Sunday, October 31, 2010

Jewish -British Ambassador to Israel

The new British ambassador to Israel is Jewish. He and his wife moved to Eretz Yisroel about a month ago.

Recently there was a Kevias Mezuza at his home. In attendance was Hagaon Harav Y. M. Lau, shlita.

Those who participated enjoyed the food served, which was under the Hechsher of the Badatz.

Original Letters of Gedolim & Tzadikim are Being Sold

The Kastenbaum group is having an auction of original letters of Gedolei Yisroel, Zt'l. These original handwritten letters include communications from the Chofetz Chaim, written in 1923, From the Chazon Ish, A letter From Rav Chaim of Brisk to Rav Kook, the Zviller Rebbe, The Chasam Sofer, Munkatcher Rebbe and others, Zichron Taddikim Leverocho.

Some of these letters are being sold for as high as 20,000 dollars.

Tefilos Continue for Tosher Rebbe, Shlita

Klal Yisroel continues to daven for a full recovery of the Rebbe.

A staff of doctors from NY and montreal are dealing with his infection that is causing the Rebbe much pain....

The Tosher Rebbe, shlita is from the oldest Rebbeim. The Satmar Rav, shlita also called upon all to daven for Rav Meshulem Faysh Ben Tzirel.

Conversion Commission Collapses

The resignation of Rav Yehuda Deri, shlita the Rav of Beer sheva, from the Geirus commision (dealing with the conversions of members of the IDF) caused the collapse of the whole commision when 2 other members resigned.

The resignation was in response to the request of Maran Harav Ahron L. Steinman, shlita.

Kavod Hatorah reported two months ago the concerns re: The conversions being performed in the military.

Lubavithch Celebrates Birthday

The Birthday of the Fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Zt'l Hatzadik Harv Shalom Dov Ber, known as the Rashab, was celebrated by Chasedei Chabad Worldwide. This past thursday was the 150th birthday of the Rashab.

He was asked to become Rebbe when he was only 22 years of age but he refused until ten years later.

He was the founder of the chain of Chabad Yeshivos known as Tomchei Temimim.

Yehi Zichro Baruch

Thursday, October 28, 2010


As the Yemei Zikoron of many Gedolei Yisroel are in the month of Kislev we will be discussing some of the lives of these giants.


Amongst them are: The Preshburger Rav, HaRav Akiva Sofer.

Rosh Yeshivas Kletzk & Lakewood Harav Ahron Kotler.

Rosh Yeshivas Kaminetz - Harav Boruch Ber Lebowitz.

Hadmor Harav Yisroel of Modzitz.

The Sephardic Torah Giant - Rav C. Medini - the author of the Sedei Chemed.

Harav Yochanon of Stolin - the Stoliner Rebbe.

Rosh Yeshivas Kletzk - Harav Isser Z. Meltzer.

The Tzadik R' Hershel Rimonover, zt"l

The Yarhtzeit of the great Tzadik is on the 30th of Cheshvon.

He was the Talmid Muvhak of the Tzadik, R' Mendel Rimonover, zy"a.

Lengthy stories are told & passed on about his simplicity in his greatness.

One great Chassidic Rebbe, zt"l wrote about him that "It is an inspiring sight to watch R' Hershel zt"l take his 3 steps back at the end of Shmoneh Esre, as one can see how he feels so humble in front of his creator"


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mazal Tov to Dean of Ohr Somayach

Mazal Tov to Rabbi & Mrs. Blidstein upon the engagement of their son.

Mazal Tov to the grandparents Harav & Rebbetzin Schiller, shlita.

Harav Nota Schiller is the Dean of Ohr Somayach international.

The l'chayim was held wednesday evening in Bnei Brak.

New Book about the Tzaddik, Maran Harav Zeidel, zt'l

Maran Harav Zeidel Epstein, zt'l is a legend. The new sefer about the legacy of a towering man even in his youth is true Kavod Hatorah.

All who read this new English sefer will walk away with inspiration & aspiration to maximize their inner potential.

Rosh Yeshivas Rabbenu Chaim Berlin in London

Maran Harav Ahron Schechter, shlita is in London, participating in the Chasuna of a Talmid.

