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Biden: Antisemitism in Charlottesville compelled me to run for president

Biden: Antisemitism in Charlottesville compelled me to run for president

“One of the things that got me involved in this race.. was when those folks came out of the fields down in Charlottesville chanting,” Biden… Read More ›

One-Third Of Netanyahu’s Voters Believe COVID-19 Was Sent By God

One-Third Of Netanyahu’s Voters Believe COVID-19 Was Sent By God

  JERUSALEM (JTA) — One quarter of Jewish Israelis, and more than one-third of Jews who voted for Benjamin Netanyahu, believes the coronavirus was sent… Read More ›

Opinion: I’m An Orthodox Rabbi Who Takes COVID-19 Very Seriously. Here’s Why My Congregation Is Praying In Person During The High Holidays.

Opinion: I’m An Orthodox Rabbi Who Takes COVID-19 Very Seriously. Here’s Why My Congregation Is Praying In Person During The High Holidays.

  NEW YORK (JTA) — On March 11, we decided to close The Jewish Center, the large Orthodox congregation in Manhattan where I serve as… Read More ›

Abraham Foxman Endorses Biden, Calling Trump A ‘Demagogue’

Abraham Foxman Endorses Biden, Calling Trump A ‘Demagogue’

  NEW YORK (JTA) – Abraham Foxman, the former longtime leader of the Anti-Defamation League, has broken his tradition of not endorsing political candidates to… Read More ›

Kosovo’s Jews Cheer Their Muslim-Majority State’s New Deal With Israel

Kosovo’s Jews Cheer Their Muslim-Majority State’s New Deal With Israel

  PRISTINA (JTA) – For Flori Dedoni, a member of the tiny Jewish community of Kosovo, the news that his country is establishing formal diplomatic… Read More ›

Israel will pay dearly for persecuting its Haredi community

Israel will pay dearly for persecuting its Haredi community

Opinion: Ultra-Orthodox Israelis feel discriminated against and cast out by a government that has failed to persuade religious leaders that new coronavirus measures are necessary;… Read More ›

Emperor Netanyahu has no clothes

Emperor Netanyahu has no clothes

Opinion: ‘King Bibi’ was exposed in his weakness when under pressure from the ultra-Orthodox politicians opposed to lockdown, proving that to him and his ministers,… Read More ›

Profile Of The Most Sought-After Shofar Blower

Profile Of The Most Sought-After Shofar Blower

  JERUSALEM (JNS) – As first-chair trumpet in the Orville Wright Junior High School band in Los Angeles in 1966, Robbie Weinger didn’t know it,… Read More ›

Study gives life-saving impetus for Ashkenazi women to screen for breast cancer

Study gives life-saving impetus for Ashkenazi women to screen for breast cancer

‘This is absolute evidence that you could well be saving your life’ simply by getting screened, Jerusalem researchers report   Jerusalem research gives a new… Read More ›

Diplomacy Marches On Its Stomach: One Rabbi Helps Cook Up Kosher Fare For UAE Delegation

Diplomacy Marches On Its Stomach: One Rabbi Helps Cook Up Kosher Fare For UAE Delegation

  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (JNS) – Top Israeli and American officials arrived in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, on Monday departing… Read More ›

COVID-19 has been buffeting American Jewry for months. What lies ahead?

COVID-19 has been buffeting American Jewry for months. What lies ahead?

Pandemic sees hundreds of synagogues shuttered, Jewish organizations slashing budgets and staff, community centers emptied, day schools online and summer camps cancelled   JTA —… Read More ›

Dozens of Haredi Jews stuck on a plane in Kiev

Dozens of Haredi Jews stuck on a plane in Kiev

The passengers, who came on two different flights from London and Paris to Kiev, were barred from entering the country.   Dozens of Haredi Jews… Read More ›

Uman fiasco highlights ultra-Orthodox MKs’ political opportunism

Uman fiasco highlights ultra-Orthodox MKs’ political opportunism

Opinion: The pilgrimage is just another parable for Haredi political art of taking a questionable narrative and turning it into their raison d’etre in such… Read More ›

20,000 at anti-Netanyahu demo, including 200 hasidim; events in 17 world cities

20,000 at anti-Netanyahu demo, including 200 hasidim; events in 17 world cities

Jerusalem protest ends largely peacefully; group from Bratslav sect, angry over Uman pilgrimage, join in; man in passing car said to brandish pistol at Herzliya… Read More ›

Stabbing victim Rabbi Shai Ohayon laid to rest: ‘He was humble, kind and quiet’

Stabbing victim Rabbi Shai Ohayon laid to rest: ‘He was humble, kind and quiet’

Father of 4, killed in apparent terror attack, buried in Petah Tikva at funeral kept small by coronavirus restrictions; IDF troops raid suspected killer’s West… Read More ›

Israel needs an honest conversation with its superspreaders

Israel needs an honest conversation with its superspreaders

Opinion: The precarious pandemic situation stems from the government’s lack of communication with the Arab and ultra-Orthodox sectors, which constitute the most infections and as… Read More ›

Pompeo to defy own order to deliver RNC speech from Jerusalem

Pompeo to defy own order to deliver RNC speech from Jerusalem

Secretary of State sent cable to all US missions last month warning American diplomats that under federal law they should not take overt sides in… Read More ›

Elul and Embarrassing a Child

Elul and Embarrassing a Child

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com It is now the month of Elul – the time when we ask mechila for what we may have… Read More ›

After Facing Threats, Kentucky Rabbi Set To Offer Educational Courses On Anti-semitism

After Facing Threats, Kentucky Rabbi Set To Offer Educational Courses On Anti-semitism

  LEXINGTON, KY (JNS) – After denouncing racist, anti-Semitic fliers left around his community earlier this month and then being threatened by a neo-Nazi leader,… Read More ›

5 Jewish things to know about US vice president candidate Kamala Harris

5 Jewish things to know about US vice president candidate Kamala Harris

Democratic senator from California has a Jewish husband, carried a JNF blue tin as a child, is a fan of Israel’s Supreme Court building  … Read More ›