Halachic Musings: Can Kohanim Ride Pirates of the Caribbean?

Disneyland in California has a famous attraction called “Pirates of the Caribbean” wherein one rides in a log through water and sees all sorts of pirates and their exploits....

A Decade Of Accomplishments

  By Aryeh Zev Ginzberg Nearly a year ago, on the 10th day of Nissan, the 10th yahrzeit of the late rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, Rav Henoch Leibowitz, zt’l,...

Chazarah Siyum at Yeshiva of Far Rockaway

Mazal tov! On February 14, the simchas haTorah was felt by all at the beautiful chazarah siyum in Yeshiva of Far Rockaway. It is known around the yeshiva that...

Parsha Insights on Vayakhel: The Permanent Delight

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “On six days, work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the L-rd;...

Real Clear Daf: Daf Yomi Key Concepts Parashas Vayakhel/Chullin

Question: Is the gid ha’nasheh considered a food halachically? A. We dealt with this question on Wednesday’s daf this week (92b). There, Rav made the surprising statement that the main branch...

Where I Stand: Vayakhel and Bar Mitzvahs

“See G‑d has appointed Betzalel, the son of Uri, the son of Chur of the tribe of Judah.” —Sh’mos 35:30 Chur, Betzalel’s grandfather, was a son of Miriam, Moshe’s sister. That...

Yeshiva University Launches YUTorah Mobile App

  Thanks to a generous donation by Marcos and Adina Katz, YU is proud to announce the introduction of its YUTorah App. Providing anywhere-in-the-world access to YUTorah.org, the largest audio...

Meaningful Minute Has Arrived

  By Arye Nisonson The new book version of the internet and WhatsApp sensation Meaningful Minute has arrived in Jewish bookstores around the country and is selling fast. The book, a compilation...

Halachic Musings: Argh! Do UGGs Have Shatnez?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Whether boots, slippers, or sneakers, the footwear called UGGs is behind the first major shatnez crisis of 2019. The UGG crisis led to thousands of phone calls...

From The BHI Hotline: Leaky Luggage, Part I

  My friend gave me an item to transport overseas, and I placed it inside my suitcase, which went into the plane’s cargo. When I reached my destination, I realized...

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The Way It Is: Programmed For Pesach

  It’s that time of year again. The season is here when we see the advertisements for Pesach programs. Most of us are still sweeping...

Trump Signs Proclamation Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looking on, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the...

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