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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

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    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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A large Tallis

All of the boys fit under this Tallis

N. Lieberman 21/10/2009 09:00
The largest tallis ever to exist in the history of the world was made in the year 5766 and was first used on Simchas Torah 5767 (2007ce), in the Gerrer synagogue in New York, USA.
The tallis measures eight meters in its length and twelve in its breadth, with a total surface area of ninety-six square meters. This is thirty-two times larger than the average tallis, which usually measures one-and-a-half meters by two meters, with a surface area of just three square meters.
This huge tallis was made special order for the Gerrer kehilla in New York, which needed an exceptionally-large tallis for the brocha of ‘kol ha’nearim’ which takes place on Simchas Torah, when all the young boys gather on the bimah for their aliyah to the Torah and stand beneath a tallis. Usually the tallis used does not suffice to cover everyone and therefore the tzibbur use several talleisim together in order to cover all the boys.
This aliya is known as ‘kol ha’nearim’ since all the ‘ne’arim’ (lads) in the synagogue go up to the Torah for this aliya. Even those who are still too young to be able to make the brochos correctly are included in this aliya. After the reading of the Torah, in the parsha of Zos HaBrochah, the tzibbur recites the verse; “HaMalach HaGo’el Osi MiKol Ro YeVarech Es HaNe’arim Ve’Yikarei Bohem Shmi, VeShem Avosai Avrohom VeYitzchok VeYidgu LeRov BeKerev HoAretz” (may the angel who saved me from all harm bless the lads, and they should be known by my name and by the names of my fathers, Avrohom and Yitzchok, and they should multiply greatly in the land) – this verse appears in Chumash Bereishis, chapter 48 verse 16.