PORTRAIT OF A PRODIGY

PORTRAIT OF A PRODIGY October 2016

By: Yehuda Azoulay It was Friday night, long after erev Shabbat prayers were over, when a loud banging noise coming from the ezrat nashim (ladies section) of the kinees (synagogue) startled the neighboring families. They quickly ran to summon the gabbai (caretaker), and when he opened the door, he found a young yeshiva student, standing Read More »

By Yehuda Azoulay

BEYOND WHAT OUR EYES CAN SEE October 2016

By: Ron Finkelstein Blink… Imagine a blind man, who was never able to see. Today, though, was different. The world that had been hidden from him for so long was finally being revealed. The scissors gently cut around the gauze that covered his eyes in a slow, methodical motion, as his family gathered around with Read More »

By Ron Finkelstein

MEDSTAR: THE COMMUNITY SOURCE FOR EVERYTHING MEDICAL October 2016

By: Kelly Jemal Massry Back in 1993, a desperate family turned to Medstar for help after doctors were no longer offering hope to their gravely ill mother. Medstar got involved,  advising and assisting the family to transfer their mother to another hospital ICU that made all the difference.  Thank Gd,  the mother not only  made Read More »

By Kelly Jemal Massry

SEFER BERIT YIZHAK – BERIT V’TORAH October 2016

By: Esther Aboud Sefer Berit Yizhak – Berit V’Torah Hardcover Publisher, Machon Da’at Zekenim, 2010 Rabbi Hayim Asher Arking It’s the night before a new baby boy’s berit mila. Ten men have gathered together at the baby’s home to fulfill the time-honored custom among Sepharadim to recite selected portions of the Zohar. Why? For generations, Read More »

By Esther Aboud

MABROUK October 2016

Michael Solomon to Rachel Setton - Engagement David Cain to Michelle Pachtman - Engagement Rabbi Raymond & Sarah Sultan - Girl Abraham & Jennifer Esses - Girl Victor Gheriani to Dina Dagmi - Wedding Rabbi Chaim & Rivka Devries - Boy Rabbi Moshe & Sarah Semah - Girl Leon & Adele Friwa - Girl Moussa Read More »

UNMASKING THE RELIGIOUS PHONY October 2016

By: Rabbi Eli J. Mansour We human beings are notoriously fickle. We decide one thing today, have second doubts tomorrow, and then reverse our decision the next day. This happens all the time. But Gd isn’t like that at all. He will never say, “You know what, maybe My decision last week was wrong.” As Read More »

By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

RIDDLES & TRIVIA October 2016

Riddle: The Broken Scale Submitted by: David Dweck Mrs. Abadi, Mrs. Beyda and Mrs. Cohen come into the doctor’s office, each with their own pair of identical twin babies. The nurse wants to weigh the babies, but her regular scale is broken and she only has a balance scale with which she can compare the Read More »

TRIPLE LAYERED CHOCOLATE MOUSSE October 2016

This dessert is as appealing to the eye as it is to palate. It’s easy too. The bottom layer is made using a fantastic brownie recipe (you’ll want to use it for plain brownies too). The second layer is a rich chocolate mousse. And topping it all off is a layer of whipped cream for Read More »

GREENFIELD DEMANDS SECURITY UPGRADES FOR SUBWAYS October 2016

In a joint hearing of the City Council’s Public Safety and Transportation Committees last month, Councilman David G. Greenfield demanded swift action to ensure the safety of the New York City Transit Authority’s nearly 4.3 million daily riders. At the hearing, Greenfield slammed the MTA for “failing in its responsibilities to commuters.” Greenfield pointed out Read More »

BIRCHOT HASHAHAR – MORNING BLESSINGS October 2016

By: Rabbi Mordechai Mishanieh 1. Why do we recite birchot hashahar? One is not allowed to derive any benefit from this world without first reciting a beracha over that particular form of benefit. The rabbis instituted the birchot hashahar (“morning blessings”) to be recited each morning over common phenomena from which we derive benefit every Read More »

By Rabbi Mordechai Mishanieh
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