By Chanita Teitz
I have come to the conclusion that I like reading hard copy in a magazine or newspaper more than reading on a computer.
I read Arutz Sheva every day, and during this past summer’s war in Gaza, I read news from other sources, too. And I also read Facebook articles. What I don’t like is reading a headline and then having to click to get the rest of the story. Many times the headline grabs you, but the article isn’t so interesting. And if my computer is running slow, it takes too long to keep jumping from article to article. When I pick up a periodical, the whole thing is right there. With just a turn of the page, I can read everything I want.
I find it so relaxing on Shabbos to read articles at my leisure from the variety of newspapers and magazines. And although I will continue to use my computer to research information, read articles, and send emails, I believe there will always be a place for the printed page.
Having said that, I heard on the radio that Fox Sports–Middle East removed Israel from their list of countries. It seems that Fox Sports–Middle East broadcasts from Israel and has a list that until Thursday had a drop-down menu where viewers could choose their country to see when games would be shown there. Israel was not on the list, but Palestine was. After the Jerusalem Post contacted Fox to inquire about this omission, the entire list was removed. Further, it seems that Fox Sports–Middle East is administered by beIN Sports, which is owned by Qatari Sports Investments.
Fox is surrendering to the wishes of Qatar, a state that supports terrorism. Qatar gives major funding to ISIS. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said that the incident seems an “unfortunate surrender to economic interests with an anti-Israel ideological edge.”
This may seem trivial to some, especially if you’re not a sports enthusiast, but we have to be aware that the Arab world will go to all lengths to pretend that Israel doesn’t exist. And the average person doesn’t even pick up these subtle messages. It is another form of boycotting Israel in which people won’t even realize they are blind participants. Let’s hope that we can fight these messages.
Kesivah v’chasimah tovah to all my readers. Please send me any announcements that you want mentioned before Sukkos ASAP, as our deadlines are moved up due to our yom tov schedule.
Notice from the Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association: It has come to our attention that over the past several weeks, many neighborhood cars have been broken into. We have reached out to the 107th Precinct to get information and we will advise you once we have more details. Meanwhile, don’t leave anything in your cars. The thieves are taking whatever they can (even your loose change). In a few incidents they exited the vehicle and did not close the door all the way, which drained the battery on some cars, leaving the owner with a car that won’t start.
Yeshiva Tiferes Moshe Dedicates Program L’iluy Nishmas The Three Kedoshim
The 2013–14 school year ended with Klal Yisrael beseeching Hashem for the safe return of the three kidnapped teens. On June 30, our worst fears were realized when the three were found murdered. In response to this tragedy, Yeshiva Tiferes Moshe dedicated a new afterschool mishnayos program l’iluy nishmas Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frenkel, and Gilad Sha’ar. Close to 80 boys in fifth through eighth grades are participating in this new program. The menahel, Rabbi Yaakov May, will take boys who participate consistently in this learning program on a culturally enriching trip to Boston at the end of the school year.
On Monday, September 8, the program began with Rabbi Hersh Kasirer teaching Maseches Shabbos to the seventh- and eighth-grade participants. Pizza and sushi were served to enhance the learning experience.
The program continued on Tuesday, September 9, with Rabbi Kasirer teaching Maseches Shabbos to the fifth- and sixth-grade participants. Rabbi Kasirer’s enthusiasm has all the boys excited to join this program and learn the mishnayos.
May the boys’ learning be an aliyah for the neshamos of Eyal ben Uriel Yifrach, Yaakov Naftali ben Avraham Frenkel, and Gilad Michael ben Ofir Sha’ar.
Pre-Rosh Hashanah Shiur by Dvora Weiner. Sunday, September 21, 8:15 p.m. at the Becker residence, 141-21 70th Road. This shiur is on behalf of Simchas Leah, a bridal-gown gemach established in memory of Rebbetzin Leah Aeurbach, a’h, the daughter of HaGaon Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, zt’l. Address for donations: Rebbetzin Zilberstein, Zichron Yakov 9/20, Jerusalem Israel 94421. E‑mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: 972-2-538430. v
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