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Help Reprint Sefer Hadras Ponim Zokon!

The 3rd edition of Hadras Ponim Zokon is out-of-print and to enable the publication of an expanded 4th edition of this celebrated sefer (of approximately 1,150 pages), financial assistance is needed.

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In accordance with the Rebbe’s vision for this sefer*, Hadras Ponim Zokon is sold below cost to make it affordable to talmidei yeshiva and many seforim are donated to libraries of yeshivos and shuls and gifted to Rabonim and Roshei Yeshiva. The need for financial support for its publication is thus significant.

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  • “The goal of your sefer is that through reading it, people will be more scrupulous with the prohibition of removing the beard and will realize how critically important it is to grow it. To this end, it is imperative that it actually be published and distributed” (Igros Kodesh, vol. 32, p. 133). “It is customary when printing sefarim such as this to provide a discount to yeshiva students, and to publicize that you are doing so.”

Cousins Separated During Holocaust Reunited 75 Years Later

When the Nazis invaded Romania during World War II, Simon Phippen was eight years old and his cousin Morris Sneh was ten years old. The cousins, who were also close friends, were forced to part when each of their families fled for their lives from their hometown of Iași, a Mako report said on Sunday. This past weekend, Simon and Morris, together with their children, met in Israel for the first time in 75 years. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room when the cousins embraced.

BDE: Rabbi Shmarya Katzen, 76, OBM

With great sadness we report the passing of Rabbi Shmarya Katzen OBM, a longtime resident of Crown Heights and teacher in Lubavitcher Yeshiva. He passed away Sunday, the 22nd of Elul 5779. Updated with Levaya information.

Israel to Cut Power Supply to PA Over Unpaid Debts

Israel’s national electricity company said Sunday it was cutting power to parts of the Palestinian Authority due to outstanding payments amounting to nearly $483 million. The Israel Electric Corporation said it was owed 1.7 billion shekels in debts from the main power distributor for Palestinian Authority-controlled towns in Judea and Samaria, which is based in eastern Jerusalem.

BDE: R’ Zev Sirota, 90, OBM

With great sadness we report the passing of R’ Zev Sirota, OBM, of Kiryat Malachi/Crown Heights. R’ Zev was the son of the Chosid R’ Mordechai Sirota of Tashkent. He passed away on Shabbos the 21st of Elul 5779. Updated with Levaya and Shiva information.

8:00pm: Special Rosh Hashana Edition: Can We Call G-d a “She”? If the Torah Forbids Tattooing Because One’s Body Belongs to G-d, Why Is Ear Piercing Allowed?

The topics in this week’s 278th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: Chassidus Applied to Rosh Hashana 5780; Since the Amount of Our Income Is Determined on Rosh Hashana, Does It Make Any Difference How Many Hours We Invest in Work? Can We Call G-d a “She”? If the Torah Forbids Tattooing Because One’s Body Belongs to G-d, Why Is Ear Piercing Allowed? Should Women Be Drinking L’Chaim? Was the Creation in Tishrei or in Nissan?

Video of the Day

Rabbi Kalman Weinfeld of the OK Kashrus and Rabbi of Manhattan Beer, came across a Jewish man by the name of Avrohom Massry, with an unusual instrument called an oud while picking up a couch to help furnish a newlyweds apartment.

Two Jewish Brothers Shot In Montreal

Two Jewish brothers were shot in an attempted murder in Côte-St-Luc, Motzei Shabbos. According to Montreal police, the incident occurred shortly after 10:00PM near the intersection of Mackle Road and Eldridge Ave. Police say someone rang their doorbell, and opened fire when the door was opened. (Updated)