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Message of HaRav Gershon Edelstein for Purim

"Purim is the time when Jewry reconfirmed their acceptance of the Torah - Kiyemu vekiblu.' At this time they embraced the Torah from love, and therefore, we, too, must increase our Torah study."


Remarks of the Mashgiach on Tsnius

The Mashgiach, HaRav Dan Segal, speaking a gathering in Jerusalem, aroused his audience with arresting words, noting that the test of this generation lies in matters of emunah and kedushah.





To be Drunk on Money

There is a kind of drunkenness resulting from a pursuit of wealth which causes a person to lose his inner peace. HaRav Shimon Sofer, son of the Chasam Sofer, possessed the gift of poetry.



HaRav Chaim Kanievsky's Trip to Meron

On Tuesday 5 Adar II Maran HaRav Chaim Kanievsky traveled for the first time in almost three decades to Meron to pray at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.



Warning Against Dangerous Purim Toys

The Ministry of Commerce together with the Ministry of Education and the police force have come out with a joint battle against the use of explosive toys and combustible costumes which are so dangerous to children.


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

Is Anyone Bored with Purim?

By Mordecai Plaut

A recent study of consumer attitudes in America declared that there is a boredom boom. "We are bored despite living in remarkable times," says market research concern Yankelovich Partners, noting that last year 71 percent of the respondents yearned for more novelty in their lives, up from 67 percent just a year earlier. "Just as a drug user develops a tolerance and needs larger doses to achieve the same effect, so too have we developed a tolerance to amazing events," at least that is how the market research firm sees things.

A Shmuess for Shabbos Zochor

By HaRav Sholom Schwadron zt'l

Forgetting Mitzvos

Indeed HaKodosh Boruch Hu in His Torah promised us that it would not be forgotten by His children, that the Torah would remain with am Yisroel forever. This, however, refers only to the Torah itself. In regard to the Torah's mitzvos, Yeshaya the novi decreed a gezeira and inflicted a punishment of, "Since this people draw near and with their mouths and with their lips honor Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear towards Me is as a commandment of men learned by rote, therefore behold I will proceed to do more wonders against this people, wonder upon wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hidden" (Yeshaya 29:13-14).

Sparks of Greatness: The Shloh Hakodosh;

In honor of his yahrtzeit 11th Nisan

The holy gaon, Reb. Yeshaya Halevi Horowitz was born in Lemberg in approximately the year 5230 (1470). His father R' Avrohom Halevi was dayan in Prague, Cracow and lastly in Lemberg. R' Yeshaya learnt with his father and with the gaon R' Shlomo Ben Reb Yehudah Leib zt"l, better known as the Maharshal Hasheini, the second Maharshal. He also learnt with the Maharam of Lublin, zt"l.


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

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