Rabbi Works to Make Jewish life More Accessible for Deaf Community

Let’s face it: Sitting through prayer services can feel long, arduous and not so interactive for worshippers. Congregants tend to talk with seatmates and neighbors to help pass the...

Chol HaMoed Trips and the Sukkah

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Most people didn’t discuss it before Sukkos, because they were busy preparing. They didn’t discuss it on Sukkos because of hachana. And so, the...

Bringing Fall Flavors to Your Sukkot Table

We are twice blessed. Sukkot, the harvest festival — and sometimes called the “Jewish Thanksgiving” — takes place this year at the end of September, and two months later,...

Hungarian President Dedicates Restored 13th Century Synagogue

  https://youtu.be/x_9fgMo36fQ In an official ceremony in Budapest, an ancient synagogue in Hungary reopened its doors after nearly 400 years of disuse. Voices of prayer in the sacred site, popularly known...

Three Divrei Torah for Parshas VaYelech

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com VaYailech This Sidra has 3 sections (Parshios). Preparing for the new leader In preparing for the new leader, Yeshoshua, the pasuk begins, “And Moshe went, and...

Refurbished Torah Honors Soldier Who Fought in Afghanistan

After losing his brother — an American soldier who served in active combat in Afghanistan—more than a decade ago, Michael Steininger wanted to honor that service by donating a...

Shaky Treatment For Lulav and Etrog at Israel’s Airport

A special task force will begin operating at Ben-Gurion International Airport in Israel in the next few days, charged with preventing the import of three of the four species...

10 Things to Know for Erev Rosh HaShana

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The Shla tells us that it is an obligation to go over the Tefillos so that we familiarize ourselves with the Rosh haShana...

This Sunday is the Halachic Deadline

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Yes, it is true.  This Sunday is the deadline – according to most Poskim. TAX DAY Most everyone has heard of Tax Day.  It is the...

Heard at the Bagel Store: An On-Time Performance

By Larry Gordon How is it that the Jewish holidays — the yomim tovim — are never on time? They are either very early or way too late on our...

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In the event you may have missed it, this past Sunday afternoon, at 111 Irving Place in Woodmere, New York, 400 chairs were filled...

A Night Of Gratitude: Hear About It, Learn About It, Experience It

On Tuesday, December 4, 8:15 p.m. Chazaq, Ohr Naava, Sheefa, and Aish Kodesh present an enlightening evening with Charlie Harary and Rabbi Shalom Yona...

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