OPINION & COMMENT
Yated Ne'eman is not just another newspaper run by Torah observant people. Such newspapers adopt the general journalistic model of a primarily profit-driven organization that provides information services, albeit with the welcome restrictions of providing only material that is within the bounds of halochoh and of decency. These organizations' main aim is to provide monetary profits for their owners, and they do it by providing information of various kinds to the Torah observant community.
A Cell Phone in the Beis Medrash is like an Idol in the
On the Road: Guarding Your Property When You're Stuck For
One Friday about twenty years ago I was on the subway, seemingly with plenty of time to arrive at my destination before Shabbos. Suddenly, there was a screech . . . The train came to an abrupt halt. Technical difficulties. I looked at my watch; there was still ample time to get to my destination.
I was quite surprised to see, in a recent article which describes an affordable payment plan for newly married couples, prices quoted in Beit Shemesh as being $100,000. It may be worthwhile, when giving advice to young couples, to ensure that a false impression is not given to them.
You wrote (Jan. 26) in "An Inauspicious Beginning," that "for most Americans today, what they want is nothing more than simple physical enjoyment, and getting their way just means that they have access to the particular pleasures that they prefer. . . . Is this the freedom that George Bush champions? This is not ideals and values but precisely the opposite."
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