Dei'ah veDibur - Information & Insight

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26 Cheshvan 5765 - November 10, 2004 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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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"
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman

We were blessed with Tal HaShomayim veshemanei ho'oretz, but we have to know what to do with them.

"And You Shall Sit by the Evven HoEzel"
by B. Re'eim

Part I

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
by Yochonon Dovid

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 spiritual matters.

Politica:Government Corruption? Not Here!
By E. Rauchberger

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.

Are the Anti-Shechita Agitators in the UK Really Concerned with Animal Welfare?
by The Hon. J. Lobenstein

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 welfare.

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