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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 ›

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 ›