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2 Iyar 5765 - May 11, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Pullout Now Scheduled to Begin After Tisha B'Av
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

In interviews with the electronic media that he gave in connection with Independence Day, Prime Minister Sharon said that the disengagement from Gaza will be pushed back three weeks from its original schedule right before 17 Tammuz, to right after Tisha B'Av. He also made it clear that he intends to seek another term as prime minister of Israel, despite his current age (77).

Muslims and Hate Camp Demand that Blair Resign
By Arnon Yaffeh, Paris

British Prime Minister Tony Blair just won a historical third victory for the Labor Party in the British Parliament yet the antiwar delegates from the back benches of the House of Commons and the Muslims are demanding he step down from his post right away.

National Religious Newspaper Prints Shocking Remarks About Maran HaRav Eliashiv
By Betzalel Kahn

The entire chareidi public was shocked at the publication of a spiteful, deceitful and audacious article published on the front page of the national-religious daily Hatsofe. Following the appearance of the article MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni contacted Attorney General Mani Mazuz demanding he open a criminal investigation against journalist Chagai Huberman, who wrote the article, to look into suspicions of libel.

Keeping a Cross Off Stamp Commemorating Pope
By Betzalel Kahn

Deputy Welfare Minister Rabbi Avrohom Ravitz asked Minister Dan Naveh, head of the Ministerial Committee for Symbols and Ceremonies, to ensure that no crosses appear on the stamp issued in memory of Pope John Paul II. In his letter Rabbi Ravitz notes, "Many of our people shudder at the sight of the cross, which opens wounds that have not yet healed over and reminds them of acts committed under this symbol."

Repeat Warning Against All Cell Phone Use by Yeshiva Students
By Betzalel Kahn

With the start of the summer zman at the yeshivas, the letter by gedolei Yisroel warning yeshiva students not to possess cell phones, including the new kosher models, was publicized again.

Rally in Beit Shemesh to Combat Breaches in Modesty and Education
By Betzalel Kahn

Hundreds of Ramat Beit Shemesh residents participated in an outdoor rally in response to breaches in modesty and education at the new commercial center in Ramat Beit Shemesh Alef.

Kosel Bus Lines will Run Until 1:00 AM
By Betzalel Kahn

Lines 1 and 2 from the Kosel Maarovi now run until 1:00 am reports Egged.

Gathering in Givat Shaul to Mark End of Shivoh for HaRav Wolbe, zt"l
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A central chizuk and his'orerus gathering for bnei Torah was held in Jerusalem on Sunday to mark the end of the first seven days of mourning for the HaRav Shlomo Wolbe zt"l.

Dedication in Beis Yisroel and a Reunion After 79 Years!
by M. Samsonowitz

The dedication of an Aron Hakodesh and Paroches at the Bais Yaakov Synagogue (commonly known as the "shteiblach") in the Beis Israel neighborhood of Jerusalem on Leib Dayan street was held Sunday 29 Nisan-May 8. The event was not only a personal dream fulfilled for a family abroad, but was also the special occasion of a reunion of cousins who last saw each other 79 years ago!

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