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25 Iyar 5760 - May 31, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Shocking Discrimination in Ashdod Budget
by Binyomin Rabinowitz

Chareidi representatives from all over the country bemoan the injustice of unfair distribution of monetary and other resources on the part of municipalities and local councils towards the chareidi sector, especially in all that pertains to Torah institutions. Sometimes an outcry is heard from one particular town or settlement, but in general, life goes on.

Project Geiha Approved
by A. Cohen

Municipal Building Plan 360 -- Project Geiha, for the construction of a 39 story building near the Bnei Brak Geiha junction has been approved by the Interior Ministry Regional Committee for Planning and Building for Tel Aviv.

Large Bayis Sheini Burial Cave Near Mount Scopus Desecrated
by Betzalel Kahn

A large, stately burial cave, discovered about a week ago in the Jerusalem Mount Scopus (Har Hatzofim) area, has been desecrated in a most disgraceful manner by Antiquities Authority archaeologists in violation of an agreement reached with chareidi grave protection activists only hours earlier.

U.S. Aguda: Kosel Ruling a Travesty
by B. Sapir

Agudas Yisroel of America has denounced the recent High Court decision to allow a group of women to conduct a formal women's service at the Kosel Hama'aravi, complete with chanting, Torah reading and talitot.

New Study Cycle of Hilchos Loshon Hora Begins
by Betzalel Kahn

Tens of thousands of avreichim, bnei yeshiva, baalei batim, women and girls throughout the world have just begun a new two-halochos-a-day study cycle of the laws of proper speech. The cycle was set up by HaRav Yehuda Zeev Segal of Manchester, zt"l, according to the seforim, Chofetz Chaim and Shemiras Haloshon. Because this is a leap year, the new cycle began on 20 Iyar instead of on rosh chodesh Sivan as in regular years.

Religious Teachers To Boycott Education Ministry Convention In Non-Kosher Hotel
by S. Baruchi

Religious teachers will boycott a nationwide gathering organized by the Education Ministry for teachers and other professionals working with visually impaired children. The convention is slated to take place in a non-kosher hotel in Nazareth.

Torah Community Asked to Contribute to Fund For Eight Orphans
by A. Cohen

At the request of maranan verabonon, gedolei Yisroel, a special fund for a family of orphans has been set up.

A number of years ago, a prominent teacher in Bnei Brak's Or Hachaim Seminary noticed that one of her best students wasn't participating in class. When the teacher asked what had happened, the girl said that her mother was deathly ill.

Missionary Leaves Vita
by A. Cohen

After many weeks of intensive effort, the missionary leader of the J-Witnesses cult employed at Vita has left the company.

Siyum at First Yahrtzeit of HaRav Moshe Hagar, zt"l
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

On the first yahrtzeit of HaRav Moshe Hagar, zt"l, rosh yeshiva of Seret-Vizhnitz in Haifa, a seudas mitzvah and a siyum of Mishnayos was held in the Kollel Beis Tefillah leMoshe. It was attended by a large crowd from all circles, headed by admorim and rabbonim. The current Admor of Seret-Vizhnitz is president of the kollel.

HaRav Shmuel Gutfarb, zt"l
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

HaRav Shmuel Gutfarb, zt"l, son of Rav Yosef, was born in 5680 (1920) in the Old City of Jerusalem. A pure fire of yiras Shomayim burned within him from his youth, as did diligence in Torah study and zeal on behalf of kevod Shomayim and education of our youth.

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