Volume 8 Number 63
                       Produced: Fri Jul 30 17:49:28 1993

Subjects Discussed In This Issue: 

9 Av postponed
         [Lon Eisenberg]
Baltimore Jewish Info Needed
         [Seth Goldman]
Computer Programming Job
         [Dovie Nierenberg]
Habad in Anchorage, AK
         [Danny Nir]
House for rent in Silver Spring
         [Lawton Cooper]
Internet connection in Yerushalayim
         [Mike Gerver]
Kosher in DisneyWorld (2)
         [David Kessler, Steve Cohn]
Looking for an apartment in Jerusalem
         [Nicolas Rebibo]
Selling Organs
         [Ezra L Tepper]
Yeshiva Students and the Army
         [Tom Rosenfeld]


From: <eisenbrg@...> (Lon Eisenberg)
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 93 03:38:46 -0400
Subject: 9 Av postponed

I'd like to thank Joshua Hosseinoff for bringing the sources about this
subject.  In practice, the father and the sandek _do_ end their fast
when 9 Av is moved from Shabbat to Sunday.  I suppose the same would
apply for an individual who has a private yom tov.  However, I don't
understand how the general population can stop fasting after minhah (as
the example of the restaurants that opened in Golder's Green).  And
certainly, when 9 Av is not postponed, even the people involved with the
brith milah do not end their fast.


From: <seth@...> (Seth Goldman)
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 93 15:57:26 -0400
Subject: Baltimore Jewish Info Needed

I have a friend who is considering a position in Baltimore and needs
information on the Jewish community there. Specifically, is there any
kind of Modern Orthodox community? What's the social situation like?
Study groups for women? Anything else you can think of.

Send replies to me and if you're willing to be contacted by phone
please provide your number.

Seth Goldman


From: Dovie Nierenberg <BANK1@...>
Date: Tue,  27 Jul 93 20:34 +0300
Subject: Computer Programming Job

I am actively beginning a job hunt - after learning in yeshiva
full-time. I am 24 and have a B.A. in computer sci from Brooklyn College
(class of 1991). I would be interested in any tips/info that can be
offered - I am only considering the tri-state area at this point.

If anybody has any inforation to offer:

Dovie Nierenberg
e-mail: <inernbrg@...>
phone: 718 258 0318


From: Danny Nir <CERARMN@...>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 93 13:34:51 IST
Subject: Habad in Anchorage, AK

In response to the  request for information on Anchorage, Alaska:

As of winter 1991 there was a young Habad rabbi and his wife in
Anchorage Alaska, and they were very gracious hosts when we went to them
for shabbat while on vacation August 91.  At the time there was no eruv
and we had a 9-month old baby with us, so they kindly put us up in their
home/Habad house and we had meals with them and a few other visitors to
the area.  There was also a bed-and-breakfast nearby where those who
could make due without an eruv could lodge.  They don't always have a
minyan on shabbat, but they try their best to get one.

Rabbi Yossi and Esti Greenberg
1210 East 26th Ave.
Anchorage, AK  99508   (907)279-1200
(they also have a fax, but I don't know the number.)

I just want to note though, this couple- like many Habadniks who run
Habad houses all over the world- works very hard and often has to put up
with ungracious and ungrateful guests who take it for granted that a
meal and lodging may be available at Habad.  If one wishes to take
advantage of facilities/services available through Habad, it is a good
idea to contact them in advance and to be willing to help out somehow
during your stay, or to bring them something they may not be able to get
where they are (ASK beforehand if there is something you can bring.)
Donations are not requested, but I"m sure they are appreciated.

Otherwise, for eating during the week, there are plenty of supermarkets
in Anchorage where one can find familiar packages goods with hashgachot
and very nice produce.


From: Lawton_Cooper%<NIHHFED1.BITNET@...> (Lawton Cooper)
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 93 17:40:59 EDT
Subject: House for rent in Silver Spring

Here is a house rental listing that may be of interest to someone
planning to be in the Washington, D.C. area for at least next year.  Our
family has lived here as tenants for 3 years and have bought another
house nearby.  The landlords are Israelis living in Toronto and have
requested that we try to help them find another tenant.  We have become
very close to our neighbors and fellow shul members, and feel some
responsibility to find a nice family to take our place.

