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Interview with Prominent Attorney David Schoen, President Trump’s Lead Counsel During the Impeachment Trial

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Interview with prominent Attorney, David Schoen, who served as President Trump's lead defense counsel during the impeachment trial. David discussed how he was recruited to serve...

US Deports Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard To Germany

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard was deported from the United States and arrived Saturday in his native Germany where he was being held by p...

In Holland, A Torah Scroll Returns To Jewish Hands 80 Years After It Was Hidden From The Nazis

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AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A Torah scroll that disappeared from a Dutch synagogue following the Nazi invasion into the Netherlands has been rediscovered 80 years later and returned to the J...

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson Has Made Remarks About Jewish Financial Control

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NORTH CAROLINA (JTA) - An array of North Carolina Jewish figures and the Republican Jewish Coalition have called on North Carolina’s lieutenant governor to apologize for past comme...

Opinion: The Jewish Debate About Rush Limbaugh

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WASHINGTON (JNS/Jonathan S. Tobin) - In this most partisan moment in living memory, everything—including and perhaps most especially—the deaths of famous people, are perceived thr...

Watch: Clip From Western Wall During Jerusalem Snowstorm

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — For Jerusalem, snow is a rare and eagerly anticipated event. There has not been any significant snow in Israel's capital since 2015, and therefore the possibi...

Belgian Orthodox Jewish MP Calls For Army To Be Authorized To Perform Police Tasks

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — A proposal by Belgium's only orthodox Jewish MP, Michael Freilich is calling for patrolling military personnel to be allowed to carry out simple tasks normally...

In Britain, Jews Are Leading The Fight Against The Oppression Of China’s Uighur Muslims

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LONDON (JTA) — As the leader of British Jewry’s main human rights group, Mia Hasenson-Gross regularly hears personal stories of loss, grief and helplessness. But few encounters ...

Israeli Government Taps Kollel Chabad For Massive Food-Distribution Project

JERUSALEM (JNS) - As the social and economic costs of the coronavirus crisis continue to rise, Israel’s Interior Ministry has approved a massive project designed to help families m...

In A Texas Battered By Cold, Jewish Communities Join A Desperately Needed Response

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DALLAS (JTA) — One year ago, Dallas’s Jewish community convened a “health crisis management team” to coordinate the local response to the brand-new COVID-19 pandemic. Now the co...

Arab Nurse Says Shma Yisrael With Dying Coronavirus Patient Whose Relatives Couldn’t Be With Him

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JERUSALEM(VINnews) — Maher Ibrahim is an Arab male nurse serving in the coronavirus department at Afula's Ha'Emek hospital. Due to his calling, Ibrahim has seen many unusual situat...

Netanyahu Calls Rush Limbaugh ‘Great Friend Of Israel,’ Sends Condolences

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent his condolences to the family of Rush Limbaugh, who died of lung cancer at the age of 70 on Wednesday. Calling h...

Understanding Evil

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times Evil.  Why remember it?  What is it about Parshas Zachor that makes it so unique? What does the Torah want us to do with re...

Jewish Group Applauds Arrest Of Canadian Nationalist Party Leader Advocating Hate

SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA (JNS) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) applauded the arrest of Canadian Nationalist Party leader Travis Patron, who has been charged with the willfu...

Watch: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Anne Neuberger

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WASHINGTON (VINnews) - Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger...

Diplomatic Efforts Involving Russia To Return Israeli Woman Who Crossed Syrian Border And Remains Of Israeli Soldiers

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Russia has reportedly been mediating a prisoner exchange between Israel and Syria, according to reports by Syrian media Wednesday. On Tuesday night Prime M...

Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls On Biden Administration To Support Referring Israel To ICC

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WASHINGTON (JNS) - Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) told Qatar’s Al-Araby TV last week that she had demanded that the Biden administration support the referral of Israel to the Internatio...

Step Mothers and Other Relatives

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times “You’re not my mother! So I don’t have to honor you.” “Yes you still do, young lady.” Everyone knows about the Mitzva...

Rabbinical Group: Omar’s Promotion Shows ‘Congress Willing To Tolerate Anti-Semitism’

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WASHINGTON (JNS) - The Coalition for Jewish Values said in a statement on Monday that the promotion of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to a senior position on the U.S. House Foreign Affa...

Lakewood’s Beth Medrash Govoha Cancels Purim Celebrations

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LAKEWOOD (JTA) — Haredi Orthodox Jews in Lakewood, New Jersey, are curtailing Purim festivities because of COVID-19. For the first time in 80 years, Beth Medrash Govoha, the yes...