November 18, 2009

Mazel Tov

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 11:45 am

We just had a baby boy, the bris is this friday in Tzfat. I wish you all simchas!

October 18, 2009

Save us Hashem

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 6:51 pm

The talmud says, when you give charity to someone, you have to support then in the level they are used too. If a currently poor man was used to lean meat, then we should collect charity to give him this. In the same way, one could say that our generation is spoiled & shouldn’t complain when previously, others worked in sweat shops but we are like poor rich men who cannot live with the current economic restrictions, therefore, we ask Hashem to answer now & provide us with what we are used to. How can we study Torah like this?

We are not the generation strong enough to eat bread with water. We shouldn’t have to prove that we are. In the times of Moshiach, our test of just keeping shabbos, kosher & prayer is enough. Hashem should see this and have mercy. There are thousands & thousands of soldiers in Hashem’s army fighting every day to glorify His name. The spiritual … Read Morechassidim, the strong litvachs, the fighting baal teshuvah. Hashem’s army is the greatest in the world, now we just ask He feeds them & shelters them. Nobody should have to worry every day if their home will be foreclosed & if they can feed their children tomorrow. It is enough already that our Rabbis, Rebbes have created such an willing army in our generation to sacrifice their being for Torah. Now we must turn and ask that all our people have provisions to continue!

THIS YEAR WE HAVE BOTH!

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 3:34 pm

May Hashem add 3 years to all of our lives for the stress and anxiety we have endured during this recession. It says that there will come a time when there won’t be a famine for bread or water but for the words of Torah. THIS YEAR WE HAVE BOTH! …May Hashem see it is enough & answer the cries of His people and the world providing jobs, money with ease so we can quench our thrist for Torah!

September 18, 2009

HAPPY ROSH HASHANAH MY FRIENDS!

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 2:42 am

HAPPY ROSH HASHANAH MY FRIENDS! If you get lonely, if you start to dispair, just remember that I am thinking about you here in Tzfat, Israel for Rosh Hashanah and I am praying for you. I LOVE YOU & I DO CARE!

August 12, 2009

Making aliyah? Ask real people!

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 10:56 am

I must say it. Certain aliyah to israel organizations are sending Americans to cities that they would never like, fit in or should consider. Do they do this because they get money rebates? Who sends an orthodox jew to carmiel to live when there is no… community? Who sends an american to chatzor which has no americans & only has a Gerer Chassidic group? Who sends a jew to Kiryat shemonah which is were most rockets land during any lebanon/hisballah problems. Please ask advice before making aliyah, NOT FROM THESE ALIYAH ORGANIZATIONS but American Jews that live in israel.

July 16, 2009

Selling my home in Tzfat

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 4:06 am

I am selling my apartment in Tzfat if anyone wants to buy a home in israel for themselves or as an investment. 2 Minutes from Mikvah ari, 15 feet from where all the kabbalah was taught by the Ari. I”m still staying in safed, don’t worry:)

May 31, 2009

Rochel’s Life Coaching service

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 4:44 pm

My wife is now doing Life Coaching online. All who want to take advantage of this great service email her at rochelfaiga@yahoo.com. Also check out her blog for more info.

April 14, 2009

3 day Yom Tov

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 1:44 pm

Here in Israel we celebrate one day of yom tov. I don’t know how you guys to it, 3 day yom tov’s. Just move to Israel, its easier! Have a great, relaxing Yom Tov my friends!

April 8, 2009

Birchas Hachama

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 8:15 am

It was a very moving ceremony here in Tzfat this morning. You could feel the realness of this occasion of the sun. We all blessed Hashem and praised him, recited the blessing and then danced. 28 years ago, I vaguely remember doing the same from the back of our home with my father.

March 9, 2009

Purim & Repentance

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 6:49 pm

Today is not just a day to drink and be merry. It is a day to make a real change in ourselves. A day of Yom HaKiPURIM, one of the greatest days of forgiveness for the entire year. We must therefore, try with all our strength to put our sins behind us and make a new beginning.

February 16, 2009

Who are you having for Purim?

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 1:20 am

If everyone we invited accepts, we will have about 30 people for purim suida this year. Should you be a bocher, we might be able to slip you in. My purim parties have become a bit famous around the American locals. So what do I drink this year that I can find in Israel that can equate to the expensive Bookers Burben that was gifted to me last year?

February 9, 2009

Happy T’BShevat

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 2:05 am

I would like to wish everyone a happy T’BShevat, the new year for trees and plants. It is tradition to eat new fruits tonight and tomorrow and say the blessing Shechinyanu.

January 30, 2009

Current Events, yeah or nay

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 2:44 am

I have a lot to say on current events and quite an opinion. It is difficult to decide if this is the place for such discussions. Ive been told that people like my site and blog because I don’t voice political opinion but keep things pure. At the same time though, it is on peoples mind and everything has to do with the torah. My opinion could be important since the blog is quite popular but political and current events is also a place to get lost in and forget Hashem. Too much serious talk here about the site and Torah does get a bit boring for some which is why I like to come out with a mix from time to time.

January 21, 2009

Obtomistic on Obama

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 1:57 am

It is important in life to keep optimistic and positive so I hope this new beginning for America with Obama turns out good. Certainly America is excited and this is important towards its economic recovery. As far as Israel goes, Jews are used to fighting alone anyways without national support. May Hashem protect the Jewish nation in all corners of the world.

January 8, 2009

Hezballah Attacks North

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 11:21 am

I am not suprised about the attack on the north from Hezballah. I had asked my wife to pack an emergency bag last week and I have kept the car with fuel to be ready. After the last war in which my family stayed in Tzfat the entire time while being bombing, I had some regrets. My wife and I are not scared of rockets, in fact, I was at the Ari Mikvah during a baraige of dozens of rockets but I wouldn’t put my family through it again. My children now are much older and I don’t want them to learn at 7,5,3,1 that the world is tuff place. Then again, I am living in the Middle East, they probably understand more about it then I do from their schoolmates.
I do not feel this is the last we will hear from Hezballah and hopefully the army will realize not to withdraw from Gaza after this latest news from the north.
Everyone I have talked to who left their homes last war regretted it because staying away as guests in someone elses home with kids is more difficult then rocket fire. At the same time, for me, being brave as a family through one war is enough. Though the truth is, my wife wants to stay and I am not one for cramming into someone elses house. We will have to find some money for a hotel maybe.
I ask Hashem to look down upon us with forgiveness that we in Israel should not have to suffer.