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Itamar Ben-Gvir is neither religious nor a Zionist

Itamar Ben-Gvir is neither religious nor a Zionist

Opinion: Religious Zionists believe one can fight for Jews’ rights to the land while recognizing modern social and universal processes, and comprehend that Jewish faith… Read More ›

Relationship between Haredim, non-Haredi Jews at breaking point

Relationship between Haredim, non-Haredi Jews at breaking point

In-depth: Pandemic exacerbates long-existing tensions that, according to one expert, can only be quieted through political resolution with leaders abandoning personal and sectoral interests for… Read More ›

In Britain, Jews Are Leading The Fight Against The Oppression Of China’s Uighur Muslims

In Britain, Jews Are Leading The Fight Against The Oppression Of China’s Uighur Muslims

  LONDON (JTA) — As the leader of British Jewry’s main human rights group, Mia Hasenson-Gross regularly hears personal stories of loss, grief and helplessness.… Read More ›

Biden: White supremacists are ‘the most dangerous people’ in America

Biden: White supremacists are ‘the most dangerous people’ in America

Biden has tapped Merrick Garland, a Jewish judge, to be his attorney general.   President Joe Biden, saying domestic terrorism was the “greatest threat” in… Read More ›

Netanyahu: In talks to establish Moderna, Pfizer vaccine plants in Israel

Netanyahu: In talks to establish Moderna, Pfizer vaccine plants in Israel

“I am negotiating with them to build two plants in Israel that will turn Israel into an international center in the fight against coronavirus.”  … Read More ›

Poland’s ‘legislation’ of Holocaust history vs. Netherlands’ open-access archive

Poland’s ‘legislation’ of Holocaust history vs. Netherlands’ open-access archive

As Holocaust history goes on trial in Poland, files on 300,000 Nazi ‘collaborators’ in the Netherlands have already been picked apart — and publicized —… Read More ›

Jewish settlers set fire to Palestinian vehicle, stone homes – Yesh Din

Jewish settlers set fire to Palestinian vehicle, stone homes – Yesh Din

“Before setting fire to the vehicle, the settlers stole agricultural equipment from the village.” Jewish settler extremists set fire to a vehicle and stoned homes… Read More ›

Prepare Now For Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Meals!

Prepare Now For Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Meals!

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com) When Rosh Chodesh falls on Shabbos – there is a fascinating yet unresolved halachic question. As a preface, we… Read More ›

Rep. Ro Khanna Backtracks After Accusing Israel of Burning Palestinian Villages

Rep. Ro Khanna Backtracks After Accusing Israel of Burning Palestinian Villages

  WASHINGTON (JNS) – A California Democratic congressman has backtracked on a statement accusing Israel of “burning down” Palestinian villages, saying he was only referring… Read More ›

The insider’s guide to Super Bowl LV’s Jewish stories and subplots

The insider’s guide to Super Bowl LV’s Jewish stories and subplots

Pioneering women, massive linemen, and Tom Brady’s surprise visit to an IDF firing range   When the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers face… Read More ›

Small Haredi network is offering COVID-19 treatment to all

Small Haredi network is offering COVID-19 treatment to all

With just 12 volunteers, Chasdei Amram started as local endeavor in ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim; now it has helped more than 5,000 patients… Read More ›

It’s not Haredi blackmail, but the bedrock of our democracy

It’s not Haredi blackmail, but the bedrock of our democracy

Opinion: Ultra-Orthodox leaders never stationed tanks in front of a secular prime minister or presented him with an instrument of surrender, they’re simply carrying out… Read More ›

Israel has to stop riding the Haredi tiger

Israel has to stop riding the Haredi tiger

Opinion: The ultra-Orthodox community, which flooded the streets of Jerusalem not once but twice on Sunday, is telling the rest of the country that they… Read More ›

For 2nd time in day, thousands attend funeral of rabbi, flouting lockdown rules

For 2nd time in day, thousands attend funeral of rabbi, flouting lockdown rules

TV news estimates 8,000 attend Jerusalem burial of Rabbi Yitzhok Scheiner, hours after 10,000 joined procession for Rabbi Meshulam Dovid Soloveitchik; both died of COVID… Read More ›

For Israel’s sake, Haredi parties must be kept out power

For Israel’s sake, Haredi parties must be kept out power

Opinion: The recent violence is but the tip of the iceberg as the ultra-Orthodox community that is poor, uneducated and accustomed to handouts will lead… Read More ›

Kosovo to establish diplomatic relations with Israel on Monday

Kosovo to establish diplomatic relations with Israel on Monday

Kosovo assured Israel it means to open an embassy in Jerusalem.   Israel and Kosovo will establish mutual diplomatic relations on Monday, Kosovo’s Minister of… Read More ›

Germany’s Angela Merkel Participates In Historic Torah Scroll Writing Ceremony

Germany’s Angela Merkel Participates In Historic Torah Scroll Writing Ceremony

  BERLIN (JTA) — Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel observed the finishing of a refurbished Torah scroll in an event marking Holocaust Remembrance Day in Berlin… Read More ›

Hasidic rabbi calls for reopening ultra-Orthodox schools, then backtracks

Hasidic rabbi calls for reopening ultra-Orthodox schools, then backtracks

Following outcry, Rabbi Yisroel Hager, leader of the Vizhnitz sect, says all must follow the health rules, opposes violence against police   The head of… Read More ›

Mi kaAmcha Yisroel – Yaldeinu in Orlando, Florida

Mi kaAmcha Yisroel – Yaldeinu in Orlando, Florida

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com They arrived on Thursday before Shabbos.  Seventy young children with “special needs” under the care of the Yaldeinu Organization,… Read More ›

City Of Antwerp Invites Residents Of Heavily Jewish Neighborhoods For COVID-19 Testing

City Of Antwerp Invites Residents Of Heavily Jewish Neighborhoods For COVID-19 Testing

  ANTWERP ( JTA) – The mayor of Antwerp, a city in Belgium with a large haredi Orthodox Jewish community, has singled out their neighborhoods… Read More ›