Tag Archives: Israel

“Ah Vort is Ah Vort”

Anyone who ever invited Reb Shlomo (ZTz”L) to a gathering, concert, retreat or any other event knows that Reb Shlomo was almost always late. Shlomo lived in a different time zone than the rest of the world and in his … Continue reading

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T’was the Night Before Chanukah

T’was the night before Chanukah, boychiks and maidels, Not a sound could be heard, not even the dreidels. The menorah was set on the chimney, just right, In the kitchen my Bubbe hut gechapt a bite. Salami, pastrami, a glessala tay and zowerah … Continue reading

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111011 – Jews Are From Jupiter

I entered Yom Kippur this year in an emotional state of despair. It was not so much that in two weeks I am going to have my right foot amputated, I have reconciled myself with that, it was the overwhelming … Continue reading

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Yom Yerushalayim – 5771

My first wife Kathy A”H worked as the English secretary (1969-72) for Teddy Kollek, the mayor of Jerusalem and he gave her this photo. It was a picture of the first wall that was taken down after the Six Day War … Continue reading

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How You Can Aid In The Peace Process

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * VORTIFY YOURSELF Rabbi Yosil Rosenzweig rebyosil@gmail.com PARSHAT NASO Bamidbar (Numbers) 4:21-7:89 Haftorah – Judges 13:2-25 110604 * * * * * … Continue reading

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Crisis In Spain

The winter of 2011 was tough on many of Europe’s root crops. A week before Passover the Jewish Community of Madrid found that the shipment of horseradish it had ordered from Bolivia would now not arrive until ten days after … Continue reading

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Pro-Israel companies we should support

PLEASE SUPPORT ALL THESE COMPANIES; THEY ALL SUPPORT ISRAEL IN MORE WAYS THAN YOU THINK. *** Israel’s country prefix on SKU bar codes is ‘729’. You will typically only see it on imported foods and not the products listed below…as many … Continue reading

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Yeshivish – When Yeshiva Language and English Mix

When learning in a Yeshiva, one picks up Hebrew, Aramaic and Yiddish words and incorporate them into our everyday English. This is done for two reasons: first, because Hebrew is an expedient language and you can say in one word, what would sometimes … Continue reading

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I CAN’T BELIEVE

I can believe that the world is against us. If you are a student of Torah, then all you have to do is read the book of Deuteronomy and it is clear that, under certain conditions, Israel will suffer at the hands … Continue reading

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To Give Thanks

When I owned a restaurant in Jerusalem in the 80’s, we did a big Thanksgiving business with transplanted Americans, as well as young American men and women studying in Israel. While a great many of them were orthodox and not … Continue reading

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