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21 Adar I 5765 - March 2, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Daf Yomi — Innovation and Inspiration

Daf Hayomi is a wonderful example of a modern innovation within the Jewish religion. It shows that there is room for new initiatives, that the Torah community can come up with things that are genuinely new even while remaining strictly within the bounds of the Torah.

Supporting Full-Time Torah Study: An Analysis of Teachings from Gedolei Yisroel and their Implications in Contemporary Times
by Rabbi N. Grossman

Ever since the spiteful cutbacks in government support for the economically weaker sections of society, including the Torah-studying community systematically carried out by the previous Likud-Shinui-Mizrachi government against Torah institutions in general and kollelim in particular, the financial hardship of kollel members who, with mesirus nefesh, devote their life to Torah study has been in the limelight.

The Covenant of the Oral Torah
By HaRav Eliyohu Moshe Ehrentreu

Part I

Introduction: An Allusion in the Weekly Parsha

We are told that the sefer Torah that a Jewish king must have written, "should be with him and he should read in it all the days of his life" (Devorim 17:19). The Chasam Sofer zt'l explains the words, "all the days of his life" as referring not to the duration of his reading but to its subject.

"For Mordechai Became Exceedingly Great"
Excerpts from a book recently released, on the life and works of HaGaon R' Mordechai Pogramonsky zt'l

R' Mordechai was invited to attend a bris taking place in France, after the war. R' Mordechai set out on a Friday together with another Jew. They grew so immersed in divrei Torah that they became confused about their destination and got off the train at the wrong stop.

Suggestions for Adar

To The Editor:

The first mishnah in Shekolim states that Adar is the appointed time for marking kevorim. I would like to propose a practical suggestion which would benefit many.

The Final Hurdle

By E. Rauchberger

Preparations to execute the disengagement plan are in full swing now that the government has passed the Settlement Evacuation Law and the Prime Minister and Defense Minister signed evacuation orders. The right has come to realize that the process is now irreversible and, surprisingly, even some rabbis identified with the settlers are calling on them to go peacefully.

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