Have Questions or Comments?
Leave us some feedback and we'll reply back!

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Phone Number)

    In Reference to

    Your Message

    Speak Your Vues


    To the Wonderful Members of Flatbush Shomrim

    Safety Patrol: To everyone who reads this, there are not

    enough words to express my gratitude to you all.

    On the morning of April 25,2019 you responded to a

    call on East 4th Street of a missing elderly woman with

    dementia. That woman was my mother. Within minutes

    you quickly responded when I reached out you. You were strangers who

    didn’t care of my religion or my race and knew nothing

    of my family and yet, you did not hesitate and came to my help. Every time I

    turned another Shomrim member was here to support, passing on information

    and making every effort to find my mother. Your patience, concern and determination

    reassured me she would be found. And she was. Safe and surrounded

    by you all with care and compassion. What can I say, except

    Thank you! I want everyone to know what a true blessing the

    Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol members are for our

    community. With deepest appreciation,

    Teresa Gentile

    Editor’s Note: Well said! We are proud of the Flatbush

    Shomrim Safety Patrol and all the good they do.



    Dear Editor: In 1947 Rabbi Taub, better known as the Kaliva Rebbe, migrated to Cleveland, Ohio. A little picture

    of this city Cleveland: There was a major influx of Jews from Hungary, Romania,

    Czechoslovakia and neighboring countries there. They came from wonderful homes and greatest yeshivos

    with the biggest Roshei Yeshiva. These people came directly from the furnaces

    and camps of Treblinka, Auschwitz and many more and left their whole families

    and towns burned and destroyed. They themselves had totally given up their backgrounds,

    religion and R”L Hashem. In Cleveland, where they ended up, they

    had nothing. Just Democracy, Freedom of Religion

    and free education. They built homes sending their children to the local public

    school, Heights High. This public school had no school on Rosh Hashana and Yom

    Kippur – that was their Jewish education! This great visionary saw

    all this and he understood their language and situation. He knocked on their

    doors and made a Kaliver Yeshiva in Cleveland. He brought his brother in law (his wife’s sister’s husband)

    Rabbi Yehosef Schonfeld (who lives today in Kiryat Herzog near Bnei Brak as their rav) to join him in the

    yeshiva. He brought another bochur from New York who was full of middos tovos

    and yiras shomayim that had also come from Eastern European camps to be

    a rebbi. His name is Rabbi Mordechai Seder. After Kaliver closed down, he went

    to New York to help open up the Belzer Yeshiva in Williamsburg. The Kaliver Yeshiva grew

    in many ways, saving souls and eventually families as they excelled in Yiddishkeit under the great Kaliver

    Rebbe. This man did not lose himself and did all he could to be one of those

    great giants who is responsible for today’s schools, yeshivos and Yiddishkeit on

    American soil. Yehi zichro baruch.


    Editors Note: Thank you

    for sharing with our readers a glimpse of this great Gadol.



    Dear Editor:

    THE PESACH PROGRAM that I attended was unfortunately not the wonderful experience I was

    hoping it to be. From the beginning there was no one to check you in or welcome

    you. My name was not in the computer. When I finally checked in there were no

    programs given out to what the schedule was for the day and when finally when they

    had a schedule it was sent on the phone rather then a printed copy. I had to request

    that it be printed out. The food in the dining room was simple and bad.

    They had buffet at 12 midnight which is very late to

    eat and not appreciated. The concert with MBD made you wait so long until he

    came out. I could go on and on but I will end here. I was extremely in shock for the amount of money that was

    paid. How disorganized! It was overall a very disappointing experience.


    Editors Note: I guess you win some and you lose some. Just remember staying at home is probably safest.



    Dear Editor:

    Will this anti Semitism ever stop? This Rasha Talib from congress blamed Israel for the Gaza crisis

    claiming that Israel is oppressing the Palestinians. The last I checked the Gaza is under the Hamas rule does

    that mean that Hamas is oppressing the Palestinians and Israel is being blamed as usual anti-Semitism. 

    Editors note: As much as things change they stay the same and yes the democrats are a bunch of antisemites.



    Dear Editor:

    The horrific shooting attack on the Chabad synagogue in Poway, California

    has generated a variety of responses and recommendations, from tolerance education to firearms

    instruction to increasing synagogue attendance as a show of defiance.

    Remarkably, however, one of the most obvious possible responses to anti-Semitic violence has been

    almost completely absent from the post-shooting dialogue: Aliyah. Immigration by American Jews to

    Israel has never been more than a trickle — typically 2,000 to 3,000 annually, less than one-fourth of one percent of the American Jewish

    community. In 2018 aliyah from the U.S. was actually down 5% from 2017.

    But that’s not surprising, because there has never been an instance, throughout history, when there was

    a substantial aliyah from a Jewish community that comfortable and prosperous and believed that they

    were physically safe. It goes against human nature. People vote with their feet. When they like a place, they stay there.

    Perhaps that’s part of the reason that there is so little discussion in America about aliyah. It seems so

    utterly unrealistic to expect many American Jews to ever take the idea seriously. Another reason it’s not widely

    discussed is that the very question makes many people uncomfortable.

    Zionists tell themselves that they are needed here in order to promote Israel’s cause. Orthodox Jews tell

    themselves that while living in Israel is Jewishly desirable, it is justified to remain in the U.S. in order to earn a living. And while those

    reasons may be valid on some level, they are nonetheless unsettling. And yet… and yet… And yet there

    is now another dimension to this issue that simply cannot be avoided.

