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Germany Giving Over $40 Million To Fight Antisemitism

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday it will strengthen its battle against the quickly growing antisemitism in the country by investing 35 million euros ($41.5 millio...

Lieberman Displays Ignorance Of Public Transport Bus Cards As He Cancels Subsidies On Them

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — It is one thing to be ignorant but another matter when the ignorant person is attempting to make radical and harmful changes in an area where he has no knowle...

Two Rockets Fired Into Israel Near Kiryat Shmona, IDF Artillery Responds

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Sirens sounded in Kiryat Shmona and other communities in the Galilee panhandle as rockets were fired from Lebanon towards Israel. One rocket landed in Lebanes...

Archaeologists Find Evidence Of Earthquake Described In Bible At City Of David Excavations

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Evidence of a biblical earthquake which occurred in the 8th century BCE has surfaced dramatically in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem. Similar evi...

In Major Upset, Pro-Israel Democrat Shontel Brown Wins Ohio Primary With Help From Jewish Groups

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Shontel Brown, a pro-Israel Democratic moderate, defeated progressive Nina Turner to win the democratic primary for Ohio's 11th district on Tuesday. The 46-yea...

North Miami Beach Community Left In Shock After Death Of Father Of 7

The day before Hershel Basher a”h left this world, he could be seen making his rounds with his car full of freshly baked goods, homemade by his dear wife Josephine. He was deliveri...

For First Time, Bennett Government To Transfer 40 Million NIS To Anti-Religious Reform Elements In Israel

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Hidden inside the 2022 budget approved by the Bennett-Lapid government Monday morning after lengthy discussions is a clause which for the first time grants si...

Supreme Court Suggests Compromise In Nahalat Shimon Eviction Case But Both Sides Demur

JERUSALEM(VINnews/JTA) — Israel’s Supreme Court has proposed a compromise that could avert the eviction of dozens of Palestinians from the Nahalat Shimon neighborhood in eastern Je...

Convicted Jewish Financier Who Stole £15m from 55 Clients Released After 3 Years of 6-Year Jail Term

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — A former wealth management consultant who stole nearly 15 million pounds from British Jewish clients has been released from jail after serving a half of a six-...

WATCH: Yesha Council CEO Yigal Dilmoni: How US Jews & Kof-K Should Respond To Ben & Jerry’s Boycott Of Israel

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Since July 19, no story has been more dominant in the Jewish world than the announcement by the Board of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, to boycott the Israeli “...

Florida May Drop Ben & Jerry’s Parent Over Israel Boycott

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida won't put any state money into the parent company of Ben & Jerry's unless it reverses a decision to stop selling ice cream in contested part...

IMF OKs Big Increase In Funds To Alleviate Pandemic Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — The governing body of the International Monetary Fund has approved a $650 billion expansion in the agency's resources to support economically vulnerable countries...

Report: Israel To Present Intelligence Linking Iran To Oil Tanker Attack

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NEW YORK (JNS) — Israel will present ambassadors from United Nations Security Council member states on Wednesday with intelligence information linking Iran to the fatal attack last...

Israel Renews A Week’s Isolation For Travellers From 17 Countries Including US

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In the wake of a significant spike in coronavirus cases in Israel including a rise in mortality and serious cases, the Health and Social Affairs committee has...

The Peekaboo Picture: a Halachic Analysis

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com When my daughter first showed me the picture, I thought, "Wow! Can this possibly be an example of the famed Rivash's "Raglayim laDavar" - that...

Israel’s Olympic Gold Victory Raises Jewish Identity Debate

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Artem Dolgopyat fulfilled a lifelong dream when he won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. But back home in Israel, his hopes of trading gold wedding bands with hi...

This Haredi Orthodox Mom Is The Face Of A New Adidas Campaign

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JERUSALEM (JTA) - In 2016, Beatie Deutsch placed sixth in the Jerusalem half marathon. Watching Deutsch, an Israeli born in America, you would have never guessed that she had taken...

Israeli Gymnast Wins Historic Gold Medal At Tokyo Olympics

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — For the first time in 17 years and only for the second time in its history, Israel has won a gold medal at the Olympics. Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won t...

Yeshiva Student Killed In Ukraine Remembered For Caring For Special Needs COVID-19 Victim

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Hershy Weiss, a 20-year-old yeshiva student who was tragically killed in a plane crash last week in the Ukraine, has been fondly remembered for his kindness to...

Swastikas Sprayed On Bnei Brak Shul Friday Night, Chareidi Politicians Blame Liberman’s ‘Incitement’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Politicians from across the spectrum sharply condemned the spraying of swastikas on the Young Israel shul in Bnei Brak on Friday night. At the scene of the at...