Halachic Musings: What to Do Without a Keilim Mikveh

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Most people make a number of purchases for Pesach, and this year many people are suddenly making Pesach for the first time. In light of the...

TRAA Celebrates Life of HaRav Gershon Tannenbaum, zt’l

On Tuesday, February 5 / 30 Shevat 5779, Rosh Chodesh Adar I, the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim held its Rosh Chodesh Adar Aleph seudah and conference in memory...

At What Age Must Children Eat in the Sukkah?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It is a question every wife asks her husband.  “Can I give a piece of cake to little Yankel in the house?  It is...

The Case of the Non-Kosher Toilet Paper

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com There is a new and interesting halachic controversy brewing in Israel. What follows is an explanation of the specific halachic concepts behind it. There...

Onaas Dvarim: Causing Others Pain

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com There is a verse in VaYikra that has been little understood. The verse is velo sonu Ish es amiso – (VaYikra 25:17). The Mitzvah...

Torah Academy For Girls 55th Annual Dinner, February 20

According to dinner chairmen Eliyahu Berger and Yehuda Biber, the 55th annual dinner of Torah Academy for Girls promises to be an event that will touch the hearts of...

Torah Vodaath: America’s Fountainhead Of Torah

Machberes: Inside The Chassidish And Yeshivish World By Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum On this past Motzaei Shabbos, January 11, the annual melaveh malkah of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath (YTV) was celebrated at...

Yochanan Gordon: Fulfillment of a Promise

  The events of the past three months have knocked the wind out of us all. While the dangers still lurk on some level, and we’ll have to ease into...

Druze, the State of Israel and Halacha

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman They number about a million or so, and are found throughout the middle east. They are persecuted in every country in which they reside except for...

Torah L’Kulanu Opens Its Doors This Fall

Torah L’Kulanu strives to teach individuals with special needs a love for Judaism and commitment to the Jewish community. Through a curriculum that is multidimensional and multisensory, it is...
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BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — NFL star DeSean Jackson posted anti-Semitic quotes on social media, but the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver removed them a day later and posted...

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