Jewish Dating Site Puts Mom in the Driver’s Seat

On a visit home to Fort Lauderdale back in 2013, Jeffrey Kaplan and his then-girlfriend watched as Kaplan’s mother pulled out her computer to show them the fake JDate...

Lithuania Mints Commemorative Coin for Vilna Gaon’s Birthday

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The Bank of Lithuania minted the first euro piece of currency containing Hebrew letters. The 10-euro coin was minted on Tuesday and is a limited-edition commemorative collector’s...

Jewish Poet Louise Gluck Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Louise Gluck, the American granddaughter of Hungarian Jews, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. Gluck, 77, was awarded “for her unmistakable poetic voice that...

Jewish Scientist 1 of 3 to Win Nobel for Finding Hep C Virus

(JTA) — The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded to three scientists who identified the hepatitis C virus, including Harvey Alter, a Jewish researcher at the National Institutes of...

1,000 Attend Yom Kippur Service at N.J. Minor League Ballpark

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A minor league ballpark in New Jersey was transformed into a large synagogue for Yom Kippur. About 1,000 congregants from Temple Har Shalom, a Reform congregation in...

Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — President Donald Trump was nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for brokering the normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a lawmaker...

Bagel Store: We’ve Got a New Podcast

So far, over the last two weeks, over 25,000 people have downloaded a new podcast that we introduced by the moniker “Father Daughter.” If you haven’t seen it yet, it...

The Rooster, Redemption, And The Sea

By Toby Klein Greenwald This column was originally written in July 2004, one year before the destruction of Gush Katif. Today my daughter’s family lives in Shomria, where the community...

Eli Levin Launches Album Titled ‘Hear My Prayer’

By Tammy Mark Singer Eli Levin made a splash last week with the release of his debut album. The 36-year-old singer celebrated his birthday and his new album, Hear My...

Camp Mesorah Has a Summer to Remember

  By Yehoshua Segal Starting in mid-March 2020, the coronavirus spread throughout the world and there was no certainty as to what the future would hold. No one knew how long...
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Emirati Royal in Talks to Buy Jerusalem’s Beitar Soccer Club

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A member of the United Arab Emirates’ royal family has formally announced his interest in buying half of the Israeli soccer...

Court to Decide Whether Labor Can Cancel Primaries

The Tel Aviv District Court will rule on Sunday morning whether to prevent a Labor Party convention from deciding on Sunday afternoon whether to cancel the...

New Podcast Digs Deeper Into Issues Affecting Our Communities

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...

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