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11 Tishrei 5766 - October 15, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Seeking Simchah on Succos

When some non-Jewish people enjoy someone else's company, they express their approval by suggesting that the person would make a good drinking buddy, and they would like to go out for a night on the town and hit the bars with them sometime.

Sukkos, Time for Splendor
Based on the Sichos of Morenu veRabbeinu HaRav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, Shlita
Prepared by Rabbi Shlomo Furst

Succos is unique among yomim tovim in the degree of simchah that Hashem expects us to achieve. The Rambam at the end of Hilchos Lulav writes about the Simchas Beis Hashoevoh: "Although it is a mitzva to rejoice on all the moadim, on chag haSuccos in the Beis Hamikdosh there was an additional simchah, as it says `You shall rejoice before Hashem, your G-d for seven days.' "

"I love Him, for Hashem hears my voice"
by HaRav Shmuel Halevi Wosner

We are in the midst of the holy yomim tovim, and in hallel we say, "I love Him, for Hashem hears my voice, my supplications. As He has inclined His ear to me, so in my days shall I call. The pains of death encircled me, the confines of the grave have found me, trouble and sorrow I would find, then I would invoke in the Name of Hashem: please Hashem save my soul, gracious is Hashem and righteous, our G- d is merciful, etc."

An Interpretation of the Last 250 Years, According to the Vilna Gaon
by HaRav Moshe Samsonowitz


The words of the Ramban (end of Parshas Bo, Shemos 13:16) about Divine Providence are a critical component of our understanding of emunoh. The Ramban writes: "A person has no part in the Torah of Moshe Rabbenu unless he believes that everything that transpires in the world is a miracle, and that there is no random universal order determining what occurs in the world at large or to the individual."

Simchas Torah with Rabboseinu in the Yeshiva Halls: An Internal Joy
by B. Re'em

Kelm — Mir — Chevron — Kaminetz

Maran HaRav Eliyohu Dessler ztvk'l writes about the world of Kelm that is no more, in a letter to his son. He describes in detail the Beis Talmud Torah of Kelm:

Politica: Victors Have Problems Too
By E. Rauchberger

If someone thought Sharon's victory in the Likud Center will bring peace and quiet to the political scene in the near future, he is in for a big surprise. When the Knesset returns from the summer recess after the chagim Sharon will face a long list of tasks and problems to tackle, both old and new. Victors have problems, too.

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