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Israeli Rabbinate Botei Din Authorized to Hear Cases about International Get Refusers

The Knesset plenum approved this past Monday in a second and third reading the proposal authorizing Israeli rabbinical courts to hear cases involving agunos from all over the world even if they have no connection to Eretz Yisroel, so long as the original marriage took place according to halachic standards.


Financial Education Firms Collapsed - And the Students Lost a Lot of Money

The Committee for Public Complaints held a special meeting per request of MK Betzalel Smotritch regarding suspected fraud on the part of schools for the studies of investments in the stock market through the various media. Smotritch reported that his office received a number of public complaints regarding the collapse of one of the companies.



The Benefits of Learning Torah are Incalculable

The Rosh Yeshiva, HaRav Gershon Eidelstein, presented an exceptionally vibrant chizuk message at the siyum of Maseches Oholos studied intensively by the Center of the Study of Shas, "Nachalas Moshe" in Bnei Brak this past motzei Shabbos. The tractate was studied within the structure of a weekly shiur delivered every motzei Shabbos by HaRav Issamar Garbuz, Rosh Yeshivas Orchos Torah, dedicated to the memory of HaRav Eliezer Mann Shach and established immediately after the latter's passing.



Beware Chinese Talleisim

A number of public authorities, including the BaDaTz of the Eida Chareidis and HaRav Shlomo Machpud, have issued public warnings about talleisim and tzitzis manufactured in China. They write that talleisim and tzitzis imported from China without any reliable kashrus supervision constitute a severe stumbling block to the public.


Israeli Milk Cows Live Better than European Cows

The good living conditions of Israeli cows contribute to their health and the decline of the need for invasive veterinary treatment. A report reflecting this fact was presented to the members of the Tnuva Mehadrin Badatz committee in a monthly joint meeting.


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Valuable Advice from HaRav Chaim Kanievsky and HaRav Yehuda Shapira

by HaRav Yitzchok Koledetzky

HaRav Yitzchok Koledetzky, following the directives of HaRav Chaim Kanievsky and HaRav Yehuda Shapira, gave the following words of chizuk at the renowned Lederman beis knesses of Bnei Brak on Shabbos Isru Chag of Shavuos:

Truth and Peace Converged

by L. Jungerman

"The entire congregation saw that Aharon had passed away and all the House of Israel mourned Aharon for thirty days." Rashi notes that "all the House of Israel" includes the men and the women, since Aharon pursued peace and would promote love where there was dissension between man and wife or man and fellow man.



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