Malkie Hirsch: Renewal

Last Shabbos, my friend Leah brought a friend of hers (also Leah, “the organized Aussie”) to visit in the afternoon. As her friend walked over to a cabinet of mine...

Letters to the Editor: Support Our Community Institutions

Outdoor Minyanim Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the article describing and justifying the continued existence and positive nature of what are called “outdoor minyanim.” I really don’t understand...

Kallah From a ‘Broken, Dysfunctional Family’

Question We are caught in the middle of a divorced family’s drama that we didn’t sign up for. My son is getting engaged to a girl from a broken, dysfunctional...

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...

Mindbiz: Fallout From Concealing COVID

Dear Esther, A number of weeks ago, my husband, Hesh, went to dinner with a group of friends he’s known since childhood. They get together about once a month and...

Opinion: Trump’s Lies Will Make Defending Israel Harder Than Ever

By DAVID MEYERS (JTA)  — President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election. This fact is indisputable, and has been reported as such by Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post — some...

Yochanan Gordon: Revealing Holiness From Within

Everyone has a roster of events that they look forward to year in and year out. Among that general list of events there is one that stands out among...

Bagel Store: Outdoor Minyanim Are Here to Stay

It was a throwback to events of a half-century ago. It was a snowy day in Brooklyn, freezing cold, as we waited at our street corner for the bus...

Real Estate with Anessa: Luxury Lift

  One morning, I happened to read the front page of the Automobile section of the New York Times. At the time, I was desperate, as I needed another cup...

From the Editor: Free to Choose

The poet W.H. Auden said, “We are free to choose, but choose we must.” And that seemingly applies to the dilemma in which we find ourselves when figuring out...
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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...
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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...

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