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15 Av 5760 - August 16, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Joe Lieberman - a True Kiddush Hashem

A number of important keys to understanding the recent choice of Senator Joe Lieberman by the Democratic Party's nominee for President Al Gore, are found in a story that Lieberman told at the U.S. Aguda dinner three years ago, in 1997.

The Torah Universe: Singing Horses and Mules
by Rabbi Nosson Slifkin

Perek Shirah is an ancient text that is at least two thousand years old; some commentaries even attribute its authorship to Dovid Hamelech! It is a list of eighty-four elements of the natural world, including elements of the sky and of the earth, plants, birds, animals and insects, attaching a posuk from the Torah to each.

Happiness and Wealth
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman

"The July and August headache" is how secular parents describe the two months of their children's summer vacation. This "headache" is caused by two reasons whose source is one: the tedious boredom that children and adolescents suffer during the seemingly endless weeks when time hangs heavily on their hands and life is nothing more than a broken record. This boredom causes parents a double headache: They are concerned to find something to fill the vacuum, and they are deeply worried about what their children do during their leisure time when their only aim is to free themselves from responsibilities and adult supervision.

The Path Towards Higher Levels
by L. Jungerman

In his introduction to Ahavas Chessed, the Chofetz Chaim dwells on the apparent difficulty in understanding the verse from our parsha, "And you shall heed the commandments of Hashem your G-d, to walk in His ways and to fear Him." We find here that "walking in His ways" precedes fear of Hashem.

The Media Take Over
by N. Ze'evi

Prime Minister Ehud Barak's failure at Camp David has aroused sharp criticism from members of his own party. The press even went as far as to quote senior ministers and party officials who were angry at the way in which Barak conducted the negotiations.

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