Monday, January 28, 2008


If you are sitting next to someone who irritates you follow these instructions:

1. Quietly and calmly open up your laptop case.

2. Start up.

3. Make sure the guy who is annoying you can see the screen.

4. Close your eyes and tilt your head up to the sky and move your lips like you are praying.

5. Then hit this link.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Lubavitch Messianist Wing Appealing Decision of State Supreme Court

New York's highest appellate court may soon find itself ruling on the battle splitting Chabad Lubavitch into two.

The case reached the New York Court of Appeals after the New York State Supreme Court ruled two weeks ago in favor of Agudas Chasedei Chabad, which had filed suit to halt activities by the messianist wing at the synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway, to object there activity including a banner which proclaims, "May our
master, teacher and rabbi, the King Messiah, live forever," and the frequent singing of a song with the same words.

State Supreme Court Justice Ira Harkavy ruled that since ACC are the legal owners of the property, they have the right to determine what activity is permitted there and who is permitted to enter.However, the messianist appealed, arguing that the question of who should be making decisions about internal synagogue affairs is none of the court's

Chabad on Mars

A very interesting cartoon appeared in various Jewish websites and blogs this past week. It depicts an astronaut in his space suit on planet Mars and next to him there is a Lubavitcher putting on Tefilin.

The caption of the cartoon is: "Chabad on Mars, just in case the first Jewish astronaut lands on Mars and hadn't put on Tefilin yet."

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Jeff Dunham - Amazing

This guy is great, you can see its real and not edited by looking at his neck when the terrorist talks.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Is The Lubavitcher Rabbi The Messiah? If You Answer Yes, You Can't Convert

This waz seen on vin:

If you believe that a dead man is the messiah, does that disqualify you from converting to Judaism?
Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), the last Lubavitcher Rebbe. An unofficially recognized section of Lubavitch Hassidim conceive of Schneerson in Messianic terms.
Chief Sephardi Rabbi Shlomo Amar will be asked to decide this weighty theological question and in the process pass judgment on thousands of members of the messianic stream within Chabad Hassidism who believe that Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who passed away in 1994, is the messiah.
About two weeks ago a young FSU immigrant to Israel, who was eligible for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return but was not considered Jewish according to halacha, appeared before a rabbinic court in Jerusalem to convert to Judaism.
He had become interested in Orthodox Judaism through Chabad and was learning in a Jerusalem yeshiva. He wore a hat, a suit and tzitzit and meticulously adhered to the commandments.
Prof. Binyamin Ish-Shalom, head of the Joint Institute for Jewish Studies, where the young man prepared for his conversion, said that the rabbinic court, impressed with the high level of adherence exhibited by the young man, was on the verge of converting him.
"Suddenly, one of the rabbinic judges asked him if he believed that the rebbe [Schneerson] was the messiah," recounted Ish-Shalom.
"He answered, 'Yes, that's what I've been taught,' or something like that. And that was it; at least one of the judges refused to convert him."
Ish-Shalom rejected the notion that believing the deceased Schneerson was the messiah constituted a form of forbidden worship.
However, a source in the State Conversion Authority said that at least two leading religious Zionist rabbis ruled that messianic Chabad was beyond the pale of normative Jewish belief.
"They [messianic Chabad Hassidim] attribute to him supernatural powers years after he passed away. That is not Judaism. It's something else."

This is absurd, wat does someones personal beliefs have to do with anything!?

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

For Sale is now for sale, contact me for more info.

KYO Restaurant Update

By: Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech

Monsey, NY - KYO Restaurant has successfully served the kosher community in
Monsey for over six years. It has enjoyed great popularity, drawing a
sophisticated clientele from all over the tri-state area.

The restaurant has always been supervised by an eminently reliable kosher
certification and has maintained impeccable kosher credentials.

The recent change of mashgiach had occasioned some questions in the community,
which were addressed by the rav haachshir, and the kashrus of the establishment
had not been affected. In light of the concerns expressed, however, the rav
haachshir felt that the needs of the community could be best served by having
the kashrus of the establishment overseen by a local rav.

At that point, I was contacted by the rav haachshir to assume the hashgachah, so
as to ensure the success of the restaurant and its hashgachah.

I have agreed to undertake this project at the express request of the previous
rav haachshir, as well as many prominent rabbonim in Monsey. These rabbonim,
from all segments of the Orthodox community, felt very strongly that the
restaurant is an important asset to the community and should be supported, both
in terms of kashrus and by the community.

As such, they have given me their support in providing the kosher certification,
for which I am very indebted. I have also taken the opportunity of adding
additional safeguards to the hashgachah, including camera surveillance, and
ensuring that the mashgiach is insulated from financial issues from the owner.

In summation, I am very satisfied with the kashrus at the restaurant, and I am
confident that the community will continue to be well served by the restaurant.


My 50-something year old friend Nancy and I decided to introduce her mother to the magic of the internet. Our first move was to access the popular "Ask Jeeves" site, and we told her it could answer any question she had. Nancy's mother was very skeptical until Nancy said, "It's true, Mom. Think of something to ask it."

As I sat with fingers poised over the keyboard, Nancy's mother thought a minute, then responded, "How is Aunt Helen feeling?"