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29 Nissan 5762 - April 11, 2002 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Krias Kodesh of Maranan Verabonon
Bs"d, Isru Chag Pesach, 5762

In light of the difficult situation prevailing in Eretz Hakodesh, it is clear that we need rachmei Shomayim and that we cannot pin our trust on one particular element or another or rely on any specific individual. The Chofetz Chaim often said that there is no way to save ourselves from chevlei Moshiach except by following the counsel of the Torah hakedoshoh.

IDF Begins Pullout in Kalkilya and Tulkarm
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Under intense pressure from the US, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered the IDF to begin pulling out of Kalkilya and Tulkarm. The redeployment began after repeated statements over several days by US President Bush that Israel must begin its withdrawal "without delay."

Stopping False and Disloyal Israeli and Foreign Media
by A. Ben Aharon

Anti-Israel pronouncements in the foreign press are nothing new, but recently the government has begun to take resolute steps to counter negative press coverage.

Found at Arafat's Headquarters: Weaponry, Counterfeit Currency and Incriminating Documents
by Betzalel Kahn

At Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah (the "Mukata"), dozens of soldiers were engaged in a new type of war: gathering as much weaponry, information and documents as possible. Their efforts bore fruit, for Arafat had a prodigious store of weapons and documents.

South African Jews Show Solidarity As Government Condemns Israel
by D. Saks

An estimated 5000 people crowded in and around Johannesburg's Oxford Synagogue on chol hamoed Pesach to attend a solidarity prayer meeting for Israel. The gathering over Mincha-Maariv, described as the largest, most successful and most stirring event for Israel to have taken place in South Africa in recent memory, was called by the Union of Orthodox Synagogues and SA Rabbinical Association in response to the worsening situation in Israel and was fully supported by the various independent shtieblach.

Raviv Trial Opens, Adjourned till July
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Six-and-a-half years after the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, and three years after charges were first brought, the long-awaited trial of former Shin Bet agent provocateur Avishai Raviv opened last week in the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court. It was soon adjourned for three months.

Words and Facts do Not Match in the Middle East

by Mordecai Plaut

Even as Palestinian officials report facts that are pretty consistent with official Israeli reports, their general descriptions of what is going on are flights of fantasy.

Twin Tower Victim R' Shimon Dovid Biegeleisen, Hy"d, Buried
by A. Cohen

On Sunday, 18 Nisan (chol hamoed Pesach), Rav Shimon Dovid Biegeleisen Hy"d was buried in New York. He was a prominent Belzer chossid, who was killed in the treacherous terrorist attack on the World Trade Center last September 11 just before Rosh Hashonoh. He was 42 years old at the time of his petiroh. The authorities informed the Biegeleisen family on Yom Tov Sheini that the niftar's body had been found.

Beis HaMedrash Elyon Appoints a Menahel
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Beis HaMedrash Elyon of Golders Green has appointed its first menahel, Rabbi Hershel Leibovics. Beis HaMedrash Elyon opened last Elul zman under the presidency of HaRav Yosef Zvi HaLevi Dunner as a mechina offering a wide ranging limudei kodesh program combined with five GCSE courses. In addition to in depth gemora learning, the boys also study Chumash and Nach with meforshim, Mishnayos, halochoh, yedios kelollis and Classical Hebrew.

Project Tvunot Spurs a "Chinuch Revolution" With Practical Parenting Workshops
by Yonina Hall

How is it that masses of poor, hungry, primitively- armed Arabs have created a war machine against Israel that seems unstoppable? What is the secret weapon that sonei Yisroel like Arafat and bin Laden possess that incites their followers to die rather than live for their cause?

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