Germany to receive first new Torah for kids edition in 50 years

(JTA) – A publisher from Berlin is preparing to launch the first German-language children’s edition of the Torah since 1964. The first volume of of “Tell your Children — The...

Difficulty or Blessing? It’s In The Eye of The Beholder

The daughter of the emperor once said to Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chananya, “You are the epitome of magnificent Torah, but it is stored in an ugly vessel!” Apparently, Rabbi Yehoshua...

Experience Uplifting Torah Insights At RIETS Shavuos Yarchei Kallah

Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary is planning to offer an unparalleled opportunity for participants to spend the Shavuos holiday immersed in high-level Torah learning and thought at...

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...

Real Clear Daf: Key Concepts for Parashas Vayechi – Chullin

Can the shechitah incision be made in the lower rings of the trachea? We discussed this question on last Shabbos’s daf (18a). The Mishnah there presents the opinions of the...

Spiders and the Chovos HaL’vavos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com There are so many aspects of Hashem’s Divine Wisdom that they are uncountable. But here is a truly remarkable one: spiders. Darwin once made an...

Woman’s Burial Delayed Until Her Son Agrees to Wife’s Get

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A man who has refused to give his wife a religious Jewish divorce for a decade consented to set her free in order to allow his...

Pioneer of the Jewish Internet Had a Passion for People

By Dovid Zaklikowski (Chabad.org) With a passion for the latest technological gadget, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Kazen, or "YY" as he was affectionately known, always learned on the job. But he had an even greater passion—spreading...

Spousal Abuse And Halachah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The recent headlines about President Trump’s ousted staff secretary Rob Porter amid allegations of spousal abuse by two ex-wives bring up the following question: What does...

Trump Pledges Support for Jewish Victims of Hate in Hanukkah Message

(JTA) — “Light will always break through the darkness,” President Donald Trump said in a Presidential Message released for Hanukkah. “Melania and I send our warmest greetings to our Jewish...
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