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Speaking at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, Putin claimed that 40 percent of the Jews who died in the Holocaust were ci...
01/26/2020
Putin Skews Holocaust History at Commemoration in Jerusalem - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Speaking at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, Putin claimed that 40 percent of the Jews who died in the Holocaust were citizens of the Soviet Union. Historians called the claim absurd.
http://www.5tjt.com/420316-2/

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s prime speaking slot at a Holocaust commemoration event here this week was generating controversy even before he took the podium. His remarks Thursday at the event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Arm...

Larry Gordon's latest podcast features Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt. http://www.5tjt.com/the-larry-gordon-show-ep-10-ft-rabbi-d...
01/21/2020
The Larry Gordon Show Ep.10 ft Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Larry Gordon's latest podcast features Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt. http://www.5tjt.com/the-larry-gordon-show-ep-10-ft-rabbi-dr-aaron-glatt/

Home opinion The Larry Gordon Podcast The Larry Gordon Show Ep.10 ft Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt opinionThe Larry Gordon Podcast The Larry Gordon Show Ep.10 ft Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt January 20, 2020 17 0 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSfeatured SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Previous articleFrom Wher...

"In a time of growing hate and intolerance, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words and work are more vital than eve...
01/21/2020
Jewish Groups Pay Tribute to Late Civil Rights Leader - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

"In a time of growing hate and intolerance, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words and work are more vital than ever."
http://www.5tjt.com/on-mlk-day-us-jewish-groups-pay-tribute-to-late-civil-rights-leader/

As Americans marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, U.S. Jewish groups paid tribute to the late iconic civil rights leader. “In a time of growing hate and intolerance, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words and work are more vital than ever,” the American Jewish Committee (AJC) twee...

Congregants “are unlikely to have comprehensive training about when not to use lethal force,” according to a report by t...
01/17/2020
Agency for Jewish Groups Rejects Idea of Arming Laypeople in Shuls - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Congregants “are unlikely to have comprehensive training about when not to use lethal force,” according to a report by the Secure Community Network, the umbrella security agency for Jewish institutions.
http://www.5tjt.com/agency-for-jewish-groups-rejects-idea-of-arming-laypeople-in-shuls/

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — If synagogues hire armed guards, they should be trained police officers, a top Jewish security agency says in a new report. Armed congregants who are not law enforcement officers “are unlikely to have experience dealing with high-stress situations,” according to the report...

Under pressure from groups such as Agudath Israel of America, the legislation was altered last week to apply only to pub...
01/15/2020
NJ Senate Avoids Vote to Remove Religious Exemption From Immunizations - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Under pressure from groups such as Agudath Israel of America, the legislation was altered last week to apply only to public schools. But the change appeased some and discomfited others, and the bill didn’t have enough votes to pass.
http://www.5tjt.com/nj-senate-avoids-vote-to-remove-religious-exemption-from-immunizations/

(JTA) — A bill that would have ended a policy that allows New Jersey parents to skip immunizing their children on account of their religious beliefs and still enroll them in school stalled in the state Senate. The Senate did not have enough votes to advance the measure to the General Assembly and ...

Rylee hopes to encourage tweens to become more comfortable in the kitchen and bring their own personal touch to snack fo...
01/14/2020
HAFTR Student Hosts Kosher.com Show for Kids - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Rylee hopes to encourage tweens to become more comfortable in the kitchen and bring their own personal touch to snack foods.
http://www.5tjt.com/haftr-student-hosts-kosher-com-show-for-kids/

Meet Rylee Gluck. She’s an 11-year-old from Woodmere, a sixth grader at HAFTR Middle School and a streaming video sensation on Kosher.com. Rylee starred in the new Kosher.com program, NOSH & NIBBLE, the first and only online kosher cooking show for kids, by kids, and about kids. The series debuted...

The problem is that the Israeli dairy market is officially regulated in terms of quantity and prices.http://www.5tjt.com...
01/13/2020
Land of Milk and Honey Experiencing Butter Shortage - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

The problem is that the Israeli dairy market is officially regulated in terms of quantity and prices.
http://www.5tjt.com/land-of-milk-and-honey-experiencing-butter-shortage/

BY SAM SOKOL JERUSALEM (JTA) — The land of milk and honey has been short of one of the most commonly used dairy products: butter. Since early 2019, butter has become such a scarce commodity that Israelis have taken to sharing rare sightings of it on social media. Some, like Rahel Jaskow, have even...

The new charges against Grafton Thomas, 37, include willfully causing bodily injury to five victims because of the victi...
01/12/2020
Monsey Suspect Charged With Additional Hate Crimes - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

The new charges against Grafton Thomas, 37, include willfully causing bodily injury to five victims because of the victims’ religion and five counts of obstructing the free exercise of religion in an attempt to kill.
http://www.5tjt.com/monsey-suspect-charged-with-additional-hate-crimes/

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that five additional federal hate-crime charges have been filed against the suspect behind the machete attack on Dec. 28 at a home and prayer hall known as Rabbi Rottenberg’s Shul in Monsey, N.Y., injuring five of the around 100 celebrants at a ...

