Halachic Musings: Persuasion and Hashkafa

“I’m telling you, your wife will love this Palm Beach timeshare. Just sign here.” “You are going to love this remote start feature and the six-CD changer.” “But aren’t CDs becoming...

The Great Bingo Riot and Halacha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The following story is true and occurred somewhere in the eastern United States. In order to protect the identity of the individuals involved the...

A New Historical Background to Tisha B’Av

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com As we begin the Nine Days, knowing the historical background of the churban help us mourn its destruction. Tisha B’Av is the culmination, of...

Daf Yomi: The Friday Night Food Fight

  By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow There are no courses offered for a father on how to cut the lechem mishneh on Shabbos. A father has a few moments to cut through...

Halacha: ‘How to Shoplift’ YouTube Videos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com There are YouTube Videos that teach people how to go about shoplifting from various stores. There are quite a few that teach a person...

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: Tom Longboat And Halachah

  By Rabbi Yair Hoffman This past week, Google featured Tom Longboat (1883-1949), a Native American (Iroquois) long-distance runner from Canada. He was a military runner in the First World War....

Print This Out Before You Buy Arba Minim

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com LULAV The lulav must be four tefachim from where the lowest leaves are connected to the spine until the top of the spine not...

Splashed by a Puddle on the Way to Shul

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Reuvain was always an early bird. Shimon was always late. Reuvain and his child were already on their way to shul on Shabbos. Shimon was on...

Can One Cry on Shabbos?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Rav Reuvain Feinstein and his rebbitzen were in a terrible car accident this week. The Rebbitzen (Tehillim name Chava Sorah Bas Ita Dvorah) suffered...

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