Real Clear Daf: Daf Yomi Key Concepts for Ha’azinu – Menachos

Question: Must tzitzis start out as valid? Answer: The daf that fell out on Yom Kippur discussed this issue. Rav Huna rules that if someone put tzitzis on a three-cornered garment...

Print This Out Before You Buy Arba Minim

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com LULAV The lulav must be four tefachim from where the lowest leaves are connected to the spine until the top of the spine not...

Insight Into Motzaei Yom Kippur

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is a fascinating story found in the Abir HaRoyim #365 (Vol. II p.77) by Rabbi Moshe Yehudah Leib Yaakov from Sassov. The Abir HaRoyim is...

Millions of Jews Worldwide Pause to Observe Yom Kippur

The holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, was set to commence at sunset on Tuesday. The holy day will see Israel come to a near complete pause. Many...

From The Chassidic Masters: The Story of Your Life

By Rabbi Shais Taub The Book of Jonah, read in its entirety during the Yom Kippur afternoon services, is the story of your life. This is what the Kabbalah (Zohar...

Yochanan Gordon: A Kol Nidrei Story

By Yochanan Gordon The first night of Selichot has always been a significant event. It arrives almost suddenly at the tail end of a more relaxed summer atmosphere, and while...

Parashat Vayeilech: Standing At Har Sinai in The Beit HaMikdash

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “And Moses instructed them as follows: Every seventh year, the year set for remission, at the Feast of Booths, when all Israel comes to...

Back to Basics: The Power Of Teshuvah With Joy

By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon As we approach Yom Kippur, I often think about the Chassidic mandate to do our teshuvah b’simcha, with joy. I would like to use the following...

When Two Ideals Collide: Identifying Lashon Harah

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman One Torah ideal is the concept of Lo Saamod al dam rayacha – do not stand idly by your brother’s blood – a mitzvah in the...

United Hatzalah Provides Services in Uman for Rosh Hashanah

United Hatzalah provides medical security to the General Tikkun Klali ceremony in Uman, Ukraine. Teams including EMS volunteer EMTs, paramedics, and doctors, will be operating in the city of...

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Ownership of Budapest Holocaust Museum Transferred to Chabad Affiliate

The Hungarian government announced last week that the ownership and management of the new Holocaust museum in the Pava Synagogue, scheduled to open in...

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By Yosef Sosnow More than one million people across the world gathered together on Friday, September 7, to pray for Jewish unity. This remarkable initiative,...

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