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Why, on Sukkos, 12-4 = 27 and not 8.

Why, on Sukkos, 12-4 = 27 and not 8.

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It seems to be a simple enough halachic question. But is it so innocuous? Or is there something more… Read More ›

Israel’s Sukkot blues: Domestic tourism fails to make up for lack of foreign guests

Israel’s Sukkot blues: Domestic tourism fails to make up for lack of foreign guests

Tourism experts say they hope recent decision to allow foreigners to enter Israel with a negative COVID test will finally boost the country’s tourism industry,… Read More ›

Man shot dead in attack at wedding in Arab town, four others wounded

Man shot dead in attack at wedding in Arab town, four others wounded

Shooting at Taibe celebration is 2nd Arab community murder to take place within hours, bringing number of Arab Israelis killed in apparent homicides this year… 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 ›

FDA’s booster shot ruling can be seen as glass half full

FDA’s booster shot ruling can be seen as glass half full

Opinion: Vaccine supporters highlight FDA’s mirroring of Israeli policy on the need for booster shots while opponents highlight questions of safety, especially for younger populations;… Read More ›

Israel must restrain emerging terror wave before it escalates

Israel must restrain emerging terror wave before it escalates

Opinion: Palestinian attacks that result in wounded or dead Israelis usually tend to inspire copycats, therefore security forces must adopt an uncompromising method of dealing… Read More ›

Israeli forces nab last 2 Palestinian fugitives in Jenin, ending jailbreak saga

Israeli forces nab last 2 Palestinian fugitives in Jenin, ending jailbreak saga

Iham Kamamji and Munadil Nafiyat, both members of the Islamic Jihad terror group, arrested in West Bank city nearly 2 weeks after escaping Gilboa Prison… Read More ›

COVID vaccine booster increases virus immunity by 10 times, study shows

COVID vaccine booster increases virus immunity by 10 times, study shows

Study conducted by top Israeli medical research centers, which examined over a million Israelis aged 60+, also shows third jab takes full effect 12 days… Read More ›

Israel has vastly boosted Red Sea presence to counter Iran — outgoing navy head

Israel has vastly boosted Red Sea presence to counter Iran — outgoing navy head

In rare interview days after ending his tenure, Eli Sharvit says missile frigates and submarines are now continuously deployed to protect ships from growing threats… 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 ›

Here’s how Yom Kippur is the holiest ‘meeting’ of the year

Here’s how Yom Kippur is the holiest ‘meeting’ of the year

In 2021, living a Jewish life means more than ritual observance, it means deciding to stand with Israel, her courageous citizens and Jewish destiny.  … Read More ›

Soul searching on the eve of Yom Kippur

Soul searching on the eve of Yom Kippur

We must all look inside our souls and discard our sins, remove them from our thoughts and accept that with God’s help, we will have… Read More ›

Israel shuts down for Yom Kippur, but forces on high alert

Israel shuts down for Yom Kippur, but forces on high alert

Public transport halts, airwaves go quiet and roads empty out for 25- hour Day of Atonement; 2,000 police deployed in Jerusalem, search for fugitives to… Read More ›

Israel Comes To Halt For Solemn Day Of Yom Kippur

Israel Comes To Halt For Solemn Day Of Yom Kippur

  JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli life came to a standstill on Wednesday as Jews marked the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and… Read More ›

Bennett: We want partners against Iran but will act either way

Bennett: We want partners against Iran but will act either way

Bennett: “Remember the presentation of my predecessor with the bomb and the redline? Iran passed it long ago.”   Israel wants to work with its… Read More ›

Israel’s government must ask its healthcare workers for forgiveness

Israel’s government must ask its healthcare workers for forgiveness

Opinion: Mr. Bennett, we should live alongside the pandemic, but we cannot live alongside indifference; we must not ‘contain’ the dead, we must not ignore… Read More ›

Breaking with long-held Israeli stance, Gantz willing to ‘accept’ JCPOA revival

Breaking with long-held Israeli stance, Gantz willing to ‘accept’ JCPOA revival

But defense minister says he wants to see ‘viable Plan B’ if efforts to resurrect Iran deal fail, indicating an Israeli military strike would also… Read More ›

Is a Sephardi-Ashkenazi war behind abduction of Israeli boy in Italy?

Is a Sephardi-Ashkenazi war behind abduction of Israeli boy in Italy?

Italian FM says Rome will act, after Eitan, 6, was brought to Tel Aviv illegally by his grandfather, who is now being investigated for kidnapping.… Read More ›

The fascists who justify terrorism

The fascists who justify terrorism

Opinion: Whether on the right or on the left, those who sympathize and justify bloodshed and terror, be it Jewish or Palestinian, are no better… Read More ›

‘We’ve only just begun’: Abraham Accords partners mark one year since signing

‘We’ve only just begun’: Abraham Accords partners mark one year since signing

At anniversary event hosted by Israeli UN mission, countries tout growing ties; UAE, Morocco and Bahrain hail treatment of local Jews, US says it hasn’t… Read More ›