The Way It Is: Harvesting Our Blessings

By Hannah Berman As children in school, we were taught that this time of year marks the start of the wheat harvest and the end of the barley harvest. I...

Yochanan Gordon: Antibodies and Kabbolas HaTorah

  If we have caught ourselves thinking about illness and the various treatment options available over the last few months, it is because much of our lives these days has...

‘The Empty Wagon’: A Review Of R’ Yaakov Shapiro’s Attack on Zionism

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro’s "The Empty Wagon" is one of the most controversial books to hit the Orthodox world in decades. Its 1,373 pages deal with the...

Daf Hashavua to Host Online Siyum

    On May 24, Daf Hashavua will begin an exciting new chapter in its 15-year history. Thousands of members will begin learning Maseches Yevamos. This masechta is being dedicated in...

FIDF Offers Online Celebration of Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) will host virtual celebrations of the birthday of the state of Israel. On Tuesday, April 28 at 2 p.m. EST, there will...

Chief Rabbi of Morocco’s Heartrending Call: ‘We Must Keep Our Children!

In a lecture broadcast to thousands of viewers worldwide, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto delivers dire warning of assimilation * Economic crisis instigated by coronavirus pandemic endangers hundreds of children in...

Gedale Fenster: The Tony Robbins of Torah

  By Tobi Rubinstein At first glance, one might think that Gedale Fenster is the subject of a GQ Magazine editorial. His confident demeanor and appearance are contrary to any image...

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...

Matanos L’Evyonim: An Overview

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The mitzvah of matanos l’evyonim on Purim is discussed in the Gemara at the bottom of Megillah 7a. The mitzvah is to give at least one...

The Mitzvah Tantz: Forbidden Or Kosher Minhag?

  By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The mitzvah tantz is one of the greatest controversies that still remains of the Chassid–Misnaged divide. When Misnagdim first hear about it, they are in a...
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BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Wonder of wonders: “Fiddler on the Roof” is returning to the big screen. MGM will produce a remake of the iconic 1964...

Former YU Chancellor Rabbi Norman Lamm Dies at 92

NEW YORK (JTA) – Norman Lamm, the prolific author and Modern Orthodox rabbi who headed Yeshiva University for nearly three decades, died Sunday. He...

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  Every one of us was shattered each time we heard about another member of Klal Yisrael who succumbed to the coronavirus. We cried and...

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