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6 Av 5768 - August 7, 2008 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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More Complaints of Arab Violence Against Jews in Suburb East of Paris
By Arnon Yaffeh, Paris

In the Jewish community of Cartier, a suburb east of Paris, complaints of Arab attacks against Jews are on the rise.

Kol Korei Notices from Gedolei Yisroel Not Considered Campaign Contributions
By Eliezer Rauchberger

The Knesset Constitution Committee decided that articles and op-eds printed in newspapers before elections and calling on readers to support a certain party, and public notices issued by gedolei Torah — "kol korei" — should not be considered contributions to the party with a monetary value.

European Parliament Transformed into Platform for Antisemitic and Anti-Israel Incitement
By Arnon Yaffeh, Paris

Several EU parliamentarians are waging a lone battle against the pro-Palestinian incitement taking over the benches of the European Parliament.

Committee Working to Protect Public from In-Flight Movies Sends Delegation to HaRav Kanievsky
By Yechiel Sever

A delegation representing the Rabbinical Committee for Transportation Matters was received by HaRav Chaim Kanievsky shlita at his home and received his blessings for success in the efforts to protect travelers from immodest entertainment on airplanes.

Rare Books Stolen from R' Yosef Caro Shul in Tzfas

Intruders broke into the R' Yosef Caro Synagogue in Tzfas and stole dozens of old sifrei kodesh, some of which were rare and worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Haifa Daf Yomi Shiur Holds Siyum of Maseches Sota at HaRav Shteinman's Home
By Yechiel Sever and Y. Arieli

A siyum on Maseches Sotah held last week at the home of the Rosh Yeshiva HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman shlita left a lasting impression on the dozens of participants in the Meoros HaDaf HaYomi shiur in Haifa's Neveh Shaanan neighborhood.

Rabbonim and Educators in Netanya Oppose Performance
By Y. Ariel

Rabbonim and educators in Netanya have come out against a performance scheduled for next week (following Tisha B'Av) claiming to be chareidi. In a letter they issued the rabbonim note, "We were very disturbed to hear about the individuals who are scheming to hold publicly and openly in our city a family event [billed as a `happening'] that contains terrible immodesty and has been banned by all gedolei Yisroel."

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