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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...
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...

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...

Fear of Being Pushed Into NYC Subway, Lock Yourself to Pole, Video Goes Viral

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NEW YORK CITY (VINnews) - 51 year old Bronx straphanger Wanda Vela has gone viral on TikTok for her extreme advice on how to stay safe when riding the subway - by strapping herself...

Satmar Rebbe Urges KJ Residents NOT to Buy Apartments Due to Sky-High Prices

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KIRYAS JOEL (VINnews) — This past Motzei Shabbos, the Satmar Rebbe, Rav Aron shlit”a, spoke harshly about astronomical apartment costs in Kiryas Yoel, and he urged a moratorium on ...

Bolstered By Landslide Win, Republican Inna Vernikov Hopes To Shake Up The New York City Council

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BROOKLYN (JNS) - A win is a win. But when you are a Republican running for office in Democrat-filled New York City, you are a female running for a position that is dominated by ...

From Public School Fist-Fights To 4 Hour Daily Travel To A Queens Yeshiva: Combating Antisemitism In 1950’s NY, With Author Dr. Marc Straus

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Today, Alan and Baila from the VINnews podcast 'The Definitive Rap' interviewed Dr. Marc Straus to talk about his book, One-Legged Mongoose: Secrets, Legacies,...

Probe Finds ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ Of Misconduct By Cuomo

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A legislative investigation released Monday found “overwhelming evidence” that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo engaged in sexual harassment and ordered state workers t...

As Tourism Brightens, Times Square Hopes To Regain Luster

NEW YORK (AP) — David Cohen has been yearning for a return to the days when business boomed at his family's souvenir shop in Times Square. While tourists have begun returning, f...

Cuomo Misrepresented COVID-19 Nursing Home Toll, Report Says

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Assembly's investigation into former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's conduct in office concluded the Democrat's administration misrepresented how many nursing ...

NYC Aims To Be First To Rein In AI Hiring Tools

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Job candidates rarely know when hidden artificial intelligence tools are rejecting their resumes or analyzing their video interviews. But New York City residents could soon get mor...

The Latest Battleground In The War Over Whether Colleges Are Safe For Jews: Hunter College In New York City

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New York (Jewish Week via JTA) — Is the social work school at Hunter College coddling antisemitism, or is it part of an institution that’s deeply committed to protecting Jews from ...

Starbucks, Amazon Open Grab-And-Go Store In New York

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Starbucks and Amazon are teaming up on a grab-and-go store format. The Seattle-based companies will open their first Starbucks Pickup with Amazon Go location on Thursday in New ...

Eichler’s Pull Chaim Walder Books From Shelves After Allegations Surface

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — In a tweet published Tuesday afternoon, Eichler's owner Mordy Getz announced that the popular Judaica chain will no longer be selling books by Chaim Walder. ...

Restraining Order Issued Against NY Gur School Which Suspended Children Of Rav Shaul’s Adherents

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — The Supreme Court of New York State issued a restraining order in favor of the parents of children from the Bais Yaakov D’Chassidei Gur whose children were sus...

US Journalist Jailed In Myanmar For Months Lands In New York

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NEW YORK (AP) — American journalist Danny Fenster, who was freed after nearly six months in jail in military-ruled Myanmar, arrived Tuesday in the United States for an emotional re...

Democrat Jumaane Williams Says He’s Running For NY Governor

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NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Jumaane Williams, New York City's elected public advocate, is running for New York governor, making the self-described activist perhaps the most progressiv...