Children in the Sukkah: What Age? – A Halachic Analysis

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com) It is a question every wife asks her husband.  “Can I give a piece of cake to little Yankel...

Levaya of Reb Yechiel Benzion (“Benny”) Fishoff Z”L, Longtime Askan And Philanthropist

YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Reb Yechiel Benzion ("Benny") Fishoff Z"L, noted philanthropist & askan of klal yisroel. He was...

Rav Leibel Rand Shlita on Aspects of an Esrog

Written by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Rav Leibel Rand shlita heads an outstanding Kollel in the heart if the Far Rockaway/Five Towns Community, called...

Democrats Push To Retool Health Care Programs For Millions

Dental work for seniors on Medicare. An end to sky’s-the-limit pricing on prescription drugs. New options for long-term care at home. Coverage for low-income...

Lulav versus Esrog

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com “Daddy, Can I have your lulav and Esrog?” The bas-Mitzvahed daughter has asked the question correctly on that first day...

DEBLASIO’S NYC: Man Arrested In Assault Caught On Video At NYC Subway Stop

A New York City man is facing charges he kicked a woman down an escalator at a Brooklyn subway station in an ugly incident...

US Closes Part Of Texas Border, Begins Flying Haitians Home

Hoping to stop the flow of migrants, the United States on Sunday tried to block the Mexican border at an isolated Texas town where...

New Claims In NYC Restaurant Brawl Over Vaccine Proof

New details have emerged about a brawl outside a popular New York City restaurant between several out-of-town visitors and an employee over the restaurant’s...

FBI Investigates 2 Bombs Found Near Northern Michigan Stores

The FBI said two explosive devices recently found outside cellphone stores in northern Michigan are believed to be linked to letters found last month...

Biden Pitching Partnership After Tough Stretch With Allies

President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the...

REPORT: Afghanistan’s Last Jew Signs Get For Wife On Erev Yom Kippur

Afghanistan's last Jew, Zebulon Simentov, who was evacuated from Afghanistan earlier this month, signed a get for his wife in New York on Erev...

France’s Macron To Talk To Biden Amid Crisis Over Submarines

French President Emmanuel Macron will speak in the coming days with President Joe Biden in their first contact since a major diplomatic crisis erupted...

Taliban-Run Kabul Municipality To Female Workers: Stay Home

Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, with work only allowed for those who cannot be replaced by...

Jewish Member Of Iranian Parliament: “500 Cases Of ‘Black Fungus’ In Iran”

Dr. Homayoun Sameyeh-Najafabadi, a pharmacologist and the representative of the Jewish community in Iranian parliament since 2020, said recently that there are 500 cases...

Fearful US Residents In Afghanistan Hiding Out From Taliban

Every night in yet another house in Afghanistan’s capital, a U.S. green card-holding couple from California take turns sleeping, with one always awake to...

Aluminum Wrap Used To Protect Homes In California Wildfires

Martin Diky said he panicked as a huge wildfire started racing down a slope toward his wooden house near Lake Tahoe. The contractor had enough...

ONE STUNNING AFTERNOON: Setbacks Imperil Biden’s Reset

It was an hour President Joe Biden would no doubt like to forget. On Friday, the Pentagon acknowledged that a drone strike in Afghanistan killed...

In Edgy Washington, Police Outnumber Jan. 6 Protesters

In a city still on edge after the Jan. 6 insurrection, law enforcement bore down in large numbers on the Capitol on Saturday over...

NYPD Officer Arrested For Vandalizing Jewish Camp On Rosh Hashanah

A New York City cop has been arrested on felony burglary charges after allegedly breaking into a Jewish camp on Sprout Lake Road on...

Can You Shellac the Schach??

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com There is an old saying that there are only three things in life that are certain:  Death, Taxes, and...

US Border Patrol Hires Civilians To Free Up Agents For Field

Dozens, even hundreds, of asylum-seeking migrants often wait hours to surrender to U.S. Border Patrol agents, but the thousands of Haitians gathered at a...

Taliban Replace Ministry For Women With ‘Virtue’ Authorities

Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building that once housed...

San Diego Chabad Shul Shooter Avoids Death Penalty With Plea

A 22-year-old former nursing student pleaded guilty to the murder of one person and the attempted murders of 53 others in connection with a...

Tropical Storm Odette Slogs Offshore Of Mid-Atlantic Coast

Newly formed Tropical Storm Odette slogged off the mid-Atlantic coast late Friday and was expected to weaken Saturday night as it approaches eastern Canada. The...

Unsupervised Rikers Inmate Crashes Prison Bus Into Wall

An inmate at New York City’s troubled Rikers Island jail complex hopped behind the wheel of a prison bus Thursday night and crashed it...

Top Doctors Say Not So Fast To Biden’s Boosters-For-All Plan

Just one month ago, President Joe Biden and his health advisers announced big plans to soon deliver a booster shot of the coronavirus vaccine...

Rep. Zeldin Was Treated For Leukemia And Is Now In Remission

U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin revealed Saturday that he was diagnosed last November with early stage chronic myeloid leukemia but said he responded well to...

Photos Show North Korea Expanding Uranium Enrichment Plant

Recent satellite images show North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex, a sign that it’s intent on...

US Ramps Up Plan To Expel Haitian Migrants Gathered In Texas

Haitian migrants seeking to escape poverty, hunger and a feeling of hopelessness in their home country said U.S. plans to speedily send them back...

Yemen Houthi Rebels Execute 9 Over Senior Official’s Killing

Yemen’s Houthi rebels executed on Saturday nine people they said were involved in the killing of a senior rebel official in an airstrike by...

Communists, Observers Report Violations In Russian Election

The head of Russia’s Communist Party, the country’s second-largest political party, is alleging widespread violations in the election for a new national parliament in...

French Minister Decries ‘Duplicity’ In U.S. Submarine Deal

France’s foreign minister on Saturday denounced what he called the “duplicity, disdain and lies” surrounding the sudden rupture of France’s lucrative contract to make...

SpaceX’s 1st Tourists Homeward Bound After 3 Days In Orbit

A SpaceX capsule carrying four space tourists aimed for a splashdown off the Florida coast Saturday evening. The first all-amateur flight to orbit Earth began...

With Eye On Iran, Israeli Navy Steps Up Red Sea Presence

Israel’s navy has stepped up its activities in the Red Sea “exponentially” in the face of growing Iranian threats to Israeli shipping, the country’s...

NEW FASCINATING INFO: Mossad Eliminated Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist Via A “Killer Robot”

New details about the assassination of Iranian top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in November were revealed in a New York Times report over the weekend. On his...

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