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Holocaust survivors struggle while world leaders attend lavish memorials

Holocaust survivors struggle while world leaders attend lavish memorials

Saying poverty-stricken victims of the Nazis would have benefited from the money spent on the event, survivors and aid organizations warn that the conditions some… Read More ›

Ukrainian President gives up seats at Holocaust event for survivors

Ukrainian President gives up seats at Holocaust event for survivors

Yad Vashem criticized Zelensky’s decision.   Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Thursday that he and his country’s delegation would give up their seats at… Read More ›

Putin, Pence arrive as world leaders gather for major Holocaust commemoration

Putin, Pence arrive as world leaders gather for major Holocaust commemoration

Russian leader to meet with Netanyahu, backpacker’s mother Yaffa Issachar, who says she hopes to hear daughter is returning; PM will later visit Western Wall… Read More ›

World leaders arrive in Israel for country’s biggest diplomatic event

World leaders arrive in Israel for country’s biggest diplomatic event

Fifth World Holocaust Forum, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp’s liberation, is set to kick off on Wednesday with delegations from 49 countries,… Read More ›

Israel said to warn Hamas against disrupting world leaders’ Holocaust gathering

Israel said to warn Hamas against disrupting world leaders’ Holocaust gathering

TV report: Terror group, seen behind spate of arson balloons, told it would face ‘forceful’ response if, as feared, it tries to undermine this week’s… Read More ›

Shin Bet blamed for suicide of alleged Jewish informant, lawsuit filed

Shin Bet blamed for suicide of alleged Jewish informant, lawsuit filed

The family of the Jewish settler, who killed himself roughly two years ago, is suing the security service for 2.5 million NIS.   Otzma Yehudit… Read More ›

Jewish High School Student Tells Donald Trump That Fellow Students Drew Swastikas On Her Arm

Jewish High School Student Tells Donald Trump That Fellow Students Drew Swastikas On Her Arm

  WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Jewish high school student told President Donald Trump that her fellow students drew swastikas on her arms and pushed her… Read More ›

Germany’s Left party blocks ban on burning of Israeli flag

Germany’s Left party blocks ban on burning of Israeli flag

The party claimed that a ban would contravene free speech.   The largely anti-Israel German party Die Linke (The Left) has torpedoed a bill in… Read More ›

Arabs are not wanted in center-left political parties

Arabs are not wanted in center-left political parties

Opinion: Jewish politicians cannot recognize that the younger generation of Israeli Arabs is eager to integrate into society, and believe – despite evidence to the… Read More ›

MAILBAG: Recovery And Hope From The Daf

MAILBAG: Recovery And Hope From The Daf

NEW YORK (VINnews/Zvi Gluck) — Like so many others, I left MetLife Stadium after the Siyum HaShas celebrating the culmination of the 13th study cycle… Read More ›

Jewish Home No. 2 quits in anger as last-second merger roils political landscape

Jewish Home No. 2 quits in anger as last-second merger roils political landscape

After being placed 11th on unified list, Moti Yogev says Rafi Peretz not fit to lead party; Jewish Home head apologizes to Itamar Ben Gvir;… Read More ›

Jersey City killers planned attack for months, previously shot at Jewish man

Jersey City killers planned attack for months, previously shot at Jewish man

CCTV shows duo drove past kosher market twice in week before shootings; gun from attack was used to fire at car with ultra-Orthodox driver a… Read More ›

From Ebola to hurricanes, mom in uniform keeps people safe while keeping kosher

From Ebola to hurricanes, mom in uniform keeps people safe while keeping kosher

As an officer in the US Public Health Service, Cpt. Dana Hall provides disaster relief to victims the world over, and is the only Orthodox… Read More ›

Monsey Rabbi Who Survived Stabbing Attack Gives Invocation At New York State Of The State Address

Monsey Rabbi Who Survived Stabbing Attack Gives Invocation At New York State Of The State Address

  NEW YORK (JTA) — Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, whose home was the site of a stabbing last month on the holiday of Hanukkah, delivered an… Read More ›

First kosher bar in former Soviet Union serves up cocktails and Torah lessons

First kosher bar in former Soviet Union serves up cocktails and Torah lessons

Israeli Entrepreneur David Roitman says he opened Kosher Bar as personal duty to help rebuild the historic Jewish community of Odessa in Ukraine, which he… Read More ›

How Asarah B’Taives May Be Different than Other Fasts

How Asarah B’Taives May Be Different than Other Fasts

Rav Yoseph Karo (Bais Yoseph 550) cites the view of the Avudraham that the fast of Asara b’Taives is different than all of the other… Read More ›

Siyum Hashas ‘Waldo’ is Latest Victim of Anti-Semitic Verbal Assault on the Subway

Siyum Hashas ‘Waldo’ is Latest Victim of Anti-Semitic Verbal Assault on the Subway

  NEW YORK (VINnews) — At the Siyum Hashas, Yonatan Gray stood out like a striped thumb. As he entered the Subway, he also stood… Read More ›

Israel should stand up for Jews wherever they are

Israel should stand up for Jews wherever they are

Opinion: People’s homes, communities and lives make up their identities no less than the fact that they are Jewish From Monsey to London, from Paris… Read More ›

Belgian Orthodox Jewish Lawmaker Takes Heat For Lighting Menorah Near Parliament Nativity Scene

Belgian Orthodox Jewish Lawmaker Takes Heat For Lighting Menorah Near Parliament Nativity Scene

  LONDON (JTA) – A video by the only Orthodox Jewish lawmaker in the Belgium Federal Parliament lighting candles there on Hanukkah near a nativity… Read More ›

Bret Stephens Under Fire For NY Times Column On Jewish Intelligence

Bret Stephens Under Fire For NY Times Column On Jewish Intelligence

  NEW YORK (JTA) — New York Times columnist Bret Stephens came under fire on social media for an op ed in which he wrote… Read More ›