Editor: The Great Minyan Debate

  Our shuls are closed due to the virus, but there seems to be a terrible misunderstanding about the connection between the two. Our shuls locked up and dark on Friday...

From the Editor: Beseeching God for Change

By Larry Gordon Orly wants to find a husband and to be married. The Biblical Chana wanted to have a baby. What do these two women have in common? Perhaps...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Roll The Credits

By Larry Gordon The wedding is behind us. Shana and Nachi are married and are at the outset of their quest to build a good and strong Jewish home; may...

From the Editor: Earthshaking Events in Israel

A few weeks ago, there was a series of minor earthquakes in Israel. The Richter scale measured the tremors in the 3-4-point level, which constitutes relatively minor rumbling but...

From the Editor: Good News and Bad News

My objective over the past few days was to find good and encouraging news, or at least less bad news. These are difficult days and there is no question...

Editor’s Blog: Jerusalem Diary in Video

5TJT Publisher Larry Gordon is in Israel this week. Follow his journey on our 5TJT YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/Otj1sjd8xP0

Editor’s Blog: Less of a Traitor

By Larry Gordon It is not clear what exactly changed over the last two days, but it appears that today, President Trump is a little less of a traitor than...

Heard at the Bagel Store: Jews and Guns

In the aftermath of the deadly massacre in a shul in Pittsburgh, more people are engaging in conversations about guns. The talk is not just about the danger of...

From the Editor: Electoral Aftermath

Thankfully, Election Day and the long electoral process are now over. Actually, on second thought, that is not the case. As the polls closed on Tuesday night it signaled...

From the Editor: Trump and Cortez

By Larry Gordon President Trump is being picked apart more for his inability to express himself than on matters of policy. At the same time, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic candidate...
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