On Sunday, September 15th, iy”H, Congregation Arugas Habosem, fondly known as “Rabbi Taub’s shul”, will be celebrating three milestones: a Chanukas Habayis, the consecration of its new shul building; a Chanukas HaMikveh, the consecration of its new Mikveh; and, a Hachnosos Sefer Torah in memory of Rebbezin Taub’s parents, the Honiader Rav, R’Avrohom Meir ben R’Yehuda Israel, and Rebbetzin Chava bas R’Meir Halevi Israel, z”l. The Hachnosos Sefer Torah is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m., leaving from the Taubs’ home, 6619 Park Heights Avenue, and culminating in the new shul, 3509 Clark’s Lane. A seudah will follow at 3 p.m., featuring guest speaker R’Dovid Meisels, shlit”a, the noted author of “Sefer Oitza...
There was no reason for the young man to not respond to the Nazi’s question. The soldier and his partner had violently burst into his family’s apartment in the Polish city of Lodz, which had been overrun by the Germans at the start of World War II. The 17-year-old, fearful for his life, had every reason to cooperate and answer respectfully. Pointing to the stately books on the bookshelf, they demanded to know what they were. “The Talmud,” he answered. “At the mention of that word, they became like mad dogs,” Yosef Friedenson recalled many decades later. “They threw the holy books on the floor and trampled them, ripping them to shreds with their heavy boots.” After the uninvited visitors had left, Yosef asked his father why they had respon...
As a proud native New Havener, I was overjoyed when I found out that Yale University’s kosher kitchen would be certified by STAR-K Kosher Certification; I couldn’t wait to try it out, as I recently did, on my annual Elul trip to my hometown. Yale University’s kosher kitchen has come a long way since it first opened to serve weeknight dinners to its graduate students in the fall of 1959. It was housed in the Young Israel synagogue, a 25-minute walk from the university’s downtown New Haven, Connecticut, campus. Most recently, reinventing itself as a STAR-K Kosher-certified facility in the Lindenbaum Kosher Kitchen located at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life, it functions seamlessly in the middle of the campus as part of the Yale University Dining System. ...
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Baltimore, MD – September 13, 2019 Parshas: Ki Seitzei Chatzos: 1:02:29 PM Hadlakas Nairos: 6:59pm Shkiah:  7:18pm           Tzais HaKochavim: 7:59pm 
A Florida man who threatened to shoot up a local synagogue and has said publicly that he hates Jews was apprehended on Friday by the FBI. Hanson Larkin, 25, was in an Orlando federal court the same day, charged with making threats through interstate communication to, according to police, a Jewish man that included: “If meeting me for five seconds is not worth the lives of multiple Jews then I have no other option” and “There’s a Chabad near me. And Amtrak has no security for weapons. Don’t make me make a choice they’ll regret.” A Jewish male, Lizardo Rivas, 44, allegedly rejected romantic advances from Larkin and notified authorities of the threats. Rivas said he has communicated with Larkin for two years, and that the suspect has expressed bigo...
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 ...
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