Beis Rivkahs Chayolei Tzivos Hashem Rewarded

As part of the Chayolei Tzivos Hashem program, students receive miles from their teachers for a variety of reasons, such as good behavior in class and davening nicely. With these miles the students then scan them at the school’s kiosk to be added to their account. These miles are put towards any item or items of their choice in an online auction by Chayolei Tzivos Hashem.

Elusive Semicha Sufaces – More Questions Ensue

by Yonason Assange

The Semicha he refused to produce: Semicha signed by R. Brauns father, Rabbi Chaim Eliezer Braun, signed and written with different pens.

A storm of allegations and questions has arisen about the election of Rabbi Yosef Braun. Most recently an ikul, a rabbinic injunction, was imposed on the Vaad Hakohol until further inquiry could be made by a neutral Beis Din.

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Jewish Community Portrays Tunisian Synagogue Burning as Isolated Incident

by Joshua Runyan –

The El Hamma, Tunisia, resting place of Rabbi Yosef Maaravi, a 16th-century Kabbalist, sits in the middle of a courtyard where arsonists set fire to a small synagogue Tuesday.

Less than a week after taking office amid Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution, Interior Minister Farhat Rajhi defended the national unity government against what he said were conspirators intent on sowing disorder by setting fire to a synagogue in the village of El Hamma, some 30 kilometers from Gabès.

Police Complaints Drop

by Sean Gardiner – Wall Street Journal

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Misconduct complaints against New York City police decreased by 18% in the first half of 2010 compared with the first six months of the previous year, according to a report released by the Civilian Complaint Review Board on Wednesday.