Is there a Lower Form of Life than a Suicide Bomber?
There is absolutely nothing like it in the entire world. A
creature nurtured on hate and with the support of large
portions of his community, is told to search out a large
crowd, men, women and children included.
"Your Face, Hashem, Will I Seek"
Thoughts for the beginning of Elul
by Rav Yaakov Yisroel Beifuss
"Only union with Hashem constitutes true perfection, as Dovid Hamelech
said, `But as for me, the nearness of Hashem is my good', and, `I asked one
thing from Hashem: that I will seek to dwell in Hashem's house all the days
of my life . . . '."
Miracle Of Resurgence: Two Talks Given In Yerushalayim To Mark The
Sixtieth Yahrtzeit Of HaRav Elchonon Wassermann Zt'l, Hy'd
On the evening of the twenty-ninth of Sivan, a special gathering was
held in the beis hamedrash of Yeshivas Or Elchonon in Yerushalayim,
marking the sixtieth yahrtzeit of the gaon and kodosh
HaRav Elchonon Wassermann zt'l, Hy'd. One of the speakers was HaRav
Aharon Leib Steinman. In his talk, HaRav Steinman shed light on the tragic
events of those times and their meaning for the generations which followed.
Ovinu Malkeinu -- Our Father, Our G-d
"You are sons unto Hashem your G-d, you shall not gash yourselves"
by L. Jungerman
The Torah establishes the status of the Jewish people as sons: You are sons
unto Hashem your G-d; My firstborn son, Yisroel. This is a most exalted
rank which embodies great privileges but it also obligates.
Observations: For the Workers -- or For the Party?
While the apparent scandal surrounding the use of NPOs in the elections
campaign of Ehud Barak in 1999 is being hushed up by the Establishment,
which is relying on the public's short recall, Gidi Weitz, a reporter for
the Jerusalem weekly, Kol Ha'ir who shed a lot of light on the NPO
scandal, has exposed another peculiar episode involving the exploitation of
Histadrut funds for political ends.
by M. Halevy
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