Tuesday, October 25, 2011

We're leaving for Daytona Beach in the Morning....

Shalom friends and fellow talmidim!

Just a quick note to let you all know we will be leaving Jekyll Island for Daytona Beach in the morning. We hope you are all doing well and growing every more into harmony with HaShem!

As always your prayers are requested.
Please pray also for talmidim Yaran and Yiska that HaShem would heal the flu they caught while visiting Stone Mountain.

Peace, Love and Light,
~ Rabbi Yochanan and Hakham Ahuva

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rat Cheese! Yum Yum!

Where we are currently camped (Stone Mountain, Georgia) has good internet but strict upload and download limitations so we wont be able to post as many of videos as I'd like from here. But this short one from Cherokee I wanted to share with you... This shop sells rat cheese... and its really good! Here's the owner explaining the only down side...

Rat Cheese

The Highland Games are being held here at Stone Mountain this weekend and we're excited!

There's always more to come....Shalom for now!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

We're at Stone Mountain....

From: http://templebethhashem.org/roaminrabbi.html


We are in Stone Mountain, GA now and plan to stay: Friday, Oct 11 - 23.

I mentioned the kilt previously... Talmid Yaran has decided to not wear his kilt for the wedding in order to honor his family's preferences. However... Baruch HaShem ... as Hakham Ahuva and I were setting up camp we heard bagpipes! Investigating further we found a nice man from New Jersey playing the pipes beside the lake here. AND he informed us that THIS weekend is the Highland Games! Several clans of kilt-clad Highlanders are expected to be setting up camp here over the next couple of days! Two days of this annual event will be held right here at Stone Mountain! How cool is that? We were going to be camping at Lake Lanier originally but we felt led by HaShem to camp at Stone Mountain instead. I stumbled across a Celtic store in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (seems like an unlikely place!) and bought a kilt for the wedding (where we wont be wearing kilts after all) only to discover we camping at the site of Atlanta's annual Highland Games (where I will be). HaShem leads His people! Never doubt that!

The guy who handles the park's internet is supposed to be in the office tomorrow so I am hoping to talk with him and get our access expanded. If that's not possible, the dual conversions and wedding of Talmidim Yiska and Yaran, our Shabbat service, out special Sukkot broadcast and so on may not be broadcasted live as planned. If this is the case, I'll try and video tape them all and post them as I have access. There should be some very neat videos coming over the next couple of weeks!

I requested prayers for my parents before and I do so again now. Both are in ill health due to various age related issues. They are both doing well for now Baruch HaShem. We plan to visit them tomorrow before Sukkot begins. During this visit to the Atlanta area we'll also be visiting with my brother (a Baptist minster who sometimes posts here: maybe even attending his Sunday service) and my sister (an incredible artist), nieces, nephews and others. We're playing this portion of the trip largely by ear. We're having a great time, meeting lots of interesting people and so on. Including a man who sell rat cheese (video coming as soon as possible)!

Talmidim Yaran and Yiska should be camping with us Friday and Saturday. Yiska should be lighting the Shabbat candles this week.

More to come from Stone Mountain...

Shalom from the Roam'n Rabbi and Hakham Ahuva

Monday, October 10, 2011

Update: Heading to Atlanta: Sukkot Schedule

Just a quick update:

We'll be pulling out of Cherokee NC for Stone Mountain GA at 8 AM in the morning and hope to arrive around 1 PM (October 11).

I know many of you have sent in lessons and other messages. My apologies for my tardiness in replying. I hope to get caught up while at Stone Mountain.

Assuming the Net connection is as advertized on their site, our upcoming broadcast schedule should be as follows:

Our celebrations will be kept simple this year as we are traveling.

Wednesday Oct 12 we will welcome Sukkot 6:30 PM Eastern time:

"What Matters Most" should resume this Thursday at 5:30 EASTERN:

Our Friday evening Shabbat service should air at 6:30 Eastern:
http://templebethhashem.org/shabbat.htm l

The Conversion rite of Talmidim Yaran and Yiska will begin our Shabbat service at 6:30 Eastern:

The special Sukkot Torah readings will be read at Saturday, Oct. 15 at 11 AM Eastern time. These readings are:
Leviticus 16: 1-34.
Leviticus 22:26-23:44
Numbers 29:12-16

The wedding of Talmidim Yiska and Yaran will be at 1 PM Saturday October 15:

Shalom and Chag Sameach: joyous festival

~ Rabbi Yochanan and Hakham Ahuva

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Our Trip: Gatlinburg Tn. and Cherokee NC

From our: The Continuing Adventures of the Roam'n Rabbi and Hakham Ahuva!


