Parashat Toldot: Esav’s Folly

Parashat Toldot: Esav’s Folly Legend has it that 400 years ago, local Native Americans relinquished ownership over the Island of “Manhattes” for the modern equivalent of about $1,000. In the...

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana

By R' Chaim Bruk Yom Kippur 5782 Dear Mommy, It’s been a while since I last wrote, but Yom Kippur is coming soon, and I wanted to touch base. I am clueless...

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana

By R' Chaim Bruk Very soon, we will usher in a New Year with Rosh Hashanah 5782. During the holiday service, we read the haftarah about Chana and her infertility....

BMG Rosh Yeshiva -Rav Dovid Schustal shlita: Sefardim vs. Ashkenazim on Slichos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The material below is based upon Maamar #1,2, and 8 of Vaadim published last Elul delivered by Rav Schustal Shlita and published by Rabbi...

Mi Ka’Amcha Yisrael!

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The following is a remarkably inspiring story involving mesirus nefesh, tefillos at Kever Rochel, and a seven-day yahrzeit candle. It began with an unexpected knock on the...

The Message of the Earthquake in Haiti

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The news is reporting that there are 304 dead (if not more) in Haiti after it was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake over...

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana

By R' Chaim Bruk Last Wednesday at about 6:40 p.m., just 20 minutes before my 7:00 p.m. parashah class, I received a call from a Jew named David who was...

Elul – An i-Interview with Rav Yitzchok Feigelstock zt”l

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Q: The RY stated that Elul is a gift to Klal Yisroel from Hashem. Can the RY elaborate? RYF:  It is a time that is...

The Peekaboo Picture

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman When my daughter first showed me the “peekaboo” picture circulating through WhatsApp groups, I thought, “Wow! Can this possibly be an example of the famed Rivash’s...

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana

By R' Chaim Bruk We enjoyed such a wonderful Shabbos Nachamu in Bozeman. Jews from all over—Teaneck, Passaic, Toronto, Edison, Los Angeles, Lakewood, Brooklyn, Airmont, Monsey, West Bloomfield, Philadelphia, Tucson,...
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The Strength Of Gavriel

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch As I watched his little form make its way to the back of the school building to the location of the...

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By Larry Gordon It was the morning of my father’s fifth yahrzeit. At the end of Shacharis, in a shul in Brooklyn, where we were...

Timing It Right: The Teens Win

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There are two types of mindsets. There is the “teenage” mindset and there is the “adult” mindset. And this time, the...

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