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Father-Daughter Podcast: Episode 2

Delve into the special relationship between 5TJT Publisher Larry Gordon and his daughter, Kiss The Kosher Cook founder, Malkie Hirsch. https://youtu.be/e8JlcSrfjfo

Orthodox Jews Join Protest at Gracie Mansion to Oppose Fireworks

BY SHIRA HANAU (JTA) – They set off car alarms, honked car horns and set off air horns. If they can’t sleep, they reasoned, the mayor shouldn’t either. Dozens of Orthodox Jews...

Long Island Shuls May Open Wednesday at 25% Capacity

(JTA) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that houses of worship in most of the state can reopen on a limited scale. Cuomo announced on Saturday that as New York’s recovery...

Why Mevo Modi’im Is Right for You

By Benjamin Eckman Mevo Modi’im (מְבוֹא מוֹדִיעִים) is centrally located in the heart of Israel. It is 30 minutes from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, 5 minutes from Modi’in and 10...

COVID-19: Master Class in Disability Inclusion

By Elie Klein I am so proud of us. All of us. Though the coronavirus crisis bears an eerie resemblance to the pandemic portrayed in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion (2011), one marked...

Federation Video Provides Global Link to Israel’s 72nd Birthday

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Actors Shira Haas, Ben Platt and Josh Malina were among the stars who joined a virtual ceremony on Wednesday celebrating Israel’s 72nd Independence Day. The hourlong ceremony,...

Israelis Sing ‘Hatikvah’ on Balconies at End of Memorial Day Ceremony

At the end of Monday night’s nationally-televised Memorial Day ceremony, many Israelis across the country went on to their balconies or porches and sang the national anthem, “Hatikvah.” The annual...

Blazing Saddles Now Streaming for Chol HaMoed Fun

Social distancing and staying inside is hard. Thankfully, accessing good things to watch during this time is not. This is the second installation of a weekly column on Jewish movies and...

Nearly 4,000 Participate in OU’s Torat Imecha Nach Yomi

Nearly 4,000 people are participating weekly in Torat Imecha, a Nach Yomi program from the OU Women’s Initiative, a division of the Orthodox Union, as they look to join...

Shtisels Send Pesach Messages From Their Family to Yours

(JTA) — The cast of the hit Israeli drama “Shtisel,” which has become a worldwide sensation, released a video of Passover greetings from the cast. The video released Wednesday includes virtual and...
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U.S. Helps Israel and Sudan Reach Deal to Normalize Ties

Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making...

Letters to the Editor: Reelect Todd Kaminsky

Dear Editor, These days, it’s rare to find politicians who go out of their way to put our community and its needs first. Todd Kaminsky...

Nathan Lewin: Judge Amy Barrett Will Defend Religious Liberty for All

(JTA) — President Trump seeks to replace Jewish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a devout Catholic from Indiana. Some might worry that...

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