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What’s New in Kitniyos?

What’s New in Kitniyos?

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is a custom that is in the news.  The OU, for example, recently changed its interpretation on what items fall into it.  In certain circles…

Why No Autopsies

Why No Autopsies

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Recent events in the Jewish community have brought up the concept of autopsies in Jewish law.  Some question why Jewish law is opposed to autopsies. In…

Australia Investigates Possible Debris from Malaysian Jet

Aircraft and ships ploughed through dire weather on Thursday in search of objects floating in remote seas off Australia that Malaysia’s government called a “credible lead” in the trans-continental hunt…

Blast Strikes Cairo Police Headquarters, at Least 4 Dead

Blast Strikes Cairo Police Headquarters, at Least 4 Dead

CNN – A plume of black smoke rose over Cairo early Friday after a powerful explosion hit the city’s police headquarters, killing at least four people and wounding more than…

5TJT Interviews New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief

5TJT Interviews New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The New York Times coverage of Israel is something that, it seems, is always causing supporters of Israel to cancel their subscriptions.  Its Jerusalem bureau chief,…

Interview with Professor Haym Soloveitchik by Rabbi Yair Hoffman

Interview with Professor Haym Soloveitchik by Rabbi Yair Hoffman

This week the 5TJT is printing Rabbi Yair Hoffman’s interview with Dr. Haym Soloveitchik a professor at Yeshiva University and the leading contemporary historian of Halachah.  Dr. Soloveitchik has just…

IAEA Chief Reportedly to Visit Iran Next Week

IAEA Chief Reportedly to Visit Iran Next Week

Jerusalem Post – UN nuclear agency chief Yukiya Amano is expected to visit Tehran on Nov. 11, Iranian state television said on Tuesday, a possible sign of progress in a long-stalled…

Israel and Saudi Arabia – Foes or Friends?

Israel and Saudi Arabia – Foes or Friends?

By Chaim Feller Saudi Arabia is the second to largest country in the entire Arab world. It has a population of approximately twenty seven million people, and geographically, is to…

Bibi’s Awesome Speech

Bibi’s Awesome Speech

I feel deeply honored and privileged to stand here before you today representing the citizens of the state of Israel. We are an ancient people. We date back nearly 4,000…

Dozens Killed in Nairobi, Kenya Terror Attack in Upscale Mall

Dozens Killed in Nairobi, Kenya Terror Attack in Upscale Mall

WSJ – NAIROBI, Kenya – Gunmen burst into an upscale shopping mall here Saturday, opening fire and throwing grenades in a terrorist attack that killed dozens of people and injured…

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