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Orthodox Woman Tasked With Mending Ties Between Israel, Diaspora

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Omer Yankelevich is the new minister of Diaspora affairs in Israel, meaning she’s in charge of managing the Jewish state’s relations with Jewish communities abroad. It has...

Back to Basics: Stop By to Give Hakaras Hatov to the Rebbe

  In preparation for the 24th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt’l, this Shabbos, Gimmel Tammuz, I have dedicated three essays to his teachings and the worldwide organization he inspired....

Chief Rabbi of Morocco’s Heartrending Call: ‘We Must Keep Our Children!

In a lecture broadcast to thousands of viewers worldwide, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto delivers dire warning of assimilation * Economic crisis instigated by coronavirus pandemic endangers hundreds of children in...

5T Rabbis Reiterate Opposition to Minyanim During Crisis

Lichvod the Wonderful Members of our Far Rockaway and Five Towns Community שיחיו :   We sincerely hope that this letter finds you all managing well under the current difficult circumstances,...

Yeshiva Aderes Hatorah: Unlocking Greatness

It’s night seder at Yeshiva Aderes Hatorah, affectionately referred to as “Senter’s” by the yeshiva’s talmidim, alumni, and admirers. The roshyeshiva is starting one of his nightly shiurim. All...

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky Calls on Followers to Pray Alone

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, a prominent leader in the haredi Orthodox community, called on his followers to pray alone without a minyan. The ruling on Sunday came...

The Pediatrician and Kashrus

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There are times when babies fail to thrive because of various medical reasons.  When this happens, there will be occasions when a pediatrician or an allergy...

Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Sphere of Influence Continues to Grow

For the Lubavitcher Rebbe, rather than his memory and influence shrinking in the 25 years since his passing, his legacy has only served to create a phenomenal growth in...

Siyum HaShas Update: Full Schedule And Speakers

According to Agudath Israel of America, "The Siyum unites worldwide Jewry in an unparalleled display of achdus. Jews from all walks of life join in pursuit of a common...

Tefillin Straps: An Overview By Rabbi Yair Hoffman

In light of the recent controversy surrounding Tefillin straps, it is perhaps a good idea to provide our readers with a background on some of the halachic issues involved....
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