Is Anyone Bored with Purim?
Despite government programs to try to equalize things, American social observers worry that there may be what they call a "digital divide." This refers to a supposed gap that separates those who have Internet access from those who do not.
Charvona's Mention: The Extent of
The question is asked why Charvona only deserves an honorable
mention, rather than a full blessing. And why, altogether,
does he get that much? Are we not told in Pirkei deR'
Eliezer that it was Eliyohu Hanovi disguised as Charvona
who gave the timely suggestion to King Achashverosh that
Haman's gallows was all prepared?
by Rav Yerachmiel Kram
A Shmuess for Shabbos Zochor
"Remember what Amoleik did to you, on the way when you were
coming out of Egypt . . . " (Devorim 25:17). There are
several points to note about this posuk, as well as
about the general mitzvo of wiping out the memory of
By HaRav Sholom Schwadron zt'l
Leave Our Land
It is related that Chaim Nachman Bialik, the so called
"national poet" of the State of Israel, who in his youth
spent some time in Volozhin yeshiva, asked to meet HaRav
Boruch Ber Lebowitz, whom he knew from his time in the
by A. Yitzchaki
Peace and the Importance of Saving
In the middle of February, political commentators relying on
what they had heard from those close to the prime minister,
Ehud Barak, explained the reason for the government's
reluctance at that time to withdraw its soldiers from
by Rabbi Nosson Grossman
Dr. Joseph Kaminetsky, a"h
It is an experience commonly shared by so many of us. We
visit a family and, during this warm visit, the mantle shelf
in the family living room catches our attention. There we
find, as a majestic story unfolds, the growth of generations.
A place of honor to the grandparents -- and, as our eyes and
heart take note of the rest, we also view the eager faces of
the young ones, the grandchildren and oft, the great-
grandchildren as well.
By Rabbi Bernard Goldenberg
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