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Avi Berkowitz, Trump's New Point Man on the Middle East

Avi Berkowitz has been chosen to replace the retiring Jason Greenblatt. Avi studied in Ner Yisroel in Baltimore, after which he went to study in Kol Torah. He is now about 30 years old. This was told to us by a distinguished avreich who knows him personally and maintains steady contact with him.

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The Only Way to Prepare for the Yomim Noraim

Chazal say: Rebbi wept and said that one can acquire his future world in one hour while others take years to attain theirs. The Maharsha writes: Rebbi wept over the lesser worth of one who gains his Olam Haba in merely an hour as compared to the one who toils for it over a long period, but whose input gains him a far worthier place commensurate with his greater effort.

 

 

 

 

 



HaRav Gershon Edelstein's Advice on Elections in Elul

At the conclusion of the shiur klalli which the Rosh Yeshiva, HaRav Gershon Edelstein, delivered to the student body of Yeshivas Ponovezh, he spoke on the subject of the upcoming elections and of the duty of each student to vote at this pivotal time:

"It is known that Elul is a time which requires especial reinforcement, since it is the preparatory time before Rosh Hashonoh, the Day of Judgment, and one must accumulate merit. But precisely when one must increase one's merit, there are impediments and attempts at weakening.

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HaRav Chaim Kanievsky will Go on the Stump for United Torah Judaism

Starting last Wednesday: in anticipation of the heavy campaign being launched for the Torah world, a series of historic tours by HaRav Kanievsky is taking place throughout the country geared to rouse the hearts of the people in the hinterlands regarding the decisive elections for the Knesset which will take place on the upcoming Tuesday, the 17th of Elul.

The electoral messages will be presented from the holy words of the Rosh Yeshiva, HaRav Gershon Edelstein, in all of the rallies taking place in the country, from north to south, attended by tens of thousands who will undertake to support the UTJ list which is fa

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Mussar Study Before The Yomim Noraim — Two Letters From Or Yisroel

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We originally published this in 1995, about 24 years ago. Written by the founder of the Mussar movement, it provides basic insight and guidance into learning Mussar all year — and especially in Elul. This is always timely and important.

Part I

HaRav Shlomo Wolbe once said, "It is almost impossible to do teshuva without being familiar with these letters in Or Yisroel (7 & 8)." We are happy to be able to present Letter 7 here in translation, along with some other selections. Readers are advised that the material is dense and difficult, and it requires attentive and serious study.

HaRav Uri Weissblum in the introduction to his annotated version of Or Yisroel makes the following comments about the importance of mussar study in our days.

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