How to Get Fresh in the Produce Store

By Mordechai Schmutter In honor of Tu B’Shevat, we should really talk about eating some fruits and vegetables, because come Purim, we’re going to switch over to junk food for...

From Island To Israel

This Purim, Congregation Bais Ephraim Yitzchak (the Island Shul), once again partnered with Daniel Meyer of the International Young Israel Movement to send mishloach manot packages to the men...

Chanukah: Rabbinic or Biblical, Part 1

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute We all know that Chanukah is a rabbinically ordained holiday. Chanukah took place after the canonization of the Tanach, when there was no longer...

Hanukkah Conjures Up Some Sweet Senior Moments

The menorah’s candles illuminating the dark outside never truly burn out. The latkes sizzling in the pan still give off their heavenly perfume, and the dreidel of youth spins...

Ten Minutes With Rabbi Teldon: Chanukah Insights Rabbi Tuvia Teldon is the regional director of Chabad Lubavitch of Long Island. He can be reached at For more information and inspiration, visit or to...

The Impact of So Few on So Many

By Rabbi Doron Perez A few years ago, I read that an acceptable rounding error of a Chinese population census is 30 million — double the number of Jews in...

Halachic Musings: Which Comes First, Lulav or Esrog?

“Daddy, can I have your lulav and esrog?” His teenage daughter has asked the question correctly. She said the word “have,” indicating that she knows the halachah of “lachem” —...

The Primordial Chanukah

  Translated and adapted by Rabbi Yair Hoffman Believe it or not, Chanukah existed before the beginning of time. In order to understand this, a brief introduction, based on the Nesivos...

Daf Yomi: True Treasure of 10 Tzaddikim

One particularly moving part of the Yom Kippur Mussaf service is the story of the Ten Martyrs. Ten great tzaddikim were tragically killed by the Roman government, and their...

Tzohar Suggests Guide for Marking Yom Hashoah at Home – As the Jewish world continues to confront growing ethical, practical and moral questions surrounding the coronavirus, the Tzohar rabbinical organization is calling on people all over the globe...
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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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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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