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29 Av 5766 - August 23, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Will Protests Snowball? Will the Government Survive?
by M Plaut

Just a week after the cease-fire, many of the troops are still in Lebanon, and the protests are getting stronger and stronger.

By Eliezer Rauchberger

MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni spoke out against the distribution of various budget cuts during a Knesset Finance Committee, saying "the whole cut is a blow to the weak."

American Agudas Yisroel Delegation Tours Pledges Aid for Northern Cities
By Y. Ariel

A delegation of Agudas Yisroel of America is joining Degel HaTorah and local Agudas Yisroel representatives to assist northern residents. The delegation toured communities and cities harmed by the war and met with local rabbonim and other representatives, promising to assist families and individuals who suffered financially as a result of missile attacks as well as organizations that incurred debts in order to assist them.

Grave Concerns Over Chinuch Atzmai Busing Program
By A. Cohen

The ongoing busing crisis at Chinuch Atzmai and the concerted efforts to ensure busing remains available for thousands of girls and boys were the focus of an emergency meeting for the principals of hundreds of Chinuch Atzmai schools around the country at the Simchat Olam Events Hall in Bnei Brak.

MK Gafni Works towards Removing Bureaucratic Obstacles Delaying Funding for Torah Institutions
By Betzalel Kahn

MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni has been working to remove bureaucratic obstacles preventing Torah institutions from receiving funding. The bureaucratic snares stem from tightened Education Ministry and NGO Registrar criteria for receiving Proper Management Certificates and monthly funding transfers.

Half of Gaza Evacuees Setting Up New Businesses
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

One hundred and forty of the evacuees from the Gaza Strip and Northern Samaria have already started new businesses and another 170 are at various stages of setting up businesses according to a report by the Economic Research Authority at the Ministry of Trade and Industry. A total of 310 evacuees are at some stage of setting up businesses compared to 620 business owners before the evacuation.

Jerusalem Municipality Workers Helping Northern Cities
By Betzalel Kahn

Based on a decision by Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky, the City of Jerusalem is adopting Kiryat Shemoneh and Tiberius to help their respective municipalities return to normal by sending aid delegations of various kinds. The delegations will operate according to a comprehensive plan the Mayor prepared after meeting with the mayors of the two cities to discuss their needs.

MK Gafni: Ethical Guidelines for Judges Should Apply to Dayonim
by Eliezer Rauchberger

MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni is demanding that the ethical guidelines for courts and judges apply to botei din and dayonim as well. "Why should the ethical guidelines apply only to the Court?" he asked.

New Israeli Patent: Electronic Valve Deflates Tires in Event of Theft
By S. Fried

A patent was recently registered in Israel for a revolutionary device that could reduce car thefts: an electronic valve that lets the air out of the tires in the event of an attempted car theft.

Jerusalem Municipality Operates Enrollment Assistance Centers for Immigrants
By Betzalel Kahn

The Jerusalem Municipality's Department for Chareidi Education has set up a special assistance center for new immigrants seeking to enroll their children in chareidi schools. The project is a part of the Pashut Latet Sherut project initiated by Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky.

Jerusalem Municipality to Build 10 New Mikvo'os
By Betzalel Kahn

The Jerusalem Municipality is launching a project to build ten new mikvo'os around the city after Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky managed to secure tens of millions of shekels for the project, which calls for the construction of mikvo'os in Ramat Shlomo, Mekor Boruch, Ein Kerem, Ramat Eshkol, Baka'ah, the Old City, Talpiot and other locations.

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