Donations to United Hatzala in Israel

Shalom from Jerusalem! I would like to wish you and yours a wonderful Passover. As we approach this season of our freedom our thoughts turn to those less fortunate than ourselves; the Holocaust Survivors, the injured in need of immediate life-saving medical attention, and the elderly who cannot afford ambulance services. The volunteers of the […]

Shabbat Chatan

Mazal Tov to Mr. and Mrs. Yossi Mizrachi on the marriage of their daughter Ilana to Shai Malul. May you be zocheh to build a beautiful, warm Jewish home! This Shabbat we will be celebrating their Shabbat Chatan at the Beit Knesset. All are invited for a kiddush and Shabbat lunch after the tefillah. Mazal […]

Anti-Semitism rears its head!

In the parshiyot which we are reading now in Sefer Shemot, we read about what occurred with Paroah. This is the first time that we see anti-semitism beginning. Paroah goes against those people who specifically helped save Mitzrayim. Just a couple of parshiyot ago we read about how Paroah praised and recognized the greatness of […]

A rabbi once told the following tale:

“In my youth when I was fired with the love of God, I thought I would convert the whole world to God. But since I discovered that it would be quite enough to convert the people who live in my town, and I tried for a long time but did not succeed. Then I realized […]

Man’s Search for Meaning

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.   They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s […]

Rambam’s Principles of Health: Portion Control

It is not so much what you eat (quality) but rather how much you eat (quantity) that matters. In his non-fanatic and sensible approach Rambam asserts that it is better to eat a little unhealthy food than to overeat from healthy foods:   All physicians agree that eating a small quantity of bad foods is […]

Rambam’s Principles of Health: Fruits

Rambam is not very keen on fruit comprising a major part of our diet, as he asserts:   A person should always avoid fruits and not eat too many of them, even when dried, surely not fresh. However before they are completely ripe, they are like swords to the body. Likewise carobs are always bad. […]

Bringing the Schina Into Our Homes: A Virtual Shiur Series For Women

Mrs. Gila Levitt is pleased to open registration for her third teleconference in North America, starting the week of June 13, 2010.  The 5 weekly classes will be available as recordings over the phone or downloaded over email.  Each class is uploaded on Motzai Shabbos. The below article was written by a past participant, who took the […]