United Hatzalah Provides Services in Uman for Rosh Hashanah

United Hatzalah provides medical security to the General Tikkun Klali ceremony in Uman, Ukraine. Teams including EMS volunteer EMTs, paramedics, and doctors, will be operating in the city of...

Daf Yomi: True Treasure of 10 Tzaddikim

One particularly moving part of the Yom Kippur Mussaf service is the story of the Ten Martyrs. Ten great tzaddikim were tragically killed by the Roman government, and their...

Seforim in Review: Yehge Chochma

Reviewed by Rabbi Yair Hoffman The Mesivta of Long Beach stands among the most prestigious Torah institutions in America. For over half of a century, it was led by one...

Elul: Preparing for Greater Things

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Elul has arrived. Rosh Chodesh Elul has special significance in regard to connecting more with Hashem and developing “second chances.” On Rosh Chodesh Elul, Moshe went...

Crucial Message Of Tishah B’Av: We Must Take The First Step

By Yochanan Gordon Last week I wrote about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu taking to the internet to speak directly to the Iranian people. Instead of trying to negotiate with a...

Back to Basics: Is Today Tomorrow?

As we approach the conclusion of the counting of the Omer, it is an opportune time to reflect on the importance of time in our lives, and how the...
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Back to Basics: Experiencing Matan Torah

Rabbi Tuvia Teldon gets his viewers ready for Shavuos by discussing the experience at Mt. Sinai. Rabbi Teldon’s Back To Basics series in the 5 Towns Jewish Times and 5TJT.com have earned tremendous acclaim....

Hundreds of Thousands Make Lag B’Omer Pilgrimage

Hundreds of thousands of Jews from around the world ascended to the Tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, lovingly called “Rebbe Shimon,” for Lag B’Omer on Wednesday night and...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Understanding Chametz

There are multiple manifestations of the faceoff between the elimination of bread from our homes beginning this weekend and the incorporation of matzah as it replaces it over the...

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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Just days after taking over as the chair of the New York State Republican Committee, Nicholas (Nick) Langworthy decided to get on a plane...

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