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28 Nissan 5760 - May 3, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Israel Denies any Link to Iran 13
by Mordecai Plaut

"We don't have any connection with any of those who stand trial now in Iran," said an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday in Israel in response to reports that one of the jailed Iranian Jews had confessed to being a spy for Israel. "We don't have anything new to say from what we have said in the past."

HaRav Simcha Ziskind Broide zt"l
by Betzalel Kahn

On Sunday the third day of chol hamoed Pesach, a huge throng estimated by police to be around 100,000, headed by Maran HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv, members of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah, roshei yeshiva, ramim, marbitzei Torah and bnei Torah, participated in the levaya of HaRav Simcha Ziskind Broide, rosh yeshiva of yeshivas Knesses Yisroel -- Chevron for forty years, and a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah.

Annual Lev L'Achim Gathering Held in Bnei Brak
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The annual Lev L'Achim rally was held on Monday 26 Nisan in Bnei Brak. Thousands came to hear maranan verabonon speak at the event which lasted more than six hours from three in the afternoon. This even brings together thousands of activists from all over the country.

Bnei Brak: Trying to be Clean on Pesach -- and the Year Round
by A. Cohen

Approximately 18,000 tons of refuse were thrown away and disposed of during the Bnei Brak Municipality Operation Pesach. 9,000 tons were disposed of during the previous month, according to a report presented by the Bnei Brak Sanitation Department to Mayor Rabbi Mordechai Karelitz and Deputy Mayor Rabbi Shmuel Levinger, head of the Bnei Brak Sanitation Department.

Volume Two of Shema Yisroel Encyclopedia Published
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Volume Two in the series of the Shema Yisroel Encyclopedia has recently been published. The encyclopedia documents the mesiras nefesh displayed by our sacred martyrs for Torah and mitzvah observance in Holocaust death and work camps. Its publication is the result of two years of intensive efforts by prominent authors and researchers. The new volume has received warm accolades from gedolei Yisroel, who lauded this unique project and said that the book is a valuable treasure for the Jewish home.

Conservatives Cannot Claim Halachic Conformity
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A recent decision by the Israel Broadcasting Authority, which was reported in the 9 Nisan edition of the English Yated, prohibited a major advertising campaign by the Conservative and Reform which promoted alternative weddings performed by their organizations.

TEREM Celebrates First Decade; Launches Cutting Edge Teleradiology Service
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Dr. David Applebaum, founder and director of TEREM Immediate Medical Care, Israel's first free standing emergency facility which today encompasses six primary care and emergency care clinics, was feted by the mayors of Jerusalem, Maaleh Adumim, and Modiin, as well Magen David Adom Director Avi Zohar, the leaders of the four kupot cholim, and officials from the Health Ministry at a gala 10th anniversary celebration.

The Hespedim for HaRav Simcha Ziskind Broide, zt"l

The following are summaries of the hespedim delivered during the levaya of HaRav Broide at the Givat Mordechai campus of the Chevron Yeshiva where the Rosh Yeshiva learned and taught for decades.

Rebbetzin Golda Miriam Broide, o"h
by Betzalel Kahn

Thousands accompanied Rebbetzin Golda Miriam Broide, o"h, widow of the rosh yeshiva of Hevron -- Knesses Yisroel HaRav Simcha Ziskind Broide, on her last earthly journey on Tuesday, the last day of chol hamoed Pesach, only two days after the levaya of her husband. She was 77 years old at the time of her petirah.

Visitors from Abroad Unable to Enter Kosel Area on Yom Tov Sheini
by Betzalel Kahn

Residents of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem claimed last week that visitors from abroad were barred from the Kosel on Yom Tov Sheini of Pesach because they refused to pass through the electric gates, due to a chashash of yom tov desecration.

Ezra LeMarpeh and El Al Cooperate to Save Infant
by A. Cohen

A three-month-old premature baby in urgent need of an operation was flown to Baltimore two weeks before Pesach in a cooperative effort of Ezra LeMarpeh volunteers and El Al Israel Airlines.

Minister Yishai Proposes Extensive Benefits for Large Families
by Betzalel Kahn

Minister of Labor and Welfare Eli Yishai is about to place his proposed "Large Family Law" on the Knesset agenda. The bill was prepared by his office during his previous term of office. Yishai noted that since the Jewish nation is currently suffering from so much assimilation, support of large Jewish families is of prime national interest.

Sanzer Chassidim Gather in Honor of 124th Yahrtzeit of the Divrei Chaim
by Y. Ariel

Sanzer chassidim from all over the country assembled on the 25th of Nisan in the courtyard of the Admor of Sanz in Netanya's Kiryat Sanz for a gathering and seuda in honor of the 124th yahrtzeit of the founder of the Sanzer dynasty, the Divrei Chaim.

Rebbetzin Kela Steinhaus o"h
by Rabbi Y. Grunfeld

"Rabos bonos osu choyil, ve'at olis al kulono."

It was with a sense of deep shock that the many friends and admirers of Rebbetzin Kela Steinhaus o"h heard of her petirah.

Australian Prime Minister Honored in Israel
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Australian Prime Minister John Howard arrived for an official four day visit to Israel. Howard's first trip to Israel was as a 24-year-old backpacker in 1965. In those days he stayed at the Jerusalem YMCA, just across the road from the King David, where this week he is occupying the vast royal suite.

A Trip To Eastern Europe For Bais Yaakov Alumni From All Over The World
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

For the girl who is interested in the history of the Jewish people; who would like to research her family's and her people's roots in the lands of eastern Europe; who seeks an opportunity to pray at the gravesites of famous tzadikim, this is a chance to do so in an appropriate framework especially tailored for Beis Yaakov girls, directed by a renowned teacher who has already successfully organized similar trips in the past for her students at the Lucerne Seminary.

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