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20 Marcheshvan 5772 - November 17, 2011 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly

HaRav Eliashiv: Kollel Support Takes Precedence
By Yechiel Sever

Maran HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv shlita told the Admor of Tzanz this week that kollel men should have first priority in funding gathered to support Torah.

NYC Marchers Protest Recent Antisemitic Violence
By R. Hoffner

Over 100 demonstrators marched in the streets of Brooklyn to protest recent violence in Midwood, a predominantly Jewish neighborhood, where three cars were torched and a fourth was damaged and covered with spray-painted swastikas and the letters KKK. The vandals also spray-painted swastikas on park benches and other hate-filled antisemitic messages on sidewalks and parking lots in Flatbush.

Women's Gathering to Mark Shloshim for Rebbetzin Kanievsky o"h Leaves Powerful Impact
By Yechiel Sever

Some ten thousand women at locations around the country took part in a chizuk and tefilloh gathering to mark the Shloshim since the passing of Rebbetzin Bas Sheva Esther Kanievsky o"h and ten years since the passing of HaRav Shach ztvk"l. The event was held at Heichalei Malchut in Bnei Brak and transmitted by satellite to 20 different locations in Eretz Yisroel.

Materna Launches Cholov Yisroel Formula for Hospital Use
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

"I'm pleased to announce that in the Neonatal Ward of Mayanei Hayeshua we have introduced Ready-to-Feed (RTF) Materna on a base of Kosher Lemehadrin Cholov Yisroel," said Rabbi Gershon Leider, director of Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, during a short ceremony held at the hospital to mark the first launch of the new product in Israel. Present at the ceremony were the hospital's rabbonim, ranking members of the medical staff and representatives from Materna.

The Levushei Srod, HaRav Dovid Shlome Eibeshitz, ztvk"l
In honor of his yahrtzeit: 22nd Cheshvan

Reb Dovid Shlome was born in 5515 (1755) in the city of Ozhiran where his father, Reb Yerachmiel, was a prominent talmid chochom.


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Steadfast Faith Vs. Temptation

by Maran HaRav Elozor Menachem Man Shach, zt"l

Ten years ago this was the first issue after the passing of Maran HaRav Shach zt"l. The entire issue was full of material and we will not link all of it here. We are just linking this speech of HaRav Shach zt"l and his biography.

The following is based on the address of HaRav Shach, zt"l, given at the opening session of the Ponovezh Yarchei Kallah in 5752 (1992). In those days HaRav Shach often used this opportunity to give a public speech to address various current issues. However, he never strayed far from the basic issues that were near and dear to him. This report includes the remarks he made that year on basic issues that are always relevant and important, including some allusions to the political situation then. It was several months after the election of the Rabin government, and HaRav Shach explained why he was against joining that government.

Maran HaGaon Hagodol HaRav Elozor Menachem Mann Shach ztvk"l - His Biography

by Yated Ne'eman Staff

HaRav Shach was born to Rav Ezriel zt"l and Bat Sheva of the Levitan family, a family of talmidei chachomim who served as rabbonim in important Lithuanian communities. Her brother was HaRav Nisan Levitan zt"l, who became one of the most senior figures in Agudas HaRabbonim of America.

HaRav Shach was born in Vabolnik, Lithuania on erev Rosh Chodesh Shvat 5655 (1895) into a home of yirei Shomayim. HaRav Shach always praised the yiras Shomayim he absorbed in his parents' house.

Judaism in the Land of the Taliban: "There Was Not Even One Nonobservant Jew Amongst The Whole Of Afghan Jewry"

by Refoel Berlzon

Afghanistan, which has recently been in the headlines under very difficult conditions, had a flourishing Jewish community in the not-too-distant past. One of the rabbonim of the community spoke to Yated Ne'eman about life there. Today the Taliban have instituted a reign of terror, but in the past Jews sat and learned every day in shuls at the end of their working day, Torah being paramount. The mesirus nefesh displayed by the Jews was amazing. The community included talmidei chachomim. Today there are no halachic Jews in the country, but there are rumors, backed up by some evidence (to be treated with caution) about a connection between Afghan tribes and the Ten Tribes.



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