Daf Yomi: A Burning Question

When Chanukah time comes around, I am always reminded of the Beis Yosef’s famous question: Why did the Sages institute eight days of Chanukah to commemorate the miracle that...

Review of Daf Yomi Key Concepts from Parashas Toldos – Menachos

  Why did the half-log and quarter-log measures need to be service vessels? This question came up on Tuesday’s daf (88b) this week. The chapter we are learning discusses the various...

Bloom: Parashat Toldot, Yitzchak’s Gevurah In Gerar

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “And the Philistines stopped up all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of his father Abraham, filling them with...

Toldos: The Book Or The Blade?

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman הקול קול יעקב והידים ידי עשו “The voice is the voice of Yaakov but the hands are the hands of Eisav.” —Bereishis 27:22 Who are we? Who were we?...

Affirming Not Swearing: a Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com J.B. Pritzker is a Jewish billionaire. He is also scheduled to be sworn in as the next governor of the state of Illinois. Jared Polis,...

Hanukkah Conjures Up Some Sweet Senior Moments

The menorah’s candles illuminating the dark outside never truly burn out. The latkes sizzling in the pan still give off their heavenly perfume, and the dreidel of youth spins...

Bloom: Parashat Chayei Sarah, The Patriarch Who Never Left Israel

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “… but do not take my son back there.” (Bereishit 24:8) Our only patriarch who was born in the Land of Israel, never to leave,...

Chayei Sarah: Yiddishe Nachas

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman Once upon a time, a pious Jew was traveling through the countryside in Eastern Europe. He came to a shtetl where the local schochet (ritual slaughterer)...

Daf Yomi: Attitude Of Gratitude

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow One makes a berachah of Shehecheyanu on a mitzvah that comes at a specific time of the year. We recite the berachah of Shehecheyanu on every...

Daf Yomi Key Concepts Parashas Chayei Sarah – Menachos

How invalid is a sacrifice that became piggul? We learned about this on Sunday’s daf (79a) this week. The topic of the Gemara there is the halachah that, normally, upon...

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By Gary Willig (Arutz Sheva) Comic-book creator Stan Lee passed away Monday at the age of 95, the Associated Press reported. Lee, along with his partners Jack Kirby...

Fourth Grade Girls At Shulamith Celebrate Navi

The fourth grade students of Shulamith School for Girls reached a momentous milestone in their lives last week as they each received a brand...

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The first grade classes of Shulamith School for Girls were delighted by their visit to Green Meadows Farm. Having just completed a unit of...

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