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7 Cheshvan 5762 - October 24, 2001 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Israel Determined to Achieve its Objectives in Incursion
by Mordecai Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Israel explained that its incursions into Palestinian- controlled areas (area A) are a specific response to numerous warnings about upcoming terror attacks, and it will not withdraw until it has dealt with those warnings -- but it plans to withdraw then.

A SAD SERMON: Reform Leader Equates Chareidim and Islamic Terrorists
by Rabbi Avi Shafran

It was too good to last. The post-attack-on-America spirit of unity and good will, the inspiring altruism and powerful heroism, were all real and are still apparent. But we have now, sadly, seen some very different things as well.

MK Lapid Reprimanded by Knesset Ethics Committee Following a Complaint by MK Gafni
by Eliezer Rauchberger

The Knesset Ethics Committee decided to register an official complaint against MK Yosef (Tomy) Lapid, the chairman of Shinui, following a complaint lodged against him to the Committee by MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni concerning an article by Lapid published in Ma'ariv about one-and-a- half years ago, in which he wrote that the internal threat from the chareidim was much more serious than the threat Israel faced from its external enemies. The article contained severe statements besmirching the chareidi population.

Australian Jewish Orthodox Schools Struggle for Funding
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Australian government funding of private schools has become a campaign issue in the upcoming Australian federal elections scheduled for November 10. As such, Jewish schools were visited by candidates, including current Education Minister Dr. David Kemp who visited Adass Israel to announce an extension of a funding guarantee given by his Liberal party.

Lev L'Achim Enrollment Drives Meet With Resistance from Secular School Officials
by Moshe Schapiro

Until now, the secular school system in Eretz Yisroel has not shown any signs of concern over the fact that it is consistently losing several thousand students each year to the religious school system. Media reports to this effect are heard occasionally, but besides evoking some vapid statements by a handful of anti-religious politicians, nothing much ever comes of them.

Appeal Against Jerusalem's Highway 9: Environmental Hazard
by S. Fried

The Ramot Environmental Forum has joined with the Forum for Public Transportation in an appeal to the Jerusalem Regional Court to put a temporary work stoppage order on the projected paving of Highway number 9 between Motza on the main Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway, and Derech Alon, the "Ramot Road." The new road would relieve the congestion at the entrance to Jerusalem, since traffic for the northern neighborhoods could bypass the current bottleneck near Givat Shaul.

Finance Subcommittee to Discuss the Crisis Facing Chareidi Organizations
by Eliezer Rauchberger

There was a sharp confrontation last week in the Knesset Finance Committee between the chareidi representatives and deputy Attorney General Amnon de Hertoch regarding the major cutbacks in the Education Ministry's support of chareidi cultural institutions.

Modi'in Will Receive the Status of a City
by Betzalel Kahn

This past Tuesday (29 Tishrei), Minister of Interior Affairs Eli Yishai adopted the recommendations of the committee for the granting of the status of a city to Modi'in. Yishai signed the orders which canceled the local council of Modi'in and declared the place a city.

Jews Buy Up Land Around Shimon Hatzadik Neighborhood
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A group of Jewish investors from Israel and abroad is set to sign a deal to purchase 18 dunam of land near the Sheikh Jarah neighborhood, close to the Green Line in East Jerusalem according to a report by Nadav Shragai in Ha'aretz.

The move will ensure Jewish control over the area around the nearby Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood.

HaRav Aharon Soloveitchik, zt"l
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

HaRav Aharon Soloveitchik, rosh yeshiva and founder of Chicago's Yeshivas Brisk and senior rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchonon Theological Seminary, passed away in Chicago on chol hamoed Succos. Previously he served as a ram in Yeshivas Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin in Brooklyn under HaRav Yitzchok Hutner zt"l.

HaRav Zalman Drori, zt"l
by S. Bruchi

Thousands of Bnei Brak residents accompanied HaRav Zalman Drori, zt"l, to his final rest on the 13th of Tishrei. Until his passing, HaRav Drori was rav of the Chemdas Tzvi- Kehillas Chanichei Hayeshivos Synagogue on Ben Zakai Street in Bnei Brak. Formerly a maggid shiur at the Ponevezh Yeshiva, in his capacity as marbitz Torah he instructed thousands of talmidim for over fifty years. He passed away suddenly on 13 Tishrei at the age of 86.

25 Year Anniversary of Yeshivas Ateres Yisroel
by M. Samsonowitz

On Wednesday after Succos, Yeshivas Ateres Yisroel in Yerushalaim held a special alumni get-together commemorating 25 years of the yeshiva's existence. Over 800 alumni (which are 80 percent of the yeshiva's 1,000 local alumni) converged on the Heichal Simcha hall in Yerushalaim for the event. The school has another 200 alumni who live abroad.

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