Jackie Mason was a Jewish American comedy icon. These videos show why.

(JTA) — Jackie Mason, who died Saturday at 93, didn’t always set out to be a comedian. In fact, it wasn’t until he was 30 that he left behind...

Carl Shapiro, Brandeis benefactor who lost millions to Madoff, dies at 108

BOSTON (JTA) – Carl J. Shapiro, one of Boston’s most significant philanthropists and Brandeis University’s most generous donor, died March 7 at his home in Boston. He was 108. Shapiro...

Nafla Ateres Rosheinu: The Loss of Dayan yechezkel Roth zt”l

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman This morning, Klal Yisroel lost one of its most eminent Poskim, Dayan Yechezkel Roth zt”l.  Dayan Roth was an extraordinary talmid chochom, a tzaddik, and had...

BDE: Rav Yechezkel Roth, zt”l, tzaddik, kadosh, posek, luminary

This morning, early Sunday, the shocking news came that Rav Yechezkel Roth collapsed at home. His holy Neshamah ascended on high a short time later. He had been unwell for a...

My Startling Conversation With Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, zt’l

By Rabbi Benzion Scheinfeld Educator and Director of Camp Kanfei Nesharim Throughout my life, since high school, I had almost idolized Rabbi Dr. Twerski, zt’l. Here was a man who had...

RAA Gathers With Family And Friends To Observe Fifth Yahrzeit of Legendary Leader Rabbi...

On Thursday evening, February 11, 2021, 29 Shevat 5781, Rosh Chodesh Adar, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim gathered with family and friends to observe the fifth yahrzeit of...

Rush Limbaugh Dies At Age 70

Rush Limbaugh, an American radio personality, conservative political commentator, author, and television show host, best known as the host of his radio show The Rush Limbaugh Show, died at...

94th Yartzeit of Architect of Today’s Torah World:  The Alter of Slabodka

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Today is the 94th Yartzeit of the Alter of Slabodka.  The topography of today’s Torah world would have been vastly different were it not...

Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, zt’l: Brilliant Torah Scholar And Mental-Health Giant

By Zvi Gluck At Amudim, we know all too well just how hard it has been to get the Jewish community to accept the realities of mental-health challenges, and we...

The last 24 hours have been very difficult ones for Klal Yisrael. We lost a number of senior Roshei Yeshiva and Community Leaders (in alphabetical order). Rav Avraham Avidan zt”l- past...
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