Dei'ah veDibur - Information & Insight

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28 Nisan 5766 - April 26, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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They All Went to the Annual Lev L'Achim Gathering in Bnei Brak
By A. Cohen

Thousands of bnei Torah outreach activists joined dozens of gedolei Torah, roshei yeshivos and marbitzei Torah to sanctify Sheim Shomayim at the annual Lev L'Achim conference held at Heichalei Malchut Halls in Bnei Brak Monday night 26 Nisan.

Haifa Court Prevents Store from Selling Pork
By Y. Ariel

For the first time in Haifa's history, the municipality will stop the sale of pork within city limits after a court upheld a petition filed by legal rights organization, Betzedek.

Orange-Partner Signs Agreement with Rabbinical Committee
By Betzalel Kahn

Orange-Partner Communications signed an agreement with Vaadas HaRabbonim LeInyonei Tikshores to supply an approved cell phone that will only carry telephone conversations with a block of dedicated phone numbers.

Achsania Shel Torah Steps Up Activity in Preparation for Summer Zman
By Betzalel Kahn

Achsania Shel Torah, which began operations in Jerusalem at the beginning of the winter zman, plans to increase its activity as the summer zman commences next week. Initiated and encourage by gedolei Yisroel and roshei yeshivos, the organization works to assist hundreds of yeshiva students, especially those living near Mir Yeshiva, find solutions for independent housing.

Shearis Yisroel Rescinds Pesach Hechsher Following Mayonnaise Incident that was Not its Fault
by Betzalel Kahn

At a special meeting convened during Chol Hamoed Pesach, members of the Shearis Yisroel Beis Din decided to rescind its kashrus supervision over the R.S. Bashkevitz company immediately, following an incident of fraud involving mayonnaise marketed for Pesach use. Shearis Yisroel is now assessing legal measures against the company in response to the deceit.

Promoting Women's Employment Using Modi'in Illit Model
By A. Cohen

The Finance Ministry's Budget Department is showing great interest in advancing women's employment within the chareidi sector. Recently several workshops were held for staff members at the Budget Department, which is headed by Kobi Haber. The main lecture was given by Modi'in Illit City Council Head Rabbi Yaakov Guterman, who shared the successful model used to employ women in his city.

The Satmar Rov, HaRav Moshe Teitelbaum zt"l
by Mordecai Plaut

HaRav Moshe Teitelbaum, rov of the Satmar Chassidim worldwide, was niftar in New York City on Monday 26 Nisan at the age of 91. The levaya was held the following evening, leaving from Williamsburg in Brooklyn for the burial in Kiryas Yoel in upstate New York.

Beis Hamedrash LeHalochoh in the Settlements Sponsors Two- Day Seminar in Jerusalem and Bnei Brak
By Betzalel Kahn

Beis Hamedrash LeHalochoh in the Settlements, under the leadership of HaRav Yosef Efrati, held its 54th seminar this week, focusing on the topic of separating terumos umaaseros in the home kitchen.

Wave of Sifrei Torah Thefts in Antwerp
By S. Fried

Another wave of sifrei Torah thefts has struck Antwerp according to Lemaan Teida. Two sifrei Torah stolen a few months ago were miraculously found in Russia, one at a border crossing and the other when an unknown figure tried to sell it to a rov in Grodno.

Letter from Maran HaRav Eliashiv shlita

To the participants of the conference of Lev L'Achim activists headed by Ma alas Kovod Hageonim Hagedolim Roshei Hayeshivos shlita

Dirshu Holds Exams for Kinyon Shas and Kinyon Halochoh Participants
By Betzalel Kahn

Dirshu held final exams for its Kinyon Shas program and launched its Kinyon Halochoh program shortly after Pesach at the Heichalei Malchut Halls in Bnei Brak.

Government Transfers NIS 9 Million to Pay Religious Council Workers' Salaries
By G. Lazer

At a meeting of the National Labor Court, Meir Shpeigler, who serves as commissioner of religious services at the Prime Minister's Office, pledged to transfer before Pesach NIS 9 million ($2 million) to pay salaries at the religious councils, where workers have been suffering from withheld wages for months.

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