Petirah of Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein

ברוך דיין האמת With great tzaar, we share the shocking news of the petirah of Rebbetzin Chava Sorah (Sheila) Feinstein a'h, wife of the Rosh Hayeshiva Horav Hagaon Rav Reuven...

The Legacy of HaRav Chanina Herzberg, zt’l

HaRav Chanina Herzberg was niftar on motzaei Shabbos, December 15. He was the Menahel of Yeshiva Toras Chaim of South Shore for nearly 40 years. Growing up in East New...

Community Mourns the Loss of Dr. Marvin (Mordechai) Pollack z”l

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The Borough Park and Five Towns/Far Rockaway communities mourn the loss of an extraordinary individual: Dr. Marvin (Mordechai) Pollack, z”l. Dr. Pollack was a...

Honoring Elie Wiesel On The Anniversary Of His Passing: Revisiting Oprah Winfrey’s Interview

By Michele Justic In 2012, Oprah Winfrey sat down with Elie Wiesel, with whom she shared a decades-long friendship and many life-changing experiences, for her Emmy Award winning series, “Super...

Unspoken Eulogy: A Hesped for Chaim Moshe ben Binyamin Tzvi

By Yochanan Gordon The following is a eulogy I wrote for my dear brother-in-law, Chaim Moshe ben Binyamin Tzvi, the morning of his levayah, just one week ago. Circumstances precluded...

The Great Ari Kahn

By Avrumie Kahn In Mishlei, Shlomo HaMelech (30:30) states, “The lion is the mightiest of the beasts, who is undaunted by anyone.” This pasuk, in describing a lion’s might, only...

Popular Conservative Columnist Charles Krauthammer Has Passed Away, Age 68

After recently announcing his final column weeks ago due to a battle with terminal cancer, the world was saddened to learn of the passing of Charles Krauthammer on June...

Remembering Milton Kramer

By Rabbi Pesach Schmerling The Far Rockaway/Lawrence community and the Chabad Lubavitch movement lost a great man last week when Reb Yechiel Michel ben Reb Chaim Shneur Zalman HaLevi Kramer...

Filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, Creator of ‘Shoah’ Documentary, Dies at 92

French filmmaker, writer and commentator Claude Lanzmann, best known for his searing documentary film “Shoah,” a nine-and-a-half-hour oral history of the Holocaust, has died in Paris at the age...

Marking Two Years Since The Death Of Elie Wiesel

A memorial plaque to the celebrated Nobel Prize Laureate, renowned worldwide for his efforts on behalf of Holocaust remembrance, was unveiled at the Chamber of Holocaust on Jerusalem’s Mount...
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Halachic Musings: The Three Weeks

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