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30 Nissan 5764 - April 21, 2004 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Get the Cheats but Don't Tread on Us

By all legitimate means, the government -- any government -- should catch anyone who cheats it. We make no defense of those who lie or misrepresent the truth in any way in order to collect money to which they are not entitled. The government should catch whoever breaks the law and take appropriate punitive action. We say this clearly so that there will be no mistake.

The Main Points of HaRav Shteinman's Address: "How Great are Chiya's Deeds!"

Morai verabbosai, the rabbonim have all spoken at length already, stressing the importance of Lev L'Achim, which is doing great rescue work for Klal Yisroel. If not for their activities, a sizable portion of Klal Yisroel would be lost completely, chas vesholom. We must make every effort to strengthen ourselves in this area as the speakers have already noted and I don't have much to add to that message.

Obscuring Torah with Torah Terminology
by Rabbi N. Grossman

At a recent conference of the Rabbinical Union for the People of Israel and the Land of Israel and the Wholeness of the Torah and the Land, over 200 national- religious rabbonim protested Sharon's plan to evacuate the settlements from the Gaza Strip.

Positive Labeling
by Chaim Walder

Some say that not only does a child with a stigma suffer, but the child labeled positively also has a problem since he feels he must constantly live up to his reputation and that is what drives him, and thus he lacks internal motivation. Still, I believe one should find the strong points in every child and even turn them into positive labels to serve as power stations from which the child can draw strength during hard times.

So That Your Days Increase
by Yochonon Dovid

Paying condolence calls, nichum aveilim, to parents sitting in mourning for a child, is a very emotionally draining undertaking. Mourning of this sort is not the normal kind of event in this world, and even outsiders find it most difficult to digest suffering such as this. How much more difficult it is to find the suitable words to attempt to comfort, to bring solace to those mourners.

Politica: The Battle for the Likud
By E. Rauchberger

Ariel Sharon has launched the kind of assault on the 200,000 Likud members only he knows how to lead, just like in the old days when he was a part of Unit 101 or when he charged over the Suez Canal decades ago. Now he is summoning all of his tactical ability, all of his knowledge and experience, to win the great battle before him. The battle for peace, the battle to implement the disengagement plan.

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