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23 Shvat 5772 - February 16, 2012 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly

The Chareidi Community Focuses on the Health of Maran HaRav Eliashiv shlita
By Yechiel Sever

Yeshivas and kollelim have launched an initiative to learn uninterruptedly as part of efforts to expedite the recovery of Rabbenu Yosef Sholom ben Chaya Musha shlita, the pillar of halacha for all of Beis Yisroel.

Implementation of Free Nursery School Law Within Three Years
By Eliezer Rauchberger

The Free Nursery School Law for ages three and four will be implemented throughout Israel within three years, Education Minister Gidon Saar announced at a Knesset Education Ministry meeting this week.

150,000 Jews Assimilate Each Year
By Eliezer Rauchberger

MK Danny Danon, chairman of the Knesset Aliyah and Absorption Committee, reported that "150,000 Jews assimilate every year and are lost to the Jewish people."

Large Turnout at Levaya for Sefer Torah in Charish
By Y. Green

An atmosphere of mourning shrouded residents of Charish and the surrounding area during a levaya on Sunday afternoon for a sefer Torah and other seforim that were burned on Shabbos Kodesh Parshas Bo at the beis knesses for the local chareidi community.

Tomb of Elozor Ben Aharon Vandalized Again
By Yechiel Sever

The grave ascribed to Elozor ben Aharon in Awarta near Shechem was desecrated again by vandals who spray-painted graffiti in support of the murder of five members of the Fogel family Hy"d.

Rav Yaakov Zev Petrof zt"l
By Yechiel Sever

A large crowd, including HaRav Shmuel Auerbach shlita, was on hand Motzei Shabbos Parshas Yisro to lay to rest Rav Yaakov Zev Petrof zt"l, who passed away on Shabbos at the age of 81.

Rav Osher Reichel zt"l
By Yechiel Sever

Rav O. Asher Reichel zt"l, who taught Torah for 40 years on Manhattan's West Side, passed away last Sunday in Jerusalem.

"Reb Berel" — HaRav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, zt"l
In honor of his yahrtzeit, 2 Adar

From that fateful day onwards, the day of the passing of his father R' Yitzchok Zeev, zt"l, HaRav Yosef Dov didn't stop giving shiurim. Reb Berel, as he was known, was commanded by his father to continue teaching the talmidim, a command which he carried out even with mesirus nefesh at times, until and inclusive of his dying day.

From Our Archives

Opinion & Comment
Servants of Hashem -- True Liberty

by Yisroel Spiegel

It is a very thin line that divides liberty and bondage, a free man from a slave, and that is the knowledge of to whom one must be bound, whom one must serve. The sign of true freedom is when the possessed recognizes his master. One who deludes himself out of foolishness into thinking that he is a liberated man is in reality a slave, for he is shackled to the impulses of his evil inclination and the desires of his heart.

Opinion & Comment
Paying for the Air We Breathe

by Yitzchok Roth

Today it has become almost impossible to find a single news article on problems the country faces that does not place some of the blame on the chareidim. This is not paranoia, but fact. The following is a selection of telling examples:

Opinion & Comment
Reversing Oslo?

by Mordecai Plaut

In Sunday's New York Times there was a piece signed by Yasser Arafat (though it hardly reflected his usual style of speech) that insisted that the Palestinians are ready to end the conflict, to sit down with any Israeli leader and to fight Israeli military power with the power of justice.


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