbaths? Is not one Sabbath enough to show devotion to the day? The Talmud makes reference not to two Sabbath days, but rather to one Sabbath day and the extension of its spirit to the remainder of the week, so that every day becomes enlightened with the sanctity of Shabbat. (Rabbi Aharon Soloveitchik)
(L'Chaim)

New Array of Jewish Books Available in Russian

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian-speaking readers of all ages and interests will now be able to enjoy a number of new books jointly issued by the Text (previously Lechaim) and Knizhniki (Scribes) Publishing Houses.

Filling out the “Prose of Jewish Life” series are two family sagas. The first is "The Mashber Family" by Soviet Yiddish writer Der Nister (whose real name is Pinchas Kaganovich). His works were hardly translated into Russian and thus, his name remains virtually unknown to Russian-speaking readers. “The Mashber Family" is a multifaceted novel involving a family saga, a panorama of the Eastern European shtetl, a social satire and Kabbalistic allegory.

The second family saga, "Fontanella," was written by Meir Shalev, and is the work of contemporary Israeli prose that has been most translated into Russian. Like Shalev’s other novels, "Fontanella" is written in the best tradition of magical realism and deals with the great love within a large family, against the background of the historical development of the Land of Israel.

Adding to the non-fiction series of the “Chase Collection" is the famous book "Relationships: Essays on Israel" (Essay ?ber Israel) by the Swiss playwright and novelist, Friedrich D?rrenmatt. Unlike many other European intellectuals, D?rrenmatt has always supported Israel during international conflicts, particularly in collecting signatures against the UN resolution that equated Zionism with fascism. This slim volume, written in a journalistic style, represents a hybrid of essays, travel writing and a novel. It expresses D?rrenmatt’s position on the Middle East conflict and his political and philosophical views in general.

The Series "Keshet - Rainbow," intended for young readers, has been expanded to include two children's books by adult writers. The first is "Why Noah Chose the Dove" by Isaac Bashevis Singer, a Nobel Laureate and a classic of Yiddish literature. The second is "The Serpent, the Flood, and two Arks” by Meir Shalev. The uniqueness of the language and style of both of these authors, in addition to the artistic originality of the prose therein, are preserved and easily recognized in these children's stories, both of which offer adaptations of the stories of the Torah.

Mumps Outbreak Reaches Israeli Chabad Yeshivos

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

Ten bochurim from Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim in Kiryat Gat have gone down with mumps, an infectious illness that recently started sweeping through chareidi neighborhoods in New York.

It is thought that the illness was brought to the yeshiva by a bochur who returned from his Tishrei visit to Crown Heights a week after everyone else.

The affected bochurim were first quarantined and then sent home.

Bochurim at the Chabad yeshiva in Tzefat have also been warned to look for possible signs of illness, and anyone who comes down with any symptoms should go home immediately to prevent the spread of infection.

Mumps is caused by a virus that affects the salivary glands and the glands behind the ears. It is extremely infectious, and most sufferers catch it as children. However, the recent outbreak in New York has also affected adults, who can suffer a range of side-effects.

The main symptoms of mumps are swollen glands, a sore throat, a high temperature, and headaches, and in rare and extreme circumstances it can lead to meningitis.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Chabad Jerusalem Councilman Tours Gush Etzion

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

Rabbi Yaakov Halperin, Chabad representative on the Jerusalem city council, spent half a day in Gush Etzion today.

He visited the community of Neve Daniel, where he saw the local council and watched a sound and light show in Kfar Etzion. Rabbi Halperin also traveled along the ancestral route of our forefathers before paying a visit to the Gush Etzion wineries.

“I see a real need to encourage the local residents here and to remind everyone that the Jewish people are allowed to settle in every part of the land, just as the Rebbe ruled, encouraged, and instructed us to do,” he said.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Seeking Female Employee

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

Midwood Brooklyn based company is looking for a high energy female to work full time in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Coordinating assignments, Acting as liaison, Interview possible candidates, Maintain paper and database records, Market Programs, Help oversee day to day operations

Interested candidates should please fax resume and cover letter Att: Rivka to 718-559-4811.

Please indicate reference code "2010RS" on the cover page.

Is your son falling behind in Yeshiva?

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

Experienced Mesivta Rebbe available for tutoring in Gemara.

Uses "Gemarah Berura", interactive program, when appropriate.

Skilled in evaluating and correcting underlying Kriah difficulties.

Rabbi Chananya Hoffinger Rebbi in Hamesivta, Ocean Pkwy.

CALL: 347-554-1788

Oholei Torah PTA Auction: This COMING Sunday, Yud Tes Kislev

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

Come celebrate this auspicious day of Yud Tes Kislev with Oholei Torah, at our first Inaugural Chinese Auction.

Be inspired as Mrs. Leah Rubashkin, wife of Rabbi Sholom Rubashkin, talks of her personal experiences, strengths and hopes.

As your soul is uplifted, enjoy a vast array of fine cuisine and desserts at our hot buffet.

With so many incredible prizes to bid on, a video presentation and door prizes, this is one event you will not want to miss.

Doors open at 3:00pm, Program begins at 8:00pm

Visit us at www.oholeitorah.com

HASHOVAS AVEIDA...MONEY FOUND

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

Money was found on kingston ave. on Thursday, November 26.

If you lost money on that day, please contact hashavasavaidah@yahoo.com, please state amount of money and types of bills

9-year-old son of Shluchim hired by local newspaper to write column!

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

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Parshas Vayishlach
By MENDEL GOLDMAN, For The Philadelphia Bulletin

My name is Mendel Goldman. I have been hired by The Bulletin to write a column about the Torah and the lessons we can learn from it, for today’s times.

I am in 4th grade and nine years old (although I will be ten on January 11th).

I am the oldest of five children. My eight-year-old sister is named Moussia. I have a six-year-old brother named Eli. I have a four-year-old brother named Levi. I have a four-month-old baby brother named Yudi, who was, by the way, born in South Africa, while we were there for the summer.

My father comes from South Africa, where my grandfather is a rabbi. My father’s name is Rabbi Yochonon Goldman. He is the rabbi of Congregation B’nai Abraham, the oldest Synagogue in Philadelphia. He speaks to me in Yiddish.

My mother, Rebbetzin Leah Goldman, comes from Israel and speaks to me in Hebrew. So I know three languages: English, Yiddish and Hebrew.

I go to school on a yellow school bus. It takes me one hour to get to school. Sometimes I listen to music or stories on my iPod during the bus ride. continue...

The Rebbe's Advice #278 - FRIENDLY DOCTOR

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

Consult three doctors. Two of them should be experts in the particular field you seek help in, and a third doctor should be a friend. After hearing their opinions you should either decide yourself what to do or, if you are in doubt, ask a rav who makes these types of rulings in actual day-to-day life.
Ibid. p. 205

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

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Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

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Yud Kislev in Modi’in

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

On Thursday, a grand farbrengen was held at the Chassidus Library in Brachfeld, a neighborhood in Modi’in Ilit, in celebration of Yud Kislev, Chag Hageula of the Mitteler Rebbe.

A large crowd from various backgrounds from around Modi’in Ilit gathered for the farbrengen, which was conducted by Rabbi Naftali Roth, director of the Chassidus Education Center in Jerusalem. Rabbi Roth spoke about the importance of the dates Tes and Yud Kislev and the concept of “spreading the wellsprings outwards.”

The farbrengen went on until midnight, with great joy and emotion. Everyone enjoyed delicious refreshments generously provided by Chabad of Modi’in Ilit, which is headed by shliach and leader of the Chabad community, Rabbi Elazar Mordechai Koenig.

Montreal Holds First-Ever Special-Needs Walk raises more than $100K

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

Montreal Holds First-Ever Special-Needs Walk Hundreds of family members and friends of children with special needs raised more than $100,000 during a walk-a-thon through C?te S. Luc’s Trudeau Park benefitting the Friendship Circle of Montreal. Rabbi Yosef and Sima Paris began the chapter – part of a worldwide network of Chabad House-based programs that pair teenage volunteers with children with special needs – nine years ago. Since then, more than 650 high school and university students have volunteered to meet one-on-one with the Friendship Circle’s clients.

Darchai Menachem Chanukah Auction

Sunday, Nov 29, 2009

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Silver and Limo drawing this Wednesday... Order today.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

Zerach Churgin (Long Island, NY) to Ra’ayah Turnbull (Flatbush, NY)
Lechaim tonight (Monday) @ 777 Eastern Parkway, apt.6

MK Porush: Feeling the Pain of the Land of Israel

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

(Israelnationalnews.com) Knesset Member Rabbi Meir Porush, of the Hareidi-religious United Torah Judaism party, believes his government's decision to freeze Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria is wrong and will only lead to further concessions. But UTJ is no closer to leaving the coalition because of it.

In an interview with Arutz Sheva on Monday, Rabbi Porush said: "We feel the pain of the Land of Israel. We are all in the same boat in that regard. While it can't be said [of the government's decision] 'desolation and destruction' [Isaiah 60:18 - ed.], there is definitely 'great destruction' [Jeremiah 48:3 - ed.] here."

The MK, who is Deputy Minister of Education, said that he fails to see the logic in the freeze. "If someone were to come along and convince me that if we suspend construction, then everyone will come to understand... the behavior of the Arabs, everyone will begin to say, 'Stop giving in to them'... But that does not happen. Every concession leads to a greater concession." continue...

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
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

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

Aharon Chaim Notik (Chicago, IL) to Pessie Weiss (Charlotte, NC)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-MONDAY @ 629 Montgomery Street

Jewish Community Center Opens in Bratsk

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

BRATSK, Russia – Jews in the city of Bratsk (Irkutsk Region) in eastern Siberian have reason to celebrate. Before the summer, the Jewish community reached an agreement with the Bryansk city government that enabled the Jewish community to obtain premises to be used as a Jewish Community Center.

Throughout the summer and fall months, members of the community worked hard to ensure that the new center would be a comfortable and hospitable place for every Jew. The preparatory work was finally completed and the JCC has opened. The inauguration ceremony was attended by members of the community, together with their children, as well as representatives of the city government.

As is traditionally done, the event began with an opening prayer thanking G-d for allowing Jewish residents of Bratsk to organize and raise funds for the opening of this new center.

Participants also enjoyed a festive meal that was enhanced with words of inspiration by Chief Rabbi of Irkutsk Aaron Wagner, who is also a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary serving in the region. The chairman of the Bratsk Jewish community, Grigory Ginzburg, also spoke at the event. Entertainment was arranged for the youngsters, after which everyone – young and old – gathered in singing "Shalom Aleichem."

Situated in the Irkutsk Region, just west of Lake Baikal, Bratsk is home to a Jewish community that dates back many years and, today, is once again thriving. The Jewish community of Bratsk is a member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

MAZEL TOV SIMONS

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shlomie & Tzippy Simon - 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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CONCERT OF THE YEAR: Helfgot and Zim
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Monday, Nov 30, 2009

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CROWN HEIGHTS: SECOND FLOOR APARTMENT FOR RENT

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

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BENZ'S WEEKLY & CHANUKAH SPECIALS!!!

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1641

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

The Midrash (Tanchuma, Nitzavim) states: "Israel will not be redeemed until they become one assembly." King David's Psalms end with the words, "All the soul will praise G-d," using the singular for the word "soul." The message is, "If all of us are united as one soul, with one heart, one goal, one dream, then we will eventually bring all of the Jews to say, "Praised is G-d." (Rabbi Moshe Sherer)
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV TENENBOIMS

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Motty & Avigayil Tenenboim - Sydney, Australia - 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!

Mumbai attacks remembered in Chestnut Ridge

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

CHESTNUT RIDGE, NY — Rabbi Chaim Zvi Ehrenreich has been reaching out to fellow Jews in Rockland, urging them to appreciate their heritage and honor the memory of those lost in a terror attack in India a year ago.

Ehrenreich, who leads the Chabad Jewish Enrichment Center, said he believed that the killings of his counterpart in Mumbai, Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg, and his wife, Revkah, should always be remembered.

Responding to Ehrenreich's call, more than 30 people Sunday afternoon filled the small sanctuary at the center on Whitefield Road to commemorate the ultimate sacrifice that the Holtzbergs made while serving Jews who lived in and visited Mumbai.

”We were looking for something to do in memory of the Holtzbergs. Something unique and everlasting,“ Ehrenreich said. ”We have to eternalize their memory.“continue...

INFO TO BE MENACHEM AVEL THE FRANCZOZ FAMILY

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

Mrs. Zeesy Newman - CH, Mrs. Esther Goldstein - Ann Arbor, MI, Mrs. Sara Leah Barber - CH, Mrs. Raizy Stiefel - Montreal, Feivy Franczoz and Eliyahu Franczoz are sitting Shiva - until Shabbos - after the passing of their dear father R' Yoel Franczoz OBM.

Address: 70 Ross St. apt 2M in Williamsburg.
phone: 718-387-8720
email: franzosfamily@gmail.com

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

ONE SPACE IN APARTMENT AVAILABLE

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

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Monday, Nov 30, 2009

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Yud Daled Kislev-The Rebbe and Rebbetzin's wedding anniversary.
Are you doing something special?

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

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Are you doing something special?

How about helping three poor kallahs in Eretz Israel get married this month and purchase the basics they so desperately need? Chaya Mushka Yad leKallah*...helping poor Anash in Eretz Israel marry off their children.
Recommended by Rav Gluckowsky, Beis Din Rabbonei Chabad.

To donate on line CLICK HERE

Write checks to Ezras Israel (be sure to write CMYLK at the bottom of the check) and mail to:

Ezras Israel
806 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213

May you always be blessed to give.

Contact us at chayamushkaylk@gmail.com

Ezras Israel is a tax deductible 501c3 org. in the US. *Name pending approval in Eretz Israel.

AP report on Chanukah with Chabad: Menorahs made from ice, Legos and chocolate

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — Menorahs made from ice, Legos and chocolate will be on display at some of the Hanukkah celebrations sponsored by the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish outreach organization in 650 cities around the world.

The eight-day holiday begins at sundown on Dec. 11. Chabad events will range from a Dec. 13 parade with over 100 cars decorated with Hanukkah flags heading to the Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, Fla., to a Hanukkah comedy night in Oxnard, Calif., on Dec. 15.

Other unusual Hanukkah celebrations will include a Dec. 16 event featuring a menorah made from chocolate, candy and doughnuts in Houston, and a Dec. 14 Hanukkah party at Binghamton University in upstate New York with a menorah made from thousands of pieces of Lego. After it's lit, the Lego menorah will be disassembled and donated, along with hundreds of other toys collected in a toy drive, to an organization for children with cancer. In New York's Central Park, a Hanukkah skating party is scheduled for Dec. 16 at Trump Wollman Rink with refreshments, Jewish music and the lighting of a menorah made from ice.

All the events are open to the public. At http://www.chabad.org/ChanukahEvents you can search for other Chabad-sponsored Hanukkah events by location.

MAZEL TOV ELKAYAMS

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Eyal Yaakov & Rochel Elkayam - North Miami Beach, FL - 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!

French Hill Moves to the Right?

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

The up-market Jerusalem neighborhood of French Hill is probably the last secular pocket of north Jerusalem. But it looks like the growth of chareidi life has reached here too, just as it has in the adjacent neighborhood of Ramot Eshkol and the overlooking area of Ramot.

According to local Chief Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Halperin, a Chabad Chassid, fifty chareidi families, most of whom are avreichim, have moved into apartments in French Hill over the past year.

Until now, French Hill has considered itself to be a university neighborhood due to its proximity to Hebrew University on Mount Scopus. The student dormitories have brought a very mixed population to the area, including both secular and religious Jews, as well as educated Arabs working nearby who rent apartments in the neighborhood.

“We will do everything we can to increase and strengthen in Torah, just like in the times of the Greeks and the Hellenists. No one will be able to stop the development of Torah, chessed, and religious services,” said Rabbi Halperin, who is well-respected by all segments of the local population.

“Soon, registration for chareidi kindergartens will begin,” Rabbi Halperin added in an effort to encourage even further religious growth. “We also have one of most luxurious mikvaos in Jerusalem, shuls, and batei medrash. The religious services in the neighborhood will grow and adapt as necessary.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Is your son falling behind in Yeshiva?

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

Experienced Mesivta Rebbe available for tutoring in Gemara.

Uses "Gemarah Berura", interactive program, when appropriate.

Skilled in evaluating and correcting underlying Kriah difficulties.

Rabbi Chananya Hoffinger Rebbi in Hamesivta, Ocean Pkwy.

CALL: 347-554-1788

Mortgage Processor Needed

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

Looking for a full time female mortgage processor. Experience preferred.

Send resume to: Info@landmarkfg.com

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

B”H

This year, Yud Daled Kislev marks the 81st wedding anniversary of our beloved Rebbe and Rebbetzin.

During Yechidus, when people asked the Rebbe how they should commemorate their personal wedding anniversary, it is known that the Rebbe advised them to contribute to Hachnosas Kallah.

Certainly, then, contributing to Keren Simchas Chosson V’Kallah is a most fitting way to remember the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s own anniversary!

For over a decade, KSCVK, a nationally renowned, award-winning organization, has been helping Lubavitcher couples to marry with joy and dignity. Under the skilled and devoted leadership of Mrs. Devorah Benjamin, KSCVK pays special attention to orphans as well as the children of Shluchim around the world. Whether she is holding the hand of a motherless kallah, sending money for wedding clothing to Shluchim across the country or obtaining a donation of like-new furniture for a young couple, Devorah is ready and eager to help each and every chosson and kallah in their time of need.

During the current winter wedding season, KSCVK is aiding more orphans than ever to make their simchas. Several out-of-town children of Shluchim, as well as local young people whose parents are unemployed, desperately need help to make simple, low-budget weddings and set up modest apartments. KSCVK is in urgent need of funds to help these couples immediately.

If Yud Daled Kislev is upon us, then Yud Tes Kislev and Chanukah can’t be far behind. Release these chossonim and kallahs from the shackles of poverty so they can celebrate their weddings with true joy. Transform the darkness of despair into the light of hope and simcha – make a generous donation to KSCVK today. In the merit of your help in bringing about a Chanukas Habayis for these young couples, may we all celebrate the ultimate joy of Chanukah in the Mikdash Hashlishi with Moshiach!

Donate online right now at: www.KSCVK.org
Or mail your tax-deductible contribution to:
KSCVK
712 Montgomery St.
Brooklyn, NY 11213
or call 917-255-2515.
Thank you
Devorah Benjamin
Shmuly Brashevitzky

The Rebbe's Advice #279 - HELPING ILL DAUGHTER

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

You ask what you can do to help your daughter get cured from her illness. When parents conduct themselves in accordance with Torah and Mitzvahs, this adds cure to their child. Even if it appears difficult to you to change your old habits, yet, after a little thought, you will realize that you do many other difficult things for your daughter. So, why not do this as well?
Ibid. p. 333

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

Yoni Rappaport (Sydney, Australia) to Chanie Bialestock (Chicago, IL)

MAZEL TOV LABKOWSKIS

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Nochum & Malki Labkowski - 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!

Did you get your GIANT MENORAH yet?! Place your order now!!

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

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Suitable for Chabad Houses, Schools, Shuls, organizations, office buildings, shopping malls, banks,etc. The Menorahs are electric, fit for indoor/outdoor use, and made of solid steel.

We ship anywhere in the USA.

For more information please contact us at: Menorahs@gmail.com

You can visit us & place your order at: www.PublicMenorahs.Com

4 BEDROOM CONDO 4 SALE $449,000. NEG.

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

4 Bedroom 2 1/2 bath brand new luxury condo, located on Troy Ave off Eastern Parkway.

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For more info call or email 646-393-5959 - info@libertyrealtygrp.com

Obama Gets His Way: Construction Frozen in Beitar Ilit

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

Defense Ministry inspectors arrived this afternoon in Beitar Ilit and put a stop to construction work on around 300 apartments in the city.

According to contractors, work was also halted in several places where actual building had begun and the foundations had already been laid.

Chabad journalist Yossi Elituv told the Kol Hachareidi website that several hours before Shabbos, the mayor’s offices in Beitar Ilit and Modiin Ilit received an order from the Ministry of Defense revoking the authority of these municipalities in construction issues and from now on construction will be banned.

In fact, all of the local authorities in Judah and Samaria have now received this order.

Even previously approved construction plans will now be halted, if the foundations have not yet been completed. Even the addition of balconies and extensions will now become a thing of the past.

Forty inspectors have been hired and trained by the Defense Ministry to enforce the order, and UAVs will photograph the area from the air once every ten days.

According to Yossi Elituv, Beitar Ilit is the place that has been the most affected by the order. Dozens of avreichim who have made advance payments to contractors to extend their apartments or close their sukka porches will lose their money. Elituv added that even though the order is officially in place for ten months, it will then be extended in accordance with the wishes of the U.S. administration.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

A Celebration for the Mumbai Attack's Littlest Survivor

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

Haifa, Israel — Last November, people around the world shed tears over one of the most tragic images of the Mumbai attacks — a newly orphaned little boy crying at the loss of his parents.

“Mommy, Mommy,” Moshe Holtzberg wailed during a tearful ceremony held in a Mumbai synagogue days after a terrorist attack in India’s financial capital last November 26 left at least 166 people dead.

But the heartbreaking story of little Moshe, then 2, was also hailed as an example of courage and humanity in the face of unspeakable violence. As Islamist terrorists kept Chabad’s Nariman House under siege, Moshe’s Indian nanny, Sandra Samuel, risked her own safety to rescue the Hasidic boy. She had locked herself in a room on the first floor of the building when the terrorists entered, but ran up to the second floor and escaped with the boy in her arms. CONTINUE...

Special Kovtzim for 14 Kislev from Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim Haolami

Monday, Nov 30, 2009

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In honor of 14 Kislev, the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim Haolami are sharing two Kovtzim that were distributed Yeshivos worldwide.

The english kovetz "Living with the Rebbe" is a Yoman of the Rebbe's Chassuna that includes Yomanim from subsequent years during the Rebbe's nesius.
CLICK HERE FOR THE ENGLISH KOVETZ

The Hebrew kovetz includes yomanim and sichos relating to 14 Kislev, reshimos and pictures.
CLICK HERE FOR THE HEBREW KOVETZ

SPECIAL TEHILLIM REQUEST 4

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

Yecheskel HaCohen ben Rivka
Who is undergoing surgery today

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

Isaac Kleinman (Boro Park, NY) to Miriam (bas R' Michoel) Slavin (Crown Heights)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-TUESDAY @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Pre-Army Students; Don't Exchange Terrorists for Shalit

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Students in six of the largest pre-army academies in Israel on Tuesday said in an open letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that they were opposed to releasing terrorists in exchange for kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. "The confidence we have in the government is not dependent on the release of Gilad Shalit, if that comes in exchange for terrorists," the students said.

The students were from both religious and secular academies around the country.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
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

MAZEL TOV GROSSBAUMS

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Itchy & Goldy Grossbaum - Toronto, Ontario - 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!

Krivoy Rog to Participate in “Lo Tishkach” Project

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

KRIVOY ROG, Ukraine – The Jewish community of Krivoy Rog will participate in the international project “Lo Tishkach” that involves researching Jewish cemeteries and mass burial sites. Igor Romanov, the director of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the Dnepropetrovsk Region, visited Krivoy Rog in order to provide more information about the project. Yulia Romanov, the Federation’s chief accountant, also advised the community’s leadership on the necessary expenses of the project.

The Romanovs received a tour of the Ohr Avner Chabad Day School and the “World of Childhood” dormitory. Mr. Romanov noted that the local Jewish community is developing very dramatically. "Since my last visit to your city, there have been many positive changes. The Krivoy Rog Jewish community’s pace of development clearly demonstrates how much the community’s leadership is engaged in reviving Jewish life in this city," he commented.

During their meeting with community leaders and Tatiana Kutz, director of the Krivoy Rog Ohr Avner Foundation, Mr. Romanov spoke in detail about the “Lo Tishkach” Foundation, the work that needs to be carried out in Krivoy Rog, and provided the questionnaires and manuals needed for the project. ‘Lo Tishkach’ translates from Hebrew as "Do not forget."

The Lo Tishkach European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative was established in 2006. It is now one of the leading European organizations involved in the indexing and modernization of Jewish cemeteries. The first priority is to fund the restoration and protection of Jewish cemeteries and mass graves throughout Europe. The organization recently launched the first stage of its Jewish cultural heritage educational project in Ukraine, which is supported by the Genesis Foundation.

Now that Krivoy Rog will take part in this project, groups of young people will visit the Jewish cemetery in the city and nearby villages, where they will gather important information. They will be recording data on Jewish life, history and culture in the area, they will be taking photographs, as well as participating in the cataloging of every cemetery. Jewish youth will also be involving in the preservation and protection of such sites.

Not only will the data collected from these studies be combined into a single information database accessible to researchers around the world, but this project will also succeed in involving Jewish youth in the discovery of their own history and values, without which it is impossible to imagine modern life. The project will facilitate and enhance cross-cultural communication and relationships, bolster tolerance within society, and foster a respectful attitude to the spiritual and cultural heritage of the Jewish people.

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Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

Even the great minds who are here must lay aside their intellects and not be ruled by their reason and knowledge, for they are susceptible to being misguided by their intellect to the point that their end may be a bitter one. The essential thing in these times of the footsteps of Moshiach is not to follow intellect and reason, but to fulfill Torah and mitzvot wholeheartedly, with simple faith in the G-d of Israel. (The Rebbe Rashab)
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV WERNICKS

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yossi & Aliza Wernick - Parramatta, Australia - 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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Chabad Houses Distribute Coats and Blankets to Needy Children

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

As the winter starts to set in, Chabad Houses around Israel are distributing blankets and coats to children from low-income families.

The Chabad House in Sderot has been giving hundreds of pairs of shoes to men, women, and children, while in Netanya low-income families received heaters and blankets. Due to the current economic situation, more families than ever have been needing assistance, and Chabad Houses everywhere are stepping in to meet their needs.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Gush Katif Street in Tel Aviv?

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

This week, Tel Aviv’s committee for naming streets will sort though dozens of suggested names, including those of artists, senior military officials, politicians, judges, and dedicated community workers.

The Mynet website reports that one of the suggestions is “Gush Katif and Northern Samaria Street.” This suggestion was sent in by the Committee for Saving the Nation and the Land.

The applicants wrote, “We would like to request that you commemorate Gush Katif and northern Samaria, which were destroyed and thousands of residents are still in a state of uncertainty.

“As a sign of appreciation for our best sons, many of whom became unwilling refugees, it is only fitting that the first Hebrew city would honor these communities and their residents by naming a street, square or neighborhood after Gush Katif,” they wrote.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

Mordy Richler (Montreal, Canada) to Menucha Bruchstat (Crown Heights)
LECHAIM IYH WEDNESDAY NIGHT @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Florida: Chabad's Menorah stolen

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

A Siyum With the Rambam

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

Student shluchim at Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim in Tiberias, a branch of the yeshiva in Migdal Haemek, held a siyum marking the end of Sefer Korbanos from the Rambam’s Mishneh Torah. The siyum was held at the Rambam’s tomb, which is in Tiberias, and it concluded with lively dancing.

The practice of holding siyumim at the Rambam’s tomb was introduced by the late shliach Rabbi Levi Bistritzky, whom the Rebbe asked to give out two bottles of mashke from a siyum held at the Rambam’s tomb in Tiberias.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

B”H

This year, Yud Daled Kislev marks the 81st wedding anniversary of our beloved Rebbe and Rebbetzin.

During Yechidus, when people asked the Rebbe how they should commemorate their personal wedding anniversary, it is known that the Rebbe advised them to contribute to Hachnosas Kallah.

Certainly, then, contributing to Keren Simchas Chosson V’Kallah is a most fitting way to remember the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s own anniversary!

For over a decade, KSCVK, a nationally renowned, award-winning organization, has been helping Lubavitcher couples to marry with joy and dignity. Under the skilled and devoted leadership of Mrs. Devorah Benjamin, KSCVK pays special attention to orphans as well as the children of Shluchim around the world. Whether she is holding the hand of a motherless kallah, sending money for wedding clothing to Shluchim across the country or obtaining a donation of like-new furniture for a young couple, Devorah is ready and eager to help each and every chosson and kallah in their time of need.

During the current winter wedding season, KSCVK is aiding more orphans than ever to make their simchas. Several out-of-town children of Shluchim, as well as local young people whose parents are unemployed, desperately need help to make simple, low-budget weddings and set up modest apartments. KSCVK is in urgent need of funds to help these couples immediately.

If Yud Daled Kislev is upon us, then Yud Tes Kislev and Chanukah can’t be far behind. Release these chossonim and kallahs from the shackles of poverty so they can celebrate their weddings with true joy. Transform the darkness of despair into the light of hope and simcha – make a generous donation to KSCVK today. In the merit of your help in bringing about a Chanukas Habayis for these young couples, may we all celebrate the ultimate joy of Chanukah in the Mikdash Hashlishi with Moshiach!

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Letter from Rabbi Bension - Director and Principal of Yeshiva Darchai Menachem

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

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Dear Friend and Supporter, Let us take great pride in being a part of a community that is dedicated to its children and to the furtherance of quality education. Your child’s education and the education of this community’s next generation is priority. Baruch Hashem, we have supported one another during joyous times, as well as during difficult ones, and have much of which to be proud.

It is with much thanks to Hashem that we recognize the achievements and progression of our school, Yeshiva Darchai Menachem. With your support in the past, we have grown to accommodate over 50 students and have the leading student-teacher ratio in Crown Heights, of eleven-to-one.

Our students have grown to be confident and independent learners, adjusting seamlessly, post graduation, into Yeshivas throughout the country. We need your support in order to continue providing these results. Your donations will ensure that our school’s standards remain high and that learning continues to be a positive experience for our children.

Together, we yield successful students.

May you and your family merit a happy and healthy Chanukah, with much joy and nachas from your children.

Yours truly, Rabbi E. Bension

Did you get your GIANT MENORAH yet?! Place your order now!!

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

Yossi Shain (Crown Heights) to Rivky (bas R' Shlomo) Holtzberg (Crown Heights)

Remembering Mumbai, Building in Milan

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

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A year after the tragedy of Mumbai, the Beit Chabad of Milan, presented the project for the Milan Jewish Center, Gheula Nemni said the idea came after the Beit Chabad in Mumbai.

Rabbi Rosenberg, came directly from Mumbai, although he got many requests to speak all over the world he came to Milan. He spoke about the promise of the Indian Ministry of Interior to rebuild the Beit Chabad of Mumbai bigger than before and about Moishi.

Also addressing the crowd were: Rabbis Garelik, Lazar, Shaikevitz, Igal Hazan, David Sciunnach, the president of the Jewish Community Leone Soued, the president of the city council Manfredi Palmieri and a representative from the Lombardia Region Pier Gianni Prosperini.

Photos: Amos Dor

The Rebbe's Advice #280 - TIMING OF OPERATION

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

I am surprised you want to make the operation during the nine days and before Shabbos. I suggest you do it after the nine days, and in the beginning of the week.
Ibid. p. 336

Rabbi Dalfin: This is only when it is not an emergency to operate during the first 9 days of the month of Av, as the Rebbe states in other letters.

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

14 Kislev-The Rebbe and Rebbetzin's wedding anniversary.
Are you doing something special?

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

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What special mitzvah have you done?

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MAZEL TOV HERSHCOVICHS

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Benny & Sonia Hershcovich - Los Cabos, Mexico - on the birth of a son.

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MAZEL TOV NAPARSTEKS

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shua & Bashie Naparstek - Fort Lauderdale, 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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WEDNESDAY NIGHT LECHAIM

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

Mordy Richler (Montreal, Canada) to Menucha Bruchstat (Crown Heights)
@ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

MAZEL TOV RABINS - IT'S A FIRST!

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Nechamy (nee Munitz) Rabin - 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 OFENS

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Menachem & Shoshana Ofen - Adam, Israel - 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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Vandals paint swastikas on Chabad House

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

EL PASO, TX -- Vandals painted swastikas on a West Side synagogue in what FBI agents and police are investigating as a possible hate crime.

The swastikas were found Sunday on a playground and an outdoor globe recognizing donors at Chabad Lubavitch of El Paso. Tagger-style graffiti was also on windows, walls and a door.

"I think the swastikas are a direct attack on the Jewish nation," Rabbi Yisrael Greenberg said.

He said the vandals were "looking to hurt innocent people only because of them being Jewish." continue...

David Headley posed as Jew to survey Nariman House: Sources

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

A former Pakistan Army major, who has joined the ranks of militant outfit Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), is emerging as one of the masterminds of the Mumbai carnage. Sources claim that he was in direct touch with arrested US terror suspect David Coleman Headley.

The former armyman, identified as Sajid Mir, has turned out to be Headley's handler in Pakistan, and was asking the American to learn to pray like Jews, so that he could conduct a recce of the Jewish Centre — Nariman House — in Mumbai and the premises of a newspaper office in Denmark, official sources said here today.

Sources said Mir has been arrested in Pakistan, but this could not be independently verified.

The 48-year-old American-born Headley was arrested by FBI sleuths at a Chicago airport in October this year for allegedly plotting to carry out terror strikes in India and Denmark. Headley had told his investigators that he had learnt to pray like Jews at the insistence of Mir, who is now emerging as one of the masterminds of the terror strikes in Mumbai last November, in which 166 people were killed.continue...

Yesha Leaders 'Thaw Freeze' in Efrat

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Leaders from Judea and Samaria gathered at noon on Wednesday in the town of Efrat to lay the foundations for building a new synagogue in protest of the construction freeze. Supporters held signs reading "No entry to inspectors of Bibi's freeze" and some leaders who participated in the ceremony wore shirts bearing the words "Efrat - Thawing the Freeze".

Yesha Council head Danny Dayan, said at the ceremony, "If we have to pay a price we will pay. I have no doubt we will win this battle because we have more faith, are more determined and our position is more just.”

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
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

MAZEL TOV GEISINSKYS - IT'S A FIRST!

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shmuly & Javi (nee Grunblatt) Geisinsky - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn son.

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

President Medvedev Meets with Jewish Leaders

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

MOSCOW, Russia – On November 26 in the Kremlin, President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with a delegation from the Jewish community of Russia. The delegatioin was headed by Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar and the president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia Alexander Boroda as well as representatives of the European Jewish Congress. The meeting with the president touched on the questions of anti-Semitism and xenophobia in Russia and abroad. In addition, the development of intercultural and interreligious dialogue in Russia and Europe was touched upon.

In his speech, President Medvedev praised the Jewish community’s activities in Russia and in the prevention of xenophobia and he noted that this meeting was very useful. President Medvedev also supported the Jewish community’s plan to build a Russian Jewish Museum of Tolerance, which will be located in Moscow. The president called the creation of this complex a rather challenging task.

In response to Rabbi Lazar’s proposal to recognize the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz (January 27) as a national holiday, President Medvedev instructed his administration to look into and elaborate on this issue. With respect to anti-Semitism, President Medvedev said: "Anti-Semitism in our country is becoming much less prevalent. I would certainly not go so far as to say that the situation is ideal, but it has become known that anti-Semitism will simply not be tolerated in the political environment. No sane politician today would make any statements incriminating him in this manner.”

The President also expressed his hope that the efforts of Jewish organizations active in the country, including the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, will continue to be "aimed at the promotion of tolerance," stressing that "this is very necessary in Russia and is also really needed throughout Europe as a whole."

Rabbi Lazar further commented, “In Russia, we are fortunately seeing an improvement in respect to anti-Semitism. I often meet with leaders of various international organizations engaged in monitoring anti-Semitism and they are also noticing positive momentum in our country in this regard.”

Rabbi Lazar painted a clearer picture for the participants of the meeting about this positive trend. "In the last few years alone, dozens of new Jewish schools have opened and, each year, new synagogues and community centers are also being built. Today, there are vibrant Jewish communities in more than 200 cities across the country. But, of course, the key to combat anti-Semitism, aggressive nationalism and xenophobia, is prevention. Through education we can instill in people beliefs that foster a desire for respect, tolerance and coexistence.”

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia is affiliated with the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS and Baltic Countries.

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1643

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

What more can I do to motivate the whole world to cry out and demand the Redemption?... I have done all I can; now you must do whatever you can. May it be G-d's will that there will be one, two, or three among you who will appreciate what needs to be done and how it needs to be done, and may you actually be successful and bring about the complete Redemption, immediately." (The Rebbe, 28 Nisan, 1991)
(L'Chaim)

Kfar Chabad Burglar Caught

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

As we reported yesterday, Kfar Chabad has experienced several burglaries this week, and as a result security was stepped up.

Efforts to put a stop to the break-ins quickly paid off, and a group of thieves from the Arab city of Ramallah were caught this morning due to the vigilance of Yoel Bilnitzky and his staff of volunteers.

One of the thieves was spotted at 4:05a.m. on the western side of the Levi Yitzchok neighborhood. He tried to run away but was caught on the security bridge, where he tried to hit one of the volunteers. The thief was soon overcome and was arrested. Police officers from the Rishon Letzion precinct were called to the scene and the thief, a resident of Ramallah, was taken away for questioning.

The head of Kfar Chabad’s community council, Rabbi Binyamin Lifschitz, praised volunteers Moshe Chen, Moshe Gutman, Shmulik Sofer, Meshel Gelbstein, Eli Aharonson, Yoel Bilnitzky, Itzik Levi, Aharon Porush, Sassi Bar Yehudah, Michael Pinto, Yoni Bar, Yisrael Rotblatt, and Dudi Gelbstein for their involvement in catching the thief.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

HASHOVAS AVEIDA...

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

Nissan remote/car key lost if found please call 215-586-0434

Lost baby stroller blanket near Lefferts Park or Albany Ave. Pink, reversible with brown and pink dots.
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MAZEL TOV PINSONS

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Moshe & Chani Pinson - 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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TO ALL WIG WEARERS, MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE?

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

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Kasbah Steakhouse serving Lubavich Shechita aged steaks upon request

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

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Deli Kasbah wishes you a Shana Tova "BeLimud haChassidus U'BeDarchei HaChassidus!

Kasbah Steakhouse serves a full line of David Elliot grilled chicken dishes.

We also serve Lubavitch Shechita aged charcoal grilled steaks upon request.

Open Motzei Shabbos.

We are located at: 251 W. 85th St. between Broadway & West End.
Tel: (212) 496-1500

Visit us at: www.DeliKasbah.com

Sunday: Women's & Kids shoe sale @ Bais Rivkah
ALL SHOES & BOOTS ONLY $30

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

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Women's 7 Kids shoe sale @ Bais Rivkah this Sunday, December 6, 2009 from 10:00am-6:00pm

310 Crown Street

All shoes and boots ONLY $30.00

A Farbrengen for Rabbi Gershon Shusterman

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

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Los Angeles, CA - Family, friends, community members, students, and business associates took the opportunity Tuesday night to celebrate the birthday of Rabbi Gershon Shusterman with a special farbrengen that went into the hours of the morning.

Rabbi Shusterman was one of the first Shluchim to arrive in California and is the co-founder of the Hebrew academy of Long Beach- a Moisad that has educated thousands of students including hundreds who are proud Anash members today.

Amongst the “farbrengers’ were Horav Yossy Shusterman , Rabbi Josh B. Gordon, Horav Shimon Raichick, Rabbi Yerachmiel Stillman and Rabbi Reuvain Wolf.

Dangerous Missionary Discovered in the South

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

The true face of Stuart Ganolin, a leading missionary who works for a variety of dubious organizations, was unmasked this week. Ganolin, who dressed as a chareidi Jew with a long white beard, a yarmulke and tzitzis, provided aid to the needy in Sderot as part of a callous scheme to convince innocent Jews in difficult circumstances to renounce their faith.

Over the past few weeks, local residents received personal invitations to a “Surprise Day,” during which food products were distributed. The missionary organizations behind this event used false, innocuous names such as “Hope for Sderot” and “The Committee for Casualties of Kassems” to disguise their true intentions.

A special investigation by Yad L’Achim revealed that Stuart Ganolin, who moved to Israel two years ago, had worked extensively in his missionary activities, establishing close contacts with local shuls and many residents. Once he felt confident enough, he started inviting residents to a “Surprise Day” on which he asked every resident to fill in a special “contact form.”

The anti-missionary organization Yad L’Achim has discovered a series of internal missionary documents with many references to Ganolin, as well as pictures of him dressed in chareidi clothing, and showing him to be a member of the missionary Joshua Fund. One of the documents discovered by Yad L’Achim was a personal letter from Ganolin to one of the donors to his missionary organization, in which he describes his activities in Sderot and says that he has gained much popularity with the public. In the letter Ganolin asks the donors to deposit money into a certain account for his activities, which he describes as “important to all of us.”

The documents also contain photos of Ganolin without the yarmulke and tzitzis that he wears around Sderot.

The director of Yad L’Achim, Rabbi Sholom Dov Lifschitz, takes these revelations very seriously. “Once again, the missionaries have shown that there’s no limit to their fraudulent activities as they try to achieve their dubious objectives.” Rabbi Lifschitz added that Ganolin’s activities also contravene the law against tempting a person to renounce their religion in exchange for promised benefits.

A Sderot city spokeswoman said that the local welfare department had no idea that missionaries were behind these voluntary activities and that it is looking into the matter with the help of the findings presented by Yad L’Achim.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

The Rebbe's Advice #281 - LISTEN TO RABBANIM

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

I was informed that you are not taking care of your health. You know quite well that regardless of what our holy rabbanim instructed, be it a minor or major thing, it makes no difference; we must listen. This applies to your health as well.
Ibid. p. 403

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

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Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

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Dear Friend and Supporter, Let us take great pride in being a part of a community that is dedicated to its children and to the furtherance of quality education. Your child’s education and the education of this community’s next generation is priority. Baruch Hashem, we have supported one another during joyous times, as well as during difficult ones, and have much of which to be proud.

It is with much thanks to Hashem that we recognize the achievements and progression of our school, Yeshiva Darchai Menachem. With your support in the past, we have grown to accommodate over 50 students and have the leading student-teacher ratio in Crown Heights, of eleven-to-one.

Our students have grown to be confident and independent learners, adjusting seamlessly, post graduation, into Yeshivas throughout the country. We need your support in order to continue providing these results. Your donations will ensure that our school’s standards remain high and that learning continues to be a positive experience for our children.

Together, we yield successful students.

May you and your family merit a happy and healthy Chanukah, with much joy and nachas from your children.

Yours truly, Rabbi E. Bension

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MAZEL TOV GOLDMANS

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Eli & Dini Goldman - Los Angeles, CA - 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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JLI Launches Advanced Women’s Study Division

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

(lubavitch.com) The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, pioneer of adult Jewish education, is breaking new ground with its latest division–a women’s only study program that debuts this month in 40 cities around the world.

The Rosh Chodesh Society (named for the mini-holiday of the first day of the Jewish calendar month traditionally celebrated by Jewish women) will feature monthly classes, each focusing on a particular mitzvah inherent to the Jewish woman.

“For many years, JLI has been interested in engaging women with more advanced study options,” explains director Mrs. Chana Lightstone. While more than 50 percent of JLI's students are female, Lightstone says that the impetus for the women’s division “which focuses on the uniqueness of Jewish womanhood,” was inspired by Mrs. Rivkah Holtzberg, killed last year in the Mumbai terror attacks. continue...

Stoughton spiritual journey leads to Shaloh House

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009

Stoughton, MA - For Mark Barish, celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim used to mean maybe eating a traditional pastry known as a hamanteschen.

He knew about a sukkah, but he never made it a point to relax in one daily during the eight-day festival of Sukkot.

He had heard about staying up all night to study on Shavuot, but he never had experienced it.

But that was all before – before he walked into Shaloh House Chabad of the South Area on Ethyl Way.

“I think it’s warm, it’s friendly, it’s not judgmental, it’s accepting of anybody from any level, any background (regardless) or your proficiency in davening and praying,” Barish said. “At Chabad, it’s a whole different concept of Judaism.” continue...

Got Sholom Zochors?

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

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

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

MAZEL TOV WOLFS

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Baruch Sholom & Mushkie Wolf - 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!

BBC Interviews Shliach

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

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Earlier this week, in connection with a Mumbai Memorial being held in Leeds, UK, the BBC interviewed Rabbi Eli Pink.

CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

Sholly Ingles (London, UK) to Leah Rabin (Johannesburg, South Africa)
LECHAIM IYH SUNDAY NIGHT @ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

Nochum Sossonko (Miami, FL) to Faye (bas R' S.D.) Spalter (Morristown, NJ)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-THURSDAY @ THE MUSEUM

Hamas: No Jerusalem Prisoners in Shalit Deal

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Israel and Hamas have come to an "almost final" agreement on the names of a thousand security prisoners, almost half of them serving long terms, who will be released for abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, according to a Gaza source cited Thursday by the Egyptian newspaper Al-Shuruk. The source said the deal was being held up by Israel's demand that a greater number of prisoners who are relatively high in the terrorist hierarchy be deported. He added that those to be released apparently do not include prisoners from Jerusalem.

The source put the timetable for the deal at two weeks. He said it should accelerate reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah, which in turn would help Israel lift its closure on Gaza.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
CHAYA MUSHKA BAS CHANA
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

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

Dave (David Natan) Rosner (NY, NY) to Marina (Miriam) Rozenberg (NY, NY)

MAZEL TOV ALBALIYAS

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Zeev & Mayan Albaliya - 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!

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For a second time, Judge denies bail for Rubashkin

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A federal judge has again denied a request to release a former Iowa kosher slaughterhouse manager on bail.

U.S. District Judge Linda Reade on Thursday upheld her previous decision against Sholom Rubashkin, saying he is a flight risk because he faces significant prison time.

The former manager of the Agriprocessors plant in Postville was found guilty last month in federal court in Sioux Falls, S.D., on 86 counts of bank, mail and wire fraud, money laundering and failure to pay livestock producers in a time manner.

His attorney, Guy Cook, sought his release with home detention and 24-hour surveillance. Cook says he will appeal Reade's decision.

Rubashkin was charged after an immigration raid at the Postville plant in May 2008.

A date for sentencing hasn't been scheduled.

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1644

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

A verse in Psalm 96 states: "Bring to Hashem, O families of nations," as a reference to the future Redemption, when all the gentile nations will offer gifts to Moshiach. Then Moshiach will tell them: "All I want of you is to bring me the Children of Israel, who are scattered among you -- bring to Hashem, O you nations -- the families of Israel in your midst. (Midrash Shacher Tov)
(L'Chaim)

Drop-Out Rate of 9.5% Among Chareidi Sector

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

This week, the Education Committee in Kfar Chabad held a special evening to discuss the growing problem of young people dropping out of Yiddishkeit.

Rabbi Shlomo Graberchick was the emcee. After watching a video, in which the Rebbe called for strengthening education in the Chabad community, Rabbi Chaim Aharon, Rosh Yeshiva in Rechovot and Rav of the Education Committee, spoke about the need to watch what is going on with our children and to listen to them.

Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Segal, educational adviser and director of the Kivunim Institute, gave the keynote speech. He spoke about the ways that parents can spot children in crisis and how important it is to get professional assessments and advice.

Parents also heard how a crisis or learning difficulties can bring a child down, deteriorating into serious emotional problems and dropping out. The statistics that were given were particularly worrying: Whereas the drop-out rate in the secular world is 3.5% and 8% among Arabs, the rate among chareidim is more than 9.5%.

The highlight of the evening was when Michoel Weigel read a monologue based upon a composition by Shachar Sher, showing the thinking of a drop-out youth.

Ofer Dishon, secretary of the Education Committee in Kfar Chabad, stated that all of the relevant authorities in Kfar Chabad, the Committee, the Council’s education and welfare departments, the chedarim, and youth movements must do whatever they can to help youth in crisis.

The evening ended with a call to all parents whose children may be facing difficulties at school or in society to help them by asking for advice and guidance from their schools, the council, or the education committee, but not to leave their children to flounder.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

Levi Sarfati (Jerusalem) to Shoshana Glickman (Manchester, UK)

Kasbah Steakhouse serving Lubavich Shechita aged steaks upon request

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

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Deli Kasbah wishes you a Shana Tova "BeLimud haChassidus U'BeDarchei HaChassidus!

Kasbah Steakhouse serves a full line of David Elliot grilled chicken dishes.

We also serve Lubavitch Shechita aged charcoal grilled steaks upon request.

Open Motzei Shabbos.

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Sunday: Women's & Kids shoe sale @ Bais Rivkah
ALL SHOES & BOOTS ONLY $30

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

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Women's 7 Kids shoe sale @ Bais Rivkah this Sunday, December 6, 2009 from 10:00am-6:00pm

310 Crown Street

All shoes and boots ONLY $30.00

Oholei Torah Chinese Auction - ONLY 3 days away. BUY TICKETS NOW!!!

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

Come celebrate this auspicious day of Yud Tes Kislev with Oholei Torah, at our Inaugural Chinese Auction, this coming Sunday.

Order tickets online www.oholeitorah.com

Be inspired as Mrs. Leah Rubashkin, wife of Rabbi Sholom Rubashkin, talks of her personal experiences and the sources from which she draws her strength and optimism.

As your soul is uplifted, enjoy a vast array of fine cuisine and desserts at our hot buffet.

With so many incredible prizes to bid on, a video presentation and door prizes, this is one event you will not want to miss.

