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Moshe Leon, backed by Gedolei Yisroel, is the new Mayor of Jerusalem

On Tuesday 5 Kislev (November 13) runoff elections were held in 55 locations across Eretz Yisroel. By far the largest and most important was the second round election in Jerusalem for mayor. The candidates were Moshe Leon, a member of the secular Likud party but personally observant, against Ofer Berkowitz, a prominent member of the Israel Left.



The Army will Hand Over 120 Files on Yemenite Children

Within the work of a special committee established in the Knesset to investigate the disappearance of children from families of Yemenite and Balkan extraction, army archives of 120 secret files from that period will be transferred to said Knesset committee.


Big Jump in Antisemitism in France and the US

There has been a 69% rise in anti-Semitic occurrences in France in the nine months since the beginning of the year. This was revealed by the French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe this past Friday in a memorial ceremony commemorating 80 years since Kristallnacht against German Jewry.


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Ends And Means

by Rabbi Avi Shafran

Last week, the Dutch Parliament officially legalized what has been common practice in the Netherlands for many years: the killing of patients by doctors.

Torah and History

By HaRav Leib Heiman

History is one of the greatest of educators for the wise. Whoever disregards the events of the past may be compared to a blind man walking alone, risking his life by stumbling on stones and into pits. This person, too, errs in his path of life, stumbling and sometimes even endangering himself. Moshe Rabbeinu warned us about this very tersely: "Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations, ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will relate to you" (Devorim 32:7).

Train A Child In The Way He Should Go -- HaRav Chaim Kanievsky Responds To Some Commonly Raised Educational Issues

By Rav Tzvi Yabrov

Rav Tzvi Yabrov prepared a number of questions in matters pertaining to chinuch and to talmud Torah that touch on common issues which affect almost everybody and presented them to HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, who gave verbal replies to the queries. Rav Yabrov later submitted his written version of these replies to HaRav Kanievsky, who gave his consent for publication. Here are the questions which Rav Yabrov submitted, together with HaRav Kanievsky's replies.


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