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Shabbat Shira Shalom
In Honor of Devorah HaNevia, a'h
Measure for Measure
Come Home !
Improper Speech Creates Hurricanes?!
Miracles and Wonders
Bat Aliya
Connect the Dots

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Shabbat Shira Shalom

This Shabbat, Parshat Beshalach, is notable for many things. It is one of the few throughout the year that is given a special name. Parshat Beshalach is called Shabbat Shira (the Shabbat of Song), commemorating the glorious and awe-inspiring event when, after the miraculous deliverance from the Egyptians at the Red Sea, the children of Israel simultaneously burst forth into a song of praise to Hashem.

In the Haftara, we read Shirat Devorah. In both the Parasha and the Haftarah, women play a prominent role. “Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aharon, took her drum in her hand and all the women went forth after her with drums and with dances.” (Shemot 15:20). The victory related in the Haftarah takes place under the leadership of Devorah HaNevia, a'h, and it is into “the hands of a woman” (Shoftim 4:9), Yael, a'h, that Hashem delivers the General Sisra. After the victory against Sisra, Prophet Devorah leads the nation in a song of praise to HKB'H. This song outlines the recurring theme in the history of Israel: Oppression -- Repentance -- Victory.

Chasdei HaShem, with much gratitute to HKB'H, we will be making a Seduat Kiddush in honor of Devorah HaNevia, a'h, on Shabbat Parshat Beshalach, when Shirat Devorah is said in every shul, every city, every state, and every country, world-wide.

We are calling upon you to make an effort to make a kiddush in your shul in honor of Devorah HaNevia, a’h.

If it is not possible for you to do so but would like to participate, you can join our Seuda in honor of Devorah HaNevia, a’h, in Colony Beach, Bat Yam by sending your contribution in this tremendous Mitzvah.  The Yartzeit of Devorah HaNevia, a’h, is unknown. Therefore, it is most appropriate time to make a kiddush/Seudah for Devorah HaNevia on Shabbat Parshat Beshalach.

"Zrizim Makdimim Limitzvot"
"One should perform Mitzvot at the earliest possible time"
The same way that HKB’H redeemed Am Israel from Egypt and saved them from wicked Sisera, we pray to the Creator of the World that we should be redeemed immediately with mercy and be zoche for the coming of Moshiach now, Amen.


Saturday, December 28, 2013

In Honor of Devorah HaNevia, a'h

"Zeh hayom asa Hashem nagila venismecha bo"
"This is the day Hashem has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it" (Tehillim 118:24).

A tremendousZchut (merit) has come to us with much Chasdei HaShem to b'h make a beautiful Shabbat kiddush in honor of Devorah HaNevia, a’h, in our synagogue. May her merits protect us, amen.

There is no need to add on after all that was written about Devorah HaNevia, a'h, and how close she is to our hearts. Chasdei HaShem, with much gratitute to HKB'H, we will be making a Seduat Kiddush in honor of Devorah HaNevia, a'h, on Shabbat Parshat Beshalach, when Shirat Devorah is said in every shul, every city, every state, and every country, world-wide.

We are calling upon you to make an effort to make a kiddush in your shul in honor of Devorah HaNevia, a’h.

If it is not possible for you to do so but would like to participate, you can join our Seuda in honor of Devorah HaNevia, a’h, in the hotel Colony Beach in Bat Yam. Or you can participate by sending a donation in this tremendous Mitzvah that comes only once a year (The Yartzeit of Devorah HaNevia, a’h, is unknown. Therefore, it is most appropriate time to make a kiddush/Seudah for Devorah HaNevia on Shabbat Parshat Beshalach).

The same way that HKB’H redeemed Am Israel from Egypt and saved us from wicked Sisera, we pray to the Creator of the World that we should be redeemed immediately and be zoche for the coming of Moshiach now, Amen.
"Zrizim Makdimim Limitzvot"
"One should perform a Mitzvah at the earliest possible time" Please mark on the paypal donation that it is for participating in the Se'udah in honor of Devorah HaNevia, a'h.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Measure for Measure

All the details are absolutely true. 2 stories
Translated from Russian by Chaim Zehavi

First Story

At the beginning of WWII, when the truth about the fate of the Jewish people was discovered, and when there were still ways to save them, a few hundred rich Jews bought a ship in order to get their families on board and escape to America. But they needed visas, so they approached the American Ambassador in London. It was not difficult for him, but he utterly refused. The Jews, in order to save their families, went without the visas.
When the Ambassador found out about it, he contacted Washington, advising them that a ship with illegal immigrants is approaching America. The Jews managed to overcome the horrors of war and reach America, but were not permitted into America. These unlucky people were ordered to turn around and return to burning Europe. and all burnt in the camps.
When the tragedy was revealed, the Rabbi of London came to the American Ambassador and said: "Your deeds do not befit not only your post, but you are not fit to be called 'a human'. And now, since you caused hundreds of people's death, YOU AND ALL YOUR DESCENDANTS generations down from now on will be cursed!"

