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HaRav Moshe Shapira zt"l

On Motzei Shabbos the Tenth of Teves, the Torah world lost one of the greatest marbitzei Torah of our generation, a unique intellect who was master of all areas of Torah. He said shiurim in all areas of Torah, including a famous Thursday night shiur on machshovoh that drew hundreds of listeners.




12th Annual Chinuch Conference in Israel

Hundreds of Torah disseminators, administrators and educators involved in the sacred task of chinuch of the younger generation gathered this past Monday at the opening of the Twelfth Annual Chinuch Conference in the Nir Etzion hotel for a three day intensive seminar to discuss ways of imparting pure chinuch and dealing with the various evils of the times.



A Disposable Diaper Gets a Hechsher!

For the first time in Israel, and probably the whole world, a disposable diaper has received a mehadrin hechsher. Pampers Active Baby Dry disposable diapers have received a kashrus certification from HaRav Eliyahu Schlesinger, Av Beis Din and Rav of Gilo and Mekor Chaim as the "diaper which remains completely dry, and those who are concerned about sechita have nothing to worry about. Similarly, the closure is not with adhesive stickers but with Velcro which is surely permissible on Shabbos."




Rain and Kinneret Watch

Our weekly report of the rain and the level of the Kineret.

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From Our Archives

A Lifestyle According to the Torah and Halocho

by HaRav Sholom Ber Sorotzkin

1) "And as for me, when I came from Paddan, Rochel died on me in the land of Canaan along the way, when yet there was but a little way to come to Efrat, and I buried her there on the road of Efrat, that is Beis Lechem" (Bereishis 48:7). Rashi (ibid.) explains, "`When I came from Paddan' -- although I am troubling you to bring me to be buried in the land of Canaan, and this is something I did not do for your mother. Since she died near Beis Lechem I buried her there, and did not bring her even to Beis Lechem. I knew you were offended by my doing that, but I want you to know that Hashem had told me to do it, so that she will be [on the way to Beis Lechem] to help her children . . .."


The "Stability of Zionism" -- A Headline That Has Not Become Outdated

by Yisroel Spiegel

Sometimes, even a fifty-year-old headline can make current news. One such headline from over half a century ago read, "The candidate for president, Dr. Weizmann, advises maintaining the refugees in the camps for the sake of `the stability of Zionism in the country.'" These words, which represent a very distorted, even fearsome, attitude with regard to the bitter fate of persecuted Jews, people who survived the devastating Holocaust by the skin of their teeth -- says everything about the Zionist movement, whose centennial was `celebrated' this past year.



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