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23 Ellul 5771 - September 22, 2011 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly
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This is the last issue of 5771. The next issue will be during Aseres Yemei Teshuva and it is planned to include material relating to Yom Kippur and Succos. After that the next planned issue is for Parshas Noach.

Kesivah vechasimah tovah!

Domestic Lulav Growers to Run Second Harvest Following Egyptian Ban
by Yechiel Sever

The Egyptian government's final decision to ban the export of lulavim to Israel and the rest of the world has placed great pressure on local date growers making extraordinary efforts and harvesting around the clock in order to close the gap and meet the demand for the upcoming Sukkos holiday.

Open Letter to Bais Yaakov Students
The following letter appeared in Yated Ne'eman in Hebrew on 21 Elul on page 3.

Following a request by maranan verabbonon gedolei hador shlita to warn against the impact of the weekly newspapers distributed in chareidi areas, we are addressing all Bais Yaakov students and their parents.

MK Eichler: Anti-Chareidi Incitement Led to Synagogue Arson Attack in Jerusalem
By Eliezer Rauchberger

"We will not allow people to incite against the chareidi and religious public, which leads to synagogues being torched while the media remains silent," MK Rabbi Yisroel Eichler boomed before a special meeting of the Knesset plenum early this week. "I want everyone to know that yesterday a synagogue was set on fire in Jerusalem, because of the incitement and the fanning of the flames and the animosity, and burning a synagogue is the fault of the instigators. This cannot be countenanced."

Avos Ubonim Launches Elul with 57,320 Students
By Yechiel Sever

Elul began with 57,320 fathers and sons at 1,020 Avos Ubonim branches in 138 locations in Eretz Yisroel following a long bein hazmanim of study in botei medrash and yeshivos bein hazmanim.

Rabbi Meir Leibish Malbim, zt"l
In honor of his yahrtzeit, 1st Tishrei

The small village of Voltzisk in Vohlynia was the place where Reb Meir Leibish zt"l was born in 5560 (1800). When he was orphaned from his father Reb Yechiel Michel Weisser at a very young age, his mother married the rov of the shtetl, HaRav Moshe Halevi Horowitz, zt"l, author of Emek Chassidim.

From Our Archives

Days of Awe -- With the Bobover Rebbe

by S. Rosengarten

This touching description of spending the Yomim Noraim together with the Bobover Rebbe is a description and analysis of how the Bobover Rebbe lived and how he promulgated avodas Hashem. It is doubly appropriate now just after his sheloshim and at the outset of the Yomim Noraim.

Opinion & Comment
Understanding these Yemei Rotzon

By Mordecai Plaut

The time is almost up. We have had a month already, since the beginning of Elul, to prepare ourselves for the upcoming judgment. We have not waited placidly for the time to pass, but have taken an active role in exploiting the days to try to reach the goals of these yemei rotzon.

Everybody calls this period "yemei rotzon," but what do they mean by it? In what sense are these days related to rotzon?

Opinion & Comment
There is No Injustice

by L. Jungerman

"A G-d of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He."

This is the mitzva of this week's parsha, Ha'azinu. To see everything that happens about us and to believe that there is no iniquity, no bias. That Hashem is right and just. "Righteous are You, Hashem, and straightforward are Your judgments."

Opinion & Comment
Imagination and Reality on Yom HaKippurim

by HaRav Y. D. Rosenberg

"If only Yom Kippur's influence on us would last until we walk out of shul on motzei Yom Kippur!" This saying, this clear-cut diagnosis, by Maran HaRav Yisroel of Salant ztvk'l, the founder of the mussar movement, about the extent to which Yom Kippur changes our daily behavior, seems to indicate that its influence is insignificant.




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