Challenges of the Modern World: Keeping Too Busy
Not all of the challenges raised by modern life to Torah
living are new. Some were familiar to earlier generations.
Unfortunately, the extensive collective experience we have
with them does not make them easier for us to meet.
The Call To Freedom: Understanding Mitzvas Shofar
"You shall sanctify the Yovel (fiftieth) year [with
the blowing of the shofar], declaring emancipation of slaves
throughout the land" (Vayikra 25,10). On the Yovel
year a shofar blast signals the freeing of all Jewish
slaves. Three times a day a Jew prays in Shemoneh
Esrei, "May You blow the great shofar for our freedom."
The shofar will once again be used as an instrument to
proclaim freedom at the end of days with the advent of
Moshiach and the emancipation of the entire world. What is
the connection between the shofar and freedom?
by Rabbi Daniel Yaakov Travis
Standing Trial on Rosh Hashonoh
Chazal teach us that Rosh Hashonoh is Yom Hadin -- a
Day of Judgment, when our lives literally hang in the
balance. Our future is in the hands of the Beis Din Shel
Ma'aloh, the Heavenly Court.
by Rabbi Yosef Levinson
Zeman Tefilloh Lechud Uzeman Tzedokoh Lechud
by Martin D. Stern
Many thanks for your letter which arrived two weeks ago. I
must apologize for the delay in my reply, but I have been out
of town on business and only came back just before
Women's Vote or Right to Vote?
To the Editor:
Your editorial about the subtle influences on English-
speaking Torah Jews in the Yated of parshas Ki
Sovo was very much appreciated. These issues weigh
especially heavily on working Jews in the large metropolitan
areas of the United States.
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