Bloom on Acharei Mot: The Land Depends On Family Purity

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “For all those abhorrent things done by the people who were in the land before you, the land became defiled. So let not the...

Speaking to Your Son About Shemiras HaBris

By Ben Yissachar Dov A few months ago in 5TJT (“Rabbi Moshe Weinberger’s Answer To Today’s Essential Challenge?”, December 28, 2018), I described Rabbi Weinberger’s weekly, groundbreaking Chaburas Yosef HaTzadik —...

Ten Minute Halacha on Shlissel Challah

Is Shlissel Challah following Darkei Emori? Can we perform segulos if they are not scientifically proven? Two Ten Minute Halacha podcasts from YUTorah® Online discuss these issues. This program is made...

Shlissel Challah: Unlocking Heaven

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman “Mommy, what does the key mean? Why do we put it in the challah dough?” Last Shabbos, we read a fascinating pasuk in Shir HaShirim — the...

From Pittsburgh to Poway and Beyond

By Yochanan Gordon The Torah mandates that the Pesach holiday be observed in the spring season as the verse states: “Shamor es chodesh ha’aviv ki bo yatzasa mi’Mitzrayim.” Pesach has...

JLI to Explore History, Philosophy of Jewish Spiritual Worship

  Rabbi Zalman Wolowik of Chabad of the Five Towns will offer With All My Heart, a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) examining the...

From Where I Stand: Moral Is Normal

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman If anyone was bent on convincing us that Torah is old-fashioned, this would be a good parashah to prove it. Vayikra (Chapter 18) contains the Bible’s...

Dirshu Siyum on Masechta Chullin in Teveriah

By Chaim Gold “The city of Teveriah has never seen such a powerful, overt demonstration of the importance of Torah. The crowd was massive, and it was clear that residents...

Beresheet: Perspective on a ‘Moon-mentous’ Month

By Rabbi Jay Yaacov Schwartz Ramat Beit Shemesh Since their inception, the Jewish people have been intrinsically linked to our closest heavenly body, the moon. The first mitzvah we received as...

Halachic Musings: The Lowdown on Tvilas Keilim

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is an organization called the “Coney Island Polar Bear Club” where members take a plunge into the freezing cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean in...
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Senate Armed Services to Continue Security Aid to Israel

The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee approved a $750 billion 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday that includes the continuation of American...

Hempstead Town Refinances $33 Million in Bonds

  The Town of Hempstead unanimously voted to authorize the refinancing of $33 million in bonds in order to save approximately $1.4 million in taxpayer...

NJ Man Arrested; Allegedly Wanted to Shoot Pro-Israel Marchers

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK (JTA) — A New Jersey man who allegedly wanted to shoot pro-Israel rallygoers and bomb Trump Tower was arrested for...

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