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8 Elul 5764 - August 25, 2004 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Did Washington Shift on Settlements?
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Israel announced new building projects in Yehuda and Shomron and the United States did not issue a protest.

Poraz Allows Non-Jewish Children to Immigrate If Either Parent is Jewish
by G. Lazer

The State of Israel is opening its gates to non-Jewish children through a regulation Interior Minister Avraham Poraz is formulating. Recently Poraz decided to allow children officially defined as non-Jewish to immigrate if one of their parents already residing in Israel married a Jewish spouse.

Comptroller's Report: Account Management Seriously Flawed
by G. Kleiman, Betzalel Kahn and Itim

While the media constantly focuses on alleged irregularities in the administration of Torah institutions, reports that turn out to be unfounded and inciting, a highly critical report on corruption at Israeli universities received minimal coverage in the mainstream press.

161 New Classrooms for Chareidi Institutions in Beit Shemesh
by Betzalel Kahn

The City of Beit Shemesh agreed to the majority of requests by chareidi directors of educational institutions and United Torah Jewry city councilmen to allocate classrooms and other facilities in various neighborhoods, based on the needs of the institutions and the composition of the neighborhoods. At a press conference called by Mayor Daniel Vaknin, a list of the new allocations was released, including 161 classrooms designated for the chareidi sector, compared to just 40 new classrooms for national-religious and secular schools.

Forms on Yeshivos Gedolos and Kollelim Due
By Betzalel Kahn

Recently yeshiva managers took part in two working meetings with chareidi MKs and Betzedek Director Attorney Rabbi Mordechai Green at the offices of the Association of Yeshiva Managers.

Meeting for Egged Drivers on Jerusalem's Mehadrin Lines
by Betzalel Kahn

Dozens of Egged drivers who man bus lines inside Jerusalem designated for the city's chareidi sector participated in a meeting--the first of its kind--to inform them of the needs of chareidi bus riders and the operating guidelines on special lines.

Thousands of Elad Residents Back United List
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Thousands of Elad residents are joining ranks under the united "Shasad" list, which represents people from every color of the spectrum. Hundreds of activists in 15 local party offices scattered around the city are reporting unprecedented interest in the candidates' plans for the coming term.

Haifa City Councilman Reduces Funding Cuts for Torah Institutions
by Y. Ariel

Rabbi Aryeh Blitental, United Torah Jewry's representative on the Haifa City Council, blocked a sharp cut in support for religious institutions in Haifa. When Mayor Yonah Yahav honored his request, Shinui city councilors objected strongly, storming out of the City Finance Committee meeting following the reduction of the cut.

Substantial Reduction in Traffic Accidents in Bnei Brak
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The number of traffic accidents in Bnei Brak was down significantly in the first half of 2004, according to a report prepared by Superintendent Eitan Paamon of the Traffic Department of Tel Aviv District Police.

HaRav Avrohom Dovid Horowitz, zt"l
by Betzalel Kahn

Thousands were on hand late Sunday night to accompany HaRav Avrohom Dovid Horowitz, zt"l, one of the leading morei horo'oh and marbitzei Torah in Europe and Eretz Yisroel, who passed away hours earlier at the age of 93. HaRav Horowitz served as rov of Kehillas Adas Yisroel and gavad of Strasbourg, and later as a member of the Eida Chareidis Beis Din in Jerusalem.

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