Have We Always Dealt with Integrity?
HaRav Avrohom Pam, zt"l, made it very clear that he did
not want any hespedim said about him. It is perhaps not
too presumptuous to suggest that he would have wanted a
discussion of honesty in all one's dealings, since this is a
topic that was close to his heart and that he even discussed
publicly, at great personal sacrifice, last winter at the
annual convention of Agudas Yisroel of America.
The correct way of learning beiyun has almost been
forgotten nowadays, and many people are confused about it. I
have therefore found it necessary to explain at length the
derech of our rabbonim regarding this topic:
by HaRav Boruch Shmuel Hakohen Deutsch
The Light of Elul -- What is Elul?
The month of Elul compresses so much that one can hardly
define it! What is the essence and content of this month? What
is its character? What must one strive for during these days
and where does one place emphasis? What is primary and what
by L. Jungerman
At all times, and especially in times of distress, people turn
to "miracle- working tzaddikim" who sell their wares to
thousands of gullible people. Stories about terminally ill
patients who were cured, infertile women who conceived,
penniless unfortunates who became millionaires overnight, are
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
Observations: National-Religious Circles Recommend "the
Educational Aspects of Television" and a "Movie Theater
National-religious circles have often employed the slogan
"religion and living" to justify their distorted and
compromising approach to Judaism. Maran the Chazon Ish
zt'l referred to this slogan in his letters over forty
years ago, using strong words of criticism. Yet they continue
in their folly and even try to refine it.
by M. Halevy
Observations: A Drunken Soldier
The proliferation of drug and alcohol addiction among youth
has raised fears over the effect it could have on soldiers
serving in the army. There is no need to describe what could
take place if a soldier takes hold of a gun when he is not in
control of his senses and his powers of discretion.
by V. Mandosh
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