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While the Book of T’hilim was composed mainly by King David, the Gemara (Maseches Bava Basra 14b) enumerates ten authors who composed individual psalms other than King David. The Gemara speaks of these men as “Asarah Z’keinim,” ten great scholars endowed with profound wisdom and prophetic insight, which enabled them to compose such sacred texts. Psalm 139 was attributed to Adam HaRishon. Another psalm was composed by King Malki-Tzedek. Psalm 89 is attributed to Avraham Avinu. There are 11 hymns composed by Moshe Rabbeinu. There are several chants composed by the L’vi’im who officiated as singers in the Beis HaMikdash.

In a community where families and children are the main elements of life, the disappointment of infertility comes with the difficulties of the high cost of treatment, finding the right doctors, and emotional support in the process. “My niece and nephew are the results of Bonei Olam. It is a tremendous organization,” said Hudi Newman, who hosted its founder, Rabbi Shlomo Bochner, at his Kew Gardens Hills home last week for a backyard fundraiser. “It has a special place in my family’s heart.”

This Sunday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m. Chazaq’s Shidduch Initiative will launch its inaugural event at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, 150-11 70th Rd., in KGH. The program will feature world-renowned speaker, maggid, and mohel Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn and HaRav Yitzchok Kolodetsky shlit”a, son-in-law of Hagaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlit”a. A networking session will be held with various shidduch agencies each holding specific tools to create more dates hopefully leading to successful shidduchim. Men and women are encouraged to attend the gathering; there is no admission fee.