The Arab Vision and the Jewish Reply
A new government has taken office in Israel and on our side
there are new hopes for improvements. Yet the Arab side has
remained constant and it is interesting, to say the least,
to hear what it has to say.
Our Fire, Our Flame And Our Future
An Exciting Moment
by HaRav Aviezer Piltz
Whenever I encounter those precious Jews who engage in toil
and bear the burden of earning a livelihood, with all that
it entails, yet who still find time every day for Torah
study, it moves me. See, am Yisroel is still alive!
On Lies and Exaggerations
Outgoing Prime Minister Barak has the dubious distinction of
being the least respected leader Israel has produced so far.
By the time his premiership came to an end, he had lost
almost all support even from his friends in the media. Why,
asked one journalist, was there such universal condemnation
of his behavior, among all his colleagues, who are all only
too cynically aware of the realities of political morality?
By Nosson Zeev Grossman
Each Day Like New
It is written, "And He gave to Moshe after He had finished
speaking with him at Mt. Sinai the Two Tablets of the
Testimony." Says Rashi: "The Torah was given to him as a
gift, like a kallah to the chosson."
by Maran Rosh Hayeshiva HaRav Eliezer Menachem Shach
Advice to Parents on Shidduchim
Since your column has recently brought up the issue of
shidduchim, I have decided to write you about my
experience in that realm.
To the Editor:
More and More Honor: Part Two
In a previous article, I discussed the importance of showing
children respect. There I dealt with the question of why
this is important; in this article I will discuss how to go
by Chaim Walder
The following are a number of general rules which surely do
not exhaust the subject, but are a start.
Encouragement From The Distaff Side
Society imposes certain criteria by which human achievement
is measured. But all of us possess certain hidden reservoirs
of strength and skill which allow for individualized
criteria of success. Few of us in the course of our
lifetimes have an opportunity to perform a heroic act that
will attract the attention of the masses.
by Avrohom Mordechai Kaufman and Yosef Gesser
Israeli Gamblers "Donate" $500 Million
An extensive study of the activity at the casino in Jericho
has revealed that the Palestinian gambling house earned half
a million dollars per day in "contributions" by Israelis,
and that Israeli gamblers brought in a total of $500 million
over the two years the casino was in operation.
by S. Yisraeli
Chazal say that when HaKodosh Boruch Hu created Odom
Horishon and placed him among the trees in the Garden, He
told him to take heed how lovely the work of Creation was:
"Beware lest you destroy My world."
by A. Turgeman
Fish Set Free
Fishermen at Ashdod beaches have had a lot of work on their
hands recently. Hundreds of fisherman have spread out along
Ashdod beaches to hook Denis fish following the storm that
passed through the region three weeks ago, generating waves
over 13 meters high.
by M. Naftali
Paying the Orchestra
Everyone is equal before the law--except for those who are
more equal than others.
by P. Moses
The well-endowed incitement racket that has taken shape over
the last few years in the area of budget payments to Torah
institutions relies heavily on a procedural principle that
government funds should not be distributed without fixed,
standardized eligibility criteria.
"If Pinchas Sapir were a Government Minister Today,
While Torah institutions are subject to incessant scrutiny
and are required to demonstrate the highest levels of
prudent management, other public organizations receive
special consideration in matters tax violations and
would be Arrested"
by B. Adler
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