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20 Ellul 5766 - September 13, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Qaida Criminal Threatens Israel; Attack on US Embassy in Damascus
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Ayman al-Zawahri, reportedly al-Qaida's second in command, warned in a videotape aired Monday September 11, the fifth anniversary of the attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, that Israel and Persian Gulf countries are al-Qaida's next targets. On Tuesday there was an armed attack on the US Embassy in Damascus. Three of the attackers and one of the defenders were killed. No American casualties were reported.

HaRav Eliashiv Says Bnei Torah Should Separate Terumos and Ma'asros from All Food in Their Home
By S. Yisrael

Although Halichos Sodeh is a top journal on the mitzvas tied to Eretz Yisroel, the monthly has a very modest distribution. But Torah scholars engaged in these sugyos know that the journal, published by the Institute for Research on Torah-Based Agriculture, contains a hidden treasure of chidushim. The current edition, Vol. 149, is no exception.

New Initiative to Confront Jerusalem Housing Shortage
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Chareidi activists and public figures have begun to organize for group purchase of apartments in secular neighborhoods in Jerusalem.

MK Gafni Prevents Bezeq from Carrying Out Large-Scale Shabbos Desecration
By Betzalel Kahn

MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni prevented Bezeq from carrying out a project that would have required hundreds of employees, including observant employees, to work on Shabbos. The order to halt the work was given by Bezeq's new board chairman, Atty. Dov Weissglass.

Tremor Felt in Central Region on Shabbos
By Yechiel Sever

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale was felt in many parts of the Central Region at 8:00 am Shabbos morning. The epicenter was near the Dead Sea.

Chief Rabbi Metzger Says Transferring Religious Services to Local Authorities Would be Disastrous
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Chief Rabbi Metzger issued an urgent demand to PM Ehud Olmert and Finance Minister Avraham Hirschson to cancel the paragraph in the 2007 Arrangements Law that would eliminate the religious councils (moatzot dat) and transfer religious services directly to the local authorities.

Mikveh Renovations Around the Country
By Betzalel Kahn

The National Center for Family Purity in Eretz Yisroel is renovating several mikvo'os around the country.

Acheinu Places Over 1,000 Students in Torah Schools
By Betzalel Kahn

Over 1,000 students were integrated into Torah-based schools following an extensive enrollment drive by Acheinu.

Increased Enrollment at Shuvu Schools
By Betzalel Kahn

The 5767 year opened at Shuvu schools across the country with 2,000 new students enrolled at the organization's kindergartens, primary schools and high schools.

An Extra Ordinary Man
by Fayge Parker

Le'iluy nishmas Kehos ben Avrohom Yitzchok Spetner z"l, niftar 8 Elul, 5765. Written on his first yahrtzeit.

A New Edition of Shas
By Tzvi Sofer

A special event was held in Jerusalem Sunday night to mark the release of a new edition of the Vilna Shas published by Machon Masores HaShas.

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