The Mitzvah Tantz: Forbidden Or Kosher Minhag?

  By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The mitzvah tantz is one of the greatest controversies that still remains of the Chassid–Misnaged divide. When Misnagdim first hear about it, they are in a...

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...

Business Halacha From The BHI Hotline

Who Owns The Mishloach Manos? Q: I gave my son some mishloach manos to deliver. After he left, I called him and told him not to deliver one of them...

The Flu, The Law, And Halachah

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 ruled that the city Board...

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...

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...

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)...

Halachic Musings: Tikkun Kareis

  It is an unfortunate reality that there are many nice people out there who may have something rather serious hanging over them. That something is the Divine punishment known...

Halachic Musings: How to Do Better at V’ahavta L’rei’acha Kamocha

  By Rabbi Yair Hoffman How did it happen? Our parents’ and grandparents’ generations were completely aghast at the frivolous spending of money. Yet, somehow, we have become a nation with...

Halachic Musings

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Amelia Bedelia And Shalom Bayis: A Primer Long before Peggy Parish first published "Amelia Bedelia" in 1963, there was a similar character in the Talmud (Nedarim 66b)....

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This is a developing story. JERUSALEM (JTA) — More than 100 rockets and mortars fired from Gaza rained down Monday evening on southern Israel, including...

Honoring Hempstead’s WWI Contributions On 100th Anniversary

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By Faygie Nachman Do you ever have food left over from a simcha? From a Shabbos? Or just from the week? Bought the wrong flavor...

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