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...

Chametz for Sale

There is a well-known and widely used technique to free oneself from violating the prohibition of owning chametz on Pesach — selling one’s chametz to a gentile. Famously, the Vilna...

Travel The Globe This Passover Without Ever Leaving Your Seder Table

This Passover, spend your holiday in Israel, Italy, and France, without ever leaving the Seder table. This year NJ-based Royal Wine, the world’s largest purveyor of kosher wines and...

Purim At YILC

After the reading of the Megillah, Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst held a fantastic Purim party with lots of food for all and wonderful activities for the children. It was...

Haredi Soldiers Distributed 2,000 Mishloach Manot To Patients While On Army Leave

While on holiday leave from the army, Haredi soldiers from the Netzach Yehuda Brigade chose to devote their long-awaited vacation day to visiting the sick in hospitals around Israel...

The Mitzvah Of Mishloach Manos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There are four types of people in the world: Those who prepare their mishloach manos many days before Purim; those who prepare the day before Purim;...

From Island To Israel

This Purim, Congregation Bais Ephraim Yitzchak (the Island Shul), once again partnered with Daniel Meyer of the International Young Israel Movement to send mishloach manot packages to the men...

Unmasking The Purim Paradox

By Yochanan Gordon The month of Adar is synonymous with joy and festivities. And while there is great depth and significance to the joy of Purim, it is the type...

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)...
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Watch & Laugh: Chanale Vs. Chametz

5TJT.com is pleased to feature the hilarious and inspiring videos of Chanale Fellig-Harrel, a recent olah from Miami Beach. In addition to providing a humorous look at the aliyah...
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