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18 Teves 5768 - December 27, 2007 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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A Great Forum for Kovod HaTorah: The Festive Siyum of the Oz VeHodor Edition of Shas
by Yechiel Sever

A great crowd headed by maranan derabbonon the gedolei haTorah and chassidus, roshei yeshivos, admorim and rabbonim, all gathered on Wednesday 17 Teves at the Avenue Hall on the Ben Gurion Airport grounds in honor of the siyum of the new edition of Shas known as "Oz VeHodor" that was done by a group of outstanding talmidei chachomim headed by HaRav Yehoshua Leitner.

Mikveh Crisis Discussed in Knesset
By Eliezer Rauchberger

A number of mikvo'os face the threat of closure because they lack money to pay for heating fuel, and remain in operation only through the efforts of the National Center for Family Purity, a private charity, which delivers fuel to them.

MK Gafni Says Knesset Would Intervene If Highly Unreasonable Court Rulings Become More Common

By Eliezer Rauchberger

"A law should be legislated regarding judicial discretion in sentencing, which would promote uniformity and consistency in court rulings in Israel," said Knesset Constitution Committee Chairman MK Menachem Ben Sasson (Kadima) on Monday during a committee meeting initiated by MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni to discuss sentencing in Israeli courts.

Gafni Asks Yishai to Stop Shabbos Desecration at Carmel Caves
By Yechiel Sever and Y. Arielli

MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni (UTJ) asked Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Eli Yishai (Shas) to prevent Shabbos desecration at an excavation project underway at the Carmel Caves in Haifa.

Most Soviet Jews Feel Like Part of Jewish People
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A survey commissioned by the Jewish Federation of New York and conducted by the Israeli Institute for Democracy's Gutman Center in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Soviet Jewry at the Lovda Institute in Moscow found that 80 percent of Jews from the former Soviet Union feel that they are a part of the Jewish people and 75 percent are proud of their Jewishness, especially among those under the age of 30.

Bill to Provide Attorney to Family of Deceased Before Performing Autopsy
By Eliezer Rauchberger

MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni tabled a bill that would require providing families with legal council in the event the court orders an autopsy.

Chaim Shel Torah Opens Branch in Antwerp
by Yechiel Sever

Chaim Shel Torah is starting a training course for Antwerp for avreichim interested in becoming private ramim.

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