Why Boys Only Date Girls From Prospect:  A Special Tu B’Shvat Treat

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Do you know “why boys only date girls from Prospect?” Bnos Leah of Prospect Park Yeshiva (also known as BLOPPY) is an all-girls school that...

Malkie Hirsch: Rosie-Colored Glasses

As the proud owner of four full bathrooms, I often insist to my children that there’s no reason to wait for their brother to come out of the shower,...

Bagel Store: Missing Israel

  We miss Chanukah in Israel. For so many years, because of my father’s yahrzeit, it was Israel for part or all of Chanukah, no questions asked. That’s the way...

OU’s Yachad Launches Support Group for Siblings

  The Orthodox Union’s (OU) Yachad, the leading organization for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox community, has launched a support network for siblings of individuals with special needs. The group...

Kallah From a ‘Broken, Dysfunctional Family’

Question We are caught in the middle of a divorced family’s drama that we didn’t sign up for. My son is getting engaged to a girl from a broken, dysfunctional...

Hasidic Jews Continue to Hold Large Weddings Despite COVID Rules

(JTA) — This week, the New York Post reported about a Satmar wedding — of one of Kiryas Joel Satmar leader Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum's grandsons — that was organized and...

Mindbiz: Fallout From Concealing COVID

Dear Esther, A number of weeks ago, my husband, Hesh, went to dinner with a group of friends he’s known since childhood. They get together about once a month and...

Dating Forum: Taking a Leap of Trust

  Question I know that this is going to sound childish, and I’m embarrassed to tell you the whole story, but I really need advice. After my divorce, I was in...

Mindbiz: I Don’t Enjoy Being With My Children

  Dear Esther, I’ve been divorced for six years now. I have a tremendous amount of gratitude that I am no longer married to an abusive man. I am also grateful...

Jewish Dating Site Puts Mom in the Driver’s Seat

On a visit home to Fort Lauderdale back in 2013, Jeffrey Kaplan and his then-girlfriend watched as Kaplan’s mother pulled out her computer to show them the fake JDate...
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(JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces killed at least four Palestinians during an operation to arrest terrorist operatives in the West Bank. Two Israelis were...

Aisav’s Tears and AOC’s Tears

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The headlines blasted how in today’s vote on Iron Dome funding – which passed 420-9, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) both...

YUConnects Celebrates 500th Engagement

YU’s unique relationship-building resource caters to entire Jewish community New York, NY, September 23, 2021 – What began 13 years ago as a local effort...

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