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...

Onaas Dvarim: Causing Others Pain

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com There is a verse in VaYikra that has been little understood. The verse is velo sonu Ish es amiso – (VaYikra 25:17). The Mitzvah...

From The BHI Hotline: Sales Agent’s Commission

Q. I hired a sales agent and agreed to pay him a percentage of the gross sales that he generates as his commission. In retrospect, I didn’t realize how...

BHI Money Matters: Turning To The Guarantor

Q. At what point can the lender turn to the guarantor to collect from him? A. The lender must sue the borrower first, even if he does not have known...

Business Halacha: Beis Din Or Not?

Mr. Nadel decided he would daven vasikin every morning. For a number of months he upheld this practice scrupulously. However, as time wore on, he found himself exhausted during...

When Tisha B’Av Falls on Shabbos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman “Can we take those pre-fasting pills on Shabbos or is that considered hachanah?” “Do I really bring my Tishah B’Av shoes to shul on Friday?” “Is it true...

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...

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 –...

Nine Days Siyums: Boys Camps Versus Girls Camps

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the 5tjt.com In America we forbid fleishig restaurants and hotels from holding hourly siyums in order to allow its patrons to eat meat during the...

Wine and Wisdom Program Focuses on Mikvah, Intimacy

Women of the community are in for a special treat on Wednesday, July 11, when the Five Towns Yoetzet Initiative hosts "Wine and Wisdom," at Congregation Beth Sholom at...

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MSH Wins Poetry Slam

By: Avygayl Zucker, MSH 2019 The MSH Poetry Slam Team has been preparing for the first Poetry Slam of the year for weeks! This meet...

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The kindergarten children of HALB Lev Chana celebrated the letter ה with a visit from the Rockaway Nassau Ambulance Unit. This trip was organized...

Shulamith Students Had A Blast At Their Melaveh Malkah

By: Aliza Zilberberg, Grade 8 Last Motzaei Shabbat, the Middle School students of Shulamith School for Girls enjoyed their annual melaveh malkah at the Cedarhurst...

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