OPINION & COMMENT
They say that they are concerned about our children. They say
that our children spend their time studying ancient texts,
full of material that is not "relevant" to modern life.
Chareidi children probably do not know when the French
Revolution took place, and never learned trigonometry. (We
should stress that this only applies to the boys since the
standard Beis Yaakov education in Israel includes a broad
range of secular subjects and is comparable to the general
education of Jewish girls throughout the world.)
Drafting Yeshiva Students
The drafting of yeshiva students is again one of the hot issues of the day, as Prime Minister-elect Barak made it a cornerstone of his policies for more than a year. Religious parties are insisting that such a draft is nonnegotiable.
Sharing Another's Burden
The gaon R' Avrohom Grodzinsky zt'l, the menahel ruchani of Yeshivas Slobodke in Lithuania, once visited relatives in Warsaw. In the middle of talking to them R' Avrohom abruptly looked at his watch. After noticing the time, he suddenly started singing and then dancing...
"And You Shall Not Be Like Korach and
Chazal teach us in this week's portion that any rebellion against Hashem and His Torah originates in a rejection of the Torah leaders and the transmitters of Torah to our people. "A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city," says Shlomo Hamelech in Mishlei. This, say Chazal `in Bamidbor Rabba 18:1), refers to Korach, who quarreled with Moshe and rebelled.
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