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Israel OKs 4th COVID vaccine dose for over 60s and medical workers

Israel OKs 4th COVID vaccine dose for over 60s and medical workers

Vaccinated Israelis over the age of 5 who test negative for virus are exempt from isolating, while unvaccinated will still be required to isolate for… Read More ›

Improving Gaza’s economy will not de-radicalize Hamas

Improving Gaza’s economy will not de-radicalize Hamas

Opinion: Israel’s attempt to boost quality of life in impoverished enclave won’t guarantee Gazans would stand against Jihadi principles, since this model has already failed… Read More ›

Polls show Americans still deeply fearful for democracy one year after Capitol riots

Polls show Americans still deeply fearful for democracy one year after Capitol riots

Pride in US democracy drops sharply, with many saying violence against the government can be justified in certain situations   WASHINGTON — One year after… Read More ›

ARSON FIRE: Chabad House in San Jose Destroyed Barely 3 Months After Opening

ARSON FIRE: Chabad House in San Jose Destroyed Barely 3 Months After Opening

Barely three months after it’s grand opening, a Chabad house in San Jose, California was completely destroyed in a massive blaze. The fire, which was… Read More ›

Biden tells Ukrainian president US ‘will respond decisively if Russia further invades’

Biden tells Ukrainian president US ‘will respond decisively if Russia further invades’

President Joe Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday that the US and its allies “will respond decisively if Russia further invades Ukraine,” according… Read More ›

Islamic Jihad threatens Israel as hunger-striking detainee reported in critical condition

Islamic Jihad threatens Israel as hunger-striking detainee reported in critical condition

The detainee, Hisham Abu Hawwash, has been on a hunger strike for 138 days in protest of his administrative detention.   The Palestinian Islamic Jihad… Read More ›

Progress expected but breakthrough unlikely in Iran nuclear talks, analysts say

Progress expected but breakthrough unlikely in Iran nuclear talks, analysts say

Analysis: Tehran pushing for early lifting of sanctions as negotiations in Vienna enter 8th round; Iran, meanwhile, continues to develop its nuclear program, insisting it’s… Read More ›

Anti-aircraft missiles fired at IDF helicopters during Gaza strike, but miss

Anti-aircraft missiles fired at IDF helicopters during Gaza strike, but miss

Hamas rarely launches surface-to-air missiles at Israeli manned aircraft; military says attack caused no injury or damage   In a rare incident, Gazan terrorists targeted… Read More ›

Walder’s Lawyer Backtracks from Previous Stance, Apologizes to Haaretz Reporter

Walder’s Lawyer Backtracks from Previous Stance, Apologizes to Haaretz Reporter

ISRAEL — In a stunning turnaround, Dovi Weinroth, Chaim Walder’s lawyer and personal confidant, appears to have backtracked from his role as an apologist of… Read More ›

One important — and dangerous — way the Omicron surge is different than previous surges in the US

One important — and dangerous — way the Omicron surge is different than previous surges in the US

  The US kicked off 2022 amid a massive Covid-19 case spike — driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant — that some experts warn… Read More ›

‘Serious’ talk between Biden and Putin sets stage for diplomacy

‘Serious’ talk between Biden and Putin sets stage for diplomacy

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their second conversation in a month.   US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart… Read More ›

For better or for worse, Israel is shifting to a herd immunity model

For better or for worse, Israel is shifting to a herd immunity model

Opinion: The government’s latest decisions, such as relaxing quarantine rules for the vaccinated, are indicative of a policy change that shifts the COVID battle from… Read More ›

New York jury finds Israeli drugmaker Teva guilty of helping fuel opioid crisis

New York jury finds Israeli drugmaker Teva guilty of helping fuel opioid crisis

Pharma giant says it plans to appeal after court says firm was ‘deceptive’ in marketing two cancer drugs containing fentanyl for other types of pain… Read More ›

Rabbi Issues Letter Praising Chaim Walder, Questioning Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Rabbi Issues Letter Praising Chaim Walder, Questioning Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

ISRAEL — A Rabbi who has defended alleged abusers in the past has spoken out in defense of Chaim Walder. Rabbi Nissim Ben Shimon, an… Read More ›

Travelers infected one another across hallway in Covid-19 quarantine facility, New Zealand research shows

Travelers infected one another across hallway in Covid-19 quarantine facility, New Zealand research shows

  A traveler isolated for Covid-19 at a quarantine facility in New Zealand managed to infect three others across a hallway, researchers reported Thursday. Closed-circuit… Read More ›

In Gaza, what was continues to be – analysis

In Gaza, what was continues to be – analysis

It may be quiet along the Gaza border, but unless Israel truly commits to its new harsher policy, the next round of violence is only… Read More ›

For first time in months, Israel sees nearly 4,000 new COVID cases

For first time in months, Israel sees nearly 4,000 new COVID cases

Health Ministry says infection rate continues to climb, standing at nearly 3%; hospitalizations rise slightly, but still remain relatively low; 94 patients in serious condition,… Read More ›

In sign no Gaza escalation expected after shooting, IDF lets farmers work by border

In sign no Gaza escalation expected after shooting, IDF lets farmers work by border

Military had earlier said agricultural workers needed to stay clear after Israeli was shot by sniper from enclave, with 3 Palestinians said wounded in retaliatory… Read More ›

Struggling With the Tragedy of Chaim Walder: 7 Thoughts

Struggling With the Tragedy of Chaim Walder: 7 Thoughts

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com In recent weeks, our youth have had much to struggle with, r”l.  Chaim Walder, a famous author in the… Read More ›

Jury finds Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of sex trafficking a minor for Jeffrey Epstein and four other charges

Jury finds Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of sex trafficking a minor for Jeffrey Epstein and four other charges

New York – A jury in a New York federal court has found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on five of six counts related to her role… Read More ›