Doors open at 3:00pm, Program begins at 8:00pm. in the Oholei Torah Ballroom.

Meretz Brings a Complaint Against Rabbi Wolpo

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

As confirmed by a source in the left-wing Meretz party, MK Ilan Gillon and the leader of the Meretz party administration, Mossy Raz, today brought a police complaint against the Committee to Save the Nation and the Land and its leader, Rabbi Wolpo.

The complaint followed the broadcast on Channel Two of a ceremony at which the group gave the soldiers of the Shimshon Brigade financial compensation for refusing to evacuate the northern Samarian community of Chomesh.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

A Historical Meeting

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

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The chareidi weekly “Bekehillah” published a very important transcript this morning (Thursday) from a historical meeting between Rabbi Ahron Leib Steinman, a leader of the Litvish community and Rabbi Yoel Kahn, the “Chozer” of Chabad.

The meeting took place yesterday in Bnei Brak and was recorded.

At one point, Rabbi Steinman is heard to say, “We’re all waiting for the same thing. We’re all waiting for the Geulah.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)
Photo: Yehuda Perkowitz

Tanya to be Published in Donetsk

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

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DONETSK, Ukraine – Preparations are underway to have Tanya, the fundamental book of Chabad Chasidic philosophy, printed in Donetsk, Ukraine. Tanya was written by the founder of the Chabad movement, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, also known as the Alter Rebbe. It is considered to be the “written Torah” of Chabad Chasidism.

In 1984, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of righteous memory, launched a project to print and study the Tanya in every place throughout the world where Jews can be found. To date the Tanya has been printed in more than 5,000 different locations around the world. The cities spans from Prague to Wellington, from Tokyo to Buenos Aires and many other places in every continent on the globe. Finally, this holy book will be published in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe called on all Jews to participate in the printing of Tanya. The Jewish community of Donetsk is actively encouraging people to be involved in this project. The names of those who help sponsor the printing will be listed in the dedication part of the book. Sponsors will also have the opportunity to have a dedication listed in the names of their relatives and friends. The names of the sponsors will also be sent to the Ohel of the Lubavitcher Rebbe together with a request for a blessing.

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CHANUKAH IN FLORIDA: LIPA SCHMELTZER, KENYAN SAFARI ACROBATS, LEC CHOIR @ GULFSTREAM FESTIVAL

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

The 30th Annual South Florida Chassidic Chanukah Festival is getting bigger and better. Considering that over 10,000 people have participated in both the 28th and 29th Festivals, the staff and volunteers preparing the upcoming Festival on Wednesday, December 16th, have coordinated a star studded program that will guarantee the biggest attendance ever.

Lipa Schmeltzer, the most sought after and hottest Jewish Music superstar today, will be giving a free, live concert, where he will be getting the most exposure he has ever had in South Florida.The Festival takes place in Hallandale Beach, at Gulfstream Park, US1 and Hallandale Beach Blvd.The event is annually produced and directed by Chabad of South Broward, leaders in Jewish Education, social services and community outreach.

In addition to Schmeltzer, who's from Brooklyn, New York, a team of Kenyan Safari Acrobats will be flying in from North Carolina. These acrobats are world renowned, and a dazzling performance by these artists will provide Festival goers of all ages an experience that will last a lifetime.

The Lubavitch Educational Center (LEC) boys choir will further enchant the huge crowd participating in what has traditionally become the World's Largest Chanukah Festival.The Festival will be preceded with a 100 Menorah Car Parade , beginning at Chabad's Regional Headquarters in Miami Beach, and culminating at the Festival in Gulfstream.continue...

New York: Miracle on Ice

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

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Last year Chabad of West Hempstead was presented with an opportunity by the NY Islanders for Pirsumei Nissah by lighting the Menorah during a hockey game on the third night of Chanukah. This was a small scale success considering the potential. At the event hundreds of Menorahs and candles were also distributed to unaffiliated Jews walking through the promenade at the Nassau Coliseum, who approached the Chabad booth and indicated that they had not yet lit the Menorah. Stories were told from those recalling lighting with their grandparents. Children were urging their father's to take home the Menorah and candles so that they could light. Between the second and third periods of the game Chabad lit a large menorah before approximately 14,000 fans in attendance.

Following the game the organizers received some polite negative feedback from some. The Menorah was lit "off-ice" in a location that was not visible to all. Although the scene was broadcast over the p.a. system and on the video scoreboard, there were numerous distractions going "on the ice" including T-shirts being launched into the crowd.

In response, SHMAIS.com has learned that Chabad requested of the Islanders that the Menorah lighting be moved "on ice" in full view and without distractions and permission was granted!

No need to explain the potential impact such Pirsumei Nissah can make on the unaffiliated Jews of Long Island in attendance at the game. The more Jews in attendance, singing along to Maoz Tzur and taking pride in lighting the Menorah, can rekindle the flame within, and will provide the impetus to approach the Chabad booth at the game, and pick up a menorah to bring home. In an effort to touch their hearts.

Chabad of West Hempstead is committed to selling as many tickets to this game as possible to satisfy the the NY Islanders so that this event can be repeated in future years.

Bring your family and friends. Support this important effort by getting your discounted tickets to the game @ www.chanukahislanders.com

The date of this years event is Motzei Shabbos, Dec. 12, 2009, the second night of Chanukah. Game time is 7:00 pm. Kosher food will be available to purchase at the game. There will also be a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Friendship Circle of West Hempstead

Long Awaited 770 Albums Arrive

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

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The wait is over! The highly anticipated 770 albums have been delivered to Tzivos Hashem headquarters, and will be arriving at participating schools in a matter of days.

The album, described as “a picture tour of 770,” takes readers on an extraordinary journey through the history of 770, providing a concise, yet detailed history of each room, along with beautiful pictures which bring the building to life. As part of the Chayolei Tzivos Hashem program, children can earn 320 stickers to be placed in the album.

Young Shluchim, participating as part of the MyShliach program, have already received advanced copies of the album. Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, describes the album as a treasure for both children and adults alike. “The album is wonderful tool for parents to sit with their children and discuss so many vital Chassidishe concepts.”

Tzivos Hashem Director, Rabbi Yerachmiel Benjaminson, enthusiastically touted the album saying, “Many children today are sadly unaware if the beautiful history of 770. They have never seen the Rebbe, and this album will give them a taste of what it was like in 770. The album, however, is not just about teaching history. While depicting the journey Chabad has taken in the last generation, it gives children an understanding of the final steps that have to be taken towards our goal of uniting 770 with the Beis Hamikdosh.”

The Album is a collaborative effort between Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky and the staff at Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, Rabbi Yerachmiel Benjaminson and the staff at Tzivos Hashem and Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin and the staff at J.E.M. The benefits of a team effort are abundantly clear in this stunning production.

URGENT TEHILLIM NEEDED 4

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

Moshe ben Nechama Dina
A 7-month-old in need of a Refua Shleima Krova@

Salita is boxing clever with pre-fight minyan

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

Community life Boxing Newcastle and Gateshead Newcastle Hebrew Congregation’s Rabbi Dovid Lewis is helping boxer Dmitriy Salita prepare for the fight of his life.

Before the religiously observant Salita challenges Britain’s Amir Khan for the WBA light-welterweight title on Saturday night in Newcastle, Rabbi Lewis will be organising a Shabbat minyan and meal in the boxer’s hotel. The rabbi also hopes to attend the fight, along with members of the Newcastle and Gateshead communities.

Salita and his personal assistant Israel Liberow celebrated last Shabbat with the Newcastle congregation, where he was hosted by Rabbi Lewis and his wife Nachi.

Watching his weight, he ate the smoked salmon and cucumber but passed on the accompanying savoury crackers at the post-service kiddush.continue...

Lipa Schmeltzer & Yosef Chaim Shwekey Salute 15 years of the Chabad Yeshiva in Brazil

Thursday, Dec 03, 2009

On Monday evening, the Jewish community of Sao Paulo, Brazil paid tribute to 15 years since the founding of Yeshivas Ohel Menachem Mendel in Sao Paulo.

Approximately 1,500 people crowded the aristocratic theatre “Teatro Abril” in Sao Paulo for an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment from worlds renowned Singers Lipa Shmeltzer and Yosef Chaim Shwekey, accompanying them was the ‘Freilach Orchestra’ from NY.

The Master of ceremonies and news anchor for the Jewish TV “Shalom Brazil” in Brazil, Mr Jairo Rosen, opened the evening with an introductory message. Rosen clearly stated that through the founding of the Chabad Yeshiva in Brazil and its array of activities and programs it has to offer, the institution has had a great impact on Brazilian Jewry.

Following the conclusion of Rosen’s introductory words, Yosef Chaim Shwekey amazed the crowd with an unbelievable performance, including some of his hits from his latest album, ‘Lo Lefached.’

Shortly thereafter, Lipa Shmeltzer captivated and entertained the crowd with his phenomenal songs and dances.

The Rosh Yeshiva and Rabbi of the Chabad community in Sao Paulo, Rabbi Shamai Ende, delivered a short speech, emphasizing the importance of the Yeshiva in Brazil and its significant effect on the Jewish community. Rabbi Ende concluded his speech by acknowledging and thanking all the Yeshiva’s supporters.

Rabbi Ende’s words were shortly followed by a video presentation, portraying all that the Yeshiva has to offer. Through the various activities, programs, alumni and friendly staff, the video evidently depicted the success and achievements of the Yeshiva ever since it’s founding, 15 years ago.

However, the most emotional part of the evening was when Lipa sang the famous song composed by him “Moishale” that speaks about the tragic incident that occurred in Mumbai, His heartfelt words touched the hearts, inspiring every individual to emulate the goodness of the Holtzbergs.

The Director of the Yeshiva Rabbi Mendel Koncepolski was quoted saying “not every day does such an event take place in Brazil, within two days we have already received dozens of emails and phone calls from emotional people, proving to us what a great Kidush Hashem was caused.

The evening, produced and directed by Yaron Levy from Pearl productions NY, proved to be a great success, where the crowd enjoyed an unforgettable and remarkable musical experience.

THIS WEEK'S SHOLOM ZOCHORS - UPDATED!!

Friday, Dec 04, 2009

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

Isser & Rivky Boyarsky
@ 1557 Union Apt 8

Sholom & Goldie Schochet
@ 1544 President Street Apt. 2H

Shmuly & Chavi Geisinsky
@ 555 Crown St Apt #3c

Benny & Sonia Hershcovich
@ 742 Montgomery St. #E1

Shloimie & Tzippy Simon
@ Empire Shtiebel

Zeev & Mayan Albaliya
@ 770 Empire Blvd #2-F

Boruch Sholom & Mushkie Wolf
@ Chabad of Great Neck. 400 East Shore Road, Great Neck, NY

MAZEL TOV BOYARSKYS

Friday, Dec 04, 2009

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

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

Sholom Zochor @ 1557 Union Apt 8

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MAZEL TOV STEINBERGS

Friday, Dec 04, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shmuel & Sarah Steinberg - Chicago, 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!

Newly-required security could cost thousands; menorah may be retired from Pacific Avenue due to cost

Friday, Dec 04, 2009

S. CRUZ, CA - An orthodox Jewish group must spend thousands of dollars to hire a private, 24-hour security guard or abandon its annual downtown menorah this Hanukkah after city staff said that for years they have issued the group the wrong permit to erect its candelabra.

The correct permit requires round-the-clock security for the menorah during the eight days and nights of Hanukkah, which begins Dec. 11, said Kathy Agnone, the city's event permit coordinator. Groups must have the security lined up before the menorah can be approved.

Rabbi Yochanan Friedman with Chabad by the Sea in Santa Cruz said a private guard would cost about $5,000, which could be more than his group can afford. He learned of the city's final decision this week.

"We may not be able to do it if it is financially prohibitive," said Friedman. "We'll see if we have enough money to do that, and on top of that, do all the other Hanukkah activities we wanted to do." continue...

NY Daily News runs nice article about Devora Benjmain, Shmuly Brashevitzky and KSCVK

Friday, Dec 04, 2009

Devorah Benjamin has a simple reason why she, Shmuly Brashevitzky and a host of volunteers work so hard to "make" memorable weddings for Lubavitcher Jewish couples who can't afford to do it themselves.

"The wedding is the foundation of a life, of a home," Benjamin said. "It's the beginning of everything, your children, your grandchildren.

"When you lay a foundation of a home, you want it to be really strong."

Benjamin, 37, founder of Keren Simchas Chosson V'Kallah (Fund to Bring Joy to the Groom and Bride) in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, knows about weddings.

The mother of two conservatively estimates that she's either coordinated or otherwise been involved in more than 4,000 Lubavitcher weddings around the world since founding KSCVK some 15 years ago. continue...

MOTZOEI SHABBOS LECHAIMS

Friday, Dec 04, 2009

Yossi Shain (Crown Heights) to Rivky Holtzberg (Crown Heights)
@ BLY 556 Crown St.

Srully Ybgi (London, UK) to Zeldy Volkov (Crown Heights)
@ FREE

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Friday, Dec 04, 2009

Chaim Gourarie (S. Paulo, Brazil) to Dini Schildkraut (S. Paulo, Brazil)
LECHAIM IYH MOTZOEI SHABBOS @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES – R’ MEIR JUNIK OBM

Friday, Dec 04, 2009

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With sadness we inform you of the passing of Reb Meir Junik OBM. He was eighty years old.

Rabbi Junik was born in the Soviet Union to a devotedly Chasidishe family. He was imprisoned in Siberia for nine long years where he suffered untold hardships due to his religious beliefs. While his family escaped from the Communists, he remained behind the Iron Curtain where he married and raised his children to the highest levels of Chasidishkeit. While there, the Rebbe gave his brother, Rabbi Berel Junik, many Brochos and Havtochos to ensure that they would be released from Russia. He finally moved with his family to Montreal to live near his father, the prominent chosid, Rabbi Naftoli Junik.

The Niftar he is survived by Yibadlu Lechaim Tovim: his wife Mrs Sarah Junik, children: R' Aron, R' Berke and R' Shmuel of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY and his daughter Mrs.Tzirel Druk of Detroit, Michigan., and sisters: Mrs. Etya Jurkowitz and Mrs. Chana Morosow Montreal, Canada.

The Levaya will be Sunday morning, leaving Shomrei Hadas @ 10:00am & passing by 770 @ lerech 10:30am.

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

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Friday, Dec 04, 2009

Getzy Markowitz (Crown Heights) to Shaina (bas R' Avrohom) Gopin (Crown Heights)
LECHAIM IYH MONDAY NIGHT @ THE MUSEUM

MAZEL TOVS UPDATE #623 WITH SIMCHOS IN 49 LUBAVITCH FAMILIES WORLDWIDE K"AH! ARE ONLINE NOW!

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

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Arabs Stone Israeli Vehicle Near Gush Etzion

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Arabs pelted stones at an Israeli vehicle near the Gush Etzion region on Saturday night. No injuries were reported but damage was caused to vehicle. IDF forces are currently scanning the area.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
CHAYA MUSHKA BAS CHANA
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

Dmitriy Salita knocked out after 76 seconds

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

(AP) NEWCASTLE, England — Amir Khan retained his WBA light-welterweight title in stunning fashion Saturday night, knocking down unbeaten American challenger Dmitriy Salita three times before the fight was stopped after only 76 seconds.

Khan (22-1, 16 KOs) put Salita on the canvas after barely 10 seconds at Metro Radio Arena. Khan then hurt him with a left, forcing another count, and followed up with a lightning-quick combination to send the New York-based fighter down on one knee.

Salita (31-1-1) got up but was unsteady on the ropes, and the referee stopped the bout to give Khan his first defense of a title he won by beating Andreas Kotelnik of Ukraine in July.

Few gave Salita much of a shot against Khan, who is considered one of the most talented up-and-coming 140-pounders in the world.

Celebrating Yud Tes Kislev in Rishon Letzion

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

On Thursday, a farbrengen was held at the community center in east Rishon Letzion for students of the Ohr Malka Chabad Talmud Torah in honor of Yud Tes Kislev.

Present at the farbrengen were the children and their parents.

Rabbi Mendy Silberstrom emceed the farbrengen, during which speeches were given by the Rav of the Chabad community in Rishon Letzion, Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Dubrawsky, and Rabbi Yisroel Noach Wichnin, Rosh Yeshiva of Mayanot in Jerusalem. Tomim Yanky Silberstrom gave over the maamar “Podah Beshalom.”

Children from the cheder’s choir sang Chabad niggunim, conducted by musician Elor Vellner. Mordechai Weigel also put on a performance, written by Yiska Elitzur, depicting four Chassidic personalities connected to the stories of Yud Tes Kislev and Chanukah.

At the entrance to the hall, students displayed artwork related to Yud Tes Kislev that they had made.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Baku to Get New Synagogue

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

BAKU, Azerbaijan – According to a recent announcement, the Baku synagogue that is being used by the local Mountain Jewish community is slated for demolition in connection with the massive reconstruction of the street on which it is situated.

This news was cause for great concern amongst the Jewish community until it became known that a new synagogue for Mountain Jews will be built. The new synagogue will be erected on the site of the old synagogue located on Shamsi Badalbeyli Street. The synagogue which is scheduled for deomotion in connection with a major local reconstruction project, is located on Fizuli Street.

At the present time, the work necessary for the architectural design and planning is close to being finalized and the actual construction work will soon begin. According to the chairman of Baku’s community of Mountain Jews, Mr. Semyon Ikhiilov, not all of the documentation for the new project is ready yet. What he can say, however, is that the work on advancing this project is continuing. "We are confident that the needs of the Jewish community of Baku will be met as we have the full support of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev," said Mr. Ikhiilov.

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Oholei Torah Chinese Auction - SUNDAY - 19 KISLEV!!!
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Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

Come celebrate this auspicious day of Yud Tes Kislev with Oholei Torah, at our Inaugural Chinese Auction, this coming Sunday.

Order tickets online www.oholeitorah.com

Be inspired as Mrs. Leah Rubashkin, wife of Rabbi Sholom Rubashkin, talks of her personal experiences and the sources from which she draws her strength and optimism.

As your soul is uplifted, enjoy a vast array of fine cuisine and desserts at our hot buffet.

With so many incredible prizes to bid on, a video presentation and door prizes, this is one event you will not want to miss.

Doors open at 3:00pm, Program begins at 8:00pm. in the Oholei Torah Ballroom.

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1645

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

"The field will exult and everything in it." The Alshich comments that when Adam sinned, G-d cursed the earth which Adam would thereafter have to cultivate for his sustenance. In the future, however, this curse will be nullified and the fields will exult when they return to their original blessed state.
(L'Chaim)

Bat Melech Appears at Binyanei Ha’umah

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

On Wednesday, Bas Melech held its annual national conference at Binyanei Ha’umah in Jerusalem. The Chabad girls’ youth movement drew a crowd of around 3,000 girls from around the country. The theme of the day was following in the footsteps of righteous women in Chassidus.

The event also marked thirty years of Bas Melech’s activities. Mrs. Kubitschek spoke about the early days and read out the letters that the Rebbe sent preceding the first conference in 1981. G. Maor, a coordinator of activities, spoke about Bas Melech today, while D. Garelik presented the participant’s point of view.

Mrs. Tzvia Kurtz, national branches director, read out the Rebbe’s letter, after which Rabbi Levi Rosenberg of the Chabad yeshiva in Bnei Brak, told a fascinating story. Mrs. R. Deitsch, director of activities for Bnos Chabad, graduates of Bas Melech, recited the Rebbe’s chapter of Tehillim, followed by the Pesukim.

Throughout the day, the girls enjoyed songs, stories, and performances. At the same time, Mrs. Kurtz gathered the branch representatives for a special conference at which various decisions were made.

Each girl received a gift bag containing a treat, a mivtzoyim calendar, and a DVD of Bas Melech activities, as well as scenes from last year’s conference and a special movie, “A Day in the Life of Bas Melech.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Latke eating contest on telethon

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

The upcoming Chanukah Telethon will have plenty to see as it raises money – runs a Kosher Latke eating contest and broadcasts a live wedding gala.

This marks the 17th year of the annual telethon, which will air this year from 7 to 11 p.m. on Sunday, December 13 on WLNY-TV.

“Chanukah is a festival of miracle and, during these difficult and challenging economic times, we wanted to share this uplifting moment, to bring hope, happiness and joy to the widest community,” said Rabbi Anchelle Perl, a co-host of the telethon who is the Director of the Chabad of Mineola.

This year, Perl’s goal is to raise $500,000. The money will be used to expand the Chabad’s charitable programs. Among them are Good Deed Awards for Teenagers; drugs and Aids prevention outreach; toys for hospitalized children; hospital visitations for lonely patients; Children’s Matzah Factory; and Bar/Bat Mitzvah for those who are not affiliated, among other programs.continue...

Rabbi YY Jacobson Farbrengs in Monsey

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

In preparation for Yud Tes Kislev, close to 200 members of Anash and of the diverse Monsey community farbrenged last night with renown speaker Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson until after 3:00 AM.

The farbrengen began with words by Rabbi Boruch Lesches, Rav of K’hal Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey, followed by an introduction of Rabbi Jacobson by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Kagan, the Rav of Beis Menachem of Monsey which hosted the event.

Thanks to Aroni Chein and Dovid and Nechemia Kaplan for the pictures.

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The Alter Rebbe was redeemed in the merit of the tzedakah he sent to Eretz Israel...

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

...another good reason to give to Chaya Mushka Yad leKallah, which helps poor Anash in Eretz Israel to marry off their children.

We are regularly faced with chassanim and kallahs in extreme cases of poverty who have no means to marry. For instance:

A kallah recently orphaned of her mother from a struggling family of 10.

Another kallah from a single parent family of 9 who survives on just $750 a month.

And unfortunately many more cases.

Chaya Mushka Yad leKallah is recommended by Rav Gluckowsky, Beis Din Rabbonei Chabad.

To donate on line: CLICK HERE

Write checks to Ezras Israel (be sure to write CMYLK at the bottom of the check) and mail to:

Ezras Israel
806 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213


May you always be blessed to give.

Contact us at chayamushkaylk@gmail.com

Ezras Israel is a tax deductible 501c3 org. in the US.
The name “Chaya Mushka Yad LeKallah” is pending approval in Eretz Israel.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

Levi Yitzchok Whitt (Oak Park, MI) to Miriam Sitrin (Baltimore, MD)

19 KISLEV - GOOD YOM TOV! - 211th ANNIVERSARY

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

GOOD YOM TOV.
MAY YOU BE INSCRIBED AND SEALED
FOR A GOOD YEAR IN THE STUDY OF CHASSIDUS
AND THE WAYS OF CHASSIDUS

Kislev 19
The "New Year" of Chassidism

The 19th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev is celebrated as the "Rosh Hashanah of Chassidism." It was on this date, in the year 1798, that the founder of Chabad Chassidism, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812), was freed from his imprisonment in Czarist Russia. More than a personal liberation, this was a watershed event in the history of Chassidism, heralding a new era in the revelation of the "inner soul" of Torah.

The public dissemination of teachings of Chassidism had in fact begun two generations earlier. The founder of the Chassidic movement, Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760), revealed to his disciples gleanings from the mystical soul of Torah which had previously been the sole province of select Kabbalists in each generation. This work was continued by the Baal Shem Tov's disciple, Rabbi DovBer of Mezeritch (d. 1772). But Rabbi Schneur Zalman went much farther than his predecessors, bringing these teachings to broader segments of the Jewish population of Eastern Europe. More significantly, Rabbi Schneur Zalman founded the "Chabad" approach -- a philosophy and system of study, meditation, and character refinement that made these abstract concepts rationally comprehensible and practically applicable in daily life. continue...

MAZEL TOV SCHOCHETS

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Nesanel & Efrat Schochet - Toronto, Ontario - 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!

Do you know RUS DEVORAH WALLEN?

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

Dear Friends of RUS DEVORAH WALLEN around the world,

We at Chabad House on Campus - University of Pittsburgh, are delighted to announce that our cherished friend, RUS DEVORAH WALLEN, will be the honoree at our 21st Anniversary Celebration of Chabad House this Sunday - Yud-Tes Kislev, Dec. 6th (7:30 p.m.).

The event will be STREAMING LIVE online for all of Rus Devorah's friends world over. Please join us in this momentous occasion. This truly unique event gives us all an opportunity to thank Rus Devorah, a woman who has done so much for so many!

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Mumbai attacks marked by interfaith tribute

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

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Faith groups gathered at the Royal Kensington Palace on Thursday (26th November) to commemorate the lives of those that perished in the Mumbai terror attacks. Over 150 international guests attended the event including: acclaimed international actor Kabir Bedi and his daughter Pooja Bedi who flew in to show their support; Shekhar Kapur - Oscar nominated director of Elizabeth Golden Age; HRH Prince Michael of Kent; Sabrina Guinness; and Deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes - who rubbed shoulders with Goldie, Newton Faulkner, Gabby Logan and Nitin Ganatra.

Proceeds from the event will help to rebuild the kitchen at the Chabad House in Mumbai which was totally destroyed during the attacks. During the evening Prince Michael of Kent spoke about the war on terror and guests and speakers stood together in solidarity for a minute of silent tribute to those lost in the Mumbai 26/11 attacks.

Rabbi Bentzi Sudak, Chief Executive of Chabad Lubavitch UK, gave a heart warming address to the packed audience about the bravery and heroism of Sandra Samuel - an Indian lady who rescued one year old boy Moshe Holtzberg from the hands of terrorism - and the unbreakable spirit and unity of the people of Mumbai under terrible circumstances, saying: “Here in the midst of the terror that gripped the world, we witnessed the best of mankind. As humans, we are all interconnected; Jews and Indians, Londoners and Mumbaikars and we must remember the strength of faith that emerged in the depths of tragedy. No matter how hard it was the terrorists did not win. They did not succeed. While they tried to spread a veil of darkness on the world, humanity responded with its brightest light. We witnessed the heroism of the likes of Sandra and Deepak, and the unbreakable spirit of the people of Mumbai.”

He continued by paying tribute to the work of the DVK Foundation saying, “One year on, it is our duty as keep humanity's bright light alive and shining as strong as ever. We must remember how we united and cared for one another. We need not look far to see how this is exemplified. The kitchen at the Chabad House was totally destroyed during the attacks. Today I can say to you all, Deepak and DVK Foundation will help us to rebuild it again and start serving hot food to all those who need it most.” The event was organised by the DVK Foundation which was founded by survivor of the Mumbai attacks, Deepak Kuntawala, who shared his personal account of his escape from the Taj Palace Hotel and rescued 150 lives.

Leading Chabad Journalist Appears On List of Influential People

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

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Chabad journalist Yossi Elituv and chareidi woman journalist Sivan Rahav-Meir appear on this year’s list of the 100 most influential figures in the Israeli media, which appears in the Firma magazine, published by Globes.

The list was picked very carefully and only includes those who had a very definite and strong influence in the media.

The reason why Yossi Elituv was selected is given as follows:

“Ellituv is one of the most popular and dominant journalists in the chareidi sector, where he is considered to be a leading political commentator. In addition, he is one of the most outstanding and active members of the regulatory body monitoring local radio and commercial television.”

Sivan Rahav-Meir, who is chareidi, does not only appear in the chareidi media but appears on Israel’s Channel Two. In her case, the selection panel explains its decision in the following way:

“Even without labeling her as chareidi, Rahav-Meir has stood out since Israel Army Radio as being very talented and her career has had a meteoric rise. This year, she started presenting the classy series ‘Shesh Am,’ and her fans have crowned her the ‘next Ilana Dayan.’”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Boruch Dayan HaEmes - The Bostoner Rebbe Z"L

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

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On Shabbos, the Bostoner Rebbe, Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Horowitz passed away in Eretz Yisroel at age 88.

Three years ago Rabbi Horowitz was present for an event @ Chabad @ Chestnut Hill, MA. The Shliach, Rabbi Mendy Uminer was the MC at the event and introduced the Bostoner Rebbe, to say a few words. In his remarks he spoke about how proud he was to be in Chabad at Chestnut Hill where he sees the tremendous growth and Kiddush Hashem. He also mentioned how on a number of occasion he has helped Chabad at Chestnut Hill and that two of his doctors Daven there as well.

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

SHABBOS PARSHAS VAYISHLACH IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

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On Friday night there were 6 Sholom Zochors k"ah.

Eli Slavin Davened Shachris @ the Umud downstairs. There were 7 Chasanim. Boruch Jacobson spoke before Mussaf. R' Setron Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

In the Rebbe's room, Nochum Kaplan Davened Shachris @ the Umud. There were 7 chasanim. Moshe Berghoff 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, there was a Seder Niggunim.

For Shabbos @ the Ohel there were lerech 100 people k"ah, including a group from France.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON/NIGHT LECHAIMS - UPDATED

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

Zalman Newfield (Crown Heights) to Chaya Ronit Labendz (West Caldwell, NJ)
2:30PM @ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

Sholly Inglis (London, UK) to Leah Rabin (Johannesburg, South Africa)
8:30pm @ BLY 556 CROWN ST.

MAZEL TOV ASMANS - IT'S A FIRST!

Saturday, Dec 05, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yoel Nachman & Cheyena (nee Volkov) Asman - 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, Dec 06, 2009

Yitzchok Crawford (Crown Heights) to Shifra Scheinman (Krakow, Poland)

MAZEL TOV BRANDMANS

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Odom & Henny Brandman - Buckhurst Hill, 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!

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

Mendel Raices (Skokie, IL) to Chaya Mushka Itkin (Scranton, PA)

15,000 expected for ONLINE WEBCAST Yud-Tes Kislev Farbrengen with Rabbi YY Jacobson
WATCH IT LIVE HERE!

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

For the first time, Flatbush – the center of the Yeshivish world in the US – will host a grand and massive Yud-Tes Kislev farbrengen, with world renowned teacher Rabbi YY Jacobson, at the Veretzky Hall, Ave. L near Coney Island. Hundreds are expected to attend. All are welcome.

The entire farbrengen will be broadcast live via embed code here on SHMAIS.com - tune in later for the live player

Close to 100 communities around the globe and dozens of Chabad Houses will participate in the live, global celebration for Rosh Hashanah L’ Chassidus @ 8:30pm EST Sunday. Around 15,000 are expected to tune-in to the farbrengen from around the globe.

Topics to be discussed:
· What is the Message of Chassidus for Our Times?
· How Chassidus Views a Jew and Loving Another Jew
· How the Jewish World Needs Chassidus More than Ever
· Chassidus and the March to Redemption
· Stories, Anecdotes, Neggunim

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

Peretz Golding (Houston, TX) to Nechama Posner (Skokie, IL)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-SUNDAY @ 667 CROWN ST.

Hamas Terrorists Attack with Russian Anti-Tank Missiles

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

(Israelnationalnews.com) Terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza escalated attacks against Israel Sunday and fired Russian-made anti-tank missiles for the first time. The missiles exploded in the fields of Kibbutz Alumim, adjacent to the separation fence, and no injuries or damage was reported.

The advanced missiles were of the type usually fired from helicopters, and they carry a larger payload and have a longer range than anti-tank missiles that previously have been used in attacks against Israel.

The S5K air-to-ground missiles are commonly used by terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq, but they are less accurate when fired from the ground.

The use of the weapons bears out Israeli intelligence warnings that Hamas has stockpiled advanced arms, including anti-aircraft missiles. The firing of the Russian-made missiles is a sharp escalation from the usual homemade Kassam rockets.

The Western Negev has sustained more than 270 mortar shell and rocket assaults since the end of the Operation Cast Lead counterterrorist campaign, which began nearly a year ago. Several rockets previously have hit Kibbutz Alumim, but virtually all of them have exploded in open fields.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
CHAYA MUSHKA BAS CHANA
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

Rabbi Yoel Kahn Holds Meetings with Respected Admorim

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

On Thursday Rabbi Yoel Kahn met with the Admorim of Gur, Chernobyl, Machanovka, and Vizhnitz.

During these meetings, various important subjects were discussed and presented from a Chabad viewpoint. These included how to impart simple faith to every Jew and the merit of learning Chassidus. Also present were the Rosh Yeshiva of Vizhnitz, Rabbi Menachem Ernster and leading Chabad mashpi’im Rabbi Mendel Wechter and Rabbi Aharon Shapira.

The Rebbe of Vizhnitz stated at one point that through studying Tanya, one gains a clearer and deeper understanding of all of the works of Chassidus. The Admor added that in 5744/1984, he visited the Lubavitcher Rebbe and they had a long discussion in yechidus.

Rabbi Yoel Kahn gave some very interesting and deep thoughts on Chanukah and faith in Hashem. The Admor of Vizhnitz marveled at the tremendous merit that Rabbi Kahn has from giving over the wellsprings of Chassidus so broadly and wished that he would continue to do so in good health and for many years.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

The Alter Rebbe was redeemed on Yud-Tes/Chof Kislev in the merit of the tzedakah he sent to Eretz Israel...

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

...another good reason to give to Chaya Mushka Yad leKallah, which helps poor Anash in Eretz Israel to marry off their children.

We are regularly faced with chassanim and kallahs in extreme cases of poverty who have no means to marry. For instance:

A kallah recently orphaned of her mother from a struggling family of 10.

Another kallah from a single parent family of 9 who survives on just $750 a month.

And unfortunately many more cases.

Chaya Mushka Yad leKallah is recommended by Rav Gluckowsky, Beis Din Rabbonei Chabad.

To donate on line: CLICK HERE

Write checks to Ezras Israel (be sure to write CMYLK at the bottom of the check) and mail to:

Ezras Israel
806 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213


May you always be blessed to give.

Contact us at chayamushkaylk@gmail.com

Ezras Israel is a tax deductible 501c3 org. in the US.
The name “Chaya Mushka Yad LeKallah” is pending approval in Eretz Israel.

Pre-School Position immediate opening

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

Great Position for PreSchool Teacher

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AT&T On Kingston is now able to offer phones around the USA. / Help Wanted

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

To Celebrate our new B2B Division we are Currently offering on 5 line deals under a Business name or Moised, $750.00 credit on your bill for new sign ups (with NY or NJ Numbers).

Plus 8 Percent discounts monthly, with no activation fees.

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1646

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

In the future, all the predictions of the prophets will be fulfilled. Their prophecies concerning the Redemption of Israel and the doom of the nations will prove to be faithful and accurate. (Arugat Habosem on Psalm 96)
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV ANDRUSIERS

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yanky & Devorah Leah Andrusier - Bal Harbor, 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 WAINSTEINS

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Refoel & Miriam Chava (nee Spinks) Wainstein - Sydney, Australia - 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!

Fire in Kfar Chabad

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

A huge fire broke out in Kfar Chabad this afternoon (Sunday) in a storeroom belonging to the local matza bakery.

Trainees of the volunteer security department and handlers of the Hatzoloh branch in Kfar Chabad were called to the scene and they helped to bring water to put out the fire. They also assisted the fire service and the police.

Firefighters from the Ayalon Brigade poured water onto nearby gas balloons, averting what could have been a serious disaster.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

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We have a huge selection of Chanukah paper and party goods in our store and online.

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Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

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Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

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URGENT TEHILLIM NEEDED 4

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

Gershon ben Elka

INFO to be Menachem Avel Mrs. Raizel Landa

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

Mrs. Raizel Landa is sitting Shiva, until friday morning, after the passing of her dear father Reb Yitzchok Thaler OBM>

715 Empire Blvd
718-953-3755
info@headofthejewishclass.com
Maariv is at 6 PM.

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

HASHOVAS AVEIDA....

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

I lost a set of keys at a L'Chaim at Beis Levi Yitzchak on Sunday night. Keychain has a picture of my baby boy on one side and the other side has a picture of me, my husband and my baby. If found, please call 718 679 6404.

If you took an Agusta hat on sunday 19 kislev, that wasn't yours, between 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM, please call 315-727-3164.

NY TIMES: Yes, Miky, There Are Rabbis in Montana

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

HELENA, Mont. — In Montana, a rabbi is an unusual sight. So when a Hasidic one walked into the State Capitol last December, with his long beard, black hat and long black coat, a police officer grabbed his bomb-sniffing German shepherd and went to ask the exotic visitor a few questions.

Though there are few Jews in Montana today, there once were many. In the late 19th century, there were thriving Jewish populations in the mining towns, where Jews emigrated to work as butchers, clothiers, jewelers, tailors and the like.

The city of Butte had kosher markets, a Jewish mayor, a B’nai B’rith lodge and three synagogues. Helena, the capital city, had Temple Emanu-El, built in 1891 with a seating capacity of 500. The elegant original facade still stands, but the building was sold and converted to offices in the 1930s, when the congregation had dwindled to almost nothing, the Jewish population having mostly assimilated or moved on to bigger cities.

There is a Jewish cemetery in Helena, too, with tombstones dating to 1866. But more Jews are buried in Helena than currently live here. CONTINUE...

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Shluchim Farbreng

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

A 19 Kislev Farbrengen hosted by Rabbi & Mrs. Schmerling @ Chabad of Venice, FL for the Shluchim on the West Coast of Florida.

MAZEL TOV FRIMERMANS

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Zev & Laiky Frimerman - Postville, IA - 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!

Where Chabad and Coca Cola Meet …

Sunday, Dec 06, 2009

As the famous saying goes, “Wherever there’s coca cola, there’s Chabad.” Last night this took on a new meaning at a Yud Tes Kislev farbrengen in Ramat Hasharon.

On the podium sat the president of the Coca Cola company in Israel, Roni Kovrovsky, Tel Aviv District Court Judge Yaakov Sheinman, former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, and local shliach Rabbi Yehuda Butman.

The farbrengen, which was held at the Oneg Shabbat shul in Ramat Hasharon, was packed with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. Famous radio presenter Yedidya Meir was the emcee, and he did a very professional job at explaining the meaning of the Chag Hageulah, introducing the speakers and presiding over the proceedings with humor.

The speakers included Mayor Itzik Rochwarger, followed by Rabbi Lau, who gave the keynote speech.

After the “official” part of the evening, the farbrengen went on until the early hours of the morning.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

OHOLEI TORAH CHINESE AUCTION WINNERS...

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

Heart Necklace Rochel Goodman
Jackpot 1 Mendel Laine
Jackpot 2 Kosofsky
Hat Nechama Kastel
Seforim Dovid & Chavi Russ
Landau Supermarket Piekarski
Make up Chana Pewzner
Lafemme Junik
Leather Tefillin Bags Rivkah Denenbeim
Board Games Rochel Bronchtain
Y&B Lock Kaila Shaffran
Clics Shterna Sarah Schwei
Playmobil Tzippy Clapman
Exercise C. Merefeld
Gameboy DS Chanala Brod
Empire Kosher Chaya lieblich
Phone Chanie Cousin
American Girl Doll Neubort
Hotel Stay Miriam Slater
Paper Goods Dini Gurevitch
Piano Leah Ezagui
Bris
Parsha Books Sarah Popack
Glasses Heppenheimer
Puppet Shaindel
Makeover S. Goldschmid
Ear Piercing Gitty Rosenfeld
Beauty Effects R. Ginsberg
Zlata Shlomy Sirota
Gutnick Chumashim Chana Kugel
Linen Mrs. Sudak
Paintings E. Kugel
City Jogger Pamela Melul
Talks & Tales Shterna Mutchkin
Likutie Sichos Mushky Laufer
Camera Feigie Drizin
Blackberry L. Zakon
Tax Return Mendel Laine
GPS Chaya Pruss
Apple Drugs/Apple Fruit R.L. Shenitsky
Kvort Chaya Goldberg
Earrings Simi G.
Mink Bracelet Rivkah Denenbeim
Toys R Us Preger
Rebbepod Yisroel Yaakov Leiter
Shaina Wig Hindy Brousaunken
Florida Trip Rivkah Zakutinsky
Diapers Rochel Abayov
Camcorder Rochel Bronchtain
Wii Raizy Cousin
Elan Spa Y. Eber
Hot/Cold Dispenser M. Rosenfeld
Bosch F. Bart
Laptop Chevy Carlebach
Mikva Mottel Laufer
Cosco Kupperman
Day Camp Eliezer LIpkind
CH Package Sruly Clapman
Monopoly Mendel & Issac Rutman
Becher Preger
Bejeweled Malky Lang
Rebbe Painting Dovid & Chavi Russ
Viking Pots Chana B. Wiesfish
Wine Cooler Chana Clapman
Day Bed Levi Vogel
Yaffa Wig Miriam Leah Laufer
Washer/Dryer Shaindy Kleinman
Freezer Miriam Feldman
Tefillin Schneur Sirota
Mommy To Be
Megilla Y. Eber
Computer Shmuel Wenger
Genia Wig Shaina Katz
Jewelery Bryna Telsner
Elite Sterling Losh
OT Ballroom Devorah L. Shalinsky
Jolie Wig M.K.
Ezagui Bookcase Devorah Morosow
Men's Package Levana Sasson
Shas Nagel
Dishes Nelkin
Chandelier Shaindy Klienman
Furniture R. Kirsch
Tuition
Freeda Wig Malka Rosenfeld
Kosher Resort Chaya Aidel Freeman
Diamond Necklace Chaviva Fischer
Split The Pot Hudi Slater
Grand Prize Drizin






MONDAY NIGHT LECHAIM

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

Getzy Markowitz (Crown Heights) to Shaina (bas R' Avrohom) Gopin (Crown Heights)
@ THE MUSEUM

'Antisemitic' abuse at Salita match

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

The rabbi who accompanied boxer Dmitriy Salita to his fight against Amir Khan has expressed his shock at antisemitic abuse levelled at the Orthodox boxer.

Rabbi Dovid Lewis of Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation accompanied Salita from his dressing room to the ring, where he was defeated in 76 seconds by title holder Khan.

Rabbi Lewis said: “We were shocked at the vitriolic abuse shouted at Dmitriy from both sides of the throng on the walkway to the ring.

“It was antisemitic swearing and spitting with a lot of pushing and pulling they were baying for him at this point, although the general crowd was good-humoured and calm.

"Dmitriy was stunned but not hurt, we returned to his hotel and he was visited by a large crowd of supporters, well into the night. As it was a significant day in the Lubavitch calendar, Dmitry showered, put on fresh clothes and his tzitzes and we learned into the night. CONTINUE...

MAZEL TOV ALLOUCHES

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Briendy Allouche - La Celle St. Cloud, 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 BRUCHSTATS

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Zamke & Dabrusha Bruchstat - 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!

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: JLI TEENS STOP SUICIDE

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

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On Sunday, Rabbi Chaim Mentz of Chabad of Bel Air, CA taught JLI TEENS Lesson #3 about Suicide. How we have obligations to help people. A huge discussion ensued with the teens questioning if they help people and possibly get sued. Should we help or not?

Bottom line. The teens all walked out with a clear message that they can't be observers, but must become Doers.

After class two teens from the class went to the Grove Shopping Mall in Los Angeles. On their way to their car on the 7th level of the parking lot they noticed a person who was climbing the wall to jump off. Instead of freezing they ran to help and grabbed the person. He swung to hit them and demanded that they leave him alone. They called 911 and engaged with the person until others came over and the ambulance!

WAY TO GO JLI TEENS!

Senior Hamas Man: Shalit Ball in Israeli Court

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) A senior Hamas source told the Italian news agency on Monday that the ball was in Israel's court on a deal to free captive soldier Gilad Shalit. Muhamad Al-Katri, in chargeof prisoner affairs said that Hamas had even agreed to a request by German mediator Ernst Uhrlau to have Shalit examined by a French doctor despite concerns that such a visit would disclose the place where Shalit is being held.

Al-Katri said that Arabs in general had a right to kill Jews as part of their struggle to liberate the land and that Israel did not have the right to prevent the realization of this right. He added that the right was determined in Heaven and by people who allow struggles against occupation.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
CHAYA MUSHKA BAS CHANA
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

New Rechovot Mayor Attends Farbrengens

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

Two farbrengens were held on Motzoei Shabbos at the Chabad House in western Rechovot. Among those present were various Rabbis, mashpi’im, and the newly elected mayor, Rachamim Mellul.

As soon as Shabbos went out, crowds started to gather as everyone prepared to celebrate Yud Tes Kislev. Two separate farbrengens were held that night – one for men in the shul and one for women in the hall.

Chabad House director Rabbi Shimon Sher opened the men’s farbrengen, at which guest mashpia Rabbi Yaakov Rochman of Jerusalem also spoke. The new mayor addressed the crowd, giving divrei Torah and praising Chabad for its many activities around the world. Rabbi Yitzchak Chalimi also spoke at the farbrengen.

Rabbi Shimon Sher also opened the women’s farbrengen, which was attended by over 100 women. The women enjoyed a drumming performance by Mrs. Yaela Kravitz, during which she taught them Chabad niggunim. At one point, the mayor came to wish the women a kesiva vechasima tova in the ways of Chassidus.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Seeking Fundraiser

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

Yeshiva Chanoch Lenaar is looking for a fundraiser.

Candidates must have the right personality, commitment and potential to succeed.

For more information, please call Rabbi Yaakov Bryski at (718) 774-8456.

ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT TO WIN

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

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Darchai Menachem will be drawing the first 2 prizes this Wednesday at 9:30 PM

Get your chance at a Silver Menorah and your free chance to lead the CH Menorah parade in a Limo by clicking here.

All orders over $100 will get a free Chance to win $500.00 Cash, which will be pulled out inside the limo during the parade on Motzai Shabbos 25 Kislev.

You may visit us online at DarchaiMenachem.com or by calling us at 718 953 2919.

MAZEL TOV BRACKMANS

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Dovid & Naomi Brackman - 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!

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1647

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

Before the Messianic Era, the earth will be in a state of chaos and decay, as the prophet Isaiah said, "The foundations of the earth shake, the earth is completely broken down, the earth crumbles away, the earth continually falters, the earth reels to and fro like a drunkard." G-d will send Moshiach to bring stability to the world. (Ibn Ezra, Psalm 96)
(L'Chaim)

Kosher Pizza Now Available in Ukraine

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

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DONETSK, Ukraine – In addition to the already wide assortment of kosher foods that are now produced in Ukraine, the Donetsk-based firm UkrKosher has recently undertaken to produce kosher pizza for distribution throughout the country.

The kosher pizza "Palermo," which comes with cheese, mushrooms, olives and bell peppers, will certainly make regular customers out of anybody who tries it. The pizza comes frozen and is sealed in plastic wrap and then packaged in colorful designed boxes. The pizza contains only kosher ingredients and the bakery where it is being produced has been made kosher according to the highest standards of Jewish law.

The cheese and milk products used in making this pizza are "Chalav Yisroel." A number of the raw ingredients come from Israel. The flour for the dough is sifted with a special sieve to prevent any presence of insects in the finished product. The seasonings are also examined to assure that there is no presence of insects.

The pizza is backed up by a kosher certificate issued by the Ukrainian Kashrut Committee and a seal from the committee’s chairman, Chief Rabbi of Donetsk Pinchas Vishedsky. In addition to the pizza being "Chalav Yisroel" it is also “Pat Yisrael.” This means that a Jewish person was involved in the actual baking of the pizza.

Consumers can be fully confident that this delicious new product fully accords to kosher standards and quality.

Yud Tes Kislev in Bnei Brak

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

Chabad Chassidim and supporters of Chabad in Bnei Brak gathered this week for a farbrengen to celebrate the Chag Hageula, Yud Tes Kislev, at the Central Shul on Rashi Street.

Gabbai Rabbi Mordechai Moldberg was the emcee, and he introduced Tomim Shlomo Alperowitz as the first speaker. Shlomo gave over the Rebbe’s sicha on Yud Tes Kislev and Chanukah in a very clear manner.

Mashpia Rabbi Yaakov Yehoshu Laufer gave over a maamar, and Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Belinow spoke about the Tanya. Rabbi Shmuel Segal made a siyum on the maseches.

Many Chassidim were among the crowd, including the son of the Rebbe of Machanovka, Rabbi Sholom Rokeach, and other leading members of the Chassidic community.

The farbrengen lasted until late at night, ending with lively singing and dancing.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

AT&T On Kingston is now able to offer phones around the USA. / Help Wanted

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

To Celebrate our new B2B Division we are Currently offering on 5 line deals under a Business name or Moised, $750.00 credit on your bill for new sign ups (with NY or NJ Numbers).

Plus 8 Percent discounts monthly, with no activation fees.

Free Blackberry of your choice! More lines get more credits 10 lines = $1500.00 Etc.

This is a legitimate offer by AT&T of Kingston Avenue in business for 15 years.

Help wanted for in store sales in one of our 7 Locations
Please call MR Feldman @347-850-0770

AT&T/ One Hour Cellular
423 Kingston Avenue
Store 718-363-5444
Fax 718-363-5495
B2B@1HourCellular.com

First Quality Products firstqualityparty.com

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

Chanukah is around the corner!

Check out First Quality Products of Crown Heights's website @ Firstqualityparty.com.

We have a huge selection of Chanukah paper and party goods in our store and online.

Chanukah themed plates, cups, napkins, decorations, and party favors. Huge selection at great prices!

Tri-State Shluchim: Your Chanuka Party Just Got A Whole Lot Better!!!

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

Let Kosher Concessions add that "missing something" to your Chanuka Event.

We feature a full line of Cotton Candy, Sno-Cone, Popcorn, Pretzel, and Hot Dog Machines...

Visit us @ www.kosherconcessions.com or call: 201-836-3770.

