The groom writes to his bride in the k’suba, the marriage contract, “I will honor, and provide food, and support, etc.” At first glance, though, this is puzzling, for our Sages say, “A man is only granted sustenance for the sake of his wife.” How then can the groom pledge, “I will honor, and provide food, and support”? [How can he be charged with providing for his wife’s needs when apparently he plays no role in the process?]
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It was with these words that R’ Yaakov Shmuelevitz a”h would introduce himself when he made a phone call. Not his name, but the place where he served as the shliach, because that was his essence. * The life story of R’ Yaakov Shmuelevitz, an outstanding person, Chassid and shliach. He was an exemplary father, a man of action and an unforgettable friend.
In an interview with Beis Moshiach Magazine, Shomron Settlers Committee chairman and former Gush Emunim leader Benny Katzover reveals the expected measures designed to take place in the coming months against the diplomatic negotiations. He stated that the politicians will not make their voices heard until the public at-large wakes up and takes part in these activities. He is worried about the policy initiatives, declaring that he is not optimistic. However, he also presents a strategy that can stop the current round of talks: pressure on the prime minister to use the first crisis in negotiations as a means to begin the construction in Area E1 that he had long promised – an initiative that would halt American pressure for years to come.
R’ Eliezer Lichtstein shares his recollections of the massive activities, which he coordinated, that Lubavitchers from Yerushalayim did with soldiers on bases and posts throughout the country.
It’s hard to compare Eilat of forty years ago to Eilat of today. The tiny town has turned into an international tourist city and, at the same time, its spiritual-Torah-Chassidic character has changed drastically. The Rebbe saw this city on the shores of the Red Sea as “a coastal city that is connected with the entire world which needs to be used in order to spread Torah from Eilat to the world.” * Eilat in the early days.
Beis Moshiach spoke with people on the front lines of the battle against intermarriage in Eretz Yisroel and came back with a very disturbing report as well as solutions to the problem. Part 2
“Do beams have rules? However, it refers to the beams that merited to be placed on the north which should be placed in the north; [and beams that were placed] in the south should be placed in the south.” Why the strong emphasis on not exchanging the beams situated on the north with the beams situated on the south, and vice versa?
…what more can be done that hasn’t already been done?!… We could say that the thing which still wasn’t done in order to bring Moshiach is – the desired service of simcha [joy] in order to bring Moshiach.
How is it appropriate to include in the description of the Messianic Era the concept that “delicacies will be commonly available, like dust”? Delicacies are things that are connected with the body viewed in its most despicable capacity, “the skin of a snake”!