Monday, April 30, 2018

Rosh Yeshivas Kol Torah Fell and Fractured His Ribs

Photo from YWN
YWN reports:  Rosh Yeshivas Kol Torah, Jerusalem, HaGaon HaRav Moshe Yehuda Schlesinger Shlita, fell in his home on erev Shabbos and fractured ribs.
The 86-year-old rosh yeshiva does a great deal of walking, despite his age. On erev Shabbos he got onto a chair to replace a light bulb and fell. He was taken to the hospital on motzei Shabbos due to sever pain related to his injuries.
The tzibur is asked to be mispallel for Moshe Yehuda ben Meital.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Parshas Acharei and Kedoshim Messages 5778



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Baruch Dayan HaEmes: HaRav Yeshayahu Chaim Hadari zt"l

YWN reports... The man who stood behind Yeshivat HaKotel for some three decades, HaGaon HaRav Yeshayahu Chaim Hadari ZT”L, was niftar in Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center at the age of 84. The levaya began on Wednesday, 10 Iyar, at 4:00PM.
YWN-ISRAEL reported on Tuesday that Tehillim were requested for the rav, who suffered internal cranial bleeding after falling in his home.
The yeshiva released the following message:
ניצחו אראלים את המצוקים ונשבה ארון האלוקים. מורנו ורבנו הרב חיים ישעיהו הדרי זצ”ל, ראש הישיבה, מייסדה ונשיאה נתעלה בסערה השמיימה. כולנו אבלים וכואבים ומבכים מרה
Rav Hadari served as Rosh Yeshiva for 30 years. .
Rav Hadari was born in Tel Aviv and studied in the Bilu School before attending the Yeshiva of the New Yishuv in the city. Later on, he was a student at the Hevron Yeshiva in Yerushalayim and eventually became a close follower of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda HaCohen Kook.
He became the Mashgiach at Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh after he got married. Three years after Jerusalem was liberated in 1967, Rabbi Hadari was invited to become the first Rosh Yeshiva of the new Yeshivat Hakotel. Rabbi Hadari retired some 20 years ago and has since devoted himself to learning Torah and writing fulltime. Following his tenure, Rabbi Chaim Katz took over before Rabbi Mordechai Elon succeeded him.
Following Rabbi Elon’s departure, Rabbi Hadari returned as the Rosh Yeshiva for two years until a new Rosh Yeshiva could be found in the personage of Rabbi Baruch Weider. Four years ago, Rabbi Hadari received an award of recognition of service from the city of Jerusalem.
Rabbi Hadari leaves behind him his wife, Naomi and their three daughters as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tefillos Needed: Updated

Please be mispalel for HARAV MATISYAHU BEN ROCHEL GITTEL, Ella Rivka bat Sara and YAAKOV BEN YOCHEVED, bi'soch sh'ar cholei Yisroel.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tefillos Needed!

The Kabbalist HaRav Dovid Batzri shlit"a, has been hospitalized with apparently an ulcer.  His name is HARAV DOVID SHALOM BEN VIKTORIA.

Thank you everyone and may Hashem listen to and answer our prayers.

Kol Tuv!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

HaRav Avigdor Miller zt"l on Rosh Chodesh

Rav Avigdor Miller on Making Use of Rosh Chodesh

What's so special about Rosh Chodesh that we say Hallel and that it's called a מועד?

There are three elements that can be easily seen in every Rosh Chodesh. And if you ignore them or just think about them in a superficial manner, then you are wasting a valuable opportunity. And many people do waste this opportunity. Yes, many people.

First of all, we must look back and thank Hashem for letting us live through the past month. Do you think that it's a small thing to live a whole month?! Many people haven't made it to this Rosh Chodesh. Boruch Hashem we're still around. Boruch Hashem! And that's why we say Hallel. Hallel is to thank Hashem for the past month.

Now, Rosh Chodesh is also a זמן כפרה לכל תולדותם (Musaf Davening Rosh Chodesh). It's an opportunity for a כפרה, atonement, for the sins we did in the past month. Look back and remind yourself of the things you did wrong during the past month. Not only the things you did wrong but even more important - the good things that you didn't do. What a loss. What a loss! Look back and do teshuva. It's a זמן כפרה, a special opportunity for teshuva and atonement.

And the third element is that it's a יום תפילה for the upcoming month. A special day for davening. At minimum you must say יעלה ויבוא. The words of יעלה ויבוא are an important tefillah for the coming month.

So these are the three elements. Again: One is to thank Hashem for the past month. And the second is to be מפשפש במעשיו - to examine your deeds of the past month and do teshuva. That's זמן כפרה. And the third is to ask Hashem for help for the coming month. These are very important ideas. And that's why Rosh Chodesh is a very important occasion.

You think that a month is a small thing in our lives?! If you look back and you see that you didn't accomplish anything in the past month then you should be worried. Yes, you should worry. And make up your mind that in the next month you're going to start doing all the good things that you hear here. At least that. Get busy doing all these good things next month. Make up your mind that a month shouldn't be wasted.

A month is not a day. It's not a week. It's a whole month. That's a big slice of life! And therefore on Rosh Chodesh we have to thank Hashem for the past month, we have to do teshuva for the things we did wrong in the past month and we have to ask Hashem for His help for the upcoming month.

TAPE E-266  (February 2001)
A Gut Voch and Guten Chodesh with all manner of beracha and hatzlacha to all!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Parshas Shemini Messages 5778

Parshas Shemini:

Monday, April 9, 2018

Segulah for those in need!


A friend forwarded me the following link:

It is supposedly a "checked and tested" Segulah for success and healing! 

A Rebbe Story: Just passing through...


One time, a man came to the Chofetz Chaim zt"l's house, and seeing how simply furnished it was, he asked Rav Yisroel Meir where his furniture was.  

Rav Yisroel Meir replied that where was his (i.e. the visitor's) furniture?  And of course the man answered that he was merely passing through (town)!  

"I too," said the Chofetz Chaim zt"l, in his wonderful way, "Am just passing through (This World)."