Articles by: JewishNews-Ben

Chassidim versus Litvaks: Shmini Atzeres

Chassidim versus Litvaks: Shmini Atzeres

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com One of the general differences between Litvaks (Misnagdim) and Chassidim lies in what they do on the holiday of… Read More ›

IDF veteran wakes up five months after setting himself on fire

IDF veteran wakes up five months after setting himself on fire

Itzik Saidyan said to be communicating with family as doctors began weaning him off anesthesia; 26-year-old attempted suicide in April after years-long battle with authorities… Read More ›

Bennett to UAE, Bahrain ministers: Jordan and Egypt ‘delighted’ with ties

Bennett to UAE, Bahrain ministers: Jordan and Egypt ‘delighted’ with ties

Meeting with senior Gulf officials in New York ahead of UN speech, prime minister promises stability and continuity in relations; UAE expects trade to top… Read More ›

Explainer: Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine deal is fueling anger in the country. Here’s why

Explainer: Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine deal is fueling anger in the country. Here’s why

The US and UK will be sharing technology and expertise with Australia to help it build nuclear-powered submarines as part of a newly-announced defense pact… Read More ›

Palestinians admit capture of Gilboa prisoners shows Israeli intel prowess

Palestinians admit capture of Gilboa prisoners shows Israeli intel prowess

Palestinian residents of the West Bank suggested that Israel’s recapture of the six fugitives who escaped from Gilboa Prison proves it has collaborators in Jenin.… Read More ›

What to Know About Sukkah Decorations

What to Know About Sukkah Decorations

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com There are some fascinating halachos about the Sukkah and its decorations of which some people may be unaware. FORBIDDEN… Read More ›

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Stays In Power As Recall Fails

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Stays In Power As Recall Fails

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday became the second governor in U.S. history to defeat a recall aimed at kicking… Read More ›

Taliban gives thousands of Kandahar residents three days to leave their homes, protesters say

Taliban gives thousands of Kandahar residents three days to leave their homes, protesters say

Hundreds of people protested in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar Tuesday, against what they say are Taliban orders for citizens to leave their homes… Read More ›

New Jersey’s Largest Dairy Farm Nearly Destroyed In Tornado

New Jersey’s Largest Dairy Farm Nearly Destroyed In Tornado

  The morning after one of the most intense tornados recorded in New Jersey history all but demolished the largest dairy farm in the state,… Read More ›

Israel president meets Jordanian king to cultivate ties

Israel president meets Jordanian king to cultivate ties

Herzog’s visit in Amman comes at the invitation of the king where according to a statement the two men discussed a series of political and… Read More ›

Cabinet set to approve nominations of ambassadors to US, Canada

Cabinet set to approve nominations of ambassadors to US, Canada

Retired Brig. Gen. Michael Herzog, brother of the president, expected to be tapped envoy to Washington; candidate for Ottawa position is former Yesh Atid MK… Read More ›

At least 46 people have died after floodwaters from Ida’s remnants swamp cities from Virginia to New England

At least 46 people have died after floodwaters from Ida’s remnants swamp cities from Virginia to New England

The death toll from flooding after the remnants of Hurricane Ida pummeled cities in the East rose sharply to 46 on Thursday after New Jersey… Read More ›

In first top-level meeting in a decade, Gantz holds talks with Abbas in Ramallah

In first top-level meeting in a decade, Gantz holds talks with Abbas in Ramallah

Sit-down comes after Bennett returns from meeting Biden in Washington; Defense Minister says Israel is ready to boost Palestinian Authority’s ailing economy   Palestinian Authority… Read More ›

The West must wake up to the threat of Jihad

The West must wake up to the threat of Jihad

Opinion: It’s not by accident that Bennett’s postponed meeting with Biden coincided with the deadly attack on Kabul airport, which showed how ruthless radical Islam… Read More ›

US Closing Troubled NYC Metropolitan Correctional Center

US Closing Troubled NYC Metropolitan Correctional Center

  NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government said Thursday it is shutting down an embattled federal jail in New York City after a slew… Read More ›

Taliban promise to protect women , then kill them for how they dress

Taliban promise to protect women , then kill them for how they dress

The Taliban have shot and killed a woman for not wearing a burka the same day the group promised to honor women’s rights.   The… Read More ›

Miami Beach Suspends Law Used Against People Filming Police

Miami Beach Suspends Law Used Against People Filming Police

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Miami Beach police officers are no longer enforcing a new law that critics believe has emboldened officers to arrest bystanders… Read More ›

The author of ‘The Kite Runner’ has a message for anyone worried about Afghanistan

The author of ‘The Kite Runner’ has a message for anyone worried about Afghanistan

Khaled Hosseini’s novels show readers around the world a side of Afghanistan that goes beyond war and terror. His debut best-seller “The Kite Runner” was… Read More ›

In 1st call with ally since crisis, Biden and British PM discuss Afghanistan

In 1st call with ally since crisis, Biden and British PM discuss Afghanistan

US president and UK leader announce a virtual summit of the G7 leaders next week on the Taliban’s surprise seizure of power   WASHINGTON —… Read More ›

US Warns 9/11 Anniversary Could Inspire Extremist Attacks

US Warns 9/11 Anniversary Could Inspire Extremist Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The upcoming 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks as well as approaching religious holidays could inspire extremist attacks, the Department of… Read More ›