January 23, 2007

The Hard Facts

Filed under: Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 12:48 am

At this stage, I must begin to consider shutting down the sites due to a lack of funds and volunteers. The only way to save it would be to immediately have Jewish press coverage that would draw in a larger flow of financial supporters.


  1. All of the sites?!!!

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — January 23, 2007 @ 6:12 am

  2. For years I have made tuff choices for my family and instead of paying important bills, I have dumped endless money and time into the sites. It has all caught up on me now so I have to let it go or loose the little I have left. I could charge for access to all the Torah Videos and maybe survive but that would defeat their purpose to outreach and do kiruv. It is also against my principles to charge for Torah. Do you want to know why the site got hacked? Because I had to hire very cheap workers cause we have no cash flow.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — January 23, 2007 @ 8:18 am

  3. I ran out of budget before I could finish this.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — January 23, 2007 @ 8:26 am

  4. If it comes between the site and the family, then I hope you see to go with the family. If it is this serious, then you should not need think twice. you can always ressurect the site. You have helped so many people, it wasnt like it was for nothing.

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — January 24, 2007 @ 12:38 am

  5. The site and the quality people are part of our family and we want to keep it and see it grow. I just need a little miricle. The people who can help to dig a little deeper. Asa, we need more media coverage.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — January 24, 2007 @ 12:46 am

  6. remember the miracle at
    chanukah……………..HaShem hasn’t forgotten what you do for him, Reb M. Not all is lost. Don’t dispair. Pray Hard!!!! I am!!!

    Comment by kara — January 24, 2007 @ 1:13 am

  7. Dear R. Moshe, When G-d closes a door He opens a window. Asa Yitzchak is right. Your family is number one after HaShem and the websites you can always ressurect. Don’t despair. I keep you and your family in my prayers as well. Wish I were a multi-millionnaire like your current Israel gov. leaders are, but alas I am not. I am in a similar position to you and need to keep up on bills and food first. B”H you will get your answer soon to your prayers and I pray it will be soon and positive for you! Please leave your email address, if at all possible, so we (all of us) can at least all keep in touch with you if you should have to close your websites. Your friends around the world DO CARE! Thank you for all your hard work. It has helped many lives. May G-d Bless you and your family.

    Comment by Kathy — January 24, 2007 @ 9:42 am

  8. I am trying to hold on. Lets hope and pray the help I need to continue these projects comes. I bought a special map today which lists another 20 holy sites to visit and do a TorahVideo on. Lets hope I will be able to continue and use it.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — January 24, 2007 @ 10:53 pm

  9. Miracles are part of G-d’s architectural plan.

    Hafoch bah, hafochbah, d’ kulah bah…….!!!!
    A test is meant to elevate and reveal the innate potential of the person being tested.
    A test is always a choice at the upper limit of a person’s capacity. Passing the test actually changes the person. Potential becomes actualized.

    G-d doesn’t give us a test we cannot pass. When we fail our tests, it’s usually because we didn’t recognize the situation as a test in the first place.The key to recognizing a test is to remember that everything, everything, EVERYTHING, comes from G-d. G-d is the ultimate source of every occurrence, every financial loss, every traffic jam, every tantrum. Although humans have free will to choose between good and evil, what happens to any individual is determined by G-d.Rewards for tests are similar to prayers fulfilled. When G-d grants our prayer, it’s not because we have succeeded in convincing the Almighty to give us what we want. Rather, earnest prayer transforms us and makes us into bigger vessels, able to contain the blessings that G-d is always eager to bestow on us. Similarly, tests passed make us into bigger vessels, more able to contain even “supernatural” levels of Divine beneficence.
    Written by:
    Sara Yoheved Rigler

    Comment by kara — January 25, 2007 @ 2:19 am

  10. emunah, REb Bro!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by kara — January 25, 2007 @ 2:26 am

  11. well what is a miriacle? the sun is a miriacle nu? our bodies are miriacles, as we say in asheir yatzohr. Things we take for granted.

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — January 25, 2007 @ 5:30 am

  12. and what is being hacked? imean, what is there to hack? is someone posting things? is there dammage or unwanted guests?

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — January 25, 2007 @ 5:31 am

  13. I pledge to donate “time” to edit one page of your torah writing per day.

    I know it might not seem like much…. but after 3 months…

    I hope it helps. I wish I had something more tangible to offer.

    Comment by Jimmy — January 25, 2007 @ 6:28 am

  14. thanks Jim, I appreciate it and will take you up on this.

    I asked my wife tonight, “honestly, do you think I am a good businessman if I put my head into it”. Her response was without words but rather the nod of the head in a horizontal fashion. I replied, “so you think I should rather put my energies in prayer”? She smiled.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — January 25, 2007 @ 11:54 pm

  15. “Her response was without words but rather the nod of the head in a horizontal fashion”


    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — January 26, 2007 @ 3:28 am

  16. your wife has strong binah, reb bro!!!! prayers and miracles!!! and lots of emunah!!!! and lots and lots of horizontal shakes of the head and smiles!!!

    HaShem grins at you all the time!! He knows you well!!

    Comment by Kara — January 26, 2007 @ 5:55 am

  17. off the subject….you know what would would be really good right now……? a kosher buffalo burger!!! chargrilled!!! maybe a bison steak…………..can you smell it cooking? kosherbison.com has excellent bison meat. my stomach is rumbling now just writing about it!!! lol….be well all..i am off to dream of buffalo on a spit…….:^)

    Comment by Kara — January 26, 2007 @ 10:03 am

  18. I just made a small donation to you via PayPal for you to continue your work.

    Have you contacted Jewish websites about publicizing your site? I’m speaking of sites such as shamash.org or jewishculture.org. I could do some research for you if you would like.

    You mentioned that you need help editing, correct? I could help you with that if you wish. I have a degree in English and have also completed some post-graduate work.

    I am not Jewish, however. I am Catholic.

    Know that if indeed you must take your site down, it doesn’t mean forever. Right now your priorities must be your recovering son and your wife. Wives need care and tending as well as web sites do. I know this from experience as I left and divorced my husband after nearly 18 years of marriage when it became clear to me that he was not interested in me anymore. Work led him away from me or perhaps he was already lost to me and work was just an excuse to avoid me and problems at home. Anyway, take care and best of luck to you, your wife and your children.

    Comment by Lily — January 26, 2007 @ 6:18 pm

  19. I love bison meat…. yummmmm..

    Comment by Jimmy — January 26, 2007 @ 6:48 pm

  20. ready to bbq some kosher bison, Reb Mo?

    and you have some nice offers of help out there. HaShem is relling them in it seems.
    B’H!! for all help that is given!!!!

    Comment by kara — January 28, 2007 @ 2:44 am

  21. do you think maybe one day if you have the time and the money, you could make a video about massada? i will donate as usual for cause. i was just sitting here thinking of what went on at massada so long ago. i could actually hear the battle in my mind. wow!!! Be well, Bro!!!

    Comment by kara — January 28, 2007 @ 4:08 am

  22. woa ive been out of loop for a while, it seems topics shift strangley and back they come.

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — January 28, 2007 @ 11:56 pm

  23. ooooh! you re did the intro!

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — January 29, 2007 @ 4:03 am

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