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15 Shevat 5771 - January 20, 2011 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Dayonim Decry Chilul Hashem Following Chief Rabbinate Decision on IDF Conversion
By Yechiel Sever

Gedolei Yisroel are voicing trenchant opposition to the uprooting of the Torah and halacha and the terrible desecration of the Name of Heaven through the decision to accept thousands of so-called conversions performed over the years through the IDF's "assembly-line" process, ignoring the basic halachic requirements and strident warnings by leading halachic authorities past and present.

UTJ Blocks Vote on Draft Deferment Law
By Eliezer Rauchberger

Following demands by MKs Rabbi Moshe Gafni and Rabbi Uri Maklev, the Foreign Affairs and Security Committee plenum was prevented on Tuesday from voting on and passing the findings of a team the committee formed, headed by MK Yochanan Plesner (Kadima), on the issue of the law for IDF deferments for full-time yeshiva and kollel students.

Remembering the Gulf War

This year is the 20th anniversary of the first Gulf War. Ten years ago we published the following article about the miracles of that war. It is definitely worthwhile reviewing today.

Economic Affairs Committee Chairman Tours `Storeroom Apartments' in Jerusalem
By M. Green

United Torah Judaism Chairman Rabbi Menachem Eliezer Mozes, who also serves as chairman of the housing crisis lobby, initiated a comprehensive tour of underground housing sites occupied by young couples in Jerusalem. The tour included Bayit Vegan and the city's northern neighborhoods.

Nazi Hunter Tuvia Friedman z"l
By R. Hoffman

Nazi hunter Tuvia Friedman z"l passed away in Haifa last week at the age of 89. A native of Radom, Poland and a Holocaust survivor, after the war he collaborated with well-known Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal and helped in the capture of Adolf Eichmann and in bringing him to trial in Jerusalem.

New Learning Cycle Starts for 'Chofetz Chaim' and 'Shmiras Haloshon'
By A. Cohen

Thousands are set to start the new study cycle for Chofetz Chaim and Shmiras Haloshon according to the schedule of two halachos per day fixed by HaRav Yehuda Lev Segal zt"l of Manchester.

Wave of Antisemitic Attacks Strikes Montreal
By R. Hoffman

A wave of antisemitic attacks hit Montreal last weekend. Montreal Police believe the attacks against five Jewish institutions in the city are linked. The incidents were the latest in a string of attacks against Jewish institutions during the past year.

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