Insight Into Motzaei Yom Kippur

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is a fascinating story found in the Abir HaRoyim #365 (Vol. II p.77) by Rabbi Moshe Yehudah Leib Yaakov from Sassov. The Abir HaRoyim is...

Va’eschanan: The Never-Ending Voice

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman קול גדול ולא יסף A mighty voice that did not end. —Devarim 5:19 The Ten Commandments are repeated in this week’s parashah as part of Moshe’s review of the...

Insights on The Torah

From The Chassidic Masters Eating On The Job Three times a day we approach G‑d to request our daily needs. “Give dew and rain,” we plead; “Bless this year and all...

Haftarat Chazon and the Perpetuation of Memory

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman Devarim is the parashah associated with Tishah B’Av, the Jewish national day of mourning. On this Shabbos, we hear the famous haftarah of Chazon, the Vision...

Strengthening Torah

Above, participants at the Khal Machzikei Torah annual dinner and Siyum HaShas.

When Two Ideals Collide: Identifying Lashon Harah

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman One Torah ideal is the concept of Lo Saamod al dam rayacha – do not stand idly by your brother’s blood – a mitzvah in the...

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...

Torah Scroll Dedicated to Druze Israeli Policeman Killed Rescuing Jewish Worshipers in Palestinian Terrorist...

Zidan Nahad Seif with his infant daughter, shortly before his death in the line of duty. Photo: Courtesy. Ten months after his heroic death, an Israeli Druze police officer is...

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...

Insights on The Torah

Reclaiming Our Free Choice By Five Towns Marriage Initiative The Midrash Rabbah on Parashas Bo (13:3:2) says that when Pharaoh witnessed the plagues and did not take their lessons seriously, he...

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The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 18

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Mysterious Waze

Whenever you want to go anywhere, there’s traffic. And people know this. That’s why when you get there, everyone asks, “How was traffic?” “Traffic was...

Halachic Musings: Thanksgiving

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It could be known as the “Great Modern-Orthodox/Yeshivesh Divide,” although it has not yet entered the list of “Shidduch questions” that...

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