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9 Kislev 5770 - November 26, 2009 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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Rabbi Gafni: It is a Lie that the Chareidi Sector Does Not Want to Work
By Eliezer Rauchberger

During a Knesset plenum meeting last week MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni raised a proposal to address discrimination against the chareidi sector in the job market.

Doctors at Schneider Hospital Refuse to Treat Brain-Dead Girl
By Yechiel Sever

Deputy Health Minister MK Rabbi Yaakov Litzman has taken up the cause of a young girl classified as brain dead at Schneider Children's Hospital, where doctors are refusing to continue providing medical treatment, though her heart still beats regularly.

Knesset Debate Over Rabbonim Who Do Not Recognize False Conversions
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The Knesset Immigration and Absorption Committee held a pitched debate following the refusal of the chief rabbis of several cities and marriage registrars to list the marriage of non-Jews who underwent fictitious conversions. Knesset members who took part in the meeting, the legal advisor for the Chief Rabbinate and a Justice Ministry representative announced that they would work to dismiss the rabbis and registrars and file charges against them.

UTJ Opposes Bill to Monitor Girls Who Avoid IDF Induction
By Yechiel Sever

The Knesset Legislating Committee, despite opposition by chareidi Knesset factions, decided to back a government-sponsored bill to set up an apparatus to monitor young women who request military deferments based on religious grounds.

UTJ Revoked Threat Not to Back Government in No-Confidence Motion
By Eliezer Rauchberger

United Torah Judaism made a last-minute decision this week to support the government in the no-confidence motion raised during the Knesset plenum meeting — only after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged to heed UTJ members regarding all religious issues and laws related to religious issues that come before the government and the coalition.

Lev Tahor School for Autistic Students Gets New Wing
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The Lev Tahor school for autistic students, located in Jerusalem's Neveh Yaakov neighborhood, is slated to move into a new wing allocated by the Jerusalem Municipality after many years in inadequate, overcrowded prefab structures.

Traffic Safety Campaign for Kids Under Way
By Yechiel Sever

The nationwide Zahav educational campaign is advancing to the next phase: starting this week Yated Ne'eman's Tuesday edition, which is distributed free to 135,000 chareidi households, features a two-page spread containing educational anecdotes, riddles, activities, comics drawings and more to foster proper road safety among children and teens.

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