Parashat Mikeitz: A Meaningful Offering

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “Take of the land’s choice produce in your baggage, and bring it down to the man as a tribute — a bit a balsam,...

Over 90,000 Jews Celebrate Siyum HaShas Together in New Jersey

(JTA) — Over 90,000 mostly Orthodox Jews gathered under heavy security at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to celebrate Siyum HaShas, the completion of the study of the entire...

Business Halacha: ‘As-Is’ Sale

  Mr. Landau had a 12-year-old car for sale. Mr. Maimon inquired about it. “The car is old but is in good mechanical condition,” Mr. Landau said. “The battery has to...

Bereishis: Let There Be Light

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman “And the L‑rd said, ‘Let there be light.’” — Bereishis 1:3 Light has always been the most favored metaphor for all forms of revelation. The “G‑dly light,” “Divine...

Fasten Your Seatbelts And Prepare For Minchah

  Our Gemara discusses the laws of avodah in the Beis HaMikdash. Avodah performed by kohanim while sitting is invalid (Zevachim 23b). It is viewed as if a non-kohen performed...

A Major Achievement In Torah Scholarship Announced

Machberes: Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World By Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum The realm of Torah scholarship in Jerusalem celebrated the latest achievement of Oz Vehadar, the premier and immensely productive...

Bloom on Acharei Mot: The Land Depends On Family Purity

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “For all those abhorrent things done by the people who were in the land before you, the land became defiled. So let not the...

Rabbi Hoffman: Those We Lost

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman They were of the best among us. The Novominsker Rebbe. Rav Leibel Katz. Noach Dear. Reb Yitz Zilbermitz. Rav Aharon Walkin. All had relatives and close...

No Bonfires for Lag B’Omer in Israel This Year

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israelis will be prohibited from the traditional practice of lighting bonfires on Lag b’Omer. Lag b’Omer, which this year starts on Monday night and lasts for...

Travel The Globe This Passover Without Ever Leaving Your Seder Table

This Passover, spend your holiday in Israel, Italy, and France, without ever leaving the Seder table. This year NJ-based Royal Wine, the world’s largest purveyor of kosher wines and...
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