web analytics
November 26, 2014 / 4 Kislev, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post
IDC Herzliya Campus A Day on Campus

To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.



The View From The Beis Medrash

View-Beis-Medrash-logo

Rav Wosner and the Vishnitzer Rebbe had warm words for the hospital and its staff. They praised the amazing work done as per the strictest adherence to halacha.

Man Convicted In The murder Of Moshe Berkowitz

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes announced the conviction of Anel Kolenovic on charges of second-degree manslaughter, operating a motor vehicle while impaired, and second-degree assault.

Moshe Berkowitz

Moshe Berkowitz

He was charged with killing Moshe Berkowitz, the driver of the car the 25-year-old Kolenovic struck while speeding and running a red light on Brooklyn’s Ocean Avenue on November 29, 2010. Two passengers in Kolenovic’s car were injured. He faces a maximum sentence of 5-15 years in prison when he is sentenced on March 18 before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice John Ingram.

Gayle Dampf, chief of the Vehicular Crimes Bureau, and Assistant District Attorney Seth Zuckerman of the Trial Bureau Orange Zone prosecuted the case.

Moshe Berkowitz was a talmid at Ohr Yitzchok. The rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein, has since written a sefer Torah in Berkowitz’s memory.

Spinka Rebbe Visits Flatbush

Spinka Rebbe dancing with chassidim

Spinka Rebbe dancing with chassidim

The Flatbush community was graced with the presence this past Shabbos, parshas Ki Sisa/Parah, of the Spinka Rebbe, HaRav Abish Horowitz, shlita, of Williamsburg. The Spinka Rebbe, well known for his tremendous ahavas Yisrael, is recognized for creating a special relationship with every person he encounters. Many flock to his door for guidance on issues like shalom bayis, chinuch, business decisions and other personal matters. All of his visitors are greeted with warmth, and leave with chizuk and inspiration.

The Rebbe brought with him a legacy that dates back to his saintly great-grandfather, the Chakel Yitzchok of Spinka, zt”l. The Rebbe’s legendary father, Reb Hershele Spinka, zt”l, replanted the seeds of the Spinka dynasty on American soil after the war. He became a magnetic force for any Jew looking to become closer to Hashem, giving berachos and counsel to thousands of people from all parts of the community. The Rebbe, having absorbed his father’s outstanding example of ahavas Yisrael, continues to follow in his giant footsteps. His days and nights are filled with helping all Jews, instilling Torah, yiras shamayim and middos tovos in the hearts of klal Yisrael.

Among the many great accomplishments of the Rebbe is a tzedakah fund he established. This fund feeds dozens of needy families, supports many broken homes, and helps the poor marry off their children. All of its work is done in a discreet fashion.

Coming on the heels of the Rebbe’s visit last year, which left a lasting impression on all who were privileged to meet with and spend part of Shabbos with him, the community once again shared in the experience of his warm davening, beautiful tisch and uplifting Shalosh Seudos.

The Rebbe davened Mincha and Kabalas Shabbos on East 21st Street in K’hal Bnei Shlomo Zalman, the newly built shul of HaRav Yosef Frankel. The Friday night tisch was held in the shul’s simcha hall. The Rebbe also davened Shacharis in Rav Frankel’s shul, followed by Kiddush in Rabbi Weinfeld’s shul on East 22nd Street and Avenue L.

The Rebbe returned to the simcha hall in K’hal Bnei Shlomo Zalman for Mincha and Shalosh Seudos, where visitors benefited greatly from the Rebbe’s inspiring divrei Torah. Rabbi Usher Langsam hosted the Rebbe on Motzaei Shabbos, where he held private audiences.

About the Author: For questions or comments, e-mail RabbiRFuchs@gmail.com.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “The View From The Beis Medrash”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Riot Hundreds of masked Palestinians carry the body of 16-year-old Palestinian Mohamed Abu Khdeir during his funeral in the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat flash 90
Likud Proposes Multipoint Plan to Fight Arab Terrorism in Israel
Latest Sections Stories
Schonfeld-logo1

This core idea of memory is very difficult to fully comprehend; however, it is essential.

Respler-112114

Sometimes the most powerful countermove one can make when a person is screaming is to calmly say that her behavior is not helpful and then continue interacting with the rest of the family while ignoring the enraged person.

LBJ-112114

“Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples shall divide within you.”

Divorce from a vindictive, cruel spouse can be a lifelong nightmare when there are offspring.

There were many French Jews who jumped at the chance to shed their ancient identity and assimilate.

As Rabbi Shemtov stood on the stage and looked out at the attendees, he told them that “Rather than take photos with your cellphones, take a mental photo and keep this Shabbat in your mind and take it with you throughout your life.”

Yeshiva v’Kollel Bais Moshe Chaim will be holding a grand celebration on the occasion of the institution’s 40th anniversary on Sunday evening, December 7. Alumni, students, friends and faculty of the yeshiva, also known as Talmudic University of Florida, will celebrate the achievement and vision of its founders and the spiritual guidance of its educational […]

The yeshiva night accommodates all levels of Jewish education.

Recently, Fort Lauderdale has been the focus of international news, and it has not been about the wonderful weather.

Rabbi Sacks held the position of chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth for 22 years until September 2013.

The event included a dvar Torah by student Pesach Bixon, an overview of courses, information about student life and a student panel that answered frequently asked questions from a student perspective.

It is difficult to write about such a holy person, for I fear I will not accurately portray his greatness…

“Grandpa,” I wondered, as the swing began to slow down, “why are there numbers on your arm?”

So the real question is, “How can we, as hosts, make sure our guest beds are comfortable?” Because your guests will never say anything.

More Articles from Rabbi Raphael Fuchs
Taste-of-Lomdus-logo

We find that in certain circumstances before the Torah was actually given, people were permitted to make calculations as to what would better serve Hashem, even if it were against a mitzvah or aveirah.

Rabbi-Twersky-112114

It is difficult to write about such a holy person, for I fear I will not accurately portray his greatness…

The implication of the Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 233:2) is that one may not daven Minchah before six and one half hours into the day.

Some Rishonim are bothered by the opinion of the Rambam that bnei Noach are commanded not to eat basar min hachai.

According to the Raavad if one who is uncircumcised breaks something he will be exempt from paying for it since he was chayav kares at the same time as he was obligated to repay for the item he broke.

Others suggest that one cannot separate Shabbos from Yom Kippur by accepting Shabbos early.

While women are exempt from actually learning Torah, they are obligated in a different aspect of the mitzvah.

The Chafetz Chaim answered that there are two forms of teshuvah; teshuvah m’ahava and teshuvah m’yirah.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/community/the-view-from-the-beis-medrash/the-view-from-the-beis-medrash-3/2013/03/06/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: