Contrary to what the press usually writes, the chareidi community
is severely victimized by discrimination in the heavy portions of
the budget, and it is only in a few small niches that it manages to
secure any advantage. Even these traditional preserves of the religious
community have come under attack from the anti-religious Left and
their pluralistic cronies.
A Secular Jew's View
of the Jewish People
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
In the first part, Rabbi Grossman quoted extensively from a recent
book written by Dr. Yossi Beilin, currently the Justice Minister,
about his vision of the nature and future of world Jewry. Though Dr.
Beilin represents only a small (though powerful) minority in Israel,
his views are similar to those of much of Jewry in the U.S. and some
Masters and Servants of the Heart: A Shmuess
for Parshas Toldos
"And may Elokim give you from the dew of the Heavens and
from the fat of the land, and much corn and oil" (Bereishis
By HaRav Sholom Schwadron zt'l
Rashi explains that the use of the Name Elokim, which denotes
the trait of Divine judgment, implies that in Yaakov's case, receiving
the blessings is contingent upon deserving them.
Turning One's Back on the Family Heritage
When the Alter of Kelm studied the parshios of Chumosh
Shemos, he raised a very interesting question: In general, when
a certain personality is presented for a high ranking position, the
public is given a resume of his background, where he came from, and
what he has already accomplished in that particular area to make him
a suitable candidate. If it is a strategic military post, his vital
statistics are even more important: what in his past record makes
him eligible, and why he is considered the best choice.
by L. Jungerman
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