The name of the American Ambassador was KENNEDY.

Second Story
Again, WWII. Lithuania. The Japanese Ambassador, who was a compassionate and noble person, disagreed with the Nazi crimes, and was concerned with the future of the European Jewry. He used his status and provided them with visas to Japan. From Japan they immigrated to America. Thus he saved the lives of thousands of Jews.
When the Germans found out they demanded that the Ambassador will be removed. The Japanese, allies of the Nazis, followed the request. But he still had 2 weeks until his return, and he used these 2 weeks, and worked around the clock, days and nights, and recruited people to help him issue more visas. The lives of many more Jews were saved this way.
This was a very dangerous act, deserving of admiration.
Prior to his leaving a mission of Jews from the Vilna Synagogue came to thank him.
"What you have done for the Jewish People will never be forgotten, and we will pray to God to bless you and your descendants."
This wonderful person returned to Japan, and miraculously all his punishment was that he was fired and lost his pension.
In order to help his family he started a small workshop.
His name was Mitsubishi.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Come Home !

Guest post by Rachel

I have many dreams that are linked to one another and each has its own headings.  Please take note that these dreams are very explicit and difficult to read. However, I feel a sense of urgency to post them especially for American Jews. The dreams are as follows:

I received a dream several months ago about impending danger coming to New York City. I dreamt that a guy was being interviewed by a news station that wanted him to compare an event that just occurred to that of what took place on 9/11. I remember feeling the ambiance of the place as being very dark. The news room was moved to a very small room and not located in a normal newsroom as we generally see on television. He was sharing on video that “9/11 pales in comparison to what just happened. New York City or central Manhattan was detonated by a nuclear bomb leaving thousands upon thousands dead.” This also resulted in complete chaos and complete civil unrest causing gangs to kill others by the masses. There will be no food coming to New York City; so many people will begin to starve. This will lead the Goyim to go insane and will cause them to blame the Jews for this incident. They will go after the Jews and kill and maim them alive. Hashem told me this will happen in about a year to three years from now (give or take). The Jews of New York should LEAVE before they are suddenly killed by helter skelter gangs. I urge anyone reading this to warn the Jews to make aliya as soon as possible. You are safer in Israel than in America.

I received a dream by Hashem that the United States is in the middle of a war. There are many military tanks on the ground patrolling areas in order to control the civil unrest of the American people. There are many civilians fleeing for safety; however, there are others caught up in the terror attacks. I saw missiles from Russia and China exploding on the ground killing countless civilians. I remember Hashem’s audible voice saying that the war is because there are so many Jews in America who are assimilated, so He maintains that the coming World War III will be the direct result of Jews becoming “Reform” and abandoning G-d’s Torah in favor of assimilating into gentile society. I hope this is a wake-up call for the Jews to fulfill their mission in this world, which is to be a “light unto the nations”. Are you ready to make aliya? Jews will be protected in Israel, but not in the United States. I urge any Jew to make aliya

 I had many dreams in which there were severe food shortages in the stores, which led people to use violence against one another to buy what they could find. This meant the use of knives and weapons to threaten others. I saw that food was exorbitantly overpriced and you were getting substantially smaller portions. I remember getting a small plate of food that was of very poor quality for $150.00. That just represents how expensive it was to buy food at the time. People were looting and stealing from stores and even stealing from food trucks that the government had to put in place guards to prevent such theft.

 I dreamt a very horrible and vivid dream that needs to be shared. Hashem showed me that once America goes bankrupt, everyone will go insane about not having any money. Their blood will boil with pure hatred and rage and will accuse all the Jews for having caused this economic crisis. People will go from house to house and especially to the Jews, because people will believe the Jews have all of the money, which is not true. If they find any valuable possessions, they will torture and maim the Jew alive. Also, I saw mobs of people roaming the streets and going after the rich. The very poor felt they were entitled to the possessions belonging to the rich and ended up burning villages and houses to a crisp. With no money, people will begin to starve and soon they will start killing people in order to stay alive. I saw gruesome scenes, in which Jews were being killed and used as sacrifices for meat offerings. I know it is really hard to take in, but I have to say this is the truth and you need to warn any Jew you come into contact with the great urgency of making aliya to Israel.

