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  The kedushah of Eretz Yisrael is being threatened. You can protect it. The opportunity only comes around once in five years. It’s your chance to protect Eretz Yisrael from...

Looking Back on the Kerestirer Rebbe

Machberes: Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World By Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum For the past several years, a large group of chassidim have been traveling to an important gravesite in Hungary, to...

Musings of a Shliach From Montana: Yisro

By Rabbi Chaim Bruk Some aspects of our shlichus are visible to all. Chabad centers all over the world are led by rabbis and rebbetzins who strive to bring authentic Yiddishkeit...

Using Reform and Conservative Synagogues and Halacha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman When one brings up using non-Orthodox synagogues, many respond with an emotion-filled reaction. The truth is one cannot really understand another person without having walked a...

‘The Empty Wagon’: A Review Of R’ Yaakov Shapiro’s Attack on Zionism

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro’s "The Empty Wagon" is one of the most controversial books to hit the Orthodox world in decades. Its 1,373 pages deal with the...

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...

Souls on Fire: Musings of a Shliach From Montana

  My beloved zayde, Rabbi Shimon Goldman, was a survivor who lost his entire family during the Holocaust. His parents and six siblings were murdered by the Nazis, ימ"ש, and...

Parashat Mishpatim: Dungeons, Cisterns, Pits

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute In parashat Mishpatim, which deals with the laws of damages, the bor (pit or cistern) is cited as a possible public safety hazard: “When...

Halachic Musings: Women Learning Torah

  A recent article published by JTA highlighted a Siyum HaShas for women only, spearheaded by an Orthodox woman. Michelle Cohen Farber, founder of Hadran: Advancing Talmud Study for Women...

When Tisha B’Av Falls on Shabbos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman “Can we take those pre-fasting pills on Shabbos or is that considered hachanah?” “Do I really bring my Tishah B’Av shoes to shul on Friday?” “Is it true...
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