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25 Teves 5759 - Jan. 13, 1999 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly







High Court Rules That Haifa Religious Council Must Meet; Rabbi Ravitz Protests
By Arye Zisman and M. Plaut

The High Court ruled on Monday that the Haifa religious council must convene within a week including its Reform and Conservative members. The decision was protested by the Israeli religious community, led by MK Rabbi Avrohom Ravitz. The Torah observant delegates of the council are planning to boycott the meeting, so that the only ones present at the Religious Council will be the chairman and the non-religious delegates.

Reform Admits It Bribes MKs Who Vote Their Way
by B. Kahn

Certain MKs have been receiving bribes from the U.S. Reform movement in exchange for their votes on legislation that would promote further Reform incursions into Eretz Yisroel.

Chareidi and Religious Municipal Authority Forum Founded
by A. Cohen

At a meeting of religious mayors and city council heads, held last week in the office of Bnei Brak mayor, Rabbi Mordechai Karelitz, the Forum of Chareidi and Religious Municipal Authorities in Israel was founded.

Avigdor Leiberman, Former Director of PM's Office, Aims To Restore Power to Elected Government
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Avigdor Leiberman announced last week at a press conference that he is forming a new party, Yisrael Beiteinu, to compete in the upcoming elections.

Bill to Bar Reform From Religious Councils Postponed
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A bill that would prevent Reform and Conservative Jews from sitting on the religious councils despite a ruling by the High Court was put on hold by the Knesset Law Committee last week.

Rabbonim and Mechanchim Warn Against Israeli Yeshiva High School in Chareidi Guise
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Rabbonim and mechanchim have once again cautioned against the danger of "yeshiva high schools." These institutions, in chareidi guise, seek to sidetrack young talmud Torah graduates from their pure intention of growing spiritually solely within the four cubits of halocho.

Worms in Citrus Fruits
by Devorah Plaut

According to a letter from Rav Moshe Vaye, author of the sefer Bedikas Hamozon Kehalocho, which appeared in the Hebrew Yated Ne'eman on 23 Teves, there is currently a problem of worms (fruit fly larvae) in citrus fruits -- oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, etc. -- growing in Eretz Yisroel.

Information Campaign to Prevent CO Poisoning
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Laniado Hospital School of Nursing is currently launching a special information campaign to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning caused by incorrect use of gas home heating systems.

Archaeologists Defy Order Not To Disturb Burial Cave; Antiquities Authority Rapped For Housing Delays
By B. Kahn and A. Zisman

Archaeologists of the National Antiquities Authority are continuing to desecrate ancient Jewish graves in the large burial cave in Kfar Arah, in northern Israel, despite an order from the head of the Ministry of Education demanding that the desecrations cease.

Rabbi Meir Porush: "Judges Should be Elected"
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

At a recent Government meeting, Deputy Housing and Construction Minister, Rabbi Meir Porush, sharply protested the Justice Minister's raising of the three Basic Laws at the Ministerial Committee for Legislation.

Mehadrin Transport Service in Bnei Brak
by Eliezer Rauchberger

A special line of the Moniyot Ha'ir taxi company began operations in Bnei Brak last week. The company, founded by the rabbonim of Mishmeres Hakodesh Vehachinuch of Bnei Brak, is backed by all of the city's rabbonim.

Shomer Shabbos Insurance: A Milestone for Shabbos Observance
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Shabbos Kodesh: The glittering diamonds and gems in Gold's Jewelry prove too tempting for the two young drug addicts. One throws a brick into the window while the other brandishes his pistol.

Thousands Attend Levaya of Rebbetzin Sorah Kook o'h
by B. Rabinowitz

On erev Shabbos, the 20th of Teves, a large throng headed by gedolei haTorah, admorim, rabbonim and morei horo'oh accompanied the righteous Rebbetzin Sorah Kook, on her last earthly journey. She was the wife of ylct'a HaRav Avrohom Yitzchok Hacohen Kook, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Meor Hatalmud of Rechovot.

Ninth Amsterdam Yarchei Kalloh
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The ninth Amsterdam Yarchei Kalloh again featured the beloved Rosh Yarchei Kallah Rav B. Knopfler, who lectured about the sugyos and dinim relating to birkas hamozon.

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