יום חמישי כ"ג בחשון תש"פ 21/11/2019
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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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Metushelach, Adam and the Tree

The Metushelach tree was named after the longest living man.

N. Lieberman 15/10/2009 09:00
The longest life ever lived by a man was 969 years long. That man was Metushelach, an eighth-generation descendant of Adam, after whom the most ancient tree in the world is named.

Metushelach, father of Lemech and son of Chanoch, was born during the 687th year of Adam's life, who lived for 930 years. Metushelach, who was Noah's grandfather, died one week before the onset of the great flood, and G-d waited until the week of mourning would end until he brought forth the flood.

The name of Metushelach became a symbol for a long lifespan, and the most ancient tree in the world is named after him. The tree in question is believed to be over 4800 years old, meaning that it was planted around the same time Metushelach was born.

Metushelach the tree is located in the 'Forest of Ancients', in the White Mountains of California, and belongs to the species 'pinus longaeva'.