Bloom on Parashat Pekudei: The Biblical Scarlet Worm

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute The second verse of our parashah states (Sh’mot 38:23): “Oholiav son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, carver and designer, and embroiderer in...

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...

SKA Wins Torah Bowl Again

For the sixth year in a row, the Torah Bowl team of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls has won the championship. The team faced off against...

How Did I Come To Love Torah?

By Rabbi Yehuda Septimus “How did I come to love Torah?” is a question worth answering, because not every Jewish child does love Torah, even those whose parents want nothing...

The Wild Wild State of Kashrus

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times It was an innovative way of saving money. The municipality worked it out that they would outsource the financial cost...

The Order of Aliyos to the Torah

A translation of Biur Halacha #136 by Rabbi Yair Hoffman l’ilui Nishmas his father Dr. Nathan Hoffman z”l whose sixth yartzeit is 5 Iyar, Sunday evening. Please feel free to...

Daf Yomi: Attitude Of Gratitude

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow One makes a berachah of Shehecheyanu on a mitzvah that comes at a specific time of the year. We recite the berachah of Shehecheyanu on every...

Can One Cry on Shabbos?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Rav Reuvain Feinstein and his rebbitzen were in a terrible car accident this week. The Rebbitzen (Tehillim name Chava Sorah Bas Ita Dvorah) suffered...

Steve Jobs And Torah

Real Clear Daf Brings Talmud To Technology By Rabbi Shmuel Wise It is the World to Come, and all of the nations of the world are being judged. The Heavenly Tribunal...

Harav Chaim Kanievsky Becomes Nasi of Shas Yiden

At a celebration at his home two weeks ago, Maran Hagaon Hagadol Harav Chaim Kanievsky, shlit”a, accepted the opportunity to serve as the nasi of Reshet Hakollelim – Shas Yiden (the...
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