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19 Iyar 5766 - May 17, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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The Vaad HaRabbonim Supports Chief Rabbi Amar's New Directive on Foreign Converts
By Betzalel Kahn

Israel Chief Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar made a surprise move by starting to implement new regulations on registering individuals who underwent conversions outside of Israel. The Vaad HaRabbonim Haolami LeInyonei Giyur founded by HaRav Chaim Kreiswirth expressed its strong support for the new directive.

US to Olmert: Don't Schnorr
by M. Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

As Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert prepared to go to America to meet with senior US officials and to address the US Congress, the US sent him a clear message: Do not ask for any money at this time.

High Court Upholds Law Allowing Deferments for Yeshiva Students
By Betzalel Kahn

The High Court rejected a petition to annul the military deferment law for yeshiva students but determined that the law infringes on the dignity of the majority group that is obligated to serve. The decision was reached by a majority of eight judges against semiretired Deputy Chief Judge Mishael Cheshin.

Conference of European Rabbis Holds Jubilee Convention in London
HaRav Sitruk: Rabbonim Who Deviate from Halachic Conversion to be Ousted from CER

by Yated Ne'eman Staff

At the biannual convention of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER) in London last week Chief Rabbi of France and CER President HaRav Yosef Sitruk told a Yated Ne'eman reporter that the Standing Committee had decided any rov kehiloh who does not adhere to performing conversion only according to halochoh would be dismissed from the organization.

UTJ and Shas Deprived of Committee Posts
by Eliezer Rauchberger

None of the Knesset committees will be headed by chareidi MKs the Knesset Arranging Committee decided, leaving both United Torah Judaism and Shas very disgruntled.

Capital Gains Tax Appeal
By G. Lazer

According to a newly passed law, taxpayers charged with capital gains taxes may appeal the amount of the tax.

Complaints Now on the Company's Tab
By N. Katzin

Everyone finds it annoying to wait on hold for Customer Service, listening to an irritating jingle over and over again — and to get charged for these "pleasures" too!

Artscroll Advertising Heavily in Eretz Yisroel
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Artscroll is launching a sales campaign in Israel for all of its books through heavy advertising in the press, in botei knesses and via direct mail. The company has already distributed over 120,000 brochures in the form of newspaper inserts in the Hebrew editions of Yated Ne'eman and Hamodia as well as samples in botei knesses.

Admor of Kretchinev zt"l
By Betzalel Kahn

A crowd of thousands led by gedolei Torah, roshei yeshivos, admorim and rabbonim laid HaRav Tzvi Hirsch Rosenbaum, the Admor of Kretchinev zt"l, to rest in Jerusalem at the age of 86. His histalkus meant the loss of a great tzaddik and godol beTorah who rebuilt Kretchinev Chassidus after the Holocaust.

Rebbetzin Channah Rochel Turchin o"h
by Betzalel Kahn

Rebbetzin Channah Rochel Turchin o"h, the wife of HaRav Yonah Turchin, the rov of Yehud and rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Ohr Yitzchok, passed away on 6 Iyar at the age of 57.

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