Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Jennifer Lopez lands in Israel in her first ever visit to the country

Pop-diva Jennifer Lopez landed in Israel on Tuesday ahead of her first ever performance in the country due to take place at Tel Aviv HaYarkon Park on August 1.

DIN Staff was told that J-Lo is not "makpid" about doing a  music concert in the 3 weeks ...her spokesman added that "nowhere in the entire Talmud or in the entire Shulchn Aruch is it written that one cannot play or listen to music in the 3 weeks.."

She pointed out that the Chasam Sofer ( writes that the halacha of משנכנס אב ממעטין בשמחה  refers to only one halacha which is "Not to build a בנין של שמחה in the 9 days..... not the 3 weeks. 

All other restrictions, halachically doesn't even start on Rosh Chodosh Av but starts at the beginning of the week of Tisha B'av שבוע שחל בו .... 
and this year since Tisha Be'ov is on a Sunday we don't even have a שבוע שחל בו .... so where do the 3 weeks come from?

DIN explained to her spokesman that, number one ...the restrictions do start from Rosh Chodesh, which will be this Thursday night, when she will have her concert, because since we are Ashkenazim,we follow the minhag Rema that says 
ואנו נוהגין להחמיר 

DIN also added that we actually do have a minhag not to listen to music in the 3 weeks even though it's takeh not explicitly written in the Shulchan Aruch...

We know this from a Pri Megadim that says that someone who makes a living playing for goyim may continue to play in the 3 weeks... which is mashmeh that Jews had a minhag not to play or listen to music in the 3 weeks.

Also the Rema 551:2 and 4 writes we don't do weddings in the three weeks ... even though the Mechaber only holds .....  שבוע שחל בו 
So if we cannot do weddings which is a mitzvah we certainly cannot do concerts according to the Ramah.

During these intense halachic discussions, J-Lo piped in... and quipped .... "if I were Jewish I would have been a Sfardi ..."

DIN didn't get to discuss with the J-Lo team Kol Isha!

Lopez, who goes by the moniker J-Lo, was accompanied by her fiancé Alexander “A-Rod” Rodriguez, a former professional baseball star, and her 11-year-old twins from her marriage to singer Mark Anthony.
This is the 50-year-old singer’s first time visiting the country.

The “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” singer came out of the plane wearing a leopard-print crop top and a matching pair of leggings with oversized sunglasses covering her face.
The concert in Israel - as part of her “It’s My Party” world tour - is one of only five live shows to take place outside of North America.

She is considered one of the world's biggest pop stars, who during her last musical tour sold over 1 million tickets and some 80 million records worldwide.

The pop star is set to take the Tel Aviv's stage at 8:45pm this Thursday.

The New Song For the "Chareidie Israeli Party" Running For the Knesset!

Even the "DEAD" Come Late!

The following is an email that was sent by El Al to every funeral chapel in the NYC area on Tuesday morning. 

Please be advised that ELAL passenger flights recently suffered several departure delays due to late delivery of human remains and documents.
In order to stop this situation the new instructions would apply effective immediately, without exceptions.
All human remains along with the documents must be dropped at ELAL cargo 3 hours prior booked flight departure.
Any later human remains will be moved to the next available flight.
In case of any problem please contact El Al cargo executive office
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

9 year-old Tzvi (Hersh) Elimelech Yechiel Michel Grossman Drowns in Water Park

A terrible tragedy struck the Boro Park community on Tuesday, when word spread of the drowning of a young child.
Tzvi (Hersh) Elimelech Yechiel Michel Grossman Z”L (son of R’ Moshe and Mrs Shaindel), 9-years-old, was on a camp trip with the Belzer Talmud Torah to the Sahara Sam’s Water Park in West Berlin, NJ, where the tragedy occurred at around 7:30PM. The park had been rented out, and there were multiple camps at the park (Vien, Pupa and others).
Emergency personnel did everything they could to save his life, and Paramedics transported the child to Virtua Voorhees, where he was unfortunately Niftar.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Grand New Entrance To Jerusalem Will Transform The Historic Skyline

An ambitious plan for the new entrance to Jerusalem is underway, which will forever change the main entrance to the capital city of Israel.
The new complex, expected to be completed by 2022, spans over 300,000 square meters (328,084 square yards) and is expected to cost about NIS 1.5 billion ($435 million). The project will feature 24 towers, spanning between 24 and 40 flights tall. The towers will include approximately 1.5 million square meters of space that will be used for office space, hotels, housing units, and commerce.

