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20 Adar I 5774 - February 20, 2014 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Public Relations in Laymen Terms

Yehoram Gaon is a popular Israeli entertainer who has a weekly radio program in which he comments on current events. Here is a translation of some his remarks about the status of those who learn Torah.

Letter about the Israeli Newspaper HaPeles

BS"D The newspaper HaPeles, which has been published for some time now, is full of ridicule and abuse of talmidei chachomim, fomenting controversy, and propagating hatred amongst G-d-fearing Jews. It cools off the strongly committed yirei Hashem from strengthening themselves in Torah and yirah, and incites the youth to acts contrary to the spirit of Torah, and even brings chillul Sheim Shomayim, and many other evils.

HaRav Meir Tzvi Schuster zt"l
by Mordecai Plaut

On Monday 17 Adar I, 5774, HaRav Meir Tzvi Schuster, a gentle man who touched thousands, passed away in Jerusalem. He was buried that evening on Har Hazeisim.

Gross Brothers Released from Hospital

Thanks to great Heavenly mercy and to the joy and relief of tens of thousands of people who prayed for the recovery of the members of the Gross family, the two brothers, seven-year-old Chaim Michoel Shlomo and five-year-old Refoel Yitzchok Isaac, were released this past Monday from the Schneider Children's Hospital in Petach Tikva. The boys were taken to the hospital through a complicated maneuver four weeks ago in very critical condition, their lives hanging by a thread. They were cared for intensively in the ICU Cardiac unit headed by Dr. Ovadi Dagan and administrator of the unit, Rim Abd el Hai, throughout their stay until their release this Monday.

Gedolei Yisroel Call to Pray and Study for the Recovery of HaRav Nissim Karelitz

Throughout all the halls of Torah study, the holy yeshivos and educational institutions, intense prayers are being said for the full and speedy recovery of HaRav Shmaryahu Yosef Nissim ben Basya Karelitz, whose medical state has deteriorated and is in very critical condition; he needs urgent Heavenly assistance and mercy.

Blessings for Upcoming Yarchei Kalla for Israelis

A new initiative has been launched with the blessings of gedolei Yisroel consisting of a joint effort among businessmen already establishing set times for Torah study to join an annual Yarchei Kallah, adapted to the chareidi public of laymen and businessmen who work during the year. It is planned for the end of the winter, taking place from Monday through Wednesday, 22nd -24th of Adar Beis.

Rain and Kinneret Watch

Our weekly report of the rain and the level of the Kineret.

The Raavad, Reb Yisroel Yaakov Fisher, zt"l
In honor of his first yahrtzeit

"You see this spot," said the old man to the young boy proudly, pointing to the old building that housed Yeshivas Eitz Chaim. "This was where R' Yisroel Yankel learnt maseches Bovo Basra one hundred and one times. On this very spot!"