By a very narrow vote of 50 to 49, the Religious Councils Law, designed to prevent Reform and Conservative from joining, was passed by the Knesset on Tuesday. Passage of this law is certainly the most significant achievement in religious legislation during the 14th Knesset.
UTJ Representatives Boycott the Religious Council Meeting
The representatives of UTJ boycotted the meeting of the religious council of Haifa in which the Conservative and Reform representatives participated. Nine other members did arrive at the meeting, but it was dispersed almost as soon as it began without any business being conducted.Last Graves In Burial Cave Looted By Archaeologists; New Legislation Referred to Finance Committee
By E. Rauchberger
Despite efforts to stop them, archaeologists of the National Antiquities Authority desecrated the remainder of the graves in the large burial cave in Kfar Arah in northern Israel, ignoring for the second time an explicit order from the Minister of Education that the attacks on the graves at the site cease.
Jewish Awakening in Poland
by S. Fried
In recent years a limited Jewish awakening has been taking place in Poland, even though there are fewer Jews throughout
the whole of all Poland than a single Polish city prior to
by A. Cohen
A special municipal economic enterprise in Bnei Brak
constitutes a breakthrough in the areas of hi-tech and
industry, which it will hopefully promote throughout Bnei
by Betzalel Kahn
"During the past two fiscal years, the Housing Ministry built 46 mikvehs and 77 synagogues, an expenditure of 100
million shekels. The mikvehs and the synagogues were
built in new neighborhoods throughout the country, according
to the decisions of the Brodet Committee."
by Yated Ne'eman Staff
The Sunderland kehilla bade farewell to Rabbi and
Rebbetzin Shammai Zahn, who are moving shortly to Gateshead,
at a recent festive luncheon in the shul hall which
was filled to capacity.
by S. Yisraeli
The legitimate demand of Rabbonim and public figures in the Torah-observant community to curb lewd advertising, has not
been welcomed by the advertising agencies, for obvious
reasons. But now the ad men are going on the offensive.
by Yated Ne'eman Staff
The annual yahrzeit gathering in memory of Rabbi E.E. Dessler, zt"l was graced with the presence of the
world renown Gaon Rabbi Moshe Shapira, shlita of
Jerusalem, a close talmid and one-time ben-
bayis of Rabbi Dessler.
by Moshe Schapiro
Aviva is a bright girl who has enjoyed a fine upbringing and impressive scholastic achievements. She applied to one of the
top girls' high schools in the country, was promptly
accepted, and her parents rejoiced in their good fortune --
their daughter was proving to be a source of pride and joy to
them, and everything was turning out well. Or so they
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