Under the strict supervision of the RCBC – Vaad Harabonim of Bergen County, NJ.

INFO to be Menachem Avel the Junik Family

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

The Junik Family is sitting shiva after the passing of their father R' Meir Yechezkel OBM until Friday afternoon at 709 Eastern Parkway First Floor.

Times of Tefillos are as follows:
Shacharis: 7:15, 9:00AM.
Mincha: 3:15, 4:00 PM.
Maariv: Bizmanoh 2 Minyonim

At the request of the family. Please try not to come later then 9:00PM to be Menachem Avel Thank you.

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

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

Zalmy (ben R' Shaye) Raskin (London, UK) to Miriam Shain (Crown Heights)

Miami Heat to host Jewish Heritage Night Featuring 8th Day and a Grand Menorah Lighting

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

For the first time ever, the NBA’s Miami Heat Basketball team and the Florida Jewish community will gather on Tuesday, December 15th at American Airlines Arena for Jewish Heritage Night and to celebrate the 5th night of Chanukah.

The Heat are offering discounted tickets, free parking, custom made t-shirts and other Chanukah themed giveaways like chocolate gelt and dreidels. Guests will have a unique opportunity to arrive before the onset of the game and make their way courtside to watch warm-ups and a pre game show by the hottest Jewish rock band, “8th DAY”.

Half time festivities will feature a grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony on the East Plaza which will be viewed on the giant scoreboard and throughout the arena. A musical performance by the Lubavitch Educational Center Boys Choir will be followed by an electrifying concert by, once again, “8th DAY.” Also during the intermission, a special presentation to the Miami Heat in appreciation for recognizing Jewish Heritage Night and a one minute Chanukah message will be offered from Center Court.

For the first time ever, Glatt kosher food will be available at the American Airlines Arena. A post game Chanukah Party will also take place. Following the game, all Jewish Heritage fans will be invited down onto the court for a Free Throw and Chanukah celebration. Jewish music will fill the arena.

Jewish Heritage Night is being organized through Chabad of South Florida which has over 140 centers throughout the Sunshine State.

“The Heat logo with its flame rising from a basketball is a perfect fit with the message of Chanukah”, explained Rabbi Chaim Lipskar of The Shul of Downtown. The flames of Chanukah represent light over darkness and good over evil. Everything you do, even playing sports, must be done in a positive manner with a spirit of unity and friendship.

Rabbi Alex Kaller, Director of the Jewish Russian Community Center, added, “Children and teens are so obsessed with sports. We hope to demonstrate with our wonderful fun filled and inspiring event that there’s no conflict with being a sports fan, celebrating Chanukah and being proud of your Jewish heritage.”

Rabbi Pinny Andrusier of Chabad SW Broward, who helped organize the lighting of the Menorah on the field at a Dolphins game, is sure the crowd will enjoy the night’s festivities. “D-Wade & Bosh! Basketball & Chanukah! “8th DAY”, kosher hot dogs & potato latkes! It’s guaranteed to be a fun evening for everyone and hopefully a Chanukah victory for the Miami Heat.”

Tickets are available for purchase at www.jewishheritagenight.com or by calling 305-373-8303.

Beautiful 3 Bedroom Apartment in Private Home

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

1500 Sq. Ft
-.Move in great condition
-Complete 2nd Flr of a two family home on Sterling St.
-Large livingroom with panaromic view.
Very bright & freshly painted, new windows.
Large separate diningroom with hardwood floor.
Full-size kitchen with separate dinette area, washer/dryer hookup.
3 carpeted bedrooms.
Available immediately.

$2000 INCLUDES HEAT

Email: ApartmentSterling@gmail.com.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: One Shabbat, One World 5770

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

A Miraculous Recovery!

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

Exactly a year ago, Aharon Karuv, a young officer in the elite paratroopers, was very seriously injured during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.

It was just one day after Aharon married Tzvia, and he was the soldier that suffered the most serious injuries in the campaign. At the time, it was thought that this young chosson would never recover. But due to his and his family’s tremendous determination and faith, Aharon has made a miraculous recovery. After ten operations and extensive plastic surgery, Aharon is able to walk again and he has returned home to his wife.

Several days after Aharon was injured, Chabad singer Avraham Fried sang to him in the hospital while he lay unconscious. He sang the niggun, “The Arba Bavos.” The inspiring niggun reached out to him and helped him to recover.

For a short and very moving video in Hebrew about Aharon, showing Avraham Fried singing to him, and more, click on video below.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Heichal Menachem continues to inspire hearts & minds in Montreal

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

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At Heichal Menachem in Montreal, dozens of Chasidim from the Outremont area turned out for a farbrengen in honor of the 19th of Kislev. Rabbi Sholom Leib Aisenbach of Montreal was the keynote speaker and inspired the crowd with his wonderful stories and parables. Some of the attendees were so inspired that they took upon themselves to establish a new weekly chassidus shiur at Heichal Menachem!

Chief Rabbi of Montreal, Rabbi Yonoson Binyomin Weiss attended and spoke to the crowd about the importance of learning Chassidus & going in the ways Chassidus.

A beautiful Teshura was given out and hundreds of dollars worth of Seforim of the Alter Rebbe were sold.

Rabbi gives yoga a uniquely Jewish twist

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

YOGA, the ancient spiritual and physical discipline that originated in India and is now a worldwide phenomenon, is not an activity that is usually associated with the orthodox Jewish Chabad Lubavitch movement. Rabbi Dr. Laibl Wolf, however, has taken this ancient meditative practice and given it a uniquely Jewish twist. He has done so by merging much of the basic philosophy of yoga with the basic teachings of Jewish mysticism, or Kabbalah. The end result is something that he calls Mind Yoga, which is trademarked.

Dr. Laibl Wolf is a lawyer, educational psychologist, orthodox rabbi and expert on Jewish mysticism and meditation. Based in Melbourne, Australia, he is the son of Polish Holocaust survivors, the author of the book Practical Kabbalah and the founder of the Human Development Institute. This institute, according to its website, is "dedicated to the progress of humankind through insight and personal mastery."continue...

HASHOVAS AVEIDA...

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

I found a single key on a ring on Kingston Avenue near Carroll St. between Hamafitz and Sterling Electronics.
Call 917-407-3770

MAZEL TOV GREENBERGS

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Luba Greenberg - Bonita Springs, FL - on the birth of a son.

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

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

Rubashkin to appeal custody decision

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

Cedar Rapids, Ia. - Attorneys for Sholom Rubashkin filed notice Monday with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that they intend to appeal a decision to hold the former meat plant executive in custody before he is sentenced on 86 financial fraud charges.

The defense team has argued that Rubashkin, a well-known figure in the Chabad Lubavitch movement of Orthodox Judaism, will not flee the country despite concerns raised by prosecutors.continue...

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

Moshe Betesh (Crown Heights) to Esther (bas R' Yitzy) Hecht (Crown Heights)

Crown Heights: Women’s Health Event tonight Tuesday

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

Women’s Health Event tonight Tuesday, December 8 @ B’nos Menachem 8:00 pm

Learn to: Make Informed Choices, Restore Emotional Balance, Improve Reproductive Health, Prevent Chronic Pain, Recognize Symptoms.

Presentations by Health Professionals. Question & Answer Session.

URGENT TEHILLIM NEEDED NOW 4

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

Menachem Mendel ben Basya Rivkah
Who is going through emergency surgery now.

Arabs Stone Bus on Gush Etzion-Road

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Arabs on Tuesday night threw rocks at an Israeli bus on the Hevron-Gush Etzion road. The bus was damaged, but there were no injuries.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
CHAYA MUSHKA BAS CHANA
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

Shaarei Tsedek Holds Pre-Chanukah Campaign

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

MOSCOW, Russia – The Shaarei Tsedek Charity Center has begun its pre-Chanukah campaign for the distribution of humanitarian aid packages. The joyful, festive atmosphere of the approaching holiday is immediately felt in the building, with festive posters decorating the foyer and a film about the celebration of Chanukah in different parts of the world featured on a large video screen.

During these days, the reception desk is also busy with a long line of people eager to sign up and attend the awards ceremony for the Man of the Year Award, sponsored by the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia. This event will be held in the Grand Kremlin Palace.

Shaarei Tsedek distributes food packages to 15,000 people for each holiday. The project has become so big that a large tent is set up nearby where the packages are distributed. A forklift is used to transport the cases of food from one location to another. In the foyer of the building itself, there is a reception desk where the vouchers for the food packages are presented to the Center’s clients, along with festively decorated leaflets detailing the contents of the packages. Another innovation from the last campaign is that each set is packaged in a cardboard box, as opposed to bags, which makes for easy loading in the shopping carts that the elderly often bring with them.

Everyone who has already received their packages has been overjoyed with the contents, which include: chicken, vegetable oil, mayonnaise, canned corn and green peas, canned pineapple, peaches, spaghetti, mushrooms, milk, smoked salmon, a variety of pastries (including the recently issued kosher waffle biscuits "07:40"), and numerous other necessary goods. All of the items are, of course, strictly kosher. The campaign will soon be completed in the lead-up to Chanukah, the holiday of light!

Yussuf/Yosef Celebrates His Bar Mitzvah

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

Less than two years ago, Yussuf and his seven siblings looked like typical Arab children.

That was when Yad L’Achim rescued them with their mother from the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem’s Old City. At the time, the children were wild, with no manners or discipline of any sort.

On Thursday, everyone saw how far this Jewish family has come when the oldest son, Yussuf, now known as Yosef, celebrated his bar mitzvah.

Yosef’s mother, N., was rescued from 17 years of suffering in Tammuz 5768, along with her eight children. This was when the family began a new life.

N. was the daughter of a Holocaust survivor who died young from a malignant disease. This left N. very vulnerable and alone, and she ended up marrying an Arab and living with him in the Old City.

N.’s marriage to the Arab was very unhappy and she lived in terrible conditions. Her escape only became possible when her husband was serving a jail sentence for criminal offenses. Yad L’Achim transferred the family to a secret location, and this was when the real work began. Apart from not knowing one word of Hebrew, the children were neglected and uneducated. With the help of social workers and the Welfare Ministry, the family underwent a painstaking process of rehabilitation.

The children went to religious dormitories and learned how to live as Jews. The results have proven themselves, as Thursday’s bar mitzvah showed.

“The brothers and sisters are now happy Jewish children, who have yiras Shamayim,” said Rabbi Alex Artovsky of Yad L’Achim.

In his speech at the bar mitzvah, Rabbi Sholom Dov Lifschitz said: “The soul of the grandmother, who heroically survived the suffering of the Holocaust but passed away after much suffering, is very happy at this moment when she sees her grandson following in the ways of the Torah.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

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Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1648

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

When good triumphed over evil in the past, evil was not utterly vanquished. For example, the impure spirit still pervaded the atmosphere of Egypt even after the Egyptians were annihilated at the sea. The same was true after Israel's other victories over their enemies. In the future, however, the atmosphere will be completely purged of every detrimental influence. (Alshich on Psalm 96)
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV KAHNS

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to David & Rashka (nee Balarsky) Kahn - Coral Springs, FL - 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!

Chabad Family Miraculously Survives Car Accident

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

On Monday afternoon, Chof Kislev, the Tilles family of Jerusalem, including Yehuda, Shayna, and their two young children, aged 2.5 and one year, were driving to the wedding of Yehuda’s brother.

The family was bound for Tiberias. Shayna was driving, and Yehuda was on the phone to a friend. The children, sitting in the back, were strapped into their baby seats, sleeping peacefully to a Chabad niggun playing lightly in the background. Outside, it was raining heavily.

All of a sudden, on the Jordan Valley road, Shayna lost control of the wheel.

“We were traveling in the right-hand lane and all of a sudden there was no steering wheel, no brakes. The car lost control because of the rain and the wet road,” Shayna later said.

The car, a Toyota, hit into the railing on the right side of the road. The force of the crash made the car spin around. It flew to the other side of the road and fell into a nearby ditch that was two meters deep. Yehuda describes these dramatic moments: “It all happened in a matter of seconds. The car just flew from one side to the other. Then there was silence – a frightening silence that can’t be described in words. Immediately after the first boom, the children, who were sitting at the back, woke up. There were a few seconds of shock and then they started crying uncontrollably.”

In Jerusalem, the friend with whom Yehuda was speaking on the phone at the time of the accident suddenly heard a loud bang and the phone went dead. The friend, who operates a tefillin stand at the Western Wall with Yehuda, got very worried and he kept trying to call him back. But all he kept reaching was the automatic message to say that the phone was off.

Fearing the worst, Yehuda’s friend grabbed a Siddur from the tefillin stand and ran to the Wall to pour out his heart to Hashem. “He thought I was driving and that he had caused the accident,” Yehuda later explained.

Meanwhile, the Toyota was stuck in a muddy ditch with the young family trapped inside as heavy rain continued to fall. Behind them on the highway had been a brown jeep, and its occupants had witnessed the entire accident. Naftali Estulin, an army captain and surveyor, and his wife Anat thought that it was virtually impossible for anyone to survive such an accident.

The Estulins gingerly made their way over to the Toyota and opened the door. They were amazed to hear the cries of the Tilles’ baby daughter. “There’s a sign of life!” Anat told her husband excitedly. The two quickly worked to free the Tilles family from their crushed car. At the same time, Naftali noticed a leak from the gas tank and he realized that they were working against time. One by one, the members of the family were taken out of the car – first the children and then the parents. And everyone was completely unscathed. Their wedding clothes were muddy and dirty, but they emerged without a scratch!

“I was standing on my two feet and I couldn’t believe that I was still alive,” said Yehuda. “Hashem gave us our lives back as a gift …”

But this wasn’t the end of the story.

“The Estulins took everything out of our car and transferred it to their jeep,” Shayna related. “When they had ordered a tow truck to take away the car, they drove us all the way to the wedding hall in Tiberias – which was over an hour away.” Naftali told the couple that for some reason, Hashem often sent him to the site of accidents and that he had helped many people in this way.

So the Tilles family arrived at the wedding, a little later than expected. “The Estulins were Heaven sent – like angels. When they dropped us off in Tiberias, they went to a store to buy pacifiers for our babies,” they added.

Before they separated, Naftali told Yehuda about another miracle: “Your car flew from the right lane into the left exactly as a truck drove past at top speed …”

“From this year on, we will always remember Chof Kislev as our own personal Geulah,” the couple concluded.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Medical Supply Company *Supervisor*

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

Medical Supply Company in Sunset Park, Brooklyn looking for Supervisor for Customer Service Dept.

Needs to be organized, assertive, ability to multitasked and very service oriented.

Please call 718-439-7600 Ext 212 to schedule an interview.

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Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

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Nanny (live-in) in beautiful Marin County, CA (3-6 month commitment)

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

IMMEDIATE: Chabad girl experienced nanny / educator for our 15 month old boy. He has advanced motor skills and very intelligent.

We pay for airfare, car, room/board and salary. 3 month minimum commitment, but we are open to long-term.

My wife and I and 12 yr old daughter are Chabad and live in beautiful Marin County, California next to a Chabad House (Rabbi Yisroel Rice).

We both work so this could be an excellent opportunity for the right girl looking for a wonderful experience.

Please contact Aryeh Avraham Rifkin @ 415-383-8444 or rrifkin@newhomeinc.com

The Torah Dedication that was heard around the World

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

Yesterday we cried.

Today we cried.

Exactly one year ago terrorism - once again - reared its ugly head with its unimaginable hand of terror. Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkie Holtzberg and the rest of the Mumbai martyrs were brutally murdered.

And little Moshe Tzvi Holtzberg -all of two years old - would grow up without a mother and father to hug him.

To kiss him.

To attend his Barmitzvah and wedding.

To shed a tear or two of nachas.

Two weeks ago, on the eve of the 1st yahrzeit, I attended - as did the other Colorado shluchim as well as 3,145 others from around the world - a Torah Dedication in the midst of the International Kinus Hashluchim, the yearly Shluchim convention in Crown Heights, N.Y.

This was a Torah dedicated to the Holtzbergs.

A Torah that will reside in Mumbai, India.

A Torah that will proclaim 'Am Yisroel Chai'.

We are here to stay.

And once again, there were tears.

This time, tears of joy.

The terrorists came with weapons of guns, darkness and hatred.

We came with weapons of Mitzvos, light and love.

They lost.

We won.

- Five hundred children born this past year were named after the Holtzbergs.

- Tens of thousands of people worldwide participated in mitzvah initiatives in order to perpetuate the ideals that the Holtzbergs lived by.

- 12,797 mitzvos are posted on 'The Legacy of Mumbai' website.

- New Torah institutions in Korea, Italy, Australia and Issaquah, Washington were named after the Holtzbergs.

At the Torah Dedication, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, chairman of Chabad International proclaimed, "That it doesn't hurt, we can't say. That they weren't successful, we can say." Many people are unaware that a bullet went right through the Torah scroll in Mumbai.

Rabbi Holtzberg's father spoke about unity.

Rivkah Holtzberg's father gave words of blessing and spoke about joy.

The Holtzbergs' fathers then filled in the final letters and the festivities began. It was as electrifying as it was empowering. Tens of thousands of Jews danced in the streets. A number of the Hakofot were dedicated to all the Holtzbergs - Chabad emissaries who left the comforts of N.Y. and Israel and traveled to spiritual battlefields.

To become lamplighters.

To light the spark.

We are still here.

We won.

They lost.

Rabbi Yisroel Engel
Bais Menachem

National Service Can be Done at Chabad Houses

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

Can national service at Chabad Houses count as military service? At a debate held this morning (Tuesday), this issue was discussed by a sub-committee of the Committee For Foreign Affairs and Defense.

The sub-committee is in charge of implementing the Tal Laws, which deal with the issue of National Service. During the debate, MK Yochanan Plassner stated that ten former avreichim are doing National Service at various Chabad Houses in Israel. This would give them similar rights to what they would receive if they served in the army.

Plassner said that he had read a report on a Chabad website, calling for avreichim to do their National Service at Chabad Houses. Deputy director for National Service, Yaakov Amar, confirmed that this was the case and that ten former avreichim are indeed doing their National Service with Chabad.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

From the Czarist Archives
Interrogation: Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

... Following the fall of communism, Chabad researchers uncovered the file of the arrest and interrogation of Rabbi Schneur Zalman in the archives of the Russian government.

In honor of 19 Kislev, corresponding this year to December 6, lubavitch.com loosely translated segments of the file. The first part is an excerpt of the oral interrogation; the second is excerpted from his written response to the accusations against him.

Q: What's your name? What's your title? What's your place of residence?
A: My name is Zalman Boruchovitch. Some Jews call me rabbi, others don't recognize me as a rabbi. I issue halachic rulings to those who seek that of their own volition. I live in Liozna in Belarus belonging to Count Khrapovizki, son-in-law of Laghinski.

Q: What's your occupation? Do you pay taxes?
A: I live from my wife’s income. She deals in bread and other goods. I am a member in the guild of businessmen level three. I give a percentage of my income to taxes. I own a tavern.continue...

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SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: Nation's Governors get ready to celebrate Chanukah with Chabad

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

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SHMAIS.com - Several Governors, including those of states with the largest Jewish populations are set to celebrate Chanukah with Chabad.

The following events are confirmed while there are a couple more that are awaiting confirmation.

Florida's Governor and Senate hopeful Charlie Crist will be welcoming Shluchim to a pre-Chanukah reception at the Governor's mansion in Tallahassee that is being organbized by Rabbi Shneur Oirechman.

Meanwhile California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will take part in a symbolic Menorah lighting on Friday morning along with a number of Shluchim led by Rabbi Mendy Cohen.

In Utah, Governor Gary R. Herbert and Chabad Lubavitch of Utah - Rabbi & Mrs. Benny ZIppel - will be holding a Menorah lighting @ the Governor's mansion on Monday IYH.

Also on Monday, Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons will host Rabbi Mendy Cunin of Chabad of Reno and other Shluchim from the state for a Menorah lighting and Chanukah party.

New Jersey's Governor Jon Corzine will join Head Shliach Rabbi Moshe Herson and other Shluchim in lighting a Menorah @ the Statehouse in Trenton next Wednesday.

The Jewish Governor of the state of Hawaii Linda Lingle will be the special guest @ Chabad of Hawaii's Public Menorah Lighting next Thursday.

Another positive result produced via working relationship of 71st Precinct and Shmira/COP

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

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This past Thursday a Crown Heights resident returned home located on President near troy Ave. and realized that his basement apartment had been burglarized, his laptop computer and other personal belonging were stolen. The victim called 911 and made a police report. The victim and the police determined that the burglar must have been very small in size because the only possible point of entry was a very small window.

The next day Friday about ten minutes to Shabbos the victim realized that there is a young black male attempting to enter that same window, the victim then exited his apartment to approach the would be burglar who then took off running with the victim in chase, it ended (on Union St. Between Albany and Troy avenues) when a couple of yungeliet joined in to help and called Shmira.

“Behashgacha Pratis” as the call was broadcast on the Shmira/COP Radio, a Shmira Coordinator happened to be on the phone discussing a previous crime with inspector Simonetti (of the 71st Pct.) and notified him of the incident, the Inspector immediately dispatched a Police Sergeant to the scene who did a great job communicating with the victim and Shmira members on location and in thoroughly investigating the crime, taking into consideration that Shabbos was only a few minutes away.

The Sergeant then placed the young perpetrator under arrest for trespassing, upon further questioning at the Police station the young perpetrator confessed that he was the one who burglarized the apartment the day earlier, and was charged with a slew of crimes.

At this time Police believe that they know where the belongings are and will be attempting to retrieve them.

In court Monday morning the victim was told by the Assistant District Attorney that the perpetrator was facing Three years in Juvenile hall.

We would like to thank the bystanders who helped and Shmira/COP for doing a great job and special thanks to the men in the 71st Precinct for doing an exemplary job in fighting crime.

In case of emergency Please Do not hesitate to call 911 and Shmira/COP @ 718-221-0303 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Menorah Lights To Shine At the Games

Tuesday, Dec 08, 2009

(lubavitch.com) The Chanukah holiday, as wildly popular as it has become, was barely known several decades ago. But Chabad’s holiday awareness programs with olive presses and dreidel houses, menorahs carved of ice, chocolate and every conceivable material, have put the message of the holiday at the forefront of the winter season.

Today, public Menorah lightings have become a fixture in hundreds of locations across the globe. Celebrities and public officials vie for the honor of kindling of the lights. In town squares and shopping malls and along well-traveled highways, the Menorah lights are a familiar sight. And this Chanukah, they'll illuminate sporting arenas coast to coast.

PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS

“We invite fans to share the joy and festivity of their Chanukah celebrations at the Rose Garden,” says Sarah Mensah, chief marketing officer of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. The Trailblazers and Chabad of Oregon are expecting the largest crowd in the history of the event, with more than 530 tickets already sold.

Former team owner, Mr. Harry Glickman, will kindle the Menorah lights at halftime. Twenty children from the Portland Jewish community will get a chance to high-five the players before the game, says Rabbi Chaim Wilhelm.CONTINUE...

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LECHAIMS

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

Mendel Raices (Skokie, IL) to Chaya Mushka Itkin (Scranton, PA)
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MK to Obama: Remove Your Hands from Land of Israel

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) World Likud Chairman MK Danny Danon speaking at the demonstration in central Jerusalem against the freeze on Jewish construction in Judea and Samria read out the phone number of the White House, and called on the masses in the square as well as the viewers at home to call U.S. President Barak Obama and tell him: "Remove your hands from the Land of Israel."

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
CHAYA MUSHKA BAS CHANA
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

"Laber Park" Opens in Dnepropetrovsk

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

DNEPROPETROVSK, Ukraine – A new park has opened in Dnepropetrovsk on the property of the Ohr Avner Chabad Day School. The “Laber Park,” as it is named, constitutes a kind of recreation zone for kids. It includes a playground and sports fields that were created using the latest technology and taking into account the increased security requirements, as well as elements of landscape design.

As a result of this project, the area adjacent to the school has been beautifully landscapes and all the necessary work has been done to ensure that students can fully relax and enjoy the ample and adequate space for sports and games at recess and after school.

A most unique decorative element of Laber Park is a massive dreidel (top). The dreidel symbolizes the importance of education and training in all circumstances, continuously and in every location. It is a fitting symbol as, even in the most difficult conditions, Jews have always sought to educate their children and the children also eagerly sought this knowledge.

"Leiber Park," created for the children to have healthy fun, is a gift from the family of Uri and Bassi Laber, members of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk.

The inscription on the playground is in both Ukrainian and English. It reads “In honor of Menachem Mendel, Levi Yitzchok, Shalom Dovber, and Chana Etka – children of Uri and Bassi Laber.” The children for whose enjoyment this great park was intended already fell in love with its playgrounds and are happy to spend time here playing games and participating in sports activities.

Giant Menorah is Put in Rabin Square

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

The famous Rabin Square in Tel Aviv is a popular venue for left-wing protests. Today, the tables were turned when the Chabad Center of Tel Aviv, run by Rabbi Yosef Gerlitzky, put up a giant menorah there.

Bochurim from Yeshivas Chazon Eliyahu put up the huge menorah today, with the help of structural engineering experts. Every night throughout Chanukah, a public candle lighting ceremony will take place there. Next Wednesday, Mayor Ron Huldai will be lighting the menorah at the ceremony.

The menorah was put up with the cooperation of the Fund for the Advancement of Jewish Tradition, which is run under the auspices of the Tel Aviv Municipality.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Job Openings
Account Manager / Customer Service

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

Account Manager - In House
Busy electronic processing company in Williamsburg looking for F/T account manager.

Responsibilities incl following up w/ active leads, client relations, customer service etc. Must have excllnt verbal & writing skills, computer proficiency and ability to multi task.
Salary + commissions. Near subway.
Call: 718-687-1699

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TEACHER'S ASSISTANT NEEDED AT CHABAD OF RIVERDALE - JANUARY 2010

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

Due to increased enrollment, the CELC at Chabad of Riverdale is seeking a warm, enthusiastic and patient individual to join our great staff.

The individual should have experience working with children of preschool age (in a formal or informal setting), be responsible, easy to work with and flexible.

The position is a full time position and includes floating between classes to help out and be a permanent substitute in the school.

Transportation to and from Crown Heights is available.

The position becomes available in January so we are seeking someone for immediate employment.

To apply or find out more information, please email your resume along with a cover letter to: Preschool@ChabadRiverdale.org.

SHLUCHIM-SHIDDUCHIM FOR YOUR BEN/BAS BAYIS

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

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IF THEY NEED HELP WITH THEIR RESUMES, WE HAVE PEOPLE AT CHICAGO SHIDDUCH GROUP THAT WOULD BE WILLING TO HELP THEM.

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INFO to be Menachem Avel Mrs. Aliza Horowitz

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

Aliza Horowitz will be sitting shiva for her mother Ruth Cohen, starting Thurs around 4:30 through Monday night.

1318 Carroll st

Email: Alizahorowitz@gmail.com

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1649

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

Whoever achieves perfection in these traits; in that his eye sees the good in all, and he is modest; he is worthy of sovereignty. In this manner G-d fashioned David to be His anointed king. And this is to be the character of Moshiach, the son of David, who will speedily be revealed to us. (The Book of Our Heritage)
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV KOPFSTEINS - IT'S A FIRST!

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yossi & Naomi (nee Katz) Kopfstein - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

Medical Supply Company *Supervisor*

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

Medical Supply Company in Sunset Park, Brooklyn looking for Supervisor for Customer Service Dept.

Needs to be organized, assertive, ability to multitasked and very service oriented.

Please call 718-439-7600 Ext 212 to schedule an interview.

Nanny (live-in) in beautiful Marin County, CA (3-6 month commitment)

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

IMMEDIATE: Chabad girl experienced nanny / educator for our 15 month old boy. He has advanced motor skills and very intelligent.

We pay for airfare, car, room/board and salary. 3 month minimum commitment, but we are open to long-term.

My wife and I and 12 yr old daughter are Chabad and live in beautiful Marin County, California next to a Chabad House (Rabbi Yisroel Rice).

We both work so this could be an excellent opportunity for the right girl looking for a wonderful experience.

Please contact Aryeh Avraham Rifkin @ 415-383-8444 or rrifkin@newhomeinc.com

HASHOVAS AVEIDA...

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

If you took a coat from the hangers in 770 on Sunday and left behind the gloves from the pocket, please return it ASAP! Call the number inside the coat or 718-764-3502. Thank you!

Found black Mul-T-Lock key, Kingston and Lefferts.
Please call 913-991-7782 to claim

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MAZEL TOV MOCHKINS - IT'S A FIRST!

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shloime & Tova (nee Kremnizer) Mochkin - Melbourne, Australia - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

Minister Herzog Visits Tiferes Menachem Talmud Torah

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

Today, a group of important visitors came to the Chabad Talmud Torah, Tiferes Menachem, in Beitar Ilit. The group included Welfare Minister Yitzchak Herzog, Deputy Education Minister Rabbi Meir Porush, and local Mayor Meir Rubinstein. The purpose of their visit was to see a new program for youth at risk.

The visit began with a survey of various activities run by Shmuel Mendelson and Sholom Moskowitz, who were chosen to present a special program that pinpoints possible developmental problems while learning.

The visitors also listened to a talk by Principal Rabbi Yosef Hirsch Sirotzky, who described the problems faced by local youth, as well as the lasting effects of the program upon the city’s education.

At another point during the visit, the leaders of the Ezer Mitzion welfare organization described their activities. The visitors in turn pledged to help advance the program in Beitar, as well as around the country. The minister felt that the program would be a turning point in dealing with youth at risk in Israel.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

VIDEO: A Rebbe Story on Yud Tes Kislev with Rabbi Yossi Chazan 19 Kislev with Chabad of Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

A very successful Yud Tes Kislev Shabbaton, Melava Malka and Farbrengen was held in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel in English, with over 500 men, women and children from all walks of life attending.

The Motzie Shabbat Melava Malka and Farbrengen was headlined by a number of special speakers including: Rabbi Yossi Chazan, Mashpia and Rabbi of the Holy Law South Broughton Congregation of Manchester, England, Rabbi Chaim Malinowitz, a self professed Misnagid yet a student of Tanya of Congregation Beis Tefilah Yonah Avraham of Ramat Beit Shemesh, the Rebbe of Piazeczna - Rabbi Kalman Menachem Shapira of Aish Kodesh, and Rabi Chaim Farro, Rav of Chabad of Dolev Ramat Beit Shemesh.

A big Yasher Koach goes to the organizers; Rabbi Chaim Farro and Mr. Motti Slodowitz and their Rebetzins.

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Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

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Seeking Fundraiser

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

Yeshiva Chanoch Lenaar is looking for a fundraiser.

Candidates must have the right personality, commitment and potential to succeed.

For more information, please call Rabbi Yaakov Bryski at (718) 774-8456.

CROWN HEIGHTS GUEST HOUSE STILL HAS A FULL LUXURIOUS APARTMENT FOR SHORT TERM RENTAL 4 CHANUKAH!

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009

AVAILABE FOR THE 8 DAYS CHANUKA

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URGENT THEILLIM NEEDED 4

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

TIKVAH BAS LEAH

Yitzchok Dovid ben Devorah Rochel

Gershon ben Elka

Rabbi Yurkowitz: No Plans to Build in Lod

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

“As of now, there are no plans to build in Lod, and no date has been projected for when the government will produce the necessary permits for construction,” wrote Chabad’s mara d’asra in the city, Rabbi Baruch Boaz Yurkowitz.

Rabbi Yurkowitz wrote these words in a letter that circulated around Lod today. “No one has the right to present himself to the authorities as a Chabad representative without coordinating with me first, in order to prevent difficulties,” he added.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Got Sholom Zochors?

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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.

American Charged With Big Role in '08 Mumbai Attacks Could Face Death Penalty

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

CHICAGO -- The American man charged with helping coordinate the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court.

In a five-minute arraignment, David Coleman Headley, who is cooperating with federal prosecutors, also waived his right to be indicted by a grand jury. He was charged with nine felony counts in connection with the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, and three separate counts for plotting an attack on the Danish newspaper that in 2005 published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that offended many Muslims.

Mr. Headley, 49 years old, appeared in court Wednesday in an orange jumpsuit with his feet shackled. A Pakistani-American, he is tall, fair-skinned and clean-shaven. Flanked by two court-appointed attorneys, he gave mostly one- and two-word answers to U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber.CONTINUE...

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

Dovi Benhamou (Paris, France) to Chaya Chekroun (Paris, France)

MAZEL TOV KAPLANS

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Faygie Kaplan Toronto, Ontario - 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

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

Shmully (ben R' Leibel) Schapiro (Miami, FL) to Chaya Mushka Hertz (Brooklyn, NY)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-THURSDAY @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Livni: Map Makes Two-State Solution Void of Content

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni said Thursday night that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to include Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria in the map of national priorities has caused the principle of two states for two peoples between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean to be "emptied of all content." She said the map was not one of national priorities but political ones.

Livni explained that the government decided to include "places that every government minister knows will not be within Israel's borders in a future arrangement."

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
CHAYA MUSHKA BAS CHANA
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

MAZEL TOV BENHAMOUS

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Racheli Benhamou - Sydney, Australia - 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 Jewish Community Center for Kanev

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

KANEV, Ukraine – In the city of Kanev, located in the Cherkassy region of Ukraine, the local community has just celebrated the opening of its new Jewish Community Center.

From the time of the Jewish community’s establishment and registration in 1993 it has not had its own premises. Over these past 16 years, leaders of the Jewish community have repeatedly appealed to local authorities to provide them with premises and these efforts have finally been crowned with success.

The building that was allocated was in serious need of major repairs. With the generous financial support of Mr. Eli Lapidus and Mr. Brian Silver, two businessmen from Chicago, the renovations on the new Jewish community Center of Kanev were able to be made.

The opening ceremony of the Kanev JCC involved Chief Rabbi of the Cherkassy Region Dov Axelrod, as well as other prominent Jewish leaders. Among them was Petr Rashkovsky, president of the Regional Association of Jewish Organizations of small Ukraine Towns, and David Letichevsky, chairman of the board of United Community of the Cherkassy Region.

The event was also attended by Dmitry Spivakovsky, director of the Cherkassy charitable fund “Chesed Dorot.”

The Jewish community of Kanev is a member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine.

MAZEL TOV BROWNS

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yeshaya & Aliza Brown - Melbourne, Australia - 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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Chanukah is the perfect time to show your appreciation to all those who make a difference in your life

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chanukah around the world with Chabad!

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1650

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

When the earth was cursed at the time of the sin of the Tree of Knowledge, many flourishing fruit trees became barren; thenceforth entire species of trees brought forth only brambles and thorns. The Talmud teaches, however, that all of these barren trees will eventually produce luscious fruit and that those who behold this wonder will sing joyously in the times of Moshiach.
(Alshich on Psalm 96)
(L'Chaim)

Justice Minister: Claims Against Rabbi Druckman “Baseless”

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

In Israel, the Reform movement has styled itself “The Center for Jewish Pluralism.” However, despite their avowed tolerance, this evidently does not extend to Jewish opinions that differ from theirs. For the past several years, the movement has continuously made claims against Rabbi Druckman, Chabad Chassid and Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Motzkin, for “incitement” or “political intervention,” especially around the period of the Expulsion from Gush Katif.

Today Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman put a stop to all of this legal harassment by stating that these complaints are baseless.

With regard to Rabbi Dov Lior of Kiryat Arba and Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu of Tzefat, Minister Neeman said that their statements were “made as a one-time, specific slip of the tongue, but were not interpreted properly.”

The minister concluded his letter to the legal adviser of the Reform movement by stating unequivocally: “I have decided that no significant legal proceedings need to be taken against them.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: NEW SHLUCHIM TO ILLINOIS

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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SHMAIS.com has learned that Rabbi & Mrs. Shimi & Rochel Susskind have recently moved on Shlichus to Vernon Hills, IL where they are establishing a new Chabad Center.

The new Shluchim were appointed by Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz, Head Shliach to the state of Illinois.

HATZLOCHA RABBA!

Wish the New Shluchim a Mazel Tov below or e-mail them @ Rabbi@ChabadVernonHills.org

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Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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Receptionist Position Available

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

Real Estate Office in Downtown Brooklyn is looking to hire a full time receptionist.

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Crown Heights: Dodge Caravan Minivan For Sale

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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Shliach in Poland Stars in the Knesset

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

Yesterday, the leader of the Polish Parliament, Borislav Komorovsky, visited the Knesset as a guest of the Knesset chairman Ruby Rivlin.

As part of his visit, he viewed a special expo about the members of the Polish Parliament called, “Jews in the Polish Parliament.” On the front of the invitation to the expo was a picture of the shliach in Poland, Rabbi Sholom Dovber Stambler, lighting a menorah during Chanukah 5769. In fact, Rabbi Stambler was unaware that his photograph would be used for the invitation.

The expo is about Jewish parliamentarians from the years 1919-1939, long before Chabad sent shluchim to Poland. Nonetheless, its organizers seem to know that if you want a picture of authentic Judaism, look no further than Chabad.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Have a Green Chanukah – in Rishon Letzion

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

As Chanukah approaches, the Chabad House in Neot Eshelim, a neighborhood in western Rishon Letzion, ran a special green menorah project.

The idea was launched by Rabbi Ariel Goren, shliach in nearby Kiryat Chatanei Prass Nobel, and it included a competition for schoolchildren throughout the city. As part of the project, the children had to build menorahs from recyclable materials, while adhering to the various halachos necessary for a kosher menorah.

At a special ceremony at the Kiryat Ganim community center, attended by the students of the Kiryat Ganim Junior High School, Rabbi Goren spoke about the significance of Chanukah and announced the winning menorah. The menorahs shown at the ceremony were later displayed at City Hall.

Also present at the ceremony were Mayor Dov Tzur, the director of the city, Councillor Liel Even Zohar, and more.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

VIDEOS: Chanukah @ LA City Hall

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

IS YOUR PUBLIC MENORAH UP?

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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Our Chanukah 5770 around the world photo gallery is now live.

We are appealing to all our readers to please send us their Chanuka pictures.

It can be photos from Mivtzoim, outdoor public Menorahs or lighting ceremonies or Chanukah programs and activities, your son playing Dreidel or lighting his Menorah. Whatever the case if it's a nice Chanukah picture take the few seconds and share it with the world!

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TEACHER'S ASSISTANT NEEDED AT CHABAD OF RIVERDALE - JANUARY 2010

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

Due to increased enrollment, the CELC at Chabad of Riverdale is seeking a warm, enthusiastic and patient individual to join our great staff.

The individual should have experience working with children of preschool age (in a formal or informal setting), be responsible, easy to work with and flexible.

The position is a full time position and includes floating between classes to help out and be a permanent substitute in the school.

Transportation to and from Crown Heights is available.

The position becomes available in January so we are seeking someone for immediate employment.

To apply or find out more information, please email your resume along with a cover letter to: Preschool@ChabadRiverdale.org.

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Have a Green Chanukah – in Rishon Letzion

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

As Chanukah approaches, the Chabad House in Neot Eshelim, a neighborhood in western Rishon Letzion, ran a special green menorah project.

The idea was launched by Rabbi Ariel Goren, shliach in nearby Kiryat Chatanei Prass Nobel, and it included a competition for schoolchildren throughout the city. As part of the project, the children had to build menorahs from recyclable materials, while adhering to the various halachos necessary for a kosher menorah.

At a special ceremony at the Kiryat Ganim community center, attended by the students of the Kiryat Ganim Junior High School, Rabbi Goren spoke about the significance of Chanukah and announced the winning menorah. The menorahs shown at the ceremony were later displayed at City Hall.

Also present at the ceremony were Mayor Dov Tzur, the director of the city, Councillor Liel Even Zohar, and more.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Hanukkah celebrations on Long Island

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

Hanukkah is coming . . . Clic!

Let's explain: Clics are Lego-like, brightly colored construction toys - and this year, for the first time, volunteers at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Merrick are using thousands of them to build what they say will be the world's largest Clics menorah (about 12 feet tall - lit with candles placed on top).

Lighting it will culminate the center's fourth Chanukah Wonderland, a family-friendly holiday afternoon - doughnut- and mug-decorating, dreidel- and menorah-making, face-painting and more.CONTINUE...

Nat Lewin To Lead Rubashkin Legal Defense Team

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

Friends, Family Ask Help Raising Funds For Legal Defense

The Rubashkin family has announced that it will retain the services of Nathan Lewin to lead the appeals of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin. The family is working in close cooperation with a legal committee of attorneys including Professor Aaron Twerski, Irving Seidman, Robert Simins and Jeff Schwartz.

Nathan Lewin ranks among the top appellate attorneys in the United States. He represented Congressmen and white-collar criminal cases, and is the only lawyer who represented an Attorney General in a criminal investigation while the Attorney General was in office.

Mr. Lewin has argued in every federal appellate circuit in the country. He has presented 27 cases—many of them criminal—in the U.S. Supreme Court, and is also known for taking on Jewish causes in the Supreme Court.

The original legal team, Guy Cook and Montgomery Brown will continue to represent Sholom Mordechai. Lawyers have also been retained to represent Agriprocessors and Reb Avrohom Aron Rubashkin facing a separate trial in the Iowa State Case. The legal team will appeal both Sholom’s incarceration pending sentence, and the credibility of the charges and the trial.

Significant funds must be raised for the legal defense. To that purpose, a Committee of Concerned Anash for Pidyon Shevuyim has been formed under the aegis of the NCFJE Legal Defense Fund.

At a recent community event, Mrs. Leah Rubashkin described the ordeals of her husband who has been denied bail while awaiting sentencing. The trials and tribulations that he and his family endure have evoked a strong desire within the community to reach out and help effect a reversal in this situation.

Readers, members of Anash, friends, neighbors: this is truly a case of pidyon shevuyim and your tzedaka is critical.

Please click here to DONATE, or make your check payable to:

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Brooklyn, NY 11213

MAZEL TOV NADLERS

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yechiel & Chana Nadler - 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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Menorah Parade in NYC this Motzoei Shabbos

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

This Motzoei Shabbos, the 2nd night of Chanukah, a parade of 25 Mitzvah Tanks and 150 Menorah cars will leave to Manhattan from Crown Heights. Menorah Parade

All who have Menorahs on their car are requested to participate!

Meeting point: on President bet. Kingston & Albany @ 6:45

We apologies but cars without Menorahs will not be able to join.

Please be on time, as we will be passing the Chanukah Menorah at 5th avenue and 59th street just on time for the Menorah lighting, it would be a tremendous Kiddush Hashem if we can make it on time

A project of the Mitzvah Tank Org.

For more info call the parade hotline @ 718-804-0077

If South Florida seems to explode this week with Hanukkah... much of it can be traced to the vigorous, flamboyant Chabad Lubavitch movement

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

If South Florida seems to explode this week with Hanukkah — concerts, parades, festivals, candle lightings — much of it can be traced to the vigorous, flamboyant Chabad Lubavitch movement.

The bearded, black-hatted Lubavitchers won't just light candles. They'll light menorahs towering nearly two stories high. They'll kindle lamps made of tiki torches or Lego blocks or even salami. They'll attach steel menorahs on car roofs for long parades.

"The menorah's message is universal: faith and light over might. We should be luminaries in our own lives," says Rabbi Ruvi New of Boca Raton, who is helping to organize a huge Hanukkah festival at Gulfstream Park.

From the work of one rabbi in 1960, the movement in Florida has expanded to 145 branches, with tens of thousands of people taking part at various levels. Its largest local bash will be on Wednesday, with the 30th Anniversary South Florida Chanukah Festival at Gulfstream Park. With 10,000 at each of the past two events, it has become one of the biggest Hanukkah celebrations in the world.continue...

CHICAGO FARBRENGS FOR YUD TES KISLEV

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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The annual community Yud Tes Kislev Melaveh Malkeh Farbrengen and Seudah in Chicago was held on Motzoei Shabbos at Synagogue F.R.E.E in Chicago with the participation of Rabbonim, Shluchim and Anash from throughout the metropolitan area of Chicago.

The guest speaker, Rabbi Levke Kaplan, Dean of Jewish Technical Vocational School in Brooklyn, spoke of the many aspects of Yud Tes Kislev with Chassidishe maasos and wonderful insights.

The event was chaired by Rabbi Levi Notik of the FREE organization, hosts of the Farbrengen, who connected their work with Russian Jews and the epic of Yud Tes Kislev. Other speakers included Rabbi Shmuel Notik, Director of FREE and leader of the Russian Jewish community, who spoke of the importance of learning Chassidus, Rabbbi Mendel Moscowitz, Shliach at Cheder Lubavitch, who told a Motzoei Shabbos story, Rabbi Yosef Cohen, Mashpia in the Lubavitch Mesivta, who made a siyum on Tanya, and Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz, Head Shliach in Illinois, who outlined the opportunities for Mivtza Chanukah.

During the course of the evening a Chalukas Hashas for the coming year was arranged by Rabbi Yosef Chaim Lester.

Later in the evening the bochurim of the Lubavitch Mesivta in Chicago joined the Farbrengen as Rabbi Kaplan continued to farbreng until 4:00 AM!

Pictures by Avrohom Gershon

CROWN HEIGHTS GUEST HOUSE STILL HAS A FULL LUXURIOUS APARTMENT FOR SHORT TERM RENTAL 4 CHANUKAH!

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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Quebec Minister Pierre Arcand visits Jewish Community in Russia

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009

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(Moscow, Russia) Quebec Minister of International Relation Mr. Pierre Arcand, who is a on a mission to Russia, visited the headquarters Federation of Jewish communities of the former Soviet Union. He was accompanied by Fran?ois Turenne, his Deputy Minister, Gilles Breton, Deputy Head of mission, Embassy of Canada in Russia and Rabbi Mendel Marasow, Executive Director of Beth Rivkah Academy in Montreal, who was in Moscow at the time as well.

Rabbi Berel Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia, hosted the meeting. A wide range of topics were discussed, from battling anti-Semitism and extremism, to the global economy and the relationship of governments with religion.

“Quebec and Russia are forging new alliances, and the Jewish community in Russia is very significant to these new partnerships with Qu?bec”. Said Minister Pierre Arcand.

Rabbi Berel Lazar presented the Minister with a Chanukah Menorah, symbolizing growth, openness and religious freedoms, and the commitment to work together for a brighter future.

THIS WEEK'S SHOLOM ZOCHORS

Friday, Dec 11, 2009

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

Avrohom & Racheli Jacks
@ 6000 Westbury near Van Horne - Montreal

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Friday, Dec 11, 2009

Mendy Benshimon (Montreal, Canada) to Fanny Mendelsohn (Vienna, Austria)

MOTZOEI SHABBOS LECHAIM

Friday, Dec 11, 2009

Yoni Rappaport (Sydney, Australia) and Chanie Bialestock (Chicago IL)
@ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Shemtov to the NY Times:"This is all one big overblown latke"

Friday, Dec 11, 2009

Washington Fuss Over White House Hanukkah Party By RACHEL L. SWARNS WASHINGTON — At the first Hanukkah party in the Obama White House, a Jewish student choir will sing in sweet harmony, the two young children of a soldier deployed in Iraq will light a 19th-century silver menorah from Prague and President Obama and his wife, Michelle, will greet more than 500 guests in a celebration that is expected to spill from the State Room to the East Room.

But to the dismay of some administration officials, the plans for next week’s party — one of the hottest holiday events for the nation’s Jewish elite — have been overtaken by feverish debate over the size of the guest list, the language on the invitations and what this says (or does not say) about Mr. Obama’s relationship with Jews.

President George W. Bush, who began the tradition of White House Hanukkah parties, invited 600 people to his last party, administration officials say. But rumors spread wildly, first in the Israeli press and then locally, that President Bush had invited 800 people and that the Obamas were planning to invite only 400. (Administration officials say they have invited 550 people.)continue...

MAZEL TOV BRACKMANS

Friday, Dec 11, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Benjy & Leah Brackman - Westminster, CO - 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 #624 WITH SIMCHOS IN 43 LUBAVITCH FAMILIES WORLDWIDE K"AH! ARE ONLINE NOW!

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MAZEL TOVS

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

Arab Terrorist Stabs Jewish Woman at Gush Etzion

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

(Israelnationalnews.com) An Arab terrorist stabbed a young Jewish woman in her back late Saturday night and escaped by foot to the direction of the nearby Al Aroob village. A second person had fled before the attacker could strike. The victim was identified as a resident of Karmei Tzur, located several miles south of the intersection.

The woman was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem, and soldiers are searching for the attacker. The woman and another person were standing at a bus stop at the intersection on Highway 60, the only direct road between Jerusalem and Kiryat Arba-Hevron.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak, as part of the Netanyahu government’s “goodwill” measures to bolster the standing of Palestinian Authority PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, has removed the checkpoint at the intersection, and soldiers are only occasionally seen there.

The intersection, which is located two miles south of Efrat and leads to several large Jewish communities in what is know as Gush Etzion (Etzion Bloc), has frequently been targeted by Arab terrorists.

Three young Jews were murdered at the same point several years ago.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
CHAYA MUSHKA BAS CHANA
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

MAZEL TOV LENTS

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Brocha Lent - Nottingham, 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 LIPSKIERS

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Sruly & Chavi Lipskier - 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!

A Day of Chassidus at Mayanei Yisrael

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

Maayanei Yisrael is a kollel in Jerusalem where its students learn nigleh and Chassidus. Every day, studies begin with Chassidus, followed by Gemara and Halacha, and in the afternoon, the students learn Chassidic discourses.

