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6 Teves 5763 - December 11, 2002 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Al-Qaida Targets All Jews Everywhere
by Yated Ne'eman Staff and Mordecai Plaut

Al-Qaida has set its sights on Jewish and Israeli targets around the world, planning to strike by "land, sea, and air," according to a statement attributed to the group's spokesman that was broadcast last Sunday.

US Report Questions PA's Recognition of Israel
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The latest semiannual State Department report on the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian Liberation Organization explicitly states -- for the first time -- that the PA's failure to rein in terror raises questions about the Palestinians' recognition of the State of Israel's right to exist.

Archaeologists Digging Ancient Graves Again
by Betzalel Kahn

The Director-General of the Prime Minister's Office, Avigdor Yitzchaki, informed the Chairman of the Knesset Interior Committee, Moshe Gafni, that the next stage of the archaeological excavations planned by the Antiquities Authority near Moshav Maor, on the route of the Trans-Israel Highway, is to be postponed until a meeting takes place the middle of this week among all the parties involved, however as we went to press it was not clear if this promise was honored.

Molotov Cocktail Thrown at Beis Knesses in Antwerp
by Yated Neeman Staff

Unidentified figures threw a Molotov cocktail at a beis knesses in Antwerp, Belgium following a week filled with demonstrations and riots against immigrants.

From Adversity, Strength: 80th US Agudah Convention Planned for Parshas Shemos
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The National Convention of Agudath Israel of America, which each year attracts thousands of Jews from across the Orthodox spectrum and around the world, will open Thursday 21 Teves, December 26 at the Stamford Westin Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut. This year's convention will focus on the theme "Umimenoh Yivoshei'ah: From Adversity, Strength."

White House Opens Doors to Orthodox Jewish Leaders
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Rabbis and executives of Agudath Israel, the Orthodox Union, and the Rabbinical Council of America joined other Jewish religious and communal representatives in a meeting with President George W. Bush at the White House on Wednesday afternoon, 6 Teves-December 11.

Chanukas Habayis Ceremony for National Beis Hatzala in Israel
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The opening of the National Beis Hatzala in Bnei Brak on 7th Kislev was enhanced by the presence of many gedolim and Admorim. They expressed the value of the chesed enterprise of the Hatzala volunteers and its tremendous accomplishments since its founding fifteen years ago.

Cornerstone For Chazon Nochum Yeshiva of Bnei Brak
by A. Shreiber

Over a thousand well-wishers convened on motzei Shabbos 5 Kislev, 5763 (November 10, 2002), the yahrtzeit of R' Nochum Yoel Halpern zt'l to celebrate the cornerstone laying for the Chazon Nochum Yeshiva named after him.

Rebbetzin Reikel Soroh Eichenstein o"h
By Betzalel Kahn

On the seventh day of Chanukah Rebbetzin Reikel Soroh Eichenstein was laid to rest at age 92. Her levaya was attended by leaders of Torah and chassidus.

HaRav Zusha Waltner zt"l
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The entire Torah world was saddened to hear of the petiroh of HaRav Zusha Waltner zt"l, late of Bayit Vegan and formerly of Morocco, Sunderland and Gateshead, England.

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