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24 Shevat 5759 - Feb. 10, 1999 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly







Huge Protest Rally to Protest Secular Incitement Campaign
by B. Kahn

A huge rally has been scheduled for the coming Sunday, the 28th of Shevat in Jerusalem. The rally will protest the antisemitism and incitement being perpetrated against the chareidi community, the autocratic Israeli judicial system and the persecution of religion in Israel.

Kol Korei from the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah

Everyone's heart is pained and grieved over the spiritual degeneration and the persecution of religion and tradition in our sacred land. Recently, we have been oppressed by the yoke of the High Court, which is seeking to strip, Rachmono litzlan, the Jewish Nation of its sacred Torah...

New Am Echad Hasbara Effort Shifts into High Gear
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The plane carrying 33 Reform Rabbis to Israel, where they were planning to hold a mixed-gender prayer service at the Kosel Ma'aravi, was still over the Atlantic Ocean on motzei Shabbos the week before last, when Rabbi Avrohom Biderman picked up the phone from Yerushalayim.

Protecting the Honor of Torah- Observant Jews
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The secretary general of Degel HaTorah, Rabbi Moshe Gafni, has written to Prime Minster Binyamin Netanyahu, detailing at length the current incitement campaigns being waged against the religious and Torah-observant communities, by politicians, and, primarily, by the judicial system.

Former High Court Judge: Court Wary of Re-Trials
by S. Yisraeli

The recent refusal to allow a retrial of a convicted drug dealer when evidence surfaced that the convict seeking a retrial fabricated stories and documents in his favor has called attention to Israeli judicial system's deep bias toward self protection.

Israeli Ambassador to Germany Reprimanded for Antidemocratic Remarks
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Foreign Minister Ariel Sharon has reprimanded Israel's Ambassador to Bonn, Avi Primor, for comments he made in a German newspaper, deriding the Shas Party and the current government in Israel.

Tension in Centrist Party Over its Attitude Toward Religion
by Aryeh Zisman

MK Yitzchak Mordechai's vote in favor of the Religious Councils Law has caused a severe dispute in the centrist party.

Ramot's Residents Irate Over Permit to Build Cinemas in Their Neighborhood
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Residents of Jerusalem's Ramot neighborhood, along with chareidi representatives in Jerusalem's Municipality, are irate over a permit granted by the Jerusalem Regional Building and Planning Committee to build two cinemas within their mainly religious and chareidi neighborhood.

ZAKA Volunteers Attended to 189 Tragic Cases in the Jerusalem Region This Past Year
by Betzalel Kahn

The 66 volunteers of the Jerusalem branch of ZAKA, the Organization for the Identifying of Accident Victims, attended to over 189 cases of tragic, unnatural deaths and put in 9,288 hours of work during the past year.

Jerusalem Attempts to Prevent Closing of Secular Schools
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

"This is a difficult but necessary step. On the one hand, there are 400 empty classrooms in secular schools throughout Jerusalem, due to the limited number of people who live in those areas. On the other hand, other schools are overcrowded.

Chief Rabbinate Warns of Serious Orla Problems in Raisins
by Betzalel Kahn

The Department for Mitzvos Hateluyos Ba'aretz of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel has issued a warning to the public about problems of orla in raisins sold throughout the country.

New Kiryat Mattersdorf Refoeinu Clinic Offers Medical Services
by N. Katzin and Bezalel Kahn

Last week, the Kiryat Mattersdorf Refoeinu clinic held a meeting for women in order to acquaint area residents with its new services.

Educating Women to Judaism
by Melanie Zeldman

Coming up this week, distinguished speaker Rebbetzin Ruchoma Shain will be inspiring us at the JEWEL Melave Malka and mini "Bonsai" Chinese Auction...

England's Committee for the Rescue of Immigrant Children in Israel: Fifty Years of Mesiras Nefesh in the Struggle for the Soul of the Jewish People
by Moshe Schapiro

The post-1948 era will be remembered always as a low point in Jewish religious history.

Matzo Baking Has Begun in Yad Binyomin Bakery
by B. Rabinowitz

Upon completing all of the necessary preparations and its many and special improvements, the Matzos Hamehudoros Yad Binyomin has begun baking machine matzos.

HaRav Shmuel Carlebach, zt'l
by S. Baruchi

This past Friday, the 19th of Shevat, chareidi Jewry was cast into a deep pall of mourning over the petirah of HaRav Shmuel Carlebach, one of the most important chinuch figures of our times.

Rebbetzin Feigele (Nelly) Schwab, o'h
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Last Tuesday night, a large throng participated in the levaya of Rebbetzin Feigele (Nelly) Schwab, o'h. The widow of R' Avrohom Schwab, she was ninety years old at the time of her petirah.

Rebbetzin Miriam Sofer of Erloi, o"h
by Betzalel Kahn

Last Wednesday night, the 18th of Shevat, a large thong, headed by rabbonim, roshei yeshiva, admorim, dayanim and public figures, accompanied the righteous Rebbetzin Miriam Sofer, o"h, on her last earthly journey.

Rebbetzin Aliza Shoshana Zilberstein, o"h
by S. Baruchi

On Thursday night, the 19th of Shevat, hundreds of bereft people from all circles of chareidi Jewry accompanied the righteous Rebbetzin Aliza Shoshana Zilberstein, o"h, on her last earthly journey.

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