Pa"n, pidyon nefesh.
Rafi, I heard that Simchat Yechiel canceled having Dovid Orlofsky speak at BTYA due to last week's debacle. Did you hear this?
Akiva - thats not funny.. :-)anon - no idea.
I was wondering when his strong statements against a local resident - who was personally defended by Rabbi Malinowitz - would suggest a change from the same speaker annually to more of a sampling.Another tzedakah organization was thinking of bringing him in for an event. When the organizer asked my opinion I said take the other one and gave a strong reason but not the real one - our community doesn't need someone who handles controversy in publicly controversial ways.
Akiva is right, it is usually pronounced Pa"n - pidyon nefesh. Sometimes called simply a 'pidyon'.