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Omicron and Israel: But Why Two Weeks?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The school semester is almost over. Many people are in a quandary as to whether Eretz Yisroel will re-open...

WHO Warns That New Virus Variant Poses ‘Very High’ Risk

The World Health Organization warned Monday that the global risk from the omicron variant is “very high” based on the early evidence, saying the...

Trump Challenges Media, Politicians To a Debate on Election Fraud: ‘It Will Be a...

Former President Donald Trump on Sunday challenged politicians and members of the news media to debate him in a TV special on voter fraud. “The...

12-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured in Beit Shemesh Pillar Collapse

A 12-year-old boy is in serious condition after a pillar in a Beit Shemesh home's courtyard collapsed, striking the boy and two others, aged...

Israeli Supreme Court: Cable Car Survivor To Return To Italy

Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld lower court rulings in the bitter custody battle surrounding a 6-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash...

Bennett-Flavored Sufganiyot For Chanukah At Goldy’s In Israel

The popular Chareidi-owned Goldy's bakery and deli in the Ezras Torah neighborhood of Jerusalem is selling Bennett-flavored doughnuts for Chanukah. The advertisement states: Bennett-flavored sufganiya...

COVID’s ‘Not Done With Us’: Nations Rush To Contain Omicron

Taking an act-now-ask-questions-later approach, countries around the world slammed their doors shut again to try to keep the new omicron variant at bay Monday...

WATCH: Haunting Al Hanisim Sung By Old City Yeshivah Students In Memory Of Eli...

Chanukah preparations began in Israel and throughout the world as Jews were still reeling from the Old City terror attack, which killed Eli Kay,...

A PROMISE FULFILLED: “Achdus Shouldn’t Be Just For Times Of Tragedy”

Almost seven months ago, thousands of people were moved by a Facebook post by a secular Israeli who visited the shiva home of the...

Wait One Second!  Did the Chashmonayim Actually Move the Menorah Outside??

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com We say it in every single Shmoneh Esreh of all eight days of Chanukah. We say it in Al...

WATCH: New US Amb. To Israel Arrives, Enters Isolation At Home In Jerusalem

President Joe Biden's Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides landed in Israel early Monday morning, ten months after Biden entered office. Nides posted a video expressing...

WHO Chief: Omicron Shows Need For Global Accord On Pandemics

The World Health Organization on Monday is pushing for an international accord to help prevent and fight future pandemics amid the emergence of a...

New Variant Cause For Concern, Not Panic, Biden Tells US [VIDEOS]

President Joe Biden called the new COVID-19 variant omicron a cause for concern but “not a cause for panic” Monday and said he was...

NARCISSISTIC HUBRIS: Fauci Declares: ‘I Represent Science’

Dr. Anthony Fauci elevated his ego yet again on Sunday, claiming in an interview that he "represents science." Republican Senator Rand Paul recently slammed the...

SHOCK IN SHOMRON: Resident Revealed As Shin Bet Agent

Residents of the yishuv Yitzhar in the Shomron are reeling in shock after discovering that their neighbor and "friend" was actually a Shin Bet...

Merriam-Webster Chooses Vaccine As The 2021 Word Of The Year

With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine. “This was a...

Make Every Moment Count – Lessons Learned From The Life Of Liran

On this past Wednesday night, a young 37 year old man named Liran waited patiently outside of shul to pick up his son from...

Bennett Bows To US Pressure, Scraps Plan For Chareidi Neighborhood In Jerusalem

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told Biden administration officials on Thursday that his government will not advance the plan to construct a new neighborhood in...

HATE IN LA: Antisemitic Flyers Placed in Yards of Beverly Hills Homes

The LAPD is investigating after someone put antisemitic leaflets in the front yards of several Beverly Hills homes on the first night of Chanukah. The...

Iranian Arrested In Kenya For Planning Attacks Against Israelis

Kenyan police arrested an Iranian citizen for the alleged plotting of terror attacks against Israelis and other interests in the African country, the Kenyan...

More Omicron Cases Pop Up As World Rushes To Learn More

Cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world Sunday and many governments rushed to...

MAILBAG: Everything We Think about the Shidduch Crisis is Wrong

For years, our community has been debating on the best way to solve the shidduch crisis. At the heart of the issue is the...

Nissan Investing In Electric Vehicles, Battery Development

Nissan said Monday it is investing 2 trillion yen ($17.6 billion) over the next five years and developing a cheaper, more powerful battery to...

HERE WE GO AGAIN: NYC Issues Mask Advisory Over Omicron Variant, Despite No Confirmed...

There has not been a single confirmed case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in New York City - or the United States, for...

WATCH: Bennett Urges World Powers To Resist Iran’s ‘Blackmail’ As Talks Resume

Israel’s prime minister on Monday called on world powers not to “give in to Iran’s nuclear blackmail” as negotiations commenced in Vienna. Naftali Bennett said...

Russian Navy Test-Fires Hypersonic Missile In The White Sea

Russia’s navy has successfully test-fired a prospective hypersonic missile, the military said Monday. The Defense Ministry said the Admiral Gorshkov frigate in the White Sea...

Food, Gas Prices Pinch Families As Inflation Surges Globally

From appliance stores in the United States to food markets in Hungary and gas stations in Poland, rising consumer prices fueled by high energy...

New Israel Entry Restrictions Take Effect; Clarifications and Exceptions

Israel’s new restrictions in light of the Omicrom Variant have gone into effect today. As previously reported by Chaim V’Chessed, foreign tourists are now, once...

Would You Pay $500 to Know?  And Does This Back Up Rav Chaim Kanievsky...

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com There is a shocking study that is going to be publicly discussed today.  The study will have a number...

Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Resume In Vienna Amid Muted Hopes

Negotiators in Vienna resumed talks Monday over reviving Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, with hopes of quick progress muted after a hard-line...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey To Step Down, Stock Surges On Reports

Shares of Twitter are surging on a report that co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down as the company’s chief executive. Twitter’s stock, which has consistently...

Gag Order Lifted: Names & Faces Of 2 Shuvu Banim Murder Suspects Revealed

The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Monday lifted the gag order on the names of two suspects in the cases of two murders that occurred in Jerusalem...

Israel Will Bring 3,000 Ethiopians Of Questionable Heritage To Israel

Israel’s government on Sunday approved the immigration of several thousand people from war-torn Ethiopia, some of whom have waited for decades to join their...

Gedolei Yisrael: Modern-Day Yevanim Cause Chillul Hashem, We Must Be Mechazeik

A letter from HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky and HaGaon HaRav Gershon Edelstein calling on Klal Yisrael to be mechazeik in limmud Torah to combat...

DEATHSANTIS?: Florida Has Lowest Rate of New Infections in US

For months, progressives and their colleagues in the mainstream media were bashing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over the Sunshine State's high Covid-19 infection rate,...

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