Sir Nicholas Winton “Saving the Children”

  This was sent by a friend. As you can see I am a bit pre- occupied by the Shoah. Sir Nicholas is incredible. The vedio is beautiful. Soon I will tell my personal story. The older I am, the harder it is to tell. The sadder and angrier I become. But I know it is important to tell. Share this:TweetMoreEmailPocketShare on...

LEICA AND THE JEWS

Sent by a friend LEICA AND THE JEWS The Leica is the pioneer 35mm camera. It is a German product – precise, minimalist, and utterly efficient. Behind its worldwide acceptance as a creative tool was a family-owned, socially oriented firm that, during the Nazi era, acted with uncommon grace, generosity and modesty. E. Leitz Inc., designer and manufacturer of Germany’s most famous photographic product, saved its Jews. And Ernst Leitz II, the steely-eyed Protestant patriarch, who headed the closely held firm as the Holocaust loomed across Europe, acted in such a way as to earn the title, “the photography industry’s Schindler”. As soon as Adolf Hitler was named chancellor of Germany in 1933, Ernst Leitz II began receiving frantic calls...

Tehilim 119 – תהילים קיט – Part 2

An even stronger tool than just repeating a person’s name is actually spelling out a person’s name in Tehilim 119 – תהילים קיט. This is how it’s done. 1.  I say the Yehi  Ratzon – יהי רצון in the beginning of the book of Tehilim. It is a very beautiful Yehi   Ratzon. It talks about King David – דוד המלך, who wrote most of Tehilim. It describes the spiritual beauty and power of the letters, words and sentences. A very Kabalistic Yehi Ratzon. 2.  I say the Lachu Neranana – לכו נריננה. Also on the same page, under the Yehi Ratzon. (On Shabbat, you skip the Yehi Ratzon and just start with Lachu Neranana). 3.  I say Tehilim 1 – פרק א. Can’t explain why, just something I feel is right. I didn’t do this in the...

Tehilim 119 – תהילים קיט

Tehilim  – Psalms 119 – תהילים 119 This is the longest chapter in Tehilim. The reason being that there are 8 sentences for each letter in the Hebrew alphabet. Some of the chapters are harder to understand, but these sentences are much easier to comprehend. The more you say them the easier it becomes to understand and delve into their depths. It’s almost as if the sentences, words and letters begin to dance and flow around you. As I write this, I close my eyes and I am engulfed into their heavenly presence. I can feel G-d’s strength and beauty in each letter. I close my eyes and feel like this tingle that passes through my body. This for me is a moment with G-d. I close my eyes and I feel Him all around me. It’s as if I am taking a...

Shining Lights – The Amazing Blessing of Israeli Elections

This was posted on Facebook by a friend. Monday, March 16, 2015 The Amazing Blessing of Israeli Elections Harav Moshe Yekutiel Alpert by Rabbi Reuven Spolter Jewish Studies LecturerMany Israelis can’t wait for the elections – which take place tomorrow – to end. Let’s just put it this way: elections don’t bring out the best in Israeli society. And that’s putting it mildly. Yet, we need to take a broader look at the amazing opportunity (and mitzvah) that we will be privileged to perform tomorrow when we cast our ballots tomorrow. The following story is floating around the internet today, but I feel it worthy of sharing, just in case you haven’t already seen it yet. (The translation of this item is from a blog post by Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein of Cross Currents)....