I am sorry for this late post. The leinin of the dibros by Benno Weis is avalable on FSU Archives. Here is the first dibrah as read by someone else. I don’t know who, but we received this recording from Mr. Joseph Katzenstien aH many years ago. Mr. Katzenstien gave us many old recordings when […]

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  There is seemingly no connection between our late, revered Rav and the festivities of Lag Ba’omer. Specifically, because we do not mix into overtly kabalistic rituals, and the Chatham Sofer was very wary of the pilgrimage to Meiron in honor of the yahrzeit of Rabi Simeon b. Yochai.   Yet there is a sublime connection and a message here.  […]

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Here is the script of the latest video with annotation and added content. Enjoy

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In all the things that might be pinned upon Rabbiner Hirsch, perhaps the most irresponsible is to align him with the views of the Netrurei Karta. Now, there is reason to call him adverse to Zionism. Certainly his immediate descendents were cool on the issue. And he clearly invoked the idea of the “three oaths” […]

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Please watch until the very end…surprise ending asks all the tough questions. Don’t worry, my heart is in the right places. Please don’t vent in the comment section. The internet is large enough to vent elsewhere…

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I am linking here to the reading of the Megilla by the revered Torah chanter Mr. Benno Weis obm. If you download it, please notify me and I will let his fmily know. The recording is already available on the FSU archives. I will point out some of the beauty of this recording and nusach […]

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In the much celebrated painting of Moritz Oppenheim of the Jewish wedding a jester appears on the steps of the synagogue. The chuppah is performed in the courtyard of the synagogue. Affixed to a wall of that courtyard is a tablet with a Magen David (six-cornered star) and some Hebrew writing. I was once told […]

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From its heyday in the 50s and 60s until it took on a new role as the last of its kind. Tribute to Rabbi Abraham Krauss. Opening music by Seymour Silbermintz off a rare recording. /closing song:::: MIPAS Celtic Field – Patrick Smith, BMI. Some footage at the end lifted from the film “we were […]

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The Kehilla has maintained a section in a cemetery in Clifton, N.J. almost since its inception. Jews who arrived in the United States during and after the war were encouraged to join burial societies to ensure themselves a plot for their hereafter. But those that belonged to an organized community such as our Kehilla were already covered.   This week […]

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Two important minhagim to quickly mention. Before the start of Shemoneh Esrei (the silent Amidah prayer) an appointed member of the synagogue committee will announce either “Ya’aleh Veyavo” if it is the frist day of Rosh Chodesh (in a two day situation) and “Rosh Chodesh” on the second day, or if there is only one […]

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