Wednesday, July 9, 2014

החל גיוס המילואים לפיקוד מרכז ופיקוד צפון: אלפי אזרחים קיבלו צווי 8

IDF actively begins calling up 40,000 reserves for Operation Protective Edge

sign on the main entrance of the Yeshiva reads:
reserve soldiers meeting point

Approximately 40 current talmidim and Kollel members were called up for reserve duty yesterday.  The Yeshiva is proud to be a meeting point for reserve soldiers who received call ups for active duty. 

same signs by the Yeshiva's Torah Libary
Our thoughts and prayers are with Am Yisral and all of our soldiers, 
and we know your are as well.

מִי שֶׁבֵּרַךְ אֲבותֵינוּ אַבְרָהָם יִצְחָק וְיַעֲקב הוּא יְבָרֵךְ אֶת חַיָּלֵי צְבָא הֲגַנָּה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל
הָעומְדִים עַל מִשְׁמַר אַרְצֵנוּ וְעָרֵי אֱלהֵינוּ מִגְּבוּל הַלְּבָנון וְעַד מִדְבַּר מִצְרַיִם
 וּמִן הַיָּם הַגָּדול עַד לְבוא הָעֲרָבָה בַּיַּבָּשָׁה בָּאֲוִיר וּבַיָּם
 יִתֵּן ה’ אֶת אויְבֵינוּ הַקָּמִים עָלֵינוּ נִגָּפִים לִפְנֵיהֶם
הַקָּדושׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא יִשְׁמר וְיַצִּיל אֶת חַיָלֵינוּ מִכָּל צָרָה וְצוּקָה וּמִכָּל נֶגַע וּמַחְלָה וְיִשְׁלַח בְּרָכָה וְהַצְלָחָה בְּכָל מַעֲשֵׂה יְדֵיהֶם.‏

Monday, July 7, 2014

Yeshivat Har Etzion Ethiopian Leadership Program - "What Bracha Do You Make On Kolo?"

The Ethiopian Leadership Program at Yeshivat Har Etzion trains a select group of rabbis, educators and lay leaders to serve as a bridge between Orthodox Judaism and Ethiopian community practices.

As we near the end of the year, HaRav Mahbrato Solomon, Head of the Ethiopian Leadership Program (seated on the far right) observes a teacher giving a practice lesson.
In this class the teacher asked the following question,
"What Bracha Do You Make on Kolo?"

Kolo is the word for roasted barley. Dabo Kolo is eaten as a spicy crunchy snack made from wheat flour, but can also be made from tef flour (which is more commonly used to make Ethiopia's famous spongy flatbread, injera) or even chickpea flour.

The student teacher has brought in his mother's Kolo recipe with all of its listed ingredients to see if they figure out what bracha to make together!

Bein Kotlei HaYeshiva
Yeshivat Har Etzion
Gush Etzion

July 2014/Tamuz 5774