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19 Kislev 5768 - November 29, 2007 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Eternal Jewish Family Conference Held In Washington
By Yisroel Friedman

Two hundred and sixty rabbonim from Eretz Yisroel and North America gathered recently in Washington, DC to attend the Eternal Jewish Family conference, whose object was to bolster awareness of the potentially tragic consequences of failing to meet the exacting halachic requirements for accepting converts, for both the individuals involved and for our nation as a whole.

Algeria Still Does Not Allow Entry of Jews Expelled With the French
By Arnon Yaffeh, Paris

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem denounced the inclusion of singer Enrico Macias in the French President's entourage during the official visit to Algeria scheduled to take place in December. "I was unable to determine the composition of President Sarkozy's entourage, but Macias the Jew is still unwanted in Algeria," Belkhadem said last week. Journalists closely aligned with Islam and conservative figures in the ruling party, FLN, called him a Zionist, though he is popular among the masses in Algeria.

Germany Does Not Intend to Expand Reparations Agreement

by Yated Ne'eman Staff

German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck said during a recent visit to Jerusalem that his country does not intend to expand the reparations agreement signed with Israel in 1952. However, he did promise that his government would try to assist needy Holocaust survivors living in Israel through the Claims Committee, the worldwide organization that works to ensure survivors receive reparations.

Siyum for Dozens of High School Students Drawn to Acheinu During School Strike
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Dozens of high school students who suddenly found themselves with no classes to attend due to the ongoing school strike took part in their first siyum at the Acheinu yeshiva in Har Nof for the newly observant. For many of the participants the exciting event to celebrate the completion of "Eilu Metzios" (the second chapter of Bovo Metzia) also marked the first time they had ever completed a chapter of the gemora.

Employment Center for Disabled Under Construction in Bnei Brak
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Bnei Brak Mayor Rabbi Yissochor Frankental has approved and is backing an NIS-6 million ($1.5 million) construction project for a building to house a rehabilitative employment center designed to facilitate assisted employment for the disabled. Construction is being carried with the help of the Shalem Foundation, the National Insurance Foundation and Mifal Hapayis.

Kollel Shomrei Hachomos Set to Mark 150th Anniversary
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The administration of Kollel Shomrei Hachomos - R' Meir Baal Haness is ready to hold a series of events to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Torah and chessed organization by gedolei Yisroel.

Motzei Shabbos at This Year's Agudath Israel Convention
by DvD Staff

At the Keynote Session of Agudath Israel of America's 85th National Convention on motzei Shabbos parshas Vayishlach, the words of two Gedolei Yisroel and of Yerushalayim's mayor about the future of the Holy City stood out.

(adopted by the delegates to the 85th national convention of Agudath Israel of America, November 25, 2007, Stamford, Connecticut)

WHEREAS, the American government is convening a conference later this week in Annapolis, Maryland in an effort to promote Middle East peace, and particularly to move Israel and the Palestinian Authority toward a final peace agreement; and...

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