Click here to visit Shefa Mehadrin's website
Click here to view JS's website
Home
Add Kosherpages to your favourites
Make Kosherpages your home page

Advertisement
 

Manchester Eruv

Advertisement
 
Kosherpages
Updates

Kosherpages Updates

March 05 Kosherpages launches 

December 05 - KP goes national.

June 06 - KP launches business networking events

January 07 - 1st B2B tradeshow

January 08 - 1st Kosher Lifestyle Show

August 08 - Parent & child networking event at the Odeon Manchester

September 08
- Launch of new film review section

September 08 - KP announces The Fed as chosen charity for this year

November 08 - Launch of new Medical Blog By Dr. Martin Harris

March 09 - Kosher Lifestyle Show Manchester

March 09 - Launch of The Kosher Brochure

May 10 - New Owners of KosherPages

June 10 - New look KosherPages

July 10 - KosherPages expands to include Jewish communities nation wide

July 10 - Pick of the Week is introduced to KosherPages - A joke, a quote, a Dvar Torah and more

August 10 - KosherPages now has a Facebook group - come and join us!

November 10 - Your health matters is added to KosherPages

November 10 - New addition to KosherPages - Kosher Fitness column

January 11 - KosherPages introduces "Your Pix" to Pick of the Week

July 11 - Safety First section is added to KosherPages

November 11 - The KosherPages Facebook group reaches 1,000 members

November 11 - KosherPages introduces the monthly competition

March 12 - KosherPages introduces new style "Shabbos Times & More" email. Click here to subscribe.

 

 

 

Do you have any inspirational thoughts or stories that you would like to share on KosherPages?

If so we would love to include it, please use our contact form to send it through to us.


Check your own pockets

Thursday, 16th July 2015

Reb Mendel Futerfas, of blessed memory, was one of the outstanding heroes who survived Stalin’s Gulags. After many years of forced labour as punishment for his “crime” of helping strengthen Jewish life in the Soviet Union, he was eventually able to leave Russia and reunite with his wife and children, who had escaped Russia years earlier and were living in London. He was later appointed by the Lubavitcher Rebbe to serve as head mashpia (spiritual mentor) in the Lubavitcher Yeshivah of Kfar Chabad, Israel. 

Often he would sit with fellow chassidim and students, and recall his prison experiences and the lessons that he learned from them.

Rabbi Hirsch Chitrik retold the following anecdote that he heard from Reb Mendel.

One of the activities prohibited in the Gulag was card playing. It was considered a severe crime, and harsh punishment was imposed if one was caught violating this prison rule.

Somehow, the inmates managed to smuggle in a deck of cards, and would while away their free time with the forbidden game.

The guards were told about the breach, and came to inspect the prisoners’ quarters. They found nothing.

As weeks went by, and the games continued, the guards were baffled. 

“Are these uncouth prisoners really outsmarting us?”  they wondered.

They finally decided to put an end to this affront to their authority and pride, and carried out a surprise inspection, checking every inch of the barracks as well as the bodies and clothes of the inmates.

They found nothing.

They came to the conclusion that the informer had lied to them, either to curry favour in their eyes or to make a joke out of them.

As soon as the inspectors left, the cards appeared and the games continued as usual.
Reb Mendel couldn’t understand how it had happened: the inspectors had checked every possible hiding place.

Eventually, he was let in on the secret.

“You see,” the head thief began, “we are professional pickpockets. As soon as the guards would enter the barracks, we would slip the cards into their pockets. Right before they would leave, we would slip them back out again. Obviously, it never occurred to the guards to check their own pockets ...”

The lesson is clear. If you want to make an accurate assessment of reality, start your search by checking your own pockets.

Often, when we make our spiritual and personal inventory, we instinctively look to place blame on those around us. “My parents are responsible,” “my wife/husband is responsible,” “my education is responsible,” etc. Everyone is blamed except oneself. That is an easier and less painful way to do things, but it is not effective in the long run. In order to really put your life into order, you must not overlook your own “pockets.”

 

 

The British Schindler

Thursday, 9th July 2015

 

Sir Nicholas Winton, who was instrumental in rescuing almost 700 children headed for Nazi concentration camps, died on 1st July 2015 at the age of 106.  He was known as “the British Schindler”.

He arranged for children to be evacuated from Prague and Vienna for a new life in Britain - but kept quiet about it for much of his life.

CLick the image below to watch a video showing Sir Nicholas Winton's very emotional and inspirational appearances on the That's Life TV show. 

Go to our extras to read and watch some more about Sir Nicholas Winton.

 

Sir Nicholas Winton

The Hallelu Foundation

Wednesday, 1st July 2015

 

Israel has a huge problem and finally someone is doing something about it. 

Click the image below to what the video about The Hallelu Foundation

Click this image to watch the video

Don't give up!

Wednesday, 24th June 2015

Colonel Sanders went to more than 1,000 places trying to sell his chicken recipe before he found an interested buyer. The fact that we can buy Kentucky Fried Chicken today attests to his perseverance. 
Thomas Edison tried almost 10,000 times before he succeeded in creating the electric light. If he had given up, you would be reading this in the dark!
The original business plan for what was to become Federal Express was given a failing grade on Fred Smith’s college exam.  In the early days, their employees had to cash their pay cheques at retail stores, rather than banks.  This meant it would take longer for the money to clear, thereby giving Fed Ex more time to cover their payroll.
Sylvester Stallone had been turned down a thousand times by agents and was down to his last $600 before he found a company that would produce Rocky.

The rest is history!

To truly succeed requires a total commitment to your goal!
Too many people make the mistake of quitting just short of success!
Keep going no matter what! 
If you really believe in what you are doing, give it all you’ve got and don’t give up!

 

Fix it ...

Wednesday, 17th June 2015

 

fix it ...

Lessons from a Pencil

Wednesday, 10th June 2015

Lessons from a Pencil (Louis Finkelstein)

A pencil maker told the pencil 5 important lessons:

1) Everything you do will always leave a mark.

2) You can always correct the mistakes you make.

3) What is important is what is inside of you.

4) In life, you will undergo painful sharpenings, which will make you a better person.

5) To be the best pencil, you must allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand that holds you.

Helping others

Wednesday, 3rd June 2015

Israeli youths help elderly shoppers at the Machane Yehuda Market
in exchange for stories or advice, Jerusalem.  

Click the image below to read more about this inspirational  young people.

 

What would you do?

Wednesday, 27th May 2015

What Would You Do?

Food Stamps Single Mother Of 4 Children Can't Afford Food!

Click here to watch the video ...

Miriam Peretz

Wednesday, 20th May 2015

Click the image below to watch the video
of this amazing and inspirational woman

 

Click this image to watch the video of this inspirational woman

A stranger in our midst ...

Wednesday, 13th May 2015

A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on. 

As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche. 

My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey. 

But the stranger... he was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies.

If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future! He took my family to the first major league ball game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn't seem to mind. 

Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet.

Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honour them. 

Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home - not from us, our friends or any visitors. Our long time visitor, however, got away with words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush.

My Dad didn't permit the liberal use of alcohol but the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly, and pipes distinguished. 

He talked freely (much too freely!). His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing. 

I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked ... And NEVER asked to leave. 

More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into my parents' den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.

His name? .... We just call him 'TV.' 

(Note: This should be required reading for every household!) 

He has a wife now....we call her 'Computer.' 

Their first child is "Cell Phone". His Girlfriend was Facebook!! 

Second child "I Pod " 

And JUST BORN LAST YEAR WAS a Grandchild: 

IPAD

HOW TRUE THIS IS!!! 

Advertisement
 

Advertisement
 

Advertisement