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22 Adar 5759 - March 10, 1999 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly







Quickie Conversion Flouts Chief Rabbi's Ruling
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Despite an unequivocal decision of Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi- Doron, Rabbi Chaim Druckman recently performed an "Orthodox conversion" in which he converted the last adopted child of the Kibbutz Hanaton conversion affair, whose case was brought before the High Court last week.

Gedolei Haposkim Ask Travel Agents to Refer Passengers to Religious Lifestyle Sections
by B. Rabinowitz

The great poskim, have published a letter asking all travel agents to schedule flights for Torah observant passengers flying abroad only in travel sections where arrangements have been made not to show indecent films and where the general environment conforms to the religious lifestyle.

How Was Yitzhak Rabin Killed?
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

On Wednesday, maverick journalist Barry Chamish is planning to file a complaint with the police in Tel Aviv charging irregularities and contradictions in several medical reports of the wounds suffered by the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the night he was murdered over three years ago.

Israel Bar Chief Challenges Court
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Dror Choter Yishai, the maverick chairman of the Israeli Bar Association chairman, is not afraid to fight for a better justice system in Israel, even if that means challenging the power of Israeli High Court Presdient Aharon Barak.

The Power of Mishloach Manos
by Moshe Schapiro

It all began when my nine-year-old daughter came home from school one day carrying a decorated nylon bag and a gaily colored, stenciled letter embellished with a picture of a clown. She gave me the scoop before I even had a chance to glance at the stationery.

Produce Departments of Jerusalem Co-op Supermarket Chain Upgrade Kashrus
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Jerusalem's Co-op chain of supermarkets has made all-out efforts recently to provide the city's mitzvah-observant residents with fruits and vegetables of the highest standard of kashrus. The produce which it markets is under the strict supervision of the Jerusalem Rabbinate's special Department for Land Related Mitzvos, headed by HaRav Yosef Efrati.

Importers Required to Guarantee Kashrus of Imported Medicines
by Eliezer Rauchberger

An agreement has been made between the chairman of the Finance Committee, Rabbi Avrohom Ravitz and the Health Ministry to the effect that all medicine importers will be required to insure the kashrus of their imports.

In Rural Russia, Anti-Jewish Sentiment Runs High
by S. Yisraeli

Eduard Alexeyev flipped through the latest batch of anonymous hate mail that turned up at his apartment.

"Get your stinking family out of Russia," one letter read. "Streets will be washed with Jewish blood," read another. "Every Friday there will be a pogrom."

The Truth About the Letter
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A recent controversy over a letter in which national- religious rabbis threatened to stop sending yeshiva students to serve in the IDF is a classic example of how the media can blow something out of proportion, according to a report in Ha'aretz.

Nechama Rivka Pincus -- In memory of a Dear Friend
by L.W.

The sun has set at noon. Far from the limelight, Nechama Rivka Pincus built a splendid Torah home which cast its influence far and wide. She was a great woman, who radiated joie de vivre, and bitochon in the purest sense.

Dreams and Lotteries
by S. Yisraeli

Several weeks ago in the Israeli Lotto lottery, the winning prize of NIS 20 million was divided between the four purchasers of the winning forms, each of which was worth NIS 5 million. A resident of the center of the country won two first prizes, and received NIS 10 million.

A Simchas Sefer Torah For a Rescued Torah Scroll From Skulen, Europe

In an unusual simcha, a sefer Torah was returned to its rightful owners after 50 years in the possession of a non-Jewish woman. The scroll, rescued from the Skulener beis medrash during the Holocaust, was finally returned to Beis Skulen.

Give Them Another Chance
by Chanah Moskowitz

Her eyes were bright. Her youthful face was animated as she spoke to the group of high school girls crowding around her, eager to hear her every word. "You should have seen the kallah's, gown! Tiny seed pearls were stitched elegantly around the neck and down the sleeves. Oh! And the kallah's headpiece was a crown of white roses and wisps of baby's breath."

HaRav Yosef Tzvi Dunner the Ravad of London Visits Elad
by A. Cohen

Last week, HaRav Yosef Tzvi Dunner, the ravad of the Hisachdus Hachareidim of England and one of the great leaders of Europe's chareidi community, visited the new chareidi city of Elad-Mazor, a community just east of Petach Tikvah.

MST College Launches New Recruitment Campaign

MST in North West London began their new term by greeting a further intake of students.

The College, now led by Mrs. Judith Nemeth, a well-known and highly experienced educator, is particularly excited that a growing number of mature members of the Community have chosen MST as the institution where they will further their studies.

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