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#1 Malka

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 09:32 PM

The couple in this article
http://www.aish.com/...e_of_Heaven.asp

I'm just curious. They sound really nice. I would like to visit them when I someday go to Israel.

I'm Not asking where they live, I'm just wondering if anyone here has met them while in Israel.

#2 iyar2

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:06 PM

The couple in this article
http://www.aish.com/...e_of_Heaven.asp

I'm just curious. They sound really nice. I would like to visit them when I someday go to Israel.

I'm Not asking where they live, I'm just wondering if anyone here has met them while in Israel.

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I've never been, but I know other families like them. Most of Yerushalayim probably knows them... The article about Mrs. Machlis says they live in Maalot Dafna, which means it'll be a cinch to find them.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:35 PM

I know them very well.

In fact they are basically my surrogate family in Israel.

Momish tzadeki hador and I don't say that lightly.

And everyone is invited to their house for Shabbos Maalot Dafna 137/26 bring your friends........

In fact I have been known to occasionally serve as special guest host when they are away.
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#4 lavi chegal

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:38 PM

Never been there or met them, but have heard about them for years, a very very special family.

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:43 PM

Been there a few times! Amazing!!! Very Amazing!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Though if you go prepare a dvar torah as they go around asking everyone to say one.

Rabbi Machlis also davens at the Kotel on Shabbos Morning... so you could meet him there and walk home with him for lunch.

I'll probably be going there often after I make Aliyah this summer.

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#6 hashfanatic

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 11:17 PM

That's the kind of thing I want to be a part of when I go there.

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 03:29 AM

My freind says that he goes to rabbi machlis's house for shabbos meals alot. He said rabbi machlis is one of his favorite people in the world.

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:02 AM

Though if you go prepare a dvar torah as they go around asking everyone to say one.

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I heard that they no longer do this, although they certainly did back in my day.
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:06 AM

I went there several times when I was a student in Israel, it's an incredible experience.
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#10 Pinchas

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:17 AM

Though if you go prepare a dvar torah as they go around asking everyone to say one.

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I heard that they no longer do this, although they certainly did back in my day.

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Could be... the article is from 2002 and it says they need money to keep going. I remember people collecting for them then but never heard what happened.

Is it true they stopped? :( Does anyone know for sure?

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:20 AM

Though if you go prepare a dvar torah as they go around asking everyone to say one.

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I heard that they no longer do this, although they certainly did back in my day.

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Could be... the article is from 2002 and it says they need money to keep going. I remember people collecting for them then but never heard what happened.

Is it true they stopped? :( Does anyone know for sure?

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My freind has gone within the past couple of months. So I don't know.

#12 younglady

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:24 AM

Though if you go prepare a dvar torah as they go around asking everyone to say one.

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I heard that they no longer do this, although they certainly did back in my day.

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Could be... the article is from 2002 and it says they need money to keep going. I remember people collecting for them then but never heard what happened.

Is it true they stopped? :( Does anyone know for sure?

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Oops I meant I heard they stopped going around and asking for divrei torah, not that they stopped the shabbos meals altogether.
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:29 AM

i spent a succos by them once about 10 yrs. ago. but the cost for what they do is atronomical so if people who want to go there for shabbos, they should try to make a donation so that they can keep this up.

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:33 AM

http://machlis.blogspot.com/
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:31 PM

I know them very well.

In fact they are basically my surrogate family in Israel.

Momish tzadeki hador and I don't say that lightly.

And everyone is invited to their house for Shabbos Maalot Dafna 137/26 bring your friends........

In fact I have been known to occasionally serve as special guest host when they are away.

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For how long have you been so close to them?
They are really great people. It is hard work to do what they do (we have at times, done a smaller version) so much goes into it and I respect them so much.
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#16 Pinchas

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 01:26 PM

Though if you go prepare a dvar torah as they go around asking everyone to say one.

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I heard that they no longer do this, although they certainly did back in my day.

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Could be... the article is from 2002 and it says they need money to keep going. I remember people collecting for them then but never heard what happened.

Is it true they stopped? :( Does anyone know for sure?

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Oops I meant I heard they stopped going around and asking for divrei torah, not that they stopped the shabbos meals altogether.

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Ohh! Whew! :)

Well anyway they do need money.

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#17 Malka

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 01:56 PM

Tova, thanks for the blog link -

May the machlis family get alot of financial support so their good work can continue

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 03:24 PM

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
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My friends and I recently went on a two week trip to Israel. While visiting, we did many exciting and interesting things. However, there is one thing in particular that is forever etched in my mind.
Since we didn't have any definite plans for Shabat, I thought it might be fun to try something new. A friend of mine mentioned that she had heard of a family named Machlis who had anywhere from 50-150 guests every Shabat. The guests varied in age and nationality. I was a bit apprehensive at first because I didn't know what to expect. However, that Shabat ended up being one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

Friday night, my friends and I went to the Kotel to daven. When we finished davening, we joined together with about 50 other guests and were escorted to the Machlis home. Since we were walking through dangerous territory, we were escorted by a soldier who was also a guest at the Machlis home.

When we finally arrived, I was amazed to see how many people were already there.

The eating area was about the size of a classroom. There were about 15 tables,with as many chairs around each one as possible. Plastic utensils were neatly distributed in front of each seat. From the appearance of the room and the amount of guests that were present, it seemed almost impossible for my friends and I to fit. However, the Rebbe and his family were warm and inviting and somehow they managed to fit us all in and make us feel at home.

As the meal began, Rabbi Machlis introduced himself and thanked us all for adding simchah to his Shabat. He asked that we all go around the room,and everyone should introduce themselves and give a short D'var Torah. As we proceeded in doing this, Mrs. Machlis and their 8 children served everyone hot chicken soup. I was amazed at the abundance of delicious food. Throughout the meal, Rabbi Machlis explained various rituals such as washing our hands for bread and making Kidush on the wine. Many of the guests were not observant, and they seemed inspired by his kind nature.

I'll never forget the feeling I had as I glanced around the small room.I was surrounded by over one hundred Jews who had come from all over the world and were now joined together in celebrating the holy Shabat.

All throughout the meal, more and more people were constantly coming,and no matter how small the eating area, it seemed to expand with each guest. Rabbi and Mrs. Machlis made us all feel as though they were truly happy to see each and every one of us. We sang Z'mirot together and benched aloud and all throughout, Rabbi Machlis discussed the Parsha in detail.

As my friends and I prepared to leave, we thanked the Machlis' for their generous hospitality. On my way out, I glanced back and noticed Mrs. Machlis and her children already preparing the tables for the next day.

It amazed and continues to amaze me that there are people like the Machlis' who get real simcha out of honoring the mitzvah of Hachnasat Orchim. I sometimes wonder if, iy-h, one day, when I have a family, if we would be capable of such a mitzvah. I think I'll just stick to a few guests at a time. However, if you are ever in Israel and you need a place to eat on Shabat, if you hear about a Rabbi Machlis, don't hesitate. It will be an experience you'll never forget.


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#19 MadlyInLove

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:54 AM

They are one of my favorite families!

Yes, they still do this.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 09:08 AM

I am very close to some of their relatives-and theyre still doing it-donations would be welcome. By the way, they have a separate family meal before the guest meal. They are a really nice, accepting family




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