Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pashut Peshat: Po-shet=Push-it!

Yom Tov Duchaning of the Kohanim got me thinking about a story I heard some years ago.

Apparently, there is a difference of opinion when it comes to Duchaning, what position the Kohen's hands must be.  Should they be outstretched straight out or may they be angled somewhat.

I heard a shiur recording made by R Feivel Cohen who says that Peshat of Poshet means that the hands must be stretched straight out.

One person then asked: If an Ani on Purim is "Poshet Yad", but not to the full extent, does one have an obligation to give?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Possible Parah (Aduma) Predicts Paradise?

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All I can add is that this fellow reminds of Dama b. Nesina. Kedushin 31A...

עד היכן כיבוד אב ואם אמר להם צאו וראו מה עשה עובד כוכבים אחד באשקלון ודמא בן נתינה שמו פעם אחת בקשו חכמים פרקמטיא בששים ריבוא שכר והיה מפתח מונח תחת מראשותיו של אביו ולא ציערו אמר רב יהודה אמר שמואל שאלו את ר' אליעזר עד היכן כיבוד אב ואם אמר להם צאו וראו מה עשה עובד כוכבים אחד לאביו באשקלון ודמא בן נתינה שמו בקשו ממנו חכמים אבנים לאפוד בששים ריבוא שכר ורב כהנא מתני בשמונים ריבוא והיה מפתח מונח תחת מראשותיו של אביו ולא ציערו לשנה האחרת נתן הקב"ה שכרו שנולדה לו פרה אדומה בעדרו נכנסו חכמי ישראל אצלו אמר להם יודע אני בכם שאם אני מבקש מכם כל ממון שבעולם אתם נותנין לי אלא אין אני מבקש מכם אלא אותו ממון שהפסדתי בשביל כבוד אבא

He claims he turned down a million dollars and would rather donate it to the cause of the Jewish People. It seems that Hashem sends his red heifer's to special people.

May we see the coming of Moshiach in our days!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ambassador/Advisor Avner Ascends Afterworld (Yehuda Avner 1928-2015)

Yehuda Avner served as advisor/speech-writer to 4 Israeli prime-ministers. His lovely memoirs record the events of Israeli history up through the Begin years. He was a true servant of the Jewish people. The Prime Ministers, is a must read for all people interested in recent Jewish history, especially in how the White House deals with the leaders of the Jewish State.

He is pictured above at R Moshe Feinstein's residence with R Moshe Sherer, R Yaakov Kamenetzky, R Yitzchok Hutner, RMF and PM Menachem Begin.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Ferocious Flatbush Fire Feeds Frenzy

The tragic fire in Flatbush that consumed so many lives R"L is heart-rending.

Hopefully this will serve as a wake-up call for people to make sure that they have working smoke alarms that are tested on a regular basis.

I understand human nature has an intrinsic need for news that is local and affects us all, yet I wonder why various media feel the need to publish countless stories, pictures, levaya hookups etc.

I sure hope it is not for selfish (ratings) reasons.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bi Bi Beats Barack

Barack has finally lost an election - Tweet

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sorah Schenirer's Students Swell

Tuesday, March 17, representatives from Bais Yaakov's across the country will be represented in Brooklyn's Barclays Center to honor Sorah Schenirer, founder of the BY movement. It has been 80 years since her passing.

Perhaps the 100th Yahrtzeit will be in Yankee Stadium.

Chofetz Chaim Camera Continuation

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  1. Rabbi Deutch of the Living Torah Museum says that the video of the CC was briefly posted on the internet 4 and 1/2 years ago but then taken down because of copyright issues.
  2. Also says that the famous picture of the CC is actually the butcher of Radin.
  3. National Archives had this video for over 10 years already.
  4. CC is really walking slowly, but all newsreels of olden times appear much quicker than actual.
  5. Another video of the CC is available, showing CC selling his sefarim. He expects it to come out in next few months.  He says he has this video.
  6. There is a video of R Shimon Skopp giving shiur in RIETS, but it is not being released bec some feel it is not Kovodik, as he was giving shiur in YU.
  7. Interview by NYCPhotog/Shimon Gifter.

Updated with new picture video of CC on 3/19/15

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