Chief Sfardi Rabbi Yosef Asks Sfardim: "Why Do You Grow Your Peyois, Why Wear Tzizis Outside? It's Not Our Minhag ...

As you guys know, I now live B"H in Israel, I can no longer distinguish a Yeshivishe Sfardi from an Ashkenazi, unless the guy goes over to be the Chazzan ...
Sfardim dress look like Ashkeneizim and dress like them too ...
I'm talking about the "Yeshivishe guys."

Well, now the Sfardi Chief Rabbi, R' Yitzchok Yosef, sharply criticized the Sfardim .... 
He asked where "did they get the minhag of growing wild Peyois like (the sexual pervert) Berland,  wearing Tzizis outside and Techeilis come from?"

Where did "they get the minhag to dress in white?"

In reference to having Techielis is tzizis, he asked:
Did Harav Eliyashiv or Harav Auerbach wear Techeilis?

In reference to wearing tzizis outside, he asked:
"Did Harav Ovadia Yosef or Chacham Yehuda Tzuska wear tzizis outside?"

On growing peyois especially to the pipuk, he asked:
"Did the Ben Ish Chai, the Kaf Hachayim or Harav Yosef have peyois?"

"That's not our Minhag!"

If the Ashkenazim want to grow their peyois, or wear their tzizis outside... Kol Hakovoid....... but we are not Ashkenazim and we shouldn't be imitating them!

So God performs open miracles to clear you of group sex?

Israeli tourists, then suspected of raping a 19-year-old British girl in Ayia Napa, leave the court premises in the eastern Cypriot resort of Paralimni on July 26, 2019. The men have since been exonorated of rape, with the woman's admission that she lied. (Iakovos Hatzistavrou / AFP)

Last night was extremely difficult for me.
Seeing those Israelis in Cyprus cleared of rape (but guilty of plenty of other stuff) wearing kippot and giving thanks to God for “saving them” made me ill. Part of my reaction was based on what they did. Part of my reaction was based on what they represent.
A quick background on the story:
 A couple of weeks ago, 12 Israelis vacationing in Cyprus were arrested for sexually assaulting (raping) a British tourist. Since then, this woman has retracted her charges and is being charged with placing a false complaint. Having said that, there is no dispute that many of these teens had sexual relations with her, filmed the action, and sent the video out on social media. Anyone wanting to read more about the sordid story can do so here.

Max Berger Self Hating Jew Works For "Pocohantos"

Max Berger, now an aide to Elizabeth Warren, organized and participated in anti-Israel protests and compared IDF anti-terror ops to pogroms.

Days after Israeli ground troops entered the Gaza Strip in 2014, following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens at the hands of Hamas terrorists, a group of far-left millennial Jews gathered to plan a public protest of the military operation.

The new group, which called itself IfNotNow, discussed a public demonstration in front of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, an establishment Jewish umbrella group.

Max Berger was one of the planners who urged them to take it a step further: The protesters should get arrested at the Presidents’ Conference headquarters in New York, he suggested. And they should recite kaddish, the traditional Jewish mourner’s prayer, for Israelis and Arabs who had died in the fighting.

When the protest took place, on July 28, 2014, that’s what they did. Berger was one of nine Jews arrested in the Presidents’ Conference building.

Monday, July 29, 2019

No excuses for remaining outside the land! Parshas Mattos ....And The Birth of Bnei Brak

Gleaned from the works of Harav Avraham Yitzchok Kook z"l 

Moses’ rage was palpable. “You have risen in your fathers’ places as a band of sinners!” (Num. 32:14).

When the tribes of Gad and Reuben petitioned not to cross the Jordan River and enter Israel proper, Moses denounced the proposition and lashed out at them. “Why are you trying to discourage the Israelites from crossing over to the Land that God has given them?”

We can certainly understand Moses’ anger and frustration. But this incident took place not long after he was punished for berating the people at Mei Merivah. When he snapped at the people, “Listen now, you rebels!” (Num. 19:10), God informed Moses that he would not be leading the Jewish people into the Land of Israel.

We similarly find that the prophet Isaiah was punished for his harsh criticism when he lamented, “I live among a people of unclean lips” (6:5).

Yet there is no indication that Moses was wrong in his scathing response to the tribes of Gad and Reuben. What was different?

