Baruch Hashem Rav Itamar Shwartz (author of Bilvavi and Da Es Atzmecha) and Tuvia Heller landed in NY this morning on an El Al flight, which went very smoothly. We had a successful day in Flatbush! Things are coming along nicely and everyone present in Flatbush was deeply affected by the Rav's deep, but personal teachings on menuchas hanefesh and how it relates to preparing for Shavuos.Part of the goal of the trip is to raise money to print sets of the Rav's peirush on Mesilas Yesharim for free distribution in schools/yeshivos/Shuls/seminaries in eretz Yisroel. Baruch Hashem we have raised/pledged about $9,900 out of our goal of $15,000. We are about 2/3 of the way there!Please help make the trip a success by coming to one of the shiurim in Monsey (Monday, tomorrow), Atlanta, Boro Park, Lakewood, or Far Rockaway/Woodmere. Full details at http://bilvavi.us/. Also, please either donate online (tax deductible) or mail a check made out to "Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh, Inc." to c/o Ben Wolf, 888 Cambridge Rd., Woodmere, NY 11598.We are getting closer so please attend and/or donate and help us reach our goal in helping be marbeh k'vod shamayim!Kol tuv,
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Brother Dixie has a reminder on his blog about the esteemed author of the Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh and Da Es Atzmecha series' visit to the United States in anticipation of Shavuos:Dixie Yid - Avodas Ha'Avodah: Monsey, NY - Bilvavi Mishkan Evneh Author Speaking...
In a follow up e-mail, Dixie wrote :
Elsewhere, Reb Ally has an important (and potentially life changing) announcement on his blog. Anyone who can help him is urged to do so; if you support Reb Ally, you are supporting the Torah!
Also, congratulations to Neil Harris on his successful completion of the Bike the Drive cycling marathon on behalf of Chai Lifeline. Go Neil!