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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
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.

Assault on Shabbos All Over Israel

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.

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

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