The Government Has no Heart
The social protest against the government's new policies is
widening. The leaders of the protest are working single
parents who need government help to make ends meet. A non-
working single mother with two or more children has been cut
from NIS 3,346 to NIS 2,607 a month. A working mother who
makes the minimum wage has been cut from NIS 2,592 to NIS
1,232. It makes the difference between a low, but tolerable,
standard of living and a life of unfilled needs.
Destruction and Redemption
Once again the Seventeenth of Tammuz has heralded the advent
of our Three Weeks of mourning. Once again our remembrance of
the destruction of Hashem's dwelling place on Earth will
culminate in the soul searing tones of Tisha B'Av's
lamentations. In some of us, the discomfort enjoined during
this period, the restraints we practice, will awaken a
glimmer of recollection for the historic tragedy which stands
behind our customs of mourning.
by HaRav Nachman Bulman
A Middos Workshop: Ahavas Yisroel -- the Oneness of the
Just a few weeks ago, we commemorated a monumental experience
the likes of which never occurred before or since. Three
million people stood at the foot of Har Sinai and heard the
voice of Hashem, an event so astounding that their
neshomos actually left them, and they had to be
revived. The words of the posuk tell us, "Vayichan
shom Yisroel negged hohor."
Based on Shiurim of Rav Dovid Siegel
The Figure of a Mechanech
Before his death, Moshe Rabbenu asks Hashem to appoint a
successor who will step into his shoes after his death.
Within the request, he enumerates the traits that appear to
him as mandatory for one destined to lead the nation.
Ostensibly, this does not apply to us beyond its being an
inherent part of the Torah which must be studied, if only for
the pure sake of study and for which we will duly receive
by R' Yerachmiel Kram
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