The kollel is run by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Fogel and his dedicated staff. For the past seven years, the kollel has run a special Yud Tes Kislev all-day program, which the avreichim devote entirely to Chassidus. The program always finishes with a farbrengen, attended by a large crowd.

This year, the organizers hired a huge hall in the heart of chareidi Jerusalem and threw the farbrengen open to other avreichim and yeshiva students from all communities. The farbrengen, which took place on Motzoei Yud Tes Kislev, drew a huge crowd. The main speaker was the mashpia Rabbi Nachman Yosef Twerski from America. Also present was the Rebbe of Nadborna-Bania and various elders of the Chabad community in Jerusalem.

The farbrengen lasted until very late at night and was conducted by the mashpia of Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim, Rabbi Zalman Goppin, who appealed to the many visiting avreichim and yeshiva students to learn Chassidus, especially on Shabbos.

Those who attended the farbrengen received a special souvenir booklet – Hayom Yom and a comprehensive explanation of its calendar.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

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Giant Chanukah menorah topples in Monroe, hits traffic signal

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

MONROE -- The state’s largest Chanukah menorah, which was supposed to be lit tonight for the first night of the holiday , was damaged after it fell over and hit a traffic signal on Wednesday in Monroe Township, police said.

The giant aluminum menorah, which stood 32-feet tall and 21-feet wide, was sponsored and erected by the Chabad Jewish Center in the township. The menorah was supposed to be lit in a public ceremony today by two local Holocaust survivors at a park on Perrineville Road.

Police said the Middlesex County Road Department was sent to make repairs after a road obstruction was reported at 6:57 a.m. on Wednesday. At that time, wind and heavy rain caused downed wires and trees in the area. CONTINUE...

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1651

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

"Then all the trees of the forest will sing joyously." (Psalm 96:12) Rashi explains that the trees of the forest symbolize the monarches of the gentile nations. With their strength and erect bearing, they resemble towering trees. They, too, are destined to recognize the sovereignty of Moshiach, and they shall rejoice when he arrives.
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV MOSS'

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Tova Moss - Sydney, Australia - on the birth of a daughter.

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A Special Chanukah Program for New Immigrants

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

As Chanukah begins, Rabbi Meir Vorozov of the Chabad Youth Organization’s Immigration Department has launched a series of concerts. This year, thousands of ulpan students, participants in day center programs, schoolchildren, students, the youth and the elderly will all take part. The common factor uniting all of these diverse groups is that they speak Russian.

The highlight of the programs is the performance by Rabbi Vorozov’s klezmer band, which will play Chassidic melodies. The theme of the concert is “Lighting Up the Darkness,” and there will be a public menorah-lighting ceremony on a stage. Rabbi Vorozov will tell the Chanukah story and the audience will say lechaim and eat doughnuts. Everyone will sing Chanukah songs in Hebrew, Russian, and Yiddish, and each person will receive a Chanukah brochure in Russian and a menorah.

The concerts will be arranged by shluchim around the country. The venues for these performances will be very diverse: community centers, absorption centers, cultural halls, Chabad Houses, shuls, and public squares.

At the same time, a special colorful brochure will be produced in Russian, explaining the customs and history of Chanukah.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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Mivtza Chanukah is Now Under Way …

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

The current cold weather in Israel has not deterred the country’s 275 shluchim, with the help of thousands of Chassidim and yeshiva students, from bringing the light of Chanukah to Jews everywhere. Last week, volunteers worked around the clock tying electric menorahs to vehicles.

Hundreds of menorahs have been put up at shopping malls and city squares, atop medical centers, police stations, ambulance depots, and fire stations, and even at prisons and hospitals. Menorahs have also been erected at hundreds of stores, army bases, roadblocks, and training grounds. Volunteers are distributing thousands of menorahs and candles, Chanukah leaflets and doughnuts to people everywhere.

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Ahronov, director of the Chabad Youth Organization and Agudas Chassidei Chabad, has asked Anash and Tmimim everywhere to join in with activities to bring the light of Chanukah to as many Jews as possible.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

'Chanukah Candyland' celebrates miracle of illumination

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

What better way to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness than with 100 pounds of jellybeans, cotton candy and kosher rice cereal treats.

Chabad Center for Jewish Life is transforming its East Memphis site into "Chanukah Candyland" to kick off the eight-day festival of lights.

Chanukah -- also spelled Hanukkah -- started Friday night.

Families across the area are invited to Chabad on Sunday to help construct a 10-foot menorah out of jelly beans, for what is expected to be a sugar-infused afternoon.

Sweet-tooth activities for children will include constructing edible mini menorahs, chocolate dreidels and colored-sugar sand art, and decorating of doughnuts.CONTINUE...

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: PRIME MINISTER TO HOST MENORAH LIGHTING IN HIS OFFICE

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

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SHMAIS.com has learned that this coming Wednesday IYH, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be hosting a Menorah ligthing in his office in the Parliament Building with Rabbi Berel Mochkin, Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn of Chabad of Centrepointe and a group of kids from Rambam Day School.
(PHOTO: SHMAIS.COM ARCHIVE)

Hanukkah is big for the Chabad

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

CHAPEL HILL Hanukkah, the eight-day festival of lights that begins tonight, is a private affair for most Jews.

At home, with the children taking a lead role, families will light a small candelabra, or menorah, and say a blessing. Some may place the menorah, with its slender, quick burning candles, beside the window for outsiders to see. These gatherings, often accompanied by traditional fried foods such as potato pancakes and jelly-filled doughnuts, are for the most part intimate and cozy.

But Hanukkah is writ large for an Orthodox Hasidic movement known as the Chabad. This small Jewish segment is known for making big, bold statements about the holiday's miraculous ability to dispel darkness with light.

No menorah is too small and no public official too insignificant to receive an invitation to help light it.

In the Triangle there are four Chabad rabbis, and each one is doing his share to help erect prominent public displays of the of holiday's central symbol.continue...

Chabad of Buckhurst Hill to create World’s First Whisky Menorah

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

This year Chabad Centre of Buckhurst Hill has found an innovative way to celebrate the upcoming Chanukah festival: 65 Litres of Single Malt Whisky will fill a 7 foot high Menorah made of clear piping.

The Whiskey Menorah will be the centre-pieced of Chabad of Buckhurst Hills Chanukah celebration on on the 3rd night of the festival, Sunday 13th December.

“We have been a Chanukah trend setter in the past,” says Rabbi Odom Brandman, director of the Buckhurst Hill Chabad Centre.”

“We are always looking for something unique to make their Chanukah celebrations really special and attract attention to its aim; creating a greater interest in Jewish practise and festival observance for the wider community.”

Rabbi Odom Brandman, director of the Buckhurst Hill Chabad Centre , together with his community have previously built a 6 foot chocolate Menorah and a Menorah out of food cans.

For this year, they were looking for something really unique and came up with a fantastic idea. They would build a Menorah out of clear piping and fill it with Whisky. On a recent trip to Scotland, Rabbi Brandman offered a number of distilleries the opportunity to partner with them in making this dream a reality by donating Whisky to fill the Menorah.

The Tullibardine Distillery, in the famous Scottish Highlands, the home of the finest in Scotch Whisky, have accepted the offer and have donated 65 litres of their Single Malt Whisky to fill this historic Menorah.

“It will be an amazing event,” says Rabbi Brandman. “The Whisky itself is really nice; it’s smooth, mellow and has a slightly fruity flavour. I have been on a tour of the distillery and the management there have been so helpful, accommodating and as excited as us about making this Menorah really special”.

The whisky will arrive, directly out of a cask, in a large drum and will be poured straight into the Menorah. The distillery is also providing empty miniature bottles and full size 70cl bottles into which the Whisky can be decanted and enjoyed by the participants of the event. The Menorah is being designed with a tap on the main stem and L’chaim’s will be “on the house” for the night.

Everyone present will be able to take home a miniature bottle souvenir filled with whisky from the Menorah and the community will then auction off the bigger bottles to raise funds to support the Chabad Centre and its outreach work.

Elie Wiesel To Hungary's Jews: Stay Jewish

Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

(lubavitch.com) On a rare visit to Hungary this week, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel applauded Chabad-Lubavitch for its work reviving Jewish life in his native country.

The Nobel Laureate was invited to an event at the Hungarian Parliament honoring Chabad of Hungary on its 20th anniversary. Speaking in English and Hungarian to an audience of about 600, including political and Jewish leaders, he reminded his listeners that the Jewish people are “the only people of antiquity to have survived antiquity.”

Wiesel, 81, recalled the day he and his family were driven out of his home in M?ramarossziget and deported to the concentration camps.

More than 550,000 Hungarian Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. By the end of WWII, it seemed certain that the country’s Jewish life was completely obliterated.

Today, Hungary has the third largest Jewish population (100,000) in Central and Eastern Europe. When they arrived in 1989, Rabbi Boruch and Batsheva Oberlander began to rebuild. Jewish schools, synagogues, kosher eateries, a mikvah, Chabad-on-Campus, and a rabbinical college are now integral to the city’s Jewish community.continue...

Rabbi, Catholic welder team up to create 25-foot menorah

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

NAPLES, FL — Chabad Jewish Center of Naples is taking Hanukkah to new heights.

Specifically, 25 feet in the air. That’s the height of a menorah the group is working to erect for Chabad’s Hanukkah extravaganza, to be held Sunday at the Village on Venetian Bay.

The menorah symbolizes a miracle of ancient Judaism, when celebrants were rededicating the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt in the 2nd century B.C. The Jews had only enough oil to light the flame for one night, but it nevertheless kept burning for eight.

While the menorah is a candelabrum with eight branches, one for each of those nights, it has nine flames. The center flame, the “shamash” or servant flame, rises from the base and serves to light the others. One more flame is lit each night of Hanukkah until all eight, plus the shamash, are lit. continue...

Chabad of Tallahassee celebrates its 10th year of Chanukah Celebrations in Tallahassee, with Gov. Crist

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

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For the Tenth consecutive year in Tallahassee, Florida Governor Charlie Crist enjoyed the Chanukah celebration arranged by Chabad of Tallahassee, the local branch of Jewish outreach giant Chabad-Lubavitch. The event was well attended with over 100 people, including many Chabad Rabbis from all over Florida. You can feel that the amazing energy of Chanukah was felt vibrantly in the air.

The event was kicked off with a delectable array of delicious Chanukah goodies which featured Latkes, Jelly doughnuts, Chocolate “Gelt” (coins), an array of Kosher Cheese and an abundant selection of Kosher Wine.

The Governor then opened his home for the third annual Menorah Lighting at the Governor's Mansion also known as “the People’s House”. Many of Chabad of Tallahassee’s main supporters had the honor of speaking in which, in their own way, explained the story of the miracle of Chanukah and how amazing it was that the State of Florida was able to help all Jews celebrate Chanukah in this special, unique way.

A special surprise was given to the Governor. He was given a Crystal Dreidel (Spinning Top), which he graciously accepted.

Then the event went well under way as The governor helped little Sholom Oirechman, age 6, light the seven-foot menorah in the mansion's front room. The celebration also featured rigorous dancing and the ambiance was great.

The event was well covered by all State wide Media, Newspapers & Local News Channels in the State of Florida.

When the party was concluded, all guests and rabbis formed a Minyan for Mincha.

SHABBOS PARSHAS VAYEISHEV IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

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On Friday night there were 2 Sholom Zochors k"ah.

Yehuda Blesofsky Davened Pesukei Dezimra @ the Umud and Mendel Shneerson Davened Shachris @ the Umud downstairs. There were 3 Chasanim. Tully Silberberg spoke before Mussaf. Shloma Leib Abramowitz Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

In the Rebbe's room, California's head Shliach R' Sholmo Cunin Davened Shachris & Mussaf @ the Umud. There were 4 chasanim.

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

Downstairs in 770 before the end of Shabbos, R' Sholem Ber Sanowicz Chazzered a Maamer.

For Shabbos @ the Ohel there were lerech 70 people.there was also 1 Choson.

SUNDAY NIGHT LECHAIM

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

Zalmy Raskin (London, UK) to Miriam Shain (Crown Heights)
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Chabad Rabbi Attacked in Vienna

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) A Muslim man attacked a Chabad rabbi Saturday night as he was conducting the annual ceremony to light the public Chanukah menorah in Stefenfaltz Square in the city of Vienna, Austria.

The attacker hurled himself at Rabbi Dov Gruzman, principal of the city’s Jewish school run by the Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic movement, and began punching him, a local resident told Arutz Sheva.

As the rabbi tried to hold off his attacker, the Muslim suddenly bit his victim, severing part of his finger in the process. The Muslim was caught and arrested by police, and was held for questioning. The rabbi was evacuated to the hospital where doctors rushed to reattach his finger.

Gruzman told Arutz Sheva that the Muslim had raced towards the entrance at the beginning of the ceremony and began to curse the Jews who were there and the Jewish people in general. “I tried to hold him off, to keep him away from the entrance and he bit me really hard, and that’s how he injured me,” he said.

The event itself did not discourage Rabbi Gruzman, and in fact strengthened his resolve. “We are glad that such an event occurred,” he said. “Today, because of what happened, we are planning [a much larger event]. We increased the number of sufganiot [Chanukah jelly doughnuts] from 50 to 700 – and this is our answer to the attack and to anti-Semitism.”

However, the rabbi himself will be unable to participate in Sunday evening’s ceremony due to the fact that he is still hospitalized, and being monitored for infection from the bite. Nevertheless, he emphasized, through the Chanukah lighting ceremony he sends his blessing to every Jew around the world.

URGENT TEHILLIM NEEDED 4

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

Tzipora bas Sasha Raizel Yocheved

Chanina Simchit bas Reva Bracha

Sora Shulamis bas Malka Chana

ULY, Chanukah Mania - Monday Dec. 14th - Jugglers, Magicians and more

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

ULY, Chanukah Mania Program This Monday December 14th, from 12 pm - 2 pm at ULY 570 Crown Street (Albany entrance)

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

Shmuel Dovid Bruck (Monsey, NY) to Tova Wasserman (Toronto, Ontario)
LECHAIM IYH THURSDAY NIGHT @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

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Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

Eli Meltzer (New York, NY) to Miriam Mayers (Westchester, NY)

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Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

INFO to be Menachem Avel Mrs. Libby Barber

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

Mrs. Libby Barber will be sitting Shiva this week after the passing of her father, Moshe Avrohom Seelfreund, in Williamsburg at 200 Ross Street, Apt. 6A.

Her brothers will be davening Shachris at 8:00, Mincha at 5:00 and Maariv at 5:30.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Behind the Scenes of the Donut

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

Gush Katif Evictees Welcome Priority-Map Inclusion

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Chairman Doron Ben-Shlomi of the Council of Residents of Gush Katif welcomed the cabinet's approval on Sunday of the map of priorities for government funding, which included citing "the government and the ministers who acted to correct discrimination and included the communities of those uprooted from Gush Katif."

Ben-Shlomi added, "We believe this decision is a change in government policy in the rehabilitation of the evictees."

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
CHAYA MUSHKA BAS CHANA
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

New Children’s Library Planned for Kfar Chabad

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

The Kfar Chabad council, the administration of the local Talmud Torah, its parents, and students, has launched a new children’s library.

The library, which will be dedicated to the memory of the Rebbe and the Rebbitzen, will be located under the main hall at the Talmud Torah.

Once the work on the library has been finished, it will be opened to local children.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

MAZEL TOV SPIELMANS

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Levi Y. & Rivka Spielman - 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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Kosher Wine Being Produced in Moldova

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

CHISINAU, Moldova - Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, together with other rabbis from Russia and representatives of the Kashrut Department of the Chief Rabbinate of Russia, visited Moldova recently. The purpose of the trip was to inspect a winery that will produce kosher wine.

The wine that is to be produced at the winery will be available to Jewish organizations, restaurants and food catering companies, as well as for retail sale in stores throughout Russia. A member of the Kashrut Department of the Chief Rabbinate of Russia remained at the winery in order to oversee the entire production process for the kosher wine.

It has been apparent for quite awhile that there is a need to produce kosher wine in the former Soviet Union. Many Jewish organizations and kosher food suppliers have regularly commented that the wine imported from Israel is very expensive and that the supply is limited.

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Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

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Teaching/Shlichus job for 1 - 2 girls in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

We are looking to hire 1 or 2 girls for teaching and Shlichus from end of December till Pesach (or longer) Pre-school, Hebrew School, Bas Mitzvah club.

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1652

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

"What is our task now? There only needs to be the acceptance of Moshiach's kingship by the people, and the devotion and attachment between the king and the people in a most revealed sense." (The Rebbe, Shabbat Mishpatim, 5751)
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV JACOBS

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yossi & Rachel Jacobs - Birmingham, 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!

Chanukah Hot Off the Presses

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

Every year, members of Chabad’s publicity department bring the light of Chanukah to Israel’s media outlets, including the press, broadcasting studios, Internet sites, and TV and radio stations.

Last night, the second night of Chanukah, Rabbi Menachem Brod, Rabbi Moni Ander, and Rabbi Sharon Goshen, with Tzivos Hashem soldier Mendy Goshen, visited the producers of various popular newspapers, including Yediot Acharonot, Maariv, Yisrael Hayom, and Mekor Rishon-Hatzofeh. In each place, they were given a warm and enthusiastic reception.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

S. Cruz puts up menorah after debate about security

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

Even though Jews in S. Cruz got to watch the first candle on the annual downtown menorah being lit on Friday night - the first night of Chanukah – if was only after city officials backed off requiring that Chabad by the Sea, the local Chabad group, hire a costly ($5,000) 24-hour security guard or abandon the chanukiah altogether. The requirement was imposed to ensure the safety of the chanukiah, but officials later decided the chanukiah likely would be safe…as in years past.

Chabad by the Sea’s Rabbi Yochanan Friedman was delighted, but he couldn’t just let this “event” pass without some sort of acknowledgement. As he wrote in an email, “We are not just settling for ‘back to normal.’ We're going to do something big. Really big!...The Lubavitcher Rebbe of blessed memory taught us that when faced with adversity, one must endeavor to rise not merely back to status quo but to greater heights than before. That way the adversity itself becomes a tool for goodness, by becoming the impetus to greater good than before. Light comes not only after the darkness, but from within it…In light of the above, we’re throwing a party! A grand Chanukah CommUNITY Concert.” (For more information on the show, see the end of this column.) continue...

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Jewish community celebrates Hanukkah in SLC

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

Utah Jews celebrated the lighting of a large menorah Sunday in Salt Lake City, joining millions of their faith across the world in celebration of Hanukkah.

The eight-day celebration, also known as the Festival of Lights, began at sundown Friday.

It recalls the story of the Maccabees, Jewish rebels who defeated the Syrian-Greeks in 164 B.C. and rededicated the Second Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration. Jews believe a miracle happened when a day's supply of oil to light ceremonial lamps lasted eight days.

In Salt Lake City, the festival brought to the Gallivan Center about 100 people, Jews, non-Jews and some whose religion felt Jewish but might be called into question because of mixed parentage.

"This menorah symbolizes the message that the way to dispel darkness is to add light," said Rabbi Benny Zippel, the bearded, bespectacled executive director of Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, after lighting three candles.

"May the light of the menorah bring so much light into your lives," Zippel said. continue...

Uruguayan President V?zquez meets with Chabad

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

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(lubavitch.com) Uruguayan President Tabar? V?zquez met last Monday with members and friends of Chabad-Lubavitch of Uruguay, headed by Rabbi Eliezer Shemtov.

At the meeting, Rabbi Shemtov presented the President with a Menorah.

“I told him that the flames radiate heat as well as light,” explains Shemtov. “This teaches us that one can impact his surroundings in two ways: One, through power, much like the power wielded by the heat of the fire. And two, through influence, like the influence of the light of a candle. There are different stages in a person's life when he can do one more than the other.”

President Vazquez’s term ends in March, when Shemtov expects that “he will move from a stage of power, to one of more influence.”

Shemtov told the president that teaching religious values in a secular country is like trying to light a match under water.

Vasquez replied: “People confuse the role of secularism. It does not come to fight religious values, but rather to allow them to exist freely.”

Rabbi Shemtov, Chabad representative to Uruguay since 1985, has met with every president of the country. He was gratified, he told Vazquez, that despite Uruguay’s extremely secular attitude towards Jewish values and practices, he has observed a change towards are improving.

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A Very Emanuel Chanukah

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

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Rahm Emanuel had a serious message about mutual responsibility to make, in a pithy, punchy speech before he helped light the "national menorah" this evening on the Ellipse in front of the White House.

Still, the White House chief of staff being Rahm couldn't resists a couple of one-liners.

Rabbi Levi Shemtov, who directs American Friends of Lubavitch, rushed in a thanks to the performers before calling Emanuel to the stage.

"The U.S. Air Force Band, the Three Cantors and Dreidl Man," Emanuel said after taking the microphone, "sounds a little like the title of a Fellini movie."

Emanuel went on to make the lessons of Chanukah a paradigm for the collective responsibility for those not able to defend or care for themselves -- Tikkun Olam.

"Standing up for what is right, even when it is hard, is not a job for some other people, some other time," he said. "It is a job for all of us." continue...

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES – R’ NOACH HERBST OBM

Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

With sadness we inform you of the passing of R' Noach ben Zvi Herbst, father of Yibadlu lechaim Tovim Hershel Herbst and Rita Tamir and husband of Ilona Herbst.

Shiva 26 Langdon Rd Caulfield - Melbourne
email: herbst36@optusnet.com.au

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

Masked men disrupt Hanukkah ceremony with Nazi flags, obscenities

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

FAIRFIELD, CT -- Pouring rain failed to dampen the spirts of a small group of families huddled on the Sherman Green gazebo to light a menorah on the third night of Hanukkah Sunday.

Neither did three masked men, who carrying Nazi flags and shouting obscenities, tried to disrupt the ceremony until they fled when police arrived.

"I'm glad I was there," said Fairfield First Selectman Kenneth Flatto.

So was Rabbi Shlame Landa who staged the ceremony for Chabad of Fairfield.

"It's important to see we don't back down from spreading goodness and light," said Landa.

The men, dressed in black, showed up just as the ceremony was beginning, stayed on the sidewalk about 20 yards from the gazebo. Each carried a flag held in outstretched arms. One flag bore a swastika, another an iron cross.

From his vantage point, Flatto said he could hear obscenities, but never felt threatened. He did, however, call police.continue...

MAZEL TOV ABRAMOWITZS - IT'S A FIRST!

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Zali Shimon & Esther (nee Rapoport) Abramowitz - Brooklyn, NY - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

Burglar Apprehended by Shmira and NYPD

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

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Sunday, December 13 2009, 9:00PM: A Crown Heights resident noticed a suspicious black male on Eastern Parkway near Kingston Avenue pushing a baby stroller full of Judaica items including Chanukah menorahs and a bag from Hamaifitz Judaica store.

The resident called the Shmira Safety Patrol hot-line to report what he has just observed. Responding Shmira members spotted the suspect on Eastern Parkway and Albany Avenue. one of the Shmira members approched the suspect and attempted to start a dialogue however the suspect immediately dropped the stroller and began to flee down Albany Avenue toward St. Johns. In the interim the suspect removed his jacket and hat attempting to make it difficult for him to be identified. Shmira members gave chase and flagged down an NYPD patrol car. The Officers quickly restrained the suspect on St. Johns between Albany and Troy Avenues. Shmira members immediately went to work trying to figure out who these items belonged to. Time was running out since without a complainant the Officers would have no choice but to let the suspect go.

One of the items in the stroller was a bag of nicely folded towels. Earlier during the day the Shmira hot-line had received a call that the burglar alarm had been activated at Mikveh Meir located on Kingston Avenue near Montgomery Street and that it seamed to be a false alarm. Shmira members contacted the manager of the Mikveh and asked that he come down to and confirm if the towels were from the Mikveh. The manager came down and verified that they were indeed from the Mikveh.

Another item found between the stolen goods was a GPS system. A team of Shmira members quickly set out to track down the owner, thru some good detective work and tech know how Shmira members quickly tracked down the owner, upon seeing his GPS the owner was shocked, he didn't even know it was missing. He quickly led the Shmira members to his car and found that it had been broken into and thoroughly ransacked. He too came down and identified many of his belongings including 2 Childrens Chanuka Menorahs and chooclate Chanukah Gelt.

The manager at Mikvah Meir and the Police Seargent from the 77th Pct. reviewed his cameras and found video footage of the perpetrator burglarizing the Mikveh, actually stealing not one but two bags of towels.

NOTICE:
1. There is one clear bag with folded towels still missing. If found please return to Mikveh Meir.

2. The owner of the baby stroller itself was still not found. If you are missing a Mclaren baby stroller please contact the Shmira hot-line at 718-221-0303 during daytime hours.

We would like to thank the NYPD officers of the 77th Precinct for their outstanding performance and cooperation.

If you see anything suspicious, do not hesitate to call 911 and the Shmira/COP hot-line @ 718-221-0303. 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

MAZEL TOV GREENS - IT'S A FIRST!

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shmuli & Rebecca (nee Rosenberg) Green - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

DID YOU HAVE A MENORAH LIGHTING LAST NIGHT?

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

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Our Chanukah 5770 around the world photo gallery is now live.

We are READY for your Chanuka pictures.

It can be photos from Mivtzoim, outdoor public Menorahs or lighting ceremonies or Chanukah programs and activities, your son playing Dreidel or lighting his Menorah. Whatever the case if it's a nice Chanukah picture take the few seconds and share it with the world!

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Energy Magnate Aguiar Makes Chanukah Gift to Chabad-Lubavitch - $770,000 earmarked to chanukah outreach

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

New York (lubavitch.com) Energy magnate Guma Aguiar has made a gift of $770,000 to Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters in honor of Chanukah 2009.

Aguiar, the founder and CEO of Leor Energy, has seen his name become well known in Jewish philanthropy due to his support of Chabad-Lubavitch and other philanthropic projects. He made the gift to help sponsor many of the Chanukah outreach programs that are sharing the joy, the light and the messages of the holiday’s historic miracles to millions of people worldwide.

“I am moved and inspired by the light that Chabad brings to the world,” Aguiar said. “That is why I chose to make this contribution in connection with the holiday of Chanukah.”

Aguiar explained that he was motivated to contribute in the amount of 770 as the numbers correspond to that of the current Jewish calendar year of 5770. 770 is also the address of Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. It is from this well known address widely referred to simply as “770” that the Lubavitcher Rebbe of righteous memory led the movement.

“For many years he motivated his followers to touch one more Jew, and I wanted to be a part of that,” said Aguiar.

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Chairman of Merkos L’Inyonyei Chinuch, the educational arm of Chabad Lubavitch expressed his gratitude to Aguiar.

“At the time of Chanukah, when activities are at such a high level, a contribution like this makes an enormous difference.” Krinsky added that “the Rebbe noted on numerous occasions that 770 is the numerical equivalent of the Hebrew word “Porazta,” meaning to transcend constraints in our efforts to affect positive change in our lives, in society and the world at large.

“The Chabad Shluchim embody this concept on a daily basis. We are very fortunate to have a person like Mr. Aguiar who is willing and able to lend his support to the effort.”

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Special Chanukah Guests on FOX TV

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

Hamas Celebrates 22 Years of Terror

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Gaza City to celebrate 22 years of terror attacks on Israel by Hamas.

Anniversary festivities included a large public rally and some small parades. Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and top official Mahmoud Az-Zahar gave speeches, with the Iz Ad-Din Al-Kassam terror cell marching in a parade.

"This movement liberated the Gaza Strip with the help of the militant factions," Haniyeh proclaimed before attendees. "Brothers and sisters, we will not be satisfied with Gaza," he said. "Hamas looks toward the whole of Palestine."

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
CHAYA MUSHKA BAS CHANA
Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

1000 people attend 12th annual Chanukah on the River

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

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Over 500 people rode 12 boats adorned with Menorahs for a Chanukah Cruise at the 12th annual Chanukah on the River celebration in Downtown S. Antonio on Sunday, the third night of Chanukah. They then joined another 500 people waiting at the outdoor Arneson River Theatre for a menorah lighting and concert with The 8th Day led by the Marcus brothers, a Jewish rock band from LA. This was by far the largest turnout ever at this event which usually attracts between 700 and 800 people.

This Chanukah spread light...

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

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...and joy to poor Anash in Eretz Israel, who are praying for miracles so that they can marry off their already engaged children.

"The level of poverty for many of Anash in Eretz HaKodesh is astonishing. It has already become impossible for many to marry off their children." Rav Gluckowsky, Beis Din Rabbonei Chabad

If you are able, please help ensure that engagements lead to weddings, and that chassanim and kallahs receive the joy and dignity which comes from having basic furniture, appliances, and a modestly priced wedding in which their family and close friends can bless them and enhance their joy.

To donate on line CLICK HERE

or

Mail checks to “Ezras Israel” (write “CMYLK” on the bottom of the check) and mail to:
Ezras Israel
806 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn NY 11213

Contact us at chayamushkaylk@gmail.com

WIN BIG @ MAIMONIDES CHINESE AUCTION

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

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A wonderful opportunity to support Jewish education and a chance to win great prize packages.

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1653

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

Just as we find that Moses ascended to heaven, body and soul... similarly, Moshiach will, through the help of G-d, merit to attain that lofty soul. He will then realize that he is in fact Moshiach, although no one else will be aware of this... Shortly afterwards, Moshiach will be hidden away, body and soul, in that Divine pillar, as previously explained... Moshiach will thereupon rise up to heaven just as Moses ascended to the firmament, and will subsequently be revealed completely for all to see. The entire Jewish people will then perceive him and flock towards him. (Arba Meiot Shekel Kesef p. 68)
(L'Chaim)

Half Time in Argentina, and Chabad is on the Pitch

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

During half time at the soccer game between Boca and Banfield at the Chocolate Box Stadium in Argentina, the shliach in Palermo Rabbi Shlomo Levi lit a menorah on the pitch.

Around 40,000 fans packed into the stadium, and at least five million viewers watched a live broadcast on TV. All of these also witnessed the Chanukah mitzvos at half time. At the end of the game, Banfield won the championship for the first time in 113 years.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

PIRSUMEI NISSA ON NPR: GIANT CAR MENORAHS HELP DRIVERS CELEBRATE CHANUKAH IN STYLE

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

Rabbi: Use light to snuff out darkness

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

The message of Hanukkah extends to all people regardless of faith or background, a rabbi said at Fort Collins' fifth annual community menorah lighting Sunday evening.

"The message of Hanukkah and the lights is that in the moments of great darkness, a small amount of light can dispel a tremendous amount of darkness," said Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik of Chabad Jewish Center of Northern Colorado.

"How? Through faith and determination, each person can draw the great strengths they have as a human being to attempt to tackle their darkness through just one more act of kindness, one good deed, one act of helping your fellow neighbor, your fellow friend to make the world a better place," Gorelik said.

The menorah lighting took place in Old Town Square outside Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing. The menorah will remain through Saturday, the last day of the eight-day Hanukkah celebration. CONTINUE...

Job Opening: Account Manager - In House

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

Busy electronic processing company in Williamsburg looking for F/T account manager.

Responsibilities incl following up w/ active leads, client relations, customer service etc. Must have excllnt verbal & writing skills, computer proficiency and ability to multi task.

Salary + commissions. Near subway.

Call: 718-687-1699

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

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

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 and be over age 21

Resume needed with at least 2-3 references, with 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.

Teaching/Shlichus job for 1 - 2 girls in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

We are looking to hire 1 or 2 girls for teaching and Shlichus from end of December till Pesach (or longer) Pre-school, Hebrew School, Bas Mitzvah club.

Nice accommodations, good pay.

Please email: mommyschmukler@gmail.com if you're interested.

Thanks!

MAZEL TOV ADELISTS

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yehuda & Sara’le Adelist - 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!

Lighting Up the Hapoel Stadium in Petach Tikva

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

On Motzoei Shabbos, several minutes before the national soccer championship game between Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Petach Tikvah, the second light of Chanukah was kindled at a special public ceremony.

Around 2,000 fans looked on as Rabbi Mordechai Garelik, director of Chabad House activities in Petach Tikvah, began with the blessing, “Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh Lechol,” to which they responded, “Amen.” After Rabbi Garelik gave a brief dvar Torah, players Alon Charzi of Maccabi Haifa and El-Natan Salmei of Hapoel Petach Tikvah lit the menorah. Everyone then danced on the field, while Rabbi Asher Deitsch, director of the local Chabad House, sang Chanukah songs.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Chanukah Miracle for Bochur Who Slept Through a Fire …

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

A Chanukah miracle occurred in Jerusalem when one of several Chabad bochurim sitting in a shul in Nachlat Shiva suddenly smelled smoke.

The smoke seemed to emanate from the dormitory where the boys slept. When the bochur left the shul and went back into the dormitory, he noticed a young Chabad avreich lying asleep on a bed. Next to him was a huge fire that was already consuming the chair where he had put his clothing.

The bochur immediately woke the avreich and called his friends, who quickly put out the fire. Fortunately, the avreich emerged totally unscathed apart from some light sooty stains on his hands.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

We are looking for a few more Bochrium entering their first year of Zal

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

Lubavitch Yeshiva of the Upper Midwest is a small vibrant yeshiva located in the heart if the Chabad Community.

We are looking for a few more Bochrium entering their first year of Zal. We are a Yeshiva dedicated to the wellbeing of the bochrim giving them all the attention they require to make sure they get the most out of their year here and help them grow for the future.

For more information please call: (718)755-4480 or email your contact info to: midwestyeshiva@gmail.com

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VIDEO: Jacksonville Lights the Menorah

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

INFO to be Menachem Avel Mrs. Faige Rapp

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

Faige Rapp is sitting shiva after the passing of her brother, Shaya Leib Beekil Tuesday and Wednesday.

7 Balfour Place apt E-2

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

First Chanukah Menorah at Canadian Forces Land Forces Central Area Headquarters in Toronto

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

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Through the efforts of Captain Rabbi Lazer Danzinger, the Canadian Forces, Land Forces Central Area Headquarters in Toronto, became the proud owner of its very first Chanukah Menorah.

In one of the pictures, you will notice Rabbi Lazer Danzinger standing next to a Jewish Commissionaire, who was very excited to see the very first menorah ever placed in the entrance there. In the other picture, Rabbi Danzinger is standing next to the padre of ASU(T) who helped with the project.

The Menorah was generously donated by Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, of "Chabad @ Flamingo," Thornhill, ON, Canada.

13,744 in the building see Chabad light the lamp!

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

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As the horn sounded ending the first period of the game between the NY Islanders and the Boston Bruins, at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, a 6 foot 8 armed Menorah was ushered onto the ice amidst great fanfare. While many had come to watch a hockey game, a large contingent of Jews from throughout Long Island, attended the game on the second night of Chanukah to watch Chabad of West Hempstead light the Menorah. The game was billed as “Miracle on Ice II” not as a re-enactment of the USA Olympic gold medal victory in 1980, but as the second annual commemoration of the Chanukah Miracle during the Islanders game. Rabbi Yossi Lieberman of Chabad of West Hempstead was accompanied by Zachary Finkelman and Yair Gross, to the tune of “I have a little dreidel” being played over the loud system.

The crowd was called to attention, the microphone given to Rabbi Lieberman, who wished all in attendance a Happy Chanukah, and proceeded to be M’kadesh Shem Shomayim B’rabim, as the Berachot were recited before the largest indoor gathering of a Menorah lighting ever on Long Island. The Pirsumei Nissah was evident as after the oil wicks produced the flames of light, and as “Al Hanisim” was being played, Rabbi Lieberman returned to man the Chabad kiosk in the Coliseum concourse and together with volunteer assistants distributed hundreds of menorahs and candles to interested Jews who did not otherwise have a menorah at home to light, together with dreidels and chocolate Chanukah “gelt.”. After all the Yiddishe excitement, the Islanders themselves contributed to the theme of the evening and defeated the Boston Bruins on a “miraculous” goal in overtime.

80+ vehicles join Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Monsey annual Menorah Parade

Monday, Dec 14, 2009

More than 80 vehicles joined the Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Monsey annual Menorah Parade on Sunday night, the 3rd night of Chanuka. The parade, which was organized by K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey and Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Monsey, departed from K'hal Tzemach Tzedek and was led by fire trucks from the Monsey and Spring Valley Fire Departments.

The parade was cheered on by many onlookers as it went on a 14 mile route through a number of towns including Monsey, New Hempstead, New City and Spring Valley and ended at the Spring Valley Marketplace shopping center where there were hot latkes, donuts, chocolate Chanuka gelt and raffles for the children. Following the recitation of the 12 pesukim the crowd heard from Rabbi Boruch Lesches, Rav of K'hal Tzemach Tzedek, and from the newly elected Mayor of Spring Valley Noramie Jasmin, who was also honored with lighting the Shamash candle for the Menorah lighting. Mayor Jasmin was accompanied by her Administrative Assistant Reb Aron Wieder. Rabbi Mendel Polter, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch, lit the menorah and sang Haneiros Halalu.

Special thanks to the Ramapo, Clarkstown and Spring Valley Police Departments for coordinating the traffic.

Thanks to Reb Dovid Kaplan and Jessica Messing for the pictures.

TRAGEDY, BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - HAYALDA CHAYA MUSHKA ITKIN OBM

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

With profound sadness and deep pain we inform of the very untimely passing, after a terrible illness r"l of Hayalda Chaya Mushka Itkin, the 3-year-old daughter of Yittzchok & Chanie Itkin of Crown Heights.

THE LEVAYA WILL TAKE PALCE TODAY-TUESDAY, 9:45 @ SHOMREI HADAS NAS PASSING BY 770 @ LERECH 10:45AM

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

Big menorah at Ventura Pier lit

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

Calling it a celebration of religious freedom, Rabbi Dov Muchnik of Chabad of Oxnard presided over the annual lighting of the menorah at the annual Hanukkah Festival, which was held Sunday on the Ventura Pier.

Ventura City Councilman Neal Andrews echoed that sentiment when he spoke briefly before the large metal menorah, fitted with converted tiki torches as candles, was lit.

“This is about the search for religious freedom. I understand how important it is to you. It’s a wonderful, wonderful thing you are doing here today,” Andrews said to a small crowd of people who gathered to watch the lighting of the menorah.

Muchnik said the menorah lighting is always held in a public place. “We celebrate the freedoms of this blessed country by having the (menorah lighting) in a venue outdoors, free and open to the public,” he said, adding that this celebration is especially family oriented and open to all faiths.CONTINUE...

YOUR PICTURE HERE!

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

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Our Chanukah 5770 around the world photo gallery is now live with nearly 100 photos from around the world .

Please send us your Chanuka pictures.

It can be photos from Mivtzoim, outdoor public Menorahs or lighting ceremonies or Chanukah programs and activities, your son playing Dreidel or lighting his Menorah. Whatever the case if it's a nice Chanukah picture take the few seconds and share it with the world!

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Rabbi Cunin & MBD in Russia Chanukah 1992

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

MAZEL TOV LEVYS

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Shulamis Levy - Bal Harbour, FL - 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

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

Shua Laufer (Crown Heights) to Henna Glick (Melbourne, Australia)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-TUESDAY @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Florida: Chanukah Mivtzoim experiencing unprecedented success

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

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Thanks to Tmimim Shimon Sabol, Sholom Ber Cunin and Shneur Weiszner Chabad of Pinellas County Florida's Chanukah Mivtzoim is experiencing unprecedented success.

This year there are 5 public Menorah lightings. The first was held on Friday @ Chabad. On Motzoei Shabbos the lighting took place @ The Sponge Exchange in Tarpon Springs where 10% of the residents - the largest percentage of any community in the USA - claim Greek ancestry.

On Sunday night the 4th annual Chanukah on Ice brought together 500 members from the community who kvelled over the lighting of a 9-foot-tall Jelly Bean Menorah.

Meanwhile the Bochurim are visiting local hospitals, assisted living facilities and businesses.

This year there are also a record 6 Menorahs on permanent display in the area. The most prominent is a 12-foot-tall Menorah on the busy US 19 at a corner that was once the local headquarters of the KKK!

On Tuesday night there will be a Menorah Lighting in Safety Harbor and on Wednesday night @ Clearwater Beach.

Chanukah will draw to a close with a Friday Night dinner featuring Tamir Goodman, "The Jewish Jordan".

Brooklyn mom receives FBI award for relentless fight against terrorism in New York

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

Brooklyn resident Devorah Halberstam has been fighting for victim's rights, against intolerance and to help ensure the safety of all New Yorkers since the murder of her teenage son 25 years ago. The married Jewish mother of five received recognition for her perseverance and hard work by the local branch of the FBI on Dec. 10.

Halberstam, surrounded by family and friends as well as local politicians and community leaders, was awarded the Director’s Community Leadership Award at the FBI's Manhattan offices. The award, created in 1990, is meant to acknowledge individuals and organizations for their efforts in fighting crime, terrorism, drugs and violence.

Halberstam was propelled into the fight on terrorism when her son, Ari (also called Aaron), was gunned down on March 1, 1994, while in a van with other Hasidic students making their way over the Brooklyn Bridge. The crime, committed by a Lebanese-born Muslim extremist, was initially classified as a road rage incident, but due to Halberstam's persistence, investigators soon acknowledged that her 16-year-old son was a victim of a retaliatory act of terrorism. Only days prior, a Brooklyn-born Jewish settler had opened fire on Muslims in the West Bank.continue...

IDF Troops Injure Terrorist Near Gush Etzion

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) IDF troops shot and wounded a terrorist who was about to throw a firebomb at an Israeli vehicle driving on the Hevron-Gush Etzion road. The terrorist was one of a gang of five whom IDF troops chased down. The terrorist was about to throw the firebomb when he was shot and injured by troops.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

This Chanukah spread light...

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

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...and joy to poor Anash in Eretz Israel, who are praying for miracles so that they can marry off their already engaged children.

"The level of poverty for many of Anash in Eretz HaKodesh is astonishing. It has already become impossible for many to marry off their children." Rav Gluckowsky, Beis Din Rabbonei Chabad

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1654

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

The liberation of the 12th of Tammuz will lead us to the ultimate redemption. Every salvation bears the name "redemption," as such it has a common denominator with every other salvation. Thus, the redemption of the Nasi [leader of the generation] is associated with the ultimate and true redemption; through our increased efforts to disseminate Torah and strengthen Judaism the master [Moshiach] will come. (The Rebbe, 14 Tammuz, 1987)
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV LITVINS - IT'S A FIRST!

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Chaim & Fraidy (nee Raskin) Litvin - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

Menorah lighting on square an Ocala first

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

There was a menorah lighting ceremony Monday evening on Ocala's downtown square.

For ceremonial purposes, a smaller menorah was lit. A separate, 12-foot menorah was placed on the square last week and will remain there until Friday to celebrate the eight days of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights.

This is the first time in Ocala's history such a ceremony has taken place on the square, said Rabbi Yosef Hecht of the Chabad Jewish Center, who organized the event. continue...

Chabad Lightens the Lives of Jerusalem Terror Victims

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

Dozens of families of terror victims in Jerusalem gathered for a Chanukah party with the Chabad Youth Organization this week under the theme of “Light Will Prevail.” Widows and orphans, as well as bereaved parents and those who were injured in terror attacks and wars, took part. The party, organized by Chabad’s Terror Victims Project (TVP), was a welcome break from the constant pain and sense of the loss of their loved ones.

Girls from the Shoshanat Yerushalayim Chabad seminary in Jerusalem, who have been working as volunteers with the families, greeted everyone with the gift of a menorah and candles for their homes and dreidels for the children. Everyone sat down to tables laden with doughnuts and other holiday delicacies. Rabbi Menachem Kutner of the Chabad Youth Organization spoke about the message of Chanukah and how we are supposed to bring light into our hearts and into the world around us.

During the course of the evening, there was a video about the lighting of menorahs around the world and some of the original menorahs that have been produced. The highlight of the evening was a menorah, lit by Menashe Mizrachi, whose son, Allon, Hy’d, was the security guard at Caf? Hillel in Jerusalem. Allon gave his own life to save dozens of diners when he jumped on the terrorist and wrestled with him at the entrance to the caf?. The terrorist still managed to detonate the explosives on his body, killing Allon and several others who were in the area of the doorway. Omer Kitt, whose son Ofir, Hy’d, was murdered by a terrorist in Dugit, Gush Katif, was also honored with lighting a candle, as were the children of the Cohen family, who are still undergoing treatment for the injuries they sustained in the bombing of the #2 bus several years ago. After the lighting, everyone sang traditional Chanukah songs and danced.

In the second part of the evening, klezmer player Aharon performed Chanukah songs with original instruments, such as balloons, a saw, bottles, and anything else that came to hand, much to the amusement of the audience.

At the end of the evening, the families thanked Chabad for identifying with their grief and helping to make their suffering much more bearable.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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185 @ Scotland's first ever exclusive Chanukah Bowling Party

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

185 people attended Scotland's first ever exclusive Chanukah Bowling Party. The entire AMF Glasgow bowling alley was taken over for almost three hours this past Sunday for the Lubavitch Glasgow Jewish Community Chanukah Bowling Party.

Event was organised by Rabbi Chaim & Mrs Sora Jacobs Lubavitch Shluchim in Glasgow for over 40 years. Mrs Sora Jacobs is a graduate of Rabbi JH Dunner and the Bais Yaakov Seminary in London. Food was supplied by L'Chaim's Restaurant Glasgow ONLY Kosher restaurant. Throughout the event Jewish music was played throughout the Bowling Alley.

A great feeling of Jewish of achdus pride was felt by all when the Menorah was lit by Rabbi Chaim Jacobs which was followed by the singing of Hanayros Haloloo and Moaz Tzur.

Before Chanukah a Menorah was presented to the Provost (mayor) of East Renfrewshire Council Councillor Alex Mackie by Rabbi Chaim and his son Mendel Jacobs.

A twenty Foot Banner has been mounted at a most prominent roundabout in the community to remind people of the festival of Chanukah, and 1800 multi coloured Chanukah were mailed throughout the community and beyond.

Thousands Attend Candle-Lighting Ceremony in Frankfurt

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

Thousands of people attended a candle lighting ceremony on the third night of Chanukah in Frankfurt, Germany.

Emcee shliach Rabbi Moshe Mendelson invited Rabbi Zalman Gorevitch and Yisrael Menachem Klein to speak. Afterwards, Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yosef Yerachmiel Havlin took the 16 student shluchim in Frankfurt to the yeshiva, where they danced around the menorah.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

VIDEO: "770 Contest"

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

770 Contest Slideshow 5770 .

Over 150 families logged onto the CYH Yud Tes Kislev Rally. With Rabbi Shea Hecht as MC and children from all over the world saying the 12 Pesukim, the rally was as exciting as ever!

The year 5770 took on a central part of the rally. Rabbi Feller, Shliach in Minnesota, took the children through a virtual tour of 770.

Our "770 Contest" took off a few short weeks before to the rally, giving Yaldei Hashluchim from around the world the opportunity to create their very own replica of 770. The artwork was presented during the rally and though it was a tough decision, Shaya Liberow from Barranquilla, Colombia was the grand winner!

The rally also included an animated Yud Tes Kislev game, LubabLab. L’chaim, Tzedakah, and singing of "We Want Moshiach Now!" filled the homes of shluchim around the world at the conclusion of the rally.

Chanukah children’s rally, Wednesday, the 5th day of Chanukah 2:15 pm EST

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

Thousands of children from schools worldwide will unite for a live Chanukah children’s rally, Wednesday, the 5th day of Chanukah 2:15 pm EST.

Join by logging onto www.TzivosHashem.org/rally

The Program includes:
• Pessukim recited by children around the world
• Chaim Fogelman in concert
• Rank Promotions
• The Rebbes Sicha
• Surprise Puppet Show

For more info please call the N.C.F.J.E. at 718 735 0208 or Tzivos Hashem at 718-907-8884

The Chanukah Rally is a project of the N.C.F.J.E and Tzivos Hashem in conjunction with chabad schools worldwide

Seminary Girls Bring Chanukah Joy to Tel Aviv Hospital

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009

This week, girls at the Pnimiyut Seminary for English-speaking girls have been bringing the light of Chanukah to hospitals.

The girls divided into groups and visited the various wards of the Beilinson Hospital in Tel Aviv. At one point, the girls visited the bone marrow transplant ward, where they lit the menorah at the front desk. The duty nurse made a loudspeaker announcement that anyone wanting to see the menorah lighting should come to the front desk. The girls waited a few minutes, but no one showed up. Hesitantly, they took out the candles, unsure whether to light it themselves when an old man suddenly appeared. Then, a middle-aged woman squeaked her way over to the desk, wheeling her IV stand along with her. A few more people began to steadily make their way over, some alone and others with their family or friends. A few minutes later, an elderly man volunteered to say the brochos. Putting a nearby nurse's mask on his head as a yarmulke, he began to sing in a strong and steady voice.

This continued from floor to floor, wing to wing, sometimes with laughter and sometimes with tears. One couple in the children's ward gave the girls their number and asked if a girl from the school could come and walk with the child, keep him company and maybe even teach him a little English.

Some of the girls visited the cancer ward. After finishing the menorah-lighting at the desk, they turned to leave and passed a room with the door slightly ajar. An old man was sitting alone in his bed, thin and frail, with a little siddur in one hand and a small kippa on his head, covering the little wisps of white hair that he still had left.

