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Buying a new fridge?

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  • Applying Pressure to Release the Bodies of Fallen Soldiers
    Point Of View

    Applying Pressure to Release the Bodies of Fallen Soldiers

    The justified claims of the Shaul and Goldin families about the failure of the government in its efforts to bring back the bodies of their sons Oron and Hadar who fell in Operation Protective Edge in Gaza should not remain in the domain of a conflict between the families and the government. This matter is a public and national issue of the first degree, and it is important for us not to ignore it.

    In 2009 I wrote an article in this bulletin (Issue 1290, Nitzavim-Vayeilech) quoting the words of the first Chief Rabbi of the IDF, Shlomo Goren, from an article that he wrote, "Redeeming Captives by Releasing Terrorists," in his book "Torah and the State" (pages 424-436). This was written in the wake of the release of three IDF soldiers who were held captive by the Polular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Chezi Shai, Nissim Salem, and Yosef Grof, in exchange for the release of 1,150 security prisoners by Israel. Rabbi Goren wrote:

    “Perhaps in the case of military captives who were taken in the line of duty while fulfilling a mission for the country which sent them to war, there is a holy obligation to do everything possible to free them, without the limitations of the Mishna, ‘Captives should not be redeemed for more than they are worth,’ because these soldiers were captured while fulfilling a mission of the country. Perhaps the country has an undisputed obligation to redeem them and to take them out of even the simplest danger...
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    23 Av 5776 27/08/2016
    Taking a Torah Scroll off the Bima to Help a Handicapped Person / Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Rimon
    When a handicapped man is called to the Torah, are we allowed to put a small table next to the Bima for the Torah scroll and read the Torah from there?
    A Complete Task / Rabbi Atiel Gilady
    A person who starts things but never finishes lives in a perpetual state of frustration, even if he or she is not always aware of the reason for the feeling.
  • Using an oven on Shabbat

    Using an oven on Shabbat

    Is there any problem with using the oven on Shabbat under the control of a timer?
    Milk and Meat Dishes in the Same Dishwasher

    Milk and Meat Dishes in the Same Dishwasher

    Can the same dishwasher can be used for both dairy and meat dishes (not at the same time).
    Recycling Weekly Parsha Sheets

    Recycling Weekly Parsha Sheets

    Can I recycle the parsha sheets in such a way that the contents are not desecrated or harmed?
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