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Olympic hero and second-class citizen

Olympic hero and second-class citizen

Opinion: Israel celebrates gymnast Artem Dolgopyat’s gold medal, but is unwilling to let him marry as a nation proudly calling itself the ‘only democracy in… Read More ›

Israel’s Olympic Gold Victory Raises Jewish Identity Debate

Israel’s Olympic Gold Victory Raises Jewish Identity Debate

JERUSALEM (AP) — Artem Dolgopyat fulfilled a lifelong dream when he won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. But back home in Israel, his… Read More ›

Former wartime reporter and kid’s book author is 99 – and she isn’t slowing down

Former wartime reporter and kid’s book author is 99 – and she isn’t slowing down

Ahead of her 100th birthday, tech-savvy Muriel Mandell teaches fellow seniors photo editing, animation and word processing, and is still a prolific reviewer of children’s… Read More ›

Ben and Jerry say they ‘support Israel,’ reject its ‘illegal occupation’

Ben and Jerry say they ‘support Israel,’ reject its ‘illegal occupation’

In NY Times op-ed, founders of ice cream giant say decision to boycott settlements one of the most important in firm’s 43-year history, dismiss accusations… Read More ›

J Street’s And Linda Sarsour’s Disinformation Campaign Against Israel Exposed; With Dan Diker

J Street’s And Linda Sarsour’s Disinformation Campaign Against Israel Exposed; With Dan Diker

JERUSALEM — In the last 2 weeks, J Street and their allies released a purposely misleading poll suggesting that 25% of American Jews believe that… Read More ›

‘I am not anti-Semitic,’ says Ben & Jerry’s board chair amid boycott controversy

‘I am not anti-Semitic,’ says Ben & Jerry’s board chair amid boycott controversy

In first reaction since decision not to sell ice cream to West Bank settlements, Anuradha Mittal says she is proud of stance and claims to… Read More ›

At Least 50 CUNY Professors Quit Union Over Resolution Calling Israel A ‘Settler-Colonial State’

At Least 50 CUNY Professors Quit Union Over Resolution Calling Israel A ‘Settler-Colonial State’

NEW YORK (JTA) — At least 50 professors at the City University of New York have quit their union following passage of a resolution condemning… Read More ›

Happening Now: 500,000+ Expected to Participate in annual Tu B’Av Together for Shidduchim on Sunday

Happening Now: 500,000+ Expected to Participate in annual Tu B’Av Together for Shidduchim on Sunday

In what has become an annual event, half a million people are expected to participate in the Yad L’Achim’s Tu B’Av Together day of tefillah.… Read More ›

OPINION: The Importance Of Supporting Jewish Businesses

OPINION: The Importance Of Supporting Jewish Businesses

JERUSALEM — With all the talk of Ben & Jerry’s turning their back on the larger Jewish community, and the memes flying everywhere, it seems… Read More ›

Ben & Jerry’s handed a victory to the campaign of hate

Ben & Jerry’s handed a victory to the campaign of hate

Opinion: The directors of the ice cream company have fallen prey to a mendacious campaign whose leaders openly declare that they want to eradicate Israel,… Read More ›

WATCH: Jewish Beating Victim Speaks Out in Video Interview

WATCH: Jewish Beating Victim Speaks Out in Video Interview

BROOKLYN – In a New York Post interview, a 41 year old Orthodox Jewish man described how he was viciously beaten as he walked to… Read More ›

6 Mussar Thoughts From Rav Henoch Leibowitz zt”l on Parshas Dvarim

6 Mussar Thoughts From Rav Henoch Leibowitz zt”l on Parshas Dvarim

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Rav Henoch Leibowitz zt”l was one of the Gedolei HaMussar of the past generation. He headed the Rabbinical Seminary… Read More ›

Amid tensions at Temple Mount, some 1,000 Jews visit holy site for Tisha B’Av

Amid tensions at Temple Mount, some 1,000 Jews visit holy site for Tisha B’Av

Palestinian worshipers clash with police, but no confirmed injuries or arrests; Hamas mocks Jewish visitors to site on fast day as ‘straying herds of settlers’… Read More ›

The Kinah Of Eli Tzion in Rhyming English

The Kinah Of Eli Tzion in Rhyming English

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Most of the Kinos we recite on Tishah B’Av were written during the devastating times of the Crusades. “Eli… Read More ›

90 of Florida condo’s 97 confirmed dead identified, as recovery nears end

90 of Florida condo’s 97 confirmed dead identified, as recovery nears end

County officials account for 240 people connected to collapsed Surfside building, with eight people still classified as missing, or ‘potentially unaccounted for’ SURFSIDE, Fla. —… Read More ›

3 Jewish filmmakers were arrested in Nigeria, accused of working with rebels. Their families say they were just donating a Torah scroll.

3 Jewish filmmakers were arrested in Nigeria, accused of working with rebels. Their families say they were just donating a Torah scroll.

NIGERIA (JTA) – Three Jewish filmmakers working on a documentary about far-flung Jewish communities in Africa have been detained for days by Nigerian authorities and… Read More ›

British Jews to get apology 800 years after antisemitic expulsion

British Jews to get apology 800 years after antisemitic expulsion

The phrase ‘better late than never’ is truly appropriate here British Jewish leaders say an anticipated apology from the Church of England for antisemitic laws… Read More ›

Novel portrays how no one is too young, or too smart, for early onset dementia

Novel portrays how no one is too young, or too smart, for early onset dementia

Joshua Henkin’s ‘Morningside Heights’ examines devastating emotional and physical ripple effects after a person loses ability to think, communicate and function before age of 65… Read More ›

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, Law Firm Announce A New Civil Lawsuit Initiative To Bring Perpetrators Of Hate Crimes To Justice

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, Law Firm Announce A New Civil Lawsuit Initiative To Bring Perpetrators Of Hate Crimes To Justice

BROOKLYN – Anti-Semitic crimes of all kinds are on the rise and Jews are being targeted regularly on the streets of New York. However, bringing… Read More ›

Man who rescued 669 Czech children from Nazis is now the hero of a kids’ book

Man who rescued 669 Czech children from Nazis is now the hero of a kids’ book

Nicholas Winton helped organize Kindertransports that carried young people to safety on the eve of war. ‘Nicky & Vera’ by author and illustrator Peter Sis… Read More ›