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2 Tammuz 5766 - June 28, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Israeli Military Forces Mass Near Gaza
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Two days after an Israeli soldier was abducted by Hamas gunmen from an IDF outpost inside of the Green Line, there have been no significant further developments, and it is not clear when there will be. Neither side has spoken about any deadlines.

Public Outrage Following Organ-Removal Operation at Shaarei Tzedek
By Betzalel Kahn

After adhering to halochoh since its founding in Jerusalem nearly a century ago, Shaarei Tzedek blatantly disregarded an established halachic directive by removing organs from a brain-dead patient.

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Bill would Allow Rabbinate Botei Din to Hear Monetary and Civil Cases
By Eliezer Rauchberger

The Knesset House Committee granted an exemption to speed up a proposed law by MK Rabbi Meir Porush that would allow Rabbinate botei din to hear monetary and civil cases if both parties consent.

Study Reveals Anti-Religious Coercion Since Founding of State
By Betzalel Kahn

A new study reveals what the Israeli media have been trying to hide for nearly 60 years: serious instances of anti- religious coercion have taken place in Israel, especially during the State's early years.

Kadima Signs Agreement with Conservatives
By G. Lazer

PM Ehud Olmert was on hand when representatives of the Worldwide Conservative Movement signed a partnership with Kadima officials in the World Zionist Organization.

MK Gafni: Only a Change in Values Can Save the Mainstream Education System
By Eliezer Rauchberger

"Any structural change in the education system will not help if there is no change in values," MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni told the Knesset Education Committee meeting on Monday, during which Education Minister Yuli Tamir presented her new plans and goals.

Finance Committee Approves NIS 290 Million for Distribution by UTJ
By Eliezer Rauchberger

The Knesset Finance Committee recently approved NIS 290 million ($65 million) promised to United Torah Judaism in exchange for not voting against the 2006 state budget and the Arrangements Law.

Mofaz Reveals Plans for War on Road Accidents
By S. Fried

During a conference for traffic safety officers Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz presented his plans for a war against road accidents.

Arsonists Attack French Hill Shul
By Betzalel Kahn

Residents of Jerusalem's French Hill neighborhood were shocked by an attempt to burn down the Shaarei Rachamim shul last week, causing major damage to the ezras noshim.

NYC Transit Permits Subway Workers to Wear Yarmulkes During the Summer
By G. Lazer

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York issued a directive permitting subway workers to wear yarmulkes at work during the summer months when employees are not required to wear hats as part of their uniform.

Brisk Enrollment at Shuvu Schools
By A. Cohen

Extensive enrollment drives have brought record enrollment and an increase of nearly 30 percent more students than last year at Shuvu schools as more and more parents seek alternatives to the dismal education at government schools.

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