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Addressing the root causes behind Israel’s COVID-19 crisis

Addressing the root causes behind Israel’s COVID-19 crisis

Opinion: Israel has been handling COVID-19 like a disease rather than a full-blown national crisis, wasting precious time in doing so and once more proving… Read More ›

All hostages released from Texas synagogue after 11-hour standoff

All hostages released from Texas synagogue after 11-hour standoff

Captor dies during rescue operation after reports of gunshots at scene; FBI says attacker ‘focused on one issue’; footage shows hostages running from building  … Read More ›

Fauci Dismissed Wuhan Lab Leak Theory As ‘Shiny Object’ In Leaked Emails

Fauci Dismissed Wuhan Lab Leak Theory As ‘Shiny Object’ In Leaked Emails

  WASHINGTON — According to an email thread newly leaked by House Republicans on Tuesday, Dr. fauci dismissed the theory that COVID-19 may have emerged… Read More ›

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein And Other Prominent Rosh Yeshivas Contract Coronavirus As Omicron Wave Rages

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein And Other Prominent Rosh Yeshivas Contract Coronavirus As Omicron Wave Rages

  JERUSALEM — Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, the 98-year-old Rosh Yeshiva of Ponovezh, has contracted coronavirus, according to a report from his associates. The Rosh Yeshiva… Read More ›

Analysis: The West has a rare window to put Putin in his place

Analysis: The West has a rare window to put Putin in his place

Next week may see one of the most significant and defining moments in relations between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Russia since the break-up… Read More ›

What if? How Top Democrats grappled with chance that Pence would object to Biden win

What if? How Top Democrats grappled with chance that Pence would object to Biden win

Key lawmakers say path was unclear and that US remains vulnerable to attempts to undermine democracy, reliant on poorly written, vague laws governing transition of… Read More ›

Israel OKs 4th COVID vaccine dose for over 60s and medical workers

Israel OKs 4th COVID vaccine dose for over 60s and medical workers

Vaccinated Israelis over the age of 5 who test negative for virus are exempt from isolating, while unvaccinated will still be required to isolate for… Read More ›

‘Serious’ talk between Biden and Putin sets stage for diplomacy

‘Serious’ talk between Biden and Putin sets stage for diplomacy

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their second conversation in a month.   US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart… Read More ›

For better or for worse, Israel is shifting to a herd immunity model

For better or for worse, Israel is shifting to a herd immunity model

Opinion: The government’s latest decisions, such as relaxing quarantine rules for the vaccinated, are indicative of a policy change that shifts the COVID battle from… Read More ›

For first time in months, Israel sees nearly 4,000 new COVID cases

For first time in months, Israel sees nearly 4,000 new COVID cases

Health Ministry says infection rate continues to climb, standing at nearly 3%; hospitalizations rise slightly, but still remain relatively low; 94 patients in serious condition,… Read More ›

In sign no Gaza escalation expected after shooting, IDF lets farmers work by border

In sign no Gaza escalation expected after shooting, IDF lets farmers work by border

Military had earlier said agricultural workers needed to stay clear after Israeli was shot by sniper from enclave, with 3 Palestinians said wounded in retaliatory… Read More ›

Struggling With the Tragedy of Chaim Walder: 7 Thoughts

Struggling With the Tragedy of Chaim Walder: 7 Thoughts

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com In recent weeks, our youth have had much to struggle with, r”l.  Chaim Walder, a famous author in the… Read More ›

Jury finds Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of sex trafficking a minor for Jeffrey Epstein and four other charges

Jury finds Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of sex trafficking a minor for Jeffrey Epstein and four other charges

New York – A jury in a New York federal court has found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on five of six counts related to her role… Read More ›

Israel turns to UN over Lebanese tender for drilling in its maritime waters

Israel turns to UN over Lebanese tender for drilling in its maritime waters

Israel’s ambassador the UN wrote a letter of protest on Sunday decrying Lebanon’s issuance of an offshore drilling tender in disputed maritime waters.   Israel… Read More ›

Israel faces vaccination dilemma while trying to stop Omicron spread

Israel faces vaccination dilemma while trying to stop Omicron spread

Analysis: Government wanted to tighten restrictions and restrict access of unvaccinated to shopping malls, but move drew widespread criticism, serving as further proof that curbs… Read More ›

Government set to approve NIS 1 billion Golan Heights development plan on Sunday

Government set to approve NIS 1 billion Golan Heights development plan on Sunday

Cabinet meeting to be held in Kibbutz Mevo Hama; moves aim to upgrade infrastructure, establish new locales, create jobs; PM wants to double population to… Read More ›

Human Rights Watch’s ‘apartheid’ claims outrageous – editorial

Human Rights Watch’s ‘apartheid’ claims outrageous – editorial

Forget Turkey and the Kurds, forget Belarus and the refugees, forget the massacres in Ethiopia or the abuses in Mali. For HRW, it’s all about… Read More ›

Israel reports first death linked to Omicron variant

Israel reports first death linked to Omicron variant

Soroka University Medical Center says the man in his 60s passed away ‘largely’ due to other pre-existing illnesses he was suffering from, and not from… Read More ›

Terror Attacks Continue : Arab Terrorist Attempts To Stab 2 Breslav Chasidim Near Damascus Gate

Terror Attacks Continue : Arab Terrorist Attempts To Stab 2 Breslav Chasidim Near Damascus Gate

JERUSALEM — A Jerusalem Arab attempted Sunday evening to stab two Breslav chasidim at the East Jerusalem bus station near Damascus Gate. The two were… Read More ›

Democrats walk on eggshells around Breyer as GOP plans another blockade for any Biden Supreme Court pick

Democrats walk on eggshells around Breyer as GOP plans another blockade for any Biden Supreme Court pick

Senate Republicans are poised to deny President Joe Biden an appointment to the Supreme Court if they take the majority in the 2022 midterm elections.… Read More ›