Browsing All Posts published on »August 31st, 2008«

Story for Elul, the month preceding Rosh Hashana (thanks to Melinda Mindy Ribner)

August 31, 2008

0

The Maggid of Mezerith, the successor of the Baal Shem Tov, needed someone to blow the shofar for Rosh Hashanah. Many people wanted the honor of this mitzvah, so a time was set aside for auditioning. In preparation for the audition, the men went to the mikvah, studied kabbalah, fasted and gave charity. The Maggid […]

Story for Elul, the month preceding Rosh Hashana (thanks to Melinda Mindy Ribner)

August 31, 2008

2

The Maggid of Mezerith, the successor of the Baal Shem Tov, needed someone to blow the shofar for Rosh Hashanah. Many people wanted the honor of this mitzvah, so a time was set aside for auditioning. In preparation for the audition, the men went to the mikvah, studied kabbalah, fasted and gave charity. The Maggid […]

Salah al-Din Brigades training dozens of Palestinian kids to ‘fight the Jews and kill Jewish kids’

August 31, 2008

0

Gaza kids ‘training to kill Jews’ Eleven-year-old trainee: I’d rather die fighting the occupation than die at home from a missile. Islamic Jihad threatens to unleash ‘the fires of hell’ on Israel.

Minneapolis protesters subjected to massive, pre-emptive police raids

August 31, 2008

2

Massive, warrantless raids on peace protesters in Minneapolis, ahead of RNC