Dei'ah veDibur - Information & Insight

A Window into the Charedi World

24 Adar I 5760 - March 1, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








Sponsored by
Shema Yisrael Torah Network
Shema Yisrael Torah Network

Produced and housed by


Aguda: Yeshivos and Kehillos Deserve Part of Swiss Bank Settlement
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In a hefty brief to the Special Master in charge of making recommendations for the distribution of $1.25 billion Swiss Bank Settlement Fund, the Agudath Israel World Organization showed that traditional Jewish educational institutions and religious communities should be included among the beneficiaries of the Fund.

Letter from HaRav Shmuel Wosner About Smoking

People have asked me what is my humble opinion, daas Torah, about smoking cigars, cigarettes, and the like, which are well known to be exceptionally damaging to one's health. I will comply with their wish and answer in brief.

Letter of the Rabbonim on the Subject of Wedding Expenses

Besiyato deShmaya we have witnessed the building of many homes of bnei Torah whose parents have made monumental efforts to help their children establish themselves. However, the burden of providing housing for their children and other marriage obligations is too difficult to bear.

Knesset Approves UTJ Law for Torah Study in State Schools
by Eliezer Rauchberger

For the first time since the announcement of their resignation from the government, UTJ's Knesset representatives participated in a confidence vote on the Prime Minister. This occurred during the vote on the State Education Law, and the approval of Rabbi Shmuel Halpert's amendment to it.

"I am a Child. Take me Home."
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In response to the urgent call of gedolim in Eretz Yisrael, prominent rabbonim have laid aside their pressing responsibilities and traveled to England. HaRav E. Mann has been personally sent by HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, and HaRav Y. Marmarush has been chosen as a representative of the Beis Din of HaRav Nissim Karelitz where he officiates as a leading dayan.

Rabbonim Ask to Minimize Wedding and Marriage Expenses
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

After several months of intensive work by dedicated askonim, the leading rabbonim and roshei yeshiva issued letters addressing the issue of weddings and marriage expenses.

HaRav Alexander Sender Feurstein, zt"l
by Betzalel Kahn

This past motzei Shabbos (21 Adar I), a huge throng of Jerusalem's residents accompanied HaRav Alexander Sender Halevi Feurstein zt"l on his last earthly journey. He was one of London's and Eretz Yisroel's most prominent talmidei chachomim and marbitzei Torah.

Lev L'Achim's Midrasha Gives Jewish Identity to Young Israeli Women
By Mordechai Friedman

Jews from across the religious spectrum are now beginning to catch on to something that Orthodox Jewry has known for years: that assimilation and intermarriage are the number-one threats to the survival of the Jewish people in the 21st century.

Mifal Torah Vodaath Holds Annual Melave Malke
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Mifal Torah Vodaath extends a cordial invitation to its friends, patrons and supporters to attend the yearly melave malke, which will be held iy"H this motzoei Shabbos Parshas Vayakheil (March 4th), in the Bais Yaakov of Brooklyn (16th St. and 49th Street).

HaRav Yosef Tzvi Dunner, the Raavad of the Union, Visits Eretz Yisroel
by A. Cohen

Last week, HaRav Yosef Tzvi Dunner, the raavad of Hisachdus Kehillos Hachareidim in England and the president of European Agudas Yisroel, arrived in Eretz Yisroel.

All material on this site is copyrighted and its use is restricted.
Click here for conditions of use.