By Chanita Teitz
I forgot last week to acknowledge Sori Tropper for sending me the information about Chickens for Shabbos and Yad Eliezer. Aside from the boots that were provided for the soldiers, 1,000 pairs of army regulation tzitzis were provided for the soldiers as well as care packages for soldiers on the front lines. Toys were also given to children living in the South.
Yitzchok Katzburg told me that Beit Gavriel raised $7,000 for tzitzis for the soldiers. Michael Salzbank posted on KGH Shuls that Bnos Malka held bake sales to raise money for the Gush Etzion foundation, which helps families of wounded soldiers.
The need for chesed, money, and our tefillos continues. While the world is burning in the Middle East as well as in Europe, there have also been pro-Palestinian marches right here. We are back to blatant anti-Semitism and the danger it brings. I just read of another broken cease-fire in Israel, the eleventh time that Hamas has broken one. Their demands are ridiculous and non-negotiable, so progress is never made. They are determined to destroy Israel. There can never be peace with the Arabs and certainly not with terrorists; they are unwilling to abide by western diplomacy.
The U.S. and the EU, by not striking hard against ISIS, are allowing the terrorists to continue their barbaric acts, beheadings, mutilations, slavery, and more and are tying Israel’s hands from hitting harder against Hamas. I think Israel should just ignore public opinion and finish the job that no one else wants to do. We will have to be prepared for the backlash—accelerated boycotts, increased isolation in the world, violent marches against Israel, increased rocket attacks, possible Intifada, and withholding of aid and ammunition from the U.S. So all of Klal Yisrael will have to do our share to take care of ourselves. Isn’t it about time?
Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis Speaks for Chazaq. On Sunday, August 17, the world-renowned Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis appeared live at Chazaq. The rebbetzin gave an exhilarating speech that left the women deeply touched and intensely motivated. Her message conveyed a strong sense of urgency for the women of our generation to be proactive in bringing the redemption. Her words moved the audience in a way that is rarely seen as she instilled strength and a feeling of empowerment into the hearts of everyone who received her words. With G‑d’s help, Chazaq hopes to continue bringing these types of events to all of Klal Yisrael. For more information, please contact Info@Chazaq.org.
Nusach Carlebach davening at Yeshiva Kesser Torah. This Friday evening (Shabbos Mevorchim), Parashas Re’eh, August 22, (and every Friday evening of Shabbos Mevorchim). Minchah will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the davening will conclude about 8:15 p.m. Men and women are welcome.
Shira Smiles, “Appreciating the Oneness: The Impact of Elul on Our Lives” Tuesday, August 26, 8:00 p.m. Congregation Ahavas Yisroel at 147-02 73rd Avenue. Free admission. Donations to Chicken for Shabbos are welcome. Sponsored as a zechus for peace for Am Yisrael, refuah sheleimah to Avram ben Adeena and to all the injured soldiers, l’zecher nishmas Mindel Adina bas Nosson Tzvi, Esther bas Yaakov Yehuda, Shalom Dovid ben Yaakov, Raizel bas Shraga HaLevi, Yaakov Yosef ben Natan Nata, Michael Zelig ben David, Eitan ben Yisrael Zerach, Chaya Ruda bas Chaim, Michoel Yosef ben Yosef, Avraham Yehuda ben Aaron, and to all the fallen soldiers; zechus for hoda’ah and shevach to Hashem for Yosef Aryeh ben Tova Gitel Fraydel’s recovery.
Avigdor’s Helping Hand Labor Day BBQ. Once again, this event-of-the-year will be held at the beautiful home of gracious hosts David and Bilhah Moradi, 72 Muriel Avenue in Lawrence. September 1, 7:00 p.m. An exciting evening is being planned with delicious food, music, and an amazing auction with fantastic prizes. All proceeds go to a tzedakah based in KGH that is helping almanos, almons, and making chasunahs for yesomim, all over the country, operating with no overhead. For details, call AHH at 718-568-9720 or contact ahh@Avigdorshelpinghand.org.
Dr. Michelle Levine Presents “The Prophetic Message of the Weekly Haftarot: Selections from Yeshayahu.” First session will be Tuesday, September 9 at the home of Rochel Graubard, 136-84 71st Road. Tuesdays, 8:15 p.m. Women only. 10 sessions $100. For more information, call Susan Amin at 718-591-0431 or Rochel Graubard at 917-816-6307. ϖ
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