Articles by: JewishNews-Ilan

UK citizen named as Texas synagogue attacker, two teens arrested

UK citizen named as Texas synagogue attacker, two teens arrested

Malik Faisal Akram was named as the Colleyville synagogue hostage taker hours before UK police made two arrests in connection to the attack.   Malik… Read More ›

As Omicron sweeps through Israel, vaccination still effective, expert says

As Omicron sweeps through Israel, vaccination still effective, expert says

With Omicron cases surging, Ben Gurion University immunologist Tomer Hertz says getting vaccinated or getting a booster is crucial.   Over the past few weeks,… Read More ›

COVID-19: Quarantine for infected to be shortened from 10 to 7 days

COVID-19: Quarantine for infected to be shortened from 10 to 7 days

COVID czar: With 600 serious patients, Israel might lockdown • 32,000 infected, 222 serious patients • Coronavirus cabinet to meet on Tuesday   The quarantine… Read More ›

Israel’s current COVID policy will lead to more illness

Israel’s current COVID policy will lead to more illness

Opinion: By promoting less reliable tests, lifting travel restrictions and adjusting quarantine regulations, ministers opt for a semblance of normality, while gambling with public health… Read More ›

A nation divided: Americans do not remember Jan. 6 Capitol riot as one people

A nation divided: Americans do not remember Jan. 6 Capitol riot as one people

Democrats recall and mourn attack on US democracy, while Republicans stay silent, exposing breach in nation’s ideals of common purpose, history and values   WASHINGTON… Read More ›

Australia cancels Novak Djokovic visa to enter country

Australia cancels Novak Djokovic visa to enter country

Nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic may not be able to defend his 2021 title after his visa to enter Australia was canceled, Health Minister… Read More ›

Improving Gaza’s economy will not de-radicalize Hamas

Improving Gaza’s economy will not de-radicalize Hamas

Opinion: Israel’s attempt to boost quality of life in impoverished enclave won’t guarantee Gazans would stand against Jihadi principles, since this model has already failed… Read More ›

Polls show Americans still deeply fearful for democracy one year after Capitol riots

Polls show Americans still deeply fearful for democracy one year after Capitol riots

Pride in US democracy drops sharply, with many saying violence against the government can be justified in certain situations   WASHINGTON — One year after… Read More ›

Rabbi Issues Letter Praising Chaim Walder, Questioning Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Rabbi Issues Letter Praising Chaim Walder, Questioning Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

ISRAEL — A Rabbi who has defended alleged abusers in the past has spoken out in defense of Chaim Walder. Rabbi Nissim Ben Shimon, an… Read More ›

Gantz holds second Abbas meeting to talk security and economics

Gantz holds second Abbas meeting to talk security and economics

Palestinian minister said the meeting dealt with the importance of creating a ‘political horizon that leads to a political solution’ to conflict.   Defense Minister… Read More ›

Yaakov Litzman Says He Will Not Run for Knesset Reelection

Yaakov Litzman Says He Will Not Run for Knesset Reelection

  JERUSALEM — Senior Charedi political leader Yaakov Litzman will not run for Knesset reelection. Mr. Litzman made the announcement during an interview on Israeli… Read More ›

CDC Warns Of 2 Listeria Outbreaks Tied To Packaged Salad

CDC Warns Of 2 Listeria Outbreaks Tied To Packaged Salad

  NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are warning the public not to eat certain brands of packaged salads, which they say are linked… Read More ›

House panel asks Supreme Court to say by mid-January whether it’s taking Trump’s January 6 records case

House panel asks Supreme Court to say by mid-January whether it’s taking Trump’s January 6 records case

  Washington – Former President Donald Trump appealed to the Supreme Court on Thursday to block the release of documents from his White House to… Read More ›

Israeli hospitals told to prepare for Omicron’s worst as infections rise

Israeli hospitals told to prepare for Omicron’s worst as infections rise

Health Ministry chief Ash tells medical centers to prepare to reopen of dedicated wards immediately, as well as maintain additional wings to meet demand; latest… Read More ›

Achdus and Tragedy

Achdus and Tragedy

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com On both Tuesday night and Wednesday night of this week there were gatherings in two local shuls – Beth… Read More ›

Covid-19 is raging across the US, with a surge in cases and hospitalizations causing new disruptions

Covid-19 is raging across the US, with a surge in cases and hospitalizations causing new disruptions

  Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations are rising once again, prompting a new wave of cancellations and disruptions as the country prepares for another pandemic holiday… Read More ›

Congress Oks Bill Giving Capitol Police Power To Call Troops

Congress Oks Bill Giving Capitol Police Power To Call Troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Capitol Police Chief is poised to gain new authority to call National Guard troops to the Capitol under legislation that passed… Read More ›

Israel may offer 4th COVID vaccine in January, official says

Israel may offer 4th COVID vaccine in January, official says

Health Ministry still unclear on efficacy of booster shot six months on, or on severity of illness caused by Omicron variant but official estimates 4th… Read More ›

Is The Pope’s White Skullcap a Yarmulkah?

Is The Pope’s White Skullcap a Yarmulkah?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com A few weeks ago a ten year old boy with some form of autism walked up to the pope… Read More ›

The trip could have killed them. But people fleeing economic wreckage in the Middle East say they’d do it 100 times over

The trip could have killed them. But people fleeing economic wreckage in the Middle East say they’d do it 100 times over

  Four-year-old Azhi hobbles across a makeshift migrant center on the Polish-Belarusian border. Grabbing his mother’s hand for support, he carefully tucks his legs under… Read More ›