A Tale Of A Cookie: Dutch “Jew Cookies” Are Renamed

Jodenkoeken, a dessert staple in the Netherlands since the 19th century, translates as "Jew cookies." It's not clear how the flat round shortbread cookies came...

Mazel Tov On Our First Bonei Olam-Vzakeini Baby(ies)!

Our Very First Bonei Olam-Vzakeini Baby! PIN # SMO332 הודו לה' כי טוב! Just over a year ago, Vzakeini was established. $1 and 1 tefilah each week...

Survivor Of Auschwitz Women’s Orchestra Dies At 96

Esther Bejarano, a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp who used the power of music to fight antisemitism and racism in post-war Germany, has...

WATCH: Son Of Holocaust Survivor Flew Afghan Refugees Out Of Germany

Jewish Delta pilot Alexander Kahn flew Afghani evacuees from Ramstein Air Base in Germany to Dulles Airport outside Washington D.C. as part of a...

Cholent Question Stumps Jeopardy Contestants

The contestants on a Jeopardy episode that aired this week were stumped by a photo of cholent, JTA reported. The photo was a clue in...

In A First, Frum Jew Runs For Zurich Municipal Council Seat

In a first for a frum Jew in Switzerland, Jehuda Spielman is running in the upcoming elections for the municipal council in the city...

All Roads Lead To Krestir: No Available Rental Cars Left In Budapest As Thousands...

Jews began flocking to the kever of Reb Shayele in Krestiner, Hungary on the yahrtzeit seven years ago but this year's yahrtzeit on Tuesday...

WATCH: Hundreds Of Jews In Tehran Celebrate Hachnasas Sefer Torah

As Jews around the world fret over the pending nuclear deal with Iran, frum Jews in Tehran held a joyous celebration on Sunday. The kehilla...

Analyzing Chometz:  Adapted from the Torah of Rav Dovid Kviat zt”l

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com During Yom Tov one must try to visit one’s Rebbe.  One of my Rebbeim was Rav Dovid Kviat zt”l....

Brazilian Police Raid Church Of Pastor Who Prayed For Another Holocaust

Brazilian federal police raided the Rio de Janeiro church on Friday of the pastor who led his congregation in praying for a second Holocaust...

Recently Married Jewish Couple Missing In Collapse

The remains of 11 people have been found after the collapse of a 12-story beachfront condominium building in Florida, authorities have said. The Associated...

Swastika Found In US State Department Elevator

US State Department staff discovered a swastika etched onto the wall of an elevator on Monday, Axios reported on Tuesday. The elevator is located near...

REPORT: Afghanistan’s Last Jew Signs Get For Wife On Erev Yom Kippur

Afghanistan's last Jew, Zebulon Simentov, who was evacuated from Afghanistan earlier this month, signed a get for his wife in New York on Erev...

They Jokingly Asked Him If He Was Jewish & Were Shocked By His Answer

Last month, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Kratz, the shamash of 770, and Rabbi Yehuda Pevzner, the director of Mitzvah Tank NYC, parked their tank at...

German President Spends Time With Jewish Orphans From Ukraine

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier made a special visit on Monday to the Jewish center in Berlin, where 120 Jewish orphans from Odessa arrived on...

Renaissance Shuls Being Restored In Venice’s Ghetto

Venice’s Jewish ghetto is considered the first in Europe and one of the first in the world, and a new effort is underway to...

REVEALED: HaRav Lazar Requested, Putin Refrained From Attacking City

In the course of the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim in New York, HaRav Shmuel Kaminetsky, the Chief Rabbi of the Ukrainian city of...

United Hatzalah Issues Safety Recommendations For Chanukah

Due to the many medical emergencies and tragedies resulting from laxity around candles and kitchen safety on Chanukah, United Hatzalah of Israel issued a...

Report: Libya Secretly Converting Ancient Shul Into Library [VIDEOS & PHOTOS]

Libyan authorities have quietly made a decision to convert the ancient shul in the Old City of Tripoli into a modern library, according to...

Biden Picks Daughter of Holocaust Survivor As Ambassador To Germany

President Joe Biden on Friday announced he’s nominating University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann to serve as U.S. ambassador to Germany. Gutmann was born in...

Holocaust Researchers In Poland Win Libel Case On Appeal

An appellate court in Poland on Monday rejected a lawsuit brought against two Holocaust scholars in a case that has been closely watched because...

Death Of Jew By Belarusian KGB Triggers Widespread Protests

Hundreds of Belarusian citizens protesting against the regime of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko were detained in recent days after KGB officers killed a Jewish...

VIDEO: Poland Arrests 3 From “Death To Jews,” Book-Burning Rally; Duda: “Act Of Treason”

Three people have been arrested in Poland in connection with an antisemitic demonstration last week where far-right participants shouted “Death to the Jews!,” the...

Mazel Tov! 1st Jewish Wedding Since War Began Takes Place In Ukraine

A Jewish wedding took place in Ukraine on Monday night, the 40th day of the war, in the first such simcha since the war...

Ukrainian Ambassador Denies Claims Of “Rosh Hashanah B’Uman”

Since the report earlier this month that Ukraine will not allow Breslover chassidim into the country for Rosh Hashanah, there have been varying reports...

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...

London Rav Hospitalized After Violent Anti-Semitic Attack

Rabbi Rafi Goodwin was evacuated to the hospital after being attacked outside his shul in Chigwell, a town northeast of London, on Sunday, Erev...

As Virus Deaths Surge In Russia, The Jewish Community Is Hit

Russia is grappling with a surge of coronavirus infections since early June, with the number of daily cases increasing from about 9,000 to 23,000...

70 State Dept. Staffers Demand Blinken Dismiss Anti-Semitic Blogger

A US Foreign Service officer is still employed at the US State Department six months after his-anti-Semitic blog posts were discovered and over a...

Chareidi Man Appointed As Honorary Consul Of Hungary In Antwerp

Hungarian Ambassador to Belgium Tamás Iván Kovács inaugurated a new consulate in Antwerp on Thursday and appointed a Charedi man as the Honorary Consul. Ari...

Polish Official Fired After Calling Holocaust Law ‘Stupid’

A Polish diplomat charged with improving contacts with Jews worldwide has been fired after he criticized his own government’s approach to regulating Holocaust speech,...

New Design, Mission Unveiled For Site Of Tree Of Life Attack

The caretakers of the Tree of Life synagogue intend to transform the site of the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history and expand its...

At Least 70 Jews Killed In Ukraine Since Russian Invasion Began

The war in Ukraine has been raging for over six months and the hostilities have taken a heavy toll on the Jewish population in...

4 Changes That Were Made in the Bitul of Chometz

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times We say this Aramaic text just before Pesach every year. We recite it once in...

Last Jewish Doctor In Iraq, “The Doctor Of The Poor,” Passes Away

One of the last Iraqi Jews in Baghdad, a doctor who treated the poor free of charge, passed away at the age of 61,...

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