Unanswered Pesach Questions We All Ask, But Not Out Loud

  What day of the week does Pesach start, again? What’s wrong with the vacuum cleaner? Can I fund my entire Pesach with all the change I find cleaning...

COVID-19 and Exponential Growth in the Torah

By David Schwab Among the many lessons that the Coronavirus pandemic has taught us is the awesome power of ‘exponential growth’. Technically defined as “growth whose rate becomes ever more...

Fleishigs’ Pesach 2020 Game Plan

  Welcome to your 2020 Pesach game plan with the new Fleishigs Pesach issue and talented guest editor Naomi Nachman! Whether it’s your first year at home or you’re back for...

Passover’s Message Can Help Heal Our Imperiled Planet

  By Richard Schwartz, Ph.D There are many Passover-related messages that can be applied to help shift our imperiled planet onto a sustainable path: Today’s environmental threats can be compared in...

Yochanan Gordon: Paradigm Shift

  The coronavirus has upended life as we knew it. But perhaps one of the unique elements of life on lockdown is the manner in which many young men and...

Halachic Musings: Balancing Sadness and Simcha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is a difficult challenge that we face these days — feeling the pain of those around us, including members of our families, and at the...

OU Kosher Offers Passover Toolkit Online

  Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certification agency, has launched a free online Passover toolkit with videos, tips, and articles for people making Passover for the first...

Yochanan Gordon: Individual and Community

  I arose Thursday, March 19, strode down the stairs from my bedroom to the main floor in my house, whereupon I sat at the dining room table preparing to...

Halacha and Secular Wills

By Daphne Stern, Esq. In my previous articles, I have discussed various topics relating to estate planning, such as wills, trusts, estate taxes, and the use of gifting and life...

Halachic Musings: What to Do Without a Keilim Mikveh

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Most people make a number of purchases for Pesach, and this year many people are suddenly making Pesach for the first time. In light of the...
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Chaim Bruk: A Letter to My Youngest

Dear Chana Laya, Although you’re only two years old, I am taking a few minutes during this most hectic Erev Pesach to put pen to...

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(JTA) — The cast of the hit Israeli drama “Shtisel,” which has become a worldwide sensation, released a video of Passover greetings from the cast. The video...

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