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Lebanon President Says He Knew Of Chemicals At Port In July

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese President Michel Aoun knew about the huge stockpile of explosive material stored at Beirut's port nearly three weeks before it blew up, he said Friday, addin...

US Sanctions Pro-China Leader Of Hong Kong, Other Officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of cooperating with Beijing’s effort ...

Beirut Synagogue Appears To Suffer Only Minor Damage From Bombing

BEIRUT (JTA) - A photograph said to be of Beirut’s only synagogue shows minor damage to the interior of the 95-year-old building from a blast this week in the city. The image of...

Russia Warns It Will See Any Incoming Missile As Nuclear

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will perceive any ballistic missile launched at its territory as a nuclear attack that warrants a nuclear retaliation, the military warned in an article publis...

In Attempt To Make Large Wedding, Jerusalem Choson Tries To Define It As Demonstration

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Avrohom Linshe, a 25-year-old Belz Chassid from Jerusalem, published a Twitter clip recently in which he queried why he could not invite all of his family to ...

Searchers In Beirut Recover More Bodies Days After Blast

BEIRUT (AP) — Rescue teams pulled more bodies from the rubble of Beirut's port Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capi...

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Educator And Author, Passes Away At 83

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz, the author of the renowned Steinzaltz Talmud and numerous other books on all facets of Jewish literature, passed away in Jerusalem Frid...

Russia Has A Full-time Surgeon Whose Only Job Is Circumcising Jewish Men

MOSCOW (JTA) - The religious Jewish world has created some unusual jobs, from shofar makers to etrog pickers to mashgichim – kosher certifiers whose job is literally to watch other...

UK Says 50 Million Face Masks It Bought Might Not Be Safe

LONDON (AP) — The British government says it won’t be using 50 million face masks it bought during a scramble to secure protective equipment for medics during the coronavirus outbr...
Michelle Obama participates in the International Day of the Girl on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Michelle Obama Reveals She Is Suffering From ‘Low-Grade Depression’

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Former US First Lady Michelle Obama revealed on her podcast (dubbed The Michelle Obama podcast) that she is suffering from "low-grade depression" due to the pa...

Lebanese React Angrily To Tel Aviv Gesture: ‘We’ll Light Up Tel Aviv With Rockets’

TEL AVIV (VINnews) — Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai's gesture of solidarity with Lebanon after the huge explosion at Beirut's port Tuesday was met with scorn and anger by Lebanese citiz...

‘We Don’t Seem To Learn’: Beirut Explosion Echoes Us Tragedy

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The staggering videos from the Lebanese capital are grimly familiar to Tommy Muska thousands of miles away in Texas: a towering blast, a thundering explosion a...

Watch: Belz Wedding Authorized By Police, Chasidim Stand In Capsules

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The wedding of the grandson of the Belzer Rebbe, which is taking place Wednesday night in Jerusalem, caused a serious headache to organizers who are used to a...

The Peak Of Insensitivity: Israeli Police Close Weddings, Fine Choson In The Middle Of His Wedding

MODI'IN ILLIT (VINNews) — Despite the massive criticism of Israel's police force in the wake of excessive use of force against Chareidim, the police continue to demonstrate insensi...

Lebanon To Put Some Beirut Port Officials Under House Arrest

BEIRUT (AP) — Investigators began searching the wreckage of Beirut’s port Wednesday for clues to the cause of the massive explosion that ripped across the Lebanese capital as the g...

US Officials Say No Sign Beirut Blast Was Attack

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two U.S. officials say there are no indications that the massive explosion Tuesday evening in Lebanon’s capital was the result of an attack by either a nation sta...

Jewish Woman Celebrates 111th Birthday At Cape Town Nursing Home

CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (VINnews) — A Jewish woman from South Africa is celebrating her 111th birthday at the Highlands House Home for Jewish Aged in Cape Town, according to a repor...

Virgin Atlantic Airline Files For US Bankruptcy Protection

NEW YORK (AP) — Virgin Atlantic, the airline founded by British businessman Richard Branson, filed Tuesday for protection in U.S. bankruptcy court as it tries to survive the virus ...

Politicians, Rabbis Debate Offering Support To Lebanon After Beirut Explosion

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In the wake of the massive explosion in Beirut which reportedly killed more than 100 people and injured over 4000, Israel has taken the unusual step of offeri...

Fireworks, Ammonium Nitrate Likely Fueled Beirut Explosion

BEIRUT (AP) - Fireworks and ammonium nitrate appear to have been the fuel that ignited a massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut, experts and videos of the bla...

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