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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 ›

With No Tourists In Amsterdam, Locals Are Discovering The Anne Frank House

With No Tourists In Amsterdam, Locals Are Discovering The Anne Frank House

  AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Under normal circumstances, the queue to enter the Anne Frank House stretches far along this capital city’s Prinsengracht canal. Tourists who… Read More ›

UK Shadow Minister calls for settlement goods ban if Israel annexes West Bank lands

UK Shadow Minister calls for settlement goods ban if Israel annexes West Bank lands

Lisa Nandy called on the British government for ‘concrete action’ in response to Israel’s annexation drive, calling the situation ‘urgent’ saying the move would require… Read More ›

9 Thoughts and Sayings from Rav Yisroel Salanter

9 Thoughts and Sayings from Rav Yisroel Salanter

  A person who cannot stop smoking is in violation of a Torah prohibition for every cigarette – “Do not return to Mitzrayim.” The purpose… Read More ›

Allen Fagin, Head Of The Orthodox Union, Reflects On How The Pandemic Has Changed Orthodox Life

Allen Fagin, Head Of The Orthodox Union, Reflects On How The Pandemic Has Changed Orthodox Life

  NEW YORK (JTA) – Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit the New York region in March, the Orthodox community was on edge. A surge… Read More ›

Virus cases surge with 532 new infections in past day

Virus cases surge with 532 new infections in past day

Jump marks highest daily total in 2 months as experts warn Israel on cusp of ‘losing control’; positive test rate climbs to 2.6%; army opens… Read More ›

Sure, Dump the Mask – Just Remember, the New Interns Start in 1 Week & Their Last Semester Was Online

Sure, Dump the Mask – Just Remember, the New Interns Start in 1 Week & Their Last Semester Was Online

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com Yes, it is true.  The new interns are starting on July 1st, and they really did do their last… Read More ›

Persian Jews in US come out of the closet, breaking long-held community taboos

Persian Jews in US come out of the closet, breaking long-held community taboos

Recent years have seen rapid change as more LGBTQ community members speak up, leading to wider education, acceptance, and more events and resources for themselves… Read More ›

Air Force cadets, including 3 women, to get their wings Thursday

Air Force cadets, including 3 women, to get their wings Thursday

Ceremony to be held on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish Defense Organizations   Forty Air Force cadets, including three women, from… Read More ›

‘Giving up on Elon Moreh is like giving up on the Temple Mount’

‘Giving up on Elon Moreh is like giving up on the Temple Mount’

“The significance of this place can not be underestimated,” Hillel said. “Here the Bible played out. Here everything began.”   Eliav Hillel still carries the… Read More ›

Is Netanyahu really good for the Jews?

Is Netanyahu really good for the Jews?

Opinion: The cost of unilateral annexation in the West Bank, which would mean alienating allies and partners around the world, outweighs the benefits of diminishing… Read More ›

UNHRC members call for annual updates to settlement black list

UNHRC members call for annual updates to settlement black list

The list was presented to the UNHCR on Monday, following a delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.   The UN database of companies doing business… Read More ›

Youngest Israeli victim: 26-year-old man dies from rare complication of COVID-19

Youngest Israeli victim: 26-year-old man dies from rare complication of COVID-19

Oshri Asulin, from Kfar Saba, said to have developed heart condition usually only found in children   A 26-year-old man died Sunday evening from a… Read More ›

Orthodox Jews sue de Blasio, Cuomo for discrimination over lockdown rules

Orthodox Jews sue de Blasio, Cuomo for discrimination over lockdown rules

The plaintiffs, along with two Catholic priests, accused the officials of “blatant double standards” in their enforcement of social distancing orders.   Three Orthodox Jews… Read More ›

Annexation: Here’s what you need to know

Annexation: Here’s what you need to know

What happens with annexation has potentially steep stakes for Israel’s relationship with the United States, with its allies in Europe and beyond, and with American… Read More ›

In first, AIPAC gives US lawmakers green light to criticize Israel on annexation

In first, AIPAC gives US lawmakers green light to criticize Israel on annexation

Leading pro-Israel lobby privately telling officials it’s OK to condemn planned controversial West Bank move as long as they don’t push to limit US aid… Read More ›

Meet the Jewish Day School Teacher Who Wagered $18 on ‘Jeopardy!’ and Won $50,000

Meet the Jewish Day School Teacher Who Wagered $18 on ‘Jeopardy!’ and Won $50,000

  NEW YORK (JTA) – Astute viewers could find plenty of signs during the recent “Jeopardy!” Teachers Tournament that one leading contestant had some Jewish… Read More ›

Rumor That A Los Angeles Chabad Is Fueling Antifa Gets Brief White House Amplification

Rumor That A Los Angeles Chabad Is Fueling Antifa Gets Brief White House Amplification

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — A Los Angeles synagogue found itself having to deny misinformation about the George Floyd protests after a rumor spread — and… Read More ›

US antisemitism envoy condemns ransacking of synagogues in LA protests

US antisemitism envoy condemns ransacking of synagogues in LA protests

Protesters also vandalized and damaged Congregation Beth Ahabah, a more than 200-year-old Reform congregation in Richmond, Virginia.   The United States’ Special Envoy for Monitoring… Read More ›

Anti-Semitism examined as a social virus in new PBS documentary

Anti-Semitism examined as a social virus in new PBS documentary

‘Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations’ examines how hatred of Jews is treated, and spreads, like virulent disease, and looks at how humanity can hope to… Read More ›