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6 Ellul 5766 - August 30, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Will Olmert be Better at Political Wars than Military Wars?
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

The prime minister definitely has more experience in politics than in military affairs. Since the cessation of hostilities with Hizbullah in the north, Olmert has been involved in a personally more intense battle to keep his job.

MK Gafni: Education Minister Declared War Against Chareidi Education
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A meeting of the Knesset Education Committee on Monday to discuss including kindergartens in the extended-school-day program (yom limmudim aroch) grew heated when MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni accused Education Minister Yuli Tamir (Labor) of effectively declaring war on chareidi education.

HaRav Lefkowitz Warns Bnei Torah to Keep Cell Phones Off While Learning
By Betzalel Kahn

HaRav Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz issued strident remarks on the terrible stumbling block cell phones pose, saying even kosher models constitute a breech of the bnei Torah camp when kept on during study sessions, inviting interruptions.

BS"D, The Month of Rachamim and Selichos, 5766

Gilui Daas

Considering the terrible mixing [of men and women] on public buses, Hashem yishmor, which can cause people to stumble and transgress serious prohibitions chas vesholom, we alerted the public a decade ago regarding the need for mehadrin public transportation for the yirei Hashem sector, to be operated in accordance with halachic guidelines and the limits of modesty.

Mesillah Financial Self-Help Women's Auxiliary Founded
by A. Cohen

The founding conference for the women's auxiliary of Mesillah - Providing the Path to Financial Stability, was held at the Vishnitz Hotel in Bnei Brak on 27 Av.

Government Authorities Ask Israeli Growers to Supply All Lulavim
By Betzalel Kahn

The Plant Council recently contacted date growers in Israel to request they make concerted efforts to supply all lulavim for Succos to avoid reliance on Egyptian lulavim which can be contaminated with disease.

Chareidi Women in "Wisconsin" Program Demand Separate Courses
By Betzalel Kahn

Chareidi women are unable to take courses held by Amin Ltd. as part of the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Wisconsin Program because secular men and women study together in the same classes.

Secular Minority Tries to Keep Chareidi Kindergarten from Opening in Ramot Alef
By Betzalel Kahn

A decision by Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky to open a chareidi kindergarten in Ramot Alef met stiff resistance by a minority opposition group and militant secularists.

Over 10,000 Mispallelim Went to Kever Rochel this Summer
by Yonina Hall

Record numbers of mispallelim streamed to Kever Rachel on erev Rosh Chodesh Elul and all summer long.

Yeshivas Bein Hazmanim in Australia — With a Twist
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

For the second consecutive year, bochurim from Riverdale Yeshiva (USA) under HaRav Osband spent their summer vacation in Melbourne, Australia. They came to enhance the ruach of the local Lakewood Kollel and joined the morning learning seder in Sanhedrin. In Australia, it is the middle of the winter.

HaRav Yosef Nosson Lieberman, ztvk"l
by the Family

Although a month has passed since the petiroh of Rabbi Lieberman zt"l the loss of such an eminent talmid chochom is still keenly felt in Golders Green and beyond.

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