Dei'ah veDibur - Information & Insight

A Window into the Charedi World

3 Ellul 5761 - August 22, 2001 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








Produced and housed by
Shema Yisrael Torah Network
Shema Yisrael Torah Network


Judith Shoshanna Greenbaum, Hy"d
by Moshe Polon, Los Angeles, California

This is a short note to add to your heart-rending and moving description of the lives and last moments of some of the kedoshim who were murdered in Jerusalem on 21 Av.

Observations: OU Gives Kashrus Certification to Heter Mechirah Products
by Betzalel Kahn

The American Orthodox Union (Union of Orthodox Congregations of America -- the "OU") kashrus certifier has approved the use of spices grown at Kibbutz Sedeh Eliahu in the Beit She'an Valley, a kibbutz whose agricultural products became a focus point of discussions on issurei sefichin during Shevi'is after its fields were sold through the Chief Rabbinate's questionable heter mechirah.

Otzar Beis Din Grape Juice Distributed
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Very soon, the filling of the bottles of the first batch of grape juice of the Otzar Beis Din of HaRav Nissim Karelitz will be completed. The distribution will begin very shortly at depots all over the country, enabling mitzvah observant Jews everywhere to merit to partake of produce which is sanctified with kedushas shevi'is.

Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of America Issue an Urgent Call for Teshuva and Tefilloh
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In response to the escalating violence against Jews in Eretz Yisroel, the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Agudath Israel of America has issued an urgent call for Jews everywhere to "gird and strengthen" themselves in teshuva and tefilloh and to embrace a number of undertakings in the realms of tefilloh, tzedaka, limud Torah and mitzvos bein odom lechavero. The specific undertakings were formulated at an August 14 meeting of the Moetzes.

Palestinian Intifadah Dead include Their Own Victims
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

The Palestinian counts of their dead in their own Al Aqsa intifadah include those they killed themselves. Also, Palestinian spokesman have no compunction about calling for "revenge" on Israel for Palestinian killing.

HaRav Avrohom Yaakov Pam zt"l
by S. Bruchi, D. Rubinowitz and Yated Ne'eman Staff

On Friday 28 Av, tens of thousands of bereft Torah-loyal Jews, headed by maronan verabonan, the gedolei haTorah vehaChassidus, accompanied HaRav Yaakov HaKohen Pam, zt"l, on his last earthly journey. HaRav Pam was the rosh yeshiva of Torah VoDaas. One of the great marbitzei Torah in the United States, he produced tens of thousands of students.

Glimpses of a Godol
by Moshe Rockove

HaRav Avraham Yaakov Hacohen Pam zt'l was born in Lithuania 88 years ago. His father was a rov and an outstanding talmid chochom. He learned in the famed Kodshim Kollel in Radin where he was a chavrusa of HaRav Elchonon Wassermann.

Summer Camp for Children with Cancer
by M. Kamilar

125 children stricken with cancer just returned from an 11- day tour of Israel and Holland with Zichron Menachem (, an Israeli association for the support of children with cancer and their families. They organize ongoing programs and year-round events, including three camps a year -- winter, spring and summer.

All material on this site is copyrighted and its use is restricted.
Click here for conditions of use.