FED: On Track To Slow Support For Economy Later This Year

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Fed plans to announce as early as November that it will start withdrawing the extraordinary...

COVID-19 Creates Dire US Shortage Of Teachers, School Staff

One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students’ lunchboxes, telling parents it’s “now hiring.” Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing...

A 1st Since It Recognized The PA: Sweden & Israel Resume Relations

The foreign ministers of Israel and Sweden held their first phone call in seven years on Monday, a move hailed by the top Israeli...

Longtime Upstate NY Member Of Congress, Boehlert, Dead At 84

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, who represented upstate New York for 24 years, died at age 84, according to a statement from former...

EXPLAINER: Why The Debt Limit Is Again Roiling Washington

The idea of the U.S. government breaching its “debt limit” sounds scary. But what, exactly, are lawmakers in Washington fighting about? The debt limit is...

NYC Vaccine Mandate For Teachers, Staff To Go Forward

A vaccine mandate for New York City’s public school teachers and other staffers can go forward as planned next week, after a state judge...

INSANITY: Nadler, AOC And Two Others Demand Immediate Closure Of Rikers Island, And Release...

An inmate on a New York City jail barge died Wednesday after a medical emergency, the city’s Department of Correction said. It is at...

“Dire Shortage Of ECMOs, Forced To Choose Who’ll Live & Who’ll Die,” Israeli Hospital...

In a tense meeting with Health Ministry Director-General Prof. Nachman Ash on Sunday, hospital directors warned that their hospitals are nearing a state of...

FDA Backs Pfizer COVID-19 Boosters For Seniors, High-Risk

The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from...

MERON EFFECT: Toldos Aharon Simchas Beis HaShoeva Closed To The Public

The legendary Simchas Beis HaShoeva at Toldos Aharon in Mea Sheaim, which normally draws thousands of visitors on Sukkos, is closed to the general...

Dems Cut Funding For Iron Dome, Caving In To Anti-Israel Progressives

The Democratic Party on Tuesday removed $1 billion in military aid to Israel for the Iron Dome from a broader government funding bill after...

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Analysis: A ‘United’ Nations, Navigating A Fractured World

When the United Nations rose from World War II’s rubble, its birth reflected a widespread aspiration that humanity could be lifted up and dispatched...

WATCH: Thousands Attend Birchas Kohanim At The Kosel

Thousands of people attended Birchas Kohanim at the Kosel on Wednesday, the first day of Chol Hamoed in Israel. The Israeli public is free to...

Sukkos – a General Overview

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com SUKKOS – A TIME OF ALIYAH L’REGEL One of the aspects of the Yom Tov of Sukkos is the Mitzvah...

The Laishev BaSukkah With the Missing Words..

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It seems to be a simple enough halachic question. But is it so innocuous? Or is there something more to...

Visiting a Friend’s Sukkah – but Not Eating: A Contradiction in the Mishna...

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com You are visiting a friend.  You are not eating.  What is the actual halacha?  Do we recite a blessing...

Understanding the Yom Tov Prohibition of Molid

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times The head of a match is made of sulfur, glass powder, phosphorus and an oxidizing...

Hachana – What Are its Parameters?

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times "Hi. Have the Gabbai roll the Torah right after Friday morning Shacharis so it will...

Shmos = Shnayim Mikreh v’Echad Targum

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times After Sukkos is SImchas Torah, where we beging the cycle of Torah reading again. The purpose...

The Great “Schnapps vs. Wine” Wars: A Halachic Analysis

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com) Yom Tov is soon, and there will soon be discussions happening in the daytime.  It can, perhaps, be called...

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...

Is Mishpacha Magazine Included in Hotza’os Shabbos and Yom Tov?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com There are men who know that if they fail to bring home Binah or Mishpacha Magazine for Shabbos or yom tov, well - they may as...

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...

The 6 Malachos Where Yom Tov Differs From Shabbos

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Rabbi, we have this great new dip recipe for Challah. It has olive oil, rosemary, salt, crushed red hot...

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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...

IMPORTANT HALACHOS: Print This Before You Buy Arba Minim

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com) Please be aware that there is a difference below between "must" and "should."  "Should" is preferable and ideal, but...

Hiddur Mitzvah – Performing Mitzvos in a Beautiful Way

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com The Gemorah in Shabbos 133b tells us that the pasuk of zeh keili v’anvehu teaches us to perform Mitzvos...

Obligation of Visiting One’s Rebbe on Yom Tov

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com) It is a little known fact, but Rav Aharon Kotler zt"l did not just learn under the Alter and...

Chol HaMoed Trips and the Sukkah

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It is Motzai Yom Tov of the first days and included in it is the invariable discussion of the...

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...

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