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20 Ellul 5760 - September 20, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Beilin-Abu Mazen Plan Finally Published -- Protege of Peres Would Divide Jerusalem
by Mordecai Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Soon after the signing of the first Oslo agreement seven years ago, Dr. Yossi Beilin, then the protege of Shimon Peres and now Minister of Justice (and acting Minister of Religions), embarked on an eighteen month effort with prominent Palestinians to frame a plan for a final settlement that was acceptable to both sides.

Olympian Problems for Chareidim Down Under
by Yossi Frommer, Yated Ne'eman Australian Correspondent

What do the Olympic games have to do with the Australian chareidi community? Although chareidi Jewry certainly takes no real interest in these sport competitions, some curious ramifications have arisen from these games being held "down under."

Gravesite of Chasam Sofer to be Preserved
by M. Bennett and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Intense efforts are underway to save and restore a cemetery that contains the grave of the Chasam Sofer, fearless leader of Hungarian Jewry a century and a half ago. For decades in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, the grave of the Chasam Sofer and other leading Jewish figures resting in the old Jewish cemetery have been shaken by the pounding of trolley cars passing directly overhead. Local Jewish leaders feared that the cemetery could be seriously damaged.

Letter By HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv About Shmitta

The following is the full text of a letter issued by HaRav Eliashiv on Friday, 15 Elul.

To those who fear Hashem's word and devotedly fulfill the mitzvah of shmitta in its true halachic form:...

"Kedushas Habayis" Focus of This Year's American Aguda Yom Iyun
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

This year's Agudath Israel of America-sponsored Yom Iyun will focus on a topic particularly timely in the contemporary world: the Jewish home.

Torah Leaders Make Sure Charity Goes to Those Who Need it Most
By Moshe Schapiro

Case #504: An avreich must undergo a kidney transplant, but it will cost him more than $150,000. Case #544: A widow and her orphan children have nothing to eat. Case #552: A father has been struck with a devastating illness, and his 13 children are now left without a roof over their heads.

Kav Baruch Crisis Intervention Service Enters Second Year
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Kav Baruch, Israel's first all-English-speaking crisis- intervention and counselling service for religious teens and parents, is entering its second year of service to the community. Kav Boruch offers counselor training courses and a counselling telephone hotline.

Rebbetzin Miriam Rabinov-Rabinowitz o"h
by A. Cohen

Last week, the righteous Rebbetzin Miriam Rabinov-Rabinowitz, o"h, wife of HaRav Shmuel Yosef Rabinov the author of Divrei Shir, was brought to her final resting place. Her levaya was well-attended, and led by gedolei Torah and roshei yeshiva and included many bnei Torah. She was niftar after an illness in her 82nd year.

Rebbetzin Rifka Rosenzweig, a"h
by Rabbi Roeberg

Although the sheloshim are already upon us, we are still shocked and stunned at the petirah of the unforgettable Rebbetzin Rifka Rosenzweig, a"h. Her neshomo tehora departed from this world on 19 Av, after a long illness throughout which she showed tremendous bitachon.

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