Sunday, April 30, 2006

Miracle in Tasmania

The trapped miners - Todd Russell, 35, and Brant Webb, 37

Thank G-d the two miners trapped in the Beaconsfield mine collapse have been found alive and well after being buried for over 5 days. According to reports the miners, who were trapped nearly a kilometer underground, were saved by being in a cage during the collapse. Unfortunately one man, Larry Knight, was killed.

At the present time rescuers are working on freeing the men sometime tomorrow morning.

Miracles do happen!

(See the story at

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

15 Years On

Tonight, 28 Nissan, will mark 15 years from the renowned "I have done all I can..." sicha. summarises that moment:

On the eve of Nissan 28, 5751 (April 11, 1991), the Lubavitcher Rebbe issued an emotional call to his followers, and to the world Jewish community, to increase their efforts to bring Moshiach and the ultimate redemption. Spoken in an anguished voice and couched in uncharacteristically personal terms, the Rebbe's words deeply shocked the Chassidim present in the Rebbe's synagogue and reverberated throughout the global Chabad-Lubavitch community. "How is it that the Redemption has not yet been attained?" the Rebbe cried. "That despite all that has transpired and all that has been done, Moshiach has still not come? What more can I do? I have done all I can to bring the world to truly demand and clamor for the Redemption…The only thing that remains for me to do is to give over the matter to you. Do all that is in your power to achieve this thing--a most sublime and transcendent light that needs to be brought down into our world with pragmatic tools... I have done all I can. I give it over to you. Do all that you can to bring the righteous redeemer, immediately! I have done my part. From this point on, all is in your hands..."

This call shook all of Chabad and even those who are not Chabad chassidim. Fifteen years later we are still waiting for Moshiach. Without the Rebbe's guidance and encouragement the task seems daunting. The thing is that we all have strengths in different areas. If we use these strengths in a positive way maybe we can make a difference and hasten Moshiach's coming.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Tassie in the (Canadian Jewish) News

This report about the Hobart Jewish community appeared in The Canadian Jewish News. The Clarks do a wonderful job there with Rabbi Yossi Gordon being the official shaliach.

Pnina Clark is the sister of Leah Miriam Heidingsfeld. Their father, Rabbi Shick, was a Rav in Sydney for many years.

(Hat tip to

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Aussie in the News

Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik, center, talks with Colorado State University students Lyle Pakula, right, and Michael Foxman before the start of a community Passover Seder on Wednesday. Gorelik is director of the Chabad Jewish Center of Northern Colorado, and Foxman is president of the Chabad student organization on campus. The photograph was taken before sundown Wednesday, before Passover officially began. Gorelik said because taking photographs is considered work, it isn’t allowed during the Seder. (Emphasis is mine)

I originally saw this article about Yerachmiel Gorelik, who is now a shaliach in Colorado, on The original news report appears in The Daily Reporter-Herald of Colorado here.

Yerachmiel is the son of Rabbi Elozor and Raizel Gorelik of FREE.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A Kosher and Freilichen Pesach

Graphic from Passover on the Net

Wishing you all a Kosher and Freilichen Pesach.

Enjoy your Sedarim (or Seder if you are lucky enought to be in Eretz Yisroel).

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Still Looking

Another advert for Principal of Yeshivah appears on COL. The wording is is the same as in a previous ad seen on Shmais and reproduced on this blog here.

The ad appears in pdf format here.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Yud Alef Nissan

If you want to see more photos of the Rebbe go to

Friday, April 07, 2006