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Will Polish Anti-restitution Law Permanently Harm Ties With Israel, Jewish Community?

Will Polish Anti-restitution Law Permanently Harm Ties With Israel, Jewish Community?

NEW YORK (JNS/DMITRIY SHAPIRO) – Despite international pressure to veto the bill, Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a bill passed by the Polish legislature on… Read More ›

Identifying the Shanghai Bais Yaakov Teachers and Students

Identifying the Shanghai Bais Yaakov Teachers and Students

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Boruch Hashem, there are now Beis Yaakov’s across the country and across the world. It was a movement that… Read More ›

Israeli leaders pan ‘disgrace’ as Poland passes law curbing WWII property claims

Israeli leaders pan ‘disgrace’ as Poland passes law curbing WWII property claims

FM Lapid says Jerusalem will review 2018 joint statement on Holocaust remembrance; Knesset speaker cancels plans to form inter-parliamentary friendship group The Polish parliament on… Read More ›

What Jews in NY need to know about Kathy Hochul, who will replace Cuomo

What Jews in NY need to know about Kathy Hochul, who will replace Cuomo

Kathy Hochul, who will succeed Andrew Cuomo as governor of New York, is no stranger to the New York Jewish community. Kathy Hochul, who will… Read More ›

Guess What? This Summer Marks 100 Years of Agudath Israel in America

Guess What? This Summer Marks 100 Years of Agudath Israel in America

e By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com This summer represents the 100th anniversary of Agudath Israel in America. So here is the historical background behind… Read More ›

Anger over synagogue exemptions as cabinet OKs new Green Pass virus restrictions

Anger over synagogue exemptions as cabinet OKs new Green Pass virus restrictions

Several ministers vote against rules in protest; Health Ministry to start pilot serological testing for children under 12 so as to include those with antibodies… Read More ›

Bennett’s American revolution

Bennett’s American revolution

Analysis: The prime minister’s upcoming visit to the White House is crucial to rebuilding trust and cooperation with the U.S., which Israel needs to face… Read More ›

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 ›