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As the Jewish people approach the saddest day of the year,let us remember we do no cry in vain   

Tisha B'Av is a 'Moed', a time to 'meet'  again with haShem and rebuild a little more every year our Beis haMikdash

The most beautiful story this year   

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This article went viral this week

Holocaust survivor Shoshanna Ovitz had requested ahead of her birthday that “all of her children, grandchildren and descendants come together to the Western Wall.”

On Wednesday, hundreds heeded the call, flocking to the holy site days before Ovitz’s 104th birthday.

We don’t have an exact number, but there are about 400 grandchildren and descendants here,” Pnina Friedman, Ovitz’s eldest granddaughter, told the Walla news site, as a photo of the gathering swiftly went viral.

It wasn’t easy to organize such a one-time event. We started sending out emails, messages and making phone calls. It was important for us to contact everyone. She asked us to put together a list of all the names of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren so that she could look and pray for them,” Friedman said.

 

Some of Ovitz’s descendants lived abroad and couldn’t attend, Friedman added.

“It wasn’t until we got to the middle that we realized what a big undertaking this was. Everyone had tears in their eyes. It was very moving,” Friedman said.

One of her grandchildren told Israeli journalist Sivan Rahav Meir of Channel 12 that Ovitz survived Auschwitz and was separated from her mother, who was killed, by Josef Mengele.

birthday, August 7, 2019. (Courtesy)

Holocaust survivor Shoshanna Ovitz had requested ahead of her birthday that “all of her children, grandchildren and descendants come together to the Western Wall.”

On Wednesday, hundreds heeded the call, flocking to the holy site days before Ovitz’s 104th birthday.

“We don’t have an exact number, but there are about 400 grandchildren and descendants here,” Pnina Friedman, Ovitz’s eldest granddaughter, told the Walla news site, as a photo of the gathering swiftly went viral.

“It wasn’t easy to organize such a one-time event. We started sending out emails, messages and making phone calls. It was important for us to contact everyone. She asked us to put together a list of all the names of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren so that she could look and pray for them,” Friedman said.

Some of Ovitz’s descendants lived abroad and couldn’t attend, Friedman added.

“It wasn’t until we got to the middle that we realized what a big undertaking this was. Everyone had tears in their eyes. It was very moving,” Friedman said.

One of her grandchildren told Israeli journalist Sivan Rahav Meir of Channel 12 that Ovitz survived Auschwitz and was separated from her mother, who was killed, by Josef Mengele.

 

Ovitz met her husband while the two were searching for surviving relatives after the Holocaust and married when she was in her early 30s. Before moving to Israel, they lived in a transit camp in Austria, where their first daughter was born. They later moved to Haifa, where they established their family, which grew to include two sons and two daughters — and decades later, hundreds more descendants.

   

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Erev Rosh Chdesh Av Chillul Shmo Hagodol

Av , the month of National Mourning approaches

Worldwide idiotic hate attacks, which come very close to home

The Angels of Death do their best to target the Holy Land

and Political chaos in that very same ' Holy Land'

It is a minhag Yisrael to say Yom Kippur Katan (and some actually fast too); I saw nothing more fit than to publish the 'Reason' the Y'sod  v'Shoresh havoda writes..'as children , so to speak of haShem , we need to suffer the tzar of kudshe boruch hu, of the chillul hashem we cause still being in golus............

YomKippurKatan erev rosh Chodesh Av

 

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Amalek and Confusion

The Gematria Hint connecting Ilhan Omar to Haman Amalek

Our good friend , Boruch Fishelowiitz, who has been sending us incredible torah words for some time now, just sent me an incredible connection between Ilhan Omar and Haman Amalek.  We just posted the article and had to comment on it.

I asked myself a question. Why a woman?War is with men , no?

 Today , no.Not only that , the main strength of women is in the mouth (please any lady , reading forgive ; I mean no bad).

Rashi mentions that Amalek used kishuf (' black magic '- kishuf - that which contradicts the natural divine ways) .That was the strength of the 'snake' in the garden , which 'talked' Chava into sin.The entirety of Amalek is empty.Falsehood has no base; today is the age of fake news. Everything is confusion and doubt, here and in Israel. If they can't beat us at war; confuse issues so that we 'beat each other".

If israel was thrown into exile repeatedly because of sinas chinum and bittul torah, then the refuah need be, ahavas chinum and the acceptance of torah (the only ultimate foundation for truth).

A Freilich Purim!

