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15 Iyar, 5784 - May 23, 2024 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Issues with the Reform in Israel, Korach, 5780

Only Pluralistic Teachers are Allowed to Teach Yahadus in Mamlachti Schools, Shoftim, 5779


Reform Conversion Will Never be Recognized in Israel, Vayechi 5779

Reform Attempts to Curb the Rabbinate, Behaalosecha 5778

Reform in Israel Sue to Disallow Separate Hours at Orthodox Libraries, Shofetim 5777

The Anti-Democratic New Israel Fund Against the Chareidi Community and Lifestyle, Eikev 5777

The Media Deception about Reform Jewry, Bolok 5777

Agudath Israel Statement on Recent Jewish Federation Advocacy, Bolok 5777

The Government Decided and the Jewish Agency Cancelled its Dinner, Chukas 5777

The Jewish Agency Today - A Front for Reform Jewry, Chukas 5777

Gafni: The Reform are the Worst , Shelach 5777

The Rise of Orthodox American Jewry , Vayeishev 5777

What do the Reform Care about the Kosel? , Lechlecho 5777

The Mikva Law has Passed the Knesset - If the Reform Needed Mikvehs they would Have Built Some in America , Mattos 5776

Reform Jews are not a Majority of World Jewry and not even a Majority of American Jewry, Korach 5776

Mikveh Law Approved with First Reading, Behaalosecho 5776

Women of the Wall, Emor 5776

Selling Jewish Values for Reform Money, Pekudei 5776

Bayit Yehudi Politicians Legitimize Conservative and Reform in USA, Vayechi 5776

Netanyahu's Support of Reform Draws Criticism, Toldos 5776

Worldwide Protest Against Jewish Agency Conversion Plan, Bolok 5775

Women of the Wall, Acharei 5775

The High Court Stole Food from Children, Nosso 5774

Knesset Proposals: Almost 30 Anti-Chareidi Laws, Bechukosai 5774

Reform Rabbis are the Great Enemy of the Jewish People, Parshas Kisiso 5774

Rundown of Week's Anti-Religious Laws, Vayeitzei 5774

Wife of American Ambassador to Israel was Among Original Women of the Wall, Yom Kippur 5774

New Area Under Robinson's Arch to Permit All Ceremonies, Parshas Nitzovim 5773

A Kiddush Hashem in the Dignified Outcry at the Kosel on Rosh Chodesh, Parshas Devorim 5773

"I Will Not Budge an Inch from the Prevailing Tradition", Parshas Acharei 5773

Study: Chareidi Politicians are Not Extortionists , Parshas Terumoh 5773

The Reform Report of the 18th Knesset Activity , Parshas Lechlecha 5773

An Interview With Rabbi Moshe Gafni , Parshas Chukas 5772

Rabbi Gafni Criticizes Unilateral Decision to Fund Reform and Conservative Rabbis , Parshas Shelach 5772

On Fanaticism and Extremism, "Chareidi Pioneers" and "New Chareidim" , Parshas Nosso 5772

UTJ to Coalition Chairman: Block Tzohar Legislation, Parshas Vayikra 5772

High Court Annuls Draft Deferment Law for Yeshivas Students, Parshas Terumah 5772

Court Orders Netanya Municipality to Earmark Building for Reform Synagogue, Parshas Mattos 5771

Dayonim Decry Chilul Hashem Following Chief Rabbinate Decision on IDF Conversion, Parshas Yisro 5771

Gafni: 'The Very Idea of Dialogue with Reform is Troubling', Parshas Beshalach 5771

Over 40% of Diaspora Jews Married to Non-Jews, Parshas Vayishlach 5771

IDF Conversions Further Taint Jewish Lineage, Parshas Lech Lecha 5771

MK Gafni: Education Ministry and Court `Declaring War' on Torah-Based Education, Yom Kippur/Succos 5771

MK Gafni: Education Ministry and Court `Declaring War' on Torah-Based Education, Yom Kippur/Succos 5771

Bogus Claims of Violence on Mehadrin Lines, Parshas Eikev 5770

Prime Minister Yields to Reform and Conservative Pressure on Conversion Law, Parshas Voeschanan 5770

