Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Bostoner on Earthquakes

The earthquake here in eretz yisroel was felt sometime after midnight. In the morning one chossid jokingly said it was Hashem rocking us in bed like a mother rocking her child in a cradle.
During Shalosh Seudos the Rebbe shlit"a said that after feeling the earthquake in the middle of the night he was pondering the meaning of trembling and awe and fear of G-d what we call in lashon hakodesh, Yiras Shamayim with retes, ziya and ra'ada.
The Rebbe gave a mashal using the parable of a tuning fork, where once hit the fork resonates a tone. One tine of the fork is hit however the companion tine shkes as well. Scientifically this is due to sound waves which are oberservable phenomonen in water. If I throw a pebble into water the water waves ripple and I can see the movement. This is tru in air as well but our eyes cannot observe it.
The Rebbe explained that what is true in the physical world holds true spiritually as well. If my neighbor quakes and shakes the message is that I must be shaking and trembling as well. Sometimes Hashem's message is that we have to unite and feel eachother's pain and fear. Perhaps this is one of the lessons of yiras shamayim.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Nightly Torah Learning Program at the Carlebach Shul

Kehillat Ahava VeSimcha - Carlebachat Beit Knesset Netzach Bet Hillel

Join us at the Evening Torah Learning Program.
Separate Seating.

  • Sunday nights at 9pm: Pirkei Avot Shiur
  • Monday nights at 9pm: Mishnah Berurah - Hilchot Chanukah in Hebrew with RavYosef Ifergan, Rosh Kollel Maayanot Chaim Yosef
  • Tuesday nights at 9pm: "Torat HaGeulah" shiur in Hebrew with Rav Chanan Levi.
  • Wednesday nights at 9pm: Parshat HaShavua and Hashkafa in English and Hebrew with Reuven Shefi-Gal.
  • Thursday nights at 10pm: Breslov Evening, including learning, songs and food,in a "Tish" atmosphere, often with a guest speaker.

Sunday through Thursday nights at 8:30pm: Daf Yomi shiur in Hebrew with Rav Dov Terespolsky.

PLUS: Shabbat afternoons at 3pm: Parshat HaShavua Shiur for children ages 8-12, with Reuven Shefi-Gal.

Tiyulim will also be organized forthe participants.
For more information, contact Reuven Shefi-Gal by email at

Download Rav Orlowek's Shiur

Rav Orlowek's shiur from this past Motzei Shabbos, entitled ChutznikParents, Israeli Children, Striking a Happy, Healthy Balance is now available online.
You can listen to the shiur online or download it from our website

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Rabbi Frand's famous weekly Halacha and Hashkafa Shiur

Come see and hear Rabbi Frand's famous weekly Halacha and Hashkafa Shiur, based on the Parsha.

You will understand why thousands of people around the world enjoy viewing these fabulous shiurim each week.

Video is presented by the Torah Conferencing Network.

MONDAY NIGHTS at 9:30 PM(following 9:15 Maariv)
Nachal Maor 4/2 Ramat Bet Shemesh
No Charge, Just Come and Enjoy!

Rav Frand's shiur can be seen iy"H every Monday night at 9:30 in Aish Kodesh

Women's Shiur on SIMCHA

The Kehillas Shivtei Yeshurun Women's Committee

Is OVERJOYED to announce a new shiur on SIMCHA to be given by Rebbetzin Debra Rubanowitz

Date: Tuesday, 20-Nov-07

Time: 20:45

Location: Nachal Alexander 3/2 - Sun Gardens (Beninson home)

Audience: Women

Language: English

Lema'an Achai's Mesibat Chanukah - 2 weeks & 2 days!

Lema'an Achai is
Delighted to invite the communities of Ramat Beit Shemesh and Beit Shemesh to join in our Eighth Annual Family Mesibat Chanukah
Date: Tuesday, December 4th - 1st night of Chanuka
Time: 6:45 PM
Where: Ulam Sport on Sorek in Ramat Beit Shemesh
Price: In Advance : Child (3-14): NIS 25; Adult: NIS 35
At the Door: Child (3-14): NIS 35; Adult: NIS 45(Same price for 3 years running!)

Featuring:* Candle Lighting, Divrei Torah, ...* The Kol Berama Boys' Choir* Nekudat Tova Theater Group - "Pashut Sameach"* Chalav U'Dvash Pizza and Cotton Candy/Popcorn on Sale* Raffle with Fantastic Prizes*
And more ...Have a great evening out with the family, and help support your local charity!
See you there!-