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Pfizer Studying Effects Of 3rd Vaccine Dose

Pfizer announced Thursday that it has begun studying a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, part of a strategy to guard against mutated versions...

Mass Purim Party In Tel Aviv: “The Deaths Are On Your Consciences,” Health Minister...

Hundreds of Israelis participated in a mass Purim party at the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night, a day ahead of the...

PHOTO: Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky By Megilah On Purim Night

This photo was taken on Purim night at the home of the Gadol HaDor, Hagaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, as he heard Megilas Esther.

PURIM WARNING: Purim In Central Booking? Not A Good Idea…

By: Rabbi Abe Friedman Law Enforcement Liaison/Community Activist No, not a good idea at all, not for the person behind the bars, nor for his family,...

Ahead Of Purim Meshulash: Ramot Is Connected To Yerushalayim

In the outer Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot, there has long been a debate about whether the neighborhood is halachicly part of Jerusalem, with Purim...

Kol Haposhet Yad: A Timely Purim Message From Philanthropist Reb Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz

L’chvoid all the Purim Shluchei Mitzvah, As the events of this past year has caused all of us to alter our plans, traveling this Purim...

Gedolei HaPoskim: Don’t Get Drunk This Purim Due To The Pandemic

As Am Yisrael prepares to celebrate Purim in the shadow of the coronavirus, the Gedolei HaPoskim in Eretz Yisrael wrote a letter calling for...

PURIM MESHULASH: What Mitzvah Is Performed On What Day?

The following is a brief overview of some of the halachos and customs of Purim Meshulash, drawing on several sources. As is well-known, Purim is...

Lessons From a Pandemic Purim – By: Zvi Gluck

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to realize that Purim this year is going to be very different than usual. Normally, it’s tough...

New COVID-19 Variant Identified In New York City

A new coronavirus variant that has some similarities to the South African and Brazilian variants is on the rise in New York City, researchers...

Report: Israelis, Saudis Held High-Level Talks On Biden’s Iran Plan

Senior Israeli and Saudi officials held several discussions by phone in recent weeks regarding the Biden administration's plan to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal...

Netanyahu Promises Will Be No Shortage Of Pfizer Vaccines

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised Israelis on Tuesday that there will be no shortage of Pfizer vaccines following reports on Monday that the supply...

Israel: 2 Children, 3 Pregnant Women, Hospitalized Overnight

Israel's reproduction number continued to rise, standing at 0.9 on Wednesday, raising concerns for health officials despite the continued decrease in daily virus cases...

Outrage On Delta Flight After Hasidic Jews Kicked Off [SEE THE VIDEOS]

A group of Hasidic men were forced to deplane a Delta flight from Miami International Airport to LaGuardia, Wednesday night. Initial reports say that...

11 People On New York To Israel “Rescue Flight” Tested Positive for COVID

At least 11 people who were on-board the El Al rescue flight from New York to Israel have tested positive for COVID-19. The flight,...

Israeli Court Delays Netanyahu Corruption Trial Until April

The Jerusalem court overseeing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial has delayed the opening of the dramatic evidentiary stage until after March 23 elections. The...

WATCH THIS: Yeshivah Student Thwarts Palestinian Terrorist With Bare Hands

A yeshivah student in Yitzhar fended off an Arab terrorist armed with a knife who attempted to stab him in the Shomron on Wednesday...

Irreligious Man Threatens To Kill Chabad Chosid On Board Delta Rescue Flight To Israel

A non-religious man threatened to kill a Chabad photographer on the first evacuation flight of Israelis from New York back to Israel on Monday....

Israel Lifts Gag Order On Oil Spill, Greek Ship Suspected

The Minerva Helen, a Greek-owned crude oil tanker, is suspected of being responsible for the massive oil spill that has polluted the majority of...

United Hatzalah To Suspend All Unvaccinated Volunteers Indefinitely

In a move that some may see as controversial, United Hatzalah Founder and President Eli Beer has instructed the chapter heads of all regions...

80 Israelis, Mainly Chareidim, Get Stranded In Germany, Son Misses Mother’s Levaya

The Lufthansa LH690 rescue flight for Israelis stranded abroad took off on Tuesday evening with only half of the 160 passengers who were slated...

TRAGEDY IN WILLIAMBURG: Young Child R”L Struck And Killed By School Bus On Hooper...

Tragedy struck the Williamsburg community on Wednesday morning, when word spread of a fatal accident involving a young child. Police in Brooklyn are investigating after...

UTJ and Shas Sign Pledge To Only Support Netanyahu Government After Elections

In an effort to rebuild the right-wing bloc of parties that aided him in previous elections, Prime Minister Netanyahu succeeded at securing an agreement...

Netanyahu: “Iran Will Fail To Destroy Am Yisrael, Like Haman Failed 2,500 Years Ago”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel won't rely on the Biden administration's efforts to return to a nuclear deal with the...

Israel Offers Compensation To Yemenite Families For Missing Children

The Israeli government on Monday approved a plan to offer $50 million in compensation to the families of hundreds of Yemenite children who disappeared...

A Tale Of A Cookie: Dutch “Jew Cookies” Are Renamed

Jodenkoeken, a dessert staple in the Netherlands since the 19th century, translates as "Jew cookies." It's not clear how the flat round shortbread cookies came...

Bereaved Husband Says His Wife Wasn’t Against Vaccines

Yehudah Ben-Shitrit, the husband of Asnat, z'l, who passed away of the coronavirus on Motzei Shabbos at age 32, told Channel 13 News that...

Vaccination Nation Opens Stations In Ikea, Machane Yehuda

In efforts to vaccinate as many Israeli citizens as possible, Magen Dovid Adom and the Health Ministry are bringing mobile vaccination centers to commercial...

Drug Executives: Big Jump In Vaccine Supply Is Coming Soon

COVID-19 vaccine makers told Congress on Tuesday to expect a big jump in the delivery of doses over the coming month, and the companies...

PURIM CURFEW: Israel Implements Nightly Curfew For Purim Weekend

The Israeli government voted unanimously in favor of a night curfew on Purim, which is Thursday-Sunday this year, each night of the three-day weekend...

Israeli Nasal Spray Reduced Infections During Rosh Hashana Tefillos In Bnei Brak

An Israeli-made nasal spray reduced the coronavirus infection rate among Chareidi members of a Bnei Brak shul during the Rosh Hashanah tefillos in September...

70% Of Israelis Over 16 Are Vaccinated, Cases In Young People Drop By 50%

Over 70% of Israelis over 16 have been vaccinated, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said on Tuesday morning. A total of 4.5 million Israelis have received...

Cuomo Approval Plunges, Majority Believe He Botched Nursing Home Response, Don’t Believe He Deserves...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's approval rating for his pandemic response has plunged from just a few months ago. Forty-one percent of voters agree Cuomo...

Retired NYPD Officer Accused of Pipe Attack on Capitol Police

The man who surrendered at the FBI’s Hudson Valley office Monday to face charges in connection with the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol siege is...

Levaya of Longtime Flatbush Hatzolah Paramedic Gary Lava Z”L [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

YWN regrets to inform you of the sudden Petira of longtime Flatbush Hatzolah Paramedic Yaakov Aryeh Hakohen (Gary) Lava Z"L, known in Hatzolah by...

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