Halachic Musings: Woman Who Lost Her Sons Deserves Our Help

  Pidyon shvuyim is a great mitzvah. It occupies one of the first areas in Shulchan Aruch, Hilchos Tzedakah. The Talmud (Bava Basra 8b) says that captivity is worse than...

Darchei Torah Dinner, January 10

A Look at the Honorees, Part 1 of 2 Mr. Hillel and Mrs. Shani Moerman: Guests of Honor. The concept of leadership has been under increased discussion recently in the...

Gedolei Torah Address Dirshu Worldwide Siyumim On Seder Moed

By Chaim Gold It was Sunday night, 2 Cheshvan/October 26, at the Dirshu testing site in Lakewood. The rosh yeshiva of Lakewood, HaGaon HaRav Yeruchem Olshin, shlita, had just finished...

Hidden Value: The Importance Of Bible Study

By Meni Even-Israel Throughout our history, Jewish leaders of every stripe have underscored the importance of Bible study. More than an examination of our birthright or an analysis of our...

Summer Vacation Days Versus Chol HaMoed

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com It is perhaps one of the most pertinent questions that affect frum people who work in corporate America: May one take vacation days in July...

R. Cohen: What’s In A Name?

By Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen Many years ago, I spent a summer in Perth, Australia. The goal of the trip was to bring Jewish teenagers and adults of Perth closer...

Business Halacha: Beis Din Or Not?

Mr. Nadel decided he would daven vasikin every morning. For a number of months he upheld this practice scrupulously. However, as time wore on, he found himself exhausted during...

Halachic Musings: Can Kohanim Ride Pirates of the Caribbean?

Disneyland in California has a famous attraction called “Pirates of the Caribbean” wherein one rides in a log through water and sees all sorts of pirates and their exploits....

Yitzie Ross: In Loving Memory Of R’ Chanina Herzberg, z’l

By Rabbi Yitzie Ross Yid Parenting Writer I remember being excited and nervous at the same time. Rabbi Moshe Shonek, a rebbe and a close friend, had set me up to...

SKA Wins Torah Bowl Again

For the sixth year in a row, the Torah Bowl team of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls has won the championship. The team faced off against...
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