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...

Kehillas Bais Yehuda Tzvi Festive Purim Mesiba

Kehillas Bais Yehuda Tzvi, sometimes known as the Red Shul in Cedarhurst, turned all different colors in honor of Purim. The kehillah enjoyed a leibidig Purim with the mara...

Congregation Ohr Torah To Welcome New Rabbi

Congregation Ohr Torah of North Woodmere will welcome our new rabbi, Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen, this Shabbos, September 8. Congregation Ohr Torah was founded over fifty years ago by new...

Yeshiva Darchei Torah Dinner Honorees

In advance of the Yeshiva Darchei Torah annual dinner, scheduled for January 11, the yeshiva is highlighting those who are to be honored at the event. Alumnus of the Year:...

Rabbi Ralph Pelcovitz z”l: An Appreciation

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times He was the dean of the Orthodox American rabbinate. A graduate of Yeshiva Torah VaDaas, and a talmid of Rav...

The Order of Aliyos to the Torah

A translation of Biur Halacha #136 by Rabbi Yair Hoffman l’ilui Nishmas his father Dr. Nathan Hoffman z”l whose sixth yartzeit is 5 Iyar, Sunday evening. Please feel free to...

200 U.S. Finalists Compete for Tanach Top Title

The room is hot and overcrowded, but you can hear a pin drop as the national winners are announced. It’s been a year filled with getting up early, sometimes...

From Where I Stand

Bar Mitzvahs and Parshas Vayakhel By Rabbi Yossy Goldman “See G-d has appointed Betzalel, the son of Uri, the son of Chur of the tribe of Judah.” —Sh’mos 35:30. Chur, Betzalel’s grandfather,...

What Rabbi Weinberger Really Wants

By Ben Yissachar Dov The chareidi intelligentsia’s attention has been riveted, in recent weeks, to an ongoing debate between Woodmere’s Rabbi Moshe Weinberger and his chevrah of “neo-Chassidim” versus “old-guard”...

Torah Vodaath: America’s Fountainhead Of Torah

Machberes: Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World By Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum On this past Motzaei Shabbos, January 11, the annual melaveh malkah of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath (YTV) was celebrated at...

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CNN, NBC to Air Ad for Oscar-Nominated Documentary About NY Nazi Rally

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — CNN and MSNBC have each agreed to broadcast an ad that Fox News rejected for a documentary about a Nazi...

Happening Around Midreshet Shalhevet

MSH Students Slide Into Spring Semester The MSH girls enjoyed a unique day to kick off their spring semester — snow tubing in 60-degree weather!...

Happening at YU High School for Girls

Central Shabbaton In West Hempstead The juniors kicked off second semester with their grade-wide Shabbaton in West Hempstead last Shabbat. The theme of the Shabbaton...

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