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For Jake Tapper, Being The Rabbi Of TV News Comes Easy

NEW YORK (JTA) - Jake Tapper wants to make something clear, but the more he explains, the harder it is. That’s unusual for Tapper, an explainer par excellence. The CNN anchorman is explaining a twe...

Ontario Leader Disappointed In Biden For Not Sharing Vaccine

TORONTO (AP) — The leader of Canada’s most populous province expressed irritation Thursday with the U.S. refusal to ship vaccines north of the border, saying he'd hoped for a change of stance with a n...

A $25 Million Mistake

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By: Mr. Avrohom Weinstock, Esq. Chief of Staff, Agudath Israel of America Mistakes happen. Most mistakes, though, don’t cost $25 million. A seemingly small misread of the...

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett Delivers 1st Opinion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivered her first Supreme Court majority opinion Thursday, ruling against an environmental group that had sought access to government ...

GOP Senators Criticize Pentagon Nominee’s ‘Partisan’ Tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration's nominee for top Pentagon policy adviser was met with sharp criticism from Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursda...

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Pew Survey Shows Hardening American Attitudes Toward China

BEIJING (AP) — New polling from the Pew Research Center shows strong negative attitudes among Americans toward China, with almost nine out of 10 adults seeing the country as hostil...

Biden Lauds NASA Team For Giving US ‘Dose Of Confidence’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday congratulated the NASA team responsible for last month’s successful landing of an six-wheeled rover on Mars and for giving the cou...

Refugees’ Flights Cancelled As Trump Policy Remains

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 260 refugees who were vetted, approved and booked to come to the United States have had their flights canceled by the State Department over the past two ...

Alabama’s Republican Governor To End Face Mask Mandate

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Breaking with other Southern GOP governors, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey extended her state’s mask order for another month Thursday but said the requirement will e...

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Impeachment? Vindication? What Comes Next In Cuomo Probe

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general has promised a thorough investigation of allegations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed at least two women. But if the inve...

Canada Lawyer Says Trump Comments Shouldn’t Halt Extradition

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Comments made by former U.S. President Donald Trump do not meet the standard to halt an extradition hearing of a senior executive for Chinese com...

The New Refrigerators and Ovens: a Halachic Analysis

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com He graduated from the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering in 1989 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a love for helping...

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Dallas Police Officer Charged With Arranging Two Killings

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas police officer was arrested Thursday on two counts of capital murder, more than a year and a half after a man told investigators that he kidnapped and killed...

Senate Begins Considering Democrats’ $1.9T Virus Relief Bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Thursday to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, after Democrats made eleventh-hour changes aimed at ensuring they could pull Pre...

Israel’s Army Faces A New Challenge: Beard Complaints

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s army requires all its soldiers to shave their beards — that is, unless they are religious. Two secular (and bearded) soldiers have launched a campaign...

Israel, Denmark And Austria Join Forces Against COVID-19

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel, Denmark and Austria agreed on Thursday to join forces in the fight against COVID-19 with an investment in research and roll-out of vaccines to prote...

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Accuser Says Talk Of Cuomo As AG Spurred Her To Come Forward

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NEW YORK (AP) — One of the women who accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexually harassing her at the workplace said she was motivated to come forward after another woman contac...

Florida Governor Faces Growing Charges Of Vaccine Favoritism

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MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and state health officials came under deeper scrutiny amid revelations that seniors in a wealthy enclave in Key Largo received hundreds of li...

US Jobless Claims Tick Up To 745,000 As Layoffs Remain High

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in co...

Another Trump On The Ballot? Lara Trump Eyes Senate Seat

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RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — A Trump may be on the ballot next year — but not Donald Trump. The former president's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, is eyeing the North Carolina Se...

Moroccan King Requires Muslim Pupils To Visit Synagogues As Part Of Curriculum

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In the wake of the warming ties between Israel and Morocco, who recently signed a joint peace agreement during the final months of the Trump administration, a...

Is Israel Prepared For An All-Out Missile Attack?

JERUSALEM (JNS) - The scenario of a large-scale, devastating missile attack on the Israeli home front is something the country’s public and media rarely discuss. But starting in 20...

Top Iranian Official: Gulf States Allying With Israel Face ‘Catastrophic Consequences’

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TEHRAN (JNS) - Former Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi said in an interview that aired on Wednesday that the Gulf states joining an alliance with Israel would have “catas...

Israel Still Weighing Cooperation With ICC Investigation

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has yet to decide whether it will cooperate with the International Criminal Court's investigation into alleged crimes in the Palestinian territories, a seni...

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Police Request 60-Day Extension Of Guard At US Capitol

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Capitol Police have requested that members of the National Guard continue to provide security at the U.S. Capitol for another two months, The Associated Press...

Amazon Opens First UK Checkout-Free Grocery Store In London

LONDON (AP) — Amazon has opened a cashier-free supermarket in London, its first bricks and mortar expansion outside the U.S. as the company bets on strong demand for its contactles...

Double Standard? Gillibrand In Spotlight After Cuomo Scandal

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand was the first Democratic senator to call for her colleague Al Franken's resignation in 2017 as he faced allegations of sexual misconduct, build...

VIDEO: The last name of R’ Elimelech of Lizhensk zt”l (+10 other facts about R’ Elimelech )

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1) As his birthdate is uncertain, R’ Elimelech was either 69 or 70 years old when he passed away. 2) He was born in Tykocin (Tiktin) Poland, a small town which today sti...