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Hallel on Chanukah: What’s the Motor?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Noted Talmid Chochom, Rav Yehudah Schiff Shlita, spoke this Shabbos Chanukah at Kollel Avreichim of Far Rockaway and the Five Towns. He dea...

What if the UN General Assembly were to Reprint the Christian Bible?

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It is sort of a repeat of the Greek move that instigated the background to Chanukah. Yesterday, the UN General Assembly voted on something ...

White House Chanukah Lighting and the Kiddush Hashem by Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt

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by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt was a guest at the White House Chanukah lighting.  It is this author's view that he performed a Kiddush Hashem in strict...

Kyle Rittenhouse Cleared Of All Charges In Kenosha Shootings

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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse has been acquitted of all charges after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha, Wisconsin, shootings that became a flashpoint in the nati...

The Latest On The Presidential Campaign

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered U.S. Postal Service inspectors to swee...

Yaakov Shwekey’s New Song: An Analysis

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NEW YORK (VINnews By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com) - Never having met Yaakov Schwekey the singer, it is difficult to figure out what is going on in his head.  But one can pictur...