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Gaza students back to school after five-month shutdown

Gaza students back to school after five-month shutdown

Some 285,000 students at U.N.-run schools and 277,000 pupils at public schools in the coastal enclave head back to school this week; they are not… Read More ›

Dazed and wounded, Lebanese emerge from massive blast angry at rulers

Dazed and wounded, Lebanese emerge from massive blast angry at rulers

Claiming the leadership aware of the danger from inadequate storage of inflammable chemicals one resident says ‘the worst part is this government and all those… Read More ›

Lead-up to Beirut blast: A Russian businessman, a decrepit ship, a single spark

Lead-up to Beirut blast: A Russian businessman, a decrepit ship, a single spark

The chronology of Lebanon’s singular disaster runs through the ship MV Rhosus, its allegedly dodgy owner, a volatile cargo and a blatant disregard for danger… Read More ›

Trump criticizes Birx for the first time after she issues coronavirus warnings

Trump criticizes Birx for the first time after she issues coronavirus warnings

President Donald Trump criticized Dr. Deborah Birx in a Monday tweet after she warned the pandemic is “extraordinarily widespread” in the US. While Trump and… Read More ›

Two Eruv Committees in Monsey Pursue Shalom!

Two Eruv Committees in Monsey Pursue Shalom!

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com And it happened before Tisha B’Av! As many residents of Monsey, New York are aware, there are two Eruv… Read More ›

The Big 4 tech companies — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, worth $5 trillion combined — just crushed their earnings reports

The Big 4 tech companies — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, worth $5 trillion combined — just crushed their earnings reports

  Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook all reported their second-quarter earnings on Thursday. These four, along with Microsoft, are the five most-valuable publicly traded companies… Read More ›

34 states, Puerto Rico, DC Must Now Quarantine In NY, NJ, CT

34 states, Puerto Rico, DC Must Now Quarantine In NY, NJ, CT

  ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Travelers from 34 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, must now quarantine for 14 days… Read More ›

Will a coronavirus vaccine be a ‘cure’ for the pandemic?

Will a coronavirus vaccine be a ‘cure’ for the pandemic?

The answer to this is more complicated than one thinks and centers on the question of the strength and longevity of the immune response.  … Read More ›

34 arrested amid mass anti-government protests in Jerusalem

34 arrested amid mass anti-government protests in Jerusalem

Two different protests were integrated together in front of the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem – one demanding the resignation of Netanyahu and another organized… Read More ›

Politics and populism — not coronavirus — are making Israelis sick

Politics and populism — not coronavirus — are making Israelis sick

“Right now, everything is political,” Hadassah Medical Center head Zeev Rotstein said.   Populism and politics can be as deadly as most serious diseases, and… Read More ›

Hawley Seeks Civil Rights Probe In Case Of St. Louis Couple

Hawley Seeks Civil Rights Probe In Case Of St. Louis Couple

  O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley on Thursday urged Attorney General William Barr to launch a federal civil rights investigation of St.… Read More ›

Israel’s lawmakers must come clean on coronavirus, no matter how painful

Israel’s lawmakers must come clean on coronavirus, no matter how painful

Opinion: Fixing the economy begins with stopping the spread of the virus, there is no way around it; the real source of national unrest is… Read More ›

Jewish NFL players: Educate, don’t cancel DeSean Jackson for anti-Semitic posts

Jewish NFL players: Educate, don’t cancel DeSean Jackson for anti-Semitic posts

Former and current football players say much of the anti-Semitism in NFL comes from ignorance from players who are unfamiliar with Jews and Jewish culture… Read More ›

Disney World Reopens As Coronavirus Cases Surge In Florida

Disney World Reopens As Coronavirus Cases Surge In Florida

  ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — “The Most Magical Place on Earth” has reopened after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent… Read More ›

Opinion: We’re Hasidic Women With Our Own EMT Corps. Here’s Why We’re Fighting For Our Own Ambulance.

Opinion: We’re Hasidic Women With Our Own EMT Corps. Here’s Why We’re Fighting For Our Own Ambulance.

  NEW YORK (JTA) – Editor’s note: On Nov. 19, 2019, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City voted not to grant the all-female Orthodox EMT… Read More ›

Trump now in open dispute with health officials as virus rages

Trump now in open dispute with health officials as virus rages

Five months into a still-raging pandemic that has killed more than 130,000 Americans, the long-simmering tensions between President Donald Trump and the health experts who… Read More ›

Aggressive anti-mask customers are forcing some restaurants to shut dining rooms to protect employees from abuse

Aggressive anti-mask customers are forcing some restaurants to shut dining rooms to protect employees from abuse

  Some restaurants are shutting down or closing dining rooms back up after employees faced harassment and violence from anti-mask customers. Restaurants in states, including Texas,… Read More ›

Vatican summons US, Israeli envoys over annexation moves

Vatican summons US, Israeli envoys over annexation moves

The Vatican appealed to Israelis and Palestinians to do everything possible to reopen the process of direct negotiations.   The Vatican, in a highly unusual… Read More ›

9 Thoughts and Sayings from Rav Yisroel Salanter

9 Thoughts and Sayings from Rav Yisroel Salanter

  A person who cannot stop smoking is in violation of a Torah prohibition for every cigarette – “Do not return to Mitzrayim.” The purpose… Read More ›

Sure, Dump the Mask – Just Remember, the New Interns Start in 1 Week & Their Last Semester Was Online

Sure, Dump the Mask – Just Remember, the New Interns Start in 1 Week & Their Last Semester Was Online

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com Yes, it is true.  The new interns are starting on July 1st, and they really did do their last… Read More ›