    For the past three years, pundits, community leaders, and organizations such as the Anti-Defamation

    League have been reporting that anti-Semitism has been increasing very significantly. They all vehemently

    agree that it is reaching crisis proportions. The more dramatic among these commentators have

    begun warning that “it” could happen in America, after all. Well, if that is the case — and if the shooting attacks on the Pittsburgh and California synagogues illustrate

    that imminent danger — then shouldn’t we at least be talking about the option that Jews in imminent danger have always considered

    and often undertaken emigration to Israel? During the 1930s, as the dark storm clouds gathered on the Jewish horizon, the legendary Zionist leader

    Ze’ev Jabotinsky crisscrossed Eastern Europe, pleading with the Jewish masses, “Liquidate the Exile before

    it liquidates you.” The Jews of Germany and Poland tried to get to Eretz Yisrael on the eve of the Holocaust, but the British

    government — first under Neville Chamberlain’s leadership and later under Winston Churchill enforced

    the infamous White Paper of 1939 that kept them out. America in 2019 is not comparable to Germany in 1939. A lone anti- Semitic terrorist attacking a synagogue

    is not the same as an entire government — in fact, virtually an entire nation — waging a deadly war against Jews.

    I am not proposing that the Jews of Beverly Hills and Boro Park should be selling their houses and buying

    their plane tickets. What I am saying is that we should at least be talking about aliyah.

    We should be discussing both the positive and negative reasons for moving to Israel. We should be frank about the reasons we give our

    children for why we love Israel but live here. We should have a serious discussion about what traditional

    Jewish sources have to say about the subject. We should consider the

    implications of Pittsburgh and Poway. It’s time for aliyah to be part of the conversation.

    Moshe Phillips

    Editors Note: We need Moshiach ASAP.



    Dear Editor:

    Please note how over the past number of years the mainstream socalled “progressive” left has intensified

    its war against white men. Now

    even faint general praise of white

    men is deemed racist and condemnable

    by the left-wing goons who

    control the mainstream media and

    entertainment (i.e. Hollywood). The

    same racism label is automatically

    applied to anyone not proving support

    to any prominent non-white or

    non-male of the leftist persuasion.

    Editor’s Note: All minorities other

    than Jews are considered to be a protected

    class in this leftist mindset.


    Dear Editor:

    I don’t understand the outcome of

    the Mueller report. Seems like there

    was NO COLLUSION and dems

    moved on to obstruction of justice.

    So granted Trump was obviously

    hiding something, he wanted Mueller

    removed, etc., but if there was

    no crime how can there be justice of

    that crime to be obstructed?

    Editors Note: U.S. prosecutors can

    indict a ham sandwich — and win a

    conviction — if they’re so inclined.

    There are so many barely known

    laws that virtually every American is

    a criminal.


    Jeff* is a Brooklyn Jewish Xperience

    (BJX) student who was raised in a

    completely secular Jewish home. He

    is 26 years old. Jeff began his religious

    journey at BJX and slowly but

    surely began to commit to Mitzvah

    observance. Today, Jeff keeps Shabbos

    and Kashrus and is committed to

    only marrying a Jewish girl. Prior to

    his religious growth, it made no difference

    to Jeff whether he married

    Jewish or not. Incredibly, Jeff attends

    shiurim at least twice a week.

    None of these changes came easy.

    Each commitment was arduous,

    challenging and difficult.

    Jeff shared this amazing story with

    me this past Shabbos: “I was at BJX

    one Shabbos morning after I became

    Shomer Shabbos.

    Negative thoughts had been plaguing

    my mind. These persistent and

    relentless thoughts were dragging

    me down, emotionally and spiritually.

    I had not experienced this before

    and was at my wits end.

    I was experiencing real anguish and

    turmoil from these thoughts. It was

    then that I saw the person seated next

    to me garbing himself in a Tallis. A

    Tallis was something still foreign to

    me as I had only recently began to

    wear Tefillin. Something about the

    man enveloping himself in the Tallis

    struck me. For some inexplicable

    reason, I became smitten and intrigued

    by the holiness of the Tallis.

    I know this may sound bizarre but

    it was as if this magnetic force was

    propelling me to the Tallis.

    I found an extra Tallis. I felt a certain

    aura from the Tallis, as if it was

    a concealed light. Then I did something

    totally unnatural. My previous

    secular mindset would have scoffed

    at the idea of putting on a Tallis. I

    tried my best to imitate the way the

    guy sitting next to me out on his Tallis.

    I threw the Tallis over my head

    and allowed it to cascade over my


    Just as I wrapped myself in the Tallis,

    I felt different. All the negative

    thoughts disappeared. I felt liberated

    and free.

    I motioned to the fellow next to

    me that I must speak with him. I

    explained to him what happened.

    He said to me, it is written in the

    Torah, in he Parshah of Tzitzis that

    one should not allow his mind to go

    astray and have bad thoughts. He

    told me that is is explicitly written in

    the Torah that looking at Tzitzis (and

    Tallis) causes one to have an infusion

    of spirituality and to think about

    holiness. He said that the Talmud

    mentions that wearing Tzitzis can

    actually even save a person from sin.

    I now do something I never dreamt

    of before. I wear Tzitzis every single

    day. Ever since I began wearing Tzitzis,

    the negative thoughts have not

    returned. I am a different person.”

    A frum from birth person put on

    Tallis that morning in the BJX Beis

    Medrash. He’s been wearing Tzitzis

    his entire life and may have grown

    too accustomed to it. Little did he

    realize the great impact he would

    make upon a young man. It not only

    brought him faith and peace of mind

    but served as the catalyst for him to

    begin wearing Tzitzis every day.

    We have no idea of the power of

    our actions and the influence that

    our conduct carries. You never know

    who may be observing you and be

    inspired to change. You never know

    who may be sitting next to you and

    waiting to be ignited.