From Rosh Chodesh Av: The Nine Days

Rosh Chodesh Av begins July 21 at night. The Nine Days lasts from the beginning of Rosh Chodesh Av to halachic noon on July 30.  Eating meat and drinking wine. The...

Halachic Musings: The Great Shofar Debate of 2020

Perhaps in 100 years it will be known as “The Great Shofar-Blowing Controversy of the COVID Era.” This Rosh Hashanah, many shuls will be cutting the blasts to a...

Matisyahu, Ben Platt to Appear on Virtual Independence Day Celebration

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Matisyahu will perform and Joshua Malina and Ben Platt will make appearances at a virtual Israeli Independence Day celebration. The Jewish Agency for Israel will host the...

Haredi Soldiers Distributed 2,000 Mishloach Manot To Patients While On Army Leave

While on holiday leave from the army, Haredi soldiers from the Netzach Yehuda Brigade chose to devote their long-awaited vacation day to visiting the sick in hospitals around Israel...

Drinking On Purim

By Akiva Lane Megilla 7b says somewhat cryptically: On Purim “One is obligated to drink until he doesn’t know the difference between arur Haman (Haman should be cursed) and baruch...

Grow With Chofetz Chaim This Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Avs come and go, but Hashem gave us Tisha B’Av for a reason: So that we change, so that we grow, especially in mitzvos of bein adam l’chaveiro....

The Boyaner Rebbe’s Hadlakah for Lag B’Omer

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rabbi Yair Hoffman: Shalom Aleichem and thanks for the interview. Generally, Knesset members are very busy but with the coronavirus isolations, I imagine you have a...

Chametz for Sale

There is a well-known and widely used technique to free oneself from violating the prohibition of owning chametz on Pesach — selling one’s chametz to a gentile. Famously, the Vilna...

FIDF Offers Online Celebration of Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) will host virtual celebrations of the birthday of the state of Israel. On Tuesday, April 28 at 2 p.m. EST, there will...

Disney’s Princess Rebeca a Win for Representation

This article originally appeared on Kveller. BY SARAH AROESTE When Disney first announced that it would be airing a Hanukkah episode of its popular series “Elena of Avalor” featuring a Latina Jewish princess, the Jewish internet was abuzz...
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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...

Netanyahu Welcomes First Commercial Flight From Dubai to Tel Aviv – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the first commercial flight from Dubai to Tel Aviv at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Thursday. Speaking during...

Assassins Kill Father of Iran’s Nuclear Program

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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