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The Sukkah Reminds Us of Hashem There are so many divrei Torah about the Yom Tov of Sukkos, about the arba minim, and about the...

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To Confuse the Satan This week, I received a copy of Shiurei Rabbeinu (the compilation of the shiurim delivered by Rav Moshe Shapiro on Friday...

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The Unbroken Blast There is no doubt that the imminent arrival of Rosh Hashanah is the dominant concern for all of us. After all, it...

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Terror Rears Its Head Again It was Wednesday, and the Knesset members were preparing to leave the premises. In just a few hours, the building...

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A Rough Start We have never had an Elul like this before. Tens of thousands of yeshiva bochurim and kollel yungerleit are immersing themselves in...

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On the Threshold of Elul It has been two weeks since we last “met” on the pages of this newspaper, and we are about the...

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Protests Increase with Media Backing The protests against Prime Minister Netanyahu have become a major issue this week, as they grow in size and in...

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A Fascinating Passage in the Zohar “Listen to this,” said Rav Uri Zohar, his gaze firmly fixed on the text of the Zohar. “This is...

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The Shechinah’s Pain Is in the Air Chazal tell us that when the month of Av arrives, we must decrease our joy. In Yerushalayim, this...

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Davening at the Kosel for a Return to Normal What does a Jew do during the Three Weeks, or at any time when he feels...

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An Attempted Lynching in the Shomron This week, we will begin our rundown of the news with the latest actions of our enemies here in...

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Rockets in the South As usual, this country is continuing to produce news stories with dizzying speed, and I am not sure that is...

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Historic Opportunity or National Tragedy? As I always comment, the State of Israel manufactures news at a furious pace. New headlines are constantly emerging—about the...

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The Virus Has Moved to Tel Aviv The coronavirus is refusing to leave us in peace. We are not privy to Hashem’s calculations, but if Chazal...

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Corona Update The coronavirus is still on the top of the public agenda, not only because the virus is stubborn, but also because of the...

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A Shavuos at the Kosel Unlike Any Other The summer has begun, but if we thought that the coronavirus was behind us and we could...

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The Kosel Will Not Be Open to All on Shavuos We have been counting the days for nearly seven weeks, and everyone is excitedly anticipating...

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Two Prime Ministers and a New Speaker It is Sunday. I am sitting in my office in the Knesset building, and excitement is running high...

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Will the Kollelim and Yeshivos Reopen? If you were to ask me to identify the most pressing issue that we dealt with this week, I...

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A Lag Ba’omer Like No Other This Friday night, we will count the 30th day of the Omer. If you happen to be reading this...