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by Mordechai Plaut

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Advice from HaRav Edelstein for Ben Hazmanim

A delegation of roshei yeshivos from the Ichud Bnei HaYeshivos visited HaRav Gershon Edelstein at his home to discuss and hear from him recommendations for conduct in bein hazmanim. Those attending and raising the issues were led by HaRav Chizkiyahu Mishkovsky, HaRav Avrohom Yitzchok Hakohen Kook and HaRav Tzvi Drabkin, but other roshei yeshiva were also in attendance.



Terrorist Prisoners Do Whatever Damage They Can

"The fact that high security prisoners consume 50 percent more water is intolerable and we must not allow such waste," said Gilad Erdan, the Israeli Minister of Internal Security. "I have ordered the Prisons Services to urgently determine other ways to bring about conservation of water in those wings where terrorists are housed including limiting the hours in which they may take showers and also limiting the length of the showers."


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From Our Archives

Song of Ascent - Part II
An Interview with an American Immigrant

As `Amerikaners', we lived without family to invite over or be invited to, but we were the natural address for every drop- in that arrived to the country and was slightly connected to family or acquaintances from back home. This is how I came to host a Seder with thirteen people for the two days of Yom Tov -- three weeks after having given birth. I understood that this was my challenge in life as an immigrant.

Argentina, Argentina, Where Is That?

Part III

by S. Fried

About a hundred and eleven years ago, in 5649 (1889), a group of 136 Jewish families left Europe to try to build a better life farming in the vast undeveloped areas of Argentina in South America. They were the first of thousands more that arrived over the next 20 years in Argentina propelled by the vision of Baron Maurice Hirsch and ejected by the terrible conditions they suffered under the Eastern European governments.

A Trip to the Sea

A True Story by Menucha Levin

It was the middle of a long hot summer. Each day the sun blazed down from the bright blue sky and the sizzling air didn't stir. Miriam longed to get away for a short holiday to the sea, but sadly, she knew it would not be possible this year. The local girls' school where she taught English did not pay its staff over the summer and recent large dental bills had wiped out all vacation plans.


Av, 5765 - Kislev 5766 (August-December 2005)

May-July, 2005