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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 ›

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 ›

Dozens of Holocaust survivors to sue for Holocaust compensation

Dozens of Holocaust survivors to sue for Holocaust compensation

Shurat Hadin will help Holocaust survivors to stake claims to insurance policies they had during the time of the Holocaust.   Dozens of Holocaust survivors,… Read More ›

Palestinians Rip Mansour Abbas over Pro-Israel Comments

Palestinians Rip Mansour Abbas over Pro-Israel Comments

MIDDLE EAST — A broad range of Palestinian groups have blasted Ra’am leader Mansour Abbas after he did what many Arabs consider unthinkable–he recognized Israel… 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 ›

Yossi Gestetner Sends Letter to Adams in Support of Yeshiva Curriculums

Yossi Gestetner Sends Letter to Adams in Support of Yeshiva Curriculums

NEW YORK  — Chassidishe activist Yossi Gestetner, Executive Director of the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC), has written a letter to incoming Mayor Eric… Read More ›

Ra’am’s Abbas: Israel is a Jewish state and will remain so

Ra’am’s Abbas: Israel is a Jewish state and will remain so

The point of view of Arab parties in the past has been that Israel should be a state of all its citizens, not a Jewish… Read More ›

Rabbi Chaim Kanievski Rules: Children Should Be Vaccinated In Their Talmud Torahs

Rabbi Chaim Kanievski Rules: Children Should Be Vaccinated In Their Talmud Torahs

  JERUSALEM —  Rabbi Chaim Kanievski issued a dramatic new ruling on Monday, calling on the heads of Talmud Torahs and schools to vaccinate children… 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 ›

Terror victim’s brother to Bennett: Don’t let Yehuda’s blood be spilled in vain

Terror victim’s brother to Bennett: Don’t let Yehuda’s blood be spilled in vain

Shlomi urged Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to “rebuild the Homesh settlement and not just the Homesh Yeshiva. The ruins here are a black stain on… Read More ›

Brad Lander, NYC’s Next Comptroller, Says He Will Push Orthodox Yeshivas To Teach Secular Subject

Brad Lander, NYC’s Next Comptroller, Says He Will Push Orthodox Yeshivas To Teach Secular Subject

  NEW YORK (New York Jewish Week via JTA) — Brad Lander, the incoming New York City comptroller, vowed to do everything in his power… Read More ›

‘A huge loss’: Yehudah Dimentman, 25, named as victim of West Bank terror shooting

‘A huge loss’: Yehudah Dimentman, 25, named as victim of West Bank terror shooting

Father of one, yeshiva student gunned down outside West Bank settlement outpost; ‘He was a sweet person, welcoming to all,’ says friend injured in attack… 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 ›

Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila “Gift Card Steala” Dixon Baselessly Attacks Orthodox Jews

Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila “Gift Card Steala” Dixon Baselessly Attacks Orthodox Jews

BALTIMORE — Sheila Dixon, the former Mayor of Baltimore, is being sharply condemned after she made antisemitic remarks on a Youtube video. Her baseless claims… Read More ›

Man Sentenced to 11 Years for Attacking Lubavitcher Chassid in Brooklyn

Man Sentenced to 11 Years for Attacking Lubavitcher Chassid in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN  – Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that a man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for the strangulation and assault… 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 ›

WATCH: One Year After his Daughter’s Death, Avremi Gourarie Speaks About Embracing Struggling Children

WATCH: One Year After his Daughter’s Death, Avremi Gourarie Speaks About Embracing Struggling Children

  NEW YORK (VINnews/Sandy Eller) – He has been renowned for years as the premiere arranger and transcriber in the Jewish music world, but one… Read More ›

SHOCKING: Hundreds Of LA-Area Cases Imperiled By Police Officer Racist Texts Including Against Jews

SHOCKING: Hundreds Of LA-Area Cases Imperiled By Police Officer Racist Texts Including Against Jews

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of Southern California criminal cases could be jeopardized after more than a dozen police officers exchanged racist and homophobic text… Read More ›

Pressure Ratchets Up On Unilever To End Ben & Jerry’s Ice-Cream Boycott

Pressure Ratchets Up On Unilever To End Ben & Jerry’s Ice-Cream Boycott

NEW YORK (JNS) – Pressure is intensifying on the British company Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream brand, because of its announcement… Read More ›

MK Asher: If Needed, We’ll Keep Geneaology Documents, But What Will The Other Jews Do?

MK Asher: If Needed, We’ll Keep Geneaology Documents, But What Will The Other Jews Do?

JERUSALEM — In an emotional speech delivered in the Knesset Monday, MK Yaakov Asher (UTJ) demonstrated how the new steps being proposed regarding conversions are… Read More ›