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11 Elul 5768 - September 11, 2008 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Krias Kodesh For All to Follow Modesty Guidelines Established by Beis Din Mishmar HaTorah
By Yechiel Sever

As the Yomim Noraim approach many segments of the public are uniting and raising awareness based on the holy calls by gedolei Yisroel shlita to reinforce the boundaries of tznius and kedushas Yisroel in schools and in every Jewish home through the instructions and guidelines of Mishmar HaTorah, a special beis din set up to oversee and buttress the walls of modesty by establishing clear parameters for proper conduct in Kerem Beis Yisroel.

Another Attack in the 19th Arrondissement — Three Young Jews Sustain Injuries
By Arnon Yaffeh, Paris

A group of Arabs assaulted three young Jews on Shabbos in yet another antisemitic attack in a mixed Jewish-Arab neighborhood in eastern Paris neighborhood known as the 19th arrondissement.

HaRav Yehoshua Heschel Levine zt"l
By Yechiel Sever

The skeletal remains of HaRav Yehoshua Heschel Levine zt"l, the well-known author of Aliyos Eliyohu, were flown to Eretz Hakodesh on Wednesday after being disinterred from a French cemetery and placed in a box that was stored for eight years because the burial fee had not been paid, as per French law.

Jerusalem Municipality to Boost Enforcement of Proper Treatment of Chickens During Kaporos
By Yechiel Sever

In response to severe cases of tzaar baalei chaim in places where kaporos were held before Yom Kippur — such as withholding food and water, caging them in miserable conditions and abandoning bird carcasses in the streets and garbage bins — Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky has issued a directive again this year to boost enforcement and informational campaigns to prevent cruelty to animals.

Acheinu Reports 1,200 Students Enrolled at Torah Institutions
By Yechiel Sever

Acheinu posted a remarkable success by enrolling 1,200 new students at Torah-based institutions, and the heads of the outreach organization are calling 5768 an exceptionally fruitful year. Thousands of young students began their studies at Torah-based schools and holy yeshivas this Elul through concerted efforts made by the Acheinu staff, which made a commitment to perseverance, motivation and investing heavily in each and every program participant.

Yedidim Warns Families Returning from Simchas to Safeguard House Keys
By Yechiel Sever

As the wedding season gets underway, volunteer chessed organization Yedidim has been receiving numerous calls from parents who return home from family simchas late at night only to find they have no key to the front door. In recent weeks the organization has come to the rescue of dozens of families that, for various reasons, had no way to gain entry to their home, leaving entire families waiting wearily at the doorstep.

Gedolei Torah and Chassidus Honor Participants in Dinei Shevi'is Testing Program
By Yechiel Sever

edolei Torah and Chassidus were on hand for a major event to honor 314 participants from eight different regions nationwide whose test results demonstrated a strong command of the material in Dinei Shevi'is Hasholem, a compilation of halachic rulings issued by gedolei haposkim past and present.

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