Chillul Tefila Bifarhesia, as well as halachicly challenged verbiage and dress, are external manifestations of a critical lack of personal yiras shomayim which has lethal consequences.
The simcha commenced in the Main Vishnitzer Beis Medrash in Monsey with a traditional “poor meal” which was served on Friday, erev Shabbos Bo. The meal was combined with a seudas bris milah of a son born to Rabbi Naftali Hager; son of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Hager; son of the Boro Park Vishnitzer Rav. The Vishnitzer Rebbe took part in the bris as well as in the seudah.
Baruch Hashem, the Vishnitzer Rebbe has recuperated from his disabling illness and its complications. The Aufruf Sabbos Bo was the first time since Sukkos that he conducted and participated in all Shabbos tefillas and tisch, in addition to the aufruf kiddush.
On Sunday evening, Vishnitz celebrated the bar mitzvah of Yisroel Avrohom Stein; son of Rabbi Eliezer Stein; son of Rabbi Dovid Shlomo Stein, Faltecharner Rebbe in Bensonhurst. Rabbi Eliezer is the son-in-law of Rabbi Eliezer Zev Hager, Jerusalem Vishnitzer Rav; son of the Monsey Vishnitzer Rebbe. The event was led by the Vishnitzer Rebbe. Tuesday evening, the traditional chassan mahl was celebrated with the Vishnitzer Rebbe and the chassan sitting at the head of the dais.
Late Wednesday afternoon, the Vishnitzer Rebbe entered the kabbolas panim for the chassan before the badchan began his mussar directives for the chassan. The chuppah ceremony was conducted in front of the Rebbe’s residence and the Rebbe served as the mesader kiddushin. The remaining honors were given to the chassan’s and the kallah’s grandfathers. The wedding was grandly celebrated with a festive meal and a mitzvah dance in the beis medrash.
Thursday evening sheva berachos was conducted at the Vishnitzer Yeshiva in Kiamesha Lake. The Shabbos Beshalach as well as the Tuesday, February 7, sheva berachos were celebrated in the Main Vishnitzer Beis Medrash in Monsey.
Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok Rebbe In America
Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Kohn, Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok Rebbe in Jerusalem, is visiting the New York City metropolitan area. The Rebbe will be celebrating Tu B’Shevat at the Rose Castle, 380 Flushing Avenue, on Wednesday, February 8, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The Tu B’Shevat tisch, as in years past, will be set on tables set with as many different types of fruit as possible. In addition to being picture worthy, the tisch will give chassidim the opportunity to bless and taste both exotic and regular fruits.
The Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok Rebbe will be in the New York City area for Shabbos Yisro (February 10-11), Mishpatim (February 17-18), and Terumah ((February 24-25). As of this writing, the Rebbe’s agenda, which may change, will have him in Williamsburg at the family home of Yitzchok Rosenberg on Ross Street (718-387-2184), from his arrival time on Monday morning, February 6, to Thursday, February 9. Shabbos Yisro will be held in Seagate. Shabbos Mishpatim will be held in Boro Park. Additional details have yet to be released.
On Monday evening, February 6, Yechezkel Simcha Yesochor Ber Rabinovich married Sarah Rivka Greenwald, the daughter of Rabbi Meir Greenwald, Pupa dayan and eldest son of Rabbi Yaakov Yechezkel Grunwald, Pupa Rebbe. The chassan is the son of Rabbi Chaim Elazar Rabinovich, Dinover dayan; son of Rabbi Ytzchok Yaakov Rabinovich, Dinover Rebbe. Prior to the establishment of the new Dinover Beis Medrash in Williamsburg in 2008 and his appointment as dayan, Rabbi Chaim Elazar served as Rav of Beis Medrash Tehilos Yoel Satmar in Boro Park.
The new Dinover Beis Medrash at 77 Wallabout Street served as the venue for the grand Shabbos tefillas, aufruf, tisch, and traditional festivities. The kabbolas panim for the chassan was held at the Pupa Beis Medrash, 658 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. The kabbolas panim for the kallah was held at the Imperial, 712 Bedford Avenue. The chuppah was on a raised platform so that the thousands of chassidimwho participated were able to witness the entire ceremony. One side of Bedford Avenue was reserved for ladies and the other side for men.
