Deiah veDibur - Information & Insight

A Window into the Chareidi World

8 Adar 5766 - March 8, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly

Parshas Ki Siso (Poroh), 5766

Sunday, 12 Adar - Shabbos, 18 Adar 5766 (Mar. 12-18, 2006)

Pesochim 54-60
Kilayim 21-27

Yoma 2:4-2:10

Orach Chaim 526:9-527:17

Ta'anis Esther falls on Monday, 13 Adar (Mar. 13). The takonoh of the ta'anis was to remember that the Jews fasted and beseeched Hashem in the times of Esther to save them from their enemies. The minhag is to give three half shekels as a zecher to the machtzis hashekel.

Purim falls on Tuesday, 14 Adar (Mar. 14) and Shushan Purim falls on Wednesday, 15 Adar (Mar. 15).

On Shabbos, this year on parshas Ki Siso, we read Parshas Poroh in the botei knesses. There are many Poskim who rule that also the reading of this parshah is medraisah (HaRav Yechiel Michel Tuketzinsky).

in Eretz Yisroel:

Parshas Tetzaveh (Zochor)
5:08 P.M.

Bnei Brak:
5:23 P.M.

5:40 P.M.
6:15 P.M.
7:32 P.M.

Parshas Ki Siso (Poroh)
5:13 P.M.

Bnei Brak:
5:28 P.M.

5:53 P.M.
6:05 P.M.
7:22 P.M.



Subscribe to Yated Ne'eman-Bnei Brak!


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

subscribe.gif (2332 bytes)

At The Center of the Universe
At The Center of the Universe
by Mordechai Plaut



Israel Reduced Civilian Casualties to an Incredible 3.5 Percent
by M. Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

In a talk to the press on Tuesday morning, IAF Commander Major General Eliezer Shakedi said that the air force makes "superhuman efforts in order to reduce the number of innocent casualties in aerial strikes." He presented the latest IDF data that showed that the proportion of noncombatants (a technical term defined in the Geneva Conventions) killed in IAF aerial strikes in the territories has been reduced to a stunning 3.5 percent of all such casualties.

Thousands of Chinuch Atzmai Students Left at the Curbside After Finance Ministry Cuts Transportation Funding
By Betzalel Kahn

The Chinuch Atzmai system is facing a severe busing crisis following the Finance Ministry's decision to cut transportation funding immediately. Bus companies have stopped providing services for students at over 120 locations around the country.

New Eruv in Jerusalem's Kiryat Yovel Neighborhood — Becoming Chareidi
By Betzalel Kahn

The construction of a new eruv in the main part of Jerusalem's Kiryat Yovel neighborhood is now complete.

The need for the eruv, funded by R' Refoel Halperin, arose when more than 100 bnei Torah families, especially young couples, moved into a central section of Kiryat Yovel, where Torah activity is growing. The new eruv will connect to the Bayit Vegan eruv.

Warnings Against Firecrackers and Other Purim Dangers
By B. Kahn and G. Kleiman

As Purim draws near rescue services are issuing staunch warnings to parents not to allow their children to possess firecrackers and other items that pose a safety hazard.

Civil Marriage Law Narrowly Defeated in Knesset
by Eliezer Rauchberger

A civil marriage bill tabled by Shinui was defeated 12 to 11 in a Knesset plenum session.

Minister Roni Bar-On, responding for the government, lodged criticism against the former Shinui members, saying that their defiant and provocative conduct actually defeated efforts to reach a solution for Israelis who are ineligible to marry one another according to halochoh (e.g. a Jew and a non-Jew, chas vesholom).

Finance Ministry Agrees to Cover Fuel Costs for Mikvo'os Facing Threat of Closure
By Betzalel Kahn

Prime Ministerial Aide Oved Yechezkel notified MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni on Monday that during talks with the Finance Ministry's Budget Department a solution had been found to cover fuel costs at dozens of mikvo'os around the country facing imminent threats of closure due to lack of fuel to heat the water.

Alert Avreich Prevents Grave Desecration at Rambam's Gravesite in Tiveria
By Y. Ariel

Serious grave desecration was prevented near the Rambam's gravesite in Tiveria by an alert avreich from Bnei Brak who came to pray at the site.

UTJ Launches Election Campaign Across the Country
By Tzvi Sofer

A thousand buses traveling the roads will carry UTJ's message to various segments of the population around the country.

Opinion surveys commissioned by UTJ's publicity bureau indicate the party platform should be brought into every strata of Israeli society, where confusion and uncertainty abound and many voters feel disinclined to support any of the secular parties, creating an unprecedented number of undecided votes in the current campaign.

A New and Renewed Hebrew Yated Ne'eman
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Starting this week the Hebrew Yated Ne'eman is launching an expanded and redesigned paper. On Wednesday the entire specially expanded paper was planned to be distributed to every chareidi household in Eretz Yisroel.

More News ...


A Political Scenario that May Not be a Purim Joke

So far the Israeli election campaign has been quiet and boring in the sense that there have been no significant campaign developments. Nonetheless, perhaps in the Adar spirit, the pundits have managed to suggest some quite lively scenarios for the morning after the elections.

At the King's Feast — Purim Insights Heard at HaRav Yitzchok Hutner's Table

HaRav Hutner zt'l, shared the profound thoughts that follow at the Purim seudos that he held each year with his talmidim. They are taken from notes made by one of the talmidim who shared them with us. They contain deep ideas that require reflection to fully appreciate and absorb, and whose impact will ultimately depend on the reader's own level.

More Opinion & Comment . . .


by Gita Gordon

Serializing a new novel.

Chapter 15: Daniel in Jerusalem (September 2001)

Daniel-Dean is studying at a large yeshiva in Jerusalem, having arrived there through a fortuitous chain of circumstances that began with fleeing from men who he overheard plotting to murder him.


An Evening of Joy, an Evening of Memories
by Aviva Rosen

"Aviva, it's been a long winter, with the children being on antibiotics just about every month. I'm sure some of the other neighbors are in the same boat. Let's come up with a fun night out that won't cost much but that will enrich us. I've got it — a women's Adar party!"

More Home & Family . . .


Memories of HaRav Shach, zt"l
Memoirs of Rabbi Shlomo Lorincz

A Taste of the Purim of Yore
by C. Ofek


Av, 5765 - Kislev 5766 (August-December 2005)

May-July, 2005


The Message of an Earthquake

A Mission to Spread Daas Torah

Looking for the Best in Yiddishkeit

Can I - Should I?

The Immorality of Palestinian Combatants and Noncombatants

More Editorials . . .

Click here for conditions of use.