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26 Tishrei 5760 - October 25, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Worldwide Attacks on Jews
by Mordecai Plaut

Beginning on erev Rosh Hashana, the new year has so far been marked by attacks on Jews around the world. Though the apparent source and focus of the violence against Jews is Eretz Yisroel, Jews and Jewish communities around the world have suffered. In most of the cases the attackers were Palestinians and Moslems.

Large Gathering in Brooklyn Davens for Klal Yisroel's Safety
by Avi Shafran

No one knew whether to expect hundreds or thousands when revered roshei yeshiva, including the members of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Agudath Israel of America, decided on erev Sukkos to call for a Chol Hamoed outdoor atzeres tefilla on behalf of embattled and threatened Jews around the world.

Palestinian Violence Likely to Last Several Months; No Government in Sight
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Violence in the territories is likely to continue for many months, and probably through next year, according to several recent assessments made public in recent days. The Israel Defense Forces' said on Monday that the Palestinian attacks were unlikely to end soon and also that the Lebanon front could heat up again soon. Israel has still not managed to form a government to deal with the situation.

Rebbetzin Raizel Rapoport o"h
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

On Hoshanna Rabbah, roshei yeshiva, rabbonim, dayanim and a large crowd accompanied the esteemed Rebbetzin Raizel Rapoport o"h on her last earthly journey from the Be'er Avrohom Beis Medrash in Givat Shaul. She was the widow of the gaon, HaRav Avrohom Rapoport zt"l who was a member of the London Beis Din. She was over ninety years old at the time of her petirah.

Project Seed
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Since its inception in 1980, Project SEED has grown to be the largest adult education organization in Europe. With its residential winter and summer seminars, vast tape library and new Educational Resource Center in the process of being built in North West London, it has inspired countless men and women either re-explore their roots or, indeed, explore them for the first time.

Yeshivas Shaarei Torah -- Foundation Stone
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Despite torrential rain as only Manchester can produce, the first day of Selichos saw the entire Kehilla out in force to participate in the hanochas even hapinoh of the final phase of Yeshivas Shaarei Torah's building project, the erection of a second dormitory block and the expansion of the beis hamedrash wing.

Mrs. Shelley Groszman receives prestigious Award
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

On Sunday 17th September (17th Elul) a reception was held at the home of the Chief Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks, when Mrs. Shelley Groszman of Golders Green was the only London recipient of the Putting Families First Award 2000. This award was established by the Jewish Marriage Council and is given once every two years to individuals who have shown exemplary, unselfish devotion and commitment to families.

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