How Can a System Like This Command Respect?
For several weeks we have seen the suffering of former Prime
Minister Netanyahu and his wife as they are thoroughly
investigated for possible crimes in the full glare of the
Point of View
Many years ago, an ATA (an Israeli textile firm) employee
turned to his friend, a religious engineer, and told him that
the factory did its maintenance work on Shabbos. The pretext
was that because the factory was inactive on Shabbos, the
machines could be fixed without interfering with the
production process. The engineer did not do maintenance and
did not work on Shabbos, but it bothered him that his
livelihood was dependant on chillul Shabbos.
By Professor Yitzchak Segal
Opening the Heart for
"Then on the third day Avrohom lifted up his eyes and saw the
place far off. And Avrohom said to his young men, `Stay here
with the donkey while I and the lad go yonder and prostrate
ourselves, and then return to you'" (Bereishis 22:4-
5). Rashi (v. 4) explains that Avrohom's "seeing the place"
means his seeing a cloud hovering over the mountain.
by HaRav Shimon Moshe Diskin zt"l
Parshas Vayeira -- The Ten
Nisyonos of Avrohom Ovinu
by Rabbi P. Chalk
The sedros of Lech Lechoh and Vayeiro
deal primarily with the ten nisyonos of Avrohom Ovinu.
In Michtav MeEliyohu )vol. 2, pg. 162 (Rabbi Dessler
z"l points out a surprising anomaly in the nature of
these tests. Avrohom Ovinu is most famous for his
middah of chessed, loving-kindness.
"And You Found His Heart Loyal
"Avrohom Ovinu was tested with ten trials and withstood them
all, to prove Avrohom Ovinu's great love," Pirkei
by L. Jungerman
Most of the trials with which Avrohom was tested were
enumerated in last week's portion of Lech Lecho: Going
forth from his land; the famine in the land of Canaan;
Sorai's being abducted to Pharaoh's palace; the war of the
kings; the expulsion of Hogor and Yishmoel and the
What Does the Catholic Church Really Want from
To The Editor:
I fear that the article entitled "New Book on Wartime Pope's
Antisemitism" by R. E. Gruber in the issue of 28 Tishrei
(October 8) can be terribly misunderstood.
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