Who Knows the Difference Between a Siddur and a Machzor?
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon summed up a heated exchange
between Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom and Justice Minister
Tomy Lapid at last Sunday's Cabinet meeting.
Sign and Substance
by Rabbi N. Z. Grossman
Here and Now
HaRav Eliashiv's ruling about human hair from India being
subject to the prohibition of an offering made to avodoh
zora awakened an interest in the subject that has not yet
A Proposal for Shiva Ossor BeTammuz
We have come to live with 17th of Tammuz as an inescapable
part of our reality. We may have even gotten used to the fast
and the Three Weeks as a part of our lives. It's not just the
fast and the Churban, but all the tragedies that were brought
on by that day.
by Rabbi Adam A. Winston
The Lion's Jaws
The mishnah in the fourth chapter of Ta'anis
tells us that five things happened on the 17th of Tammuz: 1]
The first set of Tablets of the Covenant which Moshe received
at Sinai were broken; 2] The regular, daily sacrifices ceased
to be brought; 3] The walls of Jerusalem were breached; 4]
Epistomos burned the Torah; and 5] An idol was erected in the
by Rabbi Yitzchok Baruch Fishel
A Too Powerful Prime Minister?
To The Editor:
I would like to point out to you a little-noticed, landmark
decision by Israel's Supreme Court this week, that enormously
enhanced the power of the Prime Minister, vis-a-vis his small-
party coalition partners.
Politica: War of Nerves
Former Knesset Chairman Avraham Burg resigned from the
Knesset this week and is taking a break from political life
until the next elections, now scheduled for three years from
now. A staunch opponent of bringing Labor into the
government, Burg predicts the party will eventually join
Sharon in the government and under such circumstances he does
not want to have anything to do with the Knesset.
By E. Rauchberger
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