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93rd Agudath Israel of America Convention

The theme of the 93rd annual Agudath Israel of America convention - leadership - is straightforward and applicable to every individual in our community. This was evident in the strong, diverse attendance at the opening night of the convention. The energy and interest that participants displayed in its various sessions was high.

Amendment to Draft Law Approved

The Knesset plenum approved this Tuesday, in its first reading, the proposed amendment to the draft law legislated a year ago. In the coming days the Foreign and Security Committee will discuss and prepare for the second and third readings of the amendment in the Knesset plenum for final approval and legal promulgation.

HaRav Rafael Yosef Chazan z"tl - Rishon Letzion and author of Chikrei Lev

In honor of his yahrtzeit 23rd Cheshvan 5561/1801

Despite being orphaned at a young age from his father Rabbi Chaim zt"l, all Rabbi Rafael Yosef's time was spent in constant pursuit of his Torah studies. In fact at the age of seventeen, he already gave public droshos that were later printed in his sefer Ma'archei Lev.

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HaRav Shach: The Father of Yeshivos in Our Generation

Covering Ground

In a compilation of letters and Torah essays (Part I, Siman 3), he writes: "Regarding your question about how to study, whether to cover ground quickly as opposed to slowly and more thoroughly: To be sure, one cannot make a hard-and-fast rule to bind everyone, but each person must proceed according to his abilities and tendencies, and to the way that best suits and appeals to him. He should learn according to his inclination, but one should not stay on one section for a long time."

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Writing for the Chareidi Public

A special guide for wannabe chareidi writers

Chareidi literature has never reached such heights of prosperity as it has in recent years. The bookshelves are packed, and perhaps that is why one gets the impression that the road to producing successful literature is easier than it has ever been. What is the secret of survival in the saturated market? Can writing be counted as a profession or is the myth of the poverty stricken writer still predominant? Whoever relies solely on talent will be amazed to discover that in this field you have to know how to decipher the market from other perspectives.


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