A Guide To Traditional Jewish Weddings

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman In Jewish tradition, the wedding is one of the holiest days in one’s life. It is equated with Yom Kippur in terms of its ability...

Leaving a Wedding Early

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman You left work early. You showered and got dressed in record time. You arrived at the wedding fifteen minutes before the Chuppah was called....

All In The Family

My Journey By Michele Herenstein There are several expressions that therapists use that you don’t often hear in ordinary everyday talk. One such expression is “showing up” for someone or something....

A Wholesome Marriage

By Five Towns Marriage Initiative When it was time to eat the Korban Pesach, the men carrying the bones of Yosef came before Moshe with a complaint. Why should they...

1,000-Year-Old Jewish Marriage Contract Goes on Display in Jerusalem

The 1,000-year-old ketubah on display at the National Library of Israel. Photo: Courtesy of the National Library of Israel. JNS.org — In honor of the wedding season that began after...

OHEL Launches New and FREE Parenting Workshops

OHEL recently launched a new parenting workshop for parents of young children based on the popular 1-2-3 Magic model. Following-up on the very successful initial series led by OHEL’s Devorah Levin,...

Religion Provides Balance and is Good for Family

No matter how “religious” one may be, it may be pressed to find better rules of a happy life than are found in the Ten Commandments. Even if you...

Practical Tips For Parenting Your iTeen

By Temima Feldman The phone will never ring quite the same way again once the inevitable moment arrives: your teen has successfully won you over on the tiresome but convincing...

letters to THE EDITOR

No Panacea For OTD Dear Editor, Rabbi Hoffman, I read and reread your article about Sarah Schenirer and OTD youth. (“Sarah Schenirer’s Unfulfilled Legacy,” March 20) I admire your passion and...

Anti-Vaxxers And Halachah

Halachic Musings By Rabbi Yair Hoffman They are known as the “anti-vaxxers,” and leading medical experts in the United States claim they are putting the nation at risk. Who are these...
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