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1) Last Shabbos (Parshas Shlach), Harav B. Hamburger spent Shabbos at KAYJ to the delight of our mispallelim and neighbors who came out of curiosity. He spoke in shul between Kabbolas Shabbos and Ma'ariv, and mentioned that Harav Shimon Schwab ZTL instructed him that the new Ashkenaz shuls in Eretz Yisro'el should try to re-establish the pre-Holocaust minhogim of Frankfurt . In order to do this he needed the help of living connections to the Frankfurt Kehillo. Two of these people passed away last week. The first was Mr. Ya'akov Bar Or (Breuer) who recorded many melodies and passed on many minhogim (examples brought - Hollekreisch, melody of Av horachamim, and the minhogim of Seifer Aftartoh). The second was Mr. Gavri'el Eric Freudenstein (from Riverdale), who loved our mesouroh so much, and gave plenty of information on minhogim (example brought - the different minhogim of washing the hands of the couhanim before Birkas Couhanim). Shet'hei nishmosom tzruroh bitzrour hachayim. Rav Hamburger concluded that KAYJ is a live continuation of the mesouroh they passed on.
Next Rav Hamburger talked about the special zchus we have in KAYJ, that Harav Yehudoh Gans Shlito has been inagurated to be the shul's Rov. Rav Hamburger talked about the importance of having a Rov in the shul, and tied it with the minhog of saying Mi shebeirach (while reading the Seifer Touroh).
2) The Shabbos shiurim of Harav Gans are available for the public in the announcements section in this forum, and can be seen at this link.
3) KAYJ's website, kayj.org [kayj.net], has a few new features that have been added. The front page now has a short description about the Kehillo. Another new feature is the detailed minyon timetable that now can be accessed in the minyonim page (www.kayj.org/minyanim.html) [www.kayj.net/schedule]. Many many thanks to R' Eliyohu Goldberg for his efforts.
We would like to thank Prof. Yisroel Aumann who put in the efforts to make sure the transliteration on KAYJ's publications is correct. We appreciate very much all of the time he put in.
Mazel tov to Harav Gans Shlito, for bringing his son's wimpel to shul.
Mazel Tov to R' Pinchos Sternfeld and his wife, on the birth of his first son. Mazel tov also to the grandparents, R' Michoel Kernberg and his wife.
Mazel Tov to R' Yitzchok Shmueli, for bringing his son's wimpel to shul.
Mazel Tov to R' Chaim Shmueli and his wife, on the birth of their grandchildren.
Refuoh shleimoh to Danny Verdoner, Doniel ben Leoh בתוך שאר חולי ישראל.
1. Join us on Pesach
On Shabbos and first day yom tov we will have the zchus to accommodate HaRav Yisro'el Gans Shlita (of Mattersdorf, father of our Rav). Whoever happens to be in Jerusalem - we will be very happy if you join us for Pesach.
On Shabbos morning Shacharis is scheduled for 5:05 (Vosikin).
On First day Yom Tov Shacharis is scheduled for 8:15 (Gr'o time).
On Chol Hamo'ed (Monday to Friday), Shacharis is at 7:30 (Adon Olam), Mincho at 6:50, followed by a shi'ur (every day by a different Rav), and after the Shi'ur Arvis.
And on the last day of Pesach Shacharis is at 7:25.
Attached is the list of the speakers on Pesach.
The location is 73 Nof Ramot. Please call 052-761-1890 for directions.
2. Ashkenaz forum
3. Pesach recordings are up
You can now hear in our site (at www.kayj.org/nusachproject.html) [www.kayj.net/nusach] a several Pesach melodies, including Tefilas Tal and Brach Doudi (Ge'uloh for Pesach). In the forum there are links to Addir hu and Allmachtiger Gott for Seder night (including the words), see this link forum.kayj.net/viewtopic.php?t=105
Chag Kosher Vesome'ach
By clicking on the links below, you will be able to hear the KAYJ radio interviews:
Preservation of Ashkenaz Music (Talkline Show 2007/05/16, 21.7MB)
Ashkenaz Choral Music (Mamash Radio 2007/11/11, 20.0MB)
1. KAYJ forum links Jews worldwide
We are happy to announce of a new page that has been added to our site - the KAYJ forum (www.kayj.org/forum) [www.kayj.net/forum]. In this page our visitors can write questions and answers about the nusach and the minhogim, vote on different requests, read about KAYJ and more, (it is moderated, so please read the instructions for posting on the forum).
Many many thanks to R' Eliyahu Goldberg (London) for putting up the page, and for all of the time, effort and resources he put in so that this page will work properly and nicely. At this time we would like to thank him again for making and hosting the site in general, תהי משכורתו שלמה מעם השם.
2. Mazel tov's
Mazel tov to R' Boruch Heinemann and his wife on the birth of a baby boy.
Mazel tov to R' Yitzchok Freund and his wife on the engagement of their daughter.
Mazel to to R' Chayim Shmu'eli (Samuel) and his wife on the engagement of their first granddaughter.
Mazel tov to R' Michael Friedman and his wife on the birth of a baby boy (Shlomo).
Mazel tov to R' Me'ir Erlanger and his wife on the birth of their grandson.
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