Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Jewish

Rosh Hashanah Dinner, Yom Kippur Break-fast, Sukkah Hops: How Risky Are These High Holiday Activities During Covid-19?

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NEW YORK (JTA) - When Passover arrived just a few weeks after the pandemic set in earlier this year, it was clear that Seders with families and friends would not be happening. F...

Kushner: All 22 Arab League States May Normalize Relations With Israel

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WASHINGTON (JNS) - White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said in an interview published on Tuesday that he believes it is possible all 22 Arab states will make peace with Israel...

Opinion: What Are Jews Who Embrace The Black Lives Matter Movement Endorsing?

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NEW YORK (JNS/Jonathan S. Tobin) - To read the statement signed by more than 600 Jewish groups last week, in which they identified their denominations, synagogues and organizations...

Several Left-wing Jewish Groups Seek To Oust ZOA From Boston JCRC Over Opposition To BLM

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BOSTON (JNS) - Several left-wing Jewish groups have filed a petition to initiate the removal of the Zionist Organization of America from the Jewish Community Relations Council of G...

Watch: Selective Enforcement Against Chareidim At Israeli Demonstrations

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — At the daily demonstrations taking place outside Prime Minister Netanyahu's house in Balfour street in central Jerusalem, tens of thousands of demonstrators c...

Report: Hasidic Man Attacked In Uman

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UKRAINE (JTA) - An Orthodox Jewish man was beaten in the face at a supermarket in the Ukrainian city of Uman. The incident happened Monday evening as the man, who has not been ...

Report: Netanyahu Secretly Visited UAE, Met With UAE Crown Prince Bin Zayed In 2018

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli prime minister Netanyahu secretly visited the UAE in 2018 to jumpstart the peace process with the Gulf state, according to a report by Yediot Aharonot...

Breslov Hasidim Barred From Entering Ukraine For Annual Uman Pilgrimage

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UMAN (JTA) - Breslov Hasidim were barred from entering Ukraine for the annual Jewish New Year’s pilgrimage to Uman. Passengers on at least two flights from London and Paris were...

Clip Of Palestinian Throwing Stones On Soldiers Who Retreat From Him Provokes Controversy

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HEVRON (VINnews) — A video of a Palestinian youth throwing stones at Israeli soldiers who retreat and do not respond to the provocation has aroused unusual responses in the Arab me...

Child From Chicago In Critical Condition After Drowning In A Pool

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CHICAGO (VINnews) — A child from Chicago is in critical condition on Monday after a drowning incident. Sources tell VINnews that a family from Chicago is in Indiana on vacation....

Video: El Al Flight LY971 To Abu Dhabi Was No Typical Air Journey

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From the Israeli captain’s emotional greeting in Arabic upon takeoff in Tel Aviv, to the warm Emirati reception on the ground in scorching Ab...

South Carolina Congressman Asks Trump To Pressure Ukraine To Allow Rosh Hashanah Pilgrims

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WASHINGTON (JTA) - A Republican congressman from South Carolina is asking his colleagues to sign a letter that calls on the Trump administration to pressure Ukraine to allow Jewish...

Lock the Doors And Don’t Let Them In, Says Yeger as Sheriff’s Office Cracks Down on Borough Park Weddings

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BROOKLYN (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - With both the mayor and the governor taking a tough stance on weddings that exceed the 50 person limit on indoor gatherings, City Councilman Kalman...

Gabor Hirsch, Prominent Swiss Activist For Holocaust Education, Dies At 90

SWITZERLAND (JTA) - Gabor Hirsch, a Holocaust survivor who became a prominent activist for Holocaust commemoration in Switzerland, has died at 90. Hirsch, who was born in Hungar...

Jewish Woman Celebrates 111th Birthday Under Lockdown In South Africa

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - Only one person has ever officially fulfilled the traditional Jewish birthday blessing of living “until 120,” but Rosalie Wolpe from South Africa is well ...

Douglas Emhoff, Kamala Harris’ Husband, Is The Democrats’ Newest Jewish Star

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WASHINGTON (JTA) - Democrats chose Florida to roll out their newest Jewish star, Kamala Harris’ Jewish husband, Douglas Emhoff. The vice presidential nominee’s partner opened up...

Opinion: Many Orthodox Jews Support President Trump. I’m One Of Them — Here’s Why.

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JERUSALEM (JTA/Binyamin Rose) — Only 6% of voters who cast ballots for Barack Obama in 2008 voted for Donald Trump in 2016. I’m one of them. Political affiliation played no role...

In Israel, Kushner Says ‘Stage Is Set’ For Mideast progress

JERUSALEM (AP) — White House adviser Jared Kushner on Sunday trumpeted the recent agreement by Israel and the United Arab Emirates to establish diplomatic relations as a historic b...

Rabbi Of Uman: Israeli Government Must Publish Guidelines In Order To Stop The Chaos Here

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In an interview with the Yisrael Hayom newspaper, Rabbi Yaakov Jan, the rabbi of Uman in the Ukraine warned of utter chaos being caused by the prohibition aga...
FILE - Israelis light candles in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square, as they mourn the death of three teenagers who were abducted and murdered, July 6, 2014. Flash90

520 Million Shekel Lawsuit Against Hamas For 2014 Kidnapping And Murder Of 3 Teenagers

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The families of the three teenagers kidnapped and murdered in the summer of 2014 have submitted a 520 million NIS ($155 million) lawsuit against the Hamas ter...