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Time for Consolation Time for Renewal and Strength

As for so many , especially those associated with the Yeshiva world, the time immediately after Tisha B'Av is a frenzy of travel , weddings and the like.It is really not a time for writing  but for renewal of one's inner strengths.

I received a sermon from a young Orthodox Rabbi in South Florida, sent by my nephew and niece. I thought to share it and my comments.

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Last year klall yisrael was devestated a number of times with horrific news coming from , supposedly our own 'camp.'Gedolim have requested that every Jew take upon themselves ,or and renew a committment to learn mussar.

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Yankel Bineth z"lAfter the holocaust when he realized that many of his family members perished, he immediately looked for a way to resettle and start again. He could not swallow the improvised accommodations the joint etc' would temporarily set up for the refugees, and therefore went to learn a trade of manufacturing shirts, to become self sustainable.

He got married with Mrs. Bineth (nee Paskus) who shared his positive attitude. They set out as a pair of diligent hard workers making a living and helping any relatives who managed to live through the war.

 

Horrified by the eruption of the Korean War, which appealed to many as a replica of the holocaust, they then moved to Australia, as this was far away from trouble. Mr. Bineth entered there into the bakery trade which became his profession until his passing away. (He was still part of this workforce when his heart failed him after Passover.)

For this period in Australia he also majored in askanus as he was a gabai, being active and instrumental in the building of the few fledgling institutions which were then born.

But not seeing in Australia a spiritual future for his family which had at that point 7 kids, he sold his stake in the bakery and went on a long Trans Atlantic trip by boat to the Canadian shores en route to Montreal where he had some friends.

Here in Montreal he enthusiastically turned his days and nights into the huge bakery empire. Forging past any struggles like battered partnerships and tight competition, he soared ahead always looking to add new ideas and products.

Never having time for mundane matters, yet not being a tense strict person, this made his acquaintance something people cherished and enjoyable.

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In this week's Parshah of “Behar”, (Leviticus 25’ 35-38”) we read of the prohibition of lending on interest called Ribbis. The Torah talks very harshly against this practice. So what is interest, and under which circumstances is this sin triggered? To answer this question, let’s first clarify what it is not.

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I have just returned from the 12th Siyum Hashas, and all I can say is wow. I have seen grown men weep from joy. There was dancing in the aisles, and massive repetitive spontaneous outbursts of emphatic applause underscoring speaker after speaker.

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We're still somewhat out-of-breath , taking in the experience of participating at the Jewishbusinesexpo

We weren't there to promote this site, though maybe we should have been , as such networking was certainly one of the reasons we set up 613montreal.com.We felt it more relevant to announce the launch of our newest enterprise, medallionlocalmarketing.com, but it was nevertheless, for us a really nice experience.

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