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25 Nissan 5765 - May 4, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Government and Gaza Residents Agree on Nitzanim Relocation
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

The government's disengagement plan ground slowly but surely forward this week as representatives of the government and the residents of Gaza agreed on the basic terms of a plan to resettle a large number of the Gaza residents in a single block in the Nitzanim area.

HaRav Shlomo Wolbe, zt"l
By Betzalel Kahn

The Torah world lost a father figure when HaRav Shlomo Wolbe, one of the great mashgichim of our generation who left his imprint on thousands, passed away on the second night of Chol Hamoed Pesach 5765 at the age of 90. As per his request in a will, no titles were added to his name.

Irreversible Harm to Graves Along Route of Trans-Israel Highway
By Betzalel Kahn

Degel HaTorah MKs Deputy Welfare Minister Rabbi Avrohom Ravitz and Rabbi Moshe Gafni are demanding the Prime Minister carry out the section of the coalition agreement stating that anytime graves are discovered during the course of an excavation, work will be stopped immediately until a suitable solution is found.

Hundreds of Thousands Visited the Western Wall During Pesach
By Betzalel Kahn

Over half a million people visited the Kosel Maarovi during Pesach, reaching a peak with 40,000 participants at Bircas Kohanim.

Interior Minister Reports 4,000 Conversions in Progress
By Eliezer Rauchberger

Some 4,000 people are currently undergoing conversion proceedings, including Reform and Conservative "conversions" and the Falashmura, said Interior Minister Ophir Pines during a meeting of the Knesset Immigration and Absorption Committee on Monday to discuss the Interior Ministry's preparations to implement the High Court's recent decision.

Botei Din Ban "Drawer Plan" Housework System
By A. Cohen

The beis din headed by HaRav Nissim Karelitz in Bnei Brak and the Eida Chareidis beis din in Jerusalem issued rulings banning participation in lectures and gatherings of the Tochnit Megeirot (literally, "Drawer Plan") for women.

Annual Lev L'Achim Conference on Wednesday 25 Nisan
By A. Cohen

Lev L'Achim organizers are all set for the annual conference scheduled to take place Wednesday afternoon at Heichalei Malchut in Bnei Brak.

Police Storm Satmar Beis Medrash in Jerusalem
By Betzalel Kahn

The department for investigations of police officers at the Justice Ministry plans to open an investigation against a squad from a special police patrol unit (Yechidat Siyur Merchavi) which burst into the Satmar beis medrash on Rechov Yoel in Jerusalem and went on a rampage, breaking the main door and beating congregants with rifles and clubs and arresting several.

Sharansky quits Government over Withdrawal
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Natan Sharansky has left the Israeli government rather than take part in the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. Sharansky tendered his resignation Monday, accusing the Sharon government of failing to demand Palestinian reform as a prerequisite to peace moves.

Midrash Shmuel Rosh Hayeshiva to visit London
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

HaRav Binyomin Moskovits, rosh hayeshiva of Midrash Shmuel, will visit London for a personal simcha from Thursday 5th May to Tuesday 10th May.

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