Irwin Cotler Named Canada’s First Envoy in Antisemitism Fight

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Irwin Cotler, a former Canadian justice minister and a human rights activist, is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s choice as his nation’s first envoy to combat anti-Semitism. Cotler,...

Yochanan Gordon: A Year of Anti-Precedents

It’s quite ironic that when we look back at a year known by the Gregorian calendar as 2020, which in ophthalmological terminology represents perfect eyesight, we don’t have an...

Supreme Court Rules Against Religious Gathering Limits in NYS

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an injunction late Wednesday night, blocking Governor Andrew Cuomo from enforcing 10- and 25-person occupancy limits on religious institutions. The state had told the court...

From the Editor: Jonathan Pollard Is Free at Last

  Jonathan Pollard is finally free to go to Israel and live in the land for which he literally gave so much of his life. Over all these decades, the attitude...

A Rabbi’s Advice for Another Holiday During a Pandemic

(JTA) — While my wife and I were sitting outside during Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival in the fall, we spent some time reflecting on the fact that we celebrated...

Netanyahu, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

JNS.org – Former First Minister of Northern Ireland Lord David Trimble has nominated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for...

Hasidic Jews Continue to Hold Large Weddings Despite COVID Rules

(JTA) — This week, the New York Post reported about a Satmar wedding — of one of Kiryas Joel Satmar leader Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum's grandsons — that was organized and...

Jewish Artists Make Waves With Grammy Nominations

(JTA) — This year’s Grammy Awards will almost certainly be different from past years, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But despite the lack of details surrounding the ceremony, it’s...

Where Secretary of State Pick Tony Blinken Stands on Jewish Issues

(JTA) — Tony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state, is the stepson of a Holocaust survivor whose stories shaped his worldview and subsequently his policy decisions,...

Dr. Sicklick’s COVID Update for Lawrence and 5T

November 23, 2020 If you watch or read the news, you're being bombarded with conflicting messages on a continuous basis. Hang in there, the vaccines are coming. Watch out, the...
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Introducing "From The Editor's Desk" a new podcast by 5TJT Editor and Publisher Larry Gordon delving deeper into some of today's issues. Mr. Gordon...

Netanyahu Welcomes First Commercial Flight From Dubai to Tel Aviv

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the first commercial flight from Dubai to Tel Aviv at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Thursday. Speaking during...

Assassins Kill Father of Iran’s Nuclear Program

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Assassins shot to death Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the nuclear scientist that western intelligence agencies believe to be behind Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The...

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