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14 Adar I 5765 - February 23, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Israel Officially Decides: Disengagement to Begin in the Middle of Tammuz
Cabinet votes to complete fence around Yerushalayim; 500 prisoners released

by Mordecai Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Last Sunday the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon overwhelmingly approved a unilateral withdrawal of all the Israeli settlements in Gaza and four in the northern West Bank by a vote of 17-5.

Shabbos Parshas Ki Sisa: A Day of "Introspection and Invigoration."
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Since the evening in 1968 when 1,000 people packed the auditorium of Bais Yaakov of Borough Park for the sixth Siyum HaShas, the excitement surrounding a Daf Yomi Siyum celebration — both in the weeks prior to the respective event and on the exhilarating day itself — has triggered an increased interest in Daf Yomi learning and Torah study in general.

Final Arrangements for Shas Siyum Completed
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The Preparatory Committee working to coordinate the various Shas siyum events held a series of meetings on Sunday to finalize arrangements in advance of the event scheduled to take place at Yad Eliyahu.

Payment of Religious Council Workers and Religious Services — a Festering Problem
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Public outrage is growing over the failure to pay religious council workers, who say they have had enough of the promises issued by the Prime Minister and Finance Ministry officials to pay their salaries in the near future while not the slightest progress has been made toward a solution.

Rabbi MK Eichler Makes Way for Rabbi Shmuel Halpert as Part of Rotation Agreement
By Eliezer Rauchberger

MK Rabbi Yisroel Eichler (Agudas Yisroel) submitted a letter of resignation to Knesset Chairman Reuven Rivlin on Monday night based on the UTJ rotation agreement signed prior to the last Knesset elections.

English-language Daf Yomi Siyum in Jerusalem Draws Torah Learners from Around the World
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A group of Conservative women held another of its provocative gatherings at the Kosel on Rosh Chodesh Adar, despite a High Court directive to the State to build an alternative plaza at the Robinson Arch at a cost of NIS 2 million to satisfy such demands.

Ezras Torah Manchester: Annual Dinner 5765
By E. Pruim

The annual Dinner of Yeshivas Ezras Torah that took place recently was another timely reminder of the central place that the Yeshiva has taken in the lives of many families throughout the world.

Posei'ach Shaar on Maseches Brochos
by Rabbi Nosson Zeev Grossman
Reviewed by Rabbi Yitzchok Roth

"Therefore my heart is gladdened," says Dovid Hamelech in Tehillim (16:9). That is how I have felt since the publication of Posei'ach Shaar on maseches Brochos, by my colleague and friend in the holy task of editing the newspaper Rabbi Nosson Ze'ev Grossman.

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