Saturday, May 25, 2024

Jewish

NY Man Charged With Harassment For Claiming Jews Responsible For Coronavirus

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FORT LEE, NJ (JTA) - Claiming Jews are responsible for the coronavirus, a New York City man has been charged with bias intimidation and harassment f0llowing two confrontations with...

Katmandu Shaliach Chani Lifshitz Will Not Light Torch On Israel’s Independence Day

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KATMANDU, NEPAL (VINnews) — Chani Lifshitz, the Chabad representative in Katmandu, Nepal was slated to light a torch representing the diaspora communities on Israel's 72nd Independ...

Rav Gershon Edelstein: How To Deal With Kids Who Don’t Get Up For Davening

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BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — Due to the continued lockdown on towns in Israel, many young people and children have lost their sense of night and day and have entered a routine of sleeping...

Rosh Hashanah By Zoom? Synagogues Are Already Planning For A Socially Distanced High Holidays

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NEW YORK (JTA) - For rabbis, the end of Passover marks the beginning of a new season: planning for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the High Holidays in the fall when Jews pack sy...

Can Israei’s ‘Haredi’ Leadership Learn From Their Mistakes Made During Coronavirus Outbreak?

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — With some ultra-Orthodox (haredi) communities in Israel having been under complete lockdown due to the high rate of COVID-19 infections, a major controversy has b...

Porch Minyan Leads To Unusual Shidduch Between Neighbors

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BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — The porch minyanim taking place in numerous Chareidi neighborhoods around Israel and the US have led to women becoming more involved in communal prayer, as th...

Minnesota High-Schoolers Apologize For TikTok Video Mocking Auschwitz

MINNESOTA (JNS) — Two high school students in Minnesota apologized for posting a clip on the popular video-sharing app that pokes fun at Jews who were sent to the Auschwitz concent...

Eli Beer In Interview: ‘I Thought I Would Never See My Children Again’

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — For weeks Eli Beer, the president of United Hatzalah, lay sedated and respirated in a Miami hospital after he contracted coronavirus. In an interview with Kik...

Senate Confirms Hasidic Jew For First-Ever Senior Position In US Administration

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WASHINGTON (JNS) — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed by voice vote the first Chassidic Jew for a senior position in a U.S. administration. The upper congressional chamber con...

Shin Bet Foils Terror Attacks At Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium And Against IDF Forces

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israel's secret service, the Shin Bet, has foiled a number of terror attacks, including one designated for the Teddy Stadium which seats 30,000 people, accord...

Victims’ Groups Join Wwii Camp Commemoration In Croatia

JASENOVAC, Croatia (AP) — Jews, Serbs, Roma and anti-fascists joined top Croatian officials for the first time in years Wednesday in commemorating the victims of a notorious World ...

OpEd: Thank You, Responsible Media

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NEW YORK (Agudath Israel Of America) - Orthodox Jews are accustomed to being portrayed unfairly in the media. In challenging times, we prove to be particularly enticing targets. ...

New York To Offer Kosher Food At Select Sites As Virus Lingers Throughout City

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NEW YORK (JNS) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio authorized on Monday the serving of kosher food at 10 food-distribution sites in Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y., several hours after ...

A Man who Risked Everything: Poland’s Oldest Rescuer Of Jews Reveals An Epic WWII Story

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WARSAW, Poland (edited JTA) — Today, at 100 years old, Jozef Walaszczyk is Poland’s oldest living rescuer of Jews. But he was fortunate enough just to survive World War II. As a...

Katie Rosenberg, The New Mayor Of Wausau, Wisconsin, Isn’t Jewish. But Anti-semites Don’t Seem To Care.

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Katie Rosenberg likely would have made headlines in any case for being elected mayor of Wausau, a small city in central Wisconsin. She’s 36, for one thing, young...

Jewish Observance Becomes An Issue In A New York Primary

NEW YORK (JTA) — An already unorthodox primary season is taking an even stranger turn in a race for a New York House seat. Rep. Thomas Suozzi, a centrist Democrat, is being chal...

Virtual Memorial Plaques Projected On Gates Of Auschwitz-birkenau For Holocaust Remembrance Day

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POLAND (JTA) - Virtual memorial plaques were projected on to the “Arbeit Macht Frei” gates at Auschwitz-Birkenau in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. More than 10,000 of the p...

Murder Charges Filed Against German Synagogue Attack Suspect

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged the suspect in last year’s botched attack on a synagogue in the eastern city of Halle with murder and attempted murd...

OP-ED: My Tale of Complete COVID-19 Devastation of the Simcha Industry

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TOM'S RIVER (VINnews) —  The following editorial has been written and prepared by Yosef Shidler of CJ Studios: -- I am starting to lose it. On a very serious note. Like hu...

Retired Anti-Semitic Trope Professor Dies In Orange County NY House Fire

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Highland Mills, NY (VINnews) - A house fire in the Town of Woodbury this morning claimed the life of a retired professor, who has been accused for years of being an anti-Semite. ...