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13 Kislev 5766 - December 14, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Newspaper Expose Reveals:
Degel HaTorah National Convention Opens in Zichron Yaakov
by Y.Ariel and B. Kahn

"Good for us and good for the World"

The Degel HaTorah National Convention began Tuesday at the Eden Inn in Zichron Yaakov with a special opening session attended by members of Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah, the Rabbinical Committee and Degel HaTorah leaders and delegates.

Gedolei Yisroel Call for Reinforced Efforts to Use Kosher Electricity on Shabbos
by A. Cohen

Gedolei Yisroel including Maran HaRav Eliashiv, shlita, signed a letter of encouragement for the askonim who are making marked progress toward plans to install a Shabbos generator for the entire city of Modi'in Illit.

MK Gafni Protests Discrimination Against Chareidi Institutions
by Eliezer Rauchberger

"What the Education Ministry is doing to chareidi education has not been done in any totalitarian country in the world. Funding is not transferred properly in any area. Not in the lower grades, not in the high-school grades, not in the seminaries, not in transportation and not in talmudei Torah.

Betzedek Wins Petition on Tuition for Chinuch Atzmai Commuter Students
by Betzalel Kahn and Y. Ariel

Another court victory for Betzedek: A Haifa court ruled that the "Gafni Law" must be enforced at all local authorities as of the time of legislation and required the city of Kiryat Yam to pay the tuition—including back tuition payments—for local students who commute to Chinuch Atzmai schools in Haifa, and to reimburse Betzedek for the court costs and attorney fees.

City of Jerusalem Invests in Development of Geula Area
by Betzalel Kahn

The City of Jerusalem, through municipal companies Eden and Moriah, has begun an extensive project to develop and upgrade the infrastructures in the Kerem Avraham neighborhood and the Geula area. The city invested much time and effort into planning the project, which now enters the execution stage.

Rain Forecast for Thursday
by G. Kleiman

Weather forecasters at the Meteorological Service in Beit Dagan say rain will fall on Thursday after three weeks of no rain and unseasonably high temperatures.

Ariel Sharon's Policy Address at the Israel Business Conference
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

At the Israel Business Conference on December 5 of this year, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon spoke and discussed his goals in several important areas. Since Sharon is extraordinarily close-mouthed for an Israeli prime minister, this speech represents a relatively rare glimpse of his plans. Therefore we are reproducing excerpts of it for the benefit of our readers.

Sharon Promises Security Considerations Alone Will Guide School Guard Arrangements
by G. Kleiman

"The considerations for the security of students at educational institutions in Israel have been and will remain security considerations alone," PM Ariel Sharon said at last week's Cabinet meeting.

Multiyear Improvement Plan for Kosel Maarovi Approved
by Betzalel Kahn

The government approved a multiyear improvement plan for the Western Wall Plaza this week. The plan calls for changes to the main point of entry to the Kosel Maarovi, new traffic arrangements and a new building to house the police station, emergency and rescue services and other services.

Tax Reform Results in Growing Gap Between High-Income and Low-Income Earners
by G. Kleiman

Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Minister Yitzhak Herzog met with National Insurance Institute Director Yigal Ben Shalom to discuss the plan for the battle against poverty.

Mrs. Channah Eliashiyuv, o"h
by A. Cohen

Channah Eliashiyuv o"h, the wife of HaRav Yosef Eliashiyuv and the mother of the Eliashiyuv brothers—among today's leading Torah benefactors—passed away last Sunday morning 10 Kislev.

Jerusalem Wins Five Stars
by Betzalel Kahn

The City of Jerusalem won five stars in the Beautiful City in a Beautiful Israel competition, the maximum rating a city can receive in the first round of the competition. Mayor Rabbi Uri Lupoliansky welcomed the achievement, saying he would continue to ensure that Jerusalem retains this esteemed title in the years to come.

City of Jerusalem to Allocate Dozens of Lots for Construction of Religious Facilities
by Betzalel Kahn

The Jerusalem City Council recently discussed making 24 lots available for the construction of botei knesses around the city.

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