Sunday, April 20, 2014

אורי בן רינה

From an email:

This Wednesday one of my grandchildren will be undergoing crucial surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his leg. I ask all of you to please recite tehillim for him during the surgery, which is scheduled for 9 AM EDT/4 PM Israel time. His name is Uri ben Rina.

In the merit of Kriat Yam Suf, Shirat HaYam, and all of your prayers he should have a Refuah Shleima B'toch Sh'ar Kol Cholei Yisrael.    
Aharon Bina

Thursday, April 17, 2014

What Do We Shake On Pesach

Today I was saying Hallel and it just wasn't right. How could I say Hallel without shaking my arba minim?? The ikker mitzva of the נענעועים is during Hallel. EVERYBODY knows that!

So I saw an adorable 5 year old boy and picked him up. Hooooo-ooodooooo Laaaaaa-sheeeemmmm kiiii-iiiiiii toooo-oo-oooov ...... and shook him up, down and in the four directions.

That actually happened - but only in my imagination....

There is actually more than just humor here [very meek humor, if you ask me...]. The ikker of Sukkos is the arba minim. The ikker of Pesach is the kids. למען תספר באזני בנך. והגדת לבנך. כנגד ארבע בנים דברה תורה.

New Article

Great Torah on inyanei chatzi shiur and geshmak Torah on Shir Hashirim here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

An Angel Among Men

Rav Kook famously permitted the selling of land in the seventh year to goyim [היתר מכירה]. One of his critics asked him "How can you [give such a heter] and enjoy food??"

Rav Kook replied "Do you think I enjoy food?? I don't".

[Igros 2 Page 154]

Monday, April 14, 2014


Stuff people say at the seder, here.

And here for more entertainment.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

New Shiur!!

A special shiur in English given by the Rebbe Shlita here [I already sent it to my email list so you might have already heard it].

שמעו ותחי נפשכם!!

A must-listen BEFORE the seder.
This is sooommeee havdala!