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A Guide To An Israeli Butcher Shop

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman When Americans travel to Israel for yom tov, they often do one of two things: A. They either bring their choice cuts of meats from the United...

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...

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:...

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...

Traveling Torah Dedicated for Son of Chabad LI Director

In November, Rabbi Daniel and Raizel Huebner will move with their three children from New Jersey to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to run a Chabad center. They’ll be...

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...

Congregation Ohr Torah To Welcome New Rabbi

Congregation Ohr Torah of North Woodmere will welcome our new rabbi, Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen, this Shabbos, September 8. Congregation Ohr Torah was founded over fifty years ago by new...

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:...

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,...

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Rav Yerucham Olshin’s New Purim Sefer

A Review by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Until now, Purim was not as geshmak as the other Yomim Tovim throughout the year.  Why was...

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Omar Sheitel Missing Since she assumed her Congressional seat in January, Representative Ilhan Omar has been seen wearing very colorful but also modest head coverings...

From The Editor: An Educational Experience

We were on the move just about all day long. We were in Albany for a day last week with Teach NYS, a subdivision...

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