Category Reaching and Teaching

Our Second Seder

Every year I long for the time I lived in Israel when I kept one day of yom tov. Now that I find myself far from our land, I grapple every year how to make the second seder non-repetitive and fun for the kids. This year would be no different.  So I devised a plan. […]

Community’s prayers, mitzvot have worked ‘miracles’ in preserving Rabbi Simes’ life, grateful wife says

Ottawa Jewish Bulletin, March 30, 2015 Edition

Addedum to last post (“A Tale of Blind Men”)

A thought. Much like the men in the story, you would have to be blind not to notice that we are drowning in luxuries.  It permeates us as it surrounds all around us! Each person ought to focus on the myriad of blessings that they’re showered with! In my case,  here’s but a few that […]

A tale of blind men.

There was once a group of blind men, specially hand picked to undergo a battery of treatments, with the ultimate objective of curing them of their blindness. They were brought to a specially outfitted mansion,  retrofit for their ultimate pleasure and benefit. In the mansion they were supplied with a team of top expert physicians, […]

I don’t ask why, I ask what.

About 4 years ago, people often asked how it is that I never ask why I had to become a quadriplegic with a near loss of control over my body. My answer was twofold. Firstly,I never got angry because to me anger implies an object against whom you direct your anger.  Now, objectively who would […]

Scenes of the Shabbos Experience Ottawa in the Merit of Rabbi Simes’ Recovery

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A Shabbat Experience in Rabbi Simes’ Zechus RFSH

Reminder for Refuah Shelamah for Rabbi Simes tonight with updated information

In the merit of a Refuah Shelamah for Rabbi Simes : There will be another women’s Tehillim Teleconference tonight, Monday July 21, 2014 @ 10 pm EST. Please call NEW NUMBER 1-401-694-1602 and NEW PIN #: 1990 There will be Tehillim recitation. As well, they will be dividing up the chapters for daily completion of […]

Refuah Shelamah for Rabbi Simes – Monday July 21, 2014 – update

In the merit of a Refuah Shelamah for Rabbi Simes : There will be another women’s Tehillim Teleconference tonight, Monday July 21, 2014 @ 10 pm EST. Please call NEW NUMBER 1-401-694-1602 and NEW PIN #: 1990 There will be Tehillim recitation. As well, they will be dividing up the chapters for daily completion of […]

Rabbi Simes Speech in Israel 2013

Please click on the link below to listen to Rabbi Simes speech that he gave in Israel in the winter of 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmJHx-F7vgU&list=UUNiV9e8fXk1Oa6tH0bzHiAQ It is just an audio so listen closely to hear Rabbi Simes’ message.