How to Defeat Terror
In the six weeks that have passed since the spectacular
terrorist attack on America, fear has gripped the citizens of
the world's only superpower. People go about their business
but they are cutting down on their discretionary activities.
How Should We React to Current Events?
Since the terror attacks on Washington and New York and the
ensuing international tension, the whole world is in dread of
what may happen to the entire world in the near future. The
American regime has already acted on its "declaration of war"
with everything this entails. Wars, by their very nature, are
events with a clear beginning, but nobody can foresee how
events will unfold and how much carnage will take place.
by Nosson Zeev Grossman
The Entire Maseches Brochos in Two Hours!
Forty-eight years have passed since the demise of the father
and teacher of all Jewry, Maran the Chazon Ish ztvk'l
on 15 Marcheshvon. He put his stamp upon every facet of
Torah, and his lasting impression is present in every aspect
of life. Countless stories are told, and will yet reverberate
for generations to come, about his incredible toil in Torah,
his assiduous and pure yiras Shomayim, the depth of
his noble character traits and the scope of his intellect and
wisdom of heart.
by R' Zvi Yabrov
In Face of the Danger -- A Perspective on Emunah
The following talk was delivered in Yeshivas Lomza, Petach
Tikva, during the Second World War, in the midst of the
battle at El Alamein, in Egypt. Its relevance to these times
makes it a fitting subject, particularly now.
by HaRav Abba Grossbard zt"l, Menahel Ruchani,
Yeshivas Lomza -- Ponevezh
Although the late Tourism Minister, Rechavam Ze'evi
Hy"d who lost his life last week at the hands of
Palestinian terrorists was the head of a non-religious party
and he himself was not a practicing Jew, anyone who was in
contact with him knew that Ze'evi was a warm Jew with a
connection to Judaism. He put on tefillin every
morning for many years, and even participated in Torah and
gemora shiurim many times.
Ze'evi had Close Links to Religion
by E. Rauchberger
More Enlightenment about Light
To the Editor:
Further to the article "Enlightenment about Light" (2
Cheshvan), 20 years ago Australian creationists caused a
furor when they showed that measurements of the speed of
light going back hundreds of years gave consistently and
invariably higher values, and that this was not due to
observational error or limitations of equipment, but
indicated a real decline of precipitous proportions; at the
instant of creation it may even have been infinite!
Sweden and Bris Mila
To The Editor:
You note that the deputy director of Sweden's National Board
of Health and Welfare admits that the injuries leading to
Sweden's restrictions on circumcision were the result mainly
of Islamic circumcision (on teenage boys) -- yet the law
applies equally to Jewish circumcision on babies, where
problems are extremely rare.
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