One cannot rightly call a community a “light to the nations” when more than half of it is assimilating. It isn’t a light even unto itself.
We have managed to survive here due to Divine Providence alone.
I left the station with the feeling that he had played a game of pinball in my brain.
We also prepare the guys physically and spiritually for the army along with teaching them the tools needed to deal with the often frustrating bureaucracy in Israel.
When I entered the Knesset, I was put under a magnifying glass because of who I am – both from secular and charedi society. Instead of evaluating my professional achievements, each side questioned my suitability and tested me.
You do not need 100 percent to achieve herd immunity, and I don’t think we should chase after it.
Before Bibi gets through with Bennett and Sa'ar, they are going to be hanging on to one another like punch-drunk boxers in the center of the ring.
Amongst secular Jews, our rightful attachment to the full borders of Eretz Yisrael is a political bargaining chip, not an iron-clad covenant from Sinai.
If you wanted to give the kids showers, you turned on the boiler and switched off the refrigerator. If you wanted to bake a cake, you turned off the heater.
They succeeded in planting a car bomb that blew the legs off the mayor of Shechem, who had vowed to dance on Jewish graves and chase the settlers out of the land.
The settlements weren’t handed over to us on a silver platter. Like the hilltop youth today, we had to sleep in the mud and the rain and be dragged down from the mountaintops.
We know, however, that the open graves off of Highway 443 opposite Modi'in are certainly not from the time of the Maccabees.
I strongly disagree with the different conspiracy theories.
All new appointments are up on the trading block – ‘this appointment for me, this appointment for you’ – like kids trading candy.
I don't know why we recited Tachanun this morning. We should have recited Hallel!
A woman who wore a kerchief to fully cover her head became a ‘Mizrachnikit,’ while a charedi wore a wig of the gentiles. What nonsense!”
The rabbis noted that former Chief Rabbis Avraham Shapira and Ovadia Yosef both issued harsh rulings condemning joint discussions with Jewish religious movements that deny the Written and Oral Torah, emphasizing the danger and Chillul Hashem involved.
I went to Rav Raphael Levine, the sone of Rav Aryeh Levine, to solicit his permission to study Kabbalah. He told me that a p'sak halacha was needed and sent me to Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv.
Eli Beer: Of our more than 6,000 volunteers, only 200 or so contracted the disease since the beginning of March, and most of them caught it from family members, co-workers, or their children’s school, not while not responding to medical emergencies.
The lead pilot Shion told The Jewish Press that he contacted the heads of each medical facility by telephone as he circled overhead to thank them and all their health professionals on behalf of the people of Israel.
Said Litzman, "Gamzu doesn't understand the significance of such a pilgramage [to Uman] just like I don't understand the importance of a basketball game."
Asked how Ben Uliel reacted to the news, Baum said, “He has great faith. He is a follower of Breslov, and he looks for the good in everything.
Thousands have been stranded in Belarus, prevented from continuing across the border, but those with money can pay a bribe of $2,200 to the authorities to be smuggled into Uman.
Caution is called for, but not to the point of turning our backs on the positive.
Obviously, we have a good distance to go before we reach full redemption, but, for example, last week I davened Mincha on Har HaBayit with a minyan. Once upon a time, that was an impossible dream.
According to the Rambam, it is forbidden to leave the Land of Israel, even temporarily, except for three reasons: to study Torah, to find a wife, and to do business.
I believe Kushner more than I believe Bibi.
Arabs often throw stones and Molotov cocktails at our vehicles traveling from Homesh to Shavei Shomron.
Protestors demanded that we break down the fence surrounding Kfar Maimon.... Yesha leaders and rabbis called for patience. All through the night and the following morning, the tension increased.
It isn't something readily comprehensible when your own Jewish army and Jewish government throw you out of your home in the Jewish homeland.