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22 Adar II 5760 - March 29, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Attorney General Opens a Criminal Investigation of HaRav Ovadia Yosef
by Betzalel Kahn and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Many reactions, from all sides of the political system, were heard yesterday, to the decision of Attorney General Eliakim Rubinstein to instruct the Police to open a criminal investigation of HaRav Ovadia Yosef, the leader of Shas.

Harav Zev (Wolf) Rosengarten zt"l

A massive throng, headed by maronan verabonan, the gedolei haTorah, and led by Maran Hagaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv, Harav Aharon Leib Steinman, as well as by the members of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah, roshei yeshiva, roshei kollel, ramim, dayanim and thousands of bnei Torah participated in the levayo of Harav Zev (Wolf) Rosengarten zt"l, the president of Lucerne yeshiva and the Toras Chaim yeshiva of Moscow.

The Removal of the Ring
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

"NIS Three Million for new Shabbos bottle cap," said the headlines. What's the story behind this welcome innovation for shomrei Torah umitzvos?

Meretz and Shinui Try to Undermine Kashrus
by E. Rauchberger

A group of eleven Knesset members -- mainly from the Shinui and Meretz parties -- have placed a somewhat innocent-looking proposal on the Knesset agenda that would really undermine kashrus in the country and limit the authority of those responsible for issuing kashrus certificates.

Ancient Synagogue Destroyed in Yemen
by A. Cohen

"The fact that people do not file complaints about the theft of tefillin is the main reason police cannot open a comprehensive investigation which could curb the trend," according to Rabbi Yisroel Yod of the Pe'er Institute.

Rebbetzin Kaila Steinhaus, o"h
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

From Cape Town came the sad news of the passing of Rebbetzin Kaila Steinhaus, o"h, the wife of Rabbi Shmuel Steinhaus, who is originally from England and has been based in Cape Town for many years. Rebbetzin Steinhaus is the daughter of the late Rabbi Salzer who was the head of the Adath Yeshurun community in Cape Town. Her brother is currently the head of that community.

An Impressive Meeting of the Mashkimei Kum Project
by Betzalel Kahn and Arye Gefen

This past week, the annual meeting of the Mashkimei Kum project was held at the Tamir Hotel. It was attended by roshei yeshiva and rabbonim, and was the realization of the message of Purim: They ratified their acceptance of Torah.

The Honor of Giving: New Leaflet By Vaad HaRabbonim LeInyonei Tzedoko
by Betzalel Kahn

A special leaflet has joined the ranks of Torah handbills. It focuses on the mitzvah of tzedoko and includes words of Torah, stories and words of chizuk about tzedoko alongside articles about how to give tzedoko to people genuinely in need of help.

European Rabbonim Visit Yad Binyomin Matzo Bakery
by B. Rabinowitz

Prominent European rabbonim and dayanim have arrived in eretz Yisroel to bake matzos in the Matzos Hamehudoros Bakeries at Yad Binyomin. Among them are members of the Adas Yeshurun BaDaTz of Zurich, headed by HaRav Doniel Levi and HaRav Pinchos Padwa.

Kof-K Joins Mifal Torah Vodaath
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The world renown kashrus supervision organization Kof-K, founded and headed by Rabbi Zecharia Senter, has joined with the Torah outreach program Mifal Torah Vodaath in arranging a public test for their 1,450 students.

Slave Labor Compensation Pact Reached with Germany
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Some 240,000 Nazi-era slave laborers would receive up to DM 15,000 each under an agreement reached in Berlin on the allocation of the DM 10 billion German fund to settle World War II claims.

The Last Jews in Yemen
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The 3,000-year-old Jewish presence on the southern tip of Arabia is in real danger of extinction today, with just 300 Jews scattered across the north of Yemen.

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