Save The Agunah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Dahlia Oziel is a singer, songwriter, and Instagram influencer who has started a revolution in how the Jewish community responds to agunos. The terrain has now...

Sad Spuds

Dr. Seuss has not been totally canceled, but six of his books have been shelved because they are said to portray some people in hurtful ways. These six books...

Mishloach Manot Mishap

By Hannah Berman Some people are just destined for trouble. I am a member of this group, which could aptly be called “Schlemazels of the World.” If it were an...

A Chipped Glass

By Malkie Hirsch Oftentimes, when I’m approached by someone about my writing or my social media platform, they’ll use the words “real,” “raw,” or “honest” to describe my writing, content,...

It’s A Package Deal

By Shira Yael Klein Beitar Illit While I was a seminary student here in Eretz Yisrael, it became increasingly clear to me that I wanted to live here, so I kept...

The Soul Of Breaking News

I believe that breaking news used to be a thing. Anyone who grew up before the era of smartphones with alerts that introduce every story with the words “breaking...

From Moshe To Moshe—I Will Be With You

By Malkie Hirsch As we sat down for dinner tonight, the six of us eating and chitchatting about various topics, a thought of doing this family thing by ourselves without...

Breaking News Habit

It is difficult but necessary. I’m trying to reduce the amount of news that I consume because, for now anyway, I’m weary and need a break. I think I’m slowly...

Opinion: Trump’s Lies Will Make Defending Israel Harder Than Ever

By DAVID MEYERS (JTA)  — President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election. This fact is indisputable, and has been reported as such by Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post — some...

Ivanka Trump in the News and Halachah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Recently, some Jewish websites and print publications published a rewrite of a Vanity Fair piece on Ivanka Trump. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency's piece was penned by...
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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...

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