Economics and Hashgochoh
Modern economists can measure the economy pretty well, at
least in general terms, but they cannot always explain
Is Modern Entertainment Any Good for the Soul?
The questions that I will discuss this time are: is it
possible to have religious entertainment, entertainment with
a "hechsher" produced with good intentions and
containing religious motifs? Can a Torah-observant Jew live
peacefully with the modern entertainment culture, even
before checking its programs and the quality of the
By Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
When is Machlokes Considered Like Sholom?
It is one of the wonders of our Holy Torah, one of its
hidden secrets, something that stems from its inner essence,
that the interpretation of Rashi on a posuk that we
studied in the dawn of our youth accompanies us the rest of
our life, even though we may have meanwhile grown to be
Torah giants and have plumbed its hidden treasures. Its
understanding, nonetheless, does change and comes to fit
each time and age according to one's individual spiritual
by HaRav Yehoshua Rosenberg
The Removal of the Veil
"The wisdom of women builds her house" (Mishlei
14:1). Say Chazal, this refers to the wife of Ohn ben Peles,
who rescued her husband (from Korach's fate) by arguing:
What difference does it make to you whether Moshe is the
leader and you are his follower, or Korach is the leader and
you are his follower?
by L. Jungerman
Good Bet--So Far
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who was elected on a security
platform and was expected to establish public order by going
head-to-head with the Palestinians, has been doing just the
opposite ever since taking office.
by E. Rauchberger
18 Rotel: A Wonderful Segulah
To the Editor:
This year I merited to be at the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon
bar Yochai on Lag B'omer, and I was impressed by the
dedication of all the people distributing chai rotel.
Every few meters, someone "forced" me to have a drink.
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