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8 Adar 5759 - Feb. 24, 1999 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly







The Olom HaTorah is Melave Maran HaRav Dovid Povarski, zt'l
by Chaim Walder

This past Monday, tens of thousands of broken hearted, grief stricken Torah Jews accompanied the rosh yeshiva of Ponovezh, Maran HaRav Dovid Povarski zt"l on his last earthy journey. The levaya, which proceeded from the Ponovezh yeshiva was one of the largest Bnei Brak has ever known.

Downtown Yerushalayim Drugstore Opens on Shabbos
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In a deep affront to the holiness of Yerushalayim, an assault on Israeli law, and a further attempt to pressure religious observance in Israel, a new store has opened on downtown Yerushalayim that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Aerial Photography Expert Estimates: Only 8,867 People Attended the Leftist Rally in Sacher Park
by Betzalel Kahn

An in-depth examination conducted by aerial photography expert Mordechai Aharoni of pictures taken, reveals that only 8,867 people participated in the leftist rally held in Sacher Park at the same time that the massive prayer rally was held at the city's entrance.

HaRav Dovid Povarski, zt'l

One of the great leaders of chareidi Jewry, Maran HaRav Dovid Povarski, zt'l, rosh yeshivas Ponovezh, returned his sacred and pure soul to its Maker at 8:30 on Sunday night, the 6th of Adar.

Swift Shabbos Action of Hachovesh Har Nof Helped Save Infants' Lives
by Betzalel Kahn

The speedy action of Hachovesh Har Nof, a voluntary first aid organization, helped save the lives of the toddlers attending a neighborhood day-care center two Shabbosim ago. Following instructions of Har Nof's rabbonim, the children of the day-care center were rounded up from all over the city and brought to the center, where they were inoculated against viral meningitis.

Decreasing Bnei Brak's Operational Deficit in New Annual Budget
by A. Cohen

The Finance Committee of Bnei Brak has decided that the limit of the annual budget of the Bnei Brak Municipality for the new fiscal year will be 483,6000,000 shekel, as opposed to the previous year's 480,052,000 shekel.

Tumas Kohanim at Ben Gurion Airport's Maman Cargo Terminal
by B. Rabinowitz

Workers in the Maman cargo terminal at Ben Gurion Airport are being exposed to the serious prohibition of tumas Kohanim, as a result of the storage of bodies flown in from abroad.

Matonos Le'Evyonim Upon Recommendation of the Vaad LeInyonei Tzedokoh
by Betzalel Kahn

Every year, the special Jerusalem Vaad LeInyonei Tzedokoh (Committee for Tzedokoh), under the guidance and leadership of the city's gedolei harabbonim, distributes appeal envelopes for matonos le'evyonim for Purim.

Shearis Yisroel Attempts to Lower the Cost of Products with its Hechsher
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Shearis Yisroel's recent efforts to significantly reduce poultry prices have made a tremendous impact on Jerusalem's bnei Torah community. These efforts were made in response to the request of maranan verabonon that extensive efforts be made to encourage the use of products and services bearing Shearis supervision.

Meiron Facilities to Undergo Extensive Renovation
by A. Zisman

The Government has given the green light for a large-scale renovation project at the kever of Shimon Ben Yochai at Meiron. The plan calls for the allocation of NIS 21 million to develop the area surrounding this landmark spot.

UTJ Faction in Ashdod Announces that it Will Not Join the Municipal Coalition
by B. Rabinowitz

The UTJ faction in the Ashdod City Council has announced that it will not join the municipal coalition. Their decision was reached due to rulings the municipality has issued which hurt most of the city's residents, the majority of whom are loyal to Jewish tradition.

Rebbetzin Ruchama Hindel Brim, o"h
by Betzalel Kahn

A large throng headed by maranan verabonon, gedolei haTorah accompanied the righteous Rebbetzin Ruchama Hindel Brim, o'h, wife of HaRav Avrohom Chaim Brim, on her last earthly journey. She passed away after a prolonged illness two weeks ago.

Ezer Mizion Announces Twenty-four Hour Traveler's Health Hotline
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Are you traveling to Israel? Planning a year of study? Traveling on business? Does a medical problem or physical handicap prevent you from planning this trip? The Traveler's Health Hotline applies to you.

Kiruv Seminar in Lvov
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Amidst the deep snow and freezing temperature of northwest Ukraine, a magnificent three day residential seminar was held recently on the outskirts of Lvov. This was the first of its kind since the collapse of communism to take place in this once famous ir vo'eim beYisroel -- formerly known as Lemberg.

30th Seminar of the Institute for Agricultural Research According to the Torah
by B. Rabinowitz

Hundreds of participants, among them rabbonim, heads and directors of kashrus networks, scientists, agronomists and public figures participated in the 30th seminar of the Institute for Agricultural Research According to the Torah and the Academy of the Land and its Mitzvos.

Founding Meeting for Tifferes, New Har Nof Talmud Torah
By Betzalel Kahn

An impressive meeting was recently held in Har Nof, Jerusalem, in honor of the founding of Talmud Torah Tifferes. The new Har Nof talmud Torah, will function under the guidance of HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Steinman.

Shaare Chaim Dinner
by Akiva Aaronson

The annual dinner of Yeshiva Shaare Chaim was held recently in Jerusalem on the fifth night of Chanukah. This year's dinner marked twenty years of the yeshiva.

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