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1 Adar 5766 - March 1, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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El Al Operates Flight on Shabbos Due to Technical Delay
By Betzalel Kahn

Despite repeated pledges not to desecrate Shabbos, El Al operated a flight from Tel Aviv to Bangkok last Shabbos night, parshas Mishpotim. Following pressure by rabbonim and public figures, El Al advanced the flight from 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to prevent Shabbos desecration at Ben- Gurion Airport, but the majority of the flight and the landing took place on Shabbos Kodesh.

UTJ Election Staff Launches Operations at Main Headquarters in Petach Tikva
Special Appeal to Mesorati Voters

By Tzvi Sofer and Y. Ariel

The United Torah Judaism Central Election Staff began operations at its offices in Petach Tikva's Kiryat Aryeh neighborhood as Knesset elections draw near. Staff heads were appointed and meetings were held to prepare for the setup of local and regional election bureaus opening around the country.

Hundreds of Yeshiva Managers Attend Conference in Jerusalem
By Betzalel Kahn

Hundreds of managers of yeshivas and other Torah institutions met at Binyanei Ha'Uma in Jerusalem for a yom iyun sponsored by Vaad Hayeshivos and the Union of Yeshiva Managers. For several hours the participants listened to fascinating lectures that included information on government injustices regarding the yeshiva budget. Gedolei Torah and top chareidi activists and representatives also took part in the event.

Rabbi Ravitz Promises Increased Funding for Residents During Visit to Beit Shemesh
by Betzalel Kahn

Every MK who served from the beginning of the current term, i.e. the full three years, and is not elected to the upcoming Knesset will receive a total of NIS 320,000 ($70,000) in compensation to adjust to non-Knesset life, including an adjustment grant.

Non-Returning MKs to Receive NIS 320,000 Each
by Eliezer Rauchberger

Tempers are heating up at Chinuch Atzmai and within Raanana's observant residents, in light of ongoing efforts by secular figures in the city to sabotage the local Bais Yaakov secondary school. The issue came to a head recently when a court ordered the school closed on the grounds that classes are held in a structure that the municipality did not approve for non-residential use.

Parking Arrangements in Manchester Hinder Shul- Goers

The parking problem in Brighton Park, a Jewish neighborhood in Manchester, went from bad to worse when traffic experts decided to reduce the number of permitted parking spaces on the main artery, making it difficult for Jewish residents to reach important destinations.

BeHeichalei HaTorah
"Today Was like a Chag for Me"

by Binyamin Y. Rabinowitz

The Chief Rabbi of Tunisia, HaRav Chaim Bitan, paid a special visit recently to the homes of maranan and rabbonon gedolei Yisroel, a visit that was organized by HaRav Chaim Cohen, the rosh hayeshiva of Yeshivat Orchos Moshe in Moshav Berachiya. The Chief Rabbi summarized the visit, saying: "Today was like a chag for me."

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