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12 Shevat 5760 - January 19, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Widening Investigation of Independent Political Election Organizations For Barak
by Arye Zisman and M. Plaut

The investigation of nonprofit organizations active on behalf of prime minister Ehud Barak during the last elections eight months ago is widening. Sources in the Office of the Prime Minster said that the feeling is that the Government Secretary, attorney Yitzhak Herzog, will not be able to continue in his position following publication of the State Comptroller's report in a week-and-a-half.

Clarifications and Elaborations of the Internet Ruling
by Mordecai Plaut

The psak of the rabbonim about the Internet generated an unusual amount of inquiries. I will try to clear up some misunderstandings and add whatever general information has so far come to light.

Am Echad Delegation Meets with Gedolei Yisroel
by Betzalel Kahn

On Tuesday 11 Shevat, the members of the Am Echad delegation from the Untied States met with maranan verabonon, the gedolei haTorah vehaChassidus as well as with the heads of the Israeli government, public figures and many others. On Monday they met with prime minister Ehud Barak.

Knesset Labor and Welfare Committee Approves Benefits For Large Families
by E. Rauchberger

A large majority of the Knesset Labor and Welfare Committee approved a bill submitted by UTJ MK Rabbi Shmuel Halpert last week containing new benefits for large families. Despite the opposition of the Finance Ministry, the bill was approved and will be presented to the Knesset for a first reading.

Satanic Cult Symbols Sprayed on Jerusalem Synagogue
by Betzalel Kahn

Anonymous vandals sprayed various symbols on the wall of the Yegia Kapayim synagogue on the corner of Pines and Rashi Streets in Jerusalem last week.

Who's Who Among British Antisemites
by S. Yisraeli

The public display of the notorious Red Book has caught the attention of people throughout England, according to a report filed by P. Lashmar of the Independent on Sunday.

HaRav Gavriel Raudi, z"l
by S. Baruchi

Deeply pained throngs of Bnei Brak residents, headed by rabbonim, roshei yeshiva and a large group of avreichim, accompanied HaRav Gavriel Raudi, zt"l,on his last earthly journey last week.

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