 I saw many American policemen taking over the United States. I saw a scenario being played out and it looked as if the policemen were secretly neo-Nazis and portraying Jews as criminals when they really were innocent. I saw that the police was behind the rising anti-Semitism taking place in the United States. They were just brutal against any Jew they came across meaning they would beat them mercilessly, curse them and even rape the women.

I dreamt a very vivid dream, in which I was in my spirit and saw the building of concentration camps throughout the United States. I saw the military building them in order to reduce the population size. The military and government personnel were discussing that the Jews were their prime target and will “repeat history like the Holocaust during World War II only this time it will be a lot worse”. I saw they issued a decree to kill all the Jewish children, so there will definitely be no children survivors. Then my dream ended.

I have had several dreams about riots erupting all over America leading to severe civil unrest. In my dreams, there were multitudes of youth roaming the streets, because there was no electricity. I saw they were imitating what they have seen on television and in their video games by virtue of lighting on fire towns, including buildings and houses. They were also stealing, looting all over town and fighting the police. I saw that this catastrophe (lack of a normal routine with no electricity and commerce) will bring out the worst in people. People we have never imagined committing violent acts or breaking the law will suddenly commit them out of a fear of not surviving.

Comments: I understand that it is hard to read these things but feel very strongly that the Jewish public needs to read it. Even if a very few read this and make the move to Israel then B"H, my job is done. I just hope more Jews heed to these warnings.
For questions/comments, please contact:  racheleve07@gmail.com 

Friday, November 02, 2012

Improper Speech Creates Hurricanes?!

Courtesy of specialfi@chofetzchaimusa.org 

The Ben Yehoyada explains that hurricanes are created by loshon hora. The following is a short synopsis. See below for the original.
The connection between hurricanes and the sanctity of speech can be seen in the pasuk in Amos (4:13) which says “Hashem creates mountains and storms to teach a person what he has spoken.”
The posuk starts with Hashem creating mountains and ends with mentioning the speech of man.
Hashem created giant mountains whose sole purpose is to diminish the winds of His great storms. Without those mountains, chas v’shalom, when hurricanes strike they would totally destroy all buildings and houses. Instead Hashem first sends the winds to strike the mountains, which diminish their great strength, before “allowing” them to strike places where people live.
But why, asks the Ben Yehoyada, is there a need for such great hurricane winds in the first place?
He answers “Hurricanes are created by the aveira of improper speech, loshon hora.”
The Ben Yehoyada teaches us that after witnessing a great hurricane, every person should learn great musar from it, to guard themselves from the sin of improper speech.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Miracles and Wonders

Chasdei shamayim I found 2 beautiful segulot which I can personally testify I saw amazing salvation and wanted to share with you, as follows:

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Merimanovben Yosef, zs'kl, promises:
"Whomever will light a candle in my honor every Tuesday, I will personally operate for his salvation"It is a great talisman for salvation in all areas, miracles and wonders, to light a candle in honor of the Tzaddik every Tuesday. Rabbi Meir Abuhatzera, zs'kl, said: "Just to mention the name of the Tzaddik already operates salvation."

The second talisman is lighting candles for
Rabbi Matya ben Charash, zs'kl.
From the Medrash Yalkut Shimoni, Vayechi


Once the Satan fixed his sight on this Tzaddik and said to himself: "Is it possible that this man does not sin? " Then the Satan went and asked G-d: "How do you consider Rabbi Masya Ben Charash?" And G-d replied: "He is a perfect Tzaddik" The Satan said to G-d: "Give me permission to put him to the test". G-d told the Satan: "Go".

The Satan appeared to the Rabbi as a beautiful woman the like of which there had never been in the world. When the Tzaddik saw he immediately turned his face away from the woman. Then the woman quickly moved to the side where Rabbi Matya had turned his face to, and he quickly again turned his face away from that woman. Then the Tzaddik said: "I am afraid that my Yetzer hara (evil inclination) will overpower me and will cause me to sin". What did the Tzaddik do? He called a student that was there with him and ordered him to bring him fire with nails. The student brought him nails and the Tzaddik put them to his eyes and became blind. When the Satan saw this he trembled and fell on his back.

