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10 Cheshvan 5763 - October 16, 2002 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Al Qaeda Murders Again
by Yated Ne'eman Staff and M Plaut

A huge car bomb that murdered almost 200 people in Indonesia drew worldwide condemnation and an assertion by US President Bush that it was almost certainly the work of the Al Qaeda terrorist network that attacked New York City and Washington D.C. over a year ago. The wanton murder of tourists in several nightclubs in the resort on the island of Bali was linked by Bush and other observers to three attacks on US Marines on training missions in Kuwait and an attack on a French oil tanker in Yemen.

First Yahrtzeit of Maran HaRav Shach, zt"l
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In his tzavo'oh, HaRav Shach requested "of all the talmidim who benefited from me, whether in Torah, yiras Hashem or in midos, that they do chessed for me by learning for my neshomoh even one mishna, or one mussar thought, for I was moser nefesh for their success." HaRav Shach concluded with the promise that "If it will be possible for me to do so, I will do what I can and speak on your behalf [in Shomayim]." The words of the tzavo'oh were inscribed onto the matzeva.

Israel to transfer Money to PA
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Israel has agreed to begin substantial transfers of tax revenue to the Palestinian Authority after reaching an understanding with the US to ensure that the money is not used for terror. The US applied heavy pressure to release the remainder of the funds as a way of easing Palestinian hardship.

Shearis to Check Each Tuna from Thailand
by A. Cohen

Willy Food imported a large batch of tuna bearing its mehudar hechsher after a factory was found in Thailand where onsite Shearis Yisroel mashgichim can inspect each individual fish, as specified by Maran HaRav Shach zt'l.

Tribute To Unique South African Kehilla
by D. Saks, Yated South African Correspondent

Dayan Aharon Dunner, Senior Dayan of Kedassia Beis Din, London, was the keynote speaker at a gala dinner held last week to pay tribute to Johannesburg's Adass Yeshurun congregation and in particular to its esteemed rov, Rabbi Yossi Salzer. A broad cross-section of the Johannesburg religious community, including many past and present members of the historic shul, attended the function, which was held in the hall of the Beit Hamedrash Hagodol of Sandton.

Flexible Payment Dates for Mortgages
by Eliezer Rauchberger

Last week the Knesset Finance Committee approved a bill by Chaim Katz (Am Echad) that would provide homeowners flexible mortgage payment dates.

Hatzoloh Stations at the Kosel
by Betzalel Kahn

Hatzoloh stations at the Western Wall Square and at the grave of Shimon Hatzaddik in Jerusalem were inaugurated by Hatzoloh Jerusalem last week in a ceremony attended by Rav Shmuel Rabinovitz, the rov of the Kosel and the Old City's other holy sites; R' Yosef Shwinger, director of the National Center for the Development of Holy Sites; R' Dovid Greenwald, chairman of Hatzoloh Jerusalem; and numerous Hatzoloh Jerusalem volunteers.

Hachnosas Sefer Torah in Manchester
by S. Harris

Rosh Chodesh Marcheshvon saw the kehilloh of Adass Yeshurun (Manchester) celebrate a special hachnosas sefer Torah. The idea for this sefer Torah first came up about nine months ago at the shul's annual siyum mishnayos and it is a credit to those involved in its organization that their plans should have merited completion such a short time.

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