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27 Tishrei 5764 - October 23, 2003 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Israel Strikes Gaza Five Times
by Yated Ne'eman Staff and M Plaut

Israel struck Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza hard on Monday. The repeated assaults in such a short time were expected to have a cumulative effect, aside from the individual shocks. The accuracy of the strikes and the indication of the underlying intelligence information implied forces terrorists to work with great caution.

Sad End for Historic Zimbabwe Synagogue
by D. Saks

The struggling Jewish community of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe is seeking to put the pieces together following the shocking burning down of their historic shul this past Shabbos Shuva. The shul caught fire from a burning hedge outside, and foul play is not suspected.

Comptroller Says Directors of Art and Culture Organizations Received Exorbitant Salaries
by G. Kleiman

Directors of culture and arts institutions still receive extremely high salaries despite severe budget deficits and financial crises at the organizations they head, according to a report released by State Comptroller Eliezer Goldberg.

United Torah Jewry Hopeful in Upcoming Municipal Elections
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

United Torah Jewry appears to have achieved unity and inner cohesiveness and has great hopes for the upcoming elections on Tuesday October 28--2 Cheshvan. The candidates chosen to represent the party in every location are well-liked by the general public.

Thousands Visit Kosel Maarovi During Succos
by Betzalel Kahn

Thousands of Jews of every stripe visited the holy city of Jerusalem during Succos, particularly during Chol Hamoed when visitors, including gedolei Yisroel, flocked to the Kosel Hama'arovi to pray and to hold their daled minim near the site where the Temple once stood.

R' Avrohom Hacohen Foundation Holds Keser Torah and Nezer Horo'oh Ceremony
by Betzalel Kahn

The ceremony for the R' Aharon Hacohen Foundation's annual Keser Torah and Nezer Horo'oh awards was held Monday night at the Ramat Tamir Hotel in Jerusalem.

Annual Conference for Yeshiva Ketanoh Spiritual Personnel
by A. Cohen

The main conference of roshei yeshivos, spiritual directors and ramim from yeshivos ketanos in Eretz Hakodesh, held every year after the Yomim Noraim, took place on Monday at Wagschal Halls in Bnei Brak.

Rabbi Yehudah Lebovits, zt"l
by Y. A. Marin

Klal Yisroel mourns the loss of a man whose special form of kindness reached Jewish homes, botei midroshim and shuls throughout the world. Rabbi Yehudah Lebovits zt'l, founder of the Lebovits-Kest "Sifriah Libnei Torah," passed away Wednesday morning 5 Tishrei following an illness discovered six weeks earlier. He was 75.

HaRav Osher Freund
by Betzalel Kahn

HaRav Osher Freund, zt"l, was summoned to Yeshiva Shel Maaloh just hours after Yom Kippur ended.

Ruth Devorah Grangewood, o"h
by Betzalel Kahn

On erev Yom Kippur after midday, Mrs. Ruth Devorah Grangewood o"h passed away at the age of 68 following a year of physical suffering, a trial she accepted with love. Although her levaya was held shortly before Yom Kippur while most people were eating their seuda mafsekes, many Bayit Vegan and other Jerusalem residents made a special effort to take part.

Rebbetzin Martha Lorincz, o"h
by Betzalel Klein

A large gathering, including roshei yeshivos and talmidei chachomim, participated in the levaya of Rebbetzin Martha Lorincz, o"h, the wife of Rabbi Shlomo Lorincz, ylct"a.

Community in Zambia Loses Abe Galaun, z'l
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The small and dwindling Jewish community of Zambia in southern Africa received a boost last month with the holding of a high profile memorial service for one of its most distinguished members, the late Abe Galaun, in Lusaka. Nearly 200 people, mainly non-Jewish and including many local dignitaries, crowded into the Lusaka synagogue to pay tribute to Mr. Galaun, who passed away in August and was buried in London, where most of his family now lives.

Shlomo Karlinsky, z"l
by Betzalel Kahn

Shlomo Karlinsky, z"l, the son of HaRav Yaakov Karlinsky shlita of Jerusalem's Ramot neighborhood, was killed in a car accident on the 5th night of Chol Hamoed Sukkos on his way to perform a devar mitzvah and while carrying a gemora in his hand.

Binyomin Levi, z"l
by Betzalel Kahn

On Chol Hamoed Succos R' Binyomin Levi, z"l, passed away at the age of 58 to the sorrow of French Jews in Israel and abroad.

R' Nosson Hendler, zt"l
by Betzalel Kahn

A large gathering of people accompanied R' Nosson Nota Hendler, zt"l, a prominent Vishnitzer chossid, who passed away last week at the age of 80 following a short illness.

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