Our Corruption is in the Eye of the Beholders
One of our feature articles this week discusses the reality
behind the sensational charge by a leading Israeli daily
newspaper that an "average" kollel family gets NIS
17,000 per month in public support. This was one of a series
of articles that entered the public consciousness and the
figure that appeared in its headline is constantly cited to
illustrate the way the chareidi community is parasitically
living off the public purse. It adds up to about $50,000 a
The Role of a Ben Yeshiva: A Shmuess for Parshas Vayakheil
The posuk (Shemos 35:1) says, "And Moshe congregated
the entire community of bnei Yisroel . . . " Later on
(posuk 20), when Moshe Rabbenu had finished speaking
to them, the posuk says, "And the entire community of
bnei Yisroel left Moshe's presence."
By HaRav Sholom Schwadron zt'l
Violence or the Voice of Truth?
The shameful attack by legal pundits, politicians, and the
media at large, on Maran HaRav Y. S. Eliashiv shlita
following his criticism of the Israeli High Court, was
rebuffed in the chareidi newspapers.
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
The Mishkan -- a Mashkon-Security
"These are the accounts of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle of the
Testimony." Rashi: Mishkan is mentioned twice to allude to
the Mikdosh that was pawned as a security, as it were,
through two Destructions, for the sins of Israel."
by L. Jungerman
What the Turks Should Teach
What some members of the secular public in Israel don't
understand, has been understood a long time ago abroad,
especially in Moslem countries.
by B. Kahn
Last week, the Israeli media was aghast about the news of a
bus with separate seating which Egged began to operate
between Ashdod and Bnei Brak.
Dividing the Jewish People -- the
To The Editor:
The Reform movement [in Great Britain] must be very pleased
that the number of its converts has risen so steeply from 67
in 1998 to 112 in 1999. However this increase is not as
significant as it may appear since, as one of their leading
ministers, Dr. Jonathan Romain, noted, between 1965 and 1993
the figure was about 109 per year. Perhaps there had been a
drop in applications in the intervening years which they
quite understandably did not wish to publicize.
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