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11 Av 5767 - July 26, 2007 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Justice Minister Working to Introduce Civil Marriage
By Betzalel Kahn

Concerns voiced by gedolei Yisroel shlita that civil marriage will be introduced into Am Yisroel, inevitably leading to breaches in the walls of Yiddishkeit, proved justified when Justice Minister Daniel Friedman told reporters he plans to arrange civil marriage for Jewish couples, in addition to the arrangement for non-Jewish couples Chief Rabbi Amar agreed to one day earlier.

Degel HaTorah Board Discusses Issues on the Agenda
By A. Cohen

Members of the Degel HaTorah Executive Board and rabbonim from the Vaad Ruchanis convened at Degel HaTorah Headquarters in Bnei Brak to discuss issues currently on the agenda.

Knesset Constitution Committee to Discuss Chareidi Representation on Boards of Directors
By Eliezer Rauchberger

Despite coalition opposition, the Knesset House Committee and Constitution Committee have decided to discuss the issue of fair representation for chareidim on the boards of directors' of government and municipal companies.

Haifa Religious Council Workers to Receive Salaries
By Y. Ariel

Haifa Religious Council employees will receive their salaries now that the Haifa Municipality has advanced next month's funding transfer based on a request by Minister Yitzchak Cohen. MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni contacted Minister Cohen last week, saying the crisis situation at the religious councils continues to cause distress.

Annual Mifal Hashas Meeting in Bnei Brak
By A. Cohen

At its annual presidential board meeting headed by gedolei Yisroel at the home of HaRav Nissim Karelitz in Bnei Brak, Mifal HaShas renewed its commitment to foster Torah study among ameilei Torah.

Vaadas Harabbonim Lemaan Kedushas HaShabbos Says Public Has Ability to Increase Kovod Shomayim and Kovod HaShabbos
By Betzalel Kahn

As bein hazmanim begins Vaadas HaRabbonim Lemaan Kedushas HaShabbos is reminding the general public to ensure that sites are shomer Shabbos before setting out to visit them in order to increase kovod Shomayim and not to cause chilul Hashem by patronizing places that desecrate Shabbos.

HaRav Dov Kreuzer zt"l
By Betzalel Kahn

Headed by many gedolei Yerushalayim, ziknei Yerushalayim and rabbonim, thousands accompanied the mittoh of HaRav Dov Meir (Berel) Kreuzer zt"l, who passed away following years of suffering he accepted with love.

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