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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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Israeli Startup Raises $11.5M to Improve Drone Precision Agriculture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRHy7js3sTA&feature=youtu.be Israeli startup SeeTree, which utilizes drones and artificial intelligence to enable precision agriculture for orchards, announced on Thursday that it has raised another $11.5...

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BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The number of terrorist attacks against Israelis dropped by 75 percent last month over November, but it was also the...

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