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The Vice President tweeted: "Karen & I were honored to stop by the Chabad of Poway, the site of a terrible shooting in A...
07/12/2019
Pence Makes Surprise Visit to Chabad of Poway, Calif. - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

The Vice President tweeted: "Karen & I were honored to stop by the Chabad of Poway, the site of a terrible shooting in April. To Rabbi Goldstein — your faith & courage is an inspiration to the nation."
http://www.5tjt.com/pence-makes-surprise-visit-to-chabad-of-poway-calif/

Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to Chabad of Poway in Southern California on Thursday, a month-and-a-half after a gunman killed a woman and injured three others during Shabbat-morning services on the last day of Passover, April 27. Pence and his wife, Karen, walked into the synagogue...

Israeli soldiers killed Mahmoud al-Adham, 28, a member of the Hamas security forces, while shooting at a group of Palest...
07/12/2019
Israel Admits Killing Hamas Leader at Gaza Border - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Israeli soldiers killed Mahmoud al-Adham, 28, a member of the Hamas security forces, while shooting at a group of Palestinian men approaching the border fence that morning.
http://www.5tjt.com/israel-admits-killing-hamas-leader-at-gaza-border/

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli military acknowledged that it killed a Hamas member at the border with Gaza by mistake on Thursday. Israeli soldiers killed Mahmoud al-Adham, 28, a member of the Hamas security forces, while shooting at a group of Palestinian men approaching the border fence that morn...

The satisfaction that comes with doing for others is also a major factor in keeping kids out of trouble.http://www.5tjt....
07/12/2019
Raising Successful Children the Jewish Way - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

The satisfaction that comes with doing for others is also a major factor in keeping kids out of trouble.
http://www.5tjt.com/raising-successful-children-the-jewish-way/

  By P. Samuels America has a new celebrity. Esther Wojciciki is a mother, a grandmother, and an experienced educator. Her claim to fame is the fact that all three of her daughters occupy prestigious positions in male-dominated fields. Two are CEOs of major corporations and her third daughter is a ...

“Mikvah the Musical: Music and Monologues from the Deep” brilliantly reflects many women’s experiences with this B...
07/12/2019
“Mikvah The Musical” Mesmerizes in 5T - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

“Mikvah the Musical: Music and Monologues from the Deep” brilliantly reflects many women’s experiences with this Biblical commandment"
http://www.5tjt.com/mikvah-the-musical-mesmerizes-in-5t/

With summer underway and thoughts turning towards pools and oceans, Five Towns executive producers Penina Popack, Henya Storch, and Myrna Zisman brought the successful innovative Israeli show about a ritual water body to the American shores — the mikvah. Created by Myra Gutterman and award-winning...

The City Council of Ramat Gan approved the measure on Tuesday by a vote of 15-6.http://www.5tjt.com/ramat-gan-oks-public...
07/12/2019
Ramat Gan OKs Public Transportation on Shabbat - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

The City Council of Ramat Gan approved the measure on Tuesday by a vote of 15-6.
http://www.5tjt.com/ramat-gan-oks-public-transportation-on-shabbat/

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Tel Aviv suburb has approved operating public transportation on Shabbat. The City Council of Ramat Gan, a municipality in central Israel, approved the measure on Tuesday by a vote of 15-6. In a harbinger of the religious freedom debate that will infuse the campaign for the Sept...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Reuven Bauman, who plunged into choppy waters after an 11-year-old from a local yeshiv...
07/11/2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with Reuven Bauman, who plunged into choppy waters after an 11-year-old from a local yeshiva struggled to return to shore. We hope the rescue crews are successful and his family gains comfort in this unthinkable tragedy.

“Red Notice,” also starring Ryan Reynolds and Duane Johnson, will have a production budget of about $130 millionhttp...
07/11/2019
Gal Gadot to Star in Netflix Largest Feature Film Yet - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

“Red Notice,” also starring Ryan Reynolds and Duane Johnson, will have a production budget of about $130 million
http://www.5tjt.com/gal-gadot-to-star-in-netflix-largest-feature-film-yet/

(JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot will star in the biggest feature film ever made by Netflix. “Red Notice,” also starring Ryan Reynolds and Duane Johnson, will have a production budget of about $130 million. The action thriller, set for release in late 2020, is centered around the pursuit of t...

"Every inch of this campus is filled with ahavas Yisrael.”http://www.5tjt.com/chief-rabbi-of-russia-visits-camp-hasc/
07/11/2019
Chief Rabbi of Russia Visits Camp HASC - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

"Every inch of this campus is filled with ahavas Yisrael.”
http://www.5tjt.com/chief-rabbi-of-russia-visits-camp-hasc/

Camp HASC had the great privilege to host Rav Berel Lazar, shlita, chief rabbi of Russia. Upon arriving by helicopter on the Camp HASC baseball field, Rabbi Lazar was greeted by Camp HASC board members, directors, staff, and the special campers of Camp HASC. Rabbi Berel Lazar coordinated his busy sc...

