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צפו: “שלטון הרב”: מה יקרה כשהחרדים יהפכו לרוב בישראל?

עוד כעשרים שנה עשוי המגזר החרדי להפוך לרוב במדינת ישראל. בהנהגה החרדית עדיין לא נערכים, אך בקרב הציבור החילוני החשש לא קטן. “מה יקרה אם נהיה רוב? יהיה רק טוב”, מבטיח אחד מהם • כתבה ראשונה בסדרה
“אם נהיה פה רוב יהיה רק טוב” — כך מצהיר להב אבידור, מחנך כיתה ג’ בבית הספר התורני מעלה אדומים. למרות האמרה המבטיחה הזו, כמעט מיותר לציין שרבים בציבור החילוני חוששים מאוד מפני תסריט בו יהפוך המגזר החרדי לרוב במדינת ישראל. במסגרת סדרת הכתבות “שלטון הרב”, ננסה לברר איך בדיוק תיראה ישראל ביום שאחרי התרחשות כזו.
לדברי אבידור, “אם הרבנים יהיו השולטים פה וינחו אותנו בדרך התורה, וכל עמנו יעשה מה שצריך, על פי התורה, לא תהיה פשיעה, לא תהיה זנות. יהיו פה רק דברים טובים — כלכלה ושפע”.
ובדברים האלה אסור לזלזל. על פי נתוני הלשכה המרכזית לסטטיסטיקה, שיעור החילונים בארץ הולך ומצטמצם מדי שנה, לעומת שיעורים של החרדים. הערכות אחרות מדברות על כך שבשנת 2030, בעוד פחות מעשרים שנה, תהפוך האוכלוסיה החילונית למיעוט. כל אלה מעלים שאלות קריטיות — מה יקרה לאורח החיים החילוני? האם חילונים יוכלו להמשיך ולנסוע בחופשיות בשבת, או לקנות בשר בחנויות לא כשרות? ומי ישרת בצה”ל?
החוויות הלא נעימות משכונות שהתחרדו, כמו גם סטריאוטיפים ודעות קדומות, משמשים בערבובייה אצל מייצרי הפחד הגדול, שלא לומר האימה — מה יקרה ביום שבו החרדים יהיו רוב. “יצטרכו פתאום להתרגל שצריך לשלם ארנונה. אני לא בטוח שיישאר פה ציבור חילוני, כי כבר היום יש זליגה של צעירים לברלין ולכל מיני מקומות”, אמר בחשש הפובליציסט אסף וול.
מדובר בלי ספק באחד הנושאים הרגישים בחברה הישראלית, אלא שבאופן מפתיע, ההנהגה החרדית דווקא איננה מודעת לנושא. למרות שקורה תהליך שעשוי לתת להם מדינה לידיים, אין שום הכנה לקראת כך. ניתן לראות שהם פשוט לא מוכנים לרגע הזה.
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Young Writers and Artists Festival keynote address with Sarah Kay, 7 p.m., Ahuja Auditorium at Hathaway Brown School, 19600 North Park Blvd., Shaker Hts. Free. 216-320-8796 ext. 7211 orwww.hb.edu.

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Why Jewish Bread is Important

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Wednesday, November 6

Wednesday Morning Mussar Study

Come to Wednesday Morning Mussar Study with Rabbi Andrew Gordon at 11 a.m. Mussar is a medieval and Chasidic study that focuses on Tikkun Middot, the refining of the soul’s traits.  Participants will use the Torah, ancient Mussar texts, and the modern commentary of Alan Morinis to focus on character development.  Each month they will study a different Middah – a quality of the heart – such as patience, generosity, humility, compassion and simplicity.   All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights 621-6800 or at http://www.mysinai.org.

Friday, November 8

Shabbat Service

Join Temple Sinai at the 6:30 p.m. for a Shabbat Service Commemorating Kristallnacht as Temple Sinai long-time member Julius Eisenstein shares his story.   Eisenstein will recount his story of survival, and his ultimately joyful embrace of life in America. Born in Tomaszow, Poland, Eisenstein was one of five children.  Julius, his brother and his future wife survived several camps, including Auschwitz and Dachau, where American troops liberated him.  Julius is an articulate speaker whose recall of detail is crystal-clear.  His compelling testimony is important for all to hear firsthand.  All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., 516-621-6800 or at http://www.mysinai.org.

Monday, November 11

Chazak Holiday Drop-Off Program

Join Temple Sinai for a Chazak Three Hour Holiday Drop-off Program from 10:00 am–1:00 pm.  Chazak is our wonderful ongoing program for children 6–14, with developmental differences. See your child grow, learn, and thrive in a nurturing, inclusive environment. Lunch is included, parents are welcome to stay.  Programs are FREE OF CHARGE and integrate music, movement, and other forms of enrichment into the learning experience.   Please call 621-8016 to register and get additional information about our Chazak programs.  All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  http://www.mysinai.org

Tuesday, November 12

The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom

Join Rabbi Michael White at 10 a.m. for The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom.  The discussions will center on the Torah portion of the week, along with ancient and modern commentaries. You will see how relevant, inspiring and transformative the Torah’s messages are to lives, struggles and circumstances.  No previous knowledge or experience is necessary.  Come to one session or all the sessions.  (Also being held Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. on November 12, December 3, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13 and on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on January 13, February 10, March 10, the last eight dates in 2014.)  All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights, 516-621-6800.  http://www.mysinai.org.

Tuesday, November 14

Discussion Of Jewish Genetic History

A discussion of Jewish genetic history will be the topic for an evening with author and Albert Einstein School of Medicine professor Dr. Harry Ostrer at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14.  In his recent book, Legacy, Dr. Ostrer blends history, science and biography to offer readers a fresh perspective on the Jewish people around the world, and their history. He will explore the quintessential question of who Jews are: a race, a people, a religious group? Ostrer also will discuss a related project that he devised, the “Jewish Hap Map Project,” which focuses on creating a database of Jewish genomes.  Dr. Ostrer’s book presents a cutting-edge portrait of population genetics, a field that may soon take its place as a pillar of group identity.  All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd.,  516-621-6800 or at http://www.mysinai.org

Tuesday, December 3

The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom

Join Rabbi Michael White at 10 a.m. for The Torah’s Timeless Wisdom.  The discussions will center on the Torah portion of the week, along with ancient and modern commentaries. You will see how relevant, inspiring and transformative the Torah’s messages are to lives, struggles and circumstances.  No previous knowledge or experience is necessary.  Come to one session or all the sessions.  (Also being held Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. on November 12, December 3, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13 and on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on January 13, February 10, March 10, the last eight dates in 2014.)  All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights, 516-621-6800.  http://www.mysinai.org.

Wednesday, December 4

Wednesday Morning Mussar Study

Come to Wednesday Morning Mussar Study with Rabbi Andrew Gordon at 11 a.m. Mussar is a medieval and Chasidic study that focuses on Tikkun Middot, the refining of the soul’s traits.  Participants will use the Torah, ancient Mussar texts, and the modern commentary of Alan Morinis to focus on character development.  Each month they will study a different Middah – a quality of the heart – such as patience, generosity, humility, compassion and simplicity.  (Also being held November 6, December 4, January 8, February 12, March 5, April 9, May 7, June 18, the last seven dates in 2014.)  All are welcome.  Contact Temple Sinai of Roslyn, 425 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights 516-621-6800.  http://www.mysinai.org

Monthly Events

•VFW Post #5253 meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month (only on the second Wednesday in the summer, November and December) at 8 p.m. at 155 Searingtown Rd,. Albertson. For more information call 833-7536.

•Well Spouse Association for well spouses or partners of the chronically disabled. When one is sick…two need help. Is your spouse ill? Are you feeling the stress of being a caregiver? Do you feel lonely, angry, sad, guilty, frustrated, desperate? Have your friends deserted you? Would you like to share emotional problems and coping skills with others who walk in your shoes? If your answer is yes, join a group of people in similar situations. Share feelings, experiences and helpful ideas. Regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Rehab Center, 201 I.U. Willets Rd. (corner of Searingtown Rd.), Albertson. Call Betsey Budne-Finnel 482-6574 or Rose Packard 829-8740 or e-mail: rosebirdlady@aol.com.

Bridge Games

•Newplicate (supervised duplicate) Bridge at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn, every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to noon for bridge students, new players and social bridge players welcome. Short lesson, and earn points in a fun, friendly atmosphere. For reservations call 917-658-5991. Open Duplicate Bridge Game at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Refreshments served. Call 917-658-5991 for reservations.

•Bridge Game .A new ACBL sanctioned daytime bridge game will be held on Thursday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. at Shelter Rock Jewish Center, 272 Shelter Rock Rd., Roslyn. For info and reservations call 917-658-5991.

Ongoing Programs

Boy Scouts

Open to all boys 11-18 years old. Meets at sponsor: Temple Beth Sholom, 401 Roslyn Rd., Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Contact Steven Cahn 621-3890.

Cub Scouts

Open to all boys 6-10 years old. Meets at sponsor: Temple Beth Sholom, 401 Roslyn Rd., Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Dan Sharon 428-3633.

Bridge Players Wanted

The residents of East Hills Park are looking for bridge players who are East Hills residents only who would like to join the group. It takes place Wednesdays beginning at 7 p.m. in the East Hills Lounge. Call 621-8782.

Canasta Players Wanted

Mature women looking for canasta players to play canasta Wednesdays or Fridays at the Links of Roslyn. Call 365-6048.

Free Weekly Meditation Classes for Children

Ages 6 to 16. Beginners welcome. One session for ages 6 to 8. Second session ages 9 to 16. Classes are held in Roslyn. Instructor Ko Kila Bennett. Call 625-1532 for more information.

Nassau County Museum Of Art

The Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Admission is $10 adults; $8 seniors (62+); $4 children (4-12); members free. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee (members free). There is a docent-led exhibition tour every day at 2 p.m.; meet in the lobby, no reservations are needed. Each Sunday the museum offers family art activities, free with museum admission, beginning at 1 p.m. The Museum Store is open 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For current exhibitions, events, director and other information, call (516) 484-9337 or log onto nassaumuseum.org.

Van Nostrand Starkins House Museum

Located at 221 Main St., Roslyn. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 adults; $2 children and seniors. Beverly McDermott, museum educator, gives guided tours every half hour. The museum is filled with two rooms of 18th century antique furniture and one room filled with 18th century samplers and archaeological artifacts. The Children’s Hands on Education program is not to be missed. It is filled with 18th century reproductions of children’s clothing, toys and artifacts for children to handle and enjoy.

Mandolin Orchestra Revives Pre-Holocaust MusicShalom Life

 War II Jewish mandolin orchestra in Poland’s Gora Kalwaria (Ger in Yiddish).  it brings together his interests in the mandolin, history andJewish music.
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Community to commemorate Kristallnacht anniversarySun-Sentinel

“One is to share this German Jewish musical tradition to our community, and secondly it is to show that some of the music that has been part of that lost tradition 
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Beth El Temple wins three awards at Conservative conferenceConnecticut Jewish Ledger

Two Centennial Schechter Commendations were presented to Beth El for Shir Joy, a drop-in Jewish music class created as outreach to unaffiliated Jews, and 
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Ze’ev Jabotinsky: A story of a Leader

In a historic film recorded in Paris in 1934, just one year after the Nazis’ rise to power, Ze’ev Jabotinsky exhorted Europe’s Jews to urgently come to Eretz Yisrael. The film, has been preserved at the Jabotinsky Institute in Tel Aviv, the public archives that perpetuates the legacy of Betar’s founder and head. The Jabotinsky Institute houses priceless documents, posters, audio-visual materials, and other items relating to the Revisionist movement and its offshoots. The Institute also conducts research and publishes books and various publications. Its reading room and adjacent library and museum are open to the public. In conjuction with the Government of Israel, Keren Hayesod is supporting the project to expand the Jabotinsky Institute building and preserve the heritage of this prophetic leader.

History of the Polish Jews

The Man on the Run (Auschwitz escape story) eng. sub.

The Karski Report. Holocaust Documentary by Claude Lanzmann

The Story of The Kowalski Family (Holocaust Documentary) eng sub

FILM BASED ON A TRUE STORY

“This is a story about people who risked their lives and their children’s lives to help the Jews, their neighbours, and this is also an untold story because this story was never told, and very many similar stories have never been told in the media and they are not known not only in the Jewish community but also in the Polish community. In Poland they are also unknown.”

December 6th 1942 in Ciepielów, near Radom,
German military police burned 34 Poles alive for hiding the Jewish – families of Kowalski, Obuchiewicz, Skoczylas, and two families of Kosior, together with a few Jews hidden by them, among whom were Elka Cukier and Berek Pineches.

Poland and Ukraine were the only countries were for helping a Jew, entire families were executed

Historians estimate that to save one Jew, 10 to 25 Poles needed to be involved

Around 500 thousand to 1 million Poles risked their lives to save their neighbours – the Polish Jews.

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Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of Chabad Jewish History Lecture by Dr. Henry Abramson

A presentation on the life and word of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), the Seventh Rebbe of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. A native of Nikolaev, Ukraine, and educated in Germany and France, his leadership transformed his Hasidic followers into an international movement that continues to shape the lives of Jews world wide. The lecture was held at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour on Wednesday, June 5th.

 

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Tanya By Rabbi Yisroel Spalter

http://www.chabadofweston.com/

Tanya 

Cours de Tanya au Beth Habad Charenton s Maurice Hassidout donne par le Rav Israel Nadjar chalia’h des villes de Charenton-S.Maurice

Chabad.org
Kislev 4, 5774 · November 7, 2013
Today’s Tanya Lesson
Kuntres Acharon, middle of Essay 4

והנה לקיום מצוה שאי אפשר לעשות על ידי אחרים, מבטלין תלמוד תורה, ואפילו מעשה מרכבה

To perform a mitzvah that cannot be delegated to another one forgoes Torah study,1 even [the study of] maaseh merkavah, the sublime Kabbalistic mysteries of the celestial “Chariot”,2

וכל שכן תפלה, שהיא בחינת מוחין ודחילו ורחימו שכליים

and beyond question one forgoes prayer, which is the state of intellect and intellectually-generated awe and love.

והטעם כנ״ל

The reason is as we have noted; i.e., in order to extract and refine the sparks by means of the practical mitzvot, this being the purpose of creation.

ועוד זאת, שבאמת מאד גדלה וגבהה מעלות המצות מעשיות, וכן לימודם, על מעלת המוחין, שהן דחילו ורחימו שכליים

In addition, indeed, the standing of the practical mitzvot and their study, far transcends the standing of intellect, meaning intellectually-generated awe and love.

The mitzvot requiring action are superior — in their performance and in the study of their laws — not only because they fulfill the ultimate purpose of creation through the extraction of the sparks, but also because they bond the soul with G‑d.

כי הגם דכתיב: ולדבקה בו, על ידי מדותיו

For though the verse declares,3 “and to cleave to Him,” i.e., through [cleaving to] His attributes (middot),4

When one acts in a kindly manner, for example, he cleaves to the Supernal Sefirah ofChesed — and the Sefirot are wholly one with G‑d.

מכל מקום, איננו דבק אפילו במדות העליונות אלא במציאותן, ולא במהותן

still, one does not cleave to the essence (mahut) of the Supernal attributes but only to [the externality of] their existence (metziut),

וכמו שכתוב: ואנכי עפר ואפר

as it is written,5 “I am dust and ashes.”

This was stated by Abraham with regard to the glimmer of his soul that illuminated his body, in comparing it to its source — an irradiation of Supernal Kindness, as explained above at length in Epistle XV, in the name of the Maggid of Mezritch.

Abraham experienced such an intense degree of love (deriving from the attribute ofChesed) toward G‑d, that he was a “chariot”, a vehicle humbly waiting to be steered by the hands of its Driver.6 Nevertheless, he declared that his measure of love for G‑d was but “dust and ashes” relative to the Supernal attribute of Chesed.

To appreciate the analogy: A tree, originally composed of the four elements of Fire, Air, Water and Earth, is burned. Losing its first three elements in smoke, it is reduced to its fourth element, mere ashes. Yet, though these ashes and the tree itself are of the same element, the ashes can hardly be compared to the original tree that was7a “beautiful to behold and good to eat.”

So, too, the attribute of kindness and love that Abraham possessed while his soul was in his body, cannot be compared to the attribute of Kindness which is one of the Supernal Sefirot.

It is thus to be seen that one does not cleave to the essence of the Supernal attributes but only to their external state, their state of mere existence.

וכל שכן באור אין סוף ברוך הוא, דלית מחשבה תפיסא ביה באורו והתפשטות החיות ממנו יתברך

This is all the more true with regard to the [infinite] Ein Sof-light, for no thought can apprehend Him in His radiance or the diffusion of the life-force issuing from Him.

כי אם במציאותו, שהוא שמחיה את כולם, ולא במהותו

One can only grasp His existence, that He gives life to all, but not His essence.

אפילו לעליונים, כמו שכתוב: קדוש קדוש קדוש ה׳ צבאות כו׳

This applies even to the supernal beings, of [whose praise] it is written,8“Holy, holy, holy is the L‑rd of Hosts.”

The above phrase is uttered by the Seraphim, angels of the World of Beriah. They perceive that even as G‑d descends to relate to created beings so that He is called the “L‑rd of Hosts,” He is kadosh (“holy”), a term which implies that He is separate from them.

לבד עלולים נאצלים משיגים כי אם בעילתו

Only emanated “effects” can conceive their “cause”,

The spiritual beings of the World of Atzilut are each an “effect” (alul) brought about by a “cause” (ilah) in the levels higher than themselves. These beings vest themselves in each other in turn, and at each level are able to comprehend the antecedent “cause” that is vested within them,

כפי הסדר שבעץ חיים, בהתלבשות הפרצופים

according to the order recounted in Etz Chayim, concerning the investment of the visages (partzufim).

Etz Chayim explains how the “visages” of the Supernal Sefirot of Atzilut vest themselves in each other. Each “effect” is able to comprehend its “cause” — the “visage” that is garbed within it.

אבל לא לנבראים, אפילו לנשמות דאצילות

This is not the case with created beings, even with souls of Atzilut,

Though the souls of Atzilut are Divinity, still, since they have become sundered from the vessels of the Ten Sefirot (as explained above in Epistle XX9), they are termed “created beings” and are unable to apprehend the essence of G‑dliness.

כמו שכתוב במשה רבינו עליו השלום: וראית את אחורי כו׳

Thus it is written regarding Moses,10 “You will see My hinderpart” — an external manifestation11 of the mere existence (metziut) of Divinity, but not the essence (mahut).

Thus, through the vision of his soul alone, as the soul gazes upon G‑d without the benefit of mitzvot, even Moses could apprehend no more than externality, not essence.

* * *

FOOTNOTES
1. Moed Katan 9a.
2. Yechezkel 1.
3. Devarim 11:22.
4. ׳ Cf. Sotah 14a et al.
5. Bereishit 18:27.
6. Bereishit Rabbah 47:6; Tanya ch. 23.
7. Bereishit 2:9.
8. Yeshayahu 6:3.
9. Vol. IV in the present series, p. 376.
10. Shmot 33:22.
11. Note of the Rebbe: “Examine Iggeret HaKodesh, Epistle 19 [above].”
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Elucidated by Rabbi Yosef Wineberg. Translated from Yiddish by Rabbi Levy Wineberg and Rabbi Sholom B. Wineberg. Edited by Uri Kaploun.
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