Holocaust Scholar Randolph Louis Braham Dies at 95

(JTA) — Randolph Louis Braham, a two-time Jewish National Book Award winner for works on the Holocaust in Hungary and a founding member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, has...

Community Mourns the Loss of Dr. Marvin (Mordechai) Pollack z”l

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The Borough Park and Five Towns/Far Rockaway communities mourn the loss of an extraordinary individual: Dr. Marvin (Mordechai) Pollack, z”l. Dr. Pollack was a...

Honoring Elie Wiesel On The Anniversary Of His Passing: Revisiting Oprah Winfrey’s Interview

By Michele Justic In 2012, Oprah Winfrey sat down with Elie Wiesel, with whom she shared a decades-long friendship and many life-changing experiences, for her Emmy Award winning series, “Super...

The Legacy of HaRav Chanina Herzberg, zt’l

HaRav Chanina Herzberg was niftar on motzaei Shabbos, December 15. He was the Menahel of Yeshiva Toras Chaim of South Shore for nearly 40 years. Growing up in East New...

Israeli Author, Intellectual Amos Oz Dies at Age 79

Israeli author, journalist and intellectual Amos Oz died on Friday at the age of 79. “My beloved father, Amos Oz, a wonderful family man, an author, a man of peace...

Rav Chanina Herzberg, z’l: A Rebbe, A Mentor, A Friend

By Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky The loss of Rav Chanina Herzberg was a tremendous blow, not only to our yeshiva, but to the community at large, and most certainly to Klal...

Petirah of Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein

ברוך דיין האמת With great tzaar, we share the shocking news of the petirah of Rebbetzin Chava Sorah (Sheila) Feinstein a'h, wife of the Rosh Hayeshiva Horav Hagaon Rav Reuven...

Popular Conservative Columnist Charles Krauthammer Has Passed Away, Age 68

After recently announcing his final column weeks ago due to a battle with terminal cancer, the world was saddened to learn of the passing of Charles Krauthammer on June...

Marcel Weissman, A’H

By Larry Gordon We lost a good friend this week in Marcel Weissman of Lawrence; he was 84-years-old. A learned, erudite, and friendly man, Mr. Weissman possessed a unique insight...

Jewish-German Author Edgar Hilsenrath Dies at 92

Jewish-German author Edgar Hilsenrath, who wrote a best-selling fictional account of the Holocaust from the viewpoint of a Nazi, died on Sunday from pneumonia at the age of 92,...

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Bloomberg Ranks Israel 5th Most Innovative Nation

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel moved up to fifth place in the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index, an annual ranking of the world’s 60 most innovative countries. The...

NASCK Consecrates Unique Florida Cemetery

    The National Association for Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) consecrated a nonprofit cemetery on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Lake Worth, Florida, dedicated to providing a...

The Way It Is: Eye-Opening Prayer

  I give tzedakah very frequently, and I pray very often. This excessive davening followed up by charitable donations is self-serving. I do both in...

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