OPINION & COMMENT
At this time, it appears that there will be three core issues
which will be used to attack the chareidi community of Israel
in the next government: drafting yeshiva students ("the
universal obligation for national service"), the imposition
of secular studies in the chareidi educational system and
setting up a national constitution. There will certainly be
other issues, but these are the largest issues that we see as
potential threats to our very existence as religious Jews and
as a religious community in Israel.
The Media Then (1996) -- and the Media Today
When Netanyahu and the Right were in power, we claimed that the general media was hounding them, exaggerating stories, adding its own criticism and turning every little molehill into a mountain. Their goal was to damage and malign the right wing government and to give them a bad reputation.
Six Comments About the Israeli
The old political blocs have broken apart. The extreme Right is worth 8 Knesset seats while the extreme Left is worth 10. The Likud, Labor, Central Party, and Shinui are all in the middle. You can watch the battlefield switching suddenly, with soldiers shifting from the Right to the Left and back again...
Boruch Chacham HoRazim -- The
Knower of Secrets
Given at a his'orerus gathering at the Bobov Center in Boro Park during the visit of HaRav Steinman and the Gerrer Rebbe in America, just over a year ago.
The rabble which clamored for meat sat and wept . . . "We remembered the fish and the squash and the watermelons . . . and now our souls are dry. All we have to look forward to is the mann . . . " (Bamidbor 11,5).
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