Cheaters Never Win

About a week ago, a junior at the prestigious Bronx High School of Science was taking the U.S. History Regents exam. On his lap, during the test, was a...

A Study In Megalomania: Korach

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute When a major general is told that he will not be promoted to be the next chief-of-staff, he feels deeply disappointed—sometimes to the point...

Yeshivas Mishkan HaTorah Offers Post Gap-Year Learning

By Pearl Markovitz For many young men and women returning from one or two years of study in Israel post high school, referred to as their “gap year,” difficult decisions...

The Responsibility Vaccine

By Yochanan Gordon We live in a multidimensional world where things can be perceived on varying levels. So while it seems that, on the face of it, the merits and...

Halachic Musings: Can a School Confiscate Students’ Belongings?

The story seems a little far-fetched. A group of eighth-graders, it is said, collected money for a graduation trip. The amount was about $5,000. The students gave the money to...

Bloom on Shelach: Unique Mitzvah of Challah

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute This week’s parashah should have been a party for all of those involved in the mitzvot tied to the Land of Israel. In Shelach,...

WZO to Hold Chidon HaTanach for Adults

  Calling all Tanach lovers! The World Zionist Organization is holding Bible contests in the U.S. and throughout the Diaspora in advance of the International Chidon HaTanach (Bible Contest) for...

Halachic Musings: Desecration of the Divine Name

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is chillul Hashem. And then there is something that we can call Avi avos chillul Hashem. What happened last week in the state legislature can...

Bloom on Beha’alotchah: Sanctity of Torah Study Vs. Sanctity of Terumah

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute One of the complex issues in relationships between full-time learners and good Jews who didn’t merit to learn much Torah is the awkward moment...

Bnei Brak Torah Scrolls Recovered in Palestinian Barn

Israeli security forces recently discovered four Torah scrolls stolen from a synagogue in the city of Bnei Brak hidden in a barn in a Palestinian Authority town near Nablus,...
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