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15 Av 5762 - July 24, 2002 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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New Evidence: Iran Behind Buenos Aires Bombing
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

According to a report published on Monday in The New York Times, a high-level defector from Iran's intelligence agency said that Iran was behind the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires almost exactly eight years ago on July 18, 1994. The explosion murdered 85 people.

Thousands Attend Funerals of Emanuel Victims
by S. Bruchi

Thousands participated in levayas filled with pain and grief last Wednesday and Thursday for seven of the nine victims killed by terrorists last Tuesday afternoon at the entrance to the Samarian town of Emanuel. Among the dead is an infant, born prematurely to his wounded mother, as well as children and young adults.

Maranan Verabonon Say: Save the Souls of French Immigrants
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision that educational vouchers do not violate the U.S. Constitution, attention is turning to the states, where most of the actual voucher programs to be proposed will be crafted.

Report: Muslim Strength Up in Old City
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Jews and Christians together make up about 30 percent of the population of Jerusalem's Old City, making them minorities in a place that is central to their religion, said speakers at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies.

Suggestions Ignored in Emanuel
by Aryeh Zissman

Following the terrorist attack in Emanuel last Chanukah, every time Council Head Rabbi Issachar Frankentahl tried to point out areas of negligence in guarding the Samarian town, IDF officials dismissed his suggestions offhand and told him to allow the army to handle the matter without outside interference.

A Doctor's Reaction to the Awful Results
by Dr. Joseph Leibman, Director Emergency Services Maayenei Hayeshua Hospital

I walked out of the emergency department this week in a daze. The holy victims of Emanuel were still in the department. I had heard about the terrorists attacks in the past but this time I was there.

Letter from HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv shlita

I hereby support and uphold the work of the French-speaking rabbonim and askonim whose hearts are filled with goodwill to greet our brethren residing in the state of France, of whom I have been told many are about to come to Eretz Hakodesh to settle.

Cornerstone Laid for Beis Knesses Kehillas Ashkenaz in Kiryat Sefer
by A. Cohen

In a modest gathering last week the cornerstone was laid for the Adas Yisroel's Beis Knesses Kehillas Ashkenaz in Kiryat Sefer (Modi'in Illit). At the ceremony were HaRav Eliezer Halevy Dunner, a member of the Badatz of Shearis Yisroel and rov of the Adas Yisroel kehilloh in Eretz Hakodesh; members and supporters of the kehilloh and Modi'in Illit Local Council Head Rabbi Yaakov Gutterman.

End Of Year Siyum At Yesoiday Hatorah School, Manchester
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

As a culmination of the school year, a siyum was held in the school hall last Tuesday night. It was attended by the junior boys and some 250 parents and grandparents. All the junior classes completed perokim: classes 3 and 4 of mishnayos and classes 5 and 6 of gemora.

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