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28 Teves 5773 - January 10, 2013 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly

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Chizuk Rally for the National Headquarters for Internet Cutoff

Net-Out is the name for the National Headquarters for Internet Cutoff. The ninety plus volunteers who man the offices all over the country attended an internal rally which took place in Bnei Brak this week. The majority of them are kollel members who take precious time off to provide this tremendous chessed which is a virtual life saving service.

Letter from HaRav Yitzchok Zilberstein shlita

Recently all gedolei Yisroel have called unequivocally to banish these destructive elements from the houses of Israel. Even someone who needs them for his parnossoh must install the strongest filter that there is. If anyone thinks that because of his parnossoh needs he cannot install a filter, he should know that now the sitra achra is supplying his parnossoh, but in the end he will lose his entire World, and his parnossoh as well. It is not reasonable to think that HaKodosh Boruch Hu will give him his parnossoh only in a forbidden way.

"Maran Joins the Majority of Torah Leaders who Rule that One Must Vote"

Election events were held throughout the country to start the efforts to bring out the vote for United Torah Judaism. At the even held in Jerusalem, HaRav Yosef Efrati, faithful shammash of Maran HaRav Eliashiv, delivered the following message.

Rain and Kinneret Watch

As of January 9 (27 Teves) 341 millimeters of rain had fallen in the Jerusalem area during the current season (August 1 to date). This represents 164% of the average rainfall for this period and 64% of the average rainfall for the entire season in the Jerusalem area which is 537 mm.

Alumni of Yeshivas Ateres Yisroel Anticipate the Dedication of their new Beis Medrash

The thousands of former students of Yeshivas Ateres Yisroel are eagerly awaiting the dedication of their new Beis Medrash which will take place this coming motzei Shabbos, Parshas Vo'era, at the yeshiva, in Bayit Vegan. The new beis medrash has a special Aron Hakodesh that was brought from chutz la'aretz.

HaRav Shlomoh Leib Brevda zt"l

A very large crowd came to the levaya in Jerusalem of HaRav Shlomo Leib Brevda zt"l on Wednesday night 28 Teves. HaRav Brevda was niftar in America on Tuesday 27 Teves.

Thousands Attend the Levaya of HaRav Sholom Meir Jungerman zt"l

Thousands attended the levaya of HaRav Sholom Meir Jungerman who was niftar on Thursday night 22 Teves at the age of 72. HaRav Jungerman founded the mosdos Mercaz LeChinuch Torani in Zichron Yaakov and had communities of talmidim all over the country. He was the author of a series of seforim, Shalmei Meir, Avodas HaKodesh, Mimegged Shomayim and Kovetz Shittos Kamai.

Ha'Admor Rabbi Moshe Leib of Sassov, zt"l
In honor of his yahrtzeit, 4th Shevat

The Rebbe Reb Bunim MiPeshischa related that once when he met R' Moshe Leib of Sassov, the latter posed to him a profound and difficult kushya on the words of the Rosh. He then proceeded to explain and solve the difficulty with amazing sharpness.

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The setting: a lovely day in the neighborhood park. Two young women who share a comfortable relationship meet, settle down onto a bench and begin chatting. They discuss the ins and outs of young married life and enjoy the pleasant spring afternoon. The conversation naturally drifts.

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Tu BeShevat: Man as a Tree

by HaRav Arye Leib Shapira

Part I

"The custom is not to say tachanun on the 15th of Shvat (Shulchan Oruch Orach Chaim 131), which the Vilna Gaon explains to be the "rosh hashonoh for trees, as much as the other four roshei shonim which are yomim tovim."


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