Parshat Toldos 5781: Yitzchak — the First Sabra!

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Toldos is being sponsored by Ben and Gina Fishman and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated for the birth of their Grandson Elazar Menachem to their children Nechemya and Shoshana Fishman. To the Fishman family, many thanks for your sponsorship and 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. read more

Simchat Torah 5780: Continuing Ramifications for Shevet Reuven Resulting from Reuven’s Aveirah?

Shalom Friends;

Our Simchat Torah vort is being sponsored by Simon and Aliza Baum and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh who dedicate this vort Lilui Nishmas in honor of Simon’s Mother: Chaya Miriam Bas Boruch. To the Baum family, many thanks for your sponsorship and 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 (or as the case may be, co-sponsoring) a Parshat HaShevua. read more

Succot 5780: The Essence of Succot

Shalom Friends;

Our Succot vort is being sponsored by Haim and Danit Kalb and family of Ramat Beit Shemesh Lilui Nishmas for Haim’s Dad, Mordechai Yosef ben R’ Efraim and for the Yahrtzeit of Haim’s Grandfather R’ Efraim ben R’ Mordechai. To the Kalb 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. read more

Parshat Ha’azinu 5780: The Relevance of the Past to the Present — In Our Time

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Ha’azinu is being sponsored by Dr. Eliyahu and Shuli Gherman of Ramat Beit Shemesh to commemorate Eliyahu’s Bar Mitzvah parsha — Ha’azinu, and dedicated for continued good health for Atara Tziona bat Shulamit Gila and for Hatslucha for the Gherman family in Eretz Yisrael. To Mishpochat Gherman, many thanks for your sponsorship and 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. read more

Yom Kippur 5780: The Deaths of Nadav and Avihu and the Yom Kippur Leyning

Shalom Friends;

Our Yom Kippur vort is being sponsored by Yossie and Elisheva Schulman of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated l’zecher nishmas Elisheva’s Grandmother Zemira bas Nechama. To Yossie, Elisheva and the Schulman family, may you all be inscribed and sealed for only simcha, success, good health, nachas from your children, and only good things in the year to come and to at least 120 years. Many thanks for your sponsorship and your continued multitude of kindnesses.

Friends, 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. read more

Parshat Vayeilech 5780: Vayeilech and Asseret Y’mei Teshuvah

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Vayeilech is sponsored by Dr. Edo and Atara Lavi of Ramat Beit Shemesh and dedicated in honor of their son Yerachmiel Me’ir’s engagement to Chana Richter and in honor of all our dear friends in town. To the Lavi 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. read more

Rosh Hashanah 5780: Why Do We Leyn the Portion on the Birth of Yitzchak on Rosh Hashanah – Day One?

Shalom Friends;

Our Rosh Hashana 5780 Vort is being sponsored by Avraham and Miriam Deutsch of Efrat wth Special ’Shana Tova wishes for our brethren, the former residents of Gush Katif, as well as wishing Zahal and Kol Am Yisrael L’Shana Tova! To the Deutsch family, many thanks for your continued kindnesses. Avraham and Miriam, may you know only simcha, success, good health, nachas from your children, and only good things in the year to come and in all years to at least 120!

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. read more

Parshat Nitzavim 5779: The Eternality of the Nitzavim Covenant

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua for Nitzavim is sponsored by Sender and Shoshana Schwartz and family (nowmypcworks@gmail.com) of Ramat Beit Shemesh who wish all of Ramat Bet Shemesh a Kesiva Vechasima Tova. To the Schwartz family, many thanks for your sponsorship, and a thank you to Sender Schwartz and staff at PC Works for speedily and efficiently handling, expediting and resolving computer problems and facilitating a new laptop after the previous one died, and transferring all of my programs, files and data in record time. As that Phillies announcer, who passed several years ago used to say, Sender Schwartz, “You ARE the Man.” And PC Works is easily THE best computer lab in all of Beit Shemesh. And many thanks for your continued kindnesses. read more

Debunked: Source(s) of Fake News Report of Alleged Israel “Spy Devices Near White House” Seem Untrustworthy

On Thursday, 12 September, 2019, the site Politico posted a piece alleging that Israel has planted “mysterious spy devices near the White House.”

This accusation was quickly denied by Israel via an Israel National News piece citing the Prime Minister’s Office:

The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office later released a statement blasting the report, calling the claims of Israeli spying “a blatant lie.”

“There is a longstanding commitment, and a directive from the Israeli government not to engage in any intelligence operations in the US. This directive is strictly enforced without exception,” the PMO said. read more

Parshat Ki Teitsei 5779: Expressing Unity, and Taking Collective Responsibility vs Acquiescense to Evil?

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Ki Tzeitzei is sponsored by Drs. David and Malka Blass of Ramat Beit Shemesh and dedicated for a Refuah Shleima for the Cholim of the community. To the Blass 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.

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. read more