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25 Teves 5762 - January 9, 2002 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Israel Seizes Palestinian Arms Ship
by Yated Ne'eman Staff and M. Plaut

In an interview with Israel and international media, the captain of the Karine A, captured by Israel Navy commandos last Thursday, said Palestinian Authority officials were directly involved in the purchase and smuggling of the 50 tons of arms it carried. He also said the initial preparations took place after the September 11 terror attacks in the US. Israeli authorities said that the ship was purchased by the PA on October 10.

Staunch Opposition to Knesset Shabbos Law Proposal
by G. Lazar

The Rabbinical Committee for Kedushas Shabbos, under the aegis of maranan verabonon, unequivocally opposes the recently proposed Shabbos Law. This law, the Committee states, contains a very real potential for the expansion of Shabbos desecration throughout the country. The decision to oppose this law was unanimously accepted at the committee's recent meeting.

Rabbi Gafni Calls for Pathologist's Suspension in body parts Scandal
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

UTJ MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni called for the immeidate firing or suspension of Professor Yehuda Hiss, head of the L. Greenberg Institute of Forensic Medicine at Abu Kabir, over the retention of parts from autopsied soldiers' bodies. On Monday it was revealed that a soldier's skull was on display in a glass case, and most of his body was held in the Institute, in violation of the law and of basic principles of human decency.

Latest, Reliable Information for Flying Kohanim
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Rabbonim have set up an organization called Kanfei Yonah as an information center about the problem of the flight paths of airlines that take off from Ben Gurion airport in Israel. West-bound airplanes fly right over the Holon cemetery, making it a trip that is prohibited for Kohanim.

Another Antisemitic Attack in Paris Suburb
by Arnon Yaffeh, Paris

A band of Arab youths attacked a synagogue situated in the basement of an apartment building in the town of Gosanville, north of Paris, with Molotov cocktails on motzei Shabbos parshas Shemos. During the attack, which took place at two in the morning, the home of a Jewish family living above the synagogue was damaged.

Crown Heights Murderers Win New Trial
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A U.S. federal appeals court ordered a new trial for two black men who were convicted of civil rights violations in the fatal stabbing of a chareidi Jew during four days of violence that shook Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in 1991. Lemrick Nelson Jr., now 27, is currently serving 19 2/3 years in prison; Charles Price, 47, is serving a 21-year sentence.

Stormy Weather in Israel
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A white blanket covered many parts of Jerusalem briefly on Monday. Snow fell more seriously in the North, cutting off Tzfas. Snow also reached lower peaks in the Galilee and fell on Mount Carmel.

HaRav Chaim Yaakov Warhaftig, zt"l
by A. Cohen

A large crowd accompanied HaRav Chaim Yaakov Warhaftig, zt"l, on his last earthly journey. HaRav Warhaftig, a prominent figure in the English Torah community, was seventy years old at the time of his petiroh.

HaRav Shlomo Miller zt"l
by A. Cohen

The Petach Tikvah bnei Torah community was wrapped in mourning at the news of the petiroh of its beloved mohel, HaRav Shlomo Miller, zt"l, on motzei Shabbos parshas Shemos. HaRav Miller was 78 years old at the time of his petiroh.

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