Anti-Vaxx Coalition Targeting Lakewood, N.J.

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Imagine, Heaven forbid, the following headlines: “Measles Outbreak in Lakewood, N.J.” There is a group of people attempting to form a coalition that could quite likely cause these...

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...

The Mitzvah Of Mishloach Manos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There are four types of people in the world: Those who prepare their mishloach manos many days before Purim; those who prepare the day before Purim;...

Quicken Loans and the Issue of Ribis

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman Agudas Yisroel recently published a Psak Din signed by leading Gedolim about the prohibition in borrowing money from Quicken Loans without a Heter Iskah. Among those...

‘Draw’ Your Own Conclusion

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow The Gemara in Avodah Zarah discusses the fact that Rabban Gamliel owned pictures of the moon. The images facilitated the questioning of witnesses who came to...

The Flu, the Law, and Halacha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Last year, five children in New York City died from the flu. Yesterday, New York State’s highest court did something about it. The Court of Appeals...

Real Clear Daf

By Rabbi Shmuel Wise Review of Daf Yomi Concepts from Parashas Vayakhel-Pekudei – Avodah Zara Q: What is the status when prohibited material is merely a contributing factor? A: We learned about...

Business Halacha Institute

Storyline: Damaged Sefer Menachem entered Sofer’s Seforim Store. “I’d like a sefer on the laws of Pesach that’s user-friendly,” he said to Mr. Sofer. “A popular new sefer just came out:...

Dirshu Takes Australia By Storm

By Chaim Gold “The response to the Dirshu siyum in Melbourne has been unprecedented! Several new Daf HaYomi B’Halacha shiurim have been added on top of the four existent shiurim,...

The 3 Weeks:  MX5 Miata vs. The Chrysler Pacifica

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times The Mazda MX5 Miata is hands down this year’s most popular sports cars, according to Car and Driver Magazine. It...

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IDF Officer Wounded by Palestinian Sniper: I Was Saved by a Miracle

IDF Lieutenant Bar Vaknin of the elite Givati Brigade declared on Sunday that he was saved by a miracle after being shot in the...

Groups Demand U of Michigan Sanction Educators Advocating BDS

Nearly 60 organizations called on University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel to sanction professors at the public research university who engage in the BDS movement. They...

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Following an urgent meeting between Israeli and Russian military officials after the downing of a Russian spy plane over Syria, a 40-page report reveals...

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