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9 Tammuz 5766 - July 5, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Israel Working to Ensure no Supply Crisis in Gaza
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Israeli authorities have been very careful to monitor the level of basic supplies in the Gaza area to ensure that there are adequate amounts of the basic necessities.

Jerusalem Rabbinical Conference to Focus on Conversion
By Betzalel Kahn

A delegation of rabbonim made a round of visits at the homes of gedolei Yisroel in preparation for the World Rabbinical Conference scheduled to take place in Jerusalem from Tammuz 21-23, addressing the issue of conversion.

Israeli Reform Movement Tries to Disrupt Chinuch Atzmai
By Betzalel Kahn

The Reform Movement filed a High Court petition against the Education Ministry and Chinuch Atzmai, demanding the cancellation of transportation funding for Chinuch Atzmai. Lacking any other controversial issues to bring before the High Court, the Reform Movement is trying to force Chinuch Atzmai students to enroll at institutions close to home.

Degel HaTorah Representatives Absent from Egged Seminar
By Tzvi Sofer

Degel HaTorah did not send representatives to a seminar for Egged department managers and branch heads on the topic of the way of life and transportation needs of chareidi passengers.

Knesset Representatives Named to Dayan and Judge Selection Committees
By Eliezer Rauchberger

The Knesset named its representatives to the dayan and judge selection committees as well as the committees for the selection of Muslim and Arab kadis. Five MKs vied for two spots on the Dayanim Selection Committee. Of the 113 MKs who took part in the vote on Monday five ballots were disqualified. Each MK voted for two representatives.

Kosel Regulars Request Women's Section be Expanded
By Betzalel Kahn

A demand to restore the original arrangement for the ezras noshim at the Western Wall Plaza was among a list of requests women who pray at the Kosel Maarovi on a daily basis sent to PM Ehud Olmert.

Confrontation with Missionaries Trying to Operate in Meah Shearim
By Betzalel Kahn

Christian missionaries try to ensnare unsuspecting Jews around the world and recently they ventured into Jerusalem's Meah Shearim neighborhood. Furious residents tried to oust them from the neighborhood, but a show of violence by one of the missionaries led to a confrontation with the intruders and the police, who were summoned to protect the missionaries and even wound up beating residents.

Netivot Moshe Students and Parents Demonstrate Against Haifa Mayor
By Y. Ariel

Students from the Netivot Moshe School in Haifa's Kiryat Shmuel neighborhood demonstrated alongside their parents against Mayor Yonah Yahav to protest the municipality's failure to meet the school's basic needs. The municipality recently reneged on pledges to allocate land for the construction of a larger building, leaving the students to contend with crowded, difficult conditions.

Dozens of Lots Allocated for Botei Knesses and Religious Institutions in Jerusalem
By Betzalel Kahn

The Jerusalem Municipality recently allocated dozens of lots for the construction of botei knesses and religious institutions around the city. The move was made possible following the success of Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky in reactivating the Municipal Siting Committee.

Derech HaMelech to Open Smicha Program for English- Speakers
by B. Berman

Halochoh is the cornerstone of life as a religious Jew. It is an integral part of all our actions. It can also be the key to awakening a young man's love of learning. This latter point is the fuel behind the smicha program currently being put together at Yeshivas Derech HaMelech.

One-Time Grant Deposited in Yeshiva and Kollel Accounts
By Betzalel Kahn

Based on an agreement with the Finance Ministry, in exchange for abstaining from the vote on the state budget UTJ received a pledge for NIS 290 million ($65 million). Funds were deposited last week in yeshiva and kollel bank accounts in the form of a one-time grant. Yeshivas received NIS 360 ($80) per student while kollelim received NIS 650 ($145) per avreich.

Gavad of Kiryat Ungvar Visiting Eretz Yisroel
By Betzalel Kahn

Gedolei Torah and neighborhood rabbonim and residents were on hand at a reception to mark the arrival of HaRav Menasheh Klein, the Gavad of Ungvar and author of Mishneh Halochos, who flew in on Monday for an extended visit.

Delegation of Zaka — Tel Aviv to Go to London
by A. Cohen

Accompanied by the blessings and encouragement of gedolei Yisroel, a delegation of representatives of the renowned organization Zaka-Tel Aviv set out for London to raise funds for their varied activities for the benefit of the living and the deceased, and particularly for underwriting their summer camp for special-needs children and victims of terror.

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