I”m back and able to post again. Why the gap in posts? Baruch Hashem my daughter was born–two months early! Nachaliel Tikvah came on April 29th full of life and health. It was touch-and-go a week before and for several weeks after her birth because of my wife’s health but thank G-d we’re all healthy and thriving.

We were also able to participate a little in observing Shavuos with the community in Dallas where we hope to move soon, IY”H. My favorite part was staying up all night on Tikkun Leil Shavuos. I never got tired; the evening was filled with fascinating topics like: Child Labor Laws: Minors and the 39 Melachos of Shabbos; Lo Sachmod (Do Not Covet): Can Halacha Legislate Emotions?; Before & After: Meaning and Motivation to Birkas HaTorah; Dreams & Dreamers: The Shtus Dreams Are Made Of — The Bizarre Role of Dreams in Halacha.

Finally, I’ve quit Facebook, Twitter, and all Social Media. Having been inspired by the Gedolei HaDor via the Ichud HaKehilos Asifa: Using Technology Responsibly, I’m joining the war on Social Media. It is killing our children, dumbing down our minds and is no place for the holy nation of Israel.

You can watch the Asifa here:

I will use the Internet (only in filtered form) for work, business and occasional personal communications with friends and family–no social media! I’ll turn all the extra time I’ll gain into studying Torah.

We all need to support these guys. This is fantastic!

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Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel, soldier and commander in the IDF reserves, are the founders of TheLandofIsrael.com and the creators and hosts of “Tuesday Night Live in Jerusalem.” These two amazing speakers in Israel are getting their message out: Fox news hears why Israel would be justified in attacking Iran’s nuclear sites.

Jeremy and Ari are gifted teachers who have a clear message about faith and fear. Check it out:
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This is outrageous. What will be allowed to happen next?

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For the first time, a major Israeli newspaper has accepted an ad from an open missionary group.

The economic daily Calcalist on Wednesday featured a large ad placed by Jews for Jesus offering readers an app that leads them to the organization’s website, where there is a “hard sell” in Hebrew on why Jews should believe in Jesus.

The ad is printed on a background of the flag of Israel, clearly associating the ad, and the organization, with Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen IDF soldiers, being commemorated on Wednesday.

While the ad does not appear to directly proselytize Calcalist readers, it does feature a mnemonic based on the Hebrew word for Jesus, “Yesh > Yeshu > Yeshua,” modeled after the popular mnemonic used by followers of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, “Na Nach Nachma Nachman Me’Uman.”

The word “Yeshua” in Hebrew means “salvation,” and is used by Christian missionaries to justify…

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Baruch Hashem…what an amazing miracle!

A young boy unwittingly dismantled a bomb on the Sabbath, the hareidi-religious news site Kikar Hashabat reports. The incident took place in the Musrara neighborhood of Jerusalem, which is bordered by Meah Shearim and by an Arab neighborhood outside Shechem Gate.

The boy found the device and began to play with it, eventually bringing it to his parents to show them. The shocked parents recognized it as a possible explosive and called police. When police sappers arrived, they told the father that the boy had prevented a disaster when he miraculously took out the right wires.

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Meah Shearim, Jerusaelm

This should not be allowed to happen without protest!

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Excerpts from an article published on Monday, April 23, 2012 8:10 AM here

The Society of St. Pius X propagates the worst kind of anti-Semitism and Rome is on the verge of returning them to the Catholic fold. Their US website defends the Inquisition. Israel must react.

The Vatican and the traditionalist Catholics of the Society of St. Pius X are near an “imminent agreement” that could bring the group back into the Roman Catholic Church’s fold and end a quarter-century of schism. The society, which is based in Menzingen, Switzerland, has 6 seminaries, 3 universities and 70 schools around the world.

  • Their  US branch website demonizes “the international Jewry”, “the world wide Jewish empire”, “the Jews as the biggest capitalists”, the Jews as “the founders of Communism”, the Jews as “the enemy of man”. There is also “A defence of Inquisition”.
  • The South African website claims that “Jews are fulfilling their…

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1. Messianic Judaism Disregards The Authority Of The Sages.

Rabbi Mordechai Rhine published an article last week on parashas Shemini focusing on Nadav and Avihu. About their death he asked, “How could it be that these two great sons of Ahron would err in such a significant way as to deserve the divine punishment of death on this auspicious day?” He answers by citing a story from the Talmud:

Moshe and Ahron were going in the lead, Nadav and Avihu were behind them, and the rest of the Jewish people followed. Nadav and Avihu said, ‘When will these elders die so that we can be the leaders.

Rabbi Rhine reminds us that these two sons of Aharon were holy men who had difficulty controlling their own drives and submitting to a mentor. They wanted to take a shortcut to spirituality in spite of the commands of G-d and the ways of their fathers. Moshe and Aharon were “in the way” of their aspirations to greatness. Read More

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First Published: 4/22/2012, 9:19 AM

Clothing retailer Urban Outfitters is, once again, facing controversy over apparel featuring a six-pointed blue star on a yellow T-shirt, resembling the uniform Jews were forced to wear during the HolocaustUrban Outfitters' Controversial Tee

The Anti-Defamation League in Philadelphia publicly criticized the contentious design, saying it evokes memories of Nazi anti-Semitism.

“We find this use of symbolism to be extremely distasteful and offensive, and we are outraged that your company would make this product available to your customers,” wrote Barry Morrison, regional director of the ADL.

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