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The Case of the Sentimental Valued Dishes

Written l'Ilui Nishmas the Author's Mother Sara Bas HaRav Eliyahu Hoffman - 22 Av on her 15th yahrtzeit. By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Recently, a hedge fund manager of note was vacationing...

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Shul Candymen and 9 Halachos

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It is no longer the 50’s and 60’s.  Much like other things in Jewish consumerism (such as $180 Mezuzah cases, $6000 wedding gowns, and $800 Tallis bags and $250 m...

Apple Warns Of Security Flaw For IPhones, IPads And Macs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs that could potentially allow attackers to take complete control of these devices. The company said ...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Grabs At Heckler, Tries To Take Phone

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro briefly grappled with a heckler and tried to snatch his phone on Thursday, underscoring possible challenges for the sometimes qui...
In this May 10, 2011, file photo, Senate Privacy, Technology and the Law subcommittee Chairman Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. presides over the subcommittee's hearing on "Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy," on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Liberal Comedian Franken Falsely Claims Trump Made Antisemitic Comments; ADL Silent as Usual

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MINNESOTA (VINnews) — Al Franken, the disgraced former comedian-turned-senator, falsely claimed on Twitter that President Trump made disparaging comments against Jews. In additi...

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American Airlines Deal With Boom Supersonic Poised To Cut US-Israel Travel Time In Half

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NEW YORK (JNS) - American Airlines and Boom Supersonic announced Tuesday that the airline has agreed to buy up to 20 Overture aircraft, with an option for an additional 40. The ...

CNN Cancels ‘Reliable Sources,’ Host Stelter Leaving Network

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has canceled its weekly “Reliable Sources” show on the media after three decades on the air, and said Thursday that its host, Brian Stelter, is leaving the netw...

Justice Dept.: 3 Men Charged In Whitey Bulger’s Killing

BOSTON (AP) — Three men, including a Mafia hitman, have been charged in the killing of notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger in a West Virginia prison, the Justice Depa...

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Poland and Rav Boruch Ber Leibowitz zt”l

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by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Sfas Tamim Foundation The country of Poland had been swallowed up in three bites by Russia, Prussia, and Austro-Hungary.  After the third bite, or ...

Boro Park Candidate Yuh-Line Niou Pledges to Oppose Pro-Israel, anti-BDS Resolution

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Yuh-Line Niou, candidate for Congress in the heavily orthodox NY-10 district, reaffirmed her support for BDS Wednesday. The state assemblywoman said that sh...

Desantis’ Election Police Unit Announces Voter Fraud Cases

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced criminal charges against 20 people for illegally voting in 2020, the first major public move from the Repub...

Mossad Appoints First-Ever Woman As Director Of Intelligence Authority

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - For the first time in history, women are occupying some of the most senior roles in Israel’s Mossad, the intelligence agency announced on Thursday. “A,” who ha...

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BDE: 18-Year-Old Yeshiva Student Drowns in Kinneret

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a tragic accident which occurred at the Kinneret Wednesday evening, an 18-year-old boy drowned at the separate beach near the tomb of Rabbi Meir Baal Hanes...

Russia Deploys Hypersonic Missiles To Its Baltic Exclave

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said Thursday that it has deployed warplanes armed with state-of-the-art hypersonic missiles to the country's Kaliningrad region, a move that com...

A Look At The World’s Skinniest Skyscraper: Steinway Tower

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NEW YORK (AP) — One skyscraper stands out from the rest in the Manhattan skyline. It's not the tallest, but it is the skinniest — the world's skinniest, in fact. The 84-story re...

Trump Organization Executive Pleads Guilty To Dodging Taxes In Deal That Requires His Testimony At Company’s Trial

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NEW YORK (AP) — A top executive at former President Donald Trump’s family business pleaded guilty Thursday to evading taxes in a deal that could potentially make him a star witness...

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Israel Closes Palestinian Rights Groups It Labeled Terrorist

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel raided the offices of several Palestinian advocacy groups it had previously designated as terrorist organizations, sealing entrance doors and leav...

In Call With Israeli PM, Scholz Condemns Holocaust Denial

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BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told Israel's prime minister Thursday that he condemns any attempts to deny or downplay the Holocaust, offering reassurance after Palest...

Manchester’s Jewish Community Is Growing — So Why Is Its Oldest Kosher Certifier In Deep Financial Trouble?

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NEW YORK (JTA) — The Jewish community of Manchester, England, is one of the few in Europe that is growing dramatically. Since 2011, the city’s Jewish population has increased ab...

Terrorists Open Fire As Hundreds Visit Yosef’s Tomb, No Injuries Reported

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Terrorists opened fire early Thursday morning at hundreds of people who had come to worship at the tomb of Yosef in Shechem. IDF soldiers returned fire. There...

Yair Golan: ‘Why Should IDF Soldiers Secure Chareidim Who Didn’t Serve In IDF, Endanger Their Lives?’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a desperate attempt to gain votes in the battle for the leadership of the Meretz party, MK Yair Golan has once again lambasted the chareidi community, aski...

INSANITY: New Minneapolis Policy Forces White Teachers to be Laid Off Before Blacks

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MINNESOTA (Yaakov M / VINnews) — It sounds almost surreal. The Minneapolis public school system has implemented a new policy requiring white teachers to be fired before blacks and ...

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NEW YORK (Yaakov M / VINnews) — On Wednesday, President Trump sarcastically posted on Truth Social that it is his “great honor to Strongly Endorse” Dan Goldman for NY’s 10th congre...

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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon appears to be getting the TikTok bug, joining other companies seeking to hold consumers' attention by introducing replicas of the popular social platform. ...

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MIAMI (AP) — Scientists and students from the University of Miami dove into the dark waters a few miles off the shores of Miami this week as part of an effort to develop hybrid ree...

Palestinian Authority To Seek Full UN Membership

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DETROIT (AP) — U.S. traffic fatalities began to climb two years ago and that deadly trend is continuing in 2022. Roadway deaths rose 7% during the first three months of the year...

DeSantis Sued By Florida Prosecutor He Removed

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An elected Florida prosecutor who was removed from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis because of his positions on abortion and transgender rights filed suit Wedne...