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29 Av 5760 - August 30, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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The Battle For and Against Shmitta Observance
by Betzalel Kahn

All sectors of the chareidi community were deeply shocked by the shameful remarks made this past Sunday (26 Av) by the Rishon Letzion, Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron, in an interview with the media. His remarks were directed against maranan verabonon the gedolei Yisroel, in connection with the dispute over the so-called hetter mechirah.

Lieberman is Making Religion a Major Part of His Message
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Increasingly this week, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman is making G-d and religion a central feature of his campaign message. Even though he has important and well thought out positions on issues such as health insurance, Medicare and prescription drug coverage -- which are important to the American electorate -- Lieberman constantly brings up G-d.

Court Blocks Lev L'Achim Community Center in Rechovot
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The High Court has halted construction of a community center for Lev L'Achim in the midst of Rechovot, because the city gave the land for free to the religious organization behind the yeshiva without asking neighbors if they objected, despite the fact that the project received all the legally required approvals and followed all the procedures that were previously accepted.

Hechsher Removed from French Chewing Gum
by Betzalel Kahn

The hechsher and the kashrus supervision of a French manufacturer producing several popular brands of chewing gum has been rescinded following reports of kashrus problems.v

Assimilation Rate In South Africa Remains Lowv
by Yated Ne'eman South African Correspondent

Emigration rather than assimilation poses the most serious threat to the long-term viability of the South African Jewish community according to the most recent surveys.

A Helping Hand
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Chaim is a sixteen year old yeshiva bochur, charming, bright and committed to his Yiddishkeit. He has only one problem -- he can't cope with the rigorous academic learning program of the yeshiva.

Airport Authority Issues
by A. Cohen

MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni raised a number of issues pertinent to the shomer Shabbos public during a recent tour of Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Rabbi Gafni was the guest of the Airport Authority.

Yeshiva Student To Receive NIS 90,000 for Police Beating
by Betzalel Kahn

Israel Police will pay NIS 90,000 to a yeshiva student who was beaten by Yaakov Shuval, former commander of the Tel Aviv Police Department, Yarkon region. The incident occurred five years ago during a licensed demonstration opposite an excavation site that had a number of graves on Yefet street in Jaffa.

Orthodox Representatives Share Thoughts with the World
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Millions of eyes that are rarely exposed to the words of Orthodox spokespeople, read the words of several in recent days. Four letters -- in as many weeks -- to the editor of The New York Times carried the signatures of Agudath Israel of America representatives.

Badatz-Shearis Yisroel Dedicates Central Warehouse in Moshav Tsafaria
by B. Rabinowitz

The Badatz Shearis Yisroel kashrus network recently dedicated a new central warehouse at a modest, moving ceremony. The gaavad of Shearis Yisroel, HaRav Chaim Shaul Karelitz, the ravad of London's Kedassia, HaRav Yosef Tzvi Halevi Dunner, his son, HaRav Eliezer Halevi Dunner, a member of the Badatz Shearis Yisroel, as well as members and mashgichim of the Vaad Hakashrus of Shearis Yisroel took part in the ceremony at Moshav Tsafaria.

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