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13 Marcheshvan 5772 - November 10, 2011 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly

Efraim Halevy: 'Charedization a Greater Threat to Israel than Iranian Nukes'
by Yechiel Sever

"Charedization poses a greater existential threat to Israel than Ahmadinejad," said former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy during an IDF boarding school reunion.

70,000 Visitors at Kever Rochel on Yahrtzeit
By Yechiel Sever

An estimated 70,000 visitors arrived at Kever Rochel on Tuesday, 11 Cheshvan, the day of Rochel Imeinu's yahrtzeit, to pray for both individual and collective needs. The flow of visitors began on Motzei Shabbos, and swelled on Tuesday, continuing until the evening.

Siyum HaShas in Honor of HaRav Shach to Be Held at HaRav Eliashiv's Beis Medrash
By Yechiel Sever

The Siyum HaShas organized as an illui neshomoh for HaRav Shach zt"l will be held this year in the beis medrash of Maran HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv shlita, Tiferes Bachurim, in the presence of gedolei Torah, including HaRav Eliashiv, leading roshei yeshivos,marbitzei Torah and thousands of bnei Torah from around the country.

Remains of the Sifsei Renonos Brought to Eretz Yisroel
By S. Bruchi

The aron of HaRav Reuven Ajini, rosh yeshiva of Eitz Chaim Yeshiva in Chaprou, Morocco, who passed away 70 years ago, was brought to Eretz Yisroel Tuesday, and a levaya was held from Jerusalem's Shamgar Funeral Parlor to Har Hamenuchot Cemetery.

HaRav Dov Schwartzman zt"l
by Yechiel Sever

Prominent figures in the Torah world, including HaRav Shmuel Auerbach shlita, HaRav Meir Tzvi Bergman shlita and HaRav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt"l, were among thousands of bnei Torah attending the levaya for HaRav Dov Schwartzman zt"l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Beis HaTalmud, who passed away Sunday night at the age of 91 after several years of poor health.

HaRav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt"l
By Yechiel Sever

The Torah and yeshiva world was cloaked in mourning Tuesday following the sudden histalkus of HaRav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt"l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Mir and a member of Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah, who expended every ounce of energy he had to teach Torah until passing away unexpectedly Tuesday morning at the age of 69.

HaRav Avrohom Leitch Rosenbaum, ztvk"l
In honor of his yahrtzeit, 17th Cheshvan

OHaRav Avrohom zt"l was born in 5562 (1802) in Pressburg. His father, R' Yehudah zt"l, was a descendant of the Chavos Yoir.


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Problems with No End in Sight

by Mordecai Plaut

Massive, world-changing events are taking place and there is no way we can do anything about them -- for we do not even have any idea what is better for us or worse for us. It shows clearly how fully dependent we are on our Father in Heaven.

Bus 402 from Bnei Brak to Jerusalem Launched

by Betzalel Kahn

Nowadays (5772) we take the mehadrin buses for granted in Israel. The 402 line between Jerusalem and Bnei Brak is one of the most heavily traveled (and profitable) in the country. But, like many other things, the chareidi community only got it after a struggle. This article documents part of this struggle that ended a decade ago. It shows how the chareidi community is profoundly and subtly the subject of discrimination. Even when it makes excellent business sense, the powers that be are reluctant to give the chareidi community what it wants.

At the end of a prolonged battle, in the course of which the Kav Mehadrin bus line was launched, Egged and Dan began operating bus route number 402 between Jerusalem and Bnei Brak. Now that the Transportation Ministry has granted it the necessary permits, the line began running this Sunday, 11 Cheshvan (October 28).

Servant And King: HaRav Shmaryohu Greineman Zt'l, 2nd Tishrei 5762, His Tenth Yahrtzeit

by Rabbi Yaakov B. Friedman and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Part II

In the Chazon Ish's Inner Sanctum -- Loss of an Ideal

On the day that Rav Shmaryohu passed away, a prominent marbitz Torah summed up his feelings at the loss to his talmidim and said, "For me, the Chazon Ish was niftar today!"

Opinion & Comment
HaRav Michel Yehuda Lefkovitch on Learning Issues

A godol addresses some of the basic questions of learning.

Excerpts from questions and answers from the book Imrei Daas. The answers are often taken from replies directed to those who wrote letters, and are printed as they were originally written.

Q. How should an avreich who is successful in his studies and also has a leaning towards mussar and hashkofo prepare himself for his task of disseminating Torah. Should he invest time in one or both?



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