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15 Adar I 5768 - February 21, 2008 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Jews in Syrian Town Face Persecution
By Arnon Yaffeh, Paris

According to press reports hundreds of Jews in the Syrian town of Al Qamishli, located near the Turkish border, face threats of annihilation. Their property has been appropriated and the police persecute them and throw many into prisons and torture chambers.

Discrimination Against Chareidi Education
By Yechiel Sever

In a cutting letter to PM Ehud Olmert, State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss, Attorney General Manny Mazuz and Education Ministry Yuli Tamir, MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni alerted them to another grave incident of discrimination against the chareidi education system following a directive not to apply Phase Alef of the education system reform to chareidi educational institutions and teacher training programs.

Jerusalem Municipality Authorizes Funding for Chareidi Schools By Yechiel Sever

The City of Jerusalem has authorized the transfer of millions of shekels in budget funding for exempt and recognized-but- unofficial institutions in the chareidi education system earmarked for major renovations, equipment purchases, educational programs and safety activities.

Italian Jews Worried by Anti-Israeli Sentiments
By Arnon Yaffeh, Paris

The Jewish community in Rome is trying to placate anti- Israeli and antisemitic provocation by the Italian left and Muslims by initiating meetings with Muslim organizations.

AMPM Stores Continue to Desecrate Shabbos in Central Region
By Yechiel Sever

Vaadas HaRabbonim LeKedushas HaShabbos met last week and decided to launch an open protest against the Alon Group, which heads chains like Dor Gaz, Blue Square, Shefa Shuk and more, in light of announcements by the executive board that it plans to open dozens of additional AMPM stores in Gush Dan and other parts of the country.

Yarchei Kallah in Tbilisi, Georgia
By Yechiel Sever

This week a delegation headed by roshei yeshivos and rabbonim from Eretz Yisroel, Europe and the US is in Tbilisi, Georgia (FSU) for a Yarchei Kallah sponsored by HaVaad LeHatzolas Nidchei Yisroel.

Over a Hundred Spent Four Days Learning Torah at American Aguda Yarchei Kallah
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Participants of Agudas Yisroel of America's second American Yarchei Kallah — held this past Shabbos parshas Tetzaveh through Monday afternoon at the Newark Hilton " — left feeling uplifted and inspired.

Reb Nesanel Hakohen Halton-Halberstadt z"l (Mr. Theodore Halton)
By Rabbi Moshe Leib Halberstadt, a grandson

On the 29th of Shevat (February 4, 2008) Reb Nesanel Halton passed away at the ripe old age of ninety-two.

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