Unwise Tactics in the Service of Just
The demand that is made these days to return Jewish property
left in Europe from before the Holocaust is just. However it is
being pressed in ways that indicate that those who are doing the demanding -
- and they include major secular leaders as well as more
pecuniary-minded lawyers in addition to many genuinely poor and deserving
victims -- have forgotten that the causes of that tragedy were not
erased by the defeat of Nazi Germany.
A Secular Jew's View
of the Jewish People
Israeli newspapers have recently reported the disturbing
Dr. Yossi Beilin, the new justice minister. Beilin said: "I
the fact of our being forced to accept halocho as our
of matrimony is extremely grave.
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
A Torah Perspective
The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is
sick -- who can know it? I, Hashem, examine the heart and
the kidneys, to give every man according to his ways
the fruit of his doings (Yirmiyohu 17:9- 10).
by HaRav Tzvi Shraga Grossbard
Days Will Tell
by L. Jungerman
"And the days of Soroh were . . . And Avrohom was old,
with days . . . "
"Vayihiyu . . . " The Alshich Hakodosh, brings the
words of Chazal in the Zohar, that the days of a
life are filled with good deeds and these create a spiritual
of eternal endurance...
Swimmer in Yerushalayim: A Musing on Assisted-Suicide
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill
making physician-assisted suicide a federal crime -- and
thereby raised an alarm among those who favor allowing
doctors to help patients end their lives.
by Rabbi Avi Shafran
To The Editor:
Thank you for publishing the hesped on the Brisker Rav
in your 28 Tishrei 5760 issue. You rightly observe that the
hesped reflects on the greatness of the maspid
less than on the niftar. The attraction, and for some
the fascination, of Lithuanian Orthodoxy with (arguably) its
first family, continues unabated.
Dear Rabbi Plaut:
Thank you for your excellent magazine. It is always very
good, but usually there's something I disagree with (not that
you should be concerned with my opinion). This last issue
there was nothing I could argue with.
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