Wednesday, July 17, 2024

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US Officials: Israel, UAE To Sign Deal At White House

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel and the United Arab Emirates will sign their historic deal normalizing relations at a White House ceremony on Sept. 15, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The...

Watch: 3-Year-Old Shmuli Forms Special Relationship With UPS Driver

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CHICAGO, IL (VINnews) — 3-year-old Shmuli Weisswasser loves UPS and his toys reflect it - from the UPS uniform he proudly wears to the toy buses an action figures he plays with. Ho...

Ukrainian Government Honors Rabbi Of Kiev

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KIEV (JNS) - The Ukrainian parliament has awarded Rabbi Jonathan Markowitz, chief rabbi of the Ukrainian city of Kiev, a medal of honor for his 20 years of service in the city, as ...

Wexner Fellowship Graduates Slam 1 Million NIS Defamation Suit Against Yair Netanyahu

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HERTZLIYA (VINnews) — 75 graduates of the prestigious Wexner Israel Fellowship at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government filed a 1 million shekel defamation lawsuit at H...

Israeli Police Investigator Of PM Conducted Romantic Relationship With Netanyahu’s Foe

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JERUSALEM (VINNews) — Israeli political commentator Amit Segal dropped a bombshell Monday night when he revealed that one of the main investigators of Prime Minister Netanyahu's as...

Covid Positivity Rates Spike In Orthodox Neighborhoods In New York City, With Large Weddings Eyed As A Culprit

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NEW YORK (JTA) - Rising fears about a second wave of coronavirus cases in New York City’s Orthodox communities appear to be coming to pass, with the proportion of tests turning up ...

12 Seminary Girls In Israel Test Positive For The Coronavirus, Sending 125 Into Isolation

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Twelve students at a religious seminary for women in Israel have tested positive for the coronavirus, in an outbreak that strikes at fears that the country’s resi...

David Bannett, Haganah Agent, Inventor Of Shabbos Elevators, To Blow Shofar For 82nd Time

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KFAR HARO'EH (VINnews) — There are very few people still alive who can be said to have had a crucial role in Israel's war of independence. There are probably very few people who ca...

New York City Warns of Coronavirus Spike In Orthodox Communities

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NEW YORK (VINnews) - In recent days, we have observed heightened rates of COVID-19 in many neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations. The neighborhoods that have present...

UAE To Send First Official Delegation To Israel

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UAE (JNS) - The United Arab Emirates is planning to send its first official delegation to Israel on Sept. 22, as part of the normalization of relations between the two countries, R...

Amar’e Stoudemire: A Role Model For The Jewish People

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JERUSALEM (JNS/Farley Weiss) - Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire’s very public conversion to Judaism, and his life as an Orthodox Jew, is extraordinary. Stoudemire began his...

Finally – Available Again After 31 Years!

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by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com He was one of the greatest students of Rav Chaim Soloveitchik zt"l. And yet for the past 31 years his chiddushim were unavailable. Rav Shlomo ...

Rapper Kodak Black Said He Is Being Denied Access To A Rabbi In Prison

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KENTUCKY (JTA) - Rapper Kodak Black said he is being denied access to a rabbi at the federal prison where he is incarcerated. The rapper’s attorney, Bradford Cohen, told the ent...

Is This Why Israel Has The Highest Coronavirus Infection Rate In The World?

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Despite having successfully negotiated the early months of COVID-19 with a minimal number of infections and casualties, Israel is now in a far grimmer situati...

Senior Saudi Imam Hints That Islam Supports Normalization With Israel

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MECCA (VINnews) — The Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca,Abdul Rahman al-Sudais, has provoked a social media storm after delivering a Friday sermon which seemed to hint that there i...

The Kashrus Songs

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com By this time, most Yeshivos, Bais Yaakovs and Jewish day schools have had their pre-semester staff meetings.  In many of these meetings, the m...

Frum Communities Without Electricity On Hottest Shabbos In Decades, Israeli Electric Company: We Didn’t Know

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NOF AYALON (VINnews) — In a record-breaking heat wave which has seen the hottest temperatures on record in Jerusalem (42.8 degrees- 109 degrees fahrenheit) and Eilat (49 degrees- 1...

How An Annual Religious Pilgrimage Created A Year-round Jewish Community In Uman, Ukraine

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UMAN (JTA) - Before deciding to stay permanently, Chaim Chazin would visit the small city of Uman, Ukraine, every year around Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. For Chazin, a r...

Jessica Krug, the Professor Who Faked an Afro-Latina Identity, Went to Jewish Day School in Kansas City

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WASHINGTON (JTA) - The George Washington University African history professor who revealed that she had fabricated an Afro-Latina identity grew up attending Jewish day school and a...

Ukraine Police Free Jewish Businessman Abducted For Ransom Outside Synagogue

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UKRAINE (JTA) — Ukrainian police freed a Jewish man held for a week in captivity, the United Jewish Community of Ukraine announced Tuesday on its website. A gang of criminals al...