The Rotten State of Orthodoxy

by Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll
Jaskoll is a writer and an activist. Cofounder of She loves her people enough to call out the nonsense. See her work at

Men's access to the grave of Rabbi Yosef Caro zt"l, in Tsfat, Israel. The men are able to draw close enough to even kiss the grave. (Laura Ben David)
If a picture speaks a thousand words, these images scream volumes. Taken a few weeks ago in the ancient cemetery of Tsfat, they show two sides of the same grave. Rav Yosef Caro zt”l was a mystic, and the author of the Shulchan Aruch, among other works. Thousands come to pray at his graveside. Some have total access to the monument. They can touch it, kiss it, cry on it. Others can talk to the wall behind it.
Women’s ‘access’ to the same grave, from behind a wall. They are unable to even see the grave, let alone approach it, or touch it. (Laura Ben-David)

I cannot think of a better pair of images to illustrate the state of Orthodoxy today, where there is one open accessed reality for men, and one increasingly restrictive reality for women. 

Meah Shearim Guy Punctures Tires of the Guy Who Delivers Chareidie Newspapers While Wearing His Shtrimal

אחת ההתנכלויות למחלק העיתונים  (צילום: באדיבות המצלם)

This guy who calls himself "Duvid" was already caught puncturing tires of Chareidie Newspaper Deliverymen, 4 times!
But the courts released him again...

Taliban Women in Yerushalayim

Sunday, July 28, 2019

All Israeli youths accused of rape detained in Cyprus released .... .."Victim" Arrested For False Charges !

Cyprus police Sunday released from detention seven Israelis and said the British teenager who accused them of gang rape would face court on suspicion of making a false allegation.

"All seven Israelis have been released, since 10:00 am," police spokesman Christos Andreou told AFP.
"The young woman will be taken to court tomorrow morning (Monday)," he added.
Earlier, a police source said the British teenager had been arrested.

"She is facing charges of giving a false statement over an imaginary offence," the police source told AFP.
Initially, the 19-year-old woman had alleged that 12 Israelis gang raped her at the hotel where she was staying in the popular Ayia Napa resort on July 17.

The young Israeli tourists were remanded in custody the next day. But hours before their second appearance in court five of them were released and sent home late on Thursday.
The remaining seven had their remand order renewed for another six days on Friday. None had been charged, and both hearings took place behind closed doors because some of the suspects were minors.

Ayia Napa is a magnet for younger tourists attracted by its party reputation and white sand beaches.
Britain is the island's biggest tourist market with around 1.3 million of its citizens travelling to Cyprus every year while nearby Israel is also becoming a key source of visitors.

When Ben-Gurion Blessed Someone That He Should Be Successful in Bringing Up His Children & Grandchildren with "Torah & Good Deeds"

When Ben Gurion turned 80 years old, he received thousands of good wishes from all over the world, but there was one in particular, that he cherished the most.

Yaakov Guthertz was lucky to get an "aliyah" to the Torah on Yom Kippur of 1966, in a shul in Herzliyah...... the minhag of that shul as is in most shuls in the world is that the one who  receives an aliyah get an opportunity to make a "Mee She'beirach" where he also pledges to donate to the shul or other holy institution.

Yaakov Guthertz asked the gabbai of the shul to make the "Mee She'beirach" in honor of Ben Guion's 80th birthday and pledged a considerable amount of money in honor of the first Prime Minister of Israel.

When Ben Gurion, who was convalescing in Haifah, heard about this from Emanuel Harusie, a prominent author, Ben Gurion wrote a letter thanking Yaakov Guthertz for the "Mee She'beirach" and subsequently wished him among other blessings that he should have nachas of his children and grandchildren and that he merit to be successful 
לגדלם לתורה ולמעשים טובים
"in bringing them up to Torah and good deeds!"

Below is the letter in Ben Gurion's own handwriting 

Loose translation:
"The well known writer Emanuel Harusie wrote me, that you received an aliyah to the Torah last Yom Kippur, and after the blessing, you made a "Mee She'beirach for me pledging a considerable amount of money in  honor of my 80th birthday.

I received thousands of good wishes from all corners of Israel and its outlying areas.
 I will not say that any of these wishes were in any way less in my eyes ... in fact I appreciate each and every blessing.
But I was totally blown away when Emanuel Harusie told me about what you did.

I am therefore sending you my deep gratitude and sincere blessing that you derive much nachas from your children and grandchildren that you be successful in bringing them up in Torah and good deeds.

Our complete independence and redemption has yet to be completed ... and the work to achieve that, is still great before each and everyone of us, be he old or young, and we must therefore exert effort in achieving those goals and make Israel worthy of the prophesies of  the Prophet Yeshayahu the son of Amotz:
"I will set you for a covenant to the people, for a light to the nations"

With best regards,
D. Ben Gurion, Nof Yam "

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Could You Repeat That Question....... Pleeeeeze!

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg Calls Her 7-Year-Old "Non-Binary"

This freak of nature who calls herself a rabbi, will leave the nature of her child's gender, for her child to decide!

She was named in the year 2010, one of the 50 most influential women rabbis by The Jewish Daily Forward. 

Chabad Guy Becomes a Frum Grandmother

After Shabbat dinner, a guest asked to speak to Yaakov Smith in private before leaving.
“That was an amazing act you performed for us tonight,” the man said, cryptically. “Take care of yourself.”
Smith managed to stay composed — but in that moment, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish father-of-six’s head began to spin.
“In that moment, I sensed my problem was becoming visible on the outside,” the former yeshiva teacher, now named Yiscah Smith, tells The Post. “I thought I had done a good job of hiding my secret until then.”
Nearly three decades after that fateful encounter at the family home, Smith, 68, is the subject of the upcoming film “I Was Not Born a Mistake,” about her transition from a Chabad man to an observant grandmother of 18.
The documentary, showing at film festivals starting this fall, chronicles Smith’s childhood on Long Island through life as a married scholar in Crown Heights — and her eventual gender transition in 2004.
“I never thought it would be this amazing,” says Smith, now divorced.

The Flustered Mueller Couldn't Have Written His Report... Had No Clue What Was Written Inside

Among his talents, Donald Trump has a special gift for driving his detractors so crazy that they do really stupid stuff. The decision by Democrats to force Robert Mueller to testify before Congress is Exhibit A.
Bumblin’ Bob was a train wreck of epic proportions. The fallout is immediate, starting with this: impeachment is no longer an option.
It had a slim chance before Wednesday’s painful slog and no chance after it.
Mueller was that bad, seemingly hard of hearing, often confused and contradicted himself several times.
The Dems’ fantasy of having him breathe life into his report backfired.
His dismal performance killed any possibility that his 450-page tome could serve as a road map for overturning the 2016 election and driving Trump from office.
Although Mueller’s general demeanor was disturbing, it was also instructive. He did not project the mental and physical vigor of someone capable of leading the complex two-year probe into Russian meddling, possible Trump collusion and obstruction of justice.
More likely, the 74-year old former FBI director was something of a figure-head for an investigation that was carried out by the team of zealots he ­assembled.

3,500-Year-Old Staircase Reveals Grand Dimensions of Ancient Palace in Northern Israel

I'm disappointed .... no elevators?

A recently uncovered ancient staircase at the Tel Hazor archeological site in Northern Israel, the largest biblical-era site in the country, hints to the grandiose palace that once stood at the site, used by the Canaanite kings of Hatzor.
The staircase, preserved in excellent condition, is 4.5 meters wide and consists of at least seven stairs made from wide basalt slabs. The staircase was part of a palace located at the entrance to an ancient Canaanite town of Hazor. The palace is estimated to have housed the king of Hazor, who ruled over a large area in northern Israel.
Excavation director Prof. Amnon Ben-Tor, of the Institute of Archeology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, commented on the findings that “when discussing biblical sites, the staircase that was found shows once again that there are other biblical sites, and then there is Hazor.”
Dr. Shlomit Bachar, a researcher on the site, explained the significance of the staircase for the accumulative knowledge about the Hazor site.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Mueller Comes Across Dazed, Weak and Confused in Congressional Hearing

'Disoriented' Mueller's stumbling responses to questions during blockbuster hearing leave social media concerned the special counsel seems a 'confused old man' 

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller was frequently tripped up and forced to ask lawmakers to repeat their questions during his rapid-fire questioning on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, though he reportedly prepared at length for the hearings.
At one point, he even said he wasn't familiar with Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the controversial anti-Trump dossier.
The longtime lawman was known to be reluctant to testify, having made clear he would largely stick to the boundaries of his original report. He reiterated Wednesday that his testimony before House committees would be based on the text of his report on Russian election interference and potential obstruction of the investigation.
But that didn't stop a barrage of detail-rich questions that seemed to throw off the usually stone-faced investigator.

