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6 Ellul 5762 - August 14, 2002 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Sharon: Iraq is Greatest Threat; Early Elections Discussed
by Yated Ne'eman Staff and M Plaut

Iraq is now the biggest threat to the country, but the Israeli government is not getting involved with US plans to launch an attack on Iraq, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said. He also threatened to call early elections if the budget is not passed.

Russian Immigrants Demand Autonomy in Israel
by E. Rauchberger

A group of Russian immigrants, with the support of several immigrant organizations and parties in Israel, is demanding that the Israeli government allow them to live inside the country as Russians and even sent a letter asking Russian President Vladimir Putin to help promote their cause.

Chareidi Customers Switch to Kosher Cell Phone Plans
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Thousands of chareidi customers have switched during the past few weeks to kosher cell-phone plans endorsed by Mishmeres Hakodesh Vehachinuch and supported by gedolei Yisroel.

U.S. Aguda Organizes Special Education Advocacy Effort In Washington
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

"My son has severe learning disabilities. When he was young, we enrolled him in a public school program. But the experience was a disaster. The other children made fun of him because of his yarmulke and his unfamiliarity with the television programs they were always discussing. Even his teacher told him he had to remove his tzitzis for supposed hygienic reasons. He was quite miserable and did very little learning.

U.S. Hatzalah Training For Israel Duty
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In a historic partnership, dozens of U.S. paramedics and technicians from the Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Service are being trained by Magen David Adom to field emergency calls in Israel in the event of a major war.

Bnei Torah Movement Completes Its 40th Successful Summer Camp
by M. Samsonowitz

How can a yeshiva student have a relaxing vacation, enjoy a stimulating learning program and strengthen the Yiddishkeit of high-school age youths all at the same time?

Siyum in Paris
by Arnon Yaffeh

The yeshiva letze'irim Avi Ezri, an affiliate of the Yad Mordechai institutions headed by HaRav Yitzchok Katz, recently held a gala celebration of its completion of Bovo Kamo.

50th Annual Yarchei Kallah at Ponevezh Ends
by A. Cohen

At an event attended by Yeshivas Ponevezh heads, talmidim from the Yarchei Kallah Yeshiva, rabbonim and guests, the 50th annual Yarchei Kallah program came to an end motzei Shabbos parshas Re'ei after two weeks of continuous Torah study.

HaRav Nosson Tzvi Finkel Posts Mezuzoh at Pele Yoetz
by Betzalel Kahn

Pele Yoetz heads were thrilled last week when HaRav Nosson Tzvi Finkel arrived unannounced at the organization's offices on Ezra Street in Jerusalem. The Rosh Yeshiva of Mir, who came to applaud the Pele Yoetz organization and its efforts, was given the honor of posting the mezuzoh at the entrance.

Rebbetzin J. Ehrentreu o"h
by The Family

Rebbetzin J. Ehrentreu lived almost a century, one more turbulent and with more change, perhaps, than any previous one. With immense bitochon and strength of character she remained steadfast to the dignity, integrity and discipline of earlier times.

WTC Victim R' Avrohom Zelmanowitz, Hy"d, Buried in Jerusalem
by Betzalel Kahn

Last week World Trade Center victim R' Avrohom (Abe) Zelmanowitz Hy'd was brought to rest in Jerusalem, shortly after his remains were identified by forensic experts.

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