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UPDATE: Walder’s Books Pulled From Shelves Across Israel; Yated, Otiyot, Radio Kol Chai Remove Columns And Programs

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu was asked what to do with the books of author Chaim Walder at present? Rabbi Eliyahu answered that the matter has not yet ...

US Overdose Deaths Topped 100,000 In One Year, Officials Say

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NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a mo...

Pfizer Asks US Officials To OK Promising COVID-19 Pill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer said Tuesday it is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its experimental pill for COVID-19, setting the stage for a likely launch of the promising therapy i...

Florida Woman Dies After Suing Hospital To Get Ivermectin

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla (AP) — A 47-year-old Florida teacher hospitalized with COVID-19 has died after her husband sued in an unsuccessful effort to force doctors to treat her with...

Texas Hospital Suspends Doctor For False COVID Information

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HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has temporarily suspended a doctor for spreading false information about COVID-19 to her patients and on social media. Dr. Mary Talley Bowden, ...

Grandchildren Of Rabbi Sternbuch Attacked By Extremists After Moving To Disputed Site In Beit Shemesh

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Police are investigating a series of attacks and assaults against the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch, the Raavad (head of the ...

Gaza Doctor’s Appeal For Apology Heard By Top Israeli Court

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JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian doctor appealed to Israel's Supreme Court on Monday to order the military to issue an official apology and compensation for a 2009 Israeli strike in ...

Austria Orders Nationwide Lockdown For Unvaccinated

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BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian government ordered a nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated people starting midnight Sunday to slow the fast spread of the coronavirus in the country. T...

Austria Announces Regional Lockdowns For The Unvaccinated

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VIENNA (AP) — Austria is implementing a lockdown for unvaccinated people in two hard-hit regions next week and looks poised to move forward with similar measures nationwide, Chance...

Austrian Leader Says Lockdown For The Unvaccinated Is Likely

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BERLIN (AP) — Austria's chancellor on Thursday stepped up threats of lockdown measures for unvaccinated people, as new coronavirus cases in the Alpine country are soaring. Austr...

Study: Increased Consumption Of Fruit, Vegetables,Legumes, Tea And Coffee Cuts Dementia Risk By A Third

NEW YORK (VINnew) — Eating an 'anti-inflammatory' diet of fruit, vegetables, tea and coffee could cut the chances of getting dementia by a third, according to a Greek study reporte...

Let’s Not Allow COVID to Throw Out Our Torah Values

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by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Last month, President Joe Biden announced his vaccine mandate plan.  The immediate repercussions according to Check Point Software Technologie...

Sheikh Jarrah Family Recognizes Rights Of Jewish Owner, Will Continue To Live There Another 10 Years

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — While the sides in the disputed properties at the Shimon Hatzadik-Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood await a decision by Israel's Supreme Court, one family from the n...

Bloomberg Pledges $120 Million To Curb Drug Overdose Deaths

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NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Bloomberg will spend $120 million in an effort to reduce the soaring numbers of deaths from drug overdoses, he announced today at a healthcare summit he org...

Florida Sheriff Says Department Lost 9 Employees To COVID-19

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — COVID-19 has had a staggering impact on the sheriff’s department in Broward County, Florida, where Sheriff Gregory Tony told a memorial service for nine employ...

Pfizer Asks FDA To Ok COVID-19 Booster Shots For All Adults

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Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to allow boosters of its COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 18 or older, a step that comes amid concern about increased spread of the coronavirus with...

Despite Reopening, The US Is Still Closed To Many In World

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. says that it's inviting the global community to visit now that the government has ended the ban on travelers from 33 countries. In reality, however, it ...

US Reopens To International Travel, Allows Happy Reunions

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Parents held children born while they were stuck abroad. Long-separated couples kissed, and grandparents embraced grandchildren who had doubled in age. The U.S....

Strict Vaccine Mandate Begins For Los Angeles Businesses

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before feasting on pancakes, burgers and milkshakes inside the Fred 62 diner in Los Angeles, patrons must now fork over proof of their COVID-19 vaccines for a wa...

Shocking: Lebanese Arab Masqueraded As Chareidi Jewish Man, Married Brooklyn Sephardic Girl

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — A shocking story of deceipt and betrayal has rocked the Jewish community in the US. A Lebanese person claiming to be a chareidi Jew named Eliyah Haliwa join...