How Will We Vote?
We try to live our lives as good Jews. We try to do what
Hashem wants, to increase kevod malchus Shomayim. For
the most part this involves performing our daily duties,
taking care of our families, learning, chesed,
teaching, raising ourselves and our surroundings closer to
"This Month Shall Be Unto You"
"This month shall be unto you the first of months . . . it
is first unto you -- there is something in this month that
belongs to you alone and not to other nations."
by L. Jungerman
Share in the Suffering of our Brethren
Any foreigner visiting Eretz Yisroel in the past several
months can see a distinct difference between how two parts
of its population have reacted to the threatening security
condition. Such an enormous difference would be more proper
for two separate nations.
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
Tu BiShevat -- A Tikkun for Eating the Eitz Hadaas
by HaRav Aryeh Leib HaCohen Shapira
This is the second of a three-part essay that explains
many important and deep concepts that underlie the "minor"
holiday of Tu BiShevat.
Ideas for Tu BiShevat: Fruit Trees and Timber Trees
"Abba," called Yossi the moment he got home. "I saw that the
dirt by the wall outside our building is pushed up a little.
Is that from an earthquake?"
by Yochonon Dovid
In Ramat Gan there is a school called Bleich High School.
Twenty-four years ago, before the Likud under the leadership
of Menachem Begin took control of the government for the
first time, mock elections were held at the school, and the
students voted in favor of Begin, foreseeing the country's
first political takeover. Ever since then the school has
acquired a reputation as a barometer for election
by E. Rauchenberg
Last week we wrote about the danger in sharp verbal assaults
and about the enormous role of harsh words in the creation
of emotional problems in children and youth.
by Chaim Walder
However, there is an additional aspect of verbal assault:
the educational angle and its role in the formation of the
From the entire mountain of the Taba talks, nothing emerged.
The declaration is devoid of all content though its main and
only message is not missing: it is an attempt at election
propaganda. However, in that, Barak failed too. To all it is
clear that this is a vain declaration and nothing more than
show. It is difficult to understand how a serious person
like Ben Ami was drawn into such an empty show.
A Declaration Without Content
by Aryeh Zisman
AS CONSERVATISM CRUMBLES
Two kinds of Jews affiliate with the Conservative movement.
Some do so out of simple discomfort with the alternatives.
They have no interest in observing the dictates of halacha
on which Orthodoxy is based and perceive the Reform
movement's approach as unsatisfyingly "anything goes." They
are Conservative Jews, essentially, by default.
by Rabbi Avi Shafran
About George Bush . . .
To The Editor:
You might find the following of interest:
Davka on Shabbos Shemos was the inauguration
of George Bush as the new president of America -- the very
day on which we read the posuk: "And a new king
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