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An Egg a Day Keeps Diabetes Away

A recent study found that eating an egg a day reduces the danger of developing Type 2 diabetes (adult onset) as compared to those who only consume an egg a week.



A Light Unto the Nations

In this week's parsha which deals with Mattan Torah, we are told that Moshe Rabbenu was commanded to tell the Jews upon their arrival at the Sinai desert of their exalted mission, "And now, if you indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, you shall be for Me select from all the nations since the entire world belongs to Me."



News Sites That Style Themselves Chareidi are Dangerous

In light of the terrible breaches and the foreign ideas alien to Jewish spirit which are infiltrating through news sites which style themselves as chareidi on the Internet and on phone lines, and in light of the moral decline of those who seek to change the very character of the chareidi public, also through chinuch, our Torah leaders of Torah and Halacha have come out with an incisive letter in which they warn against the danger of said sites. They call upon the public to block their computers from access to them, inclusive of the blockage which is halachically required in any case to forbidden sites.


The 88th Anniversary of the first Siyum HaShas of Daf Yomi

Tu BeShevat marked the 88th anniversary of the very first, Global Siyum HaShas of Daf Yomi, which took place in Lublin, Poland, on Tu BeShevat 5691- February 2, 1931.




Agudath Israel of America's 19th Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah

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The start of Agudath Israel of America's 19th Annual Yarchei Kallah had hundreds of people from all over the world participating in events on Sunday, a prelude to the four day intense learning program that has significantly grown with every passing year.



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

Shom Derech -- Balancing Our Ways

by HaRav Simcha Zissel Broide zt"l

A new sefer came out recently containing the writings of HaRav Simcha Zissel Broide zt"l on Chumash Shemos. Shom Derech is a collection of the Rosh Yeshiva's shiurim on the Ramban's commentary on the Torah. We have picked several excerpts which deal with topical issues.

How Much do Chareidim Really Get?

By A. Porat, with Yoni Rottenberg

* Children in kibbutzim receive from the Education Ministry's budget a sum equivalent to that received by all the children in the chareidi sector put together, though there are more than three times as many chareidi children!

The Bed

by Sudy Rosengarten

The Sabbath was departing, stealthily retreating through the darkness of the Shemtov Yeshiva in Brooklyn. The Rebbe, a form felt, rather than seen, concluded the service with swaying body and ringing voice. His shadow was grotesque, projected as it was against the oron by the moving lights of passing cars, and with arms uplifted and rocking head, he appeared as a prophet of old, come with G-d's message. You could feel his eyes clenched tightly as the song he whispered rang out in contradictions of joy and sadness. The figure on the wall flailed about as the chassidim looked on entranced. Suddenly, the dark shape hugged its head and sobbed aloud, "Hashem in Heaven, heal in Your mercy!" and a great sigh rose from all the chassidim.


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

May-July, 2005