Should Halacha Allow People to Carry Weapons in Shul?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The horrific tragedy in a Conservative synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Shabbos morning that left 11 people dead should cause us, perhaps, to rethink the manner...

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...

The Darchei Torah January 11 Honorees

Part 3 By Benzion Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. Yoav Taub, Guests of Honor. Yoav and Shari Taub, devoted parents and supporters of Yeshiva Darchei Torah, have a long and rich history...

The Steinsaltz Chumash: A Pioneering Masterwork Of Jewish Thought

Reviewed by Rochelle Miller As we prepared to celebrate the conclusion of another annual cycle of reading the Torah on Simchas Torah and begin the cycle anew, Rabbi Adin Even-Israel...

Back to Basics: Our Preoccupation with Chametz

By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon The Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt is a defining moment in the birth of our nation, and every part of the Torah’s description of...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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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