Real Clear Daf: Parashas Mikeitz – Chullin

What is the law if a slaughtered animal wasn’t inspected after shechitah? We discussed this question on Thursday’s daf (9a) this week. The discussion began with the ruling of Shmuel...

Rav Moshe Shternbuch, Shlita, Discusses Vaccination Obligation

The following translation was done by Rabbi Yair Hoffman from the original letter Rav Moshe Shternbuch, shlita, wrote to Rav Malkiel Kotler, shlita. 18 Kislev 5779 To the honorable rosh yeshiva...

Halachic Musings: Marry My Ex — Please!

No, the headline is not a Henny Youngman joke. Rather, it was the basis of a question that was posed recently to two outstanding gedolei ha’dor: Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein,...

Lev Tahor And The Limits Of Lashon Ha’ra

Guns and knives. Forced child marriages. A thirteen-year-old girl who is eight months pregnant. Child brainwashing. A failed Guatemalan rescue effort. A successful rescue. A kidnapping in New York. These...

Halachic Musings: Thanksgiving

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It could be known as the “Great Modern-Orthodox/Yeshivesh Divide,” although it has not yet entered the list of “Shidduch questions” that are generally posed to parents...
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TEAM Shabbos, December 22

Be aware. Be responsible. Be prepared. End-of-life arrangements may not be easy to talk about, but delaying the conversation sets the stage for serious problems—at a most difficult time. Join...

Affirming Not Swearing: a Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com J.B. Pritzker is a Jewish billionaire. He is also scheduled to be sworn in as the next governor of the state of Illinois. Jared Polis,...

Should Halacha Allow People to Carry Weapons in Shul?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The horrific tragedy in a Conservative synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Shabbos morning that left 11 people dead should cause us, perhaps, to rethink the manner...

Hundreds Placed at Risk in Israel by Anti-Vaxxers

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com This past Tuesday, Israel’s Health Ministry announced that the outbreak of measles since the beginning of the year has risen to 882. Most of these...

Halachic Musings: A Prayer For Peace

Reuven was in charge of a college that had a strict policy. If you registered for a class, you had precisely one week to withdraw. If you did not...

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NEW YORK (JTA) — The Women's March is over. Once a robust sign of renewal, backlash over antisemitism and other conflicts cut deep into...

Reuniting In The Holy Land: Reconnecting With HANC Alumni Studying in Israel

This past week, Rabbi Adelman, Rabbi Yisrael Weingot, and the director of girls’ Israel guidance, Morah Linda Nathan, visited alumni spending the year studying...

DRS Students Receive Special Awards For Chesed

  DRS held its eighth annual Nedivei Lev Service Society Induction Ceremony. This special ceremony recognizes DRS students who have shown exemplary service to their...

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