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27 Adar II 5768 - April 3, 2008 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Gemach Merkazi Sets Fixed Dollar Rate
By Yechiel Sever

At a special board meeting of the Gemach Merkazi a series of decisions were reached regarding the decline in the value of the dollar in terms of Israeli shekels, which has caused significant losses for many people who deposited their savings in the Gemach Merkazi. Recently the dollar has been valued at about 3.5 shekels. Five years ago it was almost at 5 shekels, and has since traded at around 4.2 shekels.

Gedolei Yisroel Attend Tsnius Chizuk Gatherings in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem
By Yechiel Sever

Gedolei Yisroel held gatherings in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem to address seminary heads regarding the heavy responsibility they bear for strengthening kedushas Yisroel and tsnius.

Betzedek Starts Legal Claims Against Bus Companies
By Yechiel Sever

Legal suits against transportation companies that fail to meet their obligations to passengers are now underway. Recently Betzedek has received hundreds of written complaints regarding public transportation, including precise details and recommendations to improve bus service.

UTJ No-Confidence Motion Over Beitar Illit Construction Freeze Rejected
By Eliezer Rauchberger

The Knesset plenum rejected a no-confidence motion sponsored by UTJ and HaIchud HaLeumi-NRP over the construction freeze in Beitar Illit.

Volunteers Left Eilat MDA Station After Pork Was Served
By Yechiel Sever

Observant Jews in Eilat were shocked to discover both pork and meat with milk dishes were served over the course of several weeks at a Magen David Adom station. Religious MDA volunteers in the city, who were completely unaware of the problem, have decided to stop working for the organization until the incident is investigated and the keilim replaced.

Strauss to Label Non-Cholov Yisroel Products
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Strauss, one of Israel's leading dairy companies, will prominently label products that contain ingredients derived from cholov nochri according to a compromise agreement submitted in court after a class-action suit was filed against the company.

HaRav Eliahu Boruch Finkel zt"l
By Yechiel Sever

A heavy cloak of grief descended on the Torah world, especially Yeshivas Mir, following the petiroh of HaRav Eliyohu Boruch Finkel zt"l, one of the roshei yeshiva and a leading marbitz Torah, who passed away unexpectedly on Monday 24 Adar at the age of 60.

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