Despite the difficulty in making this trip, the Rosh Hayeshiva considers a Talmid's Chasuna like his own child.

One just has to observe him sharing in his Talmidim's Simcha to feel the joy that he experiences.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Celebration in Bnei Brak

A hachnosas sefer torah took place for a Shul under the Leadership of the son of Maran Harav Nissim Karelitz, Shlita.

Many Gedolei Torah attended including Maranan Rav Steinman, Rav Kanyevsky, Rav Gershon Edelstein and Rav Nissim Karelitz, shlita.

Thousands of people paraded in song and dance till the Shul where the Sefer Torah found it's host Aron Hakodesh.

A New Yerushalmy - with Meforshim

A new Yerushalmy with the Pirush of Maran Rav Chaim Kanyevsky, shlita and many other Meforshim.

This is a project of "Oz V'Hadar"

A real Kiddush Shem Shamayim and Kovod Hatorah.

Monday, October 25, 2010

An Interesting Psak from Maran Harav Eliyashv, Shlita

Though sounding obvious, in a recently published sefer from Hagaon Harav Tzvi Cohen, shlita he quotes Maran Harav Eliyashuv, shlita as saying that there is no obligation to reprimand someone who commited an 'Aveira' if it will result in the loss of Money for the one who is reprimanding ie. loss of job etc....

Question & Answer

Is 'Krias Hatorah' an obligation on the individual or is it an obligation on the Minyan?

The short answer:

According to Hagaon Rav Chaim of Brisk, zt'l as quoted by his Talmid, the Birkas Shmuel, and his grandson Maran Harav Y.D. Halevi Soloveitchik, Zt'l (Boston) it's an obligation on the individual.

According to The Gr'a as explained by the Peulas Sachir it is an obligation on the Minyan.

The Chofetz Chaim in his Mishna Berura...135 Orach Chaim writes that it an obligation on the Minyan and NOT on the individual.

In Conclusion: Maran Harav SZ Auerbach,zt'l writes that it is an obligation on the Minyan NOT on the individual.

The Great Gaon Maran Harav Yosef Eliyahu Henkin, zt'l writes in his sefer "Lev Ibra" that if one goes to the washroom during Krias Hatorah and as a result misses part of Krias Hatorah he does NOT need to make up the part missed as Krias Hatorah is a 'Chovas Tzibur'.

This of course does not include Parshas Zachor which according to all is a personal obligation.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Real Shabbos Experience with the Stoliner Rebbe in Monsey

A beautiful Shabbos. As is customary in Stolin, no signs or advertisements were placed anywhere, however a tremendous crowd came to participate in the tfilos and uplifting tischen. The Rebbe spoke to the crowd that the ruchniyos needs to surpass the. Gashmiyusdige beauty of the shul. Also the Rebbe spoke about the difficult nisyonos of our generation. But the word nisayon can be translated as uplifted (lehisnoses). When one passes the trial, he becomes elavated... Avrohom had ten uplifting experiences....

The Rebbe demands from his oilom to keep growing.

A new Inspiring Biography

Rav Elya Lapian, zt'l, the Mashgiach of Yeshivas Knesses Chizkayahu in Kfar Chassidim was a gadol of porportions beyond grasp. So exclaimed Maran Rav Chaim Shmulevitz, zt'l at the Levaya of R' Elya.

The newly printed biography is more than an Ordinary History of the life achievments of a gadol. It enlightens and inspires.

The Brisker Rav, zt'l said about R' Elya "This is what R' Yisroel Salanter, zt'l meant when he started the Mussar Movement".

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The rebbe of Kerlin Stolin is Monsey

The Rebbe will be arriving Friday afternoon. All tfilos and Tishen will be he'll at Karlin Stolin Shul at 52 Main Street, in the center of Monsey.

Mincha and Kabolas Shabbos begins at the Zman hadlokas neiros.
Friday night tish - 9.00
Shachris - 8.30
Mincha and S"Sh - 5.45

We hope the Shabbos will be an opportunity for all participants to derive chizuk in Avodas H' with simcha and hislahavus.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The talmedei hayeshivos in the U.S. stand up for the Honor of Rabbon shel kol bnei hayeshivos in america, Maran Harav Elya B. Wachtfogel, shlita and protest the inappropriate remarks on a certain blog about Maran, shlita.

