Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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Williamsburg Jewish Man Chased Down And Struck In Back Of The Head

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WILLIAMSBURG (VINnews) — A Jewish man was chased down and hit in the back of the head on Sunday night in Williamsburg. The incident occurred near 51 Bartlett St. in Williamsburg...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t Dump Him Just Because He Vapes

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Dear VIN News: In last week’s Shidduch Forum, a girl asked about a boy who, on the third date, asked if she would mind if he vaped. She said that she did not mind that he vaped ...

Chareidi Grassroots Activists Distribute 320,000 Fliers Stating: ‘We All Believe The Victims’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In an act of defiance towards the established leadership of the Chareidi community, a group of activists distributed fliers in Chareidi neighborhoods stating ...

Father who Escaped Lev Tahor Trying Frantically to Rescue Son Held Captive by Cult

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ISRAEL (VINnews) — Shocking new details have emerged about Lev Tahor, after a 22-year-old man who escaped the evil cult returned to Guatemala in an attempt to rescue his son. Tw...

ARSON FIRE: Chabad House in San Jose Destroyed Barely 3 Months After Opening

Barely three months after it’s grand opening, a Chabad house in San Jose, California was completely destroyed in a massive blaze.The fire, which was called into the fire depa...

WATCH: Rav Yitzchak Berkovits on Chaim Walder: ‘Narcissism at its Best’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Rav Yitchak Berkovits, one of the preeminent and most respected American poskim in Israel, conducted a Zoom video call with therapists and mental health profe...

1st Stage Of Israel’s Controversial New Kashrus Reform Implemented

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The first phase of the controversial revamping of Israel’s kosher certification system came into effect Sunday. Opponents claim that the new system, which wea...

Walder’s Lawyer Backtracks from Previous Stance, Apologizes to Haaretz Reporter

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ISRAEL (VINnews) — In a stunning turnaround, Dovi Weinroth, Chaim Walder’s lawyer and personal confidant, appears to have backtracked from his role as an apologist of Walder’s. ...

2022: Eric Adams Is Sworn in as NYC Mayor, Urges Resiliency Against Pandemic

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, pledged Saturday to steer the nation's largest city out of the pandemic by drawing on the resiliency of its people and promis...

Official Response To Walder Affair By Rabbi Edelstein Shlita: ‘These Matters Must Be Dealt With Confidentially’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — An official response to the Chaim Walder affair has been published in the name of Rabbi Gershon Edelstein. VINnews published a response immediately after the ...

Abuse Survivor: An Open Letter To My Community

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Dear random anonymous person on the internet, What if it were your daughter? Your sister? Your brother? Your best friend? Would you still be out here scr...

WATCH: Eric Adams Praises ‘Well-Rounded, Quality’ Yeshiva Education

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Incoming NYC Mayor Eric Adams stood up for Yeshiva education on Thursday, while calling it quality and well rounded. Adams was asked at a press conference i...

Struggling With the Tragedy of Chaim Walder: 7 Thoughts

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com In recent weeks, our youth have had much to struggle with, r”l.  Chaim Walder, a famous author in the Torah community, was accused of horrific...

UNSPEAKABLE TRAGEDY: Alleged Walder Victim Takes Her Own Life

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JERUSALEM (VINnew) — In the latest tragedy to emerge in the Walder horror story, a young woman who was allegedly a victim of Chaim Walder has been found dead in her Jerusalem apart...

Israeli Gvt. Rejects Bill Allowing Wives Of Avreichim To Take Sick Leave For Children, MK Maklev: ‘Discrimination’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Israeli government is opposed to allowing the wives of Avreichim to stay home with their children on sick leave. The Knesset rejected a bill submitted by ...

Leading Therapist Shimon Russel: Throw Every Single Chaim Walder Book Away [See The Video]

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Leading therapist Shimon Russel has spoken out strongly, calling for the removal of Chaim Walder's books from society. He also said that Walder's name will for...

READ IT: Heartwrenching Letter From Abuse Victim In Wake Of Chaim Walder Incident

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — In the wake of the horrifying story that that has unfolded over the last few decades, and more recently in the public sphere, a survivor of abuse (not related ...

After Matan Kahana Fires Head Of Conversion Directorate, Rabbi Lau Threatens To Suspend All Conversions

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In the wake of the Israeli government's attempts to promote a new conversion arrangement which will allow every city rabbi to perform conversions, Chief Rabbi...

Rav Shmuel Eliyahu Defends his Psak Against Chaim Walder

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ISRAEL (VINnews) — The following Teshuva was posted on the Facebook page of Rav Shmuel Eliyahu, explaining his Bais Din’s psak against Chaim Walder: Question: How was the Bais D...

One-Sixth of NYPD Out Sick as Covid-Surge Continues

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — As COVID surges through New York City, a large chunk of the NYPD has called out sick, many with flu-like symptoms. According to the New York Post, over 6,00...