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22 Adar 5766 - March 22, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Rabbonim Call on Public to Support UTJ List
By Betzalel Kahn and Tzvi Sofer

Maranan verabonon including HaRav Eliashiv shlita have issued a holy call to vote and promote only the United Torah Judaism list, which appears as a gimmel on ballot slips, in the Knesset elections scheduled to take place on Tuesday.

Krias Kodesh for the United Torah Judaism and Shabbos - Agudas Yisroel Degel HaTorah List Issued by Maranan Verabonon Gedolei Vetzadikei Hador Shlita

Be'ezras Hashem Yisborach, Adar 5766

Mi LeHashem Eileinu

We are seeking our Jewish brethren and turn to all yirei'im vechareidim ledevar Hashem with a call for chizuk and ziruz as the Knesset elections scheduled for 28 Adar of this year approach, for fateful matters relating to the principles and foundations of Judaism, the existence of the holy yeshivas and the sanctity of Shabbos in Eretz Hakodesh hang in the balance along with other matters that relate to Klal Yisroel who cling to Toras Yisroel — ki hee chayeinu ve'orech yomeinu.

Eternal Jewish Family Program Tries to Formulate Universal Standards for Conversions at Conference in Florida
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Rabbonim from 25 states and more than a dozen countries participated in the second conference on Universally Accepted Conversions in Intermarriage on March 5-7 in Hollywood, Florida. The conference, organized by the Eternal Jewish Family program, took a major step towards formulating universal standards for conversions in intermarriage.

Making of a Godol Revised, But Ban Remains
By Betzalel Kahn

Following the ban on The Making of a Godol three years ago, a revised edition was recently published, but gedolei Torah issued an outright ban against the new edition as well, after having it examined by English-speaking rabbonim.

An Interview with MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni
By Betzalel Kahn

Rabbi Gafni, with elections for the 17th Knesset less than a week away, what is the significance of this period for the observant public?

Charges of Higher Tax Evasion Rate Among Chareidim Refuted
By R. Collins

On Wednesday is scheduled an emergency gathering at Binyanei Ha'Uma in Jerusalem, led by gedolei Yisroel shlita, to strengthen and ensure the survival and independence of pure Torah-based education.

Emergency Kenness on Chareidi Education in Jerusalem
By Betzalel Kahn

A total of 2,000 Israelis attended seminars and lectures when Arachim sent some of its top lecturers on a lecture tour of the US to introduce the foundations of Yiddishkeit and emunoh to Israelis in America who were severed from Jewish tradition.

Snow Trucked from Golan to Negev to Provide Mikveh Water
By Betzalel Kahn

In a unique operation carried out by the Merkaz Artzi Lemaan Taharas Hamishpochoh BeYisroel, a mikveh was made kosher in Yevul, a town in the Western Negev, using snow transported in sealed sacks inside a refrigerated truck.

Thousands Mark 11th Yahrtzeit of HaRav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt"l at Gravesite
By Betzalel Kahn

talmidim, visited the gravesite of Maran HaRav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt"l at Har Hamenuchos Cemetery in Jerusalem to mark his 11th yahrtzeit on Monday with prayers and supplications for rachamei Shomayim, healing and yeshuoh for individuals and for Klal Yisroel.

Muslim Radio Station in South Africa Brought To Court For Antisemitic Broadcast
By Yated South African Correspondent

After nearly eight years of voluminous correspondence and multiple court applications, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) was at last allowed a hearing into its complaint against Radio 786, a Muslim community radio station in Cape Town under the auspices of the Islamic Unity Convention (IUC).

Beitar Illit to Extend Borders
By Yechiel Sever

Four years of intensive work by Beitar Illit Mayor Rabbi Yitzchok Pindrus with military and government officials finally bore fruit when the city was given the go-ahead to extend the municipal boundary to include the English Forest.

Parties Sign Surplus Vote Agreements
By G. Lazer

On Monday the Central Election Committee published surplus vote agreements signed between various parties.

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