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10 Adar I 5763 - February 12, 2003 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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IDF Imposes Full Closure
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz told the Israel Defense Forces to impose a complete closure on all Palestinian areas in the territories on Monday evening due to serious warnings of attempts to carry out terror attacks. The closure was expected to remain in place through Friday this week.

Europe Debates Whether to Admit there is a G-d
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In the conference rooms of the European Union's headquarters, 11 men and 2 women, several of them former prime ministers, debated whether or not the European Union's future constitution, currently being drafted section-by- section, should include a reference to the Divine.

Backlash vs. Jews Feared Over Iraq War
by Yated Neeman Staff

U.S. fears European anti-war sentiment, indicated at a Jan. 19 rally in Brussels, could spark antisemitic violence if Iraq is attacked.

Curtain Falls on Historic South African Community
by D. Saks

Another chapter in the saga of South African Jewish country life came to an end on Shabbos Parshas Mishpotim, with the formal closure of the Pietersburg Hebrew Congregation. Pietersburg, a medium-sized town in the northern part of the country, has had an organized Jewish community since 1897 and until recently was one of the last active Jewish congregations outside of the main urban centers.

Avos Ubonim Generates Spiritual Warmth During the Winter Months
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Not even the blustery winds of winter could douse the warmth and the ruchniyus generated by over 42,000 Israeli talmidim who jammed nearly 700 shuls and yeshivas from Kiryat Shemoneh to Eilat during these past few months as part of the revolutionary Avos Ubonim learning program.

Bug Warning

To The Editor:

1. Produce stores (including those under top kashrus supervision) sell highly infested cauliflower and corn-on-the- cob, and there is no sure way to clean them.

HaRav Meir Rosenbaum zt'l
by A. Cohen

HaRav Meir Rosenbaum, zt'l, a sterling example of a talmid chochom and an emblem of Torah, passed away in Lakewood on Sunday at the age of 57. On Monday his aron arrived in Eretz Yisroel and he was buried in the rabbinical section on Har Hamenuchos in Jerusalem.

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