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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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  • 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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Loz –the City of Life

How did Loz merit the name - the City of Life?

N. Lieberman 07/12/2009 10:00

The permission to kill was withheld from the Angel of Death in the city of Loz, which is located in the land of Chittim.

The inhabitants of the city merited this exemption due to the kindness the founder of the city had shown the sons of Joseph, who had come to conquer the city of Loz in the Land of Israel after the passing of Joshua. The sons could not find the entrance to the city since it was hidden behind a wide tree trunk, so they hid until they saw a man exiting the city and asked him to show them the entrance. The man readily agreed on the condition that they would not kill him or his family. After the sons of Joseph had conquered the city, the man moved with his family to the land of Chittim, where he founded a city named Loz – after the city of Loz in the land of Israel.

In the merit of his kindness toward the sons of Joseph, the Angel of Death was prohibited to kill in the city which he had founded. Furthermore, Loz was not destructed by Nebuchadnezzar or destroyed in the days of Sancheriv. When the elderly had no desire to live any longer – they simply stepped out of the city and died. As of today, nobody is familiar with the exact location of the city…

The Gemara in tractate Sukkah relates that King Salomon sent two of his scribes – Elichoref and Achiyah – to the city of Loz, as he knew their end was nearing and he wished to save them from the Angel of Death. However, the Angel of Death got hold of them before they succeeded in entering the city, since that was the place where they were designated from Heaven to die in. Upon hearing of their deaths, King Salomon uttered: "The feet of a man will lead him to the place where he is designated to die."