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3 Kislev 5761 - November 30, 2000 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Extensive Convention Coverage!
by A. Shafran, N. Grossman and M. Plaut

For four days beginning last Thursday, Orthodox Jewish religious leaders -- roshei yeshivos, admorim and rabbonim representing a broad spectrum of those dedicated to Torah from across the country and around the world -- admonished the thousands of Jews who attended Agudath Israel's 78th national convention at the Garden State Exhibit and Convention Center in Somerset, New Jersey, to strive for a higher level of personal ethics, to intensify their prayers, to increase their Torah-study and to deepen their concern for others.

Israeli PM Switches Tracks, Agrees to Elections
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, bowing to what seemed inevitable, agreed on Tuesday to call new elections. The date remains to be set. Barak said that elections could be as long as nine months away, though most opposition leaders expect the poll to be held in five or six months.

Court Clears Arab Journalist of Encouraging Terror, Convicts Leader of Kach of Sedition
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The High Court cleared journalist Yusef Jabarin of expressing support for a terrorist organization during the first intifadah, while convicting Binyamin Kahane of sedition during the election campaign of 1992 before Kach was outlawed. Both decisions reversed previous decisions of the High Court itself.

Israel Blamed Wrongly for Palestinian Deaths
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Mohammed Aldura, the 12 year old whose death was made famous when it was captured by French television reporters, was most likely killed by a Palestinian policeman and not by IDF fire, according to the results of an IDF investigation that OC Southern Command Maj.-Gen. Yomtov Samia presented to reporters in Tel Aviv on Monday.

Maranan Verabonon Call for Fasting and Prayer on Erev Rosh Chodesh Kislev
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In light of the great danger looming over the Jews of Eretz Hakodesh, a special prayer and fast day was called for last Monday erev rosh chodesh Kislev by maranan verabonon, the gedolei haTorah vehaChassidus, shlita. It was observed by the recitation of the Yom Kippur Koton prayer, Ovinu Malkeinu and a half a day of fasting.

We Need Rain for Shmitta
by Yitzchok Roth

The water level of the Kinneret reached the lowest in its entire history this past Sunday (Cheshvan 28). Only 20 centimeters separate it from the new red line which the Kinneret Administration declared last summer, which is itself is a meter lower than the old red line.

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