In its discussions upon the presentation of the new
Government, Chairman of UTJ, Rabbi Meir Porush, said, "Our
misgivings and fears regarding the Government -- whose
dominant component is Meretz and is also conspicuously
comprised of other factions which are not fond of Jewish
tradition, to say the least -- overrides our obligation to
extend Barak our congratulations at this time.
Bnei Brak Launches Broad Road Safety Campaign; Rabbi
Gafni: Upgrade Value of Human Life
by A. Cohen
In time for this year's summer vacation, the Municipality of
Bnei Brak has launched an extensive informative campaign on
the topic of road safety. The campaign, first of its kind in
the chareidi sector, will be conducted in a chareidi spirit.
The campaign will be in effect throughout the entire summer
and peak toward its end.
The Voice of Israel
by Moshe Schapiro
The radio went dead the morning the arrest warrants were
The religious pirate ration station operators made a wise
move to get off the air when they did, for unbeknownst to
them, unmarked police vehicles equipped with sophisticated
tracking equipment had begun trolling the streets at dawn and
were already closing in on their targets.
Spokesmen Respond to Complaint Against Chareidi Camp
by Betzalel Kahn
The Federation for Citizens' Rights filed a complaint with
the Supreme Court, claiming that most of the Jerusalem
Municipality's budget for summer camps has been allocated to
the chareidi community. As such, it discriminates against low
income families in other sectors of the population.
Report on Social Rehabilitation Project in the Chareidi
Sector Presented to former Deputy Housing and Construction
by Betzalel Kahn
Commenting on the latest report of the Community Social
Rehabilitation Project sponsored by the Housing and
Construction Ministry on behalf of the chareidi sector, Rabbi
Meir Porush stated: "The Community Social Rehabilitation
program administered by the Housing Ministry in the chareidi
areas has made a significant contribution, by means of the
public awareness it has generated on the issue of granting
social services to the chareidi sector.
HaRav Yosef Halpern zt"l
by the Family
With the petirah on erev Shabbos Pinchos of HaRav
Yosef Halpern, affectionately known as Reb Yossel, the
chareidi kehilla of Manchester lost one of its
founding members and most extraordinary personalities.
Ohr Somayach Seminar Draws Close to 1,000 Bnei Torah
by Rabbi Eliezer Shapiro
The responsibility and opportunities of bnei Torah to
reach out to their fellow Jews was the theme of a day-long
Seminar on Kiruv held in the Beis Medrash of Yeshivas Ohr
Somayach on Shiva Assar BeTammuz. Both the theme and the
impressive list of speakers attracted close to a thousand
bnei Torah from virtually all of the yeshivos in
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