The Great Post-Pesach Beer Crisis Of 2018

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Americans love beer. Beer is the third most popular drink in the world, after water and tea. On average, each American consumes 2 1/3 gallons of...

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...

Matanos L’Evyonim: An Overview

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The mitzvah of matanos l’evyonim on Purim is discussed in the Gemara at the bottom of Megillah 7a. The mitzvah is to give at least one...

Rav Kanievsky: Obligations Of Yeshiva Students During Bain Hazmanim

  Leading up to the Pesach break this year, Rav Chaim Kanievsky penned a letter to yeshiva students regarding bein hazmanim. In it, he delineates four obligations of yeshiva students....

Halachic Musings: A Derashah Or A Drink?

https://youtu.be/b2M7ODsMpJM A man walked out of the sanctuary of the shul to an area where the other men were making Kiddush. This time, however, someone began to berate him. “You don’t...

Business Weekly

By Rabbi Meir Orlian Mr. Rubin was meeting a business associate, Mr. Metzger. “I owe you $10,000,” Mr. Rubin said. “I hope to pay within the month.” “That’s funny,” replied Mr. Metzger....

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...

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...

The Case of the Buckled Driveway

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Dear Rabbi, My neighbor planted trees on his side of the fence over twenty years ago. Now the roots of those trees have caused my...

When Two Ideals Collide: Identifying Lashon Harah

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman One Torah ideal is the concept of Lo Saamod al dam rayacha – do not stand idly by your brother’s blood – a mitzvah in the...

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