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European Governments and Public Opinion Indifferent to the Plight of the 13 Imprisoned Iranian Jews
by Arnon Yaffeh, Paris

At a recent meeting held in Paris, heads of the anti-racist French organization complained that the various European governments are making no effort to save the thirteen Jewish prisoners in Iran, and that European public opinion is apathetic. According to Fuhad Selah, the chairman of S.O.S. Racism, an organization of Mugrabians, the newspapers have made no mention of the efforts being made by Jewish and anti- racist organizations on behalf of the Jewish prisoners.

Director of the Antiquities Authority Insists on Destruction of Lachish Burial Cave
by B. Rabinowitz and B. Kahn

A large, impressive burial cave with 9 burial beds filled with human bones has been discovered during recent archaeological excavations in the Lachish area, near the settlement of Shekef. The excavations are being conducted as part of an effort to expand patrol routes along the green line.

Concern Over Justice Minister's Remarks
by Betzalel Kahn

The new Justice Minister, Yossi Beilin, spoke pointedly against the Jewish laws of marriage as they are implemented in the laws of the State of Israel, while professing his goal of changing this.

Public Figures Express Concern About New Education Minister's Remarks
By Betzalel Kahn

Chareidi public figures have expressed concern over remarks made last week by Education Minister Yossi Sarid, about his intentions to institute an extremist-liberal line in the Education Ministry. Sarid went so far as to say he will open schools to propaganda campaigns of unseemly organizations.

UTJ: We Will Be the Brakes Against Breaches in Religion
by Eliezer Rauchberger

In its discussions upon the presentation of the new Government, Chairman of UTJ, Rabbi Meir Porush, said, "Our misgivings and fears regarding the Government -- whose dominant component is Meretz and is also conspicuously comprised of other factions which are not fond of Jewish tradition, to say the least -- overrides our obligation to extend Barak our congratulations at this time.

Bnei Brak Launches Broad Road Safety Campaign; Rabbi Gafni: Upgrade Value of Human Life
by A. Cohen

In time for this year's summer vacation, the Municipality of Bnei Brak has launched an extensive informative campaign on the topic of road safety. The campaign, first of its kind in the chareidi sector, will be conducted in a chareidi spirit. The campaign will be in effect throughout the entire summer and peak toward its end.

The Voice of Israel
by Moshe Schapiro

The radio went dead the morning the arrest warrants were issued.

The religious pirate ration station operators made a wise move to get off the air when they did, for unbeknownst to them, unmarked police vehicles equipped with sophisticated tracking equipment had begun trolling the streets at dawn and were already closing in on their targets.

Spokesmen Respond to Complaint Against Chareidi Camp Subsidies
by Betzalel Kahn

The Federation for Citizens' Rights filed a complaint with the Supreme Court, claiming that most of the Jerusalem Municipality's budget for summer camps has been allocated to the chareidi community. As such, it discriminates against low income families in other sectors of the population.

Report on Social Rehabilitation Project in the Chareidi Sector Presented to former Deputy Housing and Construction Minister
by Betzalel Kahn

Commenting on the latest report of the Community Social Rehabilitation Project sponsored by the Housing and Construction Ministry on behalf of the chareidi sector, Rabbi Meir Porush stated: "The Community Social Rehabilitation program administered by the Housing Ministry in the chareidi areas has made a significant contribution, by means of the public awareness it has generated on the issue of granting social services to the chareidi sector.

HaRav Yosef Halpern zt"l
by the Family

With the petirah on erev Shabbos Pinchos of HaRav Yosef Halpern, affectionately known as Reb Yossel, the chareidi kehilla of Manchester lost one of its founding members and most extraordinary personalities.

Ohr Somayach Seminar Draws Close to 1,000 Bnei Torah
by Rabbi Eliezer Shapiro

The responsibility and opportunities of bnei Torah to reach out to their fellow Jews was the theme of a day-long Seminar on Kiruv held in the Beis Medrash of Yeshivas Ohr Somayach on Shiva Assar BeTammuz. Both the theme and the impressive list of speakers attracted close to a thousand bnei Torah from virtually all of the yeshivos in Yerushalayim.

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1 Av 5759 - July 14, 1999 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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