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...

Torah Academy For Girls 55th Annual Dinner, February 20

According to dinner chairmen Eliyahu Berger and Yehuda Biber, the 55th annual dinner of Torah Academy for Girls promises to be an event that will touch the hearts of...

Rav Elyakim Getzel Rosenblatt, zt’l: An Appreciation

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman “Rosh Yeshiva, there is a Jewish fellow who wants to become a reform rabbi. Someone suggested that he attend a yeshiva first. Could he start coming...

The 21 Days

By Rabbi Raymond Apple The fast of Tishah B’Av is the culmination of the Three Weeks, the time period known as “Bein HaMetzarim,” Between the Straits. This is based on a...

‘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...

Halachic Musings: Making Minyan as a Single Father

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The rise in the divorce rate in the Orthodox community has created a situation where more and more fathers face a dilemma of either personally watching...

Social Media Kings And Queens

  By Yochanan Gordon I agree that this is an odd title for an article on Tisha B’Av, but allow me to explain. It’s very easy to focus on mourning, sadness,...

‘Rabbi Hutner and Rebbe’ to Hit Book Stores Ahead of Rabbi Hutner’s 40th Yahrzeit

  By Yochanan Gordon The author of "Rav and Rebbe," "The Real Shlomo," "Lakewood and Lubavitch," and "Satmar and Lubavitch," Rabbi Chaim Dalfin of Brooklyn, New York, has returned with another...

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...

Not So Fast: A Review Of Ta’anis Esther

During the time of Mordechai and Esther , the Jews united on the 13th of Adar to fight and wage war, standing up for their lives. They fasted during...
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