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17 Shevat 5762 - January 30, 2002 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Israeli Leaders Work to Protect Jerusalem
by Yated Ne'eman Staff and Mordecai Plaut

In response to two bombs within one week, Israeli leaders are trying to strengthen security measures in and around Jerusalem, and to compensate residents and businesses for the financial losses.

Gedolei Yisroel Express Firm Opposition to Proposed Changes in Bais Yaakov Seminaries
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The entire chareidi community in Eretz Hakodesh is unanimous in its firm opposition to any change in the pure character of the Bais Yaakov seminaries. It is determined in its struggle to fend off proposed attempts to disrupt the Bais Yaakov system.

Bush: Arafat Misled Me
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

US President George W. Bush telephoned Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak early this week and said Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat had misled him about his commitment to fighting terror.

Interior Ministry Says 70 percent of Immigrants from Former Soviet Union are not Jewish!
by Betzalel Kahn

According to a representative survey conducted by the Interior Ministry, a full 70 percent of immigrants who arrived from the former Soviet Union last year under the Law of Return are not Jewish, compared to a figure of 50 percent in other recent years. The figures refer to the declarations of the immigrants themselves and do not take into account that some of those who represent themselves as Jewish may not be so according to halachah.

Adass Israel of Australia to Mark its 50th Year
by Yossi Fromer

Adass Israel Mosdos of Melbourne Australia are about to celebrate 50 years of providing a dynamic Torah life to the Melbourne chareidi community. It was the first chareidi kehilla to be established in Melbourne after the war.

Kiruv Seminar in Kiev
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The first-ever seminar for teachers of secular studies took place in Puscha Voditza, a suburb of Kiev, Ukraine, last week. The four-day seminar attracted more than fifty participants, representing Jewish schools throughout the country. The purpose of the conference was to give an opportunity for these Jewish teachers to get a flavor of Yiddishkeit. For many of the participants, it was the first time that they had experienced a real Shabbos atmosphere, and they responded enthusiastically.

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