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Gedolei Yisrael Sign Scathing Letter Against Kahana’s Plan to Desecrate Kosel

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BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — Two Gedolei Yisrael have spoken out against a potential government plan to desecrate the Kosel. Harav Chaim Kanievsky and Harav Gershon Edelstein have signed ...

Cult Leader’s Son-In-Law, Follower, Both Named as Suspects in Murder Cases

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A gag order has been lifted by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s court, and the identities of two suspects in two decades-old murder cases have been released. The su...

Communications Minister to Charedi Leaders On “Kosher” Phone Controversy: ‘This is FOR You, Not Against You’ [VIDEO]

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ISRAEL (VINnews) — In a rare confrontation Monday, Yoaz Handel, Israel’s Minister of Communications, met with Charedi leaders across a wide spectrum to discuss a hot-button issue. ...

NYC Reinstitutes Covid Mask Advisory ‘At All Times’ Indoors

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NEW YORK (VINnews) - New York City on Monday issued an advisory strongly recommending that everyone wear masks indoors at all times regardless of vaccination status, amid concern a...

Amsterdam Chief Rabbi Opposes Locally-Shot Movie About Spinoza : ‘Excommunication Still In Force’

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — The rabbi of the Spanish Portuguese Jewish community in Amsterdam, Rabbi Yosef Tzarfati, announced his sharp opposition to the shooting of a movie about philos...

Rav Ephraim Wachsman: ‘How can a Jewish Home Have Netflix?’

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PARSIPPANY (VINnews) — On Motzei Shabbos, Rav Ephraim Wachsman, renowned Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Meor Yitzchok in Monsey, delivered a fiery keynote address at the Agudah convention...

Should we Put Out the Chanukah Licht After 30 Minutes if we are Leaving?

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by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com You have a Chanukah party or a wedding to attend. Or even a dinner date with our spouse. And the question arises: Is one permitted to extingui...

Vizhnitzer Rebbe: Give Up Your Kosher Smartphones

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BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — This past Shabbos, the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, HaRav Yisrael Hager shlit”a, spoke passionately to his followers, and implored them to accept a difficult "kabbalah”....

KIDDUSH HASHEM: Op-Ed in Wall Street Journal Praises Frum Basketball Team

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — This past week, a college basketball team was involved in a big Kiddush Hashem. An op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal praised the Yeshiva University Mac...

DISGRACEFUL: Friends of Murdered Terror Victim Forced to Leave Israel, Desecrate Shabbos

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Five members of the South African Jewish community who flew to Israel to offer consolation to the family of Eli Kay HyD, who was murdered in the terror attack...

Israel Bars Tourists, Reinstate Quarantine Rules To Contain New Virus

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) - The Israeli government voted to ban all foreigners from entering Israel as part of an effort to stem the spread of the new South African "Omicron" variant, on...

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...
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...

Emergency Bells Go off: World Takes Action As New Variant Emerges In Southern Africa

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BRUSSELS (AP) — A slew of nations moved to stop air travel from southern Africa on Friday, and stocks plunged in Asia and Europe in reaction to news of a new, potentially more tran...

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...

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...

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...