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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, First Jewish Woman To Serve On Supreme Court, Dies At 87

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a tireless advocate for gender equality, has died at 87. A fierce jurist known f...

Jewish Pilgrims Retreat From Ukrainian Border

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands of Hasidic Jews, stuck at the Ukrainian border for days due to coronavirus restrictions, have turned back without reaching their destination, the gra...

LA County Drops Policy Threatening Small, Family Observances Of Jewish High Holidays

LOS ANGELES (VINnews) — Last night, Los Angeles County officials informed First Liberty Institute that they will not “dispatch Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies to the homes of...

Germany Pledges Extra $26 Million For Jewish Security

GERMANY (JTA) – Germany has pledged an additional $26 million to the country’s Jewish umbrella organization this year to cover security costs as Jewish leaders fret over a rise in ...

Israelis Brace For High Holidays In Shadow Of Second Lockdown

JERUSALEM (Israel Hayom) — On Rosh Hashanah eve, as Israelis were bracing for a second nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Health Ministry on Friday morning sa...

Hearing In Trial Of Hyper Cacher Store Killings Set For Yom Kippur, And Court Won’t Change The Date

PARIS (JTA) — A hearing in the trial of alleged accomplices in the 2015 Hyper Cacher kosher store attack in Paris that left four people dead was set for Yom Kippur. Lawyers for ...

Armani Hotel Dubai To Host First Kosher Restaurant In UAE

UAE (JNS) - On the heels of the Abraham Accords signed in Washington between Israel. Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates comes Armani/Kaf, the first kosher-certified dining destin...

Hong Kong Cosmetics Maker Features Blush Named For Anne Frank

HONG KONG (JTA) - A cosmetics maker in Hong Kong featured a product named for Anne Frank in its online catalog. The Dream Like Anne liquid blush was part of a line of products b...

Polish Parliament Votes To Ban $1.8 Billion Industry Of Kosher And Halal Meat For Export

WARSAW (JTA) - Poland has moved a step closer to terminating its $1.8 billion industry of kosher and halal meat for export — one day after a parliamentary committee had removed lan...

One-Third Of Netanyahu’s Voters Believe COVID-19 Was Sent By God

JERUSALEM (JTA) — One quarter of Jewish Israelis, and more than one-third of Jews who voted for Benjamin Netanyahu, believes the coronavirus was sent by God as a punishment or to s...

Watch: PM Netanyahu Persuades Schoolchildren To Maintain Regulations

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a humorous clip released in honor of the New Year, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets a group of Israeli schoolchildren and tries to persuade them to ...

Kiryas Joel Releases Urgent COVID Bulletin After County Slaps Main Synagogue with Violation Notice

PALM TREE, NY (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - Hours after the Orange County Health commissioner slapped a violations notice on Kiryas Joel’s main synagogue, the village’s Office of Emergen...

Video: Shofar Sounded In UAE Embassy Of Australia, Heralding New Era Of Peace

AUSTRALIA (VINnews) — Chairman of Chabad in Australia’s capital Canberra, Rabbi Shmueli Feldman, together with Rebbetzin Chasia Feldman, Principal of the Canberra Jewish School, pa...

Miami Herald Apologizes For Running Anti-Semitic And Racist Ads For Months In Spanish-Language Publication

MIAMI (JTA) - The Miami Herald has apologized for running anti-Semitic and racist ads in its Spanish-language publication el Nuevo Herald for months. A column in a paid insert t...

Report: UAE National Carrier Emirates To Launch ‘Kosher Arabia’

UAE (JNS) - On the heels of the signing of the U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords between Jerusalem, Abu Dhabi and Manama this week—and ahead of the launch of direct Tel Aviv-Dubai flig...

Ukraine Urges Breslov Hasidim Stuck At Border To Turn Back

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Thursday strongly warned thousands of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims who have been stuck on its border for days that it won't allow them into the country d...

Mass ‘Demonstrations’ Will Allow Chasidim To Pray With Rebbes On Rosh Hashana

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Despite the Israeli government enforcing a strict lockdown which will commence a few hours before Rosh Hashana, members of numerous chasidic groups intend to ...

Russian Businessman Gives $10 Million To Wharton School For Israeli Students

PENNSYLVANIA (JNS) - Israeli-Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner is donating $10 million to the Wharton School to create scholarships for Israeli MBA students, announced the Universit...

Opinion: Abraham Accords, It Wouldn’t Have Happened Without Trump

WASHINGTON (JNS/Jonathan S. Tobin) - The gala signing of the normalization agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain was a bitter pill for the diplomatic e...

Attorneys Weighing Legal Action Over LA County Rosh Hashanah Restrictions

LOS ANGELES (VINnews) — An attorney's letter sent to Los Angeles County on behalf of a local Rabbi seeks to have the county reverse a policy which would restrict in-home gatherings...