The Case of the Missing Shoe at Playgroup

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman A young child was dropped off at playgroup in the morning with two socks and two shoes. Upon pickup, however, the child is wearing the two...

Parashat Eikev: On Rain and Relationship

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “There the grain you sowed had to be watered by your feet,” (Chagai Huberman, Parashah Eretz Yisraelit; translated and edited by Rabbi Moshe Bloom). “For...

Parashas Eikev: Giving Up Credit

By Rabbi Mordechai Young As children, we all learned about the famous midnight ride of Paul Revere. He announced, “The British are coming! The British are coming!” He left Boston...

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...

Halachic Musings: Self Control Lessons Learned From Chris Cuomo

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman An incident occurred last Sunday on Shelter Island, when Governor Cuomo’s brother, Chris, 49, an anchor on CNN, was taking his family out to dinner. Apparently, a...

Parashat Va’etchanan: Special Mitzvot of Erez Yisrael

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute In honor of the parashah that opens with Moshe Rabbeinu’s supplications to enter the Land of Israel, we will take a short break from...

Halachic Musings: Nachamu, Nachamu, Ami

Being joyous and celebrating Shabbos Nachamu is a custom with deep historical roots. The Maharil in his Minhagim (27) explains that the entire nation should rejoice on this special...

Parashas Va’eschanan: Loving Hashem

By R’ Mordechai Young Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski tells a story of a man eating fish and saying he loves fish. Someone told the man, “You don’t love fish....

Social Media Kings And Queens

  By Yochanan Gordon I agree that this is an odd title for an article on Tisha B’Av, but allow me to explain. It’s very easy to focus on mourning, sadness,...

Halachic Musings: The Great Shidduch Résumé Leak

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The story was broken by Avital Chizhik Goldschmidt of the Forward, but first appeared on a Facebook group called “FrumGirlProblems.” A shidduch-oriented social media network advertises itself...
- Advertisement -

Stay connected

78,677FansLike
1,530FollowersFollow
1,292FollowersFollow

Latest article

8-Year-Old Hasidic Boy Dies in NY Boating Accident

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — An 8-year-old boy who reportedly is a descendant of a prominent Hasidic rabbi died in a boating accident in New York. The...

Gluck: Celebrating Simcha Responsibly

  By Zvi Gluck Here we are again, in the home stretch of what has been a wonderful yom tov season, an inspirational and emotional period...

Slice Of Life: Vegetarian Soups

  By Eileen Goltz Based on a very unscientific survey of my friends and family, I’ve come to the conclusion that every single table that is...

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Weather

New York
scattered clouds
64 ° F
71.6 °
59 °
39%
2.2mph
40%
Tue
59 °
Wed
59 °
Thu
57 °
Fri
58 °
Sat
54 °

SIGN UP FOR UPDATES!

Get news from the Five Towns Jewish Times in your inbox.

EMAIL

Choose From the Following Newsletter options: