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11 Tishrei 5767 - October 3, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Lulav Dealers Ask High Court to Allow Imports from All of Egypt
By Betzalel Kahn and Yechiel Sabar

The High Court held a hearing this week after a group of lulav importers filed a petition demanding the Israeli Agricultural Ministry allow them to import lulavim from all parts of Egypt rather than el-Arish alone.

Not One Permanent House for Katif Evacuees has Begun Construction
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Sela administration head Zvia Shimon told Ha'aretz this week that construction has yet to begin on a single permanent house for any of those evacuated from Gush Katif 13 months ago. However, she claimed that "much progress had been made in recent months."

Ayelet Hashachar Dispatches 150 Families to Secular Communities for Yomim Noraim
By Yechiel Saber

Some 150 Ayelet Hashachar volunteer families are spent the Yomim Noraim at kibbutzim and small communities where shofar blasts have never been heard and minyanim never held.

All Teachers for Bais Yaakov Should Take Only Rabbonim- Supervised Courses
By Rabbi N. Grossman

Every year before Rosh Hashonoh the editorial board of the Hebrew Yated Ne'eman pays a visit to Maran HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv shlita, who closely oversees and guides the newspaper throughout the year, setting aside valuable time to issue instructions, answer questions posed by the rabbonim of the Vaada Ruchanit.

Growing Support for Separate Seating on Public Buses
By Tzvi Sofer

Following the widely publicized notice by gedolei Yisroel shlita calling for mehadrin bus lines for all of the routes between chareidi cities and neighborhoods there has been a marked public awakening accompanied by negotiations with Egged and other bus companies to accommodate their passengers' wishes by allowing women to enter through the back door.

by R' Chaim Morgenstern, Kiryat Sefer

The problem of chodosh starts in late summer (as early as September) and lasts until Pesach, as the spring crop of grains (wheat, barley, oats, rye and spelt) which is planted and harvested after Pesach, enters the food market.

40,000 at Pro-Israel Rally in New York
By R. Hoffner

An estimated 40,000 people gathered last week at the UN Building in Manhattan for a pro-Israel rally, one of the largest events in the Jewish community since the massive demonstrations for Soviet Jewry in the 1970s.

Mishmeres HaSholom to Distribute new Sefer
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Jerusalem-based shemiras haloshon organization Mishmeres HaSholom is expanding its efforts to eradicate loshon hora and machlokes from Klal Yisroel. In the last four years, Mishmeres HaSholom has inspired thousands of women and children worldwide to commit to learning two laws of proper speech each day.

Rav Aryeh Carmell zt"l
by Betzalel Kahn

HaRav Aryeh Carmell zt"l, a talmid muvhok of HaRav Eliyohu Eliezer Dessler zt"l and the author of Michtav MeEliyohu, passed away in Jerusalem at the age of 89.

HaRav Aryeh Carmell zt"l
by Professor Yechiel Domb

HaRav Aryeh Carmell zt"l is known throughout the Torah world for his skilled and careful editing of R. Dessler's zt"l Michtav MeEliyohu, probably the most widely consulted mussar work of our generation.

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