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10 Teves 5772 - January 5, 2012 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly

Unprecedented Anti-Chareidi Violence Unleashed in Flare-Ups Around the Country
By L.S. Wasserman

The unchecked hatred and provocation in places around the country on the part of the secular sector have reached an all-time high, as more and more people were attacked merely for looking chareidi. The anti-chareidi incitement does not end with provocations and graffiti on the wall.

Letter from Maran Rosh Hayeshiva HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman shlita about the Status of Women in the Chareidi Community

Since there are people who criticize the religious Jews saying that they humiliate women and do not respect their dignity, it is proper to quote the words of the Gemora and the halachic authorities.

Rabbinical Committee for Transportation Matters
Under the Guidance of Gedolei Yisroel shlita

Urgent Notice

In light of the unprecedented incitement campaign against Mehadrin lines, we would like to clarify the following:

Tel Aviv Planning Committee Approves Dangerous Scientology Renovation Request
By L.S. Wasserman

The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Local Planning and Construction Committee approved by a narrow majority a request by the Scientology cult to make irregular use of a municipal building located at Sderot Yerushalayim 19 in Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

Letter about Mishpacha From HaRav Eliashiv

Yosef Sholom Eliashiv


BS"D, 30 Kislev 5772

I have already noted my opinion regarding the weekly, Hamishpacha, which skews and distorts the Torah world view, and now is seeking to extend its influence and distribution.

Annual Chinuch Conference in Eretz Yisroel
By Yechiel Sever

Hundreds of principals and staff members from talmudei Torah and yeshivas gathered this week for a three-day chinuch conference, with both closed-door sessions and open sessions, as determined by the rabbonim on the steering committee, based on directives from gedolei Yisroel shlita.

Dozens of Local Rabbis at Emergency Meeting Over Marriage Registration Breach
By Yechiel Sever

Rabbis of dozens of cities, towns, moshavim and neighborhoods gathered from around the country for an emergency meeting held at Beis Knesses HaRamchal in Jerusalem's Givat Shaul neighborhood early this week to confront a threat to halachic marriage arrangements.

Seminary Union Guidelines Binding on All Bais Yaakov Seminaries
By Yechiel Sever

"All of the seminaries united in the Seminary Union must adhere to the regulations for the conduct of a Bais Yaakov girl," read one of the key declarations issued during a conference of the Beis Yaakov Seminaries Union held in Bnei Brak.

The Bnei Yisoschor — HaRav R' Zvi Elimelech Shapira ztvk"l of Dinov
In honor of his yahrtzeit, 18 Teves

Reb Zvi Elimelech, zt"l was born in 5543 (1783) to HaRav Pesach in Yavernik, Galicia. His mother was a niece of the Rebbi Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk.

From Our Archives

Retirement in Israel: Is It For You?

by M. Samsonowitz

Part IV


We continue with more of the positive things that those of retirement age have found in life in Israel today. Some of these are relevant to everyone, and others are just for those of retirement age.

Opinion & Comment
Parched Soul

by Yochanan David

Explaining important lessons using simple stories.

Mr. Ovadya and his son emerged from the hall of their building and were about to head towards the beis knesses for shacharis when they met their neighbor Nimrod near the mailboxes. He was perusing a newspaper he had "lifted" from one of the boxes before running off to work.

Opinion & Comment
A Torah Education is College-Equivalent

by Mordecai Plaut

Two weeks ago, the scandal of the phony university degrees broke loud and clear in secular Israeli circles. No less than the president of the Israeli Teachers' Union was forced to suspend his activities under the suspicion of having acquired his university credentials under false pretenses. It is suspected that he did not do all of the work necessary to earn his college degree but rather just paid to use another's work. He was given a financial break to look the other way as others also bought their degrees.



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