Dei'ah veDibur - Information & Insight

A Window into the Chareidi World

3 Adar 5764 - February 25, 2004 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Physical Violence and Verbal Violence

Last week at Erez Crossing a Palestinian laborer from Gaza was crushed to death trying to pass through to work in Israel for the day. 15,000 Palestinians were waiting to pass through that gate at the time and the conditions were horrible. The lines move very slowly and even those who arrive very early are not assured of getting through in a reasonable amount of time.

Why People Should Study Bovo Kammo
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman

Part II

Eilu hamishpotim asher tosim lifneihem -- the laws of torts come right after the Ten Commandments. This two part article explains why this is so.

A Middos Workshop: The Simcha of Adar
Based on the shiurim of Rav Dovid Siegel

Part II

Mishenichnas Adar, marbim besimchah. When Adar comes, we increase our joy. This realization of Hashem's involvement in every detail of our lives develops an intense feeling of closeness to Hashem, and since coming close to Hashem is our life's purpose, we will experience simchah.

Cherishing Torah Study -- A Message for Fathers
by HaRav Yehoshua Shklar

"Shoham stones and stones to be set in the efod and in the choshen" (Shemos 25:7).

The Or HaChaim asks: Why were these stones written in the Torah after all the other eleven items that Hashem wanted to be donated for the Mishkan? Wouldn't it have been more fitting to write them even before the donations of gold and silver, since they were more precious than gold?

Politica: The Quest for the Throne
by E. Rauchberger

The battle for the throne between Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Trade, Commerce and Industry Minister Ehud Olmert is heating up. Last week's dramatic announcement that prime ministerial elections could be held in Cheshvan 5767, one year ahead of schedule, added to the tensions between the two men who see themselves at the head of the Likud after Sharon.

Should Jewish Mothers Work?

To The Editor:

I was concerned to see on your front page of the 28th Shevat edition an article describing in entirely positive terms the opening of a hi-tech center for chareidi women in Bnei Brak. While it is certainly good that additional sources of parnassa become available, I have serious doubts how "Glatt Kosher" this particular option is.

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