Real Clear Daf: Daf Yomi Concepts for Parashas Vaeira – Chullin

Question: Can we combine two rulings that are based on different reasons? Answer: It is no easy task to formulate a final ruling on so many issues that are dealt with...

Bloom on Parashat Sh’mot: The Land Of Diversity

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “I have come down to rescue them from the Egyptians and to bring them out of that land to a good and spacious land,...

Real Clear Daf: Daf Yomi Key Concepts From Parashas Sh’mos – Chullin

Question. Does food inside of a vessel that is inside of a tamei earthenware vessel become tamei? Answer: We discussed this question on last Shabbos’s daf (25a). The beginning of the...

Daf Yomi Insights: Serpentine Path to Prominence

If you found an object from the 1300s it would be pretty interesting. Still, in Israel, a land full of archeological marvels, 700 years is not a long time. The...

Rabbi Weinberger’s Answer to Today’s Essential Challenge

  By Ben Yissachar Dov For most Torah-observant men, irrespective of age or background, the question of how to deal with one’s sexuality and channel it appropriately is beyond uncomfortable. And...

BHI Hotline: Sharing a Wall

  Mr. Waltuch and Mr. Hauser owned adjacent properties. Relations between them were not very cordial. A tall dividing wall stood between their properties. One day, Mr. Waltuch decided to build...

Halachic Musings: Lev Tahor and Pidyon Shvuyim

When is it appropriate to raise money to help someone get out of jail? On motzaei Shabbos, yet another Lev Tahor leader was arrested for kidnapping. The FBI made the...

Halachic Musings: Private Number

The texts went something like this: “Please call me for a sec. Bit time sensitive. Need a number. Thx.” The recipient of the text responded with this: “718-555-5555” “That’s his office number. I...

Yitzie Ross: In Loving Memory Of R’ Chanina Herzberg, z’l

By Rabbi Yitzie Ross Yid Parenting Writer I remember being excited and nervous at the same time. Rabbi Moshe Shonek, a rebbe and a close friend, had set me up to...

Kalever Rav to Meet Followers in Queens

The Kalever Rav, shlita, will visit Queens from December 25 through January 1 on behalf of his holy father the Kalever Rebbe, Rabbeinu Moshe ben Raizel. The rav will...

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Real Clear Daf: Are Eggs From Treifah Chicken Kosher?

We discussed this question on Thursday’s daf (58a). Ameimar there teaches that it depends on when the eggs formed. Eggs that formed before the...

Pompeo: Peace Plan to be Released After Israeli Elections

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday that the highly anticipated Trump administration’s peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians — referred...

Ilhan Omar: 2012 Tweet About Israel Was ‘Offensive and Unfortunate’

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Ilhan Omar disavowed a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel had “hypnotized” the world, saying the term...

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