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6 Nisan 5759 - March 24, 1999 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly







Youngster Accused of Destroying the Missionary Apartment is Released from Prison
by Betzalel Kahn

One of those accused in the incident of the missionary apartment in Meah Shearim was released from prison this past Monday after completing two-thirds of his sentence. He was released in the wake of the recommendation of a special committee established by the commissioner of the Prison Services, Amos Azani, thanks to the efforts of the heads of the ZAKA organization in Jerusalem.

Dr. Joseph Kaminetsky zt"l
by Betzalel Kahn, Torah Umesorah and Mordecai Plaut

Dr. Joseph Kaminetsky, 88, passed away in Jerusalem on erev Rosh Chodesh Nisan, March 17. As the National Director of Torah Umesorah for 35 years, and another six years as the active Director Emeritus, he was the key figure in the explosive growth of Orthodox day schools in the United States and Canada since the Second World War.

Antiquities Authority Desecrates Har Zeisim Burial Cave
By B. Kahn and G. Robinson

The National Antiquities Authority last week secretly desecrated an ancient burial cave in the Mount of Olives Cemetery in East Jerusalem. The cave, dating back to the Second Temple era, had been discovered during government- sponsored tractor work to build an observation point for tourists and sightseers who come from all corners of the world to visit the famous cemetery.

Deri Maintains Innocence, Vows to Fight Conviction
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In his first public speech since Aryeh Deri was found guilty of accepting $155,000 in bribes, Rav Ovadia Yosef bitterly denounced the judiciary as biased against Jewish tradition and Torah-observant Jews.

Government Workers to Take Pesach Vacation
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

As in years past, most Government offices and support units will close on yom tov Pesach and Chol Hamoed. They will be closed from Wednesday erev Pesach, the 31st of March, until Thursday, the 8th of April.

Jewish Paris in the Springtime
by Arnon Yoffe, Yated Paris Correspondent

In the Jewish quarters of Paris, a warm erev Yom Tov ambience can currently be felt, as long lines are queuing up in front of the kosher lePesach food stores.

Significant Reductions on the Bnei Brak-Yerushalayim Bus Line
by S. Fried

After years of demands for a fare reduction on the number 400 bus line from Bnei Brak to Jerusalem, Egged, Dan, and the Transportation Ministry have taken an important step in the right direction.

Rebbetzin Henia Borodiansky, o"h
by B. Kahn

A large crowd participated in last week's levaya of Rebbetzin Henia Borodiansky, o'h, widow of HaRav Ephraim Nochum Borodiansky zt'l.

Chessed Shel Emes Even After Petirah
by M. Halevi

Reb Moshe Kruger, a Lithuanian Jew of the "good old days" who had made aliya 25 years ago, recently passed away in the Bayit Vegan neighborhood of Jerusalem at a ripe old age. At his levaya, a remarkable event occurred.

Acheinu Yeshiva Ketana Awards Ceremony
by Betzalel Kahn and A. Cohen

Over one hundred Acheinu students from traditional homes were commended for their Torah chiddushim, achieved through their diligence in yeshiva ketana.

Letting the Children Speak for Themselves
by Moshe Schapiro

The young men and women who emigrated to Israel from North Africa and the Middle East in the 1950's are senior citizens today. They all grew up in religious homes, but when they arrived in the Holy Land, many abandoned religion altogether.

Cemetery Restoration At Makava
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In the past month, construction work was completed on a wall surrounding the ancient cemetery in the town of Makava, Hungary.

Judicial Ethics
by B. Rabinowitz

The severe and crude words against chareidi Jewry by the head of the Southern Magistrates Court, Oded Alyagon, and the lack of suitable response from the judicial system, prompted us to take a look judicial ethics in the State of Israel. Are Israeli judges bound by any code of ethical behavior?

New Traffic Signs to Be Erected
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The Transportation Ministry will soon put up new traffic signs on the country's roads. The new signs are supposed to be simpler and clearer then the existing ones. In addition, changes in a number of long-standing traffic signs will also be made.

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