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8 Tishrei 5774 - September 12, 2013 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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To Strengthen the Parameters of Tznius
A special letter for Yomim Noraim, 5774

Tznius of women is a fundamental matter and therefore the main battle of the yetzer hora is in these matters as explained in the Igeres HaGra (Nusach Ar"Tz).

Special Call to Strengthen Tznius

Maran the Rosh Yeshiva HaRav Shteinman has issued a special letter to strengthen the area of tznius. The letter was also signed by HaRav Shmuel Halevi Wosner, HaRav Nissim Karelitz and HaRav Chaim Kanievsky. The full letter appears in this issue.

Large Kenes in Modi'in Illit against the Internet

On Wednesday night of Aseres Yemei Teshuva there was a large gathering in Modi'in Illit (Kiryat Sefer) to fight the dangers of the Internet, which is a grave danger to Klal Yisroel and to each individual.

Huge Prayer Gathering in Lakewood Bnei Torah in Eretz Yisroel

Keren Birchas Shmuel, founded ten years ago by HaRav Shmuel Berenbaum zt"l and ylct"a HaRav Dovid Schustal shlita, held its annual meeting during the Selichos period which was attended by an overflow crowd estimated at more than 7,000. The event was dedicated to strengthening the organization and praying for the success of the Torah community of Eretz Yisroel.

They Want to Uproot Torah Completely

In his annual visit to Orchos Torah where he speaks before Selichos on the night of erev Rosh Hashonoh, the Rosh Yeshiva HaRav Shteinman said:

About seventy years ago, the holy HaRav Elchonon Wassermann zt"l said in the name of the Vilna Gaon that, even though the goyim always hated the Jews, it was not to such a great extent. They still did business together, and bought from each other, and the hatred was not to visible. But now that the hatred had become so strong, so that every non-Jew tries to do, Rachmono litzlan, bad to the Jews, it is a sign that there are complaints in Heaven [against us].

Wife of American Ambassador to Israel was Among Original Women of the Wall

According to a report in Merkaz HaInyonim, the American Ambassador to Israel revealed in a recent interview with Israeli journalist Ben Caspi that his wife was among the original Women of the Wall in the late 80s when they studied at the Hebrew University. Mrs. Shapira told the interviewer that she did participate in some of the early activities and that she believes that the issue is important to the Jews of Israel and of the whole world.

HaRav Nosson Adler zt"l of Frankfurt
In honor of his yahrtzeit 27 Elul 5560

Reb Nosson Adler's powerful memory was truly phenomenal. All that he ever learned remained indelibly etched into his mind to the end of his days.

HaRav Yitzchok Shmelkish, zt"l, Rov of Lemberg and Author of Beis Yitzchok
In honor of his yahrtzeit, 9 Tishrei (5666)

A great future was foreseen for the young Yitzchok, even by the melamdim of Lemberg. "Your son is sure to be a godol beYisroel one day," they told his glowing parents.