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15 Sivan 5761 - June 6, 2001 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Sharon, U.S. and Arafat Monitor Cease Fire
by Mordecai Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

A fragile cease fire continued, threatened by a long gun battle on Monday but not to the breaking point.

There were heavy gun battles throughout the day and into last night near Rafah in the Gaza Strip. Palestinians also fired seven mortar shells in three salvos at Jewish communities and IDF positions in Gaza yesterday and close to midnight on Sunday.

Reform Movement Cancels its Youth Summer Trips to Israel; The Amounts are Trivial
by Mordecai Plaut

According to a report in the Jerusalem Post the U.S. Reform Judaism movement has cancelled its entire youth program to Israel for this summer because of concerns about the security situation in Israel. The UAHC (Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the synagogue organization of the Reform) movement, which claims a membership of over 1.5 million, "generally sends some 1,500 teenagers to Israel on a variety of programs each summer," according to the Jerusalem Post and according to their published reports.

Gedolei Yisroel Protest the Appointment of a Rav in Bnei Brak from a Sect with Unacceptable Views
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Maranan the gedolei Yisroel protested sharply and firmly, expressing the deep shock felt by the Torah world after it learned about the appointment of a rav in Bnei Brak who belongs to a sect with unacceptable viewpoints. This movement is opposed by maranan verabonon of our times.

Ha'aretz's Blatantly Bigoted Reporting of the Dolphinarium Tragedy
by Yated Ne'eman staff

Ha'aretz, Israel's left wing "intellectual" newspaper has a healthy respect for the truth. So much respect, in fact, that is saves it for special occasions, certainly none having anything to do with chareidim.

New U.S. Tax Law Seen as Boon to Orthodox Jewish Families
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Orthodox Jews across the United States have "a special stake" in the new $1.35 trillion tax cut enacted by Congress, according to a spokesman for Agudath Israel of America.

Simcha Halls in Bnei Brak Under Scrutiny
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In the wake of the great tragedy in a Yerushalayim wedding hall, municipalities throughout Israel took steps to prevent any collapses of buildings within their jurisdiction.

Special Discussion in Knesset on Versailles Disaster
by Eliezer Rauchberger

"Every day, we pay a heavy, terrible and superfluous toll in blood, which is the result of negligence, conceit, egotism. and superficiality. In Israel there are people with unusual talents in all areas of life, who, to my dismay, too frequently become lost in the sea of amateurism."

Jewish Detainees Of Mauritius Remembered
by D. Saks, South Africa

The graves of 66 Jewish detainees on the island of Mauritius who died during the Second World War were reconsecrated at a special ceremony organized by the South African Jewish community in May this year.

Otzros Haketzos On The Daf
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

An interesting project is taking shape in the halls of Slobodke Yeshiva in Bnei Brak. It is a project whose goal is to clarify the words and shittah of the Ketzos HaChoshen, one of the major commentaries on Shulchan Oruch Choshen Mishpot, on all the sugyos of Shas.

Community Rabbonim Describe Unique Challenges Facing English- Speaking Families In Israel
by Y. Hall

For the first time in an ongoing public forum, talmudei chachomim and leading mechanchim are speaking out about the unique challenges which English-speaking parents and their children face in Israel.

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