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19 Adar II 5765 - March 30, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Parliamentary Efforts Fail to Stop Disengagement — What Next?
by M. Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

MK Rabbi Gafni: "We say this to you now, with an aching heart, with a sense of common destiny and as brothers. . . . Don't focus on the referendum. Focus on the real issue, which is the future of the State of Israel as a Jewish state."

Plans to Open Large Mall in Givatayim on Shabbos
By A. Cohen and G. Kleiman

Shikun Ovdim, Inc. announced it intends to open the large new mall in Givatayim on Shabbosim. Mayor Effi Shtentzler voiced strong opposition, warning he will petition the court for a closure order if the mall opens its doors on Shabbos.

Sharon Instructs Pines to Enforce Chometz Law
By Eliezer Rauchberger

Shas retracted on Monday a no-confidence motion it submitted after Interior Minister Ophir Pines-Paz announced last week that he did not intend to enforce the Chometz Law.

Housing Minister Pledges to Prioritize Jerusalem
By Betzalel Kahn

Construction and Housing Minister Yitzhak Herzog was hosted by Jerusalem Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky and together the two toured various neighborhoods in the city.

Daylight Savings Time Begins Thursday Night
By Betzalel Kahn

The Summer Clock (Daylight Savings Time) begins Thursday night at 2:00 am when clocks get set forward ("Sprint forward") one hour. Daylight Savings Time will end on Motzei Shabbos Shuvoh at 2:00 am when clocks get set one hour earlier ("Fall back").

Over 1,000 at Ovos Uvonim Melave Malka
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Over 700 young boys plus an estimated 300 rabbonim, fathers and helpers attended the Grand Ovos Uvonim Melave Malka at the Hasmonean Girls School hall motzei Shabbos parshas Vayikra. It was the closing event of the winter program that operates from 22 centers in North West London involving over 800 boys and their fathers.

Housing Ministry to Increase Mechir Lemishtaken Apartment Sales
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The Ministry of Construction and Housing is increasing its apartment sales program known as "Mechir Lemishtaken." In 2004 a total of 604 apartments were sold under this program and in 2005 the numbers are expected to reach 2,000 apartments.

Geula is Big Business in Jerusalem
By Betzalel Kahn

Rechov Malchei Yisroel and the side streets in Geula, known collectively as the Geula section, is the most lucrative and flourishing commercial area in Jerusalem according to a survey conducted by the National Commerce Association.

The Admor of Alexander, zt"l
By S. Bruchi

Gedolei Yisroel, roshei yeshivos, admorim, dayonim and rabbonim were on hand in Bnei Brak to lay to rest the Admor of Alexander, HaRav Avrohom Menachem Dantziger zt"l, who returned his soul to his Maker Monday morning 17 Adar II at the age of 84.

Admor of Bobov, zt"l
By Betzalel Kahn

Led by gedolei Torah, roshei yeshivos, admorim and rabbonim, innumerable Bobov Chassidim accompanied the Admor of Bobov, HaRav Naftoli Tzvi Halberstam zt"l, on his final earthly journey after his histalkus last Wednesday, 12 Adar II, following a prolonged illness.

HaRav Chaim HaKohen Kamil zt"l
By Betzalel Kahn and S. Bruchi

The Torah world was orphaned on Shabbos Night Parshas Tzav, 15 Adar II, with the sudden histalkus of HaRav Chaim HaKohen Kamil zt"l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Ofakim, at the age of 72. Late at night on Motzei Shabbos the mittoh was brought into the beis medrash and the paroches taken down as hundreds of his talmidim came to read Tehillim and mourn through the night.

Reb Nosson Koppel z"l of Melbourne
by Yated Australia representative

Reb Nosson Koppel, a well known communal identity, askan, mohel and kehilla pioneer in Melbourne Australia, passed away suddenly Sunday 6th March at the age of seventy- nine. He was an icon of communal activity and his legendary enthusiasm for chesed will surely be missed.

Tragic Fire in New Jersey Claims the Lives of Four Children
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Four children perished when flames consumed the home of the Seidenfeld family, members of the chareidi community in Teaneck, New Jersey.

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