In a generation where Kovod Hatorah needs so much Chizuk we are OBLIGATED to defend the Honor of a Gadol Hador or any Talmid Chochom.

We do not envy the consequenses that await those who use the blogs to be Mevaze Talmedei Chachomim which is described in Mesechtas Shabbos.

21st of Tishrei the Yom Zikoron of the Rebbe of Tzortkov

The son of Hadmor of Rozin, zt'l the Tzotkever Rebbe, zt'l attracted thru his torah & avoda, thousands of followers.

Currently there are numerous Seforim from the Rebbe, zt'l.

The seforim are rich in content and talk to the mind and heart.

The Tzotkever Rebbe, zt'l was the son in law of the Tchenobler Rebbe, zt'l.

The Gaon of his Generation, Harav Meir Arik, zt'l consistently praised the great Tzortkever Rebbe, zt'l.

Yehi Zichro Baruch!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Maran Harav Chaim Kanyevsky, Shlita

A new Sefer From Rav Chaim, Shlita titled "Likutei Hagrac'h Kanyevsky, just hit the seforim stores in the U.S.

A treasure full of sources and very interesting & Novel Ideas relating to mesechtas Kesubos Is predicted to be a best seller.

Included are also Piskei Halacha from various seforim that are related to the Mesechta.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rabbonim Warn Against Business Dealings that Cause Chilul Hashem

Senior Rabbanim in Monsey warn Baalei Batim not to get involved in all kinds of investments that lLead to Chilul Hashem.

Recently there has been a monsey investor that promised high returns only to turn into another Ponzi 'Gesheft'.

This particular investor lives in Monsey. Demonstrations & court action is planned against this family who lost the money of older people's pension savings Etc....

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mevaze Talmedei Chachomim

Recently a blog site attacked Hagaon Harav Nachum Eisenstein.

Re: Issues of Giur.

We caution all that there is no heter to be mevaze a Talmid Chochom. This conduct has become malignant and causes 'tzoros' for those who do it and for Klal Yisroel.

The Gemara in Shabbos says "Hamevze Talmid Chochom Ayn Refua Lemakoso".

Chasidim & Non Chasidim - A Perspective From Maran Harav Y. Dov Halevi Soloveitchik, zt'l - Rosh Yeshivas Rabbenu Yitzchok Elchonon

A Rebbe who was aquainted with Rav Y.D. Halevi Soloveitchik, zt'l was shocked to see him enter his hisvadus. The Rav Listened attentively for an hour and then left.

The Rav, zt'l was driven back to his apartment in Washington Heights by a student.

On the way home the student comments to the Rav zt'l, that it appears that the Rav made peace between the Non Chasidim and the Chasidim to which the Rav immediatly responded: "That was already accomplished by Hitler, ym's thru Auschwitz, Treblinka & Buchenwald!".

Words of Truth!

Halachic Disussion

May one invite guests for a Seudas Shabbos if it is absolutely certain that they will have to drive to the host on Shabbos?

Hagaon Maran Harav Moshe, zt'l in a teshuva written in 1954 forbids one to invite in the above described situation. He writes it is considered "Lifnei Iver etc.."

Hagaon Maran Posek of our Generation Harav Y.S. Eliyashuv & Hagaon Maran Posek of our Generation Harav S. Wosner, shlita also write that it is forbidden.

Maran Harav C. Kanyevsky, shlita writes that it is Forbidden.

It is said that Maran Harav S.Z. Auerbach, zt'l was matir one time but did not approve of it on a Regular Basis.

Hagaon Hagadol Harav M. Sternbuch, Shlita was Matir.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

8 Volumes of Kovod Hatorah

The relatively new set of seforim titled 'Zichronom Livrocho' is a real demonstration of Kovod Hatorah.

A collection, by month of the Yemei Zeekoron of Tzadekei Hador is truly a baffling achievment.

Chassidic, Litvish & Sephardic Gedolim are all joined together in this set of seforim.

Every Yom Zeekoron of a Gaon, Tzadik or Chacham has anectodes that are related to the memory of The one discussed.

