Thursday, April 18, 2019

Do not steal the afikomen

The Popular Minhag of “Stealing” the Afikomen. Not Everyone Does It.

summary of shiur by Rav Binyamin Shlomo Hamburger (

Video of shiur here in Lashon Kodesh

You'll see the inside of the Bene Brak Ashkenaz shul

Credit toהאם-יש-מקום-לגניבת-אפיקומן/

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Film of Jacob Breuer

Mr. Jacob Breuer 1999

Principal of RSRH and Editor of Fundamentals of Judaism, son of Rav Joseph Breuer of KAJ WH

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


In case you were wondering, the history of United Torah Judaism results in the elections. Note, I believe the final count for this year is 8 seats. Posting this information is not an endorsement of voting.

Election results[edit]  (Wikipedia)

1992Avraham Yosef Shapira86,1673.29Decrease 7th
4 / 120
Decrease 3Opposition
1996Meir Porush98,6573.23Decrease 8th
4 / 120
1999Meir Porush125,7413.80Decrease 9th
5 / 120
Increase 1Coalition
2003Yaakov Litzman135,0874.29Increase 8th
5 / 120
2006Yaakov Litzman147,0914.69Steady 8th
6 / 120
Increase 1Opposition
2009Yaakov Litzman147,9544.39Decrease 6th
5 / 120
Decrease 1Coalition
2013Yaakov Litzman195,8925.16Steady 6th
7 / 120
Increase 2Opposition
2015Yaakov Litzman210,1434.99Decrease 9th
6 / 120
Decrease 1Coalition
2019Yaakov Litzman248,4435.77Increase 4th
7 / 120
Increase 1TBD

Apparently, A. Lieberman doesn't like the increase in Charedi voting at all. He said, “Unfortunately, the religious and ultra-Orthodox factions grew to 21 or 22 Knesset seats. I see this as a threat to the ideals of (Zionist revisionist leader Ze’ev) Jabotinsky. This is something I am concerned about….” (Former Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman) 

If that’s how the Minister of Defense feels about Charedim, the army cannot be a suitable place for them.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Gathering of the Faithful in Queens, NY

April 11, 2019 - Tens of thousands of faithful Jews gathered at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens NY to support the schools and yeshivas in Eretz Yisroel who boycott the Zionist government by rejecting any education funds. The government imposes unacceptable conditions on the curriculum in many cases. In the words of HaGaon HaRav Yisroel Yitzchok Kalmanovitz shlit'a:

Every day the evil ones attempt to destroy us by passing new laws against our holy Torah. This is true in terms of schools and mosdos where they are constantly scheming to introduce their ideology and education into our yeshivos, as well as their attempt to break down all barriers between chareidim and the non-religious.

In the words of HaGaon HaRav  Aviezer Piltz shlit'a:
They no longer allow us to teach our children about Akeidas Yitzchok, about Beriyas Haolam – baruch Hash-m that there are still people who stand up to them…
 Almost 8 million dollars has been raised thus far in support of these schools that are doing their best to break away from the secular, anti-religious government.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Rav Avigdor Miller on Likud versus Labor


What’s the Rav’s opinion of the Likud party versus the Labor party in Israel?
I must tell you my sincere opinion, I’m not interested in either of them. There’s only one party for us and that’s the party of those that are shlomei emunei Yisrael. That’s our party. The frum Jews, that’s our party.  The truth is that someday there’ll be a history, there’ll a Tanach written.  The Gemara says that: אליהו כותב והקב"ה חותם - “Eliyhau Hanavi is going to write it and Hakodosh Blurch Hu will sign” (Kiddushin 70a). There’s going to be a great Tanach written. And in that Tanach, you’ll look in the back or in the front for references; who is mentioned in this book. Likud? No; no mention of Likud.  Nothing! You won't find Teddy Kollek there either. You won't find Ben Gurion. No, nothing is mentioned of them. Nothing at all.
The history of Am Yisroel is being written by the frum Jews.  They’re the ones who make history, frum men and frum women.  Those who are raising families, they’re writing history.  A mother brings up a family of sons and daughters, shlomei emunei Yisrael, she has made history and she’ll be in that history book.  Yes. Women will be in that history book. Tzadikim and tzidkaniyos, frum men and women, not only gedolei Yisrael.  ויד כל אדם בו – “Everybody’s hand will write in that history book something.”  Every person will someday be in the history book and it’ll be a very well written history.  Eliyahu HaNavi knows how to write. And all the tzadikim will be there, but nobody else! Likud, Labor, all of them be left out.
Now some people think it’s not a real Jewish history unless  it mentions also the names of this reformer, of that Zionist, of this other fellow.  No! These are just accidents of history, tragedies and they’ll be left out. Now, Hakadosh Baruch Hu will “take care” of them, don’t worry about that! He won't leave them out from getting what they deserve. He’ll “take care” of them! He has something in store for them! But they won't be in the history book of the Am Yisroel. In that great Tanach, only the shlomei emunei Yisrael will be inscribed.  And it’s very important to be there.  That’s why we say: למה נגרע - “Why should we be absent?”  It’s a great tragedy not to be there. למה נגרע. We don’t want to be absent from that book.  So make it your business that you should behave in such a way that you’ll be inscribed.
Moshe Rabbeinu was willing to sacrifice everything for the Am Yisroel.  He said מחני נא מספרך – “Erase me from Your sefer.” Moshe Rabbeinu was moiser nefesh for the Am Yisroel.  “Erase me,” he said. Moshe Rabeinu knew that being erased from the history book of the Jewish People would be the ultimate sacrifice. And Hashem said, “Don’t worry, I won't erase you.  You won't be erased. For saying that, I’ll write you in the chumash too.”  

And therefore, anybody who wants to be an oheiv amo Yisrael, so he has to love the frum Jews.  Amo Yisroel doesn’t mean you love the Jewish nation. No; you love only the frum Jews.  That’s a very important lesson.  You have to love frum Jews just like Hakadosh Baruch Hu loves them.  As much as you can you love amo Yisroel, the frum Jews. And by loving frum Jews, you’ll be inscribed in that sefer too.
TAPE # E-55 (April 1996)

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