Dei'ah veDibur - Information & Insight

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11 Sivan 5763 - June 11, 2003 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Our Hopes for the Mayor of Jerusalem

The mayor of Jerusalem, as head of the largest city and the capital, is one of the senior public officials of the State of Israel. With its diverse population, and encompassing sites that are of deep religious and cultural interest to all Christians and Moslems as well as Jews, Jerusalem draws international attention and its mayor has to deal with that as well.

Kabolas HaTorah Only Through Ahavas Torah
by HaRav Yitzchok Yeruchom Bordiansky

Part II

What have we gained? In the end, anyway, Hashem forced us to receive the Torah. Again we are on the same level as when we left Egypt -- serving HaKodosh Boruch Hu through yir'oh and not ahavoh.

Brochos for Apples or Apples for Brochos
Based on shiurim of Rav Dovid Siegel

Part 3

A well-known gemora in Talmud Yerushalmi states that after the end of a person's life, he will have to defend himself for any pleasure he could have experienced in this world but did not. The Midrash Rabba on Koheles says that Hashem created everything for our sake and that we must be careful not to destroy His world.

Signs of Distinction: Creating the Shabbos Atmosphere
by Rabbi D. Travis

After a full day's journey, you finally arrive at the royal palace. Entering the gates, you gaze in amazement at the breathtaking magnificence of these regal surroundings. The closer you get to the king's chamber the more awestruck you become by the stunning architecture, the lavish tapestries and the ornate furniture. Finally you enter the king's chamber. Upon the royal throne sits the monarch bearing a diamond- studded scepter, crowned in splendor and glory.

Buses Need Chizuk

To the Editor

May we use your paper to request a strengthening of the 402 bus route in the morning?

Odom Le'omol haTorah Nivro
by Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Horowitz

The new financial cutbacks jeopardize the existence of our holy yeshivos, they shake the very foundations of our children's education, they endanger the basis of kedushas haShabbos and the kedushoh of Jewish family life, and they threaten to ruin the image of Yiddishkeit in our Holy Land.

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