No obstacle too Big for Israeli Hand Cyclist

(Reuters) - When Pascale Bercovitch hurried to catch a train to school on a freezing December morning in a Paris suburb in 1984, the last thing she could have...

The Gentle Gentile: Local Catholic Man Volunteers His Time To Fix Up Jewish Cemetery

NEW YORK – It’s an overrun, seemingly neglected Jewish cemetery in Ozone Park owned by an Upper East Side congregation, Shaare Zedek. In the midst of finger pointing and outrage...

Olmert Exonerated of Corruption Charges

NOT GUILTY: The Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday exonerated former prime minister Ehud Olmert of the majority of the corruption charges brought against him and which prompted his impeachment...

Health Ministry: Jews Shouldn’t be Categorized by Ethnicity in Genetic Tests

Jews should no longer be categorized by their ethnic origin when being tested  for hereditary conditions, says the Health Ministry. The mixing of Jewish communities - mixed heritage -...

Arafat’s Widow Pressing France to Investigate Husband’s Death

The widow of late PLO arch-terrorist Yassir Arafat plans to file a legal complaint in France asking authorities to investigate her husband's death. The move comes after a broadcast last...

The Three Weeks – An Overview

As an introduction to this particular season of the Three Weeks and Tisha B’Av there are a number of questions that present themselves.  Hopefully, asking them and searching for...

Charedi Draft Opponents Find “Back Up” in Banknote

As the equal share of the burden movement continues to demonstrate in favor of universal military or national service for all Israeli citizens, Israel's Ultra-Orthodox continue to claim that...

Hard Times: Faced With Lawsuits, a Former Mogul and Philanthropist Solicits Charity

Just before summer began, parents of children attending Camp JRF, a Jewish redoubt in the Pocono Mountains, received an unexpected letter. “I’m faced with creditors who are trying to take...

Jewish Teen Drug Addicts Arrested For Robbing Multiple Shuls

Two sticky-fingered brothers posing as “good Jewish boys’’ were busted for allegedly robbing three Brooklyn synagogues of sacred articles that were passed down from generations, law enforcement sources said...

Jewish Groups Grab Huge Share of Grants

Jewish institutions throughout the United States will receive $9.7 million in federal anti-terrorism grants this year out of a total of $10 million allocated to not-for-profit institutions by 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...

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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