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30 Sivan 5768 - July 3, 2008 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Judicial Ombudsman Light-Handed — Until HaRav Sherman Issued Ruling
By S. Cohen

The Commission for Public Grievances Against Judges is not carrying out its duties and is even acting improperly, writes Atty. Rabbi Rafael Shtub at the beginning of a 20-page letter addressed to Justice Minister Daniel Friedman, in his capacity as chairman of the Judicial Selection Committee.

Two Brothers Spared from Grad Missile Following Outreach Seminar
By Yechiel Sever

Idan and Golan, two brothers who decided to undertake a commitment to Torah and mitzvas following an Arachim seminar, couldn't remain indifferent after the miracle that happened to them recently. They emerged unscathed when a Grad missile fell at the entrance to their home.

Wide Distribution of Otzar Beis Din Produce
By Yechiel Sever

In recent weeks the otzar beis din headed by HaRav Nissim Karelitz and the otzar beis din headed by HaRav Yosef Efrati have begun distributing a wide range of summer fruits with kedushas shevi'is. Payment is not made for the fruits themselves, but for expenses that the beis din incurred in growing the fruits and distributing them (e.g. transport, refrigeration, distribution points, etc.).

"When the Scent of Elections Is in the Air, the Competition Begins to See Who Can Strike Hardest at Judaism, Halacha and Its Flag-Bearers"
By Yechiel Sever

Rabbonim and dayonim easily dismissed remarks by Justice Minister Daniel Friedman who called for women to be included in the Rabbinate botei din. "When the scent of elections is in the air, the competition begins to see who strikes hardest at Judaism, halacha and its flag-bearers," noted one dayan. "Apparently as part of Friedman's obligation to the Olmert government he has decided to change direction and bring votes into the party.

Rabbinical Transportation Committee Urges All Ladies to Follow Bus Guidelines
By Yechiel Sever

The rabbonim of the Transportation Committee issued a notice asking ladies, seminary students and Bais Yaakov girls to closely adhere to halachic guidelines while using all public transportation, even if it is not running as a Mehadrin line.

Series of Decisions at Education Conference
By Yechiel Sever

Important issues in education were discussed during a special meeting held by the Education Congress Steering Committee of the Jerusalem Municipality's Department for Chareidi Education, and a series of important decisions were reached regarding certain educators and their institutions around the country.

Yahrtzeit at Gravesite of Ohel Moshe in Hungary
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A large gathering was held at the Ohel Moshe shul in Makava, Hungary to mark the 64th yahrtzeit of the Ohel Moshe, the Admor of Makava and the surrounding area, and one of the great rabbonim in Hungary during the previous generation.

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