My Journey: What’s in a Name?

  What is Sara, other than a nice Jewish name? It’s also one of the names on the alphabetical list of 2018 Atlantic hurricanes, which are named in advance by...

Everything Was Delicious

It’s fun to go out for Shabbos meals, because it allows you to get together with friends at a time that you don’t have to run, and you can...

The Way It Is: Squirrely Situations, Part 2

Several years after my first encounter with a squirrel in the basement of my house, I had the dubious pleasure of another face-to-face meeting. I was sitting in my backyard,...

Squirrely Situations, Part 1

By Hannah Berman This will be a trilogy. Not because I want it to be, but because it just is. Over the years, I have had a unique relationship with those...

Happy Earth Day Tu You

This is just a reminder that April 22 is Earth Day. Because, apparently, whoever came up with Earth Day held like Rav Yehoshua that the world was created in...
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The Ba’al Teshuva, Part II

If you loved Zehavit Rosenbloom's take on being BT, you'll love this followup.
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Enjoying Israeli Spring With Chanale – In Honor Of Yom HaAtzmaut

5TJT.com is pleased to feature the hilarious and inspiring videos of Chanale Fellig-Harrel, a recent olah from Miami Beach. In addition to providing a humorous look at the aliyah...
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You Just Might Be BT If…

Zehavit Rosenbloom presents her comedic take on becoming observant. WATCH and LAUGH

The Way It Is: Making Seder At The Seder

It is the first day of chol ha’moed as I type this. Our two Sedarim have passed. For those in Israel, their single Seder has passed. In both cases,...

Kids On The Phone

My wife and I are trying to teach our kids to use the phone. Don’t ask me why. But so far they’ve got the dialing part down. Even our...
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