Halachic Musings: Can a School Confiscate Students’ Belongings?

The story seems a little far-fetched. A group of eighth-graders, it is said, collected money for a graduation trip. The amount was about $5,000. The students gave the money to...

Real Clear Daf: How Much Stamina Does A Chazakah Have?

Welcome to Perek Eilu Treifos! Although much of the unique challenge of this chapter is the task of deciphering the numerous anatomical facts that are referred to, we also...

Halachic Musings: Overview of Sefiras HaOmer

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman What follows is an overview of some of the spiritual dimensions of sefiras haomer followed by some of the pertinent halachos. Aside from the actual mitzvah...

Halachic Musings: See No Evil

  Finally, finally, the head of ISIS and his second-in-command met their end. A vicious, evil man by all accounts, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi got his just desserts in a remarkable...

Halachic Musings: Nachamu, Nachamu, Ami

Being joyous and celebrating Shabbos Nachamu is a custom with deep historical roots. The Maharil in his Minhagim (27) explains that the entire nation should rejoice on this special...

Antidote to Sodom: An Agricultural Lesson in Gratitude

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute Where Is Sodom? Sodom is generally identified on the southern bank of the Dead Sea, some 390m below sea level, and it is the lowest...

Real Clear Daf: Daf Yomi Key Concepts From Parashas Sh’mos – Chullin

Question. Does food inside of a vessel that is inside of a tamei earthenware vessel become tamei? Answer: We discussed this question on last Shabbos’s daf (25a). The beginning of the...

Giving Sinners the Benefit of the Doubt

By Yochanan Gordon The importance of the laws of lashon ha’ra and hotza’as shem ra cannot be overstated. For decades, we have seen the release of sefarim attempting to bring...

Bloom on Parashat Bo: The Encounter Of Human With Divine

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute Wedding Preparations Our parashah highlights how both G-d and the Jewish People take steps to draw closer to one another, like a groom and bride...

Bloom on Shelach: Unique Mitzvah of Challah

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute This week’s parashah should have been a party for all of those involved in the mitzvot tied to the Land of Israel. In Shelach,...
- Advertisement -

Stay connected

78,233FansLike
1,530FollowersFollow
1,292FollowersFollow

Latest article

Israel Will Hold Unprecedented Third Election in Under a Year

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Maybe the third time will be the charm. Israel will hold an unprecedented third election in less than a year after lawmakers...

Russian Appeals Court Postpones Proceedings for Israeli-American Woman

The mother of a young Israeli-American woman jailed in Russia on drug charges expressed optimism on Thursday after a video message from her daughter...

Exit Polls: Johnson Defeats Corbyn by Large Margin in British Elections

LONDON (JTA) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has defeated Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party by a large margin in Britain’s general elections on...

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Weather

New York
clear sky
26.4 ° F
34 °
20 °
55%
2.5mph
1%
Fri
46 °
Sat
54 °
Sun
44 °
Mon
33 °
Tue
49 °

SIGN UP FOR UPDATES!

Get news from the Five Towns Jewish Times in your inbox.

EMAIL

Choose From the Following Newsletter options: