Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Shwekey Seranades, Sings Special Song

 

On August 9th, President Trump was hosted by the Deal community for a fundraiser. Deal native and singer Yaakov Shwekey was supposed to sing a song for the president, but apparently it got scrapped due to timing contraints. Yisroel Besser updated the lyrics of Shwekey's hit We are a Miracle and retitled it We are America. Below are lyrics for the before and after, along with a video of the song meant for Trump being sung in a camp.

New Lyrics

A nation so diverse, Yet united at its core, Freedom opportunity Allowing us to soar, Its been four great years Four GREAT years And you know don’t you really know You’ve been heaven-sent, Mr President To stand strong, The glory of our history, Our flag its flying high, The promise of our future, We raise our voices high Its been four great years Four GREAT years And you know don’t you really know You’ve been heaven-sent, Mr President To stand strong, We love America We love America May Gd, hear our prayer, sing it loud and clear Cause we love America, – It doesn’t matter where, and it doesn’t matter when, You’ve got this country in your heart To make it great again, Give us four more years Four MORE years Cause you know don’t you really know You’ve been heaven-sent, Mr President To stand strong, – We love America We love America May Gd, hear our prayer, sing it loud and clear Cause we love America, Every day you fight a battle, On the news they try to hide, Your victories, your accomplishments, The way you lead with pride But truth is always stronger, so join us as we sing our song… We love America

Old Lyrics

A nation in the desert We started out as slaves Made it to the motherland, And then came the Crusades It's been so many years Crying so many tears Don't you know, don't you really know? We are pushed to the ground Through our faith we are found Standing strong The Spanish inquisition ...wanted us to bow But our backs aint gonna bend Never then, and never now It's been so many years Crying so many tears Don't you know, don't you really know? We are pushed to the ground Through our faith we are found Standing strong We are a miracle We are a miracle We were chosen with love And embraced from above We are a miracle Extermination was the plan When the devil was a man Ohhh ohhh But the few who carried on Live for millions who are gone It's been so many years crying so…

Friday, July 17, 2020

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Goyta Goyares Glorifies Goya



If it’s Goya, it has to be good!

Liberals want to boycott Goya because the company's president praised our president. Bad precedent!

First Daughter Ivanka Kushner tweeted the above picture, and now sales are hopping!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Chowing Chulent, Chocolate Calories? Corona Cardiac Cure!



This past week, I went to my first Shalom Zachor and first Kiddush in months.

Thereafter, I realized that there is one good aspect of the Corona Virus. Namely, our eating has become normalized.
For 3 months we did not overeat on Chulent and Cishke, Candy and Coke. All those Craved Calories, that in the past would have increased out girth, were missing in action.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Politicians Penetrate, Pierce Padlocked Public Play Parks



Seems like they are done with Corona in Brooklyn, and the Governor has allowed the parks to open but the Mayor still refuses to let the children play. Some fine vigilantes along with public officials have cut the locks and opened various parks in Boro Park and Flatbush.

Hopefully, this will end the hypocrisy allowing thousands to demonstrate racial equality, but keep kids locked up with nothing to do in the summer.

I am not sure what to make of this. OTOH, we should not be teaching children to flout the rules, but OTOH, when the rules become draconian, one must take a stand.

Kudos to Felder, Yaeger and Eichenstein.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Marc's Malkhei Makes Mark - Iggerot Malkhei Rabbanan



Dr. Professor Marc Shapiro has published a most interesting book. It is comprised primarily of Shaalot and Teshuvot, yet unlike all other Shaalot and Teshuvot which feature a posek responding to many various individuals, this one has questions by one man (Prof Shapiro) asked to many different poskim.

Since the author and many of the poskim are contemporary, this makes for some very fascinating reading. Additionally, Prof Shapiro is currently giving lectures with many insights into the background of the questions; and due to Covid-19, these podcasts can be downloaded free from the TIM website.

Monday, May 11, 2020

HebrewBooks Hosts Helmreich's Hearings




In 1982, Professor William Helmreich released his sociological study of the Yeshiva World, entitled The World of the Yeshiva.  The highlight of this work, were the many interviews he conducted with many of the great Roshei Yeshiva of the era (R Schneur Kotler, R Yaakov Perlow, R Yaakov Weinberg, R Elya Svei, R Aharon Schechter, R Osher Kalmanovitz, R Shmuel Berenbaum, R Yaakov Kamenetzky, R Yitzchak Hutner, R Moshe Feinstein, R Gedaliah Schorr, R Mordechai Gifter and R Henoch Leibowitz).  Unfortunately those recordings were lost, but the transcripts are available on Hebrewbooks.org.  A very worthwhile read.

Professor Helmreich passed away due to Covid-19 complications on March 28 of this year.

Hebrewbooks link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TWy1BsxlFIOBzgAcxCCAEwjNvm73QlSS/view?usp=sharing

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