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  2. Why the Holocaust ?
  3. Torah Codes by Professor Daniel Michelson
  4. The Task of the Spy, Eli Cohen, H”YD. – A Torah Hint About This
  5. Monotheism Vs. The Outlook That Everything is G-d
    An Article Against The Attempt To Deify The Rebbe Of Lubavitch, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
  6. Issues Involving The Ascent To The Temple Mount – An Exchange Of Letters Between S. Scheinman and Rabbi Avigdor Neventzal
  7. The Location of the Temple on the Temple Mount and Other Temple Related Issues
  8. Argaman – An English version of the halachic article that appeared in Techumin, Vol. 26
  9. Why G-d Let Bin-Laden Succeed!
  10. When Is It Permitted to Bow to Men and When Is Bowing Forbidden Intermediary Worship , According to Rabbeinu Nissim

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Video: Refusing Orders by Menachem Gottlieb & Why David Believed that Uriah Was A Rebel Against the Kingdom?

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See the comment below on Why David Believed that Uriah Was A Rebel Against the Kingdom?

Why David Believed that Uriah Was A Rebel Against the Kingdom?

II Shmuel/Samuel 11:11 states: Uriah answered David, “The Ark and Israel and Judah are located at Succoth, and my master Joab and Your Majesty’s men are camped in the open; how can I go home and eat and drink and sleep with my wife? As you live, by your very life, I will not do this!”

Rashi to tractate Shabbat 56a held that the act David considered to be rebelliousness, was the fact that he called Yoav/Joab his master in the presence of King David. Yoav/Joab was under the command of King David and it was not the way of the land to give such honor to a subordinate in the presence of the King.

Tosafot brings the opinion of Rabbeinu Meir, that the rebellion was Uriah’s refusal to listen to King David who had told Uriah to go home to eat and drink and sleep with his wife.
Most commentaries follow Rashi’s viewpoint. Menachem Gottlieb in his talk about “Refusing Orders” follows Tosafot.

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A Light Unto the Nations
 
Evidence For the Existence of G-d[Hashem]
Book 1: Is G-d a Good Gamble?
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Book 2: Interpretation of the Bible


gaonpicB”H Excerpts from An Anthology of the Gaon by Rabbi Moshe Zuriel {Tzuriel}

A Selection of sayings of the Vilna Gaon regarding beliefs, extracted from most of the writings of his disciples, of those faithful to him, and from some of his own writings.

Swiftness

The fact that a person puts off performing a mitzvah until the morrow leads to his not performing it at all, rather, as soon as he has the opportunity he should immediately perform it – to Proverbs 10/8, 14/23, 27/1

If not now, then when?” (Avot I) – the Sages did not say ”if not today”, for even on the same day, one should already now, perform the mitzvah.- to Proverbs 6:9

This Anthology of the sayings of the Vilna Gaon is Not Appropriate For Non-Jewish
Souls. Instead they should scroll up this page to the section A Light Unto the Nations which is more appropriate for a mixed audience.

Anthology Topics:Cruelty  2 Erev Rav  3 Father  4 The First Man  5 Forefathers  6 Heretics 7 The Holy Temple  8 LimbsLove of G-d  10 Man  11 The Nations of the World 12 Prophecy 13 Reproof  14 Reward and Punishment 15 Suffering  16 Swiftness  17 Torah   18 Torah Study  19 The World to Come

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by Shlomo Moshe Scheinman (the author , in the past has written articles with the Haskama of prominent Rabbis , such as, the author of Otzrote Haraaya, Rabbi Moshe Zuriel (Tzuriel) and Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, head of the Temple Institute, מכון המקדש.)