Problems with No End in Sight
Massive, world-changing events are taking place and there is
no way we can do anything about them -- for we do not even
have any idea what is better for us or worse for us. It shows
clearly how fully dependent we are on our Father in
HaRav Michel Yehuda Lefkovitch on Learning Issues
Excerpts from questions and answers from the book
Imrei Daas. The answers are often taken from replies
directed to those who wrote letters, and are printed as they
were originally written.
Who Would Have Believed?
It was not a mere slip of the tongue or mistaken phrasing.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon read words he had written himself
for a press conference he held following the downing of a
Russian plane carrying dozens of Israeli citizens and the
bloody attack in Afula.
by Yitzchok Roth
Between "Yitzchok" and "Metzachek"
Laughter plays a central role in two separate events in this
week's parsha. Yitzchok Ovinu was given his name
because of the laughter evoked from Sora and Avrohom when
they were told the tidings of the future birth of a son.
Later we find Yishmoel, the son of the concubine-
maidservant, banished from the house of Avrohom after Sora
noticed him "making folly" with Yitzchok.
by L. Jungerman
He Can't Control Himself
About two weeks ago the Chairman of Shinui, Tommy Lapid, was
given a "note in his file" by the Knesset's Ethics Committee
because of incitement against chareidim. However, if anybody
thought that this step would encourage him to change his ways
or at least tone down his level of incitement, they were
mistaken. Kishmo ken hu and the flame (lapid)
of incitement continues unabated.
by E. Rauchberger
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