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Egyptian Professor: Jews Eat Matzos With Human Blood On Passover

Dr. Fouad M. AbdelWahed, an Egyptian professor of Hebrew at King Saud University, said on June 13, 2019 during an interview on the antisemitic Egyptian TV show "Blue Line," that some Jews eat matzos that contain human blood on Passover.




Joint Planning for the Israel Siyum Shas Daf Yomi with Degel HaTorah and Agudas Yisroel

Chareidi-Torani Jewry in Israel has begun organizing for the upcoming daf yomi siyum. A central committee has been set up to plan for the upcoming siyum Shas that is scheduled to take place on Thursday night, 5 Teves, 5780, January 2, 2020. The Siyum in America is planned for a day earlier, on January 1.







The Tiveria City Council will be Dissolved and the Mayor Probably Deposed

The Interior Ministry announced that it will dissolve the city councils of Tiveria, Rahat, Yadka and Osfiya since they all did not approve their budget for 2019 within the appointed deadline which the Minister designated. Minister Der'i has summoned their heads for a hearing before their removal. Among these council heads is Ron Kobi, who concurrently announced his intention to run for the Knesset as member of the "Secular Right" party. The other 3 areas are majority Arab.




Recycling The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

The German publication "Der Spiegel" publicized this past weekend an article accusing pro-Israel Jewish organizations of pumping funds to the formulators of German policy in order to serve pro-Israel interests. It points an accusing finger at two Jewish lobby groups which operate — according to the article — under the aegis of the Israeli government and with the support of the Mossad to financially underwrite funds within the German parliament to serve the interests paralleling those of the present Israeli government.






The Epoch of the Messiah — Ikvesa DeMeshicha

Part III


The essay was originally published by R' Elchonon to give perspective on the events of his time, and how they were seen and foreseen by chazal. Although it first appeared in Yiddish in 5699-1939, eighty years ago, its message is still fresh and vital.

Part III

The Leaders

Yechezkel (Chap. 34:14) paints a faithful picture of the generation before the times of the Messiah and the leaders of that generation. He divides the people of that generation into five separate classes, namely:






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Ish Al Ho'eidoh -- A Man Over the Congregation

by L. Jungerman

Excerpts from the letters of Maran HaGaon R' Yitzchok Hutner zt'l

"Let Hashem, the G-d of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation . . . "

Our Torah scholars are the eyes of the nation, and eyes are the windows to the soul. One can get to know a person through his eyes and one can similarly know the spirit and soul of a congregation through its Torah scholars. The eyes are located in the head, in the uppermost part of a person's body -- and this is the suitable place for a Torah scholar, at the head of the community, at the height of its collective stature. And only when he occupies this respected position can the community see its way forward, through him.

Unblocking a Shidduch -- Proper Behavior With Other People

by HaRav Nosson Einfeld

A moving and important story from a veteran educator. The lesson is good for all times, and certainly for these three difficult weeks.

I heard this anecdote from the firsthand testimony of someone who went through it all and permitted me to publish it.

A boy went out on a shidduch and from the first moment he saw the girl, he decided she was not for him. He did not know what to say to her and so ended up remaining quiet the whole time, not uttering a word. The girl felt embarrassed and humiliated by the incident. The boy too was disturbed by the whole business, but time passed and he forgot about it altogether.


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