Mazal Tov to Rabbi & Mrs. Shmulik & Chomi Raices on the birth of twin sons. Mazal Tov to the grand parents Rabbi & Mrs. Elchonon Lisbon and Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Ber Raices. 
[Editor’s note: As a memory of my beloved brother Shaya, I would like to continue sending out his pearls of wisdom that he has shared with all of you in the past. For some of you this may ring a bell and for others it may appear to be totally new. May the learning of Shaya’s Divrei Torah inspire us to change our ways and thereby give an Aliya to the neshama of our dear beloved Shaya whom we miss so much. A special thank you to Aaron Friedman for always looking over the divrei torah.] The Haftora of Parshas Ki Seitzei [my Bar Mitzva Parsha!] begins with the words 'rani akara lo yalada,' which means 'Sing- barren one who did not give birth.’ The Gemara in Brachos tells a story, where a her...
Do you travel to *NY or NJ* from *Delaware or Maryland?* 🔴 Starting Monday 9/16 there will be a *Minyan for Mincha on the NJTP* at the *Woodrow Wilson Service Area* right before exit 7A for 195.  🔴 Mincha is at 6:30.  🔴 *Mincha will take place in the back of the main parking lot, by the picnic tables which are under the trees*.  Join below for more info.  https://chat.whatsapp.com/HvRED66s2nn5YwsUvqwNeN
1) Shiluach Hakein – don’t turn a gezeira into rachamim We have the pasuk about shiluach hakein.  Perek 22, pasuk 7.  “Shalei’ach t’shalach es ha’eim.”  Send away the mother.  “v’es habanim tikach lach.”  Take the children for yourself.  “L’maan yitav lach.”  So, you’ll have a good life.  “v’ha’arachta yamim.”  Have a long life.  And, the gemara tells us a famous thing in berachos that if you say: Oh, Hashem has rachmanus on the kan tzipor, on the birds.  Mishaskin oso.  You tell him to be quiet.  And, one pshat in the gemara is because it’s as if you are making Hashem’s laws as if they are just based on ra...
A senior US administration official said on Thursday that the report in Politico on alleged Israeli spying in the White House is “completely false”. The unnamed official told Los Angeles Times reporter Noga Tarnopolsky that the Politico story "is completely false. Absolutely false. I checked." The report said that an investigation by security forces in the United States has led to the suspicion that Israel is behind the placing of miniature surveillance devices, colloquially known as “StingRays,” in the vicinity of the White House. The devices in question mimic regular cell towers to fool cell phones into giving them their locations and identity information. According to Politico, they also can capture the contents of calls and ...
BOWIE, Md. (WJZ) — A small plane crashed on Route 50 in Bowie, Maryland Thursday morning after the pilot allegedly misjudged the landing. Prince George’s County Fire spokesman Mark Brady tweeted the aircraft went down near Freeway Airport. Fire officials said the plane hit a car as it crashed in the eastbound lanes of Route 50 near Church Road. Four people were injured, but the pilot, Julius Tolson Jr., 58, of Laurel, and the passenger of the plane, Michael Garrah, 57, of Columbia, Md., refused transportation to a hospital but were treated at the scene. “The plane had two people, the vehicle had two people,” Maryland State Police Sgt. Davaugh Parker said. “Everyone was assessed by medics at the scene. Further investigation will come from the FAA.”...
YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Hagaon HaRav Shlomo Gissinger ZATZAL, the Rov at Khal Zichron Yaakov, one of Lakewood largest Shuls and kehillas. He was 75. Rav Gissinger suffered from an illness the past few months. He was rushed by Hatzolah to a Manhattan hospital overnight and was admitted with a serious infection. On Thursday afternoon, his condition turned critical and was Niftar at around 6:00PM. Rav Gissinger was involved in dozens of Lakewood organizations, Mosdos and Chesed projects, and was one of Lakewood’s original Rabbonim and Poskim. The Levaya will take place on Friday morning at 11:00AM at his shul located at 175 Sunset Road in Lakewood. Boruch Dayan Ha’Emmes…
Vaad HaKashrus Belz USA Rabbi Asher Eckstein, Dayan 9/12/2019 Recall Notice Please note: Tova Farms brand frozen Broccoli sold at Seven Mile Market with expiration date 12/20/2021 has been recalled due to possible infestation issues. This was distributed mistakenly (but exclusively) to Seven Mile Market. Anyone who bought it should return to the store for a full refund. This recall does NOT affect any other Tova Farms products, spinach and cauliflower are B”H clean
The anomaly of the ‘Rebellious Son’, a child who has exhibited, between the young age of thirteen and thirteen and three months, seemingly irreparable errant behavior, who is condemned to death, leaves us wondering.  The Talmud teaches that although at this juncture he hasn’t yet committed any capital crimes, nevertheless, it would be best to dispatch with him while he is relatively innocent before he becomes extremely guilty. His petty thievery and indulgent habits will no doubt cause him to evolve into a menace who will terrorize the populace with more heinous crimes. Yet there is one caveat to the justice system’s attempt to ‘save him from himself’. Only if the parents ‘grasp him and take him out to the elders of his city’...
