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5 Iyar 5766 - May 3, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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HaRav Moshe Shmuel Shapira zt'l
By S. Bruchi

In the Lap of Greatness

One of the elder contemporary roshei hayeshivos, HaRav Moshe Shmuel Shapira ztvk'l was born in Minsk, Russia, on the nineteenth of Av, 5677 (1917). His father was the gaon HaRav Aryeh Shapira, the dayan of Bialystok, Poland, a son of HaRav Refoel Shapira zt'l of Volozhin who was the author of Toras Refoel and a grandson of the Netziv of Volozhin zt'l (who was Rav Refoel's father-in-law) and of Rav Leibele Kovner zt'l.

HaRav Moshe Halberstam zt"l
By Betzalel Kahn

A pallor of mourning descended on chareidi Jewry with the news of the sudden histalkus of HaRav Moshe Halberstam, a member of the Eida Chareidis Beis Din and rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Tshakawe. One of the great Torah figures of our generation, he passed away last Wednesday afternoon, 26 Nisan, at the age of 74.

Biography of the Admor of Satmar zt"l
By Betzalel Kahn

An enormous crowd took part in the levaya last week of the Admor of Satmar HaRav Moshe Teitelbaum, the nephew of Rav Yoelish and the author of Derech Moshe.

Hamas Behind Recent Huge Bomb at Karni Crossing
by Mordecai Plaut

Israeli security services said that the attempted attack last week on Wednesday April 26th 2006 at the Karni Crossing between Gaza and Israel was carried out by the Popular Resistance Committees in the Gaza Strip under the direction of Hamas. The incident shows that Israel was justified in closing the Karni Crossing repeatedly over the past months.

Holocaust Information Center
by Betzalel Kahn

The Jerusalem Municipality, in cooperation with Misgav Lekashish and the chareidi extension of the Amcha organization, is operating an information center for Holocaust survivors to raise awareness of survivors' rights in the chareidi sector.

First Residents Arrive in Elad's Degel HaTorah Neighborhood
By A. Cohen

Elad's new Degel HaTorah neighborhood, organized by Binyan Shalem, is now being populated with its first residents.

Egged Reports 3,000 Buses to Kosel During Pesach
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Based on preliminary summaries of bus service on Erev Pesach and Chol Hamoed, Egged operated thousands of buses. Jerusalem was the most popular destination for interurban travel and on the company's urban lines the Kosel Hama'arovi was the most popular destination, posting a record number of riders.

Egged Offers Training Course for Mitzvah Observant Drivers
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Egged's training center in Jerusalem has opened a second training course for observant bus drivers. Eleven candidates are enrolled in the course after passing a screening process conducted by Egged and the Transportation Ministry. The Joint Distribution Committee and the Industry and Trade Ministry are partners in the project.

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