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7 Adar 5772 - March 1, 2012 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly

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Chareidi World Braces for Battle Over Yeshiva Study
By Yechiel Sever

Gedolei Yisroel are enlisting the help of chareidi activists and the public for a campaign to resist the renewed decree that seriously threatens to draft yeshiva students into the IDF.

The Remarks of HaRav Shteinman at the Emergency Meeting

"The goal and purpose of the Holy Torah is not to sit in the bookcase, but it must be toiled over and it is a living Torah. We have no life without the Torah! It's life not only for Torah scholars, but life for all of the Jewish people.

Ongoing Prayers for HaRav Eliashiv's Recovery
by Yechiel Sever

Based on instructions from gedolei Yisroel shlita, collective prayers continue to be said at yeshivas and other botei medrash for the recuperation of Rabbenu Yosef Sholom ben Chaya Mousha Eliashiv shlita. Although his health had improved somewhat, he is still listed in critical condition, and in the past few days his condition has taken a turn for the worse.

Letter From Leading Poskim on Water Arrangements in Apartment Buildings

Since there is an installation of special Shabbos equipment for water pumps in apartment buildings, in which a person has no effect whatsoever through his or her opening and closing a faucet on turning on or off the pumps. It is a preferred arrangement with no chashash.

Assault on Shabbos All Over Israel
by L Wasserman

The populist wave of attempts to weaken Shabbos continued throughout the country. Boruch Hashem, despite the many attempts, there has been no success. In most cases the attempts are in violation of current laws and they ignore the basic right of the workers to a day of rest.

Hebrew Yated Ne'eman Maintains Strong Rating
By R. Gil

Hebrew-language daily Yated Ne'eman was the only chareidi media entity that succeeded in maintaining its position and stability in the volatile media industry during the past year, according to a T.G.I. survey. The results ranked the chareidi daily with an exposure rate of 41.6 percent in the chareidi community, much higher than all of the other chareidi media publications.

Greek Jewish Community Strained by Economic Crisis
By Arnon Yaffeh, Paris

The small Jewish community in Greece is struggling to survive the financial shock waves rocking Greece. Under normal circumstances, it's not easy being a Jew there, where superstitions pervade and conspiracy theories and antisemitism link Jews to every misfortune in the world.

Respite in Dutch Shechitoh Debate
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

"Last month the Dutch Senate was supposed to hold the last and decisive meeting on the bill to ban shechitoh, and to hold a vote. But Marianne Thieme, a member of parliament from Party for the Animals, went on vacation. Since the main petitioner cannot take part, the discussion has been postponed until her return in May.

Hoenlein on Mount of Olives Security: `This is a Test for Us'
By Eliezer Rauchberger

"The Arab vandals realize how important history is to the Jews, therefore they strike out against these sensitive sites," said Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, speaking before the Knesset Aliya and Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee on the problem of grave desecration at Har Hazeisim, and increased security for Diaspora Jews visiting the ancient cemetery.

Demand to Remove Statues in Rosh Ha'ayin
by L Wassermann

In Rosh Ha'ayin, a statue was put up in a religious neighborhood, and the rov of Rosh Ha'ayin, HaRav Azarya Basis, demanded that the sensitivities of the residents be respected and the statue be removed. The rov said that the installation of such a statue is against the Torah.

Haifa Students Suspended Over Tefillin Booth in Their School
By L.S. Wasserman

Three students at a Haifa high school who "dared" to offer tefillin to other students were suspended from school by the principal, who was apparently alarmed by any trace of religious observance.

The Avnei Neizer: HaRav Avrohom Borenstein, zt"l, of Sochatchov
In honor of his yahrtzeit

The shiur of HaRav Berish Borenstein, the rov of Biala, was in full swing in the presence of his great and learned talmidim. In the corner, the rov's young son was listening in to the shiur that was apparently on a level way beyond his years.

From Our Archives

Rebbetzin Chava Pincus -- Sara Schenirer's American Disciple

by M. Samsonowitz

Sheloshim - 14 Adar

When Chava Pincus passed away suddenly on January 26 (13 Shvat) this year, the life of a spirited, unflagging servant of Hashem, whose career spanned four continents and the vicissitudes of the religious community of the past century, came to a glorious close. She left behind her a large, distinguished family of bnei Torah and Jewish educators, and thousands of teachers she had trained who revolutionized the Jewish world and made it into the vibrant religious community we know today.

Opinion & Comment
Remember Amolek: The Connection To Purim

by Paysach Freedman

Based on an address by Rabbi Zev Leff at Aish HaTorah, 5 Adar 5761

Why were the Jews worthy of destruction at the time of Purim? The gemora offers two possibilities: Either because they had bowed to the avoda zora of Nevuchadnetzer, or because "nehenu miseudas Achashverosh" -- they took pleasure from the party of Achashverosh.

Opinion & Comment
Dispersed and Separated Among the Nations

by Mordecai Plaut

Rovo said: There is no one who knew loshon hora as well as Homon. Loshon hora always refers to telling the truth, albeit in a destructive way. So Homon, in his arguments to Achashverosh about destroying all the Jews, was telling the truth about us.


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