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24 Cheshvan 5760 - November 3, 1999 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Anti-Chareidi Budgetary Discrimination All Over the Map
By E. Rauchberger

Last week MKs Rabbi Ravitz and Rabbi Moshe Gafni sharply criticized the unbalanced use of State fiscal resources in next year's proposed Budget in the realm of education, and now inequities in other areas important to the Torah- observant community were exposed in a Knesset Interior Affairs Committee meeting.

Beersheba Court Rejects Pork Shop Owners' Appeal
By B. Rabinowitz

A majority of the justices of the Beersheba Regional Court have rejected the appeal of 22 shop owners in Ashkelon who sell pork. The proprietors had appealed against the decision of Yitzchak Yitzchaki, justice of the Ashkelon Magistrates' Court, who forbade the continuation of the sale of pork throughout Ashkelon according to the provisions of the local laws.

"Make Sholom and Avoid Machlokes and Fighting"
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

At the rally in Bnei Brak last week, Rabbi Yitzchok Koledetzky read a message from HaRav Aharon Leib Steinman, that HaRav Steinman requested be publicized as widely as possible, since he believes that it is the key to all the troubles that are afflicting us.

40,000 Jews at Torah Day in France
by Arnon Yaffeh, Paris

40,000 Jews from Paris and from France's small towns, flocked to the Torah Day convention held at the airport in La Bourge. The originator and life spirit behind this convention is the Chief Rabbi of France, Rabbi Yosef Sitrok.

Former U.K. Chief Rabbi Immanuel Jakobovits is Niftar
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Former Chief Rabbi of the U.K. Lord Immanuel Jakobovits passed away at the age of 78. He was buried on Har HaZeisim

Lord Immanuel Jakobovits was born in Koenigsberg in February, 1921, the son of Julius Jakobovits, rabbi of the local Orthodox congregation and later dayan in Berlin and London.

HaRav Chaim Grozovsky, zt"l
by Betzalel Kahn

A huge throng in both Boro Park and Jerusalem accompanied HaRav Chaim Grozovsky, zt"l on his last earthly journey. HaRav Grozovsky was the rosh yeshiva of Beis Reuven in Brooklyn, the grandson of HaRav Boruch Ber Leibowitz zt"l and the son of HaRav Reuven Grozovsky zt"l, roshei yeshiva of Kaminetz. The latter was the author of Chiddushei Reb Reuven.

Magen Lecholeh Flies a Patient to the United States
by Betzalel Kahn

The intervention of the chairman of Magen Lecholeh, Rabbi Binyamin Fisher, helped saved the life of a postpartum woman whose life was in danger and had to be flown abroad for an urgent operation. Kupat Cholim Leumit Sick Fund complied with Rabbi Fisher's request that it subsidize the operation as well as the expense of the medical team accompanying her.

Any MK Receiving Money From Reform Cannot Vote on Topics Pertaining to Movement
by Eliezer Rauchberger

The Knesset Ethics Committee has determined that any Knesset member who has received money from the Reform movement must abstain from voting on issues pertinent to this movement. The ruling was made as a result of MK Rabbi Ravitz's petition to the Committee concerning this problem.

A Seuda of Thanks by Shuvu in America
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

HaRav Avrohom Pam, the rosh yeshiva of Torah Vodaas and the President of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of the United States recently hosted a special seuda of thanks and chizuk for the leaders of Shuvu.

Dedication of New Branch of Jerusalem Religious Council Land-Related Mitzvos Department
by Betzalel Kahn

The new branch of the Department for Land-Related Laws of the Jerusalem Rabbinate was recently dedicated. Mezuzas were affixed in the presence of Department rabbonim, mashgichim, and inspectors.

No Indictment in Brooklyn Shooting
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A Brooklyn grand jury has voted not to indict any of the police officers involved in the shooting death of an emotionally disturbed man in Boro Park, Brooklyn, an incident which sparked street protests by Orthodox Jews.

Late News in Brief
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

  • Barak Suspends Permit for Terrorist
  • Citibank Comes to Israel
  • Handicapped on Strike

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