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Atoning for anti-Semitic remarks, Cannon says he’s okay being ‘sacrificial lamb’

Atoning for anti-Semitic remarks, Cannon says he’s okay being ‘sacrificial lamb’

In online conversation with Jewish group, entertainer says apology has been just one part of process in making amends; reveals his great-grandfather was a sephardic… Read More ›

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: A Life

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: A Life

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com He was said to be a descendant of one of the leading Chassidic Rabbis of the 19th century, Rav Avrohom… Read More ›

Polish-language Newspaper In Toronto Blames Jews For The Pandemic

Polish-language Newspaper In Toronto Blames Jews For The Pandemic

TORONTO (JTA) – A Polish-language newspaper in Toronto has published an article blaming Jews for the coronavirus pandemic. B’nai Brith Canada, an organization that fights… Read More ›

Why religious Zionists refuse to join anti-Netanyahu protests

Why religious Zionists refuse to join anti-Netanyahu protests

Opinion: The religious Zionists learned very well during the 2005 disengagement from Gaza that protests don’t lead anywhere because they don’t represent the majority, 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 ›

After Twitter ban, Wiley only sorry for ‘generalizing’ during anti-Semitic rant

After Twitter ban, Wiley only sorry for ‘generalizing’ during anti-Semitic rant

In interview, rapper stands by posts that got him booted from social media, continues to rail against ‘Jewish lawyers,’ blaming them for ‘systematic racism’ in… Read More ›

No, Mr. Rogen, Israel Does Make Sense

No, Mr. Rogen, Israel Does Make Sense

  By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Recently, JTA published the contents of a podcast in which Seth Rogen, an up and coming actor, essentially trashes his… Read More ›

How Did Europe’s Jews Cope With A 17th-century Plague? This 350-year-old Memoir Offers A Glimpse.

How Did Europe’s Jews Cope With A 17th-century Plague? This 350-year-old Memoir Offers A Glimpse.

  BOSTON (JTA) – More than 350 years ago, a plague took a deadly toll on Hamburg, Germany. As the High Holidays approached, fear and… Read More ›

Zach Banner Tries Challah And (Spoiler) He Loves It

Zach Banner Tries Challah And (Spoiler) He Loves It

  PITTSBURGH (JTA) – Zach Banner of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers now knows what challah tastes like — and he can say the word properly.… Read More ›

John Lewis and the Jews: 6 moments that showcase an enduring alliance

John Lewis and the Jews: 6 moments that showcase an enduring alliance

From helping found the Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition to protesting for the release of Soviet Jews, the US civil rights icon was a powerful friend of… Read More ›

Police suspend officer filmed shoving unsuspecting Haredi man at protest

Police suspend officer filmed shoving unsuspecting Haredi man at protest

Investigation opened into case of apparent excessive force comes days after another incident caught on tape in which officer whacked protester who told him to… Read More ›

Want To Pray With A Synagogue Minyan? Sign This Covid-19 Waiver First.

Want To Pray With A Synagogue Minyan? Sign This Covid-19 Waiver First.

  POTOMAC, MD (JTA) – If you want to pray with a minyan at Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland, the synagogue has a page… 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 ›

Aaron Keyak will lead Biden campaign’s Jewish outreach

Aaron Keyak will lead Biden campaign’s Jewish outreach

According to the Biden campaign’s job listing, the position is aimed to “build and manage a national outreach program to support the political objectives of… Read More ›

2 arrested as ultra-Orthodox protest neighborhood lockdowns for second night

2 arrested as ultra-Orthodox protest neighborhood lockdowns for second night

Demonstrators knock down barriers, set dumpsters on fire and pelt police with eggs to protest against alleged discrimination in coronavirus closures   At least two… 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 ›

Ultra-Orthodox city declared ‘restricted zone’ as virus cases spike

Ultra-Orthodox city declared ‘restricted zone’ as virus cases spike

Beitar Illit closed for 7 days starting Wednesday afternoon after infections skyrocket 224% in past week; mayor decries late night government announcement as a ‘disgrace’… Read More ›

Health minister warns of lockdown next week as nearly 1,000 virus cases found

Health minister warns of lockdown next week as nearly 1,000 virus cases found

Edelstein says new dramatic restrictions needed to flatten the curve; 962 infections confirmed in 24 hours, bringing total to 30,749; 2 deaths announced   The… Read More ›

8 Thoughts and Sayings of Rav Shmuel Brudny zt”l

8 Thoughts and Sayings of Rav Shmuel Brudny zt”l

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Rav Shmuel Brudny zt”l (1915-1981) was one of the leading Talmidim of the Mir Yeshiva in Poland, and was… Read More ›

Israel is not the property of the ultra-Orthodox

Israel is not the property of the ultra-Orthodox

Opinion: With a wave of western aliyah expected, the state must recognize conversions conducted by non-Orthodox rabbinical courts and marriages officiated by non-Orthodox rabbis, and… Read More ›