This sefer truly displays a Kovod Hatorah.

Kudos to Harav Aharon Perlow, shlita.

14 old year From Netanya takes test on all of Hilchos Shabbos

Pleasantly suprised were the Rabbonim of the Rabbanut Harashit in Eretz Yisroel . Moshe Raziel Sereifi was tested on all of Hilchos Shabbos including Hilchos Eruvin.

His meticulous knowledge of the halachos Shocked the Rabbanim who Tested the 14 year old from Netanya.

This young 14 year old, already learned parts of Yoreh Deah.

His long term quest is to get Semicha on Orach Chaim, Yore Deah, Even Haezer & Choshen Mishpat.

The Challenge is for Him to get allowance from the Rabbanut to get Semicha before 18. There appears to be a law that specificaly states that 18 yrs of age is the Starting age for Semicha.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Memory of Maran Harav Shach, Zt'l

The 16th of Mar-Cheshvan is the Yahrtzeit of one who was considered in the Torah world as the Manhig of Bnei Hayeshivos, Maran Harav Eliezer Menachem Man Shach, Zt'l, Rosh Yeshivas Ponoviz in Bnei Brak.

His every word ,his every request traveled the globe in Seconds. His word was final for at least the half million people who attended his funeral in Bnei Brak and to his thousands of followers in Europe and America. The largest levaya in centuries for a Gadol Hador who always thought that not more than a Minyan of Jews would attend his Funeral.

His Amelus in Torah....His Creativity in his Chidushei Torah ....His Genius in Torah .....was nothing less than astounding. The ultimate testimony to the above is his multiple volumes of Novel Chidushim in his sifrei Avi Ezri....

He was the Leader's Leader.

He was a leader of unusual quality. Intrepid, loving and truthful were the most highlighted features of leadership that he exhibited.

His Anivus and Pashtus were a throw back to a world that is no more.

His boundless Love Towards Bnei Torah has been a Model to follow for Roshei Yeshiva.

Torah Leaders as well as Zionist leaders were in awe when he issued a statement. It would not be less than truthful to say 'the world Stopped to listen when He spoke'

Gedolim From Previous Generations recognized these components of leadership that he possesed.

Amongst them, Maran Harav Chaim Ozer, The Brisker Rav & The Chazon Ish, zt'l observed in him a uniqueness, as the Chazon Ish, zt'l wrote to him in a letter published in Avi Ezri vol. 3. The Brisker rav, zt'l shared that admiration as evident by the Haskama he wrote printed in Avi Ezri on Nezikin.

Known as R' lazer the vaboliniker, because he was born in Vabolnik, lithuania and studied in the Vabolniker yeshiva under the tutelage of Maran Harav Leib Forer, zt'l known as the Vabolniker Iluy. He then went on to slabodka and Kletzk.

Voluminous material has been written about the greatness of this giant of torah & leader by his grandson and others.

Maran Harav Shach, zt'l initiated the publishing of the Daily Yated Ne'eman in Eretz Yisroel (No connection to the Yated Published by R' Lipshitz in the U.S.) which is still the leading Charadei Newspaper in Eretz Yisroel. The Yated in Eretz Yisroel has an english edition as well.

The Effort to Start the Yated in Eretz Yisroel was supported by Maran the Steipler, zt'l.

No one can forget that bitter Erev Shabbos when the Torah World irreversibly Changed by the Loss of the Gadol Hador, Maran Harav Shach, who after 106 years of age Joined Malachei Elyon in a world "Shekulo Tov"


There will be an aliyah l'kivro on the day of his yahrtzeit,iy'h.

Yehi zichro baruch!

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Merging of Two Families that Support Torah - Mazal Tov

Mr. & Mrs. Dancycier and Mr. & Mrs. Berg share a Mazal Tov as Dancycier's Son Married Berg's daughter last nite.

These 2 families enjoy a reputation as Ohavai Torah & Machzekei Torah.

The Berg family is a noted family. Amongst them are the Braun family, supporters of Telshe Riverdale, the Rausman family, supporters of New square and other mosdos, The Kramer Family, supporters of Tiferes yerushalayim hHeaded by Maran Harav Dovid Feinstein, shlita.

The Dancycier family is also a noted philanthropic Family that includes the Fishman family & The Zelinger family. A family that is well trained in acts of Silent Chesed.

The Parents of the Choson are the owners of DDL Travel..a successful and Popular Travel agency.

Mr. Alan Zelinger, Z'L the Grandfather of the Choson was a Special Man....Loved all and Loved by all.

He had a Regal Presence, Class and integrity compounded by his perfected Midos and an inimitable fatherly stentorian Laugh.

A special guest from Eretz Yisroel at the wedding was Mrs. Belzberg wife of noted Ba'al Tzedaka, Mr. Marc Belzberg. Her father Mr. Solly Spiro, is a founding supporter of the Artscroll shas.

The wedding took place in Monsey.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Yahrtzeit of Hakodosh H'Admor M'Karlin, ZT'l - Hy'd

The 14th of Cheshvon is a tearful memory of the murder of The Kadosh, H'Admor R' A Elimelech of Karlin, zt'l.

At the age of 21 he assumed the leadership of Chasedei Stolin despite his reticence to do so.

His salient virtue was his Midas Ha'Anivus which was tangible in all his Avodas Hashem.

He was zoche to visit Eretz Yisroel a few times. The last just 4 years before he was murdered.

Yehi zichro baruch!

Yeshiva World Mourns the Petira of Rebbetzin E. Epstein, o'h

The Torah world mourns the petira of Rebbetzin E Epstein, o'h, wife of Ybl'ch Hagaon Hagadol Harav Chaim Leib Epstein, shlita - Rosh Yeshivas Zichron Melech of Brooklyn.

Hagaon Rav Epstein, shlita was a Close talmid of Maran Harav Ahron Kotler, zt'l founder & Rosh Yeshivas Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood.

The nifteres is a daughter of Rabbi & Rebbetzin Dovid Bender.

Important Weeks

These next few weeks are memorable times as we celebrate the Yartzheit of many Gedolim.

Erev shabbos is the Yahrtzeit of the Rosh Yeshiva & founder of yeshivas chachmei Lublin and the founder of the Daf Yomi idea, Maran Hagaon Harav Meir Shapiro, zt'l

Known in his youth as the Iluy from Shatz, he wrote the sefer Teshuvos Ohr hameir. Subsequently his divrei torah on chumash were printed in 2 volumes titled "Imrei Daas" "Nitzutzei Ohr hameir" and others.

He was a chassid of the Rebbe of Tzortkov and was totaly Mevatel himself to the Daas of his Rebbe, zt'l

"Ashrei ayin Roasa ayleh"

He died childless. He was succeded by the Kuzeklovar Gaon, Hy'd.

Next week is the Yarhtzeit of the Tchebeiner Gaon, zt'l, Maran Harav D. B. Weidenfeld, Rosh Yeshiva & founder of the Tchebeiner Yeshiva in Yerushalayim. Also he is the author of Teshuvos Dovev Meyshorim - three volumes.

He was considered one of the Poskei Hador.

Gedolei Yerushalayim would use the expression about the Tchibeiner rav, zt'l "His Geonus is Frightening"

On the 16th of this Month is the Yarhtzeit of Maran Posek hador The Chazon Ish, zt'l.

When he was planning to arrive to Eretz yisroel from vilna, Maran Hagaon Rav Chaim Ozer, zt'l sent an emergency request of assistance to Maran Harav Kook, zt'l to help this "Giant who is coming from Babaloyn, as a reference to Maran The Chazon Ish.

(To be cont'd)

Revival of Program Started by Manchester Rosh Yeshiva, zt'l

Mashgichim in Yeshivos in Eretz Yisroel are trying to re-start the program implemented many years ago by the Manchester Rosh Yeshiva, zt'l

The Rosh Yeshiva, zt'l ,Hagaon hatzadik Harav Segal, encouraged yeshivos to establish a Seder of learning hilchos Loshon Hora.

Some even started giving out stipends to those who were subsequently tested on those halachos.

What a beautiful world it would be if Loshon Horo was eliminated.

