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18 Sivan 5766 - June 14, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Palestinians Lied with Deliberate Malice
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

An IDF committee investigating the deaths of seven Palestinians in an explosion at a Gaza beach last Friday has concluded that the IDF did not cause the explosion. The flip side, which the committee did not address, is that the Palestinian sources who blamed Israel were deliberately lying when they fingered Israel as the cause of the tragedy.

State Prosecutor's Office Does Not Show Up at Meeting on Autopsy of Baby in Ashdod
By Eliezer Rauchberger

"The State Prosecutor's conduct is shameful and anti- democratic. They simply are unable to respond to the serious claims against them and therefore just did not come to the committee meeting. And even worse is that Justice Minister Chaim Ramon stands here before us and defends them.

International Rabbinical Conference in Jerusalem to Buttress Halachic Conversion
By Betzalel Kahn

An international rabbinical conference scheduled to take place next month in Jerusalem will focus on upholding conversions in accordance with halochoh. Prominent rabbonim and dayonim are expected to attend, discussing various facets of the issue and setting clear guidelines for conversions performed by Torah-true rabbonim around the world.

Reform and Conservative Demanding Access to Public Mikvehs for Conversion Purposes
By Betzalel Kahn

Following a High Court petition for not recognizing Reform "conversions," banning quasi-religious ceremonies at the Kosel Maarovi and various other acts running counter to halochoh, the Reform and Conservative movements have found another issue to bring before the High Court as part of their efforts to weaken the foundations of Judaism.

Finance and Education Ministries to Provide Funding Needed to Resume Chinuch Atzmai Busing
By Betzalel Kahn

Following two weeks of concerted efforts by MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni to remedy the Chinuch Atzmai bus service, which had been discontinued yet again due to a lack of funding, Rabbi Gafni notified the heads of Chinuch Atzmai and various principals he managed to secure the funding needed to operate the transportation system at Chinuch Atzmai institutions around the country.

NIS 290 to be Transferred to Chareidi Institutions Following Budget Deal
By E. Rauchberger

The budget was approved in a 35-22 vote last week after the Economic Arrangements Law passed with a large majority.

Elevators to Connect Jewish Quarter to Kosel Maarovi
by Betzalel Kahn

Jerusalem Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky instructed municipality officials to build an elevator connecting the Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall Plaza in order to assist the elderly, the handicapped and large families.

France and France Railroad Ordered to Compensate Holocaust Victims for Deportation
By Arnon Yaffeh, Paris

Only after 61 years had passed was France's state-owned railroad company SNCF found guilt of deporting Jews in cattle cars, pressed in behind locked doors. Last week a Toulouse court circumvented all of the legal obstacles heaped on the case by the French government (e.g. statute of limitations and claims it was forced to cooperate with the occupying forces), ordering the State and the railroad company to compensate the Lipietz family.

Jerusalem's Chareidi Education System Leads the Way in Road Safety Instruction
By Betzalel Kahn

Talmud Torah Yemin Hashem Romema won this year's road safety award given by the Education Minister and Transportation Minister. The talmud Torah won the award for the teaching staff's efforts to inculcate the students with the importance of safety based on a chareidi perspective, providing Jewish sources on the issue of safety.

Telz Stone Inaugurates New Beis Medrash
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Tuesday evening, 10 Sivan, hundreds of Telz Stone residents turned out to celebrate the chanukas habayis and hachnosas sefer Torah of Beis Medrash Ohel Avraham Nachalas Tzvi in the Givah neighborhood.

Sefer Gevuras Ari on Maseches Yuma
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Reviewed by Yated Ne'eman Staff

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Rav Shmuel Gratz zt"l
By S. Bruchi

Rav Shmuel Gratz zt"l, founder of an important kollel for baalei batim and Kollel Ohr Hameir, passed away in Bnei Brak on Leil Shabbos Parshas Bamidbor 5766 at the age of 84.

Sharp Rise in Home Burglaries in Bnei Brak
by A. Cohen

Police arrested a thief trying to break into a car on Rechov Chida in Bnei Brak Monday morning, after he was spotted by a local resident.

Bnei Brak Drivers Pledge to Drive Safely
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

An organization called VeNishmartem successfully completed a campaign to have hundreds in Bnei Brak sign a pledge to follow all traffic regulations. The drivers wrote their name, address and phone number and signed a pledge reading, "I hereby pledge to drive carefully and follow traffic regulations." They also received a bumper sticker with the words, "Sa kechok — zeh lo tzechok."

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