Breaking: The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit has made an arrest in the violent attack on 63-year-old Avraham Gopin in Crown Heights. The NYPD has made an arrest in the violent attack on a 63-year-old man in Crown Heights, COLlive has learned. The incident took place in August when Rabbi Avraham Gopin was attacked by a man who threw a large brick at him as he exercised in Lincoln Terrace Park. The suspect was located by the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit, District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has informed Chanina Sperlin of the CHJCC. He was then picked up by detectives from the 77th Precinct. Oniel Gilbourne, 26, faces assault as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon charges. The suspect is currently hospitalized.
“When you build a new house, you shall make a fence (guard-rail) for your roof, so that you shall not cause blood to be spilled in your house, that the one who falls should fall from it [the roof].” (Devorim 22:8) We must learn to be vigilant. We must take great care to avoid harming or injuring a fellow Jew. We must even make sure that my property doesn’t pose a risk to the other. In Biblical times, roofs were often flat (as they were used to dry produce and for other related activities of daily living) and therefore, fences had to be constructed around one’s roof to ensure that no one would fall. On the most basic level, the Torah is instilling within us a heightened sensitivity for the other. We can’t harm with our words, our fists or our roof; we must be ...
In this week’s parshah, we are told about the prohibition of taking an ownerless mother bird when it is sitting on its eggs or young (22:6). Directly after that, the Torah relays the commandment to build a protective fence on the roof of one’s home. Immediately following this, the Torah forbids a Jew from crossbreeding two different species of produce in one’s field or allowing two different species of animal to pull one plow at the same time. After that, the Torah discusses the commandment to tie tzitzis to any four cornered garment.  We know that there is significance and a connection when one mitzvah in the Torah is placed next to another (this is often expounded on in Gemara regularly). What then can possibly be the connection between sending away a mother bir...
BALTIMORE, MD — Traffic is expected to be so heavy in downtown Baltimore Thursday, Sept. 12, that transportation officials are encouraging people to avoid some areas altogether. Congestion, road closures and delays are possible from 4 to 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump will head to Baltimore Thursday to deliver an address at the GOP conference. The event will be at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel on Aliceanna Street in Harbor East. It is organized by the Congressional Institute and House Republican Conference. Those downtown after 4 p.m. should avoid the area south of Baltimore Street between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Central Avenue, the Baltimore Department of Transportation advised. This is the area that Baltimore's Office of Emergency Management said will b...
Parshat Ki Teitzei presents a seemingly harsh set of guidelines for inclusion within the Jewish people. Marriage is strictly limited to pedigreed Jews and, additionally, not all races are granted access into Judaism. Certain nationalities, such as Amon and Moav, are completely excluded based on past national misdeeds. Other nationalities such as the Egyptians are allowed to convert but must undergo a three-generation transitional period before marriage with fully pedigreed Jews is licensed.  Full membership within the Jewish nation isn’t inclusive, but severely restricted. To some, these restrictions appear bigoted and chauvinistic. The modern enlightened world has successfully created inclusive educational settings, workplaces and even families- embracing people regardless of ...
Yoshon season has officially started. Many people get confused about what the terms Yoshonand Chodosh are. Here we present a brief explanation of each, followed by some product information. For the STAR-K Yoshon Quick Reference Guide click here For a Yoshon/Pas Yisroel List of Local Establishments, click here The Torah (Vayikra 23:14) states that the new(i.e., Chodosh) crop of the five grains may not be eaten until after the second day of Passover (i.e., in Israel; in the Diaspora, not until after the thirdday). This means that the grain harvested this summer would not be allowed until after Passover of next year (i.e., 2020/5780). The term Yoshon (literally, old) refers to crops harvested last summer that became permitted after the following Passover. Thus, the ...
9/12/01 I write this with thanks to the Ribbono Shel Olam, to be able to write it, and not be written about!  As we were dispatched to the Twin Towers for a fire, not knowing what we were getting in to, I rode in the Hatzoloh ambulance to Manhattan. We were able to clearly see the upper portion of the towers on fire from the Prospect Expway on the way into the Battery Tunnel.  As we got out of the tunnel and turned on to West St. I saw body parts all over the street. I saw a part of the airplane, it looked like a engine behind a burned car. As we got closer, we were told to park the ambulance right near the towers. I think we were originally right behind the towers. Then there was a report that a 3rd plane may be coming into the building, so we got back on the ambulance and st...
TOWSON, Md. (WBFF) - Non-air-conditioned facilities and schools in the Baltimore County Public Schools system will be closed Thursday, Sept. 12. The school system announced it's closing the non-air-conditioned facilities "due to impending excessive heat." Read More @ Fox 45
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