Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Avi does it again

Avi Vorchheimer has again published his list of Sukkas (or Sukkot) around the world and especially Australian sukkot. Since Chol Hamoed is a full week this year I imagine that the list will be even more helpful to families who are able to take the time off and those who work away from the main Jewish areas.

Kol Hakavod Avi. Another great community service from someone seeking nothing in return.

Check out the website - www.localsukkah.org

Saturday, September 26, 2009

We Can All Be Proud

On this erev Yom Kippur 5770 we can all be proud of the way that the Prime Minister of Israel, Benyamin Netanyahu, addressed the United Nations last week. That strong, articulate and impassioned speech has done much to counter the lies and half-truths told by our enemies.

The first part of the speech is below and I have included links to part 2 & 3 on YouTube.

Part 2 is here

Part 3 is here

Maybe even more impressive is Netanyahu's statement to the Israeli press after his speech where he emotionally recalls meeting with the Rebbe on Simchas Torah evening in 1984. He obviously took the Rebbe's words to heart.

From Lubavitch.com
Following his impassioned speech, Netanyahu spoke with members of the Israeli media. In answer to one journalist who asked whether he might not be lending credibility to Ahmadenijad by addressing his denial of the Holocaust, Netanyahu chose to focus on a prescient experience he had with the Lubavitcher Rebbe,Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, 25 years ago.
See the video for his answer to the reporter:


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kesivah VeChasimah Tovah

I am posting this mainly for those of us that like chazonos and miss it when davening in Chabad shuls during the Yomim Noroim. This is taken from The Hampton Synagogue's 14th Annual Great Hampton Cantorial Festival. The chazan, Shraga Hershtik, is the son of Cantor Naftali Herstik.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 5770.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Simons Sefer Torah - Today

If you go to http://simonssefertorah.blogspot.com/ now you can see a live "hookup" of the completion of the Sefer Torah at South Head Synagogue.

Later today, at 5:00pm, there will be another video link from that page of the actual Sefer Torah procession.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

The warmth of the Rebbe

I don't post all the JEM clips that they send me but I liked this one for the warmth the Rebbe expressed to these people.