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15 Cheshvan 5766 - November 16, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Labor Ministers Give Peretz Signed Resignations
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

To consolidate his hold over the Labor Party and to give himself a stronger bargaining position with prime minister Sharon, Amir Peretz, leader of the Labor Party since last Thursday, has insisted that all the current ministers of the Labor party give him signed letters of resignation.

Droshos in Memory of HaRav Shach and the Chazon Ish
by A. Cohen

Memorial and chizuk talks were given on Shabbos parshas Lech Lecho at chareidi botei knesses throughout Eretz Yisroel and other parts of the world as part of Shabbos Chazon Ish-Avi Ezri declared by gedolei Yisroel shlita.

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Hesped in Yerushalayim
by M. Plaut

On motzei Shabbos parshas Lech Lecho a hesped for Rabbi Neuberger zt"l was held in the Friedman Beis Medrash of Yeshivas Mir.

Egged Transported Over 60,000 Passengers to Kever Rochel
by Betzalel Kahn

Starting on motzei Shabbos, the beginning of the yahrtzeit for Rochel Imeinu, over 60,000 passengers rode Egged's Line 163 to Kever Rochel. Egged Jerusalem says the arrangements involved coordination among various entities as well as security arrangements, which presented challenges in keeping the constant flow of visitors running smoothly.

Shearis Yisroel Expands Kashrus Line
by Betzalel Kahn

Shearis Yisroel continues to expand its product line. Shearis Yisroel supervises two shechitoh lines: Of Habira, which is sold by Pulkes, and Of Yerushalayim, which is sold by Taam Man. All of the hiddurim and stringencies go beyond standard levels of kashrus, eliminating any concerns of sircho or any other problems.

Shas Being Distributed for Next Cycle Le'Ilui Nishmas HaRav Shach zt"l
by Betzalel Kahn

Sections of the Shas are being distributed to bnei Torah — including a number of gedolei Torah — to be studied le'ilui nishmas Rabbeinu Maran HaRosh Yeshiva zt"l.

NRP Opens Party to Bareheaded Members
by G. Lazer

The committee involved in formulating the National Religious Party constitution decided to allow "traditional" supporters who do not wear yarmulkes to join the party and even get selected for the party's Knesset list if they affirm they accept the party's approach and constitution.

Betzedek Defeats Retroactive Change in Accounting System
by Betzalel Kahn

Following efforts by Betzedek, the Education Ministry's Chief Accountant retracted his directive to require many institutions to convert their entire accounting system back to last year's system to fit it to the General Accountant's new demands.

Binyan Shalem Wins Tender to Build in Yeruchom
by Betzalel Kahn

The Binyan Shalem Company, founded by Degel HaTorah of Jerusalem, won a Housing Ministry tender for the construction of thousands of apartment units in the new Na'ot Ha'irusim project in Yeruchom.

Israel's Elderly — the Poorest in the West
by G. Kleiman

Dismal figures on Israel's elderly population, released as International Elderly Day draws near, reveal that the rate of poverty among elderly people in Eretz Yisroel is the highest in the West.

R' Avrohom HaKohen Foundations Awards
by Betzalel Kahn

At a large awards ceremony at the Ramat Tamir Hotel in Jerusalem, the R' Avrohom HaKohen Foundation gave out the Kesser Torah, Nezer Horo'oh and Ateres Hamishpot awards.

Cities of Jerusalem and Bnei Brak Award Prizes for Torah Works
by A. Cohen and Betzalel Kahn

The prize committee of the Jerusalem Prize for Torah Literature announced the names of the winners of this year's prizes. Eight winners were selected out of a total of 100 works submitted for review over the past year.

Under US Pressure, Israel and PA Reach Gaza Agreement
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Israel and the Palestinian Authority reached a deal on the Gaza border crossings at Rafah on Tuesday, after a meeting attended by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) head Yuval Diskin. Rice had stayed on in Israel past her original schedule to help broker the deal.

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