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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 ›

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Controversial Remarks About Israel During Radio Interview

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Controversial Remarks About Israel During Radio Interview

  WASHINGTON — Recently, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was interviewed on a radio program, during which she made remarks perceived by some to be incendiary… Read More ›

Haredi politicians’ Netanyahu conundrum

Haredi politicians’ Netanyahu conundrum

Opinion: The heads of the ultra-Orthodox parties recognize that their base feels a kinship with the prime minister’s self-promoted image of victim persecuted by the… Read More ›

Netanyahu said to praise Jewish Home merger with extremist party

Netanyahu said to praise Jewish Home merger with extremist party

Prime Minister’s Office denies report; Likud leader has taken an active role in pushing for Kahanists to be brought into fold in last two elections,… Read More ›

World leaders must be smarter about combating anti-Semitism

World leaders must be smarter about combating anti-Semitism

Opinion: Attack on Israeli students in America and vandalism of Jewish graveyards in Europe are only some of most recent anti-Semitic incident in the Diaspora;… Read More ›

Sanders: Netanyahu is ‘racist,’ US must also be pro-Palestinian

Sanders: Netanyahu is ‘racist,’ US must also be pro-Palestinian

Speaking at fifth Democratic debate in LA, the Vermont senator and presidential hopeful says Washington should ‘level the paying field’ in Mideast   Senator Bernie… Read More ›

2 People Struck By Vehicle In Front Of Teaneck Synagogue

2 People Struck By Vehicle In Front Of Teaneck Synagogue

TEANECK — Two men were struck by a vehicle in front of a Synagogue in Teaneck, NJ on Thursday evening. One of the men, who… Read More ›

Jerusalem to remain united in “Deal of the Century” – Arab report

Jerusalem to remain united in “Deal of the Century” – Arab report

In the reported draft, Jerusalem would remain unified under shared control between a new Palestinian state and Israel.   Jerusalem will remain united under mostly… Read More ›

Boris Johnson to pass anti-BDS law, official says

Boris Johnson to pass anti-BDS law, official says

“Antisemitism an attack on the British way of life and British identity. WIthout our Jewish citizens we would be a lesser nation,” he said.  … Read More ›

Corbyn admits responsibility for Labour clobbering, while blaming Brexit, media

Corbyn admits responsibility for Labour clobbering, while blaming Brexit, media

UK party leader says he is sorry for the shellacking at the polls, insists opposition needs better strategy against ‘billionaire-owned and influenced’ media   Pointing… Read More ›

Jeremy Corbyn steps down after major loss in general elections

Jeremy Corbyn steps down after major loss in general elections

That the opposition leader will not be taking a step out of politics, or out of the party, for that matter, but merely emphasized that… Read More ›

New Jersey AG: Kosher market terror attack fueled by hatred of Jews

New Jersey AG: Kosher market terror attack fueled by hatred of Jews

Gurbir Grewal says case being investigated as domestic terror, killers had five guns when they burst into JC Kosher Supermarket in attack that left three… Read More ›