07/10/2019

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Over two-thirds (67.7 percent) of the new immigrants who arrived in Israel in 2018 came from the former Soviet Union, pr...
07/10/2019
More Russians, Fewer French Came to Israel in 2018 - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Over two-thirds (67.7 percent) of the new immigrants who arrived in Israel in 2018 came from the former Soviet Union, primarily Russia and Ukraine.
http://www.5tjt.com/immigration-to-israeli-up-in-2018-with-more-russians-fewer-french-arriving/

A total of 28,099 new immigrants arrived in Israel in 2018, an increase of 6.6 percent compared to 2017, according to statistics published Tuesday by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics. According to the data, over two-thirds (67.7 percent) of the new immigrants who arrived in Israel in 2018 cam...

The rabbi, identified as Reuven Bauman, a teacher at Yeshiva Toras Chaim in Norfolk, Virginia, has been missing since Tu...
07/10/2019
Recovery Mission Continues for Rabbi Who Rescued Student at Virginia Beach - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

The rabbi, identified as Reuven Bauman, a teacher at Yeshiva Toras Chaim in Norfolk, Virginia, has been missing since Tuesday afternoon.
http://www.5tjt.com/recovery-mission-continues-for-rabbi-who-rescued-student-at-virginia-beach/

(JTA) — The U.S. Coast Guard will continue what it is calling a recovery mission for a rabbi who jumped into the ocean in a state park in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to save a student who was having trouble returning to shore. The 11-year-old student, who was at False Cape State Park on Tuesday afte...

"It’s important to respond to these actions not by reducing the pressure, but by increasing the pressure," Netanyahu s...
07/10/2019
Netanyahu to Iran: IAF ‘Can Reach Anywhere in the Middle East’ - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

"It’s important to respond to these actions not by reducing the pressure, but by increasing the pressure," Netanyahu said.
http://www.5tjt.com/netanyahu-in-message-to-iran-israeli-air-force-can-reach-anywhere-in-the-middle-east/

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited on Tuesday the IAF’s F-35 squadron — which is based at Nevatim in southern Israel — and met with top brass. Standing in front of one of the stealth fighters, Netanyahu said, “Recently, Iran has been threatening the destruction of Israel. It would do ...

Kor frequently spoke about the power of forgiveness and publicly forgave Mengele and the Nazis.http://www.5tjt.com/menge...
07/09/2019
Mengele Survivor Eva Mozes Kor Dies at 85 - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Kor frequently spoke about the power of forgiveness and publicly forgave Mengele and the Nazis.
http://www.5tjt.com/mengele-survivor-eva-mozes-kor-dies-at-85/

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor, who underwent experiments in Auschwitz together with her twin sister, has died at the age of 85. Kor, of Terra Haute, Indiana died on Thursday morning in Krakow, Poland, the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center she founded said in a...

“No one really gave us any hope at all,” said Furman of Saturday’s 1-0 win. “Everyone was expecting a comfortabl...
07/09/2019
South Africa’s Jewish Soccer Star Describes Surprise Win Over Egypt - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

“No one really gave us any hope at all,” said Furman of Saturday’s 1-0 win. “Everyone was expecting a comfortable win for Egypt."
http://www.5tjt.com/it-was-fantastic-south-africas-jewish-soccer-star-dean-furman-reflects-on-shock-win-over-egypt-in-african-cup/

Three days after South Africa stunned the world of international soccer by knocking host Egypt out of the 2019 African Cup of Nations, the sound of elation remains clearly detectable in the voice of the team’s Jewish midfielder, Dean Furman. “It was a fantastic victory, just fantastic, ” Furma...

19-year-old Solomon Tekah’s death touched off two days of demonstrations.http://www.5tjt.com/officials-bullet-in-death...
07/09/2019
Officials: Bullet in Death of Ethiopian Teen Came From Officer's Gun - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

19-year-old Solomon Tekah’s death touched off two days of demonstrations.
http://www.5tjt.com/officials-bullet-in-death-of-ethiopian-teen-came-from-officers-gun/

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An investigation into the shooting by an off-duty police officer that left an Ethiopian-Israeli teen dead has confirmed that the officer fired at the ground and that the bullet ricocheted into Solomon Tekah’s body. The family of the killed 19-year-old on Monday asked the Justic...

Those who could benefit include New York Rep. Eliot Engel, who is the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a...
07/09/2019
Group Plans PAC to Support Pro-Israel Democrats - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Those who could benefit include New York Rep. Eliot Engel, who is the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider.
http://www.5tjt.com/new-democratic-majority-for-israel-to-establish-pac/

Democratic Majority for Israel, established to counter the rising tide of anti-Israel sentiment in the Democratic Party, has launched a political action committee to support congressional incumbents in the party who are facing a primary challenge due to their pro-Israel viewpoints. Jewish Insider fi...

