Baltimore, MD - Sept. 20, 2018 - The Torah of SuccosSuccos is a special holiday of simcha, as it is the completion of the cycle of the shalosh regalim and the Yamim Noraim. There are two mitzvos related to Succos that are halachos l’Moshe MiSinai, aspects of the Torah that cannot be explained or extrapolated from the text. Although most areas of Torah are for us to explore and derive, this area is to be taken just as it is, directly from Hashem. On the Yom Tov of Succos, we celebrate the ways that we were protected in the midbar, completely protected and supported by Hashem. No matter wh...
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Dear Friends, I hope this e-mail finds you well and that you are staying cool this summer. We are managing and busy. R' Dovid is stable, thank G-d, and enjoying his family. Our fundraiser has migrated to a new platform, The Chesed Fund. Though we did run a small campaign before Purim we did not reach our goal and as funds are dwindling, we have to continue our efforts. Expenses are constant and sometimes overwhelming.  As you are the special people who have kept us going until now, we hope it is not too burdensome to ask if you could participate and help spread this urgent campaign via e-mail and social media (i.e. Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to your friends and other groups, community and synagogue bulletins with a personal note asking others to join the ca...
Baltimore, MD – Sept. 20, 2018 – This morning, 4 black individuals entered Seven Mile Market at approximately 8:30 AM.  Being identified as suspicious, they were surveilled by the 7MM staff. Baltimore County Police were called and waited outside for them. The individuals left Seven Mile Market (without taking anything to the best knowledge of 7MM employees) and went straight to Rite Aid. Rite Aid personnel also called police who were still in the 7MM parking lot. These individuals had a car in the 7MM parking lot and police “met” the suspects and searched their car. Two of the four were arrested on warrants in unrelated cases.
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Baltimore, MD - Sept. 14, 2018  - Kolainu Boys Choir was established January of 2009 with boys from all different mainstream Yeshivas. Kolainu's sole purpose is to provide Yeshiva students with an opportunity to gain self confidence, have fun, make new friends and enjoy their love for music. Kolainu was designed for Yeshiva students as an extra curricular activity. There are no tryouts and every child is a star. The choir has one grand preformance annually for family and friends. The choir is led by Elchonon Majeski. Elchonon has many years of experience conducting , composing and singing for large audiences. Kolainu offers a once in a life time rewarding experience for your child. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about our program. Kolainu Choir is...
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman condemned on Thursday the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) practice of making payments to the families of terrorists incarcerated by Israel as “unconscionable”, following reports of advance payments made to the family of Khalil Jabarin, who stabbed American-Israeli settler Ari Fuld to death in the West Bank on Monday. “The Palestinian Prisoner Affairs Commission has confirmed that the family of the terrorist who murdered Ari Fuld is ‘eligible to receive a monthly salary’ as compensation for his incarceration,” Friedman tweeted. Israel’s television Channel 21 reported that the PA had transferred 12,000 Israeli shekels ($3,360) to the Palestinian slayer’s family just hours after the attack took place o...
The IDF chief of staff has warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his cabinet that the chances of a major round of violence in the West Bank in the coming weeks are extremely high. According to Israel’s Channel Two, Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot told the cabinet at its weekly meeting that there is a 60-80 percent of renewed conflict in the West Bank, which would require much greater efforts to suppress than the current violence on the Gaza border. The chief of staff reportedly based his assessment on several factors. First, the current tension between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and President Donald Trump. Abbas has all but completely cut off relations with the Trump administration since it recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the US embas...
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“Last week, a Palestinian teenager, Khalil Jabarin, stabbed and murdered Israeli Ari Fuld in the parking lot of a supermarket. Before succumbing to his wounds, Fuld, together with another civilian, shot and wounded Jabarin, which led to his capture. The Palestinian Authority is portraying terrorist murderer Jabarin as a victim of an unprovoked Israeli shooting. The headline in the official P.A. daily indicated that he had not even attacked anyone: The report continued to insinuate this, stating that Jabarin “stabbed a settler according to the Israeli occupation’s version,” and even accused Israel of neglecting the injured terrorist, claiming he was “left bleeding on the ground for more than 20 minutes”: “The boy Jabarin was wounded by a number o...
New York - A former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been sentenced to six years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes. Joseph Percoco was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge in New York City. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni said she hoped the sentence would be heard in the state capital. Percoco was convicted in March of accepting more than $300,000 from companies that wanted influence with the Cuomo administration. The governor wasn’t charged in the case and denied any knowledge of Percoco’s influence peddling. However, trial testimony presented an unflattering picture of the inner workings of his office. Percoco’s conviction also gave ammunition to Cuomo’s opponents in this year’s election. They say it proves the two-term Democrat h...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford would testify next week to the Senate about her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when both were high school students if agreement can be reached to “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,” a Ford attorney told the Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The message and positive tone of the attorney’s email breathed new life into the possibility that the panel would hold a dramatic hearing at which both Ford and Kavanaugh could give their versions of what happened at a party in the 1980s in a Maryland suburb of Washington. The allegation has jarred Kavanaugh’s prospects for winning Senate confirmation to be a justice, which until Ford’s emergence last week had seemed all but ce...
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Listen to Rabbi Moshe Hauer's Succos Shiurim (6 Audios)

