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Israeli Army Registration Will be Conducted in Municipal Facilities

In these days the first centralized Israeli Army registration for yeshiva students will take place in municipal buildings, not controlled by the Army. On Tuesday hundreds of yeshiva students from Tifrach, Netivot Ofakim and other places in the area, were allowed to register with the army in a public building in Netivot. This is the first time this has been allowed in the history of the State of Israel.


The Hatred Towards Torah Scholars

"Why was it called Sinai? Because hatred towards Jews descended from it." The fact that the Torah gave this name of all names to the mountain teaches us that it is a purpose, it was intentional, and not merely something by default. This matter of fact is bound up very strongly with the quintessence of Torah, which can never reside alongside the cultures of the nations of the world. Any attempt to create an amalgamation will only result in the opposite reality, which comes to teach us that wherever there is such a so-called merger of Torah and world culture, there must necessarily be a lack of Torah or a counterfeit form whose end purpose and result will be abandonment of Torah.


Torah was given on the Green Mountain

The media reported that preceding the beginning of the Ramadan fast month (the lunar month in which Moslems fast during the day), the police reinforced its manpower in Jerusalem around the Har Habayis to control any riots.


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Al Kiddush Hashem: R' Avrohom Ben Avrohom

By Rav Dov Eliach

The following material is from the book about the Gra of Vilna being prepared by Rav Eliach, entitled HaGaon. Shavuos is the holiday of converts, who follow the example of Rus. Also, the yahrtzeit of The Ger Tzedek is on the second day of Shavuos. He was martyred in 5509 (1749), 251 years ago.

Does Torah Weaken Those Who Study It?

by HaRav Eliezer HaLevi Dunner

According to the gemora (Sanhedrin 26), Yeshaya Hanovi calls the Torah tushiyah: "[The Torah] is wonderful in counsel and excellent in tushiyah" (Yeshaya 28:29), suggesting that the Torah weakens man's physical power (tushiyah is related to mateshes, "weakening"). We are accustomed to understanding this simply: day-and-night Torah study, exerting ourselves to our maximum, saps our strength and weakens us.



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