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Gun Background Checks Smash Records Amid Coronavirus Fears

BOISE (AP) — Background checks required to buy firearms have spiked to record numbers in the past month, fueled by a run on guns from Americans worried about their safety during th...

Trump Warns Iran Against Attacking US Troops In Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Tehran should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed groups attack American forces or assets in Iraq. ...

The Greatest Chidon To Take Place Today

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COVID-19 has brought the world to a halt. But Torah learning never stops. Today, Thursday, April 2, at 2 PM, 3,000 children from around the world will compete in an epic online ...

UN Climate Summit Postponed Until 2021 Because Of COVID-19

ONDON (AP) — This year's United Nations global climate summit is being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, host country Britain said Wednesday, The U.K. government sa...

Pesach and a Pandemic Urgent Message From Alan Rosenstock; Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County

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Yes, we are busy preparing for our pre-Pesach delivery of approximately $750,000 worth of essential Pesach foods, but we are also being bombarded with calls due to the unprecedente...

Rick Beiles A”H died from Corona, Wife has Cancer & Corona – Read His Story

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An unspeakable tragedy has befallen us! A shocked community grieves and four young children are left without a father while their mother battles Corona Virus. The unspeakable trage...

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Los Angeles Mayor Urges Everyone To Wear Masks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has recommended that the city’s 4 million people wear masks when going outside amid the spreading coronavirus. Garcetti on Wed...

Grand Canyon National Park Closes To Visitors Amid Pandemic

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon closed indefinitely to visitors Wednesday, joining other national parks seeking to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Staff at the G...

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Reporting For Duty: Airline Crew Sign Up To Help Hospitals

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Filip Palmgren had wanted to work on planes since he was a child. Now, after just two years as a flight attendant, the 21-year old has lost his job because of the ...

A Smart Idea – That We Hope We Won’t Need

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com This idea comes from a wise woman by the name of Bonnie Gurewitsch - and it should be spread. The current policy in hospitals is that no ot...

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Feds: Man Intentionally Derailed LA Train Near Hospital Ship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital...

Despite Grim Projections, Trump Resists National Quarantine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as he warns of a grim few weeks ahead with tens of thousands of Americans likely killed by the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump is resisting issuing a...

Macy’s To Be Removed From S&P 500; Credit Rating Downgraded

NEW YORK (AP) - Its market value just a fraction of what it was five years ago, Macy's is being removed from the S&P 500 index. Macy's has been struggling amid competition f...

What The Special Needs Community Can Teach Us About Responding To The Coronavirus

JERUSALEM (VINnews/Rabbi Chaim Perkal) — A crisis like the coronavirus pandemic inspires questions that many of us have never before asked ourselves. Should I take the risk of leav...

Why Health Experts Aren’t Warning About Coronavirus In Food

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicken with salmonella can make you sick. So can romaine lettuce with E. coli and buffets with lurking norovirus. So why aren’t health officials warning people abo...

BMG Poskim Ban All Travel Over Passover

The text disscussing  the issur previously published regarding traveling to family or others over Pesach, many have asked if this applies only to out-of-town travel, or if travel t...

Biden: A Normal Convention ‘Hard To Imagine’ As Scheduled

NEW YORK (AP) - The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Democrats and Republicans to take a close look at whether they'll be able to move forward as planned this summer with convention...

Israel Declares Face-Masks Obligatory In Public

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israel announced new steps Wednesday evening in an attempt to curb the further spread of coronavirus in the country, with the number of positive COVID-19 pati...

Trump’s Friend In Coma From Coronavirus Is A Jewish Real Estate Mogul, Vanity Fair Reports

NEW YORK (JTA) - The friend whose case President Donald Trump cited as a point in his realization of the dimensions of the coronavirus crisis is a Jewish real estate mogul named St...

Sar HaTorah Reb Chaim Encourages People to buy Letters in the United for Protection Sefer Torah

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The Posek Hador, Sar HaTorah, HaRav Hatzadik HaGoan Chaim Kanievksy Shlita has encouraged and endorsed the Miracle Sefer Torah of Healing. Yesterday, 6 Nissan in Eretz Yisroel, Reb...

Watch This! New Tape Revealed of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt”l on Shabbos HaGadol – with English subtitles

As a gift to Klal Yisroel suffering in the COVID-19 Pandemic, a new tape was just revealed of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt"l.  The topic is Shabbos HaGadol.  The tape was translat...