Tag Archives: democracy

Benny Begin

Words cannot describe the sheer pomposity of the most recent Likud convention. It was blatant for all to see. In contrast, Benny Begin’s behavior was especially interesting. He launched an unprecedented attack against Netanyahu, and called for his immediate replacement. … Continue reading

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Darka Shel Torah: Politics Or Halacha?

Question: From time to time, the people who distribute our hard copies of”Darka Shel Torah” in shuls run into problems when certain shuls give them a hard time giving the parsha sheets out. This is nothing new, and the real … Continue reading

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Darka Shel Torah: The Power Of Truth

In this world, the truth is scarce. While there is an abundance of falsehood, there is only one “Torat Emet”. This is how G-d created the world. In every aspect, He chose only a handful. And so, He chose the … Continue reading

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What is Respected and What is Observed

Before the elections, billboards all over the country carried the following ad: A youth with a yarmulke arm in arm with a youth without a yarmulke, and the following written: “Observe (keep) the democracy, respect the tradition”. This was supposed … Continue reading

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On Whom To Vote For: Choose Life

Question: For quite a while you have been preaching that there is no significant difference between Labor and Likud, as proven by their past records while in power, as well as their campaign promises this time around. But what you … Continue reading

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Judges or Shills?

Question: In light of the strong opposition to the authority of the Supreme Court in Israel, the religious parties are demanding as a solution to increase the number of religious judges in the system. Does this offer some sort of … Continue reading

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Thrill Kill

This week I have chosen to deviate from my usual article on the parsha of the week, and to concentrate instead on another parsha that occured exactly last year and whose trial began this week. It is a parsha that … Continue reading

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Shavuot: Shavuot and the Cultural War

The key question regarding the Holiday of Shavuot today is: Do we simply look at this holiday as the commemoration of an event that occurred 3,000 years ago, or is it perhaps something more? On Passover, we say “that in … Continue reading

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Hanukah: Torah Vs. Democracy

With the struggle between the Jews and Hellenists in full-swing, no holiday could be more relevant than the holiday of Chanukah. But there is a difference this time around. During the time of the Macabees, it was the Greeks who … Continue reading

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Korach: The Origin Of Authority In Judaism

A common denominator exists in Parshat Shlach and Parshat Korach. In both instances, Moshe Rabbeinu finds himself in the minority versus a majority of wicked men who have incited the Jewish People against him. Such is the case in the … Continue reading

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