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Leftist Politician Fooled into Thinking She was Communicating with Hamas “Rabbi”

NEW JERSEY (VINnews) — A socialist politician has been duped into thinking that she was planning an event with the “Chief Rabbi” of Gaza. In reality, her campaign was communicating...

Hallel on Chanukah: What’s the Motor?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Noted Talmid Chochom, Rav Yehudah Schiff Shlita, spoke this Shabbos Chanukah at Kollel Avreichim of Far Rockaway and the Five Towns. He dea...

DISGRACE: Frum Couple Kicked off Flight After Refusing to Desecrate Tefillin

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — A frum couple was allegedly thrown off an American Airlines flight and humiliated by the flight crew. Their offense -- refusing to place a pair of tefillin on ...

Two Young Children Killed, Parents Badly Injured In Samaria Road Accident Prior To Shabbat

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a terrible road accident which occured a short time before Shabbat on road 465 in Samaria, two young children were killed and their parents badly injured. ...

Watch: Terrorist Shot On The Ground After Stabbing And Wounding Chareidi Near Damascus Gate

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a terrorist attack which occurred just before the end of Shabbat, a youth attacked and stabbed a chareidi yeshiva student near Shaar Shechem (Damascus Gate...

Where Should Yeshiva Boys Light?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times] There are a number of fascinating halachic debates concerning where Yeshiva students should be lighting their Chanukah men...

The Great Unresolved Question About Shabbos Rosh Chodesh

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com) It is Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Chanukah.  And when Rosh Chodesh falls on Shabbos – there is a fascinating yet unresolved halachic question. A...

Agudas Yisrael Responds to Vaccine Mandate, Urges Mayor to Reconsider

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — In response to the city's newly announced mandate requiring employees of Yeshivas and other private schools to get vaccinated for Covid, Agudas Yisrael sent a ...

The Change This Motzai Shabbos

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by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com It is happening this Motzai Shabbos.  We begin saying vesain tal umatar.  Generally speaking, Orthodox Jews are completely not affected by act...

A Tree That Survived The Holocaust Gains A New Life In New York City

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NEW YORK (JTA) - In January of 1943, Irma Lauscher, a teacher at the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, smuggled a tree into the camp so that the Jewish children ...

A Tribute to Reb Shimi Brecher z”l

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Be prepared for hundreds of fascinating rulings in halacha from Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita. Reb Shimon Brecher z”l was an extraordinary ind...

BOMBSHELL: Vaccine Mandate for All NYC Private School Workers, Including Yeshivos

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — The NY Times is reporting that New York City will mandate all employees at yeshivos and other private schools to be vaccinated against COVID-19. According t...

BREAKING: CRC Issues Clarification on Grey Goose Vodka, After False Reports Spread on Social Media

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CHICAGO (VINnews) — Rumors have been swirling across social media, implying that the Chicago Rabbinical Council (CRC), in addition to other kashrus agencies, have prohibited the un...

SHOCKING: Arab Students Dance With Palestinian Flags At Tel Aviv University Event

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A shocking video showing Israeli Arab students and MKs dancing and celebrating with Palestinian flags in the heart of Tel Aviv has caused angry responses in I...

Moshe Feldman, Crown Heights Physician Who Cared For The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Has Died At 80

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BROOKLYN (JTA) - Moshe Feldman, a beloved doctor in Crown Heights who for years tended to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the leader of the Lubavitch Hasidic movement, has died a...

HORROR: Ramallah Lynching Survivor Recounts Terrifying Attack – ‘I Felt Death’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — One of the survivors of the attempted lynching by a mob of Arab monsters in Ramallah on Wednesday has spoken publicly about his terrifying experience. The ...

In Ghana For ‘Spiritual Cleansing,’ NYC Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Celebrates Hanukkah With Chabad

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GHANA (JTA) - Eric Adams told reporters he planned to engage in “some spiritual cleansing” during a trip to Ghana this week. Still, the appearance of New York City’s mayor-elect at...

BDE: Esther Gella Blau, New Mother From Dushinsky Chasidic Group, Passes Away At Age 22

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Esther Gella Blau, a young new mother who collapsed in her parents home in Jerusalem two weeks ago passed away at the age of 22. When the expectant mother col...

White House Chanukah Lighting and the Kiddush Hashem by Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt

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by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt was a guest at the White House Chanukah lighting.  It is this author's view that he performed a Kiddush Hashem in strict...

Watch: Lebanese Man Who Masqueraded As Jewish Tells Israeli Press: ‘I Want To Convert In Israel’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Eliya Hawila, the Lebanese Arab who masqueraded as a Jew and married a Jewess from the Syrian Jewish community before being exposed has spoken to the Israeli ...