Israelis gave the United States the highest favorable rating at 83 percent, while Mexico, where Trump wants to build a w...
01/12/2020
Poll: 7 of 10 Israelis Have Confidence in Trump, United States - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Israelis gave the United States the highest favorable rating at 83 percent, while Mexico, where Trump wants to build a wall along its border with the United States, gave the least favorable rating at 36 percent.
http://www.5tjt.com/poll-seven-in-10-israelis-say-they-have-confidence-in-trump-united-states/

JNS.org – About seven in 10 Israelis have confidence in President Donald Trump and, compared to other countries, Israel gave the United States the most favorable rating, according to a new Pew Research Center poll released on Wednesday. Out of the Israelis that have confidence in the American lead...

Happening now. The SuperBowl of STEM. Thanks to #CIJE #CenterforInitiativesinJewishEducation #Robotics
01/08/2020

Happening now. The SuperBowl of STEM. Thanks to #CIJE #CenterforInitiativesinJewishEducation #Robotics

"One thing we gotta realize is that African Americans are also Semitic people, being that they are from the lost tribes ...
01/07/2020
Amar’e Stoudemire Calls Out African-Americans for Antisemitism - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

"One thing we gotta realize is that African Americans are also Semitic people, being that they are from the lost tribes of Israel, so therefore if you have any antisemitic comments, you are actually showing your ignorance because you are speaking against yourself."
http://www.5tjt.com/amare-stoudemire-calls-out-african-americans-for-antisemitism/

(JTA) — Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire called for an end to antisemitism among African-Americans. In an Instagram post on Saturday, Stoudemire said he wanted to “address the situation that happened in Monsey, with the brother that had the attacks on the Jewish people. Antisemitic attacks......

Larry Gordon welcomes Rabbi Manis Friedman to his podcast.http://www.5tjt.com/the-larry-gordon-show-ep-9-r-manis-friedma...
01/07/2020
The Larry Gordon Show - Ep. 9 - R' Manis Friedman - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Larry Gordon welcomes Rabbi Manis Friedman to his podcast.
http://www.5tjt.com/the-larry-gordon-show-ep-9-r-manis-friedman/

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Terror attacks stood at 51 — approximately one per week — in 2019, down from 76 in 2018.http://www.5tjt.com/idf-data-sho...
01/06/2020
IDF Data Shows Rocket Attacks Up, Terror Attacks Down in 2019 - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Terror attacks stood at 51 — approximately one per week — in 2019, down from 76 in 2018.
http://www.5tjt.com/idf-data-shows-rocket-attacks-up-terror-attacks-down-in-2019/

JNS.org – The Israel Defense Forces released a report on Sunday summarizing Israel’s military activity in 2019. According to the report, terrorist acts declined in 2019, while rocket fire at Israeli population centers rose. 1,295 rockets were launched from Gaza, with 729 landing in open areas an...

01/05/2020

#AmiHorowitz delves into anti-Semitism in Brooklyn. With explanations such as "Im not saying we should bring back Hitler but..." you can see Ami is getting the honest truth

01/05/2020

#UJA #rally #stopthehate

01/05/2020

Marina rallies to #stopthehate (TPS)

The original criminal complaint filed the day after the assault charged Thomas with five counts of attempted murder, but...
01/05/2020
Hanukkah Machete Suspect Indicted on 6 Counts of Attempted Murder - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

The original criminal complaint filed the day after the assault charged Thomas with five counts of attempted murder, but the sixth attempted-murder count indicates investigators have revised their tally of victims.
http://www.5tjt.com/hanukkah-machete-suspect-indicted-in-new-york-on-six-counts-of-attempted-murder/

The man accused of going on a machete rampage at the Monsey home of a Hasidic rabbi during a Hanukkah celebration was indicted on Friday on six counts of attempted murder, up from five counts the suspect was charged with previously. The indictment also charges Grafton Thomas, 37, with three counts o...

Hundreds demonstrating in Jerusalem, against anti-Semitism, in support of Jews in the US. This is a sister demonstration...
01/05/2020

Hundreds demonstrating in Jerusalem, against anti-Semitism, in support of Jews in the US. This is a sister demonstration to the march in New York City.
(Photos by Yehonatan Valtser/TPS)

01/03/2020

"We have to be strategic. We have to think 30 steps ahead." Congressman Lee Zeldin addresses the anti-Semitism press conference in Cedarhurst.

#CongressmanLeeZeldin
#stopthehate

01/03/2020

"We can't say we want a zero tolerance policy on hate crimes and then have policy that doesn't reflect that." State Senator Todd Kaminsky addresses todays press conference in Cedarhurst.

#SenatorToddKaminsky
#stopthehate

01/03/2020

Congressman Tom Suozzi, "Anti-Semitism is real...and it's growing." WATCH 5TJT coverage of press conference this morning in Cedarhurst to address epidemic level of violence against Jews."

#CongressmanTomSuozzi
#stopthehate

01/03/2020

Congressman Meeks addresses a press conference this morning of bipartisan leaders in Cedarhurst addressing the rise in anti-Semitism. "We've got to speak out until this cancer is cut out."

