07 September 2009

They Want OUR Homes! .......Now is the Time to Invoke Rashi and Hashem!

The Jews of America are making their plans for the High Holy Days, some erecting their Succos, and Selichot is coming soon... What are they going to say to Hashem!
While in Eretz HaKodesh, the True Holy Land, the people are fearful and dredding the coming days.
How can we not ALL learn from them what it means to 'tremble' before Hashem? How can we not learn what it means to be stripped of our inheritance?

The Elders* of the world plot and scheme against the Jews!
Are we going to let them steal from us?
How can we let them steal from Hashem?
Rashi knew better!

This Rashi Is Not For the
United Nations – It is For Us!
The first Rashi in Bereshis says: Rav Yitzchak states that the Torah should have begun with "This month is for you..." [Shmos Chapter 12] (the first commandment, which involves the establishment of the holiday cycles on a lunar basis). Why did the Torah begin with the narration of creation? Because "The power of His works He declared to His people in giving them the inheritance of the nations" (Tehilim 111:6) For if the nations of the world should say to Israel: "You are robbers, because you have seized by force the lands of the seven nations of Canaan, they could say to them "The entire world belongs to the Holy One Blessed be He, He created it and gave it to whomever it was right in His eyes. Of His own will He gave it to them and of His own will He took it from them and gave it to us."

Pisgat Zeev, Ramat Eshkol, Neve Yaakov, Har Homa, French Hill & the Old City



A local map.

The green line indicates the "Green Line," the 1949 armistice line between Israel and Jordan. The little green rectangle is Mount Scopus.

The red and purple lines are where the new wall dividing the city are being built. [Read the article at Planet Israel]


OLD CITY

A blurry, sunset photo of the Old City from the Rooftops [photo: Ron Miller] Also see Streets of Jerusalem


Just a few of the Yeshivot in the Old City:

Aderet Eliyahu - Located in the Galicia Compound they have programs from ages 3 ad infinitum. The Yeshiva is administered by the Zilberman family and follows the Rabbinic dictum of "age 5 to learning Torah, 10 to learning Mishna and 15 to learning Talmud".


Aish HaTorah - Founded by Rabbi Noach Weinberg, one of the first ba’al teshuva yeshivahs. Main building is facing the Kotel. English speakers. You can learn more about them at www.aish.com


Ateret Cohanim -Midreshet Ateret located in the Old Jewish quarter (known today as the Moslem Quarter.) Yeshiva and pre-army study program.


Bircas HaTorah- Located in an ultra modern Beit Midrash on Ohr HaChayim Street, Bircas HaTorah caters to English speaking men of all levels . Rabbi Shimon Green is the Rosh Yeshiva and has developed a special methodology of learning which enables every man to truly explore the depths and spirit of the Torah. They can be reached at www.bircas.org .

Chazon Elchanan - Located in the City of David. Named after Rova resident Elchanan Atali hy”d who was murdered in the Old City on the last day of the Gulf War.


Diaspora Yeshiva - The Diaspora Yeshiva was founded in 1967 in order to help the large number of students from abroad who were searching for their spiritual heritage in the land of their ancestors. The main teaching facility is on Mount Zion, adjacent to the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. You can learn more about them at www.diaspora.org.il


Netiv Aryeh - Rav Aaron Bina's (formerly of Yeshivat Hakotel) Yeshiva offers a one-year program for post high school students from overseas. The Yeshiva is located at the Kotel Plaza in the HaIdra building. You can learn more about them at www.yna.edu


Keter David - Kollel run by the Sephardic Rabbi of the neighborhood, Rabbi Medina. Located in Batei Machse.


Kol Yehuda Tzvi - Located in the courtyard of the Hurva and led by Rabbi Brandvine.


Machon Roni - Located next to the Beit El Synagogue, Machon Roni is the women's division of the Diaspora Yeshiva and offers classes to the public.


Messilot Torah - Spanish program located on Misgav LaDach Street.


Midrash HaSephardi - Located at the end of Gal-Ed Street and run by Rabbi Sammy Kassin, this yeshiva prepares rabbis to go serve in Sephardic communities throughout the world.


Midreshet HaRova- Women’s study center with programs for both Israelis and one year program for girls from overseas. Has “Yom Limud Nashim” (Day of women’s learning) every Tuesday week which is attended by women from all over the country. You can learn more about them at www.midreshetharova.org.il


Naot David Kollel (Torat Yerushalayim) - Located in the Naot David complex by the Muristan(Christian Quarter).


Orayta - A new addition to the Old City, Orayta is run under the auspices of the Isralight program and Rabbi David Aaron. It is a post high school program for boys from orthodox backgrounds who are looking for an environment which encourages questioning with a strong emphasis on philosophy and bible as well as Talmud. You can learn more about them at www.orayta.org.


Porat Yosef - Sephardic yeshiva rebuilt upon the ruins of the yeshiva which was destroyed in 1948 by the Jordanians.


Shuvu Banim - Breslov yeshiva located in the Old Jewish quarter. The Breslovers also have a small yeshiva in Batei Machse next to the Achinoam boy’s school.


Torat Cohanim - Study the laws of the priests. Located in Old Jewish Quarter.


Tsuf Dvash - Kollel located in the synagogue by the same name.


Yeshivat HaKotel - Hesder (army-Yeshiva) Yeshiva with Rav Baruch Veidar as the Rosh Yeshiva . Also offers a program for post high school students interested in learning in an Israeli environment. You can learn more about the program at www.hakotel.org.il


Yeshivat HaMekubalim - Located in the Beit El Synagogue, kabbalistic studies. Original Rosh Yeshiva was former rabbi of the Kotel, Rabbi Getz z”l.


Yeshivas Rabbi Akiva A learning program for older men with minimal learning background run under the auspices of Rabbi Shalom Gold. You can learn more about them at www.rabbiakiva.com



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