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This Day in Jewish History / Comedian who didn’t ‘get no respect’ is born. Funny man Rodney Dangerfield kicked off his one-liners about his life as a loser with 
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This Day, November 22, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

1307: Pope Clement V issues the papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their 
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This Day, November 21, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

North Carolina has one of the oldest Jewish communities in the United States. The early history of the Jews in North Carolina is a mixed. In 1776, it was one the 
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Section Chanukah Chanukkah Hazzanut & Simcha Channel: 24JEWISH ALERTS large selection videos and feeds in each section

Mordechai Dubin – Oh Chanukah

Rabbi Mordechai Dubin sings ‘Oh Chanukah’ at the Jewish Children’s Library in Los Angeles on December 7th, 2008.

Cantor Yaakov Lemmer Sings Zochreinu L’chaim With The Jerusalem Cantors Choir In Budapest Hungary

Cantor Yaakov Lemmer sings Zochreinu L’chaim with The Jerusalem Cantors Choir led by Maestro Binyamin Glickman. The concert took place before a packed audience on September 1st 2008 at The Jewish Culture Festival in Budapest Hungary. Performing along with Cantor Lemmer were Cantors Azi Schwartz, Cantor Ben Zion Miller and Cantor Laszlow Fekete.

Moydim,Moscow Male Jewish Cappella,cantor J. Malovany,Alexander Tsaliuk

WARSZAWA SINGERA
IV FESTIWAL KULTURY ŻYDOWSKIEJ
02 — 09.09.2007; Moydim, M. Vladovskiy; solo J. Malovany;
To purchase full-size high fidelity versions of these videos, please contact: In the USA, Stanley Steinberg: sjsteinberg@earthlink.net;
(619) 713-3282; Or via Transcontinental Music at http://www.trancontinentalmusic.com;
Alexander Tsaliuk

Cantor Abraham H. Wolkin – (1) Umipne Chatoeinu

Born March 19, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York. Trained with legendary Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt .By age 13 considered a Vunder Kind Chazan. Became a member of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus in 1939. Officiated as Cantor (1952-1992) during Rosh Hashana , Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Pesach and Shavuot at Charles and Lillian Brown’s Hotel, Loch Sheldrake, NY. Engaged as official Cantor at Chateau D’Or, a catering facility in Brooklyn, NY. Performed In Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Israel as well as in the United States at Madision Square Garden, Times Square and Brooklyn College. Licensed by the State of New York as a Mesada Kedushin which afforded the entitlement of performing wedding and bar mitzvah ceremonies and acquiring the title of Reverend Cantor. Officiated at 2000 marriages at various venues. In the 1980’s featured on Joe Franklin’s Channel Nine television program as well as Ruth Jacobs’ Jewish Home Hour on WEVD radio. Author of autobiography, “My Life as Cantor” which can be found on the Jericho Jewish Center website, http://www.jerichojc.com. under the subheading “Cantor’s Files – Member Works”

Yaakov Lemmer Chuppa An Aaron Teitelbaum Production

Yanky Lemmer Singing A Chuppa At The Palace On January 25 2012, Conducted by Yisroel Lamm An Aaron Teitelbaum Production

Cantor Moshe Oysher – Venislach

Moishe Oysher: Music

Born in 1907 in Bessarabia, Imperial Russia (Moldova) and died in 1958 in New York. Although he may have come from a family of cantors going back six generations, he seems to have been drawn to the stage and popular entertainment from an early age. Oysher joined a Canadian travelling Yiddish theatrical troupe in 1921 and moved to New York City in 1923. By 1932 he had started his own company, entertaining in the USA and South America. After returning to the USA from Buenos Aires in 1934, he had difficulty finding work in New York’s Yiddish Theater. When he was offered the opportunity to sing for the High Holy Days at the First American-Rumanian Synagogue in NYC’s Lower East Side, he accepted the position and became a cantorial sensation!

Despite his great success as a cantor Moishe Oysher was ever the entertainer and became quite famous for his starring roles in three Yiddish films including, “The Cantor’s Son” (1936), “The Singing Blacksmith” (1938), and “Overture to Glory” (1940). He was also a successful recording artist.

Moishe Oysher was able to combine his passion for the Chazzanut with his love of performance, creating a crowd-pleasing style that thrilled audiences in synagogues and theaters. His recordings represent the world of our fathers and grandfathers who appreciated Oysher’s rich voice and fiery style.

חיים ג’רבי פתיחה ביאת שורי קונצרט שירה ופיוט2

הקונצרט שירה ופיוט מס’ 2 27/12/2011
בליוי הנגנים:
חיים ג’רבי: קנון.
איציק עטיה: כינור.
יהודה יונה: עוד.
אברהם כהן: דף.
יעקב פרץ: דרבוקה.
מקהלה: החזן דוד צליח, החזן יונתן צליח, שלום אריאלי, והילד נהוראי אריאלי
פיטניים: חיים ג’רבי, נתנאל כהן, יוסף חיים כהן, והילדים אריה פרטוש, נהוראי אריאלי.
בביהכנ”ס הכל יעקב נר שמיני של חנוכה.

Cantor Shmuel Shitrit – vehu rachum

Vehu rachum – rosenblat yosale

Chazzan Chaim Adler – Malchutecha

Chazzan Chaim Adler, chief cantor at Tel-Avivs Great Synagogue, with MODIIN’s Choir. Recorded at first Selichot Service September 20 2008 midnight

משה חבושה סוכות תשע”א בלעדי לפורטל חזנות ופיוט

יחיאל נהרי אל לעד לי לעד בלעדי לפורטל חזנות ופיוט

טלפון להזמנות 0547/49-29-39 רוצים עוד כנסו לאתר http://chazanut-piyut.blogspot.co.il/

Section Chanukah Stories and Songs for Children & Simcha Channel: 24JEWISH ALERTS large selection videos and feeds in each section

8 Lights: Hanukkah Song 2013, The B Boyz

18.11.2013

The B-Boyz (Ben, Jake, and Max Borenstein) return to bring back the lights and celebrate Hanukkah 2013, even with Thanksgiving in the middle. It is a parody using the instrumental of the original song “Tom Ford” by Jay-Z.

Lipa Schmeltzer “Believe in a Miracle” Music Video

Once again, producer Danny Finkelman has teamed up with superstar Lipa Schmeltzer for a feel-good Chanukah video that captures the overwhelming joy and wonder of this most special of holidays.
Together with composer and executive producer Cecelia Margules, the trio presents Believe In A Miracle, an enthusiastic anthem to the Festival of Lights, as well as an exuberant reminder that even during difficult times, miracles are all around us on a daily basis.

“Like so many others, all three of us were adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy, and our brothers in Israel have also been living under very trying circumstances,” said Finkelman. “Yet despite the very serious difficulties that Jews worldwide have been facing in recent weeks, we found ourselves surrounded by miracles both large and small”

“As we celebrate Chanukah we want everyone to bask not only in the glow of the Chanukah candles but also in the knowledge that our mission here is to turn the darkness into light, and that is the biggest miracle of them all” added Ms. Margules.

A dazzling show of lights, combined with dancing and music that captures the magic of Chanukah, Believe In A Miracle also carries a timely message about strong family values as well as the importance of sharing the light of Judaism with everyone around us. Produced by Finkelman and Mauricio Arenas, and music by Ruli Ezrachi ‘Believe In A Miracle’ features cameo appearances by Yossi Piamenta, Yanky Katina and Choni Goldman.

Directed by: Danny Finkelman
במאי: דני פינקלמן

Executive Producer: Cecelia Margules
מפיקה בפועל: ססליה מרגוליס

Produced by: Danny Finkelman and Mauricio Arenas
מפיקים: דני פינקלמן ומאוריציו אראנס

Musical production by: Ruli Ezrachi
הפקה מוסיקלית: רולי אזרחי

Director of photography: Sean Sinderbrand
צלם ראשי: שון סינדרברנד

Choreography: Zvika Bornstein
כוריאוגרפיה: צביקה בורנשטיין

Production designer: Mauricio Arenas
מעצב הפקה: מאוריציו אראנס

Edited by: Michael Puro
עריכה: מייקל פיורו

Rolling Credits:

Associate producer: Tzippy Finkelman
מפיקה: ציפי פינקלמן

Assistant Director: Tzvi Waldman
עוזר במאי: צבי וולדמן

Camera assistant: Eric Bejarano
עוזר צלם: אריק בז’ארנו

2nd Camera assistant: Jon

Production assistant: Ron Aharon
עוזר הפקה: רון אהרון

Additional footage: Cristobal Rey
צילום נוסף: קריסטובל ריי

Song composed by: Cecelia Margules
לחן: ססליה מרגוליס

Lyrics by Danny Finkelman and Lipa
מילים: דני פינקלמן וליפא

Boys choir: Shira Chadasha boys choir
מקהלת ילדים: שירה חדשה

Choir conducted by: Nachman Seltzer
מנצח המקהלה: נחמן סלצר

Lipa recorded by Ruli Ezrachi
ליפא הוקלט ע”י רולי אזרחי

Guitar by Nachman Drier
גיטרות: נחמן דרייער

Party design by: Debby Design
עיצוב מסיבה: דבי ג’רופי

Catering by Yanky Klein “Gourmet Butcher”
קייטרינג: יענקי קליין – גורמיי בוטשר

Makeup by Esti Pruss
איפור: אסתי פרוס

Hall by Levy’s catering
אולם: לוי פייגינסון

Special cameo appearance by
Yossi Piamenta
בתפקיד אורח: יוסי פיאמנטה

Participants:

Aharon Hershkop
Moishe Hershkop
Choni Goldman
Yanky Klein
Edimy Michel
Esti Pruss
Mendy Pruss
Moshe Mendelevitch
Ari Kurlander
Rochi Kamman
Moshe Kamman
Menachem Kammen
Moishy Horenstein
Yaanky Katina
Eli Levy
Ron Aharon
Meitari Jerufi
Ari Jerufi
Tzippy Finkelman
Shmulik Finkelman
Saral’e Finkelman
Mendel Finkelman
Shabi Soffer
Mica Soffer
Cecelia Margules
Rosenblum family
Ruli Ezrachi
Dovid Stein
Dr. Jeffery Weber
Gedalia and Gladis Kohler
Gittel and moshe susskind
Feigy and Menachem Rosenblum
Yitzik Shalita
Shea Kish
Mendy Taub
YMB

Doll by Carolina Andrea Deb Parra
עיצוב בובה: קארולינה אנדריאה דבפארה

Special Thanks to

R’ Menachem and Feige Rosenblum
Yanky Klein, Gourmet Butcher
Dvori and Chaim Jerufi
Esty Pruss
Levi Hillel
Rabbi Gavriel Avichzar
Mendy Chen
Moshe Okunov
Mike Mandel
Nachman Seltzer

Set photography by Edimy Michel
צילום: אדימי מישל

Press release by Sandy Eller
כתיבה: סנדי אלר

Produced by: Sparks Next
הפקה: ספראקס נקסט

Also available on

Cecelia Margules presents:
The “Believe in a Miracle” collection

Check out the latest projects on http://www.sparksnext.com

The Chanukah story for kids, from G-dcast

Share Chanukah story with friends and kids with this easy to understand story about why Jews celebrate miracles. A great introduction for kids 6 and up.

http://www.g-dcast.com/chanukah
Download the Curriculum: http://www.g-dcast.com/chanukah-lesso…

Shalom Sesame: Veronica Monica and the Story of Chanukah

Veronica Monica, an animated reporter, gives an eyewitness account of the story of Chanukah.

For more videos, games, and parent resources, check out: http://www.shalomsesame.org.

From the creators of Sesame Street, Shalom Sesame is a cross-platform media initiative developed to introduce American children to Jewish culture, Hebrew language and the diversity of Israel.

רש”י -תולדות חיו – סרטים מצוירים לילדים

ערוץ הידברות ודסטני הפקות בסרט אנימציה מיוחד לילדים (וגם למבוגרים) על רבי שלמה יצחקי – רש”י הקדוש. תולדות חייו, אמונתו היוקדת, וכמובן מפעל פרשנותו לתורה. ( סרטים מצוירים לילדים )
http://www.hidabroot.org/MediaDetail….

Chanukah Style – A Gangnam Style Parody

2012 Hebrew School Program at The Shul of Bal Harbour.

In honor of the Jewish festival of Chanukah, the Hebrew School kids made this video to help spread the message of light and peace to the world.

Almost 2000 years ago the Syrian Empire had control of Jerusalem. They outlawed many Jewish observances and defiled the Holy Temple. A Jewish revolt, led by the Maccabees, was miraculously victorious over the much stronger Greek army. The miracle continued when, on returning to the Temple, they only found enough oil to light the Menorah (candelabra) for 1 night, and it lasted for 8!
To commemorate this miracle, Jews all over the world light the menorah for 8 nights every Chanukah.

 

Kislev 18, 5774 · November 21, 2013
Get Your Chanukah Gear!
Hey Kids,

Got your menorah? Your apron? Your recipes?
Chanukah begins in less than one week!

See these links for everything you need to know about the holiday: crafts, recipes, games, comics, and over 25 Chanukah videos just for kids!

Have fun preparing!
Your Friends @ Chabad.org/kids (jewishkids.org)

This Week’s Features

Watch a group of 5 year-olds re-enact this drama

Watch Watch (3:59)
Experience a live Chanukah Adventure!

Watch Watch (45:23)
Watch Abbey demonstrate how to create a menorah masterpiece

Watch Watch (6:29)
Get the full Chanukah story, as told by the flames themselves!

Follow Joey, as he discovers an important lesson from the miracle of Chanukah

Section Chanukah Songs for Children & Simcha Channel: 24JEWISH ALERTS large selection videos and feeds in each section

8 Lights: Hanukkah Song 2013, The B Boyz

18.11.2013

The B-Boyz (Ben, Jake, and Max Borenstein) return to bring back the lights and celebrate Hanukkah 2013, even with Thanksgiving in the middle. It is a parody using the instrumental of the original song “Tom Ford” by Jay-Z.

Lipa Schmeltzer “Believe in a Miracle” Music Video

Once again, producer Danny Finkelman has teamed up with superstar Lipa Schmeltzer for a feel-good Chanukah video that captures the overwhelming joy and wonder of this most special of holidays.
Together with composer and executive producer Cecelia Margules, the trio presents Believe In A Miracle, an enthusiastic anthem to the Festival of Lights, as well as an exuberant reminder that even during difficult times, miracles are all around us on a daily basis.

“Like so many others, all three of us were adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy, and our brothers in Israel have also been living under very trying circumstances,” said Finkelman. “Yet despite the very serious difficulties that Jews worldwide have been facing in recent weeks, we found ourselves surrounded by miracles both large and small”

“As we celebrate Chanukah we want everyone to bask not only in the glow of the Chanukah candles but also in the knowledge that our mission here is to turn the darkness into light, and that is the biggest miracle of them all” added Ms. Margules.

A dazzling show of lights, combined with dancing and music that captures the magic of Chanukah, Believe In A Miracle also carries a timely message about strong family values as well as the importance of sharing the light of Judaism with everyone around us. Produced by Finkelman and Mauricio Arenas, and music by Ruli Ezrachi ‘Believe In A Miracle’ features cameo appearances by Yossi Piamenta, Yanky Katina and Choni Goldman.

Directed by: Danny Finkelman
במאי: דני פינקלמן

Executive Producer: Cecelia Margules
מפיקה בפועל: ססליה מרגוליס

Produced by: Danny Finkelman and Mauricio Arenas
מפיקים: דני פינקלמן ומאוריציו אראנס

Musical production by: Ruli Ezrachi
הפקה מוסיקלית: רולי אזרחי

Director of photography: Sean Sinderbrand
צלם ראשי: שון סינדרברנד

Choreography: Zvika Bornstein
כוריאוגרפיה: צביקה בורנשטיין

Production designer: Mauricio Arenas
מעצב הפקה: מאוריציו אראנס

Edited by: Michael Puro
עריכה: מייקל פיורו

Rolling Credits:

Associate producer: Tzippy Finkelman
מפיקה: ציפי פינקלמן

Assistant Director: Tzvi Waldman
עוזר במאי: צבי וולדמן

Camera assistant: Eric Bejarano
עוזר צלם: אריק בז’ארנו

2nd Camera assistant: Jon

Production assistant: Ron Aharon
עוזר הפקה: רון אהרון

Additional footage: Cristobal Rey
צילום נוסף: קריסטובל ריי

Song composed by: Cecelia Margules
לחן: ססליה מרגוליס

Lyrics by Danny Finkelman and Lipa
מילים: דני פינקלמן וליפא

Boys choir: Shira Chadasha boys choir
מקהלת ילדים: שירה חדשה

Choir conducted by: Nachman Seltzer
מנצח המקהלה: נחמן סלצר

Lipa recorded by Ruli Ezrachi
ליפא הוקלט ע”י רולי אזרחי

Guitar by Nachman Drier
גיטרות: נחמן דרייער

Party design by: Debby Design
עיצוב מסיבה: דבי ג’רופי

Catering by Yanky Klein “Gourmet Butcher”
קייטרינג: יענקי קליין – גורמיי בוטשר

Makeup by Esti Pruss
איפור: אסתי פרוס

Hall by Levy’s catering
אולם: לוי פייגינסון

Special cameo appearance by
Yossi Piamenta
בתפקיד אורח: יוסי פיאמנטה

Participants:

Aharon Hershkop
Moishe Hershkop
Choni Goldman
Yanky Klein
Edimy Michel
Esti Pruss
Mendy Pruss
Moshe Mendelevitch
Ari Kurlander
Rochi Kamman
Moshe Kamman
Menachem Kammen
Moishy Horenstein
Yaanky Katina
Eli Levy
Ron Aharon
Meitari Jerufi
Ari Jerufi
Tzippy Finkelman
Shmulik Finkelman
Saral’e Finkelman
Mendel Finkelman
Shabi Soffer
Mica Soffer
Cecelia Margules
Rosenblum family
Ruli Ezrachi
Dovid Stein
Dr. Jeffery Weber
Gedalia and Gladis Kohler
Gittel and moshe susskind
Feigy and Menachem Rosenblum
Yitzik Shalita
Shea Kish
Mendy Taub
YMB

Doll by Carolina Andrea Deb Parra
עיצוב בובה: קארולינה אנדריאה דבפארה

Special Thanks to

R’ Menachem and Feige Rosenblum
Yanky Klein, Gourmet Butcher
Dvori and Chaim Jerufi
Esty Pruss
Levi Hillel
Rabbi Gavriel Avichzar
Mendy Chen
Moshe Okunov
Mike Mandel
Nachman Seltzer

Set photography by Edimy Michel
צילום: אדימי מישל

Press release by Sandy Eller
כתיבה: סנדי אלר

Produced by: Sparks Next
הפקה: ספראקס נקסט

Also available on

Cecelia Margules presents:
The “Believe in a Miracle” collection

Check out the latest projects on http://www.sparksnext.com

The Hanukkah Dreidel Song

http://www.chanukah.org Jono sings a song about his favorite Chanukah (Hanukkah) tradition. From the Chabad.org Itche Kadoozy Show

Chanukah Celebration – 3 cool songs and more

שירי חנוכה עוזי חיטמן חני נחמיאס

שירי חנוכה

שירי חנוכה

מחרוזת שירי יום הולדת – שיר ילדים – שירי ערוץ בייבי

מחרוזת שירי יום הולדת שמתאימה במיוחד ליום המיוחד של כל אחד מאיתנו בשיתוף דמויות מערוץ בייבי.

ערוץ בייבי, ערוץ התינוקות והפעוטות הראשון בעולם עכשיו גם ב YouTube.
ערוץ בייבי הוא ערוץ טלוויזיה ראשון מסוגו בעולם, המיועד כל כולו לתינוקות בשלבי התפתחות שונים בטווח הגילאים 6 חודשים — 3 שנים. הערוץ מציע מגוון רחב של תכניות טלוויזיה המתאימות במיוחד לתינוקות.

ערוץ בייבי, החל לשדר בישראל ב YES בשנת 2003 וכיום נהנים מתכניו תינוקות והורים רבים ברחבי העולם, באמצעות פלטפורמות שידור מובילות.
לתוכניות ושירים נוספים http://www.youtube.com/user/BabyChann
לאתר ערוץ בייבי, לדפי צביעה, מידע על התוכניות ותוכניות נוספותhttp://babytv.co.il
לקליפ יום ההולדת של בייבי http://babytv.co.il/baby-clip.aspx
הצטרפו אלינו בפייסבוק https://www.facebook.com/BabyTVIsrael
לאפליקציות המקסימות של ערוץ בייבי http://babytv.co.il/iphone-apps.aspx

מעברון “חנוכה בחינוכית”

מעברון חביב לכבוד החנוכה ששודר בטלוויזיה החינוכית ועושה שימוש מתוחכם בלוגו החדש דאז.

חג אורים שמח! 🙂

סביבון סוב סוב סוב

אלי נווה מתוך הקלטת החדשה לילדים…. אוטוטו בחנויות… אלילי מערוץ הופ ולולי ויס.

Chanukah Recipes : 24JEWISH Alerts Section jewish Recipes Please Ask the Rabbi about Kashru

Chanukah Donuts at Weiss Kosher Bakery

Brooklyn, NY – Using a secret recipe to make “heartburn-free” donuts, Weiss Homemade Kosher Bakery sells 30,000-40,000 donuts during the week of Chanukah. Many Brooklyn residents claim they’re the best in town — especially the caramel donuts, which owner Avrumi Weiss tells VIN News are made using caramel flavor produced on the premises.
This is a behind-the-scenes look at a Mr. Weiss making a batch of donuts, from the frying stage through the jelly filling and the chocolate coating.

All the tips you need to make bakery-quality donuts in your own kitchen

* The oil has to be very hot — but not boiling. If it’s boiling it will burn your donuts on the outside and leave the dough raw on the inside, while oil that’s not hot enough will get excessively absorbed into the donut. To check the oil temperature, dip in a wooden spoon. If a light bubble forms around it, your oil is at the right temperature. If large bubbles form, turn off the flame and wait for it to cool down or pour in some cold oil.

* The smaller the donuts the more relative surface area to absorb oil. In other words, the same amount of dough absorbs less oil if you make fewer, large donuts than a larger number of small donuts.

* A piece of potato or carrot cut lengthwise prevents the oil from burning and keeps it cleaner. When the potato or carrot is burned, it’s time to replace it with a new piece.

* Never add oil while donuts are frying.

* The secret to fluffy donuts without hollows is to adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Don’t cut short kneading time — 10 minutes in a mixer or 15 minutes by hand.

2. Let the dough rise for about an hour until it doubles in size. After forming the balls, let it rise again.

* Place your donuts on wax paper before frying. Flour will make the oil burn faster.

* To maintain their shape, use a stainless-steel spatula dipped in oil to pick up the dough balls.

* Add jelly while the donuts are still hot, but wait until they have cooled before sprinkling powdered sugar.

* The oil has to be very hot — but not boiling. If it’s boiling it will burn your donuts on the outside and leave the dough raw on the inside, while oil that’s not hot enough will get excessively absorbed into the donut. To check the oil temperature, dip in a wooden spoon. If a light bubble forms around it, your oil is at the right temperature. If large bubbles form, turn off the flame and wait for it to cool down or pour in some cold oil.

* The smaller the donuts the more relative surface area to absorb oil. In other words, the same amount of dough absorbs less oil if you make fewer, large donuts than a larger number of small donuts.

* A piece of potato or carrot cut lengthwise prevents the oil from burning and keeps it cleaner. When the potato or carrot is burned, it’s time to replace it with a new piece.

* Never add oil while donuts are frying.

* The secret to fluffy donuts without hollows is to adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Don’t cut short kneading time — 10 minutes in a mixer or 15 minutes by hand.

2. Let the dough rise for about an hour until it doubles in size. After forming the balls, let it rise again.

* Place your donuts on wax paper before frying. Flour will make the oil burn faster.

* To maintain their shape, use a stainless-steel spatula dipped in oil to pick up the dough balls.

* Add jelly while the donuts are still hot, but wait until they have cooled before sprinkling powdered sugar.

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סרטון וידיאו קצר מראה איך מכינים סופגניות בחנוכה. מסופר ועשה על ידי צוות של מאפיית יש במודיעין עילית, סופגניות הם נהנו הילדים לקראת חנוכה

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Kislev 18, 5774 · November 21, 2013
Today’s Tanya Lesson
Kuntres Acharon, Essay 9

הוכח תוכיח את עמיתך, אפילו מאה פעמים

[It is written,]1 “You shall surely reprove your comrade” — “even one hundred times,” add our Sages,2 taking up the hint offered by the repetitive form of the Hebrew verb.

ולזאת לא אוכל להתאפק ולהחריש מלזעוק עוד, בקול ענות חלושה

Therefore, writes the Alter Rebbe, I cannot contain myself and cannot refrain from crying out yet again, in a voice betraying [pained] weakness.3

במטותא מינייכו ברחמין נפישין

I plead with you out of deep compassion,

חוסו נא על נפשותיכם, והשמרו והזהרו מאד מאד על התורה ועל העבודה שבלב, זו תפלה בכוונה

have pity on your souls. Take care, be extremely vigilant, concerning the study of Torah and the service of the heart, which is prayer4 with proper intent.

להתחיל כולם יחד כאחד, מלה במלה, ולא זה בכה וזה בכה, וזה דומם וזה משיח שיחה בטלה, ה׳ ישמרנו

All should begin [the prayers] in unison, as one, word by word, not one person here and another elsewhere, one mute and the other idly chatting, may G‑d protect us.

ועיקר הסיבה וגרמא בנזקין, הוא מהיורדים לפני התיבה

The main cause and instigator of [this] damage comes from those leading the services.

שהוא הפקר לכל הרוצה לפשוט רגליו החוטף אפרתי

That office is abandoned to whoever wishes to stride forth and snatch the honor,5

או מחמת שאין גם אחד רוצה כו׳

or because not even one desires it…, so that ultimately the prayers are led by someone inappropriate to the task.

ואי לזאת, זאת העצה היעוצה ותקנה קבועה, חוק ולא יעבור עוד, חס ושלום

For this reason, this is the counsel offered, and a regulation established as law not to be violated further, G‑d forbid.

דהיינו, לבחור אנשים קבועים הראוים לזה, על פי הגורל או בריצוי רוב המנין

That is, choose fixed individuals fit for this office of leading the prayers, by lot or by consent of the majority of the worshipers.

And who, indeed, is fit for this office?

דהיינו שמתפללים מלה במלה, בדרך המיצוע, בקול רם

These shall be men who pray word by word, at a moderate pace, aloud,

ולא מאריכים יותר מדאי, ולא מקצרים וחוטפים, חס ושלום

neither overly prolonging the prayers, nor racing intemperately, G‑d forbid.

ועליהם מוטל החובה לירד לפני התיבה, כל אחד ואחד ביומו אשר יגיע לו

Theirs is the duty to lead the prayers, each on his day as determined.

ולאסוף אליו מסביב סמוך כל המתפללים בקול קצת על כל פנים, ולא בלחש ולא חוטפים, חס ושלום

He shall assemble close around him all those who pray audibly, at least, neither whispering nor rushing, G‑d forbid.

וכמבואר בתקנות ישנות בכמה עיירות

This is amplified in age-old communal regulations in many towns.

ועתה באתי לחדשן ולחזקן ולאמצן, בל ימוטו עוד לעולם, חס ושלום

I come now, writes the Alter Rebbe, to renew them, to strengthen and invigorate them, never again to be weakened, G‑d forbid.

גוולד6 גוולד7

(8The following two words appear in Yiddish9 in the Alter Rebbe’s original manuscript:Gevald! Gevald! — an outcry of agonized consternation.)

עד מתי יהיה זה לנו למוקש

How long will this be an obstacle for us?10

How long will we burdened by praying without proper intent?

ולא די לנו בכל התוכחות והצרות שעברו עלינו, ה׳ ישמרנו, וינחמנו בכפלים לתושיה, ויטהר לבנו לעבדו באמת

Have we not sufficient reproofs and troubles that have overtaken us? — May G‑d protect and console us with redoubled support,11 and purify our hearts to serve Him in truth.

חזקו ואמצו לבבכם, כל המייחלים לה׳

Strengthen and fortify your hearts, all who hope in G‑d.12

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גם לגמור כל הש״ס בכל שנה ושנה

Also: Complete the study of the entire Talmud year after year,

ובכל עיר ועיר, לחלק המסכתות על פי הגורל או ברצון

and in every community apportion the tractates by lot or by consent, each individual choosing the tractate that he desires to study.

ועיר שיש בה מנינים הרבה, יגמרו בכל מנין ומנין, ואם איזה מנין קטן מהכיל, יצרפו אליהם אנשים מאיזה מנין גדול

In a city with numerous synagogues, each congregation should complete [the Talmud]. And if a congregation is too small to implement this program, they should join forces with men of a larger one.

בבל ישונה, חק ולא יעבור

This statute — that the entire Talmud be studied every year — shall not be varied or violated.

וכל אחד ואחד מהלומדים הנ״ל יגמור לעצמו בכל שבוע התמניא אפי שבתהלים קי״ט

In addition, each of the participants shall individually read the whole of the eightfold Psalm 119 every week.13

The Previous Rebbe comments on the connection between completing the study of the Talmud and the recitation of Psalms as follows:14 “From here we see that the study of Gemara is complete only when it is accompanied by the recitation of Tehillim; and in order to recite Tehillim properly, one needs to study Gemara.”

ולהיות מחמת חלישות הדור, אין כח בכל אחד ואחד להתענות כראוי לו

Moreover, since, due to the frailty of our times, not everyone is capable of fasting as he ought,

In Iggeret HaTeshuvah15 the Alter Rebbe cites the classical works of Mussar as to the number of fasts prescribed for each major sin, so that a penitent will be able to render himself as acceptable to G‑d after his repentance as he was before sinning.

לזאת עצה היעוצה, כמאמר רז״ל: כל השומר שבת כהלכתו, מוחלין לו על כל עוונותיו

the counsel offered follows the declaration of our Sages, of blessed memory,16 “Whoever observes Shabbat according to its law, is forgiven all his sins.”

כהלכתו דייקא

The term “according to its law” is used advisedly, for the Shabbat cannot be properly observed without a knowledge of its laws.

לכן מוטל על כל אחד ואחד, להיות בקי בהלכתא רבתי לשבתא

It is therefore incumbent upon every individual to master the “great law” of Shabbat.

The term “great law” echoes the expression in the Gemara17 regarding checking one’s clothes before sundown on Friday in order not to transgress a prohibition later. The laws of Shabbat thus not only inform us of what is prohibited, but also of how to avoid transgression.

וגם יזהר מאד שלא לשוח שום שיחה בטילה, חס ושלום

Also, be most careful [on Shabbat] not to indulge in idle chatter, G‑d forbid.

בהיות מודעת זאת ליודעי חכמה נסתרת, כי בכל המצות יש פנימיות וחיצוניות

For, as is known to the initiates in the mystical wisdom [of Kabbalah], all the mitzvot comprise an internal and an external aspect — the spirituality of the mitzvah, and the physical act which it requires.

וחיצוניות מהשבת היא שביתה מעשיה גשמיית, כמו ששבת ה׳ מעשות שמים וארץ גשמיים

The externality of the [mitzvah of] Shabbat is the cessation of physical activity, just as G‑d ceased making the physical heaven and earth.

ופנימיות השבת היא הכוונה בתפלת השבת ובתלמוד תורה, לדבקה בה׳ אחד

The internal dimension of Shabbat is one’s intention in the Shabbat prayers and during one’s Torah study, to cleave to the One G‑d,

כמו שכתוב: שבת לה׳ אלקיך

as it is written,18 “It is Shabbat to the L‑rd your G‑d.”

Underlying the cessation of labor on Shabbat is the concept of elevation. When a person rests from his labor at any time, the energy that had been vested in it rises and returns to its source within the soul. So, too, the cessation of labor and resting onShabbat means that the soul, which during the week had been immersed in mundane activities, is uplifted “to the L‑rd your G‑d.”

וזו היא בחינת זכור

This [internal level of the mitzvah of Shabbat] is the element of “remembering”.

The Shabbat comprises two elements, “remembering” (zachor) and “observing”(shamor), reflecting the two commandments,19 “Remember the Shabbat day, to sanctify it,” and20 “Observe the Shabbat day, to sanctify it.” Elevating the soul on Shabbatthrough proper intent (kavanah) during prayer and Torah study, is an act of “remembering”.

ובחינת שמור בפנימיות, היא השביתה מדיבורים גשמיים, כמו ששבת ה׳ מיו״ד מאמרות שנבראו בהם שמים וארץ גשמיים

The inner dimension of the element of “observing” is refraining from speech about material affairs, just as G‑d ceased from the Ten Utterances through which the physical heaven and earth were created.

The external aspect of “observing” is refraining from active labor; the internal aspect of “observing” is refraining and resting from speech about material affairs.

כי זה לעומת זה כו׳

For21 “one opposite the other…” — speaking about material affairs on Shabbatis the inverse of the rest and elevation that a Jew secures on Shabbat, through prayer and Torah study.

FOOTNOTES
1. Vayikra 19:17.
2. Bava Metzia 31a.
3. Cf. Shmot 32:18.
4. Taanit 2a; Sifrei, commenting on Devarim 11:13.
5. Note of the Rebbe (in Likkutei Biurim, foot of p. 487): “‘To stride forth’ — cf. the expression in the Responsa of the Rashba 1:450 (quoted in Bet Yosef, Orach Chayim 53); ‘to snatch’ — cf. Chullin 133a [regarding the priestly dues], andYalkut Shimoni (quoted in Rashi) on Balak, sec. 769: ‘snatches Keriat Shema.’”

Efrati — possibly the intent is to both explanations that the Radak offers on this word (I Samuel 1:1): ‘person of distinguished lineage,’ and ‘one who shares in something sanctified.’”

6. Vayikra 19:17.
7. Vayikra 19:17.
8. Parentheses are in the original text.
9. See Likkutei Sichot, Vol. XXIII, p. 415.
10. Shmot 6:7.
11. Cf. Iyov 11:6.
12. Note of the Rebbe: “Cf. Tehillim 31:25.”
13. Note of the Rebbe: “I have not observed that people make a point of doing this.” Elsewhere the Rebbe adds: “It will be noted that in many places it is customary to recite this Psalm on Shabbat after Minchah (and this too was the custom of my revered father, of blessed memory).”
14. Sefer HaSichot 5704, p. 48.
15. Ch. 3.
16. Shabbat 118b.
17. Ibid. 12a.
18. Shmot 20:10.
19. Ibid., verse 8.
20. Devarim 5:12.
21. Cf. Kohelet 7:14.
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