Baltimore, MD - Sept. 20, 2018 -

The Torah of Succos

Succos is a special holiday of simcha, as it is the completion of the cycle of the shalosh regalim and the Yamim Noraim. There are two mitzvos related to Succos that are halachos l’Moshe MiSinai, aspects of the Torah that cannot be explained or extrapolated from the text. Although most areas of Torah are for us to explore and derive, this area is to be taken just as it is, directly from Hashem. On the Yom Tov of Succos, we celebrate the ways that we were protected in the midbar, completely protected and supported by Hashem. No matter what human effort we put forth, we recognize that at the end of the day, it is all dependent on Hashem.


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Succos- In Hashem's Hands

Succos is the completion of the Shalosh Regalim and the Yomim Noraim. We commemorate the ananei hakavod (clouds of glory) which were returned to us after the teshuva of the original Yom Kippur. On Yom Kippur, we repeat Hashem’s 13 Attributes of Mercy many times, saying that He is kind and merciful to all of His creatures. However, on Succos we celebrate that we are the ones specifically connected to Hashem, and we reaffirm our bris with Him through teshuva, followed by succah.

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Special Event - Hoshana Rabba - Ushpizin of Dovid

The ushpizin of Hoshana Rabbah is Dovid Hamelech, the first king to have done teshuva. When Shlomo Hamelech wanted to open the doors of the Beis Hamikdash, they would only open in the merit of his father Dovid, showing the great significance and impact of teshuva. Although we do many sins, we learn from Dovid Hamelech about the ability to own up, and to rebuild ourselves through teshuva.

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 Pachad Yitzchok 1 Avos (Yerach Haeisanim) 1

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Pachad Yitzchok Avos (Yerach Haeisanim) 2-5

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Pachad Yitzchok Avos (Yerach Haeisanim-Succos) 6 & 7

In this series of maamarim from Rav Yitzchok Hutner, we discuss Yerach Haeisanim—The Month of the Mighty Ones, which is Tishrei. It is called by this name because of the Avos, who were born in this month (according to many opinions). We discuss different aspects of their middos and strengths.

