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6 Kislev 5762 - November 21, 2001 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Powell Says US Will Get Involved
by Yated Ne'eman Staff and M. Plaut

US Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke for 40 minutes at the University of Louisville on Monday night and slightly more than half of his remarks were devoted to the Middle East, laying out the major lines of US policy in the period ahead. In a change from the US administration's early reluctance to get involved, Powell acknowledged there can be no progress on the Israeli-Palestinian track without US help. Powell said the US "will do all it can to help the process along. We will push. We will prod."

UTJ Issues Ultimatum Over Basic Budget
by Eliezer Rauchberger

"The support granted to the chareidi educational networks must be included in the basic budget. UTJ approval of the budget at its second and third reading is contingent upon this demand."

Memorial Held For Jewish Remains
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A tombstone and memorial for Jewish remains removed from a construction site in Prague were dedicated at Prague's New Jewish Cemetery. Last year the remains were returned to the Jewish community, and were reburied at the New Cemetery in a ceremony conducted by the country's chief rabbi, Karol Sidon.

Federman vs. Barak
by E. Rauchberger

The High Court has rejected a petition to prohibit the Chief Justice of the High Court, Aharon Barak, from appointing his friend Boaz Okone to the position of regional judge. The petition was filed by Noam Federman, an extreme Right activist.

Agudath Israel Makes Case for Tenafly Eruv
by B. Isaac

In a brief filed before a federal appeals court, Agudath Yisroel of America made the legal case that the borough council of Tenafly, New Jersey improperly forbade the maintenance of an eruv -- a symbolic enclosure creating a "private domain" where objects may be carried on the Jewish Sabbath -- on the town's property.

Survey: No-Confidence in Israel's Judges
by E. Rauchberger

A survey conducted by Panorama Market Research published recently reveals surprising findings about the attitude of the public toward Israel's judicial system and its judges.

Instructions Issued to Stop Kupat Cholim Special Services to Chareidim
by N. Katzin

Kupat Cholim Klalit, Leumit and Meuchedet sick funds will soon stop providing special services geared to the chareidi sector. Among those services are transportation to the clinics for those in need, late night reception hours, home medicine delivery, Shabbos clinics and others.

Ramat Eshkol Bnei Hayeshivos Community Dedicates Shul
by Betzalel Kahn

On Shabbos kodesh parshas Lech Lecho, the Bnei Hayeshivos-Ramat Eshkol Kehilla in Jerusalem dedicated a new shul.

Rosh Yeshiva of Midrash Shmuel visits the Edgware Kehilloh
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Rabbi Binyomin Moskovits, the renowned rosh yeshiva of Midrash Shmuel, Jerusalem was a guest of the Edgware Kehilla, on Parshas Noach. He said jokingly that he needed to make a shehechiyonu for it was the first time he had ever been in Edgware. The English-born Rabbi Moskovits stayed at the home of Judge Martyn Zeidman QC whose son is currently a talmid at Midrash Shmuel.

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