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3 Nissan 5764 - March 25, 2004 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Eliminating Reshoim, One by One

Sheik Ahmed Yassin, founder of the Hamas terror organization, was killed in Gaza on Monday morning in an IAF attack.

Yassin founded Hamas and led it on its path of terror. He was personally and directly responsible for dozens of attacks that claimed the lives of Israeli civilians, foreign citizens, and security personnel.

by Rabbi N. Z. Grossman

Part II

The fiftieth yahrtzeit of the gaon and tzaddik Rav Eliyohu Eliezer Dessler zt'l was the occasion for bringing up the issue of shallow and superficial thinking in Torah. This was a concern that was shared by HaRav Shach zt"l who warned against this on many occasions. According to HaRav Shach, it was the push and training in penetrating thinking that mussar gave that helped it to save the Torah world from the ravages of the Haskalah. But in truth the ability to penetrate beneath the surface veneer to the reality below is important in all parts of life.

The Spirit of Magnanimity
by Rav Yisroel Nulman

The words nedivus, nedovoh and nodiv are all familiar to the general public and all derive from the same root. They appear in the Torah, in the words of Chazal and in the writings of more recent chachomim.

Everyone Must Make His Contribution Towards Building the Future: An Approach to the Suffering of the European Churban
by HaRav Yechezkel Levenstein zt'l, Mashgiach Of Mir And Ponovezh

On erev Shabbos parshas Vayakheil, the twenty-eighth of Adar 5703 (1943), just about 61 years ago, dreadful news reached Shanghai about the catastrophic events that had befallen Lithuanian Jewry. The parents and families of the bnei hayeshiva who had remained in their homes in Lithuania after their sons escaped, had been butchered in the most brutal and savage ways by the German invaders and the Lithuanian country folk who willingly assisted them. Hitherto, Shanghai had been almost cut off from the rest of the world and no word of what had taken place long before had arrived.

Politica: Sharon at Work
by E. Rauchberger

In days long gone the chachomim of Spain who held official posts would employ a cabas whose job it was to herald his planned arrival to ensure that he was received with due honor.

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