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11 Elul 5765 - September 15, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Israel Leaves Gaza; Palestinian Mob Burns Shuls, Loots
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

After 38 years, since the Six Day War in June, 1967 (5727), Israel withdrew from Gaza on Monday. All Israel was relieved when the final stages of the withdrawal, the pullout of the last 3,000 soldiers of the IDF, proceeded in an orderly fashion with no casualties.

1,757,967 Students Start School in Israel
by Betzalel Kahn and A. Cohen

According to Education Ministry figures, the total nationwide enrollment for the 5766 school year increased by 36,079, to 1,757,967 students in 4,413 schools and some 13,000 kindergarten classes. Of these 1,312,536 attend Jewish schools, 318,862 attend Arab schools and 126,560 attend Bedouin and Druse schools.

Legislative Proposal to Cancel Surplus Votes Agreements in Knesset Elections
By Eliezer Rauchberger

The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Subcommittee approved a bill by MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni to cancel the possibility of signing surplus votes agreements between parties. The Constitution Committee is scheduled to meet to pass the subcommittee decision and to advance the bill to a first reading.

Thousands Gather in Bnei Brak for Prayer Rally
By A. Cohen

Thousands of bnei Torah gathered for a prayer rally held at Wagshall Halls in Bnei Brak on Motzei Shabbos parshas Shofetim.

New Orleans Struggles to Recover and Rebuild
by Mordecai Plaut

Progress in New Orleans these days means that the authorities have evacuated just about everyone. Good news means that the final death toll will be way below the 10,000 once feared, and may not even reach 1,000.

Calls for Investigation of Cemetery Transfer at Northern Moshav
By Y. Ariel

MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni said he will demand a full investigation of the transfer of graves from the gravesite in Netiv HaShayarah, located near Nahariya, to an alternative site on the moshav, saying the incident was liable to set a precedent for further acts of disinterment.

Religious Zionist Heads: "We've Lost Our Faith in the High Court"
By G. Lazer

The Right is reacting harshly to the High Court decision to back the government's decision to destroy botei knesses in the evacuated settlements of Gush Katif. Religious Zionist leaders announced they have lost their faith in the High Court as an institution.

IDF Demands Resignation of Two Hesder Yeshiva Heads
By Eliezer Rauchberger

The IDF recorded a total of 53 incidents of refusing orders during the period leading up to the Disengagement and another 10 incidents during the Disengagement itself.

Mishmeres Hashalom: An Empire of Shemiras Haloshon — Growing, Growing . . . and Growing Some More!
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A king once offered his faithful servant the prize of his choice. The clever servant made a modest request: He "just" asked for two grains of wheat to correspond to the first square on the chessboard, two times two — four — to correspond to the second square, four times four — sixteen - - for the next one, and so on.

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