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Hillel Fuld Posts Tribute to his Heroic Brother, Ari, who was Brutally Murdered One Year ago Today

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The following was posted on Facebook by Hillel Fuld: One year ago, everything changed forever. I’ve never told this story, at least not in a public manner. Honestly, not sure...

OP-ED: No Jewish Child Left Behind

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OP-ED - I read recently of a city in which a school set up for rejected but problem-free children was forced to close by communal influence because – according to an affected paren...

Suspect Arrested On Arson Charge In Minnesota Synagogue Fire

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Duluth - A suspect was arrested in connection with the fire that burned to the ground a historic synagogue in northern Minnesota. The Adas Israel Synagogue in Duluth, Minnesota ...

Secret Diary Of Jewish Teen Killed By Nazis To Publish After Nearly 70 Years In Bank Vault

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The Holocaust diary of Polish Jewish teenager Renia Spiegel will finally be published after being sealed away in a New York bank vault for nearly 70 years, CNN reported. Spiegel...

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found On 9/11 At University Of Tennessee-Knoxvillez

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Knoxville - Anti-Semitic graffiti was found on “The Rock,” an iconic structure at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The words “Jews did 9-11” and “Google: Dancing Israelis”...

Live Video Feed from the Funeral of Rabbi Shlomo Gissinger

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Lakewood - Rabbi Shlomo Gissinger of Lakewood, NJ passed away at the age of 75. Rabbi Gissinger was the Rav of Khal Zichron Yaakov, one of the largest congregations in Lakewood....

US State Department Announces Special Envoy For Holocaust Issues

Washington - The U.S. State Department announced on Thursday that Cherrie Daniels has been tapped to be its Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues. Founded in 1999, the Office of th...

Florida Man Apprehended For Threatening To Shoot Jews

Orlando - A Florida man who threatened to shoot up a local synagogue and has said publicly that he hates Jews was apprehended on Friday by the FBI. Hanson Larkin, 25, was in an ...

California Enacts ‘Mezuzah Bill’ Following Widespread Support Among Lawmakers

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California - California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill that protects the right of Jewish residents to place a mezuzah on their doorposts, including dormitory rooms and ap...

PewDiePie Rescinds $50,000 Donation To ADL After Fans Object

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Sweden - The popular video blogger PewDiePie announced a donation of $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, then rescinded it a day later after fan feedback. PewDiePie, whose na...

Suspect Arrested In Brutal Crown Heights Attack

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Crown Heights - As previously reported on VIN, Rabbi Avraham Gopin was brutally attacked 2 weeks ago in Crown Heights. He was hit in the head by a stone brick thrown at him while w...

MCI Training Drill In Uman Simulates Hundreds Injured Ahead Of Rosh Hashanah Pilgrimage

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Uman - Volunteers from United Hatzalah of Ukraine together with local first responders and Oxford Medical held a mass-casualty incident (MCI) training drill in Uman in a building l...
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, an elderly couple walks down a hall of a nursing home in Easton, Pa. Research released on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Boston Health Care Organization Gets $53 Million To Study Dementia

A health care organization with historic ties to Boston’s Jewish community and an Ivy League university have been awarded a $53.4 million grant by the National Institute on Aging, ...

Firefighters Rescue Torah Scrolls From Historic Duluth Synagogue After Fire

Duluth - Firefighters managed to salvage Torah scrolls from a 120-year-old synagogue in Duluth, Minn., before an overnight fire on Monday that started in a storage room wound up de...

Satmar Jews In Brooklyn Upset By Tourist Stares And Photos, Especially On Shabbat

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Brooklyn - The Chassidic Satmar community in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., is tired of tourists treating them like “animals” in a zoo by flocking to their commun...

North Dakota Synagogue Invites Homeless Lutheran Church To Share Worship Space

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Fargo - A Reform synagogue in Fargo, North Dakota, invited a Lutheran church there to share its worship space. The invitation from Temple Beth El came after St. Mark’s Lutheran ...

The ‘First Jewish’ President’s Anti-Semitic Surrogate

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Washington - Will Bernie Sanders be America’s first Jewish president? That’s up to Democratic primary voters and then the rest of the electorate should he receive his party’s nomin...

Amid Spate Of Attacks On Orthodox Jews In Brooklyn, Community Urges Action By Police And City Officials

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Brooklyn - Esther Gopin is fearful to go out in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she’s lived her whole life. Many of her friends who feel the same decided to...

Gov. Wolf To Carry Tree Of Life ‘Mezuzah’ To Holocaust Memorials In Eastern Europe

Pittsburgh - When visiting Holocaust memorials in Lithuania and Poland this week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will bring along the mezuzah hat was on the office door of Rabbi Jeffre...

Joe Biden Visited A ‘Shiva’ House In 2006, Writes Rabbi

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Washington - A Delaware rabbi wrote a fundraising endorsement for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign citing Biden’s appearance at the shiva for a constituent of modest means. Rab...