Quoted in the Name of Maran Harav Dovid Feinstein, shlita

The Posek Achron in America

It is quoted in the Name of Maran Harav Dovid Feinstein, shlita that if the Chofetz Chaim,zt'l was aware how much the heter of Loshon Hora "letoeles" is abused today, he would Severly limit it's allowance.

This quote has not been Verified.

Historic Letter Signed Regarding Conversion

A very strong letter of Warning signed by Maran Haran Eliyashuv,shlita, Maran Harav S. Wosner, shlita, Maran Harav A Leib Steinman, shlita & Maran Harav Chaim Kanyevsky ,shlita and Other Senior Gedolei Torah, was issued today to those Rabbanim or Dayanim Performing Conversions that they should not attempt to lower the Expectations & Standards of conversion. The expectations should cohere with the Shulchan Aruch and the accepted Gedolei Haposkim.

Quick conversions they declare, must Stop.

The Triggering issue was the conversions done for non Jewish soldiers in the IDF.

Let us hope that a comprehensive Torah solution can be reached and true Shalom should be achieved.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hagaon Harav Moshe Shapiro,shlita Celebrates Marriage of Grandchild.

Harav Shapiro shlita is celebrating chasuna of Grandchild next week.

The father is Harav S Shapiro, shlita.

The Grandparents from one side are Rav Shimon Rosengarten, shlita and his Rebbetzin, shtechye.

The Great Grandfather is Maran Harav Chaim P Scheinberg, shlita.

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Sefer in English on Chumash Breishis from Tapes of Maran Harav Yosef Dov Halevi Soloveitchik, zt'l

The Great Gaon, Harav Y.D. Soloveitchik, Zt'l Gave thousands of shiurim thru his Tenure as Rosh Yeshivas Yitzchok Elchonon.

Many of those Shiurim were Taped. Boruch Hashem some of his Chumash shiurim have been Transcribed and are available in a Book/Sefer. Just Released is hopefully the first Volume of many on Chumash Breishis.

The Genius and Anivus of this great mind and person is Beyond Legendary. Despite The differences he had with the Yeshiva world, all of the Roshei Yeshiva appreciated his Gadlus BeTorah.

Maran Hagaon Harav Ahron Kotler Zt'l had immense respect for his Towering Greatness....Rav Shlomo Hyman, zt'l would sit in on his shiur albeit infrequently. The Kovner Rav Zt'l was in Awe when he Met him when he was still Very young.

His Sainted father,zt'l ,Maran Hagaon Harav Moshe Soloveitchik,zt'l preceeded him as Rosh Yeshiva of Rabbenu Yitchok Elchonon.

During that period Maran Harav M. Soloveitchik, zt'l asked the Pruzna Iluy, Hagaon Rav Leib Forer, zt'l who was the Rav Of Holyoke, mass to assist in Finding Rav YD Soloveitchik a Job in Boston.

This English Sefer is cause for celebration. Appreciation to Harav Holtzer, shlita.

Rav Refael Abuchatzera,shlita to come to NY next week

In Honor of a Hachnosas Sefer Torah, Harav R Abuchatzera is coming to NY to Join the celebration.

He is arriving from Eretz Yisroel.

Harav R. Abuchatzera, shlita is well respected by so many. His clarity in his advice is Very unusual. One of many Sons of The Baba Sali, zt'l he enjoys the Respect of Many leading Gedolei Torah.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hakoras Hatov gives edge to Andrew Coumo

A Recent Poll shows that Majority of Orthodox Jews are supporting Coumo in the Race For Governor.

Comments Made by many who gave reasons for Support highlighted the appreciation they have for Former Governor Coumo Senior who is Remembered As a Friend of the Orthodox community.

This years Candidate has close ties with Jewish Leaders in NY.

Former Governor Pataki defeated Coumo senior after 3 Terms as governor. Pataki demonstrated his friendship and concern for the orthodox community.

NY, a Stronghold for Orthodox Jews will be exhibiting the virtue of Hakoras Hatov on Election Day by supporting Coumo.

Yeshiva of Cliffwood lake, NJ establishes Kolel

The Rosh Yeshiva of yeshiva of cliffwood lake expanded his yeshiva by establishing an on campus Kolel.

