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11 Nissan 5761 - April 4, 2001 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Our Own Exodus from Our Own Egypt

The sifrei mussar say that the kernel of golus Mitzrayim is found in every generation, and we always have to uproot it. Spiritually and culturally the same problems come up generation after generation, and we must work to overcome them.

The Redemption from Egypt: The Start of Our Future Redemption
by HaRav Yosef Berl zt'l

"Ben Zoma said to the Chachomim: `Will we [still] mention yetzias Mitzrayim when Moshiach comes? Is it not already written, "Therefore behold, days are coming, says Hashem, when it will no more be said, `As Hashem lives that brought up bnei Yisroel from the land of Egypt,' but `as Hashem lives that brought up bnei Yisroel from the land of the north and from all the lands into which he had driven them?'

Yeshivos Bein Hazmanim: Protective Wall for Am Yisroel
by A. Cohen

"How fortunate are you students of Yeshivas Bein Hazmanim who are extending the zman. You protect this city as well as all residents of Eretz Hakodesh and all of Klal Yisroel in the merit of your Torah study. You cannot fathom the extent of your chesed on behalf of Klal Yisroel. The world is maintained in the merit of your Torah."

Intensive Torah Study in Turbulent Times
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman

As we prepare for Pesach our enemies do not rest, Rachmono litzlan. Yet we continue with our learning and mitzvos.

Two Ways of Serving Hashem
by L. Jungerman

This week's parsha includes the laws of several kinds of sacrifices which fall into two categories: the shlomim offerings that are eaten by the kohanim and the donor who brings it, and the burnt offerings which are completely burnt on the Altar.

Israeli Chief Justice Sees Judges as "Immune to Human Defects"
by S. Yisraeli

Two leading legal experts expressed harsh criticism against the Israeli Chief Justice over his forgiving attitude toward judges who express predispositions regarding defendants before hearing all of the testimony. They say Aharon Barak generally refuses to disqualify judges because he perceives them as immune to human defects and sees every judge in his own image.

Lechayim In Bnei Brak
by Jonathan Rosenblum

Here's an interesting fact. Bnei Brak, Israel's most religious city, also has the highest average life expectancy: 81.1 years for women and 77.4 years for men.

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