When it is Permissible to Attack Religious Institutions
Three years ago at this time, Israeli forces were laying
siege to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. A total of
123 armed Palestinian men were inside, having taken refuge
there as Israeli troops swept through the city looking for
them. 13 of them were known murderers.
The Warsaw Ghetto Rebellion: Throwing Away One's Life for
Three Lines in History
The rebellion in the Warsaw Ghetto is frequently pictured in
Israeli society as the heroic effort of a small group of
youths determined to commit suicide in order to "die with
honor." The "heroism" of the ghetto rebels is contrasted to
the "cowardliness" of the six million kedoshim, who
are accused of having "gone like lambs to the slaughter," to
what is called a "disgraceful and humiliating" death.
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
Gedolei Yisroel on Holocaust Day — Yom Hashoa
The Chazon Ish wrote a letter on this subject as follows:
"Halocho matters are established by the Torah, the main part
of which is the Written Torah and its commentary, the Oral
Torah. Even a novi is not allowed to establish a new
interpretation without finding support in the Torah to do so,
and as much as a deficit is an aberration from the Torah, so
too is an addition to the mitzvos of the Torah an
by Yated Ne'eman Staff
Mishel Ovos: Commentaries and Pearls on Pirkei Ovos
"For a Talmid Chochom is a Living Sefer Torah"
"Shimon, his son (of Rabbon Gamliel), says: All my days, I
grew up amongst Torah scholars and I have not found anything
better for a body than silence" (Ovos 1:17).
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