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27 Kislev 5766 - December 28, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Justice Ministry Continues to Prevent Transfer of Funding to Torah Institutions
by Betzalel Kahn

The Justice Ministry continues to create obstacles to prevent the transfer of funding to Torah and chinuch institutions, citing various legal rationales, some of which are not grounded in reality but are apparently just intended to delay, disrupt and prevent the chareidi public from receiving their rightful funding.

Notice Regarding Kela'ei Hakerem

The publication of a notice by the Center for Halachic Agriculture brought numerous questions. Rabbonim from the Kashrus Lemehadrin organization would like to clarify the matter as follows:

The Whole Truth on the Olive Oil Scandal and Yated's Part in Solving It
by N. Katzin

Two weeks ago Taaman CEO Chaim Shalom told Yated Ne'eman the following telltale fact: If olive oil is priced below NIS 20 per bottle it might be fake. One week later Taaman olive oil could be found on grocery store shelves for NIS 11.75.

Hiddurim in Olive Oil for Hanukah
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Regarding the hiddur of using olive oil to light Hanukah candles, Maran HaRav Eliashiv made known previously that the closer the oil is to the olive oil used for the menorah in Beis Hamikdosh, the more mehudar it is for Hanukah.

Interior Ministry Grants Citizenship to Thousands of Non- Jews; Rabbonim and Public Figures Protest
by G. Lazer

Rabbonim and public figures are stepping up protests against a trend at the Interior Ministry to grant citizenship to thousands of foreign workers residing in Israel.

Separate Prayer Sections for Men and Women at Har Tzion
by Betzalel Kahn

After several years arrangements have finally been made for the full separation between men and women at the Har Tzion, which is believed to be the gravesite of Dovid Hamelech.

Media Bias in Apparently Innocent Stories
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

It is sometimes surprising where bias turns up in media reports. Stories that seem innocent and on topics far removed from the issues may have serious flaws, as HonestReporting showed in a recent report.

Histadrut Allows Religious Council Workers to Strike
by G. Kleiman

"Religious council workers around the country are hereby authorized to strike to protest the prolonged withholding of their pay," the Histadrut announced.

What is the Answer to Gaza Kassams?
by Mordecai Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

In the months since the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, the Kassam missiles have continued to fall regularly. There was no significant difference in the rate that prevailed before the withdrawal and after the withdrawal. So far Israel has not developed an "answer" — in military terms, a reply that will stop them.

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