Parshat Chukas 5778: The Para Adumah — Paradigm of Chukim as a Basis for Development of Man’s Loyalty to and Relationship with Hashem?

Shalom Friends;

Parshat Chukas is being co-sponsored by Rabbi Harry and Judith Greenspan of Ramat Beit Shemesh, dedicated in memory of their parents, Falik ben Hertske, Miriam Ella bat Yisrael Eliezer HaCohen and Nachum ben Yosef and Janet bat Henry, all of blessed memory, as well as in honor of Bar Mitzvot of both R’ Greenspan’s nephew Shimon Yehuda and his Talmid Yosef Levine, and by Rabbi Yehoshua and Yehudis Landau, also of Ramat Beit Shemesh in honor of R’ Landau’s In-Laws George and Ellen Gluck. To the Greenspan and Landau families, many thanks for your co-sponsorships and your continued kindnesses. [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Korach 5778: What was the Sin of the Bechorim — The First Born, that They Were Displaced from Service?

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Korach is being sponsored anonymously and dedicated for a refuah shleima for Zehava bat Malka Chana. To our anonymous sponsor, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua.

Please forward to your relatives and friends and encourage them to sponsor a Parshat HaShevua. And please be in contact with me with any questions, or for further details. [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Shelach 5778: The Miraglims’ Big, Bogus “But” and Today’s Battle for the Jewish Soul

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Sh’lach is being sponsored by Dr. Eli and Miri Behar of Ramat Beit Shemesh L’ilui Nishmas for the Yahrtzeit of Yerachmiel Meir ben Nissim Avraham. To the Behar family, many thanks for your sponsorship and continued kindness.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua.

Please forward to your relatives and friends and encourage them to sponsor a Parshat HaShevua. And please be in contact with me with any questions, or for further details. [...]  Click here to read more.

Patient Abuse in Jerusalem Hospital

The depiction of an Israel Hospital is for affect only and bares no resemblance to to the hospital in question.

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Recently, I needed to have EMG and nerve conduction tests done in a Jerusalem Hospital which, for now, will remain nameless.

Upon entering, it was required that I hand over my hitcheivut for these tests to one of the secretaries at the outpatient desk, rather than going directly to the Mirpot, in this case Neurology.

Normally, the secretary would then hand you a paper with your name and teudah zehut (ID#) and a number of detachable stickers with your name a ID# on them. In this case, they handed me nothing and one of the secretaries instructed me to go the Mirpot (presumably meaning: department) Neurology — the beginnings of a what turned into a huge balagon. [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Beha’aloscha 5778: Emulating Aaron HaKohen’s Enthusiasm, Dedication, Constancy of Service and Fulfillment of Mitzvot vs By Rote Observance

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshiyot HaShevua, Beha’aloscha is being sponsored by Loren and Sora Deetza Spigelman and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated for a full and complete Refuah Shleima for Shir li Malka bat Aliza who was injured critically in an auto collision in January, 2018 at the entrance to Yishuv Shavei Shomron. To the Spigelman family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Naso 5778: Birkhat Kohanim — Hashem’s Conduit for Brachot — Up Close and Personal

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parshat Naso is being sponsored Dr. Pinchas and Penina Klahr of Ramat Beit Shemesh lilui nishmas Pinchas’ Father, Nosson Karpel ben Shmuel Zanvil Tzvi (Klahr) and Penina’s Father, Rav Matisyohu ben Rav Yaakov (Weisenberg). To the Klahr family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Bamidbar 5778: The Census — By Half-Shekel or By Their Names?

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshiyot HaShevua, Bamidbar is being co-sponsored by Pesach and Ann Chapler and family and Reuven and Leah Goldman and family, both of Ramat Beit Shemesh, and dedicated for a full and complete Refuah Shleima for Shir li Malka bat Aliza who was injured critically in an auto collision in January, 2018 at the entrance to Yishuv Shavei Shomron. To the Chapler and Goldman families, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. [...]  Click here to read more.

Remembering the Past and The Challenges and Limits of Libertarianism in the State of the Jews

MosheFeiglin BarakMoore

Conversation Between Moshe Feiglin and Barak Moore
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Remembering the Past and The Challenges and Limits of Libertarianism in the State of the Jews

by Moshe Burt

Annually, when we leyn Parshat Bechukotai, whether as its own Parshat or as twinned with Parshat Behar, my thoughts drift back to concerns regarding Zehut and their party platform advocating separation of religion state. These concerns were further highlighted for me with the video discussion (linked above) on Sunday, 8 May, 2018 between Moshe Feiglin and media expert Barak Moore (with whom I wrote a number of years ago on blogs: http://iris.org.il/blog/, http://www.iris.org.il/israelblog/ owned by a mutual friend). [...]  Click here to read more.

Parshat Bechukotai 5778: “Bechira”, Shabbos and The Tochochah

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parshat Bechukotai is being sponsored anonymously dedicated in honor of HaRav Yehuda Leib HaKohen ben HaRav Moshe Shimon HaKohen and Miriam bat Reb Menachem Mendel and Reb Zev Avraham ben Shlomo and wife Sima.. To our anonymous sponsor, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate a Yahrtzeit of a loved one, or for whatever other reason by sponsoring a Parshat HaShevua. [...]  Click here to read more.