The girls stopped and looked inside. Then they slowly opened the door. The man was so happy when the girls took out the menorah and offered him a doughnut. As his hands shook tremulously, one girl steadied the candle. Slowly but surely, the man lit each wick one by one and sang the brocha in a loud clear voice, with a smile that shone brighter than any flame.
(SOURCE:COL.ORG.IL)

MAZEL TOV WONDERS

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Josh & Avigail Wonder - Melbourne Australia - on the birth of a daughter.

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Please send us your Chanuka pictures.

It can be photos from Mivtzoim, outdoor public Menorahs or lighting ceremonies or Chanukah programs and activities, your son playing Dreidel or lighting his Menorah. Whatever the case if it's a nice Chanukah picture take the few seconds and share it with the world!

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MAZEL TOV KULSKYS

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shmuel & Sarah Kulsky - Paris, France - 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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Governor Quinn Participates in Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the State of Illinois Building

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

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Governor Pat Quinn helped light a public menorah erected at the State of Illinois Thompson Center on Monday afternoon, Dec. 14 in honor of the fourth evening of Chanukah. The menorah lighting ceremony was attended by state officials, Chabad Rabbis, and many onlookers. The progarm included a performance by the choir of the Lubavitch Mesivta of Chicago and the distribution of Chanukah treats.

Governor Quinn began the ceremony with a Chanukah message. The Governor explained that the message of Chanukah that light overcomes darkness is a timely lesson. He thanked Chabad for arranging the Menorah in the State Building.

Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz, regional director of Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois, spoke next and wished Governor Quinn Mazel Tov as this is his first Chanukah as the Governor of Illinois. He then continued “The Menorah reminds us that we cannot suffice with our past accomplishments. The kindling of one additional candle each night reminds us all that we must always find new ways to brighten the lives of others.”

The Governor was then honored with lighting the Shamash and then Rabbi Moscowitz kindled the Menorah. After a performance by the choir of the Lubavitch Mesivta of Chicago, State Senator Ira Silverstein and State Representative Lou Lang offered remarks.

At the conclusion of the event the Governor met with each of the Chabad Rabbis in attendance – Rabbi Baruch Hertz, of Cong. Bnei Ruven & Chabad of Lakeview; Rabbi Shmuel Notik, FREE of Illinois; Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein, Chabad of Evanston & Northwestern University; Rabbi Yossi Brackman, Chabad of Hyde Park & University of Chicago; Rabbi Meir Moscowitz, Chabad of Northbrook; Rabbi Levi Notik, FREE of Chicago; and Rabbi Yosef Moscowitz, Chabad of WickerPark- Bucktown.

The State of Illinois Chanukah Ceremony was organized by Leibel Moscowitz and Yehudah Glaser who also coordinated the Car top Menorah Parade, Chanukah Wonderland, the upcoming ceremony at the Chicago Bulls game and many other Chanukah activities.

Chabad of Pasadena celebrates Chanukah with jelly bean menorah

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

PASADENA, CA - More than 100 people celebrated the third day of Hanukkah in front of Pasadena City Hall on Sunday with traditional songs, food and crafts, as well as an 8-foot-tall menorah made of jelly beans.

The candy candleholder - filled with 41 flavors of beans - stood next to a 14-foot-tall metal menorah, which weighed about 1,000 pounds and was hosted by the Chabad of Pasadena.

"It's to enhance the sweetness of the holiday in a world with too much bitterness," said Chabad of Pasadena Rabbi Chaim Hanoka.

Sunday was the third day in the eight-day Jewish "Festival of Lights." continue...

Terrorists Throw Molotov Cocktail at Israeli Vehicle

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Terrorists hurled a molotov cocktail at an Israeli vehicle near the village Medama, south of Shechem on Wednesday.

There were no casualties and no damage was reported.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

Bochurim Threatened and Robbed During Mivtza Chanukah

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

It was very dark last night at the shopping mall near the Checkpost Junction in Haifa. The only store left open was Hasharon, but three dedicated Tmimim from the Krayot on Mivtza Chanukah wanted to give its staff a chance to enjoy some Chanukah light while working late. But evidently two Arab youths had other ideas.

“At first we didn’t even realize that they were Arabs,” said Shlomke, who was still shaking from the attack when he gave this report. “We walked past them, and they started whispering to each other. One of them called us over and asked for a doughnut, so we walked towards him. I was holding a box of doughnuts, on top of which was a tzedakah box containing a nice donation that we had received for Atoh at the yeshiva ketana in the Krayot, where we came from.

“The youth who called us over looked drunk, and he asked me for the box of doughnuts. At first, I thought he was joking, so I gave him the box and waited for him to take a doughnut and give it back. But instead, he came up to us and said in a threatening voice, ‘Take the doughnuts! I don’t need them. The money stays with me.’ At that point, he took the tzedakah box and emptied its contents.”

When Shlomke asked for the tzedakah box, the Arab said menacingly, “No one tells me ‘no’ – ever! I spent ten years in jail and I’m not scared of anyone!”

When Shlomke tried to reason with him, the Arab put his hand on his pocket and threatened, “Stay away from me. Don’t even think of calling the police, or I’ll stab you!”

At this point, the three bochurim decided that it was better to get out of there as soon as possible, and they ran away.

Shlomke continued: “We understood that he had a knife in his pocket, and we realized that it wouldn’t take much for him to use it against us. Things were getting serious, and we understood that we’d been robbed. So we left the money behind and ran away as fast as we could.”

The bochurim called one of the Rabbis from the yeshiva, who told them to forget about the money and not to call the police out of fear for their lives.

Today, the boys returned to the same place for Mivtza Chanukah, feeling absolutely sure that the light that they will bring will banish the darkness.
(SOURCE:COL.ORG.IL)

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1655

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

Nine red heifers were prepared...: the first was prepared by Moses, the second by Ezra, and there were seven from the time of the Ezra until the Destruction of the [second] Holy Temple. The tenth will be prepared by the King Moshiach -- may he speedily be revealed! Amen, may this be G-d's will! (Maimonides, Laws of the Red Heifer, 3:4)
(L'Chaim)

Dror’s Chanukah Miracle

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

On the fifth night of Chanukah four years ago, Moshe and Sara Zicherman would never have believed that their son Dror would one day be able to stand up and light a menorah. At that time, he was very seriously wounded and had lost huge quantities of blood.

Dror, a resident of Modi’in, was a soldier who had been sent during Chanukah to stop a car that had left Jenin and was making its way to Kfar Saba. According to intelligence information, it was transporting a terrorist with an explosives belt to a shopping mall, where he planned to carry out a terror attack. A taxi with six passengers aroused the soldiers’ suspicions, and the commander of the squad, Uri Benhamou, Hy’d, approached the vehicle and asked its occupants to step outside. At that moment, the suicide bomber detonated the explosives, killing Benhamou instantly. Dror was very seriously wounded, and he was flown to the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera.

When he heard about the incident, Rabbi Menachem Kutner, who runs Chabad’s Terror Victims Campaign, hurried to Hillel Yaffe to be with the family at this terrible time. He met Dror’s parents, who were shocked and worried, and tried to raise their spirits. Dror was in the operating theater, and from time to time the doctors came out to tell the parents that his situation was very serious and they were doing whatever they could to save his life. Among other things, they said that they had to give him twenty pints of blood as a result of the heavy bleeding.

At this difficult time, Rabbi Kutner told the parents that tonight it was Chanukah, a time of miracles, and that one should never lose faith. He asked the father to light the menorah and pray that the One who made miracles for our ancestors would make a miracle for Dror. The father recited the blessings and lit the candles. The whole family sang “Haneiros Halalu” and “Maoz Tzur” with deep sincerity.

And the miracle did happen. After hovering between life and death for several days, Dror emerged from all danger. His condition continued to improve, and after a long period of rehabilitation he was even able to join a group of wounded soldiers on a skiing trip to Aspen, Colo., arranged by Chabad.

This Tuesday, the fifth night of Chanukah, Dror came to Kfar Chabad for a Chanukah party for wounded IDF soldiers. Rabbi Kutner asked Dror to light the candles and tell his amazing story. When he had finished, another soldier, Gary Elfmon of Netanya, suddenly stood up. Gary, who was accompanied by his wife and children, said that he wanted to continue the story and close a very important circle.

“Five weeks after Dror was wounded, a special force of intelligence officers went into Jenin to arrest the leader of the terror cell that dispatched the suicide bomber,” said Gary. “This cell was responsible for many terror attacks, including the bombing of the Park Hotel in Netanya. I was among this squad, and a serious fight occurred, during which the leader of the terrorists and one of his cronies were killed. I was seriously wounded in the head, and I underwent a difficult rehab period. But I’m very pleased that we managed to eliminate these murderers, who caused harm to Dror and many other Jews. Therefore, I’m extremely moved to be standing here now, closing another circle.”

Everyone responded with heartfelt applause. Dror and Gary hugged each other, and then Dror stepped forward to light the fifth candle. …
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Light of Chanukah Reaches Smolensk

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

SMOLENSK, Russia – Hundreds of Jews gathered in Smolensk on Sunday, December 13, at Victory Square in the center of the city. Despite the bad weather, people turned out to celebrate the Festival of Lights at a public ceremony where a massive Chanukah Menorah was lit.

The chairman of the local Jewish community, Zinovy Agranat, began by telling the audience about the miracle of Chanukah. Then came the moment that everyone was waiting for, when Chief Rabbi of Smolensk Levi Mondshine lit the Chanukah Menorah. He encouraged Smolensk Jews to light Chanukah candles in their own homes on each evening of the eight-day festival, noting that the performance of good deeds and positive acts drives away darkness and evil.

After lighting the Menorah, a live band performed and participants had the opportunity to sample various traditional Chanukah treats, including jelly donuts - sufganiyot.

The celebration by the Jewish community of Smolensk was covered in the local media. Rabbi Mondshein, who is also a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary serving in the region, told journalists about the history and the significance of Chanukah.

The various Chanukah celebrations in Smolensk were made possible thanks to the generosity of Mr. Meir Zeiler (of Kiryat Malachi, Israel), to whom the Jewish community would like to express its gratitude. The Jewish community of Smolensk is affiliated with the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

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Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

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MAZEL TOV KATZS'

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shmuel & Chanie Katz - Buffalo Grove, IL - on the birth of a son.

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600 children involved in project in memory of Shula Swerdlov, a"h

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

In memory of Shula Swerdlov, a"h, a beautiful little girl and young shlucha, children around the world are currently learning together with their parents during the eight days of Chanukah. After the learning, the children have a chance to enter the "Eight Nights, Eight Gifts" Grand Raffle!

Just go to Myshliach.com and answer the questionnaire on the sicha.

The questionnaire has been prepared in four different languages, French, Spanish, Hebrew and English.

If you haven't joined yet you can participate until Zos Chanukah.

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Sofer’s Room Opens on Masada

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

After six months of effort, the necessary permits were finally obtained and a donor was found for the writing of a sefer Torah for the ancient shul on Masada.

Every day, a sofer will ascend Masada and in a room on top of this historic hill fortress he will write the sefer Torah. During this time, visitors will be able to see how a sefer Torah is written and the sofer will also give a talk about his craft.

The idea of bringing a sofer to Masada was introduced by the director of the Chabad House of the Dead Sea Region, Rabbi Shimon Elharar, and the director of Masada, Eitan Campbell.

Rabbi Elharar said that the room was ready for beginning the writing of the sefer Torah, and that this event would be marked at a public candle-lighting ceremony at Masada on the fifth night of Chanukah. Present will be various terror victims and children from low-income families who will be celebrating their bar mitzvahs at the Western Wall that morning.

The new sefer Torah closes an important circle in the tragic history of the hill fortress, as the room is located atop the place where Masada’s Torah scrolls are buried.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009

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Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

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One Night Left!

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

“The Center gets busier every night,” said Rabbi Menachem Lipsker, the director of the Mivtza Chanukah Center. “Over 1,500 menorah kits have already been distributed through our program and we hope to hit 2,500 by the end of Chanukah,”

The Mivtza Chanukah Center is located at 363 Kingston Avenue (next to Hamafitz). Its purpose is to provide anyone wishing to go on Mivtzoim, be it themselves or with their families, with all the necessary material: Menorahs, candles, guides, etc., and detailed Mivtzoim routes.

About two weeks before Chanukah, Rabbi Yehuda Levin (director of Igud Avreichim) had an idea. “Anash want to go on Mivtzoim,” he said. “But we have to make it easier and more accessible for families”. He put together a group of yungeleit who worked intensely in the days preceding Chanukah to make this idea a reality. Together with the help and support of Lubavitch Youth Organization, the “Mivtza Chanukah Center” was created.

There is only a day and a half left for Chanukah Mivtzoim this year. Join over 120 families and many other individuals who have already participated in this Shnas foratzta Campaign. Stop by the center and pick up everything you need for Mitzvoim. Let this year be the year that we break through the boundaries of Golus and bring Moshiach now!

MAZEL TOV JACOBS

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THURSDAY NIGHT LECHAIM

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

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It Was Zo Amazing!
Miami’s Chanukah Heat Is Definitely On

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

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Chanukah, the festival of miracles witnessed an extraordinary event with record shattering numbers and milestones at American Airlines Arena where the Miami Heat played the Toronto Raptors.

Jewish Heritage Night turned out by far to be the largest single group to hold an event at a Heat game. Highlighting the celebration was an electrifying half time show when more than 5000 fans packed the arena’s East Plaza for a menorah lighting ceremony with Miami Heat’s all-time great center and ambassador, Alonzo Morning, the Lubavitch Boys Choir and the rocking beats of hot new Jewish band, “8th Day.”

As the large crowd swarmed outside for the Chanukah festivities, those choosing to remain in their seats were able to view the entire half time show via live feed on the jumbo scoreboard.

“The energy was incredible”, said Jewish Heritage Night co-organizer, Rabbi Pinny Andrusier representing the more than 150 Chabad Centers of Florida co-sponsoring the event. After the kindling of the giant menorah, Rabbi Chaim Lipskar presented Alonzo, more commonly referred to as “Zo”, with a beautiful handcrafted basketball menorah in appreciation of the Heat recognizing Florida’s large Jewish community with a special evening.

Upon accepting the unique gift, Zo remarked, “It’s my pleasure to be here. It’s a wonderful night, you guys do great work & I can see by the special menorah you guys are very creative.”

Rabbi Alex Kaller commented how Jewish Heritage Night turned out to be a spectacular family fun Chanukah celebration for everyone. “Parents keep on thanking us for creating such a thrilling time for their kids”, said Kaller.

All fans upon entry to the arena received a free custom Jewish Heritage Night t-shirt, Chanukah gift pack and program. Just prior to the NBA stars taking the court for the start of the game, a pre game 5 on 5 showdown featuring local Chabad rabbis took place. The crowd cheered as the black jerseyed Chanukah Heat scrimmaged with the tzitzis flailing, white shirted ChabadKnicks. Fans received a special surprise when the Jewish Jordan, Tamir Goodman stepped on the court. Recruited by Maryland and featured on ESPN, Sports Illustrated and sports media worldwide, Tamir also helped light the Chanukah candles at half time. The star Jewish player, representing his Israeli Maccabe Haifa basketball team, is in town to run special basketball clinics for kids and teens.

JHN children were then selected to form a Fan Tunnel on center court for the Heat and Raptors players to run through as they entered play. Andrew Pearl, 8, of Hollywood got to greet his favorite players. “That was awesome!” said Andrew. “I can’t believe I just stood on the same court with Dwyane Wade and gave him a high five.”

“I attend most games,” said season ticket holder Annette Daiagi of Hallandale. To see the arena packed with Jewish Heritage fans waving Happy Chanukah signs is remarkable. I really am filled with Jewish pride. I hope this becomes an annual event. Chabad did a terrific job organizing this.”

Throughout the game, arena DJ Irie pumped up the crowd playing Jewish & Chanukah tunes like Am Yisroel Chai. Everyone jumped to their feet cheering for Burnie the mascot as he led a Jewish Heritage toss of 200 t-shirts into the exuberant crowd. Colorful Chanukah greetings constantly scrolled across the giant Heat scoreboard along with scenes of Judah Maccabe in costume dancing and celebrating with Jewish Heritage Fans.

The East Plaza decked with Chanukah decor and bright colored menorahs also featured a food court where for the very first time Glatt Kosher food was made available at American Airlines Arena.

At the half time menorah lighting ceremony, 7-foot Alonzo Morning and the giant menorah both towered over everyone else on stage. Chabad of Florida’s Regional Director, Rabbi Abraham Korf who was honored with kindling the Chanukah candelabra, marveled at Alonzo’s height. “He wouldn’t need a ladder to light the menorah,” he quipped.

Rabbi Korf compared basketball and Chanukah. “Both holidays are about giants.” Korf said. “Basketball is filled with physical giants; Chanukah is all about spiritual giants. “The eight day Festival of Lights encourages people of all faiths to become spiritual giants by heeding the call of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, to add in random acts of goodness and kindness, and thereby usher in a world that is illuminated with peace, prosperity, and goodwill amongst all people.”

Jewish Heritage Night concluded on a fun note with the Heat clobbering the Raptors by 20 points and every fan having a chance to shoot a Free Throw as Jewish music filled the arena.

In his Chanukah message to the overflowing crowd, Rabbi Pinny offered, “May the warmth and “Heat” of the Chanukah candles lead us to the ultimate Redemption of true and everlasting peace throughout the entire world with Moshiach Now and the rekindling of the Menorah in the Holy Temple.”

The thousands of exhilarated men, women and children in attendance, gave a large applause and cheered loudly in total agreement.

Report: Firebomb Attack at Entrance to Jerusalem

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) A firebomb and a gas cannister were thrown at an Israel Defense Forces barricade at the entrance to Jerusalem on the Jerusalem Modi'in Highway (Route 443) Thursday evening, according to an unofficial report.

The cannister exploded but there were no injuries.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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 Shluchim in Argentina Win Prize of Excellence

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

Yesterday two Chabad shluchim received prizes at an awards ceremony run by Argentina’s Jewish community. The shluchim, Rabbi Chaim Baruch Oirechman of Puerto Madero, and Rabbi Mendy Grunblatt, director of the new Chabad House in Palermo, were awarded prizes of excellence for their efforts to open new shuls in Buenos Aires.

The president of the Argentine Jewish community, Guillermo Borger, presented the awards in the auditorium of the Buenos Aires Jewish community center. Also present were Jewish community leaders from around the country and former Prime Minister Jorge Tellerman.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

President of Ukraine meets Chanukah in Odessa

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

ODESSA, Ukraine – President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko joined the Jewish community of Odessa in a ceremony for lighting the candles of the Chanukah Menorah. The event was held in the Odessa synagogue.

Chief Rabbi of Odessa and Southern Ukraine Avraham Wolf, who is also a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary serving Jews in this area, emphasized that the honor of lighting the shamash candle of the Chanukah Menorah was bestowed on President Yushchenko for all that he has done in order to ensure that there is freedom of speech and freedom of religion and conscience in Ukraine.

In addressing the crowd gathered for this Chanukah celebration, President Yushchenko noted that he is very happy to be attending this event on this particular occasion. The president noted that he feels that he carries a personal responsibility to all national minorities of the country, including the Jewish community, in such areas as securing their religious rights and freedoms. "I will do my best so that all nations, including Jews, can receive the benefits of everything that they might not even be able to enjoy in their homelands. This is so, because it would be a compliment to our country – Ukraine – and to our freedom and democracy," he stated.

The Jewish community of Odessa is one of hundreds across Ukraine that is celebrating the holiday of light. It is a member of the Federation of Jewish communities of the CIS and Baltic States.

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1656

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

Return in mercy to Jerusalem Your city and dwell therein as You have promised; speedily establish therein the throne of David Your servant, and rebuild it, soon in our days, as an everlasting edifice. Blessed are You L-rd, who rebuilds Jerusalem. (From the "Shemona Esrei" prayer recited three times daily)
(L'Chaim)

10,000 at 30th Annual South Florida Chassidic Chanukah Festival with Lipa

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL GALLERY OF BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS BY BORUCH EZAGUI

For the third consecutive year, 10,000 men, women and children flocked to Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach Florida, celebrating the 30th Annual South Florida Chassidic Chanukah Festival.

The star studded Festival was preceded by a one hundred car Menorah Parade, that began at Chabad's Regional Headquarters in Miami Beach, that winded through the streets of Dade county until Gulfstream, which is at the beginning of Broward county.

The evening started with Yossy Bayles and the YBO Orchestra leading a medley of Chanukah and Chassidic songs. The next feature was the LEC boys choir, as 22 boys from the Lubavitch Educational Center in Miami enchanted the thousands in attendance with several Chanukah favorites and a moving medley dedicated to the six holy martyrs who were murdered by terrorists last year in Mumbai.

The huge crowd was then dazzled and mesmerized by the Kenyan Safari Acrobats. Filled with charm and good natured, the talented young men spun like dreidels and performed fire eating acts that punctuated the theme of the evening, the Celebration of Lights.

The highlight of the evening was the lighting of Florida's Largest Menorah, with the participation of many dignitaries and community leaders. The blessings of the Menorah and Maoz Tzur, was led by Cantor Rabbi Yossy Lebovics, principal of the Chaya Aydel Seminary. G-d Bless America was led by Rabbi Ruvi New of Chabad of Boca Raton.

The Sheriff of Broward county, Al Lamberti, was honored with lighting the Shammes (the server candle), and Rabbi Abraham Korf, head shliach to the state of Florida was honored with lighting the first candle. The second candle was lit by Senator Steve Geller, the third by Alan Berkowitz from the Sheriff's office, the fourth by Bernie Freidman, a partner in one of Florida's largest law firms, Becker and Poliakoff, the fifth candle by Mr Mike Daiagi and the sixth candle by Mr Paul Sussman.

A letter addressed to the 30th Annual Chanukah Festival by Governor Charlie Crist was read by the Sheriff. The Sheriff, a close friend to Chabad and the Jewish community, was instrumental two years ago in having The Sheriff's office partner with the Broward CHAI Center in the drug prevention and education program, Project PRIDE. This year, the Sheriff made history by allowing, for the very first time, Jewish inmates in Broward prisons to light real Menorahs on Chanukah.

Vice-Mayor of the Broward County Commission, Sue Gunzburger, read a Proclamation from the County announcing "108 Days of adding in acts of Goodness and Kindness to bring Moshiach, NOW!" Similar Proclamations were issued by the cities of Hollywood and Hallandale Beach. Senator Eleanor Sobel addressed the Festival goers, as she was joined by other dignitarires including Bruce Judewitz from The Jewish Federation of Broward County, Michael Calderin and Chaplain Rick Braswell from the Sheriff's office, and a number of Jewish police officers from the Shomrim Society.

Lipa Schmeltzer, the hottest name in Jewish music today, entertained, uplifted and brought the joy of Chanukah to new heights, in an unforgettable performance that will resonate in south Florida for years to come. Hundreds of people spontaneously danced in a spirit of unity and Simcha that was unprecedented. The rain, which was a threat all day, briefly came down during the Menorah lighting, and miraculously poured down right at the end of the magical evening.

Thousands of young boys and girls were given Chanukah gift bags by the girls of the Chaya Aydel Seminary, which included Chanukah gelt, dreidels, and chocolate Chanukah coins.

Rabbi Levi Tennenhaus, Chabad's Program Director and Event Coordinator, raffled off valuable prizes, including free sessions in Chabad of South Broward's Winter and Summer camps.

Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, Chabad's Executive Vice President, shared a blessing he received from the Rebbe back in 1989, after submitting a report of the 10th Annual South Florida Chassidic Chanukah Festival, which mentioned the pleasure the Rebbe had in hearing of the Festival's success, with emphasis on how this project should have an ongoing effect, with an increase, as the lights of the Menorah increase each night, and that all aspects of Torah Mitzvahs, which are light, should also increase.

Special thanks to all the staff of Chabad of South Broward, to all the volunteers, to all the sponsors, to the young ladies of the Chaya Aydel Seminary and to Sarah Lipskar, for making the evening "a night and Simcha to remember for a lifetime".

MAZEL TOV ZOLOTAREVS - IT'S A FIRST!

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Avrohom & Devorah (nee Gotfryd) Zolotarev - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

Raton Rabbi has become a victim of a hate crime during the week of Hanukkah

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

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PHOTOS: Rabbi Avrohom Shemtov meets President Obama & V.P. Biden @ White House Chanukah Party

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MAZEL TOV YARMUSHS

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Chanie Yarmush - Wesley Chapel, FL - on the birth of a daughter.

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SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: NEW SHLUCHIM

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

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SHMAIS.com has learned that Rabbi & Mrs. Laibel and Chanie Berkowitz of Crown Heights will IY"H be moving on Shlichus to Huntsville, Alabama where they will establish a new Chabad House serving the Jewish community of Northern Alabama.

The new Shluchim were appointed by Rabbi Yossi Posner head Shliach to AL.

HATZLOCHA RABBA!

Thank you to all members of Anash who so generously contributed to help establish the new Chabad House. You too can help, CLICK HERE and note that it is for Chabad of Huntsville.

Wish the New Shluchim a Mazel Tov below or e-mail them @ laibelb@gmail.com.

VIDEO: Giant Menorah Lighting in Sugar Land, Texas

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

 

One Houston area Chabad is turning Chanukah into a sweet experience

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

The Chabad of Uptown is making this Chanukah a sweet experience.

Chabat members constructed what they hoped would become the world's largest chocolate menorah, made up of 480 chocolate donuts, fruit roll-ups and edible gelt.

On the 6th night of Chanukah Wednesday, members met to light their giant chocolate menorah to celebrate.continue...

MAZEL TOV POSNERS

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shmully & Gitty Posner - Davie, FL - 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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One Million Shekels For Chabad!

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

A project to develop and renovate the Chabad kindergartens, Talmud Torah, and girls’ school in Kiryat Gat is currently under way.

The project includes extensive repairs that will change the face of the premises of all of the Chabad educational institutions in the city. Mifal Hapayis, the national lottery, is funding the repairs, which will cost around NIS 1 million at the recommendation of local Mayor Aviram Dahari. The Chabad schools in Kiryat Gat are run by the city’s Chief Rabbi Moshe Havlin.
(SOUIRCE: COL.ORG.IL)

A Chabad Menorah Overlooks Gaza

Thursday, Dec 17, 2009

Today, 30th Kislev, is the first anniversary of the launch of Operation Cast Lead, which the IDF ended just 22 days later.

During the operation, hundreds of missiles were fired at cities in southern Israel, but most of them hit Sderot, which had suffered constant bombardments during the eight years leading up to the war. In that time, around 7,000 explosives, mortars, and Kassem rockets were fired at the beleaguered city.

This Chanukah, Sderot’s Religious Council, with the help of Rabbi Oren Malka of the local Chabad House, erected a special menorah on a nearby hill overlooking the main road to Beersheva, facing the Arab refugee camps in the Gaza Strip.

And the Chabad menorah has been shining its light into the face of the enemy in Gaza below.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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Friday, Dec 18, 2009

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MAZEL TOV JACOBS

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MAZEL TOV KRINSKYS

Friday, Dec 18, 2009

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NY TIMES on Chanukah Mivtzoim: With Tin Menorahs, an Outreach to Promote Faith

Friday, Dec 18, 2009

It may not be quite as ubiquitous as the Christmas tree stands on the city’s sidewalks, but the sight of tin menorahs is certainly familiar to anyone who has lived here long enough – or, for that matter, anywhere else where outreach workers of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement can be found.

Chabad focuses on persuading Jews to perform more mitzvahs – the menorah lighting campaign that stretches back to 1973, when the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, decided to pass out some 60,000 menorahs that were made in a matter of days.

The rebbe’s representatives found Tibor Kuferstein, who owned a metal factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn, that produced supplies for military contracts. Mr. Kuferstein was tasked with coming up with something inexpensive, light and easy to distribute. continue...

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Friday, Dec 18, 2009

Alfred Lavi (Los Angeles, CA) to Neda Zargari (Anaheim Hills, CA)

MAZEL TOVS UPDATE #625 WITH SIMCHOS IN 35 LUBAVITCH FAMILIES WORLDWIDE K"AH! ARE ONLINE NOW!

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

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Jewish Community of Cherepovets Outlines Plans

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

CHEREPOVETS, Russia – During the festive week of Chanukah, the Jewish community of Cherepovets, the largest industrial center of the Vologda Region, marked several reasons for celebration. Not only has the warmth emitted by the Festival of Light reached this north-west region of Russia, but community representatives also held a successful meeting with a representative of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

The meeting took place in the building of the Chamber of Commerce. Chaired by the president of the Chamber of Commerce, Volodymyr Shteingart, the meeting with Igor Berezner, a representative of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, involved leading businessmen and professionals who are leaders and activists in the Jewish community of Cherpovets.

The meeting covered a number of topics. Among those discussed related to the short term was the question of establishing a fund that would support the activities of the city’s Jewish community. One of the more long-term issues discussed was the construction of a synagogue and community center for the local community. Following a lengthy discussion about the various projects and programs presented by the Jewish community, participants in the meeting collectively decided to establish the fund to support the Jewish community’s activities.

The Jewish community of Cherepovets is a member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

Naftali Tzvi Yehuda ben Eza Baila
Chana Miriam bas Eza Baila
Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

A Chabad Beis Medrash in Romania

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

When Chaim Steiner, the deputy mayor of Kiryat Malachi, paid an official visit to Piatra Neam? in Romania, he was surprised to read the following inscription on the covering of the bimah at the local shul: “Donated by Reb Chaim Pinchas Yaakovi and his wife Devorah to the Chabad Beis Medrash.”:

Looking more closely, Chaim noticed that the curtain had actually been made for a chuppah, but for some reason it had been put on the bimah. But what really aroused his curiosity was the mention of a Chabad beis medrash, and he wondered where this was.

When he returned to Israel, he did some research and found out that there was a Chabad community in Piatra Neamt, and it had a beis medrash that was founded in 5604/1844. In fact, this town is not far from Iasi (Jassy), where Rabbi Yitzchok Moshe of Iasi, one of the celebrated Chassidim of the Alter Rebbe, used to live.

This Monday, the only remaining shul in Piatra Neam? held a chanukas habayis. This shul is already famous because the Baal Shem Tov, when still a hidden tzaddik, visited “a wooden shul in Piatra Neam?.” In fact, the original shul was destroyed many years ago and another one was built in its place. Nonetheless, for many it has not lost its original sanctity.

Chaim Steiner visited the town again, accompanied by a former mayor of Kiryat Malachi, Moshe Shimon, who was born in Romania and speaks the language. The two spent some time in Bucharest with the shliach Rabbi Naftali Deitsch before going on to Piatra Neam?, where they met with the mayor and the leaders of the Jewish community. The next day was the chanukas habayis, which was also attended by Rabbi Menachem Cohen, Chief Rabbi of Romania, the Israeli consul, and the members and leaders of the local Jewish community. Some of the older members of the community told Chaim that many years ago Rabbi Yisrael Tzvi Haber used to visit them and shecht kosher meat for them.

Chaim spoke to the crowd (Moshe Shimon translated for him), and he was afterwards given the honor of lighting the shul’s large menorah.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1657

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

The ultimate promise [of Redemption] is not to Israel alone. The Redemption of the Jew is closely linked to the emancipation of all humanity as well as the destruction of evil and tyranny. It is the first step in man's return to G-d, where all mankind will be united into "a single band" to fulfill G-d's purpose. This is the Kingdom of the Almighty in the Messianic Age. (The Real Messiah by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan)
(L'Chaim)

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Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

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Wet Weather Floods Out Homes in Kfar Chabad

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

The recent stormy, wet weather in Israel caused flooding in Kfar Chabad.

Water from the orchards near Ramle and Lod flooded storage rooms and houses in the newer neighborhoods. Rabbi Binyamin Lifschitz, leader of the local community council, said that the flooding was “a result of the heavy rainfall that descended in the past two days, flooding the houses that were built too low. The drainage system next to the railway also flooded, and the water entered the houses and store-rooms in the new neighborhoods.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Lighting Up Time in Tel Aviv

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

A huge crowd gathered in Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, last week for a public ceremony on the sixth night of Chanukah, organized by Chabad in conjunction with the Fund for the Advancement of Jewish Tradition in Tel Aviv and the city’s Culture Department.

Before the ceremony started, everyone saw a sefer Torah, a candle, a tzedaka box, and a mezuzah circling the menorah with Gidi Halulian, who gave out balloons to anyone who asked.

The ceremony began with emcee Rabbi Shaul Raices, who spoke about the other menorah lightings going on in cities around the world. Shliach Rabbi Meir Aryeh Schmerling, rosh yeshiva of the Chabad yeshiva in Tel Aviv, was then invited to address the crowd, as he did throughout Chanukah.

Shlomi and Stam did a Chanukah show, joined by famous actor Zevulun Mosheshvili, dressed as Yehudah the Maccabee. Rabbi Yosef Gerlitzky, head shliach in Tel Aviv, was invited to ascend the cherry-picker, along with Mayor Ron Huldai. Rabbi Gerlitzky spoke about the mayor’s involvement in the writing of a sefer Torah to celebrate the city’s centennial. He also spoke about the significance of the Chanukah candles. Mr. Huldai spoke warmly of his excitement over the giant menorah in the city square, before reciting the brochos for lighting the menorah.

The children’s choir from the Chabad Talmud Torah in Tel Aviv stood on the bimah and sang Chanukah songs as the menorah was lit. This was followed by a performance by rapper Adam Levinson, alias “The Big Fish.”

Children were then called on to the podium to recite the Twelve Pesukim, in which the entire crowd joined. Everyone then joined in lively dancing to conclude the evening.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Police: Auschwitz 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign stolen

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

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WARSAW, Poland -- Polish police say the infamous iron sign over the gate to the Auschwitz memorial site with the cynical phrase "Arbeit Macht Frei" - German for "Work Sets You Free" - has been stolen.

Police spokeswoman Katarzyna Padlo said police believe it was stolen between 3:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Friday, when museum guards noticed that it was missing and alerted police.

Padlo says the iron sign, which spanned a gate at the main entrance to the former Nazi death camp in southern Poland, was removed by being unscrewed on one side and pulled off on the other. CONTINUE...

CROWN HEIGHTS: Basement Short term Rental

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

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Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

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Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

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A Menorah to Remember

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

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That is exactly what Curitibanos (Curitiba, Brazil) were doing days before Chanukah, trying to remember and put together historical dates to be included in a 120 white stone Menorah, with a year in golden letters attached to every stone.

A larger than usual crowd filled the “Pra?a 29 de Mar?o”, on a beautiful summer-weather evening. As the children enjoyed exclusives toys and games from Judaica72, and made their very own Dreidel clock, a military band was playing jewish songs, hot Latkes and Sufganiot were available.

The Traditional Giant Menorah was first switched on by Senator Alvaro Dias followed by the president of the federation and deputy Flavio coelho.

No doubt the highlight was the 120 white stone historical Menorah. From Jose Flaks, the first Jewish immigrant to come to Curitiba, down to the present year, representatives of the families and presidents of organizations were called upon, one by one, to place a photo or logo on the stone corresponding to the year the event took place.

Rabbi Dubrawsky, director of Beit Chabad Curitiba, emphasized the importance of this Menorah:

“The unity and togetherness that this Menorah represents will shine forever; it is with the power of unity that this Menorah came to being, and no doubt that the lights of this historical Menorah will illuminate Curitiba, for years to come”.

Rabbi Dubrawsky made the Brochot and the oldest Membor of the Community, 95 year old; Mrs. Sara Krieger ???"? was called upon to assist with lighting a candle, and so was a little boy; Henrique Kohane ???"? called to assist in lighting another candle, thereby representing the entire community.

The youth

Not to leave the youth behind, for Chanukah, the Beit Chabad, had a special bowling night called “Boliche e Sushi”, were tens of teens and college students, gathered to enjoy Sushi, delicious Latkes and doughnuts and to participate in the public Menorah lighting in the Bowling alley.

Rabbi Mendel Kaplan honoured as civic hero by the city of Vaughan

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

VAUGHAN, ON – The Honourable Peter Kent extends his sincere warm wishes to Rabbi Mendel Kaplan on his recent honour given at Vaughan Council Chambers as the recipient of the Civic Hero Award for Ward 5 for 2009.

“Rabbi Kaplan is an outstanding example of leadership in our community and beyond,” said Mayor Linda Jackson. “An example of Rabbi Kaplan’s service to the broader Vaughan and York Region community is his position as chaplain of the York Regional Police. He is only the second rabbi in Canada to hold such a position. He is a regular guest on local television and radio programs, addressing both topical and religious issues. His achievements reveal a truly humble, warm and helping heart.”

The Civic Hero Award is presented annually to one resident from each of the five local wards of Vaughan. The Awards recognize outstanding achievement and individual contributions to the community.

“Rabbi Kaplan, as the religious leader of Chabad@Flamingo, reflects a certain unique spirit,” said Ward 5 Councillor Alan Shefman. “He works to connect people with a very modern view of life to a traditional form of religious observance. But, perhaps more than anything else, it is Rabbi Kaplan’s extraordinary empathy to the issues that arise in the daily lives of the people who live in Ward 5 that makes him an outstanding candidate for Civic Hero. He is a person who reaches out, reassures and attempts to improve the lives of the people he comes into contact with, no matter what their background might be.”

Rabbi Kaplan has been a Thornhill resident since 1998. He is an American by birth, with a distinguished scholarly background. After immigrating to Canada in 1998, he and his Toronto-born wife Faygie founded Chabad@Flamingo to serve the affiliated and unaffiliated Jewish population living on the northern edge of Thornhill. Today that facility occupies the 22,000 square foot Ernest Manson Lubavitch Centre, and caters to hundreds of families through its family-oriented Synagogue and Youth Centres, Institute for Adult Jewish Learning, as well as a nursery school.

How Chanukah Came Out of Closet

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

(lubavitch.com) “When I was little and lit candles with my family, we used to say that one day a menorah would be lit at the White House. And now look where we are,” said Rahm Emmanuel, Chief of Staff at the White House, as he addressed the crowd that had gathered to light the National Menorah on Monday.

The idea of a national menorah, a project of American Friends of Lubavitch now in its 30th year, was inconceivable before the late 1970s. Back then, most American Jews shied away from public displays of Jewish pride or observance.

Ellen Goldstein, president of Gazelle Marketing LLC grew up in Baltimore in the 1960s, when Chanukah was largely eclipsed by Christmas. “I don't remember a single public celebration,” says Goldstein, who grew up in a “predominantly secular, Jewish community.” continue...

JUDAICA WORLD HUGE HEI TEVES SFORIM SALE

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

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In honor of Hei Teves Judaica World is offering a 15% discount on all Sforim in the store.
Sale will last from Sunday 3 Teves through Wednesday 6 Teves.
(Sale excludes sets above $350.00 and Likutei Sichos Parshios)
Many sets have special super low prices.
All Art Scroll and Feldheim books are discounted 20%

Judaica World 329 Kingston Ave Brooklyn, NY 11213
Tel 718 604 1020 Fax 718 771 3449
E-mail: judaica@judaica-world.com
website www.judaica-world.com
Store hours 10:00am - 7:00pm

SHABBOS ZOS CHANUKAH PARSHAS MIKETZ IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

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On Friday night there were 2 Sholom Zochors k"ah.

Velvel Konikov Davened Shachris @ the Umud downstairs. There were 8 Chasanim. Sholom Charitonow spoke before Mussaf. Shimon Herz Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

In the Rebbe's room, Yossi Cheruff Davened Shachris @ the Umud. There were 3 chasanim. Sholom Duchman 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 60 people. There was also 1 Choson.

Chabad and Brooklyn Bridge Shooting

Saturday, Dec 19, 2009

The attack by Islamic extremists specifically on Chabad of Mumbai in 2008 was the third that singled out this specific religious group; the second attack occurred on the Brooklyn Bridge in 1994.

The first attack was the massacre of seventy students at the Yeshiva “Torat Emet” in 1929. The yeshiva had been established by the fifth Rebbe of Lubavitch in Chevron in 1911.

Last week, Devorah Halberstam, mother of the slain victim of the Brooklyn Bridge attack, received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership award for her relentless pursuit of the true nature and origin of the Brooklyn Bridge attack.

In receiving the award she stated that the FBI had come a long way since its 1994 labeling of the event as an isolated act committed by a disgruntled loner, rather than an act of terror. continue...

SUNDAY NIGHT LECHAIM

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

Yisroel Noach (ben R' Chaim) Majesky (Crown Heights) to Alti (bas R' Fitche) Pevzner (Paris, France)
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MAZEL TOV GALPERINS

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shmaya & Rochi Galperin - Holmdel, NJ - 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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Message of the Menorah brought to Dearborn Street

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

The flame was passed from can­dle to can­dle Sat­ur­day night on West Dear­born Street, as onlook­ers waited for the big flame to be lit.

The sec­ond annual light­ing of the meno­rah by the Chabad of Venice and North Port was the high­light of Sat­ur­day Night Live, the monthly street walk held on the sec­ond Sat­ur­day each month. Rabbi Sholom Ber Schmer­ling gave an inspi­ra­tional speech before using a tiki torch to light the big meno­rah. Latkes (potato pan­cakes) were dis­pensed, as were pam­phlets explain­ing the mean­ing of Han­nukah. Win­ners of the raf­fle won a Han­nukah mug, Han­nukah can­dles or a Han­nukah hand towel set.

The crowd included Meira Aliyah, who has lived in Venice for two months. She has become a reg­u­lar fix­ture at the Chabad.

“The classes are very good, some of them are down­right enlight­en­ing,” she said. “They have a unique fla­vor at the Chabad, they’re mys­ti­cal, they’re not judgmental.”continue...

500 Released Time Families Visited Over Chanukah

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

Over the eight days of Chanukah, the tireless and dedicated released time instructors visited their students in their homes, bringing the joy and beauty of Chanukah to each one of the children’s families. They lit the Menorah with the children and their families, played dreidle and distributed doughnuts and Chanukah gelt. Additionally, they put up Mezuzos in those homes that didn’t have one yet. These visits forged a bond with the families of the released time children and their instructors that will continue to blossom and bear fruit. These visits touched each one of the families, as one parent so aptly put it: “You made our holiday!”

On Wednesday of Chanukah, in addition to the regular released time classes, the released time children of several schools in Queens were treated to a special trip to the Queens Chanukah Experience, arranged by Rabbi and Mrs. Zalmanov, the local Shluchim. The children decorated their own wooden dreidles, made real olive oil using an olive oil press, and played many Chanukah games including Chanukah connect four and Chanukah tic tac toe.

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - MRS. BEILA MALKA GREENBERG OBM

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

With sadness we inform you of the passing of Beila Malka Greenberg wife of Rabbi Meir Greenberg OBM (Chief Rabbi of Paterson & Rosh Yeshiva of Morristown)

Levaya Monday 10:00 at Shomrei Hadas 10:45 at 770

The Nifteres is survived by her children Tibadlu lechaim Tovim: Sterna Lerman - Flatbush, Rabbi Heschel Greenberg - Buffalo, NY, Rabbi Yosef Greenberg- CH, Chasha Samuels - Milwaukee, WI and Rabbi Mendy Greenberg - Long Branch, NJ

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

2012 Presidential Hopeful braves minus 25 degree temps to light the Menorah with Chabad!

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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On Erev Chanukah Friday, December 11, Senator Norm Coleman lit the first light of the Menorah at the State Capitol. The Senator was instrumental in getting permission to place the Menorah at the Minnesota State Capitol when he worked in the Attorney General's Office. He has lit the Menorah for close to two decades as Mayor of Saint Paul and throughout his term in the US Senate.

Monday evening, the fourth light, the Honorable Governor of Minnesota and 2012 Presidential Hopeful Mr. Tim Pawlenty met with several Shluchim and then participated in the Menorah Lighting at the State Capitol. Governor Pawlenty met with Rabbis Moshe and Mendel Feller who discussed Jewish issues and shared the Lubavitch Chanukah publications. Rabbi Mayer Rubinfeld, who serves as a Chaplain for the St. Paul Police Department and organizes the Menorah Lighting events, was introduced to the Governor who acknowledged his contribution to improving the quality of life of all citizens of Minnesota. He was joined by his wife Morah Rubinfeld. Rabbi and Rebbetzin Asher Zeilingold and Rabbi and Mrs. Gershon Grossbaum attended the meeting.

Following the meeting, the group proceeded to brave the frigid Minnesota weather at minus ten (twenty five below with the wind chill). Rabbi Mendel Feller introduced the lighting and Rabbi Moshe Feller briefly addressed the crowd and introduced the Governor. The Governor spoke of the beauty of the Chanukah message and the lesson it teaches to all mankind; good must overcome evil and goodness will prevail. After Mr. Pawlenty lit the Shamash, Rabbi Levi Feller chanted the Brachos and kindled the Menorah. The Governor joined the dancing led by the Yeshiva students and the assembled retreated to the heated tent where Chanukah goodies were enjoyed by all.

The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Jewish Federations held Jewish Heritage Night on Wednesday evening, the sixth light. After sharing the message of Chanuka with the crowd, Rabbi Mendel Feller kindled the Menorah and led Chanukah songs. The Menorah was sponsored by the Chabad Living Legacy, directed by Rabbi Mordechai Grossbaum. Rabbis Feller and Grossbaum, along with several Lubavitch Cheder students, made Chanukah crafts with children, shared Menorahs, chocolate gelt and dreidels. Kosher food was available and the menorah lighting was shown on the scoreboard. Throughout the week many Chanukah activities were held throughout Minnesota.

All Eyes and Ears on Cabinet Session on Shalit Deal

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

(Israelnationalnews.com) Weeks of speculation on a proposal in the making for Israel to free hundreds of terrorists for the safe return of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit are at a climax as an emotionally taut nation takes sides.

The mini-Cabinet of seven ministers met Sunday night for the third time in one day on the issue, without reaching a decision, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will bring up the proposal before the full Cabinet at 9:30 Monday morning.

The mini-Cabinet includes members whom Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has depended on to keep discussions secret, without leaks to the media. However, Channel One television reported that Prime Minister Netanyahu is against the proposal while Defense Minister Ehud Barak favors it.

The family of Shalit and relatives of terror victims continued to take opposite sides on the principle of Israel risking more terrorist attacks and kidnappings by freeing terrorists. The Almagor terror victims association repeatedly has pointed out that previous releases of terrorists have resulted in the murder of at least 179 Israelis at the hands of the same terrorists who promised not to return to violence.continue...

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

Naftali Tzvi Yehuda ben Eza Baila
Chana Miriam bas Eza Baila
Tziporah Bas Shoshe Raizel Yocheved
Miriam Dalia bas Shoshana
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

After Attack on Shliach, Light Spreads Even Further

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

This Chanukah, Chabad of Carmei Tzur spread even more light than usual.

On the fifth night of Chanukah, local Chabad House director Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld was attacked on his way back from visiting various army bases in the vicinity. Arabs threw rocks at his car, damaging the menorah on top. Miraculously, Rabbi Rosenfeld was unhurt.

Following this unpleasant incident, Rabbi Rosenfeld remained undeterred, and he continued to visit the soldiers in the area every day, even traveling to isolated outposts at the entrances of Arab villages. Every evening, Rabbi Rosenfeld lit menorahs with the soldiers, who were only too happy to receive a doughnut with a dose of warm festival joy.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Shlichus position open near Boston for one girl

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

Shluchim north of Boston are looking for one girl to join our staff.

Responsibilities include Hebrew School, Friendship Circle, Shabbos programming,and teen programs.

Start immediately after January 1st.

Email Layah @ layahlipsker@gmail.com for more info or call 781.640.7769

Teacher Wanted-Chabad of Port Washington

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

1st & 2nd Grade Judaic Teacher wanted -to begin January 4, 2010. Tal Am experience helpful.

Mon-Thurs 8:15-4:00, Fridays 8:15-1:30.

Travel included from Crown Heights.

INTERESTED? PLEASE E-MAIL: sara@chabadpw.org

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1658

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev would point out that the name Shabbat Chazon stems from the word "machaze," meaning "vision," for "on that day everyone is shown the future Beit Hamikdash." On Shabbat Chazon the transcendent root of the soul sees the future Holy Temple; moreover, this perception leaves an imprint on the individual, even on his body and on his animal soul. (Likutei Sichot, vol. 29)
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV PERELSTEINS - IT'S A FIRST!

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Meir & Chanie (nee Tarlow) Perelstein - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn son.

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

Chanukah @ JETS

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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Here at JETS, chanukah was a meaningful experience. It’s a time of year were we extend ourselves to the outside world and make sure the light of chaunah is felt by as many jews as possible. Of course, this is something we strive towards every day of the year, but during this holiday we stress it even more.

Our mashpia in JETS, Rabbi Yoskeh Levin, has given us a wonderful addition to our daily schedule here in JETS. It is affectionately known as ‘the circle’. It is a time when all of us – no matter were we are or what we are doing – head towards the Zal. there we sit together in a circle and share different inspirations and ideas with each other. It’s a overall general feeling of togetherness and unity, and to date has inspired many boys to undertake admirable in extending themselves to others.

