Hatred of Jews Leads to Murder
The murder of HaRav Avrohom Yehoshua Greenbaum, Hy"d,
head of kollel Beis Mordechai in Bnei Brak and father
of 11, in Zurich last week is only a sharp, dramatic and
painful expression of the general tone of the prevailing
feelings in Europe about Jews. The Israeli public is not
directly exposed to the reporting and commentary in Europe
about events in Israel. The media there are very one-sided
and, if words could kill, there would be a lot more Jewish
casualties, Hashem yeracheim.
Proper Shemittah Observance
Over eight months have passed since the beginning of this
shmittah year. Recently we read in the Torah about
how golus comes about choliloh through the
desecration of shmittah, as opposed to the divine
promise of "I will command My blessing upon you." Those
wishing to benefit from this promise, must ensure that their
sins do not prevent its fulfillment (see Chazon Ish,
by HaRav Yosef Efrati
Mystical Cults Stopovers Become Neo-Zionism
The powerful urge for young Israelis severed from their
Jewish roots to engage in idolatrous rituals and join mystic
cults of the Far East, is common today and almost considered
accepted in some circles. Lately we have even heard of a
novel idea which boosts this strange state of affairs to new
heights: A young man who traveled to the Far East and paid
homage to the local idolatry has himself become a spiritual
leader, a guru, with hundreds of simpletons following
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
The Laws of Bitochon
The Chofetz Chaim derives a practical lesson from the story
of the meraglim about the attribute of
bitochon. He relates to the problem that disturbs
every person who finds himself in distress and seeks succor
whilst trying to fortify himself in hope and trust.
by L. Jungerman
Politica - Who's Running?
Although the vote for leadership of the Labor Party is still
three months away, doubts over whether it will take place at
all have already been heard.
by E. Rauchberger
About the Title of the Rav Miller Articles
To The Editor:
I am writing in regard to the article printed in the Yated
Ne'eman in English, about HaGaon Vehatzaddik Rabbi
Avigdor Miller, ztvk"l. I would like to express my
thanks for your willingness to be mezakeh the English-
speaking public with a few words lezichro.
Observations: Building Codes for the Rich
The State of Israel has laws to define where construction is
legal and where it is illegal. A house cannot be built just
anywhere. There are nature preserves, protected areas,
coastal areas--in short, an ordered country that allocates
its land use systematically. This systematization applies to
everyone--unless you happen to have a lot of money.
by V. Itamar
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