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  • The Mission Continues

    As in the past so it remains today - we were and still are under the selfsame commitment to adhere to the directions of the Gedolei Yisrael, who stand guard against breaches of purity threatening our camp. When we were required to ask – we asked. When we were instructed to depart – we left. The moment we are summoned back to raise the flag, every other consideration is pushed to the side and we answer: We are ready!

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בראי היום

  • Harav Yisrael Friedman zy”a, the Rebbe of Husyatin

    מוטי, ויקיפדיה העברית

    The ancestral chain of Harav Yisrael Friedman, the founder of the Husyatin chassidic court, originates with the holy Baal Shem Tov. The Husyatin chassidus has its roots in Galicia and eventually came to Tel Aviv, during the turbulent years between the two World Wars.

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  • Maccabi'im Gravesite

    In honour of Chanukah, we will discuss a fascinating, ongoing investigation attempting to establish the place of burial of Mattisyahu Kohen Gadol and his family.

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  • מוטי, ויקיפדיה העברית

    Harav Yisrael Friedman zy”a, the Rebbe of Husyatin

    Barak Sarig 16/12/2009 13:55

    The ancestral chain of Harav Yisrael Friedman, the founder of the Husyatin chassidic court, originates with the holy Baal Shem Tov. The Husyatin chassidus has its roots in Galicia and eventually came to Tel Aviv, during the turbulent years between the two World Wars.

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  • Eli Segal

    A Royal Calling: The Rishon L’Tzion

    Motty Meringer 15/12/2009 09:59

    For many years the Sefardic Chief Rabbi of Israel has borne the title ‘Rishon L’Tzion’; this title was first bestowed on the Chief Rabbi of Yerushalayim and over the years it became the standard title for Chief Rabbi of Israel

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  • Michaeli

    Yochanan Hyrkenus the First

    David Sofer 13/12/2009 11:05

    Yochanan Hyrkenus I was the grandson of Matisyahu the Kohen Gadol. He served as prince of Yehuda and as Kohen Gadol from the year 3627 (133BCE), until 3657 (103BCE)

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  • Tamar Hayardeni

    Rabbi David ben Shimon – The 'Tzuf Devash'

    Barak Sarig 11/12/2009 08:00

    Rabbi David ben Shimon was an illustrious leader who lovingly and devotedly headed the North African Jewish community within the Old City of Jerusalem and outside of it.

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  • The Saba of Novhardok

    David Sofer 10/12/2009 10:13

    Rabbi Yosef Yozel Horowitz, the Saba of Novhardok, was a leading figure within the Mussar movement and a disciple of Rabbi Yisrael Salanter – founder of the movement. Rabbi Horowitz established the famous Novhardok Yeshiva.

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  • A Legend of Greatness: The Maggid of Mezritch

    David Lazar 10/12/2009 08:00

    The exalted position of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Chassidic movement, was inherited by his foremost disciple Reb Dov Ber, ‘The Maggid of Mezritch’. Under his leadership the ranks of Chassidus swelled and grew, as followers flocked to him from throughout Poland and beyond.

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  • CIRCUS TENT

    Harav Yitzchak Hutner ztz”l

    David Sofer 09/12/2009 08:35

    Harav Yitzchak Hutner was one of the American gedolim of recent times, a rosh yeshivah and the author of the series of sefarim “Pachad Yitzchak” – consisting of long profound essays on matters of machshavah and hashkafah.

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  • Menachem Ginosar

    The Kehillah of Minsk

    Motty Meringer 08/12/2009 11:58

    The city of Minsk, the capital of Belarus (White Russia), was established some nine hundred years ago. Over the years, many different states controlled the city. A beautiful and thriving Jewish community existed there, which produced many great rabbanim and gedolei Torah.

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  • Alter Kacyzne

    Rabbi Yehudah Hanassi

    David Sofer 07/12/2009 08:40

    Rabbi Yehudah Hanassi, who is also known as 'Rabbeinu Hakadosh' or simply 'Rabi', was a Torah scholar and a fifth generation Sage, the Nassi (president) of the Sanhedrin, and the author of the Mishnah. His was the last generation of sages called 'Tanna'im'.

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  • The Ancient Community of Bratislava – Pressburg

    Motty Meringer 06/12/2009 10:56

    ‘Spiritual capital of Hungary’: the beautiful city of Bratislava, better known by its name ‘Pressburg’. In this ancient Jewish community many renowned Torah personalities lived and lead their people, and its famous Yeshiva drew thousands of students from all corners of Europe

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