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14 Tishrei 5765 - September 29, 2004 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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HaRav Aharon Yehuda Leib Shteinman Visits London for a Day
by S. Bruchi

"Am Yisroel has survived throughout the generations only in the merit of the Oral Torah, for which it has made great sacrifices and from which its entire existence stems. Nothing remains of those who kept only the Written Torah and not the Oral Torah, groups like the Sadducees and the Karaites.

Smoking on Yom Tov is Prohibited MideOraisa
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The following original halachic rulings were recently collected by an individual active in the area.

Chareidi Investors from US Brought to Israel
by Aryeh Zisman

One year ago, a group of wealthy chareidi Americans led by Agudas Yisroel of America Chairman Rabbi Shmuel Bloom arrived in Eretz Yisroel. They met with numerous figures, but their most important meetings took place in the homes of gedolei Yisroel.

Yeshivas Meichayil El Chayil -- Special Ovos Uvonim Learning Session on Motzei Yom Kippur
by Betzalel Kahn

On Motzei Yom Kippur, two hours after the end of the fast, learning sessions were held at all branches of Ovos Uvonim around the country. Called Yeshivas Meichayil El Chayil, the program is modeled after Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzaddik on Purim.

Flurry of Anniversaries in Jewish Africa
by D. Saks

During the secular year 2004, a number of Jewish organizations and communities on the African continent are celebrating important anniversaries. These include the marking of three centenaries, namely those of the Nairobi Hebrew Congregation in Kenya, the Cape Council of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies and the Claremont Hebrew Congregation, also in Cape Town.

Rabbi Tzvi Cohen Elected Head of Elad City Council, United Chareidi List Wins 9 Seats
by E. Rauchberger

Rabbi Tzvi Cohen, maranan verabonon's candidate of choice for the post of Elad City Council, won the election with a large majority of 80 percent of all votes. A united chareidi list called Shay -- Shas, Degel HaTorah Ve'olam Hachassidut -- won 9 of 13 seats on the local council.

Public Announcement and Warning

In an inspection performed by Jerusalem Rabbinate kashrus inspectors, numerous worms were found in Burri fish, even those that were checked and certified previously by mehadrin kashrus committees.

Insects in Sechach
by Rav Moshe Vaye

Sechach is often infested with insects and should be checked before being laid to ensure insects do not fall into the food.

Keren Rav Avrohom Cohen Announces Prize Winners
By Betzalel Kahn

The board of the Keren Rav Avrohom Cohen released the names this year's awardees, selected at the recommendation of gedolei Torah in advance of the major awards ceremony to be held on motzei Shabbos Bereishis, like every year at or near the yahrtzeit of the Chasam Sofer, at the Ramat Tamir hotel in Jerusalem.

New Building for Yeshivas Lakewood-Jerusalem Dedicated
By Betzalel Kahn

At a distinguished event attended by leading Torah figures including the respective roshei yeshivos of Yeshivas Lakewood in the US and Eretz Yisroel, Lakewood Yeshiva of Jerusalem ("Lakewood East") moved into an impressive new building in Ramot.

"Succah of Light" to be Erected at Jerusalem's Safra Square
by Betzalel Kahn

The City of Jerusalem and the Electric Corporation are slated to erect the Succah of Light, the world's largest, most illuminated succah, in Jerusalem's Safra Square.

Most Israeli Dairy Farms Avoided Chilul Shabbos and Yom Tov
by Betzalel Kahn

Despite previous concerns Israel's major dairies remained closed during the two days of Rosh Hashanah and Shabbos Kodesh and large-scale chilul Shabbos was averted due to the amount of milk stored at the dairy farms. According to the Milk Council, because monetary incentives were not provided to throw milk away most of the dairies found ways of storing three days of milk.

Knesset Lobby Promotes Ties with Missionary Organizations
by Betzalel Kahn

A lobby of MKs is working in the Knesset "to promote ties with Christian communities around the world." The two chairmen of the lobby are MK Yair Peretz (Shas) and MK Yuri Stern (HaIchud HaLeumi). Recently, the two sent Israeli parents letters inside of pen and pencil cases provided by Christian organizations, claiming the gift was intended "to build friendship between Christians worldwide and Israel."

HaRav Avrohom Halevi Horowitz, zt"l
by S. Bruchi

Thousands of Bnei Brak residents took part in the levaya on motzei Shabbos parshas Nitzovim- Vayeilech 26 Elul, of HaRav Avrohom Halevi Horowitz zt"l, a talmid of the Chazon Ish and the talmid muvhok of the Steipler, a prominent member of Kollel Chazon Ish and the author of Devar Halochoh on the halochos of yichud and Iteir Yad, who succumbed to illness at the age of 79.

The Power of a True Story
by Dov B. Lederman, author of These Children are Mine

The readers of the English Yated should be familiar with the abovementioned book and its heroine, Mrs. Sara Lederman, as several of the stories contained in the book were published in Yated. I believe that the story below sheds a novel light on the book.

The Sad Situation in Sweden
by HonestReporting

HonestReporting subscriber Robert Skole is a reporter and author who has lived for many years in Sweden, where the media is, he says, "viciously anti-Israel."

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