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10 Cheshvan 5761 - Noveber 8, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Palestinian Violence Not Stopped; Bomb attempt on Israeli Navy Vessel
by M. Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Terrorists late Monday night attempted to blow up an Israeli Navy vessel with a booby-trapped boat. There were no injuries to the Navy personnel and no damage was caused.

Bnei Brak Opens Holocaust Survivors Center
by A. Cohen

An information center for Holocaust survivors -- the first of its kind in the country -- has begun operation in Bnei Brak. The center is sponsored by the Municipal Department for Social Services of the city along with a group of volunteers, headed by Mr. Michael Orich.

European, U.S. Chareidi Delegation to Visit Israel
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A delegation consisting of leading Rabbinic and religious lay leaders from America and Europe plans to visit Israel in the near future and have in-depth discussions with Prime Minister Barak about the current political and religious situation in the Holy Land.

Mifal Hahalocho Ha'artzi Offers New Course of Study
by Betzalel Kahn

In the wake of the call of the gedolei Yisroel to strengthen ourselves in devorim bikedusho in light of the current situation, the Mifal Hahalocho Ha'artzi has launched a new course of study of the laws of Shabbos. Weekly and monthly tests will chart the participants' progress.

Rabbi Halpert's Large Family Law Approved
by Eliezer Rauchberger and M. Chevroni

The battle against chareidim, which seemed to have calmed down a bit between shooting in Gilo and lynches in Ramallah, is raging once again. Who is on the warpath? None other that Finance Minister Beige Shochat. The background? The Large Family Law, proposed by MK Rabbi Shmuel Halpert of United Torah Judaism and finally approved on 3 Cheshvan.

Bank Leumi Desecrates Shabbos
by Betzalel Kahn

Bank Leumi has begun to operate a credit center for preferred clients which operates all week long (24/7), including Shabbos and holidays.

Diaspora Jewry Obligated to Assist Shmitta Observing Farmers
by A. Cohen

At the end of his current visit to Eretz Yisroel, HaRav Kreiswirth, the gaavad of Antwerp, has come out with a fervent call to the Jews of the Diaspora to rally to the aid of the thousands of shmitta observing farmers in Eretz Hakodesh who let their fields lie fallow during the seventh year with great mesiras nefesh. The Jews of the Diaspora have a special obligation during this critical time when the enemies and haters of Israel have raised their heads, he noted.

HaRav Mordechai Miller zt"l
by Betzalel Kahn

The bitter news of the petirah of the well known educator, HaRav Mordechai Miller, who taught and in many senses raised thousands of Jewish young women in the famed Gateshead Girls seminary, cast chareidi Jewry into a deep pall of mourning.

Women the World Over Recite Tehillim
by Betzalel Kahn

Due to the recent calamities and the critical situation in Eretz Yisroel, a number of women have taken upon themselves to organize a worldwide program for the reciting of Tehillim in groups. In the past, Tehillim groups for women have been organized and a his'orerus rally was held, at whose end, hundreds of sifrei Tehillim were recited.

Kever Rochel Will Hopefully Be Open on Thursday
by Betzalel Kahn

Though there has been no free access to the grave of Rochel Imeinu since Rosh Hashana because of constant gun battles, Prime Minister Barak has asked the army to allow mass prayers there this Thursday, 11 Cheshvan, the yahrtzeit of Mother Rochel.

A Tribute to Rabbi Miller, zt"l
by B. Jacobson

Dear Rabbi Miller, zt"l,
Yes, the time has come. Yes, those dreaded words have reached our ears; you are with us no longer. Yes, you have been summoned to the Beis Din Shel Ma'alah, leaving us orphaned, alone, bereft. Can it be true? Can it be that my guide, my teacher, my mentor has been taken? I sit and I cry, and I remember!

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