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Sunday 30th June 2019

Last class, last model for the year. Done with charcoal on paper that someone lent me. I may focus on charcoal for the summer.

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Friday 7th September 2018

Kabbalat Shabbat in Jerusalem amazes me

Watch this pre Shabbat program that took place down the road a bit at Beit Avi Chai

It’s still before Shabbat and I’m watching now. We did Shabbat prep at the Roza restaurant to rest up before all the Rosh Hashana cooking.

Maurin Nehadar and Maya Belsitzman are among my favorite performers.

https://www.facebook.com/BeitAviChai/videos/720458171631677/

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Thursday 15th August 2013
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Sunday 7th July 2013
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Saturday 8th December 2012
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Sunday 27th November 2011
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Sunday 27th November 2011
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Posted a new Fall schedule to be checked

Thursday 15th September 2011

Please review the fall schedule that runs from Chagim to Chagim, RH to Pesach. Let me know of any conflicting events and times that might change when we schedule things.

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First draft of the Shabbat calendar is ready to be checked over

Thursday 15th September 2011
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Tisha B'Av - Congregation Ohaiv Yisroel News

Monday 1st August 2011
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Tisha B'Av - Congregation Ohaiv Yisroel News

Monday 1st August 2011
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I’ve update the Shul’s website with the Tisha B'Av schedule and links to other information about Tisha B'Av from the OU, Chabad and from My Jewish Learning.

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Congregation Ohaiv Yisroel Newsletter posted

Thursday 23rd June 2011
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Thursday 23rd June 2011
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Thursday 23rd June 2011
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Thursday 23rd June 2011
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Wednesday 22nd June 2011
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Apps

Tuesday 21st June 2011

I’m looking for ways to use my iPad with my sites, like this one, more easily. Guess I’ll do a search.

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Congregation Ohaiv Yisroel News - Home

Friday 27th May 2011
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Schedules uploaded and site updated for Shavuot as well as this week. See our website at OhaivYisroel.com for all the details.

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Kiryas Joel, N.Y., Lands Distinction as Nation’s Poorest Place

Thursday 21st April 2011
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What’s not said is how simply the people live. The traditions are kept and not much else is taken from the environment, so the community is supported in a simple lifestyle.

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Matzah - Congregation Ohaiv Yisroel News

Sunday 3rd April 2011
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Rabbi Cohen has been talking about the way Matza is made. Here’s a couple of videos on the factory machines that are being used. See what he means by the sheets of Matza that are broken up to become the individual loaves in the box.

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Happy Purim! - Purim Sameach!

Sunday 20th March 2011

Enjoy some Purim music vids. Some of Ori’s work and some more.

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Purim!

Sunday 13th March 2011

Check our Purim page for schedule and other links - Purim Schedule

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Weather in Monsey

Wednesday 9th March 2011
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Using a French Press for Coffee on Shabbat | The Neshamah Center

Friday 4th March 2011

French press

WARNING: If you are not BOTH interested in the fine points of halacha (Jewish law) and a coffee drinker, you will no doubt find this post incomprehensible, irrelevant, or both.  But for the observant coffee drinkers out there — you might find this useful as a way to enjoy a better cup of coffee on Shabbat than instant!

If you want to make coffee using a French press on Shabbat, there are two issues to be concerned with: borer (sorting), and bishul (cooking).  We’ll treat them separately, the easier one first.

Borer, sorting, allows you to take the desired (coffee) out from the undesired (grounds).  With the French press, you are pouring out the good coffee, and it leaves the grounds behind.  Filter coffee is potentially problematic on Shabbat because it appears you are selecting out the bad instead.

Bishul is potentially an issue to be concerned with.  First, of course, you can’t boil water on Shabbat, for that is cooking; so you have to use water that comes out of your urn that was turned on before Shabbat.

The issue of concern is whether you are “cooking” when you put the coffee and water together.  My first thought was “ein bishul acher bishul” there is no cooking after cooking (you can’t violate “cooking” for something already cooked) and since coffee is roasted it’s cooked.  But there is a principle that “yesh bishul achar afiyah” there is cooking after baking, and coffee is roasted, hence baked not “cooked” which means with liquid.  Not everyone agrees that there is bishul after afiyah.  The Shulhan Arukh quotes both opinions without expressing an opinion (318:5); however, even if you go with the more stringent opinion that there is, this is still not an insurmountable problem. As long as you pour the water into the press first, and then add the coffee, it is a kli sheni, and generally speaking we hold you don’t have to worry about cooking in a kli sheni.

There are those who might be machmir and argue that since the coffee is “afiyah” (baked) it should count as “kalei bishul” easy to cook, and hence susceptible to cooking even in a kli sheni.  If you take that position, you would need to first pour the water into a different cup and then into the press so that it’s a kli shlishi.  I don’t hold with that opinion, however, since there are reasons to doubt whether there is bishul achar afiyah, and we have reasons to doubt whether roasting coffee makes it kalei bishul, there is no need to adopt both stringencies.

No need to suffer with instant coffee on Shabbat!

Reb Barry

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Congregation Ohaiv Yisroel News - Main News

Friday 18th February 2011

The newsletter and updates are posted to the Shul’s webpage. FYI

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KJ IEP Guidance

Thursday 17th February 2011

I’m setting up several shortened alternatives to get to my resources page for IEP Development. They include tiny.cc/kjiep and bit.ly/kj-iep and others. If these work, we’re set.

kjiep.findhere.org

Isn’t always working.

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Monday 31st January 2011
Check out the newest form at Journal.ohaivyisroel.con

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Ad Blank started. Where are my editors?

Sunday 23rd January 2011

The first draft is here. Tell me about any changes we should do.

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Got to work on Ad Blank for Shul Dinner

Sunday 23rd January 2011
Question is, do I have all the details right.

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Looking at Ruvain Rubin's work

Friday 21st January 2011
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Updating Shul News

Friday 21st January 2011
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Finger Painting on the Apple iPad from the live model David Kassan http://davidkassan.com

Wednesday 30th June 2010

Got to relearn to fingerpaint!

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Hold the Presses!

Thursday 22nd April 2010

Found another missing page. Adjust the Journal printout, and the printer will fix our Journal with the extra pages.

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Journal is done

Wednesday 21st April 2010
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Speakeasy - Speed Test

Wednesday 25th March 2009
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Calendar at 30Boxes

Monday 23rd February 2009
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Friday 30th January 2009
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Sunday 28th December 2008
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Sunday 28th December 2008
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Shul Schedules

Friday 19th December 2008
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