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21 Adar I 5765 - March 2, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Syria Under Pressure from All Sides
by M Plaut

Syria has suffered serious setbacks in Lebanon and will probably suffer more in the near future. At the same time, Israel is working to pin the blame for the recent terror bombing in Tel Aviv on Damascus, and the United States has had running complaints against Syria for its attitude and behavior towards its neighbor Iraq and its support of world terror.

Using the Siyum HaShas for Kiruv Rechokim
by C. Weiss and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Many askonim involved in the arrangements for the Eleventh Siyum HaShas long sought to find a way to channel the enormous energy that is generated by the effort to reach a broader audience. One such effort that was organized this time is called Jewish Unity Live.

Director of Ministry of Trade Warns about Business on Shabbos
By Eliezer Rauchberger

"The issue of preventing the opening of businesses on Shabbos has not received a serious legislative solution," warned Raanan Dinur, director-general of the Ministry of Trade and Industry. "There will be an outbreak to the point where it will be impossible to halt the opening of businesses on Shabbos.

NRP Split Official: Eitam and Levy Set Up Independent Party
By Eliezer Rauchberger

The split in the National Religious Party became official with Effi Eitam and Yitzchak Levy's announcement that they were resigning from the NRP to form an independent party called Religious Zionism.

Gala Siyum HaShas in Melbourne Australia
by Yated Ne'eman Australian Correspondent

Close to a thousand people packed the Carlton Crest Hotel on Sunday night 18 Adar I to attend the Melbourne Siyum HaShas. People from all walks and strands of life from the frum community participated at the festive meal held in the honor of those completing Shas.

Education Ministry's Dovrat Report Enters Trial Stage in 12 Local Authorities
By G. Kleiman

According to the Education Ministry, 12 local authorities will begin preparations in the coming weeks to implement the Dovrat Report with the start of the 5766 school year. On the list of local authorities chosen are Ofakim, Ariel, Dimona, Herzliya, Holon, Haifa, Natzrat Illit, Ramat Gan, Ramle, Shfaram, the Gilboa Regional Council and the Shlomi Regional Council.

House Committee Expected to Uphold Gorlovsky's Immunity
By Eliezer Rauchberger

The majority of Knesset House Committee members are expected to vote again in support of the decision not to strip MK Michael Gorlovsky (Likud) of his immunity in the double voting scandal in spite of a High Court ruling against the committee's previous decision not to take away Gorlovsky's immunity.

Jerusalem Pays Religious Council Workers
By Betzalel Kahn

Jerusalem Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky reached an agreement with the Jerusalem division of the Histadrut on the transfer of salaries to the city's Religious Council workers and payments for fuel expenses at mikvo'os around the city.

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