Who Votes Jewishly?
The American Jewish vote in the past election (based on the
results of exit polls which may not be fully accurate in
characterizing a minority as small as the Jews in a country
as big as the USA) can be characterized in many ways. About
25 percent of the Jews voted for President Bush. That means
that three-fourths of the Jews voted for Senator Kerry. Four
years ago only 19 percent of the Jews voted for Bush. That
means that four out of five voted for the Democrat Al Gore
four years ago.
"We Will Experience Material Goodness Only if it is Guided
by Torah and Mitzvos"
We were blessed with Tal HaShomayim veshemanei
ho'oretz, but we have to know what to do with them.
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
"And You Shall Sit by the Evven HoEzel"
by B. Re'eim
Every story brought before the readers, every fact, is a
heritage for us, enabling us to understand and to become
wiser, to know the ways of his life, for these are our
beacons to teach us how we must live our own lives.
A Major Principle
Many are the instances in which a person toils towards a
specific goal, but along the way, due to his intensive
involvement, he simply loses direction, forgets about his
original direction and gets sidetracked. He may even work
against his stated purpose altogether. Such things may happen
in physical or material areas, but they are also common with
by Yochonon Dovid
Politica:Government Corruption? Not Here!
Like many others Knesset Chairman Reuven Rivlin has Ariel
Sharon to thank for his seat in the Knesset. Rivlin holds the
36th place on the Likud list and without Sharon's popularity
the party would not have raked in 38 mandates, leaving Rivlin
out of the loop.
By E. Rauchberger
Are the Anti-Shechita Agitators in the UK Really Concerned
with Animal Welfare?
Whilst behind-closed-door negotiations are in progress
between British Jewish community leaders and government
ministers in an effort to retain the status quo on the
Shechita procedures in the United Kingdom, it seems
appropriate to reflect on some fundamental issues of animal
by The Hon. J. Lobenstein
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