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The Importance of Kosher Cell Phones in Israel

There appeared several months ago in one of the free neighborhood circulars an interview with the owner of a well known cellular phone shop in Bnei Brak who had transformed it into a Kosher Store, selling only rabbinically certified phones. Here is the dialogue:





A Cache of Ancient Coins is Found

A small cache of nine bronze coins from the Byzantine period about 1,400 years ago, the time in which the gemora was compiled, was found while digging in areas to be used for expanding Route 1 between Yerushalayim and Tel Aviv.



100 Story Tower Approved for Tel Aviv

A Tel Aviv planning commission approved a plan to a tower of 100 stories and a total of over 1.6 million square feet. Its final use has not yet been decided, but it is expected to include a hotel and residential floors. It would be the tallest building in Israel. Currently the tallest building in Israel is the nearby Moshe Aviv (City Gate) tower that has 68 floors.



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Segulos for Refu'ah

An excerpt from Tzohar (issue no. IV), a recently published Torah compilation

Because of the many illnesses and terrible tragedies that have recently occurred, Rachmono litzlan, we are publishing several segulos for refu'ah taken from the teachings of the gedolei hadoros zt'l. Naturally, these segulos should be seen as only a supplement to carrying out our main obligations according to the Torah: doing teshuvah, exerting ourselves in tefilla, and strengthening ourselves in the full and internalized emunah that only HaKodosh Boruch Hu heals the sick and causes salvation to sprout forth, since there is none besides Him (Devorim 4:35).

Preparing For The Future : Getting a Handle on Learning Disabilities

by R' Zvi Zobin

The group meets regularly, "somewhere in Israel". In an isolated cave, by flickering candlelight, they come to learn about the parshas hashovua from a well-versed Sefardi Rav. The shiur starts at about 9.30 p.m. and often lasts for about five hours. People sit on tiny, low chairs or lounge on cushions scattered on the floor. At the end of one shiur, the Rav commented, "You probably wonder why I choose to give the shiur in this little cave. Well, if you think about it, you will notice that during the entire period of the shiur, your mind did not wander from focusing onto the shiur. There is a special ability of a cave to shelter out all extraneous thoughts. Also, the arched shape of the roof is conducive to deep thought. And, of course, learning at night is the time for deep thoughts."



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