PURIM CURFEW: Israel Implements Nightly Curfew For Purim Weekend

The Israeli government voted unanimously in favor of a night curfew on Purim, which is Thursday-Sunday this year, each night of the three-day weekend...

Takeaways From Congress’ First Hearing On Capitol Riot

Security officials testifying at Congress’ first hearing on the deadly siege of the Capitol cast blame and pointed fingers on Tuesday but also acknowledged...

Israeli Nasal Spray Reduced Infections During Rosh Hashana Tefillos In Bnei Brak

An Israeli-made nasal spray reduced the coronavirus infection rate among Chareidi members of a Bnei Brak shul during the Rosh Hashanah tefillos in September...

70% Of Israelis Over 16 Are Vaccinated, Cases In Young People Drop By 50%

Over 70% of Israelis over 16 have been vaccinated, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said on Tuesday morning. A total of 4.5 million Israelis have received...

Critics: GOP Measures Target Black Voter Turnout In Georgia

Fueled by Black turnout, Democrats scored stunning wins in Georgia in the presidential and U.S. Senate races. Now, Republicans are trying to make sure...

Seforim in Review: FOOD – A Halachic Analysis

Reviewed by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Every so often a Sefer comes along that combines remarkably comprehensive research, astounding accuracy, and far-reaching clarity with...

Family Of Americans Held In Iran Want Any Deal To Free Them

The family of a father and son detained for years in Iran appealed Monday to President Joe Biden to make the freeing of Iranian...

Cuomo Approval Plunges, Majority Believe He Botched Nursing Home Response, Don’t Believe He Deserves...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's approval rating for his pandemic response has plunged from just a few months ago. Forty-one percent of voters agree Cuomo...

Retired NYPD Officer Accused of Pipe Attack on Capitol Police

The man who surrendered at the FBI’s Hudson Valley office Monday to face charges in connection with the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol siege is...

State TV: Iran Imposes Curbs On UN Nuclear Inspections

Iran officially has begun restricting international inspections of its nuclear facilities, state TV reported Tuesday, a bid to pressure European countries and U.S. President...

Not To Be Sniffed At: Agony Of Post-COVID-19 Loss Of Smell

The doctor slid a miniature camera into the patient’s right nostril, making her whole nose glow red with its bright miniature light. “Tickles a bit,...

Levaya of Longtime Flatbush Hatzolah Paramedic Gary Lava Z”L [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

YWN regrets to inform you of the sudden Petira of longtime Flatbush Hatzolah Paramedic Yaakov Aryeh Hakohen (Gary) Lava Z"L, known in Hatzolah by...

Purim Seudah Overview – And When it Falls on Friday

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com It is a mitzvah to have a festive meal on Purim (Ramah 695:1). It is during this meal that...

Half A Million Dead In US, Confirming Virus’s Tragic Reach

For weeks after Cindy Pollock began planting tiny flags across her yard - one for each of the more than 1,800 Idahoans killed by...

Germany: Nazi Guard Deported From US Agrees To Be Questioned

A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard deported from Tennessee has agreed to be questioned by German prosecutors as they re-examine whether there is...

Facebook Says It Will Lift Its Australian News Ban Soon

Facebook said on Tuesday it will lift its ban on Australians sharing news after it struck a deal with Australia’s government on legislation that...

Biden Attempt To Resurrect Nuke Deal Gets Chilly Response From Iran

The Biden administration’s early efforts to resurrect the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are getting a chilly early response from Tehran. Though few expected a...

UK Data: COVID-19 Vaccines Sharply Cut Hospitalizations

Two U.K. studies released Monday showed that COVID-19 vaccination programs are contributing to a sharp drop in hospitalizations, boosting hopes that the shots will...

Centrist Democrats Flex Muscles, Create Headaches For Biden

A moderate Democratic senator from West Virginia is suddenly one of the most powerful people in Washington. Sen. Joe Manchin has had multiple one-on-one phone...

Biden Asks High Court To Drop 2 Trump-Era Medicaid Cases

The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court not to hear arguments in two cases on its March calendar about the Trump administration’s plan...

Heartrending Video: 10-Yr.-Old Who Lost Father To Virus Begs Am Yisrael To Vaccinate

Yael Attias, 10, lost her father to the coronavirus last week and in an effort to spare others the heartbreak and sorrow she's experiencing,...

“Purim Could Set Us Back By Weeks,” Israel’s COVID Czar Says

Israel's reproduction number (the number of people each carrier infects) has risen in recent days after weeks of declining, standing at 0.86 on Tuesday,...

Explainer: Why A Plane’s Engine Exploded Over Denver

The investigation into an engine explosion on a jetliner taking off from Denver is focusing on broken fan blades, a development reminiscent of a...

Israel: 70% Of Pregnant Women Haven’t Been Vaccinated Against COVID

On the background of the tragic death of Osnat Ben-Shitrit on Motzei Shabbos, Kan News published a report based on data from Israel's Kupot...

NYC To Test No-Police Mental Crisis Response In Harlem

New York City police will stay out of many mental health crisis calls and social workers will respond instead in parts of northern Manhattan...

Wife Of Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Arrested On US Drug Charges

The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was arrested Monday at an airport in Virginia on international drug trafficking charges, the...

11-Yr.-Old Israeli Girl Hospitalized In ICU After Contracting Virus

An 11-year-old girl with no pre-existing medical issues was hospitalized in serious condition in the pediatric ICU at Kaplan Hospital in Rechovot after contracting...

Supreme Court Rejects Trump Election Challenge Cases

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had deeply divided the...

Israeli Court Places Gag Order On Oil Spill Investigation

In an unusual and surprising move on Monday, a Haifa court placed a seven-day gag order on the investigation of the massive oil spill...

Key Senators Oppose Biden Budget Pick, Confirmation At Risk

President Joe Biden’s nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget was thrown into doubt Monday as key...

As Iran Backs Away, US Still Ready To Revive Nuclear Accord

The United States is prepared to return to the Iran nuclear deal if Tehran shows “strict compliance” with it, U.S. Secretary of State Antony...

Health Ministry: Recovered COVID Patients To Receive One Vaccine Dose

The Health Ministry's Priority Committee recommended on Motzei Shabbos that those who have recovered from the coronavirus be vaccinated with a single dose of...

Attorneys Gather For Chizuk And Guidance At Agudah’s Virtual Halachic Conference

By: Sandy Eller Often, the best education happens outside the classroom. Understanding that professionals frequently face halachic and ethical dilemmas in the workplace, Agudas Yisrael of...

130 Senior Defense Officials Call For Gantz To Resign From Race

An open letter calling for Blue and White leader and Defense Minister Benny Gantz to resign from running in the March election was published...

Garland Vows Sharp Focus On Capitol Riot As Attorney General

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence with an initial focus on the insurrection at the...

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