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United Torah Judaism Mocks ‘Bark Mitzvah’, Compares To Reform Conversions

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A clip by the UTJ party has aroused fierce opposition in secular political circles, after it portrayed reform conversions by using dogs wearing Jewish symbols...

BBC Debate On Whether Jews Are An Ethnic Minority Group Sparks Outrage

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LONDON (JTA) - The BBC has been accused of bias in its coverage of Israel for decades. Now the public broadcaster is taking flak from British Jews for coverage much closer to home....

Amazon Alters App Logo That Drew Comparisons To Hitler’s Mustache

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SEATTLE (JTA) — Amazon has drawn some Fuehrer fury — over a logo featuring a cardboard box and a piece of tape. The ecommerce giant released a new logo for its smartphone app on...

Anglo-Israeli Grandma Goes Viral After Hilarious Interview With Israeli Anchor Rafi Reshef

JERUSALEM (VINnews)— Effi Hercky, an effervescent 81-year-old Anglo-Israeli never expected to rise to stardom at her stage in life, but a short interview with Israeli anchor Rafi R...

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav Receives Israel Prize For Lifetime Achievement

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — ZAKA founder and director Yehuda Meshi-Zahav has received the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement for the year 2021. Meshi-Zahav received the news from Educ...

MK Pindrus: ‘IDF Converts Are Shiksas, Whoever Marries Them- His Father Should Sit Shiva’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The political environment in Israel, never calm before elections, reached a stormy crescendo after MK Yitzchak Pindrus (UTJ) said at a conference Tuesday that...

Analysis: Court Forces Knesset To Determine Character Of Jewish State

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Monday's bombshell decision by the Israeli supreme court to recognize Reform and Conservative conversions performed in Israel with regard to the right to citi...

Canadian Jews Slam T-Shirts Comparing Coronavirus Vaccines To Holocaust

VANCOUVER (JNS)- The Jewish community in Canada is outraged over a T-shirt created by a Vancouver woman that attempts to compare vaccinations against COVID-19 to the Holocaust, Can...

Frontier Airlines Criticized For Contradicting Video And Eyewitness Testimony

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MIAMI (JTA/VINnews) — Frontier Airlines is facing accusations of anti-Semitism after videos circulated online of the airline kicking a Hasidic family off a plane because of violati...

Reps. Grace Meng And Ted Lieu Join Anti-Semitism Task Force Leadership, Replacing 2 Jewish Members

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Two Taiwanese-American members of Congress have joined the leadership of its anti-Semitism task force. Reps. Grace Meng of New York and Ted Lieu of California...

Lakewood Vaad Condemns Black Live Matters Purim Costumes

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LAKEWOOD (JTA) - A local NAACP chapter complained that Jewish children in Lakewood, New Jersey, dressed in racist costumes during Purim. The chapter is seeking a meeting with le...

Israeli Supreme Court Recognizes Reform, Conservative Converts As Jews Regarding Law Of Return

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a landmark ruling, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled Monday that conversion performed by the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel will be recognized b...

Tempers Fly as Flight is Grounded After Chasidic Couple Allegedly Targeted on Frontier Airlines

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MIAMI (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - A full flight of passengers heading from Miami to New York was forced to deplane after a heated allegedly incident involving a Chasidic couple and the...

Kentucky Becomes First US State To Adopt Ihra Anti-Semitism Definition

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KENTUCKY (JTA) - For the first time, a U.S. state has officially adopted a definition of anti-Semitism that has ignited debates worldwide over the extent to which criticism of Isra...

Thousands Of Chareidi Families Trudge To Jerusalem By Foot After Govt. Closes Entrance Roads

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a crude attempt to prevent the large gatherings of chasidim on Purim in Jerusalem which this year took place on Sunday, the Israeli government closed the r...

On A Jewish Tour Of Northern Ontario, Small Spaces Convey Decades Of History

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TORONTO (JTA) - I was definitely lost, of that I was sure. I had turned off the main highway — if you could call a two-lane road a highway — and onto a dirt road, and after 10 minu...

Watch: Purim Tishes In Jerusalem, Megilla Reading At Rachel’s Tomb

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — For the first time in a year, many chasidic groups conducted a  Tish (table gathering) honoring Purim. The tishes took place in Jerusalem Sunday, which was th...

‘Jewish Ideas Poison People,’ State Department Official Writes On Christian Nationalist Blog

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WASHINGTON (JTA) - A U.S. State Department employee named Fritz Berggren has been moonlighting as a blogger devoted to attacking Jews and promoting white Christian nationalism. ...

Rav Chaim Kanievsky’s Special Hanhaga Before the Purim Seudah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com He is known as the Sar HaTorah and he will, at times, state a halacha that – although it makes perfect sense, for some reason, we just never t...

Matching Haman’s Sons To The Particular Nazis

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It is eerie.  It is also what can be called an “Emunah Builder.”   One could perhaps suggest that it is coincidence, but the combination of al...