Our Struggle for Israel's Soul
Last Friday night (parshas Chukas), during a meeting
of the Socialist International in Lisbon, Portugal, Israel's
Foreign Minister, Shimon Peres, met with Yasser Arafat
(whose socialist credentials are at least as strong as his
peacemaking credentials) at the official residence of the
prime minister of Portugal. Though the possibility of such a
meeting was foreseen, nevertheless it caused a political
storm in Israel.
Isn't it Enough to be a Good Person?
This is an edited transcript of a lecture on a tape that
was provided courtesy of the Aish Hatorah Audio
by Rav Y. Weinberg, zt"l
Advice on How to Study Torah
This is the full text of a letter sent by HaRav Shimon
Moshe Diskin, zt"l, to a talmid advising him
how to study Torah and grow in avodas Hashem.
by HaRav Shimon Moshe Diskin
There Can Be No Blemish in the Sanctity of the
"And Bolok said to Bilaam: Come, I pray you, with me to
another place, from whence you may see them; you shall see
but the utmost part of them and shall not see them all, and
curse them from there" (Bamidbor 23:13).
by L. Jungerman
Observations: Nation Religious Youngsters Threaten not to
Enlist because of Immodesty
The national-religious movement's "Torah" community is up in
arms over the increasing complaints of hesder yeshiva
students, who caution that military service has become
intolerable due to severe breaches in halocho and
by M. Halevy
A Segulah for Having Children
To the Editor:
I would like to bring a segulah for having children
to the public's attention. It is good for other areas where
help is needed as well. The gemora says, "Whoever is
in need of something and prays for someone else with the
same need, will be answered first."
Observations: 24 MKs Support Casino Bill
Not everything in the country is peaches and cream; there is
still room for improvement. According to 24 MKs, what we
really need now is a gambling casino. They maintain that if
a casino were to be built, affairs would be better all
by P. Matzliach
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