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There are two articles of clothing that the
Kohen Gadol
wears, each with seeminglydifferent purposes. First, the
Tzitz,
worn on the head of the
Kohen Gadol
, is a band thatreads
“Kodesh La’Hashem.”
The second piece of clothing, the
Choshen
, is a breastplateworn over the heart and engraved with names of the
Shvatim
. The
Tzitz
corresponds tothe intellect and the knowlage of the
Kohen Gadol
while the
Choshen
corresponds to the
Kohen Gadol’s
heart and emotions. Because the
Tzitz
represents the intellect of the
KohenGadol
, it decides matters of
Tamei
and
Tahor 
,
 Mutar 
and
 Asur 
, as well as
Chayiv
and
Patur 
. These categories include
Halachic
questions regarding
Nidah
,
Kashrus
,
Igunah
andso on. From the
Choshen
–the heart of the
Kohen Gadol–
laws of a different nature aredecided. These questions deal with the defense and honor of
Klal Yisroel
–these arepolitical questions that effect the Jewish nation.The same
Kohen
that wore the
Tzitz
and decided
Halachic
issues regarding dairyand meat would answer questions regarding politics. It is no coincidence that these two jobs were given to one individual. The
Kohen,
whose mind was replete with the words ofthe holy
Torah,
was also the
Kohen
who helped answer questions dealing with thedefense of
Bnei Yisorel.
Years ago, a letter was sent from the people of Rinos to a certain
Gadol
. The letterfocused on
Halachic
questions about
Triefa
as well as on the
Halachot
regarding a falsemessiah. The same rav that
Paskined
on
Treifos
decided whether an individual was afalse messiah. He deciphered the signs of
Kashrus
just as handily as he detected thisimpostor.In modern society, there exists a new phenomenon: the wearer of the
Tzitz
and thebearer of the
Choshen
are two individuals. The
Gadol Hador 
and the
 Manhig Hador 
– thedecision maker–are not the same person. Some believe that the greatest
Torah
scholars ofthe generation are not fit to deal with the future of
Klal Yisroel
or her politics. They trustthe
Gedolei Hador 
to make decisions for the kitchen, but not to make decisions for theoutside world. The
Gedolei Yisroel
are relegated to the confines of
Halacha
, while thosethat are distant from
Torah
wear the
Choshen
and direct the future of the Jewish people.The Torah’s approach is very different than that of modern society: the
Torah
 dictates that
Kohanim
who hold the
Kedusha
of
Kodesh La’Hashem
are able to give usdirection when it comes to the outside world.It is impossible for the heart of a leader to be soaked with
 Ahavat Yisrael
whilelacking an intellect that is
Kodesh La’Hashem
. The same applies to all of Kl’al Yistroel;there is no
 Ahavat Yisrael
without
Kedushat Yisrael
, just as there was no
Choshen
without a
Tzitz
.
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Memory
 
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Gindi 
In
 
Memory
 
of 
 
Mr 
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Max 
 
Glass
 
 A publication of 
YULA 
Boys High School 
Likutei Ohr 
Often we find ourselves complaining about difficult challenges we experience. “Why did God do this to me? What did I do to deserve this?” It is the natural response of a human to complain and question God when a disaster or distressing experience takes  place. We can understand why people may have difficulty in accepting misfortune; however, why are people loath to accept the blessings and the good that take place? Miracles happen in front of our very eyes every day, and it is our responsibility to recognize the kindness. A beautiful explanation of Moshe’s experience with the burning bush portrays this very idea: some of the Meforshim explain that many people witnessed the burning bush–a bush that miraculously was not consumed by the fire that raged around it.Moshe was the only person to recognize its uniqueness; Moshe saw God’s hand in the miracle of the bush. It was Moshe’s recognition of this small miracle that made him into the great person he was. Like Moshe Rebeinu, we should take a few seconds each day to look around and recognize the kindness that Hashem graciously places in our lives.
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Parshat Tetzaveh
Gedolei Yisroel
in Politics?
Rabbi Dovid Edelstein
 
The Flame of Our Ancestors
“Educate the child in accordance with his way, so that also when he grows old he will not depart from it” - Proverbs (22:6) 
 Volume I : Issue III
Based on Rav Soloveitchik’s
Hesped 
for Rav Chaim Ozer, the
Godal 
 
Hador 
in Europe:
 

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