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29 Adar 5766 - March 29, 2006 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Decisions Announced at Emergency Conference
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

A special conference was held on Wednesday 22 Adar to express the concern of gedolei Yisroel about the ongoing efforts that are being made to influence and undermine chareidi education from many different government sources. The threat is not limited to one political party or another, but come from the entire secular establishment.

Neighborhood Rabbonim in Jerusalem Prepare to Sell Chometz Independently of Moatza Datit
By Betzalel Kahn

With the blessings of Maran HaRav Eliashiv shlita this year a mechiras chometz will be conducted for business owners and neighborhood residents by the Association of Neighborhood Rabbis of Jerusalem. The sale will be carried out by HaRav Binyomin Adler, who was in charge of the sale at the Jerusalem Rabbinate for many years under HaRav Y. Kulitz zt"l, as well as by HaRav Y. Efrati, HaRav A. Schlesinger, HaRav D. Yosef and other prominent rabbonim.

Chinuch Atzmai Secures Loan to Resume Busing Until Pesach Break
By Betzalel Kahn

As part of its efforts to minimize the damage to the education of thousands of children in its schools following the discontinuation of government-funded bus service, Chinuch Atzmai took out bank loans to resume the busing system until the Pesach break.

Sephardic Bnei Torah Party Joins Bnei Brak Coalition
By A. Cohen

With a statement of support by Kuf Dalet — The Association of Sephardic Bnei Torah for Rabbi Yissochor Frankentahl, mayor and coalition chairman of Bnei Brak, the Bnei Brak municipal coalition now has the full support of all of the parties represented in the City Council.

Bnei Brak Budget Approved
By A. Cohen

The municipal budget for the City of Bnei Brak will come to NIS 653.5 million ($140 million) for the year 2006 in contrast to an operating report of NIS 682.7 million ($146 million) for the previous year the Finance Committee and the City Council confirmed.

Thousands of Graves to be Renovated at Mount of Olives
By Betzalel Kahn

The Jerusalem Municipality, in cooperation with the Prime Minister's Office, is set to launch Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky's revolutionary plan to renovate and develop the Mount of Olives cemetery.

Jerusalem Real Estate Market Shows Signs of Recovery
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A comparison of contracts signed and recent data from income generated through taxes on property appreciation (paid when a property sale is made) point to a recovery in the Jerusalem real estate market in 2005. An analysis of Israel Land Administration tenders for the sale of land in Jerusalem reveals a similar picture.

The Redemption Haggadah
With Commentary of the Dubno Maggid, published in honor of his 200th yahrtzeit - 17 Teves, 5765

by S. Grossnass

Joy . . .

The excitement of witnessing the publication of The Redemption Haggadah will stay with me for the rest of my life. Nearly two years of hard slog finally paid off and boruch Hashem our fledgling tzedokoh campaign was blessed with a publication to be proud of, thanks to the expertise of Feldheim publishers.

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