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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 ›

Is restoring Israel-Poland ties a Sisyphean task?

Is restoring Israel-Poland ties a Sisyphean task?

Opinion: While Jerusalem’s relationship with Warsaw has suffered from the law on Holocaust restitution, the trouble started years earlier; what is important now is that… Read More ›

Auschwitz Survivor Who Fought Racism With Music Dies At 96

Auschwitz Survivor Who Fought Racism With Music Dies At 96

BERLIN (AP) — Esther Bejarano, a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp who used the power of music to fight antisemitism and racism in post-war… Read More ›

Boston Jews Rally Together After Streak Of Attacks In The Area

Boston Jews Rally Together After Streak Of Attacks In The Area

BOSTON (JTA) – Days after a series of violent acts stunned Greater Boston and threatened its Jewish community, residents are jolted but resolute, vowing to… Read More ›

A president defined by his prime minister

A president defined by his prime minister

Opinion: Reuven Rivlin’s seven years in office have been colored by his contentious relationship with Netanyahu that led to accusations of treason by his own… Read More ›

Poland’s crusade to whitewash Holocaust history

Poland’s crusade to whitewash Holocaust history

Opinion: The restitution bill promoted by Warsaw is just another step in the country’s efforts to validate the murder of Jews and theft of their… Read More ›

Surfside:  The Halachic Lessons – UPDATED

Surfside: The Halachic Lessons – UPDATED

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Everyone is deeply saddened by the events that have taken place at Champlain Towers. And at the same time,… Read More ›

IDF aircraft strike in Gaza in response to incendiary balloons

IDF aircraft strike in Gaza in response to incendiary balloons

The components which were damaged in the strike were equipment for weapons research and development, the IDF said. IAF aircraft struck a Hamas weapons manufacturing… Read More ›

A journalist followed 6 rookie doctors in NYC as they came of age during COVID

A journalist followed 6 rookie doctors in NYC as they came of age during COVID

27-year-old Emma Goldberg’s book ‘Life on the Line’ offers a look at how newly-minted physicians began their careers in the heart of a global, and… Read More ›

In photos: IDF team aiding rescue efforts in Miami

In photos: IDF team aiding rescue efforts in Miami

The IDF rescue team is currently in Miami assisting with rescuing victims of the building collapse in Surfside. The IDF released photos on Wednesday of… Read More ›

Mother’s instinct sent family scrambling to safety, says Miami collapse survivor

Mother’s instinct sent family scrambling to safety, says Miami collapse survivor

Gavriel Nir describes building coming down in 3 stages over minutes, giving him, sister, and mom time to escape; relatives of those missing fume at… Read More ›

No, Israel is not an apartheid state

No, Israel is not an apartheid state

Opinion: Israel has its problems, but accusing it of being a nation that discriminates against its Arab citizenry and against Palestinians in Gaza and the… Read More ›

For Jewish Burial Societies, Surfside Building Collapse Presents A Grim And Complex Task

For Jewish Burial Societies, Surfside Building Collapse Presents A Grim And Complex Task

SURFSIDE, FL (JTA) – Among Rabbi Mayer Berger’s first thoughts on seeing the 12 stories of the Champlain Tower South pancaked upon themselves: This is… Read More ›

Jewish groups scramble to help after condo collapse amid grim search for missing

Jewish groups scramble to help after condo collapse amid grim search for missing

Organizations raise money, help spread word about those unaccounted for after disaster at building in heavily Jewish area; Israeli group to send psychotrauma unit Jewish… Read More ›