From Where I Stand: Chukas Conduct Unbecoming

  By Rabbi Yossy Goldman A life sentence for jaywalking? Twenty years for chewing gum in public?! Singapore notwithstanding, surely that’s over the top. Was it so different for Moses, who, in...

Second Synagogue Reported Vandalized in Iranian City of Shiraz, Torah Scrolls Damaged

An Iranian Jew prays in a synagogue in Shiraz, Dec. 1999. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A second synagogue in the Iranian city of Shiraz was reportedly attacked last weekend, with vandals...

Review of Daf Yomi Key Concepts: Parashas Balak/Zevachim

Can we permit an item of questionable status based on a double doubt? We discussed this question on 74a in the daf this week. The major topic of our current...

Torah With Derech Eretz

Senator Todd Kaminsky was recently privileged with sharing in the celebrations of two respected institutions in the Five Towns. (1) Senator Kaminsky at Yeshiva Gedolah of the Five Towns...

A Sefer Torah To Help The Iron Dome Succeed

In a most joyous ceremony, Mr. Harvey Schwartz dedicated a sefer Torah to the Iron Dome unit presently located in Haifa on behalf of the Leo V. Berger Fund...

Parashat Kei Teitzei: Kilai’im And Kedushah

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “You shall not sow your vineyard with a second kind of seed, lest the crop from the seed you have sown and the yield...

Yom HaShoah Programs For All Ages At Har Torah

Yom HaShoah was observed at Yeshiva Har Torah at all grade levels in a most meaningful way. In keeping with the age-appropriate philosophy of Holocaust education, students in grades...

Shulamith Students Visit The Living Torah Museum

By Arielle Lipsky This week, the eighth-graders of Shulamith School for Girls went to the Living Torah Museum in Brooklyn to expand their learning in kashrut. Their tour guide, Rabbi...

From The BHI Hotline: Operating a Gemach, Part I

Question: I plan to open a gemach that will rent out clothing and costume jewelry for a nominal fee. I want each renter to sign a contract accepting full...

Treats For Teachers At Har Torah

Team-building and creating a positive atmosphere are hallmarks of Yeshiva Har Torah’s mission. One of the unique staff events are the faculty birthday parties that are held every other...

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