Lag B’omer: Reconciling Our Perception With Godliness

By Yochanan Gordon Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai was a mystical personality, and Lag B’omer is a mystical day. But what many often overlook is that the mystical and the fundamental...

Living For Our Children

  By Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen A gadol b’Yisrael had a disagreement with his 12-year-old daughter. She wanted to have her ears pierced. Her father was adamantly against the piercing, primarily...

Torah or Menorah?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman To learn or not to learn? That is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind of halacha to light the Chanukah licht at home thus leaving...

18 Things You Should Know About Simchas Torah

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It seems that there are a lot of people that are at a bit of a loss as to what Simchas Torah is all...

Real Clear Daf: Review of Parashas Korach, Zevachim Daf Yomi Concepts

  Are there times when we can use a double-hekish in the laws of sacrifices? We explored this question on 57a–57b in the daf this week. The Gemara discusses the time...

Halachic Musings: Smile! It’s Back To School

  It is the first week of school across the tristate area, and students will be greeted by their teachers, both new and old. Many of these teachers have been...

Kalever Rav to Meet Followers in Queens

The Kalever Rav, shlita, will visit Queens from December 25 through January 1 on behalf of his holy father the Kalever Rebbe, Rabbeinu Moshe ben Raizel. The rav will...

From The Chassidic Masters: Error Of The Spies

  The Torah portion Sh’lach relates how the men sent to spy out Eretz Yisrael returned and reported that the country was unconquerable. The Jewish people, they said, would be...

Halacha: ‘How to Shoplift’ YouTube Videos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com There are YouTube Videos that teach people how to go about shoplifting from various stores. There are quite a few that teach a person...

Sivan Rahav-Meir’s Shlichah Diary: Big Challenges

By Sivan Rahav-Meir Last week, at a shop in New York, I asked for a small cup of squeezed orange juice. The vendor gave me a huge cup full of...
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From the Editor: Judea, Samaria Are in Our Hands

  On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States will no longer consider Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria occupied according to...

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  The doors of HANC’s Samuel and Elizabeth Bass Golding Elementary School were open wide on Monday evening to welcome new families to its annual...

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  The kindergarten and first grade students in HANC’s Samuel and Elizabeth Bass Golding Elementary School in West Hempstead eagerly awaited the arrival of their...

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