OPINION & COMMENT
The mayor of Jerusalem, as head of the largest city and the capital, is one of the senior public officials of the State of Israel. With its diverse population, and encompassing sites that are of deep religious and cultural interest to all Christians and Moslems as well as Jews, Jerusalem draws international attention and its mayor has to deal with that as well.
Kabolas HaTorah Only Through Ahavas Torah
What have we gained? In the end, anyway, Hashem forced us to receive the Torah. Again we are on the same level as when we left Egypt -- serving HaKodosh Boruch Hu through yir'oh and not ahavoh.
Brochos for Apples or Apples for Brochos
A well-known gemora in Talmud Yerushalmi states that after the end of a person's life, he will have to defend himself for any pleasure he could have experienced in this world but did not. The Midrash Rabba on Koheles says that Hashem created everything for our sake and that we must be careful not to destroy His world.
Signs of Distinction: Creating the Shabbos
May we use your paper to request a strengthening of the 402 bus route in the morning?
Odom Le'omol haTorah Nivro
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