Putting G‑d Back In Torah

By Yochanan Gordon Having just concluded the Festival of Freedom, it would be apropos to retell a story I read over Pesach. Reb Shlomo Yosef Zevin, z’l, coauthor of the...

Unmasking The Purim Paradox

By Yochanan Gordon The month of Adar is synonymous with joy and festivities. And while there is great depth and significance to the joy of Purim, it is the type...

YU, OU Press to Celebrate Completion Of Soloveitchik Chumash October 14

Yeshiva University and the Orthodox Union will cohost “Remembering the Rav—Celebrating the Completion of Chumash Mesoras HaRav: The Neuwirth Edition” on Sunday, October 14, 9:30 a.m. to noon. in...

Real Clear Daf: Parashas Noach – Menachos

  Does “על” mean “on” or “next to”? Thursday’s daf (62a) discussed this question as it pertains to how the Shavuos lambs and loaves are waved. The Gemara brings several Tannaim...

The Flu, the Law, and Halacha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Last year, five children in New York City died from the flu. Yesterday, New York State’s highest court did something about it. The Court of Appeals...

MAY Hachnasas Sefer Torah, September 21

The community is invited to participate as Mesivta Ateres Yaakov completes its first seferTorah, iy’H, on Sunday, September 21 at 131 Washington Avenue in Lawrence. The celebration will begin...

Calvary Announces Plans To Restore Historic Torah

Calvary Hospital is embarking on a yearlong restoration of a Torah scroll currently housed at their Bronx campus. The goal is to bring this Torah–dating from 1880–back to kosher...

Halachic Musings: Pain-Free And Patur For Diabetics

  By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Imagine an electronic device that gedolei ha’poskim have ruled one is obligated to buy. For this article, some of Klal Yisrael’s leading poskim were consulted: Rav...

The Vizhnitzer Rebbe, ZT”L

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rav Mordechai Hager, zt’l, the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, was born 18 Tammuz 5782 (July 14, 1922) in Hungary. He was born in the city of Grosvedon (now...

My Journey: Talking To Hashem

Recently a friend texted me, asking my advice. He told me he misses my columns, and what do you know? I miss writing them. A lot. My life in...

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The Life Of Olga Elek, Part 18

Please note: Parental discretion is advised, as this series of articles may be too disturbing or graphic for children. In Part 17, Olga begins to...

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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