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5 Nisan 5768 - April 10, 2008 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Attempt to Amend Chometz Law Before Pesach
By Eliezer Rauchberger

MK Rabbi Avrohom Ravitz is trying to amend the Chometz Law before Pesach in order to bypass an outrageous ruling by Judge Tamar Bar Asher Tzaban of the Jerusalem Municipal Court, who held that selling chometz inside stores and restaurants is permitted as long as it's not sold in public view.

Gedolei Yisroel to Sign Statement Against AM/PM and Shefa Shuk
By Yechiel Sever

Gedolei Yisroel are currently in the process of signing a position statement regarding the crisis with AM/PM convenience stores and Shefa Shuk supermarkets as well as the other stores associated with the Alon Group, but when to release it to the general public has yet to be decided.

Knesset Education Ministry to Draft Yeshiva Ketanoh Funding Bill
By Yechiel Sever

Next week the Knesset Education Committee will meet to discuss a law currently being prepared for a first reading that addresses the budget for yeshivos ketanos.

Dirshu Holds Tenth Anniversary Gathering at Yad Eliyahu
By Yechiel Sever

Roshei yeshivos, admorim, rabbonim and over ten thousand avreichim and bochurim who take the Dirshu exams were on hand Tuesday 3 Nisan for Kinus Olom HaTorah, an event at Yad Eliyahu in Tel Aviv to mark a decade of Dirshu operations.

Rabbonim Denounce Turning to Secular Courts to Stop Expansion Project at Rashbi Gravesite in Meron
By Yechiel Sever

Gedolei Yisroel are voicing strong objections to Sephardic site overseers at Meron who have turned to the secular court system in an effort to block expansion of the area set aside for prayer at the gravesite for R' Shimon Bar Yochai in Meron — for unclear reasons.

Vaadas HaRabbonim Approves New Exchange for Kosher Cellcom Subscribers
By Yechiel Sever

Due to the large number of Cellcom subscribers using kosher phones, phone numbers with a prefix reserved for kosher phones have run out and the company had to make a new exchange prefix available. After receiving the approval of Vaadas HaRabbonim LeInyonei Tikshoret a new kosher prefix is set to open with the numbers beginning 052-71.

City of Haifa to Start Including Chareidi Sector in Pesach Activities
By G. Lazer

With the help of UTJ representative Aryeh Blitenthal and Rabbi Yisrael Shlomai, a member of the Chareidi Matnas Board, this year for the first time the Haifa Municipality will include Pesach activities aimed at the chareidi sector.

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