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16 Absolute “Must Knows” About Simchas Torah: YOU MAY WANT TO PRINT THIS

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com There are at least 16 things that are a must know about Simchas Torah. EARLIEST SOURCE IS ZOHAR AND...

Misnagdim versus Chassidim! Shmini Atzeres

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com One of the general differences between Litvaks (Misnagdim) and Chassidim lies in what they do on the holiday of...

PM Bennet Addresses the UN General Assembly

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com In general, the Prime Minister spoke well at the UN General Assembly.  He wore a yarmulkah.  He quoted the...

Standing Up During Simchas Torah Hakafos

As people grow older, often the infirmities of age can change what used to be simple activities into situations with some challenges. Simchas Torah...

10 Short Life Lessons from Parshas VeZos HaBracha

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The Sidra of vezos habracha has ten sections. Moshe Blesses the Shvatim and begins with Reuvain. The Sidrah begins...

The 7 Circles of Hoshana Rabbah

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com One of the customs of Hoshana Rabba is to circle the Bima seven times.  Generally, the circling of the...

The Enigmatic Rashi on the First Mishna in Sukkah: A Shiur by Rav Mottel...

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com This past Shabbos Chol haMoed, Rav Mottel Dick Shlita, a leading and well-respected Rosh Yeshiva now in Monsey and...

Israeli Cops Break Up Hoshanah Rabba Tish At Yeshiva Oraysa Over “Noise Complaint” –...

Things turned violent at Yeshiva Oraysa in Yerushalaim on Sunday night, when police arrived at the Hoshanaha Rabb Tish over "noise complaints". Police walked straight...

WATCH: Israeli Cops Smash Door During Tish Of Mezibuz Rebbe Over “Noise Complaint”, Confiscate...

Israeli Police officers arrived at a home in Bnei Brak where the Mezibuz Rebbe was holding his Hoshanah Rabba Tish, saying they received "noise...

WATCH: The Toldos Aharon Rebbe By Na’nuim

The attached videos show the Toldos Aharon Rebbe by Na'Nuim in his Bais Medrash on Chol Hamoed.

WATCH IT HAPPEN: Serious Crash on Marcy Ave and Flushing Ave In Williamsburg [VIDEOS...

At least 5 people were injured in a major crash in Williamsburg, Sunday afternoon,. It appears that a vehicle lost control, and slammed into at...

Israeli Finally OKs Life-Saving Drug But Most Anti-Vaxxers Refuse It

Israel's Health Ministry announced last week that it will finally offer the lifesaving Regeneron antibody treatment for COVID to Kupot Cholim to treat mildly...

Neo-Nazis Are Still On Facebook. And They’re Making Money

It’s the premier martial arts group in Europe for right-wing extremists. German authorities have twice banned their signature tournament. But Kampf der Nibelungen, or...

Taliban Hang Body In Public; Signal Return To Past Tactics

The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane parked in a city square in Afghanistan on Saturday in a gruesome display that signaled...

Congress, Court Pressure New York City To Fix Jails Crisis

New York City faced mounting pressure Friday to solve its spiraling jail crisis, with members of Congress calling for a federal civil rights investigation...

US Police Departments Clamoring For De-Escalation Training

Angry over being fired, a former employee slashed the tires of his boss’ vehicle and still held the knife when police officers arrived. Three officers...

Texas Set To Divest From Ben & Jerry’s

The state of Texas announced on Thursday that it has officially added Ben & Jerry's and its parent company Unilever to the state's "list...

IDF Soldiers Seriously Wounded By Terrorists In Judea & Samaria

An IDF commander and soldier were seriously wounded in the early hours of Sunday morning in an exchange of gunfire with a terrorist in...

Shiraz, Iran: Shaking The Lulav In A COVID-Safe Outdoor Minyan

Jews in Iran are celebrating Sukkos in the shadow of a devastating coronavirus wave and most minyanim are being held outdoors in open areas. Although...

Panel OKs Dems’ $3.5T Bill, Crunch Time For Biden Agenda

Democrats pushed a $3.5 trillion, 10-year bill strengthening social safety net and climate programs through the House Budget Committee on Saturday, but one Democrat...

Israel Says US Booster Plan Supports Its Own Vigorous Push

Israel is pressing ahead with its vigorous campaign of offering coronavirus boosters to almost anyone over 12 and says its approach was further vindicated...

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Could Mean Billions For Drugmakers

Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans’...

The Sukkah, the Migraine, and the Bracha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It is an interesting question. The family in question had guests coming on Chol HaMoed from Lakewood for a pizza...

Japanese Sisters Certified As World’s Oldest Twins At 107

Guinness World Records has certified two Japanese sisters as the world’s oldest living identical twins at 107, in an announcement Monday coinciding with Respect...

Bitter Custody Battle For 6-Year-Old Eitan Goes To Court In Israel

The bitter custody battle over a six-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy inched forward in Israel on Thursday, with a...

Federal Judge Delays Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers

New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge...

One To Charge Them All: EU Demands Single Plug For Phones

The European Union announced plans Thursday to require the smartphone industry to adopt a uniform charging cord for mobile devices, a push that could...

Taliban: Executions, Amputations Of Hands Will Return But “Perhaps Not In Public”

One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said...

PHOTOS: Metikus Shel Torah: Tens Of Thousands Of Pekelach Distributed In J-m For Simchas...

Tens of thousands of pekelach were distributed to hundreds of kehillos in Jerusalem on Thursday evening, the 2nd day of Chol Hamoed in Israel,...

Israeli Supreme Court Judge Quotes The Ramchal In Anti-Vax Ruling

Supreme Court Justice Noam Sohlberg quoted Gemara and the Ramchal in a ruling on an appeal to the court against the legality of the...

US Implores Iran To Return To Nuke Talks Without Delay

The Biden administration is imploring Iran to quickly return to talks on its nuclear program after a three-month hiatus caused by its government transition,...

After Northeast Flooding, Insurance Woes Swamp Residents

After being pummeled by two tropical storms that submerged basements, cracked home foundations and destroyed belongings, Northeastern U.S. residents still in the throes of...

Is The Delta Variant Of The Coronavirus Worse For Kids?

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? Experts say there’s no strong evidence that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier...

Jerusalem: 2 Unvaxxed Chareidi Pregnant Women Critically Ill With COVID, Sedated & Ventilated

Two Chareidi pregnant women, both in their 20s, are hospitalized in critical condition, sedated and ventilated, in a Jerusalem hospital after contracting COVID. The women,...

Israel’s Moral Dilemma: Precious Resources Used In Complex Transfer Of Unvaccinated ECMO Patient

Israeli hospital directors have been expressing their frustration to Israeli media outlets this week that Israelis "who choose to play Russian roulette with their...

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