The school board had instructed the principal to expand the Holocaust curriculum at Spanish River Community High School ...
07/09/2019
Florida High School Principal: ‘Not Everyone Believes Holocaust Happened’ - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

The school board had instructed the principal to expand the Holocaust curriculum at Spanish River Community High School and spend time at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
http://www.5tjt.com/florida-high-school-principal-not-everyone-believes-holocaust-happened/

(JTA) — A high school principal in Boca Raton, Florida told a parent that “Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened.” When the parent, who is not named in the report to protect the identity of her child, asked the principal in an email to clarify his remarks, telling him that the Holocaust...

"I took out a photo of the Rebbe and told the president, ‘This is my inspiration. This is the one who sent me to Poway...
07/08/2019
Poway Rabbi Reveals His Request From President Trump - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

"I took out a photo of the Rebbe and told the president, ‘This is my inspiration. This is the one who sent me to Poway and sent thousands of emissaries around the world.”

What did Rabbi Goldstein ask President Trump next?

Tens of thousands of people from all walks of life visited the tziyun (Ohel) of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Harav Menachem Mendel Schneerson, zt’l, at the Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens, commemorating his 25nd yahrzeit on Shabbos. In preparation for the yahrzeit, a special event titled “A Meeting ...

“An inspirational leader, scholar and teacher, the Rebbe taught that we are all inherently good, and we each have the ...
07/08/2019
Supermodel Naomi Campbell praises Lubavitcher Rebbe on 25th anniversary of his death - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

“An inspirational leader, scholar and teacher, the Rebbe taught that we are all inherently good, and we each have the potential to change the world for the better, one good deed at a time,” posted Campbell on Instagram below a picture of the Chabad icon. “I have personally learned so much from his wisdom and teachings, and while I never met him, I’ve visited his resting place in Queens to gain blessing and inspiration.”

International supermodel Naomi Campbell on Sunday remembered Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe, on the 25th anniversary of his death, which this year corresponded to July 6. “An inspirational leader, scholar and teacher, the Rebbe taught that we are all inherently go...

'You have your thoughts, but we are a public school and not all of our parents have the same beliefs,' the principal sai...
07/08/2019
Florida High School Principal: ‘Not Everyone Believes Holocaust Happened’ - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

'You have your thoughts, but we are a public school and not all of our parents have the same beliefs,' the principal said.
http://www.5tjt.com/florida-high-school-principal-not-everyone-believes-holocaust-happened/

(JTA) — A high school principal in Boca Raton, Florida told a parent that “Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened.” When the parent, who is not named in the report to protect the identity of her child, asked the principal in an email to clarify his remarks, telling him that the Holocaust...

Responding to a post about whether Jesus and Moses were “Middle Eastern,” Sarsour tweeted, “Jesus was Palestinian ...
07/08/2019
Leading Jewish Group Slams Anti-Israel Activist Linda Sarsour for Claiming Jesus Was Palestinian - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Responding to a post about whether Jesus and Moses were “Middle Eastern,” Sarsour tweeted, “Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as being brown copper skinned with wooly hair.”

A leading Jewish group blasted anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour on Sunday after she falsely claimed that Jesus was a Palestinian. Responding to a post about whether Jesus and Moses were “Middle Eastern,” Sarsour tweeted, “Jesus was Palestinian of Nazareth and is described in the Quran as bei...

The drone was reportedly spotted by Israeli radar systems as it flew over Gaza’s northern border and then over Kibbutz...
07/08/2019
IDF Shoots Down Drone from Gaza - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

The drone was reportedly spotted by Israeli radar systems as it flew over Gaza’s northern border and then over Kibbutz Zikim.

The Israeli military on Monday shot down a drone from the Gaza Strip that had breached Israeli airspace, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement. “Israeli troops spotted the drone entering from the Gaza Strip. The drone was shot down by IDF soldiers and it has been sent for investigation,”...

Russian jets joined the Syrian army on April 26 in the biggest offensive against parts of rebel-held Idlib province and ...
07/08/2019
Russian-Led Assault in Syria Leaves Over 500 Civilians Dead: Rights Groups, Rescuers - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Russian jets joined the Syrian army on April 26 in the biggest offensive against parts of rebel-held Idlib province and adjoining northern Hama provinces in the biggest escalation in the war between Syrian President Bashar al Assad and his enemies since last summer.

At least 544 civilians have been killed and over 2,000 people injured since a Russian-led assault on the last rebel bastion in northwestern Syria began two months ago, rights groups and rescuers said on Saturday. Russian jets joined the Syrian army on April 26 in the biggest offensive against parts....

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