Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Interesting Recent Links - Ki Tavo 5773

VIN - Only Orthodox Jew of Nicaragua Passes Away

JTA - Jewish School in Gondar, Ethiopia closes as Ethiopian Aliya Nears End

Tatsats has a note on my lastest Rav Fish post based on his Shitta

YWN - B’Ohel Haneviyim: Parshas Ki Seitzei 5773

R' Pinchas Lipshutz - A Meaningful Elul (Interesting story with the Munkatcher Rebbe.)

Matzav - Study Claims Global Warming will Lead to Wars

Kikar - Rav Benizri publishes second and expanded version of his Kuntras on why Yeshiva boys are exempt from the army. The link to the Kuntras is here.

Kikar - Aryeh Deri: "Par'oh decreed only against the males; Lapid decreed even against the females"

Kikar - Meir Porush: "Lapid prevents bread from children and is proud of it"

Shiloh Musings - Netanyahu, Lapid Punish Families With Children and Bennett is Silent

YWN - Chareidi Retaliatory Initiative Against Dati Leumi Tzibur (There are crazy ideas and crazy people everywhere. B"H, this is not a widespread initiative.)

YWN - The Summer of Discontent

YWN - Ketzaleh: Change Lapid for the Haredim

YWN - Shas Calls on BY to Bolt Coalition

Kikar - Rav Ben Dahan meets Rav Ovadia Shlit"a. See also Arutz Sheva.

VIN - Livni: "Dramatic Decisions" Coming Up in Piece Talks (Lo Aleinu)

Cross Currents - Black Peril, White Knights (Rabbi Shafran about WoW)

Jerusalem Post - Tradition Versus Modernity: Women of the Wall

YWN - Kiddush Hashem - Israeli tennis team won't play on Yom Kippur despite an over $13,000 fine

Life In Israel - Kiddush Hashem - Israeli soccer team shields children from pouring rain while the Ukranian team twiddles their thumbs See also Mashiach is Coming

Matzav - Wendy Runge Granted Parole

Kikar - Rabbanit Koldetsky gives suggestions for women to light candles earlier and pray 3 times a day

The Path to Follow - A Terrifying Reminder (page 4)


At Wed Aug 21, 02:44:00 PM 2013, Blogger Jacob said...

Re: R' Lipshutz's story about the Munkaczer Rebbe. See Sefer Masa'ot Yerushalayim (ostensibly the official Munkaczer record of R' Elazar Shapiro's visit to EY) for a completely different account (found here - http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=10152&pgnum=95 ).

I'm not sure where R' Lipshutz got his version of the story.

At Wed Aug 21, 04:26:00 PM 2013, Blogger yaak said...

Thanks. Interesting.

It does say there, though, that there was a lot more to the conversation that was not revealed. Perhaps, it was revealed later - after this was published.

Maybe you can ask Rabbi Lipschutz himself for the source - at his blog:


or at the Matzav link

or send a letter to the editor of the Yated:


At Thu Aug 22, 07:39:00 AM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were an orthodox Jew in Nicaragua I would not advertize it on Google, Facebook, or on that website.


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