The Need to Set Up a Jewish
Recently, as the calls to allow free entry of non-Jews to the
State of Israel have become more common and have come from
higher and higher levels, we see how self-destructive is the
liberal and permissive ideology that underlies these
Principles of Education
It is not just a matter of added benefit for an educator and
a mashgiach to supervise their charges carefully, to
love each talmid sincerely, to pay attention to danger
signals and to diagnose weaknesses far in advance. Someone
who lacks the qualities to do all these things is totally
unsuited to these professions.
by HaRav Nosson Einfeld
Slave Turned King?
"From prison he went forth to rule" (Koheles 4:14).
Rashi explains that Koheles is referring to Yosef, who
emerged from prison to rule over all of Egypt.
by L. Jungerman
Pressure and Persuasion
A front-page headline in Ha'aretz, a popular morning
Israeli newspaper with strong Leftist leanings, reported:
"Tremendous Slash in Funding for Chareidi and Dati
Education." The newspaper, which seemed to be overjoyed at
such "good news," wrote that the Education Ministry made its
budget proposal to reduce items for chareidi education and
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
Carrying on Shabbos in Meiron
To The Editor:
We were zoche last year to see the construction of a
new eruv in Meiron. A sign near R' Shimon Bar Yochai's
grave shows the map of the eruv. In addition, the sign
attests that the eruv is kosher also according to the
Rambam's opinion, but is not yet an eruv mehudar.
Bentching From a Siddur
To The Editor:
I remember that there was a period a few years ago when
tragedies in which young men and women passed away happened
one after the other. Some people asked Maran HaRav Shach,
shlita, what they should do when such misfortunes take
place. The Rosh Yeshiva prompted them to be careful to
bench bircas hamozone while following inside a
siddur. Maran's guidance was well publicized at the
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