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10 Cheshvan 5764 - November 5, 2003 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Sharon Visits Russia for the Third Time
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

On his third visit to Russia since he became prime minister less than three years ago, Ariel Sharon pressed Israel's case on several issues that are important to Israel in which Russia is involved. Sharon made the trip despite the fact that a general strike was scheduled by the Histadrut in those days.

Israel Submits a UN Resolution
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Even though it is the most popular subject of resolutions in the United Nations General Assembly, Israel has never tried submitting a resolution of its own. Now it has.

Shechita U.K. Launched
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The launch of Shechita UK was formally announced last week. Shechita UK is a cross-communal body established to promote awareness of and education about shechita.

British Jewry Anticipates Visit Of Harav Moshe Shmuel Shapira
by Y. Rosenblum

The Jewish communities of England are eagerly anticipating the visit of HaRav Moshe Shmuel Shapira, rosh yeshiva of Be'er Yaakov and one of the most outstanding and influential gedolim of Eretz Yisroel.

Shaarei Torah 25th Anniversary Dinner
by D. Saks

A large gathering of well-wishers, including many of the city's leading rabbonim and benefactors, were in attendance at the 25th anniversary dinner for Shaarei Torah school in Johannesburg last week. The theme of the evening was the celebration of a quarter of a century of excellence in Jewish education by Shaarei Torah, which has been one of the mainstays of Torah chinuch catering for the Johannesburg chareidi community since its inception.

Observations: Secondhand Smoking
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The citizens of Helena, Montana, a relatively small town of about 66,000 in the north of the United States, voted in June 2002 to ban smoking in all public buildings -- including restaurants, bars and casinos. Soon after, doctors at the local hospital noticed that heart-attack admissions were dropping.

Rabbi Chaim Gutnick, zt"l
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Australian Jewry is mourning the death this week of one of its leading rabbis. Rabbi Chaim Gutnick, the president of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) and former longstanding rabbi at Elwood Hebrew Congregation, died on Shabbos at approximately 6.30 pm from a stroke at the age of 82.

Mr. Mordechai Rosenbaum z"l of Melbourne
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Mr. Mordechai Rosenbaum z"l aged 57, of Melbourne, Australia, passed away tragically on Sunday 30 Tishrei-26 October, on the day of his youngest daughter's chuppah.

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