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Chanukah: Yeshiva Guys Who Sleep at Home, and Eat in Yeshiva

There are a number of fascinating halachic debates concerning where Yeshiva students should be lighting their Chanukah menorahs. When dealing with in-town Yeshivos, there...

Unprecedented: Free Tefillah, 8 Tefillahs in 8 Places on 8th day through Yad L’Achim

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The Great Unresolved Question About This Shabbos Rosh Chodesh

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com) It is Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Chanukah.  And when Rosh Chodesh falls on Shabbos – there is a fascinating yet...

A Tribute to Reb Shimon Brecher z”l

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Be prepared for hundreds of fascinating rulings in halacha from Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita. Reb Shimon Brecher z”l was an...

The Change This Motzai Shabbos

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com It is happening this Motzai Shabbos.  We begin saying vesain tal umatar.  Generally speaking, Orthodox Jews are completely not...


New Data Suggests 1 In 44 US Children Affected By Autism

New autism numbers released Thursday suggest more U.S. children are being diagnosed with the developmental condition and at younger ages. In an analysis of 2018...

Bennett And Secretary Of State Blinken Have A ‘Difficult’ Conversation

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke with US Secretary of State Tony Blinken on Thursday morning, four days after world powers resumed talks for a...

The Agudah Convention Session You DIDN’T Hear About Yet

Amid the mass Q&As, keynote sessions, and packed daises, something BIG happened in a small room off to the side of Agudah Convention 2021. On...


‘The Fire That’s Here’: US Is Still Battling Delta Variant

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn’t finished wreaking havoc in the U.S.,...

South African Chief Rabbi Protests Forced Chillul Shabbos In Letter To PM

Chief Rabbi of South Africa Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein, along with other South African Rabbanim, sent a letter to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett protesting...

With Roe In Question, Justices Dig Into Private Debate

Historic Supreme Court arguments over abortion behind them, the justices soon will begin the work of crafting a decision that could dramatically limit abortion...

SOLVED: 1 Shuvu Banim Murder Case, 2nd Case At Impasse: Chareidi Mayor To Be...

The murder case of Nissim Shitrit, z'l, in 1986 has been solved and the Jerusalem District Attorney's Office will file the first two indictments...

House Passes Stopgap Funding Patch As Friday Shutdown Looms

The House passed a continuing resolution that would fund the government through Feb. 18, sending the measure on to the Senate, where a shutdown...

OPEC+ Sticks To Modest Boost In Oil Output Despite Omicron

OPEC and allied oil-producing countries decided Thursday to maintain the amount of oil they pump to the world even as the new omicron variant...

Oorah Auction 2022 is Here!

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Justices’ Abortion Remarks: Is It Time To Overturn Roe?

The Supreme Court heard arguments in which it was asked to overturn a nationwide right to abortion that has existed for nearly 50 years. The...

RABBI ZWIEBEL RESPONDS TO NYC: “Vax Mandate Could Be Devastating To Our Schools And...

Agudath Israel's Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, in his capacity as Chairman of the Committee of New York City Religious and Independent School Officials, representing...

Wow! Come Meet Uncle Moishy Tomorrow in Flatbush for Your Photograph + Autograph!

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Aid Official: Afghanistan’s Crises Get ‘Progressively Worse’

Afghanistan is being hit by multiple crises that are “progressively getting worse,” with drought, economic collapse and displacement all pushing the population into catastrophic...

What’s The Status Of The COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate In The US?

What’s the status of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the U.S.? It’s on hold indefinitely because of legal challenges, but employers can still require the...

Imagine Learning Straight.. No Breaks!

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We all know what it's like when you sit down, take out your Gemara to start to learn. 5-10 minutes in, your first distraction...

Germany Locks Unvaccinated Out Of Public Life; Mandate Looms

Unvaccinated people across Germany will soon be excluded from nonessential stores, restaurants and sports and cultural venues, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Thursday, and parliament...

US Warns Russia As Kremlin Talks About War Threat In Ukraine

The Kremlin voiced concern Thursday about a possible escalation of fighting in a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine as the U.S. issued a strong...

Shalosh Seudos or Seudah Shlishis; which is correct?

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We've all heard that the time of Seudah Shlishis is the "ra'ava d'ravin", but do we know what that means? Do we know why...

US Jobless Claims Rise By 28,000, But Still Low At 222,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week even though the U.S. job market has been rebounding from last year’s coronavirus...

Biden Launching Winter COVID-19 Booster, Testing Campaign

President Joe Biden is set to kick off a more urgent campaign for Americans to get COVID-19 booster shots Thursday as he unveils his...

US Will Resume Policy For Asylum-Seekers To Wait In Mexico

Migrants seeking to enter the United States will again have to stay in Mexico as they await immigration hearings, as the Biden administration reluctantly...

Machon Yerushalayim Sales Event Features Exciting New Seforim

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From Chanukah,  Machon Yerushalayim’s newly released, reformatted commentaries and halachah sefarim, alongside classic Torah texts, will be available at special sale prices.One of the...

UPDATE MANHATTAN: Armed Man Outside UN Arrested After Standoff, Lockdown [VIDEO]

The United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down for several hours Thursday after a man was seen pacing outside one of...






HISTORIC: For First Time, Jewish NYPD Chief OF Brooklyn Makes Brachos...

Since 1985, Chabad of Park Slope has lit a menorah at Army Plaza each night of Chanukah, with elected officials, NYPD commanders, or community...