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3 Cheshvan 5764 - October 29, 2003 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Gedolei Torah Say that Study in Professional Training Institutes for Girls is Against the Ruach HaTorah
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Gedolei Yisroel, led by Maran HaRav Sholom Yosef Eliashiv, shlita, have spoken out recently about the need to raise awareness on the obligation to safeguard educational purity of bnos Yisroel by preventing parents and their daughters from being lured by institutions offering professional training for girls outside the Bais Yaakov framework such as Magen and other institutes for professional training.

Holocaust Survivors Must File Claims for Certain Compensation Funds SOON
by S. Fried

With the approach of the final filing dates to request compensation from various Holocaust survivor funds, more notices have appeared, calling eligible victims to hurry to file claims, or appeals for rejected claims.

Facts about the Municipal Elections
by E. Rauchberger

Some 600 candidates vied for 3.8 million votes in 156 different local authorities for the post of authority head (which in cities is called "mayor") for the next five years. About one-third of them were women. Twenty-two thousand five hundred candidates on 1,600 lists vied for positions on the councils.

Treasury Wants to Raise the Income of Low Earners
by M Plaut

Senior officials in the Treasury said that they plan to raise the income of those with low earnings -- up to NIS 10,000 ($2,225) a month -- by NIS 100-150 a month. The way this will be done and how it will be financed are still under discussion.

Tensions Rise on Northern Border
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Hizbullah shelled Israeli positions on Monday and Israel responded with air and artillery, as the tone of the rhetoric also rose among Israel, Syria and Lebanon. US Secretary of State Colin Powell called on Syria and Israel to ease tensions and tone down their rhetoric after a Syrian official threatened to retaliate against further Israeli attacks.

Shemiras Haloshon Rallies Draw Thousands
by M. Samsonowitz

Children throughout Israel who have been working on shemiras haloshon throughout the year under the auspices of "Mishmeres Hasholem" were rewarded this chol hamoed in the form of rallies replete with entertainment and prizes.

Learning and a Farewell in South Africa
by S. Tabak

On the evening after motzei Yom Kippur, two events of significance were marked at the Chofetz Chaim community in Johannesburg. The gathering was initially called to celebrate a siyum Shas of a relative newcomer to gemora study, but it turned out to be a farewell to the community's rabbi, Rav A. Yeshaya Pfeuffer.

Simchas Beis Hasho'eivoh In Melbourne
by S B Abelesz

Hundreds of children and adults including rabbonim, headed by the moro d'asra, HaRav A Z Beck attended the annual Simchas Beis Hasho'evoh celebrations in the Adass Hall on the first night of Chol Hamoed Succos.

Dinah Ben Sasson, o"h
by Betzalel Kahn

A deeply shocked procession led by the rabbonim of Beit Shemesh accompanied the daughter of HaRav Rafael Sasson, Dinah Ben Sasson, o"h, who succumbed to injuries sustained in a horrific car accident that took place late last week near her home in Ramat Beit Shemesh.

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