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Father Demands Paternity Test To Prove His Daughter Is Mamzeres

ASHDOD (VINnews) — An Israeli who resides in the US submitted a petition to the Israeli family courts against his 30-year-old daughter, requesting that the court order her to take ...

Lag B’Omer In Israel: Bonfires In Public Places And Courtyards- Prohibited, Special Lightings In Meron

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The upcoming holiday of Lag Ba'Omer has led to new arrangements both in Meron, which normally sees over half a million visitors but this year will only have a...

She Survived The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic And Covid-19. What Is This 107-year-old’s Secret?

WASHINGTON (JTA) - After Marilee Shapiro Asher was admitted to the hospital in mid-April sick with COVID-19, her daughter got a call from the doctor telling her she ought to get do...

Yeshiva University Says Senior Staff Will Take Voluntary Pay Cuts To Weather Coronavirus

NEW YORK (JTA) — Yeshiva University said its senior officials will take voluntary pay cuts through the end of the year as the school struggles to weather the coronavirus crisis. ...

US Will Recognize Israel’s West Bank Annexation With Conditions, Ambassador Says

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The United States is ready to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and other parts of the West Bank with conditions, the U.S. ambassador to Israel...

Supreme Court Authorizes Netanyahu To Form Government, Coalition Agreement

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may form a new government while under indictment for corruption charges, clearing the...

PM Netanyahu Files Police Complaint After Death Threats Against His Son Yair

JERUSALEM (VINNews) — Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu submitted a complaint to Israeli police after death threats were issued against his son Yair and against other members of hi...

As Israel Considers Annexation, Biden Calls To Keep The Two-state Solution Alive

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Joe Biden said the U.S. should press Israel not to take any actions that jeopardize a two-state solution, a reference to reports that Israel may try to annex par...

Brazil’s President Speaks Next To An Israeli Flag At Rally Against Supreme Court, Confusing And Angering Jews

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro brought an Israeli flag to a rally on Sunday that called for shutting down the country’s Supreme Court and Congress. Leadi...

Opinion: Modeling Values And Resilience For Our Children Is Our Most Important Job As Parents

NEW YORK (JTA-Chana Lightstone) — It’s 12:59 p.m. and I’m leaping into the 1 p.m. transition. There are five children and a cacophony of devices. My phone holds the compass in the ...

Rosh Yeshiva of Ponovezh Explains the High Rate Of Chareidi Victims From COVID-19

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — In a live video clip transmitted from his home, Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, the Rosh Yeshiva of Ponovezh and the president of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah (Counci...

How The Coronavirus Is Hitting Jewish Communities Worldwide

NEW YORK (JTA) - The impact of the coronavirus on the Jewish world is a study in contrasts. In Israel, where the total death toll as of Tuesday was 238 and the number of new dai...

OpEd: Sharing my Chassidic Perspective of ‘Unorthodox’ – Change Comes from Within

NEW YORK (VINnews/Ruchie (Rachel) Freier) — Requests to speak and share my perspective after the recent release on Netflix titled Unorthodox, jolted me out of my social distancing ...

Supreme Court Places 920,000 NIS Fine On Tycoon Father Of Get Refuser For Contempt Of Court

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a landmark decision which will serve as a precedent for the treatment of recalcitrant husbands in Israel, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a wealthy ty...

Photos- AP Was There: Nazis Surrender, Ending World War II In Europe

REIMS, France (AP) — Nazi commanders signed their surrender to Allied forces in a French schoolhouse 75 years ago this week, ending World War II in Europe and the Holocaust. Unlike...

German, Swiss Officials Aim To Close Prisoner Exchange Deal Between Israel And Hamas

A senior official in the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs is one of four international mediators working to arrange a prisoner swap between Hamas and Israel, according t...

Palestinians Fear Outbreak In Jerusalem’s ‘No Man’s Land

JERUSALEM (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic gathered strength last month, community leaders in a Palestinian neighborhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem tried to impose lockdown an...

Dutch King Acknowledges Jews Felt ‘Abandoned’ By His Great-Grandmother Wilhelmina

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in a memorial day speech acknowledged his great-grandmother’s perceived indifference to the fate of Dutch Jews during the...

Amudim Relief Fund Addressing Massive Mental Health Fallout Of COVID-19, All Donations Doubled Today

NEW YORK (Zvi Gluck) — Unprecedented. For most of us, just about everything about the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything we have ever experienced, and the loss of life is unfa...

1910 Newspaper Reveals How Rav Chaim Of Brisk Dealt With Cholera Epidemic

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In 1910 the people of Brisk in Lithuania faced a cholera epidemic and turned to their leader, Rav Chaim Soloveitchik, for advice on how to cope with the epide...

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