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12 Kislev 5772 - December 8, 2011 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly

Reports from the American Aguda Convention Held over the weekend November 24-27
This material came in too late for us to include it in last week's edition. However it is certainly still of interest and vital importance.

Agudath Israel of America's 89th National Convention, in which thousands of Jews participated over the four day period of November 24- 27, confronted the unprecedented challenges of modern technology head on, starting with the overcrowded Thursday night plenary session.

Aguda Convention Warns about the Danger on the Desk (and in the Pocket)

New Chareidi Magazine Katifa Begins Publication
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The first edition of chareidi magazine, Katifa, published on Thursday, is a major milestone that has been months in the making and is expected to make a significant impact on chareidi journalism.

Kosovo Police: Cemetery Vandals Not Identified
By R. Hoffner

In Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, police investigators have yet to track down the vandals who desecrated graves in the local Jewish cemetery last week, spray-painting graffiti and slogans such as "Jews out" on dozens of gravestones that were refurbished just months ago in a joint project with volunteers from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and students from the American University in Kosovo.

New Building at Beis Yaakov School in Tel Tzion
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Last week in Tel Tzion, a community outside Jerusalem, the second- phase building of the Beis Yaakov school was inaugurated. Construction work on the 16-classroom wing was completed recently.

Maran Rosh Hayeshiva — HaGaon R' Elozor Menachem Man Shach, ztvk"l
To mark the end of the sheloshim

Yegias HaTorah

Rabbi Chaim Shlomo Leibovitz heard from a talmid of his grandfather, Rav Boruch Ber zt"l, who had a chavrusa with Maran during the period that the latter got married. He told him that on the Rosh Yeshiva's wedding day, that talmid of his grandfather reasoned he would have some free time, for surely the chosson would be busy. However, the Rosh Yeshiva sat and learned with him until half an hour before his own chuppah.


`New Chareidim' and `Post Chareidim'
By Tzvi Weissenstern, Modi'in Illit

Like many others, I was astonished to see a photocopy of an article written by Natan Slifkin and recently published in The Jerusalem Post which demonstrated the extent of the distortions constantly promoted on the fringes of the camp, in the form of "new chareidim," of various kinds.

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The Dynamics of Golus Throughout the Generations

by Yisroel Spiegel

When Yaakov Ovinu left his parents' home, he headed for the School of Eiver, where he remained sequestered for the next fourteen years (Bereishis Rabba 68:5). These years were spent in study and self preparation for the upcoming condition of exile through which he would live for his duration in Lovon's home.

When a Jew goes forth into exile, he leaves his geographic location but he never goes into exile from his Torah and his Jewish essence.

Fear of Heavenly Judgment

by Maran HaRav Elozor Menachem Man Shach zt"l

This shmuess was delivered by Rosh Yeshivas Ponovezh zt"l before the kollel students of his yeshiva on 26 Elul 5756. Our version is based on notes taken by one of the participants. Though the remarks were delivered in preparation for Rosh Hashana, they are important the year round.

The Chofetz Chaim Of Torah Vodaas

Part Two: Man Of His People
An appreciation of HaRav Avrohom Pam zt"l



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