Peace at a Price
The lowest number that has been suggested for the cost to
America of Israel's peace with Syria is $17 billion. Other
estimates have gone up to around $70 billion. All these
estimates refer only to cash for Israel, and do not include
aid to Syria which would presumably be expected as well.
The Eternal Battle Against the
Yetzer: A Shmuess for Parshas Beshalach
"And it was, when Pharaoh sent away the people . . . "
(Shemos 13:17) Chazal tell us (in both the
Mechiltaand the medrash Tanchuma here), that
"the expression shiluach, sending away, always
impliesaccompaniment." Here this means that Pharaoh went
along to accompany bnei Yisroel, for dalet amos
whenthey left Egypt.
By HaRav Sholom Schwadron zt'l
Even if His Voice is Sweet, Don't
The State of Israel, and its citizens of all religions,
extend greetings of welcome to Pope John Paul II upon his
upcoming pilgrimage visit to Israel.
By Asher Ben-Daroma
The State of Israel commends Pope John Paul II on his part
in the struggle against antisemitism, xenophobia and racism
in all its forms.
A Song of Life
"And then he did sing -- his heart was inspired to sing"
by L. Jungerman
The Song of the Sea was not a one-time event. It was the
beginning of a song that has no end.
Right Foot Forward
The struggle over the Golan Heights gained impetus in the
wake of the massive demonstration held last week in Rabin
Square in Tel-Aviv.
by P. Chovav
Even if there were 150,000 participants, as the police
assessed, or half-a-million as the organizers say, the event
succeeded in a most impressive manner to awaken public
awareness to the opponents of withdrawal from the Golan.
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