Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Learn How To Lain Megilas Esther

If there is enough interest, Ruby Ginsberg has offered to teach the laining for Megilas Esther in the shul between Mincha and Maariv on Shabbos afternoon. Those interested please contact Ruby or Leon. The class would begin Shabbos B’reishis, October 21.

Monday, September 25, 2006

A Daily Dose of KindnessMonday, September 25, 2006

A Daily Dose of KindnessMonday, September 25, 2006---------------------------------------
* We flew to Israel on El Al a few weeks ago for the Holidays. My sister and I had been separated. We saw an observant woman sitting alone and we asked if she wouldn't mind trading, and she said, "my pleasure" and moved to my seat, which was a window and she was glad to have the window she said. Someone then asked if she would trade so two friends can sit together. She cheerfully did so, although she gave up a window for another aisle. Then a husband and wife had been separated, and they asked if she would change so they could sit together. Smiling, she did so. The passengers all began to laugh when another couple approached her! She gathered her belongings and moved yet again!!!This woman kept gathering her belongings and moving, always with a smile. Most of us would have been very aggravated, but her calm demeanor made us all feel good.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Rabbi Welcher on Tekias Shofar on Shabbos - mp3

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on "Tekias Shofar on Shabbos" can be downloaded here.


The scheduled visit to New York of the Iranian President – a man who
has described the Holocaust as "a myth" and called for Israel to be
wiped off the map," a man who pursues destructive nuclear capacity in
defiance of the entire world community, a man who sponsors terror and
mayhem in the Middle East and beyond – should fill every civilized
heart with revulsion.

And it should fill every Jewish heart with something more.
The arrival of this would-be heir to Hitler should remind all Jews how
little has truly changed since millions of Jews were last targeted for
destruction, r"l. And it should remind us, no less, of the uniquely
vulnerable position of Yisroel bein ho'amim, Jewry among the nations,
and of the fact that ein lonu al mi lehishoein ela al Avinu
She'baShomayim – We can depend on no one but Our Father in Heaven.
Therefore, at this critical time, and during this season of
introspection and repentance, we call upon all Jews to return to our
sacred heritage, with tefillah and renewed allegiance to Torah, our
eternal wellspring of life, the source of our strength to withstand all
our enemies.
Along with our supplications, we feel it is our duty as well to express
to the world our deep anguish over the presence in our midst of a
vicious ruler who threatens genocide against Jews.
A number of Jewish groups are planning to gather outside the United
Nations headquarters, at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza (2nd Avenue and 47th Street in Manhattan)
to present a collective Jewish expression of outrage at the General
Assembly's hosting of the Iranian leader, of support for Israel's
security and soldiers, and of solidarity in the fight against the
global scourge of terrorism.
Whatever differences may separate us from some of those groups, we
stand united here with all Jews.
Therefore, after consultation with the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah and following the precedent of the previous generation's Gedolim in similar circumstances, we urge all who are able to do so to participate in the planned gathering. We have been assured that a special section will be made available for men and women to gather in separate areas, and we will lift our voices in tefillah to Hashem, secure in the knowledge that
Bechol dor vodor omdim aleinu lechaloseinu veHakodosh Boruch Hu
matzileinu miyodom.

In every generation, there are those who stand against us to annihilate
us, but Hashem saves us from their hand.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Rally Reminder

Just a reminder regarding the major national Israel Solidarity Rally in New York City on Wednesday, September 20th at 12 noon organized by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Please note that the gathering point will be in front of the United Nations in the presence of world leaders who will hear our unified message that we stand with Israel, we stand against global terrorism and its state sponsors, and we demand the release of the Israeli hostages Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser, and Eldad Regev. We urge you to encourage your membership to attend this rally.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

R' Moshe Schwerd on "How Can We Survive the Year Without the Shofar?

R' Moshe Schwerd on "How Can We Survive the Year Without the Shofar? can be downloaded here.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Funeral & Shiva Notice

We are saddened to report the passing of Malka Benedek, mother of Yisroel Benedek. The funeral will take place on Friday, September 15 and 10:15 AM at Sinai Chapel. The burial will take place at Beth David cemetery in Elmont.
Shiva will be observed at 138-43 77Th Avenue.

Minyan Schedule:

Sunday: 8:00AM
Mon. & Thurs.: 5:55 AM (Selichos followed by Shacharis)
Tues. & Weds.: 6:05 AM (Selichos followed by Shacharis)

Minchah: 6:45 PM

Those who can attend Minyan, please contact Yossi Orbach at

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Rabbi Welcher on Tekias Shofar - mp3

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on Tekias Shofar can be downloaded here.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Can an Onein Do Mitzvos - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on "Can an Onein Do Mitzvos " can be downloaded here