Torah Writing Effort Atop Masada Offered By JNF

For the first time ever, the public can be part of a unique piece of history as Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) offers “Be Inscribed” campaign, an opportunity to buy...

Back to Basics: The Challenge Of Change

By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon As we approach the end of the counting of the Omer, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of counting time. Just think of all...

Bloom on Behar: Shemittah Rest For Rejuvenation

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “When you enter the land that I assign to you, the land shall observe a Sabbath to the L-rd … But in the seventh...

Lag B’omer: Reconciling Our Perception With Godliness

By Yochanan Gordon Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai was a mystical personality, and Lag B’omer is a mystical day. But what many often overlook is that the mystical and the fundamental...

Halachic Musings: Putting a Con Artist Out of Business

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman When is it permitted to act upon a possible thief or con man in our midst? When can we warn others about those who engage in...

Chief Rabbi Wants Jews to Extend Shabbat to Protest Eurovision Timing

(JTA) — Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, called on Jews to extend by 20 minutes the time they observe Shabbat this week to protest its violation during the...

Halachic Musings: What Does a Flag Have to Do With Kashrus?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The case of the sandwich shop in Lakewood flying an Israeli flag on Israel’s Independence Day and the alleged statement of the mashgiach of the store’s...

Bloom on Parashat Emor: Sacrifices From Our Produce

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather...

Report: More Businesses Turning to Beth Din for Conflict Resolution

The Beth Din of America, widely regarded as one of the leading Jewish religious courts in North America, released a new report showing that more small- and medium-sized businesses...

Shabbos Kedoshim Brings Community Together for Kamocha Program

  On this Shabbos, Parashas Kedoshim, a historic movement for achdus will bring together 54 shuls and all 11 schools in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway community. It’s all...
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