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5 Shevat 5763 - January 8, 2003 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Israel Bans Palestinians from British Forum
Among Several Responses to Terror Attack

by Yated Ne'eman Staff and M Plaut

In the wake of a terrible homicide bombing on Sunday that murdered 23 and injured more than 100, Israel took a number of nonviolent steps against Palestinian institutions, barring Palestinians from attending a conference in London organized by Britain.

Trans-Israel Highway Contractors Desecrate Ancient Graves
by Betzalel Kahn

Despite explicit pledges by representatives of the Trans- Israel company, the Ministry of Transportation and the Antiquities Authority to halt damage and destruction of ancient graves recently discovered along the planned route for the Trans-Israel Highway, last week workers continued with devastating excavations. Police brutally arrested dozens of chareidim who came to protest the disturbing desecration.

Ramat Shlomo Slated for Expansion
by Betzalel Kahn

The Israel Land Authority has authorized Moriah Construction to execute a large-scale plan for the expansion and densification of Jerusalem's Ramat Shlomo neighborhood through the addition of a total of 800 residential units and a broad sweep of public areas and educational facilities.

A New Division Serves Chassidishe Boys
by Moshe Schapiro

It's a cool motzei Shabbos in downtown Yerushalayim. It's full of people at this hour. They are mostly young and non- religious, and some are sitting in the cafes or window- shopping -- but mostly just "hanging out."

Meaning in the Maelstrom: Agudath Israel's 80th National Convention
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In many ways it was a very different Agudath Israel of America convention. In others, it was a very familiar one.

The location was new: the Stamford Westin Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut. And the timing, too: As the result of Chanukah falling at the end of November this year, the convention took place several weeks later in the Gregorian calendar than usual.

Dedication of "Chanichei Yeshivas Kol Torah" in Kiryat Sefer
by Yated Neeman Staff

A very moving and uplifting event was celebrated last week in Kiryat Sefer at the dedication of the new "Chanichei Yeshivas Kol Torah Beis Medrash" with the participation of the Rosh Hayeshiva, rabbonim of Kol Torah and its alumni.

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