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3 Adar 5764 - February 25, 2004 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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HaRav Boruch Rosenberg, zt"l
by S. Bruchi

Thousands of talmidim from Yeshivas Slobodka along with roshei yeshivos and roshei kollelim brought HaRav Boruch Rosenberg zt"l rosh yeshivas Slobodka and a member of Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah, to rest on Monday.

Hague Hearing Brings Jews from All Over
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The streets of Holland became a lively ground of demonstrations and counter-demonstrations, as people came from all over the world to express their opinions about Israel and its separation fence.

Antisemitism Moves to the Hague
by Arnon Yaffa, reporting from Paris

On Sunday The Hague became the new arena for European antisemitism in anticipation of the opening of the hearing on the security fence. The international courthouse is located in a secluded palace surrounded by a wall and a large garden that separate it from the streets.

Income for Israeli Universities Last Year: $2.068 Billion
by G. Kleiman

Income for Israel's institutions of higher learning grew 2.2 percent last year to $2.068 billion according to a recent report. A ranking of the country's top twenty institutions by Dunn & Bradstreet shows the Hebrew University continues to lead with $458 million, followed by the University of Tel Aviv with $378 million. In third place is the University of Be'er Sheva with $270 million.

Movement for Fairness in Government Asks to Present Opinion in Court
by Betzalel Kahn

The Movement for Fairness in Government filed a request asking the High Court for permission to state its position in the longstanding case on the validity of municipal ordinances limiting the sale of pork and pork products in the downtown areas of Tiberius, Beit Shemesh and Carmiel.

Shechitoh Demonstration to be Held in Jerusalem for Daf Yomi
by A. Cohen

To help Daf Yomi learners proceed through maseches Chulin, a lecture and a live shechitoh demonstration will be held this motzei Shabbos in Jerusalem at Cheftzadi Halls (Heichalei Hasimcha) on Yirmiyohu Street, the latest in a series of lectures and live demonstrations organized by Meoros HaDaf HaYomi to illustrate the halochos of treifos covered in the upcoming Daf Yomi sugyos.

IDF to Focus on Gaza
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The Israel Defense Forces plans to step up its activities in the Gaza Strip, including sending in forces for short-term operations and stepping up assassinations of senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad officials in the Strip, according to a report in Ha'aretz. This is in contrast to the West Bank where the IDF is cutting down its presence mainly due to budget reductions.

Wireless System for Burglaries on Shabbos in Bnei Brak
by A. Cohen

A wireless warning system to prevent break-ins and to provide updates and reports to residents in different areas via gabboim and kehilloh contact figures will soon be installed in Bnei Brak with assistance from the Jewish Agency and the Home Front Command.

Chumash Or HaChaim with the Yismach Moshe commentary
By HaRav Ephraim Moshe Korngut

No lengthy explanation is required to reiterate the sublime greatness of the Or HaChaim HaKodosh commentary on the Torah. Every year, it is learned in yeshivas, and in many botei midrash, a weekly shiur has been instituted for learning the Or HaChaim HaKodosh every Shabbos.

Danger: Firecrackers

To the Editor:

As Purim approaches I would like to warn old and young alike about the use of firecrackers and more dangerous things as well by recounting what happened to us last year.

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