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More Than 1,000 Teens Participate in NCSY’s ‘One Shabbos’

  More than 1,000 teens participated in NCSY’s “One Shabbos” initiative, part of the global “Shabbos Project” celebrations held around the world this past weekend. From Thursday evening through Saturday...

Bring Shabbat Home in More Than 1,600 Cities Worldwide

(JNS) In a world transformed by the coronavirus pandemic, the seventh annual international Shabbat Project is organizing virtual pre-Shabbat events and providing educational materials for an intimate home-based Shabbat experience...

Message to My Colleagues: Don’t Mix Rabbinics and Politics

By Rabbi Pinchas Allouche We live in unprecedented times. On the one hand, the global coronavirus pandemic has united us in ways that we could not have imagined. In spite of...

Bagel Store: Outdoor Davening Means Cold Nose, Warm Heart

The moment of truth is approaching for the plethora of outdoor minyanim that came into existence with the advent of the global pandemic. Which minyanim are going to stay...

Number of Jews in Europe Falls to 1,000-Year Low

The number of Jews in Europe, including Britain, Turkey and Russia, has fallen to a 1,000-year low, according to a new study conducted by the Institute for Jewish Policy...

Beit Avi Chai Creates High Holiday Programming Accessible During Pandemic

This year’s upcoming holidays will be like none Jews today have ever experienced. Synagogues will not be packed with worshipers. Holiday meals will be scaled down. Many families will...

Kapparot Performed By Airplane for Jews in Melbourne

BY PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) — Why did the chickens board the plane? A Melbourne, Australia, pilot took to the skies with three chickens Sunday to carry out a pre-Yom Kippur ritual...

Hundreds Attend Selichos at 770 Without Masks, Social Distancing

(JTA) — Men packed into a late-night prayer service at Chabad’s main synagogue in Brooklyn Saturday night, in violation of New York’s health rules and against the advice of...

JFNA Raising $54 Million for Coronavirus Relief Fund

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The Jewish Federations of North America is working to raise $54 million to ensure continued human services for Jewish communities and those affected by the coronavirus...

Ukraine, Israel, Urge Uman Pilgrims to Stay Home for Rosh Hashanah

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Ukraine’s interior minister said his country will implement a ban on the convergence of foreign pilgrims at Uman for the annual Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage as a coronavirus...
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Emirati Royal in Talks to Buy Jerusalem’s Beitar Soccer Club

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A member of the United Arab Emirates’ royal family has formally announced his interest in buying half of the Israeli soccer...

Court to Decide Whether Labor Can Cancel Primaries

The Tel Aviv District Court will rule on Sunday morning whether to prevent a Labor Party convention from deciding on Sunday afternoon whether to cancel the...

New Podcast Digs Deeper Into Issues Affecting Our Communities

Introducing "From The Editor's Desk" a new podcast by 5TJT Editor and Publisher Larry Gordon delving deeper into some of today's issues. Mr. Gordon...

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