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Take a First Aid Course

Upon Being Asked for our Opinion on the Issue, on Behalf of the Rabbonim, We hereby Present it:

In these past months, we were witness to medical emergency cases, part of which involved children and infants, which ended tragically. These included suffocation as a result of swallowing a foreign object, burns, loss of consciousness, including unfortunate episodes where, had basic medical aid been administered, lives might have been saved.

The Holy Revolution: Gathering to Save Ourselves from Modern Technology

"The Holy Revolution" in gatherings throughout the country in absolute adherence of the directives of gedolei Yisroel to combat the threats of modern technology and screening Internet properly for those who require it for their livelihood, is gaining momentum. There is a determined and united front to rally people against the dangers of the Internet, and activists are hoping to reach every chareidi Jew all across Israel.

Rain and Kinneret Watch

Our weekly report of the rain and the level of the Kineret.

The Admor of Gorlitz: HaRav Boruch Halbershtam, zt"l

In honor of his yahrtzeit 2nd Adar 5666/1906

Rabbeinu was called after his maternal grandfather, HaRav Boruch Frankel, commonly known as the Boruch Taam. As he grew up it became clear that he resembled the Boruch Taam closely in looks and, like his namesake, was possessed of a keen, sharp mind.

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Opinion and Comment

The Golem of Prague - Fact or Fiction?

by Binyomin Y. Rabinowitz

The Maharal's Greatest Feat

HaRav Meir Arik zt'l was once asked whether the Maharal of Prague really made a golem. He replied that he didn't know the answer to the question but that the Maharal's having produced a talmid like the Tosafos Yom Tov was a far greater feat! (Zer Zahav, p. 40, Bilgoray 5693 (1933)

Opinion and Comment

Raising His Hand Against Torah Moshe! Aspects of the Prohibition Against Going to Court

by Rav Elyakim Dvorkes

In the first part, HaRav Dvorkes discussed the basic prohibition and its gravity: it implies denial of Hashem and denial of the Torah - for petitioning a gentile court reveals a lack of trust in the justice of the Torah's laws. And finally, it delays the final Redemption. Even if there is mutual agreement, one may not go to such courts.

Opinion and Comment

Halochoh and Yir'oh

Compiled from the sichos of Morenu HaRav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, shlita

The posuk "You shall cover it with pure gold; plate it from the inside and the outside . . ." (Shemos 25:11) describes the construction of the Aron that housed the Shnei Luchos Habris. The gemora (Yuma 72b) quotes Rovo, who says, based on this posuk: "Any talmid chochom whose outside is not like his inside is not a talmid chochom."


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