What are the Values Behind the Objections to the
This is a question to which we do not know the answer.
However we do know that whatever they are, really, they are
not values with which we can identify.
Rav Avrohom Yeshayohu Kanievsky, a grandson of the
Steipler's, writes in his biographical work about his
grandfather, "I asked our teacher for his opinion of all the
modern gadgetry that is to be found today in every Jewish
home, and about the current way of life where the wife earns
a living while the husband is occupied in the tent of Torah.
A Happy Home, Past and Present
A Selection of Rulings, Comments and Pieces of Advice Heard
From the Steipler, zt'l, on Raising and Educating Children
Shiva Ossor BeTammuz, when we fast because of five bad events
that occurred on that day, starts off the period of bein
hametzorim that ends after Tisha B'Av. During this time,
the Jewish Nation is enveloped in mourning for the
destruction of the Beis Hamikdosh — may it be
speedily in our days!
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
The Fasts — A Fundamental Value in Observing Torah
Megillas Eichoh was Written before the Churban
Compiled by HaRav Shlomo Yitzchok Rosenstein, Editor of
Yirmiyohu Hanovi wrote Megillas Eichoh at the time
Jerusalem was still vibrant, bustling with people and all
roads still led to the royal capital. Its streets hummed with
lively activity, as Yirmiyohu Hanovi describes.
Operation Last Chance: Has it Had its Chance?
To the Editor:
I just came across your negative assessment of our
"Operation:Last Chance (O:LC)" ("Operation Last Chance Has
Had its Chance") which appeared in the parshas
edition of Yated Ne'eman, and I want to correct at
least some of the numerous factual errors in your article and
to update you on some recent developments which seem to
indicate that your criticism of the project may have been a
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