November 2023

  • Parsha Pearls: Purim

    Be Killed Rather Than Violate the OathsThey Can’t Admit Eretz Yisroel is a Dangerous PlaceHe Who Creates Danger and Then Saves You From ItFollowing Daas Torah There is one people, scattered and separated among the peoples, in all the states of your kingdom…” (Megillas Esther 3:8) The Ramban asks: Why were the Jews still scattered…

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  • Parsha Pearls: Chanukah

    The Dangers of Blind FaithNo CompromiseLight the Menorah, Don’t Fight a WarDon’t Be a Closet Anti-Zionist A man may not go out on Shabbos wearing a nailed sandal (Shabbos 60a). The Gemora explains that the Sages enacted this law in memory of a tragic incident that occurred during the Greek era. A large group of…

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  • PARSHA PEARLS: PARSHAS VEZOS HABRACHA

    Loyalty to the GovernmentIsrael Will Never Again Arise On Her Own And Hashem said to him, “This is the land that I promised to Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov, saying, to your seed I will give it. I have shown it to you in your eyes, but you will not cross over there.” (Devarim 34:4) The…

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  • Jews Against Zionism Launches Radio Campaign

    Nov. 30, 2007 In light of the recent Annapolis Conference and the efforts of various Orthodox Jewish groups, including Agudah, to spread their claim that Jerusalem should be under Jewish rule, Jews Against Zionism has embarked on a radio campaign. The text of the first radio advertisement is as follows: “This message is brought to…

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  • Parsha Pearls: Parshas Haazinu

    Don’t Sit With Your Hands Folded!Zionism is Idolatry And He will say, where are their gods, the rock in which they trusted, who ate the fat of their offerings, and drank the wine of their libations? Let them arise and help you, and be a shield to you! (32:37-38) The Torah is predicting that in…

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  • Parsha Pearls: Nitzavim-Vayeilech

    Not Like the Redemption Under CyrusG-d Favors the UnderdogThose Who Seek to Avoid ExileChristianity, Mendelssohn and Herzl And Hashem your G-d will bring back your captivity and have mercy on you, and He will once again gather you from all the nations where Hashem your G-d scattered you. (30:3) The Abarbanel writes that we learn…

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  • Parsha Pearls: Parshas Vayeilech

    Christianity, Mendelssohn and Herzl And they will say on that day, Surely because my G-d is not in my midst, these evils have befallen me. But I will hide My face on that day, due to all the evil that they did, for they turned to other gods” (31:17-18). The question is: if they are…

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  • Parsha Pearls: Parshas Nitzavim

    Not Like the Redemption Under CyrusG-d Favors the UnderdogThose Who Seek to Avoid Exile And Hashem your G-d will bring back your captivity and have mercy on you, and He will once again gather you from all the nations where Hashem your G-d scattered you. (30:3) The Abarbanel writes that we learn from this passage…

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  • Parsha Pearls: Parshas Ki Savo

    We Accepted the Three Oaths at SinaiWe Will Not Be Redeemed by HumansYosef Mokir Shabbos And the Egyptians did evil to us, and afflicted us, and placed upon us hard labor. (26:6) The Hagaddah of Pesach connects the words “and the Egyptians did evil to us” with the verse in Shemos 1:10, “Come, let us…

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  • Parsha Pearls: Parshas Ki Seitzei

    Staying Far from DangerPleasure from a Heretic’s TorahAvshalom Was a ZionistAmalek’s Attack on Emunah When you build a new house, you shall make a fence for your roof, and you shall not place blood upon your house, if someone falls from it. (22:8) The Gemora in Bava Kama 46a says that anyone who keeps a…

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