The Great Post-Pesach Beer Crisis Of 2018

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Americans love beer. Beer is the third most popular drink in the world, after water and tea. On average, each American consumes 2 1/3 gallons of...

When Bad Things Happen to Good People

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times COMMUNITY TRAGEDY It was truly a community tragedy. A Yeshiva Darchei Torah graduate with his bride to be, a Machon Sarah...

Tzohar Rabbi Is Incorrect: Cloned Pig Meat Is Not Kosher

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman In a recent viral interview with Ynet News and carried by JTA, Rabbi Yuval Cherlow of the Tzohar organization is quoted as saying, “cloned meat produced...

Fins, Scales and the Beauty of Shabbat

Did you ever wonder what there is to be learned from the fact that a fish needs fins and scales to be kosher? Even though this mitzvah is considered...

Sivan Rahav-Meir: Orthodox With a Hashtag

By: TOBY KLEIN GREENWALD The trendiest place to be every Wednesday night in Jerusalem is not a 1960s Anglo bar or a rock concert, but the packed hall of Hechal...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Understanding Chametz

There are multiple manifestations of the faceoff between the elimination of bread from our homes beginning this weekend and the incorporation of matzah as it replaces it over the...

Can We Bring the Korban Pesach This Year?

An Analysis by Rabbi Yair Hoffman This week, three girls in Israel were detained by the Israel Police. The girls are activists of the Return to the Mount (Chozrim LaHar)...

Daf Yomi on Kashering Just in Time for Pesach

A review of some of this week’s daf yomi key concepts (Pesach – Avodah Zara) Question: How does one kasher a grill for Pesach? Answer: Lo and behold, the daf that falls out...

YFR Celebrates Learning

It was another special night at Yeshiva of Far Rockaway on Thursday, March 22, as bachurim, parents, and rebbeim, came together to celebrate a siyum of 20 bachurim of...

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...
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