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26 Tishrei 5763 - October 2, 2002 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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In Moscow, Sharon says Terror will End "In Months"
by Yated Ne'eman Staff and M Plaut

Israel will end the current wave of Palestinian terrorism "within a number of months," Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told Jewish organizational leaders in Moscow last Monday, a day after lifting the siege around Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's Mukata compound in Ramallah under American pressure.

Attack Simulation at Pi Glilot Shows Weaknesses
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A simulation exercise of possible attacks on the Pi Glilot fuel depot near Herzliah conducted on Monday revealed that the emergency forces are not prepared to handle a successful mass-casualty attack, lo oleinu.

A Moving Celebration at Yeshivas Heichal Hatorah on Chol Hamoed Succos
By M.Musman

Hundreds of gedolei Torah, talmidim past and present and neighborhood residents gathered on the first day of Chol Hamoed Succos to welcome a new sefer Torah into Yeshivas Heichal Hatorah of Har Nof, Yerushalayim.

Mon. 24 Tishrei
The Admor of Nadvorna-Petach Tikvah zt"l

by S. Baruchi

Motzei Simchas Torah a throng of thousands, which included gedolei Yisroel, roshei yeshiva, admorim, dayanim, rabbonim, morei horo'oh, chassidim and laymen accompanied Kevod Kedushas Ha'Admor MiNadvorna, HaRav Yosef Leifer zt"l on his last earthly journey. The Admor was niftar in the early hours of the morning of Shabbos Simchas Torah, at the age of eighty-one.

R' Shlomo Yitzchok Shapira Hy"d
by Betzalel Kahn

Thousands of family members, friends and residents of Jerusalem's Ramot neighborhood participated last Monday night (chol hamoed) in the heartrending levaya of R' Shlomo Yitzchok Shapira Hy'd, an avreich from the Ramot Polin neighborhood, who was killed Monday evening in Chevron when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire on a crowd of Jews visiting the city's Avrohom Ovinu neighborhood. Three of his children were wounded in the attack, one seriously and two lightly.

HaRav Yisroel Yaakov Aisenstark z'l
by Betzalel Kahn

Gedolei Torah, roshei yeshivos, rabbonim and hundreds of bnei Torah participated in the levaya last Tuesday chol hamoed Succos of HaRav Yisroel Yaakov Aisenstark, 29, a prominent avreich in Beitar Illit and chairman of that city's Degel Hatorah branch, who died in a tragic car accident en route to the levaya of Rav Shlomo Yitzchok Shapira Hy'd.

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