Daf Yomi Key Concepts Parashas Matos-Masei – Zevachim

Question: What happens to the bones of a Korban Olah? Answer: We discussed this question in the daf this week on 85b–86a. The Mishnah on 85b rules that the bones of...

Torah For Life

Celebrating 7 Years Of Kollel Kol Shira By Yochanan Gordon The last mitzvah stated in the Torah is “And now you shall write for yourselves this shira (song) as a testimony...

Halachic Musings: The Whys of BaHaB

  BaHaB is observed on the Monday, Thursday, and Monday after the Shabbos following rosh chodesh Iyar. It is also observed after Sukkos, beginning after the Shabbos following rosh chodesh...

Torah Scroll Dedicated to Druze Israeli Policeman Killed Rescuing Jewish Worshipers in Palestinian Terrorist...

Zidan Nahad Seif with his infant daughter, shortly before his death in the line of duty. Photo: Courtesy. Ten months after his heroic death, an Israeli Druze police officer is...

Parashat Matot-Masei: What Do Borders Mean to Us?

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom There’s something intimidating about boundaries, something stifling and confining. Even if it’s not a high partition barrier covered by barbed wire, surrounded by intrusion-tracking dirt roads,...

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...

The Joy Continues: Isru Chag Sukkos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Sukkos is over. Family members go home, but we can continue the joy. The Gemorah (Sukkah 45b) tells us in the name of Rabbi Yochanan in the...

Chayei Sarah: Yiddishe Nachas

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman Once upon a time, a pious Jew was traveling through the countryside in Eastern Europe. He came to a shtetl where the local schochet (ritual slaughterer)...

Halachic Musings: 19 Sukkos Rulings of Rav Elyashiv

Sukkos is upon us, and we are bereft of the gedolim of yesteryear. Not to fret, however, because we still have sefarim that tell us of what they had...

Parashat Vayishlach: Conquest Vs. Possession

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute In this week’s parashah, Yaakov purchases the plot in Shechem where Yosef is later buried. “R’ Yudan bar Simon said: ‘This is one of the...
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British Teacher Threatens to Send Students ‘Off to the Gas Chambers’

A British primary school teacher has been fired after she told a group of Jewish students that they would be sent to the “gas...

Kohelet: The ‘Wright’ Motivation

By Danyel Goldberg Shulamith High School Assistant Principal אֹהֵ֥ב כֶּ֨סֶף֙ לֹֽא־יִשְׂבַּ֣ע כֶּ֔סֶף וּמִֽי־אֹהֵ֥ב בֶּֽהָמ֖וֹן לֹ֣א תְבוּאָ֑ה גַּם־זֶ֖ה הָֽבֶל Whoever loves silver will not be sated with silver,...

Jewish Group to Plant ‘Trees of Life’ for Pittsburgh, Poway Victims

The Jewish organization United With Israel is inviting people to sponsor the planting of more than 20 different fruit trees in Israel in memory...

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