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Blow Shofar Sparingly And Outside, Dutch Rabbis Warn Worshippers

THE NETHERLANDS (JTA) - The shofar should only be blown sparingly and outside this year because of the coronavirus, Dutch rabbis said. The advisory on the blowing of the ram’s h...

Beirut Synagogue Appears To Suffer Only Minor Damage From Bombing

BEIRUT (JTA) - A photograph said to be of Beirut’s only synagogue shows minor damage to the interior of the 95-year-old building from a blast this week in the city. The image of...

In Attempt To Make Large Wedding, Jerusalem Choson Tries To Define It As Demonstration

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Avrohom Linshe, a 25-year-old Belz Chassid from Jerusalem, published a Twitter clip recently in which he queried why he could not invite all of his family to ...

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Educator And Author, Passes Away At 83

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz, the author of the renowned Steinzaltz Talmud and numerous other books on all facets of Jewish literature, passed away in Jerusalem Frid...

Russia Has A Full-time Surgeon Whose Only Job Is Circumcising Jewish Men

MOSCOW (JTA) - The religious Jewish world has created some unusual jobs, from shofar makers to etrog pickers to mashgichim – kosher certifiers whose job is literally to watch other...

Polish-language Newspaper In Toronto Blames Jews For The Pandemic

TORONTO (JTA) - A Polish-language newspaper in Toronto has published an article blaming Jews for the coronavirus pandemic. B’nai Brith Canada, an organization that fights anti-S...

State Of Delaware To Require Education On Holocaust, Genocide

DELAWARE (JTA ) - The state of Delaware will require Holocaust and genocide education in middle and high schools beginning with the 2021-22 academic year. A bill was signed into...

Ex-Obama Health Official Gives A Rosh Hashanah Pep Talk On Dealing With Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (JTA) - As the High Holidays approach, Jews across the country are preparing for a Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur like none they’ve ever experienced. Andy Slavitt, a fo...

Critics Say Netflix Series ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Promotes Anti-semitic Stereotype Through Yiddish Scene

(JTA) — The Netflix superhero series “The Umbrella Academy” is being called out by critics who say it promotes anti-Semitic stereotypes. The show, based on a comic book series o...

Biden’s New Jewish Point Man Says Israelis And Americans Are Less Safe Under Trump

WASHINGTON (JNS) - Aaron Keyak just began his new position as Jewish outreach director for the presidential campaign of the presumptive Democratic 2020 nominee, former U.S. Vice Pr...

Lebanese React Angrily To Tel Aviv Gesture: ‘We’ll Light Up Tel Aviv With Rockets’

TEL AVIV (VINnews) — Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai's gesture of solidarity with Lebanon after the huge explosion at Beirut's port Tuesday was met with scorn and anger by Lebanese citiz...

Watch: Belz Wedding Authorized By Police, Chasidim Stand In Capsules

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The wedding of the grandson of the Belzer Rebbe, which is taking place Wednesday night in Jerusalem, caused a serious headache to organizers who are used to a...

Opinion: Israel Haters Find A New Way To Attack It

WASHINGTON (JNS/James Sinkinson) - In the wake of increased attention on police brutality against black Americans, haters of Israel are using this issue to slander the Jewish state...

The Peak Of Insensitivity: Israeli Police Close Weddings, Fine Choson In The Middle Of His Wedding

MODI'IN ILLIT (VINNews) — Despite the massive criticism of Israel's police force in the wake of excessive use of force against Chareidim, the police continue to demonstrate insensi...

Jewish Woman Celebrates 111th Birthday At Cape Town Nursing Home

CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (VINnews) — A Jewish woman from South Africa is celebrating her 111th birthday at the Highlands House Home for Jewish Aged in Cape Town, according to a repor...

Hasidic Family of Waterpark Drowning Sues Summer Belz Camp for Negligence

BROOKLYN, NY (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - Nearly a year to the day after his nine year old son drowned at a waterpark while on a camp trip, a Brooklyn man has filed a lawsuit charging C...

Politicians, Rabbis Debate Offering Support To Lebanon After Beirut Explosion

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In the wake of the massive explosion in Beirut which reportedly killed more than 100 people and injured over 4000, Israel has taken the unusual step of offeri...

Austria Will Allow Descendants Of Holocaust Victims To Receive Citizenship

VIENNA (JTA) - Austria will allow the descendants of Holocaust victims to receive citizenship beginning Sept. 1, the country’s embassy in Israel announced Sunday. Before an amen...

IfNotNow Endorses Omar For Re-election To Minnesota Seat

WASHINGTON (JNS) - The anti-Israel group IfNotNow has endorsed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for re-election in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. “BREAKING: IfNotNow Movement ...

Outrage Over Antisemitic Cartoon Depicting Chareidi Bringing Coronavirus To Israel

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A caricature published by Haaretz cartoonist Amos Biderman has caused an uproar on social media as it depicts Chareidim entering Israel with coronavirus in th...

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