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3 Elul 5765 - September 7, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Sharon Cuts to the Right: Promises No More Evacuations, and 3,000 Apartments in Ariel
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

According to the Deputy Defense Minister Zeev Boim, the Defense Minister has approved the construction of 3,000 new apartments in Ariel over the next ten years, almost doubling the number of residents which currently stands at 17,000. The prime minister's office denied the report, saying that only 117 new residential units were approved for construction.

Call Not to Destroy Shuls in Gush Katif
By Betzalel Kahn

The High Court heard a petition on Sunday demanding the botei knesses of Gush Katif be left intact. HaRav Simchah HaKohen Kook, the rov of Rechovot, appeared before the court, asking the enlarged bench of seven judges to order the government to turn to the UN organizations and the US authorities to demand international guarantees to preserve the botei knesses in areas to be handed over to the Palestinian Authority, which announced that it would not guard them.

Beitar Illit Petitions High Court to Include All its Schools in the Hot Lunch Program
By Tzvi Sofer

Beitar Illit Mayor Rabbi Yitzchok Pindrus petitioned the High Court to issue a nisi order instructing the Education Minister and the Finance Minister to explain why the government's hot-lunch program was not instituted in all of the primary schools in Beitar Illit for the 5766 school year.

Betzedek Files Petition to Enforce Gafni Law at Local Authorities
By Betzalel Kahn

Betzedek has filed a preliminary administrative petition against the City of Kiryat Yam, demanding that it enforce the "Gafni Law" which requires local authorities to pay for the transportation of students who choose to enroll at Chinuch Atzmai schools outside of their place of residence.

Vaadas HaRabbonim LeInyonei Tikshores Approves Additional Cell Phone Models
By Betzalel Kahn

Vaadas HaRabbonim LeInyonei Tikshores recently signed additional contracts with Cellcom and Pelephone to develop and market cell-phone models suited for the chareidi public.

Vaadas HaRabbonim LeInyonei Tikshores
Founded and Under the Guidance of Gedolei Yisroel Shlita

HaGaon R' Boruch Shraga, av beis din of the Jerusalem Rabbinate and Beis Yosef; HaGaon R' Tzvi Friedman, member of the Shearis Yisroel Beis Din; HaGaon R' Yisroel Fishbein, member of the Agudas Yisroel Beis Din; HaGaon R' Amrom Offman, moreh tzedek at the Eidoh Chareidis; HaGaon R' Yosef B. Wosner, member of the Elad Beis Din

Government Pledges to Assist Torah-Based Dorm Facilities
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

"We will assist dormitory Torah institutions whose budgets were cut one year ago as well as Torah-based frameworks for students not [enrolled] at existing institutions using funding sources beyond the State budget," Prime Minister Ariel Sharon promised Deputy Welfare Minister MK Rabbi Avrohom Ravitz during a meeting on the issues of welfare and education.

Delegates to African Jewish Congress Discuss Jewish Life
by D. Saks, South Africa

Delegates from seven Sub-Saharan African countries gathered in Johannesburg at the end of August to attend the 11th annual meeting of the African Jewish Congress.

Thousands of Nazi Cassettes Sold in Israel
By Eliezer Rauchberger

Approximately 5,000 copies of Nazi cassettes have been sold in Israel according to a report to the Knesset Immigration and Absorption Committee on neo-Nazi movements among new immigrants.

Thousands Still on Rooftops and Attics in New Orleans
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Over a week after Hurricane Katrina pounded the Gulf of Mexico leaving New Orleans inundated with water, rescue forces are still trying to reach thousands of people waiting in the attics or on the rooftops of their homes. They will also have to bury the thousands who are believed to have died and whose remains have not yet been recovered.

Rebbetzin Tziporah Lopian, Gateshead
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Last Thursday afternoon, 20 Av (August 25), came the news from Gateshead of the petiroh of Rebbetzin Tzipa Lopian, wife of the late rosh yeshiva of Gateshead Yeshiva, Rabbi Leib Lopian, son of Rabbi Elya zt"l.

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