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2 Ellul 5770 - August 12, 2010 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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MK Rabbi Gafni: 'Am Yisroel Cannot Exist Without Torah Study'
By Eliezer Rauchberger

"The Jewish people cannot exist without Torah study. We survived all of the diasporas and were scattered around the globe. And those who sustained and continued to sustain the Jewish people were the Torah scholars," said MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni during a meeting of the Knesset subcommittee on draft deferments for full-time yeshiva and kollel students.

Several Sophisticated Sefer Torah Thefts
by L S Wasserman

Several Sifrei Torah were stolen from small communities in the vicinity of Lod, including Achisomoch, Yagel, Achiezer, Nili and Mevo Choron. The thieves displayed a detailed knowledge of the way the shuls work and the sifrei Torah are stored.

Bnei Brak to Open School Year with 1,000 New Students
By L. S. Wasserman

The 5771 school year is slated to open in Bnei Brak with an additional 1,000 students compared to last year, bringing the total to 56,821 kein yirbu. Most boys' schools begin at the beginning of Elul, even though the official school years starts September 1.

Blaze Destroys Majdanek 'Shoe Hut'
By R. Hoffner

At the Majdanek death camp in Poland a fire broke out early this week, apparently due to an electrical short, entirely consuming a wooden hut containing 7,000 pairs of shoes that once belonged to Jews murdered by Nazis at the camp.

HaRav Moshe Mordechai Halevi Shulsinger zt"l
By L S. Wasserman and Nosson Zeevi

The Torah world was cloaked in mourning on Motzei Shabbos when news came from Sheba Medical Center about the histalkus of HaRav Moshe Mordechai Halevi Shulsinger zt"l, author of Mishmar Halevi, who taught Torah to tens of thousands of students for decades. He was held in high regard by gedolei Yisroel past and present and renowned for imparting ahavas haTorah and upholding truth unflinchingly.

Bernstein Family z'l Buried
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Thousands of shattered mourners, led by rabbonim, gedolei Torah and admorim, took part in the heart-rending funeral for the Bernstein family z"l of Beitar Illit, whose lives were cut short in a nightmarish road accident on Thursday, before Shabbos Parshas Re'eih. The seven family members killed in the crash were R' Aryeh Leib Bernstein, 43, and his wife Soroh Rivkoh, 41; their four children, Malia Miriam Gottstein, 21, Yochonon, 16, Chonoh Heniyoh, 15, Mordechai Aharon, 9; and Mrs. Gottstein's two-year-old son, Mordechai Aharon.

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