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12 Shevat 5763 - January 15, 2003 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Likud Support Rises in Latest Polls; Labor Falls
by Yated Ne'eman Staff and M Plaut

The wishful thinking of the politicians and the press proved short-lived, as the polls released on Monday showed the Likud rising sharply from its lows of late last week and beginning to "recover" its commanding lead. Labor lost all its minor gains and even fell lower.

It's Not the What, It's the Why of Yiddishkeit
An in-depth analysis of the at-risk issue by the director of Lev Shomea

by Moshe Schapiro

When you're a teenager trying to cope with conflicting emotions, frustration, anger and a low self-image, it hurts to call a crisis hotline. But, as one popular ad says, it hurts more not to.

UTJ Presents Election Campaign to the Media
by Aryeh Zissman, A. Cohen and Y. Ariel

United Torah Jewry MKs presented a series of platform messages at a large press conference held at its national campaign headquarters in Givatayim last week, stressing the party's efforts to reach out to the general population through its numerous activities on social issues during the outgoing term.

Jewish Population of Jerusalem Declining
by Yated Neeman Staff

About 40 percent of children up to the age of four in Jerusalem are Palestinians, and 41 out of 100 births in the capital are to Palestinan mothers. Annual birth rates in Jerusalem's Palestinian sector are much higher than rates in the Jewish population: 31 births per 1,000 people in the Arab population, versus 19 births per 1,000 in the Jewish sector.

ZAKA's Jerusalem Headquarters -- A Center of Concern
By Menachem Lubinsky

It is a far cry from the "bunker" (Israelis pronounce it boonker), which still serves as a nerve center for the volunteers of ZAKA Rescue and Recovery. Unlike the cramped underground quarters of the bunker, ZAKA's main offices now operate out of a converted apartment in Jerusalem's Ramat Eshkol neighborhood.

HaRav Gavriel Ginsberg, zt"l
by Mordecai Plaut

On 6 Shvat last Thursday, a life full of limud Torah and harbotzas Torah conducted according to the full meaning of the posuk, "Hatznei'a leches im Hashem Elokecho" (Micha 6:8), came to an end with the passing of HaRav Dov Gavriel Ginsberg in Toronto.

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