Paying Babysitters On Time and More, Part One

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman They watch our children while we go out to a wedding or to a restaurant to eat. They will often agree to come at a moment’s...

Daf Yomi Insights: A Mitzvah for Each Footstep

  By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow A vexing question that plagues many is how to choose a shul. Some say that the most important aspect of a shul is available parking. After all,...

BHI Hotline: Sharing a Wall

  Mr. Waltuch and Mr. Hauser owned adjacent properties. Relations between them were not very cordial. A tall dividing wall stood between their properties. One day, Mr. Waltuch decided to build...

Halachic Musings: When Is My Birthday?

We live in a time of amazing medical feats. Today, when there is a problem with the development of a fetus, there is an option to do fetal surgery. Fetal...

The Case of the Buckled Driveway

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Dear Rabbi, My neighbor planted trees on his side of the fence over twenty years ago. Now the roots of those trees have caused my...

Prince William Visits the Kosel. Did He Get a Mitzvah?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Prince William is on the final day of his tour of Israel.  This is the first official visit to Israel by a member of...

Ten Minute Halacha on Shlissel Challah

Is Shlissel Challah following Darkei Emori? Can we perform segulos if they are not scientifically proven? Two Ten Minute Halacha podcasts from YUTorah® Online discuss these issues. This program is made...

Halachic Musings: The Lowdown on Tvilas Keilim

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is an organization called the “Coney Island Polar Bear Club” where members take a plunge into the freezing cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean 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...

Halachic Musings: Argh! Do UGGs Have Shatnez?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Whether boots, slippers, or sneakers, the footwear called UGGs is behind the first major shatnez crisis of 2019. The UGG crisis led to thousands of phone calls...
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NY’s New Education Regulations Are Vital for Hasidic Children

By MIRIAM MOSTER NEW YORK (JTA) — On our first date nearly nine years ago, my (now) husband resolved to improve Hasidic education. He had grown up...

KKL-JNF, Terror Victims File Lawsuit Against U.S. Charity

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