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THE HAR NOF MASSACRE-WHAT DO WE DO NOW?

Although we are thousands of miles away, aftereffects of the Har Nof massacre stare us in the face.  Last Thursday, I davened Mincha in the famous Shomer Shabbos shul on Thirteenth Avenue in Boro Park, Brooklyn.  There was an armed policeman earnestly guarding the entranceway.  I was told later that similarly all the highly trafficked shuls had guards.  It is a stark reminder that all is not alright for the Jewish
 

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

Ingredients: 1 large butternut squash (about 5 lbs) 1 green apple, sliced and cored 1 small yellow onion, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp cinnamon 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cumin 1 tsp chili powder 2 tbsp ghee 3 cups chicken broth   Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the butternut squash, olive oil, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp cumin. Mix together,
 
     

SHMA YISRAEL VS. ALLAHU AKBAR

Nowhere was it more clearly seen. The real meaning of the struggle in the Holy Land was never more blatantly revealed than in the stabbing of a Jew in Jerusalem, recently. And now is it important for us to understand this reality, for if we do not we will not have the slightest idea of what...
 

HIKIND SAYS 10-CENT SURCHARGE ON PLASTIC/PAPER BAGS BURDENS FAMILIES

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is strongly opposed to a proposed amendment to the administrative code of the city of New York that will force many retailers to charge a 10-cent fee to customers for every carryout bag they receive when making their purchases. While the bill’s...
 

“TWO MEANINGS OF MATURITY”

  How do you define “maturity”? The dictionary definition asserts that it is a state of being full-grown, ripe, or fully developed. But I think that the common man gives a subjective definition to maturity in one of two other ways. Maturity, depending upon whether one tends...
 

GETTING OUT OF PUNISHMENT

As I am making a Bar Mitzvah this week, I figured I would write about the minhag of the father saying the bracha of “Boruch shepatrani.” The makor of this bracha is based on a Midrash Rabba in Parshas Toldos. The possuk says “Vayigdelu hanearim.” The Midrash compares...
 

GETTING TO KNOW..... MVP & CY YOUNG AWARD WINNER CLAYTON KERSHAW

Full Name – Clayton Edward Kershaw  Born – Dallas, Texas on March 19, 1988  Height & Weight – 6-3, 215  Nickname – “Kersh” or “the Claw”  Hobbies/Interests – I enjoy playing Ping Pong   Player you would pay to...
 

SOME DATING TIPS FROM THE TORAH

We all know that the first official shaddchan in the Torah was Eliezer, the servant of Avraham. We also know that he wrote the script beforehand, praying to Hashem that a girl would come along who would demonstrate not just kindliness but a true passion and zest for chesed that would be...
 

TERROR ATTACK IN HAR NOF SYNAGOGUE, FOUR PEOPLE MASSACRED DURING MORNING PRAYERS

Early this morning, two Arabs armed with a gun, butchers knives, and an axe, attacked worshipers praying the morning prayers in a synagogue in Har Nof. Uday and Ghassan Abu-Jamal,  entered the synagogue shooting a pistol and screaming “Allahu Akbar”, and proceeded to stab and...
 

JERUSALEM MOURNS: 4 MURDERED RABBIS, 4 FUNERALS

The four rabbis who were murdered in the brutal Palestinian terror attack on Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood on Tuesday morning, November 18, all lived on the same street. Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, 68, Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, 59, Rabbi Calman Levine,...
 

TWO POLICEMEN FROM 66TH PRECINCT TO RECEIVE CITATIONS FROM ASSEMBLYMAN HIKIND

"HELPING AN ELDERLY WOMAN ACROSS THE STREET IS NOT A SMALL THING. WE’RE HERE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES.” Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) will present citations today to Officers Igor Smolyakov and Joseph Droge of Brooklyn’s 66th Police...
 
 
 
 
 
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