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20 Av 5765 - August 25, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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It's All Over in Gush Katif
By M Plaut and Betzalel Kahn, Gush Katif

At Ganei Tal on Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. MK Tzvi Hendel (HaIchud HaLeumi), one of the first settlers in Gush Katif and a leader among the settlers for 30 years, waits. Two ranking Air Force officers knock on the door. "In accordance with the decision of the government and the Knesset we have come to remove you from your home," says one of the officers, whose stars indicate he is a major general.

Judge Hila Cohen Convicted of Conduct Unbecoming a Judge
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A special court commissioned by the High Court convicted Judge Hila Cohen of the Haifa Magistrate Court of improper discharge of duty and conduct unbecoming a judge. She was then sentenced to a reprimand and a job transfer, although Judge Arad wanted to have her permanently removed from the bench.

Produce Production in the Post-Gush Katif Era
By S. Fried

The settlements along the Gaza coast did not only grow bug- free vegetables, as some people might have imagined. Many hothouses raised cherry tomatoes and other "finicky" vegetables. Others grew flowers and potted flowers sold primarily in Europe.

Lev L'Achim Warns Against Missionary Activity at Nes Amim
by A. Cohen

Lev L'Achim workers arrived at the Nes Amim Guesthouse in the Galilee to warn vacationers that they were staying at a missionary center.

Prayers for HaRav Shapira

The public is called upon to pray for HaRav Moshe Shmuel Shapira, rosh yeshivas Beer Yaakov and the son-in-law of the Brisker Rov.

Yad Sarah Branch In Neveh Dekalim Closes Its Doors
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

After 20 years, the Yad Sarah branch in Neveh Dekalim in the Gaza Strip closed its doors on Tuesday, August 16th/11 Av. The branch had been open five days a week, and was manned by 12 volunteers, all residents of Gush Katif settlements. The volunteers lent hundreds of items of medical rehabilitative equipment annually. Among those who borrowed equipment were area residents injured during the last four years of terror.

HaRav Aharon Shakovitzky zt"l
By S. Bruchi

HaRav Aharon Shakovitzky, zt"l, one of Yeshivas Slabodka-Chevron leading alumni, passed away at the age of 93 on 5 Av in Bnei Brak.

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