Editor: Israel at a Crossroad

  This week’s election in Israel achieved nearly the same result as the election in April. It appears at this point that neither of the major parties will be able...

Bagel Store: (For) Giving

It looks like the men who go around to various shuls every morning to collect tzedakah, either for themselves or the institutions they work for, have gotten used to...

Letter: Eshel Welcomes LGBTQ Families

Response To Open Letter To OU Dear Avi Goldstein, Your open letter to the OU regarding Big Gay Ice Cream, as printed in the February 8 edition of the 5TJT, was...

Letters to the Editor

Schizophrenia Prevention Clarification Dear Editor, I regularly enjoy Rabbi Hoffman’s interesting and thought-provoking Halachic Musings columns in the 5TJT. However, I was quite concerned that his recent column, titled “Schizophrenia and Procreation,”...

Real Estate with Anessa: Shabbos In The Park

By Anessa Cohen It is not unusual to hear of prospective buyers discussing with each other and their friends the various attributes of houses they have seen on the market. In...

Rambam’s Writers’ Guild Features Guest Author

Now in its fifth year of existence, Rambam Mesivta’s Writers’ Guild provides a forum for those interested in creative writing to share their work and receive feedback from like-minded...

Sidney Glick, z’l, An Appreciation

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The Five Towns/Far Rockaway community mourns the loss of one of the founders of the community, Rabbi Yisroel Dovid HaKohein Glick, or Sidney Glick. Reb Sidney was...

Preparing For Z’man Matan Toraseinu At Gan Chamesh

At Gan Chamesh, Chabad’s Early Childhood Center, the children prepared for Shavuos in a meaningful way. At a magnificent bikkurim ceremony, the children dramatized aliyas ha’regel, carrying their bikkurim...

Loneliness vs. Solitude

By Malkie Hirsch “Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.” —Paul Tillich It’s funny how last week I wrote all about meeting the coolest...

Surfside: The Lessons

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Everyone is deeply saddened by the events that have taken place at Champlain Towers in Surfside, Florida. And at the same time, everyone is inspired by...
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