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Kof-K Kashrus Organization Releases Statement On Ben & Jerry’s Controversy

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TEANECK (VINnews) — In the wake of the controversial decision by Ben & Jerry's to boycott and not sell their products to parts of Israel, many people have been calling on the K...

Brother: Last Victim ID’d In Florida Condo Building Collapse

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, days after rescuers concluded the painstaking t...

Retaliating Against Boycott Decision, NYC Grocery Chain To Reduce Ben & Jerry’s Sales

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NEW YORK (JTA) — A New York City-based grocery store chain will reduce the amount of shelf space it dedicates to Ben & Jerry’s products following the ice cream company’s boycot...

IAC Flies Banner Over Ben & Jerry’s Factory In Vermont: ‘Serve Ice Cream, Not Hate’

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VERMONT (JNS) - The Israeli-American Council (IAC) flew a banner over Ben & Jerry’s factory and global headquarters in South Burlington, Vt., reading “Serve Ice Cream, Not ...

Opinion: Hollywood’s War On Judaism

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NEW YORK (JNS/YEHEZKEL LAING) - A doctor walks up to a Hasidic Jewish teen lying in a hospital bed and tells him he needs a bone graft to save his leg. The teen and his father both...

Imagine:  Rav Chaim Shmulevitz zt”l – A Rosh Yeshiva in New York

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The year was 1946, and the war was over.  The bulk of the Mir Yeshiva students in Europe were now in Shanghai, China.  China was undergoing gr...

A 76-Year-Old Jewish Philanthropist From Los Angeles Is One Of The World’s Most Prolific Olympic Pin Traders

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LOS ANGELES (JTA) - Sid Marantz loves tradition so much that he spent 20 years as a board member of his family’s Los Angeles synagogue. So it’s a big deal that he isn’t in Tokyo...

Jewish Museum Of Oporto Opens Permanent Exhibit On Historic Entebbe Raid

PORTUGAL (JNS) — The Jewish Museum of Oporto in Portugal on July 19 opened a permanent exhibit dedicated to “Operation Thunderbolt,” Israel’s historic 1976 hostage-rescue raid in E...

Why Is Cuomo Silent on Ben & Jerry’s Israel Ban

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NEW YORK (VINnews) - Former NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind is challenging NY Gov Andrew Cuomo over his silence for not speaking out over the Ben and Jerry's Israel ban, after Cuomo said...

VIDEO: Trump Attorney David Schoen Explains Legal And Financial Blowback Dealt To Ben & Jerry’s And Unilever

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — On Monday July 19, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream issued a Press Release stating they will not renew their contract with the Israeli distributor to sell, to what ...

Happening Now: 500,000+ Expected to Participate in annual Tu B’Av Together for Shidduchim on Sunday

In what has become an annual event, half a million people are expected to participate in the Yad L’Achim’s Tu B’Av Together day of tefillah. Rav Chaim Kanievsky said that this year...

US Authorities Seize Judaica From Brooklyn Auction House In Probe Of Holocaust Loot

NEW YORK (JTA) — Federal authorities in New York seized 17 items from a Brooklyn auction house that they suspect were looted from their rightful owners during the Holocaust. The...

Is There an Amain We Are All Missing?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com You and a few others are listening to the repetition of the Shmoneh Esreh by the Shliach Tzibbur.  The guy next to you had just completed the ...

FIGHTING BACK: Frum Entrepeneur Berel Solomon Launches Docuseries To Fight Back Against Julia Haart & Netflix

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MONTREAL (VINnews) — Berel Solomon did not grow up in an Orthodox home, quite the opposite actually. He was heavily involved in the drug and night club business. After reachi...

Famous Jewish Comedian Jackie Mason Dies at 93

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NEW YORK (JNS) - Jackie Mason, a former rabbi who went from Catskills comic to hit one-man shows, passed away on Saturday at the age of 93. Mason died at 6:00 p.m. at Mt. Sinai ...

Rav Henoch Leibowitz zt”l on Parshas VoEschanan

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com FEELING BOTH EMOTIONS The Yalkut Shimoni (815) explains that Moshe Rabbeinu did not think that Hashem would accede to his request.  Rather,...

The Case of the Massive Thefts in Far Rockaway and Five Towns: a Halachic Analysis

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for ftjt.com THE CASE A few years ago, a number of thefts happened across Far Rockaway and the Five Towns. Houses were hit on Doughty Blvd, on Centra...

Book by Chasidic Recruiter Empowers Readers to Maximize their Potential in Workplace and in Life

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NEW YORK (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - A new book appearing on Amazon details the career journey of the Chasidic headhunter who hopes to inspire people in their quest for personal fulfil...

Bezos Comes Under Criticism For Saying Amazon Employees And Customers ‘Paid’ For His Space Trip

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos came under intense criticism after landing from his first space trip, when he mentioned casually that he wished to thank the employees an...

Olympic Opening Ceremony Director Fired For Holocaust Joke

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TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Orga...