Let Us Fulfill Our Purpose
The mitzvos of the Torah, says the Maharal (Tiferes
Yisroel, 4) are like a rope that hauls a person up from
the bottomless pit that is the lower world into the upper
world, to "seat him with the King, Hashem Tzevokos,
eye to eye."
Does Torah Weaken
Those Who Study It?
According to the gemora (Sanhedrin 26), Yeshaya
calls the Torah tushiyah: "[The Torah] is wonderful in
counsel and excellent in tushiyah" (Yeshaya
suggesting that the Torah weakens man's physical power
is related to mateshes, "weakening"). We are
to understanding this simply: day-and-night Torah study,
ourselves to our maximum, saps our strength and weakens
by HaRav Eliezer HaLevi Dunner
Can we Believe G-d Spoke at Sinai?
This is an edited transcript of a tape of a lecture
provided by the Aish Hatorah Audio Center. We have smoothed
it out for written publication, but have not removed the
sound and feel of the talk on which it is based. That is how
most of his many talmidim remember HaRav Weinberg, zt"l.
by HaRav Yaakov Weinberg, zt"l
Every Day's Matan Torah
The Toras Chaim has a wonderful secret to reveal to
us: each and every one of us can have his own personal
Matan Torah! The secret has been right there all along
in the Torah itself, hidden in two little words. "It was a
loud clamor (at Matan Torah) velo yosof"
by HaRav Yehoshua Shklar
What's Bothering Them?
In recent years, we have grown accustomed to an annual
"secular custom," of trying to catch "chareidim who mock the
symbols of the State of Israel."
by N. Ze'evi
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