The Cheesequake Exit and Rav Eliezer Geldzahler zt”l

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The following is a four-part story.  The last part is well-known, and was rekindled recently in a remarkable Shabbos morning drasha recently given by...

Ban Bag Bags?

I feel like I need to say upfront that I have nothing against the environment. Well, I do have things against certain environments, but nothing against the overall one....

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana

 At around 3:00 p.m. on Purim day, a few hours after closing on our new center, as I was driving around town with four of our kids delivering mishloach...

The Color Green

By Yochanan Gordon It’s not often that Purim falls out on a Friday. And although it was cause for some anxiety, with having to prepare and balance the Purim and...

This Gives Me Hope For The Next Generation

By Elisheva Liss, LMFT I saw something this week that warmed my heart. And that thing is a Google doc. When I was a teen, I attended a Modern Orthodox girls’...

An Open letter to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer

Dear Honorable Senator Charles Schumer, I hope this letter finds you well.  It discusses a unique opportunity. It is an opportunity to honor the greatest flag the world has ever...

JEWISH RIGHT NEEDS TO CONDEMN MARJORIE GREENE

By Moshe Phillips Why are some right-of-center Jewish groups finding it so difficult to publicly condemn anti-Semitic congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene? A few, such as the Republican Jewish Coalition and the...

Mussar Game Theory

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Today is the 138th Yartzeit of Rav Yisroel Salanter zt”l, founder of the Mussar Movement.  It is unfortunate, however, that many people are not...

Abraham Twerski, 90, Hasidic Rabbi And Psychiatrist Who Specialized In Substance Abuse

BY SHIRA HANAU AND BEN HARRIS Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, the scion of multiple Hasidic dynasties, author of more than 60 books, and a physician who became a leading...
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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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