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23 Tammuz 5766 - July 19, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Israel Seeks to Defeat Hizbullah
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Israel is seeking to deal a decisive defeat to Hizbullah and not just a strong blow. This is what is meant by Israeli officials who say that they seek to change the rules of the game in Lebanon.

Rabbinical Conference on Conversion and Intermarriage Held in Jerusalem This Week
Maranan Verabonon Direct it to Go Ahead — A Step to Correcting the Underlying Problems

By Betzalel Kahn and M Plaut

The Rabbinical Conference for Correct Conversion and the Prevention of Intermarriage of the Lillian Jean Kaplan Jewish Pride Through Education Project opened at the Metzudat David Hotel in Jerusalem on Monday this week. The three-day event was graced by the presence of gedolei Yisroel, prominent rabbonim who came to address the hundreds of rabbonim in attendance, and dayonim and marriage registrars and hundreds of other participants.

Chareidim Fight Back with Chessed and Tefilloh

Ministry of Housing: All Tenders for Chareidi Areas Were Sold Out
by Betzalel Kahn

The Ministry of Construction and Housing is reporting a 23 percent reduction in the number of apartment units marketed overall in Israel from February to May 2005. During this period tenders were publicized for 1,519 housing units at 37 sites and winners were selected for 1,134 units. Approximately one-fourth of the apartments offered in the tenders were not sold to developers.

Ongoing Antichareidi Discrimination at Movement for Quality in Government
By Betzalel Kahn

MKs and ministers are lodging harsh attacks against the Movement for Quality in Government following the blow the organization took when the High Court rejected its petition against funding Education Ministry transfers to Merkaz Chinuch Atzmai and Maayan Hachinuch Hatorani.

Betzedek Argues Teachers Should be Compensated for Preparing Students for Szold Exams
By Betzalel Kahn

Betzedek is working to reverse a discriminatory Education Ministry directive to compensate teachers for test preparation only if the students take the Bagrut Exams, thereby excluding teachers at chareidi high schools for girls, where students take the Szold Exams.

Bnei Brak Has Lowest Rate of Skin Cancer
by N. Katzin

Due to modest dress and a different leisure culture Bnei Brak has the lowest incidence of melanoma (skin cancer) in Gush Dan, according to figures published by Maccabi Health Services.

Mrs. Brochoh Porush, o"h
by Betzalel Kahn

Gedolei Torah, roshei yeshivos, admorim, rabbonim and public figures led a large funeral for the wife of Rabbi Menachem Porush ylct"a one of the veteran heads of Agudas Yisroel, who returned her soul to her Maker at the age of 87.

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