    House for rent in Silver Spring, Maryland (adjacent suburb of
       Washington, D.C.)

    4 bedrooms, 2 baths, split level
    Large cheery kitchen, already kashered
    Spacious family room
    5 minute walk to Young Israel of Greater Washington
    Pleasant tree-lined quiet street
    Several observant families, including young children in adjacent and
       nearby houses
    $1,100 per month plus utilities
    Contact Lawton or Robin Cooper:
        Day: (301) 496-8887
        Evening (until 11): (301) 681-2669 (no calls on Shabbat, please)
        Lawton's E'mail: <LX5@...>


From: <GERVER@...> (Mike Gerver)
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1993 2:28:55 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Internet connection in Yerushalayim

Does anyone know of a reasonably affordable way for someone in
Yerushalayim, not connected with any academic institution, to get access
to Internet?

Mike Gerver, <gerver@...>


From: <kessler@...> (David Kessler)
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1993 09:48:33 +0300
Subject: Kosher in DisneyWorld

In response to the query on Kosher food in DisneyWorld, one can order
Frozen Airline Meals to be served in a number of restaurants on site.
The Meals need to be ordered in advance - this can be done by calling
the main DisneyWorld info number and asking to order Kosher meals.  The
price (as of last summer) is approx. $10.  Other than this, this in some
Kosher food available, such as the premium ice cream bars and fresh
fruit.  While stuff in this latter category was easily available in the
Magic Kingdom, for some reason it was harder to come by in Epcot.
                               Dave Kessler

From: <Steve_Cohn-CPLS13@...> (Steve Cohn)
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 93 13:58:18 -0500
Subject: Kosher in DisneyWorld

Andy Goldfinger asked aobout kosher food in Disneyworld -

I was their last fall.  There are 3 approaches:

1) If ordered 24 hours in advance, a kosher airline meal can be had in
any of the park restaurants.  Fine if your kids will eat it, not too
expensive (I think around $10 each).

2) They don't want you to bring food in, but many people (self included)
do it - put it in a diaper bage, "fanny pack", or large purse - then
just sit on a becnh and munch away.

3) If you are staying in the park, use the free transportation and eat
in your hotel/campsite/etc.

Also, they do have kosher ice cream if you need some quick junk food!


From: nre%atlas%<cesar@...> (Nicolas Rebibo)
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 93 13:23:45 GMT
Subject: Looking for an apartment in Jerusalem

I am looking for a kosher apartment in Jerusalem (not too far from the
town center) from Aug 19th till September 5th.  I would like at least 2
rooms (2 adults + 2 babies).

Nicolas Rebibo
Oce Graphics France
Internet: <rebibo@...>


From: Ezra L Tepper <RRTEPPER@...>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 93 17:56:36 +0300
Subject: Selling Organs

Arthur Roth (v08#59) quotes Rabbi Irons,

>       So, for example, we may not sell the organs we can survive
> without for profit.

I attended a lecture at the recent Conference on Medical Ethics and
Halachah by Rav Yisraeli (of the Chief Rabbinate Supreme Court) who said
that one can demand payment for organs given to save lives (such as a
kidney), because there is no requirement to donate them to another
person. One may do so, but this is not required. Giving the organ is a
act above and beyond the requirement of the law (ma'aseh chasidus).
However, he specified that blood should not be sold because the body
replaces it and there is no permanent loss. I suppose that Rabbi Irons's
position here can be argued with.

Ezra Tepper <RRTEPPER@...>


From: <tom@...> (Tom Rosenfeld)
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 93 11:11:55 IDT
Subject: re: Yeshiva Students and the Army

Shaul Wallach wrote:
     Recently there was another case [of anti-religious coercion]
  that made the newspapers. It involved the court martial of an army
  Rav Zeva'i (chaplain) who let a Habad man (his own rabbi, if I
  remember correctly) into an army camp and offer putting tefillin on

He was using this as a case against having Haredi yeshiva students serve in
the army.

I fail to see how this is religious coercion! Although I appreciate what
the Habadnick was trying to do, an army camp is not summer camp. It is a 
restricted military zone. If the chaplain wants to invite his friends
he needs to get the appropriate approval for such visits.



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