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26 Nisan 5768 - May 1, 2008 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Maranan Verabonon Reiterate Warnings Against "Chareidi" Weeklies Lacking Rabbinical Supervision
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Gedolei Yisroel are again alerting the public to the spiritual dangers in various weeklies that claim to be a part of the "religious and chareidi press" but which in fact introduce foreign content and have a deleterious influence on the Torah-true public.

Jerusalem Draws 1 Million Visitors During Pesach
By Yechiel Sever

Some one million people visited Jerusalem during Pesach, including a constant stream of people praying at the Kosel Maarovi.

Remaining Damascus Jews Hold Seder in City's Only Active Shul
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

An AP reporter visiting Damascus during Pesach met the last remaining members of the only surviving kehilloh in the Syrian capital after the late President Hafez Assad permitted Jews to leave the country in 1992. Seven mispallelim at Beit Knesset Al-Feranj, located in the city's ancient Jewish quarter, told the reporter they feel no religious discrimination.

Hagemach Hamerkazi Expands: First US Branch to Open in Lakewood
By Yechiel Sever

As part of its rapid expansion, Hagemach Hamerkazi is soon to open its first US branch. Scheduled to open in Lakewood the new branch will provide service for chareidim throughout the US under the management of Rabbi Shlomo Korlansky, who recently made a round of visits accompanied by Rabbi Moshe Montag, director of Hagemach Hamerkazi, to the homes of gedolei Yisroel shlita to request their blessings.

Arabs Break in to Bayit Vegan Apartment
By Yechiel Sever and G. Lazer

Over 30 apartments were broken into in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood during Pesach using sophisticated forced-entry equipment. In some cases the burglars removed cinderblocks to pass from one apartment to another. Policemen and a mobile forensics lab gathered evidence and fingerprints from the apartments.

Contractor Defrauds Condo Buyers in NY and Flees to Israel
By M. Green

Over 40 chareidi families in Brooklyn could be evicted and their homes possessed after buying condos from a contractor who fled from Brooklyn to Jerusalem. After receiving full payment he mortgaged the housing units and failed to meet payments on various loans. Now the lenders are claiming the properties for themselves.

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