7-Year-Old Girl R”L Killed After Closet Falls On Her in Kiryas Yoel

Tragedy struck Kiryas Joel on Tuesday afternoon, after a child was killed in a horrible incident.
It happened on Tuesday afternoon at around 3:00PM at the Bais Rochel School on Israel Zupnik Drive, when a closet reportedly fell on top of a 7-year-old girl.
Kiryas Joel Hatzolah Paramedics rushed to the scene and worked on the child, doing everything they could to save her life.
She was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital, but was unfortunately Niftar upon her arrival at the hospital.
The NY State Police is currently at the school conducting an investigation.

The Real Story Why FAT NADLER hates Trump! Jealousy!!

Rep. Jerry Nadler will be President Trump’s chief tormenter at a Robert Mueller hearing in Congress today. Remarkably, it is a continuation of a Trump-Nadler feud that goes back four decades.

An early dispute even figured into the October 1980 meeting between New York’s Democratic Mayor Ed Koch and Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan. 

 A top aide to Koch at the time writes to say he was there and that the mayor “made a strong case for $100 million for the Westway project, which would have buried the unsightly West Side Highway underground and provided a new park and development. 
Reagan agreed to the proposal after he became president.”
But Westway was never built, thanks in large part to Nadler, then an assemblyman.
 “Nadler killed the appropriation, mostly because he thought it was part of Trump’s plan to develop housing along the Hudson River, which he opposed,” the Koch aide says. 
“Trump eventually built his buildings anyway, made a lot of money, and New Yorkers lost a park.”

"Little Belzer Shmoiger" Naftuli Moster's Public Schools Will Now Focus Mainly On Thrashing "Whites" ... No Longer Interested In Teaching Math, English & Science

Hey Belzer Shmoiger!
So you want the Yeshivois to teach that "Shvartzers" are superior?
Are you concerned that the goyim won't get an education now ...?
Are you just interested in harassing "heimishe" moisdois???
Start with the public schools first! 

City kids are struggling with basic math and English— but a new Department of Education curricular initiative focuses instead on racial privilege and activism, The Post has learned.
Pushed by Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, the “Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education” program will require schools to “identify and interrupt policies and practices that center historically advantaged social/cultural groups and lead to predictable outcomes of success or failure for historically marginalized students.”
“The simplistic narrative that is being peddled is white privilege,” said Maud Maron, president of Community Education Council 2.
“What’s confounding about this proposal is that it doesn’t acknowledge the successes of students doing well in New York City public schools and instead identifies it as problematic white privilege,” she added,

Jewish New York City Opthamologist Killed in Crash; Had Office on Ave J Flatbush

Dr. Mark Lebowitz was killed in an auto accident on Monday morning.
Dr. Lebowitz had a large practice in Brooklyn as well as being in charge of the Brooklyn Eye Surgery Center on Avenue J in Flatbush, with 35 ophthalmologists. He was responsible for running it.
Dr. Avishai Neuman, an anesthesiologist, who knew him well, Said: “He was a highly decorated ophthalmologist in terms of his skills.  Mark was a true pokayach ivrim – he restored people’s vision – after cataract surgeries, and other issues – he is there to make sure that they see.”
Dr. Neuman continues, “He was ranked at the top of his field. He was a very down-to-earth and approachable person. He was a true humble giant – a real mensch.”

Chani Neuberger, Bais Yaakov Graduate Appointed As NSA Cybersecurity Directorate

The National Security Agency announced Tuesday it is creating a new Cybersecurity Directorate, which will “unify NSA’s foreign intelligence and cyberdefense missions and is charged with preventing and eradicating threats to National Security Systems and the Defense Industrial Base.”
The new directorate — which will become operational on October 1 — is to be headed up by Anne Neuberger, who has been leading the NSA’s Russia Small Group.
In her new position, Mrs. Neuberger, who worked in the private sector before joining the Defense Department and is from Brooklyn, N.Y., will be one of the highest-ranking women at the NSA since Ann Caracristi was named deputy director in 1980.
She has been with NSA for close to 10 years. Neuberger has helped establish U.S. Cyber Command, served as chief risk officer, and is currently an assistant deputy director at NSA. Prior to her time at NSA, Neuberger was the deputy chief management office at the U.S. Navy.