Musings Of A Shliach From Montana

By R' Chaim Bruk This Shabbos, Parashas Bamidbar, is within the Shloshet Yemei Hagbalah, the three days in which Am Yisrael prepared for the original Shavuot at Har Sinai and...

From Meron To Yerushalayim: Reconciling Tragedy With Celebration

By Rabbi Moshe Taragin It has been a week of tears and of numbness. Every time I read the list of 45 I become dizzy and faint, wincing in disbelief....

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana

By R' Chaim Bruk We were all thrown off our game, taken off our Lag B’Omer high, upon hearing the horrific news out of one of the holiest sites, the...

Siddur Alive

Lessons From The Melting Pot Eli: Wow, what an amazing view! Where are you, Rebbe? Rav Daniel: On a rooftop in Tzfat. I just finished leading a four-day meditation retreat in...

A Question from Yael Weissman

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Her name is Yael Weissman and she is six years old.  She attends Shulamith School for Girls (in Cedarhurst, New York).   Yael posed a...

Understanding the Alter of Slabodka’s Concept of “the Greatness of Man”

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Mark Twain once joked that man was created just a little bit below the angels, and just a little bit above the Frenchman.  The...

ORTHODOX UNION LAUNCHES $100K CHALLENGE GRANT TO STIMULATE RETURN TO AND REIMAGINATION OF SYNAGOGUE...

NEW YORK – One of the most profound ways the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the Jewish community over the past year was the initial closure of and the subsequent limitations...

Engine Trouble on El-Al’s Flight 008: And A Halachic Analysis

By Yair Hoffman THE DETAILS They were finally let out at 4:45 AM on Sunday morning.  El Al Flight 008 was supposed to leave at 11:50 PM from Terminal 4 on Motzai...

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It’s A Steal Forever 21 is the fifth-largest specialty retailer in the United States. It is known for its fashionable and trendy accessories, beauty products, home goods, and clothing for...

The Holocaust And The Shift Of History

Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, a leading chassidic rebbe, was one of the most prominent rabbinic victims of the Holocaust. A leader of the Warsaw ghetto, he secretly ran a...
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