Four boys in general took the time and effort to literally light up the world. Zalmy Hyams. Together with the help of Saadia Libarov, Moshe Cohen, and Dovid Litvin, built a beautiful menorah . Rising 20 feet from the ground its stands tall and proud outside the jets campus, spreading the light and warmth of chanukah for all to see. Additionally, a giant banner portraying the miracle of chanukah was hung beneath it.

Speaking for all the students here in JETS, I would like to thank our wonderful staff, for the incredible experience that we go through at JETS on a daily basis. Together as a family we learn not only to help ourselves, but to extend that light, the inspiration; to the outside world. And like the giant menorah that stands tall and proud outside our school, spreading light in the darkness, may each and everyone of us use our unique light and illuminate our world in the brightest way possible.

MAZEL TOV WAKS'

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shmaya & Chana Waks - Hollywood, FL - 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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Chanukah is over so now what?

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

A professional diet consultation will help you live healthier and feel better. We will generate a comprehensive meal plan which will then be emailed, mailed, or faxed to your home.

The professional diet evaluation is at a very reduced rate. (Compare to $125/hr!)

I have a post graduate degree in nutrition and am capable of providing a detailed plan for weight loss, meal planning, and more. I am a Lubavitch mother and understand the unique challenges that women who live in similar circumstances face (Shabbos/Yom Tov meals, lack of time due to children or other responsibitilies, etc).

Since I live on the west coast, I am available through webcam or phone consultation.

To set up a consultation please contact Rachel @ 480-606-8868 or email: rwnutrition@gmail.com.

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Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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Chabad of Ashkelon Brings Light to Children in the Barzillai Hospital

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

Every year, with the help of Colel Chabad, Agudas Chabad of Ashkelon gives dozens of presents to children hospitalized over Chanukah in the Barzillai Medical Center.

This year, activities began with a Chanukah party that included songs, competitions, and a menorah-lighting by the children themselves. After the party, presents were given to all the children in every ward. Their parents and the doctors thanked Chabad for the activities, which made the children so happy despite their pain.

The children’s party was only one of a range of activities run by Agudas Chabad of Ashkelon, starting with a public ceremony at the municipal stadium before a crowd of thousands of fans.

Every day, a public menorah lighting ceremony took place at a different neighborhood in the city. Large crowds gathered to watch the lighting of the menorah, listen to divrei Torah, and watch a magic show. There was also a lottery with some great prizes.

At the same time, candle-lighting ceremonies were held at local old age homes and the Barzillai Medical Center. Neighborhood Chabad Houses also ran Chanukah activities of their own for people of all ages.

One of the most impressive activities was the “lights convoy,” a convoy of vehicles bearing menorahs that reminded bystanders of the Chanukah miracle. Local businessmen and storeowners were not forgotten either. Volunteers gave them and their workers the opportunity to light menorahs and enjoy delicious doughnuts.

After Chanukah, head shliach Rabbi Mendel Lieberman stated that he was sure that this year’s Chanukah activities were the biggest ever, bringing the Chanukah miracle to more people than before.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Young Shluchos Gather for Shabbos

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

This year, around 300 daughters of shluchim around Israel gathered for the annual Young Shluchos Conference, which always takes place over Chanukah.

The stormy weather and heavy rain did not deter the girls from participating in the special program. It took several weeks to plan the program. This year, the accommodation was upgraded and the girls stayed at the new Tzefira guest-house in Moshav Tzafriyeh near Kfar Chabad.

This yearly event allows the young shluchos to get to know each other, and for some of them it is a valuable opportunity to see their friends. The main theme of this year’s program was “Uforatzto.” On Friday, the girls packed the auditorium and did various activities connected to shlichus. Over Shabbos, everyone davened together and ate a delicious meal that soon turned into a farbrengen.

On Motzoei Shabbos, there was a special evening of tribute for the young shluchos.

The dining room was festively decorated, and the girls paid tribute to the whole concept of shlichus. The highlight of the program was when singer Yafush Barchan sang with the girls and got them dancing to Shabbos melodies.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

A late lighting for Hanukkah

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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MONROE, NJ — Despite Hanukkah beginning sundown Dec. 11, the dedication of the Chabad House of Monroe’s three-story menorah, the largest of its kind in New Jersey, was postponed until today (Friday), after the structure toppled over on Dec. 9.

Officers responded to reports that the 32-foot tall, 21-foot wide menorah was lying near the intersection of Perrineville Road and Prospect Plains Road at 6:57 a.m.

The structure had struck and caused minor damage to a nearby traffic light, which the Middlesex County Road Department repaired a short while later, a Police Department press release said.

The menorah, had been erected Dec. 8 but fell during a windy morning, it stated.continue...

Shlichus Opportunity in Crown Heights

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

We are becoming more observant and recently moved to Crown Heights to be near our kids schools. We are extremely excited for the upbringing we are giving them through their Yeshivas. I am seeking help for when they come home and need me, the Mommy, to fill in the blanks and live the life they are being taught. I need someone who can treat the job like a shlichus opportunity. My children know bentching, shema, pessukim, davening, songs including niggunim in Yiddish and Hebrew and I do not. I need someone to help me bridge the gap and someone who can help during those after school hours that are a challenge.

Looking for someone (girl) who is extremely good with children and child rearing. Someone who is extremely reliable. Mostly someone who lives chassidus through and through. I, the mommy, will be home and will greatly enjoy the help, company and learning experience. Your duties would include helping me with 3 small children who act their age. Which includes diaper changing, feeding, bathing, dressing, reading, nurturing, educating. Must have a healthy experience with diffusing quarrels and tantrums and preventing hazards for a baby who is not yet walking.

Approx. 15 to 18 hrs. a week.
3-4 hours, 5 days a week.
Mon-Thurs, Best 3-7pm if possible otherwise 4-7pm and Friday 1pm-4pm.
$10 an hour.

Open to possible boarding situation. A plus would be someone who is inclined to babysitting while we are not home in the evening and on the occasional shabbos night or day

E-mail: Tikvahzion@mac.com

HEY TEVES SALE @ SICHOS IN ENGLISH

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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MAZEL TOV KOZLOVSKYS

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Menachem & Sara Kozlovsky - 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!

HALLANDALE FLOOD HEAVILY DAMAGES CHABAD PRESCHOOL, OFFICES, SHUL AND MIKVAHS

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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A surprise flood that targeted Hallandale Beach Thursday night and early Friday morning has heavily damaged the Chabad Preschool and the main offices of Chabad of South Broward Headquarters. The flood that came without any warning from meteorologists, primarily caused damage to a relatively small geographic area, specifically Hallandale Beach and the coastal cities nearby.

The hardest hit area of Hallandale Beach was Hallandale Beach Boulevard and 14th Avenue, the intersection where the Chabad Center is located. A Chanukah party Thursday night arranged by the students of the Chaya Aydel Seminary for women and girls in the community was scheduled the exact time that the heavy rain started. Despite the heavy downpour, thirty women and girls attended the party, with about ten leaving the Chabad Center an hour into the storm.

At 8PM, Commander Michael Calderin from the Browared County Sheriff's office reached Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus on his cellphone, telling him that the city of Hallandale Beach is under a flood warning, and they are treating the storm as they would treat a hurricane. Rabbi Tennenhaus instructed everyone remaining in the Shul to stay put, and not to walk back to the dormitories, for fear of downed power lines.

The storm continued unabated, and by 10PM water entered the Shul from the parking lot, gradually reaching 4-5 inches.20 people all told were stranded for six hours in the Chabad Center, mainly Seminary girls, Rabbi Tennenhaus, and three women who couldn't leave the Chanukah party. One of the stranded women was an eighty two year old Holocaust survivor with a heart condition.

At 1:30AM, Commander Michael Calderin came with a fifteen passenger Sheriff's van, but was unable to enter the Chabad parking lot which was flooded with two feet of water. In two shifts, those stranded at the Chabad Center, including the 82 year old Holocaust Survivor with a heart condition, walked through the water that reached their thighs, till the other side of hallandale Beach Blvd, where they were rescued and eventually brought home by Commander Calderin.

Menorahs were lit at 2AM early Friday morning by all those safely evacuated from the Chabad Center.

Early Friday morning, when the first Congregant entered the Synagogue at 5:45AM, he broke down in tears when he saw the devastation and destruction. Miraculously, both morning services went on as scheduled despite the mess and chaos. Professional cleaning crews prepared the Synagogue for the Sabbath, with some one hundred dry air fans working round the clock to help minimize the damage to the building.

Although too early to assess the full extent of the damage, Rabbi Moshe Schwartz, Chabad's administrator, has been told by Joseph Zevuloni and associates, Public Adjusters, that the damages are in excess of two hundred thousand dollars. "The Preschool and Offices have to be totally rebuilt, it will take several weeks to know how extensive the damages are to the Synagogues and Mikvahs."

In the meantime, an emergency fund has been set up to help Chabad run their daily activities and to relocate to a different location where they can run their schools and programs without any interruption.

Donations may be sent to Chabad of South Broward, 1295 East Hallandale Bch Blvd, Hallandale Bch, FL 33009.

To offer further assistance, please call 954-243-8680.

Chanukah with Chabad at Stony Brook

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

On Monday night, the forth night of Chanukah, Chabad at Stony Brook held a public Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Concert by singer Sholom Jacobs and Keyboard player Avram Zamist of the Five Towns attended by over 200 people. Children and adults came to witness the Kindling of the 8 foot Menorah, and Assemblyman Steve Englebright was present to give his Chanukah greetings. Shliach Rabbi Motti Grossbaum spoke about the significance of Chanukah these days and how every person can bring light into the world through one kind deed. Everyone enjoyed hot latkes, donuts, and the lively singing of Sholom Jacobs, who got the crown on their feet dancing as the Menorahs flickering flames watched the tremendous Chanukah spirit.

The Menorah Lighting and Concert was held at the conclusion of a successful Car menorah parade through the streets of Stony Brook with over 50 Car menorahs including a stretched Hummer and two stretched Escalades spreading the light of Chanukah around town. Bachurim Levi, Mendel & Sholom Ber Grossbaum, Yitzi Klein and Chanoch Rosenfeld were there to help.

Chabad at Stony Brook would like to take this opportunity to with Sholom Jacobs and his wife a hearty Mazal Tov on the Birth of a daughter the day after the concert!

JUDAICA WORLD HUGE HEI TEVES SFORIM SALE

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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In honor of Hei Teves Judaica World is offering a 15% discount on all Sforim in the store.
Sale will last from Sunday 3 Teves through Wednesday 6 Teves.
(Sale excludes sets above $350.00 and Likutei Sichos Parshios)
Many sets have special super low prices.
All Art Scroll and Feldheim books are discounted 20%

Judaica World 329 Kingston Ave Brooklyn, NY 11213
Tel 718 604 1020 Fax 718 771 3449
E-mail: judaica@judaica-world.com
website www.judaica-world.com
Store hours 10:00am - 7:00pm

MOVING SALE ON KINGSTON

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

Linen Concepts will be moving to a new location.

Sale starts TODAY, Monday, Dec.21 and will extend until Thursday, Dec.31, and will include Lobjet, Annie Glass, Agraria, Wild Eye, Downright, Lenox, Umbra, Fringe, Matouk, Sferra, Avanti, Haltex, Eselle and more...

.All gift certificates and credits will be honored at our new location.

STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES!

Linen Concepts
377 Kingston Ave.
(718)778-1340

Newly Renovated Apartment For Rent

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

Newly Renovated 2 Bedroom Apt.

First Floor Carroll St Bet Troy & Schenectady

Call Evenings (718) 778-7076

MAZEL TOV BLUMSTEINS

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yarden & Bayla Blumstein - West Bloomfield, MI - 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!

Final Notice!

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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If you like waiting for the very last minute, we're pleased to inform you that the last minute has arrived!

Our Chanukah 5770 around the world photo gallery now now has 250 photos - click here to see what we've got! .

NOW IS THE TIME TO UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS!

Take a few seconds and share your Chanukah pictures with the world!

UPLOAD YOUR CHANUKAH PICTURES NOW!

MAZEL TOV BASSMANS

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Betzalel & Chaya Bassman - Monsey, 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!

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

Yossi Fine (Montreal, Canada) to Hadassah Sanowicz (Los Angeles, CA)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-MONDAY @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

Berel Paltiel (Crown Heights) to Goldie (bas R' Mottel) Laufer (Crown Heights)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-MONDAY @ BAIS RIVKAH 310 CROWN ST.

IDF Catches Rock Thrower in the Act

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) A unit of Israel Defense Forces reserves arrested an Arab who was throwing rocks at Israeli vehicles Monday evening, next to Hirbath Al-Misbach, overlooking the Jerusalem-Modi'in highway (Route 443) west of Ramallah, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Office.

No injuries or damage were reported. The Arab was turned over to the Israel Police.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

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
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

Menorah Lighting in front of the lord

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

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Over 200 participants brazed the rain on Sunday to participate in the building & lighting of the first ever life size Jenga Block Menorah.

The Jenga Block Menorah, made from close to two thousand wood blocks, was the “brain child” of Rabbi Avrohom Bernstein of Chabad of Western Monmouth County, NJ. Rabbi Bernstein was also the innovator of the first Lego Menorah in 2002, which was later replicated at many Chabad Menorah Lightings since.

The Menorah was renamed the “Macca-Block Menorah” alluding to the menorah the Macabbim lit at their return to the Bais Hamikdosh, after fighting off the Syrian-Greeks during the time of Chanukah.

After the menorah building, and the lighting by Rabbi Meir Chazanow of Brooklyn, NY, NJ State Senator Jennifer Beck addressed the crowd in fron of the Lord & Taylor store in the large Freehold, NJ mall, with a Chanukah message of religious tolerance, and the importance of spreading the light of freedom throughout the world, especially in these dark times.

Yossele’s Shul in Nachlat Har Chabad

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

This week, the Chamah organization in Kiryat Malachi celebrated the 19th anniversary of the founding of a shul for immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

The shul, which has been renovated, held a chanukas habayis to celebrate. The name of the shul is “Beis Yossele,” and it is named after Yosef Yitzchok Garelik, a”h, son of Sholom Ber Garelik, ybl”c. Yossele was born in Russia on Simchas Torah 5730/1969, and he passed away exactly twelve years later on the same date.

In the shul, the Twelve Pesukim are embossed on a model of 770, the windows are decorated with paintings of the Twelve Mivtzoyim, and the Twelve Tribes appear on the Aron Kodesh.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Shlichus position open near Boston for one girl

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

Shluchim north of Boston are looking for one girl to join our staff.

Responsibilities include Hebrew School, Friendship Circle, Shabbos programming,and teen programs.

Start immediately after January 1st.

Email Layah @ layahlipsker@gmail.com for more info or call 781.640.7769

Teacher Wanted-Chabad of Port Washington

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

1st & 2nd Grade Judaic Teacher wanted -to begin January 4, 2010. Tal Am experience helpful.

Mon-Thurs 8:15-4:00, Fridays 8:15-1:30.

Travel included from Crown Heights.

INTERESTED? PLEASE E-MAIL: sara@chabadpw.org

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1659

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

Sound the great shofar for our freedom; raise a banner to gather our exiles, and bring us together from the four corners of the earth into our land. Blessed are You L-rd, who gathers the dispersed of His people Israel.
(From the "Shmona Esrei" prayer said three times daily)
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV RUBINSTEINS - IT'S A FIRST!

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shaya & Maaryasha ( nee Werdiger) Rubinstein - Jerusalem - on the birth of their firstborn son.

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

Great Chanukah Success at Chabad of Kensington

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

On Wednesday, Chabad of Kensington held a Wine and Cheese Tasting event which was B"H a great success. A bar with all sorts of wines was set up alongside many special cheeses as well as a delicious Milchig buffet. The large crowd enjoyed socializing time and then were inspired by Chanukah messages from Rabbi Moshe Chaim Levin in Russian and Rabbi Yehuda Levin in English. The Guest Speaker of the evening was Rabbi Simcha Weinstein, who in his uniquely humorous way, related a Chanukah Dvar Torah and shared with the crowd how he became Frum. B"H the entire crowd immensely enjoyed the evening out, celebrating Chanukah in a most special way.

In addition to these events, every evening of Chanukah two public Menorahs were lit, one overlooking the Prospect Expressway with thousands of cars passing every evening and one in front of the Chabad House. Rabbi Yehuda Levin organized nightly mivtzoim for hundreds of Bochurim and couples to go out to private apartments and homes and share the light and message of Chanukah.

B"H Chanukah at Chabad of Kensington was a phenomenal success. May we merit the ultimate success of the coming of Moshiach now!

When the IDF Meets Tzivos Hashem

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

During Chanukah, dozens of children from Tzivos Hashem in Kfar Chabad appeared at a parade alongside IDF soldiers at a large military base in central Israel.

The parade began with words of welcome and an explanation of the nature of Chanukah. An explanation of the nature of the special army of Hashem, Tzivos Hashem, was also given. The IDF soldiers, who were not used to meeting such young soldiers, found this explanation very interesting.

Afterwards, the IDF soldiers joined in with the Twelve Pesukim. When it came to the verse, “Shema Yisrael,” the IDF soldiers recited it first, followed by Tzivos Hashem. Afterwards, a representative of Tzivos Hashem addressed the crowd:

“My name is Mendy Deitsch, and I live in Bucharest, Romania,” he began. “You are probably wondering what we are looking for in such a place. So I’ll tell you. My family was sent by the Rebbe to a specific place to help the Jews learn Torah and keep mitzvos …” Mendy went on to give a fascinating talk, including stories from his life on shlichus, combined with the message of Chanukah.

After lighting the menorah and giving doughnuts to the IDF soldiers, the soldiers of Tzivos Hashem and their officers, students from Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim in Kfar Chabad, sang Chanukah songs and danced with the IDF.

This parade was just one of several Chanukah events run by Tzivos Hashem last week, the highlight of which was a large rally attended by hundreds of children.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

What are you doing for New Years? Smetana and Bardes CPA

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

Smetana and Bardes CPA’s

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Spot available in loving, friendly, caring playgroup

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

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The Story of Hey Teves - Didan Notzach! - 5770 marks 23 years

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

During Pesach time 5745 (1985) seforim were disappearing from the Lubavitch Library. This was discovered through a Lubavitcher rare book dealer who suddenly noticed seforim of the Agudas Chassidei Chabad Library for sale. He immediately informed the Rebbe's secretariat, and immediate plans were devised to catch those who secretly entered the library and stole the seforim. At the end of Sivan it was already known who was stealing the seforim. Then the Rebbe became actively involved in the matter. [ The Rebbe's relationship to the issue, the trial & appeals, the victory, & lessons to be learned - is discussed in the general overview presented below, compiled from several sources. ] The article helps answer the question, "What is the Yom Tov of "Hey Teves"?"

The Lubavitch Library - From Europe to America
For several generations, the Lubavitch movement had possessed an immense library of Judaica, including the most extensive and valuable collection of Chassidic works in existence. Especially after the Holocaust, when so much of the literature of Eastern European Jewry vanished in the flames, the Lubavitchers cherished their library as a vital part of their contemporary mission in the world. Jews have always been known as the People of the Book. They were among the first to take advantage of the new technology of the printing press in the late fifteenth century, and some of the earliest books printed were Hebraica. Throughout their wandering and persecution, Jews have always managed to make books available for study. continue...

When a Car Hit a Cow …

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

Four members of a Chabad family in northern Israel had a lucky escape when their car hit a cow on Motzoei Shabbos.

The accident occurred at the Chananiah Junction when the family was on its way home from visiting one of the daughters, who lives near Meron.

“We were driving home, when all of a sudden this cow looms in front of us, with a very short braking distance,” a family member said. When the car hit the cow, everyone got out of the car as fast as they could, while part of the vehicle started to burn. When the emergency services arrived on the scene, they took some of the family members who had sustained some injuries to the Nahariya Hospital. There, it emerged that everyone had escaped with very minor injuries.

Afterwards, one of the members of the family found out that a dairyman had reported that a cow had escaped from his herd, and he notified the police that she was probably wandering around the main highway.

“The whole story ended in a miracle,” Yossi, who had been sitting in the car, reported. “It could all have ended up much worse. Next to us was a ditch, and I dread to think what could have happened if we’d have fallen into it as a result of the collision. It was enough to see the car afterwards to realize what a miracle this all was.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

World’s Largest Toy Menorah

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

On Wednesday December 16th 2009, in honor of the sixth night of Chanukah, over 300 people got together at the Seymour J. Abrams Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School in Chicago for a very special event: The lighting of the World’s Largest Toy Menorah! Rabbi Avraham Varnai and his fourth grade class wanted to help children that are ill to experience the joy of Chanukah.

They started collecting brand new toys and built a beautiful menorah.

The toys that were collected will later be distributed to sick children through Chai Life and other children’s hospitals. The students in the class collected toys and money, and with the help of two local companies they received far more toys than anyone could have ever imagined.

This Menorah is built out of 3,770 toys! It is a majestic Menorah that stands at over 6 feet tall and 20 feet wide. During the lighting Rabbi Yitzchok Wolf, Dean of the school spoke as well as Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz, regional director of Chabad-Lubavitch. Representative Mr. Lou Lang honored the crowd with his presence and spoke of how this menorah was the most meaningful Menorah he has seen in his 22 years as a public official.

A special thank you to Mr. Jordan Kagan of Smart Jewelers, the Leon Korol Company, and Sports Line Distributor for all their help.

Congratulations to Rabbi Varnai and the entire fourth grade class on a job well done!

Apartment for rent on Eastern & Albany

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

Located on top of Apple Bank on the corner of Eastern and Albany.

2 Bedroom 2 Bath like new condition. Big terrace.

Please call Mr. Rubashkin @ 917-225-4071

HURRY & CHAP AREIN @ JUDAICA WORLD'S HUGE HEI TEVES SEFORIM SALE

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

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In honor of Hei Teves Judaica World is offering a 15% discount on all Sforim in the store.
Sale will last from Sunday 3 Teves through Wednesday 6 Teves.
(Sale excludes sets above $350.00 and Likutei Sichos Parshios)
Many sets have special super low prices.
All Art Scroll and Feldheim books are discounted 20%

Judaica World 329 Kingston Ave Brooklyn, NY 11213
Tel 718 604 1020 Fax 718 771 3449
E-mail: judaica@judaica-world.com
website www.judaica-world.com
Store hours 10:00am - 7:00pm

Shlichus Opportunity in Crown Heights

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

We are becoming more observant and recently moved to Crown Heights to be near our kids schools. We are extremely excited for the upbringing we are giving them through their Yeshivas. I am seeking help for when they come home and need me, the Mommy, to fill in the blanks and live the life they are being taught. I need someone who can treat the job like a shlichus opportunity. My children know bentching, shema, pessukim, davening, songs including niggunim in Yiddish and Hebrew and I do not. I need someone to help me bridge the gap and someone who can help during those after school hours that are a challenge.

Looking for someone (girl) who is extremely good with children and child rearing. Someone who is extremely reliable. Mostly someone who lives chassidus through and through. I, the mommy, will be home and will greatly enjoy the help, company and learning experience. Your duties would include helping me with 3 small children who act their age. Which includes diaper changing, feeding, bathing, dressing, reading, nurturing, educating. Must have a healthy experience with diffusing quarrels and tantrums and preventing hazards for a baby who is not yet walking.

Approx. 15 to 18 hrs. a week.
3-4 hours, 5 days a week.
Mon-Thurs, Best 3-7pm if possible otherwise 4-7pm and Friday 1pm-4pm.
$10 an hour.

Open to possible boarding situation. A plus would be someone who is inclined to babysitting while we are not home in the evening and on the occasional shabbos night or day

E-mail: Tikvahzion@mac.com

MAZEL TOV CIMENTS - IT'S A FIRST!

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yaakov & Leah Rochel (nee Cotlar) Ciment - Boston, MA - on the birth of their firstborn son.

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

REBBE TAKES FRONT PAGE OF DAF HASHAVUA

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

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Daf HaShavua is a weekly publication put out by the United Synagogue of the UK containing Torah thoughts, phlisophical insights and other themes of Jewish interest. The leaflet is distributed to more than seventy synagogues and reaches near ten thousand readers weekly. as well as a far wider online audience. Contributing authors include the Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and other leading scholars and Rabbis.

The front page of "the Daf" is often dedicated to a Biblical commentator, including a brief introductory biography of the commentator followed by a thought on the weekly portion and usually run over four weeks.

For the first time in its many years of publication, readers were treated to insights from the Lubavitcher Rebbe and were greeted by a picture of the Rebbe on the front page of "the Daf.". The contributing author was Chabad shliach, Rabbi Yitzchok Schochet, who is Rabbi of the Mill Hill Synagogue, and chairman of the Rabbinical Council.

Rabbi Schochet said: "They asked me to write on a Biblical commentator. Rather than Rashi, Ramban, Ibn Ezra, or whomever else they have profiled in the past, I thought, why not? It provides a perfect opportunity for hafotzas hamayonus."

Eli Dahan, a synagogue member based in Essex UK said: "I heard a few comments here and there which is typical. But I love Chabad and I was so proud to see the Rebbe staring up at me when I came into shul on Saturday morning."

And a Chabad chossid who asked to remain anonymous said he attended a shul for an ufruf and was "smiling inwardly when seeing the Rebbe spread all around the shul."

NOW ONLINE: Special Yuman for 5 Teves

Monday, Dec 21, 2009

In Honor of 5 Teves 5770, Leben Mitin Rebbin has published the diary of R' Yisroel Noach Vogel, one of the Bochurim in 770 during the story of Didan Notzach.

Many articles and publications have already been dedicated to this subject, therefore it is not intended to offer herein a full informative documentation including all the details of these occurrences, but rather to attempt to give a partial description of how a Bochur lived through that entire period from beginning to end.

CLICK HERE FOR A PDF OF THE YUMAN

Last Day for discounted ticket packages!

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

Mendy Bronstein (Monsey, NY) to Devora Leah Perlow (Sydney, Australia)
LECHAIM IYH WEDNESDAY NIGHT @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

Arele (ben R' Eli) Matusof (Crown Heights) to Chaya (ben R' Hershel) Krinsky (Crown Heights)

Terror Victim Families: We'll Continue Fighting Deal

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Dr. Aryeh Bacharach, a member of the Almagor organization, said after a meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday night that as far as families who lost loved ones in terror attacks were concerned, the struggle to halt the release of some 1,000 terrorists in exchange for kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit was not over.

"Even if we did not convince the Prime Minister and he eventually decides to go for the deal, we will begin a public campaign to warn the public of its dangers," Bacharach said. During the hour and a half meeting, Netanyahu told the families that he had taken note of their tragedies. "This is an important meeting for me, both on the national level and personally," Netanyahu told the families. "I have two guiding principles – one, to redeem prisoners, and two, to protect Israelis from future attacks," he said.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

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
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

Russian Border Town Celebrates Chanukah

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

BRYANSK, Russia – For many years already, Jews in Bryansk have been proud and eager to participate in Chanukah events. This year’s Chanukah celebration was no exception. The Chanukah event, which was organized by the Jewish community of Bryansk under the leadership of Chief Rabbi of Bryansk Menachem Mendel Zaklos, was attended by hundreds of people.

The festivities took place in one of the most important concert halls in the city with the participation of many distinguished guests. In addition, a group of young women who attend the seminary of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Chitrik in Safed, Israel, also participated.

The Chanukah celebration in Bryansk was made possible thanks to the support of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS and FJC President Lev Leviev, as well as S. Petersburg businessman Mikhail Mirilashvili.

Jewish life in Bryansk is gaining momentum under the leadership of Rabbi Zaklos and the community’s chairman, Lev Linkov. Situated on the border of Belarus and Ukraine, Bryansk is home to a relatively large Jewish population. It is also the regional center for Jews in four towns – Klintsy, Novozybkov, Surazh and Unecha. All of the towns are members of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia.

Boxer Visits Hebron

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

Champion boxer Dmitri Salita paid a visit to Hebron today that lasted several hours.

Accompanying him was Rabbi Zalman Liberow. The two toured the city with the leaders of the Jewish community before sitting down to a farbrengen at the home of the local shluchim. Dimitri and Dr. Aharon Avraham, formerly of Mumbai, were given the honor of lighting the menorah next to the Cave of Machpelah. They also enjoyed watching shliach Rabbi Victor Attiyah performing magic tricks.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Pre-school Teacher JAN 2010

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

Due to some Simchas, B"H, - Silverstein Hebrew Academy in Great Neck 1/2 hr from CH is looking for a full time substitute pre-school teacher starting Jan 10 till end of year.

Transportation provided.

If interested please email: SHAGreatNeck@aol.com or call: 516-466-8522.

Kasbah Steakhouse serving Lubavitch Shechita aged steaks upon request

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

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Didan notzach! IYH this shall be a Yom Tov of the true & full redemption, and as the Rebbe says that on this day the Aibershter will be mimaleh everyones wishes in full-l'toiva v'livrocho! Gut Yom Tov!

Kasbah Steakhouse serves a full line of David Elliot grilled chicken dishes.

We also serve Lubavitch Shechita aged charcoal grilled steaks upon request.

Open Motzei Shabbos.

We are located at: 251 W. 85th St. between Broadway & West End.
Tel: (212) 496-1500

Visit us at: www.DeliKasbah.com

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1660

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

"The death of the righteous is compared to the burning of the House of our L-rd." (Talmud Rosh Hashana 18b) The true intention of this epigram is that the tragedy of a Tzadik's passing is also a descent which must bring us closer to the building of the Third Holy Temple. (The Rebbe, 20 Av, 5747)
(L'Chaim)

Chanukah Sees Turkish Delight in Antalya

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

This year, public menorahs and Chanukah parties took place in around ten hotels in the popular Turkish tourist resort, Antalya. Shliach Rabbi Menachem Litzman organized these events.

In one of the hotels, a guest from Holland burst into tears when he saw the menorah being lit. He said that his entire family perished in the Holocaust, leaving him all alone in the world. Every year, he spends several months in Antalya. He asked the shluchim to stay in touch with him and said that he would like to visit the Chabad House.

Another elderly woman also became very emotional, and she said that this was the first time she had actually seen Chanukah lights!

In addition to the activities with tourists, there was a Chanukah party for Jews living in Antalya, and home visits were paid to Jews living in outlying areas.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Graduates Gather for Shabbos

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

Over the past few years, graduates from Ohr Chaya’s Russian section have gathered on Shabbos Chanukah with staff members Rabbi Moshe and Esther Hochberg and Rabbi Dovid and Esther Segal. The graduates, who are now married couples, are in touch with the Hochbergs and Segals all year round.

This Shabbos, over thirty couples gathered for this special program. It was dedicated to the memory of Tomim Moishy Golan, who tragically died in a road accident several years ago when on mivtzoyim during Chanukah.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Chanukah a time to strengthen family bonds

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

Even beyond the religious significance of the holiday, Chanukah has become a way for the Jewish community to strengthen its bonds with one another.

"It's a time for family to get together to do something special," said Rabbi Benjy Brackman, director of Chabad of NW Metro Denver in Westminster. "What better way to do that than by doing a fun activity as a family?"

That's why Brackman put on his third Chanukah Bowl at Splitz bowling alley on Sunday.

"Bowling is one of those activities that are enjoyed by both children and adults alike," Brackman said. "We thought it would be a fun way to celebrate Chanukah."

"It's just a great time to come together as a community," said participant Elisa Jacobs of Westminster.CONTINUE...

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Chabad Representatives Near Auschwitz Say Interest in Polish Jewish Life Strong

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

(lubavitch.com) The'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign stolen Friday from the entrance to the Auschwitz death camp has been recovered, say Polish police authorities. Five men were reportedly arrested for the theft. The sign was found cut into three pieces.

The theft, occurring only a day after the German government earmarked $90 million towards the upkeep of the Auschwitz-Birkenau site, was widely condemned.

Made by prisoners of the camp during the Holocaust, the wrought iron sign and its cynical statement, "through labor freedom is gained," have come to symbolize the Holocaust and the massacre of European Jewry. More than 1.1 million people were murdered there during the Holocaust, 90% of them Jewish. CONTINUE...

At McGill University, Jewish Students Host Inaugural Shabbat Dinner

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

(lubavitch.com) On a recent Friday night, Rabbi Shmuly Weiss and his wife Rashi were guests in their own Montreal home. Roles were reversed as university students at Chabad of McGill became the masters of ceremony during the Inaugural Host Shabbat Dinner.

It was up to the students to create a menu, choose the night’s theme, and make Kiddush to “try to inspire the crowd,” Weiss says. “I’m on the backburner; I’m one of the guests.”

The idea was conceived to bring newcomers to Chabad for Shabbat. It seems to be working. The inaugural dinner, hosted by fourth-year psychology student Noah Leszcz, attracted 30 students who had never yet been to the Weiss’s home.

“The Shabbat host is in charge of all of this planning, but most importantly the promotion,” says Leszcz, a 21-year-old from Toronto. “The goal is to get them to bring their group of friends out to Chabad, friends that may not necessarily come. Once you get their foot in the door, they get hooked – it happened to me.”CONTINUE...

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Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

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Kosher items to fill shelves at Cape Coral Publix

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

About once a month, Herbert Young and his wife make the three-hour drive to Fort Lauderdale to stock up on kosher groceries.

He looks forward to picking up items like meats, challah — a special braided bread eaten on the Sabbath and holidays — and pastries that Southwest Florida grocery stores don’t carry.

That drive will end soon.

The 66-year-old Young will only have to travel about 10 blocks thanks to a little persuasion from the local Jewish community.

Publix managers at Cape Coral Parkway and Chiquita Boulevard location have agreed to prepare kosher items at their bakery. It will be the first Publix store to do so in Southwest Florida.continue...

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - R' YITZCHOK YOSEF ZAIDOFF OBM

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2009

With sadness we inform you of the passing of R' Yitzchok Yosef ben Avrohom Dov Zaidoff, father of Yibadel Lechaim Tovim: Mrs. Gittie Munitz of Los Angeles.

The Kevura was in Eretz Yisroel.

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT LECHAIM

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

Mendy Bronstein (Monsey, NY) to Devora Leah Perlow (Sydney, Australia)
@ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

HIS & HERS CHASSIDUS

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

New translations of two classic ma’amarim, are creating a buzz at the Kehot Hei-Teves sale.

The first is the Bar Mitzvah Ma’amar—“Channeling the Divine,” recited by every bar mitzvah boy.

The second is “Feminine Faith,” a ma’amar about the unique qualities of Jewish women by the Rebbe Maharash. A first in English, “Feminine Faith” will appeal to women’s learning groups and Bas Mitzvah girls beginning to study chasidus.

According to reports, both are being snapped up by parents, husbands and wives who are gifting them to their children and spouses, as well as buying them for their own study.

“There is plenty of basic chassidus in ‘Feminine Faith.’ So, no, it’s not only for women and girls,” says Rabbi Yosef B. Friedman of Kehot.

Both ma’amarim have been published under the “Chasidic Heritage Series” banner, an innovative learning tool that offers user-friendly translations of classic Chasidic discourses.

MAZEL TOV SUFRINS

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Chanoch & Sarah Chanah Sufrin - Brisbane, Australia - 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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Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

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MAZEL TOV HOFFINGERS

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Chananya & Henny Hoffinger - 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!

Rivlin to heads of parliament: unite against terrorism

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin sent a letter to 217 heads of parliaments around the world leading up to the year 2010:

More than three years have passed since Gilad Shalit was kidnapped from inside Israeli territory by Hamas terrorists, and from that day no representative of the International Red Cross, the United Nations or any other international body was allowed to visit Gilad or provide an objective assessment of his condition.

Rivlin called on the heads of parliaments to unite against terrorism.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

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
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

FJC Russia’s “Man of the Year 5769” Awards

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

MOSCOW, Russia – On December 20, the Kremlin Palace hosted the award ceremony for the annual Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia “Man of the Year” 5769. The FJC Russia established the “Man of the Year” award in 2002 to recognize people who have made significant contributions to the development of the cultural and social life of the country, regardless of their nationality and religion.

Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar gave the opening speech, reminding the audience that the award ceremony coincides with Chanukah. “Despite the fact that Chanukah is coming to an end, its light will be felt everywhere,” stated Rabbi Lazar.

The awards are granted in 11 categories, with all winners receiving a “Fiddler on the Roof” statuette by Israeli sculptor Frank Meisler, created especially for this ceremony. The MCs of this year’s ceremony were Andrei and Ivan Urgant.

In the category of “Community Life,” the award went to Igor Melzer, chairman of the Jewish community of Irkutsk, for his active participation in the construction of the synagogue in Irkutsk. Boris Altshuler, the head of the NGO "Rights of the Child" received the “Public service” award for his many years of human rights and humanitarian aid aimed at helping children.

The award in the "Government Representative" category went to Major-General Alexander Protopopov, head of the federal penitentiary system in the Arkhangelsk Region, for assistance in organizing the first synagogue in a Russian prison. In the “Television” category, the award went to the CEO of TV AB-TV, producer Yakov Kaller for the film "Kiselev’s List."

For “Publications,” Rabbi Alexander Feigin received the award for the translation of Rashi's commentary on the Torah from Hebrew into Russian. The award in the “Journalism” category went to journalist Matvey Ganapolsky for his series in the Lechaim Magazine. Theatrical director Dmitry Krymov received the award in the “Cultural Event of the Year” category for the play “Opus number 7. Lineage. Opus number 8. Shostakovich.”

The award in the “Patron” category went to S. Petersburg businessman Mikhail Mirilashvili for participating in the development of the Jewish educational system in Russia.

The Bravery Award was presented to Aron Bielski, a partisan, for his outstanding contribution to the victory over Nazi Germany. In the Film category, actor George McKay received the award for his portrayal of Jewish partisan Aron Bielski in the feature film "Defiance."

For his unique role in the development of the Jewish human rights movement in the USSR, the “Man of the Year 5769” award was presented to Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky, a “Living Legend.”

Aron Bielski and Natan Sharansky each received a standing ovation. Aron Bielski expressed his gratitude to the FJC Russia and also thanked the Russian people, through which his family was saved from destruction.

In his speech, Natan Sharansky noted that there were many leaders in the room and a lot of fighters. Among them, he specifically singled out Lev Leviev, emphasizing that he has "in both good and difficult times helped Jewish education worldwide.” He also mentioned Lyudmila Alekseeva, the head of the human rights chapter of the Moscow Helsinki Group. Mr. Sharansky promised that, as head of the Jewish Agency, he will do everything in his power to strengthen ties with Jewish communities and to ensure that the Jews of Russia will be proud of a strong Israel, and that Israelis may likewise be proud of a thriving Jewish community in Russia.

Following the presentation of the awards, participants enjoyed a concert featuring performances by internationally famous Jewish singers Dudu Fisher (Israel) and Avraham Fried (USA).

Pre-school Teacher JAN 2010

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

Due to some Simchas, B"H, - Silverstein Hebrew Academy in Great Neck 1/2 hr from CH is looking for a full time substitute pre-school teacher starting Jan 10 till end of year.

Transportation provided.

If interested please email: SHAGreatNeck@aol.com or call: 516-466-8522.

Kasbah Steakhouse serving Lubavitch Shechita aged steaks upon request

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

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Didan notzach! IYH this shall be a Yom Tov of the true & full redemption, and as the Rebbe says that on this day the Aibershter will be mimaleh everyones wishes in full-l'toiva v'livrocho! Gut Yom Tov!

Kasbah Steakhouse serves a full line of David Elliot grilled chicken dishes.

We also serve Lubavitch Shechita aged charcoal grilled steaks upon request.

Open Motzei Shabbos.

We are located at: 251 W. 85th St. between Broadway & West End.
Tel: (212) 496-1500

Visit us at: www.DeliKasbah.com

Mother's Helper Needed!

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

Shlucha in Manhattan looking for a mother's helper.

Tues-Thurs, 5PM-8PM.

Looking for a mature, responsible, and caring girl.

Please contact sarah@nyujews.com if you are interested.

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1661

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

Jews firmly believe that Moshiach will come. We believe that man will not self-destruct, that we will not disappear in a gigantic atomic blast. Man is basically good, and G-d's Kingdom will be established. (Rabbi Pinchas Stopler in The Real Messiah)
(L'Chaim)

Knesset Member Appeals Against Overcrowded Trains

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

MK Michael Ben Ari (National Union) this week asked Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz a parliamentary question regarding overcrowding on the trains that pass through Kfar Chabad.

Ben Ari said: “In my office, I have received dozens of complaints from many citizens about the lack of punctuality of Israel’s railways and the overcrowded trains, to the point of incidents of fainting from lack of oxygen.

“Most of the complaints concern the passenger train that leaves Ashkelon at 6:48 a.m. every morning in the direction of Tel Aviv. The train stops at Ashdod, Rechovot, Lod, and Kfar Chabad. When the train reaches the stations in the Shfela, it is too overcrowded to take on any more passengers.

“On my Knesset email, I have even received short videos taken by passengers on the above-mentioned train, showing dreadful scenes of people being crushed together. I have also received accounts over recent weeks of several passengers fainting on the train due to lack of oxygen.

“Additionally, I would like to point out that the overcrowding does not only occur on Sundays and Thursdays, when soldiers travel to and from their bases, but also on the other days of the week.

“As the train only runs once an hour, passengers do not have the option of taking an alternative train. I would like to ask the minister what the Transportation Ministry intends to do in order to ease the suffering of the passengers.”

MK Ben Ari’s office later reported that the minister will send an answer in the next few days.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Broward synagogue on `mission' after flooding crisis

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

Flood damage from last week's rainstorm has forced the temporary closing of a preschool and administrative offices for Chabad of South Broward in Hallandale Beach, but the Jewish center will remain open for worship and other services.

``We have a mission here,'' said Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, surveying the damage and meeting with teams of repair teams and construction workers on Monday.

Inside the preschool, offices and synagogue, workers had removed the floorboards and cut the drywall about two feet from the floor to check for mold. Many ceiling tiles were either missing or bulging and brown with water.

The torrential rainstorm that soaked much of eastern Hollywood and Hallandale Beach on the night of Dec. 17 caused about $200,000 in damage to the chabad, which serves about 250 families, Tennenhaus said.continue...

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Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

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SHOLOM MORDECHAI RUBASHKIN UPDATE: LAWYERS APPEAL JUDGE’S DENIAL OF BAIL

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

On Wednesday, December 23, Nathan Lewin and Guy Cook Esq. submitted a Brief of Appellant on Motion for Release Pending Sentencing for Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin.

The Brief, submitted to the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, argues that in her decision to deny Sholom M. Rubashkin bail, Judge Linda Reade failed to exercise due diligence.

According to Federal law, says the Brief, if the defendant in this type of case a. is not a threat to society and shows b. that he is not a flight risk, and c. that certain circumstances have been established to ensure that he will appear at sentencing, the judge is required to release the defendant on bail.

The Brief notes that in fact, Sholom M. has fully satisfied all of these conditions, making him eligible for bail: In addition to the $8 million worth of private homes that the Postville community has offered to put up to ensure that he is not a flight risk, the Rubashkin family has offered to secure and pay for an armed guard plus camera surveillance, guaranteeing that Sholom M. will in fact be present in person, at sentencing.

In their Brief, the attorneys argue that Judge Reade completely ignored the third of these conditions, raising serious questions about the integrity and soundness of reasoning in her decision to deny him bail.

In other related developments, lawyers are also trying to work out a settlement on the Iowa State Child Labor Law case. In this case, Agriprocessors has been accused of employing workers below minimum age. Yet despite repeated requests by Rubashkin’s attorneys to identify these individuals, the State has failed to come forth with their names.

In the meantime, Sholom Mordechai continues to be incarcerated in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Thanks to the intervention of the Aleph Institute, authorities allowed him to light menorah every night of Chanukah.

Sholom Mordechai continues to be strong and says he is confident that with G-d’s help, and with the outpouring of friendship and support of individuals and the Jewish community, he and his family will soon experience their personal miracle of light.

The Committee of Concerned Anash for Pidyon Shevuyim—the only committee working in tandem with attorneys for the Rubashkin family and at the behest of the family—is working hard to help make that happen.

The Committee is in critical need of funds so that he and his family benefit from the best possible defense team.

Please make your donation for the tremendous mitzvah of Pidyon Shevuyim by clicking here

You may also mail your check to NCFJE Pidyon Shevuyim, 824 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11213.

Million Dollar Mozart Violin Played to Support Jews for Judaism

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

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Los Angeles, CA -- When Virtuoso Geoffrey Maingart, former Concertmaster of the White House Orchestra and friend of Jews for Judaism's Rabbi Bentzion Kravitz, raised his violin and explained that its original owner was Mozart, the crowd was astonished. His breathtaking performance was a perfect highlight to Jews for Judaism's successful "Stand Up for Judaism" Chanukah Benefit to support its intervention counseling and preventive education programs.

Following Maingart's performance, Rabbi Kravitz presented Jews for Judaism's 2009 community leadership awards:

The Aleph Club Leadership Award was presented to Jeff and Janis Susskind for their outstanding support of, and commitment to, Jews for Judaism and the Jewish community.

The Young Professional Award was given to Seth Staszower, president of PrintRunner, Inc., and one of the founding members of Jews for Judaism's new Young Professional Division.

The second annual Be-True Student Award was presented to Shayna Sorrentino. The Be-True Student Leadership program empowers youth to make critical choices and Shayna has been instrumental in its development and is also the Be-True Rep at Marymount College.

More than 120 people attended the Benefit at "A Cow Jumped Over the Moon" in Beverly Hills on December 16th. The diverse crowd representing all denominations of the Jewish community included adults, young professionals, and Be-True student leaders.

The evening also featured a Chinese Auction which gave people an opportunity to win valuable prizes and support Jews for Judaism's programs. Due to popular demand, the deadline for the auction, online at www.JewsforJudaism.org, has been extended through midnight December 31, 2009.

Rabbi Lau Celebrates Ten Years of Chabad in Romania

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

On the seventh night of Chanukah, the Chabad Center in Romania celebrated ten years of activities. In honor of this event, held in Bucharest, former Israeli Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau flew in especially from Israel.

Rabbi Lau, who currently serves as the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, toured the center’s kindergartens and the Ohr Avner school, where he met the schoolchildren.

Afterwards, a festive meal was held at the Yeshua Tova Chabad shul, attended by Rabbi Lau and various entrepreneurs. Special tribute was paid to shluchim Rabbi Naftali and Rishe Deitsch for the revolution that the community has undergone since their arrival in the country ten years ago, with the assistance of Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch and the Rohr family.

The main event was held, however, in the evening at the Aristocrat Hall. Despite stormy weather conditions, hundreds of local Jews took part. Rabbi Lau gave the keynote speech, in which he recalled various events from his childhood, including lighting Chanukah candles in the concentration camps, and spoke about the importance of maintaining Jewish traditions. Rabbi Lau also emphasized the role of Chabad in reinforcing Jewish practice in our generation.

Among those present at the celebration were the U.S. ambassador to Romania, Mark Gittenstein and his family, Israeli Ambassador Oren David, and the president of the Romanian Jewish community, Ural Weiner.

Music was provided by renowned violinist Mirel Resnick and the Metoffefim choir from Israel.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

CROWN HEIGHTS: BASEMENT AVAILABLE FOR GIRLS OR BOCHURIM IN GREAT LOCATION - PRESIDENT & ALBANY

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

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MAZEL TOV HUBERS - IT'S A FIRST!

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yosef & Bracha (nee Ringler) Huber - Pittsburgh, PA - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

Drama and Art Students Learn About the Art of Chassidus

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

Tonight, students from the Schenker Art School and the Beit Tzvi School of Theater, Cinema, and Performing Arts attended a special program on “The Art of Self-Actualization,” given by Rabbi Yair Calev.

For most of the students, it was the first time that they had ever heard of the tools that Chassidus gives us for acquiring self-actualization. They also learned some meaningful Chabad melodies. At the beginning of the event, the audience was very reserved, but as each melody was played their reservations began to fall away and by the end of the evening, the students were so inspired that they found it hard to leave …
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

Avi Shlomo (Pittsburgh, PA) to Chanee Vigler (Johannesburg, South Africa)
LECHAIM IYH MOTZOEI SHABBOS @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

Rabbi Edelman celebrates 85th birthday

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009

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Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) Students, faculty and administration celebrated a very special birthday for their dear, respected dean, Rabbi Dovid Edelman, Head shliach of the Rebbe in Western MA. On Hey Teves, Rabbi Edelman celebrated his 85th birthday. In preparation of this special occasion, the students and staff at LYA prepared a mitzvah album which was presented to Rabbi Edelman. All the students and staff gathered together in the school’s cafeteria and wished Rabbi Edelman blessings for the upcoming year. They presented the album to him, sang a song in his honor and enjoyed a special treat of cupcakes in celebration of his birthday.

In the album, staff and students recorded resolutions of mitzvot that they were going to perform as a birthday present to Rabbi Edelman. Many students expressed their appreciation to their dean, Rabbi Edelman and noted how much they enjoy the stories, the words of Torah and inspiration that Rabbi Edelman shares with them.

May Rabbi Dovid Edelman be blessed with many more years of good health, happiness, nachas from his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and from all his students. May he be blessed to continue to lead the school and the Chabad institutions in Western MA for many, many more years.

Mazel Tov.

Got Sholom Zochors?

