OPINION & COMMENT
Labor Party Chairman Shimon Peres said in a recent speech that he is against religious parties. Since religion is absolute and uncompromising and politics is anything but, religious parties do not fit in, he says.
Appreciating Being Jewish: The Mesirus Nefesh of Jewish
The yesod hayesodos, the basis of the possibility of having an Am Yisroel, the most important thing that children can be taught in cheder to both boys and girls, is Atoh bechartonu. If we do not appreciate what it means to be Jewish, the Atoh bechartonu, the rest of Torah disappears.
Sign and Substance
HaRav Elyashiv'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 died down. In the first part, Rabbi Grossman quoted the Rambam who explains how the idea of avodoh zora started out as a mistaken attempt to serve Hashem through His intermediaries.
Hashkofo Highlights from HaRav Chaim Shaul Karelitz,
For a generation, HaGaon HaRav Chaim Shaul zt'l stood on, spiritual vigil. With clarity of mind, he transmitted the tradition of our masters in every subject that came to the fore. In the fulcrum of his battle, stood the basis of the chareidi public's collective adherence to the word of our Gedolei Torah.
Ariel Sharon is laying the groundwork to bringing the Labor Party into the coalition. Despite the relative stability his minority coalition has been showing, Sharon understands that in the long run it will not work and he has no choice other than to bring in the Labor Party.
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