Dei'ah veDibur - Information & Insight

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26 Av 5761 - August 15, 2001 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Is there a Lower Form of Life than a Suicide Bomber?

There is absolutely nothing like it in the entire world. A creature nurtured on hate and with the support of large portions of his community, is told to search out a large crowd, men, women and children included.

"Your Face, Hashem, Will I Seek"
by Rav Yaakov Yisroel Beifuss

Thoughts for the beginning of Elul

"Only union with Hashem constitutes true perfection, as Dovid Hamelech said, `But as for me, the nearness of Hashem is my good', and, `I asked one thing from Hashem: that I will seek to dwell in Hashem's house all the days of my life . . . '."

Miracle Of Resurgence: Two Talks Given In Yerushalayim To Mark The Sixtieth Yahrtzeit Of HaRav Elchonon Wassermann Zt'l, Hy'd

On the evening of the twenty-ninth of Sivan, a special gathering was held in the beis hamedrash of Yeshivas Or Elchonon in Yerushalayim, marking the sixtieth yahrtzeit of the gaon and kodosh HaRav Elchonon Wassermann zt'l, Hy'd. One of the speakers was HaRav Aharon Leib Steinman. In his talk, HaRav Steinman shed light on the tragic events of those times and their meaning for the generations which followed.

Ovinu Malkeinu -- Our Father, Our G-d
by L. Jungerman

"You are sons unto Hashem your G-d, you shall not gash yourselves" (Devorim 13:14).

The Torah establishes the status of the Jewish people as sons: You are sons unto Hashem your G-d; My firstborn son, Yisroel. This is a most exalted rank which embodies great privileges but it also obligates.

Observations: For the Workers -- or For the Party?
by M. Halevy

While the apparent scandal surrounding the use of NPOs in the elections campaign of Ehud Barak in 1999 is being hushed up by the Establishment, which is relying on the public's short recall, Gidi Weitz, a reporter for the Jerusalem weekly, Kol Ha'ir who shed a lot of light on the NPO scandal, has exposed another peculiar episode involving the exploitation of Histadrut funds for political ends.

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