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US sees near-doubling in distribution of white supremacist propaganda — ADL

US sees near-doubling in distribution of white supremacist propaganda — ADL

Watchdog documents 5,125 incidents in past year, nearly twice the figure from 2019; national average was 14 incidents a day, though just 5% of cases… Read More ›

After Atlanta Massacre, Jewish Groups Rally On Behalf Of Asian Americans

After Atlanta Massacre, Jewish Groups Rally On Behalf Of Asian Americans

  ATLANTA (JTA) — Jewish groups are rallying in support of Asian Americans following a string of murders Tuesday at massage parlors in Atlanta that… Read More ›

Day of reckoning for the ultra-Orthodox community

Day of reckoning for the ultra-Orthodox community

Opinion: While Liberman’s statement that he would send the Haredim and Netanyahu to the nearest dump’ is deplorable, the ensuing outcry draws focus from real… Read More ›

Tackling sexual abuse among ultra-Orthodox is especially difficult – analysis

Tackling sexual abuse among ultra-Orthodox is especially difficult – analysis

  The harrowing details of the allegations of rape and sexual abuse against Zaka founder Yehuda Meshi-Zahav have made for horrifying reading in recent days.… Read More ›

Police said to suspect ZAKA officials hushed reports of founder’s alleged crimes

Police said to suspect ZAKA officials hushed reports of founder’s alleged crimes

Members of emergency services organization to be questioned by investigators, report says; public figures knew about alleged misconduct, kept quiet   Police reportedly suspect public… Read More ›

Israel’s Arabs and Jews must redefine their relationship

Israel’s Arabs and Jews must redefine their relationship

Opinion: Despite deep-rooted animosity towards each other, Israelis of both sectors must create a social contract to change long-held paradigms that have proven to be… Read More ›

For over 40 years, this ‘Passover goy’ bought millions of dollars of NY’s hametz

For over 40 years, this ‘Passover goy’ bought millions of dollars of NY’s hametz

From 1977 to 2019, real estate agent John J. Brown bought leavened bread products from the congregants of dozens of synagogues in and around New… Read More ›

Biden Declines To Call For Cuomo To Resign, Awaits Probe

Biden Declines To Call For Cuomo To Resign, Awaits Probe

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sunday passed up an opportunity to join other Democrats calling for the resignation of New York Gov.… Read More ›

10 things to know about Israel’s jittery peace with Jordan

10 things to know about Israel’s jittery peace with Jordan

A list of Israeli-Jordanian crisis points, most of which center on the Temple Mount.   Israel and Jordan don’t have a cold peace, they have… Read More ›

The New Fancy Sinks and Halacha

The New Fancy Sinks and Halacha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com It has been said that there have been Halachic Analysis articles on pretty much everything but the kitchen sink. Well,… Read More ›

First results are in on COVID study of thousands of Orthodox Jews

First results are in on COVID study of thousands of Orthodox Jews

Dr. Avi Rosenberg, a renal pathologist at Johns Hopkins University and another author of the paper, said for Purim in particular, “the guidance all came… Read More ›

This Sefer by Rav Shlomo Feivel Shustal Will be a Classis

This Sefer by Rav Shlomo Feivel Shustal Will be a Classis

Reviewed by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times It is a sefer that was just released and is now entirely sold out.… Read More ›

‘We have to prevent fake conversions,’ PM says when asked about court ruling

‘We have to prevent fake conversions,’ PM says when asked about court ruling

Netanyahu doesn’t comment directly on decision to legitimize non-Orthodox conversions in Israel, but seems to suggest it could be exploited by African migrants seeking citizenship… Read More ›

Swiss Jews Join Muslims In Protesting Referendum Banning Face-Covering Veils

Swiss Jews Join Muslims In Protesting Referendum Banning Face-Covering Veils

SWITZERLAND (JTA) — Swiss voters passed a referendum on banning face-covering veils, prompting the country’s Muslim and Jewish groups to protest that infringement on religious… Read More ›

Changes To UK Bill Would Make It Easier To Punish Husbands Who Refuse Jewish Divorce

Changes To UK Bill Would Make It Easier To Punish Husbands Who Refuse Jewish Divorce

  UNITED KINGDOM (JTA) — Changes to a United Kingdom bill on domestic abuse make it easier to punish Jewish husbands who refuse to grant… Read More ›

GOP Jews dismiss Trump’s speech: ‘We’re focused on 2022’

GOP Jews dismiss Trump’s speech: ‘We’re focused on 2022’

“I think [Trump] was taunting them [to show] that just because he lost the election does not mean he has gone away and that he… Read More ›

A blessed and welcome verdict for the House of David

A blessed and welcome verdict for the House of David

Opinion: The High Court decision to recognize Conservative and Reform conversions is an important step for Israel to finally embrace and truly practice its core… Read More ›

High Court recognizes Reform, Conservative conversions carried out in Israel

High Court recognizes Reform, Conservative conversions carried out in Israel

Judges say converts through non-Orthodox denominations in Israel must be considered Jews for citizenship purposes; chief rabbis fume; Orthodox parties vow law to overturn ruling… Read More ›

For the sake of freedom, stay home this Purim

For the sake of freedom, stay home this Purim

Opinion: We have to remember that this holiday, which is effectively a three-day party, is a potential hotbed for infections; we must restrain ourselves if… Read More ›

Genesis Prize Foundation To Honor Life And Legacy Of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Genesis Prize Foundation To Honor Life And Legacy Of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

  LONDON (JNS) – The Genesis Prize Foundation announced plans to honor the late prominent scholar, theologian, philosopher and former Chief Rabbi of the United… Read More ›