Hagaon Harav Shimon Ulster, shlita established his Yeshiva about 6 years ago with 10 students. Currently he has 80 Talmidim.

The housing for the Kolel Members is right near the Yeshiva.

Hagaon Harav Alster, shlita is a Talmid Muvhak of Maran Harav Binyomin Paler, zt'l and was his Talmid for over 14 years.

He has attracted to his Beis Medrash metzuyanim from various yeshivos including Brisk Alumni.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Grandson Of Maran Harav A Shechter, shlita engaged

The son of Hagaon Rav Shlomo Haliwa, shlita, r"m in Chaim Berlin just got engaged to the Daughter of R' Binyomin Fruchthandler.

Rav Haliwa, is the Son In Law of the Rosh Yeshiva of Chaim Berlin, Maran Harav A Shechter, shlita.

Rachomstrivka Rebbe of America marrying off Grandchild

The planned wedding of the grandchild of the Rachomstivka Rebbe, shlita has grabbed the attention of the chassidic & yeshiva world.

The Rebbe shlita is most beloved, accessibile and is known as a poel yeshuous. People from across the American continent travel to seek the Rebbe's Brocho & Chizuk.

On an Average weekday you can find Bnei Torah from Chassidic yeshivos, from Lakewood, Brisk , Chaim Berlin and many Roshei Yeshiva at his door in Boro-park.

The Rebbe shlita, learned in his youth by Maran Harav Isser Zalman Meltzer, zt'l.

The Rebbe's Bekius in shas and poskim is fascinating.

He was a Rosh kolel in New Square.

He is a brother in law of the Rebbe of New Square, shlita.

Celebration in the Sephardic Torah World

The Sephardic Torah community celebrated The marriage of the grandchild of the Sephardic Posek Hador, Maran Harav Ovadia Yosef, shlita which took place this past tuesday.

The father, Hagaon Rav Dovid Yosef, shlita a prolific author of many halacha seforim and a Rosh Kolel of Yechave Daas is a World Renowned Gaon and meticulously follows his fathers Derech.

The Catastrophe of internet gossip

Mashgichim of yeshivos across the country are working dillingently to curb the interest of the torah community in internet Loshon horoh.

The particular sites that are of major concern and are on the 'alert' list and are being targeted for their repulsive gossip, are the 'Unorthodox Jew', Daas Torah (Daniel Eidensohn) and Failed messiah.

Internet gossip is a weapon of mass destruction,say the mashgichim. Though Eidensohn claims that he Has the support of Rav Moshe Sternbuch, shlita it does not seem true.

Daas Torah has an alert Re: Loshon Horo that appears meaningless in the face of his allowing endless gossip on his site.

These bloggers are playing with fire and they are an EMBARRESMENT to the Jewish people.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Sefer captures torah world

The new sefer - Tiferes Shlomo from the unusual Gaon Harav Shlomo Shneider, zt'l has astounded the torah world.

This sefer is a testimony to the gift of a miraculous memory given to those who aquire torah thru the 48 ways.

The 'Breath of Knowledge' call it bekius of shas, medrash, shulchan aruch, Yerushalmy, rishonim and achronim is hardly seen.

The great Gaon, Harav Schneider, zt'l was a master of 'anivus'. The novimnsker rebbe, shlita calls him a 'Nechba el Hakeilim'.

The great Posek ,Hagaon Rav Tuvia Goldstein, zt'l writes an Elaborate haskama on his seforim.

This sefer is on chumash. He also wrote three volumes of Teshuvos called Diverei Shlomo.

This sefer deserves celebration.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rebbe of Stolin to come to NY

The Rebbe of Stolin,shlita is Scheduled to arrive to NY shortly.

The Rebbe shlita is very beloved by Gedolei Yisroel . His Genius is his Pashtus and Genuine Ahavas Yisroel. He stands out with his Humility and Devotion to his followers.

His admirers are from the chassidic groups as well as from the Litvish camp. Mordern and charedei find something special in the Rebbe shlita.

Kolel Yad Chaim Mordechai in Cleveland has impact on city

Unique for a Kolel in a real metropolis, is Kolel Yad Chaim Mordechai in Cleveland under the leadership of Hagaon Rav Yaakov Velvel Katz, shlita.

