Joe Lieberman - a True Kiddush Hashem
A number of important keys to understanding the recent choice
of Senator Joe Lieberman by the Democratic Party's nominee
for President Al Gore, are found in a story that Lieberman
told at the U.S. Aguda dinner three years ago, in 1997.
The Torah Universe: Singing Horses and Mules
Perek Shirah is an ancient text that is at least two
thousand years old; some commentaries even attribute its
authorship to Dovid Hamelech! It is a list of eighty-four
elements of the natural world, including elements of the sky
and of the earth, plants, birds, animals and insects,
attaching a posuk from the Torah to each.
by Rabbi Nosson Slifkin
Happiness and Wealth
"The July and August headache" is how secular parents
describe the two months of their children's summer vacation.
This "headache" is caused by two reasons whose source is one:
the tedious boredom that children and adolescents suffer
during the seemingly endless weeks when time hangs heavily on
their hands and life is nothing more than a broken record.
This boredom causes parents a double headache: They are
concerned to find something to fill the vacuum, and they are
deeply worried about what their children do during their
leisure time when their only aim is to free themselves from
responsibilities and adult supervision.
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
The Path Towards Higher Levels
In his introduction to Ahavas Chessed, the Chofetz
Chaim dwells on the apparent difficulty in understanding the
verse from our parsha, "And you shall heed the
commandments of Hashem your G-d, to walk in His ways and to
fear Him." We find here that "walking in His ways" precedes
fear of Hashem.
by L. Jungerman
The Media Take Over
Prime Minister Ehud Barak's failure at Camp David has aroused
sharp criticism from members of his own party. The press even
went as far as to quote senior ministers and party officials
who were angry at the way in which Barak conducted the
by N. Ze'evi
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