The Rav’s Teshuvah Derasha to Be Screened at CitiField

A video of a 45-minute portion of a teshuvah derashah delivered by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt’l, will be screened at Torah New York, the Orthodox Union’s premier public...

Parashas Ki Seitzei: Practice Makes Perfect

By Rabbi Mordechai Young Ah, the good memories of the ice-cream truck coming down the block. Good Humor had four ice-cream bars on a stick, and every once in a...

Kiddush Hashem in Life and Death

By Rabbi Aryeh Zev Ginzberg These last few months we have faced headlines with the words “kiddush Hashem” in bold letters. The places varied, the names were different, and the...

Nachamu, Nachamu, Ami

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Being joyous and celebrating Shabbos Nachamu is a custom with deep historical roots.  The Maharil in his Minhagim (27) explains that the entire nation...

The 21 Days

By Rabbi Raymond Apple The fast of Tishah B’Av is the culmination of the Three Weeks, the time period known as “Bein HaMetzarim,” Between the Straits. This is based on a...

What’s New About Our New Year?

  By Sivan Rahav Meir World Mizrachi Shlicha A new year begins. We are so used to this word — “new” — but the Torah asks us to stop and contemplate. To...

Halachic Musings: Smile! It’s Back To School

  It is the first week of school across the tristate area, and students will be greeted by their teachers, both new and old. Many of these teachers have been...

Halachic Musings: Making Shavuos the Happiest Day Of The Year

Shavuos is the happiest yom tov of the year. Most people might think it is Purim or Simchas Torah, but Shavuos? And the answer is, “Yes, Shavuos.” The Gemara in...

Halachic Musings: Of Pitbulls and Poodles

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman No one doubts that pitbulls, Rottweilers, German shepherds, and mastiffs are dangerous dogs and there should be laws enacted to ensure the safety of citizens. In...

Parshiyot Matot / Masei: The Jordan River

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute This Shabbat we are celebrating the first anniversary of our weekly column in the 5TJT. For the coming year, G-d willing, we will continue...
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More Than 2,500 Expected at OU Learning Event at Citi Field

Leading rabbinic scholars, educators and Jewish communal leaders will be featured on Sunday at the Orthodox Union’s third annual Torah New York at Citi...

HALB Hosts Back-to-School Color Run

On Sunday, September 15, the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach hosted a back-to-school color run and carnival to start the school year off with...

HANC HS Girls Meet With Rabbi Hurwitz in Crown Heights

    Many of the HANC students have been inspired by the life story of Rabbi Yitzy Hurwitz. Rabbi Hurwitz is a Chabad rabbi living in...

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