Saturday, May 28, 2022

Jewish

Punta Del Este, Uruguay, Is One Of South America’s Ritziest Resort Cities. Its Jewish Population Has Doubled During The Pandemic.

PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay (JTA) — The upscale Uruguayan coastal resort city of Punta del Este checks a lot of boxes for 18-year-old Argentine Sofia Grosz: gorgeous beaches, vibrant n...

UPDATE: After Extremists Tear Down Meron Safety Barriers, Police Shut Down Mountain

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MERON (VINnews) — On Thursday afternoon, hundreds of Charedi extremist rioters broke into the Tomb of the RASHBI on Mount Meron, forcing police to shut down the entire celebration....

Amar’e Stoudemire Clarifies Why He’s Leaving His Brooklyn Nets Job: Shabbat Observance Issues

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NEW YORK (JTA) — Former basketball star Amar’e Stoudemire raised some eyebrows when he disclosed last week that he is leaving the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets after two seasons as a player ...

Be Careful With The Lag BaOmer Haircut

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com Tomorrow, a number of Jews will be getting haircuts.  If they are not careful, however, they could be in grave danger of violating a Torah com...

Reform Women Sue B’Chadrei Chareidim For Blurring Their Faces, Causing Them ‘Harm And Humiliation’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A group of Reform women are suing the B'Chadrei Charedi news website for blurring their faces in pictures. The Israel Religious Action Center said Wednesda...

Reb Roy Neuberger on Lag BaOmer

https://youtu.be/h20dky8XEss

Watch: Worshipers Break Through Police Barriers At Meron, Others Celebrate In Parking Lots

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Lag Ba'Omer festivities at Meron had a somber feeling in the wake of last year's tragic stampede. The festivities were opened with the traditional lightin...

One Year Later, New Jersey Family Talks About Teen’s Death In Meron

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NEW JERSEY (JNS) - In Jewish tradition, Lag B’Omer is supposed to mark the end of a 33-day mourning period. For one New Jersey family, it will forever be a day to reflect on loss. ...

Host of ‘The View’ Walks Back Comments Implying Jewish ‘Cabal’ Following Intense Backlash (VIDEO)

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — ABC’s "The View" is once again embroiled in controversy, over comments made by a host that maligned Jews. Sunny Hostin was discussing “White Replacement Theory...

Livestream of Lag Ba’omer in Meron

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Israel Approves Ultranationalist Jewish March In Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM (AP ) - Israeli authorities on Wednesday said they have given the go-ahead for flag-waving Jewish nationalists to march through the heart of the main Palestinian thorough...

Can You Get a Haircut Tonight?

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by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com There is someone that was recently willing to pay a large amount of money to have the honor of being a sandak at a Bris Milah - any Bris Milah...

Watch: Police Evict All People From Meron Site, Entry From Thursday With Pre-Purchased Tickets

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — On the night before the Hilula of Lag Ba'Omer, hundreds of police evicted all the people who had attempted to barricade themselves into the tomb of Rashbi pri...

Two Jewish Men Assaulted Outside Market In Melbourne, Australia

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AUSTRALIA (JNS) - Two Jewish men were assaulted on Sunday outside a market in Melbourne, Australia, according to media reports. Coby Gozlan, 50, was outside a local grocery when...

Toronto Jewish Man Found Dead After Being Missing For 9 Months

TORONTO (VINnews) — A Toronto Jewish man has been confirmed dead after he went missing 9 months ago. 32-year-old Ariel Kaplan went missing in August of 2021, three months after ...

Charedi Extremists Caught by Police Planning to Breach Meron Festival Without Tickets

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ISRAEL (VINnews) — On Tuesday evening (Israel time), police apprehended and detained a number of Charedi Yungeleit, heading to Meron by minibus. Police found them in possession of ...

Families Of Mount Meron Stampede Victims Seek Millions In Damages

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - The families of those who died in the 2021 Mount Meron disaster have filed a lawsuit against the government, emergency services and several private organizations ...

Watch: Critically Injured Man From Elad Attack Regained Consciousness, Puts On Tefillin

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Shai Ben Shlomo, who was critically injured in the murderous terror attack in Elad nearly two weeks ago, has regained consciousness and for the first time was...

Terrorist Neutralized After Attempting To Stab Soldier Near Shechem

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A terrorist approached soldiers at an army position near Shechem Tuesday morning and attempted to stab one of them. Other soldiers at the scene opened fire on...

Rav Chaim zt”l Answers: the Question: But Why Do We Celebrate – on LaG Ba’Omer?

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by Rabbi Yair Hoffman A question was posed to Maran Rav Chaim zatzal regarding Lag BaOmer (cited in Kuntrus Likutei Halachos on Yevamos p. 25): What exactly is the joy that o...