Religious Affairs Minister Eli Suissa has suspended the Jerusalem Religious Council and named its head as caretaker. It is believed to be the first time ever that a religious council has been suspended.
Chief Rabbinate Will Not Recognize Conversion of Adopted
The Chief Rabbinate will not recognize the "conversion" performed last week by Rabbi Chaim Druckman of N. D. who was the last of the minors who appealed to the High Court several years ago to recognize his Conservative conversion, conducted on Kibbutz Hanaton in the north of Israel.
Talmud Torah Yaldei Esrog Students Granted Temporary Occupation of Building
by Betzalel Kahn
Students of Talmud Torah Yaldei Esrog will officially occupy the building in Jerusalem's Katamon neighborhood which they illegally entered last week. This agreement was reached in the office of the director general of the Jerusalem Municipality, Raanan Dinur, together with the director of the Education Department, Meir Kraus.
Barak: "Tze'elim Report Clears Me"; Hanegbi: "Barak Should Quit"
by B. Kahn and M. Plaut
"For years he said that the minute the report of the State
Comptroller is published he will be cleared -- but he was not
cleared," said Minister of Justice Tzachi Hanegbi in response
to the publication of State Comptroller Eliezer Goldberg's
report about the tragedy of the 1992 Tze'elim training
by Arnon Yaffeh Yated Paris Correspondent
Daniel Amit, an Israeli physicist, won a French scientific
prize, but the French government refused to award it to him
due to his Israeli origin and Arab opposition. The affair has
aroused a scandal in French scientific circles.
by Betzalel Kahn
Massive Shabbos desecration on a worldwide scale may take place, Rachmono litzlan, on Shabbos kodesh, the 14th of Sivan, within the framework of an offensive international event to be held in Jerusalem.Large Kosher Firms Eye Australia
by Y. Frommer - Special to Yated Ne'eman
In recent weeks, Australia has enjoyed two rabbinical visits
to Melbourne to give hechsherim for local products
that will be carried by large kosher firms. Next Monday we
expect a virtual visit from an important rav.
by B. Isaac
As controversy swirled around New York City Mayor Rudolph W.
Giuliani's proposed new school voucher plan, the city's Board
of Education--in whose hands the fate of the proposal rests--
received a legal memo from Agudas Yisroel of America...
by S. Yisraeli
The extensive efforts to renovate the ancient cemetery in
Kaliningrad (Koenigsberg) and to locate the grave of Reb
Yisroel Salanter, have received significant impetus this past
month, due to the discovery of an ancient document, the
original bill for the grave in which Reb Yisroel is buried.
by B. Kahn
A large throng of bnei Torah, headed by roshei
yeshiva, rabbonim and dayanim, accompanied the
gaon, R' Yisroel Bergstein zt"l on his final earthly
by Yated Ne'eman Staff
The exceptional harbotzas Torah and avodas Hashem practiced by the late rosh yeshivas Ponevezh, HaRav Dovid Povarsky zt"l, were the main theme at a hesped held in his memory at the North London Adass Yisroel Beis Haknesses last Sunday evening.Rabbi Tzvi Schwartz -- Rechovot's "King" by Moshe Schapiro
Try this: Stop at various cities and towns within a ten mile radius of the city of Rechovot, flag down any pedestrians you see, and ask them for directions to Rabbi Tzvi Schwartz's outreach center. Chances are that every one of them will know the way.The Cost of Restaffing the Yeshiva Tichoniyot
by M. HaLevi
Recently, the national religious daily Hatzofeh, published articles by various educators and public figures who acknowledged the education failure of the yeshiva tichonit system, which has been showing worrying signs of weakness.New Principal
With the appointment last September of new governors to the Bnos Yisroel Schools in Manchester many significant changes have taken place in the High School.Orchos Chasidecho
by Rav Osher Bergman - Reviewed by Yated Ne'eman Staff
A book of four hundred fifty stories that are not bubby maases, these are stories chosen to illustrate a point, to learn from the words and deeds of gedolei Yisroel.
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