This is so not a good time.
Latest video making the rounds. Worth watching the whole thing.
From youtube ” The funniest and most poignant speech ever on Jewish
Outreach. With brilliant humor (virtually every line is a
zinger!), Hilly Gross describes what happened when he
invited (as he often did) participants of Rabbi Ephraim Z.
Buchwald’s Beginners Service to his home for a Shabbat
meal. Many will recognize themselves in this extraordinary
piece, and just about everyone will see how these
encounters profoundly impact on both hosts and guests”
Ukrainian authorities announced plans to improve travel to Jewish pilgrimage sites.
Considering the current conditions in Ukraine this would certainly make visiting kivrei tzaddikim much easier…
Twas the 6th night of Chanukah…
PSA: IF YOU BAKE(AS OPPOSED TO FRY) YOUR LATKES, YOU ARE BASICALLY MISSING THE ENTIRE POINT OF EATING LATKES ON CHANUKAH.
Tonight is the first night of Chanukah.
May you all have a wonderful and happy Chanukah. May this be the year of the last and final Chanukah of our long golus!
Tefilos needed for the Seret-Vishnitz Rebbe Shlita [x]
The condition of the Seret-Vishnitz Rebbe Shlita has taken a turn for the worse as he may have contracted pneumonia.
The rebbe’s condition began to decline this past Shabbos morning. He had a fever which is feared to be the result of pneumonia. The rebbe’s has curtailed his schedule drastically since Shabbos and he may be hospitalized later today, Tuesday, 23 Kislev 5774.
It should be pointed out that doctors have been visiting and treating the rebbe at home since Shabbos.
The tzibur is requested to be mispallel for רבי אליעזר בן צירל שליט”א (Rabbi Eliezer ben Tzirel) b’soch kol cholei Am Yisrael.
We sometimes think we come from a secular family… That’s just not true. There is no such thing as a Jewish family who is traditionally secular…If you think of the amount of generations since Matan Torah… Let’s just guess, let’s say there are one hundred-sixty generations since the Torah was given. You have a guy who grew up FFB, he grew up in a frum family. He says “All hundred-sixty generations of my family were shomer shabbos, shomer kashrus and learned Torah.” The most distant Jew, the Jew who says I come from a family that is not observant and they haven’t been observant for generations, at most it is four or five generations! At most! Usually it is two or three.
Okay he comes from a non-observant family…but it’s not true; because if you look at those hundred-sixty generations, okay for him it wasn’t a hundred sixty, it was a hundred fifty-six. Only a hundred-fifty six of the hundred sixty generations since the giving of the Torah was his family frum… Everyone is coming from a family of Torah observance! When we live a life of Torah, we are living a life that is a life of fidelity to the principals and sacrifices and lives of our families, whatever kind of family we come from.
Excerpt from shiur given(originally) at Shapell’s/Darche Noam”Chanukah- A Baal Teshuva’s Holiday" by Rabbi Gidon Shoshan
It’s just too cute not to reblog…