Back to Basics: Is Today Tomorrow?

As we approach the conclusion of the counting of the Omer, it is an opportune time to reflect on the importance of time in our lives, and how the...

Matanos L’Evyonim: An Overview

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The mitzvah of matanos l’evyonim on Purim is discussed in the Gemara at the bottom of Megillah 7a. The mitzvah is to give at least one...

Back to Basics: Our Preoccupation with Chametz

By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon The Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt is a defining moment in the birth of our nation, and every part of the Torah’s description of...

Purim Kvell

By Klara In the spirit of Purim and v’nahafoch hu, there will be no kvetching in this week’s column. So what’s the opposite of kvetching? Well, there’s praising, complimenting, and showing...

Ambassador Friedman Wishes Jews a Happy Sukkot

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman wished the Jewish people a happy Sukkot holiday on Sunday, thanking an Israeli farm for allowing him to pluck his own etrog this...

Millions of Jews Worldwide Pause to Observe Yom Kippur

The holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, was set to commence at sunset on Tuesday. The holy day will see Israel come to a near complete pause. Many...
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Back to Basics: Experiencing Matan Torah

Rabbi Tuvia Teldon gets his viewers ready for Shavuos by discussing the experience at Mt. Sinai. Rabbi Teldon’s Back To Basics series in the 5 Towns Jewish Times and 5TJT.com have earned tremendous acclaim....

18 Things You Should Know About Simchas Torah

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It seems that there are a lot of people that are at a bit of a loss as to what Simchas Torah is all...

Purim At YILC

After the reading of the Megillah, Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst held a fantastic Purim party with lots of food for all and wonderful activities for the children. It was...
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Ten Minutes With Rabbi Teldon: Chanukah Insights

https://youtu.be/wDzz0xPewM0 https://youtu.be/pZjJgM7CXMA https://youtu.be/BX_u6JSkqpY https://youtu.be/lRXmgtvK0Lk Rabbi Tuvia Teldon is the regional director of Chabad Lubavitch of Long Island. He can be reached at rabbi@chabadli.org. For more information and inspiration, visit www.chabadli.org or Facebook.com/RabbiTeldon to...

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Get ready to light the first Hanukkah candle, sing songs, play dreidel games, and, of course, eat. (Hanukkah takes place this year starting on...

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Please note: Parental discretion is advised, as this series of articles may be too disturbing or graphic for children. In Part 17, Olga begins to...

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Whenever you want to go anywhere, there’s traffic. And people know this. That’s why when you get there, everyone asks, “How was traffic?” “Traffic was...

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