North American Teens Gather in Israel for NCSY Mega-Event

On Wednesday evening, more than 2,500 Jewish teenagers from hundreds of communities in North America gathered at the Latrun Armored Corps Museum near Jerusalem for the annual National Conference...

Dating, Showering, and Getting Engaged During the Nine Days

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Recently, a young man asked this author whether it was permitted to date during the Nine Days. The answer is not only may one...

5 Towns Crowd Spellbound by Yemima Mizrachi

Dynamic and inspirational speaker Yemima Mizrachi made an appearance in the Five Towns and took the community by storm. Rebbetzin Mizrachi was here in New York on behalf of...

The Drunken Brooklyn Cop and the Anonymous Hero:  A Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It was a very bizarre scene involving an anonymous hero, a drunken cop, a guy at minyan and the video that captured it all. Apparently,...

Back to Basics: The Fifth Level Of Prayer

Having prayed for many years, I must say it is something I do enjoy. Yes, I know that it is the same text day after day, but somehow the...

Back to Basics: Keeping The Focus On Unity

When Henry Kissinger became secretary of state, Golda Meir, then prime minister of Israel, wrote him a congratulatory letter, expressing hope for a solid relationship between the two countries....

Illuminating Jewish Thought: Explorations Of Free Will, The Afterlife, And The Messianic Era

  Authored by Rabbi Netanel Wiederblank, a maggid shiur at Yeshiva University, Illuminating Jewish Thought: Explorations of Free Will, the Afterlife, and the Messianic Era, is the first volume in...

Back to Basics: Stop By to Give Hakaras Hatov to the Rebbe

  In preparation for the 24th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt’l, this Shabbos, Gimmel Tammuz, I have dedicated three essays to his teachings and the worldwide organization he inspired....

Oceanside, Others Getting OU Challenge Grant for Women’s Programs

  The Orthodox Union (OU), the nation’s oldest and largest umbrella organization for the North American Orthodox Jewish community, will underwrite the cost of 16 innovative programs in 11 states...

The Rebbe’s Love for Every Jew

By Rabbi Pesach Schmerling Director, Chabad Lubavitch of Far Rockaway This Shabbos, the third of Tammuz, marks the 24th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, zt’l. A Jew...

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IDF Officer Wounded by Palestinian Sniper: I Was Saved by a Miracle

IDF Lieutenant Bar Vaknin of the elite Givati Brigade declared on Sunday that he was saved by a miracle after being shot in the...

Groups Demand U of Michigan Sanction Educators Advocating BDS

Nearly 60 organizations called on University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel to sanction professors at the public research university who engage in the BDS movement. They...

Israeli Report Shows How Syrian Fire Took Down Russian Plane

Following an urgent meeting between Israeli and Russian military officials after the downing of a Russian spy plane over Syria, a 40-page report reveals...

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