Thursday, November 23, 2017

Jeckes Museum

Jeckes Museum

"The German-Speaking Jewry Heritage Museum was founded in 1968 by the late Israel Shiloni, and prior to being moved to the Tefen Industrial Park in 1991, the museum was situated in the Nahariya Municipality's building. In 2004, a collaboration contract was signed between the museum administration and the administration of the Association of Israelis of Central European Origin, and one year later the new museum was inaugurated."

likely pretty reform and non-religious but i really don't know
it's near mt meron

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

According to his disposition

"Capacity to earn a living and support himself. The attainments which are to fit the child for its future career must include also such knowledge and skill as will one day assure him the possibility of becoming self-supporting as you have been, also of forming a circle round himself and bringing into it possessions of his own, and, from this circle and with these possessions, of living a full life of justice and love; and so transmitting to the next generation what he has received from you. Therefore you have to take thought that your child will be provided with some business, some craft, some art, some profession, according to his disposition. All are equally worthy, provided they are honest and honourable." Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch, Horeb 552

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kenes for Chol Hamoed Pesach

Kehillos Ashkenaz of Bene Brak is planning a Kenes for Chol Hamoed Pesach, we would like it to be on a much larger scale than previously with some excellent speakers who will tell the world in the name of Gedolei Hador about how important our project is to pass on our Masorah to the next generation.

In addition WE would like to have Chazanim and choirs and orchestras who could represent varios Kehilos worldwide. If you know anyone who may be interested in helping us organize this by joining our Kenes Commitee please forward them this email so that they can contact

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The real inherited estate

"The Teaching which Moses commanded us" so runs the national creed which is to be the heritage of Israel from generation to generation. It is this Torah which is מורשה, the real inherited estate, not the Land and what if offers, the Teaching is the national Jewish heritage, land, and power are only the conditional consequences of this treasure." Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, Commentary on Devarim 33:4 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

these men are known as evil in their localities

I have also read your words in connection with the sect of the Zionists who are now powerfully banded together. I do not blush to admit that I know not how to find paths, along which to go forth, against them.

Seeing that these men are known as evil in their localities, and have already proclaimed their purpose, to be the uprooting of the fundamentals of the faith and, for this purpose, the conquest of all places in which Jews live, will be as an aid to the fulfilment of their aim. In view of their announcement of all these things and their revelation of their plan in the newspapers, what more can we say? Are our words concerning them, likely to be believed more than the things which they openly say about themselves?

It is hardly credible that after the revelation of the arrogance of their hearts through their own mouths there should be still found right-minded men willing to ally themselves with them. It is a cause for great astonishment throughout the whole Congregation of the Exile, that they should be given a place and a voice in affairs, and that they should find support at a time when it is known to be a public sin.
Therefore, I find that your honour is justified in appealing to all who fear G"d, to act together and to protest bitterly and publicly, making known the things, which the Zionists have themselves made known. This will be of great advantage as this time these words come forth from a pure heart. Perhaps it will bring healing to the multitude of the House of Israel whose hearts have not yet been corrupted, and they will repent and be healed.

Let them beware in their souls lest they join in the destruction of our religion and become a stumbling-block to the House of Israel.

Chaim HaLevi Soloveitchik

Friday, 10 Elul, 5659 (1899), Brisk in Ohr le-YesharimWarsaw, 1900 in I. Domb, Transformation. The Case of the Neturei Karta. Brooklyn, NY: Hachomo1989, p. 18