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Israel Election Results: Kiddush Hashem with the success of UTJ; A Majority for the Right

A lot will remain in the air for a few weeks until an actual government is formed, but the big news is that the so-called Right Block got more Knesset seats than the Left Block, allowing Netanyahu to form a government.



130 Percent of Annual Rainfall

The Meteorological Authority has released the information that, following five years of drought, the amount of rainfall measured from September through March registered 131% of the average annual rainfall overall.



Statement from Agudath Israel on the Measles Outbreak and "Infectious Hatred"

Agudath Israel of America is deeply concerned about the recent outbreak of measles and the threat it poses to communities around the country.



Netanyahu Tried to Draw Chareidi Voters to Likud

Prime Minister Netanyahu crossed red lines when he invited the so-called chareidi press to his office this past Sunday two days before the elections, hoping to draw to his side the undecided marginal vote.



Most Cigarettes are Probably Chometz

The manufacturing process of cigarettes these days is very complex. Cigarettes produced abroad contain, besides tobacco, a range of raw materials designed to prolong shelf life, preserve the flavor, increase addiction, including starches, glues and other contents, besides which the tobacco itself is rinsed in alcohol, all of which serve as the basic filling of all cigarettes.




A Torah Approach to History: The Churban of European Jewry

Part III

This is part of a new series we are publishing entitled "Yesodos Ne'emanim." These are articles originally published in the print edition of the English Israeli Yated Ne'eman, that were selected because they explain basic ideas of Torah hashkofoh. This is the third of a series of three articles that were originally published in 5752 (1992). This first was in the issue of parshas Terumah. HaRav Weintraub was alive then. This is a translation of the original Hebrew article.

In developing an understanding of the Fourth Kingdom that dominates the Jewish people up until the coming of Moshiach, HaRav Weintraub explained the core chochmah, wisdom, that lies at the head of the world, and how it is the basis for the conflict and contrast between the Fourth Kingdom and Klal Yisroel. He suggests a link between the wisdom that is the focus of the struggle for geula, and the silence that must be the reaction to what is the chesed of yissurim that are sent when we do not atone for our sins with teshuva.




Rain and Kinneret Watch

by Dei'ah Vedibur Staff

Our weekly report of the rain and the level of the Kineret - Winter, 5779.

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From Our Archives

Our Own Exodus from Our Own Egypt

by Mordecai Plaut

The sifrei mussar say that the kernel of golus Mitzrayim is found in every generation, and we always have to uproot it. Spiritually and culturally the same problems come up generation after generation, and we must work to overcome them.

The Redemption from Egypt: The Start of Our Future Redemption

by HaRav Yosef Berl zt'l

"Ben Zoma said to the Chachomim: `Will we [still] mention yetzias Mitzrayim when Moshiach comes? Is it not already written, "Therefore behold, days are coming, says Hashem, when it will no more be said, `As Hashem lives that brought up bnei Yisroel from the land of Egypt,' but `as Hashem lives that brought up bnei Yisroel from the land of the north and from all the lands into which he had driven them?' "(Yirmiyohu 16:14). [The Chachomim] said to him: `Not that yetzias Mitzrayim will be altogether displaced, but that shibud malchuyos will be primary, and yetzias Mitzrayim will be secondary to it' " (Brochos 12b).


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