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MAILBAG: Recovery And Hope From The Daf

MAILBAG: Recovery And Hope From The Daf

NEW YORK (VINnews/Zvi Gluck) — Like so many others, I left MetLife Stadium after the Siyum HaShas celebrating the culmination of the 13th study cycle… Read More ›

Jewish Home No. 2 quits in anger as last-second merger roils political landscape

Jewish Home No. 2 quits in anger as last-second merger roils political landscape

After being placed 11th on unified list, Moti Yogev says Rafi Peretz not fit to lead party; Jewish Home head apologizes to Itamar Ben Gvir;… Read More ›

Jersey City killers planned attack for months, previously shot at Jewish man

Jersey City killers planned attack for months, previously shot at Jewish man

CCTV shows duo drove past kosher market twice in week before shootings; gun from attack was used to fire at car with ultra-Orthodox driver a… Read More ›

From Ebola to hurricanes, mom in uniform keeps people safe while keeping kosher

From Ebola to hurricanes, mom in uniform keeps people safe while keeping kosher

As an officer in the US Public Health Service, Cpt. Dana Hall provides disaster relief to victims the world over, and is the only Orthodox… Read More ›

Monsey Rabbi Who Survived Stabbing Attack Gives Invocation At New York State Of The State Address

Monsey Rabbi Who Survived Stabbing Attack Gives Invocation At New York State Of The State Address

  NEW YORK (JTA) — Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, whose home was the site of a stabbing last month on the holiday of Hanukkah, delivered an… Read More ›

First kosher bar in former Soviet Union serves up cocktails and Torah lessons

First kosher bar in former Soviet Union serves up cocktails and Torah lessons

Israeli Entrepreneur David Roitman says he opened Kosher Bar as personal duty to help rebuild the historic Jewish community of Odessa in Ukraine, which he… Read More ›

How Asarah B’Taives May Be Different than Other Fasts

How Asarah B’Taives May Be Different than Other Fasts

Rav Yoseph Karo (Bais Yoseph 550) cites the view of the Avudraham that the fast of Asara b’Taives is different than all of the other… Read More ›

Siyum Hashas ‘Waldo’ is Latest Victim of Anti-Semitic Verbal Assault on the Subway

Siyum Hashas ‘Waldo’ is Latest Victim of Anti-Semitic Verbal Assault on the Subway

  NEW YORK (VINnews) — At the Siyum Hashas, Yonatan Gray stood out like a striped thumb. As he entered the Subway, he also stood… Read More ›

Israel should stand up for Jews wherever they are

Israel should stand up for Jews wherever they are

Opinion: People’s homes, communities and lives make up their identities no less than the fact that they are Jewish From Monsey to London, from Paris… Read More ›

Belgian Orthodox Jewish Lawmaker Takes Heat For Lighting Menorah Near Parliament Nativity Scene

Belgian Orthodox Jewish Lawmaker Takes Heat For Lighting Menorah Near Parliament Nativity Scene

  LONDON (JTA) – A video by the only Orthodox Jewish lawmaker in the Belgium Federal Parliament lighting candles there on Hanukkah near a nativity… Read More ›

Bret Stephens Under Fire For NY Times Column On Jewish Intelligence

Bret Stephens Under Fire For NY Times Column On Jewish Intelligence

  NEW YORK (JTA) — New York Times columnist Bret Stephens came under fire on social media for an op ed in which he wrote… Read More ›

Members of Congress, Senators condemn Monsey attack

Members of Congress, Senators condemn Monsey attack

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are united in issuing statements condemning the hateful attack on Jews celebrating Hanukkah.   The House of Representatives… Read More ›

‘I threw a coffee table’: Witness describes fighting machete-wielding assailant

‘I threw a coffee table’: Witness describes fighting machete-wielding assailant

‘He started hitting people right and left,’ says Joseph Gluck, detailing how he tried to stop attacker who injured five in Monsey rabbi’s home at… Read More ›

Those Holiday Season Gifts: Psak From Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein

Those Holiday Season Gifts: Psak From Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com It is a not uncommon experience for people that have family members in the hospital.  Nice well-meaning people give… Read More ›

The machete attack at a Rabbi’s home is part of an ‘epidemic’ of anti-Semitic incidents

The machete attack at a Rabbi’s home is part of an ‘epidemic’ of anti-Semitic incidents

  Five people were stabbed in a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York during a December 28 Hanukkah celebration. The attack was just the latest in… Read More ›

At least three people said stabbed in attack at Monsey Hannukkah lighting

At least three people said stabbed in attack at Monsey Hannukkah lighting

Man with machete reportedly stormed house of rabbi next to synagogue in New York suburb   Several people have been injured in a stabbing next… Read More ›

In France, murder of Jews kept from public

In France, murder of Jews kept from public

Opinion: Although the French say they care about the Jewish community, the recent verdict, claiming a Muslim immigrant who threw his elderly Jewish neighbor out… Read More ›

Colombia’s Day of the Little Candles looks an awful lot like Hanukkah

Colombia’s Day of the Little Candles looks an awful lot like Hanukkah

Dia de las Velitas dates back to 1854, when Pope Pius set the immaculate conception as Catholic dogma, but some scholars attribute aspects of the… Read More ›

Columbia University Accused Of Anti-semitic Discrimination In First Case Since Trump Executive Order

Columbia University Accused Of Anti-semitic Discrimination In First Case Since Trump Executive Order

  NEW YORK (JTA) – A federal complaint has been filed against Columbia University accusing the school of anti-Semitic discrimination. It is the first case… Read More ›

Were the original Hanukkah latkes really ricotta pancakes from Italy?

Were the original Hanukkah latkes really ricotta pancakes from Italy?

Brought to Rome by Sephardic Jews from southern Italy, the lesser-known cassola, which predate the now-ubiquitous potato latke, are enjoying a resurgence   This Hanukkah,… Read More ›