Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Timely "How To"

Making lulav rings using two leaves

Making lulav rings using one leaf

These two videos were featured on CrownHeights.info and show how to make the rings for the lulav. I like practical stuff!

Good Yom Tov.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Getting Ready for Sukkos

Well, I am getting ready for Sukkos and have taken a break to look at You Tube videos. I found this wonderful one from Chabad of UCSB (Uni of California - S Barbara). This young bochur is lots of fun and, IMHO, a great ambassador for Chabad on campus. Enjoy!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Mazal Tov Rabbis

The latest crop of bochurim completing their rabbinical studies in Melbourne graduated this week from Machon Chaim LeSmicha. An article and photos appear in COL. Featuring in the group are some "home grown" boys which is always nice to see.


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Kapporos Time

I love the look on this boy's face! (from Chabad.info)

It's that time of year when we perform the "interesting" ritual of Kapporos. While many frum yidden today use money etc for this ritual we chassidim stay true to our roots and insist on using live chickens. As long as the chickens are treated humanely I have no problem with this but, unfortunately, there have been (and no doubt still are) places where the animals are not stored in an appropriate manner. I know that this does not happen in Melbourne but tzar ba'alei chaim is certainly something we should keep in mind especially at this time of year when we are asking Hashem to look after our welfare.

Photos of Kapporos in Crown Heights can be found on Shmais and Chabad.info. If you like photos, as I do, some quality photos of 770 during this Tishrei can be seen on Shturem.

Gmar Chasima Tova to everyone. Have an easy fast.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Kesivah VeChasimah Tovah

This video has been posted on the Chabad sites over the last few weeks but I feel that it is especially appropriate for today.

May the Rebbe's brochos be fulfilled for all of us in the coming year.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Happy Five Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Eight

The recipe for this delicious looking challah can be found on Maya's Blog

As Rosh Hashana 5768 approaches
I would like to wish everyone

כתיבה וחתימה טובה
לשנה טובה ומתוקה

a healthy, fulfilling and pleasant year ahead
with true peace throughout the world
and especially in Eretz Yisroel
with the coming of Moshiach


Sunday, September 02, 2007

Yeshivah Gedolah 5767

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Finally, after three tries, I think I have got this right!

From LEFT to right (starting third from left):
Executive Director: R. Avraham Procel.
Magidei Shiurim: Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Rabbi Mordechai Szmerling.
Mashgiach: Rabbi Sholom Ber Engel.
Rosh Yeshiva: Rabbi Binyamin Cohen.
Mashpia: Rabbi Yaakov Winner.
Member of Hanhola: R. Yechezkel (aka Henry) Herzog.
President: R. Yosef Yitzchok Gutnick.

Members of Hanhola: R. Mendel Serebryanski, R. Reuven Tartarka.

Crown Heights.info had this year's photo of the YG bochrim and hanholo.

Thanks to "Insider".