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1 Av 5766 - July 26, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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UN Official: Hizbullah are "Cowards" who Hide Behind Civilians
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Jan Egeland, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, accused Hizbullah of "cowardly blending" among Lebanese civilians and causing the deaths of hundreds during two weeks of cross-border violence with Israel.

War Diary — Day by Day
by Rifca Goldberg, Meor Chaim, Tzefas

July 11th — Thursday — Yud Zayin Tammuz

I went to a class this morning. It was fantastic! It lasted five hours. The rav spoke about fear, about different people in the Chumash, looking at the lives of the Ovos and what we can learn from them. One woman, from Australia, was scared because of the bombing at 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. I told her that I've lived in Safed nearly two decades and there's never been anything in Safed! Nothing at all! And that Safed is the safest place in the world.

International Rabbinical Conference in Jerusalem Demands Stricter Conversion Guidelines
By Tzvi Sofer

The Rabbinical Conference for the Correction of Conversion closed last week in Jerusalem with a series of decisions calling for stricter guidelines requiring solid proof that conversion candidates have genuine intentions to keep Torah and mitzvos before approving their conversion.

Study Program for Yeshiva Ketanoh Students from North and Initiatives of Avos Uvonim
by Betzalel Kahn

As part of efforts to meet the needs of families from northern communities forced to leave their homes and seek shelter in the Central Region, a special afternoon study program is being organized for students who had to leave their yeshivas and join their families in other cities.

Offensive Parade Cancelled
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A disturbing, divisive parade that threatened to offend all of Torah-true Jewry, and indeed all moral people, and undermined the sanctity of the holy city of Jerusalem has been cancelled.

Over 2,000 Unite at Tefilloh Rally in Brooklyn
by C. Friedman

A remark overheard again and again as the more than 2,000 men and women who had just spent more than an hour praying together for the safety and security of their beleaguered brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisroel filed out of the large beis medrash in Yeshiva Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn was: "The davening felt a lot like Yom Kippur."

Special Tefillos for Well-Being of Eretz Yisroel Held Around the World
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Tefilloh and his'orerus gatherings are being held around the country and many communities have even organized 24-hour Tehillim watches in response to the difficult state of affairs in Eretz Hakodesh.

Hatzoloh Yisroel Volunteers Hard at Work in Galilee
by Betzalel Kahn

Hatzoloh Yisroel is continuing its operational and humanitarian activities for Galilee residents during these long days of heavy fighting in the North. Hatzoloh medics in Tzfas, Chatzor, Tiberius, Carmiel and Nahariya continue to administer first aid to dozens of people harmed by the unremitting rocket attacks on northern cities.

Agudath Israel in Defense Of Rockland County Shabbos House
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In response to the Village of Suffern's attempt to use zoning laws to close down an Orthodox Jewish health service agency's Shabbos hospitality house, a coalition of Orthodox groups has filed a friend of the court brief in federal district court in support of the house, charging the village with violations of the U.S. and New York Constitutions and the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 ("RLUIPA").

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