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Chabad Center In Southeast Florida Distributes 50,000-Plus Masks Streetside

FORT LAUDERDALE (VINnews) — JNS) A Chabad center in Florida conducted a free drive-through mask distribution and handed out more than 50,000 masks to help people stay safe during t...

And Then The Undertaker Said: ‘It’s The Wrong Casket’

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Journalist Sivan Rahav-Meir told the story of Moshe Grunwald, a Holocaust survivor who survived Auschwitz and the death marches but passed away in Brooklyn a s...

New York Supreme Court Judge And Former Councilman Noach Dear Passes Away From Coronavirus

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Former Brooklyn City Councilman and New York Supreme Court judge Noach Dear has passed away from coronavirus at the age of 67. In 1975, Dear received both a...

Watch: Bird’s Eye View Of Kinneret in April 2020 Vs Kinneret in January 2018

TIBERIAS (VINnews) — In this bird's eye view video of Lake Kinneret photographer Elad Nachmani demonstrates graphically the huge rise in the level of the lake between January 2018 ...

Dr Ditchek: People Davening With Minyanim ARE COWARDS – EVERY ONE OF YOU

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Dr. Stuart Ditchek, who has been on the front lines of the fight against unsafe practices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, has released a new pertinent message. ...

As Joe Biden Welcomes J Street Endorsement, A Sign Of The Liberal Pro-israel Lobby’s Increasing Influence

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Joe Biden welcomed the endorsement of J Street, the liberal pro-Israel lobby, on Friday. While it might seem like a small news item today, the moment represents ...

Brooklyn Hasidic Neighborhoods See Spike In At-home Deaths During Coronavirus Crisis

NEW YORK (JTA) — Two Hasidic Brooklyn neighborhoods that have been hard hit in the coronavirus pandemic have seen a sharp rise in people dying at home, according to a new data anal...

Netanyahu Eases Restrictions, Allows Increased Workforce And Limited Outdoor Minyanim

JERUSALEM (VINnews) On Saturday night, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced that the strict lockdown imposed in Israel to prevent the spread of coronavirus would beg...

Watch: Policeman And Soldier Join Bnei Brak Porch Minyan

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — In this unusual clip taken this Shabbat by a Filipino working for a local resident, a motley group of people join together for a porch minyan, including a pol...

Opinion: Secret Minyanim – An Open Letter To Klal Yisroel

NEW YORK (VINnews) — The following email was submitted to VINnews by one of our readers: Today is Isru Chag, a day we often look back at the memories we created during the last ...

‘HoloCoin’ Cryptocurrency Offers Users To Buy/Sell Ashes Of Jews Burnt In Holocaust

NEW YORK (JNS) — A anti-Semitic website that is now shut down offered users the opportunity to trade a cryptocurrency called the “HoloCoin,” a reference to the Holocaust, in which ...

Lives Lost: Holocaust Survivor Was Israel’s 1st Virus Victim

JERUSALEM (AP) — As a child in Hungary, Arie Even survived the Holocaust by taking shelter along with his mother and brother after his father was shipped to a notorious concentrati...

Israeli Secularist Journalist Calls For Allowing Minyanim; ‘No Worse Than Demonstrations’

TEL AVIV (VINnews) — In the wake of the secular protest against prime minister Netanyahu in which a thousand people gathered in Tel Aviv Thursday night, Israeli secular journalist ...

One Law For Chareidim, Another Law For Secular Offenders

TEL AVIV (VINnews) — With Bnei Brak and Jerusalem neighborhoods under tight lockdown,  police brutality reached a new nadir with stun grenades thrown at innocent passersby in Meah ...

Free PDF – Complete Guide to Hilchos Aveilus Based on Rulings of Rav Asher Weiss

Free PDF – Complete Guide to Hilchos Aveilus Based on Rulings of Rav Asher Weiss In light of the raging pandemic, The Layman’s Guide to the Laws of Mourning (Beta Version, PD...

Meah Shearim: Police Throw Stun Grenade, 8-Year Old Girl Injured In Face

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Police brutality against Chareidim reached new heights Thursday night in Meah Shearim, with a stun grenade thrown near a mother and her 8-year-old daughter. T...

Passing Of Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, Leader Of The OK Kashrus Agency

CROWN HEIGHTS (VINnews) — Rabbi Don Yoel Levy passed away over the second days of Yom Tov. He was 72-years-old. Rabbi Levy was renowned as the leader of the popular OK Kashrus a...

Man In Attempted Fire At Jewish Home Released To Confinement

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge released a Massachusetts man on Wednesday to home confinement after he was accused of trying to set fire to a Jewish-sponsored assisted living center....

Watch: Chasidic- Style Celebration of Mimouna Festival After Pesach

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — The Mimouna festival is a North African tradition on the night after Pesach. It celebrates the continued faith (Emuna-Mimouna) that despite the fact that Pesa...

WATCH: Jews Attacked In Middle Of Funeral In Crown Heights

CROWN HEIGHTS (VINnews) — On Tuesday afternoon, a Jewish funeral procession was taking place in Crown Heights, when the participants were physically assaulted. The incident occu...