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4 Teves 5768 - December 13, 2007 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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A Special Letter from Gedolei Torah About Priorities in Giving Tzedokoh

The comments of our master the Chofetz Chaim in his sefer Ahavas Chesed regarding the character of the mitzvah of separating a tenth of one's money are well known, namely, that it is similar to the tithe given to cohanim and leviim to support them in Torah study. He therefore concludes that even someone who cannot give all his tithes to Torah scholars, should make sure to give most, or at least half of them, to those who toil in Torah study.

Rabbinical Committee Protests AMPM Shabbos Desecration
By Yechiel Sever

Vaadas HaRabbonim Lemaan Kedushas HaShabbos, under the guidance of gedolei Yisroel shlita, is issuing strong condemnation as well as expressing pain and shock following the increased Shabbos desecration by the AMPM chain.

Rabbi Gafni Urges Assoc. for Civil Rights to Stop Interfering With Chareidi Education

By Yechiel Sever

MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni expressed astonishment over the activity of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), which, instead of standing by the citizen and defending his rights, chose to send a letter to the Knesset Education Committee regarding a matter wholly unrelated to its activities, in an effort to interfere with the curriculum at chareidi educational institutions. The Association for Civil Rights in Israel is supported by the New Israel Fund (NIF) among other sources of funding.

Jerusalem Earmarks NIS 100 Million for Construction of Religious and Educational Facilities
By Yechiel Sever

As the Jerusalem City Council prepares for budget talks, the municipality submitted data on projects soon to be carried out. The compiled data shows during the coming year the municipality will build mikvo'os, botei knesses and botei medrash throughout the city at an unprecedented level of NIS 100 million ($25 million).

Haifa Municipality Refuses to Allocate Abandoned School Building to Netivot Moshe
By Yechiel Sever

Legal rights organization Betzedek filed a High Court petition claiming that the City of Haifa is not allocating facilities for Chinuch Atzmai school Netivot Moshe in Kiryat Chaim based on nonmaterial considerations.

Dirshu Planning Large Tenth Anniversary Celebration
By Yechiel Sever

Plans are now in full swing for an event, which will be attended by gedolei Yisroel shlita, to mark ten years of tremendous activity by worldwide organization Dirshu Hashem Ve'uzo.

A Call From The Rabbonim Of Har Nof For Fitting Transportation


28 Cheshvan 5768

We want to alert the religious community to the importance and urgency of arranging suitable transportation, in accordance with halochoh, for those riding the buses from our neighborhoods of Har Nof and Givat Shaul, in keeping with the dictates of holiness and modesty and preventing the most serious possible mishaps, which cannot be specified here, that result from traveling on buses that are crammed to overflowing with passengers.

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