Parashat Shoftim: Of Men and Trees

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute  “Are trees of the field human to withdraw before you into the besieged city?” (Devarim 20:19). Even at times of war and siege, the Torah...

British Court Orders Man to Pay Wife Maintenance Until He Issues Get

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A British businessman must continue to pay his wife maintenance payments until he gives her a religious divorce, or get, a British appeals court ruled. Alan...

Get Refuser Meir Kin Says There Was No Deal With Rabbanut

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The man whose mother’s burial was delayed in Israel over his alleged refusal to give his wife a religious divorce said reports that he had changed...

The Case of the Missing Shoe at Playgroup

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman A young child was dropped off at playgroup in the morning with two socks and two shoes. Upon pickup, however, the child is wearing the two...

Parashat Eikev: On Rain and Relationship

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “There the grain you sowed had to be watered by your feet,” (Chagai Huberman, Parashah Eretz Yisraelit; translated and edited by Rabbi Moshe Bloom). “For...

Parashas Eikev: Giving Up Credit

By Rabbi Mordechai Young As children, we all learned about the famous midnight ride of Paul Revere. He announced, “The British are coming! The British are coming!” He left Boston...

Woman’s Burial Delayed Until Her Son Agrees to Wife’s Get

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A man who has refused to give his wife a religious Jewish divorce for a decade consented to set her free in order to allow his...

Halachic Musings: Self Control Lessons Learned From Chris Cuomo

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman An incident occurred last Sunday on Shelter Island, when Governor Cuomo’s brother, Chris, 49, an anchor on CNN, was taking his family out to dinner. Apparently, a...

Parashat Va’etchanan: Special Mitzvot of Erez Yisrael

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute In honor of the parashah that opens with Moshe Rabbeinu’s supplications to enter the Land of Israel, we will take a short break from...

Halachic Musings: Nachamu, Nachamu, Ami

Being joyous and celebrating Shabbos Nachamu is a custom with deep historical roots. The Maharil in his Minhagim (27) explains that the entire nation should rejoice on this special...
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Leading rabbinic scholars, educators and Jewish communal leaders will be featured on Sunday at the Orthodox Union’s third annual Torah New York at Citi...

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On Sunday, September 15, the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach hosted a back-to-school color run and carnival to start the school year off with...

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    Many of the HANC students have been inspired by the life story of Rabbi Yitzy Hurwitz. Rabbi Hurwitz is a Chabad rabbi living in...

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