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12 Sivan 5766 - June 8, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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The Knesset — Barak's Natural Forum

Aron Barak, Chief Justice of the High Court of Israel and a member of the court for 28 years, will retire in a few months.

From Sinai Until Now: Moshe Rabbenu's Torah
A Shmuess Delivered by HaRav Yitzchok Hutner zt'l, Shavuos 5740
Excerpts from Reshimos Lev written by Reb Leibel Rutta

Part II

In retrospect, it is striking that on the last Shavuos of his life he dwelt on the fact that, "Every generation loses a Moshe Rabbenu, with whom three thousand halachos are also lost" (they were forgotten during the mourning period of Moshe Rabbenu). However, we also received a special gift from Moshe that retrieves forgotten teachings — pilpul. Besides the actual Torah that Moshe taught Yisroel, he generously shared this means of preservation of Torah.

Who Chooses His People, Israel, With Love
An explanation of the blessing Ahavoh Rabboh, from a talk given by HaRav Moshe Aharon Braverman

Part II

In order for a person to be worthy of Torah, he must know the value of and the reverence due to Torah. Without this, it is impossible for one to absorb Torah. Chazal encapsulated all of those advantages in one single place, and that is in the text of the Ahavoh Rabboh and Ahavas Olom prayers and blessings preceding Krias Shema.

The First of Sivan 5766
By HaRav Yehoshua Shklar, one of the first talmidim of Yeshivas Be'er Yaakov, his disciple-son

Marking the Sheloshim of My Teacher and Rebbe, the Rosh Hayeshiva HaRav Moshe Shmuel Shapira zt'l

Politica: Once Again Olmert and Peretz Fight and Make Up
By E. Rauchberger

Relations between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his Defense Minister Amir Peretz are very poor. In fact they are nonexistent. They don't trust one another and if one of them makes a remark the other automatically says exactly the opposite. The tension between the two figures, whose respective parties form the foundation of the coalition, is running high and nobody seems to know how to solve the problem.

Forum: A Crucial Forty Days From Shavuos To The 17th Of Tammuz
By Rabbi "W" of Yerushalayim

A mere 40 days after Shavuos, Moshe was given the tablets bearing the Ten Commandments. He proceeded down the mountain only to find, to his shock and horror, that the people's spiritual level had deteriorated so far during the intervening 40 days that they had made a golden calf.

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