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6 Ellul 5760 - September 6, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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The Judiciary Must be Free of Even an Appearance of Bias

Though our basic message about Chief Justice Aharon Barak and the Israeli High Court is always the same -- that on a legal and democratic basis they do not confine themselves to the areas that befit the judiciary of a democratic society, and that their behavior and decisions are strongly colored by their world-view -- they periodically provide such clear, dramatic and novel illustrations of the problems, that we can discuss the same topic repeatedly without fear of boring our readers.

It Is Hashem's Land
by HaRav Yosef Yekutiel Efrati

Yated Ne'eman recently reported that the Division for Land-Dependent Mitzvos of the Yerushalayim Rabbinate decided to prevent sefichin (vegetables that grew in the Shmitta year) from entering the general market in Yerushalayim.

The Four Amos of Halocho
by HaRav Aviezer Piltz

Part II: Toras Chessed -- Chessed of Torah

There is another point interwoven with this. The pillar of chessed is an additional pillar that we have, and it too receives its spiritual power from the pillar of Torah.

The Value of a Word
by L. Jungerman

"You shall heed the issuance of your lips and you shall do . . . "

In Mishne Lamelech on the Rambam (chapter 10) a very interesting question is posed: We find mentioned in several places in the Torah vows made between different people to one another, even before the giving of the Torah which mandates that one must keep one's word.

"Meoros HaDaf HaYomi" Insights into the Week's Learning
From the Sochatchov "Beis Medrash of Teachers of the Daf HaYomi" Bnei Brak

In the words of Moshe Rabbeinu, one of the unique traits of our Nation is that we are "stiff-necked" to an unusual degree. This trait has stood us in good stead throughout our troubled history. . . .

Is Lieberman Good for the Jews?

"Lieberman gets off river and finds a synagogue," by Brigitte Greenberg, (AP). Vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman and his family veered off the campaign trail Saturday to attend services at the only Jewish synagogue within 90 miles . . .

Barak, the Pathetic King
by N. Ze'evi

The initial storm over Ehud Barak's declaration of a "secular revolution" evaporated into nothing. And the media lost no time in unleashing a scathing attack on their formerly beloved Prime Minister, who is quickly sinking into political irrelevancy.

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