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Why is Shmurah Matzah So Expensive?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman   The prices range from some $13 per pound to upwards of $28 per pound. The not insignificant range in price for handmade matzah invites the question:...

Rabbi Perl to Joan Rivers “Can We Talk?” The Tragic Cremation of Joan...

We recognize and appreciate Joan Rivers robust defenses of Israel during the summer's Gaza War. To learn of the circumstances of the passing of Joan Rivers was sad, but even...

The Darchei Torah January 11 Honorees

Part 3 By Benzion Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. Yoav Taub, Guests of Honor. Yoav and Shari Taub, devoted parents and supporters of Yeshiva Darchei Torah, have a long and rich history...

Bushwick Musician an Underground Stylist for Chasidic Women’s Wigs

BUSHWICK – In her makeshift salon stuffed with hair color vats, vintage mirrors, a swirly leather chair and a helmet-style hairdryer, Sarah Nowicki juggled multiple clients to kick off the week....

The Drunken Brooklyn Cop and the Anonymous Hero:  A Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It was a very bizarre scene involving an anonymous hero, a drunken cop, a guy at minyan and the video that captured it all. Apparently,...

?מי כעמך ישראל: Chabad Mother Donates Kidney To A Satmar Woman Of Williamsburg

In the days leading up to the Yom Hadin; many of us put in effort to tip the scales of merit. We give extra tzedaka, daven selichos, and put...

Yeshiva University Men’s Basketball Wins First-Ever Conference Championship; Earns Bid to NCAA Tournament

The Yeshiva University Maccabees (18-10) made history Sunday, winning their first-ever Skyline Conference Championship and punching their ticket to the NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament. The No. 4 seeded...

Protecting Lives

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, by someone with an affiliation to an anti-Semitic group, has caused the entire nation to...

The Tefillin Strap Controversy By Rabbi Yair Hoffman

There is a new controversy gradually brewing which has a number of Rabbis visibly upset at some of the Sofrim who deal in the sale of Tefillin.  And the...

Yeshiva Darchei Torah Dinner Honorees

In advance of the Yeshiva Darchei Torah annual dinner, scheduled for January 11, the yeshiva is highlighting those who are to be honored at the event. Alumnus of the Year:...

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Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman Quits Over ‘Capitulation to Terror’ in Gaza

Avigdor Lieberman. Photo: Jonathan Klinger via Wikimedia Commons. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza ceasefire that...

Moshe Lion to be next mayor of Jerusalem

By Uzi Baruch (Arutz Sheva) - Moshe Lion is the next mayor of Jerusalem, after winning 51.5 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s runoff. His rival Ofer...

Ask The Expert: Michael Deutsch Of Arrow Exterminating

By Rochelle Miller Named “Best Pest Control Company” by New York Magazine, Arrow Exterminating Company, Inc. has been serving New York City, the five boroughs,...

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