Tattling Or Tochachah?

It was Adar, and some of the kids incorrectly took the notion of “Mi’shenichnas Adar marbim b’simcha” to an extreme. One of them had pulled the fire alarm. The...

Honoring Step-mothers and Other Relatives

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com “YOU’RE NOT MY MOTHER! SO I don’t have to honor you.” “Yes you still do, young lady.” Everyone knows about the Mitzvah of honoring parents –...

Business Halacha: Ruling By Mail

  Mr. Weiss and Mr. Schwartz were litigating for the first time in Rabbi Dayan’s beis din. They were not sure what to expect but found the process orderly, professional,...

The Fallen Kosel Stone: A Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com A stone from the Kosel fell Sunday morning. Thank G-d, no one was hurt. It fell in the section that was designated for egalitarian...

Ten Minute Halacha on Shlissel Challah

Is Shlissel Challah following Darkei Emori? Can we perform segulos if they are not scientifically proven? Two Ten Minute Halacha podcasts from YUTorah® Online discuss these issues. This program is made...

How The Mitzvah Of Matzah Thwarted Terror

Six Hamas terrorists were killed and seven were foiled because of a Teshuvas HaRashba (Volume 7 #20). It happened almost four years ago, in Kibbutz Sufa, at 4 a.m. on...

‘Just for a Minute’: Is It OK to Park in a Private Lot?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com You had everything you needed for the 4th of July barbeque, but you forgot the mustard.  You scour the fridge, but it is nowhere...

Daf Yomi Key Concepts: Parashas Lech-Lecha, Menachos

  What if someone did something he thought was chillul Shabbos? The daf of last Shabbos (64a) discussed this question in the course of dealing with various scenarios of animals that...

It Clucks Like a Chicken, But Is It Kosher?

  In 2013, the Leghorn chicken was the subject of a kashrus controversy. In 2017, the Braekel chicken was the subject of another kashrus controversy. However, even those who are...

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...
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