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25 Menachem Av 5771 - August 25, 2011 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly

Chareidim Wary of Tent Protests
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Chareidi political leaders expressed concern that the "tent protests" would turn into a new round of chareidi bashing. The Trachtenberg Committee that was set up to find answers to the issues raised by protesters does not include a chareidi representative.

HaRav Shteinman Addresses Kollel Bein Hazmanim Hamerkazi in Modi'in Illit
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

HaRav Yehuda Leib Shteinman delivered a special address to the 1,500 participants studying in the Kollel Bein Hazmanim Hamerkazi in Modi'in Illit.

75% of Beit Shemesh Students Chareidi
By Y. Sheinfeld

The chareidi education system in Beit Shemesh has grown by 10 percent with over 3,000 new students joining the city's chareidi schools for the upcoming 5772 school year. Deputy Mayor Rabbi Shmuel Greenberg, who heads the municipality's department for chareidi education, is now making final preparations to place the students at the various schools.

Bnei Brak: Education System Grows by 1,000 Students
By Y. Schwartz

The 5772 (2011-12) school year will open in Bnei Brak with an additional 1,000 students in the education system compared to 5771, bringing the total number of students in the city to 57,825.

Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel-2 Approved
By Yechiel Sever

Following a delay of several months and 7,400 objections filed against the plan to build the chareidi Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel-2 neighborhood, the Jerusalem District Planning and Construction Committee decided to approve the plan.

Rabbi Refoel Halperin zt"l
By A. Cohen

Many Bnei Brak residents turned out on Motzei Shabbos Parshas Eikev to lay to rest Rabbi Refoel Halperin zt"l, who passed away at the age of 87 following an illness.

Dozens of Hotels and Leisure Spots Adopt Rabbinical Committee Rules
By Yechiel Sever

At the completion of several weeks of feverish work the Rabbinical Committee for the Character of Vacation Sites made an impressive achievement by securing commitments from dozens of hotels and leisure facilities to implement the Rabbinical Committee's modesty regulations. These hotels received Committee approval and are able to display a certificate.

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HaRav Avrohom Yaakov Pam zt"l

by S. Bruchi, D. Rubinowitz and Yated Ne'eman Staff

On Friday 28 Av, tens of thousands of bereft Torah-loyal Jews, headed by maronan verabonan, the gedolei haTorah vehaChassidus, accompanied HaRav Yaakov HaKohen Pam, zt"l, on his last earthly journey. HaRav Pam was the rosh yeshiva of Torah VoDaas. One of the great marbitzei Torah in the United States, he produced tens of thousands of students. He was the president of the American Chinuch Atzmai and of the Shuvu and the Nechomas Yisroel organizations. He was niftar Thursday night, 28 Av, after an illness, during the 89th year of his life.

Glimpses of a Godol
by Moshe Rockove

HaRav Avraham Yaakov Hacohen Pam zt'l was born in Lithuania 88 years ago. His father was a rov and an outstanding talmid chochom. He learned in the famed Kodshim Kollel in Radin where he was a chavrusa of HaRav Elchonon Wassermann.

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Have We Always Dealt with Integrity?

HaRav Avrohom Pam, zt"l, made it very clear that he did not want any hespedim said about him. It is perhaps not too presumptuous to suggest that he would have wanted a discussion of honesty in all one's dealings, since this is a topic that was close to his heart and that he even discussed publicly, at great personal sacrifice, last winter at the annual convention of Agudas Yisroel of America.

The reasons to be honest are intensely compelling, both lishmoh and shelo lishmoh.




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