Proposed Conversion Law in Accordance with Halacha, Parshas Devorim 5770

Court Accepts Reform Petition Against Equal Funding in Jerusalem Schools, Parshas Achrei Mos/Kedoshim 5770

UTJ Blocks Disastrous Conversion Law Amendment, Parshas Vayakhel/Pekudei 5770

Even Reform View Shas Move with Suspicion: `It's Hard to Imagine a Sharper Contradiction', Parshas Mishpotim 5770

Rabbonim Call Shas Move to Join WZO `Chilul Hashem', Parshas Yisro 5770

A Dangerous Breach: On the Difference Between the Knesset and Zionist Organizations, Parshas Beshalach 5770

Attorney General Backs Chavilio's Bid to Block Chareidi Education Funding in Jerusalem, Parshas Shemos 5770

Court Rejects Reform Attempt to Block Shul Construction in Netanya, Parshas Mikeitz 5770

MK Rabbi Gafni Condemns High Court Decision to Fund Reform Conversion Programs, Parshas Behaalosecho 5769

High Court Rejects Reform Petition to Freeze Special Bus Lines, Parshas Bamidbar 5769

High Court Rules Reform and Conservative Conversion Programs Should Receive Equal Funding, Parshas Bamidbar 5769

Netanya Residents Fuming Over Plans to Allocate Land for Reform Synagogues, Parshas Tezaveh 5769

Vaadat Rabbonim LeInyonei Chinuch to Combat Court Petition Filed Against Talmudei Torah, Parshas Vayeiro 5769

Agudath Israel Statement On Hekhsher Tzedek Initiative, Parshas Nitzovim 5768

Yeshiva Ketanoh Budget to Continue Despite High Court Criticism, Parshas Massei 5768

Yeshivos Ketanos Funding Bill Passed in First Reading, Parshas Korach 5768

Education Minister Urges Reform Figures to "Take Advantage" of Her Term in Office, Parshas Bamidbar 5768

High Court Rejects Petition to Require Dayanim to Have Law Degree, Parshas Ki Sovo 5767

Justice Ministry Official, the Reform Movement and Ha'aretz Join Forces Against Chareidi Jewry, Parshas Pinchos 5767

Anti-Reform Demonstration in Rosh Ha'ayin, Parshas Shelach 5767

Israeli Reform Movement Tries to Disrupt Chinuch Atzmai, Parshas Bolok 5766

Who is an Authentic Jew?, Parshas Bolok 5766

Kadima Signs Agreement with Conservatives, Parshas Chukas 5766

High Court Petition Demands Funding for Reform Rabbis, Parshas Netzovim 5765/Rosh Hashana-Yomkippur 5766

Women's Group to Hold Provocative Rosh Chodesh Gathering at Kosel, Parshas Chukas 5765

Sharon Asks Reform Figures to Help Him Elect Jewish Agency Chairman, Parshas Shelach 5765

Steps to Stop Court Quickie Conversion Concession, Parshas Tazria 5765

Comments about the High Court Ruling, Parshas Tazria 5765

Education Ministry Forced to Invite Reform and Conservative Rabbis to Speak in Schools, Parshas Shemos 5764

Reform Congregations Denied Membership in Swiss Umbrella Organization, Parshas Korach 5763

NYC Has Less than a Million Jews, but Metropolitan Jewish Population Stable At 1.4 Million -- Conservative and Reform Jews Rapidly Decreasing, Parshas Shelach 5763

Daas Torah of Maran HaRav Eliashiv on the Reform Movement as Transmitted by HaRav Yosef Efrati, Parshas Behar/Bechukosai 5762

Decisions of the Emergency Meeting about Yerushalayim, Parshas Behar/Bechukosai 5762

United Torah Judaism Rejects High Court's Conversion Decision, Parshas Ki Siso 5762

Further Declines in Conversion Process in Israel: Reform and Conservative Movements Could Take Over Soon, Parshas Vayishlach 5762

A Not-So- Funny Joke, Parshas Ki Seitzei 5761

Message to Reform Jewry: Vayikra is Part of the Torah Too, Parshas Mattos-Massei 5761

Nine HCJ Judges Tour the Kosel, Parshas Balak 5761

Reform Movement Cancels its Youth Summer Trips to Israel; The Amounts are Trivial, Parshas Behaaloscha 5761

A Tale Of Two Articles, Parshas Behar/Bechukosai 5761

Oval Office Snubs Reform, Conservative Movements, Parshas Vayikra 5761

Attempts to Prevent Desecration of Ancient Graves in Beersheva, Parshas Ki Sisa 5761

As Conservatism Crumbles, Parshas Bo 5761

New Stamp Celebrates Budapest Reform Temple, Parshas Shemos 5761

Rabbi Ravitz Requests Information About Reform and Conservative Activities, Parshas Vayeitzei 5761

High Court Weighs Women of the Wall Provocation, Parshas Chayei Soroh 5761

Members of Haifa Religious Council Boycott Meeting, Parshas Chayei Soroh 5761

Assimilation Rate In South Africa Remains Low, Parshas Shoftim 5760

Reform Jews In South Africa Withering Away, Parshas Pinchos 5760

Or Etzion Conversion Court Defies the Gedolim to Appease the Reform, Parshas Pinchos 5760

Gedolei Yisroel Decry Court Intervention in Halocho and Tradition, Parshas Behaasloscha 5760

Reform- Orthodox Row Rocks Jewish Cape Town, Parshas Behaasloscha 5760

Judicial System Continues to Undermine Jewish Nature of the State of Israel, Parshas Behaasloscha 5760

Knesset Weighs Bill to Jail Women for Desecrating the Kosel, Parshas Nasso 5760

U.S. Aguda: Kosel Ruling a Travesty, Parshas Bamidbar 5760

High Court Decision to Force Reform and Conservative Women on the Kosel, Parshas Bechukosai 5760

Jerusalem Religious Council Says: "We Will Never Sit with Representatives of Heretical Movements", Parshas Emor 5760

Conservatives Cannot Claim Halachic Conformity, Parshas Kedoshim 5760

Truth and Peace, Parshas Kedoshim 5760

Australian Court Supports Orthodox School for not Accepting Reform Convert, Parshas Pekudei 5760

Dividing the Jewish People -- the Reform Way, Parshas Vayakhel 5760

Friendly Words From a Surprising Place, Parshas Voeira 5760

Any MK Receiving Money From Reform Cannot Vote on Topics Pertaining to Movement, Parshas Chaye Soro 5760

Sarid to Provide "Corrective" Treatment for Conservatives and Reform in Schools, Parshas Vayero 5760

Yossi Sarid Encourages Heresy in the Schools, Parshas Lech Lecho 5760

The Reform Movement's Invasion of Eretz Yisroel, Succos 5760

Can British Reform still be considered a Jewish movement?, Succos 5760

Surprise Ending, Parshas Voeschanan 5759

Jewish Demography - - 5759 (1999), Parshas Achrei-Kedoshim 5759

Jewish Demography -- 5759 (1999), Parshas Tazria-Metzora 5759

Thinking About the Antireligious Minority, Parshas Tazria-Metzora 5759

Black Hats, Bad Guys, Parshas Tazria- Metzora 5759

About Cooperation with Conservative, Reform -- and So-called Orthodox, Parshas Tzav 5759

Jerusalem Religious Council Suspended, Parshas Vayikro 5759

Rabbinate: Do Not Meet with Reform, Parshas Ki Siso 5759

Common Sense and Common Ground, Parshas Terumah 5759

What Are the Key Points in the Struggle Against the Reform?, Parshas Mishpatim 5759

New Am Echad Hasbara Effort Shifts into High Gear, Parshas Mishpatim 5759

Knesset Protects Religious Councils, Parshas Yisro 5759

Reform Men and Women In Provocation at the Kosel, Parshas Yisro 5759

UTJ Representatives Boycott the Religious Council Meeting in Haifa, Parshas Beshalach 5759

Vote-Buying Scandal - Reform Admits It Bribes MKs Who Vote Their Way, Parshas Voeira 5759

High Court Rules That Haifa Religious Council Must Meet; Rabbi Ravitz Protests, Parshas Voeira 5759

Bill to Bar Reform From Religious Councils Postponed, Parshas Voeira 5759

Admor of Novominsk Appointed Head of Agudas Yisroel of America, Parshas Vayishlach 5759

Chief Rabbi Sacks Must Decide, Parshas Vayishlach 5759

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