Friday, January 29, 2016

BDE, (Rav Chaim Yisroel) Belsky (ZTL) Bests Banners

Baruch Dayan HaEmes.

Rabbi Genack mentioned at the Levaya today, that had it not been for Rabbi Belsky, none of us would be eating fish.

Not to mention drinking milk, drinking water and wearing Sheitels.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Rabbi Refoel Ronnie (Greenwald)'s Rescues, Ransoms, Releases, Remembered

Rabbi Ronnie Greenwald passed away suddenly. He was a maverick who championed the cause of his downtrodden brethren.

Yehi Zichro Baruch.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Shomer Shabbos Superbowl Star Shlomo Signs - Bike4Chai

Alan 'Shlomo' Veingrad, the only Shomer Shabbos NFL star, has signed up with Bike4Chai. Wish I could do the same, but with cold weather here on the East Coast, it is hard to even think about bicycle riding.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Carlebach "Congregation" Causes Chat Cessation

One of my first posts, all those years ago focused on attending a "Carlebach" style Minyan once in a while. The idea was, that although his unique style might not be worthy of changing the singing nusach of Kabbolas Shabbos, nevertheless, it is worthwhile to try to elevate one's self occasionally via prayer coupled with song.

Many congregations meld this idea by engaging in Carlebach Style minyanim once a month, on Shabbos Mevarchim.

This past Shabbos I decided to try one such minyan, and enjoyed the experience. Yet I came away with a realization that I hadn't contemplated originally - that more than the familiar melodies - I appreciated the communal singing for another reason altogether - that when the congregation joins together in song...there is no talking with each other!

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