Is That Bourbon Really Kosher?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Welcome back 1950s. Although most of us don’t really admit it, regarding a number of products, our great-grandparents (or grandparents, depending upon how old the reader...

Gedale Fenster: The Tony Robbins of Torah

  By Tobi Rubinstein At first glance, one might think that Gedale Fenster is the subject of a GQ Magazine editorial. His confident demeanor and appearance are contrary to any image...

A Chosen People In A Democratic World

By R' Moshe Taragin This July 4th weekend, Americans will celebrate their Independence Day. This annual event commemorates the establishment of the “city upon the hill,” the first modern experiment...

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...

Tevilas Keilim: Clearing The Confusion

The daf yomi cycle finished Mesechta Avodah Zara over Pesach. The end of the mesechta discusses the biblical mitzvah of tevilas keilim. Therefore, it is appropriate to point out...

The Story Of Our Lives 

Reviewed By Yochanan Gordon Over the years I have crossed paths with members of the Klein family, but I never met Yaakov, the author of The Story of Our...

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana

By R' Chaim Bruk I live amongst “goyim.” It’s not a term we use very often in our home, but it’s a truth, nonetheless, as living amongst goyim, meaning “gentile...
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The Power Of Tehilim

FIFTEEN THRIVING BRANCHES. HUNDREDS OF COMPLETED SEFER TEHILLIMS EACH WEEK. THOUSANDS OF SUBSCRIBERS. Years ago, R’ Mordechai Friedman, the Rosh Kollel of Tehillim Kollel, was just a young boy. One day, he...

What Blessing Is Appropriate Upon Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine?

(JTA) — Jewish liturgy offers blessings for seemingly every occasion, from ritual moments (such as lighting Shabbat candles) to sublime experiences (seeing a rainbow) to mundane acts (going to the...

A Mussar Schmooze

By R’ Mordechai Young One summer, I was a sports counselor in a sleepaway camp. I had already been learning in yeshiva for a few years, while the guys in...
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