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8 Tishrei 5771 - September 16, 2010 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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MK Gafni: Education Ministry and Court `Declaring War' on Torah-Based Education
By Yechiel Sever

Finance Committee Chairman MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni fired a stiff attack against the Education Ministry and the court, which have been closing ranks to thwart the success of the Torah-based education system, making every effort to undermine Torah-true educational frameworks.

Efforts to Save Jaffa Cemetery Continue
By Yechiel Sever

A rally was held Wednesday to pray, protest and express grief over the evil decree to raze the ancient Jewish cemetery in Jaffa. Gedolei Torah, admorim and rabbonim stood opposite the site, invoking the words of Selichos — "Aseh lema'an shochnei offor" — in impassioned calls against plans by the project heads and government authorities to continue harming Jewish graves at an additional site in the cemetery.

Yad Shmuel Beis Din Set Up in Bnei Brak
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The Yad Shmuel Beis Din for Arbitration, headed by HaRav Mordechai Gross, the av beis din of the Chanichei Hayeshivos Center in Bnei Brak, was set up with the blessings of HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv shlita.

Rabbi Maklev Defends Conversion `Stringencies' in IDF
By Eliezer Rauchberger

Opponents of halachic conversion "cannot strike fear in the hearts of rabbonim and dayonim, who will continue to perform conversions only in accordance with halacha as handed down to us from Mt. Sinai," said MK Rabbi Uri Maklev this week in a meeting of the Knesset's State Control Committee on the issue of conversion in the IDF.

Eitz Hadaas Inaugurates Center for Advancement of Talmud Torah Students
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

At a modest and emotionally charged ceremony, Eitz Hadaas opened the Center for the Advancement of Talmud Torah Students in Jerusalem to meet the need to bring together under a single roof student avenues for growth and thriving, and to see to all the essential needs of students.

Kashrus Lemehadrin Sponsors Ma'aser Oni Seminar
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

On the eve of 5771, a year of Ma'aser Oni, dozens of kashrus supervisors gathered for a two-day seminar hosted by HaRav Yosef Efrati's Kashrus Lemehadrin, to examine kashrus issues surrounding mitzvas tied to Eretz Yisroel and to prepare for the Ma'aser Oni year.

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