 

 

 

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Bereshet Purim Katan Washington's Birthday

 A "Yankee " Liftoff in the week of Purim Kattan ,

Shalach Manos on Washington's Birthday

So what you say ? Why am I, an Orthodox Jew , devoted to the holy talmud,so excited?And what is this thing about Purim Kattan and Washington ?

Maybe I am little 'off', but I have always  'lived with the parsha.'This last week we read of the absolute nadir of our people, the sin of the golden calf and the breaking of the luchos.Our meforshim explain that Moshe received a 'thankyou' from haShem, because the breaking of the luchos and the subsequent prayers and teshuva for the new, renewed kesher with Kudhse B'rich Hu, brought down to this world, new luchos, which contained in it through toil, love and devotion , a much deeper and everlasting connection with the torah.The same happened hundreds of years later; the second Temple,(after 70 years of exile, with the miracle of Purim) though it lacked the 5 miracles which were daily found in the first Temple, had greater honour , and actually all the ever growing body of torah she b'al peh, the oral law, as represented in the miracle of Chanuka started in the second Temple.

There is a mesora, going back to the Gaon from Vilna, that the last journey for the Jewish people in 'golus  Edom'-- Esau' before we return Home, would be in America.And that , somehow, that last nation would be better than previous ones(though not completely).

There is a legend (and I don't believe , I've yet seen any clear proof of its veracity), that Washington was ready to give up , just before an important battle, but then 'happened', on a yiddish soldier lighting his Chanuka light, and that was what gave him the courage to go forward to eventually win the war.it always sounded to me ind of preposterous, a 'frum yiddle' in the middle of nowhere?

Lo and behold, last week, the good people responsible fro the Inyan magazine gave us a well documented article by Rabbi Menachem Levine about the Jew who saved the American Revolution -Haym Salomon, who basically single handidly financed the War effort (and died penniless as they never paid him or his heirs back).Salomon was a proud and observant Jew ,invovled in the active Orthodox congregation , Mikve Israel in Philadelphia, now known as the synagogue of the American Revolution.

So you thought it was the religious Quakers made America a religious and moral country? No.It was the quiet Yidden busy doing good, building a stable civilization , acting as always ,in every generation of golus as the Yosefs, Abarbanels, Rothchilds, and so on (and being paid so often with hate and ayin ra).

 I don't know about the Chanuka light story, but what is documented is that in 1781 the Continental Army had trapped Cornwallis and was ready to deliver the final blow, but the war chest was completely empty.

Washington told his superintendent for finance , Robert Morris ,'Send for Haym Salomon.'

and so the Revolution was saved.

I don't know if the other members of Bereshet are observant , but at least ,one,Arile Gomez, is.What makes this really exciting is that it is in the most true 'Yankee Spirit ' of free enterprise, mixed with a little  'chutzpa and Yiddish ingenuity. What we as Yidden have taught the world in all of history, is that "Freedom' must go with 'Responsibilty'.And yes, they asked shaalos, guidance from gedolim.

if I remember the possuk , 'V'yhi Dovid maskil bchol drochov'- David was successful (ie.'used his head') in all his ways.

I saw last week (I didn't realize that it coincided with the launch) divrey torah by haGoan Zev Hoberman , ztz'l ,who  discusses the deep words of the Gaon from Vilna and the Maharal how the miracle of Purim comes from so high , that there is no mention of haShem .Haman cast lots for his success; in the end, that turned around and the mazal of Yidden went up.

Have we not been hearing the serious rumblings of war by the new ambitious Hamans of our times, Iran , Russia?

I heard from the gaon and tzaddik Rav Shmuel Unsdorfer, that milchemes Gog umagog already was.

I want and do to believe that this launch , the world's first privately funded mission, non profit   deal of (& is not just empty pride but will benefit society) is a lift of the Jewish star -- 'bli ayin hara.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sinai - shesum Yarda Sinah b'olam- Int'l Remembrance Day

Parshas Kabbalas Torah

The International Remembrance Day

The Internastional remembrance day falls this year just after reading the parsha of kabablas torah, has so much significance to ourselves as the Chahzal say "shum yarda sineh l'olam (there hate came dowjn into the world.')

Apparently it was the day of the liberation from the camps. Hitler, y's ,is quoted in Mein Kamf as saying 2 reasons to hate the Jews.we are the conscience of the world, and we practice bris mila.

This years' commemoration is for us ominous as the news is a year of mounting denial and anti semitism.

The world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday amid a revival of hate-inspired violence and signs that younger generations know less and less about the genocide of Jews, Roma and others during World War II.

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Remembrance Day worldwide 

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