Halachic Musings: Anger Management

Believe it or not, Rav Elyashiv’s grandfather invented the first anger-management program. In secular circles, it is thought that anger-management programs first originated in the 1970s by clinical psychologist Dr....

How Having A Yoetzet Halacha Makes For Comfortable Q&A

By Lisa Septimus About a year ago my friend was on the Long Island Railroad sitting behind a group of five young religious women who were talking and she heard...

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;...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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,...

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Controversy erupts over El Al flight diverted to Athens to accomodate Sabbath-observant passengers

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By: Avygayl Zucker, MSH 2019 The MSH Poetry Slam Team has been preparing for the first Poetry Slam of the year for weeks! This meet...

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