A Solution in Lebanon is not Realistic
When we had a right-wing government, the Left was sure that all the
problems, especially those involving our relations with our
neighbors, would be solved if only there were a leftist government
in power. Peace would be at hand with Syria, as it is (or even
better than it is) with Egypt and Jordan.
Technological Development -- Three Views
During the feverish preparations to prevent damage from the Y2K Bug
-- the computer problem that demonstrates the extraordinary lack of
foresight of the most ingenious computer programmers -- the media
in general and the scientific magazines in particular devoted
extensive articles to reviewing the world's technological
developments over the past millennium and especially during the
last two centuries.
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
Principles of Education
More insights and thoughts on various aspects of chinuch
from a veteran Torah educator.
by HaRav Nosson Einfeld
HaRav Einfeld explained the tremendous obligation that an
educator has toward his students. He is like a paid shomer
who is constantly on duty, like Noach who had to feed the animals
in the teivah night and day. R' Yeruchom compared it to the
poles of the Oron Hakodesh in the Mishkan: they had to constantly
be in their supportive role of the Oron, they must never be
The Priestly Garments vs. the Amolekite
The portion of the bigdei kehuna (parshas Tetzaveh)
and that of the eradication of Amolek (parshas Zochor),
which are read together on non-leap years, constitute two complete
opposites: the epitome of heights attainable by man as opposed to
the lowliest of levels.
by L. Jungerman
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