I've always loved kilts and we found a Celtic shop in Gatlinburg! So I bought two kilts. Talmid Yaran says he plans to wear the kilt at his wedding to Yiska in Stone Mountain October 15th and now I can do the same! My ancestry is largely Cymry (an ethnic group centered in Wales) and kilts were as common among my ancesters as they are among the Scotts. Felly rwy'n falch o wisgo'r chilt!

Today and tomorrow (10.9,10) we plan to relax around the campsite, maybe check out Cherokee a bit more. More pictures and video coming soon! We're having a great time! Shalom Shalom!


To: Stone Mountain, Ga

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Updates/Videos from Pigeon Forge Tn. Prayer Requests and Rosh Hashana

Shalom friends,

We're now in Pigeon Forge Ten. We will be in this area for 2-4 days (not sure yet). We've uploaded new videos from the trip if you are interested. This is from our trip page:


A quick stop at Havre de Grace Maryland: We stopped at the Decoy Museum here. Incredible artistry (just don't think about the poor ducks :-(

To: Pigeon Forge, Tn.


    Welcome to Tennessee! Question: What did Tennessee see? Answer: The same thing Arkansas saw... never mind...
      Welcome to Tennessee
      Welcome to Tennessee
      Welcome to Tennessee
      Welcome to Tennessee
      Welcome to Tennessee

      We arrived October 5. As I knew she would, Hakham Ahuva fell in love with the area immediately. You can go anywhere in the world you want but there is nowhere more beautiful, more comfortable than the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Autumn. We're a tad early for the changing of the leaves but the yearly transformation is already well under way. I just adore this area, I have since I was a kid in North Georgia and we came here for the leaves most autumns. But back then Pigeon Forge wasn't much; Cherokee (NC) and Gatlinburg (Tenn) were the places to be... not anymore! Pulling into Pigeon Forge was like driving into Vegas! Oy this place has grown! We'll be posting lots of videos and photos from here!

      A few miles outside of Gatlinburg we stopped at an old fashion tent revival meeting....

      Nearing Gatlinburg
      Nearing Gatlinburg
      Nearing Gatlinburg
      Nearing Gatlinburg
      Nearing Gatlinburg

Plan change: We're pushing back our arrival in Atlanta a couple of days in order to stay in these mountains longer. We now plan to arrive at Stone Mountain the day before Sukkot (October 11). This changes nothing planned otherwise.

    Yom Kippur: Sunset of October 7 through nightfall of October 8

Please remember to fast on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and to pray for Hakham Ahuva and I as out trip continues. Please pray especially for Ahuva's back, that HaShem will heal it or at least give her rest from the pain.

Please pray for Rebbe Larry Levine: His legs are getting bad. He can't really walk now and his left hand is very swollen. He's not sure what's going on and he requests our prayers on his behalf.Please pray also for Hakham Leah as she continues to care for both Rebbe and Froim (their son). May HaShem grant her strength and patience!

Please pray for Hakham Yochanan ben Zalman and his back pains.

Please pray for HaShem's Will as Rebbe Larry continues looking for a new physical location for Temple Beth HaShem in the Fort Bragg, CA area.

Please pray for the all of the talmidim and friends of Temple and Yeshiva Beth HaShem.

Please most of all pray for People Israel and Holy Jerusalem. May HaShem Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

I will be broadcasting "What Matter's Most" today at 5:30 EASTERN time. Our topic, Rosh Hashana: http://templebethhashem.org/beliefs.html

Shalom my friends.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

The Wedding of Gretchen and Hakham Yochanan

We had wanted to broadcast the wedding live however because their internet did not provide a wifi connection that was not possible. Here are two video from the event:

The Wedding of Gretchen and Hakham Yochanan

After the Wedding

Wedding of Gretchen and Hakham Yochanan

There may have been some confusion on which channel to watch for the wedding of Gretchen and Hakham Yochanan later today. My apologies.
Their wedding will be broadcast live at 1 PM Pacific on our Eastern Shabbat channel: http://templebethhashem.org/shabbateast.html at 1 PM EASTERN time. We also will be making a video of it and posting that to YouTube and our blogs etc.