Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mystery Solved...Local Bleachers Built for Siyum HaShas

I was wondering what all these massive bleachers I saw today were for, near our neighborhood in Givat Hatachmoshet. Apparently those bleachers being constructed are part of the preparations for one of the many Siyum HaShas events taking place, though I'm not sure which. Yeshiva World has some pics and videos if you have no idea what I'm talking about.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Kashrus of Catered Events

The following is from Yechiel Spira of Jerusalem Kosher News: Regular followers of JKN are aware that on a number of occasions I have addressed the issues that may arise regarding catered affairs. All too often we make the incorrect assumption that an event is “badatz” when in actuality this is not so. In actuality, many affairs lack any kashrus supervision. Simply stated, too many of us lack the awareness that a problem may exist.
Baruch Hashem, a number of English-speaking rabbis in Israel have undertaken to (1) increase awareness, (2) set a standard for their respective congregations, and (3) encourage caterers to comply with the desires of communities towards enjoying catered events with valid kashrut certification.
The letter, which was written, signed and distributed by the Rabbonim, is viewable by clicking the image above.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Shabbos Matos-Massei

7:08 - Candle Lighting
7:48 - Shkia
8:24 - Motzei Shabbos
9:00 - Rabbenu Tam
-Have a Good Shabbos!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

No News....Is Good News

I am happy to write here, that there hasn't been any incidents to report recently. This may be due to less people reporting, or it can be a sign that the rate of incidents occurring is falling. I think it is the latter.

I don't think that this blog is directly responsible for slowing down the rate of occurrences though it is probably responsible for a small downturn. What's also important is that this site is playing a big role in bringing awareness of these issues to the community.

I pray that a site of this kind will one day be completely irrelevant and unnecessary. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Shabbos Pinchos

7:11 - Candle Lighting
7:51 - Shkia
8:28 - Motzei Shabbos
9:03 - Rabbenu Tam
-Have a Good Shabbos!

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Miracle Recovery of R' Rephael Shmulevitz

I don't usually post non-Ramat Eshkol articles, but this story definitely deserves attention. 

The Rosh Yeshiva of Mir, Rav Rephael Shmulevitz has been cured from one of the rarest, incurable, fatal diseases in the world. The disease is ALS, also known as Lou Gherigs disease, which until now had no cure to even just halt its progress. This past month though, not only has the Rosh Yeshiva's disease stopped progressing, he actually is starting to return to regular health. Amazingly, he is the first person in the world to be cured from ALS. He isn't at 100% yet, but the turnaround so far is nothing short of miraculous.

Shabbos Balak

7:13 - Candle Lighting
7:53 - Shkia
8:30 - Motzei Shabbos
9:06 - Rabbenu Tam
-Have a Good Shabbos!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Neshei Kahal Iyun Tefilah Opening Event

The Neshei Kahal Iyun Tefilah (Rav Baum's Shul), have announced an "Opening Event" for the group. It will take place this Wednesday, July 4th and will start at 8:15. Rav Baum will be speaking at 8:30 sharp. Admission is free, and the event is meant to be a get together of sorts, to bring together the community. 

The address is 8 Mishmar HaGvul, Knissa Aleph, Apartment 5, by the Gordon family. For more info call 02-502-0506 or 02-563-8870.

Monday, July 2, 2012

All-Star Lineup for Kiruv Seminar

Fast of 17 Tammuz: Sunday Afternoon July 8, 2012
At Yeshiva Ohr Somayach - Tanenbaum College
22 Shimon Hatzadik Street, Ma'alot Daphna, Jerusalem

1:00pm Rav Mendel Weinbach
1:45pm Mincha
2:30pm Rav Moshe Shapiro (ivrit)
3:30pm Rav Nota Schiller
4:15pm Rabbi Dovid Kaplan
5:00pm Rav Yitzchak Breitowitz
5:45pm Rabbi Dr. Dovid Gottlieb
6:30pm Rabbi Shmuel Bloom
7:00pm Rav Zef Leff
7:45pm Rav Moshe Lazerus
8:11pm Ma’ariv (Followed by Refreshments)

20 nis registration at the door from 12:30pm.
Space is limited. Come early to secure a seat. (Fully air-conditioned)