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18 Sivan 5762 - May 29, 2002 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Bnei Brak One of the Primary Victims of Budget Cuts
by A. Cohen

The Bnei Brak City Council held an emergency meeting last week following outcries by party representatives on the council who cite the further budget cuts--40 percent of children's government allowances and a serious reduction in support of Torah institutions--on the heels of other cuts two months ago, as an instance of total disregard for the basic needs of Israel's children.

IDF Nabs Master Bomber in Bethlehem
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The army continues its nonpolitical security activities throughout the Palestinian territory as it took up positions in Bethlehem for a short stay. Soldiers aided by Shin Bet agents captured three alleged masterminds behind last week's bombing in Rishon Lezion and also behind a string of bombings in Jerusalem, including the attack on the supermarket in March.

Interest Rates Raised 1 Percent
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

On Monday Bank of Israel governor David Klein raised key lending rates 1 percent, to 5.6 percent. This brings rates almost back to the point at which they were last December (5.8 percent) when they were slashed by 2 percent. Klein warned that the central bank could continue to increase rates further if inflation does not moderate.

Departing Citizens Need Passports
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In a definite policy change that has disrupted travel plans of many people, the Israeli authorities decided, as of May 1, to enforce the long-standing regulation that anyone who can get an Israeli passport must do so in order to leave the country.

National Council for the Well Being of Children: Plundering Children's Allowances is Criminal
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Following approval of the "economic rescue" plan last week, Dr. Yitzhak Kadman, chairman of the National Council for the Well Being of Children, said the plan may save the economy but would destroy the foundations of Israeli society in the meantime.

Conference in Jerusalem to Mark Founding of World Agudas Yisroel 90 Years Ago
by G. Leizer

The World Agudas Yisroel held a celebration in Jerusalem last week to mark the 90th anniversary since its founding in Kattowitz on the 12th of Sivan 5672. Held at Heichalei Hasimchoh (Cheftzadi) in Jerusalem, the festive conference was organized by the World Agudas Yisroel Federation, the Executive Committee and the Agudas Yisroel Center in Eretz Yisroel. Aguda heads, members of its institutions and hundreds of public figures were in attendance.

Can't we Protect Kosher Consumers in New York?
by B. Isaac

Reacting to a federal appeals court ruling that New York State's 118-year-old statutes aimed at protecting consumers of kosher food are unconstitutional, Agudath Israel of America called the decision "a judicial body- blow to the unsuspecting consumer."

by Elaine Berkowitz

Long after the sirens and the screams have faded and the stunned and bloody victims have been carted away, one group remains at the scene of a terror attack in Israel. Bearded men in neon yellow vests sort through the rubble, picking up the pieces, literally, of those who didn't survive.

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