The Jewish People are Truly
On Shabbos Parshas Bereishis, an Israeli bus skidded in the first rains of the season and plunged off a cliff, killing 16
of its passengers and injuring 38. Authorities are now investigating
and trying to decide if the fault was the driver's or the bus
company's maintenance people. No doubt this must be determined, but we
know that the situation was not aided by the fact that the trip
involved chillul Shabbos.
Rights vs. Right: Entitlements or Obligations?
Contemporary American Jewish women are standing up for their
rights, demanding equality in Judaism. I have heard my
sisters' passionate words of protest and have tried to
understand their complaints, to share their anger. But I
by Elaine M. Viders, Esq.
Rising to Greatness
by HaRav Alter Yitzchok Dershowitz zt"l
Parshas Lech Lecho opens with HaKodosh Boruch
commanding Avrom: "Go out from your country"
(Bereishis 12:1). Bereishis Rabbah (39:1) explains, "This can be
compared to someone who, while passing from one place to another, saw
a building burning. He said, `Can it be that this building has no
owner?" The building's owner looked out at him and said: `I am the
A Gemach Manager's Diary
by Chaim Walder
Economics and management seem totally irrelevant to the rank-and-file
citizen. Most people do not feel they manage anything at all
and as a result think they have no need to acquire such skills or
even to take any interest in this topic.
The Primary Phase
In the heat of the argument over the peace agreements and
their nature, it is necessary to have some format whereby we can
present the matter through the eyes of a Torah public. The faithful
may not be well versed in the clauses of the agreement and the
percentages of concessions and their stages but, on the other hand, they
are certainly familiar, more than the average, with the figure who is the
partner, the other side, in the negotiations, for war or peace. They
possess the certificate given by the eternal Torah, "And he shall be
a wild, barbaric man . . . " And this should be the starting
point of our relationship.
by L. Jungerman
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