#CongressmanGregoryMeeks
#stopthehate

From the very first words of Mincha until the very last amein at the end of Maariv, the program touched hearts and spann...
01/02/2020
Over 90,000 Jews Celebrate Siyum HaShas Together in New Jersey - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

From the very first words of Mincha until the very last amein at the end of Maariv, the program touched hearts and spanned the generations.
http://www.5tjt.com/over-90000-jews-celebrate-siyum-hashas-together-in-new-jersey/

(JTA) — Over 90,000 mostly Orthodox Jews gathered under heavy security at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to celebrate Siyum HaShas, the completion of the study of the entire Talmud. The 7.5-year cycle is known as Daf Yomi, since participants study one full page of the 2,711-page text each day. The ...

Dov Hikind says that those who knock off hats or swing a machete know that unless they actually murder someone in cold b...
01/02/2020
At the Bagel Store: Talking With Dov Hikind - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Dov Hikind says that those who knock off hats or swing a machete know that unless they actually murder someone in cold blood, the consequences are mild and often nonexistent.
http://www.5tjt.com/at-the-bagel-store-talking-with-dov-hikind/

Dov Hikind and I have known each other for decades. We have done interviews for print as well as broadcast. Over the years we have discussed the evolution of Borough Park — the community he represented in the New York State Assembly for three and a half decades — his defense of Israel, and every...

Baila Sebrow: "The ways one can ruin a shidduch range from harmless-sounding quips to major fabrications."http://www.5tj...
01/02/2020
Dating Forum: Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover? - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Baila Sebrow: "The ways one can ruin a shidduch range from harmless-sounding quips to major fabrications."
http://www.5tjt.com/dating-forum-dont-judge-a-book-by-its-cover/

Question People are always ruining shidduchim. Not just for me; it happens to my friends, too. One time I went out with a guy and somebody said that he had been in jail. People should know not to judge someone about his or her past. Get to know the person first. Don’t judge a book …

Middle school students from Boston to Dallas participated in the robotics challenge.http://www.5tjt.com/middle-high-scho...
01/01/2020
Middle, High Schools Take on CIJE Robotics Challenge - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Middle school students from Boston to Dallas participated in the robotics challenge.
http://www.5tjt.com/middle-high-schools-take-on-cije-robotics-challenge/

By Marcy Farrell The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education held its Vex robotics competition at the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway in December. This year, CIJE decided to expand its robotics league to Jewish middle schools; 58 teams from more than 20 schools participated, with 11...

Close to 2,500 people have signed an online petition asking Nassau County to install more traffic lights on Peninsula Bo...
01/01/2020
Two Die in Separate Morning Car Accidents on Peninsula Avenue - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Close to 2,500 people have signed an online petition asking Nassau County to install more traffic lights on Peninsula Boulevard.
http://www.5tjt.com/the-perils-of-peninsula-2-fatal-car-accidents-within-hours/

On Tuesday, December 31, two fatal auto accidents occurred before noon on Peninsula Avenue, snarling traffic and prompting Five Towns residents to push for additional street lights on the county road. Stuart Hecht, 73, was struck and killed by an SUV this morning near the intersection of Peninsula B...

The delay was partly due to a lack of clarity as to whether Netanyahu, who is under indictment, could appoint a replacem...
01/01/2020
Danny Danon’s Term as Israel’s Ambassador Extended at Last Minute - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

The delay was partly due to a lack of clarity as to whether Netanyahu, who is under indictment, could appoint a replacement for Danon.
http://www.5tjt.com/danny-danons-term-as-israels-ambassador-to-un-ends/

The Jerusalem Post UN Ambassador Danny Danon’s will remain in his position until May, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu determined hours before Danon’s term was to expire on Tuesday night. The Prime Minister’s Office had not announced a decision by Tuesday evening. The delay was partly due to ...

Here’s a look back at 10 huge developments from the past 10 years that have changed the lives of Jewish Americans.http:/...
12/31/2019
10 Ways American Jewish Life Changed in the 2010s - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

Here’s a look back at 10 huge developments from the past 10 years that have changed the lives of Jewish Americans.
http://www.5tjt.com/418308-2/

NEW YORK (JTA) — All of the gloom and doom that many in the Jewish community have felt toward the end of this decade should not obscure the fact that the 2010s were full of innovation. Yes, there was an alarming rise in antisemitism across the U.S. and the world, which culminated in several violen...

We mourn the loss of Stuart Hecht, a'h, and hope his loss can be a lesson on traffic safety.
12/31/2019
The Perils Of Peninsula: 2 Fatal Car Accidents Within Hours - The 5 Towns Jewish Times

We mourn the loss of Stuart Hecht, a'h, and hope his loss can be a lesson on traffic safety.

On Tuesday, December 31, two fatal auto accidents occurred before noon. The first killed a beloved member of the community, Stuart Hecht. He is the husband of former HANC parent and former Plainview Early Childhood Center Director, Sheryl Hecht, and father of HANC Middle School Principal and alumnus...

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12/31/2019

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