How We Hope to Solve the Problems of the Middle East
Ignoring the advice of all the experienced negotiators who
said not to offer anything without reciprocity from the
Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak laid just
about all his cards onto the table with the Palestinians.
The Torah Universe: The Hunt
One morning I visited the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo to discuss a
Torah-based guidebook that we were working on (it has now
been published, under the title In Noah's Ark: Biblical
Perspectives on the Zoo). Shmulik, the zoologist that I
was speaking with, suddenly cut me short; he had to go and
attend to a sick ibex.
by Rabbi Nosson Slifkin
The following address was said at the Knesset following
the return of HaRav AY. Shapira z'l to serve as a MK
after being hospitalized. The topic of the speech was peace
with Jordan and it was delivered in Av, 5754
by HaRav Avrohom Yosef Shapira
From Bein HaMeitzorim to Bein HaZemanim
The period between Shivah Asar BeTammuz until after Tishah
B'Av during which we observe minhogim of
aveilus is called by Chazal in the beginning of
Midrash Eichah, "the days of bein hameitzorim,"
based on the posuk "All her persecutors overtook her
bein hameitzorim" (Eichah 1:3).
by HaRav Moshe Man
World Agudah Conference Discusses Eretz Yisroel, Jews in
Former Soviet Lands, Cemetery Preservation
A number of issues of urgent concern to religious Jews around
the world were addressed, debated and discussed over three
days by the close to 100 Agudath Israel rabbinic and lay
leaders from around the world who gathered here for the most
recent conference of the international board of the Agudath
Israel World Organization (AIWO -- the Vaad Hapoel
by Yated Ne'eman Staff
A Question of Definition
by A. Yitzchaki
This past Lag b'Omer was relatively quiet, since no
chareidi kids were given flags to burn by freelance
photographers. But they won't have to wait until next
Independence Day in order to nab flag desecraters. They don't
have to send a bored photographer to pay a foolish kid to
burn the flag in front of the camera.
Medicines Without Hechsher
To the Editor:
I would like to apprise our readers of a common phenomenon:
the lack of attention to the problem of hechsherim on
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