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...

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: 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...

Standing Up for the Elderly: Is it Sixty or Seventy?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the 5TJT.com There is a Mitzvah in the Torah to stand before an older person and to respect Torah scholars. The Mitzvah (see Sefer HaChinuch...

Rav Chaim Kanievsky’s Tshuva About Tisha B’Av and Daf Yomi

This year, Tisha B’Av is observed on Sunday, the tenth of Av, which coincides with the Daf HaYomi of Zvachim Daf Kuf.  That daf deals with the halachos of...

Dirshu: Halacha And Mussar For Every Jew

  Two pivotal meetings to highlight Dirshu’s new Kitzur Shulchan Aruch and Mussar program were recently held: one at the home of HaRav Moshe Hillel Hirsch, shlita, rosh yeshiva of...

Daf Yomi Insights: A Mitzvah for Each Footstep

  By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow A vexing question that plagues many is how to choose a shul. Some say that the most important aspect of a shul is available parking. After all,...

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 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...

Spousal Abuse And Halachah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The recent headlines about President Trump’s ousted staff secretary Rob Porter amid allegations of spousal abuse by two ex-wives bring up the following question: What does...

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The opening remarks of any gathering set the tone for inspiration and enthusiasm to all participants. In the past two weeks, Yeshiva of South...

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