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

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.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

Levi Maimoun (Paris, France) to Bracha Gabay (Paris, France)

MAZEL TOV MANGELS

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Dinie Mangel – Cherry Hill, NJ - 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 GOLDBERGS

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Rochel Goldberg – Coram, NY - 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 KORNFELDS

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Eli & Rachel Kornfeld – Clinton, NJ - 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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Rabbi Meir Chai, Father of Seven, is Dead in Samaria Shooting

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Rabbi Meir Avshalom Chai, 40, of Shavei Shomron, was mortally wounded in the head Thursday afternoon when terrorists fired at the car he was traveling in, between the Jewish communities of Shavei Shomron and Einav in Samaria, west of Shechem, according to preliminary reports.

A spokesperson for Shavei Shomron said that Rabbi Meir Chai worked as an educator at the local school and kindergarten, and that the children were very attached to him. He lived in the community for 14 years and was considered a wise Torah scholar, modest and well-loved. A large force of Israeli soldiers and police has started searching for the terrorists, who escaped the scene.

Magen David Adom emergency services declared the victim of the shooting dead late Thursday afternoon.

Rabbi Chai was a father of seven children. He was driving on route 57 when terrorists opened fire on him. His car overturned and he was mortally wounded. His wife and a young son were found in good physical condition by Israeli troops, a short time after the shooting, near Einav. Until they were found, security forces were concerned that the terrorists had tried to abduct the two.continue...

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

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
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

Chanukah 5770 Across Russia: A Snapshot

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

MOSCOW, Russia – From December 11 through 19, Jews around the world marked Chanukah, celebrating the miraculous Jewish victory more than two thousand years ago. Across Russia, the Festival of Lights was celebrated privately and publicly in synagogues, community centers, educational institutions, concert halls and city squares, with Chanukah Menorahs symbolizing the victory of light over darkness.

On Moscow’s Manezh Square, the celebrations began on December 13 when Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar and Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov lit the Chanukah Menorah at a gathering attended by thousands. As in the capital city, hundreds of smaller celebrations also took place across Russia.

In Russia’s northern capital, Chief Rabbi of S. Petersburg Menachem Mendel Pewzner lit a seven-meter-high Chanukah Menorah, followed by a communal feast featuring lively traditional Jewish music, dances and a laser show in place of the usual fireworks display, a decision that was made after fireworks triggered a blaze in a Perm nightclub that killed over 100 people earlier in the month.

Near the beginning of the holiday, major celebrations that included public Chanukah Menorah lightings were also held in the cities of Yekaterinburg, Perm, Birobidjan, Barnaul and many other cities. Members of the Jewish community of Perm gathered on the city's central square, where they looked on as the Chanukah Menorah was lit. The ceremony also featured the reading of a memorial prayer to pay tribute to those killed in the nightclub fire and to pray for those who continue to fight for their lives.

The ceremony in Barnaul was attended by Chief Rabbi of the Altai Region Yisroel Noach Kamenetsky and members of the local Jewish community. Young and old attended the lighting of a large Chanukah Menorah on the main square of Barnaul, the third consecutive year that this event has been organized in this part of western Siberia.

In addition to its regular Chanukah celebration, residents of Birobidjan also received good wishes from Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Autonomous Region Mordechai Scheiner and Birobidjan Mayor Alexander Vinnikov.

In Petrozavodsk, Nizhny Novgorod, and Izhevsk, Chanukah celebrations involved groups of artists and entertainers. The celebration in Nizhny Novgorod, held at the Comedia Theater, featured the presentation of the “Man of the Year” awards for achievements made at the local level. Ten separate residents of Nizhny Novgorod received this award for their significant contribution to the development of the spiritual and communal life of their fellow citizens.

In the capital of Udmurtia, Izhevsk, a Chanukah Menorah two meters in height was erected in front of the House of Peoples' Friendship, lighting up the sky with specially crafted electric lights that lit up the entire sky. Students of the Sunday school and members of the youth club run by the Jewish Community Center put on a concert for the holiday, featuring a theatrical performance on the theme of Chanukah.

Throughout Russia, Chanukah was celebrated this year in more than 200 communities in 180 cities extending across the country. Together with the hundreds of Jewish communities located across the Former Soviet Union, the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS and Baltic Countries would like to thank all of the sponsors who made these celebrations possible for their dedicated support and for bringing light into the lives of hundreds of thousands of Jews.

JEMobile being Euthanized, Please Help!

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

For the past few years, JEM has employed a donated 1997 Mercury Villager to assist us with pickups and deliveries.

Alas, after many thousands of miles of schlepping videos of the Rebbe, it is beginning to show its age and must be put out to pasture. However, the videos must still be delivered – and for this, we turn to you.

If you have a minivan or suv in decent condition which is suitable to this noble task, and are looking for a tax deduction, please call: 323-440-1272 or email: cbrod@jemedia.org.

To show our gratitude, a complimentary subscription to Living Torah and/or JEMclub is available for the donor.

Can you use $10,000?

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

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The Friendship Circle of Arizona is giving away $10,000. The proceed of this raffle will help support our Friends@Home & Sunday Circle programs.

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

Zevi Greenwald (Crown Heights) to Cheved Lew (London, UK)
LECHAIM IYH SUNDAY NIGHT @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1662

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

Look with favor, L-rd our G-d, on Your people Israel and pay heed to their prayer; restore the service to Your Sanctuary and accept with love and favor Israel's fire-offerings and prayer; and may the service of Your people Israel always find favor. May our eyes behold Your return to Zion in mercy. Blessed are You, L-rd, who restores His Divine Presence to Zion. (From the Amidah prayer said three times daily)
(L'Chaim)

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

Shalom Pinson (Nice, France) to Mushka Gurewitz (Lyon-Villeurbanne, France)

Chabad Shliach Meets President of Uruguay

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

This week, the president of Uruguay hosted the shluchim of his country, Rabbi and Mrs. Eliezer Shemtov, in his office.

Rabbi Shemtov presented the president with a menorah and explained that one of the lessons of the menorah is that we do not to rely on our own achievements. Instead we should infuse our surroundings with as much light as possible.

The president thanked Rabbi Shemtov for his gift and said that he had reached a critical stage in his life because he will be retiring from his long political career in the next few months.

During the meeting, the two discussed the separation of religion and state and how to allow the Jews to maintain their lifestyle.
(SOURCe: COL.ORG.IL)

Mother's Helper Needed!

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

Shlucha in Manhattan looking for a mother's helper.

Tues-Thurs, 5PM-8PM.

Looking for a mature, responsible, and caring girl.

Please contact sarah@nyujews.com if you are interested.

WE'RE STILL LOOKING...!

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

Teaching/Shlichus job for 1 - 2 girls in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

We are looking to hire 1 or 2 girls for teaching and Shlichus from end of December till Pesach (or longer) Pre-school, Hebrew School, Bas Mitzvah Club.

Nice accomodations, good pay.

If you're interested, please Call: 505-884-7675 or 505-480-1850 or email: mommyschmukler@gmail.com

Thanks!

MAZEL TOV SHAPIROS

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Peretz & Michal Shapiro - Dallas TX - 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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Chabad of Markham “sets the bar” to new heights

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

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On the sixth night of Chanukah, Chabad Connections – the Young Adults division of Chabad of Markham, headed by Rabbi Meir & Esther Gitlin together with Adam and Shira Klasner set a new – all time high standard for Young Adult programs.

A Chanukah Dinner and Show - attended by over one hundred young adults from around the GTA participated and enjoyed an elaborate Chinese buffet dinner and a Vegas calibre Show, featuring Haim Goldenberg who is described as one of the top ten Mentalist in the world. “The evening was perfect”, says Daniel Israelsohn who explains “The room had ambiance and looked really elegant, the food was absolutely delicious, Rabbi Gitlin spoke inspiringly, and the show was mesmerizing and hilarious”.

“I am very proud of what we accomplished”, says Rabbi Gitlin – “to get over a hundred young adults to come to a program and for them to walk away happy, (hopefully) inspired and looking forward to the next event takes a lot of planning, hard work, and participation. A special thank you to Adam & Shira Klasner, Shiffy Gerber and Rabbi and Mrs. Plotkin for their hard work, help and support.

The Rebbe taught us it is okay to feel proud of one’s accomplishments – but not satisfied. With the success of this evening, we are encouraged and committed to continue to offer and develop bigger and better programs – not just in attractions, but in “toychen and tachlis”.

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

Dovid Eleff (Cleveland, OH) to Rochel Boyarsky (Montreal, Canada)
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Tragedy in Kfar Chabad, Boruch Dayan Haemes - 6 year old Peretz Hakohen Peretz Rivkin A"H

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

With profound sadness and deep pain we inform you of the very untimely passing of Peretz Rivkin, 6 year old son of Shimon and Sternie Rivkin (Rivkin Yerakot) of Kfar Chabad Israel.

3 weeks ago Peretz contacted with a virus that spread to his brain.

His levaya was held today at 6:00 in Kfar Chabad.

His family is sitting shiva in their home in Kfar Chabad.
Phone: 03-9606195

AD MOSAI! AD MOSAI! AD MOSAI!

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

Crowds Flock to Hear About Hey Teves in Netanya

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

At the Be’er Chaya Chabad shul in northern Netanya, a special farbrengen was held this week in honor of Hey Teves.

The guest of honor and main speaker was Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Lipkin, a shliach in Kfar Saba, who told fascinating stories about the day. A farbrengen was also held with shluchim Rabbi Zvi Wilhelm, Rabbi of the local shul, and Rabbi Nesanel Dreyfus, Rabbi of the Chabad shul in the city center.

Rabbi Nochum Goldschmidt of the Chabad House in northern Netanya organized the farbrengen with the help of Rabbi Noach Solish, director of Chabad activities in Netanya.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Squadron Commander Writes a Letter in the Masada Sefer Torah

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

Following recent publicity about writing a sefer Torah on Masada, the commander of an air force squadron approached local shliach Rabbi Shimon Elharar for help in organizing a minyan at the ancient shul on the mountain.

This morning, Rabbi Elharar and the pilots of the air force squadron gathered for a minyan for Shacharis. Afterwards, the pilots heard about the historical sefer Torah being written on Masada. The squadron commander and his deputy were invited to write letters in the scroll in the chamber of the aron kodesh, after which the squadron were invited to watch the scribe Rabbi Shai Abramovitz at work.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

MAZEL TOV TAUBERS

Thursday, Dec 24, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Menachem & Nechama Tauber - 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.

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THIS WEEK'S SHOLOM ZOCHORS

Friday, Dec 25, 2009

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Hershke & Chaya Rochel Skoblo
@ 362 CROWN ST.

Shmaya & Rochi Galperin
@ 388 Kingston Ave Mayanot Shul

Meir & Chanie Perelstein
@ RCA - MORRISTOWN, NJ

Betzalel & Chaya Bassman
@ 321 Grandview Avenue - Monsey

Menachem & Nechama Tauber
@1015 NE 171st Terrace

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Friday, Dec 25, 2009

Mendel Kessler (Montreal, Canada) to Fraydee Posner (Rancho Mirage, CA)
LECHAIM IYH MOTZOEI SHABBOS @ FREE

MAZEL TOV SKOBLOS

Friday, Dec 25, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Hershke & Chaya Rochel Skoblo - on the birth of a son.

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Friday, Dec 25, 2009

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MAZEL TOV FRIEDMANS - IT'S A FIRST!

Friday, Dec 25, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yossi & Chana Raizel (nee Leuchter) Friedman - Sydney, Australia - 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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Friday, Dec 25, 2009

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Friday, Dec 25, 2009

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Avi Shlomo (Pittsburgh, PA) to Chanee Vigler (Johannesburg, South Africa)
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Dovid Eleff (Cleveland, OH) to Rochel Boyarsky (Montreal, Canada)
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Dead: Murderers of Rabbi Chai Killed By IDF, Security Forces

Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

(Israelnationalnews.com) General Security Services in partnership with soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) killed the murderers of Rabbi Meir Avshalom Chai. All three were convicted terrorists who had been committed to and later released from Israeli prisons.

Chai, 45, was murdered by Arabs in a drive by shooting while chauffeuring his wife and one of their children in their family car, between Shavei Shomron and Einav.

The Israeli military operation took place on the evening of December 25, the Jewish Sabbath. PA head Mahmoud Abbas was not forewarned of the mission.

The homes of three men known to have taken part in the murder were surrounded by special forces units, who tried to arrest them. According to an army spokesperson, the men "refused to cooperate", rejecting calls to surrender. Troops subequently opened fire on the buildings.

Nader Raed Sukarji, a 40 year-old inhabitant of Shechem, was arrested in 2002 and suspected of being a top Al Aksa terror group brigade operative and participant in many terror attacks. He also prepared bombs and helped establish explosives factories in Nablus (Shechem). He was released from prison in January 2009.continue...

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Yechiel Yehuda Leib ben Shprintza
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
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

Jewish Chairman Visits Inmates in Mordovia

Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

SARANSK, Russia – Mr. Alexander Drobin, the chairman of the Jewish community of Saransk in the Republic of Mordovia, visited a prison in the village of Yavas 200 km from Saransk. Mr. Drobin made the journey accompanied by a lawyer at the request of one of the prisoners incarcerated there.

The Yavas prison holds foreign nationals who are serving sentences in Russia. The prison administration allowed Mr. Drobin and the lawyer to meet with the two Israeli citizens as well as one U.S. citizen who is Jewish.

Mr. Drobin, who represents the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia in the region, gave the Jewish prisoners a holiday package on behalf of the FJC Russia, including Chanukah candles and other gifts. It is thanks to the good relationship that Mr. Drobin has with the local authorities in Yavas that he was able to arrange this visit with the prisoners.

The Mordovian government’s department that works with public organizations, headed by Anatoly Chushkin, is currently organizing a roundtable for representatives of all religions that are officially registered in Mordovia. As a representative of the Jewish community, Mr. Drobin has been invited to this upcoming event, along with representatives of Islam and Orthodox Christianity.

JEMobile being Euthanized, Please Help!

Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

For the past few years, JEM has employed a donated 1997 Mercury Villager to assist us with pickups and deliveries.

Alas, after many thousands of miles of schlepping videos of the Rebbe, it is beginning to show its age and must be put out to pasture. However, the videos must still be delivered – and for this, we turn to you.

If you have a minivan or suv in decent condition which is suitable to this noble task, and are looking for a tax deduction, please call: 323-440-1272 or email: cbrod@jemedia.org.

To show our gratitude, a complimentary subscription to Living Torah and/or JEMclub is available for the donor.

Can you use $10,000?

Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

www.fcaz.org/raffle
You can win $10,000!

The Friendship Circle of Arizona is giving away $10,000. The proceed of this raffle will help support our Friends@Home & Sunday Circle programs.

Buy your tickets today! Tickets start at $36....

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You can get more information on the raffle and on the amazing work that your donation will go to support by visiting www.fcaz.org/raffle!

MAZEL TOV CEITLINS - IT'S A FIRST!

Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

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

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

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1663

Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

Moshiach signifies the separation of the good from the evil. This is why he will come "only in a generation which is altogether meritorious or altogether sinful"; i.e., at a time in which there will be no mixture of good and evil. So long as Moshiach has not come, there is a mixture of good and evil in all the worlds: there is no good without evil and no evil without good. (Short Maamarim of the Alter Rebbe, p. 403)
(L'Chaim)

Chabad Bochurim Help in Search For Missing Boy

Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

Several hours before Shabbos came in, the residents of Tzefat heard that Moshe Meitas, aged 4, a local boy, had gone missing. He was last seen at his home on Rechov Ha’ari. The fact that little Moshe is autistic and unable to connect with his surroundings only added to the worry over his sudden disappearance.

With the authorization and on the instruction of local Rabbis, cars drove around Tzefat with loudspeakers calling on the community to help with searches.

The drama went on over several hours. Many warm-hearted local residents left their Shabbos tables and families to search for the missing boy.

The Kikar Shabbat website reports that the search united all strands of the Tzefat community, with Sanzer Chassidim (to whom the Meitas family belongs), Chabad, Breslovers, and more joining together to find the little boy. Hundreds of bochurim from the Chabad yeshiva in Tzefat also played an active part in the search.

After several nail-biting hours, the boy was found in the local cemetery among the headstones of the victims of the Maalot massacre. He was fast asleep, and despite the cold he was in a good physical state and did not need any medical attention.

From initial investigations, it emerged that little Moshe crossed the wadi between his home and the cemetery, which is about 3 km away, by himself but was unable to find his way back.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Shliach in the Diamond Exchange Publishes a New Book

Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

The director of the Chabad House in Israel’s Diamond Exchange, Rabbi Chaggai Halevi, has published a beautiful new book called, “The Jewel in the Crown,” on the history and development of Israel’s diamond industry.

One of its main chapters is on the role of diamond merchants in community life. It describes the contribution of the diamond industry to society over the past seventy years and features the Chabad House at the Diamond Exchange and its important work.

The president of the Diamond Exchange has presented copies of the book to the mayors of several nearby cities.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

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Rebbe of Varetzky Attends Tanya Printing in Rechovot

Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

At the Chabad House of Kiryat Moshe, western Rechovot, a Tanya printing took place Thursday evening. Present were many local residents, Rabbis, and public figures, including the Rebbe of Varetzky.

The guests were invited to press the button of the printing press belonging to printer Ezer Ben Ephraim, and they watched the pages of Tanya emerging from it.

Afterwards, everyone learned Chapter 32 of Tanya with Rabbi Ariel Neviai, who gives a regular Tanya shiur at the Chabad House. Shliach Rabbi Shimon Sher spoke about how one of those involved in this printing was Rabbi Gal Tzayidi, who has received letters from the Rebbe about how he should be involved in printing a Tanya in his community.

Rabbi Shachar Sher of Kfar Chabad emceed the evening. Music was provided by keyboard player Tomim Menachem Teoster.

During the farbrengen, which went on until 1:30 a.m., the Rebbe of Varetzky spoke about his connection with Chabad and revealed that he is a direct descendant of the Alter Rebbe.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Chabad Centers Devise Strategies To Outwit the Recession

Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

(lubavitch.com) When Rabbi Elazar and Shira Green were casting about for fundraising ideas to maintain their work with Jewish students at Franklin and Marshall College, they looked to their own backyard. For several summers, they’ve opened a four-bedroom guest home on their property to travelers looking for a kosher, reasonably priced play to stay during their visit to the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, home to amusement parks and other tourist traps.

“Visitors see the work we do with Jewish students and want to help out,” said Rabbi Green, co-director of the Chabad Jewish Enrichment Center of Lancaster and York. “So, now we’ve opened the guest house year round. A bit of creative fundraising.”

When Wall Street cheers as the Dow Jones scrapes its way up from 12-year lows, it sounds faint and hollow to Chabad centers on Main Streets around the world. With creativity and faith, Chabad representatives have dreamt up ways to maintain status quo and even expand during the recession.

In the last week of December, Chabad of San Antonio did what very few non-profits are doing these days. They demolished their building to begin new construction, a project that was in jeopardy. CONTINUE...

MAZEL TOV BROWNS

Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Ari & Sara Brown - 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!

Lakewood Ranch Jewish center planning to grow

Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

Florida - The Chabad of Bradenton's home in a former bank building changes daily, but not in the way that Rabbi Mendy Bukiet intended.

The Jewish center's staff is forced to constantly re-arrange tables, chairs and materials to accommodate the Chabad's several outreach programs.

Bukiet, the Chabad rabbi for five years, hopes to find a permanent, larger home for those services to continue and expand in a new Jewish community center in Lakewood Ranch.

The rabbi plans to purchase land for the center in the East Manatee community within the next year, but first needs to raise the money. Bukiet did not want to specify a monetary goal for the center.

"We're still in the middle of putting our dreams to paper," he said. "But from that point on, we just want to keep growing as fast as we can."continue...

SHABBOS PARSHAS VAYIGASH IN CROWN HEIGHTS

Saturday, Dec 26, 2009

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

Sholom Ber Horowitz Davened Shachris @ the Umud downstairs. There were 3 Chasanim. Sholomke Shapiro spoke before Mussaf. Shimon Herz Davened Mussaf @ the Umud.

In the Rebbe's room, Eli Blachman Davened Shachris @ the Umud. There were 3 chasanim. Berel Levertov 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 100 people. There was also 1 Choson.

Lieberman: Return to '67 Borders Won't End Conflict

Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday evening, "We need to ask ourselves what are the chances of reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians. We have done everything. The problem is not Israel's but the willingness of the Palestinians." Speaking at the opening of a conference of Israeli heads of diplomatic missions, Lieberman stressed, "Even if we return to the borders of '67, it will not be the end of the conflict. Even if we divide Jerusalem, nothing will change. We'll be in the same situation."

Lieberman also ruled out Turkish mediation between Israel and Syria as long as he is foreign minister, saying smiles can't erase the severity of anti-Israel remarks by the leadership in Ankara.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Yechiel Yehuda Leib ben Shprintza
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
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

MAZEL TOV MOGILEVSKYS - IT'S A FIRST!

Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yisroel & Chanie (nee Silman) Mogilevsky - Crown Heights - - on the birth of their firstborn son.

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

An Ancient Quarry at the New School

Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

At the beginning of last week, Chabad’s Beis Chana girls’ school in Jerusalem moved into a beautiful new campus after decades of overcrowding in an inadequate facility and having been split into two branches. Both branches of Beis Chana have been reunited in the new building, which is the pride of the municipality and is one of the most modern, up-to-date educational facilities in the country.

Two years ago, while work was being done on the new building, the Antiquities Authority discovered an ancient quarry that occupied an area of around five dunams. One of the distinguishing features of the quarry was the size of the huge rocks that had been removed from it. They were about five or six meters in length or even as long as eight meters, which is similar in size to the stones that are found at the bottom of Har Habayis and its walls.

For the first time, an ancient quarrying rod was discovered at the site, alongside ancient coins and shards of pottery dating back to the period of the Second Temple.

The area has been preserved, adjacent to the school.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1664

Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

Speedily cause the scion of David Your servant to flourish, and increase his power by Your salvation, for we hope for Your salvation every day. Blessed are You L-rd, who causes the power of salvation to flourish.
(From the Shemona Esrei prayer said 3 times daily)
(L'Chaim)

German Boys Celebrate Their Bar Mitzvah in Kfar Chabad

Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

The organization Eshnav Chabad, run by the Chabad Youth Organization, held a special evening for German-speaking bar mitzvah boys in Kfar Chabad. The evening, which was organized by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Cohen, began with a tour of the Beis Menachem shul in Kfar Chabad.

Rabbi Chaim Moshe Alperowitz gave an explanation of the use and function of a shul, which was translated into German. Afterwards, the boys visited the headquarters of Agudas Chassidei Chabad in the 770 building and listened to a guided tour with Rabbi Menachem Lattar. They also watched a video about the Rebbe and asked a lot of questions about Yiddishkeit.

This visit was the first of several, and it is hoped that young people from Germany will continue to visit Kfar Chabad on a regular basis.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Family donates Torah to Chabad

Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

GREENWICH, Conn. --When Greenwich resident Leon Gandelman grew up in Lvov in the Soviet Union in the 1940s and '50s, he was not allowed to practice his religion in public.

His parents gave him as traditional a Jewish upbringing as they could, but it was not until after 1991 that he could openly worship, said his daughter Anya Gandelman.

So when he recently donated a historic torah scroll, the holiest book in Judaism, to the Chabad of Greenwich during a ceremony, it had a special significance to him, she said.

"It's really heartwarming for my father," she said.

More than 30 family and friends gathered as Gandelman, along with Rabbi Yossi Deren, dedicated the scroll to his parents.

"This is a very special and important occasion," Deren said.CONTINUE...

MAZEL TOV KAHANOVS

Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Meir & Perel Kahanov - Crown Heights - on the birth of a son.

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Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

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Russian Youths Go On Rampage @ Chabad Yeshiva in Haifa

Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

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Motozei Shabbos will never be forgotten by the students at the Chabad yeshiva on Arlosorov Street in Haifa.

On Motzoei Shabbos, two Russian youths had been drinking heavily at the Gan Binyamin Park when, shortly after 1 a.m., they decided to turn their attention to the yeshiva nearby. They thought they had heard someone shouting at them from there to be quiet.

“The yeshiva building has three floors,” a yeshiva student who witnessed the events as they unfolded later reported. “On the first floor is the zal. The second floor is the dorm, and the third floor contains offices and the student shluchim. In the zal at that time, there were just two bochurim. One was cleaning up and the other was taking the seforim off the tables and returning them to the bookcases.”

The drunken youths made their way to the yeshiva and started throwing rocks at the zal. “They saw the bochurim and decided that it must have been them that told them to be quiet,” the eyewitness continued. Three large, expensive windows were smashed in the hail of rocks.

One of the bochurim immediately hurried to call the police, while the hooligans made their way to the dormitory.

“The entire dorm was full of glass fragments. It looked like a real pogrom, just like in the stories you hear. We went to wake up any of the bochurim that were still sleeping and warned them so that they could get out of the way,” continued the eyewitness, who prefers to remain anonymous.

For the next fifteen minutes, there were shouts and curses in Russian. Chairs and stones were thrown, and additional windows were broken, along with cupboards and dry walls. Then the youths decided to go further inside the yeshiva.

Miraculously, the inner door to the upper floors of the yeshiva was tightly locked, and despite their efforts they could not break it down. “There was a lot of destruction in the zal and the dorm, but it was a miracle that they couldn’t get right inside the yeshiva,” continued the eyewitness.

Afterwards, some bloodstains were found next to the entrance to the yeshiva, showing that at least one of the vandals was injured during the attack.

Most of the yeshiva students were so traumatized that they stayed awake until the morning Chassidus seder. The eyewitness explained, “Almost everyone stayed awake. We tried to go to sleep, but we were too scared. It’s such a nightmare to be woken up in the night like that, and being told to get out of your room because stones are being thrown at you.”

Fifteen minutes after the drunkards had gone, the police finally arrived and took statements. To add insult to injury, when the police were asked why they took so long to arrive, they replied, “You should be grateful that we at least turned up!”

It was only a miracle that yesterday’s damage was caused to property and not to any people.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Lubavitcher Rabbi welcomes new US Ambassador to Australia

Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

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In one of his first moves since his appointment last month as President of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV), Lubavitcher Rabbi Yaakov Glasman of Melbourne met with the new U.S. Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Mr Jeffrey Bleich, at an official welcome reception hosted by the U.S. Consul General.

Following a formal address by Ambassador Bleich, Rabbi Glasman extended him a warm welcome, adding that he hopes Melbourne’s Jewish community becomes a home away from home for the Jewish Ambassador and his family, who arrived in Australia two weeks ago.

Noting the Ambassador’s background in working on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League in its campaign for human rights and against anti-Semitism, Rabbi Glasman informed him of the important work the RCV is doing on behalf of both the Jewish and wider communities. The Ambassador responded by expressing his desire to address Melbourne’s Jewish community once fully settled into his new role.

Given the presence of numerous political leaders at the reception, Rabbi Glasman also took the opportunity to discuss matters of relevance to the Jewish community with Michael Danby MP, Federal Member for Melbourne Ports, and the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, Senator for Victoria, two political stalwarts known for their support of the Jewish community and Israel. Rabbi Glasman thanked them for their ongoing support and expressed his desire for closer collaboration between the RCV and both state and federal parliamentarians.

Luxury office suite for rent on Eastern Parkway, only $425 per month!!!

Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

New luxury office suite just became available on Eastern Parkway between Nostrand and NY ave.

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The people who made news in the Merrimack Valley in 2009

Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

Asher Bronstein

Why he's newsworthy: The Andover rabbi at Chabad Lubavitch of Merrimack Valley threatened to sue the town of North Andover in November after selectmen initially denied his request to put up a menorah on the town common for all eight days of Hanukkah. The lawsuit threat led to the temporary removal of the Merry Christmas sign on the downtown fire station.

Update: Selectmen amended the town common usage policy to allow holiday displays for more than one day between Thanksgiving through Jan. 7. Bronstein was joined by town officials on the common on Dec. 17 for the menorah lighting.
(SOURCE: EAGLE TRUBUNE)

Good Deeds Pledged for Rabbi’s Birthday

Sunday, Dec 27, 2009

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In honor of Rabbi Berel Levertov’s 40th birthday, some 100 Jewish residents in S. Fe, N.M. – where the rabbi serves as director of the local Chabad-Lubavitch center – pledged to perform acts of goodness and kindness. The combined gift, said the rabbi, “was perfect.”

MAZEL TOV GOLDBERGS - IT'S A FIRST!

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shmuli & Dina (nee Bryski) Goldberg - Crown Heights - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

Today: Rally for Rubashkin

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NY Times picking on the “Ari Halberstam Memorial Ramp” signs leading up to the Brooklyn Bridge

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

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How to Find the Bridge? First, Pay Your Respects
By SAM ROBERTS - NY TIMES

The metal signs are impossible to miss. They are oversize, in a bold blue usually found on signs directing drivers to the nearest hospital. And there are lots of them — 13 in all, according to the city’s count — along a quarter-mile stretch of roadway and its approaches.

In fact, probably no thoroughfare in New York City is better identified than the ramp connecting the southbound Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive to the Brooklyn Bridge. The signs all say the same thing: “Ari Halberstam Memorial Ramp.”

Many drivers no doubt have no idea who that is. And that’s precisely why the signs are there.

On March 1, 1994, Ari Halberstam was shot on the ramp as he and other yeshiva students were returning to Brooklyn in a van from a vigil for the ailing Lubavitcher rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Ari died five days later. He was 16.

The shooting was considered an act of terrorism. Prosecutors said the gunman, Rashid Baz, a Lebanese immigrant who is serving a 141-year prison sentence for the attack, was retaliating for the massacre several days earlier of Muslim worshippers in the West Bank by a Jewish settler from Brooklyn. continue...

BORUCH DAYAN HAEMES - MRS. CHEDVA FRAIDA TEICHMAN OBM

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

With profound sadness we inform you of the untimely passing of Mrs. Chedva Fraida Teichman, ob"m, of Tveria, after a devastating illness r"l.

Mrs. Teichman is survived by -yibodlu l'chaim tovim- her husband Rabbi Berel, children R' Yosef Yitzchok, R' Yisroel and R' Shmuel of Crown Heights, R' Mendel (Uzhgorod, Ukraine, R' Schneur (Tzfas) Mrs. Chani Klein (Kiryat Gat), Mrs. Tova Jacobowitz (Boro Park), Mrs. Rochel Niselevitz and Mrs. Devorah Laya Lipsker (Nachlas Har Chabad), Mrs. Miri Lider (NY) and siblings.

The levaya will leave from the Rambam's kever in Tveria at 1:00 p.m., continuing to the Chabad chelka in Tzfas.

Shiva will be observed at the Teichman home, 9 Alchadif Street, Tveria.
Phone: 011-972-4-679-1435

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

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

Mendy Hecht (Park Slope, NY) to Chaya Mushka (bas R' Daniel) Moscowitz (Northbrook, IL)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-MONDAY @ Cong. Bnai Jacob 401 9th Street - Brooklyn

MAZEL TOV KONIKOVS

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yosef & Chani Konikov - Orlando, 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 ZIRKINDS

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Levi & Layla Zirkind - Los Angeles, 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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Report: Hamas Expected to Reject Shalit Offer

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Sources close to the Hamas terror organization said Monday that it is almost certain that Khaled Mashaal, the head of Hamas's politburo, will not approve Israel's latest offer for the release of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit.

The Al-Arabiya television network reported that there is disagreement over 50 prisoners that Hamas wants Israel to include in an exchange for Shalit that already involves the release of hundreds of security prisoners.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Yechiel Yehuda Leib ben Shprintza
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
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

Buy a Megillah now and save!

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

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The Parkway Suites is now accepting reservations for winter / spring 2010

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

The Parkway Suites is now accepting reservations for winter / 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.

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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,

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

Chaim Wilhelm (Portland, OR) to Mushka Raskin (Burlington, VT)
LECHAIM IYH TUESDAY NIGHT @ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1665

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

Rabbi Saadia Gaon gives as the tenth reason for sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashana: To recall our faith in the future resurrection of the dead. As it is said: "All you inhabitants of the world, and you who dwell in the earth; when an ensign is lifted on the mountains you shall see, and when the shofar is sounded you shall hear." (Isaiah 18)
(L'CHAIM)

MAZEL TOV NEMENOVS

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendel & Aida Nemenov - Lyon, France - 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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Chabad School in Petach Tikvah Closes Due to Non-Payment of Rent

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

Students of the Ohr Chaya Chabad national religious girls’ school in Petach Tikvah were very surprised this morning to find the school gates were closed.

The reason was that the Petach Tikvah municipality had not renewed the rental contract with the owner of the school building at the beginning of the academic year in September. The owner felt he had had enough by this time, so he decided to take action.

Early this morning, the locks on the doors were changed, leaving the girls outside.

Four years ago, a similar situation occurred with the Tzemach Tzedek Talmud Torah in Petach Tikva. However, this time the scandal was even greater because the girls’ school is officially recognized by the city as a national religious school.

Principal Nechama Deitsch instructed the teachers to take the girls to the office of Mayor Yitzchak Ochayon, who refused to meet the students.

In the end, a compromise was reached whereby the mayor agreed to transfer the girls to another building that has already been allotted to Chabad until 24th Teves.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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LIQUIDATION!! EVERYTHING MUST GO!

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

Simone's Place is having a HUGE LIQUIDATION SALE!! EVERYTHING is on Sale!!

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NEW ENGAGEMENT

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

Eli Simon (Manchester, UK) to Mushka Samuels (Milwaukee, WI)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-MONDAY @ THE MUSEUM

Chabad of Thailand Helps Bring Electrocuted Youth Home

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

Yesterday, Ariel Suriano, 22, of Moshav Nordia near Netanya, was tragically killed during a party with friends at a tourist resort on the island of Koh Phangan.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry reports that Ariel was swimming in a pool when an electric cable fell into the water, killing him on the spot. The Israeli Embassy in Bangkok has been handling the incident and the Foreign Ministry has contacted Ariel’s family in Israel.

The Chabad House director in Bangkok, Rabbi Nechemia Wilhelm, added that the Israeli consulate approached him to help them prepare Ariel’s body for burial in Israel. Ariel will be brought back to Israel in the next few days.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

How Chabad Brought Doron Closer to Yiddishkeit

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

Several days ago, former basketball player Doron Sheffer took part in a tournament in the sports hall in Efrat in Gush Etzion.

During this event, which was organized by the Efrat Regional Council, Sheffer spoke about how Chabad helped him to return to Yiddishkeit. “Our goal in this life is not to be wherever it’s free and easy, but specifically where it’s hard,” he said. “From there, a person can receive much blessing and he can grow. I believe that the Holy One never gives us anything that we aren’t able to deal with.”

Afterwards, Doron went to the Cave of Machpela in Hebron. He stayed overnight in Hebron and visited the local Talmud Torah the following morning.
(SOURCe: COL.ORG.IL)

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ULY CHINESE AUCTION - DON'T MISS IT!

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MAZEL TOV GUREWITZS

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Zalmen & Edela Gurewitz - Lyon, France - 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 BARBERS

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yanky & Chanie Barber - 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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SCHOCHET GOES ON PR OFFENSIVE

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

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Since the Supreme Court in the UK made international headlines following its ruling on the “Who is a Jew” controversy, Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet has been hitting the airwaves, both local and international to decry what he calls “a scandal beyond imaginable proportion.” He went on live debate on Newsnight with David Lightman, the father of the girl denied entry into the Jews Free School because the Office of the Chief Rabbi did not accept the mother’s conversion. This was the second time both featured on Newsnight, the country’s foremost news programme. While Lightman decried the Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks for “waiting his community’s money on bringing the case to trial because of just two kids,” Schochet countered that “today it is two, tomorrow it is two hundred. This goes to the very core and essence of ‘Who is a Jew’ and you can’t put a price on that.”

In another debate with Danny Rich, head of the Liberal movement in the UK, Rabbi Schochet told BBC Radio, “Every country determines its own rules for citizenship based on the constitution of that country. Similarly, the religious code of a faith community is the sole authority to determine legitimate membership within the community. For Judaism, the constitution is the Torah which determines what constitutes a Jew or Jewish identity.”

But perhaps Schochet really took his gloves off when interviewed by Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan on WMET1160 in Maryland. Schochet told Kaplan that the Supreme Court without exception, were emphatic in denying that racism played any part in this case and that “the most important outcome is a point made, one way or another, by eight of the nine judges, that there may be something wrong with race relations legislation as it stands.”

Asked about the implications of the ruling Schochet explained: “Picture the scenario, you have ten young men sitting in a room ready to pray morning service. You will read from the Torah, you will call some of them up to the Torah, you will recite sacred passages, you will conduct all the ritual associated with a minyan. But one of them might in fact not be Jewish. Indeed all of them might in fact not be Jewish! How do we know? You can’t ask; you have no papers to determine status; it’s a scandal beyond all imaginable proportion.”

He explained that in order to get a change in law, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, which would make representation to government, would need the consensus of the wider Jewish community. However, as was reported in the past week’s Jewish Chronicle, the non-Orthodox movements will support a change in legislation “only if the schools promise not to revert to the status quo ante.” Schochet said: “We’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t. How dare they hold us hostage that it can be only on condition that we do not revert to the status quo ante? We cannot and we must not yield to this pressure under any circumstances.”

He then went one critical step further when he added: “If I can dare go public with this, I think we really missed an opportunity here. When the Appeal Court ruling came out several months ago the silence was deafening. This may not be about who is a Jew, but people don’t see it that way. This may not be about interdenominational infighting, but people don’t see it that way. This may be only about a point in law, but I’ve done enough broadcasts and I can tell you that people don’t see it that way, especially considering the way others have now sought to exploit the ruling. And so I went on Television and Radio at the time, and I’d like to think, articulated our point of view in a sound and reasonable manner. I was a lone voice in the wilderness. It was all about the typical Anglo-Jewish malice of ‘hush hush and don’t rock the boat.’ And now, only after the Supreme Court ruling, after the fact, was everyone encouraging that we make as much noise as possible. So now we struggle to change a law with a liberal gun pointed at our heads.”

Rabbi Kaplan asked Rabbi Schochet how he has adapted to the UK culture to which he replied: “It is precisely a situation like this that evokes such passion in me, because it highlights the difference in approach between how things would have been handles in the States and how they are handled so badly here. The day I get used to this place, is the day I have to leave.”

Errors From The Bench Cost Sholom Mordechai A Fair Trial

Monday, Dec 28, 2009

Rubashkin Attorneys Moving Forward With Appeal

Chanukah has come and gone. For some of us, the days flew by in a whirlwind of celebration and activity. But not for everyone. For Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, waiting patiently in an Iowa jail while a court of appeals weighs a judge’s decision not to grant him bail, time seemed to be crawling.

After prolonged negotiations with various prison officials, Aleph Institute, a Florida-based organization that offers services to Jewish prison inmates, won permission for Sholom Mordechai to light Chanukah licht. In view of the regulations forbidding fires of any sort, and the vehement opposition they encountered from officials, the granting of special permission was embraced by the Rubashkin family as a miracle in its own right. It buoyed their trust in Hashem for a full yeshuah.

Each night of Chanukah, a guard escorted Sholom Mordechai from his cell to a cinder-block room. There he lit his menorah and was given an hour’s respite to gather his thoughts and daven, while gazing into the tiny flames as they lit up the bleak surroundings.

In a lengthy interview with Yated, attorney Guy Cook, who appealed Judge Reade’s bail decision, says that justice moves slowly but he is very hopeful that the bail denial will be overturned in the coming days. He mentioned the strong arguments in the motion filed last week.

“We’re talking about someone for whom 43 people offered their homes as guarantees that he wouldn’t flee. That’s over 8 million dollars in equity. Rabbis came forward to offer their synagogues’ holy scrolls worth hundreds of thousands of dollars as collateral. Guarantees of this magnitude are simply unprecedented.

“People don’t put themselves on the line to such a remarkable extent unless the person they’re vouching for has earned that kind of trust,” Cook added. “Reason dictates that such a person would never betray his friends, and would never dishonor himself by fleeing.”

The attorney said that the court of appeals was asked to note that in just a couple of days after the jury’s verdict, well over a thousand letters to Judge Reade poured in, testifying to Sholom Rubashkin’s trustworthiness in keeping a promise.

The court was also asked to look at the ten months of bail compliance he had already demonstrated in the months leading up to the trial, as well as the extra guarantees his lawyers had offered. These included an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet and home detention, as well as 24-hour armed surveillance at the Rubashkins’ expense.

Defense Counsel Takes Yated Behind The Scenes

Guy Cook shared his perspective with Yated on some of the key issues in the case, particularly as they pertain to the appeal now being drafted by Sholom Mordechai’s new legal team. Cook is working with noted Washington attorney Nathan Lewin and other lawyers on the appeal, which can be filed only after a sentence is handed down. That could take another month.

Cook said he is troubled by what he calls the “duplicitous, dishonest” tactics used by the prosecution which he feels robbed Sholom Rubashkin of a fair trial. He cited the abuse of the grand jury system; the trick of massively inflating the indictment; intimidating and manipulating witnesses; and prejudicing the jury against the defendant by cloaking non-criminal offenses as serious felonies.

Equally destructive, he said, was the prosecution’s sneaking in three days of immigration-violations testimony, after Judge Reade had earlier ruled that immigration charges could not be mixed in with the bank fraud trial.

It’s an old trick and it worked like a dream, Cook said. Incriminate the defendant on an unrelated matter, and the job of convicting him on the charges he’s standing trial for becomes much easier.

Cook slammed the prosecution for the “shock and awe tactics” in creating a sweeping 163-count indictment that he said overwhelmed the jury.

“Where did this astounding number come from? If you look into the counts, you see that they consist of a very small number of charges that were duplicated and subdivided again and again. It’s as if I were arrested for J-walking, and was then charged separately for each and every step. That’s what the government did with the bank fraud charges. A single charge sliced up into 86 pieces.”

Jacking up the counts to a shocking number was “duplicitous,” he said, because it wrongly prejudiced the jury, making it easy for them to view Sholom Mordechai as a criminal. It also guaranteed that a guilty verdict would bring in a long prison sentence.

How Non-Crimes Became Federal Felonies

Cook said the problem facing the prosecution was that the evidence didn’t support the sinister image they wanted to project of Sholom Mordechai as an arrogant lawbreaker. It was necessary to stretch the truth, to dress up non-crimes as federal felonies in order to win a conviction.

And it was necessary to position Sholom Mordechai as the mastermind who orchestrated the practice of the so-called “fake invoices,” which then became the prosecution’s “smoking gun.”

Sholom Mordechai testified that while he knew about the inflated invoices, he did not generate them. They were part of a system put into place before his tenure as manager of the company began, and were perpetuated by Agri’s financial department under CFO Yom Tov Bensasson and CPA Mitch Meltzer. Both men advised him that the system was acceptable to the bank.

Earlier this year, Bensasson and Meltzer pleaded guilty to bank fraud. At the trial, they were the prosecution’s two lead witnesses against Sholom Mordechai, shifting the blame for the invoices onto their former boss and friend.

[Under cross-examination, Bensasson admitted to having agreed to testify against Sholom Mordechai in return for a “deal”—a reduced sentence. Like most of the other prosecution witnesses, Bensasson was not told what that sentence would be until after the trial. The tactic ensured that he would earn his “reward” by performing well on the witness stand.

Other witnesses admitted under cross-examination that they were coached and warned about how to answer questions, and to focus their testimony on Sholom Mordechai alone. Their plea deals were apparently “performance-based” –with the reduced penalty or punishment to be handed down only after the trial, according to how well the witness stuck to the “script.”]

Bank To Agri: Don’t Bother Me With The Details

What are the true facts regarding the “fake invoices”? What was their precise function and were they in fact illegal?

Shedding light on a misunderstood aspect of the case, Cook explained that these invoices from AgriProcessors inflated the company’s receivables. They provided documentation the lender bank required to justify to its investors the ongoing deal they had with the meat-packing plant. The deal provided Agri with loans from a $35 million credit line, in return for exorbitant interest rates that enriched the bank to the tune of millions of dollars.

So profitable was the arrangement for the bank that their officials chose not to look closely at Agri’s paperwork, or to conduct even the most basic GAAP audit (a widely accepted set of procedures for reporting financial information).

“The reviews they did conduct were so superficial, they were a joke,” said Cook. “Imagine bank auditors driving by Agri and calling out “Hey you guys, how’s business?” “Great!” someone answers. “That’s mighty fine, keep it up fellas!” the auditors yell back and drive on.

“Of course that’s a simplification. But it gives you a pretty accurate idea of how casually the bank ran things with Agri. The question is: what was behind this lackadaisical policy, this unspoken policy of “Keep the payments coming and don’t bother me with the details?”

Invoices Treated Like Paper Money

“The answer,” says Cook, “is they didn’t look too closely because they didn’t want to upset the apple cart. They were making a killing of this high-interest loan, the payments came in reliably and that’s all that mattered. So the invoices were like the paper money you use in Monopoly. You know it’s paper money and the other players do, too. There’s no deception involved.

Observers may wonder, does it really matter what the bank knew or could easily have known about the inflated invoices? Isn’t the very act of creating false invoices itself illegal? The answer, says attorney Cook, is no. It is only illegal if the one who wrote the invoice intended to mislead (defraud) the other party.

This issue—the question of “criminal intent”—cuts to the heart of the charges against Sholom Mordechai. The prosecution claimed the creation of padded invoices clearly proved his intent to defraud.

Yet two leading CPAs, one from Brooklyn and the other from Iowa, took the stand to testify that after studying all available data, they were convinced there was simply no way the bank could not have known about the inflated receivables. The inconsistencies were so glaring, any layman would have spotted them.. To claim the bank was deceived totally defies common sense, the accountants said.

Defense Counsel: Errors From The Bench Cost Sholom Mordechai A Fair Trial

But the CPAs’ testimony—so crucial to the defense—never reached the jurors. Judge Reade ruled that the testimony was inadmissible and sent the jury out of the room. Her reason? “It’s not the bank who is on trial.”

“The judge clearly erred in not allowing their testimony,” said Cook’s co-counsel Montgomery Brown. Reade compounded that error with other one-sided rulings, such as the barring of witnesses whose testimony disproved the allegations of money laundering.

Brown said a number of witnesses traveled to Sioux Falls to testify that they had received tens of thousands of dollars in charity from Sholom Rubashkin, to help them through a crisis or in times of need. Their testimony collapsed the prosecution’s allegations that the defendant had pocketed extra funds from the business for his own use, tried to “launder” it through the Jewish school, or use it to buy false papers for undocumented workers in his plant.

Yet these witnesses, too, were silenced. The prosecutor’s repeated shouts of “Objection, 403!” (legal abbreviation for “Objection to testimony that might sway the jury by arousing sympathy for the defendant!”) were sustained. The jury was instructed to leave the room while the witnesses testified to an empty courtroom.

Bogus Charges and Red Herring

The prosecution tried every possible avenue to criminalize Sholom Mordechai, alleging that he had misused Agri funds to buy jewelry and that “a cache of valuable coins” was purchased by him and sent to a strange address.

In addition, prosecutors charged that money that should have been paid directly to the bank was diverted to other sources and once again, “money-laundered.”

One by one these bogus charges were punctured. Guy Cook produced the cancelled checks that showed that Sholom Mordechai had docked certain amounts from his paychecks as repayment of money borrowed from Agri to buy engagement gifts for his son’s kallah.

The mysterious “valuable coins” turned out to be nothing more than a supply of silver dollars he had bought to be used in shul for pidyon habens and other occasions.

Montgomery Brown showed how the money-laundering charges were false, inasmuch as all payments reached the bank, although not always punctually on the due date. “At the very most, you might call the late payments a breach of contract,” said Brown. “To call it money laundering is misleading and untrue. It’s simply a red herring.” [i.e. it diverts attention from the main issue.]

Why then did the prosecution employ the term “money-laundering”? “For the same reason they used emotionally charged language like “cheating,” “stealing,” “lying” and “masterminding” to describe non-criminal behavior, Cook said. “Because even though it’s misleading and manipulative—and we feel we exposed that—it still impacts a jury.”

Being Forced To Box In A Telephone Booth

By barring the most important defense witnesses, Cook said that Judge Reade in effect prevented Sholom Mordechai from having his day in court. “It was like having to box in a telephone booth with your hands tied behind you. Even if you could free your arm, how could you defend yourself? How could you land a punch?”

Cook recalled the frustration of having a strong defense crippled by unreasonable and prejudicial rulings from the bench. He said that by allowing the prosecution to hammer away at immigration violations for three days, Judge Reade violated her own ruling and as much as guaranteed that a fair trial was impossible.

Reade ignored Cook’s objections, and his warning that he would call for a mistrial if the improper testimony continued. She allowed the proceedings to continue, as Cook called for a mistrial not once but three times during the next three days. Yet there was no way to prevent jurors from being inundated with prejudicial testimony of witnesses who had been coached to point to Sholom Rubashkin as the person responsible for every violation in question.

The judge’s suppression of testimony vital to the defense; allowing the prosecution’s litany of immigration testimony against Sholom Mordechai; and the pumping up of an indictment to an unjustified number of counts to prejudice the jury, are some of the key arguments in the appeal that is currently being drafted, Cook told Yated.

“We look forward to presenting these arguments to the court of appeals, he said. It will take time… but we hope justice will finally be served.”

“We Beg You Not To Destroy….”

He also described the cross-examination of an ICE official who acknowledged receiving a letter from Sholom Mordechai a number of days prior to the raid. The letter pleaded with the government not to raid the meat-packing plant, and asked for a federal overseer to help resolve the company’s immigration issues peacefully. The letter promised Agri’s full, wholehearted cooperation.

