new year rosh hashana

When most people get back from Uman, I’ll tell you more of the story of what happened with the Rav this year. In the meantime, almost 30,000 people made it out to spend Rosh Hashana with Rabbenu, which is truly awesome, and I take my hat off to every single one of the people who […]

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The Rav is in Uman!!!

For weeks, we didn't know if the Rav was going to make it out to Uman this year for Rosh Hashana. Yesterday night, we found out that the Rav got on a plane headed for Uman yesterday morning. They were keeping it secret until he could actually…
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Herzog, the IRA and more strange links

It's amazing, how many strange things start to crawl out from the woodwork once you left the stone and take a peek underneath. ***UPDATES BELOW*** Following on from the piece about Tibor Rosenbaum HERE, I got sent a few more things, and…
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Propaganda and Uman

The last couple of weeks, I noticed there was some weird propaganda going on 'against' going to Uman for Rosh Hashana. HERE's just one recent example from the State of Israel propaganda site 'Yeshiva World News': ==== This was front page…
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A saint – and a sinner

I thought long and hard about whether to write this post. Yesterday, I sat on a bench near the Beit HaRav on Ido HaNavi St, and I really tried to figure out what God wants, here. Because that's really the only thing that matters: What does…
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A question

Is it OK to help people gain from dealing in prostitution, child trafficking, drugs and arms dealing? If you then use that money to build a Talmud Torah, or a hospital, or a Jewish State? In last week's Parsha,  Ki Teitzei, we read this…
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Sources on Esav / Edom

As promised, here's a re-post of a post from 3 years ago. It was interesting to me, re-reading so many of the comments under this post, and other posts related to the discussion of Trump being 'good', to see just how brain-washed almost everyone…