Parashat Re’eh: The Importance Of The Journey

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “Should the distance be too great for you, should you be unable to transport them, because the place where Hashem your G-d has chosen...

A Thought About Aleinu and Bentching

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss One of the most important prayers we say daily is Aleinu. It is so prestigious that we say it while standing. Its authorship is shared....

From Where I Stand: Eikev, What Will The World Say?

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman במדבר הגדול והנורא That great and awesome desert —Devarim 8:15 Much has been said and written about the “galut mentality,” the subservience felt by generations of Jews living in...

Embarrassing a Child: A Halachic Analysis

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com THE CASE The young girl must certainly have been pretty devastated. "Stacey" had misbehaved in class.Nothing excessive, but enough to get the teacher a bit upset.The...

Sheitels Out of One’s Own Hair

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman IT IS A QUESTION THAT seems to be on the mind of a number of people. And people of all ages and genders seem to be...

Halacha: ‘How to Shoplift’ YouTube Videos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com There are YouTube Videos that teach people how to go about shoplifting from various stores. There are quite a few that teach a person...

Zvi Gluck: Tisha B’Av 5779, the Heart Lives On

By Zvi Gluck Inside each and every one of us lies a beating heart. In its natural state, our hearts are jubilant and dancing, sharing that message of hope and joie...

Daf Yomi Insights: Excuses, Excuses

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow President Donald Trump met with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea. Apparently, Mr. Kim promised to start dismantling his country’s nuclear program. Mr. Trump was...

Parashat VaEtchanan: Glatt Kosher Bacon

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “It shall be that when Hashem, your G-d, brings you to the Land … to give to you great and good cities that you...

Can One Cry on Shabbos?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Rav Reuvain Feinstein and his rebbitzen were in a terrible car accident this week. The Rebbitzen (Tehillim name Chava Sorah Bas Ita Dvorah) suffered...

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Millions of Jews Worldwide Pause to Observe Yom Kippur

The holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, was set to commence at sunset on Tuesday. The holy day will see Israel come...

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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have ended, and now we look forward to Sukkot. While we were all grateful for the opportunity to daven...

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Russia on Tuesday accused Israel of indirectly causing a Russian military plane to be shot down near Syria’s Mediterranean coast, and threatened to retaliate against Israel for what...

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