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Texas Official To Teachers: State Law Requires Teaching ‘Opposing’ Views On The Holocaust

TEXAS (JTA) - Teachers in a Texas school district were told last week that a new state law requiring them to present multiple perspectives about “widely debated and currently contr...

EU Says Anti-Semitism Has No Place In Bloc After Jansa Tweet

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reiterated Friday that anti-Semitism “has no place" in the 27-nation bloc after Slovenian Prime minister Janez Jansa posted a message on social m...

Chabad Mitzvah Campaign Rouses Priest To His Jewish Roots After Over 80 Years

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — A mitzvah campaign by Chabad chasidim in Manhattan this week succeeded in arousing a priest to his Jewish roots after more than 80 years, according to a report...

‘Sabbath For $400’: Cholent Stumps ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestants In Question About Shabbat Restrictions

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NEW YORK (JTA) - Contestants on an episode of “Jeopardy!” that aired Wednesday night were stumped when presented with a photo of cholent, a stew traditionally cooked by observant J...

Personal Letters By Rabbi Known As ‘Chazon Ish’ Come To National Library Of Israel

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Fourteen letters penned in the 1940s by the legendary rabbi known as the “Hazon Ish” have been donated to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem by the famil...

Klein’s Ice Cream and the Bracha Acharonah

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Every one loves Klein's Ice Cream.  It is fresh, tasty, and only uses milk that is both Cholov Yisroel and free of any concern that the milk m...

Border Policeman Seriously Injured In Ramming Incident North Of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A Border Policeman was seriously injured in an apparent car ramming near the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem shortly after midnight Thursday, accordin...

New Israeli Start-Up ‘SaveMe’ Helps Protect Pedestrians On Crosswalks

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A new Israeli tech initiative called "SaveMe" is designed to protect pedestrians from being hit by cars on crosswalks. The new system identifies pedestrians w...

Sefer Torah Written In Memory Of Pinchos Menachem Knoblewicz Z’l, Meron Victim Who Was Engaged To Be Married

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — The family of Pinchos Menachem Knoblewicz Z'l, who died in the Meron tragedy half a year ago, decided to perpetuate his memory by donating a Sefer Torah on the...

200 Gerer Chasidim Tested On Entire Shas By Rabbi Yitzchok Zilberstein And Rabbi Baruch Ezrachi

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Gerer rebbe's face shone with satisfaction at a huge gathering which took place Tuesday night in the Jerusalem Conference Center. 200 of his chasidim unde...

D.C. Councilmember Who Once Spread Rothschild Conspiracy Theory Is Running For Mayor

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Democratic member of Washington, D.C.’s city council who once said “the Rothschilds” control the weather and has given money to the Nation of Islam says he is ...

Holocaust Forum Focuses On Social Media Role In Antisemitism

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A one-day conference on the receding memory of the Holocaust was held Wednesday in Sweden with participants focusing on how social media is contributing ...

Neo-Nazi’s Burial In Jewish Gravesite Causes Stir In Germany

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BERLIN (AP) — The burial of a Holocaust denier in the gravesite of a Jewish music professor has caused an uproar in Germany. The top German government official tasked with comba...

Israel’s Historic ‘Towards Tomorrow’ Pavilion Continues To Make Waves At Expo 2020

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Journalist Sivan Rahav-Meir described the historic aspects of the growing Israeli involvement in Dubai including the stunning pavilion recently opened at the ...

Report: Christian Messianics Enlist In IDF And Conduct Illegal Missionary Activities

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A Christian missionary organization named "Nativa" has been subtly working to indoctrinate IDF soldiers and has even persuaded a number of them to convert to ...

Venezuela Has One Of The World’s Most Tight-Knit Jewish Communities. They Are Still Mourning Their Surfside Victims.

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CARACAS, Venezuela (JTA) — The Champlain Towers building collapse in Surfside, Florida, impacted a range of communities whose members lived in the diverse Miami-Dade area: immigran...

7-Eleven To Open Stores In Israel- But Not On Shabbat

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The US-based 7-Eleven convenience store chain announced that it is going to open hundreds of branches in Israel over the next three years. However unlike othe...

Officer: Accused Synagogue Shooter Talked Of Killing Jews

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh police tactical officer who was among the first law enforcement members to get inside the synagogue building during a shooting three years ago that k...

Holocaust Survivor-Author Eddie Jaku Dies In Sydney Aged 101

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku, who last year published his best-selling memoir, “The Happiest Man on Earth,” has died in Sydney, a Jewish community leade...

Bahraini Delegation Visiting Israel Impressed By ‘Beautiful, Loving, Friendly’ Israelis

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A delegation of Bahraini officials visiting Israel succeeded in piquing the interest of numerous Israelis as they visited famous places wearing their traditio...