OPINION & COMMENT
We always talk about framing our view of the world in moral terms, and the passing of Yasser Arafat has given us a chance to show a very clear example of this.
A Look into the Mind
"And You Shall Sit by the Evven HaEzel"
"Each story, each fact, made a tremendous impact upon me and enabled me to gain knowledge and understanding for all periods in life," wrote Maran HaGaon R' Shach, ztvk'l, about his illustrious uncle, HaRav Isser Zalman Meltzer, whose 41st yahrtzeit is on 10 Kislev.
Subjugating Nature for Avodas Hashem
"`And behold, a dreadful darkness fell upon him' (Bereishis 15:12). This darkness symbolizes Greece, that darkened the eyes of Yisroel with their decrees. They ordered Yisroel to write on the ox's horn that they have no part in the Elokim of Yisroel" (Bereishis Rabbah 44:17).
Following the resignation of the National Religious Party, the Sharon government is now unequivocally a minority government. After the resignation of HaIchud HaLeumi and MKs Effie Eitam and Yitzchok Levy of the NRP some months ago it was already officially a minority government, but with the addition of outside support from MKs David Tal and Michael Nudelman the coalition was still able to garner the support of 61 MKs on most issues.
"Are the Anti-Shechita Agitators in the UK Really Concerned with Animal Welfare?" (26 Cheshvan) reminded one of how there is a middoh keneged middoh factor in the Mad Cow and Foot and Mouth diseases that have ravaged UK herds.
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