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Obstetrician Groups Recommend COVID Vaccine During Pregnancy

Two leading obstetricians’ groups on Friday recommended COVID-19 shots for all pregnant women, citing concerns over rising cases and low vaccination rates. The American College...

Citing Taliban Violence, US Expands Afghan Refugee Program

The Biden administration on Monday expanded its efforts to evacuate at-risk Afghan citizens from Afghanistan as Taliban violence increases ahead there of the U.S....

WATCH: DeBlasio Says Wear Masks Indoors Even If Vaaxed; Cuomo Says Businesses Should Make...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said workers in New York City’s airports and public transit system will have to get coronavirus vaccinations or face weekly testing,...

Pelosi, Democrats Call On Biden To Extend Eviction Ban

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders on Sunday called on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation’s eviction moratorium, calling...

The Alter of Slabodka’s Levaya

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt”l, the Alter of Slabodka passed away on Monday evening, January 31st, 1927 (the 29th...

Trump’s Kingmaker Status Faces Test In Ohio Special Election

As soon as it became clear last week that a Texas congressional candidate backed by Donald Trump would be defeated in a special election,...

Fauci: More ‘Pain And Suffering’ Ahead As COVID Cases Rise

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that more “pain and suffering” is on the horizon as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated...

Agudath Israel Welcomes Nomination Of Dr. Deborah Lipstadt As U.S. Antisemitism Envoy

Agudath Israel of America welcomes President Biden’s nomination of Dr. Deborah Lipstadt as the State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism. The...

Report: Israel Receives ‘Green Light’ From US, UK, Russia To Strike Iran

Israel received a "green light" from the US, UK, and Russia to respond to the Iranian strike on the Israeli-operated Mercer Street last week,...

Infrastructure Fight Finally Set: T’s Crossed, I’s Dotted

After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching...

Chicago Officials Say ‘No Plans’ For COVID-Related Closures

Chicago’s top doctor said Sunday that there are no current plans for again imposing pandemic-related closures, despite a spike in COVID-19 cases. Chicago Department of...

TONIGHT! FREE NIGHT OUT! Flatbush Hatzolah To Play Major Baseball Game Against NYPD In...

Excitement is building in Brooklyn, as a major ballgame will be held on Monday night. As YWN has reported in the past, Flatbush Hatzolah...

Will Trump Be Spoiler As California GOP Seeks Newsom Recall?

California could witness a stunning turnabout in a nation of deeply polarized politics if the liberal state dumps Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and elects...

DEBLASIO’S VIOLENT NYC: 30 Shot In Bloody Weekend

According to NYPD data, at least 30 people were shot around NYC this past weekend. Ten shooting victims were reportedly shot in 8 different incidents,...

“Delta Variant Is As Contagious As Chicken Pox,” CDC Says

New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox and may be more dangerous than other versions has prompted U.S. health officials...

US, UK Blame Iran For Ship Attack, Will Coordinate Response With Israel

The United States and the United Kingdom joined Israel on Sunday in alleging Iran carried out a fatal drone strike on an oil tanker...

“Muslims Will Erase Filth Called Israel,” CUNY Professor Says

An adjunct professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) said that Jews cause corruption around the world and "Muslims will erase this...

Outgoing Rouhani Says Iranian Gov’t Was Not Always Truthful

Iran’s outgoing president on Sunday acknowledged his nation at times “did not tell part of the truth” to its people during his eight-year tenure,...

Pfizer Vaccine Effectiveness Declines After 4 Months

A new study conducted on the effectiveness of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine shows that protection against the virus drops to approximately 84% about four to...

Kahana Admits That Tzohar Is Behind His Kashrus Reforms

Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana admitted on Sunday that the kashrus reforms he formulated are based on the opinions of the rabbanim of Tzohar,...

MLB Vets Immerse In Jewish Heritage, Build Israel Baseball

Now an Olympian representing the country, Ian Kinsler traveled to Israel for the first time last year with his wife Tess, just before the...

Mask Guidance Divides Parents Heading Into New School Year

With U.S. health officials recommending that children mask up in school this fall, parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew...

DEBLASIO’S NYC: 18 Shot Overnight, Including Mass Shootign Which Left 10 Shot

The NYPD reported that 18 people were shot around NYC in the span of 24 hours on Saturday in six shooting incidents. One of...

In First, Orthodox Rabbi Appointed To Australia’s Supreme Court

In a first for Australia, an Orthodox rabbi was appointed as a Supreme Court justice last week. Attorney General John Quigley announced on Thursday that...

Deborah Lipstadt, Famed For Winning Holocaust Denier, Named As Anti-Semitism Envoy

Following months of pressure from Jewish organizations to appoint an envoy to combat anti-Semitism, President Joe Biden on Friday officially named Deborah Lipstadt as...

Lapid: “Israel, US Cooperating To Fight Iranian Terror”

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Motzei Shabbos about the strike on the Israeli-operated oil tanker last...

Biden’s Infrastructure Win Overshadowed By New Virus Surge

Joe Biden wagered his campaign and now his presidency on the premise that government itself could still work, even at a time of fractious...

Bring In The Kids: Estonian City Targets Youths For Jabs

With her father in tow, 13-year-old Gloria Raudjarv marched through a vaccination center inside a sports hall in Estonia’s second-largest city and up to...

Bat Yam Mayor Defies Education Minister, Other Cities Follow Suit

Bat Yam Mayor Tzvika Brot on Thursday instructed city schools to prepare to vaccinate high school students when the new school year begins on...

Outrage At Anti-Semitic Mural Of Dutch Soccer Player Who Joined “Jewish Team”

Dutch police have launched a probe into an anti-Semitic mural found on a Rotterdam street featuring a popular Dutch soccer player who signed with...

Suburban NY County Considers Letting Police Sue Protesters

Lawmakers in a suburban New York county are set to vote Monday on a proposal that would allow police officers to sue protesters and...

Justice Department Says Russians Hacked Federal Prosecutors

The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent federal prosecutors’ offices around...

Drive To Charge Packagers For Recycling, But Industry Fights

States across the U.S. are looking to adopt new recycling regimes that require producers of packaging to pay for its inevitable disposal — but...

More Than 70 Years Later, Vet’s Remains Id’d, Returned

When Walter Wilkins roots through his memories, the decades between boyhood and old age, one lasting image of his older brother appears. He sees...

13 Rulings from Rav Elyashiv zt”l on Shadchanim

Translated and Compiled by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com 1] Who is obligated in paying the shadchan – the chosson’s side or the kallah’s side? Both...

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