Using Reform and Conservative Synagogues and Halacha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman When one brings up using non-Orthodox synagogues, many respond with an emotion-filled reaction. The truth is one cannot really understand another person without having walked a...

Haftorahman Explains Machar Chodesh

By Reuben Ebrahimoff - The Haftorahman This week's Haftorah is read when Rosh Chodesh falls out on Sunday Night. It is called Machar Chodesh, or tomorrow is the new month. The...

What Really Happened at Matan Torah?

Cohen Family Writes Sefer Torah

Earlier this month, the family of Yossef Cohen donated a sefer Torah in the merit of his mother, Esther bat Solika, z’l, to the Beit Midrash HaChaim VeHaShalom at 530 Central...

Real Clear Daf: Daf Yomi Key Concepts for Ha’azinu – Menachos

Question: Must tzitzis start out as valid? Answer: The daf that fell out on Yom Kippur discussed this issue. Rav Huna rules that if someone put tzitzis on a three-cornered garment...

News From the Hills: Do You Believe In Miracles?

By Chaim Kwass Chazaq is working hard to bring the Miracle of Geulah in our time. Won’t you join them? At Young Israel of Jamaica Estates in Queens, well over 200...

Annual Breakfast For Yeshiva Gedolah Ateres Yaakov: A Growing Makom Torah

There is a makom Torah growing in the heart of the Lawrence-Cedarhurst community that provides a serious, yet warm environment for post-high-school bnei Torah aspiring to continue their growth...

Nine Days Siyums: Boys Camps Versus Girls Camps

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the In America we forbid fleishig restaurants and hotels from holding hourly siyums in order to allow its patrons to eat meat during the...

Toldos: The Book Or The Blade?

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman הקול קול יעקב והידים ידי עשו “The voice is the voice of Yaakov but the hands are the hands of Eisav.” —Bereishis 27:22 Who are we? Who were we?...

OU Women’s Initiative Launches Virtual Rosh Chodesh Lunch & Learn

In an effort to make high-quality Torah learning opportunities more accessible for women everywhere, the OU Women’s Initiative, a division of the Orthodox Union, launched a new rosh chodesh...
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