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Late Shabbos versus Early Shabbos

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the 5tjt.com It is something that younger couples with children and older empty-nester couples have in common.  Both types want to make an early Shabbo...

Prosecutors Want Joint Trial For 4 Ex-Cops In Floyd Death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday asked a judge to try four fired Minneapolis police officers jointly in George Floyd’s death. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison...

How We Used LiveStreams to Generate 1,000% ROI

Boring campaigns don’t work. Launching a charity and just asking people to please donate, will do almost nothing. A successful campaign requires creativity, and you need to b...

Tribune Closing 5 Newsrooms Including NY Daily News

NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune Publishing Company, which owns some of the most storied newspapers in American journalism, said Wednesday that it is closing the newsrooms at five of them, ...

Biden, Harris Lash Trump At Debut Of Historic VP Choice

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pushed past their one-time political rivalry Wednesday to deliver an aggressive attack on the character and performance of Presi...

Biden Raises $26M In 24 Hours After VP Announcement

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden raised $26 million for his presidential campaign in the 24 hours that followed his announcement that California Sen. Kamala Harris would be his ru...

Non-Jewish Assemblywoman In NY Targeted In Anti-Semitic Attack

NEW YORK (JTA) - The fact that New York state Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright isn’t Jewish didn’t stop a vandal from leaving behind an anti-Semitic note after defacing her office. ...

New Piece From Rav Reuvain Grozovsky zt”l in English! Forgetting to Recite Havdallah

Forgetting to Recite Havdallah on Motzaei Shabbos By Rav Reuven Grozovsky zt”l translated and annotated by Rabbi Yair Hoffman L’zaicher Nishmas the translator’s mother, Sa...

Harris Chief Of Staff Praised Democratic Candidates For Skipping Aipac Conference

WASHINGTON (JTA) - The chief of staff for Democratic vice-presidential pick Kamala Harris applauded the 2020 presidential candidates who chose to skip the 2019 AIPAC Policy Confere...

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Israel Donates Advanced Medical Equipment To India In Fight Against COVID-19

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The cooperation between Israel and India regarding combating the coronavirus has strengthened the warm ties between the two countries and provided a unique op...

Judge Faces Ethics Charges Over Racist, Demeaning Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh judge who allegedly referred to a Black juror as “Aunt Jemima” was accused of misconduct in office Wednesday by the state's entity that investig...

Stein Mart Files For Bankruptcy; To Close Nearly 300 Stores

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — National discount department store chain Stein Mart filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday after 112 years in business, and announced that it will close most...

Companies Test Antibody Drugs To Treat, Prevent COVID-19

NORTH CAROLINA (AP) — With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus r...

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Israel’s Hadassah Hospital ‘A Partner’ In Development Of Russian Coronavirus Vaccine, Director Says

JERUSALEM (JTA) - The director of Hadassah hospital in Israel said his institution’s branch in Moscow is a “partner” in the development of what Russian President Vladimir Putin cal...

New Jersey’s Top Court: Defendant Must Share Phone Passcodes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled a defendant must turn over the passcodes for his two phones in response to a search warrant, opening the way for law enfo...

This Holocaust Survivor Turned Architect Designed A Memorial Honoring Albanians Who Saved Jews

NEW YORK (JTA) - In the world of New York architecture, Stephen Jacobs is known for his multimillion-dollar creations, such as the Hotel Gansevoort, a swanky boutique hotel with a ...

Boston Fed Chief: States’ Rush To Reopen Slowed US Recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top official at the Federal Reserve criticized the decision by many states to reopen businesses this spring before getting the virus fully under control, and sa...

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Trump Congratulates QAnon Supporter Greene On Georgia Win

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted support for congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene, a supporter of the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory who’s be...

Israel Says It Foiled Hackers Targeting Defense Industry

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Wednesday it foiled a cyberattack targeting its defense industry by a shadowy group that the U.S. has linked to North Korea. The Israeli Defense Min...

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Facebook Announces New Policy Combating Anti-Jewish Stereotypes

NEW YORK (JTA) - Facebook announced that it would ban posts about Jews controlling the world among several other efforts to combat hate speech. The announcement comes following ...

Study: Stigmas, Rumors And Fake COVID-19 News Cause Numerous Deaths And Injuries

NEW YORK (VINnews) — A new study published by the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene claims that rumors, stigma and conspiracy theories regarding coronavirus have le...

Political Novices Drawn To Anti-Netanyahu Protests In Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a summer of protests against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the accusations of corruption and calls for him to resign could be accompanied by anothe...

Sarah Palin Offers Running Mate Advice To Harris

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is congratulating Kamala Harris on the historic nature of being selected as Joe Biden's running mate — and...

Media Mogul Sumner Redstone Dies At 97

NEW YORK (AP) - Sumner Redstone, who built a media empire from his family's drive-in movie chain, has died. He was 97. ViacomCBS Inc., which he lead for decades, remembered Reds...

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Watch: ‘If I Forget Thee O Jerusalem’ In Teheran

TEHERAN (VINNews) — A new clip of a wedding taking place in Teheran shows a groom reciting the words "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem" together with the rabbi of the Iranian Jewish c...

Warning: Possible Ganav in our Midst

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com) Recently, a warning has been circulating online from a prominent Rav about someone who has allegedly taken tens of millions of dollars from ...

Ilhan Omar Holds Off Well-Funded Primary Challenger

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Tuesday survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national cele...

Dozens Of Jewish Headstones Discovered in Lizensk Under Polish Town’s Market Square

LIZENSK, POLAND (JTA) - Dozens of Jewish headstones were discovered under the asphalt of a local market in Poland. The headstones had been placed in the heart of Leżajsk, a town...