Friday, May 14, 2010

Fw: Publicize Volunteer Job Opening, Please

Thank you

Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

From: yaakov simon <>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 21:44:33 -0700 (PDT)
To: Rabbi Moshe Goldberger<>
Subject: Publicize Volunteer Job Opening, Please

Dear Rabbi Goldberger, shlita

There's a website called that tries to encourage shmiras ainayim, prevent pornographic viewing online, and treat people addicted to pornography.  They try to push the male public to have an Internet filter and to not know the password to the filter (which can be used to change the settings on the filter to watch inappropriate material).  They recommend people typing a password impossible to remember and to send it to a "filter gabai" who will remember the password for them.  (The purpose of the password is to allow kosher, blocked websites to be accessed; no filter is perfect.)  They currently need a volunteer for this service.  Please note that many of the people who'd be requesting this service from them are pornography addicts who may consider getting rid of the filter because of the major inconvenience associated with the filter.  (Note: When they talk of requiring a 30-day sobriety, they mean of watching porn and acting out.)  Here's their ad:

Looking for an Assistant Filter Gabai


We are looking for an Assistant Filter Gabai to help with saving people's passwords for them, make remote changes (using remote accessing software, such as TeamViewer and ShowMyPC), and offer people filtering advice... If you are interested in being trained into the job, please be in contact with either me at or the filter Gabai at

This is a tremendous chesed for people, and one day (when we have more funds) we plan on expanding this service by offering a 24 hour hot-line for advice and help with filters, both in Israel and the U.S. (Who knows? If you start now, you might one day get a paid job to do this).

To qualify for this volunteer job, we need someone computer savvy, with some knowledge of filters, and with a mobile-device that gets e-mails (so he can respond to urgent requests). Also, you should be married and sober for at least 30 days (preferably 90 days).

Thank you!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fw: A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Z"L # 35(Dressing in Black, Why?)

Great Message

Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

From: "Avrohom Tikotzky" <>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 10:18:36 -0400
To: Rabbi Goldberger<>
Subject: A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Z"L # 35(Dressing in Black, Why?)

Tape 519 @ 1:23:32             Parshas Bamidbar 5770
This email is transcribed from questions that were posed to Harav Miller by the audience at the Thursday night lectures.
To listen to the audio of this Q & A please dial: 732-534-8868
Must all religious people dress like they are in mourning? Why should they all dress in black?
And the answer is, black is not a sign of mourning, black is a sign of nobility. They dress like an important person. Don't you know, many senators wear black homburg hats. They used to anyhow. Senators used to wear black homburg hats. It's a sign of importance. And so when Jews wear a black hat, it's a sign that they are "Mamleches Kohanim", it's a nation of important dignified people. And that reminds them that their behavior should be dignified. Now it doesn't mean that if you wear a white straw hat, that you are permitted to be undignified. Nevertheless, when people choose dignity in their garments, it has a very big effect, an unfailing effect on their character. Here is a tough Puerto Rican bum, and he is admitted to the police force. Because now they lowered all the requirements, you don't have to be 6 ft anymore, you can be a runt, you don't have to pass the police academy test. He failed all the tests, but, affirmative action, and he puts on a uniform. And now he stands on the street and is determined to enforce the law. And as he is twirling his baton, his club, he is looking for trouble makers. The truth is, some of these are better law enforcers than the white fellows. What makes the change? The uniform, clothes makes the man. Sartor Sartoris. There is a book on that subject. The clothes makes the man.

     And so, when you dress in a dignified way, you become dignified. And that's why it's always important for men and women to remember, dignity in clothing. I was walking on Kings Highway, and from a distance I saw a woman approaching. Now everybody on Kings Highway is naked, it's a naked street. I thought it was a Rebbetzin coming. So I saw she was wearing a Sheitel , a well styled Sheitel, and a nice long dress, nice sleeves. But when she came close, everything was all right except one thing, she was black. I was thinking, this black woman, is Mechayev (obligates) all the Jewish women. Because now Hakadosh Baruch Hu says, if she dresses decently, you the children of the Chosen People, what's going to happen to you. She is Mechayev them.

     We have to learn how important it is to be dignified in dress. That's what Hakadosh Baruch Hu wants at all times. And that's going to change a man's inner behavior, his mind is attuned to his externality.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

3 Basic Foundations

The Mishna , Sanhedrin 90 a teaches the 3 basics which one needs to believe in order to merit the world to come -
To believe in Hashem
To believe that He gave us His Torah from Heaven
To believe that He provides rewards & / punishments.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

True Success

What is the formula to merit the most of the World to Come ?

Humility & constant Torah Study.
Sanhedrin 88b
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thanking our Parents

The Rambam ( Mamrim ch. 5 ) teaches the law that if someone chas veshalam cursed a Parent , whether they are still alive or even after 120 , the sinner is put to death according to the Torah.
This teaches us how thankful we need to be always to our Parents who helped to give us life !

And we should not be waiting for Mothers day to express our heartfelt gratitude to our dear , beloved Parents.
May Hashem bless them always with good health , wealth , & nachas from all of us.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.