Woodbourne Shul Winds Down Unprecedented Summer

By Dov Levy The summer vacation season is winding down, but tefillos continue full force at the historic Woodbourne Shul on Route 52. It was another whirlwind summer of constant...

The Air Conditioner and Halacha

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com) It is a debate that reaches, in similar form, back to the times of Rav Yisroel Salanter zt”l.   Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita cites proofs...

Muslim Zanzibar Gets Its First Jewish Center

Winding alleyways make their way past carved doors before spilling into crowded marketplaces. Zanzibar, today an autonomous part of the East African country of Tanzania, was once, not too...

This Sunday is the Halachic Deadline

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Yes, it is true.  This Sunday is the deadline – according to most Poskim. TAX DAY Most everyone has heard of Tax Day.  It is the...

Jews Around The World To Participate In International Yom Limud And Tefillah

By Chaim Gold Selichos is upon us, Rosh Hashanah is around the corner. It is a time for introspection, and tefillah. Moreover, it is the week of the Chofetz Chaim’s...

Refurbished Torah Honors Soldier Who Fought in Afghanistan

After losing his brother — an American soldier who served in active combat in Afghanistan—more than a decade ago, Michael Steininger wanted to honor that service by donating a...

Heard at the Bagel Store: An On-Time Performance

By Larry Gordon How is it that the Jewish holidays — the yomim tovim — are never on time? They are either very early or way too late on our...

Three Divrei Torah for Parshas VaYelech

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com VaYailech This Sidra has 3 sections (Parshios). Preparing for the new leader In preparing for the new leader, Yeshoshua, the pasuk begins, “And Moshe went, and...

Bringing Fall Flavors to Your Sukkot Table

We are twice blessed. Sukkot, the harvest festival — and sometimes called the “Jewish Thanksgiving” — takes place this year at the end of September, and two months later,...

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Seasons Kosher Supermarkets, with locations in Westchester, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey and Maryland, has voluntarily filed a petition for reorganization under Chapter 11...

Ownership of Budapest Holocaust Museum Transferred to Chabad Affiliate

The Hungarian government announced last week that the ownership and management of the new Holocaust museum in the Pava Synagogue, scheduled to open in...

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By Yosef Sosnow More than one million people across the world gathered together on Friday, September 7, to pray for Jewish unity. This remarkable initiative,...

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