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A Letter from Gedolei Hador and Elder Roshei Yeshivos

We appeal to the tens of thousands of those who toil in Torah and its sons, yeshiva students who diligently pursue their studies in the sacred halls of their yeshivos and in kollelim, to review the simple and straightforward teachings of our Torah and its traditions, reminding them that it is the duty of all bnei Torah who revere His name, to strengthen the exalted prestige of our holy Torah by increasing and intensifying their study in the Torah halls through pure yiras Shomayim that stands forever, and to guard themselves exceedingly against being drawn into actions contrary to the spirit of Torah which lead to abandoning the source of living waters and cause the desecration of Hashem's Name in public and the abuse of the respect of Torah students and scholars.



The Opinion of Gedolim about Demonstrations

The following remarks are excerpted from an article written by Rabbi Lorincz and published in the Zeirei Agudas Yisroel publication Digleinu in Issue 309-310 (Adar 5741-1981). Rabbi Lorincz was writing in response to a number of very difficult demonstrations that had taken place at that time, mostly organized by the Orthodox "right" wing.



It is Important to Talk to Children about Creation!

"It is very important to discuss with children matters dealing with yiras Shomayim, Gehennom and Gan Eden, and to educate them regarding [reward and] fear of retribution; to talk to them about Creation, Adam Horishon, the Flood and other matters of emunah, the more, the better, ...


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by Chaim Walder

Economics and management seem totally irrelevant to the rank- and-file citizen. Most people do not feel they manage anything at all and as a result think they have no need to acquire such skills or even to take any interest in this topic.


A story by Chaya Levinson - Part One

"There is nothing as whole and perfect as a broken heart..." (R' Yisroel Salanter)

When the echoes of the joyous singing faded into silence and the dozens of flower bouquets and arrangements were distributed in suitable niches all around the house and Rivky finally began to seriously think about the awesome days looming up in her near future, she was suddenly beset by an original idea. Her classmates raised unbelieving eyebrows at the notion, but Rivky was undaunted and set about executing it a mere week after her engagement, with the tacit agreement of her parents.



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