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18 Teves 5766 - January 18, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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IDF Closes Down Hebron in Response to Violent Protests
by Mordecai Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

For the last six days there was steady violent protest by Jews in Hebron in response to orders issued by the authorities to evacuate Jews who have been living in the city's marketplace for the past four years.

Study Proves European Jews Have Genetically Pure Heritage
by M. Plaut

A new study, published online in The American Journal of Human Genetics, indicates on genetic grounds that the first European Jews originated in the same area as their wives. The secular bias of most researchers had led them to assume up until now that the Ashkenazi communities of Northern and Central Europe were founded by men who came from the Middle East, and then took wives from each local population whom they perhaps converted to Judaism.

IDT Launches Drive to Hire 200 in Jerusalem This Month
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The Jerusalem offices of communications giant IDT Global launched a campaign to hire a minimum of 200 permanent new workers in the coming weeks to join the 850 employees already working at the company at that location.

6th Agudas Yisroel Yarchei Kallah Opens in Jerusalem
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Two hundred and fifty participants from Agudas Yisroel of America began their Sixth Annual Yarchei Kallah on Monday afternoon at the Renaissance Hotel in Jerusalem.

European Rabbis Say Knife Attack in Moscow Shows Deep Problems
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The Conference of European Rabbis (CER) strongly condemned the vicious knife attack on worshipers at the Bronnaya Synagogue in Moscow on Wednesday 11 Teves which left 11 people injured.

Daf Yomi Gathering Marks End of Eruvin, Beginning of Pesochim
by Betzalel Kahn

Gedolei Yisroel shlita, including Maran HaRav Eliashiv, HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman, HaRav Chaim Pinchos Scheinberg, the Admor of Belz, the Admor of Novominsk, the Admor of Nadvorna, the Admor of Boyan and HaRav Yisroel Hagar joined thousands of Daf Yomi lomdim and maggidei shiurim for a major event at Binyanei Ha'Uma in Jerusalem to mark the completion of Masechta Eruvin and the beginning of Masechta Pesochim.

Chief Rabbinate Attacks Wholesale IDF Conversions
by Betzalel Kahn

Following innumerable warnings by Vaad Harabbonim Ha'olomi L'Inyonei Giyur about the matter, the Chief Rabbinate attacked the IDF's wholesale conversion apparatus which is responsible for bringing non-Jews into Kerem Beis Yisroel through short, fictitious courses for soldiers.

Sixth Printing of HaGaon
by Y. Braverman

Four years have gone by since the first appearance of HaGaon, the most comprehensive and authoritative work on the Vilna Gaon's life and teachings.

Siyum Held in Memory of HaRav Kreiswirth zt"l
by Betzalel Kahn

A special event was held to mark the completion of the entire Shas in memory of HaRav Chaim Kreiswirth zt"l, the late gavad of Antwerp, on the occasion of his fourth yahrtzeit at Beis Knesses Ahavas Torah in Jerusalem.

Fringe Group Attempts to Thwart Har Nof Building Project
by Betzalel Kahn

In Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood certain individuals with vested interests have joined forces with secular figures from outside the neighborhood to thwart the expansion and development of Har Nof by blocking a construction project designed to allow new chareidi families to come to the neighborhood, including young couples.

National Center for Taharas Hamishpochoh Forges Ahead
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A flurry of construction and other activity surrounds the National Center for Taharas Hamishpochoh. Even after building over 900 mikva'os, the Center is not resting on its laurels but continues the momentum of building for the sake of family purity in Eretz Hakodesh.

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