Summer Vacation Days Versus Chol HaMoed

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com It is perhaps one of the most pertinent questions that affect frum people who work in corporate America: May one take vacation days in July...

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...

Spiders and the Chovos HaL’vavos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com There are so many aspects of Hashem’s Divine Wisdom that they are uncountable. But here is a truly remarkable one: spiders. Darwin once made an...

‘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...

How Having A Yoetzet Halacha Makes For Comfortable Q&A

By Lisa Septimus About a year ago my friend was on the Long Island Railroad sitting behind a group of five young religious women who were talking and she heard...

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...

Daf Yomi: The Friday Night Food Fight

  By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow There are no courses offered for a father on how to cut the lechem mishneh on Shabbos. A father has a few moments to cut through...

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...

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...

Prince William Visits the Kosel. Did He Get a Mitzvah?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Prince William is on the final day of his tour of Israel.  This is the first official visit to Israel by a member of...

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