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Head Of Largest Jerusalem Talmud Torah: We’re Open Since Sukkos, 700 Tests, No Infections

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Rabbi Avraham Finzel, the principal of Chochmas Shlomo, the largest Talmud Torah in Jerusalem, came to the Knesset's State Control committee and testified reg...

Watch:Breslav Leader Mota Frank On Dubai Hot Air Balloon, Burj Khalifa, Meeting Local Officials

DUBAI (VINnews) — Mota Frank, one of the well-known Mashpi'im (influential people) among Breslav chasidim, is visiting Dubai at present and shared a number of his colorful experien...

Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Dies After House Fire, Ivanka Trump Eulogizes ‘My Dear Friend’

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Former Zappos CEO and tech entrepeneur Tony Hsieh has died from injuries incurred after a fire broke out in a Connecticut house where he was visiting family. T...

Analysis: Saudia Waiting For Biden Administration Before Normalization With Israel

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — While Prime Minister Netanyahu and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had hoped to achieve a Saudi agreement for normalization with Israel during last week's secr...

ZAKA Volunteer Dies while Performing Taharah On Deceased Person

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — ZAKA volunteer Chaim Rechnitzer, one of the founders of the Tel Aviv section of the ZAKA organization which is devoted to maintaining the honor of the dead, c...

An Interview With Malcolm Hoenlein: Biden, Trump, and the Future of the US/Israel Relationship

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman As part of VINNEWS new podcast, Rabbi Yair Hoffman, the host, interviewed Malcolm Hoenlein.  Below is a partial transcript of the podcast – filled with ver...

Knife-wielding Woman Screaming ‘Slaughter All Jews’ Attacks Rabbi In Vienna

BERLIN (AP) — A rabbi was attacked at knifepoint in Vienna by a woman who ripped the Jewish skullcap from his head and yelled an anti-Semitic threat before fleeing, police in the A...

WATCH: Chabad Covid Survivor Rabbi Yudi Dukes Returns Home To Emotional Reception After 242 Days In The Hospital, Visits The Ohel

NEW YORK (Chabad.org/Menachem Posner) - After spending months in a coma, followed by a difficult and intense period of in-patient rehabilitation, Rabbi Yehuda (Yudi) Dukes finally ...

Suspected Arrested For Assaulting Jewish Man In Monsey

MONSEY (VINnews) — A man was arrested on Thursday after a Jewish man was assaulted at Monsey Glatt, located on NY-59 in Monsey, NY. According to reports, the Jewish man was unlo...

Parchment From 450-Year-Old Torah Scroll Found In Druze Village

HAIFA (VINnnews) — During a raid in the Druze village of Yarka Monday to locate illegal drugs, Israeli police were surprised to recover sections of a 450-year-old Torah scroll. Aid...

Daniel Gildar, Renowned Orthodox Jewish Cantor and Pianist, Passes Away Suddenly

NEW YORK (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - Cantor Daniel Gildar, an accomplished chazan who was also well known as the pianist of choice at major cantorial concerts throughout the world, die...

Arab Israelis Join Peace Train, Abandoning Palestinian Narrative

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The recent peace agreements between Israel and Arab nations in the Middle East have exposed and refuted the myth that there can be no peace without a solution...

Watch: Heavy Flooding In Bnei Brak, Hod Hasharon And Other Low-Lying Regions

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — As heavy rains hit most regions in Israel Wednesday, a number of low-lying regions suffered massive flooding, causing damage to cars, infrastructure and to so...

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Agudath Yisrael Against Governor Cuomo’s Synagogue Restrictions

NEW YORK (VINnews) — The US Supreme Court issued a midnight ruling in favor of a suit brought by Agudath Israel and the Diocese against NY Governor Cuomo's rules regarding synagogu...

Umm Jan, The Jewish Midwife Who Became A National Heroine In Bahrain

MANAMA, BAHRAIN (VINnews) — A Jewish midwife who moved to Bahrain in the 1930's is now a national icon in the tiny Gulf state, and was even immortalized in a recent Kuwaiti-Saudi t...

Montreal Jewish Nursing Home Hit Hard By COVID Infections In 2nd Wave

MONTREAL (JTA) — A prominent Jewish nursing home in Montreal has seen dozens of residents and staffers infected by COVID-19 amid the second wave of the pandemic to hit Quebec. T...

Mass Prayers To Be Held For Jews Buried In Arab Countries

NEW YORK (JNS) - Diaspora and Israeli organizations and communities representing millions of Jews around the world will participate on Saturday in a mass Kaddish (mourners’ prayer)...

Ivanka Trump Tweets Clip Of Israeli Fruits In Dubai, Acknowledges Father And Husband

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Ivanka Trump shared a clip on her Twitter page of Israeli fruits being sold openly under the Israeli flag in the Dubai markets. Trump added to the clip that th...

Priest Returns To His Jewish Roots 60 Years After Parents Murder In Holocaust

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Kollel Chabad volunteer who called up Yaakov Wexler, an elderly Jerusalem resident last month to find out how he was coping with the lockdown, did not exp...

Jewish Woman Fatally Struck By Vehicle In Flatbush

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Tragedy struck Tuesday evening when a Jewish woman was fatally struck by a vehicle. The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 PM in the area of Ave M and ...