OPINION & COMMENT
It Is From Hashem
Masters and Servants of the Heart: A Shmuess
To Rationalize Hedonism
"The novol said in his heart, `There is no Elokim.'" (Tehillim 14:1) We need to understand the connection between the term novol, whose plain meaning is a hedonist, someone full of worldly desires and the thoughts of heresy and denial, which the posuk attributes to the Novol.
The Power of a Word
Chazal state that a curse that issues forth from the mouth of a sage will not fall flat; it will not be without effect. Even if it is said conditionally, to begin with, and that condition is not realized -- it will still have an impact.
I was shocked to read your recent article "The Crusades of 1999. " I don't understand why Yated Ne'eman sees fit to teach temmimim bnei temmimim the basics of Christianity...
To the Editor:
In a recent article on the Brisker Rav zt"l a picture of the Brisker Rav and four other rabbonim was presented. (28 Tishrei, 5760 -- October 8, 199, page 16). Identified was the Brisker Rav, as well as HaRav Zalman Sorotzkin and HaRav A. Rappaport. The rav on the extreme right as well as the rav on the extreme left were not identified.
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