Vos Iz Neias?
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|Slogan(s)||The Voice of the Orthodox Jewish Community|
|Alexa rank||17,998 (As of June 2014[update])|
|Type of site||News, News aggregation & blogging|
Vos Iz Neias? (Yiddish: "What's News?") is an online news site that caters to the Orthodox Jewish and Hasidic communities in the United States. Its coverage is primarily focused on the New York metropolitan area and Israel. Vos Iz Neias and its competitors, Matzav, and Yeshiva World News, are sources of online news for American Orthodox Jews.
Vos Iz Neias is run by four anonymous Orthodox Jews, two of whom are Hasidic. The site has become a source for the mainstream media as well, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Daily News and the New York Post.
There are advertisers and writers, but since all business is conducted through the internet and through PayPal, the anonymity of the editors is maintained.
In the month of Tevet 5771 (December 2010 – January 2011), a Rabbinical ban was issued against Vos Iz Neias. It was signed by several rabbis of the Haredi Jewish community, including Rabbis Yaakov Perlow, Malkiel Kotler, Aaron Schechter, Yerucham Olshin, Shmuel Kamenetsky, and Matisyohu Salomon.
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