Back to Basics: Our Preoccupation with Chametz

By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon The Exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt is a defining moment in the birth of our nation, and every part of the Torah’s description of...

Mevushal or Lo Mevushal: That Is The Question

Daf Yomi By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow A kosher bottle of wine is being sold with a label that states in Hebrew “Lo Mevushal.” However, in English it states “Mevushal” (see accompanying...

Lights! Camera! Torah! – Tzivos Hashem Presents Chidon

By Rochel Bernstein The excitement in the air was palpable. The scene breathtaking. The love for Torah and mitzvos priceless. Every detail of the 613 mitzvos is relevant to...

Rabbi Ralph Pelcovitz z”l: An Appreciation

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times He was the dean of the Orthodox American rabbinate. A graduate of Yeshiva Torah VaDaas, and a talmid of Rav...

Find-A-Seder Thanks To UJA-Federation of New York

UJA-Federation of New York’s Find-a-Seder resource for 2018 is a comprehensive list of Passover Seders open to the community on the first two nights of Passover—Friday, March 30 and...

OU Kosher Webinar On “The Shabbos Keeper”, March 19

Most of today’s refrigerators include a multitude of systems and sensors that regulate a variety of functions. Electronic counters and sensors regularly monitor refrigerator moisture and temperature levels, while...

Anti-Vaxx Coalition Targeting Lakewood, N.J.

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Imagine, Heaven forbid, the following headlines: “Measles Outbreak in Lakewood, N.J.” There is a group of people attempting to form a coalition that could quite likely cause these...

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...

From Where I Stand

Bar Mitzvahs and Parshas Vayakhel By Rabbi Yossy Goldman “See G-d has appointed Betzalel, the son of Uri, the son of Chur of the tribe of Judah.” —Sh’mos 35:30. Chur, Betzalel’s grandfather,...

Business Halacha From The BHI Hotline

Who Owns The Mishloach Manos? Q: I gave my son some mishloach manos to deliver. After he left, I called him and told him not to deliver one of them...
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