On Tuesday evening, November 24, Rabbi Moshe Bamberger, Mashgiach Ruchani at the Lander College for Men and the Beis Medrash L’Talmud, spoke on behalf of Chazaq and Torah Anytime about his inspiring new sefer, titled Great Jewish Journeys To the Past, published by ArtScroll. Rabbi Bamberger is the author of many other inspiring s’farim.

On Sunday evening, November 15, Chazaq, Renewal, Thank You Hashem, and TorahAnytime presented a shiur on the topic of gratitude. Rabbi Uri Lati began with an example in the Chumash where it states that Leah was hated by Yaakov. It wasn’t that Leah was hated – it’s just that Yaakov loved Rachel more. Hashem saw this and he gave Leah sons after sons. “When she felt hated, then Hashem switched everything around.” With Hashem, there is no concept of evil. Sometimes medicine is bitter, but its purpose is to heal. Hashem is there to heal us – to make us stronger.

Photographer Yaakov Katz, a resident of Kew Gardens Hills, saw an urgent need in klal Yisrael and he stepped up to the plate. People were hosting simchos without their family members and friends, and they needed a way to include them in their simchos. Mr. Katz used his photography and videography expertise and he created a new division of Yaakov Katz Studios that would do livestreaming. He offers livestream or Zoom for weddings and other simchos.