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Israel cannot play the blame game over Meron disaster

Israel cannot play the blame game over Meron disaster

Opinion: Previous commissions of inquiry have involved trial-like tribunals where witnesses testified with lawyers by their side fearing self-incrimination; what we need now is the… Read More ›

‘Broken’: Meron tragedy reduced Israel’s toughest rescuers to tears, trauma

‘Broken’: Meron tragedy reduced Israel’s toughest rescuers to tears, trauma

Medics were left with deep emotional scars. One says he can’t shake memory of a boy he didn’t reach. Another felt like a ’hangman’  … Read More ›

Mount Meron: Paramedic who reported disaster recalls how it began

Mount Meron: Paramedic who reported disaster recalls how it began

“I was knocked to the ground and I found myself lying next to a 12-year-old boy who was killed. I tried to get up and… Read More ›

Deri ‘fought like a lion’ to allow Mount Meron event to go ahead

Deri ‘fought like a lion’ to allow Mount Meron event to go ahead

Yosef Schwinger, head of the national holy places center, said in an interview just hours before Israel’s biggest civilian disaster that Shas leader has ‘saved’… Read More ›

16 still hospitalized after Meron tragedy; condition of 11-year-old boy improves

16 still hospitalized after Meron tragedy; condition of 11-year-old boy improves

Rambam Medical Center in Haifa says child has been taken off ventilator and is no longer sedated; identification of fatalities set to resume Saturday evening… Read More ›

Multiple Reports Dating Back Years Categorized Meron as Potential Deathtrap

Multiple Reports Dating Back Years Categorized Meron as Potential Deathtrap

  JERUSALEM – As funerals for the 45 victims of the Lag B’Omer stampede in Meron continue, the Israeli government is finding itself in the… Read More ›

38 people crushed to death, dozens hurt at mass Lag B’Omer event in Mt. Meron

38 people crushed to death, dozens hurt at mass Lag B’Omer event in Mt. Meron

More than 65 injured, many in critical condition as ambulances, helicopters evacuating victims from largest gathering held in Israel since COVID outbreak; IDF sends rescue… Read More ›

Prewar Prayer Said At Rema’s Tomb On Lag Baomer Discovered In Old Book

Prewar Prayer Said At Rema’s Tomb On Lag Baomer Discovered In Old Book

JERUSALEM  — Old books can contain untold treasures not just in their content but in what hides between the pages. Recently a yellowing page was… Read More ›

US Jewish groups now welcome Biden’s designation of an Armenian genocide

US Jewish groups now welcome Biden’s designation of an Armenian genocide

In the past some Jewish organizations had lobbied to stop US from recognizing the genocide, in part to preserve Israel’s strategic ties to Turkey  … Read More ›

UAE condemns Jewish extremists violence in Jerusalem, calls for restraint

UAE condemns Jewish extremists violence in Jerusalem, calls for restraint

Rare condemnation of Israel since signing of peace deal comes after intense clashes between Palestinians and law enforcement in Jerusalem, as well as a far-right… Read More ›

‘Jews Are Jews And They’ll Deal With Jews,’ Chicago Lawmaker On Trial For Corruption Allegedly Said

‘Jews Are Jews And They’ll Deal With Jews,’ Chicago Lawmaker On Trial For Corruption Allegedly Said

CHICAGO (JTA) — A powerful Chicago lawmaker on trial for corruption allegedly made a derogatory comment about Jews in a newly uncovered wiretapped conversation from… Read More ›

4 arrested, 1 hurt, in Jewish-Arab clashes in Jerusalem; reporters assaulted

4 arrested, 1 hurt, in Jewish-Arab clashes in Jerusalem; reporters assaulted

TV crews attacked by mobs, shoved to ground and beaten, 15-year-old stabbed by Arab; violence comes amid rising ethnic tensions in capital   Clashes broke… Read More ›

A New Formula Making Yeshiva Tuition Partially Maaserable

A New Formula Making Yeshiva Tuition Partially Maaserable

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the 5tjt.com It is a question that is on the minds of many people. Can the money that we pay… Read More ›

NY Yiddish theater festival spotlights previously unheralded women writers

NY Yiddish theater festival spotlights previously unheralded women writers

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene kicks off a run dedicated to overlooked female playwrights with renowned Chava Rosenfarb’s ‘The Bird of the Ghetto,’ running April… Read More ›

Yeshiva University Plans To Eliminate In-Person Hebrew Courses Indefinitely

Yeshiva University Plans To Eliminate In-Person Hebrew Courses Indefinitely

  NEW YORK (JTA) — Yeshiva University is planning to eliminate its in-person Hebrew courses indefinitely, making what was at first a pandemic-induced measure a… Read More ›

A nation of grief and joy

A nation of grief and joy

Opinion: On Memorial Day, some of us mourn in private, others reach out to bereaved families to share in their pain, others still provide solace… Read More ›

South Florida Mayor’s Proposal To Add Menorah To Holiday Display Sparks Outrage, Debate

South Florida Mayor’s Proposal To Add Menorah To Holiday Display Sparks Outrage, Debate

MIAMI SHORES (JNS) – A proposal by the mayor of the South Florida community of Miami Shores to place a menorah in the village town… Read More ›

Watch: Press Conference Held By Michael I. Inzelbuch, Attorney For Jewish Family Kicked Off Spirits Airline Flight

Watch: Press Conference Held By Michael I. Inzelbuch, Attorney For Jewish Family Kicked Off Spirits Airline Flight

NEW JERSEY (VINnews) — A press conference was held Tuesday evening by Michael I. Inzelbuch, the attorney retained by the Jewish family who was kicked… Read More ›

Australian Neo-Nazis Call On Followers To ‘Breed Out’ Local Jewish Population

Australian Neo-Nazis Call On Followers To ‘Breed Out’ Local Jewish Population

NEW YORK (VINnews) — A far-right neo-Nazi group in Australia called on supporters to ‘breed out’ the Jewish population by consorting with local Jewish women,… Read More ›

How a secular scholar and some NY Hasidic Jews set up Duolingo’s Yiddish course

How a secular scholar and some NY Hasidic Jews set up Duolingo’s Yiddish course

Popular language-learning app has a bissel obstacles to overcome before hitting screens — with a side of bagels and schmear — on April 6  … Read More ›