Dei'ah veDibur - Information & Insight

A Window into the Chareidi World

15 Av 5763 - August 13, 2003 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Their Reality and Our Reality

A common basis for comedy scenes is different perceptions of reality between the audience and the actor, or between two actors within the scene. When the actor finds out what is really going on, it can be really funny. In real life, such situations do not always end harmlessly.

The Tzaddik is the Foundation of the World
by R' Zvi Yabrov

Eighteen years having elapsed since the passing (on 23 Av, 5745) of Maran the Steipler, HaRav Yisroel Yaakov Kanievsky ztvk'l, author of Kehillos Yaakov. We present a collection of illuminating vignettes and practices, published in English for the first time, from the archives of HaRav Mordechai Weisfish.

A Middos Workshop: Ahavas Yisroel -- the Oneness of the Jewish People
Based on Shiurim of Rav Dovid Siegel

Honoring Hashem by Honoring the Human -- Part I

Any time is the perfect time to work on improving our interpersonal relationships. In the first part of our discussion of this topic, we discussed the oneness of the Jewish people. Now we will examine how we can practically express this through increasing our feelings of respect for our fellow Jew.

To Know Wisdom and Ethics
by Yochonon Dovid

Shaya, as his friends called him, was a talented young man. He was born talented. A scholastic matter which took his peers a great deal of explanation in order to grasp, was intuited by him in half a minute, and all on his own. His aptitude was evident on all fronts.

Improve Teaching

To the Editor:

As a teacher of special education, I read eagerly everything you print on this subject and education in general. Last week you printed an article on the poor performance of Israeli pupils in the PISA survey.

Politica: The Netanyahu-Silvan Camp
by E. Rauchberger

Ariel Sharon's staff is plenty worried. Not by the economic or political state of affairs and certainly not by the weaker ranks of society and the tents erected in Kiryat Hamemshalah near the Prime Minister's Office. Instead Sharon's staffers and family members are fretting over recent progress in criminal investigations of cases in which the Prime Minister was allegedly involved.

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