NBA Fines Meyers Leonard $50,000 For Anti-Semitic Slur

The NBA has fined Meyers Leonard $50,000, the maximum allowed by league policy, and suspended him from using all Miami Heat facilities and activities...

No Shabbos HaGadol Drasha? Learn About Eruv Tavshilin!

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com This week, Shabbos HaGadol, most Rabbonim would have spoken about the upcoming need to make an eruv tavshilin.  So...

Jews In Iran Battling Severe COVID Wave; At Least 4 Fatalities

As news headlines report on the latest Israeli sabotage at Iran's Natanz nuclear site, the Jews in Iran are battling a serious COVID wave...

Jewish Work On Shabbos in Israel; Will Litzman Pull Out of Government?

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman spoke to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday and told him that he would resign from the government if Jews...

New Details On The 13 Yemeni Jews Deported To Arab State

The 13 Jews recently deported from Yemen as part of a deal with the Iran-backed Houthis, are currently in Egypt, Kan News reported on...

WATCH: Border Patrol Officers Dance With Stolen Sifrei Torah They Recovered – Police Say...

Thousands of Bnei Brak residents joined in celebration in the return of the four stolen sifrei Torah to the Orchos HaTorah shul. As YWN had...

BDE: HaRav Sheftel Neuberger, Z’TL, Nasi Of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel

YWN regrets to inform you of the petirah of HaRav Sheftel Neuberger, zt'l, Sheftel Meir ben Naftoli Halevi, Nasi of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel. Rav...

The Great Controversy Over the Bracha on Trees

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.COM It began today, on the first of the month of Nissan.  And the controversy continues.  Some follow ArtScroll.  But...

March Of The Living Honors Medical Workers Battling COVID-19

Like so many mothers, Raul Artal’s insisted that her son was going to be a doctor. But there was a history — and heroism —...

Gerrer Rebbe Spotting Causes Huge Crowd At Levaya of Reb Efraim Landau in Yerushalayim

The Gerer Rebbe emerged after a month-and-a-half of not being able to see his followers due to the health restrictions in place in Israel,...

Charedi Boy With Confirmed Corona Attends Yerushalayim Talmud Torah Sends Other Students, Staff Into...

Special education schools in the Charedi world, as well as the rest of Israeli society, went back to school last week. In one Talmud...

Math Prof. Won’t Receive Israel Prize Over BDS Support

Israel’s top court on Thursday upheld a Cabinet minister’s decision to temporarily block a prominent academic from receiving the country’s highest honor after he...

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...

Kever Rachel Imeinu Shut Down Prior To Yartzheit

The Public Hilula in memory of Rachel Imeinu that takes places annually on her yarzheit will not be taking place this year in its...

Australian President Asks Israel to Turn Over Suspected Charedi Sex Offender Malka Leifer

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called on Israel to come to a conclusion in the case against Malka Leifer and to decide whether or...

How to Daven:  The Soviet Refusenik and the Mashgiach Rav Nosson Wachtfogel zt”l

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com The year was 1984, and the place was Beis Midrash Gavoah in Lakewood, New Jersey.  A special day of...

Holocaust Trauma Lingers In Survivors, Driving Up Cancer, Heart Disease

Holocaust survivors experience lingering effects from the trauma they suffered in their younger years, increasing the chances of cancer and heart disease, according to...

12 Shabbos HaGadol Psakim from HaGaon HaRav Shlomo Miller Shlita

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com One should not order Chametz before Pesach from Amazon etc. to be delivered after Pesach. There are two...

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,...

Man With Knife Tries To Enter Jewish Store In France, Is Overpowered By Guards

A man with a knife tried to enter a kosher grocery store opposite a Jewish school in Marseille on Friday morning but was overpowered...

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...

Chometz Now – Where May We Buy it?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com Most people know to avoid Chometz sh’avar alav haPesach – Chometz that was owned by a Jew over Pesach...

Professor In Michigan Fired After Anti-Semitic Tweets

A science professor at a university in central Michigan who claimed sinister forces were targeting him and breaking into his home has been fired...

Lapid Joins Kippah March in Berlin While Wearing “The Biggest Kippah He Could Find”

The Chairman of the Yesh Atid Party, Yair Lapid, joined protesters in the Kippah March on Wednesday afternoon in Berlin. Lapid had already been...

Motzei Shabbos News Roundup From Israel

Israel's Health Ministry published the statistics of new Covid-19 cases from the weekend. More than 5,433 people tested positive for the virus and an...

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...

7 Things to Know About the Chad Gadya

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times) Everyone grew up with it.  It signifies the end of the Pesach Seder. And every...

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...

Messed Up Matzah: Better Check Them

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com Yes, you had better check that Matzah. This is for two reasons:  The first is to fulfill a Torah Mitzvah...

Bug-a-Salt:  A Halachic Analysis of 10 Pertinent Questions

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It is a toy, of sorts, or a device - that wives across America are purchasing for their husbands. ...

In Moving Letter, United Hatzalah EMT Implores Parents To Learn First Aid After Saving...

Yesterday, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yoni Uziyahu, experienced something that no parent should have to go through. His son, only a year-and-a-half old, fell...

Iceland Officially Recognizes Judaism As A State Religion

Iceland has recognized Judaism as an official state religion, a first in its history, Chabad.org reported. The recognition followed a year-long process, during which Iceland's...

Shock in Ponevezh Yeshiva After Bochur Disappears and Seemingly Joins IDF

A Ponevezh Yeshiva student has gone missing from Yeshiva and his parents' home for the last two weeks. There have been a number of...

Watch This!! New Tape Revealed of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt”l Giving Shiur...

As a gift to Klal Yisroel suffering in the COVID-19 Pandemic, a new tape was just revealed of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt"l.  The...

WATCH: 16 Chassidim Detained For Over 10 Hours In Germany Without Charge

Sixteen Chassidim, including a group of five from New York en route to Vienna, were detained in the airport in Frankfurt on their way...

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