The positive influence that this Kolel has had on families & Children in the city of cleveland is incredible.

Harav Katz, shlita is the Son of Harav Chaim mordechai Katz, zt'l Rosh Hayeshiva & Founder of Telshe in America. An outspoken member of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah and a true manhig of bnei torah in America.

Harav YV Katz,shlita is a very determined Rosh Kollel, a real "Ish Matzliach". He is blessed with true siyata dishmaya and Hatzlacha.

However the yeshiva of his sainted father, zt'l is in a much different matzav.

Telshe in cleveland is unfourtunatly in a difficult time with enrollment and with finances.

Who knows what would have been if the Hanhola of Telshe would have enlisted Harav Yaakov V Katz as a Member of the Hanhalo. The enrollment would have been as it deserves to be without question.

Klal Yisroel celebrates Yahrtzeit of three Gedolim, ZT'L

This week is the yahrtzeit of these three Gedolim and Tzadikim.

The Yahrtzeit of the Gaon Of Preshburg, Harav Moshe Sofer, zt'l known as the Chasam Sofer.

The Ksav Sofer zt'l was his Son, the Chasan Sofer, zt'l was his son in Law.

Maran Hatzadik Harav Levi Yitzchok of Bardichev, Zt'l.

The "Bardichiver" was known for his Limud Zechus on all Yidden even overei aveira.

The Great Tzadik the great Poel Yeshuos, the Ribnitzer Rebbe, zt'l.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Harav Dovid Wolpin, shlita, Mashgiach of Kol Yaakov resigns

Hagaon Rav Dovid Wolpin, shlita the Mashgiach of Kol Yaakov since 1984 resigned from his position. He Did not retire.

Alumni and Talmidim are profoundly disappointed with R' Raice who declared himself in charge for not offering any Severance or financial support to Harav Wolpin, shlita.

Hagaon Harav Wolpin,shlita is widely respected and has devoted his life to his Talmidim.

Truth be told that R' Raice is quite happy that Harav Wolpin resigned as he and R' Gluck try to bring in younger blood into this new yeshiva for kids at risk. The yeshiva appears to have a steady student body of 11 students. They claim a very expanded budget despite the small enrollment.

Harav Dovid Stefansky,shlita also left Kol Yaakov, unsatisfied with the way R' Raice unilateraly changed the course of the yeshiva.

He did not Retire as reported by R' Raice.

Harav Stefansky ,shlita arrived at Kol Yaakov In 1990 when Kol Yaakov was thriving under the Leadership of Hagaon Harav Leib Tropper, shlita.

Harav Naftaly Kasten, shlita also left and started a kolel in Monsey.

The Devoted Secr'y, Mrs Shain is not there anymore. Reportedly she left though some claim she was fired. This happened as recent as 2 weeks ago.

Meanwhile the issues of ownership of Kol Yaakov have not been resolved. Issues of authority have also been ignored by R' Raice & R' Shmuel Gluck.

A Seruv (letter of contempt) is being issued by a Monsey Bais din after R' Raice ignored 3 summonses to appear before the bais din.
The plaintiff is Rabbi N Kramer who was appointed early february of this year as the director of Kol Yaakov Torah center. R' Raice was employed as adminstrator.

New Yeshiva in Woodridge

Ten Students Together with their Rosh Yeshiva started learning this Elul in Woodridge. The Rosh Yeshiva, a grandson of Maran Harav A Schechter, shlita Rosh Yeshivas Rabbenu Chaim Berlin sees hatzlocho in this new endeavor.

The new yeshiva ,appears to be a major impetus for the ever growing jewish community in Sullivan County. The yeshiva is currently housed in the Local Shul headed by Harav Grossman.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hagaon Rav Nevenzal, shlita - New Sefer

The celebration of the Yom Tov of Succos Was enhanced by the new sefer written by Hagaon Harav Nevenzal, Shlita.

The Sefer discusses "Chol Hamoed" with much of it related to the Halochos of Chol Hamoed.

Harav Nevenzal, shlita is a Talmid Muvhak of Maran Harav S.Z Auerbach, zt"l. This new sefer is filled with Chedushei Halachos from Harav SZ Auerbach, zt"l