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What The Special Needs Community Can Teach Us About Responding To The Coronavirus

JERUSALEM (VINnews/Rabbi Chaim Perkal) — A crisis like the coronavirus pandemic inspires questions that many of us have never before asked ourselves. Should I take the risk of leav...

Israel Declares Face-Masks Obligatory In Public

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israel announced new steps Wednesday evening in an attempt to curb the further spread of coronavirus in the country, with the number of positive COVID-19 pati...

Shuli Rand Defends Chareidi Community From Media Attacks: ‘Do You Think We Want To Die?

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli singer Shuli Rand responded sharply on his Facebook page to the numerous media attacks on the Chareidi public in Israel over the past few days. Rand, ...

Some People Just Don’t Get It: Shuls Are Off Limits, Period!

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — As reported previously, Bnei Brak is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Israel, with one out of every three people being tested there for COVID-19 e...

Republican Jewish Coalition In Rare Move Targets A GOP Congressman In Primary

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Republican Jewish Coalition — specifically its political action committee — has had it with Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky. And he’s a Republican. Massie ...

Jews Are Vastly Overrepresented In Coronavirus Deaths In The UK. Here Are Some Theories Why.

LONDON (JTA) - There are about 250,000 Jews in the United Kingdom. They account for only 0.3% of its population. But the coronavirus has killed 44 known Jewish victims so far — ...

Home Command Soldiers Deliver Food Parcels To Needy And Isolated Families In Bnei Brak

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — In the wake of the efforts by police and security forces to enforce  public health regulations in Chareidi enclaves, Home Command soldiers entered Bnei Brak T...

Watch: Police Hand Out 100,000 NIS In Fines In Beit Shemesh Over Public Health Directives

BEIT SHEMESH (VINnews) — Police issued tens of fines in Beit Shemesh as some groups still continued to ignore the public health directives and congregate or open non-essential busi...

Italy Asks Israeli Health Ministry To Allow Use Of Clip About ‘Chain Of Infection’

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Italian officials asked Israeli health ministry officials to allow the mass usage of a clip regarding the 'chain of infection' which explains how COVID-19 can...

Emergency Room At Tel Hashomer Hospital Separates Patients From Chareidi Towns With High Rates Of COVID-19

RAMAT GAN (VINnews) — Emergency staff at Ramat Gan's Tel Hashomer (Sheba) hospital have been directed to isolate patients arriving from Chareidi towns even if they do not exhibit s...

Israel Unveils 80 Billion NIS Aid Package, New Stringencies On Public Gatherings

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israel unveiled an unprecedented 80 billion NIS aid package in order to help the flailing economy, which has seen unemployment rise to an unprecedented 24% an...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Renames Hate Crime Legislation To Honor Monsey Stabbing Victim Who Died

NEW YORK (JTA) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he is renaming proposed state hate crime legislation in honor of the Monsey stabbing victim who died on Sunday. “I am deeply sad...

Mossad, Yad Sarah Obtain Advanced Medical Equipment For Fight Against Corona

JERUSALEM (VINnews) —The Mossad intelligence agency acquired and brought to Israel 27 ventilators and other valuable medical equipment needed in the fight against the coronavirus a...

Bnei Brak Residents Report Public Health Infringements; Police Seal Mikvas, Shuls

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — In the wake of the ruling by Rav Chaim Kanievski that people who violate health ministry regulations are considered to be a rodef (endangering other's lives) ...

Watch: Police Arrest Chareidim For Ignoring Public Health Directives

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Police entered Meah Shearim and arrested people who were congregating in public buildings and violating public health directives:   &nb...

Opinion: Grieving My Husband Prepared Me For This Pandemic

WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (JTA/Sari Kahn) — I’ve been preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic for the past year. No, I am not an alarmist, prophet or a hoarder. I am a 39-year-old mother of...

Watch: Police Helicopter Locates Minyan Without Social Distancing At Satmar Shul, Meah Shearim

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Despite the fact that most of the Chareidi public have internalized the inherent dangers in gathering even outdoors for minyan and maintain strict social dist...

Rabbi Kessler Of Kiryat Sefer: Men Who Immerse In The Mikve Remain Contaminated

KIRYAT SEFER (VINnews) — Rabbi Meir Kessler, the rabbi of Kiryat Sefer, published a sharp letter Sunday in which he explained why he had decided to cancel all minyanim in his town ...

Monsey Chanukah Stabbing Victim Dies

Rockland County, NY (VIN news/Sandy Eller) - Nearly three months to the day after being brutally slashed in a horrific Chanukah terror spree in the home of a Monsey rabbi, a 72 yea...

Passing of Rabbi Nachman Morgan ZT”L of Los Angeles due to COVID19

LOS ANGELES (VINnews) — Tragedy has befallen the world with the loss of Harav Nachman Morgan Z"TL. Rabbi Morgan was a pillar of the Los Angeles community for over 35 years. Rabb...