At that time The Holy One Blessed be He called the angel Raphael (for he is in charge of healing) and told him: "Go and heal Rabbi Matya Ben Charash". Then Raphael came in front of the Rabbi and he asked: "Who are you?" and he replied: "I am Raphael the angel, I came for G-d sent me to cure your eyes". And Rabbi Matya replied: "Leave me alone, what is already done is what will be". Raphael returned before the Holy One Blessed be He and said: "Master of the World, thus spoke Matya". G-d said to him: "Go back to him and tell him that I will personally guarantee that the Yetzer Hara will have no power over him". Immediately Raphael went and cured Matya. From here Our Sages said: "All those that are careful not to look at women, the Yetzer hara has no power over them".

Light 18 candles in honor of Rabbi Matya Ben Charash and say Tehillim chapter 86 eighteen (18) times and ask for whatever you need - guaranteed, b'h, you will see miracles!!!!


Monday, October 03, 2011

Bat Aliya

Bat Aliyah is the place where, for years, the blogger wrote about longing to come Home to Israel, even though they were not able to leave America just yet. Then, when they finally made the decision to make aliyah, they began writing about the process of detaching from decades of life in America. Now, B"H, they're finally Home, and write about life as a new immigrant as well as translated messaged from Harav Nir ben Artzi. Check it out at http://bataliyah.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


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Sunday, September 18, 2011


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Friday, September 02, 2011

Connect the Dots

Guest post by Reb Eliyahu Neyman

The story goes something like this - a religious man got into a taxi cab in Israel and some time into the ride the driver of the cab told the man (his passenger) that he has a friend who also become "religious". Interesting... the passenger thought, and he proceeded to ask the taxi driver what was it that inspired his friend to take on the path of Torah?

The taxi driver then shared the amazing story of how him and his friend where on a camping trip in the wilderness and one night they awoke to the feeling of sheer terror. A huge snake had managed to slither into their quarters and had wrapped itself around the taxi driver's friend's neck! Panic struck and realizing the victim was about to suffocate to death (G-d forbid) the secular young men remembered that before a Jew dies he should say the Shema Yisrael prayer one last time, so in a frantic mode the friend did just that and said the Shema Yisrael almost sure of his impending death in seconds.

After he finished the quick prayer with what was probably a whisper everyone around was witness to a most amazing sight: the snake loosened it's hold and uncoiled from his neck before slithering away entirely!

After that event, the taxi cab driver proceeded to relate, his friend became "religious".

Impressed, inspired and bewildered the passenger of the cab couldn't help but ask one more question - Why aren't you religious then?

The cab driver responded in a short, matter-of-fact and explanatory-tone -- the snake wrapped itself around his friend's neck, not his!

Sadly, how many of us can relate in some way, shape or form to the above true story? No explanation is necessary..

We have now begun the month of Elul and have less than 30 days before Rosh Hashana (The New Year & Jewish Judgement Day).

Rabbi Lazer Brody gave a very insightful Emuna lesson last week based on Torah and current events. I want to share just a few points he presented in his talk live from Yerushalayim. I will try to relate it as best I can with a few quick notes, and a few additions. Please forgive me in advance for any unintentional misrepresentation.

Last week's Parsha was Re'Eh - Hebrew meaning "Look" "See!" The prophet tells us during Shabbos Chazon a few weeks ago that problems arise because we don't open our eyes and look at what Hashem is doing! Rebbe Nachman of Breslev teaches us that we as Jews have to look at the wisdom in Creation and understand that what is happening in the world are really messages from Hashem. A person could be learning Torah all day long but if he/she doesn't relate it to the world at large they are truly disconnected and missing the main point of G-d's active involvement in the world He created and runs, a core principle of our Torah.

Almost two weeks ago the Gaza rocket blitz began in Israel following a deadly and brutal terrorist sabotage and massacre in Eilat. The following week a near magnitude 6 earthquake shook much of the Eastern US. The unprecedentant quake was felt from Atlanta Georgia to Toronto Canada. The two most astonishing impacts were seen right away - damage to the United States National Cathedral in Washington DC that took the form of the top spires (crosses) being knocked off, and a big crack developed in the Washington monument at the Capitol. Speaking of which, both the Capitol and the Pentagon were urgently evacuated as staff feared another attack was in progress (earthquakes just don't happen like that in those parts). With a proverbial snap of the fingers Hashem showed how He can empty out the most powerful nation's capital and pentagon in mere seconds and we don't even have to wait for the next elections!

Note - this quake hit on the exact day (Tuesday) that we read the Torah portion of the day dealing with how to deal with the "false prophet" and a city of idol worship. You connect the dots.

Days later as talk of the quake was still fresh Hurricane Irene paid the Eastern seaboard a tropical visit. Some 65 million people were in the crosshairs of the storm and this week plenty of people are STILL without power around New York.

