Lebanon Collapses and the Window of
Once again it became clear last week as the Israel Defense
Forces (IDF) and the South Lebanon Army (SLA) ran for their
lives that Israel is not able to "take its lot into its own
hands," as the Zionists always proudly proclaimed they would.
Though Prime Minister Ehud Barak huffed that everything that
happened was "foreseen" it was clear that they had not
planned to pull troops out of Lebanon on five minutes'
notice, leaving personal effects and equipment behind for the
In preparation and anticipation of the giving of the
Torah, the following is an excerpt from HaRav Meir Tzvi
Bergman's classic work, Sha'arei Orah explaining how
Torah must be transmitted.
By HaRav Sholom Schwadron zt'l
The Danger of Secular Control of
Many newspaper and magazine readers who rush out to buy
Efraim Zuroff's new book about how American Orthodox Jewry
responded to the Holocaust will be sorely disappointed. For
while the Wiesenthal Center's Jerusalem office director's
book is being heavily promoted as revealing how the American
Orthodox community's small-mindedness led to the loss of non-
Orthodox Jewish lives, the tome actually does nothing of the
sort. Those expecting a shocking expose will encounter a
rather sober, scholarly work, and suspect they are victims of
a "bait-and-switch" scheme.
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
Each One to his Camp and Each to
The Midrash Tanchuma tells us that Hashem loved the
Jews especially, and for this sake, gave them banners (as
described in parshas Bamidbor) like the ministering
angels so that they would be visible: the tribe of Reuven
apart, the tribe of Shimon apart . . .
by L. Jungerman
Judicial Activism Strikes
The justices of the High Court, who recently handed down
the disgraceful decision regarding women's prayer service at
the Kosel Hamaarovi, are currently scrutinizing the chareidi
papers, in order to ascertain whether its reactions have not
broken the law, which forbids contempt of court.
by P. Chovav
Just Another Day?
The secular aura of "sanctity" that in the past has been
foisted upon the Israeli public on Independence Day, is
beginning to show signs of waning. In recent years,
increasing numbers of secular writers and spokesmen are
publicly declaring that they are not willing to accept this
by N. Ze'evi
They See What They Want Us to See and
Hear What They Want Us to Hear
by S. Yisraeli
It is no secret that the secular Israeli press considers
itself to be the guardian of the sacred task of "educating"
the masses regarding the righteousness of the left-wing
cause, especially when it comes to the current peace
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