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1 Adar 5762 - February 13, 2002 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Tensions Rise as Palestinians Fire Rocket
by Yated Ne'eman Staff and M. Plaut

A Palestinian rocket was fired into the Green Line. Though it exploded harmlessly, its use was a red flag that raised the tension level considerably.

Senior National Insurance Official: "Children's Allowance Recipients Hit Twice"
by G. Lazar

According to a senior official at the National Insurance Institute, sectors that are eligible for children's allowances for large families are hit twice in the new budget: by the 12 percent reduction in children's allowances to be implemented as part of the two percent cutback on government ministries in the 2002 national budget, and even before that by the 50 percent erosion in real terms over the past 25 years because the allowances are not linked to the average nationwide income as are most transfer payments.

U.S. Court of Appeals: Religious Studies Tuition Payments Not Tax-Deductible
by B. Isaac

A Los Angeles Jewish couple's bid for the right to take a federal income tax deduction of the portion of their tuition payments that goes toward religious instruction has been turned down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Lev L'Achim Gears Up For 5th Annual School Registration Campaign
by Moshe Schapiro

There was electricity in the air last Thursday night when eight men exited the meeting room in Lev L'Achim's Netanya headquarters. They had just received their marching orders, and they were still trying to come to terms with them. One man smiled and shook his head in disbelief. Another grumbled, "Impossible, it can't be done," under his breath, and a third resignedly fired up his cell phone and began to round up his troops.

Yearly Gathering in Memory of HaRav Nochum Abba Grossbard zt'l
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Earlier this month disciples of HaRav Nochum Abba Grossbard zt'l held their yearly gathering to honor the memory of their beloved mentor, nine years after his passing.

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