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20 Iyar 5762 - May 2, 2002 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Siege of Arafat Expected to be Lifted
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Representatives of the United States and Great Britain met Palestinian officials in Ramallah to finalize details over the incarceration of six wanted Palestinian militants holed up in Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's Mukata compound in the city.

Daas Torah of Maran HaRav Eliashiv on the Reform Movement as Transmitted by HaRav Yosef Efrati
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The following remarks were delivered by HaRav Yosef Efrati at the recent emergency meeting about the attempts of Reform Jews to acquire influence in the Yerushalayim school system.

Decisions of the Emergency Meeting about Yerushalayim
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

HaRav Boruch Shmuel Hakohen Deutsch, chairman of Degel Hatorah's Vaadat HaRabbonim in Jerusalem, announced the decisions made at the emergency meeting:

2002 Comptroller's Report: Neglect of Arabs and the Handicapped
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

State Comptroller Eliezer Goldberg issued the 52nd annual report on Monday, saying it found huge public waste and neglect of the Arab sector and the handicapped.

Cabinet Approves Economic Package
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The Finance Ministry's economic program was approved by the cabinet, by a large majority of 17-9 late Monday. The votes against came from the five Shas ministers, three of Labor's ministers (Dalia Itzik, Matan Vilnai and Ra'anan Cohen) and David Levy (Gesher). Justice Minister Meir Sheetrit (Likud) abstained.

Lev L'Achim Warns About Scientology Cult's Want Ads
by Betzalel Kahn

The Anti-Cult and Anti-Mission Department of Lev L'Achim has found recent attempts of the Scientology cult in Israel to lure naive Jews and to convert them. Their ploy is to publish innocent appearing "want ads" with tempting job offers in the daily newspapers and on street posters.

Iyar 100 Years Ago -- Remembering my Father
by Mary Kropman

My father, Yehudah Leib ben Binyomin Shap Hakohen, was born on 4 Iyar in Vilna, one hundred years ago. He was niftar and buried in Cape Town on the 19th of Iyar, 30 years ago and was reburied at Har Menuchot in Ir Hakodesh on the 12th of Iyar, 10 years ago.

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