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7 Iyar 5764 - April 28, 2004 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Decision on Swiss Funds Expected Soon
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Judge Edward Korman of Brooklyn is due to give his final decision on the disposition of hundreds of millions of dollars won from Swiss banks over six years ago.

Rabbonim and Public Figures Warn Against Tzav Pius
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Secular and national-religious figures behind an organization called Tzav Pius have been trying repeatedly to penetrate the chareidi public through billboards calling for "reconciliation" between chareidi and secular Jews. The weekly magazine Mishpachah recently printed an ad for the organization, which was been banned by maranan verabonon including Maran HaRav Eliashiv shlita.

Israeli and International Companies Weigh Investing in Modi'in Illit
by A. Cohen

As the closing date for a tender announced by the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Investments Center draws near, Modi'in Illit Council Head Rabbi Yaakov Guterman is formulating a plan in cooperation with the Joint Distribution Committee to distribute a questionnaire among residents to find job candidates for a center that would provide telephone support services for various companies.

Tax Cuts for the Workers
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Last week the Finance Minister announced tax cuts for the lower and middle classes and corporate tax reductions and incentives for the construction industry.

Antwerp Selects New Chief Rabbi
by Betzalel Kahn

The rov of Shomrei Hachomos in Jerusalem's Ramat Shlomo, HaRav Alter Eliyohu Rubinstein, was recently selected to serve as rov of Antwerp, Belgium in elections held by the city's Vaad Hakehillos.

Yeshiva Managers' Union Demands Welfare Ministry Transfers Dorm Funding
by Betzalel Kahn

The Union of Yeshiva and Torah Institutions Managers is demanding that the Welfare Ministry transfer tens of millions of shekels in overdue assistance funding for 250 chareidi dormitories as soon as possible.

Beis Medrash Lehalachah Behityashvut
By Betzalel Kahn

Beis Medrash Nachalas Moshe in Bnei Brak and the main beis knesses at the Blumental Children's Home in Jerusalem were packed with hundreds of rabbonim, kashrus workers, bnei Torah and public figures participating in seminars on kilayim in both plants and animals, sponsored by Beis Hamedrash Hagovohah Lehalachah Behityashvut.

Alterations in Egged Schedules Before and After Shabbos
by Betzalel Kahn

Egged is now providing later bus service on Friday afternoons, with city buses running in Jerusalem until 5:30 p.m. The last bus on Line 402 from Jerusalem to Bnei Brak departs at 5:00 p.m.

Arachim Initiates Course in New York City
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Arachim will hold a training course for lecturers in New York City for the first time ever next week. It is designed for rabbis, yeshiva students and other activists.

HaRav Hillel Lieberman, zt"l
by Betzalel Kahn

Rav Hillel was born in the town of Radomsko, Poland in 5666 (1906) to HaRav Moshe Lieberman, one of the heads of Amshinover chassidim. He moved to Eretz Yisroel with his father, well before World War I broke out in 5674 (1914), settling in Jerusalem.

Tefillin Thefts
by Betzalel Kahn

Numerous pairs of tefillin have disappeared from various botei knesses and yeshivas in Jerusalem recently. According to suspicions, a band of thieves has been roaming around chareidi neighbors and has managed to take tefillin undetected.

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