Halachic Musings: How NOT to Speak to Older Singles

  They live, work and daven among us. They are our brothers, our sisters, our cousins. Perhaps they did not marry yet, or perhaps they married but it did not...

Halachic Musings: Political Yarmulkas in Shul

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman  When readers first read the headline of this article some may say, “You mean these rabbis are now saying I can’t wear my MAGA yarmulke in...

Halachic Musings: The Dangers of TikTok

  The TikTok app has been the talk of the community lately. TikTok is an increasingly popular social media app, with hundreds of millions of users. This article will discuss...

Halachic Musings: Shabbos Robbery

  Though thankfully they are happening less frequently, robberies do take place, and they can be pretty scary. According to the FBI’s statistics, there were 685,766 home robberies in 2018,...

Halachic Musings: Shopping the American Dream

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman “Yeshiva Week” is over and almost everyone has returned from midwinter vacation. Some enjoyed a staycation; some went to Eretz Yisrael or Miami; some went skiing;...

Halachic Musings: Checking Quinoa

  Last month a kashrus alert was issued regarding quinoa. It seems that quinoa sold in the Northeastern United States was found to be infested with bugs due to issues...

Halachic Musings: Time to Arm Ourselves

  There is a Midrash in Eichah Rabba (chapter two) that is instructive. It tells us (in the reverse order that follows): If they tell you that there is Torah...

Halachic Musings: Responses to Monsey Attack

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Grafton Thomas, 37, had an 18 inch Ozark Trail machete and he attempted to murder Jews. He is 6”5 and over 200 pounds. The journals of...

Halachic Musings: All The Rage

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman They are the latest “rage” in entertainment, so to speak. Instead of “escape rooms,” indoor skiing, or axe-throwing venues, people are now paying money to enter...

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...
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