Israel’s High Court Leans Toward Ruling Women Allowed to Read From Torah at Female...

The Western Wall in Jerusalem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The High Court of Justice on Wednesday gave a strong indication that it will rule that women should be allowed to read...

Rav Shmuel Auerbach, zt’l: An Appreciation

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Auerbach, zt’l, was one of the gedolim and great luminaries of the generation. The eldest son of Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, zt’l, Rav Shmuel...

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...

Real Clear Daf: Parashas Mikeitz – Chullin

What is the law if a slaughtered animal wasn’t inspected after shechitah? We discussed this question on Thursday’s daf (9a) this week. The discussion began with the ruling of Shmuel...

Gedolim Visit Yeshiva Darchei Torah

Above, Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, Rosh Yeshiva of the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia, with YDT Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yaakov Bender and talmidim of Yeshiva Darchei Torah. Rav Reuven Feinstein, Rosh...

Rekindling the Flame: Neo-Chassidus Brings the Inner Light of Torah to Modern Orthodoxy

Editor’s Note: This magazine’s policy has always been to use Sephardic pronunciation, unless an author is known to use Ashkenazic pronunciation. Because in the neo-Chassidic movement Chassidus is referred...

With Highest Honors: Revisiting ‘Drilling Down Into Torah’

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Dr. Abraham Borenstein, a West Hempstead resident, received his semichah at the RIETS/YU Chag HaSemikhah Convocation on Sunday, March 19. In the March 10 edition of...

BHI: Butter Barter

Shavuos was here. The Goldin family was about to sit down for a milchig meal and eagerly awaited the rare opportunity to eat challah with butter. “Where is the butter?”...

Tenn. security guard gets 4 years in prison for defacing Torah scroll

(JTA) – A former hotel security guard was sentenced to four years in prison for defacing a Memphis Jewish school’s Torah scroll and prayer books. Justin Shawn Baker, 25, was...

Real Clear Daf: Q & A Review

A review of some of this week’s daf yomi key concepts (Parashas Tetzaveh – Avodah Zarah) By Rabbi Shmuel Wise Q: Can we use containers that have been used to store...
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