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Portland, Oregon - A federal appeals court on Thursday revived a Muslim-American man’s lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of improperly keeping him for about six years on its “no-fly list,” where he said he was placed to coerce him into becoming an FBI informant. Reversing a lower court ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Oregon said Yonas Fikre’s due process claims did not become moot when he was removed from the list without explanation in May 2016, three years after he sued. The court said the government’s refusal to acknowledge that Fikre did not belong on the list and would not be returned there left an overhang that could cause business associates, friends and even family to shun him. “Fikre remains, in his own words, &l...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has identified the remains of two American servicemen who were killed during the Korean War and whose remains were returned by North Korea two months ago following Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon). Trump tweets that the remains include those of Charles H. McDaniel, a 32-year-old Army master sergeant from Vernon, Indiana, and William H. Jones, a 19-year-old Army private from Nash County, North Carolina. The president says: "These HEROES are home, they may Rest In Peace, and hopefully their families can have closure." The Pentagon has also confirmed the identities. McDaniel's name had been made public last month because his military identification tag was among the 55 boxes of remains that North Korea turned over on ...
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New Jersey - A high ranking Bergen County official has found himself in the media spotlight after a recording of him allegedly making racist remarks has surfaced, prompting New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to call for his resignation. According to WNYC (http://bit.ly/2QLGoiE), Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino was speaking with colleagues on January 16th following Murphy’s inauguration.  Saudino reportedly blasted the governor for his stance on criminal justice reform and other issues saying, “in other words, let the blacks come in, do whatever the [obscenity] they want, smoke their marijuana, do this, do that and don’t worry about it.  You know, we’ll tie the hands of the cops.” Other questionable remarks include Saudino allegedly saying that A...
ABDERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Three people were killed Thursday morning in a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in northeast Maryland, officials said. A law enforcement official with knowledge of the shooting stressed that the number of dead is based on preliminary information. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss details by name and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press. A suspect was taken into custody and was in critical condition, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told a news conference. It appears only one weapon, a handgun, was used and no shots were fired by responding law enforcement officers, Gahler said. He also said multiple people had been killed and wounded in the shooting, without giving any other details on casualties. A Baltimore h...
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The following has been cleared for publication: The Israel Security Agency – in conjunction with the Israel Police – has, in recent weeks, has uncovered a cell composed of youths, residents of eastern Jerusalem, which led violent clashes on the Temple Mount after prayers on Friday 27 July 2018. The cell purchased fireworks that were smuggled onto the Temple Mount in order to attack the security forces stationed outside the site at the conclusion of Friday prayers. It will be noted that four officers were injured; the Temple Mount was closed for several hours due to the violent events. The ISA and Israel Police investigation revealed that behind the aforesaid cell was Hamas militant Abu Tzabih, a resident of Kfar Akav who holds an Israeli ID card, who was released several mo...
ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) —  Law enforcement officials say the lone suspect in a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in northeast Maryland is in custody in critical condition. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler says there is no longer any threat at the site of the Thursday morning shooting. He says there are multiple injuries and multiple fatalities. He didn't go into further details about the casualties at a Thursday afternoon news conference. He says authorities are taking care in the preliminary investigation to avoid giving incorrect information. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that three people were killed in the shooting. The law enforcement official has knowledge of the shooting but wasn't authorized to discuss details by name and sp...
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New York - Nearly a third of U.S. households have trouble paying their energy bills, and the problem mainly impacts racial minorities, according to a report released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration. One in five households — an estimated 25 million — went without food, medicine or other necessities to pay their gas or electric bills in 2015, the latest year in which the numbers were available. At the same time, overall energy-related spending was at its lowest point in more than a decade due to lower fuel and natural gas prices, said the energy administration, a division of the federal Department of Energy. Half of the people reporting problems paying electric bills identified as black or African American and more than 30 percent were Latino. “It&rsq...
Nearly half of all cellphone calls next year will come from scammers, according to First Orion, a company that provides phone carriers and their customers caller ID and call blocking technology. The Arkansas-based firm projects an explosion of incoming spam calls, marking a massive leap from 3.7 percent of total calls in 2017 to more than 29 percent this year, to a projected 45 percent by early 2019. “Year after year, the scam call epidemic bombards consumers at record-breaking levels, surpassing the previous year and scammers increasingly invade our privacy at new extremes,” Charles Morgan, the chief executive and head data scientist of First Orion, said in a blog post last week. The barrage of fraudulent calls has taken a more dire turn in recent months, as scammers have t...
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Over 200 babies were born in Israeli hospitals during Yom Kippur. MDA teams transferred 174 women to hospitals in Yerushalayim, Bnei Brak, Kiryat Gat, Givat Ze’ev, Ramat Gan and elsewhere. There is usually a large number of births on Yom Kippur, as women who are fasting go into labor. At Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim, 60 women gave birth. At the Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva, 42 babies were born. At Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin, 32 new babies – 20 boys and 12 girls – were born. At the Meir Medical Center, there were 25 births, including a pair of twins. One mother gave birth in an ambulance at the entrance to the hospital. In the delivery rooms of Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon, 20 babies were born. At Hillel Yaffe Hospital in Cha...
“Mr. President, someone whom I recently met in Jerusalem, Ari Fuld, was at a shopping mall a few miles away, in Gush Etzion, when he was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist. A husband and father of four children, Ari lived and died as a hero. Despite his wounds, he chased and shot at his attacker, preventing further casualties, before collapsing to the ground. Hila Peretz, who was working nearby, said, “He gave his life for me.” Untitled from BaltimoreJewishLife.com on Vimeo. Now, I want to ask the United Nations and this council: Why has no official of this body condemned the murder? Why is the U.N. silent when Hamas and Islamic Jihad, supported by Iran, which just spoke here in this room, praised the murder? Why were they silent when the Al-Aqsa Martyrs...
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