Bloom’s Insights: Bi’ur Ma’aserot and Viduy Ma’aserot

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute The Torah commands us: “You shall set aside every year a tenth part of all the yield of your sowing that is brought from...

Rabbinical Alliance of America: Vaccination Is Pikuach Nefesh

By Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt There is a small, yet very vocal and influential group of “anti-vaxxers” living in our heimishe communities. While I am not questioning their love for their...

Halachic Musings: Pesach Overview Part 2

By Yair Hoffman Month Of Nissan During the month of Nissan, we do not fast — not even for the yahrzeit of a parent. We do not recite the prayer...

Bloom on Parashat Metzorah: Tzara’at of the Home

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “When you enter the land of Cana’an that I give you as a possession, and I inflict an eruptive plague (tzara’at) upon a house...

Congregation Beth Tikvah of Canarsie Hosts Igud Harabbonim

On Sunday, April 7, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Serebryanski, rabbi of Congregation Beth Tikvah of Canarsie, opened his synagogue and hosted the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud Harabbonim’s rosh chodesh conference...

Not So Squeaky Clean at the Car Wash

  By Yochanan Gordon Pesach is a universal yom tov. There is a role for everyone in preparation for it. While cleaning is the call of the hour, I have this...

Halachic Musings: Pesach Overview Part 1

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Thirty Days Before Rav Chaim Kanievsky writes (Shoneh Halachos 695:12) that before we start the Purim seudah, we should learn the halachos of Purim and, believe...

The Hotel and Bdikas Chometz: A Halachic Analysis

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman Florida. Palm Springs. Lakewood. Eretz Yisroel. Spain. There are a number of people that go away for Pesach. Often they leave earlier – before the night of...

Other Side Of The Bench: Speak Up

  It’s official: Hillary lost fair and square, all by herself, without President Trump colluding with the Russians. Can she address her supporters and concede now? The greatest political hoax...

Rav Elyakim Getzel Rosenblatt, zt’l: An Appreciation

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman “Rosh Yeshiva, there is a Jewish fellow who wants to become a reform rabbi. Someone suggested that he attend a yeshiva first. Could he start coming...
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The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee approved a $750 billion 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday that includes the continuation of American...

Hempstead Town Refinances $33 Million in Bonds

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