NEWS Position Statement
Israel anxiously followed the news about the American
struggle in Iraq to depose Saddam Hussein, as the first
reports of casualties came in and Iraq showed no signs of
collapsing in the face of the fierce American onslaught.
Israel has not suffered any attacks from Iraq in the first
few days of the war, and indeed Iraq has not shown that it
still has any long-range missiles or other means to threaten
Israel. Nonetheless all of Israel remained on high alert.
Economists Welcome Netanyahu's Recovery Plan; Public
by S. Fried
Swiss archaeologists uncovered and gathered the skeletal remains of approximately 40 Jewish bodies that had been buried in an ancient cemetery in Basel, and then failed to inform the local Jewish community for a period of two months. Now Jewish officials are working to have the bones properly reburied and to prevent further dishonor to the dead, says R' Dovid Rosenberg, an attorney based in Zurich who serves as the Swiss representative to the Committee for the Preservation of European Cemeteries.Jubilee For Yeshiva College of South Africa
by D. Saks
A Johannesburg school that took the lead in pioneering Torah education in South Africa, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year. Yeshiva College, which began its existence as a yeshiva ketanoh offering part-time shiurim to a handful of interested teenagers, is now the largest religious day school system in the country, with over 800 pupils from junior school to graduation.Vigilance in America
by Yated Ne'eman Staff
As the United States wages war on Iraq, there is a state of heightened security in New York and other big cities in the US.Degel Hatorah Preparing for Municipal Elections in Jerusalem
by Betzalel Kahn
The Jerusalem branch of Degel Hatorah has begun preparations for the municipal elections scheduled to take place at the beginning of Sivan.HaRav Yaakov Chaim Jofen zt'l
by Betzalel Kahn
HaRav Yaakov Chaim Jofen, rosh yeshivas Beis Yosef and the son of HaRav Avrohom Jofen, the son-in-law of the Alter of Novhardok, zecher tzadikim livrochoh, passed away in New York on Sunday at the age of 86.
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