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19 Cheshvan 5765 - November 3, 2004 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Emergency Meeting for Talmud Torah Principals at the Home of HaRav Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz
By S. Bruchi

An emergency meeting for the principals of Talmudei Torah defined as "exempt institutions" (mosdos petur -- chadorim) was held motzei Shabbos parshas Vayeiro at the home of HaRav Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz to discuss the recent enticements and pressure exerted on talmudei Torah as part of attempts to limit the independence of schools educating tinokos shel beis rabbon in holy purity.

The Campaign to Defend Shabbos in Eretz Hakodesh Gathers Steam
by Betzalel Kahn

As a show of support for the fight against those who seek to uproot Shabbos in Eretz Hakodesh, maranan verabonon offered words of encouragement to the action committee set up to organize a mass demonstration in Tel Aviv to strengthen Shabbos in Eretz Hakodesh and to combat blatant Shabbos desecration at malls, roadside stores and outlets specifically aimed to maximize Shabbos sales turnover.

Maranan Verabonon: Stop Grave Destruction in Acco
By Betzalel Kahn

Although the Transportation Ministry has officially acknowledged that the graves slated for disinterment in Acco are indeed part of an ancient Jewish cemetery, Minister Meir Shetreet is pursuing the original plan to raze the site to make room for railroad tracks and a tunnel, apparently in "revenge" for the UTJ vote against the Disengagement Plan.

Third Anniversary of HaRav Shach's Histalkus
By A. Cohen

Tens of thousands of Jews in Eretz Yisroel and abroad marked the third anniversary on Sunday of the histalkus of Maran HaRosh Hayeshiva HaRav Elozor Menachem Man Shach, zechuso yogen oleinu, author of Avi Ezri.

Suicide Bomber Murders Three in Tel Aviv
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

In the first suicide attack since September, a 16-year-old suicide bomber entered Israel from Nablus on Monday morning, turned away from his intended target in Jerusalem, and finally detonated his bomb in Tel Aviv's Carmel Market, murdering three people and wounding more than 35.

MK Rabbi Ravitz Condemns Education Ministry Directive Not to Recognize Torah Study in Determining Teacher Salary Levels
by G. Kleiman

The Education Ministry announced it would no longer recognize Torah-based studies as higher education, in determining teacher salary levels and as an alternative to a college degree for jobs that require academic credentials.

Rabbi Gafni to Right-Wing MKs: "Don't Preach to Us"
by Eliezer Rauchberger

"People are constantly asking me, `How can you be in favor of disengagement or abstain? How can such a thing be when Eretz Yisroel is at stake?' And I ask: `We are in an administration in which representatives of the settlers sat--HaIchud HaLeumi, the NRP and very large segments of the Likud consisting of very traditional people--in a single coalition with Shinui, which hoisted the banner of total revolt against Toras Yisroel, something that has never been done by any party in the Knesset. So how can you come and preach to us?" demanded MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni, of MKs representing the right and the settlers.

Modi'in Illit has a Disengagement Plan of Its Own
by Aryeh Zissman

In Modi'in Illit, the concept of disengagement has a different meaning. Here it refers to a plan to sever the city on Shabbos from the electricity supplied by the Israel Electric Corporation and to connect instead to a local generator plant that would operate without chilul Shabbos

HaGemach HaMercazi Takes Another Step to Help Young Couples
By Betzalel Kahn

HaGemach HaMercazi, founded by HaRav Gavriel Yosef Halevy, has made a novel arrangement with Tzifcha International, the construction company building Achuzat Brachfeld in Modi'in Illit, to provide immediate loans for young couples with unprecedented terms.

HaRav Sassilar Inaugurated as Head of Elad's Argentinean Kehilloh
By A. Cohen

HaRav M. Sassilar was made rov of the shul for Argentinean immigrants in Elad after the city recently took in numerous Argentinean kollel families among the thousands of kollel families that recently moved into the town.

London's Torah Community Anticipates HaRav Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss' Participation in Shaarei Marpeh's Gala Dinner
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

News of the visit of the Gavad of the Eida HaChareidis of Yerushalayim, HaRav Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss, to London, was received with unusual enthusiasm by the members of that city's Jewish community. The Gavad is traveling to London especially to grace the gala dinner for the benefit of the Shaarei Marpeh chessed organization with his presence. The excitement generated by his forthcoming visit encompasses all sectors of London's Torah observant community.

The Disengagement Process as Approved by the Knesset
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A Four-Stage Evacuation Process

After the necessary preparations, the government (Cabinet) will have to approve the evacuation of settlements in the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria. The settlements are to be divided into four groups, and the future of each settlement would be determined separately.

Stricter Car Safety Laws for Children
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The Knesset Finance Committee approved new regulations regarding harnessing children in car seats and seat belts.

City of Jerusalem to Build Park in Har Nof
By Betzalel Kahn

Jerusalem Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky recently promised Har Nof residents he would help them build a new park in the neighborhood.

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