Can We Bring the Korban Pesach This Year?

An Analysis by Rabbi Yair Hoffman This week, three girls in Israel were detained by the Israel Police. The girls are activists of the Return to the Mount (Chozrim LaHar)...

Halacha: Cancelling a Babysitter

Question:  I am a mother and I'm curious to know the right way to go about cancelling a babysitter. It's very difficult when a babysitter cancels last minute. But the...

Daf Yomi Insights: When to Call It a Night

  Years ago, a Litvishe individual was on his way to Camp Sternberg, a girls’ camp in Narrowsburg, New York. Although there were married men on campus, it was always...

Davening for Beginners: Halachos of Shmoneh Esreh

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman For those who deal with beginners who are just coming back to Judaism: There is a fascinating Mishna Brurah (593:2) and Biur Halacha (Zu). In these...

Business Halacha: Who Should Be Believed?

  Mr. Lander had sued Mr. Braun in beis din. They stood before Rabbi Dayan and his colleagues. Rabbi Dayan turned to Mr. Lander. “You are the plaintiff,” he said. “What...

Halachic Musings: Making The Right Call

The yeshiva had a strict policy: NO CELLPHONES PERMITTED! They knew that there were violators of the policy. One bachur knew who had the cell phone in question, and the...

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,...

From The BHI Hotline: Operating a Gemach, Part I

Question: I plan to open a gemach that will rent out clothing and costume jewelry for a nominal fee. I want each renter to sign a contract accepting full...

At What Age Must Children Eat in the Sukkah?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It is a question every wife asks her husband.  “Can I give a piece of cake to little Yankel in the house?  It is...

BHI Money Matters: Turning To The Guarantor

Q. At what point can the lender turn to the guarantor to collect from him? A. The lender must sue the borrower first, even if he does not have known...

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By: Elishama Marmon (‘20) On Shabbos, November 9-10, Rabbi Mendelson’s Eleventh Grade shiur enjoyed a Shabbos in yeshiva with their rebbe. In addition to inspiring...

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