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1 Sivan 5761 - May 23, 2001 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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The Bond Of Intimacy
By HaRav Shimshon Dovid Pincus zt'l

Weeping for Generations: By Way Of Introduction

"And your brethren, all of beis Yisroel, shall weep over the burning that Hashem burnt" (Yayikro 10,6).

Our Counting and Ruth's Vision
by HaRav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg

Part II

In the first part of this essay, HaRav Scheinberg first discussed Ruth and her surprising desire to stay with her mother-in-law Naomi, even though Ruth's future with her looked bleak. Also, in her speech that finally convinced Naomi that Ruth was irrevocably serious, Ruth says that she will die where Naomi dies. Why is this significant?

Torah and Happiness

"We have the richest society in human history, but not the happiest. According to a recent article in the New York Times, the average American family makes 16 percent more money now than 30 years ago, but the percentage of people who described themselves as "very happy" fell from 36 percent to 29 percent.

Zman Matan Toraseinu, Part II
by Rav Zev Leff

The idea that we explained until now, that the Torah is in fact a present and not a liability, can explain the reaction of the angels who begged G-d to leave the Torah with them and not to give it to human beings.

by E. Rauchberger

Knesset Boycotts

One of the most raucous incidents last week in the Knesset was when Ahmad Tibi referred to Chief of Staff Shaul Mofaz as a "murderer" and a "fascist." Tibi's remarks caused an uproar and brought a variety of responses from Knesset members. Some called for his removal from the Knesset, others called for him to stand trial, while still others called for his party to be made illegal, as was done to Kach in its day.

To See the Holiness
by L. Jungerman

"But they shall not go in to see when the holy things are covered, lest they die" (Bamidbor4:20). The Rashbam comments: When the heichal is dismantled, the Aron Hashem is revealed, and if they gaze upon it they will die, as we find with the people of Beis Shemesh: And He smote the people of Beis Shemesh because they beheld the Ark of Hashem.

Food For Thought
by Shlome Leitner

Let me ask you a simple question. What did you eat for breakfast this morning? And yesterday? And the day before?

Have you noted the similarity?

You will be pleased to learn that most people follow the same pattern as you. We are in general quite content to consume the same food for breakfast, day in and day out.

Observations: Russian President to Make Aliyah?
by P. Milgrom

Two Russian communication channels, a public television station and what is generally considered the official government station, have joined Melroz Communications, which is vying for the tender for the operation of a Russian- language communications channel (television) in Israel aimed at new Russian immigrants.

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