Justice For All: Judge Ruchie Freier and Ezras Nashim

By Michele Justic Managing Content Editor, 5TJT Ruchie Freier has made a name for herself as someone who advocates for children at risk, who created the all-female ambulance corps Ezras Nashim,...

Sarah Dukes Premiers ‘Yesterday Again’ a Song of Love and Loss

By Michele Justic Acclaimed composer Sarah Dukes released her new single, “Yesterday Again” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This marks the first time Dukes composed lyrics to accompany her...

Israeli Director Wins Oscar for Best Live Action Short

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — The Israeli director who won the best live action short Oscar award Sunday night mentioned his grandparents, who are Holocaust survivors, in his acceptance speech. “I...

Holocaust Museum Exceeds Fundraising Goal, Sets New Mark

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is marking its 25th anniversary with a new — and bold — $1 billion fundraising goal. The "Never Again: What You Do Matters" campaign set...

Yiddish Songs Thought Lost Now Nominated for Grammy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g0YofvjvLU&feature=youtu.be BY PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) — In the despair of the Soviet Union’s fierce World War II battles against the Nazis, a 42-year-old Jewish man from Odessa wrote a song in...

Pun Champion Sam Corbin Shares 30 Puns for Chanukah

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Popular Shalva Band Won’t Play Eurovision Due to Shabbat Schedule

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1qsDSS0xUY&feature=youtu.be The Shalva group, a beloved Israeli band featuring musicians with special needs, has dropped out of the Eurovision Song contest because compulsory rehearsals for the Saturday-night finals will take...

Editor’s Blog: Larry Gordon Reports from ZOA Gala

https://youtu.be/gaXEolTHDJg More than 1,000 Israel advocates, community leaders and young professionals from across the country gathered at the ZOA Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award Dinner November 4 to honor ZOA...

Photos from Celebrate Israel Parade

'70 and Sababa' the theme for this year's annual Celebrate Israel Parade, saw tens of thousands marching down Fifth Avenue, including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill...

Exclusive Interview With ‘Soon By You’ Creator Leah Gottfried

By Michele Justic In just two years, “Soon By You,” a comedic web series about Orthodox Jews dating in New York City airing on YouTube has attracted close to 8,500...

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A Review by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Until now, Purim was not as geshmak as the other Yomim Tovim throughout the year.  Why was...

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