Saturday, May 27, 2017

V’hareinu - Rechnitz, Levine, Green & Shira - Music Video

This past March in honor of the 200th year anniversary of Mir Yeshiva, Noted philanthropist and composer Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz composed a new song titled “V’hareinu.” The song premiered at their dinner and was well received by the multitudes in attendance.

Before Shavuous, the song is being released with an accompanying video produced by Yochi Briskman. The song features the beautiful voices of Baruch Levine, Moishe Mendlowitz, the harmonious Shira Choir and the angelic child soloist, Avrum Chaim Green.

The lyrics describe the day when this golus will ultimately end, and with genuine joy, we will all return to the holy Bais Hamikdash going back to the days of all of its glory. The song hums along with beautiful scenery from Yerushalayim as all of our brethren are living a “torah” life in harmony. The words of this composition are actually a tefilla, as we constantly yearn for the rebuilding of the Bayis Shlishi , the most anticipated days when the Kohanim will return to their Avodah and the Leviim will harmoniously sing their heart stirring Shira, as the rest of Klal Yisrael return to the place they all belong together, in none other than the land of our forefathers which was promised to us, Yerushalayim Ir Hakodesh.

Composed by: Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz
Produced by: Yochi Briskman
Audio mixed by: Chaim Gottesman

Video Directed and Edited by:
Duvie Maryles | Revive Multimedia |
Special Effects: Yonasan Klafter
New York: MD Neumann
Los Angeles: Yoni Oscherowitz
Israel: Aviv Vana
Additional Old City Footage:

Friday, May 26, 2017

Blink and You'll Miss These Two Trains Passing Each Other

Blink and You'll Miss These Maglev Trains Passing Each Other.

Maglev is a transport method that uses magnetic levitation to move vehicles, without making contact with the ground. Maglev trains can get incredibly fast. The current record-holder got up to 375 mph. It might be a little bit before a new train can top that record, but there's any easy way to simulate what it would be like to have trains that go 400 mph and beyond: film a train going in one direction while standing on a train going the other way.

This footage is exactly that. Since the train Poncho was on was going about 267 mph, if we assume the other train was going the same speed, we get to see a relative speed of about 534 mph. At that speed "blink and you'll miss it" is barely an exaggeration.

Broken Wiper Keeps Motorcyclist in Check

This motorcyclist was trying to get around this bus. However, the bus's broken windshield wiper extended in his path and hit him a couple of times.

Dvar Torah Parshas Bamidbar & Shavuos 5777

A thought on Shavuos -  Is the entire Torah is an analogy? If yes, would that make it more valuable, or less?  As we approach Shavuos — the day on which the Torah was given, we're going to answer the first question, and then ask you to answer the second one.

Rabbi Zalman Goldberg - Bamidbar is always read before Shavuos.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Six13 "Ki L'olam Chasdo" in Vienna, Austria

From the author: "Ki L'olam Chasdo: Give thanks to God... His mercy endures forever! We hope that joy and gratitude is conveyed in this tune from our third album, Vol. 3: Yesh Chadash (2008)."

We've been so blessed to travel to some of the most amazing places on earth to perform. Here, we warmed up "backstage" at the Wiener Rathaus in Vienna, Austira -- not only one of the most grand and beautiful buildings we've ever seen, but one with some of the most incredible acoustics we've ever heard!"

This song and all Six13 songs are completely a cappella -- created with nothing but the human voice."

Hunter Being Attacked by a Charging Bear

A Canadian Hunter is lucky to be alive after meeting with a black bear.

Richard Wesley had gone hunting with his bow near Fire River in Ontario (Canada) when he noticed a black bear in the distance. The bear seemed to ignore the hunter but seeing the animal approaching the man wanted to scare him by making noise. But this did not have the effect because the bear started running in the direction of the hunter to attack it. Fortunately more fear than harm, the bear simply pushed the hunter to the ground who is getting away with a hematoma at the elbow.

from the up-loader: I am so happy after this confrontation with a black bear during our spring hunt. No wounds except a bruised elbow and ego where the bear threw me down. Genuinely happy that this was a non fatal or tragic outcome. Proving that the black bear is a wild and unpredictable animal. Again so happy with the outcome.

Gas Tunker Overturns Causes Huge Fire

A large gas tanker exploded and caused a huge fire after it crashed and rolled off of a ramp on Highway 99 in Atwater, California on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. California Highway Patrol and fire crews responded to the scene to try and contain the fire at Applegate Road. CHP later said that one person - the tanker driver - was killed as a result of the explosion and fire. Miraculously there were no other injuries.

Recorded by Metta Xiong who together with her fellow employees at a local restaurant in Atwater, California scramble for safety after a tanker truck explodes outside.

3 People Who Need to Stop Hurting People's Hands

A comedic video. "I'm sure you all can relate to someone who shakes your hand a little too hard... but maybe not as hard as this guy!"

Kever Shmuel HaNavi on his Yahrtzeit

The 28th of Iyar, the Traditional Yahrtzeit of Shmuel HaNavi. (Some say it is the 29th of Iyar.)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Jerusalem Day 50th Anniversary Celebration

The celebration at the Kosel on Yom Yerushlayim. Marking 50 years since the day the Kosel and Yerushlayim was recaptured and once again under Jewish control, allowing the Jewish People for the first time in 20 years, to once again pray at their Holy Wall.

"...אני מאמין בניסים, אני יודע שיש אלוקים, והוא בורא עולם, הכוח של כולם" (I believe in miracles! I know there is a God, And he's the creator of the world, The force of everything...) - In one thunderous voice, Yaakov Shwekey along with thousands of others, sing the former's popular song "Ani Ma'amin Benisim".