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Your Daily Spiel For May 10

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Vaping has reached the Hasidic community.

Rabbis in New York are discussing whether vaping is more “kosher” than smoking cigarettes. Although there is a commandment in the Talmud to discard any obstacles that threatened one’s health, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a vape store called Drop Juice has admitted that almost all of its customers are Hasidic Jews.

Women of Weinsberg, a 17th century painting, was returned to the Max and Iris Stern Foundation by Weinsberg, a small Bavarian town. Before the Second World War, Max’s father was one of the most prominent art dealers in Duesseldorf. He was forced by the Nazis to liquidate hundreds of his works. A ceremony on Monday in Munich commemorated the return of the painting.

New York’s Yeshiva University women’s tennis team qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament and will be competing in the finals today. They are the school’s first female team in any sport to ever qualify. They finished off the season with an outstanding 10-1 record.

Amsterdam’s Blue Mosque claimed to have converted a survivor to Islam yesterday on the Dutch national day of mourning for Holocaust victims. However, A Jewish Dutch journalist is skeptical and is investigating the facts and motivation of conversion.

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