Monday, April 22, 2024

Israel

Rav Chaim Kanievski Publishes Guidelines For Yeshivos During Corona Outbreak

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a letter signed by Rabbi Chaim Kanievski and Rabbi Gershon Edelstein and published Sunday, the two leaders of Lithuanian Jewry reiterated their position th...

Watch: Corona-Style Chupah On Yoel Street After Israel’s Wedding Halls Are Closed

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In the wake of new measures implemented Sunday morning, Israel has prohibited assemblies of more than 10 people. Consequently, no weddings can take place in r...

Israeli President Says He Has Decided To Give Benny Gantz First Chance At Forming New Government.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president says he has decided to give opposition leader Benny Gantz the first opportunity to form a new government following an inconclusive national ele...

Breaking: Health Ministry Closes All Men’s Mikves In Israel

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) —  The Israeli Health Ministry ordered the closure Sunday of all the men's Mikves in Israel in order to prevent corona virus infection from spreading. The decis...

Watch: Tel Aviv Police Forcibly Arrest Person For Violating Quarantine

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TEL AVIV (VINnews) — In this video Israeli police can be seen forcibly arresting a local resident who violated his quarantine and refused to isolate himself. Police estimate that b...

Watch: Police Close Talmud Torahs Which Rav Chaim Kanievski Urged To Stay Open

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — As schools closed throughout Israel due to government directives  in the wake of the corona virus, Rabbi Chaim Kanievski and Rabbi Gershon Edelstein issued a ...

Watch: Police Raid Ashdod Wedding As New Regulations On Gatherings Take Effect

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ASHDOD (VINnews) — Police raided a wedding taking place Sunday morning and dispersed the guests after new regulations took effect Saturday night prohibiting gatherings of over 10 p...

Israeli PM’s Corruption Trial Postponed Due To Coronavirus

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem district court announced on Sunday that it was postponing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criminal trial for two months because of restrict...

In Photos: Israelis Throng To Supermarkets Despite Danger Of Infection

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Despite government assurances that there will be no lack of basic supplies and stores will stay open in any event to provide people with supplies, there was s...

Israel Closes Recreation Centers, Kindergartens As Number Of Infected Nears 200

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a further attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu announced Saturday night that all recreation centers such as re...

Many Five Towns Shuls Will Be Closed For Shabbos

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — A joint statement from several Five Towns Shuls has been sent out, to announce they will closed for Shabbos. The statement reads as follows: Dear Friends...

Thousands Of Israelis In The US Called Home As Coronavirus Restrictions Tighten In Their Homeland

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NEW YORK (JTA) — Purim celebrations at Oakland Hebrew Day School on Tuesday included a surprise, un-festive addition: farewells to two young Israeli women whose work in the Norther...

Israel Closes Schools And Universities Due To Coronavirus

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s schools and universities will close due to the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Thursday. Netanyahu also called to f...

Israel Seminaries To Charter El Al Flight To Send Girls Home

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The following letter was sent out by Mrs. Flam of Seminar to their parent body: Dear Parents, First of all, I want to say again, that whatever Hashem do...

COJO Flatbush Postpones Legislative Breakfast Due To Public Health Concerns

FLATBUSH (VINnews) — COJO Flatbush CEO Louis Welz announced on Wednesday that the social service agency’s 41st annual Community Legislative Breakfast, scheduled for Sunday, March 1...

Hotels Start To Close In Tel Aviv As Corona Crisis Deepens

TEL AVIV (VINnews) — The "corona effect" is already dramatically effecting the tourism industry both in Israel and abroad, with multiple cancellations and desperate airline compani...

Prominent Rabbi, 9-Year-Old Boy Among More Than 100 Coronavirus Patients In Israel

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — More than 100 corona patients have been diagnosed in Israel, and tens of thousands have people have been quarantined. Yesterday the government issued a direct...

Our Chance Ends Tonight!

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This is our last opportunity to do what we need to do. Because when the stakes are this high, we do what we need - not want to do. Tonight we need to take a stand against the...

NY Employee Of Meridian Capital Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — An employee of Meridian Capital, a popular commercial real estate brokerage, has tested positive for coronavirus. The employee is based in New York. “We ...

Israel Limits Gatherings To 100 People

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JERUSALEM (JTA) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a ban on gatherings of over 100 people in closed spaces at a news conference on Wednesday evening. During t...