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  • A Bit of Reality from Sinai
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    A Bit of Reality from Sinai

    All year round in this column we deal with reality, including political issues. What could be more interesting than to comment on the establishment of a fledgling and faltering government in Israel, and/or the appointment of ministers with a minimum of national experience? I could also write about the historic accomplishments of Rabbi Moshe Levinger, a sort of Kalev Ben Yefuneh of our generation, who we accompanied on his final journey on the day that I wrote this article. (Note that we might write "bal yefuneh," a hint of the fact that Rabbi Levinger strongly opposed abandoning any of the lands of Eretz Yisrael.) However, today, in honor of the day when the Torah was given, we will turn our gaze on halachic reality, about which it is written (in the quote from the Midrash above) that there is never anything novel – "Whatever a veteran scholar (who is this, anyway?) will teach... was given as the halacha to Moshe at Sinai." And there you have it: Mature Actuality...

    But first a word "from our sponsor" - This week, as every year close to Jerusalem Day (the state) and Shavuot (Torah), we published a new volume of "Techumin," Number 35. This consists of about 500 pages of halachic reality on subjects related to Torah, society, and the state. Fifty-five articles have been added to about 1,800 that appeared in previous volumes, written by prominent Torah scholars (I feel that the title, "senior rabbi," which is used by the press, is a show of excess pride) of the first class, and by others who have not yet achieved prominence – all of them have managed to absorb something new from Mount Sinai and felt a desire to publish their findings in Techumin.
    1575 : Bamidbar
    5 Sivan 5775 23/05/2015
    Keeping your Head above Water / Yoni Lavie
    If I once hoped that G-d would play an important role in my life, now I seem to meet Him mostly on Shabbat. Actually, maybe that is not so true either...
    "Five Steps Up!" / Rabbi Amichai Gordin
    Look how much respect Rav Lichtenstein has for his elderly father. His father is hard of hearing and he cannot see. Rav Lichtenstein does not feel any shame in shouting to his father before they reach some stairs, telling him what to do.
  • 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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