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100 Ukrainian Jews Want to Make Aliyah, Settle in Judea and Samaria

Friday, March 7th, 2014

One hundred Jews from Kiev want to make Aliyah as a “gar’in” (a unified fledgling community), according to a report in Makor Rishon. They come from all over Kiev. All of them are young professionals, including doctors, lawyers, accountants and advertising executives.

Michael Rosenfeld, an emissary for “Hamidrasha Hatziyonut” (Zionist School) told Makor Rishon that he had been approached by a hundred Ukrainian Jews from Kiev who want to immigrate to Israel. There are 20 families on the list so far, as well as a number of singles. They want to make Aliyah together, and live together in Israel in the same community.

They already decided they want to move to a town in either Judea or Samaria.

Rosenfeld said that these are people who always spoke about Aliyah, but now the situation in Kiev is giving them that extra push.

Rosenfeld’s Midrasha is now opening an Ulpan course, to prepare the group with the language skills they’ll need when they arrive in Israel.

Rosenfeld is calling on the Israeli government, and Moetzet Yesha (The Council of Judea and Samaria) to assist them in the Aliyah process.

Simultaneously, others in the Kiev community are trying to raise money for security for the Jews of Ukraine, in response to the anarchy in the streets. According to a JTA report Thursday, the Jewish Federations of North America has launched a Ukraine Assistance Fund.

“As the situation escalates, needs in the Ukrainian Jewish community become even more acute,” said Michael Siegal, chair of the Jewish Federations’ board of trustees.

Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich, one of the two chief Rabbis of Ukraine, told John Kerry in a meeting this week that it costs $1000 a day to ensure the security of his Yeshiva, and that to provide protection for all the Jewish organizations would cost $4000 a day.

An estimated 70,000 Jews live in the Ukraine.

Now, imagine if they all moved to Judea and Samaria.

All it takes is a single “gar’in”.

 

Rambam Students Present Talmudic Erudition to Illustrious Rabbis

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

May 30, Sivan 21, marked the culmination of a year of learning Torah, when Rambam Mesivta students had the privilege of presenting novella to two great Rabbinical scholars. The students: Benjamin Akhavan, Dov Bitterman, Eitan Blumstein, Eric Grossman, Shlomo Laufer, Yair Lichtman, Michael Rosenfeld, Dovid Simpser and Joseph Yizhaky, are part of the school’s advanced learning shiur, known as “Double Beis Medrash,” where they learn under the tutelage of Rabbi Yosef Ziskind.

The discussions with Rav Naftali Jaegar, Rosh Yeshiva of Sh’or Yoshuv, and Rav Avrohom Schorr, Rav of Khal Tiferes Yaakov focused on issues raised by the Talmud about various theoretical constructs and their applicability to broad spectrum of Jewish Law. The esteemed Rabbis listened to the presentation and interacted with the students, asking questions and eliciting responses. They were extremely impressed by the competence and breadth of knowledge of the students and each Rav praised the boys and offered words of inspiration. Following this fulfilling and meaningful morning, the boys went to the Living Torah Museum with their Rebbe, Rabbi Ziskind, where they continued to build on the bond which is the hallmark of Rambam Mesivta.

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