Utter Dedication to Hashem
One time, in the middle of a "normal" election campaign, one
of the rabbonim who was quite close to HaRav Shach zt"l
wanted to set up a separate political party, because he felt
that he could thereby attract many voters who would otherwise
not vote for a chareidi party. Because of his special
relationship with HaRav Shach, all the politicians who were
against that move appealed to the Rosh Yeshiva, fearing that
the overall effect would not be good.
We have to Recognize and Acknowledge what America has
Done for Us
The following speech was given on chol hamoed Succos,
5752 (1991) just half a year after the Persian Gulf War.
by Maran HaRav Shach, zt"l
"They are Creating Destruction, But We are Creating
The terror associated with anthrax spreading across America
has opened up a second wave of mass panic, following the
major terrorist attacks on New York and Washington several
weeks ago. The American citizen is learning from his own
experience, unfortunately, about the evil designs of
by Nosson Zeev Grossman
The Dread of a Patriarch
"`And Yitzchok feared an exceedingly great fear' -- said R'
Levi in the name of R' Chomo bar Chanina: Yitzchok
experienced two fears. The one when he was laid upon the
altar for sacrifice and the other, when Eisov entered. And
how are we to know which was the greater? Since it is
written here `An exceedingly great fear,' we may infer that
this was the greater" (Midrash Tanchuma).
by L. Jungerman
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