Friday, 22 May 2015

Shavuot – A Conundrum

In R Elchanan Poupko's guest post of April 1, 2015, he wrote:
The topic of conversion to Judaism is of ever growing academic, scholarly, and political interest and has come to the news headlines often recently.
In this captivating and relevant article, Rabbi Dr. Chaim Schertz of Harrisburg PA-a scholar and thinker in his own right- examines, outlines and illuminates the topic of conversion with breathtakingly and captivating clarity.
In the same spirit, we would now like to bring your attention to another article by Rabbi Dr. Schertz:
Shavuot – A Conundrum

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Nishma-Parsha: Bamidbar

Take a look at what's on
for Parshat Bamidbar


Cancelled Order


A Customer "Al" orders Egg Foo Young at a Chinese Restaurant.

After finding out about the way it's made, Al cancels his order.

The Restaurant had already begun the preparation, and the product would go to waste.

What is the customer's Halachic liability?

A. None?
B. Cost of Food and Labor?
C. Retail Price?

Responsibility for Words & Assurances | Business Halacha

Kol Tuv,

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Arami Oveid Avi

See Mishnah B'rachot 1:5
Ikkar Tosafot Yom Tov 18
quoting Tos. Y"T

Q: Why is the 3rd paragraph of Sh'ma selected for "Z'cheerat Y'tzee'at Mitzrayim ballaylot?"

A: Mipnei sheparshas Tzitzit Sh'gurah b'fee chol mipnei k'riatah bayyom...

This S'vara strongly suggests a parallel, namely that Arami Oveid Avi was also selected "Mipnei sheparshas Arami Oveid Avi Sh'gurah b'fee chol mipnei Vidduy Bikkurim."

Kol Tuv - Best Regards

Monday, 18 May 2015

Tefillat Ha'Shelah - Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan

Today -
Tefillat Ha'Shelah -
Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan (Monday, May 18)

Click the link for Tefillat Ha'Shelah on-line: or open the attachment for the Art Scroll Hebrew/English.

Kol Tuv - Best Regards

Kiddush Hashem or Promoting Betting?

The Jewish Link of New Jersey:

How excited is Teaneck for its Zayat Stables LLC Kentucky Derby winners? What a kiddush hashem to hold a Shabbat Dinner at the vaunted Kentucky Derby! Congrats to the entire Zayat family!…

Kol tov

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Effectiveness of community

This article makes an argument that if we start pushing as a community we may be extremely effective.…/How-to-stop-BDS-on-campus-402319

Kol tov