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

Parshat Shoftim 5779: The Role of Kingship in a Torah Halachic State

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parshat Shoftim is being co-sponsored anonymously dedicated lilui nismas for Devorah bat Yechiel Michel Of Blessed Memory and by Mordechai and Gila Bernstein dedicated in honor of the recent engagement of their son Shalom Moshe and Shoshana Katzenstein. To both the Bernstein family and our anonymous donor, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses and good wishes.

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

Parshat Re’eh 5779: The Detrimental Effects of Factions and Factionalization

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Re’eh is sponsored by Matis and Marla Sklar of Ramat Beit Shemesh and dedicated for Refuah Shleima for Matis’ parents, Shmuel Chaim ben Sheina and Devorah bat Toba. To the Sklar 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 Va’etchanan 5779: Moshe as a Paradigm of the Power of Prayer

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Va’etchanan is sponsored by Dov and Bracha Moses of Ramat Beit Shemesh and dedicated for a refuah shlaima for Rachel bat Chaya Perel and Shmuel ben Rivka and lilui nishmas both Chaya Perel bat Chaim Mordechai and Yehudit bat HaRav Me’ir Moshe. To the Moses 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 Devarim 5779: Historical Variations Regarding the Sin of the Spies?

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua, Parshat Devarim is being sponsored by Ari and Rifka Stern of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated in honor of ???? their children, their new grandson and their sons-in-laws — that they should all be matzliyach to do the Ratzon Hashem. To the Stern family, many thanks for your sponsorship and for your continued kindnesses and good wishes.

You can celebrate a Simcha — a birth, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a Chassuna or other Simcha event in your life, or commemorate 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

Parshat Masei 5779: How Much Do You Love, Cleave to and Possess Eretz Yisrael?

Shalom Friends;

Our Parshat HaShevua, Masei is being sponsored by Yosef Moshe and Chana Rosenberg of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated in honor of Yosef Moshe’s Bar Mitzvah Parshiyot Matot/Masei and for the health and wellbeing of their children and family. To the Rosenberg 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

Parshat Matos 5779: Why Does Moshe Include Half of Shevet Menashe With Shevatim Reuven and Gad on the East Side of the Yarden?

Shalom Friends;

Our Parshat HaShevua, Matot is being sponsored by Yosef Moshe and Chana Rosenberg of Ramat Beit Shemesh dedicated in honor of Yosef Moshe’s Bar Mitzvah Parshiyot Matot/Masei and for the health and wellbeing of their children and family . To the Rosenberg 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

Parshat Pinchas 5779: Bila’am’s Plots, the Merit of Pinchas and Modern-Day “Misleading Ideology”

Shalom Friends;

This week, our Parshat HaShevua Pinchas is sponsored by Rabbi Joel and Shelly Padowitz and dedicated for a full and complete Refuah Shleima for Joel’s Grandfather, Yissachar ben Hindl. To the Padowitz 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 Balak 5779: Bila’am and Our Ongoing Battle Between Spirituality and Secularism

Shalom Friends;

Our Parshat HaShevua, Balak is sponsored jointly by Mutti and Michelle Frankel and Tuvia and Chana Frankel of Ramat Beit Shemesh in honor of their son/brother Eliyahu’s Birthday. To the Frankel 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.

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