Torah With Derech Eretz

Senator Todd Kaminsky was recently privileged with sharing in the celebrations of two respected institutions in the Five Towns. (1) Senator Kaminsky at Yeshiva Gedolah of the Five Towns...

WZO to Hold Chidon HaTanach for Adults

  Calling all Tanach lovers! The World Zionist Organization is holding Bible contests in the U.S. and throughout the Diaspora in advance of the International Chidon HaTanach (Bible Contest) for...

Women of Wall service quiet, but without Torah scroll

JERUSALEM (JTA) – About 200 Women of the Wall held their monthly morning service at the Western Wall, but were refused permission to bring their own Torah scroll to...

From Where I Stand: Shemini Just Do It!

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman “Approach the Altar” –Vayikra 9:7 How do you develop confidence when you don’t have it? How does one overcome fear, nerves, and anxiety? Well, without going into major...

Germany to receive first new Torah for kids edition in 50 years

(JTA) – A publisher from Berlin is preparing to launch the first German-language children’s edition of the Torah since 1964. The first volume of of “Tell your Children — The...

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...

From The BHI Hotline: Operating a Gemach, Part I

Question: I plan to open a gemach that will rent out clothing and costume jewelry for a nominal fee. I want each renter to sign a contract accepting full...

Rav Yerucham Olshin’s New Purim Sefer

A Review by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com Until now, Purim was not as geshmak as the other Yomim Tovim throughout the year.  Why was this so?  Because until now,...

Ki Savo: G‑d In The Fast Lane

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you. —Devarim 28:2 Can we prepare for a blessing? Can one plan to be blessed? Obviously, we believe that...

Halachic Musings: Pesach Overview Part 1

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Thirty Days Before Rav Chaim Kanievsky writes (Shoneh Halachos 695:12) that before we start the Purim seudah, we should learn the halachos of Purim and, believe...
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Tensions along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip erupted on Sunday, with the Israeli Air Force striking the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group after...

Sanders Says He Will Skip AIPAC Conference

JNS.org – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary, announced on Sunday that he will skip the annual AIPAC Policy Conference...

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