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HISTORIC: Trump Endorses Israeli Sovereignty Over The Golan Heights

President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that...

WATCH: Pompeo Compares Trump to Queen Esther, Saving The Jews From Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a Christian broadcast network that it’s “possible” that President Donald Trump is like Queen Esther, who saved...

Collecting? Have a Drink!

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com They come to the door collecting for their Yeshivos. Should one offer them a drink? Yes. But nothing alcoholic...

The 10 Things You Need to Know About the Purim Seudah

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times) It is a mitzvah to have a festive meal on Purim (Ramah 695:1). It...

What Purim will be Like AFTER Moshiach Comes

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times So what will Purim be like AFTER  Moshiach comes? There is a famous Yalkut Shimoni (#944)...

Why We Dress Up: A New Theory That is Probably Pshat

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times It is raining on and off today, but if you look outside you will see...

Rav Chaim Kanievsky’s Special Halacha BEFORE Today’s Purim Seudah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com He is known as the Sar HaTorah and he will, at times, state a halacha that – although it...

Poll: Most At Least Partly Confident In Russia Probe

As the special counsel investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign winds down, a new poll finds that most Americans are at least moderately confident...

New Zealand Police: Mosque Gunman Had Planned A 3rd Attack

A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for “the safest country in the world” were buried before hundreds of mourners...

Trump To Host Netanyahu At White House Next Week

President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House next week. The president will welcome Netanyahu for his third White...

Officials: Temple Mumps Outbreak Swells To 67 Likely Cases

Philadelphia health officials say they’ve now believe 67 people have contracted mumps at Temple University. City Department of Health spokesman James Garrow said Tuesday the...

Trump: Mueller Report ‘Ridiculous’ But Should Be Released [VIDEO]

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its...

WATCH: Trump Escalates Feud With Kellyanne Conway’s “Whack Job” Husband

Kellyanne Conway’s spouse is a “husband from hell!” President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, escalating his awkward public fight with the husband of one of...

Mishloach Manos – Can You Eat Before? And More

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times) To some, the most important question of the halachos of Mishloach Manos is whether one...

Diaspora Affairs Minister Bennet Calls On Poland To Deny Entry To Holocaust Denier

Following media reports that infamous British Holocaust denier David Irving is planning to lead tours of the Nazi death camps in Poland later this...

TRI-STATE BRACING FOR PURIM WASHOUT: Coastal Storm to Soak Entire Area Thursday, Flooding &...

5Get those Purim umbrellas ready, Daven for a Purim miracle, and try and make the best of what is expected to be some really...

THE NATION WAITS: Republicans And Democrats Preparing For Mueller To Release Report

It’s a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That’s what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special...

Taanis Esther: Showering, Brushing Teeth, and More

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Yes, you can bathe and shower.  And yes, you can brush your teeth.  Here is why. HISTORICAL OVERVIEW During the time...

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