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At The Center of the Universe
At The Center of the Universe
by Mordechai Plaut

Please note that the next scheduled issue is in the week of Parshas Noach. It would be dated 29 Tishrei-October 19.
Gmar vechasimah tovah and chag somei'ach!

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One Thing that the Rich Prime Minister Could not Do

A story about the power of prayer, for these days in which we are so involved in prayer.

Just around now is the first yahrtzeit of HaRav Yisrael David Beringer zt"l of Bnei Brak. He was the subject of a very interesting and instructive story. Ariel_Sharon_2004


New Hi-Tech Campus in Bnei Brak

According to a report by Eliran Rubin in TheMarker, a new campus will be set up in Bnei Brak to help chareidim work in hi-tech fields. Backers include Amnon Shashua, one of the founders of Mobileye that was recently sold to Intel for a record $15 billion, Bank Leumi and Cisco.


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Learning About Joy on Succos

by Mordecai Plaut

Succos is called by Chazal zman simchoseinu, the time of our simcha. We are obligated to experience simcha, and the Torah summarizes the reason for the horrible punishments in parshas Ki Sovo, as due to a lack of simcha in our worship of Hashem.

One Can Acquire a World Through a Single Episode of Simcha

by R' Moshe Eliezer Schwartzbard

"What the fool cannot attain on Yom Kippur at Ne'ilah, the wise man merits on Succos and Simchas Torah through simcha" (Hagaon R' Yisroel Salanter zt'l).

Klal Yisroel's Sole Surviving Child

by Mordecai Plaut

A hesped on the Brisker Rov delivered at his levaya by Maran HaRav Shach yblct"a. 11 Tishrei this year marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of the Brisker Rov, zt'l. Maran HaRav Shach, shlita, was especially close to the Brisker Rov.

The Asher Yotzar Miracles

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by Sheina Geffen

The first part of this series emphasized the importance of reciting the Asher Yotzar blessing with full concentration, standing stock-still for the duration of the twenty seconds it takes each time. Not very much time to devote to thanking Hashem for such a vital process that keeps us healthy. All told, only two minutes a day, well invested in keeping a person healthy.



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