A Poisoned Society
Yasser Arafat has left the Middle East, almost exactly ten
years after he came back from North Africa on the wings of
the Oslo Agreements and the promise of peace in our area.
Bein Odom Lechavero and the Battles for Hashem
The approach of Maran R' Shach ztvk'l to communal
matters was not uniform, but composed of different parts and
aspects which were, sometimes, even extremely contradictory.
Therefore, there are two prerequisites necessary in order for
one to properly focus on the lessons to be derived from his
practices: a readiness to study them in depth, and the wisdom
and understanding with which to interpret those lessons.
Based on the works of Maran HaRav Elozor Menachem
Media Bias Against Orthodox Jews
Journalists are human. Like all of us, they harbor
preconceptions and biases, which can unconsciously come to
inform their judgment -- and even their reportage.
by Rabbi Avi Shafran
Tears and Laughter: Crying on Shabbos and Yom Tov
More Than Meets the Eye
by Rabbi Daniel Yaakov Travis
Crying is one of the most mysterious and puzzling responses
of the human body. We cry out of joy and we cry out of pain;
we cry in prayer and we cry when faced with death. The eyes
fill with tears, and then suddenly we feel better. Why?
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