Lev Tahor And The Limits Of Lashon Ha’ra

Guns and knives. Forced child marriages. A thirteen-year-old girl who is eight months pregnant. Child brainwashing. A failed Guatemalan rescue effort. A successful rescue. A kidnapping in New York. These...

Mesivta Yam HaTorah: A Principal’s Point Of View

By Rabbi Nachum Dinowitz Life is about balance, and finding that balance can be a tricky thing. How much more so when trying to teach our children and students how...

Insights on the Torah on Parashat Vayechi: Brothers, But Different

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “Simeon and Levi are brothers; their weapons are a stolen craft. Let not my soul be included in their council, let not my being...

Parashat Vayeitzei: Ma’aser, A Symbol Of Permanence

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “If G-d remains with me … and of all that You give me, I will set aside a tithe for you.” (Bereishit 28:20–22) A Tenth...

The Weekly Kvetch

By Klara Speaking of kvetches, no one tops the art of kvetching when it comes to Bnei Yisrael. They complained about everything! The water! The mahn! What’s taking Moshe so...

Daf Yomi Highlights: Invaluable Reward

A few years ago, a Jewish individual put his portion of Olam Ha’ba, the World to Come, up for auction on eBay. The bidding started in the morning at...

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...

Parashat Vayeilech: Standing At Har Sinai in The Beit HaMikdash

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “And Moses instructed them as follows: Every seventh year, the year set for remission, at the Feast of Booths, when all Israel comes to...

Vayeira: The Acid Test

From Where I Stand By Rabbi Yossy Goldman Last week, Avraham received his marching orders from G‑d: “Lech-lecha–go from your land, your birthplace, your father’s house, to the land I will...

At MAY, There’s No Retreat From Torah

On Thursday, February 16, Mesivta Ateres Yaakov held their annual midwinter retreat for the entire yeshiva. Organized by the student-activities coordinators, Rabbi Shlomo Drebin and Rabbi Tsvi Greenfield, the...

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CNN, NBC to Air Ad for Oscar-Nominated Documentary About NY Nazi Rally

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — CNN and MSNBC have each agreed to broadcast an ad that Fox News rejected for a documentary about a Nazi...

Happening Around Midreshet Shalhevet

MSH Students Slide Into Spring Semester The MSH girls enjoyed a unique day to kick off their spring semester — snow tubing in 60-degree weather!...

Happening at YU High School for Girls

Central Shabbaton In West Hempstead The juniors kicked off second semester with their grade-wide Shabbaton in West Hempstead last Shabbat. The theme of the Shabbaton...

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