The chassunah meal was held at the beis medrash for men and at the Imperial for ladies.
The current Pupa Rebbe is a son-in-law of Rabbi Meir Greenwald, zt”l (d. 1965), Tetcher Rav in Toronto; son of Rabbi Avrohom Yosef Greenwald, zt”l (1878-1928), Ungvarer Rav and son of Rabbi Moshe Greenwald, zt”l (1853-1911), Chuster Rav and author of Arugas Habosem
The Dinover Rebbe is the grandson of Rabbi Chaim Elazar Shapiro, zt”l (1872-1937), Munkatcher Rebbe and prolific author of Minchas Elazar, and also grandson of Rabbi Nosson Dovid Rabinovich, zt”l (1866-1930), Partzover Rebbe and author of V’eilu Hadevorim Shenemru L’Dovid. The Partzover Rebbe was the son of Rabbi Yitzchok Yaakov Rabinovich, zt”l (1847-1905), Biala Rebbe and author of Divrei Bina.
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Nearly half a million of them fought in Red Army uniforms, under communist slogans but with a personal vengeance that was solely the result of Jewish experience. More than the “Greatest Generation,” they were the living superheroes hidden in plain sight.
It’s all over.
The orchestra is still, the lights are dimmed. Your simcha outfits hang in your closet, silent witnesses to a time you will treasure in your mind and heart forever.
After noticing that you can’t log into your computer, your pulse quickens as you are called into your supervisor’s office. S/he has some bad news. You are being laid off. You have 15 minutes to clean out your desk and surrender your cell phone before security escorts you out of the building. Job termination, especially in the corporate world, can be heartless.
I have always had a problem with the Omer. Doing the mitzvah of counting the Omer was of course pretty easy. Remembering to start the second evening of Passover and remembering to stop the day before Shavous took a little concentration but somehow I always managed. No, for me the nagging problem was always why was I doing this in the first place, other than the fact it was a biblical (according to the Rambam) commandment.
With the semi-mourning period of Sefira behind us, and the festival of Shavuot as well (as evidenced by the tightness of our clothing due to over-indulging in irresistible versions of cheesecake that is an integral component of celebrating our receipt of the Torah), our community can look forward to participating in joyous engagement parties and weddings.
Dear Dr. Yael:
Do you really believe that the Internet is the reason why the divorce rate is so high among young couples? This may be so in some cases, but what about the fact that many singles are pressured to get married at a young age despite not having any idea what they are looking for in a mate? And add to that the fact that many are pressured to make a decision about marriage after dating for a very short period of time.
From the moment they stand under the chuppah, newlyweds have two years to enjoy the special bliss that new love brings. This new finding, reported by the New York Times, is based on a study undertaken by American and European researchers. 1,761 people who got married and stayed married over 15 years were followed. The research shows that after two years the couples moved into a more companionable state in their relationships.
Shel Silverstein’s 1974 poem “Where The Sidewalk Ends” is intended to paint a magical picture of a world of peace and serenity far away from the “black and dark streets.” At the time, perhaps the end of the sidewalk was a place that was “measured and slow.” Today, however, for many parents, where the sidewalk ends can feel like a scary place.
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Florida is famous for sparkling water. We have the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico surrounding our coast. We have bays, lakes, canals and, of course, an incredible abundance of swimming pools in homes, resorts, apartment complexes and city parks.
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Leah Katz, a TeenZone camper at Oorah’s TheZone summer camp and an 11th grader at Midwood High School, read her winning essay about how TheZone changed her views on Judaism at the Jewish Heritage Awards Ceremony held at Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’s office in April. The purpose of the Jewish Heritage Essay Contest is to acquaint public school students with Jewish history and customs and to help foster a deeper understanding of Jewish culture. The contest is open to students of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Leah’s essay is reproduced in full below.
Moshe Sharett, the head of the Jewish Agency’s Political Department, visited Egypt in 1945. In Cairo he met a most remarkable young woman, a beautiful journalist who was the darling of Egyptian high society – from high-ranking military brass, to culture icons and Muslim sheikhs, to the court of King Faruk.
The two proceeded to talk about everyday things and surprisingly her mother-in-law did not find anything else to criticize. This occurred a few more times, with my client changing the topic every time by complimenting her mother-in-law or mentioning something positive about her.
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