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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...

Report: Israeli Airstrikes On Eastern Syria Kill 14 Fighters

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli airstrikes in eastern Syria killed 14 Iranian and Iraqi fighters and wounded others, some seriously, an opposition war monitoring group said Tuesday. The B...

Sharansky To Use Genesis Prize Proceeds To Fight Coronavirus

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky, winner of the 2020 Genesis Prize, announced Monday that he will donate the $1 million award to organizations fighting the ...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Has A Long Relationship With The City’s Orthodox Community

NEW YORK (JTA) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted a message last week calling out “the Jewish community” for violating social distancing guidelines after a Hasidic funera...

Mayor de Blasio Finally Apologizes To Jewish Community For Tweet

NEW YORK (VINnews) — NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio issued an apology on Monday for a tweet sent last week that profiled the Jewish community. The Mayor held a conference call with Or...

An Era Of ‘Philo-Semitism’? The US Will Push Countries To Love Their Jews More, Anti-Semitism Monitor Says

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Elan Carr, the State Department’s anti-Semitism monitor, wants to get people in other countries to love their Jews more as a means of countering anti-Semitism. ...

Godaddy.com Urged To Shut Down Website Hosting ‘Miss Hitler’ Pageant

NEW YORK (JTA) - An anti-Semitism watchdog in Australia wants GoDaddy.com to shut down the website that is promoting the global “Miss Hitler 2020” beauty pageant. The Anti-Defam...

COVID-19 Era Weddings: A Father’s Perspective

NEW YORK (VINnews) — The following was submitted to VINnews by a reader: To Whom it May Concern After seeing the letter from a Chosson here’s a letter from a Father of a Kallah...

Nes Tziyona Biological Institute Develops Antibody Which Can Neutralize COVID-19

NES TZIYONA (VINnews) — Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett visited the Nes Tziyona Institute for Biological Research Monday where he was presented with a breakthrough finding...

Secret Weapon: How This 34-Year-Old Father Survived Coronavirus

NEW JERSEY (Chabad.org/Rabbi Mendy Kaminker) - "While unconscious, his family and community fought for access to remdesivir, which they feared was his last chance of survival. "...

Israel Releases Lockdown, Opens Malls, Markets And Kindergartens

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a press conference convened Monday night, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu mapped out Israel's strategy for returning to economic and social life ...

‘Anti-Semite,’ Thought To Be A Short-Lived Term, Was Omitted From Original Oxford English Dictionary

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary thought the term “anti-Semite” would be short lived and thus did not include it in the original edition of the m...

Iran Calls Off Quds Day Anti-israel Rallies Due To The Coronavirus

Tehran (JTA) - Iran has called off demonstrations and rallies in the country to mark International Quds Day due to the coronavirus crisis. The day, marked by demonstrations agai...

NY Jewish Teen Dead In Arizona After Being Struck By Drunk Driver

ARIZONA (VINnews) — A Jewish teenager was killed Sunday night, after being struck by a vehicle while he was on the side of the road. He was one of 3 boys from Monsey who travell...

Special Mikve Inaugurated With Snow At Hotel For Chareidi Coronavirus Patients

NIR ETZION (VINnews) — At the Nir Etzion hotel where coronavirus patients from Bnei Brak and other Chareidi locations are recovering from the virus, officials associated with the T...

After ‘Border Shidduch’ At Ben Gurion’s VIP Lounge , Chasan Gets On Next Flight Back Home

BEN GURION AIRPORT (VINnews) — An unusual "shidduch without borders" was completed last night at Ben Gurion airport, with the Chasan making a cameo appearance at the Israeli border...

A Ukrainian Priest Who Saved Jews During The Holocaust Has Never Been Honored By Yad Vashem. New Research Could Change That.

UKRAINE (JTA) - Pope Pius XII, the leader of the Catholic church through the World War II years, does not have a great reputation in the Jewish community. Although he hid some J...

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