“We beg you not to destroy a company that gives jobs and sustenance to so many people, and that contributes so much to the production of kosher meat for hundreds of thousands of people across the United States,” the letter said.

“Did you receive this letter from Sholom Rubashkin in the week prior to the raid?” Cook asked the ICE official.

“I did,” he replied.

“What did you do about it?”

“We took no action on it.”

“In other words, you ignored it?

“Yes.”

“Why?

Those where his instructions, the official said.

ICE Trying To Boost Arrest Statistics?

Why did ICE prefer a raid over peaceful negotiation and resolution, asks Cook. He answers his own question: “They wanted big action with splashy theater.” But this only leads to a string of deeper “whys.”

Why throw millions of dollars into an operation that isn’t necessary just to make a splash? Why destroy a town, uproot families and tear apart so many lives? Why pick a kosher meat-packing plant in the middle of nowhere?

Some say that higher ups in ICE needed to justify a massive budget for an organization that was primarily designed to guard America’s borders from dangerous terrorists. Showing an impressive record of arrests and convictions creates the illusion that ICE is keeping Americans safe.

The problem is that criminality and terrorism do not provide enough daily business to maintain the readiness and muscle tone of this expensive force. For example, according to statistics published in the NY Times, in 2007, ICE criminal investigations resulted in 164 arrests and 91 convictions. Terrorism related arrests were not any more substantial.

The real numbers are in immigration: During the same year, ICE removed 276,912 illegal aliens. ICE is under enormous pressure to turn out statistical figures that might justify a fair utilization of its capabilities, resources, and ballooning budget.

Simply put, the criminalization of illegal workers may just a cheap way of boosting ICE arrest statistics, with no regard whatsoever to the vast human wreckage such tactics leave in their wake.

A Private Glimpse

Although both Guy Cook and Montgomery Brown chose their words very carefully in their interviews with Yated, one can sense the outrage they share with Sholom Mordechai and his family over a judicial process that demonized an innocent man. “We spent hundreds of hours with this person.” Brown says. “We got to know him well. We regard him very highly.”

The government’s excessively harsh, unreasonable treatment of Sholom Mordechai defies understanding, Guy Cook says.

“They bring him to bail hearings in an orange prison jumpsuit, handcuffed at the wrists and at the waist, with leg shackles. What are they afraid of? That he’ll take a flying leap over the balcony and make a run for it in his orange prison clothes and handcuffs? It’s ridiculous beyond words. I asked them to please remove the chains. They took off the handcuffs. But that was it.”

He marvels at the strong faith that is carrying Sholom Mordechai through a nightmare. He relates that during the trial, he, his co-counsel and the Rubashkins all stayed in the same hotel, where he glimpsed a more private side to his client.

“One morning I got up unusually early and took the elevator downstairs to the conference hall to get some work done,” Cook recalled. “Getting out of the elevator, I heard some humming or mumbling in one of the rooms adjoining the hall. I stuck my head around the corner to see what it was.

“It was Sholom, praying alone in a corner of the room. I just stood there watching him… This man’s faith is real. In spite of everything he’s gone through and is still going through, he’s holding on. His focus is not on this motion or that motion. His focus is his faith. He feels he’s following the path G-d has chosen for him. He’ll continue on that path no matter what.”

TUESDAY NIGHT LECHAIM

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

Chaim Wilhelm (Portland, OR) to Mushka Raskin (Burlington, VT)
@ LUBAVITCH YESHIVA

MAZEL TOV MINKOWITZS

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shloime & Chanale Minkowitz - Crown Heights - on the birth of a son.

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

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM FOR TINOK BEN CHANA FEIGA CHAYA

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

Hershel (ben R' Sholom) Spalter (Morristown, NJ) to Mushkie Dunin (Crown Heights)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-TUESDAY @ BAIS RIVKAH 310 CROWN ST.

MAZEL TOV STEINBERGS

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yehoshua & Rochel Steinberg - 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.

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MAZEL TOV BITTONS

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendy & Faigy Bitton - 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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MKs to Netanyahu: Use Freeze Period to Plan Building

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Twenty eight Mks on Tuesday, representing various parties on the right, signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanayahu asking him to use the period of the building freeze in Judea and Samaria in order to prepare building plans that could be executed immediately after the freeze expired. In the letter, the Mks remind Netanyahu of his declaration that building would begin full-force immediately after the ten month freeze period was up.

"In order to enable a renewal of building, planning procedures and permit preparation must be completed. We ask that you instruct the appropriate offices and officials to finish the work necessary for the issuance of building permits in Judea and Samaria, in order to enable building to start up without any delays," the letter read.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

Chana bas Leah Naomi
Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Yechiel Yehuda Leib ben Shprintza
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
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

General Consul Visits S. Petersburg Synagogue

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

S. PETERSBURG, Russia – During Chanukah, the S. Petersburg Great Choral Synagogue hosted a visit by the Consul General of the Republic of France in S. Petersburg, Michel Aubry. The diplomat met with Mark Grubarg, chairman of the Jewish community of S. Petersburg. The meeting also involved the press envoy of the French Consulate, Alexis Volkoff.

This visit was the first time the new Consul General has seen the famous synagogue. Consul General Aubrey enjoyed a tour of the Great Choral Synagogue, saying how impressed he was with its beauty.

The upcoming year has been declared the Year of France in Russia and Russia in France. Along these lines, Mr. Aubrey and Mr. Grubarg discussed and compared the situation of Jews in Russia and France. They spoke of possible ways in which the two communities could deepen their ties. The two parties explored the important role that the Jewish communities of S. Petersburg and Paris in particular might play in these regards.

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

6 BRIDES IN ISRAEL (TWO OF THEM ORPHANS) NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE IT TO THEIR WEDDING

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

Donate online at: charityforisrael.com/kallahfund.

The “Tomchei Israel Kallah Fund” under the direct supervision of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gluckowski, now specifically faces 6 families of Anash in Israel who possess none of the means to marry off their children. The Fund was compelled to provide the very basics so that the actual engagements could occur, and has given its commitment to fully provide all the resources needed to marry off their loved ones.

The ability of the funds to stand behind its commitment is completely dependent on the generous response of Anash around the world. Consider the sorrow and shame of a bride whose marriage cannot be scheduled because she couldn’t afford a hall for a wedding.

Imagine the pain and humiliation of a bride embarrassed to attend her own wedding due to its meager appearance. And understand how critical it is that support be quickly extended to those for whom this joyous event feels like a nightmare. Please contribute generously to this urgent call.

Donate online at: charityforisrael.com/kallahfund. .

Or send your tax-deductible check to:
Tomchei Israel Kallah Fund
626 East New York Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203.

Or call: 347-647-1982.

Friends & Family day Wednesday, 1 day only! @ AT&T / Kingston Up to $50.00 credit right on your phone bill

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1666

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

The connection between the ultimate Redemption and Yom Kippur is reflected in that Yom Kippur is the tenth of Tishrei and the number ten is associated with several dimensions of the Era of the Redemption. (The Rebbe, the eve of Yom Kippur, 5752)
(L'Chaim)

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

Dan Yisroel Sherman (Crown Heights) to Esther Nemy (Melbourne, Australia)

The Rebbe of Zhvill Passes Away

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

Today, the Rebbe of Zhvill, Rabbi Avraham Goldman, passed away in the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem at the age of 76.

The Rebbe was hospitalized several months ago, due to a severe chest infection. Many tefillos were recited for his recovery. However, this morning the Rebbe passed away. The Rebbe of Zhvill, the seventh generation of his Chassidic dynasty, attended a Chabad yeshiva in his youth. During the last thirty years of his life, the Rebbe of Zhvill headed a Chassidic community that numbered several hundred families, most of whom live in Jerusalem and Beitar Ilit. He is mourned by his nine children.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

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Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

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MAZEL TOV STIEFELS

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Eli & Sara Leah Stiefel - 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!

Mumps Breaks Out in Toras Emes, Jerusalem

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

Students at the Toras Emes yeshiva gedola in Jerusalem were surprised to hear today that four of their friends have been stricken with mumps.

Three of the students are in Shiur Beis, while one is in Shiur Aleph. In the past, several students caught the illness but one at a time. This outbreak was reported to the Health Ministry, who has issued orders to find out which of the students have been immunized and to make sure that those who have not should do so in the very near future.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

MAZEL TOV BORTUNKS - IT'S A FIRST!

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shmuli & Hindy (nee Brikman) Bortunk - Miami, FL - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

Just Three More Days On Kingston

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

Linen Concepts is continuing our moving sale.

Sale includes sets by Elegant Linen, Zicci Bea and more, giftware from Arte Italica, Annie Glass, Lobjet, Julia Knight, Macryl, Agraria, Charlotte Moss and more.

Open daily from 11am to 7pm.

Look out for updates about our new location!

Linen Concepts
377 Kingston Ave.
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Room for Rent!

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

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It is centrally located and in the first floor of a building.

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One Shabbat One World 5770!

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

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It’s only a month away and already hundreds of Shluchim from around the world are gearing up for 'One Shabbat One World,' a Shabbos dedicated to Moshiach. In what they are anticipating as the largest turnout ever, Shluchim are encouraged to invite all to attend. “Last year over 300 shluchim joined and this year we’d like that number to be up by 100.” Rabbi Chaim Hershkowitz, director of the program said.“ But it’s not just about numbers, the Shabbaton is a great way for Shluchim to talk about Moshiach with its particular relevance to Shabbos.”

”By observing Shabbat as one united Jewish people we have the ability to bring about the revelation of Moshiach.” Said Rabbi Moshe Wilansky, the Moshiach campaign chairman and Shliach to Portland, Maine.

The International Moshiach Campaign provides promotional and support materials and helps coordinate the efforts of shluchim around the world. This truly international Shabbaton is an inspiring experience for Jews of all ages and affiliations.

This year ‘One Shabbat One World’ will take place, G-d willing, on Shabbos Parshas B'shalach, January 29-30 / 14-15 Shvat 2010.

One Shabbat One World is an annual project of the Moshiach Campaign, a division of Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch.

The Rebbe of Bitschkov Remains Unfazed by Violence

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

When a group of Arab youths violently attacked the Rebbe of Bitschkov in Jaffa two weeks ago, the media spotlight turned towards his Chassidic court, which has been in the increasingly Arab city next to Tel Aviv for the past thirty years.

The Rebbe, Rabbi Zeide Shmuel Shmelke Rosenbaum, is a well-known figure in Jaffa. His house is always open to the needy, and many unfortunate, homeless people will visit at all hours of the day and night. On Shabbos, his home is always filled with guests.

The attack occurred when the Rebbe was walking down Rechov Bichurei Tzion, near the Jerusalem Boulevard. “Suddenly, a young Arab jumped out at him and shouted, ‘Why are you walking around our neighborhood,’” the Rebbe’s son Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum later reported. “My father didn’t answer and carried on walking. But the same youth kept running after him. Suddenly, another Arab youth appeared, riding on a bicycle, and the two tried to hurt him. They cursed him, spat at him, and even kicked him. But then, fortunately, another, older Arab resident arrived on the scene and protected him with his body.”

The Rebbe’s Chassidim say that several times it has been suggested to the Rebbe that he should move to a religious neighborhood. But he is not prepared to leave Jaffa, and he does not agree to extinguishing the small candle of Yiddishkeit that still continues to burn in the city. “I’m staying here,” is his determined answer.

The Rebbe is the son of the previous Rebbe of Kretschnif, who lived in Rechovot and was known for his many miracles. He came to Jaffa in the wake of his father-in-law, Rabbi Moshe Ze’ev Friedman, who served as the local Chief Rabbi from 1948-1988. Before he passed away, he asked his son-in-law to continue to work in the city and never abandon it. And this is how the Rebbe of Bitschkov founded his court in Jaffa.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

SHMAIS.COM EXCLUSIVE: NEW SHLUCHIM

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

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SHMAIS.com has learned that Rabbi & Mrs. Tzali & Chana Mala Borenstein of Crown Heights will IY"H be moving on Shlichus to The Durham Region, North East of Toronto, Ontario where they will establish a new Chabad House serving the Jewish community in the cities of Pickering, Ajax Whitby and Oshawa.

The new Shluchim were appointed by Rabbi Zalman Aaron Grossbaum, Executive Director of Chabad Lubavitch of Ontario.

HATZLOCHA RABBA!

Special thanks to Rabbi Zalman Aaron Grossbaum and Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky.

To wish the New Shluchim a Mazel Tov or to help support the new Chabad House please post a comment below or e-mail them @ rabbiborenstein@gmail.com.

HASHOVAS AVEIDA...

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

Two boys got a ride home from the Ohel this week and left their Tefillin in the car. The name on the Tefillin is Baruch Yehuda Leib Bloy.
If you have the Tefillin, please call 347-525-3877.

Found a black wrislet on Kingston and Eastern Parkway just now. It has cash and cards with the name C.M.F.
Please call 718-953-2919 or come to Darchai Menachem to claim.

Help them win $100,000 now!

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

The Knoxville Jewish Day School, the only Jewish Day School in Knoxville is competing in a US Cellular contest to win $100,000. US Cellular is giving the 10 schools with the most votes $100,000 each. Parents, community members and KJDS friends have been collecting voting cards from US Cellular which is needed in order to vote. There are only two and half weeks left to the contest and they are reaching out to the larger Chabad community to help them meet their goal!. $100,000 will help ensure that the Knoxville Jewish Community continues to have a wonderful Jewish Day School run by Shluchim, Rabbi Yossi and Miriam Esther Wilhelm for many years to come!

Click here to cast your vote for the Knoxville Jewish Day School.

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

Berel Yemini (Los Angeles, CA) to Zeecy Kreiman (Los Angeles, CA)
LECHAIM IYH TONIGHT-WEDNESDAY @ EMPIRE SHTEIBEL

MAZEL TOV ZUNTZS

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Avremy & Chanie Zuntz - 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!

Report: Capabilities of Hamas Equal Those of Hizbullah

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

(IsraelNN.com) Hamas has improved its military capabilities and has equipment much like that of the Hizbullah on the eve of the Second Lebanon War in 2006, according to the Lebanese daily al - Akhbar.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Yechiel Yehuda Leib ben Shprintza
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
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

Dnepropetrovsk Synagogue Hosts International Delegation

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

DNEPROPETROVSK, Ukraine – The Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk hosted a visit by number of important individuals in the Jewish world, including the Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Scharfstein of New York, Rabbi Moshe Meir Lifshitz of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Guma Aguiar, a well-known American businessman and philanthropist of Brazilian origin.

The guests visited numerous Jewish educational institutions in Dnepropetrovsk, including the largest construction project in the world -- the Menorah Jewish Community Center and the Golden Rose synagogue. They also attended an event for local Jewish students and young professionals.

Chief Rabbi of Dnepropetrovsk Shmuel Kaminetsky met with the guests and shared with them the worldwide interest in the success of the Jewish revival in Dnepropetrovsk. Rabbi Lazar emphasized his pleasure in seeing so many young people participating in Jewish communal life, frequenting the synagogue, and learning about and living their Jewish heritage. He elaborated on the need to preserve Jewish identity in every part of the world and for Jews to support each other.

Guma Aguiar shared the story of his life with the participants, noting that despite being raised in a Jewish family, it was only at the age of 26 that he learned anything about Judaism. It was in that year that he met a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, who helped him return to his roots and find harmony in his world outlook. He noted that, for seven years now, he has been actively involved in many Jewish projects and emphasized the particular relevance of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Guma Aguiar admitted that he had long dreamed of visiting Dnepropetrovsk, a city that has the special blessing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

The representative of the international delegation joined a festive meal, together with members of Board of Trustees of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish community. Among them were Nathan Zolotarevskiy, Eduard Jacques, Boris Gendelman, Yigal Horn, and Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine, Rabbi Meir Stambler. The gathering also involved Shiur Torah Foundation vice-president Dan Makogon and Rabbi Yosef Glick, the director of the Tzivos Hashem International Children’s Organization in the CIS. All of the guests were eager to find out about the programs and projects of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish community and expressed their desire to participate in the realization of these goals.

Mivtza Tefillin Under Attack – in Israel

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

MK Nitzan Horowitz of the left-wing Meretz party has found a new way to wage war against Mivtza Tefillin - by drafting a new law to prohibit putting up tefillin stands next to schools and other educational institutions.

Even though his private member’s bill is aimed all “religious soliciting,” including Buddhism, Christianity, or Islam, the main target is clearly Chabad.

It is no coincidence that Horowitz sent letters about his private member’s bill to his supporters in Ramat Aviv, where there was a prolonged recent dispute between Chabad and secular residents.

“Efforts to get people to do teshuvah is a well-known phenomenon,” Horowitz wrote in a letter to the members of Ramat Aviv’s anti-Chabad “Action Committee.” “Though many people consider this to be provocative, such actions are usually legal. It is legitimate, even though it is even annoying, but in the eyes of the public such things lose their legitimacy when they are directed towards minors, children, and youth without their parents’ consent.

“…You, as residents of Ramat Aviv saw this going on all of last year, nearly every week, when Chabad propagandists put up booths at the exit of the local Alliance High School. There, they persuaded young people to put on tefillin and also invited them to their kollel and other teshuvah activities,” he wrote.

“For this reason, I have chosen to present a solution to this problem by presenting a private member’s bill outlawing spiritual peddling around educational institutions,” he concluded.

Although the new bill is good news for those fighting missionary activities, it is bad news for Mivtza Tefillin.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

6 BRIDES IN ISRAEL (TWO OF THEM ORPHANS) NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE IT TO THEIR WEDDING

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

Donate online at: charityforisrael.com/kallahfund.

The “Tomchei Israel Kallah Fund” under the direct supervision of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gluckowski, now specifically faces 6 families of Anash in Israel who possess none of the means to marry off their children. The Fund was compelled to provide the very basics so that the actual engagements could occur, and has given its commitment to fully provide all the resources needed to marry off their loved ones.

The ability of the funds to stand behind its commitment is completely dependent on the generous response of Anash around the world. Consider the sorrow and shame of a bride whose marriage cannot be scheduled because she couldn’t afford a hall for a wedding.

Imagine the pain and humiliation of a bride embarrassed to attend her own wedding due to its meager appearance. And understand how critical it is that support be quickly extended to those for whom this joyous event feels like a nightmare. Please contribute generously to this urgent call.

Donate online at: charityforisrael.com/kallahfund. .

Or send your tax-deductible check to:
Tomchei Israel Kallah Fund
626 East New York Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203.

Or call: 347-647-1982.

End of Year Sale @ AT&T on Kingston Ave 10 free phones to choose from! 1 day only!

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

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LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1667

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

The manifestation of the redemption in this world is of utmost importance. In the spiritual realms, the redemption already exists. This, however, is not sufficient for us and it is necessary that the redemption be brought down to our material world.

The ultimate celebration of Simchat Torah will come in the Era of the Redemption. The coming of this Era will be hastened by taking on good resolutions to increase one's service of Torah and mitzvot. (The Rebbe, the night following Simchat Torah, 5752)
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV KASTENS - IT'S A FIRST!

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Reuven & Tziporah (nee Hoffman) Kasten - Morristown, NJ - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

A Letter to the Pope

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

In the wake of recent reports that the Catholic church intends to canonize Pope Pius XII as a “saint,” the director of Yad L’Achim Rabbi Sholom Dov Lifschitz appealed directly to present Pope Benedict XVI.

“One of Yad L’Achim’s objectives is to bring back Holocaust orphans, whose murdered parents left them in monasteries or with Catholic families for the duration of the war. Unfortunately, the leaders of the monasteries and a large number of these Catholic families refused to return these orphans and concealed all of the information regarding their true backgrounds,” Rabbi Lifschitz wrote.

“Some of these families received money and valuable jewelry from these parents for hiding their children, but made it clear that these children should be returned to the Jewish people. But this was not done. Now that the issue of canonizing Pope Pius XII has arisen, we should remember that after the Holocaust Pius XII issued a specific instruction not to return these orphans or reveal their backgrounds.”

In his letter, Rabbi Lifschitz does not hide his displeasure, and he continues:

“This is the time to express the feelings of pain and disappointment experienced by those family members who are still alive but know that their orphaned relatives were left in monasteries and among Catholic families. The minimum that should be done for those who were murdered in the Holocaust is to return their children to the Jewish nation.

“Unfortunately, not only did Pope Pius XII refuse to help with these efforts, but he even hindered them! Therefore, the canonization of Pope Pius XII as a saint is a slap in the face to the Jewish nation. We would therefore like to ask His Majesty to put a stop to this proposal, which is an insult to the Jews.”

Rabbi Lifschitz called upon the Pope to right this terrible injustice and instruct every Catholic who has any information about Holocaust orphans to reveal it the leaders of their local Jewish communities.

Rabbi Lifschitz also mentioned in his letter that in the past he has issued such appeals to the Pope and even received an answer that he would discuss a way to deal with this situation. “But,” he concluded, “Much to our pain and disappointment, we never heard anything further from you.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Mayanot Participates in Birthright's Ten Year Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

As part of numerous events celebrating it's first decade anniversary, Taglit-Birthright Israel arranged a festive welcome for 400 Birthright participants to Israel today who arrived on an El Al "Decade Flight". A quarter of the 400 participants came to Israel with Mayanot and were accompanied by their campus Shluchim, Rabbi Shmuel Posner of Boston University and Rabbi Zalman and Yehudis Bluming, of Duke and UNC Universities. The large celebration included music, dancing, and greetings by prominent philanthropists and Israeli politicians.

"Mayanot is very excited to participate in this milestone which has had and continues to have such a large impact on Jewish life. It is only through this program that Mayanot together with many Shluchim have been able to touch the lives of tens of thousands of participants over the past decade." said Avi Weinstein, Director of Mayanot's Taglit-Birthright Israel program.

Taglit-Birthright Israel has provided a free educational ten-day tour of Israel to more than a quarter of a million young Jews from around the world over the last ten years. Mayanot is one of Taglit-Birthright Israel's largest trip providers.

The Early Bird gets the best Camp Gan Izzy

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

A great Camp Gan Izzy experience awaits a team of 6 girls (1 HC).

If you would like to join a CGI that believes "Happy Staff make Happy Campers", keep reading...

Our camp has a Chassidishe atmoshpere in a beautiful Californian city.

Our staff are well-paid and provided with apartment, car, food and gas.

You will make a huge difference to our community and gain a tremendous Shlichus experience.

Serious applicants can email: rabbizalmy@ganizzysb.com or call 805-636-5085.

Nshei UBnos Chabad Representatives Meet

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

Today, representatives of Nshei Ubnos Chabad from throughout Israel gathered for a special meeting entitled, “Nshei Ubnos Chabad – My Shlichus.”

At the meeting, they discussed the importance that the Rebbe placed upon women’s activities worldwide. With the help of Rabbi Zusia Wolf, a special anthology was composed, containing some of the Rebbe’s Iggros written to women who had requested brochos over the years.

The representatives learned some of the letters with Mrs. Zilberstrom of Nshei Ubnos Chabad. They noticed how, with each brocha, the Rebbe tells the woman to take part in activities for women and girls and suggests how this would create a channel for blessings.

Each representative was presented with a CD of songs from Nshei Ubnos Chabad and also the Bas Melech youth organization. This is the first time that these songs, recorded at various events, was distributed to the public.

The women also enjoyed a delicious luncheon, prepared with the generous help of Rabbi Nachum Mizrachi and various businesses in Kfar Chabad, which contributed various items.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Shliach performs a Pidyon Haben of adult @ Bar Mitzvah

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

The Rebbe's Advice #282 - Bas Mitzvah Celebration

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

It is not worthwhile to arrange for a group Bas Mitzvah celebration, since there is a difference of opinion amongst rabbanim whether this type of activity is appropriate. Since there are several different angles to the question and there has not been a final resolution to the issue, it is therefore best to refrain.

What is appropriate is to invite the Bas Mitzvah girls to spend time in a camp in Kfar Chabad.
Igros Kodesh, vol 25, 1968 p.183

This letter was written to a woman who was involved in reaching out to the boy and girl orphans who lost a parent in one of the Israeli wars. She wanted to make a special Bas Mitzvah celebration for a group of these girls.

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

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Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP) meet with - and have strong words for - U.S. Ambassador to Israel

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

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A delegation of the Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP) met with U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Mr. James Cunningham, today and called for a reassessment of the entire U.S. policy vis-?-vis the Israelis and Palestinains. "By promoting the establishment of a Palestinian state the U.S. is only shooting itself in the foot," the rabbis warned.

"The past 17 years have proven without a shadow of a doubt that every square inch ceded by Israel to the Palestinians was transformed into a platform of hatred and terrorism," Rabbi Avrohom Shmuel Lewin, Director of the RCP told the Amabassador. "In other words, the "land for peace" formula in the Israel-Palestinian context, besides being a formula that goes against the Divine will, is ineffective, obsolete, and an exercise in futility. Most of all it is a dangerous policy that only leads to bloodshed and instability in the region and harms vital American interests in the region as well," Lewin said."

He cited the fact that the U.S. has handed over close to $1 billion of American taxpayer monies to the PA in arms, buildings in Gaza, reconstruction efforts, roads etc., and now after Israel evacuated Gaza Hamas took it all over. Even important CIA documents that were in U.S.-PA offices in Gaza have fallen into the hands of Hamas. "Is that what you want to happen in Judea and Samaria too, "Lewin asked.

The delegation was headed by Rabbi Joseph Gerlitzky, Chairman of the RCP who is also the Rabbi of Central Tel Aviv where the embassy is located. Rabbi Gerlitzky presented the ambassador with the Halachic ruling signed by over 350 prominent rabbis in Israel that it is forbidden to give up even one inch of territory controlled by Israel today because it will bring to bloodshed and instability in the region.

"In the name of the overwhelming majority of rabbis in Israel, we request of you Mr. Ambassador, to convey our Halachic message to President Barack Obama that it is time for a complete reversal and reassessment of U.S. policy in the Middle East. The 'land for peace' policy never worked and harms U.S. interests in the region and the world at large."

The ambassador was visibly moved by Rabbi Sholom Gold, a leading rabbi in Jerusalem, who described the suffering that the Jewish People have endured ever since the implementation of the Oslo agreement and the agreements that followed. "It's all a play of words, there is no peace process," he said. "From the day that we started conceding and withdrawing we did not have one day of rest and peace. Why should our enemies want to make peace with us when they see that with terrorism they get what they want? Even the U.S., Israel's supposedly best friend, sides with them in demanding a freeze and evacuation of settlements. Is the triumph of Arab terror one of American interests?" Gold asked.

Rabbi Gold said that the Palestinian demands and solutions for peace are totally false. "How can they desire peace if to this very day the children in the kindergartens are nurtured and educated to destroy Israel?

Rabbi Abraham Shreiber, the Rabbi of Kfar Darom which was expelled during the Gush Katif expulsion and relocated in Ashkelon described how when they first came to Kfar Darom the area was desolate but within a short period it flourished and blossomed and became the best agriculture area in the region. Today not only is there no agriculture but it has turned into a terrorist nest and a launching pad against Israel.

Rabbi Shreiber said that one of the children of Rabbi Meir Chai's, may G-d Avenge his blood, sons studies in his yeshiva and the Ambassador asked that he convey his condolences to the family. Rabbi Dov Lior, the Rabbi of Kiryat Arba-Hebron said "We did not settle in Hebron because we had no where else to go. Hebron is the city of our forefathers and the core of our nation's bond with Eretz Israel. "G-d gave the U.S. the power and influence to affect the rest of the world and supporting Israel is the key to America's success," Rabbi Lior told the Ambassador.

Rabbi Moshe Havlin, Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Gat explained to the Ambassador Rashi's commentary why the very first verse in the Bible begins with "In the beginning G-d created heaven and earth," to let the world know right from the start that if there will come a day when the world will accuse Israel of stealing the land from the Arabs, the Jewish response is "G-d created heaven and earth and does what ever He desires, and His desire was and is that Eretz Israel be given to the Jewish People as an everlasting inheritance. "It is no coincidence that the words "In G-d we trust," are engraved on the American currency and adhering to the words of G-d is the only way to attain a true and just peace," Rabbi Havlin concluded.

Ambassador Cunningham listened attentively and with great interest to the Rabbis' claims and arguments and thanked them for coming and clarifying the point from Jewish Law. He said,"I definitely understand your pain and concern for the Jewish nation in Israel and their security. The U.S. certainly invests and exerts a lot of effort to reach a peace agreement in the region. Unfortunately all of our efforts until now have not succeeded. We will continue to do everything we can to reach a just peace but we don't know what the outcome of these efforts will be.

"However, I can assure you that what ever President Obama and Secretary Mitchell are doing it is with good intentions for the benefit and good of Israel and the Jewish People. I will convey to Secretary Mitchell your concerns that you raised in this meeting." The Ambassador noted that he does not see a solution to the problem without taking into consideration the Palestinians to which Rabbi Gold remarked "ever since we started taking consideration the Palestinians the situation only worsened."

The Ambassador asked the Rabbis "So what is your solution to the problem?" Rabbi Gerlitzky replied: "you must switch the entire approach to the situation. We all believe in the Holy Bible and up until now we tried every formula except for that which is delineated in the Bible. Let's try it and who knows, Mr. Ambassador, maybe this is your defining moment that G-d Almighty has placed you in this capacity in order to precipitate a new course which will bring a true peace to the entire region."

The Rebbe: "Your medicine is to lay tefillin!"

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

The power of tefillin goes far beyond the weekday morning prayers. Rabbi Moshe Aharon Geisinsky, of blessed memory, wrote this account of events to which he was a party:

One summer's day in 1959, two brothers came into my shul in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. They wore black ties and black armbands as signs of mourning. The older one, Louis (Levi Yitzchak) Hozinsky, lived in Crown Heights; his brother, Mordechai, lived elsewhere. I eventually became very close to Louis and he began to lay tefillin every day, observe many aspects of Shabbat, put up mezuzot in his home and keep other mitzvoth.

That year, Yom Kippur fell on a Monday. At about 10 p.m. Saturday night, my doorbell rang. When I opened the door, I saw Levi Yitzchak with his brother Mordechai, both looking very worried. Mordechai, in particular, was quite pale and thin. After feeling ill for some time, he had undergone tests at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.

The results showed that he had a malignant tumor in the stomach and needed an operation urgently. The doctor said that as soon as a bed became free Mordechai would be called for the operation. Mordechai consulted with other doctors, all of whom concurred.

Finally Mordechai found an expert who thought that, though the operation was necessary, further tests should be done first. That very day, however, Mordechai had received a call to go immediately to the hospital, as a bed had become available. When Mordechai explained his wish to wait a little, he was warned that the hospital would take no responsibility for the consequences.

"I have only one suggestion for you," I said. "Go to the Rebbe. He will advise you what to do.” However, I explained the difficulty of seeing the Rebbe on the day right before Yom Kippur. If, according to the Rebbe's secretary, the only option lay in writing the details in a letter, I advised them to stand near the Rebbe's office, tell the Rebbe when he came out, and ask for his blessing and advice.

At 12:45 a.m. my telephone rang. "Hello, Rabbi. I have good news for you!" It was Levi Yitzchak. He told me that he and his brother followed all the advice: after writing everything down, they waited in the narrow passageway in front of the Rebbe's doorway. At midnight, when the Rebbe emerged and shut the door behind him, Levi Yitzchak rushed forward and exclaimed, "I am Levi Yitzchak Hozinsky, and I desperately need to speak to the Rebbe!"

The Rebbe immediately unlocked his door and ushered them in. When they were inside, the Rebbe said, "I have been expecting you!"

Mordechai told the Rebbe all about his illness.

The Rebbe said, "I have the medicine for you. Start laying tefillin tomorrow and continue to do so every weekday after that. Then you won't need an operation. All you have to do is maintain the diet I am going to recommend. After three weeks, go to Dr. Seligson [the Rebbe's private doctor] and ask him to examine you." The Rebbe then gave him instructions for the special diet.

Mordechai continued, "The Rebbe spoke to us for about an hour." The brothers did not realize that on the night before Yom Kippur the Rebbe rarely gave a private audience to anyone.

"Before we left," Levi Yitzchak explained, "I told the Rebbe that the secretary had not allowed us to come in and speak to him, but had said that we should put everything into a letter.

“The Rebbe answered, ‘No, no! I waited all evening for you to come to me for your cure -- to lay tefillin!’ The Rebbe repeated his words three times in Yiddish: ‘Your medicine is to lay tefillin!’

“The following day, the eve of Yom Kippur, I got into line to receive honey cake -- lekach -- from the Rebbe. When my turn came, the Rebbe stopped me and asked if I knew whether Mordechai had put on tefillin. When I said that I did not know for sure, the Rebbe answered, ‘You must make sure that he lays tefillin!’”

When I saw Mordechai later that day, he told me that he had put on tefillin. And Levi Yitzchak assured me that Mordechai was fasting -- for the first time in his life -- on Yom Kippur. Before three weeks were up, Mordechai went to see Dr. Seligson and explained that he had come to see the doctor upon the Rebbe’s instructions.

The doctor examined him for about two hours and saw that his condition was very serious. His opinion was the same as that of the doctors at the Medical Center – that Mordechai desperately needed an operation. But Dr. Seligson first wished to consult the Rebbe. At midnight, Dr. Seligson telephoned Mordechai and informed him that he had just spoken to the Rebbe regarding Mordechai’s situation, and he urged Mordechai to follow the Rebbe's exact instructions.

Shortly afterward, the brothers called me with an update. Over the past few days Mordechai had gained three pounds. Normally, someone in his situation would be losing weight. About four days later, he asked me to consult the Rebbe, as his family had asked him to go for further X-rays with a renowned specialist. The Rebbe said that he could go for X-rays if he wanted.

Mordechai went to the specialist, who examined him thoroughly. When the X- rays failed to show anything definite, he was told to come back for further tests in another six weeks.

Six weeks later Mordechai again visited the specialist. The doctor took the X-rays again. In the interim, while awaiting the results, Mordechai phoned the Rebbe's office and received a reply that "all would be well."

In the evening, the doctor called: "All clear, with absolutely no trace of disease!"

URGENT TEHILLIM NEEDED 4

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2009

Sterna bas Rochel Devorah

Got Sholom Zochors?

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

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

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

MAZEL TOV WERNERS

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Shea & Hadassah Werner - Oak Park, MI - 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!

Member of Anash in desperate need of a Kidney Transplant to keep him alive

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

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Rubashkin may face term up to 27 years

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

Postville, Ia. — Former eastern Iowa meat plant executive Sholom Rubashkin could face 21 to 27 years in prison for his role in a massive financial fraud scheme, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.

Prosecutors plan to recommend a prison sentence that would range from 262 to 327 months, according to court papers filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Deegan Jr.continue...

MAZEL TOV FELDMANS

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Mendel & Kaila Feldman - 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!

'Grad' Rockets Fired at Netivot, No One Hurt

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

(Israelnationalnews.com) Gaza terrorists fired two Russian-made 'Grad' rockets at the southern Israeli town of Netivot Thursday night. There are no reports of casualties. Residents said that they heard two explosions. There was no warning siren before the rockets struck.

Gaza terrorists fired two mortar shells Wednesday night. They struck an uninhabited area in the Eshkol Regional Council. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.

Two weeks ago, terrorists fired two Kassam-type rockets at the town of Sderot. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.

According to an Israel Security Agency (Shabak) report released Wednesday, there has been a significant decrease in the number of terrorist attacks recorded in 2009 as compared with previous years. The most dramatic drop in terror incidents was recorded in Gaza, where the number of rockets fired at Israel by terrorists dropped from 2,048 in 2008 to 566 this year. Of the 2009 total, 406 were fired in January during Israel's counter-terrorism operation in Gaza, Operation Cast Lead.

According to the report, ever since the conclusion of that mini-war, the Hamas regime in Gaza has been concentrating on building its military capabilities and training ahead of an expected additional round of large-scale fighting with IDF forces.

PLEASE SAY TEHILLIM 4

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

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

Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel
ASHER ANSHIL ben MIRIAM

Tinok ben Chana Feiga Chaya
Yechiel Yehuda Leib ben Shprintza
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
Mordechai Aron Chaim ben Ester
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

NEW ENGAGEMENT

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

Sender Gordon (Ottawa, Ontario) to Sarah Rabinovitch (Ottawa, Ontario)

BENZ'S WEEKLY SPECIALS!!!

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

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Baby Salmon - $5.49 lb
Kosher Dill Spears Pickles 24 oz $1.50
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12x20 oz Raspberry Snapple by the case $19.99
Gold Confections Granola Bars 1.25 oz $.89
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Get in Shape Today!!!

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

Fitness Classes for All Levels in Crown Heights!

Pilates, Aerobics, Cardio Kickboxing, Hip Hop Dance, Yoga, Zumba and more!

For more information, call (214)934-9331 or email: crownheightsyoga@gmail.com

LIVING WITH MOSHIACH #1668

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch once said that Moshiach will delight in the company of unscholarly, self-sacrificing Jews. A unique chamber will be set aside for them, and they will be envied by the greatest of intellectuals. (Igrot Kodesh of the Previous Rebbe)
(L'Chaim)

MAZEL TOV ROSES - IT'S A FIRST!

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to David & Shternie (nee Levinson) Rose - Manchester, UK - on the birth of their firstborn daughter.

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

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SNS ED. The following has already been on SHMAIS.com in previous years, however, for the benefit of all our new readers and those who perhaps missed it we bring it to you again.

Rabbi Sholom Hecht of Hecht's bookstore on Coney Island in Flatbush, NY, was Zoiche to have had many Yechidusin with the Rebbe.

One time Rabbi Hecht had a Yechidus with the Rebbe on the morning of January 1st.

At some point during the Yechidus the Rebbe told him "Happy New Year". Rabbi Hecht was very surprised.

The Rebbe then told him that Rabbi Levi Yitzchok of Berdichev used to tell his congregants "Happy New Year", and it's based on Kapitel 87 verse 6 in Tehillim where it says "Hashem Yispor Bichsov Amim.."

"Hashem will count in the register of people..."*
*Translation courtesy of Tehillim Ohel Yosef Yitzchok with English Translation KEHOS-5761.

From Austria to Sderot

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

What should a Jewish boy who wants to celebrate his bar mitzvah with other Jews do? This is the question that Raphael, a boy from Vienna, the Austrian capital, recently asked himself.

After much thought, friends of the family called Rabbi Moshe Ze’ev Pizem, director of the Chabad House in Sderot. He suggested that Raphael came to Sderot to celebrate his bar mitzvah with the local residents as a gesture of moral support.

The family were only too happy to take up this suggestion, and on Monday Raphael, his parents, and his sister arrived in Sderot accompanied by the Chief Rabbi of Austria, Rabbi Yosef Swerdlow of the Chabad Youth Organization, and friends of the family.

In the courtyard of the Chabad House, dozens of tables were set up and many local families enjoyed a barbecue along with Raphael. They received plenty of meat, salads, and drinks at this special bar mitzvah meal.

Afterwards, parents and children gathered in the hall of the Chabad House, where they were greeted by Rabbi Victor Attiyah of Kiryat Arba, who entertained them with a very special magic show.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Child Care position in Manhattan- immediate start

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

Seeking loving and reliable individual to care for a shluchas 3 year old son from 2:30pm- 5:30pm Monday - Thursday.

Individual needs to be available to work through the end of June without interruption.

Summer positions available as well.

Friday hours are optional but appreciated.

Easy 30 minute commute from CH. please

Email resume including two references to: firsthaircut@gmail.com

MUSIC LESSONS: piano, guitar, clarinet/sax, drum. ALL AGES. Call Sam: 917-620-3998

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

MUSIC LESSONS: piano, clarinet, guitar, sax, hand drums. ALL AGES, boys/girls, individual/group.

Inspires the Neshomah, grows the Chochmah!

Location in Crown Heights. Great experience and community references!

Call Sam: 917-620-3998

Great Preschool Teaching Opportunity!

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

Seeking an experienced Pre-k (4-5 yr. olds) teacher to take over our current teacher that is leaving on maternity leave.

Preschool is located in lower Manhattan, only a 30 minute commute from Crown Heights.

Warm and appreciative community and supportive staff.

Great Pay.

Please email your resume and 3 references to: preschoolapplicants@gmail.com or call our office at 212-229-9075.

INFO to be Menachem Avel Yisroel & Yossi Teichman

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

Yisroel & Yossi Teichman will finish sitting Shiva On Motzoei Shabbos - after the passing of their mother obm - in Crown Heights.

They will be sitting starting Thursday night @ 9:00pm.

1650 President St #4E

Friday: Shachis 9:00 am and Mincha: 2:00pm

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

Children of Rishon Letzion Discover the Sophistication of Sofrus

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

Seven seventh-grade classes of boys gathered today in the Ramat Eliyahu Neve Yam Chabad House, which is run by Rabbi Chanan Kochanovsky, for a special seminar about sofrus.

Their day began with an interesting talk at the Chabad House about shul, the sefer Torah, the Luchos Habris, and faith. At the end of the talk, the boys asked a range of questions and expressed an interest in the Chabad House’s bar mitzvah program.

When the boys got back to school, they found a surprise waiting for them – a special seminar about sofrus and sifrei Torah, tefillin, and mezuzos, given by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Geldzahler and Rabbi Schneur Guri.

They learned about various types of parchment, prepared quills, and learned how sifrei Torah, tefillin, and mezuzos are written. After asking many questions at the end, each boy received his own piece of parchment, on which he wrote his name.
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

Attack at the Haifa Yeshiva –Who is Responsible for Security?

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

As we reported at the beginning of this week, a group of drunken Russian youths attacked the Chabad yeshiva in Haifa, causing extensive damage to property. Fortunately, none of the bochurim were hurt.

The incident was reported in this week’s Mishpacha newspaper, which also published the reaction of Rabbi Aryeh Blittenthal, head of the faction of the chareidi United Torah Judaism Party in the Haifa Municipality.

Rabbi Blittenthal was sadly not surprised by the attack, and he explained that many youths, a proportion of which are not even Jewish, often drink in Gan Binyamin, the nearby park, and disturb the neighbors with their noise and unruly behavior.

“Two months ago, I brought this subject up at a council meeting,” he revealed. “I asked for security cameras to be placed in the area day and night and for an increased police presence. Mayor Yona Yahav responded that the area is included in a national plan to work with youth at risk, and the city has invested many resources to this end.

“As part of this plan, six security cameras were installed in the area. Two of them have even been put on the roof of the yeshiva, but the absurdity of the situation is no one has watched them! The city claims that the photographs are with the police, but the police keep quoting their legal consultant, who says that the police have no right to watch them because they were installed by the city!

“After the dreadful pogrom, I spoke to the commissioner of the local police station, Ahuva Tomer. I explained the gravity of the situation to her and requested that the authority to monitor the cameras should be given the city’s security department, who is really supposed to be dealing with such situations. She has promised to raise the issue with Minister of Internal Security, who is supposed to be coming to Haifa in a few weeks.”
(SOURCE: COL.ORG.IL)

The Early Bird gets the best Camp Gan Izzy

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

A great Camp Gan Izzy experience awaits a team of 6 girls (1 HC).

If you would like to join a CGI that believes "Happy Staff make Happy Campers", keep reading...

Our camp has a Chassidishe atmoshpere in a beautiful Californian city.

Our staff are well-paid and provided with apartment, car, food and gas.

You will make a huge difference to our community and gain a tremendous Shlichus experience.

Serious applicants can email: rabbizalmy@ganizzysb.com or call 805-636-5085.

Teachers Wanted-Chabad of Port Washington

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

1st & 2nd Grade Judaic Teacher wanted -to begin January 4, 2010. Tal Am experience helpful.

Asst. Pre-school teacher also needed - to begin January 4, 2010.

Mon-Thurs 8:15-4:00, Fridays 8:15-1:30.

Travel included from Crown Heights.

INTERESTED? PLEASE E-MAIL: sara@chabadpw.org

The Rebbe's Advice #283 - REBBE INSTRUCTS BEIS RIVKA

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

The principals at the Beis Rivka girls’ school in Crown Heights asked the Rebbe in what manner should Bas Mitzvahs be done, so that they can advise parents appropriately.

The Rebbe told them to make the celebration only in the form of a mesibas Shabbos, Saturday afternoon gatherings or melave malka.
Dvar Melech, p. 95

Compiled by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

50 girls attend 4th Annual Jewish Girls Winter Retreat in Albany, NY

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

50 girls from all backgrounds united together at the 4th Annual Jewish Girls Winter Retreat in Albany, NY and slept in the Maimonides Hebrew Day School. They were entertained and inspired by over 20 staff members to "Get Glowing" and illuminate the world with goodness. The directors, Rabbi Avraham & Nechama Laber prepared an exciting program dedicated to the memory of Rivkah Holtzberg. The weekend included a concert by Sara Sobel, a dance performance by Miriam Yerushalmi, a trip to Glow in the dark golfing and late night Snow tubing. The girls spent time learning about Rivkah and how they can carry on her legacy by being a rose amongst thorns and lighting up the world with shabbos candles, Torah and Mitzvot. They played a human challah game and then divided into into three groups to make candles, bake challah and shabbos desserts. In each workshop the girls discussed the deeper meaning of each of the three mitzvos entrusted to Jewish women.

The girls spent a very inspiring shabbos telling miracle stories, learning new songs and meditating on the the meaning of the davening. In Parsha drama, each group acted scenarios from their lives in which they acted kindly, just like Yosef, to someone who wronged them. The girls performed and expressed their talents in choir, dance, drama or storytelling workshops of their choice and brought out the theme "Get Glowing".

On Sunday, the girls spent the day learning and in creative art clubs. They made professional jewelry, soap, duct tape wallets, and glow in the dark crafts. The retreat ended with a banquet and candle lighting ceremony in which each girl shared one thing they will do to glow in the dark and dispel the darkness in the world.

When are YOU getting married?

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

SHMAIS.com is now taking wedding date submissions for the end of Teves and the months of Shevat & Adar.

First & last names of the Choson & Kalla along with their respective cities and states, date and place of the wedding should be emailed to: SHMAIS@aol.com.

VIEW THE WEDDING CALENDAR

For Rent: 3 Bedroom-Full Floor-Private Home

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

-Newly renovated. Move-in great condition. 1600 sq ft. 3 bedrooms.
-Complete 2nd floor of a two-family home on Sterling St. Bright, warm and sunlit.
-Large living room with picture window. Large separate dining room. New thermal windows.
-Full-size kitchen with separate dinette area, washer/dryer hookup.
$1800 INCLUDES HEAT

Call: (718) 778-2408 or Email: ApartmentSterling@gmail.com

After 38 Years, London Yeshiva Changing Address

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

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Close to 400 people attended a community-wide event to inaugurate the new building of London's Lubavitch Senior Boys School which moves from Stamford Hill to Golders Green.

The yeshiva, which serves boys between the ages of 14 and 17 was founded 38 years ago. The brand-new £2 million building purchased by a supporter will facilitate the growth of the yeshiva and includes offices, classrooms and a study hall as well as dining and recreational facilities.

"This is an occasion of great importance," remarked Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar, who jointed locals, parents, supporters and communal leaders for the event.

"This expansion and growth of education should be duplicated around the world."

Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice chairman of Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch, was guest of honour at the event, flying in especially from New York, with Rabbi Nachman Sudak, principal and head emissary in the UK, presided over the event.

MAZEL TOV SILBERMANS

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

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SNS & SHMAIS.com would like to wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Yossi & Yael Silberman - Melbourne, Australia - 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, Dec 31, 2009

Found in Bais Rivkah from Simchas
Wedding band

3 stone ring

Ladies velvet jacket

Black/Beige Jacket

Call: Elke - 718-735-0400, ext. 1105

Accidently took wrong black coat on shabbos from 770 - women's Shul. It had black flet gloves in the pocket the coat I took was almost identical to mine - the make of the coat, buttons and all.
Please call: 718-564-4102

Chabad celebrates 25 years in Orlando

Thursday, Dec 31, 2009

This year, Chabad of Greater Orlando will celebrate 25 years of service in Orlando. Since its inception in 1985, Chabad has reached out the Jewish community by bringing “a greater awareness, and increased Jewish pride throughout the area,” say Rabbi Sholom Ber Dubov and his wife, Devorah Leah Dubov. They were chosen as ambassadors from Chabad’s international headquarters to direct and operate the Chabad center and its activities shortly after they wed in September 1984.

Rabbi and Mrs. Dubov, who consider themselves co-directors and partners in their work, were given the responsibility of bringing Judaism to Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Flagler, Brevard and Polk Counties. The Dubovs made connections and reached out to hundreds of community members from all the region.

As the need arose and it became apparent that each respective area could support its own Chabad ambassador in its immediate area, the Dubovs hired a rabbi and rebbetzin to accommodate each district. To date, they have established Chabad of the Space Coast and the Brevard area under the directorship of Rabbi Chaim Zvi Konikov and his wife Shulamit; Chabad of Greater Daytona and the Volusia County area under the directorship of Rabbi Pinchas Ezagui and his wife Chani; and in 1998, they hired Rabbi Yosef Konikov and his wife Chani to serve Chabad of South Orlando. Three years ago, they hired Rabbi Chaim Boruch Lipsker and his wife Rivky to direct and operate Chabad of UCF. continue...

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