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Agudah Convention Holds Incredible Shidduch Crisis Panel

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It began on Thursday evening, but it reflected, on a tiny level, something that happened way back in 1160.  In a virtual panel discussion on t...

Mehadrin Dairy Co-Founder Passes Away at 74

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BROOKLYN (VINnews) - Borough Park resident Reb Moshe Samuel Farkas passed away this Shabbos at the age of 74 in a hospital in Cleveland OH, after battling a long terminal illness. ...

Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel: ‘Boys Should Marry at 21’

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PARSIPPANY (VINnews) — On Thursday evening, the first night of the Agudah Convention, Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel, one of the senior Roshei Yeshiva in America, was extremely adamant th...

The Post Corona Wedding Redo: Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein Shlita

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com All her life, the Kallah was looking forward to her wedding.  We can well imagine what was in her head:  the Kaballas Panim with the stunningl...

SHOCK: Rav Shteinman’s Grave Desecrated on Eve of Yahrzeit

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BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — On Friday morning, cemetery visitors were shocked to discover the matzeiva of Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman zt”l desecrated. Vandals placed black paint on the mat...

In Poland, Plans To Build A Museum On Schindler Survivors’ Former Camp Spark Environmental Protest

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KRAKOW, Poland (JTA) — The concentration camp that the Nazis built in the heart of this picturesque city was “the innermost circle of hell” to Holocaust survivor Leon Leyson. Ex...
FILE - Brooklyn assemblyman Dov Hikind in 2012. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Hikind Defends Ilhan Omar, Calls Republican Joke ‘Despicable’

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — In a rare move, former NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind is defending antisemitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. In a tweet Thursday, Hikind blasted Republican Congresswoma...

Gur School In Brooklyn Releases Explanation On Banning Students From Breakaway Faction

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BROOKLYN (VINnews) - Recently there was news that The Supreme Court of New York State issued a restraining order in favor of the parents of children from the Bais Yaakov D’Chassid...

As More Israelis Choose Pure Olive Oil To Light The Hanukkah Menorah, Counterfeiters See An Opportunity

JERUSALEM (JTA) — In a supermarket here, Ohad David makes a beeline for the most expensive olive oil in the store. He takes three bottles of the award-winning Midnight Coratina ...

Israel Eases COVID-19 Test Requirement For Travelers To The Country

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - Travelers entering Israel will now be allowed to undergo antigen tests in their country of origin up to 24 hours before departure, according to an Israeli governm...

Fierce Backlash After Ombudsman Calls for Removal of Chief Rabbi

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Former Supreme Court justice Uri Shoham, who serves as Israel's Ombudsman for Judges, has called to oust Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef after a complaint...

Rav Chaim: ‘We Must Vaccinate Children’

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BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — On Thursday, HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky instructed parents to vaccinate children, aged five and above, against COVID-19. Rav Chaim came to that conclusio...

Poland To Have No Ambassador In Israel, Amid Tepid Ties

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that the European Union nation will have no ambassador in Israel for the time being, bringing the mission level down t...

Machon Sarah TAG High School 9th Grade Holds Chanukah Party for Special Needs Children

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com There is something super-special about an entire grade getting together to perform a chessed - when that grade has half a day off. Today, t...

Abraham Schumer, Father Of Sen. Chuck Schumer, Has Died At 98

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NEW YORK (JNS) - Abraham Schumer, the father of Sen. Chuck Schumer, died Wednesday in a Long Island hospital after recently undergoing surgery for heart problems. He was 98. Sen...

New 9000-Unit Chareidi Neighborhood Approved At Atarot On Jerusalem’s Northern Perimeter

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JERUSALEM — The Jerusalem City Council’s Planning and Building Committee authorized Wednesday a plan for a new neighborhood which is slated to house tens of thousands of chareidi J...

Western Wall Arrangement Includes Three-Tiered Mix-Gender Plaza For Non-Orthodox Prayer

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JERUSALEM (VINnews)— Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana (Yemina) appeared to be reneging on his support for the 2016 Western Wall compromise deal which would allow the constru...

New Video Game Aims to Revamp Holocaust Education for Younger Generation

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LOS ANGELES (VINnews) — With the number of Holocaust survivors dwindling by the day, the need for innovation in the realm of educating future generations about the Nazi genocide is...

Those Incredible Salads – and Salting Them on Shabbos

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by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com A recent New York Times article recommended the very best way to dress a salad. Lemon, roasted garlic, olive oil and salt. Experts say that th...

Rabbis Were Going To Gather In Munich To Dream Up Post-Pandemic Jewish Life. Then Another COVID Wave Hit

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MUNICH (JTA) – The scene here was supposed to be jubilant this week: After a year and a half of lockdowns and curtailed community activity, rabbis from across Europe were due to ga...