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18 Teves 5762 - January 2, 2002 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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The Badatz Determines Kashrus, not the Bagatz

Would you eat meat that the High Court says is perfectly kosher -- if the supervising rov is unhappy with it?

That is the question that arises in the wake of the Israeli High Court's most recent pronouncement on the Jewish religion.

The Kollel's Aim
A Talk Delivered By HaRav Dovid Leibowitz To The Members Of Kollel Beis Yisroel, Slobodka, Kovno

It is hard to speak about something that is clear and obvious to everyone. The truth however is, that it is precisely about the obvious things that one must speak, because people [tend to] rely upon old, accepted attitudes, forgetting the main point and drifting far away from the purpose. Everything one does needs to have a purpose . . . If one doesn't have any other, specific purpose in mind, one will only do what is easy and what one wishes to do.

How To Follow The Rosh Yeshiva's Derech
by Nosson Zeev Grossman

In the almost two months since our world was destroyed when the Rosh Yeshiva zt"l passed away, there has been a great deal of his'orerus and introspection, especially about our duty to continue and preserve the Rosh Yeshiva's heritage to our generation, which he received from his rabbonim, since he served as a link in the chain stretching back to Sinai.

Around Those Who Fear Him
by L. Jungerman

When Hashem revealed Himself to Moshe Rabbenu from the midst of the burning bush, it is said: "And Moshe hid his face for he was afraid to gaze upon Elokim." Say Chazal: As a reward for his having hidden his face out of fear, Moshe was granted the beams of splendor, of which it was stated, "And Aharon and Bnei Yisroel saw that the skin of Moshe's face glowed and they were afraid to approach him" (Shemos 34,30).

More About Weddings: The Music

To the Editor:

After reading in your paper that the rabbonim of Agudas Yisroel of America are planning to issue guidelines to limit wedding expenses, I would like to suggest that drastic measures should also be taken to control the improper music played at weddings.

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