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BS"D 3 Shvat, 5777

To Bnei Torah Wherever they Are, Hashem Aleihem Yichyu

With regard to the condition of the Einei HoEidah Rabbeinu Maran HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman shlita is very grave, we wish to arouse Heavenly mercy to preserve the Chachmei Yisroel and to avail ourselves of the advice of the Ramchal based on the Zohar HaKodosh in parshas VaYeitze, and as Rabbeinu shlita himself advised a few years ago.

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Praying for HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib ben Gittel Feige shlita

In all communities in Eretz Yisroel and abroad, in Torah halls, yeshivos and kollelim, botei medrash and central shul, prayers are being cried out in the hope of crashing the Heavenly Gates for the recovery of HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman. On Monday, morning and afternoon, when Maran underwent complex medical procedures which, thankfully, were successful, moving prayers were said in all Torah study halls and schools for his complete recovery. prayingbo bo



An "Ashkenazi"-Yemenite Returns to his Family — See Halachic Remarks on DNA Testing at End

"A cycle has been completed," said Yehuda Kantor, 66, in an interview with Yated Ne'eman.

For many years, Yehuda Kantor knew that he was adopted and he suspected that he was one of the kidnapped Yemenite children. He revealed the story of his life and the beginning of his journey to uncover the truth in a media interview over twenty years ago in his attempt to find his biological family through all ways and means. In an interview to "Ha'aretz" reporter Yigal Mashiach in 1996, he told that in his class, in the elementary school of Afula, he was the only dark-skinned student but he does not remember that it was an issue. Nonetheless, his entire childhood was shrouded with a feeling of being alien because of it, being so markedly different from everyone in his Ashkenazi neighborhood of Mapainik proletarian residents of the 1950s. YKantor bo



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