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US Embassy in Jerusalem will be Limited

Israel chalked up a brilliant diplomatic achievement with the dedication of the American embassy in Jerusalem, however, from a Yated Ne'eman investigation it appears that aside from the statement and the new sign, in effect, not much will have changed. Regarding the issuing of visas, most will still be issued in Tel Aviv. In addition, the hoped for exemption of the necessity for a visa to the U.S. is still far from actualization.

 

Prayers of Thanks for Survivors of the Holocaust

Prayer and thanksgiving rallies were held to commemorate the salvation and survival of Jews from the Holocaust, commemorating as well those who died al Kiddush Hashem. This was the fifth worldwide memorial of Jewry, taking place this past weekend 27 Iyar. Thousands of adults and hundreds of children participated in the dozens of rallies which were held in synagogues, memorial sites and schools all over the world.

 

The Shamir Medical Center is Certified for Cohanim

Cohanim requiring medical services in the Shamir Medical Center (Asaf Harofeh) were gratified to receive some good news: after long drawn out and concerted efforts on the part of the supervising rabbi of the hospital's administration, together with the Taharas Cohanim Association, a map was publicized designating areas of the hospital campus where Cohanim can enter at any time without qualms.

 

A Talk from the Home of Hagaon R' Osher Weiss Shlita

This talk was originally given and published in 5766-2006.

"When You Exert Yourself in Torah, Revel in It"

Q. We find in Chazal (Shabbos 119a) the benefit of making a siyum masechta as a "festive day for Torah scholars." What is the big cause for celebration upon the completion of a tractate? Is it really important to make a gala event of it?