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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...

Hundreds Attend Bnei Brak Funeral Amid Criticism Of Lack Of Adherence To Social Distancing

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) —Hundreds of people took part in a funeral procession in Bnei Brak early Sunday, jamming closely together in contravention of social distancing rules as police ...

‘Situation In Bnei Brak Is Like ‘Italy’. Nearly Every Chareidi Who Is Checked Is Positive’

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Dr. Yakir Kaufman, a Chareidi doctor who is the head of a department in Israel's health ministry, warns of a terrible catastrophe which could hit the Chareidi...

NYC Mayor To Synagogues: Close For Coronavirus Or Be Shut Down Permanently

NEW YORK (JTA) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants people to know that live worship services this weekend will be shut down by city officials. “If you go to your synago...

Rav Chaim Kanievski Rules To Daven In Private Without A Minyan

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — Hagaon Rav Chaim Kanievski has ruled that at present one is obligated to daven in private without a minyan. Rav Chaim says that we are in a situation of Pikua...

NJ Man Charged In Terroristic Threats Against Lakewood Jewish Community Over Coronavirus Rules

LAKEWOOD, NJ (VINnews) — A Howell Township man sent messages threatening to beat members of the Lakewood Jewish community with a baseball bat through Facebook to multiple people on...

Opinion: I Almost Never Let My Kids Use The Internet — Until The Coronavirus Forced Their Orthodox School Online

WATERBURY, Conn. (JTA) — If there is a Jewish utopia today, the place where I live could be it. Waterbury has a unique mix of “black hat” yeshivish families and Modern Orthodox one...

NJ Gov. Says Special Place In Hell For Those In Online anti-Semitic Chatter Accusing Lakewood Jews Spreading Coronavirus

NEW JERSEY (JTA) - The coronavirus pandemic has spurred anti-Semitic chatter connected to Lakewood, a New Jersey township with a large Orthodox population, on social networks. N...

Bnei Brak Mayor: Stop Trying To Be Smart With Minyanim, There Are 300 Cases in Bnei Brak

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — Bnei Brak mayor Avraham Rubinstein who is isolated in quarantine at present issued a special appeal to local residents in the wake of the recent surge in coro...
FILE - Eli Beer, president and founder of Israel's United Hatzalah

Miami: Improvement in Condition of United Hatzalah CEO Eli Beer

MIAMI (VINnews) —Eli Beer, the head of United Hatzalah is hospitalized in serious condition in Miami suffering from coronavirus. His family gave the following update on Eli's condi...

Stay Home. Sacrifice Yourself

NEW YORK (VINnews/Rabbi Levi Welton) — “Stay home. Save lives.” These words blinked on the overhead electronic traffic sign as I sped down the highway. As a medical professional...

WATCH: Rockland County Legislator Aaron Wieder Calls Out Rockland County Health Dept. For Issuing Violation Against A School That Is Actually Closed

ROCKLAND COUNTY (VINnews) — Rockland County legislator Aaron Wieder released a video on Thursday, in which he calls out the Rockland County Health Department for issuing a violatio...

Death Toll Mounts As Israel Still Ill-Prepared For Spike In Coronavirus Patients

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Despite increasing the stringent regulations on the lockdown, Israel continues to count increasing numbers of coronavirus patients and the death toll has also...

Rabbi Yeshayahu Englard, Brother Of Radzhiner Rebbe, Passes Away From Coronavirus

NEW YORK (VINnews) —  Rabbi Yeshayahu Englard, the son of the previous Radzhiner Rebbe and brother of the current Rebbe, passed away Wednesday in Boro Park from the coronavirus at ...

Israel Publishes New Guidelines For Stricter Lockdown, Communal Prayer Forbidden Indoors

JERUSALEM(VINnews) — Israel announced new guidelines for its closure which will be enforced as of 5 PM Wednesday. The new guidelines allow people to go out only for essential food ...

Jewish Mom Creates Book Outlining Coronavirus To Kids

MARYLAND (JNS) — A Jewish mother in Maryland created an illustrated online book in a PDF format that helps parents explain to preschoolers and toddlers the school closings due to c...