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WATCH: NYC Comptroller Candidate David Weprin, Endorsed By All Police Unions, Pledges To Protect Pensions Against BDS Activists

NEW YORK (VINnews) — In most elections, voters focus on a few races, whether it’s for Mayor or a city council seat. This year, one of the most important races in NYC will be for Ci...

Amidst Extensive Heckling, PM Bennett Spoke Of ‘Taking Responsibility, Says He Will Represent Charedim

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Prime Minister-Designate Naftali Bennett addressed the Knesset Sunday ahead of a confidence vote. Here is the full text of his speech, as released by his office: H.E. President ...

Incoming Religious Affairs Minister Mattan Kahana: I Won’t Violate Even A Millimeter Of Halacha

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — I have great honor, admiration and reverence towards scholars and students of Torah and I hope that I will continue to be received in their homes," says incom...

BBC Palestinian Correspondent Fired After Tweeting ‘Hitler Was Right’ And ‘IDF Should Go To Hell’

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — A Palestinian BBC journalist covering the Israeli-Palestinian scene has been sacked after an internal probe revealed that she had tweeted that "Hitler was righ...

Torah Ark Desecrated Inside Frankfurt Airport Prayer Room

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BERLIN (AP) — A leading Jewish group in Germany on Saturday condemned the antisemitic desecration of a Torah ark inside the Jewish prayer room at Frankfurt's international airport....

After Jewish Groups Are Left Out Of Blinken’s Israel Briefing, The White House Promises To Hire A Jewish Liaison

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — When the veteran Jewish leaders logged onto a call to hear from the secretary of state about his trip to Israel, many were surprised by the guest list. While ...

One Day After Graduation, Yeshiva of Flatbush Teen Dies in Tesla Crash

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BROOKLYN (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - An Orthodox Jewish Mill Basin family is mourning the loss of their teenaged son after the car he was riding in slammed into a fence, hit two dumpst...

Krakow City Official Says Good-Luck Figurines Of Jews Are ‘Antisemitic’ And Should Not Be Sold

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KRAKOW (JTA) - A spokesperson for the city of Krakow, Poland, condemned as antisemitic the figurines of Orthodox Jews that are on sale as good luck charms there. “This figurine ...

Watch: Probe Into Remains Found Near Site Of Former Auschwitz Camp

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors are investigating an apparent mass burial site revealed this month near the area of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz. A lo...

Watch: Home Command Chareidi Soldiers Sing Outside Home Of 5-Year-Old Rocket Victim

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Soldiers from the Home Command's Yonatan company which is comprised of chareidim came to the city of Sderot for a seminar. At the same time they  held a memor...

An Open Letter to Mr. Bennet and Mr. Lapid Regarding the Kotel

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by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Dear Mr. Bennet and Mr. Lapid, It is an interesting shidduch between the two of you, and the entire Jewish world is unsure of what lies in ...

In Brooklyn, It’s A Loud, Wide-Open Race To Succeed A Jewish City Councilman

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NEW YORK (JTA) — It was only about 20 minutes into the virtual debate when the moderators had to mute two of the candidates for New York City Council. Amber Adler, an Orthodox J...

WATCH: Jerusalem Post’s Ruthie Blum Reveals The Truth Behind The New Israeli Coalition Government

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — As we speak today, the new Government coalition of the Israeli right, centrists, and the anti-Zionist Arab parties have yet to become official. Alan and Ba...

Outraged Reactions After Arizona Experiments With ‘Zyklon B’ Type Of Gas For Executions

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — The state of Arizona has met with outraged reactions after it refurbished and tested a gas chamber which could be used on death row inmates. The experiments in...

12 Jewish Democrats Say Grouping Of Israel And The US With Hamas And The Taliban Gives Terrorists Cover, Call On Ilhan Omar To Clarify

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WASHINGTON (JTA)– Twelve of the 25 Jewish Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said the grouping of the United States and Israel with the Taliban and Hamas in remarks abo...

Is That Bourbon Really Kosher?

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Welcome back 1950’s. Although most of us don’t really admit it, regarding a number of products, our great-grandparents (or grandparents depend...

Cuomo Data Unfairly Assesses Vaccination Rates in Jewish Community

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NEW YORK (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - Governor Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to boost immunization rates in the state by highlighting zip codes with the lowest number of people vaccinated has ...

Dr. Eli Shussheim, Director Of Efrat Organization For Preventing Abortions, Dies At 80

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The director and founder of the Efrat organization, Dr. Eli Shussheim, passed away Wednesday at the age of 80. Shussheim suffered a stroke last Shabbos and hi...

Online Antisemitism Rises In Czech Republic Amid Pandemic

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PRAGUE (AP) — Antisemitic incidents in the Czech Republic continued their rise last year amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the bulk of the anti-Jewish hatred being expressed onli...

President Rivlin Asks Prince Charles To Intervene For 2-Year-Old Chareidi Girl On Life Support

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has asked Britain's Prince Charles to intervene on behalf of Alte Fixsler, a 2-year-old Chareidi child from London who is on l...