Halachic Musings: Woman Who Lost Her Sons Deserves Our Help

  Pidyon shvuyim is a great mitzvah. It occupies one of the first areas in Shulchan Aruch, Hilchos Tzedakah. The Talmud (Bava Basra 8b) says that captivity is worse than...

Hidden Value: The Importance Of Bible Study

By Meni Even-Israel Throughout our history, Jewish leaders of every stripe have underscored the importance of Bible study. More than an examination of our birthright or an analysis of our...

Real Clear Daf: How Much Stamina Does A Chazakah Have?

Welcome to Perek Eilu Treifos! Although much of the unique challenge of this chapter is the task of deciphering the numerous anatomical facts that are referred to, we also...

Bloom on Parashat Bo: The Encounter Of Human With Divine

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute Wedding Preparations Our parashah highlights how both G-d and the Jewish People take steps to draw closer to one another, like a groom and bride...

‘Impeach the #!@$!!’: Silence It Or Learn From It?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It's all over the mainstream media but almost absent from Jewish news sites and papers. Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, on the day she was...

Halachic Musings: Having A Career And A Conscience

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman You have taken a job. Your boss is morally challenged, and is taking advantage of customers. Are you obligated to quit and find another job? Three Scenarios ...

Daf Yomi Insights: Call Me Abba

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow In my yeshiva, one of the chashuvei ha’kollel has the name Abba. I remember asking his children if they called their father “Abba.” The term “Abba”...

Gedolei Yisrael Give Chizuk To Lomdei Dirshu in Advance of Siyum

  By Chaim Gold “You will see, the olam will sit and learn . They will be matzliach!” Those were the words of HaGaon HaRav Moshe Hillel Hirsch, shlita, Rosh Yeshiva...

Bloom on Va’eira: The Fifth Term Of Redemption

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and I will give it to you...

From Where I Stand: Va’eira, Prisoners Of Patience

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman והוצאתי אתכם מתחת סבלות מצרים And I shall take you out from under the burdens of Egypt. —Sh’mos 6:6 We keep hearing about tolerance. Be accepting of other people,...

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Real Clear Daf: Are Eggs From Treifah Chicken Kosher?

We discussed this question on Thursday’s daf (58a). Ameimar there teaches that it depends on when the eggs formed. Eggs that formed before the...

Pompeo: Peace Plan to be Released After Israeli Elections

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday that the highly anticipated Trump administration’s peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians — referred...

Ilhan Omar: 2012 Tweet About Israel Was ‘Offensive and Unfortunate’

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Ilhan Omar disavowed a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel had “hypnotized” the world, saying the term...

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