Ki Tavo: ‘Social’ Mitzvot Versus ‘Real’ Mitzvot

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “When you have set aside in full the tenth part of your yield … and have given it to the Levite, the stranger, the...

Lashon Ha’ra And The Two Types Of Healing

By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon It is well-known that medicine can treat the symptom or the source of the problem. Treating the symptom will hopefully alleviate the problem, but it may...

Hachnasat Sefer Torah At Camp Mesorah

Last Sunday, Camp Mesorah experienced an unforgettable occasion for the staff, campers, and guests. The Katz family hosted a hachnasat sefer Torah in camp, dedicating a new Torah scroll...

This Week’s Daf Yomi Key Concepts: Parashas Nitzavim/Menachos

Question: Does nullification apply to a mixture of similar items? Answer: The daf of last Shabbos gave us the opportunity to review the Mishnah in Zevachim that discusses this question....

Hidden Value: The Importance Of Bible Study

By Meni Even-Israel Throughout our history, Jewish leaders of every stripe have underscored the importance of Bible study. More than an examination of our birthright or an analysis of our...

Chazzan Robert Vegh At Ohr Torah For High Holy Days

Congregation Ohr Torah, located on Hungry Harbor Road in North Woodmere, has engaged Chazzan Robert Vegh of Lawrence to officiate Selichos and davening on the High Holy Days. Chazzan Vegh...

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...

Baha’aloscha: Timeless Torah From Where I Stand

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman “And the Ark of the Covenant of Hashem journeyed before them”– Bamidbar 10:33 I believe, you believe, we all believe. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this. Yet not...

Affirming Not Swearing: a Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com J.B. Pritzker is a Jewish billionaire. He is also scheduled to be sworn in as the next governor of the state of Illinois. Jared Polis,...

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Israel became the first to launch a privately funded mission to the moon, in addition to becoming the fourth country to launch a lunar...

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  There is an oft-used expression that goes like this: “Things could always be worse.” Never has this been more evident than it is right...

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