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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...

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 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...

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...

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,...

Ny Daily News: Leave Metzitzah B’peh Alone

Every grade school student knows that the First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees our freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Yet if all goes as planned Thursday, the...

?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...

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...

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Add More Simcha To Sukkos by Supporting Sulam

Over 35 years ago, Faigy Ernster was running a day care center for local families in her neighborhood of Sanhedria Murchevet. One year, she was...

HASC Camp After Camp Brings Respite Again

By Devorah Grant As the dust settled and the final bus rolled out of the Camp HASC campus and the magnificent 2018 camp season appeared...

Israel to Enhance Cooperation with Russia in Syria Following Plane Crash

Israel said on Thursday it would not halt strikes on Syria but would do more to “deconflict” them with Russian forces, after Moscow accused...

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