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28 Ellul 5763 - September 25, 2003 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Israel-Lebanese Prisoner Swap
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

It is likely that there will soon be a prisoner swap whereby the Iranian and Syrian-backed Hizbullah military organization in Lebanon will exchange businessman and retired colonel Elchanan Tannenbaum, who is reported to be alive, and the bodies of three IDF soldiers. All four were captured alive three years ago, but the soldiers have since been declared dead by the IDF.

US Will Not Cut Guarantees, Meanwhile
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The US and Israel appear to be on a course to settle their differences over the separation fence in the usual manner: avoiding the problem.

South African Census
by D. Saks, South Africa

The 2001 South African census, the results of which were finally released in the first half of this year, reveals a Jewish community whose numbers, despite emigration, remain relatively stable but which is aging and steadily shrinking as a proportion of the general population.

Yeshivas Shaarei Torah Dedicates New Building
by RYH

On Sunday afternoon 17 Elul-14 September, the sun was shining as the full glory of the new quarters of Yeshivas Shaarei Torah became apparent.

Chemical Shockers to be Used to Neutralize Would-Be Suicide Bombers on Buses
by Eliezer Rauchberger

Last week the Knesset House Committee revealed an innovative defense plan for public buses, including a special device and sensors to detect explosives before the terrorist steps onto the bus, as well as a "chemical shocker" that would neutralize the would-be suicide bomber.

New Edition of Sefer Chofetz Chaim
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The last several years have seen an increase in the number of people studying the halochos of shemiras haloshon on a daily basis, along with a growing awareness of their importance among Jews from every walk of life -- avreichim and bochurim, baalei batim and businessmen, women, schoolteachers and seminary students.

Brotherly Understanding in Rechovot
By Yaron Yankelevitch

There are many ways to describe the developing tensions that have evolved between the religious and non-religious sectors in Israel. Without proper guidance and teaching, one might find oneself baselessly hating fellow Jews and causing a severe rift.

Yeshivas to Purchase Prepared Meals at Discount Prices
by Betzalel Kahn

The Vaad Hayeshivos under the aegis of Keren HaTorah is continuing to take revolutionary steps to reduce expenses after gedolei Torah assigned HaRav Osher Tannenbaum several weeks ago the task of finding ways to lower costs at Torah institutions.

Mrs. Anne (Chaya Leah) Cohen o"h
by YC

The 25th of Elul marked the Sheloshim of Mrs. Anne (Chaya Leah) Cohen, the widow of the late Mr. Sam (Shmuel Aryeh) Cohen z"l, who was blessed to see all her descendants build Torah homes here and in Israel. Her son, Reb. Arnold, and her son-in-law, Rabbi David Davis, both playing important roles in the UK community.

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