Law to help ‘agunot’ passes first reading in Knesset

(March 6, 2018 / JNS) A new bill that would allow Israel’s rabbinical courts to extend sanctions to non-Israeli Jewish men who refuse to grant divorces, also called gets in Hebrew, to their wives passed...

Darchei Torah Dinner, January 10

A Look at the Honorees, Part 1 of 2 Mr. Hillel and Mrs. Shani Moerman: Guests of Honor. The concept of leadership has been under increased discussion recently in the...

Stout Beer and Six Hours

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is beer - and there is stout beer. Stout beer is darker beer than the regular beer generally served at Shalom Zachars....

Sholom Rubashkin’s Appeal Rejected By Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by the former chief executive of a kosher meat packing plant in Iowa who was sentenced to 27 years in...

A Rabbi’s Take On #METOO

by Rabbi Tuvia Teldon My wife and I moved to Long Island over 40 years ago. Both of us are shomer negiah, and throughout the years we’ve never touched members...

Mesivta Yam HaTorah: Off To A Great Start

By Lorey Friedman An important lesson that Mesivta Yam HaTorah teaches its talmidim–always to strive and improve, and never be complacent with where one is–was put into action by the...

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....

Cupcakes And Torah At Sh’eefa

The snow and cold did not stop the women from coming out December 17 and making the Sh’eefa melaveh malkah the success that it was. The room was filled...

Outrage: Jews Angered by Facebook Page for G-d

Jewish people, the world over, were outraged this week when local media reported that a person had opened a new Facebook profile for G-d RL"T. The profile was created in...

A Moshe Rabbeinu for Each Generation

By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon In honor of the 11th of Nissan next week, which is the Rebbe’s birthday, I would like to share some thoughts about our Rebbe. I find that it...

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IDF Officer Wounded by Palestinian Sniper: I Was Saved by a Miracle

IDF Lieutenant Bar Vaknin of the elite Givati Brigade declared on Sunday that he was saved by a miracle after being shot in the...

Groups Demand U of Michigan Sanction Educators Advocating BDS

Nearly 60 organizations called on University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel to sanction professors at the public research university who engage in the BDS movement. They...

Israeli Report Shows How Syrian Fire Took Down Russian Plane

Following an urgent meeting between Israeli and Russian military officials after the downing of a Russian spy plane over Syria, a 40-page report reveals...

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