The Gemara points out that Hashem brings tremors to the world to straighten out crooked hearts. Rebbe Nachman explains that one with a straight heart is happy and the Pittsburgher Rebbe illustrates that a person with a straight heart is on a higher level than a tzaddik! Remember, happiness is synonymous with holiness. Don't be fooled by "religious" looking people who chronically walk around with a frown and constantly look down on others. Where happiness is lacking, holiness is as well. Besides, anyone can wear a costume and it's easier to grow out a beard than to change a negative character trait. But Hashem wants the heart and He's not fooled by outward appearance.

Hashem then sometimes has to intervene and straighten out our hearts if we don't do it ourselves.

A religious community in Israel hired a contractor to build a new shul. Well, the contractor decided to cut a few corners and save some time and money in a not-so-honest way. In effect, instead of the traditional method of making a solid concrete foundation on top of sand and only then topping it off with a tile floor he went ahead and quietly put the tile onto the sand. When the religious community found out although too late to do anything about it, they became angry and quite upset at the contractor. They didn't realize that according to the first principle of Emuna it was Hashem and NOT the contractor who decided their shul was going to be built like that.

This latest rocket barrage that affected Israel demonstrated the big picture quite well...one of the warheads fired from Gaza went through the roof of that shul during morning prayers, pierced the paper thin tile floor of the synagogue, hit the sand underneath and DID NOT EXPLODE! Had their been a layer of concrete, which would normally be the case in an 'honest job' that shell would have most likely detonated and G-d forbid what would have been. Nobody was hurt that day in that synagogue.

Rabbi Shalom Arush Shlita says that if the UN recognizes a Palestinian State this month, then it looks like we're headed toward an almost certain war situation, G-d forbid.

It's no longer business as usual, the world is changing fast. Hashem wants to bring Moshiach and change the world into a place of true peace and spirituality. But for that to happen we have to work on becoming proper vessels for that light and that new reality.

It is said that the miracles of the Final Redemption will make the miracles of the Exodus from Egypt look like Sesame Street in comparison. Apparently we are going to need those miracles with the way things have been stacking up in the world.

It is now the second day of Elul, we are less than 30 days from Rosh Hashana and this last month of the year is perhaps the most conducive time on the Jewish calendar for Teshuva. This word Teshuva, sometimes referred to by "repentance" actually means to "Return", to "come home". Our task is to bring our hearts back to Hashem. Hashem is our Loving Father and He is waiting for us. He wants to give us the satisfaction of initiating the relationship with Him.

A core spiritual principle is when we arouse ourselves here below the spiritual cause and effect initiates an arousal of Heavenly mercy from Above onto the Jewish people.

So what's it mean to wake up? We have to ask ourselves: Do I have the same prejudices as I did last year? Do I love every Jew?

Our free choice in life really boils down to one point: Desire - Ratzon (Hebrew)

We must ask ourselves - Do we desire to do Hashem's will? Do we desire to get closer to Hashem?

Do I really love You?

Do I really want to eat kosher?

Do I really want to keep the Shabbat?

Hashem wants our heart, Hashem wants our Desire.

Let's do our part to work on our Desire and do all we can to make Hashem's Desire a reality - a world of peace, harmony and love. A world guided by the light of Divine inspiration where humanity is busy with doing the Will of its Maker and busy learning about Hashem.

G-d created all of the spiritual worlds and yet he Desired to have a dwelling place right here, in the lowest of all worlds - our physical world. It's our job to do our part. We know He will do the rest!

Chodesh Tov and may you and your family be inscribed for a Holy, Happy & Healthy New Year!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Terrorist Attacks

I work about 200 ft from where the bomb exploded and at about 3 pm we felt a huge force and heard a loud explosion. Never been exposed to bombings, I was sure it was purim firecrackers... . Someone with more experience said that it sounds like a terrorist bombing... I didn't believe that it could even be a possibility...

We started hearing loud sirens coming from all directions and saw people running... My co worker went outside and called my cell to tell me it was a terrorist bomb and I should stay put in the office... It took me about an hour to calm down till I was able to gather myself to go outside... The streets were closed to traffic and people for security reasons. I just wanted to get away from the havoc. I found a sidestreet that was somewhat less crowded and people were allowed to go thru. I walked and walked and walked thanking HKB'H that I'm alive and able to thank Him. When I finally got home I just wanted to get into bed... I just wanted to sleep... B'h, this morning was easier and went to work normally b'h.

May we only hear good news and may the Geula come with much needed mercy, amen.
ברוך אתה הטוב והמטיב


והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו