Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My dad's kosher restaurant just opened it's website.

Casalinga
is a Kosher restaurant which serves Italian and French food.

If you even look for a Kosher restaurant in Montreal,your number one choice should be Casalinga!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hebrew Birthday

A good post I wrote on Tzipiyah.com on my Hebrew Birthday .

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Helping out the good cause

A group in Houston has taken to "freeway blogging" to get their anti-Zionist message across. Freeway blogging means they stand on a highway overpass during rush hour and hold signs saying, among other things, "Israel Out of the Middle East" and "Palestinian Blood on Jewish Hands".

Obviously, these messages are not only anti-Zionist, but racist and anti-semitic as well.

Another organizaton, Progressive Action Alliance Houston is doing an amazing job getting them off as #1.

The name is The Progressive Action Alliance .

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Israel@60 Video

I thought it was worth sharing.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

GREAT BLOGGING OPPORTUNITY!

From http://www.tzipiyah.com

As Yom Haatzmaut approaches, we will have the opportunity to discuss many different aspects of our unfolding redemption and the both religious and nationalistic relevance Yom Haatzmaut has today.

Parallel to that, we want to have a special celebration for Israel’s 60th Birthday.

Everyone knows how to criticize everything which is wrong with Israel. And truthfully, it is important to have some constructive criticism.

Every day, we do heshbon nefesh. Every day, many of us do a viduy in which we go through all the sins we have committed and ask for forgiveness. However, Rav Kook teaches that as much as this viduy is of outmost importance, a second viduy is also needed. Periodically, we need to look back and remind ourselves of all the good we have done. We need to look back at our positive actions and take inspiration from them in order to move forward!

With that in mind, all the writers of Tzipiyah.com will be cooperating on a special project. Each of us will be answering the question: "What are the 4 accomplishments of the State of Israel which make you most proud?" With 15 regular writers on Tzipiyah, the total number of answers will end up being 60. Each writer will use his own style – some simply listing answers, others writing longer pieces, others even simply using pictures to describe their feelings.

Our answers will start flowing in around the time Pessah starts, as we move from the celebration of one redemption to the next one. However, we wanted to announce it now so that other people could also join in on the celebrations!

I want to call on all bloggers to write their own list of 4 accomplishments of the State of Israel which make them the most proud! All those who do so and let me know will get linked to when we post our own answers. We would, of course, appreciate getting linked to as well.
Also, I want the readers of Tzipiyah to also participate in the celebration! All of you, start thinking of answers to this question and as the bloggers write their own answers, make sure to comment with your own answers!

Beezrat Hashem, this positive look backwards will give us enough strength and inspiration to continue moving forward towards the unfolding of our final and complete redemption.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fundraiser for a Memorial Book for Merkaz Harav

We are organizing a major fundraising campain for the victims of the terrorist attack at Merkaz Harav. We will be fundraising to publish a book in their memory which will compile articles written by different prominent rabbis on the subject of Unity.


We had many ideas for fundraisers, and none were perfect. This one is not perfect either. Still, we opted for this one since:
1. It will be a lasting memorial for those killed, not something which goes away after a while.
2. It will bring a lot of merit to their souls whenever people read words of Torah from these books.
3. It is something everyone can unite towards.

Ideologically, it also seems like an appropriate response – fighting darkness with light.

Our website is set up at http://www.merkazmemorial.com

Please visit it and make generous contributions. Also, please let everyone know about this project by emailing them yourself or telling them in person!

This is important!

Monday, March 10, 2008

A CALL TO ALL BLOGGERS!

Please Blog about this!:

We are organizing a major fundraising campain for the victims of the terrorist attack at Merkaz Harav. We will be fundraising to publish a book in their memory which will compile articles written by different prominent rabbis on the subject of Unity.


We had many ideas for fundraisers, and none were perfect. This one is not perfect either. Still, we opted for this one since:
1. It will be a lasting memorial for those killed, not something which goes away after a while.
2. It will bring a lot of merit to their souls whenever people read words of Torah from these books.
3. It is something everyone can unite towards.

Ideologically, it also seems like an appropriate response – fighting darkness with light.

Our website is set up at http://www.merkazmemorial.com

Please visit it and make generous contributions. Also, please let everyone know about this project by emailing them yourself or telling them in person!

This is important!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

In Memory of those Killed in the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

After a brutal terrorist attack on the holy students of Merkaz HaRav, many of us are asking ourselves: What can we possibly do?

Rav Kook, the founder of the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva had given the answer long ago:
"-The purely righteous do not complain about evil, rather they add justice.
-They do not complain about heresy, rather they add faith.
-They do not complain about ignorance, rather they add wisdom. "
Arpilei Tohar p. 39

Every time a person dies, we say kaddish for him. The Kaddish expressed the greatness of God. Why should such a prayer be recited when a person dies?
Because the Jewish response to tragedy is to build on the destruction, the fill the void with holiness.

We have seen evil around us today, and we will respond with hope.

I want this post to be more than just a post you just read. Soon I will come up with a fundraiser or a practical project that we can all participate in order to respond to this evil with a strong message of hope. I'm open to suggestions so please send me messages with your suggestions
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